California Coronavirus Updates: Thousands and thousands Of Individuals Are Touring Throughout The Vacation Season

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Sacramento well being director apologizes for racial slur in opposition to Asian Individuals

Newsom says household quarantine a ‘very difficult and attempting time’

US seafood trade tanking attributable to pandemic-related causes

Thousands and thousands of Individuals are touring in the course of the vacation season 

Monday, November 23

6:30 p.m.: Sacramento well being director apologizes for racial slur in opposition to Asian Individuals

Every week after Sacramento county’s high well being director referred to as Asian Individuals a racial slur, he says he’s able to work with the group to maneuver ahead.

Dr. Peter Beilenson says one in all his instant responses to calling Asian individuals yellow in a county board assembly was to make amends.

“I made three dozen calls, at the very least, to API group members to apologize so I’ve definitely completed that, and we’ll hopefully be having some ongoing conferences by way of discussions and listening classes that can be greater than only one time,” Beilienson mentioned. 

In a letter addressed to Beilenson, Sacramento API leaders demanded the county deal with well being disparities and maintain common conferences with the group. Advocates say the county’s COVID-19 response within the API group has been missing, particularly on the subject of translation companies.

6:20 p.m.: Newsom says household quarantine a ‘very difficult and attempting time’

Gov.  Gavin Newsom held his weekly coronavirus information convention from his dwelling Monday. 

The governor is quarantining after his household had contact with a CHP officer who examined optimistic for COVID-19, and says he now is aware of how troublesome it’s to self-isolate for days at a time.

“It’s a very difficult and attempting time and it definitely [is] one thing that [has] now been introduced dwelling fairly actually by way of my very own expertise simply over the course of the final couple days,” Newsom mentioned.

Newsom says he was examined Sunday and it got here again unfavourable, however is following state steerage to quarantine for the subsequent two weeks. The governor additionally once more apologized for consuming at a flowery Napa Valley restaurant with a bunch of individuals bigger than the state recommends.

6:18 p.m.: US seafood trade tanking attributable to pandemic-related causes      

The coronavirus pandemic has damage the U.S. seafood trade attributable to a precipitous fall in imports and exports, in response to the Related Press. 

These are the findings of a bunch of scientists who sought to quantify the injury of the pandemic on America’s seafood enterprise. The group additionally discovered that the trade suffered partly due to its reliance on restaurant gross sales. 

They discovered that shopper demand for seafood at eating places dropped by greater than 70% in the course of the early months of the pandemic. The scientists printed their findings just lately within the scientific journal Fish and Fisheries.

11:14 a.m.: Thousands and thousands of Individuals are touring in the course of the vacation season

Regardless of a number of emphatic warnings from public well being authorities to remain dwelling for Thanksgiving, hundreds of thousands of Individuals are crowding the nation’s airports forward of the vacation, in response to the Related Press.

Many vacationers are unwilling to overlook out on seeing household and are satisfied they will do it safely. Based on the Transportation Safety Administration, greater than Three million individuals had been screened at U.S. airports on Friday and Saturday. That’s the busiest stretch of air journey since mid-March, across the time the pandemic began within the nation.

Nonetheless, regardless of the appreciable quantity of individuals touring, the variety of vacationers crowding at airports this weekend was down 57% from the identical weekend final yr. In 2019, 26 million passengers and crew handed by way of U.S. airport screening within the 11 days round Thanksgiving.

10:33 a.m.: Los Angeles County proclaims new county-specific COVID-19 restrictions

Los Angeles County officers have introduced new coronavirus-related restrictions that can prohibit in-person eating for at the very least three weeks as circumstances rise all through the vacation season, in response to the Related Press.

The brand new guidelines will take impact Wednesday at 10 p.m., which means eating places, breweries, wineries, and bars will solely have the ability to provide takeout, drive-thru and supply companies. Officers had warned that restrictions could be enacted if the county’s five-dau common of latest circumstances was above 4,000. By Sunday, the five-day common was 4,097 circumstances.

Most of California, together with Los Angeles County, has been below an almost state-wide curfew since Saturday, working from 10 p.m. to five a.m. every day.

10:20 a.m.: Nevada proclaims plans to tighten coronavirus restrictions

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak introduced plans on Sunday to tighten the state’s restrictions on companies in addition to private and non-private gatherings forward of the vacations to comprise the unfold of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The brand new restrictions are scheduled to enter impact on Tuesday, and can scale back the capability limits for eating places, bars, gyms and casinos to 25% or 50 individuals, relying on which complete is much less. The restrictions can even apply to Thanksgiving and different non-public gatherings, with a complete of not more than 10 individuals from, at most, two households gathering.

State officers reported 2,155 confirmed circumstances on Sunday, the fourth time in per week that the caseload quantity surpassed 2,000.

Sunday, November 22

10:44 p.m.: Gov. Newsom and household quarantine after publicity to COVID-19

Gov. Gavin Newsom and his household are below quarantine after three of the governor’s kids had been uncovered to COVID-19.

Based on Newsom’s workplace, the household discovered late Friday the youngsters had been uncovered to a California Freeway Patrol officer who examined optimistic for the virus.

The household waited till Sunday to get examined, and their outcomes got here again unfavourable. Nonetheless, the governor mentioned they are going to quarantine for 2 weeks in compliance with native well being tips.

Considered one of Newsom’s kids was already below quarantine after a attainable publicity to an contaminated classmate on the baby’s non-public college, which has resumed in-person studying.

Newsom’s workplace says the household will proceed to be examined recurrently.

11:12 a.m.: Coronavirus circumstances surge in California forward of Thanksgiving

Well being officers say the variety of coronavirus circumstances in California is surging to the best stage for the reason that begin of the pandemic.

The California Division of Well being and Human Providers reported greater than 15,000 circumstances Saturday and one other 14,000 circumstances on Sunday. They arrive even earlier than the Thanksgiving vacation that has many well being officers involved.

A curfew took impact Saturday requiring individuals to remain dwelling from 10 p.m. to five a.m. affecting most Californians, and Los Angeles is on the verge of a good harder lockdown.

In the meantime, greater than 200 individuals at a San Francisco Bay Space racetrack have examined optimistic.

—Related Press

Saturday, November 21

12:36 p.m.: Newsom’s baby quarantined for attainable virus publicity

A spokesman says one in all California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s kids could have been uncovered to the coronavirus at college and is in quarantine.

Nathan Click on says the kid started a 14-day quarantine after the household was informed a classmate on the non-public college in Sacramento had examined optimistic for COVID-19. He says the household is following state protocols, and the governor, his spouse and 4 kids have all examined unfavourable for the virus.

Newsom mentioned final month that his kids had returned to their college, sparking criticism whilst hundreds of thousands of public schoolchildren proceed to check by way of distance studying.

—Related Press

Friday, November 20

6:31 p.m.: North, South Sacramento companies say curfew may have little influence

Companies outdoors of Sacramento’s central core have been negatively impacted by earlier pandemic orders due to their location. So will a brand new curfew have an effect on them? 

Whereas the state’s new restrictions would possibly cease socialization at night time, many companies in north and south Sacramento already shut earlier than 10.

Corey DeRoo with the Florin Highway Enterprise Partnership says the one establishments that might doubtlessly have their hours curtailed are these thought-about important below state tips.

“Truthfully not that many, I do know that we have now upwards of 100 eating places in our district alone, so with that many important companies, I don’t see it being that impacted,” she mentioned.

Ross Hendrickx of the Del Paso Heights Group Affiliation says this may change subsequent to nothing. 

“Everyone is aware of native legislation enforcement gained’t be imposing it, so everyone’s going to go about their enterprise as standard,” he mentioned.

The Sacramento sheriff has already mentioned his deputies won’t cite or arrest anybody violating the order.

6:24 p.m.: State unemployment fee drops under 10%

California’s unemployment fee has dipped under 10% for the primary time since March. 

A brand new report from the state Employment Improvement Division exhibits the state added 145,500 jobs in October, dropping the unemployment fee to 9.3%. 

California has now recovered about 44% of the greater than 2.6 million jobs it misplaced within the spring. 

However these positive factors might be short-lived as a surge of circumstances has already prompted new restrictions, together with a 10 p.m. to five a.m. curfew for a lot of the state.

3:16 p.m.: America hits highest each day COVID-19 dying toll since Might

The coronavirus surge is taking an more and more dire toll throughout the U.S. simply as a vaccine seems shut at hand, in response to the Related Press.

