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Here are the latest developments on respiratory disease in the United States:
11 October 2020
half past twelve
California reports 3,803 new cases since Saturday, adding to a total of 846,579 confirmed to date
The 7-day positivity rate increased slightly to 2.6% from the previous 2.5%. 64 deaths have been reported since Saturday, adding to a total of 1
October 9, 2020
CA reports more than 3,800 new cases, 7-day positivity rate is 2.5%
New cases: 3,806 (total cases 838,606)
7-day average: 3,047
14-day average: 3,183
Deaths: 67 (16,428 total)
7-day average: 63
14-day rate: 74
7-day positivity rate: 2.5%
14 day positivity rate: 2.6%
The United States reports more than 56,000 new cases
56,191 new cases of COVID-19 were identified in the United States on Thursday, according to a real-time tally held by Johns Hopkins University. The latest daily tally has risen nearly 6,000 from the previous day, but is still below the country’s record set on July 16, when there were 77,255 new cases in a 24-hour reporting period. A further 961 coronavirus-related deaths were also recorded on Thursday, down from a peak of 2,666 new deaths reported on April 17.
8 October 2020
Dr. Fauci will participate in UC Berkeley’s discussion of the coronavirus
8 in the morning.
Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation’s foremost expert on infectious diseases, will take part in an online fireplace chat today with the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy. Dr Fauci will discuss how coronavirus could affect colleges’ ability to safely reopen and the wider impact of COVID-19 on the country. The event will start at 5pm.
7 October 2020
Eli Lilly applies for emergency use clearance for COVID-19 treatment
Eli Lilly announced that he is seeking emergency use clearance from the FDA for his treatment with COVID-19 antibodies. Based on the first results, the company says the drug has reduced symptoms, virus amount, hospitalizations, and emergency room visits for patients with mild or moderate COVID-19. The drug is similar to what President Trump received from another company on Friday. Eli Lilly says it could deliver 100,000 doses in October.
Committee for the Tokyo Olympics cost cutting
The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, seeking to simplify the postponed 2021 Games, on Wednesday announced new initiatives that will help save around $ 280 million.
Fauci says 300K-400K could die in the US before the pandemic ends
Dr Anthony Fauci offered a grim picture of the coronavirus pandemic, telling students Tuesday that between 300,000 and 400,000 people could die from the disease in the United States. Speaking at a virtual event hosted by American University, the White House coronavirus specialist said: “If we don’t do what we need in the fall and winter, we could have 300,000-400,000 deaths from Covid-19,” according to excerpts. tweeted from the school.
6 October 2020
Santa Cruz County offers assistance to residents
Unincorporated Santa Cruz County residents can apply for money to help pay rent and / or utilities that are indebted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications can be submitted until October 14 at www.cabinc.org. Assistance is limited to residents whose annual income does not exceed 80 percent of the median area income, which for a one-person household is $ 74,350, according to county officials. Unpaid or partially unpaid utilities or rent are eligible if incurred on or after April 1, 2020. Families can receive assistance up to $ 10,000.
10 CA counties change colors when the map reopens
Ten California counties were moved to a different reopening level on Tuesday, California Secretary of Health Dr. Mark Ghaly. Merced, Ventura and Yuba counties have been moved from “purple” to “red”. Inyo County has been moved from “red” to “orange”. Humboldt, Plumas, Sikiyou and Trinity counties have been moved to the less restrictive “yellow” level. Two counties have been moved to more restrictive levels; Shasta was changed from “orange” to “red” and Tehama was changed from “red” to “purple”. See what it means here.
Activists from the California Liberation Collective will gather outside San Quentin to protest COVID-19 deaths throughout the state prison system, calling on Governor Newsom to release the prisoners.
5 October 2020
Santa Clara Co. announces new COVID-19 risk reduction order
Santa Clara County officials announced on Monday a new COVID-19 risk reduction order that will take effect the day after the county switches to the “orange” level. When the new order goes into effect, indoor dining may begin, however, the county will only allow 25% capacity or 100 people. The same rules will apply to other indoor activities.
4 Marin school districts to reopen for in-person learning
For the first time since March, four public school districts in Marin County are reopening today for in-person learning. This includes the Larkspur-Corte Madera, Reed Union, Miller Creek and Kentfield schools. Teachers say they are thrilled to welcome students back and decorate the hallways with balloons. They say they want to make it comfortable and fun and show the kids how much they have been lost.
4 October 2020
California reports 4,293 new cases of COVID-19 in one day
The state reports more than 4,000 new cases, for a total of 823,729 cases since the start of the pandemic. California reports a 7-day average of 3,238 cases and a 7-day positivity rate of 2.6%. The 14-day mean is 3,238 and the positivity rate is 2.8%.
President Donald Trump briefly leaves Walter Reed Medical Center in a march to surprise supporters, which for some was a surprising move that suggested his health – and his understanding of the coronavirus – could improve. Hours earlier, the president’s medical team confirmed that his blood oxygen level had suddenly dropped twice in the past few days. But they also said he could be discharged as early as Monday. You can read more about it here.
October 3, 2020
Berkeley allows elementary schools to reopen with new COVID-19 guidelines
Berkeley elementary schools may reopen as early as a week from Tuesday as the number of COVID-19 cases declines, city officials said Friday. Transitional kindergarten up to fifth grade schools can reopen on October 13 if they have a plan to limit the spread of the virus among students, faculty and staff. Read the full story here.
2 October 2020
Coronavirus cases reach more than 106,000 in the Bay Area
Coronavirus cases have reached more than 106,000 in the Bay Area with 1,547 COVID-19-related deaths in the region.
1 October 2020
Oakland Unified “likely” will remain in distance learning until the end of December, the superintendent says
Students in the Oakland Unified School District “likely” will remain primarily in distance learning until the end of the year, the district superintendent announced Thursday night. This announcement from the district comes after Alameda County said elementary schools could reopen as early as October 13 if schools complete a COVID-19 health plan. According to the latest county health orders, middle and high school students could return to class in four to 12 week stages “if local disease conditions allow,” the county order said. The Oakland Unified made it clear Thursday night that any return to school under county health orders would be a blended and hybrid learning model.
Alameda Co. reopening update
Alameda County officials have announced that elementary schools may reopen starting October 13. Additionally, indoor gyms, personal services, and libraries may reopen starting October 9 with restrictions.
September 30, 2020
The state superintendent provides updates on schools
State Superintendent of Education Tony Thurmond provided an update on the schools. Thurmond said the state is working on updating COVID-19 testing protocols for schools. He also said they are working to get 1 million more computing devices to bridge the digital divide in the state.
The state superintendent also tackled fires in the state and said his department is helping provide relief to several schools that have been damaged or destroyed in California.
Thurmond discussed racism and hatred in schools: “We do not tolerate hatred and white supremacy. We will not allow you to tear down our schools and communities.”
7:30 in the morning.
Palo Alto schools come close to learning in person
Students and staff in Palo Alto are one step closer to learning in person. Last night the school board voted in favor after several hours of debate. The plan is to shock the return of elementary school students starting October 12 in less than two weeks. Middle and high school students will return in January. Parents have the choice between distance learning or in-person lessons, but depending on the plan once they have made the choice they cannot change it. If they don’t make a selection, the default will be distance learning.
29 September 2020
San Francisco, Contra Costa County changes COVID-19 reopening levels
San Francisco is entering the “orange” level of COVID-19 reopening and Contra Costa County is entering the “red” level, California officials announced.
