YREKA, Calif. — Officials from the Siskiyou County Golden Fairgrounds, Siskiyou County Public Health, and Fairchild Medical Center joined together on Wednesday in a request that fair patrons mask up for the event this week.
"The annual Siskiyou Golden Fair is the signature event of the year, bringing together a cross section of our community to celebrate the end of summer," the signatories said in a joint statement. "While the Fair will go on this year, we recognize that our community is currently experiencing a dangerous surge of COVID-19 infections, fueled by the highly contagious Delta variant."
Officials urged that members of the community who attend the Fair wear a mask both indoors and outdoors, regardless of vaccination status to protect the health and safety of the community. Anyone in isolation due to a positive COVID-19 test or in quarantine due to exposure to a positive case "must not attend the fair."
"The Siskiyou Golden Fair has taken extraordinary measures to protect the health of all fairgoers. We ask that exhibitors, vendors, and visitors do their part to prevent further COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths during this unprecedented time," officials said.
The request came signed by Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds chief executive officer Cliff Munsion, Siskiyou County's public health officer Dr. Aaron Stutz, Siskiyou County Public Health director Shelly Davis, and Fairchild Medical Center chief executive officer Jonathon Andrus.