The nation is now averaging over 1,300 COVID-19 deaths per day — the best for the reason that calamitous spring in and round New York Metropolis early on within the pandemic. Complete confirmed infections have eclipsed greater than 11.Eight million nationally, after the most important one-day acquire on file, totaling 188,000 infections reported on Thursday.

The variety of individuals within the hospital with COVID-19 hit one other all-time excessive at greater than 80,000.

2:31 p.m: CDC warns Individuals to not journey for Thanksgiving

The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention is strongly recommending that individuals keep dwelling for Thanksgiving to assist stop the unfold of the coronavirus, in response to NPR.

With the vacation lower than one week away, the company is saying that any journeys to see buddies, households, or family members is just inadvisable proper now.

As an alternative, the CDC recommends that individuals spend Thanksgiving with the people who find themselves energetic members of their households for at the very least the previous two weeks. This suggestion doesn’t embrace household or buddies anyone has seen typically. If that’s the case, then a masks would have to be worn even inside your individual dwelling.

If an individual should journey, the CDC has suggested that you just shield your self and others by carrying a masks, preserving six toes from others, and frequent handwashing. Nonetheless, the company burdened that celebrating nearly or with the individuals you reside with this yr is the most secure possibility.

Based on knowledge from Johns Hopkins College, greater than 250,000 Individuals have died from COVID-19, at the moment the best fee on the planet. The virus hotspots look like in the midst of the nation, notably with data for brand new circumstances per capita being set from Montana to Nebraska.

The American Car Affiliation has predicted that whereas fewer Individuals can be touring this vacation season, it nonetheless estimates almost 50 million individuals will journey.

12:42 p.m.: Change is coming to Ski Resorts this winter attributable to pandemic

The ski season begins on Friday at Heavenly Mountain and Northstar California resorts in South Lake Tahoe, however COVID-19 will convey just a few modifications to this yr’s season.

Masks will now be required for all skiers and snowboarders ready in line outdoors, on the chair lifts, and indoors.

Solely newbie and intermediate trails can be open initially, so advance reservations must be made for season cross holders. Spokesperson Russell Carlton with Heavenly Ski Resort mentioned that for the reason that resorts are situated in purple tier counties, particular guidelines must be adopted.

“There can be no indoor eating at Heavenly and Northstar,” Carlton mentioned. “However there can be out of doors seize and go choices as properly. Friends, actually, you should come ready to hanging out outdoors for almost all of the day.”

Carlton mentioned that he expects the resorts will e-book up on sure days, however as situations enhance, they are going to have the ability to accommodate extra individuals. Skiers can even have entry to Heavenly on the California Base Space and never the gondola.

12:38 p.m.: Rural Northern California counties unlikely to observe curfew, assemblyman says

On Thursday California introduced beginning Saturday it might impose a curfew for non-essential companies and journey from 10 p.m. to five a.m. Whereas response to the curfew has been swift, Yuba Metropolis Republican State Assemblyman James Gallagher is skeptical.

“Shutting down companies, telling individuals they will’t exit after 10 o’clock, as if the virus solely exhibits up after 10 o’clock or one thing?” Gallagher mentioned. “It doesn’t make quite a lot of sense.”

Gallagher predicts many rural counties gained’t implement the brand new guidelines. He was behind a profitable authorized problem to one in all Gov. Gavin Newsom’s government orders on election administration, however Gallager mentioned he probably wouldn’t be difficult the brand new curfew.

12:29 p.m.: Sacramento County sheriff says he gained’t implement curfew guidelines

The Sacramento County sheriff mentioned his deputies won’t be imposing California’s new late-night curfew meant to stem the unfold of COVID-19.

Sheriff Scott Jones issued a press release saying his workplace gained’t ask deputies to implement public well being orders. The assertion mentioned that his division will “not be figuring out compliance with, or imposing compliance of well being or emergency orders.”

This would come with an extended record of actions corresponding to:

  • Orders associated to curfews
  • Staying at dwelling
  • Thanksgiving or different holidays
  • Social gatherings, inside or outdoors
  • Most occupancy orders
  • Masks mandates

In response, Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna mentioned that no one anticipated deputies to be the virus police however fearful the sheriff’s stance would “embolden others to thumb their nostril at the necessity to put on a masks and keep socially distant” as Thanksgiving approaches.

Thursday, November 19

3:09 p.m.: New California curfew order will begin this Saturday

California introduced this Thursday a curfew order to decelerate the state’s surging coronavirus outbreak forward of the vacations, in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s workplace.

The curfew announcement got here after 40 counties moved into extra restrictive COVID-19 reopening tiers as circumstances and hospitalizations surged. Newsom had hinted at a attainable curfew, particularly because the state reported an almost 50% spike in infections in the course of the first week in November.

The curfew will take impact at 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, and stay in impact till 5 a.m. Dec. 21. All “non-essential work, motion, and gatherings” are to cease between 10 p.m. till 5 a.m.. The order covers counties in probably the most restrictive purple coronavirus tier.

94% of the state’s inhabitants will face curfews. A number of different states and native governments have additionally just lately carried out curfews, together with Ohio and New York.

3:05 p.m.: Gov. Gavin Newsom nonetheless in sizzling water for French Laundry banquet

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has apologized and brought accountability for his determination to attend a pal’s out of doors birthday dinner earlier this month, in response to the Related Press.

New images are elevating questions on how truthful he’s been in describing the dinner.  The images additionally reveal him within the firm of a number of lobbyists. The pictures, obtained by Fox 11 in Los Angeles, threaten to additional injury Newsom’s credibility at a time when coronavirus circumstances are rising, and he’s urging individuals to not collect.

Newsom’s assertion that the dinner was open air appears to contradict the images because it seems to indicate the desk in a room enclosed on at the very least three sides.

2:12 p.m.: San Diego County well being officers will difficulty letters, fines, public shaming to implement coronavirus security measures

California officers are struggling over whether or not to emphasise enforcement or persuasion as coronavirus an infection charges soar, in response to the Related Press.

In San Diego County, well being inspectors difficulty stern warning letters that threaten legal prosecution and $1,000 fines. The county can also be publishing its cease-and-desist letters on its web site, bringing undesirable publicity as officers push firms to adjust to tightening restrictions.

San Diego officers say posting the letters is an effort for extra transparency and effectivity. However specialists name it public shaming that might convey blended outcomes.

11:16 a.m.: A big portion of Californians will quickly lose unemployment advantages

Based on a brand new evaluation from the California Coverage Lab, almost 750,000 Californians will quickly lose their unemployment advantages.

The evaluation calls this the “unemployment cliff,” and it’s simply six weeks away. Two completely different packages are concerned, one which covers staff who normally wouldn’t be eligible for unemployment insurance coverage, and one other which extends advantages.

Congress acted quick within the early days of the pandemic, passing the CARES Act in March when December appeared like greater than sufficient time to tame the virus and start rebuilding the economic system, however the pandemic worsened.

UCLA economics professor and California Coverage Lab school director  Dr. Until von Watcher co-authored the evaluation and mentioned that one other large variety of Californians may lose their advantages within the spring.

“There’s a second cliff that’s occurring in Might when a second extension program is about to run out,” von Watcher mentioned, “[And] one other 390,000 common [unemployed insurance] claimants are projected to exhaust.”

He additionally mentioned that the lack of this security web for that giant variety of individuals in just a few months may have dire implications for California’s economic system — not simply by way of discretionary spending but in addition meals and housing.

11:02 a.m.: Nevada COVID-19 circumstances skyrocket to highest peak

The variety of coronavirus hospitalizations in Nevada spiked to its highest for the reason that begin of the pandemic, as an autumn surge continues to rewrite the state’s file e-book.

Officers reported on Wednesday that 1,246 confirmed or suspected coronavirus sufferers had been hospitalized within the state — greater than twice as many three weeks in the past. Gov. Steve Sisolak mentioned he was nonetheless gathering data and deliberate to resolve whether or not to implement new restrictions.

In Reno, the Renown Regional Medical Heart has arrange two flooring of supplemental hospital beds in a parking construction adjoining to the hospital to accommodate the extra surge.

10:29 a.m.: The vacation testing surge is inflicting bottlenecks, delays in outcomes

Extra persons are ready for hours in lengthy traces to get examined for the coronavirus as circumstances surge nationwide, in response to the Related Press.