San Francisco officials have announced that the city will move forward with indoor dining and places of worship at 25% capacity for up to 100 people starting Wednesday, September 30. In addition, San Francisco will expand the capacity of outdoor houses of worship, outdoor political demonstrations, and indoor shopping malls and reopen additional family entertainment, hotel fitness centers and more.
In Contra Costa County, officials announced that places of worship, restaurants, cinemas and museums can be operated indoors with a capacity of 25 percent or 100 people, whichever is less. Gyms can reopen indoors at 10% capacity, all personal care services, including massages, can move indoors. Indoor shopping malls can operate at 50% maximum occupancy (instead of 25%). Food and beverage outlets can also be opened following state guidelines for restaurants. Indoor retail stores can now operate at 50% capacity (instead of 25%).
INTERACTIVE: Here is the reopening status of each Bay Area county
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California’s top health expert to update COVID-19
Today, California’s top health expert will provide an update on the state’s response to COVID-19. On Friday, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Mark Ghaly, warned that we could see an 89% increase in coronavirus-related hospitalizations following Labor Day meetings and reopening. .Ghaly live at noon in the media player above)
September 26, 2020
California reports nearly 4,200 new cases of COVID-19
California reported 4,197 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, according to new data released Saturday by the state. The seven-day average number of cases is 3,443. The state now has a total of 15,532 deaths related to the virus with 134 additional deaths on Friday. The 14-day positivity rate is now 2.9%. This is the first time the number has dropped below 3%. California now has 798,237 total cases of COVID-19.
11 in the morning.
San Quentin inmate dies of COVID-19, marking the death of the 27th inmate
A San Quentin State Prison inmate died Friday from complications from COVID-19, the correctional department announced Saturday morning. This marks the twenty-seventh death of a San Quentin inmate in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. The prison now has three virus-positive people. The detainee who died on Friday has not been identified.
25 September 2020
Alameda Co. gives the green light to beauty salons to open indoors
Alameda County officials announced Friday that they are kicking the beauty salons into opening indoors after California announced an update to its four-tier reopening plan earlier this week.
Transmission of COVID-19 “first signs” is on the rise in California, says the health secretary
There are “early signs” that coronavirus transmission is on the rise again, California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said in an afternoon briefing. He said he wanted to “raise an early flag” that things are not going in the right direction, especially in the Greater Sacramento area and Northern California.
If current trends hold up, short-term forecasts predict that hospitalizations will increase by 89% in the next month, Ghaly said.
We may begin to see the effects of Labor Day socialization, which happened two and a half weeks ago. The increase in transmission could also be the result of a major reopening allowed by California’s transition to a four-tier reopening plan three and a half weeks ago.
“With the reopening we know there are more opportunities for mixing and exposure to others that we aren’t often around,” said Ghaly. “We’ve seen it before and did a good job of bringing it down.”
Free COVID-19 Test Weekend in Oakland
UCSF will provide a weekend of free coronavirus testing in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood, which has been hit hard by COVID-19. It happens on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 5pm. for people living in Fruitvale district – postcode 94601.
The site will be between 35th Avenue and East 12th Street. People are asked to register online in advance, but no one will be turned away.
24 September 2020
Yosemite National Park will reopen tomorrow
Yosemite National Park will reopen tomorrow after closing due to dangerous smoke levels. Park officials say conditions have improved since last week, when the air was extremely unhealthy due to nearby fires. More campsites will be available for visitors this weekend. You still need a daily reservation to enter Yosemite, due to the pandemic.
23 September 2020
4 Napa Co. school districts will reopen for hybrid learning
Napa Valley Unified School District, St. Helena Unified School District, Calistoga Joint Unified School District, Howell Mountain Elementary School District – announced on Wednesday that the districts will open for a hybrid of in-person education and distance learning on Monday, October 26. 2020. This decision was made jointly and is based on guidelines provided by the California Blueprint for a Safer Economy, the California Department of Education and the California and Napa County Department of Public Health.
5 in the morning
North Bay health workers are mobilizing for further COVID-19 protections
North Bay health workers, including nurses and medical technicians, will hold a rally today calling for greater protections against COVID-19. The event will take place outside the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital at noon. Medical staff say more testing and stronger infection control measures are needed after 26 hospital workers and four patients infected COVID-19. Healthcare professionals are calling on the hospital to step up testing and tighten safety protocols to avoid another outbreak.
22 September 2020
SFUSD provides updates on the Fall Learning Plan
San Francisco Unified School District officials will be giving an update at 3pm. Tuesday about his fall learning plan and approval of the proposed continuity of learning and attendance plan.
3 Bay Area counties have been moved to less restrictive reopening levels
Three Bay Area counties – Alameda, San Mateo and Solano – have been moved to the “red” category on the state reopening map. Visit this page for more information on what this means. California Secretary of Health, Dr. Mark Ghaly, also announced that beauty salons that will reopen indoors will now be part of the reopening “purple” level and will be able to reopen statewide.
9 in the morning.
The US death roll for COVID-19 hits 200,000
The coronavirus death toll in the United States has surpassed 200,000, according to new data from Johns Hopkins University.
Other counties are expected to rise in reopening levels today
California counties today will learn their new color-coded risk level based on new COVID-19 average daily cases and positivity rate. This will determine whether the counties need to downsize or whether they can continue reopening. Health and Human Services Secretary, Dr. Mark Ghaly, is expected to reveal the changes at noon.
21 September 2020
5 in the morning
The death toll in the United States from COVID-19 inches is approaching 200,000
Another 230 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded in the United States on Sunday, as the country’s death toll approaches 200,000.
20 September 2020
California is approaching 15,000 deaths
Nearly 15,000 people have died of COVID-19 in California as of Saturday. Since the start of the pandemic, more than 774,000 Californians have been diagnosed with the virus.
19 September 2020
Bay Area surpasses 100,000 COVID-19 cases
On Saturday night, the San Francisco Bay Area reports a total of 100,274 COVID-19 cases and 1,411 deaths from nine Bay Area counties, including Santa Cruz. See county-by-county numbers here.
Bay Area close to 100,000 cases of COVID-19
The San Francisco Bay Area has reported 820 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, approaching a tragic milestone of 100,000 total cases for the region. This includes the nine Bay Area counties and Santa Cruz County. As of Saturday morning, the region had 99,625 cases of the coronavirus.
18 September 2020
half past twelve
Pres. Trump says the United States will have doses of 100M COVID-19 vaccine before 2021
President Donald Trump has announced that the United States will have 100 million doses of an approved coronavirus vaccine manufactured by the end of 2020. Read the full story here.
California positivity rates continue to decline, hitting a new low
Some good news: California’s 7- and 14-day positivity rates hit a new low. They remain below four percent.
New cases: 3,630
7-day average: 3,377
14-day average: 3,396
7-day average: 103
14-day average: 94
7-Day Positive Rate: 3.3%
14-day positivity rate: 3.4%
San Francisco announces timeline for indoor restaurant reopening
The city announced it is working with restaurants to reopen indoor dining soon, officials announced on Friday. San Francisco is technically cleared to reopen indoor dining at this time as it is classified as “red” in the state’s four-tier reopening plan. However, San Francisco is choosing to take a more cautious approach and wait until it is moved to the “orange” category.
At that point, San Francisco plans to reopen restaurants to 25% capacity or 100 diners, whichever is smaller. This will happen “no earlier than the end of the month,” the city said in a press release.
San Francisco was recently moved from “purple” (the worst category) to “red” and must remain at that level for at least two weeks before progressing.
