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California braces for 1000’s in hospitals after vacation

Walt Disney Co. shedding 4,000 extra theme park staff in California and Florida

COVID-19 thins out Black Friday procuring crowds

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

California data new excessive in coronavirus instances



Friday, November 27

12:15 p.m.: California braces for 1000’s in hospitals after vacation

California is going through a worrying vacation as coronavirus instances proceed to soar, in response to the Related Press.

Well being officers begged folks to keep away from giant household gatherings and positioned eating places and companies underneath new scrutiny, like in Los Angeles County, the place on-person restaurant eating for 3 weeks. Within the Bay Space, firefighters are being pressed into service to assist implement security restrictions on companies throughout Black Friday.

California noticed a document variety of new infections reported Tuesday, topping 18,000 for a single day. Authorities warn that in just a few weeks, that would translate to 1000’s of individuals winding up in hospitals, stressing the well being system.

12:00 p.m.: Walt Disney Co. shedding 4,000 extra theme park staff in California and Florida

The Walt Disney Co. is asserting plans to put off 4,000 extra staff in its theme parks division in California and Florida because of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the trade, in response to the Related Press.

The corporate has been limiting attendance at its parks and altering protocols to permit for social distancing. Officers haven’t specified the breakdown numbers of what number of staff could be affected in both the Anaheim or Orlando theme parks.

Whereas Disney closed down each parks in March because the pandemic began spreading within the states, the Orlando parks reopened in the summertime. Anaheim’s parks are nonetheless closed because of pending state and native authorities approvals.

11:34 a.m.: COVID-19 thins out Black Friday procuring crowds

After months of slumping gross sales and companies toppling out of business, Black Friday was hoped to supply a small beacon of sunshine, in response to the Related Press.

Whereas it’s normally the busiest procuring day of the yr, drawing thousands and thousands of keen buyers getting began on their vacation spending, a spike in coronavirus instances is threatening the financial system’s restoration from the sudden plunge within the spring. Crowds have been dramatically diminished as buyers purchase extra on-line.

Many retailers are beefing up their security protocols, and have moved their doorbuster offers on-line, and are providing curbside pickup as a final grasp at gross sales earlier than they head into the darkish days of winter.

Wednesday, November 25

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

The California Meeting will probably be buying and selling its Capitol chambers for a downtown NBA enviornment 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, workers and the press protected. President Professional Tempore Toni Atkins says the Senate nonetheless plans to satisfy in its Capitol chambers. No friends will probably be allowed at both location. 

Lawmakers will probably be sworn in for the upcoming two-year legislative session in December. Earlier this yr, a number of lawmakers and legislative workers examined constructive for the virus.

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

California has reported a document variety of coronavirus instances on the eve of Thanksgiving. 

Greater than 18,000 COVID-19 infections have been reported Wednesday. That surpassed a earlier day by day document of greater than 15,000 instances introduced Saturday. 

As officers urged folks to rethink their Thanksgiving gatherings, Los Angeles eating places have been getting ready to shut for 3 weeks and firefighters in Silicon Valley have been being enlisted to implement public well being guidelines to attempt to halt the unfold of infections. Los Angeles, which has been arduous 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 inns for homeless

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

It comes regardless of an emergency money infusion from the state geared toward stopping folks 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 inns to cheaper, extra secure housing. 

Gov. Gavin Newsom lately introduced $62 million for counties to maneuver resort friends into everlasting housing or to increase resort leases. In San Francisco, advocates are outraged by plans to begin shifting a whole lot of individuals across the holidays.

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

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

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

Through 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 gang’s overflow space was at capability.

The church is positioned in Placer County, which is in California’s purple tier, the most-restrictive within the state’s color-coded reopening system. Indoor non secular providers 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 among you immediately is making a voluntary alternative, assessing the danger of your gathering,” Kirk stated. ” there’s an opportunity [of contracting the coronavirus], in fact 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’ll’t go to church, cease listening to Gavin Newsom,” Kirk stated to applause.