Many households try to assemble for the vacations and are opting to get examined. Laboratories warn that power shortages of crucial provides will probably create extra bottlenecks and delays in delivering well timed outcomes.

Whereas the U.S. has already doubled its each day testing numbers since summer time, it is nonetheless not sufficient to maintain up with the tempo of the outbreak, which has swelled past 11 million circumstances and 250,000 deaths nationwide.

9:48 a.m.: No, social distancing gained’t weaken your immune system

Well being specialists say you don’t want to fret about social distancing weakening your immune system, in response to the Related Press.

Our immune techniques are exhausting at work even after we’re six toes aside from others and are caught at dwelling all day. Quite a lot of germs hold our immune techniques energetic after they’re indoors and open air. Childhood vaccinations and different built-up immunity are long-lived and gained’t vanish due to short-term way of life modifications.

Specialists say anybody fearful about their immune well being in the course of the pandemic ought to get the seasonal flu shot and apply good habits like stress administration, wholesome consuming, common train and sleep hygiene.

Wednesday, November 18

6:30 p.m.: Coronavirus influence on California funds not be as giant as feared, analysts say

California’s state funds outlook is best than anticipated. Lawmakers handled an unprecedented deficit this yr, however  they’ll have extra to work with subsequent yr.

The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Workplace tasks the state may have a one-time windfall of round $26 billion subsequent yr. They are saying the cash is coming from better-than-expected tax revenues from increased earners. In addition they say this yr’s funds was a little bit of an overcorrection to the projected $54 billion deficit.

So what may lawmakers do with this windfall? Their fiscal analysts suggest utilizing half to replenish funds reserves and make up deferred funds to varsities, and the remainder for pandemic help and financial restoration.

That is excellent news for state lawmakers. However the LAO report additionally warns that working deficits can be a rising funds difficulty within the years forward. 

2:57 p.m.: FDA approves first at-home COVID-19 take a look at

U.S. regulators are permitting emergency use of the primary rapid-response coronavirus take a look at that may be completed fully at dwelling, in response to the Related Press.

On Tuesday, the Meals and Drug Administration introduced the crucial step in U.S. efforts to develop testing choices for COVID-19. However the take a look at would require a prescription, probably limiting its preliminary use.

The FDA granted emergency authorization to the 30-minute take a look at equipment from Lucira Well being, a California producer. Beforehand the FDA had solely allowed using a handful of assessments that allowed individuals to gather samples at dwelling, which then needed to be shipped to a lab to be processed.

2:54 p.m: Agricultural trade asks to make farmworkers precedence for potential vaccines

California farm staff could be among the many first individuals to obtain a coronavirus vaccine if the agriculture trade has its approach.

Robert Guenter is with the Washington D.C.-based United Recent Produce Affiliation. On CapRadio’s “Perception” Wednesday, he mentioned trade leaders have written a letter to President Donald Trump and have had discussions with President-elect Biden’s transition crew, “with the thought technique of together with agriculture staff, agriculture trade as a excessive precedence within the vaccines,.”

Together with farm staff, Guenter says individuals who work in meals processing and distribution must also be among the many first to get the vaccine.

“Early on within the COVID pandemic, agriculture, meals was designated a excessive precedence and as a part of the nation’s crucial infrastructure,” he mentioned.

Well being care staff will probably be the first-in-line to get a vaccine as soon as it turns into out there, adopted by staff in important sectors like legislation enforcement and adults with high-risk medical situations.

2:04 p.m.: Nevada residents get new app to report service requests, COVID-19 violations

County officers in Nevada have launched a brand new reporting instrument permitting residents to make requests for normal companies and produce consideration to points corresponding to COVID-19 restriction violations, in response to the Related Press.

The FixIt app in Clark County permits residents in Las Vegas and surrounding suburbs to report points primarily based on their location by submitting footage and written descriptions of their considerations. The app doesn’t solely deal with the coronavirus but in addition permits residents to report points corresponding to potholes, graffiti, avenue lights, trash, short-term leases, and in addition COVID-19 violations. Residents can even observe the progress of their reviews.

County workers will have the ability to view and handle requests. It’s unclear how rapidly requests are anticipated to be resolved or what number of workers members are devoted to staying on high of reviews.

10:46 a.m.: Yuba Metropolis companies flout new state COVID-19 restrictions

California has imposed new coronavirus restrictions on companies in a lot of the state’s counties after a surge of latest circumstances, in response to the Related Press.

The brand new guidelines require retailers to restrict buyer capability to 25% in the course of the busy vacation procuring season. In addition they require eating places to halt indoor eating.

However on Tuesday in Yuba Metropolis, there was little proof that the principles have modified something. Many eating places had been open with prospects consuming inside. Among the diners mentioned they’d observe the principles by carrying masks and preserving their distance from others, however they had been unwilling to cease visiting struggling native companies.

10:41 a.m.: High state medical affiliation officers attended similar banquet as Newsom

Two high officers on the California Medical Affiliation attended a party alongside Gov. Gavin Newsom earlier this month because the state was seeing an uptick in coronavirus circumstances, in response to the Related Press.

CMA spokesperson Anthony York mentioned the group’s CEO Dustin Corcoran and Senior Vice-President Janus Norman had been on the Nov. 6 dinner.

It was held on the upscale French Laundry restaurant in wine nation to have a good time the 50th birthday of Newsom’s pal and lobbyist Jason Kinney. Newsom has apologized for attending and mentioned he made a nasty mistake.

California tips urge individuals to assemble in teams of three separate households or much less.

9:59 a.m.: Los Angeles County prepares for a compulsory curfew, new enterprise restrictions

Los Angeles County has seen each day confirmed circumstances greater than double within the final two weeks to almost 2,900. On Tuesday, the county ordered nonessential retail companies to restrict indoor capability to 25% and eating places to 50% capability open air.

All these companies should shut at 10 p.m. The modifications will take impact on Friday, Nov. 20. If each day circumstances rise to 4,500 or hospitalizations high 2,000, the county will impose a three-week lockdown that can limit individuals to their houses for all however important journeys.

The nighttime curfew would run from 10 p.m. to six a.m.

Tuesday, November 17

6:00 p.m.: California childcare suppliers say they might shut with out state assist

California’s childcare suppliers are sounding the alarm that they want extra state assist,  they usually could not have the ability to climate the pandemic with out it.

Charlotte Neal runs a daycare in Sacramento. She says dad and mom begin dropping their children off as early as Three a.m.

“These are important staff who don’t have the choice of staying dwelling with their children,” Neal mentioned. “They want childcare, or they will’t work.”

Neal says childcare suppliers haven’t had a simple go in the course of the pandemic. Greater than 5,000 day care facilities have closed this yr, due partly to elevated prices for issues like cleansing provides and wi-fi for distance studying, in response to their labor union, a partnership with SEIU.

“With out us, California would grind to a halt, and that’s what’s going to occur if the state doesn’t get up and deal proper now with this disaster in our childcare system,” Neal mentioned.

Neal and different childcare suppliers are asking the state to reimburse a few of their further payments. They are saying if extra daycares shut, there’ll be a toddler care scarcity when California’s economic system begins to get better.

2:19 p.m.: Dr. Fauci recommends ‘uniform carrying of masks’

Dr. Anthony Fauci has advisable that Individuals adhere to a “uniform carrying of masks” to assist curb the surge of coronavirus circumstances within the U.S., in response to the Related Press.

The nation’s high infectious illness professional informed CNN on Tuesday that “we have to intensify public well being methods,” which incorporates mask-wearing, hand washing, and avoiding crowds and gathering locations.

On Friday, the U.S. hit a file each day excessive of greater than 184,000 COVID-19 circumstances, in response to a tally by Johns Hopkins College.

Pharmaceutical firm Moderna introduced on Monday that early knowledge suggests its vaccine candidate gives sturdy safety in opposition to the virus. Final week, their competitor, Pfizer, introduced that their vaccine was equally efficient.

“From a scientific and potential public well being standpoint, that is an awfully necessary advance,” Fauci informed Rachel Martin on Morning Version Tuesday.

All vaccine candidates should undergo impartial knowledge and security monitoring earlier than the U.S. Meals and Drug Administration approves it to be used.

Fauci mentioned it’s necessary for individuals “to be motivated to hold in there a bit longer and double down on public well being measures” within the meantime.

