California Coronavirus Updates: Nevada Coronavirus Case Depend Elevated With 373 New Constructive Sufferers, Three Extra Deaths

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Stockton awarded $4.Three million state grant to accommodate homeless residents

Sacramento County is hiring residents of numerous neighborhoods to speak to enterprise house owners about COVID-19 practices

Folsom Jail experiences first COVID-19-related loss of life

Cal State Lengthy Seaside publicizes quarantine after 5 college students take a look at optimistic

San Quentin jail inmate dies of COVID-19 issues, 27th loss of life within the facility 

Monday, September 28

5:39 p.m.: Stockton awarded $4.Three million state grant to accommodate homeless residents

The town of Stockton together with a variety of companions secured a $4.Three million grant from the state to supply a house for these with disabilities, psychological and well being challenges, and people who are among the many hardest to accommodate.

The placement is a former 39-unit motel. Challenge Homekey will present a everlasting housing resolution with the acquisition and renovation of the City Heart Studios on North Wilson Approach.  

Mayor Michael Tubbs says it’s all a part of the strategic plan.

“We don’t have sufficient locations for individuals not be homeless and this grant via Challenge Homekey is a big step in that course,” he mentioned. 

Continuum of Care Chairman John Mendelson says extra tasks like this one are nonetheless wanted.

“Growing no less than 200 extra models of one of these housing with everlasting helps for this inhabitants by the yr 2025,” he mentioned.

3:15 p.m.: Nevada coronavirus case rely elevated with 373 new optimistic sufferers, three extra deaths

Nevada state well being officers confirmed 373 new circumstances  over the weekend that  together with three extra deaths, bringing the statewide totals to 78,728 circumstances, and 1,585 identified deaths for the reason that pandemic started, based on the Related Press.

A day earlier on Saturday, the state’s Division of Well being companies reported 602 new circumstances, the very best rely since August 29, together with 9 extra deaths.

Out of the practically 79,000 Nevada circumstances, a majority have been in Clark County.

Since research recommend that folks could be asymptomatically contaminated, and many individuals haven’t but been examined, the full variety of infections is considered far increased.

Delicate to average coronavirus signs similar to fever and cough, typically clear up in two to 3 weeks, however in older adults and folks with current well being issues, the virus could cause extreme sicknesses like pneumonia and loss of life.

2:32 p.m.: Sacramento County is hiring residents of numerous neighborhoods to speak to enterprise house owners about COVID-19 practices

Over 23 “enterprise navigators” throughout Sacramento  County are being despatched to eating places, retailers, and extra to speak about distancing, masking and sanitizing, CapRadio’s Sammy Caiola experiences.

The neighbor-to-neighbor method is step one. County well being officers and different officers might present up if that does not work.

“And in each single occasion after we have talked with them and adopted up, often with an unannounced go to, they’re often following the rules,” County Well being Officer Dr. Peter Beilenson mentioned. “We’re discovering [that] the training is making a giant distinction.”

Neighborhood members say it took months of telephone calls and talking out at board conferences to get the county to put money into these numerous neighborhoods, leaving many different companies to shutter their doorways.

8:39 a.m.: Folsom Jail experiences first COVID-19-related loss of life

Folsom State Jail has reported its first inmate loss of life associated to COVID-19 because the virus quickly spreads via the ability.

In response to state knowledge on COVID-19 in correctional amenities, the jail has reported 537 new COVID-19 circumstances prior to now 14 days, together with 491 inmates nonetheless in custody. The Sacramento Bee first reported the loss of life of an inmate this weekend.

General, no less than 1,245 inmates at Folsom State Jail have examined optimistic for the reason that begin of the pandemic, greater than half of the two,403 individuals at present incarcerated on the jail. 

Sunday, September 27

10:25 a.m.: Cal State Lengthy Seaside publicizes quarantine after 5 college students take a look at optimistic

California State College, Lengthy Seaside introduced Saturday it would place all college students who stay on campus in quarantine after 5 college students examined optimistic for COVID-19.

The college can also be stopping in-person instruction for 2 weeks to permit for contact tracing and testing employees members who might have are available in contact with the scholars. Services may also be cleaned and disinfected.

In a press release, CSULB President Jane Shut Conoley mentioned that college officers came upon late Friday that some college students had “congregated socially off campus earlier this month.” 

Faculties across the nation have confronted COVID-19 outbreaks as college students return to courses. This week San Diego State reported 20 new circumstances, bringing its whole to 933.

Saturday, September 26

2:33 p.m.: Sacramento Bee leaving downtown headquarters

The Sacramento Bee is leaving its downtown headquarters at 21st and Q Streets. 

The paper made the announcement itself on-line and in Friday’s print version. The constructing has housed the Bee’s places of work, newsroom and printing press since Could of 1952. 

The departure might be gradual over the following yr, with printing outsourced to distributors in Northern California.  At the very least 200 manufacturing workers will lose their jobs when that occurs.

The Bee says most of its reporters make money working from home in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and that may proceed.  When it’s secure to take action, the paper experiences, a brand new newsroom in a smaller, inexpensive bodily constructing will start operations.

Friday, September 25

5:35 p.m.: California virus hospitalizations may surge in subsequent month

California has begun to see early however regarding upticks in coronavirus knowledge after a interval of decline. 

California Well being Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly mentioned Friday the will increase embrace the case fee, hospital emergency division visits for COVID-19 and new hospitalizations for confirmed or suspected circumstances. Ghaly says the developments seem largely attributable to the Labor Day vacation and will result in an 89% improve in hospitalizations within the subsequent month.  

Ghaly famous the state is heading into one other scorching weekend which may improve individuals gathering with others. He urged renewed efforts to stop unfold.

5:14 p.m.: Central Valley jail to shut to scale back variety of individuals incarcerated

California subsequent yr will shut a Central Valley jail holding about 1,500 male inmates.  

The choice introduced Friday is Gov. Gavin Newsom’s newest step to scale back the state’s incarceration footprint partly in response to the coronavirus and big associated price range cuts. 

Officers say shuttering the 67-year-old Deuel Vocational Establishment in Tracy will save about $182 million yearly. A sequence of recent legal guidelines and poll measures over practically a decade considerably shrunk what as soon as was the nation’s largest state jail inhabitants.

Newsom additionally permitted the sooner releases of greater than 10,000 inmates in response to the pandemic.

3:34 p.m.: Some California mother and father are turning to non-public faculties for in-person studying

Elementary faculties throughout the state have been making use of for waivers to renew in-person instructing, however an image of disparity is rising, based on CalMatters.

At the very least 25% of California’s Okay-6 private-schools, totaling greater than 500 faculties, have had their waivers permitted, versus just one.6% of public faculties, totaling round 120 faculties. Ventura County Public Well being Officer Dr. Rovert Levin says, “If we’re educating children in non-public faculties and never educating children in public faculties, then what’s going to come back out of that’s an training and sophistication distinction, in the end.”

Reopening non-public faculties has fewer obstacles than reopening public faculties. Typically, non-public establishments might not have lecturers unions, or solely must get a buy-in from a smaller subset of their local people. As completely different counties transfer at completely different speeds via the coronavirus danger tier system, this might set off an imbalance in training, as some districts stay distance-learning.

10:48 a.m.: California Worldwide Marathon canceled resulting from pandemic

The Sacramento Working Affiliation introduced immediately that they’re canceling this yr’s California Worldwide Marathon due to COVID-19.

Regardless of engaged on establishing well being and security protocols for the occasion, the affiliation felt that the expertise would have been an excessive amount of of a departure from earlier years.

“We all know there was an anxious pressure on our registrants as we labored via our choices,” organizers wrote in a press release. ” As one of many final occasions on the calendar, we felt prefer it was our duty to proceed to trip the waves of change as a possible beacon of hope in what has been a unstable 2020.”