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

“We’re not 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 folks out of the Bay Space and into Sacramento, elevating housing costs, in response to knowledge from actual property consultants.

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

“After I was residing 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 scorching” in response to housing gross sales web site Redfin Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather.

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

Regardless that Sacramento dwelling costs are up 14%, homes are promoting 14 days sooner in comparison with final yr, they usually’re going for greater than a vendor’s checklist value. Earlier than the pandemic, patrons 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 after we do return into the workplace, it won’t be as usually because it was once.”

Lewis stated her preliminary impressions of Sacramento are constructive, 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 largest in state historical past

Whereas convicted assassin Scott Peterson is on demise row at San Quentin State Jail, he was nonetheless among the many thousands and thousands of Californians who obtained unemployment advantages this yr, in response to 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 possible that this can be the most important 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 way of the corrections programs when folks housed in these programs discovered learn how to get fraudulent funds.

Schubert stated California’s Employment Improvement Division wasn’t cross-matching its claimants’ checklist with the title rolls from prisons and jails. Which means that greater than 20,000 claims have been paid to folks throughout the jail system alone — totaling greater than $140 million.

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

“Cross-referencing a listing should not be that tough,” 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 a press release calling the fraud utterly unacceptable. He is instructed state businesses to coordinate with one another and help 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 will 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 all the county’s Three million residents by subsequent month in what could possibly be a large enhance in testing. 

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

5:09 p.m.: Reno mayor ‘begging’ folks 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 good friend had died from COVID-19. 

Her plea to cancel conventional vacation plans got here as Nevada reported a record-high 2,853 new confirmed instances on Tuesday. It is the third new document 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 Trade Director Terry Reynolds stated Monday that the brand new guidelines are one of the simplest ways 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 underneath restrictions that shut non-essential indoor companies.

In asserting the adjustments 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 dissatisfied about how this Thanksgiving will look totally different from years previous,” Ghaly stated. “I feel it’s vital to switch or pause our common traditions to actually cease the surge this yr. And we’re re-emphasizing that the most secure approach to have a good time Thanksgiving this yr is at dwelling with members of your family or nearly.”

Ghaly says those that do collect ought to make the most of the sunny climate forecast statewide for Thanksgiving Day and have their meals exterior. A current surge in instances 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 broadcasts new free COVID-19 testing websites for residents

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

There are testing websites provided almost each day of the month, beginning Dec. 1 on the Winters Neighborhood Heart from 4 – 7 p.m. Folks desirous about getting a free check have to be Yolo County residents and convey proof of residence (ID card, driver’s license, utility invoice, and so forth.). All ages are accepted, and Spanish translation will probably be accessible at nearly all testing websites. Discover a full checklist of testing websites and occasions right here.

Registration isn’t required, but it surely’s really helpful to get by way of the testing website sooner. Registration additionally doesn’t assure a testing spot.

Moreover, OptumServe, of their partnership with Yolo County, can even offer a free day by day testing website in a conveyable constructing subsequent to the Juvenile Detention Facility in Woodland. This website 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 might 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 response to the Related Press.

The coronavirus surge within the county surpassed a degree set by public well being officers to set off the order. A swell of latest instances on Monday pushed the most important U.S. county to a mean of over 4,500 instances 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 faculties and most outlets. On Saturday, a day by day 10 p.m. to five a.m. statewide curfew took impact.

9:53 a.m.: Choose received’t elevate 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 response to the Related Press.

On Monday, the choose stated that there’s scientific proof to help Gov. Gavin Newsom’s sweeping public well being orders to limit enterprise exercise in the course of 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

Per week after Sacramento county’s prime 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 among his instant responses to calling Asian folks 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 actually finished that, and we’ll hopefully be having some ongoing conferences by way of discussions and listening periods that will probably 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 relating to translation providers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

6:18 p.m.: US seafood trade tanking because of pandemic-related causes      

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

These are the findings of a gaggle of scientists who sought to quantify the harm 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% in the course of the early months of the pandemic. The scientists printed their findings lately within the scientific journal Fish and Fisheries.