“I simply can’t perceive why there’s pushback in opposition to that. They’re not that troublesome to do. They usually save lives,” Fauci mentioned.

The U.S. leads the world in each coronavirus circumstances and deaths, totaling 11.2 million circumstances and 247,000 deaths, respectively.

11:38 a.m.: Las Vegas faculties will proceed with distant studying for now

Surging COVID-19 circumstances in metro Las Vegas have prompted the Clark County College District to rethink their partial in-person studying plans, in response to the Related Press.

The varsity district has determined to postpone any resumption of partial in-class studying and can proceed with distant studying by way of at the very least the top of the calendar yr. District Superintendent Jesus Jara introduced Monday that lecturers and workers would proceed to work from home by way of Dec. 18, when the primary semester ends.

Jara mentioned a reopening plan can be introduced to the district board in early January. Since mid-March, the district has used distant studying, however officers have been discussing how you can reopen safely for in-person studying since final summer time.

11:28 a.m.: COVID-19 vaccines nonetheless want human volunteers earlier than launch

Whereas two COVID-19 vaccines are nearing completion, scientists mentioned it’s crucial to recruit sufficient volunteers to complete the research, in response to the Related Press.

Moderna and competitor Pfizer just lately introduced preliminary outcomes displaying their vaccines look like strongly efficient. Nonetheless, extra vaccine varieties can be wanted to satisfy international demand attributable to how completely different vaccine varieties may match higher in several individuals. This will solely be confirmed after extra testing.

“We nonetheless want volunteers,” burdened Nationwide Institutes of Well being Director Francis Collins, urging Individuals to join.

Most vaccines in late-stage testing worldwide goal the “spike” protein on the coronavirus floor, however many scientists are utilizing a wide range of applied sciences, some new, and a few are sticking with older vaccine growth approaches.

Monday, November 16

6:34 p.m.: Meals insecurity will increase in the course of the pandemic

Round 50 million American households are fighting meals insecurity, and plenty of are above the poverty line and thus ineligible for advantages that assist low revenue households.

The variety of houses experiencing meals insecurity — at the very least one individual not having sufficient to eat for a yr — has jumped from 37 million two years in the past to 50 million now.  Blake Younger is with the Sacramento Meals Financial institution. He says California’s numbers are consistent with the nation’s — and it is all tied to the pandemic.

“Sadly for Sacramento, it is increased than the state and nationwide common, Younger informed CapRadio’s Perception. “We had a disaster on our arms previous to the pandemic.  And also you overlay a pandemic, it is simply been — and with the uncertainty — it has been actually difficult for individuals.”

You may hear the complete interview on Monday’s Perception program right here.

3:12 p.m.: California dealing with quickest surge of COVID-19 circumstances since begin of the pandemic

Throughout a live-streamed press convention on Monday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom warned that well being officers are “sounding the alarm” over the fast enhance in COVID-19 circumstances.

The state on Tuesday moved forty counties again to extra restrictive reopening tiers and tightened the principles on mask-wearing in public. Newsom additionally introduced some modifications to the state’s tiered reopening system.

Underneath the brand new system, counties will transfer again ranges inside one week as an alternative of two, and a few counties could transfer again a number of tiers. Counties can even must make modifications by way of the affected industries extra swiftly as an alternative of the earlier 72-hour ready interval.

“The unfold of COVID-19, if left unchecked, may rapidly overwhelm our well being care system and result in catastrophic outcomes,” Newsom mentioned in a information launch. “That’s why we’re pulling an emergency break within the Blueprint for a Safer Financial system. Now’s the time to do all we will authorities in any respect ranges and Californians throughout the state to flatten the curve once more as we have now completed earlier than.”

Newsom mentioned the state is at the moment dealing with a 4.6% 14-day common and a 5% 7-day common take a look at optimistic fee in the course of the live-streamed press convention, which he mentioned is best than the 9.8% nationwide 7-day common however nonetheless worrisome.

Out of the 40 counties sliding again to extra restrictive tiers, 28 of these can be going again into probably the most restrictive purple tier, signaling widespread COVID-19 transmission. Which means 94% of Californians can be dealing with these new restrictions by Tuesday, if not already within the purple tier.

Some Northern California counties like Humbolt, Napa and San Francisco can be transferring again two tier ranges.

3:04 p.m.: Meatpacking plant fined by Cal/OSHA for COVID-19 security violations

Cal/OSHA has fined a Smithfield Meals of Virginia-owned meatpacking plant in Southern California attributable to COVID-19 security violations, in response to the Related Press.

The large Los Angeles Farmer John meatpacking plant flouted security violations and uncovered greater than 300 staff to COVID-19 infections, together with three who had been hospitalized. The plan was fined greater than $58,000.

Smithfield Meals of Virginia mentioned it has completed to nice lengths to guard its staff from the virus and can attraction. The United Meals and Business Employees union mentioned its complaints prompted the investigation after failing to get a passable response from Farmer John.

The corporate is well-known for its sizzling canine, sausages, bacon and different pork merchandise.

2:24 p.m.: David Copperfield suspending Las Vegas present after crew member assessments optimistic for COVID-19

Illusionist David Copperfield is suspending his Las Vegas stage present after a crew member examined optimistic for the coronavirus, in response to the Related Press.

The Las Vegas Evaluation-Journal reported Monday that the legendary magician had “no thought but” when his manufacturing on the MGM Grand will resume.

Based on the newspaper, an inner e mail from MGM Resorts Worldwide officers on Friday mentioned that one in all his phantasm techs had been uncovered to the virus. Copperfield confirmed the backstage crew member’s prognosis on Sunday.

In a press release, Copperfield mentioned his complete crew could be examined once more. His stage present was one in all a number of residency productions throughout MGM Resorts that reopened Nov. 6.

11:30 a.m.: Vacation journey is predicted to plummet attributable to pandemic

Whereas Thanksgiving is a serious journey vacation, there are predictions that fewer individuals can be hitting the street, flying, or taking the practice particularly since well being officers are urging individuals to remain dwelling.

The American Car Affiliation expects airways to be exhausting hit regardless of the steep value cuts in vacation airplane fares — the bottom they’ve been in two years. Solely 2.5 million persons are anticipated to fly to their locations, the bottom one-year drop on file.

AAA spokesperson Doug Shupe mentioned that he expects there to be a 10- to 13-percent general drop.

“That’s the biggest year-over-year decline for the reason that 2008 recession when Thanksgiving journey dropped 26%,” mentioned Shupe.

Bus, practice, or cruise journey is predicted to drop 76% to simply 350,000 vacationers.

Shupe burdened that despite the fact that journey can be down, the Wednesday afternoon earlier than Thanksgiving will nonetheless see the best street site visitors, and drivers can nonetheless count on delays at widespread bottlenecks.

He additionally warned drivers to verify their automobiles are prepared for a street journey as a result of AAA expects to rescue greater than 400,000 autos caught on the roadside this vacation.

10:50 a.m.: Folsom Mayor assessments optimistic for COVID-19

Metropolis of Folsom Mayor Sarah Aquino examined optimistic for COVID-19 and introduced the information with residents on Nov. 14 by way of the metropolis’s official Fb web page.

Aquino mentioned that she was uncovered to the virus by anyone in her workplace. After an expedited take a look at and optimistic end result, she determined to self-quarantine in her bed room and described her signs as much like “a light case of the flu.”

The remainder of the Fb put up describes how the Sacramento County Division of Well being Providers is partnering with UC Davis Well being to supply free COVID-19 testing to county residents.

The mayor didn’t give out any additional particulars about her situation.

10:24 a.m.: Nevada faces file variety of circumstances, Gov. Sisolak says he feels no COVID-19 signs

Nevada hit a file variety of new confirmed COVID-19 circumstances for the second day in a row on Saturday. Gov. Steve Sisolak mentioned that the state is at a “crucial juncture” and implored residents to remain dwelling and do what they will to guard themselves.

Since Sisolak has examined optimistic for COVID-19, he has informed reporters on Friday that he was not feeling any signs and would enter right into a quarantine.

9:27 a.m.: Sacramento County COVID-19 hospitalizations double in a single week

The variety of Sacramento County residents hospitalized with COVID-19 circumstances almost doubled over the previous week, in response to the county well being division dashboard.

From Nov. 5 to Nov. 12 the variety of individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 jumped from 90 to 177 circumstances. ICU sufferers additionally doubled, from 20 circumstances to 41. Throughout the state hospitalizations have elevated 51% prior to now week, in response to CalMatters.