MAP: CA counties that may, may not reopen under new rules
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The University of California senior medical executive warns campuses to prepare to continue online learning beyond fall. Dr. Carrie L. Byington, who heads UC Health, says she expects at least another year of university operations disruptions. So far, UC campuses have not announced plans for winter and spring. UC Berkeley and Merced are the only two of the nine campuses that started the fall semester. Berkeley has reported 61 new coronavirus cases since class began. Merced didn’t report anyone.
17 September 2020
Sonoma County reports the outbreak at school, in childcare facilities
Sonoma County has reported 62 cases of COVID-19 in schools and childcare facilities, a county health officer confirmed Wednesday. This includes 25 students, 10 staff members, and 27 parents and siblings. The outbreak extends across early care learning centers, elementary schools, and childcare facilities in the county.
Three “clusters” have more than five COVID-19 cases and one “cluster” has more than 30 cases.
The Sonoma County Health Officer said the cases occurred in two facilities in the northern part of the county, seven facilities in the central part of the county and two facilities in the eastern part of the county.
Exposures to COVID-19 occurred “on the spot,” the health officer said.
The facility with a group of 30 cases was closed for a two-week period, starting September 3. To learn more about COVID-19 in Sonoma County, see Wednesday’s briefing in its entirety here.
Santa Clara Co. health care providers may be fined for lack of testing
In the South Bay, private health care providers are threatened with fines if they don’t make COVID-19 testing more accessible. Santa Clara County now requires vendors like Kaiser and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation to test all essential workers who make a request. Those who fail to comply must pay a $ 5,000 fine for each violation.
September 16, 2020
San Jose Unified to continue distance learning through December
San José Unified has announced that it will continue distance learning for all students until December 31, 2020. The announcement comes after Santa Clara County moved to “red” level on California’s new COVID-19 project, allowing K-12 schools to reopen to full capacity once the county has been in the “red” tier for two weeks.
“We believe our schools should be a reflection of our community,” Superintendent Nancy Albarrán said in a statement. “While we believe in-person education is the best option for our students, we cannot ignore data on viral transmission in Santa Clara County and potentially compromise the health and safety of our students, families and staff by reporting students back at the moment. “
Officials update COVID-19 on schools reopening in Sonoma Co.
The Sonoma County Health Officer, Dr. Sundari Mase, held an online community briefing on updates on school reopening during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Sonoma County is still in the “purple” level of the state’s reopening framework, which means schools can’t open. However, Dr Mase said the county will begin reviewing school exemptions in preparation for when the county moves to the “red” level and stays in the category for two weeks.
Trump administration releases COVID-19 vaccine distribution strategy
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Defense (DoD) have released two documents outlining the Trump administration’s detailed strategy for providing safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine doses to the American people in the as quickly and reliably as possible. More details here.
6 in the morning.
Other commercial activities have allowed to reopen in Contra Costa county
Contra Costa County’s updated health order begins today and other businesses may reopen. Personal care services that involve close contact with the face such as facials and waxing can operate outdoors. Running tracks and game rooms can run outdoors. Film and TV production can resume. Contra Costa County is in the purple level in the state system
September 15, 2020
5 in the morning
COVID-19-related deaths reach 1,323 in the Bay Area
COVID-19-related deaths reached 1,323 in the Bay Area with 97,383 confirmed cases in the region, health officials said.
September 14, 2020
Further commercial activities allowed starting from Wednesday in Contra Costa Co.
Contra Costa County has aligned its COVID-19 social distancing health order with California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, so the county no longer has different reopening rules for businesses and activities beyond what the state requires or allows.
The following activities can resume on Wednesday:
- Personal care services involving close contact with the face may begin to work outdoors, with the exception of tattoos, piercings and non-medical electrolysis
- Running tracks and game rooms can run outdoors
- They can film music, television and film productions
- Professional sports without a live audience can resume
See more details from the county here.
BART adds more trains, increases service
BART is adding more trains as passengers begin to board again. Trains will run more frequently during commuter rush hours on select lines. BART claims this is the largest increase in weekday service since the pandemic. The hours of service will remain the same, from 5:00 to 21:00. on weekdays and from 8:00 to 21:00 on weekends.
13 September 2020
The Bay Area reports 983 new cases of COVID-19, 12 more deaths in one day
983 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 other deaths were reported in the Bay Area on Sunday morning, for a total of 96,943 cases and 1,303 deaths.
New cases in Alameda, Marin, Sonoma and Santa Clara counties add to the total number since Saturday, with deaths in Alameda and Santa Clara counties.
12 September 2020
Positivity rates for an average of 7 and 14 days below 4%
Some good news, the seven and fourteen-day positivity rates for California are both below four percent for the first time in some time.
California COVID cases for today:
New: 4,107 (750,298 total)
7-day average: 3,294
14-day average: 4,033
Deaths: 162 (14,251 total)
7-Day Positive Rate: 3.6%
14-day positivity rate: 3.9%
AstraZeneca will resume testing the vaccine after a break due to the reported side effect
The University of Oxford says trials of a coronavirus vaccine it is developing with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca will resume days after being suspended due to a reported side effect in a patient in the UK.
In a statement, the university said that in large trials like this “some participants are expected to become ill and each case will need to be carefully evaluated to ensure a careful safety assessment.”
September 10, 2020
Indoor nails, hair salons will open Monday in San Francisco, the mayor says
Companies such as hairdressers, beauty salons and gyms will soon be able to operate within San Francisco on limited capacity, London Mayor Breed announced Thursday. Starting Monday, hairdressers, barbershops, massage services, beauty salons, gyms, and fitness centers can resume indoor activity with limited capacity.
Hotels, outdoor family entertainment centers, outdoor cinemas will also open on Monday, but according to specific “rules for outdoor meetings,” the mayor’s office said.
The mayor also said that indoor museums and galleries on Thursday may also be able to open as soon as September 21, but will require security plans in advance.
State health officials provide updates on COVID-19 in California
Despite smoky skies covering much of the state, California health officials have encouraged people to refrain from reuniting with extended family and friends in higher-risk situations.
“Poor air quality is no reason to congregate indoors,” said Erica Pan, a state health official.
The state is also working to improve COVID-19 test response times, Pan said. Sixty-six percent of test results are reported within one day and 88% within two days.
September 9, 2020
Newsom: CA is “getting closer” to release guidelines for reopening Disneyland and other theme parks
Governor Gavin Newsom says California is “getting closer” to issuing guidelines for theme parks, which have been closed since mid-March and are pushing the state to tell them when they can reopen. Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, SeaWorld San Diego and LEGOLAND California, and other theme parks remain closed indefinitely while awaiting state safety directions. Read the full story here.
8 in the morning.
15 schools in Marin County reopen for in-person learning
Fifteen schools in Marin County are now open for in-person learning. The Lycee Francais of Sausalito is one of the schools which has been granted a special exemption. It is now becoming the model for other schools in the county, having worked all summer to perfect its security protocols. They include masks, temperature controls, and frequent hand washing. Younger students are kept in pods of approximately 10-12 children. Older students are kept six feet apart, and for families who aren’t comfortable with all of this, the school still offers distance learning. Teachers will continue to be tested on a monthly basis.
8 September 2020
Santa Clara Co. officials give updates on the reopening
Santa Clara County went from “purple” to “red” or Tier 2 under the California reopening project. Officials have provided more details on which businesses can reopen. See the full briefing here.