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

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

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

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

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

Los Angeles County officers have introduced new coronavirus-related restrictions that may prohibit in-person eating for no less than three weeks as instances rise all through the vacation season, in response to 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 provide takeout, drive-thru and supply providers. Officers had warned that restrictions could be enacted if the county’s five-dau common of latest instances was above 4,000. By Sunday, the five-day common was 4,097 instances.

Most of California, together with Los Angeles County, has been underneath a virtually state-wide curfew since Saturday, operating from 10 p.m. to five a.m. every day.

10:20 a.m.: Nevada broadcasts 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 cut back the capability limits for eating places, bars, gyms and casinos to 25% or 50 folks, relying on which complete is much less. The restrictions can even apply to Thanksgiving and different non-public gatherings, with a complete of not more than 10 folks from, at most, two households gathering.

State officers reported 2,155 confirmed instances on Sunday, the fourth time in every 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 underneath quarantine after three of the governor’s youngsters have been uncovered to COVID-19.

In accordance with Newsom’s workplace, the household discovered late Friday the youngsters have been uncovered to a California Freeway Patrol officer who examined constructive for the virus.

The household waited till Sunday to get examined, and their outcomes got here again destructive. Nonetheless, the governor stated they may quarantine for 2 weeks in compliance with native well being pointers.

One in every of Newsom’s youngsters was already underneath quarantine after a attainable publicity to an contaminated classmate on the little one’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 instances surge in California forward of Thanksgiving

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

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

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

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

—Related Press

Saturday, November 21

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

A spokesman says one among California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s youngsters might have been uncovered to the coronavirus in school and is in quarantine.

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

Newsom stated final month that his youngsters had returned to their faculty, sparking criticism whilst thousands and thousands of public schoolchildren proceed to review by way of distance studying.

—Related Press

Friday, November 20

6:31 p.m.: North, South Sacramento companies say curfew can have little impression

Companies exterior 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 may 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 underneath 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 providers, I don’t see it being that impacted,” she stated.

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

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

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

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

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

A brand new report from the state Employment Improvement 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 beneficial properties could possibly be short-lived as a surge of instances has already prompted new restrictions, together with a 10 p.m. to five a.m. curfew for many of the state.

3:16 p.m.: America hits highest day by day COVID-19 demise toll since Could

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

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

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

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

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

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

As an alternative, the CDC recommends that individuals spend Thanksgiving with the people who find themselves lively members of their households for no less than the previous two weeks. This suggestion doesn’t embrace household or associates any person has seen usually. If that’s the case, then a masks would must be worn even inside your personal dwelling.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“There will probably be no indoor eating at Heavenly and Northstar,” Carlton stated. “However there will probably be out of doors seize and go choices as effectively. Visitors, actually, you want to come ready to hanging out exterior for almost all of the day.”

Carlton stated that he expects the resorts will guide up on sure days, however as situations enhance, they may be capable to accommodate extra folks. Skiers can even have entry to Heavenly on the California Base Space and never the gondola.

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

On Thursday California introduced beginning Saturday it 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 folks 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 numerous sense.”

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

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

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

Sheriff Scott Jones issued a press release saying his workplace received’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 checklist of actions akin to:

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

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

Thursday, November 19

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

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

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

The curfew will take impact at 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, and stay in impact till 5 a.m. Dec. 21. All “non-essential work, motion, and gatherings” are to cease between 10 p.m. till 5 a.m.. The order covers counties in essentially 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 lately applied curfews, together with Ohio and New York.

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

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

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

Newsom’s assertion that the dinner was open air appears to contradict the photographs 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 subject letters, fines, public shaming to implement coronavirus security measures

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

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

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

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

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

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

Congress acted quick within the early days of the pandemic, passing the CARES Act in March when December appeared like greater than sufficient time to tame the virus and start rebuilding the financial 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 big variety of Californians might lose their advantages within the spring.