The rise got here in the identical week Sacramento County was moved to probably the most restrictive tier in California’s COVID-19 reopening plan, requiring many companies to droop indoor actions.

Coronavirus circumstances are additionally rising nationally, with round 1 million new circumstances recorded prior to now week.

Sunday, November 15

2:14 p.m.: San Diego eating places, gyms sue for proper to function indoors

4 San Diego County eating places and gymnasiums have filed a lawsuit looking for an emergency injunction to allow them to proceed their indoor operations.

The lawsuit filed on behalf of all eating places and gymnasiums come as 11 California counties are pressured to impose stricter limits on companies after coronavirus circumstances rose above thresholds established by the state.

Underneath the purple stage of the state’s COVID-19 reopening system, eating places, gyms, church buildings and bars can be restricted to solely out of doors operations.

The companies assert that the state and county orders intrude with their rights and violate the California Structure. They’re asking a decide to permit them to function indoors.

—Related Press

Saturday, November 14

4:06 p.m.: California provides 2,521 new circumstances, 11 extra deaths

California reported 2,521 new circumstances of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the overall variety of circumstances within the state to 1,018,373. 

There have been additionally 11 deaths reported. In all, 18,225 Californians have died.

During the last seven days, the state averaged 7,358 circumstances per day, with 4.4% of assessments coming again optimistic, in response to the Los Angeles Occasions.

The U.S. added greater than 184,000 confirmed COVID-19 circumstances on Friday, the fourth day in a row that the nation has set a file for each day infections, in response to knowledge from the Johns Hopkins College Coronavirus Useful resource Heart.

Friday, November 13

4:54 p.m.: Gov. Newsom says he shouldn’t have attended restaurant gathering

Gov. Gavin Newsom is dealing with criticism for attending a fancy banquet at a restaurant final week regardless of urging Californians to remain dwelling in the course of the pandemic.

The San Francisco Chronicle first reported Newsom and his spouse Jennifer Siebel Newsom attended a party for a pal and political adviser with at the very least 10 different individuals at The French Laundry, a famend Napa Valley restaurant.

Newsom’s spokesman initially mentioned everybody in attendance adopted the restaurant’s well being protocols and that the gathering didn’t violate COVID-19 guidelines.

That will technically be true, however the episode exposes gaps within the state’s pandemic steerage: Non-public gatherings of greater than three completely different households are discouraged, however nothing prevents eating places from seating bigger teams collectively in the event that they ask.

Whereas our household adopted the restaurant’s well being protocols and took security precautions, we must always have modeled higher habits and never joined the dinner,” the governor mentioned in a press release.

4:10 p.m.: Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak assessments optimistic for coronavirus

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday mentioned he has examined optimistic for COVID-19. He’s the fifth governor to check optimistic for the coronavirus this yr. 

Sisolak mentioned he was not experiencing any signs and was swabbed for a fast take a look at on Friday morning as a matter of routine. After it yielded a optimistic end result, he additionally underwent molecular testing and his pattern remains to be being processed. He’s the third individual in his workplace to check optimistic for the virus since early October. 

Sisolak’s announcement comes on a day that Nevada reported 1,857 further coronavirus circumstances, the best single-day complete for the reason that begin of the pandemic.

2:59 p.m.: Nevada’s Clark County College District says staff will work remotely attributable to pandemic

The Clark County College District in Nevada has introduced that almost all of its staff will work remotely after Gov. Steve Sisolak urged individuals to remain dwelling and restrict the unfold of COVID-19, in response to the Related Press.

The district is predicted to transition to work at home beginning on Thursday and proceed by way of Nov. 30. The choice comes as the college board is contemplating a plan to convey college students again to lecture rooms two days per week beginning in January.

Sisolak urged residents to remain dwelling as a lot as attainable for the subsequent two weeks and work at home, or the state could be susceptible to a lockdown.

2:53 p.m.: Head of Nevada COVID-19 response crew is asking out native officers for not doing sufficient

The pinnacle of Nevada’s COVID-19 response crew, Caleb Cage, referred to as out the state’s native elected officers, in response to the Related Press.

Cage mentioned that these officers are undermining efforts to gradual the coronavirus’s unfold to avert extra aggressive statewide mandates and potential enterprise closures within the weeks forward. On Thursday, he additionally raised considerations concerning the lack of restrictions enforcement at companies in Elko County.

Cage additionally mentioned that some native leaders have adopted a politically expedient however irresponsible technique to criticize even the least intrusive efforts to guard Nevadans from a dramatic spike in circumstances underway statewide. He mentioned that some officers have determined it is simpler responsible Gov. Steve Sisolak for any potential shutdowns.

12:21 p.m.: Georgia Tech releases a COVID-19 danger evaluation instrument for in-person gatherings

The Georgia Institute of Expertise has just lately launched an interactive map that particulars county by county danger of an in-person gathering by social gathering measurement.

The map breaks down an infection danger by county, social gathering measurement, and the “ascertainment bias” within the U.S. The ascertainment bias assumes that there are 5 or 10 instances extra circumstances than being reported. Toggling between these choices can present the chance of being in a room with anyone who could also be contaminated.

In Sacramento County, a gathering of 10 individuals with an ascertainment bias of 10 exhibits that there’s a 15% probability anyone on the gathering would probably have the coronavirus. Counties surrounding Sacramento present related danger ranges starting from 7% in El Dorado County to 16% in Sutter County.

Based on this map, the best danger county in California with the identical situation is Mono County, with a 75% probability of anyone with the an infection attending a 10-person occasion.

Among the nation’s riskier elements below the identical set-up embrace Jones County, Iowa at larger than 99%, and Dewey County, South Dakota, and Walsh, North Dakota are each at a 99% chance of a room with 10 individuals having at the very least one at the moment contaminated individual.

When in-person gatherings get as excessive as 25 individuals, the danger in Sacramento jumps to 33%, reaching 56% for gatherings with 50 individuals.

9:00 a.m.: California points coronavirus journey advisory

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he and the governors of Oregon and Washington have issued journey advisories urging individuals getting into their states or getting back from journey outdoors these states to self-quarantine to gradual the unfold of the coronavirus. 

An announcement from Newsom’s workplace Friday says the advisories urge in opposition to non-essential out-of-state journey, ask individuals to self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving from one other state or nation and encourage residents to remain native. Right here is the official advisory from the state Division of Public Well being.

“Elevated circumstances are including strain on our hospital techniques and threatening the lives of seniors, important staff and weak Californians,” Newsom wrote. “Journey will increase the danger of spreading COVID-19, and we should all collectively enhance our efforts right now to maintain the virus at bay and save lives.”

Newsom notes that California simply surpassed the sobering threshold of 1 million COVID-19 circumstances with no signal of the virus unfold slowing. This week was the primary that no counties moved up within the state’s tiered reopening system, with 11 counties transferring backwards.

Thursday, November 12

6:15 p.m.: UC Davis Well being can now carry out fast end result take a look at for COVID-19, flu

UC Davis Well being is now giving some sufferers a 20-minute take a look at that may decide whether or not they have COVID-19, the flu or each. 

Level-of-care assessments can produce outcomes instantly after a screening. Proper now, they’re largely out there in hospital settings. Medical doctors at UC Davis Well being began utilizing them final week within the emergency room and in some clinics, however just for sufferers displaying signs. COVID-19 and the flu can current equally.

“There’s nothing else proper now that’s as quick and correct as this take a look at,” mentioned Lydia Pleotis Howell, medical director of the UC Davis Well being medical laboratories and chair of the division of pathology and laboratory drugs, in a press launch. 

UC Davis already had the instruments to carry out this sort of take a look at, however they needed to get FDA approval to have the ability to use it for coronavirus. They’ve 50 devices to do the screening, however count on a scarcity of reagents, or chemical options, to restrict capability. 

Medical doctors or nurses can carry out this take a look at, and the samples are processed within the emergency division.

3:31 p.m.: California reaches 1 million confirmed infections

California has reached an unwelcome coronavirus milestone: 1 million confirmed infections.

The nation’s most populous state is the second to cross that mark after Texas reached it earlier this week. The U.S. now has greater than 10 million confirmed circumstances.

California’s early stay-at-home order efficiently curtailed the unfold, however every time restrictions have relaxed, circumstances have risen. With circumstances growing rapidly within the state and nationwide, well being officers warn individuals to restrict journey in the course of the holidays and rethink their annual gatherings.