The following activities and activities can now resume under the state framework and the County Risk Reduction Order:
- Personal care services: allowed to open indoors with changes
- Museums, zoos, aquariums: opening allowed at 25% of capacity
- Gyms and fitness centers: allowed indoors at 10% of capacity
- Shopping malls: allowed to open indoors at 50% capacity (previously opened at 25% capacity)
- Schools: Primary and secondary schools can open after the county has been in the red level for 14 days. All schools must follow mandatory guidance established by Santa Clara County and the State of California
INTERACTIVE: Here is the reopening status of each Bay Area county
Marin County to stay in Level 1
It may take a little longer before gyms, cinemas and other businesses can reopen in Marin County. The county will remain in Level 1 of California’s new reopening plan. It was supposed to pass to level 2, but has been delayed as the state conducts a further review. This means that businesses such as indoor restaurants, indoor gyms, cinemas, churches and shopping malls may be closed for a while longer. Marin Public Heath has requested an award process with state officials before a final decision is made. A final state determination regarding Marin’s level position is expected before the end of the week. Read the full story here.
7 September 2020
Santa Clara County supervisors discuss COVID-19 health order violation fines
Santa Clara County supervisors discussed health order violation fines related to COVID-19, highlighting the education part of the ordinance passed in August. The county began educating the community on ways to maintain safety and social distance through outreach programs.
Health experts worried about the Labor Day surge
Health experts are concerned that Labor Day celebrations across the nation could create additional problems for the fight against the coronavirus. This is due to the fact that the number of states is seeing a triple increase in cases in just one week, from 10 to 30 states. Experts say it may take weeks to determine how activities during this holiday weekend affect the number of coronavirus cases across the country.
6 September 2020
Parking to close at Ocean Beach after the big rally
Parking at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach will be closed on Sunday after more than 1,000 people flocked to the beach on Saturday for a Burning Man event.
Mayor London Breed called the bathers’ actions “reckless and selfish”.
The mayor said the crowds put people’s lives at risk and put the city’s COVID-19 progress at risk.
“We heard people might come back tonight. Don’t,” Breed tweeted. “We will close the parking lots in Ocean Beach. Law enforcement officers patrol.”
The mayor asked the San Franciscans to stay home and be safe, despite the fact that people wanted to meet over the Labor Day weekend.
Last night, over 1,000 people flocked to Ocean Beach to celebrate Burning Man. This was utterly reckless and selfish. You are not celebrating. You are putting people’s lives at risk. You are putting our progress at risk. No one is immune from the spread of the virus.
– London Breed (@LondonBreed) 6 September 2020
5 September 2020
11 in the morning.
California COVID-19 cases exceed 727,000
California has a total of 727,239 cases of COVID-19, according to the latest figures released Saturday morning. The state reported nearly 5,000 new cases on Friday. The seven-day positivity rate is 4.1%. A total of 13,643 Californians have died from the virus, the state said.
9 in the morning.
Bay Area cases are approaching 92,000
Alameda, Marin, Napa and Sonoma counties reported new COVID-19 cases on Saturday as the Bay Area approaches a total of 92,000 cases across the region. As of Friday morning, California had a total of 722,283 cases of COVID-19 and 13,490 people had died.
September 4, 2020
Marin County approved the move to “Level 2” to reopen
Marin County was cleared to reopen ‘Level 2’ on September 8th. This means that indoor shopping malls can open at 50% capacity, staff assistance services can open indoors, and places of worship can open with 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is less. To find out what else can be reopened in “Level 2”, click here.
California today reports more than 5,000 new cases
California reported 5,106 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and another 163 deaths related to the virus. The average number of new cases in the past seven days in the state is now at 4,775, with today’s numbers slightly higher. California has a total of 722,283 cases and 13,490 people have died. According to state data, more than 11 million Californians have been tested so far.
Officials encourage social distancing on the Golden Gate Bridge with a closed sidewalk for Labor Day
The Golden Gate Bridge Highway & Transportation District said its west sidewalk will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7 due to operational needs during the Labor Day holiday. People crossing the bridge by bicycle will be redirected to the east sidewalk, which will remain open to cyclists and pedestrians throughout the weekend. Officials warn you to be careful with social distances.
11 in the morning.
The Bay Area surpasses 90,000 cases of COVID-19
The Bay Area has now reached 90,701 cases and the death toll is 1,206. There have been 773 new cases and another 31 deaths in the past 24 hours.
6 and 30 in the morning.
15 Marin Co. schools will reopen for in-person lessons next week
Fifteen schools in Marin County got the waiver of reopening for in-person learning on Tuesday. The assistant superintendent said they already had a lot of experience with the reopening. They conducted programs throughout the summer in their special education and alternative education programs, from which they could learn. They will have to follow 30 guidelines to reopen. Learning centers are set up in the community for children who will not return. Hubs will either provide an environment for connectivity or simply have a place to work.
“The classrooms look very different. The desks are spaced apart and in some cases we have areas outlined to let students know it’s their area. There is a six foot distance between the teacher and the students that will be maintained. . There will also be a separation between the students. And so all these protocols are in place. It makes the classroom a little different. In some cases partitions are used, transparent plexiglass partitions, so that students can continue working in a group environment to be protected from each other. And certainly outdoors. Schools have really looked at at length how to use the outdoor spaces we have for education, and this was a really strong recommendation from public health. ” , said Ken Lippi, Asst. Superintendent, Marin County Office of Education.
Marin County could move to the next level of reopening
Today, Marin County will find out if it can move to the next level of the state’s reopening plan. New cases of the virus have declined enough to allow the county to qualify for Level 2 starting next week. If he stays there for two weeks, all schools can reopen for classroom education. There are
September 3, 2020
Alameda County will allow hairdressing salons and barbershops to reopen for internal services starting Friday, as long as businesses follow strict safety protocols. The change comes after Governor Newsom’s announcement that hairdressing salons can open indoors in any county, even those classified as “purple,” as long as local health officials give them the green light to reopen.
We are closely monitoring what can and cannot reopen in the Bay Area. See the last county by county here:
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Santa Clara Co. provides suggestions for stopping the spread of COVID-19 before the holiday weekend
The Santa Clara County Department of Health is holding a press conference on how residents can stay safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19 over the Labor Day weekend.
6 and 30 in the morning.
Researchers call for further testing on the Latinx community
UCSF researchers are calling for more COVID testing on essential workers, particularly among the Latinx community. A new study conducted at the Mission’s 24th Street BART station reinforces what researchers have been saying for months: that Latinx people test positive at higher rates than other groups. Demographics collected during the six-day study revealed that most of those affected are low-wage workers living in high-density housing.
2 September 2020
6 in the morning.
Beaches in Santa Cruz, Monterey counties to be closed for the holiday weekend
A word of warning if you are planning on spending your holiday weekend at the beach. Officials are reminding everyone that beaches in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties are closed to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Closing is from 5:00 on Saturday to 17:00. Monday except for a few hours on Saturday and Sunday evening. As with previous closures, you can still walk on the sand to participate in water activities, but sunbathing and strolling on the beach are prohibited.
1 September 2020
CA Health Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly provides the update to COVID-19
California Secretary of Public Health Dr. Mark Ghaly is providing an update on the state’s COVID-19 response and testing. Dr Ghaly said the state is creating a standalone COVID-19 data reporting system, with details announced later Tuesday, that will be ready to go live in October. He also discussed the new framework for the reopening of counties in the midst of the pandemic. Officials also say they are working with Central Valley communities, where they see a higher rate of transmission, increasing capacity, supplies and testing for hospital staff. Ghaly also said, “We are continuing to learn how to address this broad geography in our response around COVID-19. I am sure we will have some counties that will experience greater transmission in the months to come. We feel better equipped … to deal with those. . “
Dr. Ghaly is also urging the public to stay home and not attend large gatherings on Labor Day weekend, as the closure of the beaches may prompt more people to hold meetings indoors. “We encourage people to have little experiences that are short and out,” he said.