“There’s a second cliff that’s occurring in Could when a second extension program is about 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 internet for that enormous variety of folks in just a few months can have dire implications for California’s financial system — not simply by way of discretionary spending but in addition meals and housing.

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

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

Officers reported on Wednesday that 1,246 confirmed or suspected coronavirus sufferers have been hospitalized within the state — greater than twice as many three weeks in the past. Gov. Steve Sisolak stated he was nonetheless gathering info and deliberate to determine 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 instances surge nationwide, in response to the Related Press.

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

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

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

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

Our immune programs are arduous at work even after we’re six ft other than others and are caught at dwelling all day. Quite a lot of germs hold our immune programs lively once they’re indoors and open air. Childhood vaccinations and different built-up immunity are long-lived and received’t vanish due to short-term life-style adjustments.

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

Wednesday, November 18

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

California’s state funds 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 tasks the state can have a one-time windfall of round $26 billion subsequent yr. They are saying the cash is coming from better-than-expected tax revenues from increased earners. Additionally they say this yr’s funds 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 funds reserves and make up deferred funds to varsities, and the remaining for pandemic assist and financial restoration.

That is excellent news for state lawmakers. However the LAO report additionally warns that working deficits will probably be a rising funds subject 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 finished completely at dwelling, in response to the Related Press.

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

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

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

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

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 workforce, “with the thought strategy of together with agriculture staff, agriculture trade as a excessive precedence within the vaccines,.”

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

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

Well being care staff will possible be the first-in-line to get a vaccine as soon as it turns into accessible, adopted by staff in important sectors like regulation 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 basic providers and convey consideration to points akin to COVID-19 restriction violations, in response to the Related Press.

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

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

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

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

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

However on Tuesday in Yuba Metropolis, there was little proof that the foundations have modified something. Many eating places have been open with clients consuming inside. A number of the diners stated they’d observe the foundations by sporting masks and retaining their distance from others, however they have been unwilling to cease visiting struggling native companies.

10:41 a.m.: Prime state medical affiliation officers attended identical banquet as Newsom

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

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

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

California pointers urge folks to collect 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 day by day confirmed instances greater than double within the final two weeks to almost 2,900. On Tuesday, the county ordered nonessential retail companies to restrict indoor capability to 25% and eating places to 50% capability open air.

All these companies should shut at 10 p.m. The adjustments will take impact on Friday, Nov. 20. If day by day instances rise to 4,500 or hospitalizations prime 2,000, the county will impose a three-week lockdown that may prohibit folks to their houses for all however important journeys.

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

Tuesday, November 17

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

California’s childcare suppliers are sounding the alarm that they want extra state help,  they usually might 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 children off as early as Three a.m.

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

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

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

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

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

The nation’s prime infectious illness skilled advised 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 document day by day excessive of greater than 184,000 COVID-19 instances, in response to a tally by Johns Hopkins College.

Pharmaceutical firm Moderna introduced on Monday that early knowledge suggests its vaccine candidate offers robust 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 a very necessary advance,” Fauci advised Rachel Martin on Morning Version Tuesday.

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

Fauci stated it’s necessary for folks “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 tough to do. They usually save lives,” Fauci stated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Moderna and competitor Pfizer lately introduced preliminary outcomes exhibiting their vaccines seem like strongly efficient. Nonetheless, extra vaccine varieties will probably be wanted to satisfy international demand because of how totally different vaccine varieties may match higher in several folks. 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 improvement approaches.

Monday, November 16

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

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

The variety of houses experiencing meals insecurity — no less than one individual not having sufficient to eat for a yr — has jumped from 37 million two years in the past to 50 million now.  Blake Younger is with the Sacramento Meals Financial institution. He says California’s numbers are according to the nation’s — and it is all tied to the pandemic.

“Sadly for Sacramento, it is increased than the state and nationwide common, Younger advised 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 folks.”

You’ll be able to hear your entire interview on Monday’s Perception program right here.

3:12 p.m.: California going through quickest surge of COVID-19 instances 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 enhance in COVID-19 instances.