Registrants who signed up again in April acquired a voucher code of their emails immediately that may enable them to join free for any of the three races deliberate for 2021-2023.

9:10 a.m.: California state well being officers say extreme flu season may overwhelm hospitals

With flu season arriving, California well being officers are nervous a few twin pandemic with COVID-19, based on the Related Press. This yr’s flu season may overwhelm hospitals which are additionally coping with coronavirus sufferers.

California Secretary of Well being and Human Companies Dr. Mark Ghaly joined with the heads of the state’s hospitals and medical associations in urging individuals to get the flu shot now. Ghaly mentioned that whereas the state has seen progress within the latest weeks with a drop in optimistic COVID-19 circumstances, officers anticipate an uptick because the economic system slowly opens.

The openings make it essential for hospitals to maintain mattress area obtainable. Officers mentioned hospitals within the state are at present treating 3,500 confirmed and suspected COVID-19 sufferers, of which about 30% are in intensive care models.

Thursday, September 24

5:15 p.m.: Pac-12 to begin soccer season on Nov. 6

The Pac-12 is about to begin up a six-game soccer common season on Nov. 6.

The Pac-12’s CEO group of college presidents voted unanimously to carry a moratorium on athletic competitors for faculties and resume soccer and basketball. This implies males’s and girls’s basketball seasons can begin on Nov. 25, according to the NCAA’s not too long ago introduced opening date.

The convention’s soccer championship recreation might be held Dec. 18.

This transfer follows the Massive Ten overturning its August determination to postpone its season till spring over issues about enjoying via the pandemic.

1:51 p.m.: California public well being officers can now be part of state’s tackle safety program

California public well being officers will now have the choice to make their dwelling addresses confidential. It’s a part of an effort to guard these workers from hostile threats associated to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The state’s “Protected At House” program was beforehand reserved for sexual assault and home violence survivors, victims of stalking, human trafficking or elder abuse and reproductive well being care employees. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an order to permit well being officers to entry this system.

Kat Deburgh with the Well being Officers Affiliation of California says this can be a mandatory step.

“Well being officers enter this discipline to guard individuals, and this new period of vitriol and partisanship have actually modified issues.”

She says 10 public well being officers have resigned for the reason that starting of the pandemic. One among them was the well being officer for Orange County, who stepped down following protests outdoors her dwelling.

11:07 a.m.: CDC releases security tips for Halloween, Día de los Muertos and Thanksgiving

Trick-or-treating is not really helpful this Halloween, based on new tips launched by the usCenters for Illness Management and Prevention.

The CDC has not too long ago launched info on exercise danger ranges of fall holidays, together with Halloween, Día de los Muertos, and Thanksgiving. Some options for lower-risk actions for Halloween embrace:

  • Doing Halloween scavenger hunts the place kids search for Halloween-themed decorations outdoors and from a distance round their neighborhood

  • Having a scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search with family members inside your house or in your yard

Reasonable danger actions embrace getting ready Halloween goodie luggage and inserting them on the fringe of a driveway or yard for neighborhood kids to take them.

One of many highest danger actions is collaborating in conventional trick-or-treating and attending crowded indoor costume events. The CDC recommends avoiding these to assist mitigate the unfold of COVID-19.

The CDC additionally has a listing of suggestions on the way to safely rejoice spiritual holidays this fall like Yom Kippur, Navratri, and Diwali.

10:39 a.m.: Youngsters are being held out of kindergarten at increased charges because of the pandemic

Younger kids who had their preschool lower brief within the springtime are being held out of kindergarten enrollment at a better than common fee as many college districts start the yr on-line, based on the Related Press.

That is elevating issues that the pandemic may have an outsized influence on the nation’s youngest college students. A College of Oregon survey discovered that this month, 17% of fogeys have been delaying sending their kids to kindergarten– a stark distinction to the everyday yearly fee of 4%.

College districts in Los Angeles and Nashville, Tennessee, are amongst these reporting drops in enrollment.

Wednesday, September 23

6:28 p.m.: After disagreement with supervisors, former Placer well being officer takes place with Yolo County

Dr. Aimee Sisson, who resigned as  public well being officer and public well being director for Placer County this month, will begin because the well being officer for Yolo County on Oct. 26.

Yolo County introduced Wednesday that the county board of supervisors had permitted Sisson for the place. Yolo’s former well being officer retired in June.

Sisson left her put up in Placer County after the board of supervisors there terminated their native public well being emergency round COVID-19. Supervisors cited financial issues, and wrote in a press release that, “the circumstances that led to proclaiming the unique emergency now not exist.”

Yolo County’s emergency order remains to be in place. 

“I’m leaving Placer County as a result of it grew to become clear that I may now not be efficient in my function,” Sisson mentioned in a ready assertion concerning the transfer. “An vital function of the well being officer is to function an adviser to the Board of Supervisors. When a Board of Supervisors now not seeks the recommendation of its well being officer in making public well being selections, that well being officer is ineffective.”

A number of public well being officers have resigned or retired in the course of the pandemic, with consultants saying burnout and battle with authorities officers are main elements.

In Yolo County, Sisson will serve solely as public well being officer — in Placer County she was additionally the general public well being director. She wrote in her assertion that now not carrying “two hats” will enable her to “concentrate on well being officer duties.”

She says the demographics of Yolo County create distinctive challenges that she’s able to face, such because the prevalence of older adults, the big variety of farmworkers and the presence of a giant college. 

“The County has responded nicely to those challenges and I’ve little question that we are going to proceed to take action collectively,” she mentioned. 

Public well being officers will possible proceed to face public stress to reopen as counties transfer to much less restrictive orders below the state’s new tiered system.

2:45 p.m.: No Masks Nevada demonstrators protest outdoors the governor’s non-public dwelling

Monday, about 100 demonstrators gathered outdoors Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s non-public dwelling in Las Vegas to protest the state’s masks mandate, based on the Related Press.

The political motion committee No Masks Nevada deliberate the  protest after Sisolak applied the order, The Las Vegas Overview-Journal experiences. The group ballooned to almost 100 demonstrators after beginning with a smaller gathering of about 50 individuals.

A member of the governor’s medical workforce, Brian Labus, says that surgical and fabric masks successfully cut back the unfold of COVID-19.

9:56 a.m.: Nevada is working to determine the way to finest use new take a look at knowledge in pandemic

Nevada has relied closely on molecular checks to gauge the unfold of COVID-19 for the reason that begin of the pandemic. Because the federal authorities deploys 150 million antigen checks, the state is weighing the way to finest report knowledge from completely different sorts of checks, based on The Related Press.

Nevada is without doubt one of the greater than 20 states that don’t report full knowledge on antigen checks to the general public. Selections over the way to interpret the much less dependable however quicker checks may have an effect on selections about Nevada’s future pandemic directives, capability limits on public locations, enterprise closures and the face-covering mandate.

Tuesday, September 22

5:55 p.m.: California reopens nail salons as infections hit lowest fee

California nail salons Tuesday joined barbershops and hair salons in with the ability to function indoors with modifications it doesn’t matter what COVID-19 tier their county is in. 

“Understanding the variety of steps they will take to make a decrease danger setting for each employees and clients with some new addition to that sector steering and the way to arrange operations in a means that’s decrease danger,” state Well being and Human Companies Director Mark Ghaly mentioned.

However Ghaly cautioned that California’s reopening should stay gradual and stringent and residents can not let their guard down as flu season arrives and circumstances rise in Europe and different elements of the U.S. 

Pissed off enterprise house owners, together with operators of Disneyland, are pushing for a broader and swifter reopening plan. The state has had greater than 15,000 deaths and 780,000 confirmed circumstances, probably the most circumstances within the nation.

2:17 p.m.: Some Northern California counties transfer right into a decrease danger tier

Some Northern California counties have moved right into a decrease COVID-19 danger tier within the state’s color-coded system, based on knowledge launched by the California Division of Public Well being.