Personal services reopen outdoors in SF
Personal services such as hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons have the approval to open outdoors in San Francisco starting today. Mayor London Breed hints at a big announcement of future plans at 11:30 this morning.
Extension of the moratorium on the eviction of the CA
State lawmakers and Governor Newsom passed the midnight deadline to extend a bill on eviction moratoriums. The state moratorium on evictions expired on Wednesday and new tenant protections are now in place that will last until February 2021. Read the full story here.
August 30, 2020
2:30 in the afternoon.
California surpasses 700,000 COVID-19 cases
On Monday, California reported 4,147 new cases with a seven-day positivity rate of 4.9%. The state total now stands at 704,085 cases. The seven-day average of new cases is 5,067 cases and the two-week average is 5,432 cases. Nationwide, the United States has surpassed six million cases according to data from Johns Hopkins University. See the latest issues of the Bay Area here.
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SF small business to receive the delivery of personal protective equipment from the state
San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced that face shields, masks and disinfectants by the state will be distributed to thousands of small businesses and their workers in neighborhoods most affected by COVID-19.
5 in the morning
21 schools in Contra Costa Co. apply to bring the children back
Several private schools in Contra Costa County have requested waivers to bring elementary school students back to class. East Bay County is designated as a Purple County, which means it has widespread COVID transmission and must keep schools online. Schools can apply for waivers, although only two waivers have been granted in the Bay Area so far.
29 August 2020
Enrollments drop at SF State, City College of SF
Enrollments at City College of San Francisco fell 18 percent from last fall, according to the Examiner. A spokesperson says it is because of the “uncertainty” surrounding the pandemic and the challenges with distance learning. The state of San Francisco recorded an 8% decline this fall. The pandemic is also affecting housing in SF State; only 364 students live on campus out of 4,500 available beds.
29 August 2020
11 in the morning.
California surpasses 690,000 cases of COVID-19
California has a total of 693,839 cases of COVID-19, an increase of 4,981 cases over a 24-hour period, according to the latest state date released Saturday morning. The seven-day positivity rate is 5.5%. California saw an increase of 144 COVID-19-related deaths on Friday, bringing the death toll to 12,834. More than 4,000 patients are hospitalized with the virus and nearly 1,300 are in intensive care, the data show.
August 28, 2020
7:30 in the morning.
Sales of San Francisco restaurants fell by 91%, according to a study
A new study finds that restaurant sales in San Francisco have fallen by 91% since the start of the pandemic in mid-March. Eater SF reports: The chamber of commerce has received data from credit card companies on the city’s business activities. The figures do not include cash sales, although most companies now accept credit cards due to concerns about the spread of the virus.
Reopening of specific activities in Alameda County
A series of new reopenings are planned for Alameda County today, including hairdressers, beauty salons, and wineries – with a large asterisk. The county only allows businesses to reopen for very limited outdoor activities. This means that hairdressing salons, barbershops, beauty salons, waxing services, skin care services and massage shops can all offer services outside, as long as they follow the rules set by Governor Newsom at the beginning. of the summer.
August 26, 2020
Governor Newsom denounces the new CDC guidelines
Governor Newsom denounced new guidelines set by the CDC which now states that people should not be tested if they come into contact with someone who has contracted COVID-19. “I disagree with the new CDC guidance, period and point. It is not the policy in the state of California. We will not be affected by this change. We are influenced by those who are experts in the field who feel very differently.” See more of today’s press conference here.
Another 23 deaths from COVID-19 in the Bay Area
Health officials say there have been another 23 deaths and 1,518 new cases of COVID-19 in the Bay Area in the past 24 hours.
UCSF provides updates on COVID-19
UC San Francisco professors and health experts are providing an update on COVID-19 and the flu season.
25 August 2020
Alameda Co. to allow the opening of outdoor hairdressers, beauty salons, barbers
The Alameda County Public Health Department has issued a new health order that will allow various outdoor activities and services to resume on August 28. These include outdoor pools and outdoor hairdressers, beauty salons, barbers, waxing services, leather
curative and non-medical massages. However, services that require a person to remove the face mask such as eyebrow threading and waxing and eyelash treatments are excluded from this order. For more information click here.
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CA gets federal funds to pay an additional $ 300 per week in benefits
Millions of unemployed Californians may soon receive another $ 300 in unemployment benefits. The announcement comes after the federal government approved the state’s request for funding the lost wage assistance program. Read the full story here.
Dr. Mark Ghaly provides the COVID-19 update in CA.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Mark Ghaly provides an update on the coronavirus pandemic in California. Watch live here.
11 in the morning.
49ers to hold the fanless season opener at Levi’s Stadium
The 49ers will start the season on September 13 against the Arizona Cardinals with no fans present at Levi’s Stadium. See details here.
August 18, 2020
6 in the morning.
Positive tests after SF Police Academy
Several people tested positive after graduating from the most recent San Francisco Police Academy. First one class member tested positive on Friday, then the staff members. Other tests have since come back positive, and those who are infected are self-quarantining. There are two other Academy classes in session and so far there are no positive results in those classes.
17 August 2020
First day of school for SFUSD
San Francisco Unified students start distance learning today. There will be at least two hours of live teaching per day. Those without access to computers can connect with their teachers by telephone.
August 14, 2020
SF Unified provides distance learning updates
Officials from the San Francisco Unified School District provided an update on the impact of COVID-19 and what distance learning will look like this year. The school year starts on Monday.
13th August 2020
Alcatraz Island will reopen on Monday for outdoor tours
Alcatraz Island will reopen to the public on Monday after being closed for five months due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the East Bay Times. For now, only outdoor tours will be available to prevent the spread of the virus. The cell blocks and other internal areas of the historic prison will remain closed.
Stanford withdraws campus housing for college students amid a pandemic
Freshmen, sophomores, and undergraduate students transferred to Stanford will not be able to live in on-campus housing during the fall term due to COVID-19, the university’s president announced Thursday. This news comes as nearly all university course lectures are expected to be taught remotely due to the pandemic. Students with special circumstances will still be admitted to campus housing, according to the university. California issued new higher education guidelines just last week, while the state is still struggling with the virus. The guide does not allow shared dinners or the use of internal common spaces.
“If public health conditions allow, we plan to invite young students, sophomores and new transfer students to reside on campus for the winter term, and juniors and seniors for the spring term,” he said in a statement. the president of the university.
Oakland teachers will vote on the distance learning agreement
In the coming week, the Oakland Teachers Union and the board of directors will vote on an agreement on how to manage distance learning. After months of talks and negotiations, the district and the teachers’ union reached an interim agreement. The new school year started on Monday. Specific details have not been released, but the terms would offer flexibility to teachers and ensure students have live interactions.
12 August 2020
UCSF scientists develop nasal spray to fight COVID-19
As the world waits for a coronavirus vaccine, UCSF scientists say they have developed molecules that can help fight the virus. They say these synthetic antibodies, called AeroNabs, can be given as a nasal spray to protect people from the coronavirus.
9:30 in the morning.
State Superintendent Tony Thurmond to update on the reopening of schools
State Superintendent of Education Tony Thurmond will provide an update on the California Department of Education’s efforts to support schools as they resume learning this fall.
6 and 30 in the morning.
Contra Costa Co. to open new test sites
Contra Costa County health officials say two new test centers in Richmond are expected to be operational this week. The county also provides additional equipment at its two laboratory facilities to get test results in a day or two.
11 August 2020
Pac-12 postpones fall sports amid the pandemic
Pac-12 conference postpones fall sports and plans to return in spring. Read the latest here.
