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California Meeting to satisfy in Golden 1 Heart for brand new session

California data new excessive in coronavirus circumstances

Some California counties winding down lodges for homeless

Rocklin Church holds in-person service in opposition to restrictions

Wednesday, November 25

6:20 p.m.: California Meeting to satisfy in Golden 1 Heart for brand new session

The California Meeting might be buying and selling its Capitol chambers for a downtown NBA area when it kicks off the brand new session Dec. 7 in an effort to restrict coronavirus unfold. 

Speaker Anthony Rendon stated Wednesday the additional area and higher air filtration on the Sacramento Kings’ Golden 1 Heart will assist hold lawmakers, employees and the press secure. President Professional Tempore Toni Atkins says the Senate nonetheless plans to satisfy in its Capitol chambers. No company might be allowed at both location. 

Lawmakers might be sworn in for the upcoming two-year legislative session in December. Earlier this yr, a number of lawmakers and legislative employees examined optimistic for the virus.

6:11 p.m.: California data new excessive in coronavirus circumstances

California has reported a report variety of coronavirus circumstances on the eve of Thanksgiving. 

Greater than 18,000 COVID-19 infections had been reported Wednesday. That surpassed a earlier every day report of greater than 15,000 circumstances introduced Saturday. 

As officers urged individuals to rethink their Thanksgiving gatherings, Los Angeles eating places had been getting ready to shut for 3 weeks and firefighters in Silicon Valley had been being enlisted to implement public well being guidelines to attempt to halt the unfold of infections. Los Angeles, which has been exhausting hit by the virus, has been mulling a brand new stay-home order however has not but issued one.

6:09 p.m.: Some California counties winding down lodges for homeless

Some California counties are pushing forward with plans to wind down a program that is housed homeless individuals in resort rooms amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

It comes regardless of an emergency money infusion from the state aimed toward stopping individuals from returning to the streets in colder climate because the virus surges. Counties say that as federal coronavirus funding expires, it is time to transition residents from expensive lodges to cheaper, extra secure housing. 

Gov. Gavin Newsom not too long ago introduced $62 million for counties to maneuver resort company into everlasting housing or to increase resort leases. In San Francisco, advocates are outraged by plans to begin shifting a whole bunch of individuals across the holidays.

6:06 p.m.: Rocklin Church holds in-person service in opposition to restrictions

Future Christian Church in Rocklin, recognized for regularly defying California’s COVID-19 mitigation protocols, violated them once more this previous weekend after they held in-person service and invited conservative activist and Turning Level USA co-founder Charlie Kirk to a number of talks.

The companies had been streamed, exhibiting minimal social distancing with the crowds. Each one who was seen on stage didn’t put on masks.

Throughout the service, Pastor Greg Fairrington and his spouse Kathy introduced to applause that the church has been open for 26 weeks since they beforehand shut down. Within the video, Fairrington mentions that the group’s overflow space was at capability.

The church is situated in Placer County, which is in California’s purple tier, the most-restrictive within the state’s color-coded reopening system. Indoor non secular companies are prohibited by state pointers for purple counties, which reveals COVID-19 is widespread within the space.

Kirk downplayed the severity of the pandemic in his discuss. 

“Each single one in every of you in the present day is making a voluntary selection, assessing the danger of your gathering,” Kirk stated. “You realize there’s an opportunity [of contracting the coronavirus], after all you do, however you made that call.”

Kirk and Fairrington criticized California Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state’s coronavirus restrictions.

“When Gavin Newsom will get to go to French Laundry, and you may’t go to church, cease listening to Gavin Newsom,” Kirk stated to applause.

Future Christian Church will proceed to be open, in line with Fairrington.

“We aren’t ever shutting the doorways of our church,” Fairrington stated. “By no means going to occur. By no means going to occur.”

10:47 a.m.: Exodus out of Bay Space rising Sacramento housing costs

The pandemic is driving individuals out of the Bay Space and into Sacramento, elevating housing costs, in line with knowledge from actual property specialists.

Ebony Lewis is one in every of 1000’s of the Bay Space residents relocating to the valley throughout the pandemic due to area and affordability. When the pandemic hit, she determined to reassess her dwelling scenario and located it could have been too tight.

“After I was dwelling in Oakland Hills, I had a roommate. It was shut quarters. I wanted my very own area,” Lewis stated.

The Sacramento housing market was tight earlier than COVID-19, however now the market is described as “extremely sizzling” in line with housing gross sales web site Redfin Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather.

“Loads of it’s pushed by migration out of the Bay Space into extra inland areas within the Sacramento space,” Fairweather stated.

Though Sacramento house costs are up 14%, homes are promoting 14 days sooner in comparison with final yr, and so they’re going for greater than a vendor’s listing value. Earlier than the pandemic, consumers like Lewis — a younger skilled working for the Kaiser Permanente group — would have confronted an extended commute to the Bay Space; however now there’s no commute.