3:10 p.m.: Fresno mayor-elect assessments optimistic for COVID-19

Fresno’s mayor-elect Jerry Dyer has examined optimistic for COVID-19 after attending an election-night dinner with just a few elected officers, in response to the Related Press.

Dyer, who served as the town’s longtime police chief, informed the Fresno Bee he went into quarantine after receiving the take a look at outcomes on Tuesday. He mentioned he skilled delicate signs after attending a dinner on Nov. Three with Fresno’s present mayor, a metropolis councilman, and a county supervisor who examined optimistic for COVID-19 late final week.

The supervisor’s prognosis led the county to shut the workplaces of the County Board of Supervisors whereas well being officers contact hint anybody who got here involved with him.

2:16 p.m.: 709,000 individuals nonetheless looking for unemployment advantages

The variety of individuals making use of for unemployment advantages in the USA fell final week to 709,000, the fourth straight drop, and an indication that the job market is slowly therapeutic, in response to the Related Press.

The figures coincide with a pointy resurgence in confirmed viral infections to above 120,000 circumstances a day, an all-time excessive. In 49 states, circumstances are rising, and deaths are growing in 39.

Greater than 240,000 virus-related deaths have been counted throughout the nation, and 10.Three million confirmed infections.

Wednesday, November 11

5:04 p.m.: Thanksgiving might be one of the crucial harmful days of the pandemic, Sacramento well being director says

Sacramento County companies are getting ready to re-enter probably the most restrictive COVID-19 tier, briefly pausing indoor eating, worship companies, motion pictures, fitness center exercises and museum openings. 

County Public Well being Director Dr. Peter Beilenson says the return to the purple tier comes as we close to Thanksgiving, which he considers probably the most harmful day of the pandemic.

“We actually encourage individuals for simply this yr to not collect besides on your instant household as a result of we’re gonna be in a a lot larger state of normalcy very quickly and by subsequent Thanksgiving and Christmas issues can be a lot, significantly better,” Beilenson mentioned.

Beilenson’s optimism is tied to a possible vaccine being developed by Pfizer. The drug firm says it is 90% efficient and that, pending FDA approval, might be in large distribution by the center of subsequent yr.

10:21 a.m.: Nurses name for higher staffing as winter spike anticipated

As coronavirus infections proceed to rise nationally and in California, well being care staff are sounding the alarm concerning the means for hospitals to deal with a surge.

Members of the California Nurses Affiliation held rallies at hospitals throughout the state this week. They’re calling for higher staffing as winter, the vacations and an anticipated spike in circumstances method.

At UC Davis Well being in Sacramento, nurse Melissa Johnson-Camacho says staff are being denied time-off requests by way of the top of the yr … except they turn into sick.

“Nurses are actually — they’re afraid, they usually’re burnt out,” Johnson-Camacho mentioned. “It’s only a actually dangerous mixture. And I believe administration wants to actually apply what they preach.”

She held up an indication studying “see me as an individual.” It’s a mantra she says the hospital makes use of to advertise compassion for sufferers and their households.

A spokesperson for UC Davis Well being mentioned in a press release that almost all of its nurses have scheduling flexibility and particular COVID-19 sick go away. The hospital additionally says its nurses’ additional time hours are down this yr over final.

9:12 a.m.: Reno officers warn COVID-19 circumstances growing in Northern Nevada

COVID-19 circumstances are trending upward in Northern Nevada, as chilly climate and the vacations threaten to convey individuals collectively indoors. 

Officers with the town of Reno and medical specialists are warning the pandemic has gotten considerably worse since September. They mentioned the area is seeing all-time highs in energetic case numbers and purposes for COVID-19 assessments.

Mayor Hillary Schieve urged residents to apply strict self-isolation, as a result of group transmission is widespread.

“We are able to do our half to assist decrease these dangers,” Schieve mentioned. “So why aren’t we doing it? We’ve bought to be doing it. I don’t know what extra I can do apart from, it is a cry for absolute assist in our group.

Schieve is contemplating a city-wide masks mandate on high of the state order that’s already in impact.

That might convey stiffer enforcement of security measures and penalties for companies that refuse to observe them.

Tuesday, November 10

3:50 p.m.: Confirmed COVID-19 case at Yolo County Elections Places of work

An unidentified staffer working on the Yolo County Elections Workplace examined optimistic for COVID-19 this Monday.

Based on a press launch from the county, the staffer had minimal interactions with ballot staff, however labored with different elections workers and contacted some election observers. The discharge additionally mentioned that the coronavirus-positive affected person had restricted publicity to the county’s Voter Help Facilities or any county’s residents and voters. A contact tracing crew has been referred to as in to inform any of those who could have been in shut contact with the staffer.

Within the launch, Yolo County elections officers additionally burdened that the workplace has been following social distancing and disinfecting protocols. All workers and guests are required to put on a face protecting.

Because the optimistic COVID-19 case, the county’s election workplace has taken just a few mitigation steps, together with limiting election workers to the workplace, speaking with Yolo County Public Well being, sending probably uncovered staffers dwelling to self-quarantine and permitting some staff to work at home.

Elections workers are nonetheless on observe to satisfy the Dec. Three election certification. Over 99,000 complete ballots had been solid in Yolo County, and over 90,000 of them had been mail-in ballots.

2:51 p.m.: Nevada flags a majority of counties as excessive danger as COVID-19 circumstances surge

Nevada officers reported 960 newly confirmed circumstances of COVID-19 and one further dying, in response to the Related Press.

The earlier three days, Nevada totaled 1,000 new circumstances or extra. Tuesday’s circumstances convey the statewide totals to 110,982 circumstances and 1,852 deaths for the reason that begin of the pandemic.

The virus’ autumn spike has not spared rural or city communities within the state, inflicting the variety of confirmed circumstances and rising positivity to flag 10 out of the 17 counties as “excessive danger” by well being officers. These flagged counties are actually required to submit mitigation plans to the state’s activity pressure.

Regardless of the unrelenting surge, state well being officers haven’t indicated that they plan to tighten statewide mandates that govern companies, faculties, or public gatherings.

1:30 p.m.: As California COVID-19 circumstances rise, Gov. Newsom urges extra masks use, social distancing

Gov. Gavin Newsom urges Californians to proceed social distancing and to put on masks to assist gradual the unfold of the coronavirus. He’s involved individuals will let their guard down after Pfizer’s announcement of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine and its efficacy fee.

“However [the vaccine] doesn’t imply it’s a substitute [for mask-wearing and social distancing], so that you can say ‘Nicely, we will simply return to regular, let’s open all the things again up, let’s all have everyone over for the vacations and let’s get Uncle Joe who I do know has a coronary heart situation, let’s get him again in with the grandkids as a result of they haven’t seen one another in a yr.’” Newsom mentioned. “We’ve bought to watch out.”

With coronavirus circumstances on the rise, Sacrmento and 10  different counties at the moment slipped again within the state’s color-coded COVID-19 danger system.

10:12 a.m.: US approves first emergency antibody COVID-19 drug use

U.S. well being officers have allowed emergency use of the primary antibody-drug to assist the immune system combat COVID-19, in response to the Related Press.

On Monday, the Meals and Drug Administration cleared the experimental drug from Eli Lilly for individuals 12 and older with delicate or reasonable signs that don’t require hospitalization. Whereas assessments are persevering with, the drug doesn’t appear to assist sufferers with a extra critical or extreme case of the virus.

This antibody-drug is much like a therapy President Donald Trump acquired after contracting the virus final month. The federal government beforehand reached an settlement to purchase and provide a lot of the early manufacturing of the drug.

10:09 a.m.: Free flu pictures in Yolo County Tuesday

Yolo County is providing free flu pictures to residents at the moment from 2 p.m. to five p.m. The pictures can be given out at Suntree Residences, 2033 F Road in Davis.

Residents can reserve a spot by calling (530) 666-8552. The pictures are open to individuals aged six months and older. The county mentioned that masks and social distancing are required. Whereas residents can reserve a spot, walk-ins are welcome.

On Sept. 28, Gov. Gavin Newsom bought a flu shot throughout his weekly press convention and stressing that California residents ought to get flu pictures to assist “mitigate what some have known as the twindemic,” which is a possible wave of COVID-19 circumstances and flu circumstances occurring concurrently.