Santa Clara Co. health officials provide updates on COVID-19
Health officials are breaking the latest COVID-19 news in Santa Clara County through the lens of race and equity at a board of supervisors meeting.
The Big Ten Conference postpones the autumn sporting season amid the coronavirus pandemic
The Big Ten Conference has decided to postpone fall sports, including football, sources confirmed Tuesday to ESPN’s Mark Schlabach. Read the latest here.
9:30 in the morning.
Contra Costa Co. will vote on the CARES Act funds
Contra Costa County supervisors are expected to vote on using CARES Act money to pay 24 new sheriff’s deputies rather than health services.
Santa Clara County supervisors will vote on the moratorium on eviction
Today, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors can vote to extend the moratorium on evictions until September. Otherwise, more than 43,000 families will be at risk of homelessness. Read the full story here.
August 10, 2020
11 in the morning.
CCSF faculty, students update back to school challenges
City College San Francisco instructors and students are providing an update on the challenges of back to school at the start of the fall semester, mostly online, on August 15.
Self-run test kiosk reopens in Berkeley
A self-test site in Berkeley has reopened. ABC7 News first reported the test kiosk last month. You wash your mouth yourself. City officials say it was so popular that they brought it back for an extended pilot program. The Berkeley Adult School Parking Kiosk on San Pablo Avenue will be open from 9:00 to 18:00. from today to Friday. You need an appointment to take the test. Results are expected within two days.
August 9, 2020
Another inmate on San Quentin’s death row dies of COVID-19 complications
Convicted inmate Pedro Arias, 58, died on Sunday from complications related to COVID-19, authorities said. Arias is believed to be the 25th San Quentin inmate to succumb to complications related to the coronavirus. A coroner will determine the exact cause of his death.
Arias was sentenced to death in Sacramento County on February 22, 1990, for first-degree murder and second-degree robbery while armed with a firearm. He was also sentenced to life in prison without parole for kidnapping for ransom / extortion, penetration with a foreign object, attempted sodomy, lewd and lewd acts on a child under 14, sodomy of a child under 14, two charges of forced rape, second degree robbery and accessories for the use of firearms.
He was admitted to death row on March 5, 1990.
California surpasses 554,000 cases of COVID-19
California reported an additional 8,373 coronavirus cases on Saturday, for a total of 554,160 cases across the state. Another 104 people have died from the virus, bringing the death toll to 10,293. California’s seven-day positivity rate stands at 5.7 percent, as of Sunday.
San Quentin State Prison Guard Dies of COVID-19
A guard from San Quentin State Prison in Marin County died of the coronavirus, the California Correctional Department reported Sunday morning. State records show this is the first COVID-19 related death of a staff member at the prison. So far, eight other staff members in California prisons have died of COVID-19.
Sergeant’s wife. Gilbert Polanco told ABC7 News that her husband died this morning in a San Jose hospital.
RELATED: San Quentin coronavirus: Army veteran, correctional sergeant in life support, battling COVID-19
Last month, the Army veteran and correctional sergeant in San Quentin were in ICU fighting COVID-19 on a ventilator. Sgt. Polanco was originally from South Bay and had worked in the prison since the late 1980s.
In a statement on Sunday afternoon, CDCR secretary Ralph Diaz expressed his condolences.
“Sergeant Gilbert Polanco is an example of the best of the CDCR and his passing saddens us deeply. His dedication to public service will not be forgotten,” Diaz said. “On behalf of a grateful department, we extend our prayers of comfort and condolences to the Polanco family during these difficult times.”
The acting director of San Quentin said Polanco was a beloved colleague and friend.
“Our hearts are broken when we wake up to the news of the death of our beloved sergeant, colleague and friend,” said Ron Broomfield, the San Quentin manager. “Sergeant Gilbert Polanco has demonstrated unwavering commitment and courage as a peace officer who works on the front line every day during this devastating pandemic. His memory is preserved in the hearts of all the men and women who continue to fight this deadly virus in San Quentin. We mourn along with his family and pray for their peace and comfort in the midst of their immeasurable loss. “
8 August 2020
The total of California cases increases by over 7,000
La California ha visto un aumento di 7.371 casi di COVID-19 venerdì, portando il totale dello stato a 545.787. Altri 178 californiani sono morti a causa del virus, segnando 10.189 vittime. Il tasso di positività a sette giorni nello stato è del 5,6%. La contea di Alameda ha l’ottavo maggior numero di casi in California e la contea di Santa Clara, un tempo epicentro del virus, è al 10 ° posto.
7 agosto 2020
9 in the morning.
Più di 10K morti per COVID-19 segnalati in CA
La California ha superato i 10.000 morti per il coronavirus, diventando così lo stato degli Stati Uniti con il terzo numero più alto di morti da quando è scoppiata la pandemia all’inizio di quest’anno
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Sonoma sta entrando a far parte della lista crescente di contee in cui puoi essere multato per non aver seguito gli ordini sanitari. Il Board of Supervisors ha votato per multare gli individui di $ 100 se vengono sorpresi a non indossare una maschera o ignorare le linee guida di distanziamento sociale. Le multe per le aziende ora partono da $ 1.000. L’applicazione si concentrerà sull’istruzione prima che vengano distribuite le multe. La contea di San Mateo ha approvato un’ordinanza simile questa settimana e anche le contee di Mar, Napa e Contra Costa stanno emettendo multe.
6 agosto 2020
La Santa Clara University per iniziare l’anno scolastico online
La Santa Clara University ha annunciato che inizierà l’anno con quasi tutti i suoi corsi tenuti online e manterrà chiusi gli alloggi nel campus, con alcune eccezioni. Circa 5.500 studenti universitari frequentano Santa Clara.
5 agosto 2020
11 in the morning.
I rappresentanti chiedono l’estensione delle indennità di disoccupazione
I rappresentanti Mike Thompson, Anna Eshoo e Jerry McNerney stanno fornendo un aggiornamento sull’estensione dei sussidi di disoccupazione di emergenza nel prossimo pacchetto COVID-19.
“Molti dipendenti sono la stessa cosa: questi benefici sono vitali per loro e per la loro sopravvivenza. Ciò che gli avversari spesso non prendono in considerazione è che quando qualcuno perde il lavoro, non solo perde il proprio stipendio, ma perde anche il proprio benefici per la salute “, ha detto Rep Thompson.
I negoziati dovrebbero continuare oggi a Capitol Hill sul disegno di legge di stimolo. Entrambi i vertici democratici e funzionari della Casa Bianca affermano che un accordo potrebbe essere raggiunto entro la fine della settimana e approvato già la prossima settimana.
I dati riportati in modo errato rendono la situazione del COVID-19 migliore di quanto non sia, afferma l’ufficiale sanitario di Santa Clara Co.
La pandemia di coronavirus è tutt’altro che finita, ha avvertito in una conferenza stampa l’ufficiale sanitario della contea di Santa Clara, la dott.ssa Sara Cody, ei dati COVID-19 riportati in modo errato a livello statale potrebbero far sembrare la situazione più rosea di quanto non sia in realtà.
9 in the morning.
Preparati alla terza ondata di coronavirus, afferma il principale epidemiologo dell’UCSF.
Mentre alcuni esperti dicono che la California è ancora nella prima ondata di casi di coronavirus, il capo della malattia e dell’epidemiologia globale dell’UCSF, il dott. George Rutherford, ha detto ai giornalisti mercoledì che una “terza ondata” – o aumento – di casi è essenzialmente inevitabile.