“All of us are working remotely. We don’t know if we’ll return into the workplace,” Lewis stated. “If and once we do return into the workplace, it is not going to be as typically because it was.”

Lewis stated her preliminary impressions of Sacramento are optimistic, however hopes to get to know her new metropolis as soon as life returns to one thing like regular.

10:11 a.m.: California prosecutors say unemployment advantages fraud scheme could also be greatest in state historical past

Whereas convicted assassin Scott Peterson is on dying row at San Quentin State Jail, he was nonetheless among the many hundreds of thousands of Californians who obtained unemployment advantages this yr, in line with prosecutors who uncovered a huge fraud scheme in California prisons and jails.

Prosecutors stated that as much as a billion {dollars} in unemployment advantages got to people who find themselves incarcerated, which are not eligible to obtain these advantages within the first place. Sacramento County District Legal professional Anne Marie Schubert stated it is doubtless that this can be the biggest taxpayer fraud scheme in state historical past.

“Fairly frankly, the inmates are mocking us,” Schubert stated. “Even small jails are reporting losses — inside that small jail — of over $10 million.”

At a information convention, prosecutors stated the rip-off unfold like wildfire by means of the corrections programs when individuals housed in these programs found out the right way to get fraudulent funds.

Schubert stated California’s Employment Growth Division wasn’t cross-matching its claimants’ listing with the identify rolls from prisons and jails. Which means that greater than 20,000 claims had been paid to individuals inside the jail system alone — totaling greater than $140 million.

State Assemblyperson David Chiu has been vital of EDD’s dealing with of claims paid out throughout the pandemic, saying it is outrageous.

“Cross-referencing a listing should not be that onerous,” Chiu stated. “Thirty-five different states cross-reference jail and jail knowledge when figuring out unemployment eligibility. California doesn’t. That is simply one other instance of the large failure of this division.”

In an emailed assertion, EDD’s Deputy Director Loree Levy stated that the company is working to cross-check its claims.

Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an announcement calling the fraud fully unacceptable. He is instructed state companies to coordinate with one another and assist ongoing investigations.

Tuesday, November 24

5:11 p.m.: Orange County county hopes mail-in check kits assist curb virus

Orange County will present as much as half one million mail-in check kits to residents earlier than the top of the yr within the hopes that extra testing may also help beat again the coronavirus. 

The county on Monday started providing the free check kits to residents of its two largest cities, Anaheim and Santa Ana. Well being officers hope to make the kits accessible to the entire county’s Three million residents by subsequent month in what could possibly be an enormous increase in testing. 

The push comes as California is grappling with a surge in coronavirus circumstances. It additionally comes as counties are rising weary of the boundaries on companies.

5:09 p.m.: Reno mayor ‘begging’ individuals to forgo Thanksgiving gatherings

An emotional Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve says she’s “begging” residents to forgo household Thanksgiving gatherings to assist sluggish the unfold of the coronavirus. 

Schieve spoke to reporters throughout a video convention Tuesday simply minutes after she obtained phrase {that a} good buddy had died from COVID-19. 

Her plea to cancel conventional vacation plans got here as Nevada reported a record-high 2,853 new confirmed circumstances on Tuesday. It is the third new report in two weeks. 

In the meantime, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman characterised Gov. Steve Sisolak’s stricter statewide virus guidelines that went into impact Tuesday as “crushing” for her tourism-dependent metropolis. State Division of Enterprise and Business Director Terry Reynolds stated Monday that the brand new guidelines are the easiest way to keep away from future shutdowns. 

4:10 p.m.: 4 extra California counties transfer to most restrictive tier

Two days earlier than Thanksgiving and 4 extra California counties have moved into the most-restrictive purple tier on the state’s COVID map. 

Of the state’s 58 counties, 45 at the moment are working below restrictions that shut non-essential indoor companies.

In saying the modifications Tuesday, State Well being and Human Companies Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly talked about how California is within the midst of a surge. He once more targeted on household gatherings throughout Thanksgiving. He says he is modified the best way his household is celebrating the vacation.

“I, like a lot of you, are upset about how this Thanksgiving will look totally different from years previous,” Ghaly stated. “I feel it’s needed to switch or pause our standard traditions to actually cease the surge this yr. And we’re re-emphasizing that the most secure method to have fun Thanksgiving this yr is at house with members of your family or just about.”

Ghaly says those that do collect ought to make the most of the sunny climate forecast statewide for Thanksgiving Day and have their meals outdoors. A latest surge in circumstances and hospitalizations led Gov. Gavin Newsom to place in place a 10 p.m. to five a.m. curfew final week.

Modoc County within the northeastern nook of the state is the one county that moved right into a less-restrictive tier, from pink to orange.