El Dorado, Lassen, and Nevada counties all moved from tier two, representing a considerable danger degree, to tier three, decreasing the chance degree to average.

In tier three, these counties can slowly open up extra companies like bars, distilleries, and indoor playgrounds with modifications. Solano County has moved to tier two from tier one, whereas different counties like Butte, Glenn and Sacramento are nonetheless in tier one with widespread danger.

1:48 p.m.: NFL coaches and groups fined for lack of masks utilization

The NFL has fined a number of coaches $100,000 and their groups $250,000 every after they ignored a warning that they needed to cowl their noses and mouths all through video games.

The steering on face coverings got here in a strongly-worded memo from Govt Vice President of Soccer Operations Troy Vincent, encouraging coaches and groups to heed the warning lest they put the fledgling season in danger in the course of the coronavirus outbreak.

Whereas gamers have been taking every day COVID-19 checks, and the groups are going to nice lengths to verify they play this season, coaches have been defying the face-covering mandates.

10:40 a.m.: US Males’s soccer workforce cancels October video games resulting from pandemic

The U.S. males’s soccer workforce’s October matches are canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The workforce might be restricted to a most of three video games in 2020, the fewest since 1987.

The U.S. Soccer Federation is trying to schedule a pair of pleasant matches as an alternative for Europe in November. The workforce has solely performed one match this yr in opposition to Costa Rica on February 1, in Carson, California. The rating was 1-0, with the U.S. males’s workforce profitable.

World Cup qualifying was rescheduled to begin in June 2021, however CONCACAF mentioned it will likely be postponed once more.

10:25 a.m.: Nevada gained’t revoke $8.9 million in COVID-19 reduction from Douglas County

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak says he doesn’t plan to take again $8.9 million in coronavirus reduction {dollars} that the state allotted to Douglas County, regardless of native officers beforehand agreeing to permit President Donald Trump to host a marketing campaign rally earlier this month, based on the Related Press.

Nevada supplied these reduction funds on the situation that the county enforces statewide directives, together with limiting public gatherings to 50 individuals. Douglas County officers mentioned they weighed First Modification issues with state directives earlier than deciding to permit the rally, which jeopardized the funds.

Sisolak mentioned he in the end selected to not rescind the funds and never punish residents for his or her officers’ selections.

Monday, September 21

5:34 p.m.: Campus outbreak threatens San Diego’s reopening plan

A coronavirus outbreak at a school has pushed certainly one of California’s largest counties to the brink of extra enterprise shutdowns. 

It is a dizzying and discouraging flip of occasions for San Diego County and its 3.Three million residents. Lower than a month in the past, San Diego was the one county in Southern California to advance to a second tier within the state’s four-tiered reopening template for counties. However greater than 800 circumstances at San Diego State College modified the outlook. 

On Tuesday, the state will replace the state’s reopening state of affairs and it is anticipated San Diego will fall again to probably the most restrictive tier. Amongst different issues, meaning eating places could not provide indoor eating.

5:28 p.m.: Trump marketing campaign lawsuit difficult Nevada vote-by-mail-law dismissed

A federal choose has dismissed a lawsuit from President Donald Trump’s reelection marketing campaign difficult Nevada’s new vote-by-mail regulation. 

Trump’s marketing campaign filed lawsuits in a number of states over voting guidelines and had requested the choose to dam a brand new Nevada regulation that requires mail-in ballots to mechanically be despatched to all lively voters, a change prompted by the coronavirus. The marketing campaign has argued the regulation is unconstitutional. 

The choose says the Trump marketing campaign made allegations that have been coverage disagreements however didn’t present any constitutional harms.

1:38 p.m.: Nevada COVID-19 circumstances close to 76,000

Nevada state well being officers reported 385 new optimistic COVID-19 circumstances and three extra deaths, based on the Related Press. This information will increase the statewide totals to 75,804 circumstances and 1,531 deaths for the reason that pandemic started.

The state’s Division of Well being Companies officers say that just about 64,000 circumstances have been in Clark County, which incorporates Las Vegas. The AP analyzed knowledge from John Hopkins College that confirmed the seven-day rolling averages of every day new circumstances and deaths in Nevada have been declining over the previous two weeks.

The an infection quantity is considered a lot increased as a result of many individuals haven’t been examined and others could also be asymptomatic carriers.

9:19 a.m.: US Film theaters proceed to battle throughout pandemic

Regardless of three quarters of the nation’s film theaters reopening, People aren’t all in favour of film evening, even with newly launched movies, based on the Related Press.

Massive studio releases like Warner Bros.’ “Tenet”, Disney’s “The New Mutants”, and Sony’s “The Damaged Hearts Gallery” have all continued to limp alongside. Disney’s “Mulan” plunged 72% in its second weekend in China resulting from audiences largely rejecting the live-action remake.

8:34 a.m.: California unemployment claims paused for 2 weeks

California won’t be processing new unemployment claims for the following two weeks because the state works out a plan to sort out the backlog of practically 600,000 claims and stop fraud, based on the Related Press.

The pause was introduced on Saturday. Backlogged unemployment claims haven’t been processed for greater than 21 days resulting from outdated know-how converging with the state’s unprecedented wave of recent claims. Statewide, greater than 2 million persons are out of labor.

Sunday, September 20

10:55 a.m.: California coronavirus loss of life toll passes 15,000 mark

California’s loss of life rely from the coronavirus has surpassed 15,000 even because the state noticed widespread enchancment in an infection ranges.

A tally by Johns Hopkins College put California’s loss of life toll at 15,026 on Sunday, the fourth highest within the nation.

New York has suffered by far probably the most deaths — 33,081 — adopted New Jersey, which has about half as many. Texas is third.

California has had probably the most confirmed virus circumstances within the nation with about 775,000 however key indicators have fallen dramatically since a spike that began after Memorial Day weekend prompted statewide shutdowns of companies.

Saturday, September 19

2:00 p.m.: State unemployment fee fell to 11.4% in August

California’s unemployment fee fell to 11.4% in August. The Employment Growth Division says the state added 102,000 jobs final month. Most of these have been authorities positions, together with momentary positions for the U.S. Census.

California misplaced greater than 2.6 million jobs in March and April due to the coronavirus. The state has regained practically a 3rd of these jobs. However consultants warn different indicators present the state’s economic system has stalled with no fast restoration in sight. 

Eating places and different hospitality companies have been the toughest hit. The business misplaced one other 14,600 jobs in August with coronavirus restrictions nonetheless in place throughout a lot of the state.

1:56 p.m.: Northern Nevada faculties see COVID circumstances climbing

Northern Nevada faculties reopened final month, with some college students on campus and others on-line. Since then, COVID-19 circumstances have been climbing amongst college students and employees. 

To date, 27 college students and 17 employees members in Washoe County College District have examined optimistic.

Superintendent Kristen McNeill says lots of these circumstances are now not lively.

However district employees are working with public well being officers to supply contact tracing within the faculties the place circumstances have appeared.

“We’re in touch with them every day,” McNeil mentioned. “They’ve diverted assets to pediatric contact tracing after which we even have employed two worker well being nurses to assist on the employees aspect.”

McNeill says it doesn’t seem group transmission is going on on campuses. A couple of third of district college students are enrolled in full-time distance studying.

Friday, September 18

5:27 p.m.: Sacramento area unemployment bettering however stays excessive 

Unemployment within the Sacramento space remains to be excessive in comparison with final yr right now, earlier than the pandemic. 

Numbers out Friday present the jobless fee was 9.4 % in August, up about 5.5 share factors from August of final yr. However that 9.4% is down from July’s fee of 11.6%. 

“We did see a decline within the variety of unemployed from July to August,” mentioned Cara Welch with the state Employment Growth Division. “We’re gaining among the jobs again that have been misplaced in the course of the month of April when the unemployment fee drastically elevated. So we’re seeing a rebound of a few of these jobs.”