Il problema tecnico ha portato alla sottostima dei casi di COVID-19 in California
I funzionari della California ora dicono che il numero di casi di COVID-19 è stato sottostimato a causa di un problema tecnico. È un problema tecnico con il sistema elettronico utilizzato dalle strutture sanitarie statali e locali. Lunedì lo stato ha visto un calo significativo dei casi, portando il governatore a dire che lo stato aveva forse voltato pagina nella sua lotta contro il COVID-19, ma ora sembra che potrebbe essere solo a causa di questo problema tecnico. Non sono sicuri di quando o se saranno in grado di risolvere il problema, quindi stanno anche lavorando a un processo manuale per ottenere le informazioni attraverso il sistema e ai dipartimenti sanitari locali.
4 agosto 2020
San Mateo Co. approva un’ordinanza per applicare multe per non aver indossato maschere per il viso
Il Consiglio di Sorveglianza ha approvato all’unanimità un’ordinanza d’urgenza che implementa anche multe per violazione delle prescrizioni sanitarie, rifiutandosi di indossare una copertura per il viso. Gli individui possono ricevere una multa di $ 100 per la prima violazione, $ 200 per la seconda e $ 500 per ulteriori violazioni nello stesso anno. Le aziende rischiano una multa minima di $ 250 e un massimo di $ 3.000 per violazione a seconda della gravità del rischio per la salute.
La Santa Cruz Co. approva l’ordinanza di impement multe per non aver indossato i rivestimenti per il viso
Il consiglio delle autorità di vigilanza della contea di Santa Cruz ha approvato all’unanimità un’ordinanza di urgenza che implementa multe per violazioni di un ordine sanitario statale o locale relativo a COVID-19. L’ordinanza consente alle forze dell’ordine o al personale amministrativo designato di emettere citazioni piuttosto che penalizzare le violazioni con reati, che comportano multe di $ 1.000 e fino a sei mesi di carcere. Le citazioni comporteranno multe di $ 100 per il primo reato, $ 200 per il secondo reato e $ 500 per il terzo entro un anno solare, ed hanno effetto immediato.
La Grande America rimarrà chiusa per il resto del 2020 a causa della pandemia COVID-19
I funzionari di Great America hanno annunciato martedì che il parco a tema di Santa Clara rimarrà chiuso per il resto del 2020 a causa della pandemia e della sua incertezza. I funzionari del parco dicono di essere delusi dal fatto che non possano accogliere gli ospiti in questa stagione, ma la sicurezza è una priorità assoluta.
Il direttore della sanità di San Francisco, il dottor Grant Colfax, ha detto che la città rimane nella “zona rossa” su almeno uno dei suoi indicatori COVID-19 chiave. La città sta vedendo circa 90 nuovi casi al giorno. Qualsiasi numero di 50 fa atterrare la città nella “zona rossa”, il che significa che la riapertura rimarrà sospesa.
A partire da martedì, ci sono 6.989 casi di coronavirus noti a San Francisco e ci sono stati 61 decessi.
“Ci sono voluti 38 giorni per passare da 2.000 a 3.000 casi. Ci è voluto la metà del tempo per passare da 3.000 a 4.000. E in soli 10 giorni a luglio, siamo passati da 5.000 a 6.000 casi di COVID-19”, ha detto Colfax. “E ora, all’inizio di agosto, stiamo per superare la soglia dei 7.000”.
Il direttore esecutivo del Dipartimento per i servizi per la disabilità e l’invecchiamento Shireen McSpadden e il direttore delle gallerie SFAC Meg Shiffler hanno anche fornito aggiornamenti sugli sforzi della città per affrontare l’insicurezza alimentare e l’arte commissionata per riconoscere gli operatori sanitari.
Oggi il consiglio dei supervisori della contea di San Mateo prenderà in considerazione un’ordinanza di emergenza che impone multe per aziende e individui che violano gli ordini di sanità pubblica dello stato. Il primo reato costerebbe $ 100, la seconda volta raddoppierebbe e un terzo reato sarebbe $ 500. All’inizio, i funzionari si rivolgeranno a una persona o azienda che non sta implementando la maschera e forniranno una maschera gratuita. Più dipartimenti della contea sarebbero autorizzati a citare. Se il consiglio approva l’ordinanza, entra in vigore immediatamente.
3 agosto 2020
Funzionari della sanità pubblica, medici, legislatori statali e affittuari stanno tenendo una conferenza stampa virtuale sui potenziali impatti sulla salute dell’imminente crisi di sfratto della California con protezioni di emergenza in tutto lo stato che dovrebbero terminare il 14 agosto.
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13 giocatori di football PAC-12 minacciano di boicottare la stagione
Secondo quanto riferito, tre giocatori di football del college della Bay Area, due di Cal e uno di Stanford, si sono uniti ad altri studenti-atleti PAC-12 minacciando di boicottare la prossima stagione. I 13 giocatori chiedono maggiori protezioni contro COVID-19, soldi pagati agli studenti-atleti e porre fine all’ingiustizia razziale. Il gruppo crede anche che gli allenatori, il commissario del PAC-12 e i dirigenti scolastici dovrebbero accettare tagli volontari allo stipendio. Un’altra richiesta richiede che Stanford utilizzi il denaro della dotazione per finanziare undici sport che verranno tagliati, secondo il Players Tribune.
2 agosto 2020
Il condannato a morte di San Quentin muore per complicazioni legate al COVID-19
Il detenuto condannato a San Quentin Orlando G. Romero, 48 anni, è morto domenica per complicazioni del COVID-19, hanno annunciato i funzionari. Romero è stato condannato a morte nella contea di Riverside il 28 agosto 1996, per omicidio di primo grado e rapina di secondo grado mentre era armato di arma da fuoco. È stato anche condannato a tre ergastoli: uno per tentato omicidio di primo grado armato di arma da fuoco, un altro per tentato omicidio di primo grado e altri numerosi reati, e il terzo per sequestro di persona / rapina mentre era armato di arma da fuoco e several robbery offenses. He was admitted onto death row on Sept. 4, 1996. There are currently 715 people on California’s death row.
Romero is the 11th condemned prisoner at San Quentin to die since late June, the Department of Corrections said. He was the 20th San Quentin prisoner overall to die from complications of COVID-19, according to the Marin County Health and Human Services.
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California reports 132 deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, total cases top 509,000
California now as 509,162 cases of COVID-19, according to latest data from state officials. A total of 132 people died Saturday of the virus, bringing the state death toll to 9,356. California has tested more than 8 million people during the pandemic.
Aug. 1, 2020
State orders specific indoor businesses to close in San Mateo Co.
The state has informed San Mateo County that due to being more than 3 days on the COVID-19 watch list, specific indoor businesses must cease operations beginning 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020.
Businesses that must close include, gyms, places of worship and cultural ceremonies, personal care services, hair salons and shopping malls. The businesses that cannot operate outside must close, according to county guidance here.
UPDATE: The state has informed San Mateo County that due to being more than 3 days on the COVID monitoring list, specific indoor businesses must cease operations beginning 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. Details: https://t.co/Kd1z6v2Hch
— County of San Mateo (@sanmateoco) August 2, 2020
California surpasses 500,000 cases
California has more than a half-million cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday, according to latest data from state health officials. The seven-day average of new cases is at 7,819, down from more than 10,000 the previous week.
The state has a total of 500,130 cases with 9,224 deaths, an increase of 219 deaths in the previous 24 hours.
A total of 6,459 are hospitalized in California with the virus, the data shows.
11 in the morning.