10:35 a.m.: Yolo County pronounces new free COVID-19 testing websites for residents

Yolo County introduced on Monday a slate of recent free COVID-19 testing websites all through December.

There are testing websites supplied practically each day of the month, beginning Dec. 1 on the Winters Neighborhood Heart from 4 – 7 p.m. Individuals occupied with getting a free check have to be Yolo County residents and produce proof of residence (ID card, driver’s license, utility invoice, and many others.). All ages are accepted, and Spanish translation might be accessible at nearly all testing websites. Discover a full listing of testing websites and occasions right here.

Registration just isn’t required, however it’s beneficial to get by means of the testing web site sooner. Registration additionally doesn’t assure a testing spot.

Moreover, OptumServe, of their partnership with Yolo County, may even offer a free every day testing web site in a transportable constructing subsequent to the Juvenile Detention Facility in Woodland. This web site is open to all Californians, no matter documentation standing, and is by appointment solely. To schedule an appointment residents can name (888) 634-1123 or on-line.

10:30 a.m: Los Angeles County could return into stay-at-home orders quickly

Los Angeles County is getting ready to one other stay-at-home order days earlier than Thanksgiving, in line with the Related Press.

The coronavirus surge within the county surpassed a stage set by public well being officers to set off the order. A swell of recent circumstances on Monday pushed the biggest U.S. county to a mean of over 4,500 circumstances per day. County Public Well being Director Barbara Ferrer stated no motion could be taken till the county supervisors meet on Tuesday.

A stay-at-home order for Los Angeles could be the primary such motion since mid-March. That’s when Gov. Gavin Newsom adopted the lead of a number of California counties and issued a statewide order that colleges and most outlets. On Saturday, a every day 10 p.m. to five a.m. statewide curfew took impact.

9:53 a.m.: Decide gained’t carry San Diego County pandemic restrictions

A California choose has denied a request to quickly restore indoor service at eating places and gymnasiums in San Diego County, in line with the Related Press.

On Monday, the choose stated that there’s scientific proof to assist Gov. Gavin Newsom’s sweeping public well being orders to limit enterprise exercise throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Enterprise homeowners in California’s second-most populous county sought to revive indoor operations at 25% capability for eating places and 10% for gyms.

Two San Diego eating places and gymnasiums have sued the state, asking that the four-tier pandemic reopening system be declared unlawful. The choose scheduled one other listening to subsequent month.

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 known 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 every of his fast responses to calling Asian individuals yellow in a county board assembly was to make amends.

“I made three dozen calls, no less than, to API group members to apologize so I’ve definitely carried out that, and we’ll hopefully be having some ongoing conferences when it comes to discussions and listening classes that might be greater than only one time,” Beilenson stated. 

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 in the case of translation companies.

Correction: A earlier model of this publish misspelled Dr. Peter Beilenson. It has been corrected.

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 house 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 house fairly actually when it comes to my very own expertise simply over the course of the final couple days,” Newsom stated.

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

6:18 p.m.: US seafood trade tanking as a consequence of pandemic-related causes      

The coronavirus pandemic has damage the U.S. seafood trade as a consequence of a precipitous fall in imports and exports, in line with the Related Press. 

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

They discovered that shopper demand for seafood at eating places dropped by greater than 70% throughout the early months of the pandemic. The scientists printed their findings not too long ago within the scientific journal Fish and Fisheries.

11:14 a.m.: Tens of millions of Individuals are touring throughout the vacation season

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

Many vacationers are unwilling to overlook out on seeing household and are satisfied they’ll do it safely. In line with 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 means of U.S. airport screening within the 11 days round Thanksgiving.

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

Los Angeles County officers have introduced new coronavirus-related restrictions that can prohibit in-person eating for no less than three weeks as circumstances rise all through the vacation season, in line with the Related Press.

The brand new guidelines will take impact Wednesday at 10 p.m., that means eating places, breweries, wineries, and bars will solely be capable to supply takeout, drive-thru and supply companies. Officers had warned that restrictions could be enacted if the county’s five-dau common of recent 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 a virtually state-wide curfew since Saturday, operating from 10 p.m. to five a.m. every day.

10:20 a.m.: Nevada pronounces 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 may 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 youngsters had been uncovered to COVID-19.

In line with Newsom’s workplace, the household realized late Friday the kids 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 detrimental. Nonetheless, the governor stated they may quarantine for 2 weeks in compliance with native well being pointers.

One among Newsom’s youngsters was already below quarantine after a doable publicity to an contaminated classmate on the youngster’s non-public faculty, which has resumed in-person studying.

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

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 because the begin of the pandemic.