On the time, Newsom additionally mentioned that this attainable twindemic could be “placing stress, placing strain on our hospital system on the similar time, draining assets and impacting the standard of care all of you deserve.”

Yolo County has two extra free pop-up free flu shot clinics later within the month at Shirley Rominger College and College Covenant Church. Residents can discover out extra data at

Monday, November 9

4:32 p.m.: California sees largest bounce in COVID-19 circumstances in months

At his weekly live-streamed information convention Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom mentioned that California has seen a sobering enhance in coronavirus circumstances, in response to the Related Press.

The rise could also be partially linked to Halloween. Some Bay Space well being officers have urged their residents to quarantine for 2 weeks in the event that they enterprise outdoors the area. Newsom warned Monday that the coronavirus case numbers, positivity fee, hospitalizations, and intensive care circumstances have all reached their highest stage in months.

The state updates counties’ standing within the state’s four-tier, color-coded system every week. Because of this, a number of counties are anticipated to maneuver Tuesday into extra restrictive tiers that change how companies can function.

4:27 p.m.: States plan to work with future Biden administration on COVID-19

The coronavirus’ unfold is growing throughout the nation, and President-elect Joe Biden is asking for coordination with states, in response to the Related Press.

Officers and public well being specialists mentioned that inter-state coordination hasn’t been sturdy sufficient up to now. States are additionally calling for assist with testing and call tracing, in addition to ensuring there’s sufficient protecting gear and shoring up budgets.

Democratic state officers are welcoming a science-based method from the president-elect. Whereas some Republican governors aren’t able to agree on Biden’s presidential win, some are imposing extra restrictions to stem the unfold of the virus.

11:36 a.m.: Nevada church will head again to courtroom over 50-person state cap on non secular gatherings

Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley, a church in rural Nevada, is headed again to the U.S. Supreme Courtroom in a second try and overturn the state’s 50-person cap on attendance at non secular gatherings, in response to the Related Press.

The excessive courtroom denied the church’s request for an emergency injunction in July. A brand new petition filed Thursday asks the justices to contemplate the problem of Nevada’s COVID-19 restrictions as a take a look at case for others introduced by church buildings throughout the nation and arguing that their non secular freedoms are being violated.

Subsequent month, a federal appeals courtroom has scheduled oral arguments on the church’s attraction of a U.S. decide’s ruling in Reno upholding the state coverage.

10:53 a.m.: Nevada hits third consecutive day of 1,000 or extra COVID-19 circumstances

On Sunday, well being officers in Nevada reported 1,276 new COVID-19 circumstances and one further dying, in response to the Related Press.

That is the third consecutive day of at the very least 1,000 new reported coronavirus circumstances throughout the state. Based on the Nevada State Division of Well being and Human Providers, the overall variety of circumstances recorded for the reason that pandemic started is now 110,022, and the identified dying toll is 1,851.

Well being officers reported 1,846 circumstances on Saturday, a file quantity for the second day in a row because the coronavirus outbreak intensified. Nevada additionally reported 1,562 new circumstances on Friday. The variety of infections is considered far increased as a result of many individuals haven’t been examined. Research additionally counsel that individuals may be contaminated with the virus and unfold it with out feeling sick.

Sunday, November 8

3:20 p.m.: California data 3,593 new COVID circumstances, 10 deaths on Sunday

California recorded 3,593 new coronavirus circumstances and 10 new deaths on Sunday, bringing the overall variety of confirmed circumstances within the state to 973,210. Almost 18,000 Californians have died.

Over the previous week, the state has averaged 5,351 new circumstances and 43 new deaths per day, in response to the Los Angeles Occasions.

Whereas there’s been a current rise in circumstances, the Occasions reviews that the tempo of enhance is milder than the remainder of the USA. 

The U.S. on Friday reported 126,480 new coronavirus circumstances, in response to knowledge launched Saturday by the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Useful resource Heart. It was the third consecutive day that the U.S. set a each day file, bringing the overall variety of infections within the nation to greater than 9.7 million.

Friday, November 6

2:22 p.m.: Las Vegas Raiders fined, docked a sixth-round draft decide

The Las Vegas Raiders and coach Jon Gruden have been fined a complete of $650,000 and docked a shot at a sixth-round draft decide for repeated violations of the NFL’s coronavirus protocols, in response to the Related Press.

An individual aware of the punishment mentioned that the effective breaks all the way down to $500,000 in opposition to the crew and $150,000 in opposition to Gruden. The crew was additionally stripped of its sixth-round draft decide due to the way it dealt with Trent Brown’s optimistic coronavirus take a look at final month.

The supply spoke on the situation of anonymity as a result of no announcement had been publically made. Yahoo first reported the punishments.

2:06 p.m.: US sees record-breaking week of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations

New COVID-19 circumstances skyrocketed this week within the U.S., breaking data for the second week in a row of staggering development, in response to NPR.

Hospitalization ranges have snowballed so rapidly that it’ll quickly surpass the spring and summer time peak charges.  On Wednesday, the nation recorded greater than 100,000 circumstances in a single day. Dr. Anthony Fauci has sounded the alarm to lawmakers, beforehand warning that the U.S. may attain this fee if coronavirus was not pushed down earlier than winter.

On Thursday, circumstances hit a good increased file of greater than 121,000 reported circumstances in a day. Circumstances within the U.S. are up 55% from the previous two weeks in the past on common. Now, the nation is averaging greater than 94,000 circumstances a day, double the quantity from a month in the past.

Researchers say that it’s attainable that the each day case rely may double once more, given the present trajectory of the U.S. outbreak. The will increase can’t be defined by extra testing being completed, with researchers saying that these are “true will increase” and never tied to the testing quantity.

10:59 a.m.: Nevada trucking firm fined for violating COVID-19 restrictions at Donald Trump Jr. political rally

State regulators have fined a Sparks, Nevada trucking agency greater than $4,500 for violating coronavirus restrictions, in response to the Related Press.

The trucking firm was part of a Donald Trump Jr. political rally in October that drew greater than 50 attendees. The Division of Enterprise and Trade, Division of Industrial Relations, introduced the OSHA enforcement motion Thursday in opposition to JBP Corp. doing enterprise as Peterbilt Truck Components & Gear.

The $4,554 effective cited the failure to submit a security plan and procure state approval for an occasion in extra of 50 individuals. Earlier this week, the state fined the Aria Resort & On line casino in Las Vegas $12,617 for COVID-19 violations.

10:04 a.m.: Yolo County well being officer suggests limiting gatherings

Sacramento, Stanislaus, Placer and Yolo counties are on the verge of sliding again into the state’s most restrictive coronavirus reopening class of purple.

Yolo County Public Well being Officer Dr. Amy Sisson mentioned that if individuals insist on gathering for the upcoming holidays, then gatherings needs to be outdoors and stored to fewer than 16 individuals and never from greater than three households.

“We’re shifting to a extra hurt discount messaging acknowledging that we have to meet individuals the place they’re at,” Sisson mentioned. “So our key message is — the most secure factor to do isn’t collect, however we acknowledge that many individuals will select to assemble.”

Thursday, November 5

5:53 p.m.: A number of Northern California Counties See COVID-19 Uptick

An increase in COVID-19 circumstances is inflicting some Northern California counties to maneuver backward within the state’s tier system for reopening.

When the state introduced the weekly tier assignments Wednesday, solely Colusa County was accepted to maneuver ahead by way of the system — from the purple (substantial) tier to the decrease orange (reasonable tier). Two counties have to return a step, with Shasta County transferring to purple (widespread) and Plumas retreating to orange (reasonable). 

California Well being and Human Providers Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly mentioned that is the primary week they’ve seen just one county transfer ahead — signaling a possible backslide for others.

“Which I believe is a vital reminder that the baseline transmission charges of COVID throughout our state are certainly going up, that it’s not simply in a single or two counties nevertheless it’s widespread throughout the state,” Ghaly mentioned. 

Different counties, together with Sacramento and Yolo, may transfer down quickly if case charges do not enhance.

“We’re nonetheless within the purple … this week, for the case fee we really met the standards for the purple tier,” Sacramento County Public Well being Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye mentioned. “If we hit the edge for 2 weeks in a row, then we’re susceptible to reverting again to the purple tier.”

Learn extra right here.