Together with sectors like authorities, which gained 7,000 jobs; skilled and enterprise companies, which noticed a month-over improve of two,500 positions; and well being and training companies, which gained 1,200 jobs.

2:58 p.m.: Colleges could also be impacted if counties see virus restrictions

California faculties that haven’t resumed in-person instruction won’t be allowed to take action if the counties the place they’re situated are moved to a extra restrictive tier resulting from rising virus circumstances. 

The state says Okay-12 faculties can reopen in a county as soon as it has been moved out of probably the most restrictive purple tier — which alerts widespread virus transmission — for 2 weeks. 

A latest rise in coronavirus circumstances tied to San Diego State College may push San Diego County to probably the most restrictive tier when the state’s color-coded system for enterprise reopenings is up to date subsequent week. Some districts there had set campus return dates within the coming weeks.

10:40 a.m.: Newsom indicators regulation requiring employers to alert workers of potential COVID-19 publicity

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a invoice into regulation on Thursday that may require employers to alert their workers if they have been probably uncovered to COVID-19 whereas at work, based on The Sacramento Bee.

AB 685 requires employers to supply a written discover to workers and subcontractors instructing them to self-isolate after potential publicity from a co-worker that both examined optimistic for COVID-19 or has been instructed to self-isolate.

The discover should be delivered inside one enterprise day after discovering out a few potential an infection.

10:32 a.m.: Bay Space church fined $112Okay for holding indoor companies

The pastor of a San Francisco Bay Space church that racked $112,000 in fines for defying the native public well being order by holding indoor companies has begun holding companies within the church parking zone.

KGO-TV experiences Pastor Jack Trieber of the three,000-seat North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara mentioned he’ll maintain companies outside till well being officers give the inexperienced gentle to indoor companies. County officers informed the tv station there have been no plans to forgive the fines and that the county’s enforcement motion was over as a result of the church was complying.

Thursday, September 17

6:07 p.m.: Newsom indicators legal guidelines to guard employees from virus

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed two payments into regulation which are geared toward defending employees from the coronavirus. 

One among them makes individuals who have the coronavirus eligible for employees compensation advantages. One other requires firms to warn their workers if they’ve been uncovered to somebody who has examined optimistic for the virus. 

Enterprise teams opposed each legal guidelines, calling them imprecise and unworkable. Newsom mentioned Thursday that the legal guidelines prioritize the state’s workforce. He signed them throughout a Zoom name with supporters. 

The employees compensation regulation takes impact instantly. The notification regulation takes impact on Jan. 1.

4:59 p.m.: Sacramento County may look to ease Restrictions in mid-October, well being officer says

Each county in California is within the strategy of attempting to reopen as the specter of COVID-19 lingers. However the brand new state means of attending to a spot of reopening is a four-tiered method marked by colours. 

Purple signifies probably the most danger and yellow the least. Every tier represents a degree of how open companies could be.

Sacramento County Public Well being Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye says the county could possibly be leaving the purple tier across the center of October. The county is reporting 9 circumstances per 100,000 residents every day, and should enhance that to seven earlier than the state will change its standing.

“On the fee that we have been going, we really feel that we will make that inside the subsequent couple of weeks. And our positivity fee is at 5.7%,” Kasirye mentioned. “And so we’ve hit the mark to have the ability to transfer into tier two.”

About 16 counties are within the second tier, 10 within the third and solely two counties have minimal danger: Alpine and Mono counties.

9:44 a.m.: Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak asks White Home about President Trump’s weekend rallies within the state

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak requested in a letter to Vice President Mike Pence why President Donald Trump’s marketing campaign went in opposition to federal tips on public gatherings by holding two rallies within the state final weekend.

Beforehand Sisolak has used a average tone with the White Home and its dealing with of the COVID-19 pandemic. This letter mirrored a departure from that.

Sisolak additionally mentioned Wednesday that state officers would evaluation Nevada’s 50-person cap on public gatherings and 50% capability restrict on companies, together with casinos.

On Wednesday, the state reported 208 new confirmed coronavirus circumstances and 12 deaths, bringing the state’s whole variety of deaths as much as 1,494.

9:36 a.m.: California’s coronavirus caseload is trending downwards

Gov. Gavin Newsom introduced yesterday that California’s coronavirus caseload is down one other 15% this week. The state’s take a look at positivity fee is the bottom it’s been since Could at 3.6%, whereas hospital and ICU charges are down 22%.

The governor warns that this excellent news doesn’t warrant a extra relaxed angle with mask-wearing or bodily distancing, as a result of the case numbers may go up once more. 

Nonetheless, the state is constant to permit some important reopenings, together with some in sports activities. Newsom mentioned that Pac-12 soccer may begin up once more, with restrictions.

Wednesday, September 16

5:10 p.m.: California says faculty virus circumstances a part of group unfold

California officers say the state will not take into account eradicating faculty college students’ virus circumstances from a county’s knowledge as a result of they’re a part of a group and may contribute to the unfold of the sickness. 

The problem arose as San Diego County has seen greater than 700 circumstances amongst faculty college students and others which have helped drive up infections. The county’s chief administrative officer has mentioned she would ask the state to exclude San Diego State College circumstances from its rely, however Gov. Gavin Newsom says he isn’t contemplating that. 

Whereas California has seen virus infections gradual in latest weeks, San Diego County has recorded a latest improve, which may result in extra restrictions.

3:38 p.m.: Pac-12 soccer plans stay in holding sample

Any plans for the Pac-12 to affix the Massive Ten in returning to soccer are on maintain resulting from well being insurance policies in two states inside the convention. 

The Massive Ten modified course and mentioned it can start an eight-game soccer schedule on Oct. 23. The Pac-12 has additionally reconsidered beginning its soccer season this fall, however doesn’t have approval from state and native well being officers in California and Oregon to begin contact practices. 

On Wednesday California Gov. Gavin Newsom mentioned state rules don’t forestall faculty soccer from beginning.

“There’s nothing in our tips that forestall these video games from occurring,” Newsom mentioned. “There’s nothing within the tips saying the Pac-12 can not transfer ahead.” 

The Pac-12 has introduced a partnership that may give the convention’s faculties the capability to carry out every day, speedy COVID-19 checks on athletes.

10:02 a.m.: Federal authorities outlines free COVID-19 vaccine plans

The U.S. authorities is drafting a plan on the way to make the longer term COVID-19 vaccines free to all People.

On the similar time, high authorities well being officers are being requested to reply on any political interference in authorities scientific info. The Related Press experiences that there could also be an accompanying “playbook” for various localities and states.

Federal well being businesses and the Protection Division have a tough timeline for the vaccine program to begin regularly in January 2021 or later this yr, if obtainable. In response to an AP ballot performed earlier this yr, solely about half of People mentioned they might get a shot.

Tuesday, September 15

5:45 p.m.: Fresno choose orders college to cease in-person courses

A Fresno County choose has ordered school rooms closed at a non-public college that has defied state and native well being orders geared toward slowing the unfold of the coronavirus. 

The ruling Tuesday marked a authorized victory for Fresno County well being officers, who had unsuccessfully ordered Immanuel Colleges final month to cease in-person instruction. The Okay-12 Christian college, with about 600 college students, reopened its campus on Aug. 13. 

It argued that oldsters ought to determine if their kids attend college and claimed college students had achieved herd immunity. The choose mentioned the varsity working poses “irreparable hurt” to the group in the course of the pandemic.

12:59 p.m.: California health facilities sue state over virus closures

California health facilities have filed a lawsuit alleging Gov. Gavin Newsom’s measures geared toward curbing the unfold of the coronavirus unfairly goal the business and are demanding they be allowed to reopen. 