The California Division of Well being and Human Companies 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 house from 10 p.m. to five a.m. affecting most Californians, and Los Angeles is on the verge of an excellent 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 youngster quarantined for doable virus publicity

A spokesman says one in every of California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s youngsters 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 faculty in Sacramento had examined optimistic for COVID-19. He says the household is following state protocols, and the governor, his spouse and 4 youngsters have all examined detrimental for the virus.

Newsom stated final month that his youngsters had returned to their faculty, sparking criticism at the same time as hundreds of thousands of public schoolchildren proceed to check by means of distance studying.

—Related Press

Friday, November 20

6:31 p.m.: North, South Sacramento companies say curfew could 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 evening, 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 would probably have their hours curtailed are these thought of important below state pointers.

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

Ross Hendrickx of the Del Paso Heights Neighborhood Affiliation says this can change subsequent to nothing. 

“All people is aware of native legislation enforcement gained’t be implementing it, so all people’s going to go about their enterprise as standard,” he stated.

The Sacramento sheriff has already stated his deputies is not going to cite or arrest anybody violating the order.

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

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

A brand new report from the state Employment Growth Division reveals the state added 145,500 jobs in October, dropping the unemployment charge to 9.3%. 

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

However these good points could possibly 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 every 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 line with the Related Press.

The nation is now averaging over 1,300 COVID-19 deaths per day — the best because the 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 largest one-day acquire on report, 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 folks keep house for Thanksgiving to assist stop the unfold of the coronavirus, in line with NPR.

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

As a substitute, the CDC recommends that folks spend Thanksgiving with the people who find themselves lively members of their households for no less than the previous two weeks. This suggestion doesn’t embody household or pals any person has seen typically. If that’s the case, then a masks would must be worn even inside your personal house.

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

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

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

12:42 p.m.: Change is coming to Ski Resorts this winter as a consequence of pandemic

The ski season begins on Friday at Heavenly Mountain and Northstar California resorts in South Lake Tahoe, however COVID-19 will carry 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 might be open initially, so advance reservations must be made for season move holders. Spokesperson Russell Carlton with Heavenly Ski Resort stated that because the resorts are situated in purple tier counties, particular guidelines should be adopted.

“There might be no indoor eating at Heavenly and Northstar,” Carlton stated. “However there might be out of doors seize and go choices as properly. Visitors, actually, it’s good to come ready to hanging out outdoors for almost all of the day.”

Carlton stated that he expects the resorts will ebook up on sure days, however as situations enhance, they may be capable to accommodate extra individuals. Skiers may 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 will 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’ll’t exit after 10 o’clock, as if the virus solely reveals up after 10 o’clock or one thing?” Gallagher stated. “It doesn’t make loads of sense.”

Gallagher predicts many rural counties gained’t implement the brand new guidelines. He was behind a profitable authorized problem to one in every of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s government orders on election administration, however Gallager stated he doubtless 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 stated his deputies is not going to be implementing California’s new late-night curfew meant to stem the unfold of COVID-19.

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

This would come with an extended listing of actions equivalent to:

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

In response, Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna stated 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 line with 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 doable curfew, particularly because the state reported a virtually 50% spike in infections throughout 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 not too long ago carried out curfews, together with Ohio and New York.

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

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

New pictures are elevating questions on how truthful he’s been in describing the dinner.  The pictures additionally reveal him within the firm of a number of lobbyists. The photographs, 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 outdoor appears to contradict the pictures because it seems to indicate the desk in a room enclosed on no less than three sides.

2:12 p.m.: San Diego County well being officers will situation 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 line with the Related Press.

In San Diego County, well being inspectors situation stern warning letters that threaten prison 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 corporations 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 would carry combined outcomes.

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

In line with a brand new evaluation from the California Coverage Lab, practically 750,000 Californians will quickly lose their unemployment advantages.

The evaluation calls this the “unemployment cliff,” and it’s simply six weeks away. Two totally different packages are concerned, one which covers employees 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 college director  Dr. Until von Watcher co-authored the evaluation and stated that one other enormous variety of Californians might lose their advantages within the spring.

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

He additionally stated that the lack of this security web for that enormous variety of individuals in just a few months could have dire implications for California’s economic system — not simply when it comes to 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 because the begin of the pandemic, as an autumn surge continues to rewrite the state’s report ebook.

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 stated 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 individuals are ready for hours in lengthy strains to get examined for the coronavirus as circumstances surge nationwide, in line with the Related Press.

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

Whereas the U.S. has already doubled its every day testing numbers since summer season, 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 line with the Related Press.

Our immune programs are exhausting at work even once we’re six ft aside from others and are caught at house all day. Quite a lot of germs hold our immune programs lively after they’re indoors and outdoor. Childhood vaccinations and different built-up immunity are long-lived and gained’t vanish due to short-term life-style modifications.

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

Wednesday, November 18

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

California’s state finances outlook is healthier 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 initiatives the state could 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 greater earners. In addition they say this yr’s finances was a little bit of an overcorrection to the projected $54 billion deficit.