Businesses open for now in San Mateo County
Certain businesses in San Mateo County that were likely to close Saturday because of the county’s status on the state’s COVID-19 watch list are able to stay open for now, the county said Saturday morning. The county said it remains in discussion with state officials and as of today, San Mateo County’s status remains the same. The county said it will inform businesses and the public when something changes.
County officials had said earlier this week that gyms, places of worship, salons and shopping malls should be prepared to close at 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 1.
The County of San Mateo remains in discussion with the state and as of Aug. 1 our status on the COVID-19 Monitoring List remains the same, without the additional business closures being required. We will inform businesses and public when we have confirmation of any status change.
— County of San Mateo (@sanmateoco) August 1, 2020
July 31, 2020
Contra Costa County asks residents to stop the spread of COVID-19
Contra Costa Health Services implored residents to do their part to contain the coronavirus pandemic. ICU beds in the county are already at 47% capacity, health officials said. A Richmond doctor gave an impassioned speech, imploring people to wear masks and socially distance.
“A grocery clerk should not have to fight a grown man to wear a mask. That’s not their job,” said Dr. Desmond Carson. “Our rights are going to kill us. Our rights to not wear a mask, that bulls–t is going to kill us.” Hear his full speech here.
California teenager dies of COVID-19
A teenager in the Central Valley has died of COVID-19, marking the first death of a young person related to the virus, according to state health officials. The California Department of Health said in a statement the patient had underlying health conditions.
“Our hearts go out to the family and loved ones of this young person whose death is a tragic and powerful reminder of how serious COVID-19 can be,” said Dr. Sonia Angell, public health officer and director of the California Department of Public Health.
State officials have not given any more information on the teenager’s death.
RELATED: Central Valley teenager dies of COVID-19, marking 1st death of a young person in state, officials say
Lowe’s announces it will help associates impacted by COVID-19 with additional $100 million in bonuses
Lowe’s announced today it will provide an additional $100 million in bonuses to assist associates with unforeseen expenses and hardships, increasing the company’s total commitment to associates and communities during the pandemic to nearly $600 million, the company said on its website. Full-time hourly associates will receive $300, and part-time and seasonal associates will receive $150 on Aug. 21 – matching the funds provided to all hourly associates in March, May and earlier this month.
11 in the morning.
Lawmakers hold virtual town hall for businesses impacted by COVID-19
Assemblymember Kansen Chu is hosting a virtual Town Hall with California State Treasurer Fiona Ma to discuss the resources available to small business owners impacted by COVID-19.
Field hospital set up at SF’s Presidio
A building in San Francisco’s Presidio has been turned into a medical facility to care for coronavirus patients. City officials are concerned hospitals could become overrun with patients.
July 30, 2020
California Pizza Kitchen files for bankruptcy
California Pizza Kitchen’s CEO announced that the company is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read the full story here.
11 in the morning.
COVID-19 cases rise above 51,000 in Bay Area
Confirmed COVID-19 cases have risen to 51,155 in the Bay Area, an increase of 1,336 in the past 24 hours. Total deaths have reached 797 with eight more deaths since yesterday.
COVID-19 hospitalizations are highest ever and getting worse, health director says
More than four months into the pandemic, the coronavirus is still spreading at an alarming rate in San Francisco, the city’s health director warned in a press conference Thursday. The number of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in the city is “higher than it’s ever been before and continues to climb,” Dr. Grant Colfax said. As of Thursday, 107 people were in the hospital and 25% of those were in intensive care, he said. Read more on his warning here.
Distance learning plan approved for Berkeley schools
Berkeley’s school board has approved a distance-learning plan for when classes begin next month. For elementary students, teachers will meet with families online during the first two weeks. Middle and high school students will attend classes remotely four days per week. Schools will follow strict safety rules if campuses are allowed to re-open.
July 29, 2020
US COVID-19 death toll passes 150K
The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 4.3 million diagnosed cases. On Wednesday, the U.S. death toll climbed over 150,000 and now stands at 150,034.
California breaks record for single-day COVID-19 deaths
An additional 197 lives were lost to COVID-19 in California Tuesday, the state reported. That breaks the record for most single-day deaths since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Another 8,755 people also tested positive.
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San Mateo Co. added to state watch list
San Mateo County was added to the state’s COVID-19 watch list. With the addition of San Mateo, every Bay Area county is now on the watch list.
COVID-19 testing to take place at BART hub in SF
A new testing initiative is believed to be the first in the nation program to offer COVID-19 testing at a transit hub. Health officials are hoping to make it as easy as possible for members of the LatinX community to get tested on their way to work. The testing will take place at the 24th Street Mission BART Plaza Wednesdays and Fridays from 7am to 6 pm. starting today and for the next three weeks.
July 28, 2020
Contra Costa Co. to fine those who violate health order
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance establishing administrative fines for violating public health orders related to the novel coronavirus, including not wearing face coverings, social distancing and improper gatherings. Contra Costa County supervisors said that voluntary compliance with the COVID-19-related county health order was not enough.
87 hand sanitizer products recalled due to methanol, FDA warns
87 different hand sanitizers are now being recalled because they’ve tested positive for a toxic chemical called methanol, or wood alcohol. See more about the products on the FDA’s expanded list here.
Contra Costa Co. to consider fines for health order violations
You may soon be fined if you violate Contra Costa County health orders including not wearing a mask. Today, the Board of Supervisors will consider citations ranging from $100 for individuals and up to $1,000 for businesses.
July 27, 2020
Santa Cruz Co. added to state’s watch list
The California Department of Public Health has added Santa Cruz County to the state’s COVID-19 watch list. The orders go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. They include the closure of indoor services and modifications for:
- Gyms and fitness centers
- Personal care services
- Places of worship and cultural ceremonies
- Offices for non-critical infrastructure sectors
- Indoor shopping malls
Regal movie theaters to reopen Aug. 21
Regal has announced its plans to reopen theaters on Aug. 21. The reopening plans include guidelines that require all movie goers to wear masks in the lobby, however, once in the auditorium they can remove the masks to eat and drink. Regal says where required by state or county mandate, auditorium capacity will be reduced by 50%. For more on the new guidelines click here.
Newsom announces $52M investment to aid Central Valley
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a $52 million investment in the Central Valley to enhance COVID-19 response. The money comes from a grant from the federal government. Read the full story here.
Contra Costa Co. considering fines for health order violations
You may soon be fined if you violate Contra Costa County health orders during this pandemic. Health orders allow for small gatherings of up to 12 people from multiple households. Masks are required for everyone over the age of two. The Board of Supervisors is considering fines ranging from $100 to $500 dollars for individuals and up to $1,000 for businesses. The board will take up the issue at its meeting tomorrow.
Santa Clara Co. rolling out wristband system at testing sites
Santa Clara County is rolling out a new wristband system at its walk-up COVID-19 testing sites to reduce the amount of time waiting in line. Officials say when wristbands run out, people will be directed to other testing options nearby.
July 26, 2020
Another inmate from San Quentin dies from COVID-19, officials say
San Quentin inmate Johnny Avila Jr., 62, was pronounced dead Sunday morning at an outside hospital from what appears to be complications related to COVID-19, a release from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said. An exact cause of death will be determined by the coroner. Avila was sentenced to death in Fresno County on March 21, 1996, for two counts of first-degree murder. He had been on death row since March 31, 1995. There are currently 716 people on California’s death row.
Santa Cruz County added to CA watch list
Santa Cruz County is the latest to be added to California’s COVID-19 monitoring list, according to county officials Sunday. The county has been flagged since Thursday after reporting a continuous rise in positive cases. This would force closures of non-essential offices, malls, indoor dining and more.
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