2:09 p.m.: Shasta County strikes to extra restrictive tier as COVID-19 circumstances enhance

State well being officers introduced Wednesday that Shasta County will slip again into California’s most restrictive purple tier attributable to widespread transmission of COVID-19 all through the county, in response to a press launch from the county.

California Well being and Human Providers Secretary Mark Ghaly mentioned it is clear that the unfold is uncontrolled in Shasta County after the county reported 104 new COVID-19 circumstances for Sunday and Monday.

“It permits us to say, sure, now could be the time to place the brakes on somewhat bit,” Ghaly mentioned. “Return to purple, stabilize, work with the county to verify they’ve sufficient testing and contacting tracing — that we perceive transmission as we work to get again right into a much less restrictive tier sooner or later.”

Plumas County can even be transferring again, however to the orange tier, whereas Colusa County’s enchancment helps it transfer from the purple tier to orange.

2:02 p.m.: San Franciscians that journey for the vacations could must self-quarantine upon return

Well being officers in San Francisco say that residents who journey outdoors of the world in the course of the upcoming vacation season could also be requested to quarantine after they return dwelling, in response to the Related Press.

Their reasoning is to stop a attainable spike in native coronavirus circumstances. San Francisco officers additionally mentioned on Wednesday that the quarantine could be a advisable two week interval for any resident who interacts with people outdoors their households inside 6 toes and with out masks.

5 different Bay Space counties are additionally being thought-about to participate within the regional advisory. The proposal comes as California has seen coronavirus circumstances inch up just lately, although the an infection fee stays a lot decrease than the nation as a complete.

1:44 p.m.: Locations hardest hit by COVID-19 pandemic overwhelmingly supported Trump

In locations the place the coronavirus pandemic is most rampant, President Donald Trump loved huge assist on the polls, in response to the Related Press.

Their evaluation revealed that in 376 counties with the best variety of new circumstances per capita, the overwhelming majority went for Trump, a fee above much less severely hit areas.

Well being officers throughout the nation are paying attention to the chasm in public sentiment and how you can reframe their messages and updates, even because the nation grapples with file numbers of latest circumstances.

Wednesday, November 4

1:32 p.m.: Yolo County COVID-19 circumstances rise, probably pushing it to a extra restrictive tier

Yolo County met probably the most restrictive COVID-19 reopening metrics for week ending Oct. 24, in response to a press launch from the county.

Yolo County is designated below the purple, or substantial tier, one stage under the most-restrictive purple tier. Officers say social gatherings are the primary explanation for COVID-19 circumstances throughout the county. They’re urging residents to train private accountability and keep away from giant gatherings so the county can proceed to reopen.

For a county to be pushed again into probably the most restrictive purple tier, it should meet these standards for 2 consecutive weeks. If Yolo County continues to have a rise in circumstances, the county may transfer again into the purple tier as early as subsequent week.

The county’s adjusted case fee rose to 7.2%, which pushes it simply out of the purple tier vary of between 4-7%.

If the county continues to have a each day case fee of about 7% by Nov. 10, then the state will evaluate the newest 10 days of knowledge, and the California Division of Public Well being must resolve whether or not to maintain the county within the purple tier or transfer it to the purple tier.

A return to the purple tier would imply that many native companies would briefly shut their indoor operations or scale back capability.

Yolo County was initially positioned within the purple tier on Aug. 31, however moved into the purple tier on Sept. 29.

11:05 a.m.: One other Nevada governor’s staffer assessments optimistic for COVID-19

An worker working in Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s Carson Metropolis workplace examined optimistic for the coronavirus, in response to the Related Press.

The workplace has despatched workers members who got here in shut contact with the worker dwelling to work remotely once more for a second time in a month. The workers member, who final labored within the governor’s workplace on Thursday, acquired a fast take a look at over the weekend after growing virus signs.

The case’s origin stays below investigation, however well being officers have already decided that Sisolak wasn’t in shut contact with the coronavirus-positive workers member. The Democratic governor is examined routinely, and after the worker’s optimistic end result was confirmed, Gov. Sisolak examined unfavourable for the virus on Monday.

10:59 a.m.: COVID-19 infections attain file highs throughout election week

The variety of individuals hospitalized with the coronavirus is reaching file highs in a number of states as individuals gathered over the week to vote in-person, in response to the Related Press.

Whereas each day infections are rising in all however three states, the biggest surge is most pronounced within the Midwest and Southwest. Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Colorado, and New Mexico reported file hospitalizations this week.

Nebraska’s largest hospitals began limiting elective surgical procedures and appeared to usher in nurses from different states. Officers in Iowa and Missouri warned that mattress capability may quickly be overwhelmed. The resurgence has loomed over the presidential candidates and voters, fearful about each the virus and its financial toll.

Tuesday, November 3

11:44 a.m.: Actual property listings down almost 50% in Sacramento area

There are far fewer homes available on the market within the Sacramento area this yr in comparison with final — down almost 50% in response to knowledge from Sacramento appraiser Ryan Lundquist.

He says the market has profoundly low stock and meaning it might be tougher for these seeking to purchase a home.

“Now we have about 2,000 fewer listings this yr in comparison with final yr on the similar time,” Lundquist mentioned. “And I believe there’s no mistaking that we’ve had fewer sellers itemizing in the course of the pandemic.”

Lundquist says decrease listings are additionally partially a results of individuals not wanting to maneuver throughout a pandemic in addition to migration from the Bay Space. Plus, he says current developments present persons are staying of their houses longer, on common, than they had been ten years in the past.

Monday, November 2

6:07 p.m.: Decide limits Newsom’s powers throughout pandemic

A decide has preliminarily ordered California Gov. Gavin Newsom to cease issuing directives associated to the coronavirus that may intrude with state legislation. 

Sutter County Superior Courtroom Decide Sarah Heckman tentatively dominated Monday that one of many dozens of government orders Newsom has issued overstepped his authority. She extra broadly barred him from infringing on the state Legislature. It’s the second time a decide in the identical county has reached the conclusion, which runs counter to different state and federal courtroom choices backing the governor’s emergency powers. 

Heckman’s determination will turn into closing in 10 days. Newsom’s administration says it disagrees and is evaluating its subsequent steps

10:18 a.m.: 79th COVID-19 associated dying recorded in a California State jail

Authorities say an individual who’s incarcerated on the Avenal State Jail died of issues from the coronavirus on Saturday, in response to the Related Press.

The one that was incarcerated died at a hospital, and the central California jail didn’t launch their identify. There have been 15,872 confirmed COVID-19 circumstances within the state’s jail system.

Advocates say jails and prisons nationwide are prime areas for the virus to unfold between workers and people who find themselves incarcerated. Officers have launched tons of of individuals from their jail and jail populations throughout the nation in the course of the pandemic.

10:05 a.m.: Greater than 88% of all eligible California adults are registered to vote

Greater than 22 million persons are registered to vote in California, which is about 88% of all eligible adults. All voters bought a poll within the mail this yr as a part of the state’s effort to encourage individuals to vote remotely to keep away from spreading the coronavirus.

Regardless of the mail-in ballots, in-person voting has began in most counties throughout the state. To curb the unfold of COVID-19, the state Legislature allowed counties to supply fewer in-person polling locations in alternate for opening them earlier, with some counties opening voting locations final Friday.

Sunday, November 1

10:50 a.m.: California unemployment chief to retire amid claims backlog

The director of California’s unemployment advantages division mentioned she is going to retire on the finish of the yr.  

The announcement Friday comes after the company has been overwhelmed by greater than 15 million claims in the course of the coronavirus pandemic. The company has a backlog of greater than 900,000 individuals nonetheless ready to obtain advantages. Hilliard has mentioned the backlog will not be cleared till the top of January. 

California Labor and Workforce Improvement Company Secretary Julie A. Sue praised Hilliard for serving to reset the company’s tradition. Republican Assemblymember Jim Patterson urged the governor to nominate a substitute from outdoors the company.

10:33 a.m.: Newsom says his children ‘phasing again’ into lecture rooms

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says his kids are amongst these resuming in-person lessons after months of distance studying because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Newsom says he believes kids study greatest within the classroom and his administration will assist districts with private protecting gear and testing assets to allow them to safely reopen. Newsom has 4 kids in non-public college.

His administration has accepted greater than 1,200 requests for waivers to permit for in-person training for elementary college college students in counties the place coronavirus circumstances stay widespread. Colleges in counties the place circumstances have declined under state-mandated thresholds can broadly reopen.

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