So what might lawmakers do with this windfall? Their fiscal analysts advocate utilizing half to replenish finances reserves and make up deferred funds to varsities, and the remaining for pandemic support and financial restoration.

That is excellent news for state lawmakers. However the LAO report additionally warns that working deficits might be a rising finances situation within the years forward. 

2:57 p.m.: FDA approves first at-home COVID-19 check

U.S. regulators are permitting emergency use of the primary rapid-response coronavirus check that may be carried out totally at house, in line with the Related Press.

On Tuesday, the Meals and Drug Administration introduced the vital step in U.S. efforts to increase testing choices for COVID-19. However the check would require a prescription, doubtless limiting its preliminary use.

The FDA granted emergency authorization to the 30-minute check package from Lucira Well being, a California producer. Beforehand the FDA had solely allowed the usage of a handful of exams that allowed individuals to gather samples at house, 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 employees 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 stated 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 employees, agriculture trade as a excessive precedence within the vaccines,.”

Together with farm employees, Guenter says individuals who work in meals processing and distribution also needs to 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 vital infrastructure,” he stated.

Well being care employees will doubtless be the first-in-line to get a vaccine as soon as it turns into accessible, adopted by employees 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 common companies and produce consideration to points equivalent to COVID-19 restriction violations, in line with the Related Press.

The FixIt app in Clark County permits residents in Las Vegas and surrounding suburbs to report points based mostly on their location by submitting photos and written descriptions of their considerations. The app doesn’t solely concentrate on the coronavirus but in addition permits residents to report points equivalent to potholes, graffiti, road lights, trash, short-term leases, and likewise COVID-19 violations. Residents may observe the progress of their reviews.

County employees will be capable to view and handle requests. It’s unclear how shortly requests are anticipated to be resolved or what number of employees 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 recent circumstances, in line with the Related Press.

The brand new guidelines require retailers to restrict buyer capability to 25% throughout 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. A few of the diners stated they might 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.: Prime state medical affiliation officers attended identical feast as Newsom

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

CMA spokesperson Anthony York stated 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 fun the 50th birthday of Newsom’s buddy and lobbyist Jason Kinney. Newsom has apologized for attending and stated he made a nasty mistake.

California pointers 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 every day confirmed circumstances greater than double within the final two weeks to just about 2,900. On Tuesday, the county ordered nonessential retail companies to restrict indoor capability to 25% and eating places to 50% capability outdoor.

All these companies should shut at 10 p.m. The modifications will take impact on Friday, Nov. 20. If every day circumstances rise to 4,500 or hospitalizations high 2,000, the county will impose a three-week lockdown that can prohibit 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 could shut with out state assist

California’s childcare suppliers are sounding the alarm that they want extra state assist,  and so they could not be capable to climate the pandemic with out it.

Charlotte Neal runs a daycare in Sacramento. She says mother and father begin dropping their youngsters off as early as Three a.m.

“These are important employees who don’t have the choice of staying house with their youngsters,” Neal stated. “They want childcare, or they’ll’t work.”

Neal says childcare suppliers haven’t had a simple go throughout the pandemic. Greater than 5,000 day care facilities have closed this yr, due partially to elevated prices for issues like cleansing provides and wi-fi for distance studying, in line with 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 stated.

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

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

Dr. Anthony Fauci has beneficial that Individuals adhere to a “uniform carrying of masks” to assist curb the surge of coronavirus circumstances within the U.S., in line with 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 report every day excessive of greater than 184,000 COVID-19 circumstances, in line with a tally by Johns Hopkins College.

Pharmaceutical firm Moderna introduced on Monday that early knowledge suggests its vaccine candidate offers 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 unbiased knowledge and security monitoring earlier than the U.S. Meals and Drug Administration approves it to be used.

Fauci stated 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 stated.

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 colleges will proceed with distant studying for now

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

The college district has determined to postpone any resumption of partial in-class studying and can proceed with distant studying by means of no less than the top of the calendar yr. District Superintendent Jesus Jara introduced Monday that lecturers and employees would proceed to work from home by means of Dec. 18, when the primary semester ends.

Jara stated a reopening plan might be offered to the district board in early January. Since mid-March, the district has used distant studying, however officers have been discussing the right way to reopen safely for in-person studying since final summer season.

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

Whereas two COVID-19 vaccines are nearing completion, scientists stated it’s vital to recruit sufficient volunteers to complete the research, in line with the Related Press.

Moderna and competitor Pfizer not too long ago introduced preliminary outcomes exhibiting their vaccines seem like strongly efficient. Nonetheless, extra vaccine sorts might be wanted to satisfy world demand as a consequence of how totally different vaccine sorts may match higher in numerous individuals. This may solely be confirmed after extra testing.