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

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

“The unfold of COVID-19, if left unchecked, might rapidly 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’s the time to do all we will authorities in any respect ranges and Californians throughout the state to flatten the curve once more as now we have finished earlier than.”

Newsom stated the state is at the moment going through a 4.6% 14-day common and a 5% 7-day common check constructive charge in the course of 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 will probably be going again into essentially the most restrictive purple tier, signaling widespread COVID-19 transmission. Which means 94% of Californians will probably be going through these new restrictions by Tuesday, if not already within the purple tier.

Some Northern California counties like Humbolt, Napa and San Francisco will probably 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 because of COVID-19 security violations, in response to the Related Press.

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

Smithfield Meals of Virginia stated it has finished to nice lengths to guard its workers from the virus and can attraction. The United Meals and Industrial Staff union stated its complaints prompted the investigation after failing to get a passable response from Farmer John.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The American Vehicle Affiliation expects airways to be arduous 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 document.

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

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

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

Shupe confused that regardless that journey will probably be down, the Wednesday afternoon earlier than Thanksgiving will nonetheless see the very best street visitors, and drivers can nonetheless anticipate delays at well-liked bottlenecks.

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

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

Metropolis of Folsom Mayor Sarah Aquino examined constructive for COVID-19 and introduced the information with residents on Nov. 14 by way 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 constructive end result, she determined to self-quarantine in her bed room and described her signs as just like “a gentle case of the flu.”

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

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

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

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

Since Sisolak has examined constructive for COVID-19, he has advised 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 instances almost doubled over the previous week, in response to the county well being division dashboard.

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

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

Coronavirus instances are additionally rising nationally, with round 1 million new instances recorded previously 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 instances rose above thresholds established by the state.

Beneath the purple degree of the state’s COVID-19 reopening system, eating places, gyms, church buildings and bars will probably 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 instances, 11 extra deaths

California reported 2,521 new instances of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the full variety of instances 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 instances per day, with 4.4% of assessments coming again constructive, in response to the Los Angeles Instances.

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

Friday, November 13

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

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

The San Francisco Chronicle first reported Newsom and his spouse Jennifer Siebel Newsom attended a party for a good friend and political adviser with no less than 10 different folks 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 steerage: Personal 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 a press release.

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

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday stated he has examined constructive for COVID-19. He’s the fifth governor to check constructive 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 constructive end result, he additionally underwent molecular testing and his pattern continues to be being processed. He’s the third individual in his workplace to check constructive for the virus since early October. 

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

2:59 p.m.: Nevada’s Clark County Faculty District says workers will work remotely because of pandemic

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

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

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

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

The pinnacle of Nevada’s COVID-19 response workforce, Caleb Cage, known as out the state’s native elected officers, in response to 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 instances underway statewide. He stated that some officers have determined it is simpler in charge Gov. Steve Sisolak for any potential shutdowns.

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

The Georgia Institute of Know-how has lately launched an interactive map that particulars county by county threat of an in-person gathering by get together measurement.

The map breaks down an infection threat 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 instances than being reported. Toggling between these choices can present the probability of being in a room with any person who could also be contaminated.

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

In accordance with this map, the very best threat county in California with the identical situation is Mono County, with a 75% likelihood of any person with the an infection attending a 10-person occasion.

A number of the nation’s riskier components underneath the identical set-up embrace Jones County, Iowa at larger than 99%, and Dewey County, South Dakota, and Walsh, North Dakota are each at a 99% probability of a room with 10 folks having no less than one at the moment contaminated individual.

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

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 folks getting into their states or getting back from journey exterior 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 folks 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 instances are including stress on our hospital programs and threatening the lives of seniors, important staff and susceptible Californians,” Newsom wrote. “Journey will increase the danger of spreading COVID-19, and we should all collectively enhance our efforts presently to maintain the virus at bay and save lives.”

Newsom notes that California simply surpassed the sobering threshold of 1 million COVID-19 instances 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 end result 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 assessments can produce outcomes instantly after a screening. Proper now, they’re principally accessible in hospital settings. Medical doctors at UC Davis Well being began utilizing them final week within the emergency room and in some clinics, however just for sufferers 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 drugs, in a press launch. 