Scott Avenue, a lawyer for the California Health Alliance, mentioned Tuesday that the go well with was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Courtroom. It accuses state and Los Angeles County officers of requiring gyms to shut with out offering proof that they contribute to virus outbreaks and at a time when staying wholesome is essential to residents. 

A message searching for remark was despatched to the California Division of Public Well being.

9:21 a.m.: California’s take a look at positivity fee at its lowest since April

Over the previous week, California’s COVID-19 take a look at positivity fee was 3.5%, the bottom it’s been since knowledge reporting began in March, based on the Los Angeles Instances. August’s positivity fee was practically twice as excessive.

Some well being officers consider that the decrease fee could possibly be attributed to fewer individuals getting examined in the course of the wildfires, and a potential yet-to-be-seen transmission surge after Labor Day weekend.

“We’re, actually, considerably challenged about getting good knowledge as a result of we’ve had each excessive warmth and we’ve had the fires which have created unhealthy air circumstances,” mentioned the Director of Los Angeles County’s Division of Public Well being Barbara Ferrer. “What that’s led to, sadly, is so much much less testing.”

8:56 a.m.: Nevada well being officers anticipate uptick in new coronavirus circumstances after presidential rally final weekend

After final weekend’s Nevada rally for President Donald Trump, well being officers say they anticipate to see progress of their state’s coronavirus circumstances, based on the Related Press.

Trump’s rallies in Minden and Henderson each violated the state’s 50-person cap on occasions. 1000’s of largely mask-less supporters attended each, with the Henderson rally being held indoors. That is the primary rally Trump has held indoors since his one in Tulsa, Oklahoma in June. Well being officers say {that a} surge of circumstances quickly after was “possible contributed” by the rally.

As of Monday, Nevada had reported 73,814 circumstances of COVID-19 for the reason that begin of the pandemic, and 1,456 deaths.

Monday, September 14

3:40 p.m.: Sacramento County now not counting inmates in Folsom COVID-19 case rely

Beginning this week, inmates at Folsom State Jail who take a look at optimistic for COVID-19 will now not be counted into the town of Folsom’s COVID-19 case rely, based on Sacramento County Public Well being.

As an alternative, inmates who’ve examined optimistic might be counted as circumstances within the unincorporated space of the county.

This transformation led to a drop within the variety of cumulative circumstances reported in Folsom for the reason that begin of the pandemic on Monday, and a rise within the variety of cumulative circumstances reported within the county’s unincorporated areas. Due to this transformation, Folsom went from having 727 cumulative circumstances reported as of September 11 to having 355 cumulative circumstances as of September 14.

Folsom State Jail reported an outbreak of COVID-19 in August, which was the biggest outbreak within the state’s jail system on the time with 224 inmates actively contaminated.

9:21 a.m.: CDC examine reveals adults with COVID-19 have been twice as more likely to have dined out

Adults who examined optimistic for COVID-19 have been about twice as more likely to have dined at a restaurant inside the two-week interval earlier than getting sick than those that examined damaging, a new examine from the CDC reveals.

NPR reported that the examine discovered that individuals who examined optimistic and people who examined damaging had gone to retailers, hair salons, in-home group gatherings, and the health club at across the similar fee. Nonetheless, those that examined optimistic reported having dined out at a restaurant within the two weeks earlier than getting sick at a better fee than those that examined damaging.

The examine doesn’t differentiate between outside or indoor eating.

“Masks can’t be successfully worn whereas consuming and consuming, whereas procuring and quite a few different indoor actions don’t preclude masks use,” CDC researchers wrote.

8:59 a.m.: President Trump held indoor rally this weekend in Nevada, in opposition to state rules

President Donald Trump held an indoor rally this weekend in a Nevada warehouse in defiance of state and federal well being rules and tips, based on the Related Press.

That is his first indoor rally since a rally in June in Tulsa, Oklahoma that was blamed for a surge of COVID-19 infections.

At Sunday’s indoor rally, the president informed his practically mask-less packed crowd that the nation was “making the final flip” in defeating the virus. The president made no early point out on the rally that the pandemic was nonetheless claiming 1,000 lives a day and has killed practically 200,000 People.

Sunday, September 13

11:00 a.m.: California now has practically 755,000 COVID-19 circumstances

In response to the California Division of Public Well being, California has 754,923 confirmed circumstances thus far.

On Saturday, there have been 4,625 newly recorded confirmed circumstances. 

There have been 14,329 COVID-19 deaths for the reason that begin of the pandemic. 

Saturday, September 11

11:00 a.m.: Giants postpone two video games after optimistic take a look at

Friday evening’s recreation between the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres was postponed minutes earlier than the scheduled first pitch after somebody within the Giants group examined optimistic for COVID-19. 

Saturday evening’s recreation additionally was known as off at Petco Park. 

This was the primary postponement for each groups resulting from COVID-19. There have been 45 video games within the majors postponed this season due to coronavirus issues.

Friday, September 11

5 p.m.: Sacramento County passes 20,000 COVID-19 circumstances

Sacramento County has now recorded greater than 20,000 confirmed COVID-19 circumstances for the reason that begin of the pandemic, together with 350 deaths.

The county stays within the most-restrictive tier of the state’s new COVID-19 reopening plan. Up to now week Sacramento has recorded 9.Three circumstances per 100,000 residents. It will want to enhance to lower than 7 for no less than three weeks to be able to transfer to a brand new tier.

Whereas the bulk of people that have died have been older than 80, residents of their 20’s usually tend to contract the virus. One out of each 5 individuals contaminated with the virus in Sacramento County have been between 20-29 years outdated.

Of circumstances the place the race and ethnicity of the sufferer are identified, 33% are hispanic or latino, in comparison with 23% for the county inhabitants as a complete.

4:21 p.m.: Nevada panel says Reno bars can reopen, Las Vegas should stay closed

A Nevada state coronavirus oversight panel says bars have to stay closed in Las Vegas, however can reopen in Pahrump and might be allowed to open subsequent week within the Reno space. 

The COVID-19 activity drive cited a falling variety of virus circumstances in Nye County for the Pahrump determination. Re-openings in Washoe County will start subsequent Thursday, topic to approval of enforcement measures for face coverings and a 50% capability. 

About 30 native bar house owners shaped the Washoe County Bar/Taproom Coalition and agreed to complete working requirements. The duty drive says Washoe County’s positivity fee is under 10% and trending downward.

9:01 a.m.: Newsom indicators emergency invoice to grant extra employees COVID-19 sick go away

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed emergency laws requiring paid sick time for extra employees within the state uncovered to COVID-19.

As an urgency measure, it goes into regulation instantly, based on the Sacramento Enterprise Journal. Full-time employees in firms with 500 or extra workers might be assured two weeks of paid sick pay in the event that they’re uncovered.

The governor’s workplace says this invoice fills within the gaps between a beforehand signed government order and federal paid sick go away coverage. Teams affected by this new regulation embrace employers with over 500 workers, meals sector employees, and each private and non-private first responders and well being care employees not beforehand lined by their employer below federal regulation.

The brand new invoice additionally creates a pilot household go away medicine program for small companies and prohibits workers from pursuing civil motion in opposition to an organization till they full mediation with the State Division of Truthful Employment and Housing.

Thursday, September 10

6:52 p.m.: California might start wider screening with fast virus checks

California’s typical turnaround time for coronavirus checks has dropped to lower than two days. 

State well being officers mentioned Thursday that degree permits for efficient isolation and quarantine of those that are contaminated to restrict the unfold. 

Well being officers mentioned two-thirds of the take a look at outcomes are actually obtainable inside sooner or later, and practically 90% inside two days. That is down from as many as seven enterprise days final month. 

Enhancements in capability and turnaround will enable the state to quickly start what is usually known as surveillance testing.

5:03 p.m.: California State College to maintain courses on-line subsequent time period

California State College says courses at its 23 campuses will keep primarily on-line when the following time period begins in January resulting from anticipated will increase in coronavirus circumstances later this yr. 