“We nonetheless want volunteers,” confused 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 quite a lot 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 throughout the pandemic

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

The variety of houses experiencing meals insecurity — no less than one particular person 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 in keeping with the nation’s — and it is all tied to the pandemic.

“Sadly for Sacramento, it is greater than the state and nationwide common, Younger informed CapRadio’s Perception. “We had a disaster on our fingers 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’ll be able to hear your 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 speedy improve 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.

Below 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 may even should make modifications by means of the affected industries extra swiftly as an alternative of the earlier 72-hour ready interval.

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

Newsom stated the state is at present dealing with a 4.6% 14-day common and a 5% 7-day common check optimistic charge throughout the live-streamed press convention, which he stated is healthier 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 might be going again into probably the most restrictive purple tier, signaling widespread COVID-19 transmission. Which means 94% of Californians might 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 might be shifting 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 as a consequence of COVID-19 security violations, in line with the Related Press.

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

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

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

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

Illusionist David Copperfield is suspending his Las Vegas stage present after a crew member examined optimistic for the coronavirus, in line with 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.

In line with the newspaper, an inner e-mail from MGM Resorts Worldwide officers on Friday stated that one in every of his phantasm techs had been uncovered to the virus. Copperfield confirmed the backstage crew member’s analysis on Sunday.

In an announcement, Copperfield stated his whole crew could be examined once more. His stage present was one in every of a number of residency productions throughout MGM Resorts that reopened Nov. 6.

11:30 a.m.: Vacation journey is anticipated to plummet as a consequence of pandemic

Whereas Thanksgiving is a significant journey vacation, there are predictions that fewer individuals might be hitting the highway, flying, or taking the practice particularly since well being officers are urging individuals to remain house.

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

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

“That’s the biggest year-over-year decline because the 2008 recession when Thanksgiving journey dropped 26%,” stated Shupe.

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

Shupe confused that regardless that journey might be down, the Wednesday afternoon earlier than Thanksgiving will nonetheless see the best highway site visitors, and drivers can nonetheless anticipate delays at widespread bottlenecks.

He additionally warned drivers to ensure their automobiles are prepared for a highway 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 exams 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 means of the metropolis’s official Fb web page.

Aquino stated that she was uncovered to the virus by any person in her workplace. After an expedited check and optimistic consequence, 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 publish describes how the Sacramento County Division of Well being Companies is partnering with UC Davis Well being to offer 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 report variety of circumstances, Gov. Sisolak says he feels no COVID-19 signs

Nevada hit a report variety of new confirmed COVID-19 circumstances for the second day in a row on Saturday. Gov. Steve Sisolak stated that the state is at a “vital juncture” and implored residents to remain house and do what they’ll 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 practically doubled over the previous week, in line with 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 line with 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.

Below the purple stage of the state’s COVID-19 reopening system, eating places, gyms, church buildings and bars might 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 choose 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 entire variety of circumstances within the state to 1,018,373. 

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

Over the past seven days, the state averaged 7,358 circumstances per day, with 4.4% of exams coming again optimistic, in line with 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 report for every day infections, in line with 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 complicated feast at a restaurant final week regardless of urging Californians to remain house throughout the pandemic.

The San Francisco Chronicle first reported Newsom and his spouse Jennifer Siebel Newsom attended a celebration for a buddy and political adviser with no less than 10 different individuals at The French Laundry, a famend Napa Valley restaurant.

Newsom’s spokesman initially stated 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 steering: Non-public gatherings of greater than three totally 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 conduct and never joined the dinner,” the governor stated in an announcement.

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

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

Sisolak stated he was not experiencing any signs and was swabbed for a speedy check on Friday morning as a matter of routine. After it yielded a optimistic consequence, he additionally underwent molecular testing and his pattern continues to be being processed. He’s the third particular person in his workplace to check optimistic for the virus since early October. 

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

2:59 p.m.: Nevada’s Clark County Faculty District says staff will work remotely as a consequence of pandemic

The Clark County Faculty District in Nevada has introduced that the majority of its staff will work remotely after Gov. Steve Sisolak urged individuals to remain house and restrict the unfold of COVID-19, in line with the Related Press.

The district is anticipated to transition to earn a living from home beginning on Thursday and proceed by means of Nov. 30. The choice comes as the varsity board is contemplating a plan to carry college students again to school rooms two days per week beginning in January.

Sisolak urged residents to remain house as a lot as doable for the following two weeks and earn a living from home, or the state could be susceptible to a lockdown.

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

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

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

Cage additionally stated 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 stated that some officers have determined it is simpler guilty 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 Know-how has not too long ago launched an interactive map that particulars county by county danger of an in-person gathering by get together measurement.

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

In Sacramento County, a gathering of 10 individuals with an ascertainment bias of 10 reveals that there’s a 15% likelihood any person on the gathering would doubtless have the coronavirus. Counties surrounding Sacramento present comparable danger ranges starting from 7% in El Dorado County to 16% in Sutter County.