UC Davis already had the instruments to carry out any such 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. 

Medical doctors 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 cross that mark after Texas reached it earlier this week. The U.S. now has greater than 10 million confirmed instances.

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

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

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

Dyer, who served as the town’s longtime police chief, advised 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 constructive for COVID-19 late final week.

The supervisor’s analysis led the county to shut the places of work 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 folks nonetheless looking for unemployment advantages

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

The figures coincide with a pointy resurgence in confirmed viral infections to above 120,000 instances a day, an all-time excessive. In 49 states, instances 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 harmful days of the pandemic, Sacramento well being director says

Sacramento County companies are getting ready to re-enter essentially the most restrictive COVID-19 tier, quickly pausing indoor eating, worship providers, 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 essentially the most harmful day of the pandemic.

“We actually encourage folks for simply this yr to not collect besides on your instant household as a result of we’re gonna be in a a lot larger state of normalcy very quickly and by subsequent Thanksgiving and Christmas issues will probably be a lot, significantly 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 huge distribution by the center of subsequent yr.

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

As coronavirus infections proceed to rise nationally and in California, well being care staff are sounding the alarm in regards to the capability 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 instances strategy.

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

“Nurses are actually — they’re afraid, they usually’re burnt out,” Johnson-Camacho stated. “It’s only a actually unhealthy mixture. And I feel administration wants to actually follow 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 a press release that almost all of its nurses have scheduling flexibility and particular COVID-19 sick go away. The hospital additionally says its nurses’ additional time hours are down this yr over final.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, November 10

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

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

In accordance with a press launch from the county, the staffer had minimal interactions with ballot staff, however labored with different elections workers and contacted some election observers. The discharge additionally 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 workforce has been known as in to inform any of those who might 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 workers and guests are required to put on a face masking.

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

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

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

Nevada officers reported 960 newly confirmed instances of COVID-19 and one extra demise, in response to the Related Press.

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

The virus’ autumn spike has not spared rural or city communities within the state, inflicting the variety of confirmed instances and rising positivity to flag 10 out of the 17 counties as “excessive threat” 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, faculties, or public gatherings.

1:30 p.m.: As California COVID-19 instances 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 folks 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 ‘Properly, we will simply return to regular, let’s open the whole lot 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 bought to watch out.”

With coronavirus instances on the rise, Sacrmento and 10  different counties immediately slipped again within the state’s color-coded COVID-19 threat system.

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

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

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

This antibody-drug is just 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 photographs in Yolo County Tuesday

Yolo County is providing free flu photographs to residents immediately from 2 p.m. to five p.m. The photographs will probably be given out at Suntree Residences, 2033 F Avenue in Davis.

Residents can reserve a spot by calling (530) 666-8552. The photographs are open to folks 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 bought a flu shot throughout his weekly press convention and stressing that California residents ought to get flu photographs to assist “mitigate what some have known as the twindemic,” which is a possible wave of COVID-19 instances and flu instances occurring concurrently.

On the time, Newsom additionally stated that this attainable 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 info at

Monday, November 9

4:32 p.m.: California sees largest leap in COVID-19 instances in months

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

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

The state updates counties’ standing within the state’s four-tier, color-coded system every week. In consequence, 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 asking for coordination with states, in response to the Related Press.

Officers and public well being consultants stated that inter-state coordination hasn’t been robust sufficient thus far. 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 strategy from the president-elect. Whereas some Republican governors aren’t able to agree on Biden’s presidential win, some are imposing extra restrictions to stem the unfold of the virus.

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

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

The excessive courtroom denied the church’s request for an emergency injunction in July. A brand new petition filed Thursday asks the justices to contemplate the problem of Nevada’s COVID-19 restrictions as a 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 instances

On Sunday, well being officers in Nevada reported 1,276 new COVID-19 instances and one extra demise, in response to the Related Press.