Chancellor Timothy White knowledgeable school, employees and 480,000 undergraduate college students of the choice Thursday. White says the choice was based mostly on elements like the necessity to publicize course choices and enroll college students for the following time period in addition to forecasts that infections will spike this winter. 

He additionally cited “an inadequate testing and contact-tracing infrastructure” as causes for persevering with the following time period just about.

1:35 p.m.: Butte County briefly permits indoor eating resulting from wildfires, air high quality

As a result of impacts of wildfires within the space, Butte County is briefly permitting eating places to renew indoor eating companies.

Eating places that open indoors can solely function at 25% capability and should place tables 6 ft aside. Servers and clients should additionally put on face coverings.

As soon as the air high quality has improved, eating places might be required to return to solely working outside, per state COVID-19 tips.

Round 20,000 individuals have been requested to evacuate Tuesday evening into Wednesday when the Bear Fireplace, a part of the North Complicated, grew by 97,000 acres in a single day. Three individuals have died within the fires.

7:49 a.m.: Case reporting points, differing rules may influence hopes for fall Pac-12 soccer season

The hope {that a} fall soccer season may occur for the Pac-12 could also be untimely, regardless of the convention’s latest announcement of their means to quickly take a look at athletes, based on the Related Press.

Because of a patchwork of native rules, navigating the coronavirus has been uneven among the many league’s athletic applications. There are additionally inside disagreements about whether or not scholar athletes’ take a look at outcomes needs to be made public.

Different soccer conferences are going through comparable unanswered questions because the soccer season will get nearer to resuming.

Wednesday, September 9

5:42 p.m.: Trump Nevada rallies could possibly be canceled for violating gathering guidelines

President Donald Trump’s plans to carry weekend rallies in Reno and Las Vegas are in jeopardy after native officers warned they might violate Nevada’s ban on gatherings of greater than 50 individuals due to the coronavirus. 

Trump’s Nevada marketing campaign co-chair Adam Laxalt mentioned in a Twitter put up immediately that each occasions to be held at airport hangars Saturday in Reno and Sunday in Las Vegas had been canceled. 

The Nevada Impartial reported that Reno airport officers warned an organization that deliberate to host the rally at a non-public hangar that it will be in violation of each the state’s virus restrictions and the lease of the hangar.

8:01 a.m.: Newsom calls out organizers of Sunday’s giant spiritual rally

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is criticizing the organizers of a state-permitted spiritual rally on the Capitol constructing in downtown Sacramento this previous Sunday.

A California Freeway Patrol spokesperson mentioned the occasion was permitted for as much as 1,000 members, however the company estimates as much as 3,000 individuals attended.

Video reveals most attendees packed collectively and never carrying masks. Public well being tips require masks carrying when social distancing isn’t potential — even outside.

“It doesn’t assist to have 1000’s and 1000’s of individuals not practising bodily distancing or social distancing, not carrying masks, actually, fairly the opposite,” Newsom mentioned in a information convention Tuesday. “Fairly actually, somebody may lose their lives. And I do know that’s not the intent of anybody who organizes these occasions, however it might be the result.”

Newsom says he’s wanting into the incident, and CHP says it can evaluation its allowing tips.

Tuesday, September 8

5:30 p.m.: Placer, Amador counties allowed to ease restrictions 

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has relaxed coronavirus restrictions in 5 extra counties. 

As of Tuesday, Amador, Orange, Placer, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties every moved to a much less restrictive classification within the state’s new tiered system. The announcement means the state has now eased restrictions for greater than Eight million individuals residing in three of the state’s most populous counties — San Diego, Orange and Santa Clara. 

Hospitalizations are down 24% over the previous two weeks. However the Newsom administration is taking it gradual by requiring counties to fulfill benchmarks for 2 consecutive weeks earlier than they are often upgraded. 

As of Tuesday, 33 of the state’s 58 counties are listed within the high tier of the state’s coronavirus monitoring system.

5:15 p.m.: Improved turnaround time for COVID testing in Sacramento County

Sacramento County says it has considerably improved turnaround time for coronavirus testing. Dr. Olivia Kasirye is the county public well being officer. She says testing hit a wall a couple of months in the past.

“There weren’t sufficient appointments obtainable, and in addition there was a really lengthy turnaround time for outcomes,” Kasirye mentioned. “So long as 7 to 9 days in some conditions.”

She mentioned  a nationwide scarcity of provides contributed to the breakdown. Now, the county goals to return leads to 24 to 72 hours. 

Kasirye  mentioned a latest partnership with biomedical firm StemExpress has allowed the county to extend capability at its ten testing websites. There are additionally plans to increase hours of operation in September.

7:54 a.m.: Psychological well being circumstances on the rise throughout pandemic

Because the pandemic enters its sixth month in the USA, psychological well being circumstances are rising. A brand new invoice on California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk would dramatically broaden what insurance coverage firms must cowl.

“It’s an issue that existed earlier than COVID, and COVID has made it worse, by exacerbating despair, anxiousness…” mentioned Democratic Sen. Scott Wiener of San Francisco, who authored the invoice. “We’re seeing individuals who have been in restoration from dependancy who are actually falling off the wagon relapsing.”

The state already requires well being insurers to cowl therapy for some psychological well being circumstances, however critics say that many circumstances are not noted of protection.

Insurance coverage firms and enterprise teams each oppose the growth. The insurance coverage firms declare that this invoice would put an excessive amount of further pressure on an already burdened healthcare system, particularly in rural areas. Enterprise teams, nevertheless, argue that the growth would elevate premiums for employers.

Monday, September 7

10:15 a.m.: Keep away from giant gatherings to stop vacation COVID-19 spike, well being officers advise

This Labor Day weekend, well being officers throughout California are asking residents to keep away from giant gatherings, observe social distancing and hopefully keep away from one other vacation spike in COVID-19 circumstances just like the state noticed following Memorial Day and July Fourth.

“We’re all tempted to get along with household and associates for cookouts and Labor Day celebrations, however caving into that temptation may flip lethal, particularly for our mother and father, grandparents and associates who is likely to be extra vulnerable to the virus,” Appearing State Public Well being Officer Dr. Erica Pan mentioned.

Nevada officers, together with Gov. Steve Sisolak, are additionally pleading with residents to keep away from giant gatherings over the vacation.

Sacramento County’s Division of Regional Parks launched suggestions for stopping the unfold of COVID-19 this weekend for anybody selecting to go to the area’s parks:

  • Sustaining no less than six-foot social distancing from people who aren’t a part of the identical family or residing unit 

  • Regularly washing palms with cleaning soap and water for no less than 20 seconds, or utilizing hand sanitizer that’s acknowledged by the CDC as efficient in combating COVID-19

  • Overlaying coughs and sneezes with a tissue or cloth or, if not potential, into the sleeve or elbow (however not into palms)

  • Avoiding all social interactions outdoors the family when sick with a fever or cough.

Saturday, September 5

12:43 p.m.: California now has over 727,000 COVID-19 circumstances

In response to the California Division of Public Well being, the state now has a complete of  727,239  optimistic circumstances.

There have been 4,956 newly recorded confirmed circumstances of COVID-19 on September 4.

There have been a complete of 13,643 deaths within the state.   

Friday, September 4

5:51 p.m.: Reno-Sparks residents get new COVID-19 useful resource

Officers in Reno-Sparks introduced a brand new COVID-19 monitoring device that reveals the chance of group unfold every day with the hope that it’s going to decrease the chance of transmission by giving residents a neater to learn abstract of the pandemic. 

The Truckee Meadows COVID Threat Meter weighs 5 completely different statistics: requests for COVID-19 checks, the speed of recent infections, take a look at positivity fee, hospitalizations and hospital capability.