In line with this map, the best danger county in California with the identical state of affairs is Mono County, with a 75% likelihood of any person with the an infection attending a 10-person occasion.

A few of the nation’s riskier elements below the identical set-up embody Jones County, Iowa at better than 99%, and Dewey County, South Dakota, and Walsh, North Dakota are each at a 99% chance of a room with 10 individuals having no less than one at present contaminated particular person.

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 sluggish the unfold of the coronavirus. 

A press release 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 stress on our hospital programs and threatening the lives of seniors, important employees and weak Californians,” Newsom wrote. “Journey will increase the danger of spreading COVID-19, and we should all collectively improve 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 shifting backwards.

Thursday, November 12

6:15 p.m.: UC Davis Well being can now carry out speedy consequence check for COVID-19, flu

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

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

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

UC Davis already had the instruments to carry out such a check, 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 anticipate a scarcity of reagents, or chemical options, to restrict capability. 

Docs or nurses can carry out this check, 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 move 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 rising shortly within the state and nationwide, well being officers warn individuals to restrict journey throughout the holidays and rethink their annual gatherings.

3:10 p.m.: Fresno mayor-elect exams 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 line with the Related Press.

Dyer, who served as town’s longtime police chief, informed the Fresno Bee he went into quarantine after receiving the check outcomes on Tuesday. He stated 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 analysis 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 america fell final week to 709,000, the fourth straight drop, and an indication that the job market is slowly therapeutic, in line with 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 rising 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 could possibly 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, quickly pausing indoor eating, worship companies, motion pictures, health club 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 in your fast household as a result of we’re gonna be in a a lot better state of normalcy very quickly and by subsequent Thanksgiving and Christmas issues might be a lot, a lot better,” Beilenson stated.

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, could possibly 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 employees are sounding the alarm in regards to 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 employees are being denied time-off requests by means of the top of the yr … except they change into sick.

“Nurses are actually — they’re afraid, and so they’re burnt out,” Johnson-Camacho stated. “It’s only a actually dangerous mixture. And I feel administration wants to actually observe 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 stated in an announcement that the majority of its nurses have scheduling flexibility and particular COVID-19 sick go away. The hospital additionally says its nurses’ time beyond regulation hours are down this yr over final.

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

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

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

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

“We are able to do our half to assist reduce these dangers,” Schieve stated. “So why aren’t we doing it? We’ve acquired 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 carry 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 Workplaces

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

In line with a press launch from the county, the staffer had minimal interactions with ballot employees, however labored with different elections employees and contacted some election observers. The discharge additionally stated 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 known as in to inform any of people who could have been in shut contact with the staffer.

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

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

Elections employees 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 extra dying, in line with the Related Press.

The earlier three days, Nevada totaled 1,000 new circumstances or extra. Tuesday’s circumstances carry the statewide totals to 110,982 circumstances and 1,852 deaths because the 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 at the moment are required to submit mitigation plans to the state’s process drive.

Regardless of the unrelenting surge, state well being officers haven’t indicated that they plan to tighten statewide mandates that govern companies, colleges, 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 sluggish 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 charge.

“However [the vaccine] doesn’t imply it’s a substitute [for mask-wearing and social distancing], so that you can say ‘Effectively, we are able to simply return to regular, let’s open all the things again up, let’s all have all people 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 stated. “We’ve acquired to watch out.”

With coronavirus circumstances on the rise, Sacrmento and 10  different counties in the present day 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 struggle COVID-19, in line with 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 average signs that don’t require hospitalization. Whereas exams 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 obtained 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 in the present day from 2 p.m. to five p.m. The pictures might 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 stated that masks and social distancing are required. Whereas residents can reserve a spot, walk-ins are welcome.

On Sept. 28, Gov. Gavin Newsom acquired 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 taking place concurrently.

On the time, Newsom additionally stated that this doable twindemic could be “placing stress, placing stress on our hospital system on the identical time, draining sources 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 Faculty and College Covenant Church. Residents can discover out extra data at

Monday, November 9

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

At his weekly live-streamed information convention Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom stated that California has seen a sobering improve in coronavirus circumstances, in line with 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 charge, 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. Consequently, 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 rising throughout the nation, and President-elect Joe Biden is looking for coordination with states, in line with the Related Press.

Officers and public well being specialists stated that inter-state coordination hasn’t been sturdy sufficient up to now. States are additionally calling for assist with testing and get in touch with 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 Court docket in a second try and overturn the state’s 50-person cap on attendance at non secular gatherings, in line with 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 think about the problem of Nevada’s COVID-19 restrictions as a check 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. choose’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 extra dying, in line with the Related Press.