That is the third consecutive day of no less than 1,000 new reported coronavirus instances throughout the state. In accordance with the Nevada State Division of Well being and Human Companies, the full variety of instances recorded for the reason that pandemic started is now 110,022, and the identified demise toll is 1,851.

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

Sunday, November 8

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

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

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

Whereas there’s been a current rise in instances, the Instances reviews that the tempo of enhance is milder than the remainder of the US. 

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

Friday, November 6

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

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

An individual conversant in the punishment stated that the effective breaks all the way down to $500,000 in opposition to the workforce and $150,000 in opposition to Gruden. The workforce was additionally stripped of its sixth-round draft decide due to the way it dealt with Trent Brown’s constructive 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 instances skyrocketed this week within the U.S., breaking data for the second week in a row of staggering development, in response to NPR.

Hospitalization ranges have snowballed so rapidly that it’ll quickly surpass the spring and summer time peak charges.  On Wednesday, the nation recorded greater than 100,000 instances 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, instances hit a fair increased document of greater than 121,000 reported instances in a day. Circumstances within the U.S. are up 55% from the previous two weeks in the past on common. Now, the nation is averaging greater than 94,000 instances a day, double the quantity from a month in the past.

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

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

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

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

The $4,554 effective cited the failure to submit a security plan and procure state approval for an occasion in extra of 50 folks. 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 folks insist on gathering for the upcoming holidays, then gatherings ought to be exterior and stored to fewer than 16 folks and never from greater than three households.

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

Thursday, November 5

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

An increase in COVID-19 instances 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 permitted to maneuver ahead by way 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 crucial 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 but it surely’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 really met the factors for the purple tier,” Sacramento County Public Well being Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye stated. “If we hit the brink for 2 weeks in a row, then we’re vulnerable 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 instances enhance

State well being officers introduced Wednesday that Shasta County will slip again into California’s most restrictive purple tier because of widespread transmission of COVID-19 all through the county, in response to 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 instances 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 verify they’ve sufficient testing and contacting tracing — that we perceive transmission as we work to get again right into a much less restrictive tier sooner or later.”

Plumas County can even be 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 might must self-quarantine upon return

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

Their reasoning is to stop a attainable spike in native coronavirus instances. San Francisco officers additionally stated on Wednesday that the quarantine could be a really helpful two week interval for any resident who interacts with people exterior 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 instances inch up lately, 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 help on the polls, in response to the Related Press.

Their evaluation revealed that in 376 counties with the very best variety of new instances 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 learn how to reframe their messages and updates, even because the nation grapples with document numbers of latest instances.

Wednesday, November 4

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

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

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

For a county to be pushed again into essentially the most restrictive purple tier, it should meet these standards for 2 consecutive weeks. If Yolo County continues to have a rise in instances, 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 day by day case charge of about 7% by Nov. 10, then the state will evaluation the newest 10 days of information, and the California Division of Public Well being must determine 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 cut 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 assessments constructive for COVID-19

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nebraska’s largest hospitals began limiting elective surgical procedures and regarded to herald 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 almost 50% in Sacramento area

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

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

“We now have 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 in the course of the pandemic.”

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

Monday, November 2

6:07 p.m.: Choose 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 regulation. 

Sutter County Superior Courtroom Choose 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 choice will develop 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 demise recorded in a California State jail

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

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

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

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

Greater than 22 million individuals are registered to vote in California, which is about 88% of all eligible adults. All voters bought a poll within the mail this yr as a part of the state’s effort to encourage folks 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 in the course of the coronavirus pandemic. The company has a backlog of greater than 900,000 folks nonetheless ready to obtain advantages. Hilliard has stated the backlog will not be cleared till the top of January. 

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

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

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

Newsom says he believes youngsters be taught finest within the classroom and his administration will help 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 permitted greater than 1,200 requests for waivers to permit for in-person training for elementary faculty college students in counties the place coronavirus instances stay widespread. Colleges in counties the place instances have declined beneath state-mandated thresholds can broadly reopen.

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