Jeremy Smith, director of the Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Company, volunteered to create the chance meter through the use of his background in knowledge evaluation.

“What our mannequin is attempting to do is add it up,” he mentioned. “Are all of these items up on the similar time? And if they’re then we needs to be considering as a group about altering our conduct to deliver them again down.”

The device makes use of a color-coded system just like the EPA’s AirNow web site or Washoe County’s burn codes, which inform residents once they’re allowed to have wooden fires. 

Sparks Metropolis Councilman Kristopher Dahir mentioned the meter might be a “device of hope,” by making COVID-19 updates extra digestible than the extra advanced knowledge dashboards provided by the state and Washoe County. 

“It offers us the power to see what’s occurring and never shock us a lot,” he mentioned.

2:23 p.m.: Woodland Christian College permitted for waiver to restart in-person instruction

Woodland Christian College in Yolo County has been granted a waiver to reopen in-person instruction for college students. It’s the primary elementary college in Yolo County to be permitted for this waiver.

Colleges in counties on the state’s COVID-19 watch listing needed to apply for a waiver from native public well being authorities to be able to do in-person studying. Yolo County had been on the watch listing since July 8. The waiver is barely relevant for grades TK-6.

The watchlist has since been changed by the state’s new tier system, which locations Yolo County within the most-restrictive tier.

Woodland Christian College has made a number of modifications to stop the unfold of COVID-19, together with hiring further employees, creating protocol for responding to employees or college students who get COVID-19, implementing mandatory well being and security measures and growing outside instruction area, based on the county.

Yolo County has additionally acquired six different waiver functions which are at present being thought-about.

8:48 a.m.: U.S. unemployment fee drops significantly in August

The U.S. unemployment fee fell significantly in August from 10.2% to eight.4%, the Related Press experiences.

Regardless of this fall, hiring slowed down in August as employers added the fewest jobs for the reason that pandemic started. In response to the Labor Division, employers added 1.Four million jobs in August, down from 1.7 million in July. Solely about half of the 22 million jobs misplaced in the course of the pandemic have been recovered.

8:41 a.m.: Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak urges state to remain secure over Labor Day weekend

With Labor Day this weekend, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak is pleading with residents to keep away from giant gatherings in celebration of the vacation.

Throughout a Thursday afternoon information convention, the governor mentioned that residents ought to forgo barbecues and events with neighbors, associates, and folks outdoors of their speedy household. Sisolak mentioned these potential gatherings may drive the “single most expansive unfold” of COVID-19.

Thursday, September 3

5:53 p.m.: Most new Butte County circumstances tied to youthful individuals

Butte County is coping with a big improve in COVID-19 circumstances. 

The County’s public well being division experiences the largest rise in numbers amongst individuals ages 18-to-24 residing close to the Chico State campus. Of the 557 optimistic circumstances from August 24-31, round 78% have been 18-to-24 yr olds. 

Whereas Butte County’s Public Well being company says it may possibly’t verify all of the circumstances have been faculty college students, the rise coincides with the beginning of courses. Butte CountyPublic Well being Director Dannette York mentioned the county will stay within the state’s most restrictive coronavirus class until everyone seems to be taking precautions.

“If college-age people don’t be part of the combat and observe these mitigation efforts, or non-pharmaceutical interventions, of social distancing and carrying face coverings, then our circumstances will proceed to climb and we’ll keep on this most restrictive tier,” York mentioned. 

In the meantime, Chico State has revised reopening plans to maneuver to totally on-line programs for the remainder of the autumn semester. It additionally required most college students residing in campus housing to maneuver out of their dorm rooms and flats.

4:18 p.m.: Oakland A’s pitcher Daniel Mengden checks optimistic for COVID-19

Athletics right-hander Daniel Mengden has examined optimistic for the coronavirus. 

He’s asymptomatic however is quarantined at dwelling in Houston, the place he acquired the outcome. The A’s had a three-game sequence at Seattle postponed in addition to final Sunday’s scheduled sequence finale at Houston, the place the A’s discovered of the only optimistic take a look at. 

Oakland normal supervisor David Forst says Mengden was positioned on the 10-day injured listing. The A’s have added new left-hander Mike Minor to the 40-man roster. He was acquired in a commerce with the Texas Rangers.

3:05 p.m.: Nevada church continues court docket battle over pandemic restrictions

The Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley church in rural Nevada is once more attempting to influence the ninth U.S. Circuit of Appeals that the state’s 50-person cap on spiritual gatherings is unconstitutional, the Related Press experiences.

The church filed new briefs with the court docket Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Courtroom refused to droop the restrictions in a 5-Four determination in July. They argue that parishioners’ spiritual freedoms are being violated, and that the cap on spiritual gatherings whereas permitting Nevada’s casinos to function at 50% capability places income forward of the First Modification.

9:01 a.m.: EDD investigating potential widespread unemployment fraud

California lawmakers are wanting into potential fraud on the Employment Growth Division, based on the Los Angeles Instances. Some Californians have been involved about fraud after receiving letters from the EDD addressed to strangers.

The letters are addressed to unrelated individuals and sometimes include debit playing cards loaded with money. California residents aren’t the one ones receiving letters from EDD; some former residents in states like Florida and Connecticut have additionally been receiving letters for claims they didn’t file.

The EDD declined to touch upon the variety of fraudulent circumstances being investigated. These issues come as Californians throughout the state have been left with out essential joblessness advantages after irritating experiences with the EDD.

8:35 a.m.: San Diego State College cancels in-person courses

San Diego State College has halted in-person courses after county well being officers discovered 64 confirmed or possible circumstances of COVID-19 amongst college students on the college, based on the Related Press. The case rely consists of college students residing each on and off-campus.

Over 200 programs, together with some lab courses, have been suspended for a month and can transfer to a digital format. On-campus housing will stay open.

California State College, Chico additionally moved courses on-line this week.

Wednesday, September 2

5:23 p.m.: Greater than 300 Sacramento County residents have died of COVID-19

As of Sept. 2, no less than 304 Sacramento County residents have died of issues from COVID-19 for the reason that pandemic started earlier this yr. 

Greater than half of those individuals, 176, have been residents of the town of Sacramento. There have been 18,413 confirmed circumstances of COVID-19 in Sacramento County.

For extra info on the numbers of confirmed circumstances and deaths in each California county, see our COVID-19 tracker.

4:49 p.m.: Pelosi takes warmth over go to to San Francisco hair salon

Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi is getting warmth over a solo hair salon go to in San Francisco at a time when California companies are restricted by concern over coronavirus. However she says she was complying with the principles as offered to her by the salon. 

Footage aired by Fox Information Channel reveals Pelosi, her masks round her neck slightly than on her face, strolling via the institution. A stylist follows her carrying a masks. 

The salon proprietor mentioned she rents chairs to stylists, and one let her know that Pelosi wished a wash and a blow dry. Out of doors haircuts are allowed, however indoor salons haven’t reopened.

1:58 p.m.: State shifting concentrate on undertaking to accommodate unhoused residents throughout pandemic

Since April, California has supplied momentary housing for 22,000 individuals in a program created to get the state’s unhoused inhabitants in rooms amid the pandemic. However the focus must shift, Gov. Gavin Newsom mentioned in a press convention Wednesday.

“That was an emergency response,” Newsom mentioned. “Now we want a everlasting response, and I’ve lengthy believed that homelessness is solved by everlasting, supportive housing.”

Newsom says “Roomkey” is now merging into “Homekey,” a partnership with state and native governments to spend $600 million to purchase motels, motels and residence buildings statewide by the tip of this calendar yr. 

Cities, counties, native housing businesses and tribal authorities have till September 29 to use for the funding. Solely $50 million of the “Homekey” cash comes from the state’s Basic Fund.  The additional $550 million comes from federal coronavirus reduction funds which should be spent by the tip of the yr.

Watch Gov. Newsom’s full press convention right here.