That is the third consecutive day of no less than 1,000 new reported coronavirus circumstances throughout the state. In line with the Nevada State Division of Well being and Human Companies, the entire variety of circumstances recorded because the pandemic started is now 110,022, and the recognized dying toll is 1,851.

Well being officers reported 1,846 circumstances on Saturday, a report 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 regarded as far greater as a result of many individuals haven’t been examined. Research additionally recommend that folks 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 entire 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 line with the Los Angeles Occasions.

Whereas there’s been a latest rise in circumstances, the Occasions reviews that the tempo of improve is milder than the remainder of america. 

The U.S. on Friday reported 126,480 new coronavirus circumstances, in line with knowledge launched Saturday by the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Useful resource Heart. It was the third consecutive day that the U.S. set a every day report, bringing the entire 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 line with the Related Press.

An individual acquainted with the punishment stated that the fantastic 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 check 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 line with NPR.

Hospitalization ranges have snowballed so shortly that it’ll quickly surpass the spring and summer season 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. might attain this charge if coronavirus was not pushed down earlier than winter.

On Thursday, circumstances hit an excellent greater report of greater than 121,000 reported circumstances in a day. Instances 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 doable that the every day case depend might double once more, given the present trajectory of the U.S. outbreak. The will increase can’t be defined by extra testing being carried out, 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 line with 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 Business, Division of Industrial Relations, introduced the OSHA enforcement motion Thursday in opposition to JBP Corp. doing enterprise as Peterbilt Truck Elements & Tools.

The $4,554 fantastic 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 stated that if individuals insist on gathering for the upcoming holidays, then gatherings needs to be outdoors and saved 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 stated. “So our key message is — the most secure factor to do just 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 accredited to maneuver ahead by means of the system — from the pink (substantial) tier to the decrease orange (average tier). Two counties have to return a step, with Shasta County shifting to purple (widespread) and Plumas retreating to orange (average). 

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

“Which I feel 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 however it’s widespread throughout the state,” Ghaly stated. 

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

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

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

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

California Well being and Human Companies Secretary Mark Ghaly stated 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’s the time to place the brakes on a bit of bit,” Ghaly stated. “Return to purple, stabilize, work with the county to ensure 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 may even be shifting again, however to the orange tier, whereas Colusa County’s enchancment helps it transfer from the pink tier to orange.

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

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

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

5 different Bay Space counties are additionally being thought of to participate within the regional advisory. The proposal comes as California has seen coronavirus circumstances inch up not too long ago, although the an infection charge 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 monumental assist on the polls, in line with 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 charge above much less severely hit areas.

Well being officers throughout the nation are being attentive to the chasm in public sentiment and the right way to reframe their messages and updates, even because the nation grapples with report numbers of recent 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 line with a press launch from the county.

Yolo County is designated below the pink, or substantial tier, one stage under the most-restrictive purple tier. Officers say social gatherings are the primary reason behind COVID-19 circumstances throughout the county. They’re urging residents to train private duty and keep away from massive 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 might transfer again into the purple tier as early as subsequent week.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The workplace has despatched employees members who got here in shut contact with the worker house to work remotely once more for a second time in a month. The employees member, who final labored within the governor’s workplace on Thursday, obtained a speedy check 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 employees member. The Democratic governor is examined routinely, and after the worker’s optimistic consequence was confirmed, Gov. Sisolak examined detrimental for the virus on Monday.

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

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

Whereas every 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 report hospitalizations this week.

Nebraska’s largest hospitals began limiting elective surgical procedures and regarded to usher in nurses from different states. Officers in Iowa and Missouri warned that mattress capability might 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 practically 50% in Sacramento area

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

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

“We’ve about 2,000 fewer listings this yr in comparison with final yr on the identical time,” Lundquist stated. “And I feel there’s no mistaking that we’ve had fewer sellers itemizing throughout 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 latest traits present individuals 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 choose has preliminarily ordered California Gov. Gavin Newsom to cease issuing directives associated to the coronavirus that may intrude with state legislation. 

Sutter County Superior Court docket 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 choose 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 change into remaining 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 problems from the coronavirus on Saturday, in line with the Related Press.

The one who 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 employees and people who find themselves incarcerated. Officers have launched a whole bunch of individuals from their jail and jail populations throughout the nation throughout the pandemic.

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

Greater than 22 million individuals are registered to vote in California, which is about 88% of all eligible adults. All voters acquired 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 change 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 stated 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 throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The company has a backlog of greater than 900,000 individuals nonetheless ready to obtain advantages. Hilliard has stated the backlog will not be cleared till the top of January. 

California Labor and Workforce Growth 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 alternative from outdoors the company.

10:33 a.m.: Newsom says his youngsters ‘phasing again’ into school rooms

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

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

His administration has accredited greater than 1,200 requests for waivers to permit for in-person training for elementary faculty 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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