RANCHO CORDOVA (CBS13) — Sacramento County health officials are keeping a close eye on several hotspots throughout the county as cases of coronavirus continue to rise.
Sacramento County experienced its largest coronavirus spike on Friday with 154 new cases. As of Friday, there have been 2,666 cases and 66 reported coronavirus-related deaths in the county.
Firehouse Crawfish in Rancho Cordova reopened two weeks ago for dine-in service. Now, the restaurant is trying to navigate conducting business in one of the county’s hotspots.
“I would say we are more concerned, but we should be cautious with what is going on,” said manager, Lan Nguyen. “It’s not something that we can control, but it’s something we can prevent it by just wearing the mask, protecting ourselves and sanitizing.”
The increase is causing some who live in the city to consider spending more time at home.“I have a lot of friends my age and older and they are terrified,” said Arthur Gazman. “What’s most troubling is you don’t know if there is an end to this.”
Some are questioning the increase in numbers and if the areas need to be concerned.
“How many people are they testing? What’s the percentages that they are testing, as to what they were testing before? I’m skeptical, I’m not saying it’s not real, I’m just curious as to are they blowing up these numbers because they are testing more?” said Eric Everette.
Others who call the area home are glad to be back outside after months of quarantine.
“I feel like people are just getting restless. they don’t care as much…. I don’t think it is going to change much of what I do, to be honest with you,” said Denzel Harry.
“I’m not going to stop my life. I’m not going to live my life in fear,” Everette said.