11:12 a.m.: Monterey Bay Aquarium faces monetary challenges resulting from COVID-19 closure

After 5 months of being closed to the general public, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is going through a projected lack of $45 million this yr, based on Yahoo Information

Furloughs and layoffs have affected 220 of their 580 workers. Because the nonprofit has over 500 workers, the aquarium didn’t qualify for the Paycheck Safety Program, a forgivable coronavirus mortgage via the federal authorities. 

The aquarium has needed to reduce their conservation work, like lowering plastic air pollution and local weather change, resulting from its scaled again price range. 

A grand reopening was deliberate for July 9, however it was cancelled a couple of days earlier than as a result of Monterey County had simply been positioned on the state’s COVID-19 watchlist.

9:56 a.m.: August was California’s deadliest month for COVID-19

August was the deadliest month for COVID-19 in California, based on the Los Angeles Instances.

There have now been greater than 700,000 confirmed circumstances of COVID-19 within the state, the very best variety of whole circumstances for any state within the U.S. California additionally reported 3,745 deaths linked to COVID-19 in August, a rise of 18% over July.

Regardless of this, adjusted for inhabitants, California’s case rely is smaller than 20 different states, together with Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and different Southern states, based on federal knowledge.

Whereas deaths have been growing, hospitalizations peaked in late July, hitting 3,940 this week. Gov. Gavin Newsom not too long ago launched a brand new tiered plan to open up the California economic system. Hair salons and barbershops are allowed to open once more for indoor companies, as are malls and different retail at 25% capability.

8:33 a.m.: Yolo County gives free COVID-19 testing to residents Wednesday night

Yolo County residents can get a free COVID-19 take a look at at Madison City Corridor in Madison on Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 4-7 p.m.

The free testing web site is for Yolo County residents solely, and folks should present a doc with their identify and tackle — similar to mail, a invoice or a driver’s license — to be served.

The positioning is first come, first served and all ages are welcome. Registration is really helpful, not required, to get examined, however registering doesn’t assure a take a look at or a time slot.

Tuesday, September 1

4:55 p.m.: State indicators deal for brand new system after COVID knowledge backlog

California has inked a $15 million cope with a software program firm to develop a brand new COVID-19 monitoring system. 

The announcement Tuesday got here a few month after the state mentioned its present system had undercounted confirmed circumstances. The issue had severe implications, for the reason that state makes use of these numbers to make selections about reopening companies and faculties. 

Officers say the cope with Minnesota-based OptumInsight Inc. will enable the state to higher observe the unfold of the virus. California has extra confirmed circumstances than some other state. However latest developments present these numbers dropping, and the share of optimistic checks can also be declining.

11:37 a.m.: El Dorado County may transfer to decrease coronavirus tier this month

El Dorado County may transfer from the state’s “substantial” coronavirus danger class to the decrease “average” one within the week of Sept. 21.

To maneuver down, the county wants to remain under 4 new circumstances per day on common and hold a take a look at positivity fee under 5% over the following 14 days, based on El Dorado County Public Well being.

In assigning El Dorado County to the substantial tier, the second-most severe within the new system, the state used the county’s knowledge from the week of August 5-11. Counties have to stay of their assigned tier for 3 weeks earlier than shifting to a much less restrictive one. Then, the county can transfer so long as the variety of circumstances and the take a look at positivity fee meet the much less restrictive tier’s requirement within the two most up-to-date weeks.

“El Dorado County’s numbers within the two standards the State is at present utilizing to find out reopening have been trending comparatively decrease over the past two weeks,” El Dorado County Public Well being Officer Dr. Nancy Williams mentioned in a information launch. “The most effective and easiest method to assist guarantee we transfer to the Orange tier within the week of September 21st is for residents and guests to proceed to observe the State’s mandates for face coverings, keep away from gatherings with and stay no less than six ft from others outdoors your family and wash your palms.”

9:41 a.m.: Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak extends eviction moratorium

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has introduced plans to increase the state’s eviction moratorium one other 45 days.

This transfer will present reduction to an estimated 250,000 renters going through the prospect of dropping their housing because of the financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

Sisolak made the choice yesterday, sooner or later earlier than the earlier moratorium was set to run out. Fears of a widespread eviction disaster within the state have been compounded by delays in state help and applications, like unemployment insurance coverage.

Nevada’s moratorium is now set to run out Oct. 16.

8:41 a.m.: Lawmakers go, Newsom indicators eviction reduction invoice

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed AB 3088, a invoice extending a halt to evictions for unpaid hire because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lawmakers handed the invoice Monday. The state’s eviction moratorium was set to run out Sept. 2 if lawmakers didn’t take motion.

AB 3088 pauses evictions via January 31 on account of unpaid hire in the course of the first six months of the pandemic. Renters must fill out paperwork certifying that they have been impacted by COVID-19 to be eligible for protections, and would additionally must pay no less than 25% of their hire beginning in September.

For extra updates on Monday evening’s finish of the California legislative session, head right here.

Monday, August 31

3:56 p.m.: New Sacramento County well being order permits for extra outside actions

Following a brand new ‘tier system’ introduced by Gov. Gavin Newsom final week, Sacramento County well being officers have put out an order detailing what actions are allowed indoors and outside.

Regardless of Newsom’s announcement, companies allowed to function below the brand new system could not reopen till the county formally allowed it with this new order. Beneath the brand new tips, which exchange the final order revealed July 14, the next companies are permitted to function outside:

These companies are allowed to open for indoor operations:

  • Vital infrastructure
  • Hair salons and barbershops
  • All retail (25% most capability)
  • Purchasing facilities (Malls, vacation spot facilities, swap meets, excluding meals courts and customary areas) most 25% capability
  • Skilled sports activities (with out stay audiences)

These companies are allowed to open for outside operations:

  • Private care companies (nail salons, physique waxing, estheticians)
  • Museums, zoos, aquariums
  • Locations of worship
  • Film theaters
  • Gyms and health facilities
  • Eating places
  • Wineries
  • Household Leisure Facilities (e.g. bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades)
  • Cardrooms, satellite tv for pc wagering
  • Bars, pubs, brewpubs and breweries might function outside, provided that they provide sit-down, outside meals

The brand new state reopening technique organizes counties by tiers, that are decided by the variety of new optimistic circumstances per week and the positivity fee. With a every day case rely of 12 per 100,000 and a positivity fee of 8.1%, Sacramento County is listed on the highest danger degree tier within the state. Which means the virus is widespread in the neighborhood. 

These tips don’t change the county’s August 28 order to maintain faculties closed. Colleges can reopen for in-person college once they’ve been in Tier 2 for 2 weeks. A county should stay in its present tier for 21 days, after which meet standards for the following tier for 2 weeks, earlier than shifting to a much less restrictive tier.

2:48 p.m.: CSU Chico cancels courses after 30 COVID-19 circumstances

California State College, Chico canceled the restricted variety of in-person courses it was providing. They are going to be virtual-only at some stage in the autumn semester after practically 30 individuals examined optimistic for the coronavirus days after the autumn semester began.

College President Gayle Hutchinson says college students additionally have to vacate campus housing by the weekend. Hutchinson says she is asking college students to depart campus housing as a result of practically all on-campus residences have no less than one optimistic case and there are issues the numbers will improve. 

6:16 a.m.: Decrease site visitors throughout stay-at-home saved wildlife, examine reveals

A examine reveals California’s stay-at-home order in response to the coronavirus outbreak appears to have saved some wildlife, as decreased site visitors resulted in fewer collisions with mountain lions, deer and different giant animals. 

A examine by the Street Ecology Heart at UC Davis discovered site visitors declined by about 75%  after the emergency order went into impact in March. The variety of animals struck and killed by autos additionally fell, together with a 58% lower in deadly crashes involving mountain lions between the 10 weeks earlier than and 10 weeks after the order.

 

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