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Lundi 30 novembre

Au cours du week-end, le comté de Los Angeles a émis une nouvelle ordonnance de séjour à la maison. Maintenant

Le nombre de cas de COVID-19 et les hospitalisations en Californie sont désormais pires qu’à n’importe quel moment de la pandémie. Les responsables de la santé disent que 12% des nouveaux cas finiront probablement par être hospitalisés dans les deux semaines.

Sur la base de ces tendances

"Si ces tendances se poursuivent, nous devrons prendre des mesures beaucoup plus dramatiques, sans doute drastiques"

Le gouverneur a laissé entendre que cela pourrait commencer dans les comtés du niveau violet de l'État, ce qui indique des infections à coronavirus répandues et est le plus strict pour les opérations commerciales. Il a laissé entendre plus d'annonces à ce sujet plus tard cette semaine.

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15 h 37: La Californie recommande de tester le personnel hospitalier pour le COVID-19 chaque semaine

Les responsables de la santé californiens ont fortement recommandé que les hôpitaux testent tous leurs travailleurs chaque semaine pour le coronavirus

La recommandation intervient alors que l'État a signalé 7 415 hospitalisations dues au virus dimanche dernier, la plus forte jamais enregistrée dans l'État. Plus de 1 700 de ces patients étaient dans des unités de soins intensifs.

Le département de la santé publique de Californie recommande également aux hôpitaux de tester tous les patients avant de les admettre et de tester rapidement les patients actuels une fois qu'ils présentent des symptômes.

La California Nurses Association a bien accueilli la nouvelle, la qualifiant de victoire pour les infirmières. Le CDPH a déclaré que les tests hebdomadaires devraient commencer d'ici la semaine du 14 décembre.

15 h 33: Avec l'arrivée du vaccin COVID-19, les responsables disent de garder un œil sur les escroqueries d'EPI

Le vaccin contre le coronavirus en voie d'approbation aux États-Unis est désespérément attendu par les Américains qui aspirent à un retour à la vie quotidienne, mais les criminels attendent aussi

Ils sont prêts à utiliser ce désespoir à leur avantage. Les enquêteurs de la sécurité intérieure travaillent avec Pfizer, Moderna et des dizaines d'autres sociétés pharmaceutiques en course pour compléter et distribuer un vaccin et d'autres traitements contre le COVID-19.

L'objectif est de se préparer aux arnaques qui viendront inévitablement, surtout après le désordre d'activités criminelles de cette année avec de faux équipements de protection individuelle, de fausses malédictions et des stratagèmes d'extorsion.

15 h 08: Le comté de Sacramento établit un nouveau record d'hospitalisations au COVID-19

Le comté de Sacramento a établi un nouveau record pour les patients hospitalisés pour COVID-19 ce week-end.

Avant ce week-end, le nombre le plus élevé du comté était de 281 patients le 30 juillet. Ce record a été battu trois jours de suite ce week-end, avec 284 cas vendredi, 303 samedi et 316 dimanche.

Ce décompte comprend les patients hospitalisés qui ont été testés positifs au COVID-19 dans les hôpitaux du comté.

Le comté a également vu un nombre croissant de patients aux soins intensifs atteints de COVID-19 cette semaine, avec 69 patients dimanche contre 49 mercredi.

9 h 48: plus d'un million de personnes sont rentrées chez elles en avion après les vacances

L'Administration de la sécurité des transports a déclaré que près de 1,2 million de personnes ont traversé les aéroports américains dimanche

C'est le chiffre le plus élevé depuis que la pandémie de coronavirus a saisi le pays en mars. La hausse est survenue malgré les multiples plaidoyers d'experts en santé publique dans le pays pour rester à la maison pendant Thanksgiving pour limiter la propagation du virus.

La TSA a dépisté au moins 1 million de personnes sur quatre des 10 derniers jours jusqu'à dimanche, mais c'est toujours bien inférieur à la normale, avant le COVID-19 fois. L'année dernière, la foule des aéroports a souvent dépassé 2 millions de personnes par jour pendant la période des vacances de Thanksgiving.

9 h 37: record d'hospitalisation en Californie battu dimanche

La Californie a battu un record dimanche avec plus de 7400 hospitalisations de coronavirus alors que les comtés de tout l'État se préparaient à des restrictions plus strictes du COVID-19 pour endiguer la flambée des cas.

Les responsables de la santé se préparent à une vague de cas dans les deux ou trois prochaines semaines qui pourraient être liés aux récents rassemblements de vacances. Les comtés ont émis de nouvelles restrictions, dont beaucoup entreront en vigueur lundi, pour éviter de surcharger les hôpitaux.

Pourtant, l'État a encore signalé dimanche 7 415 hospitalisations liées au coronavirus, citant les dernières données disponibles de la veille. Le nouveau chiffre bat le précédent record de l’État de 7 170 en juillet.

9 h 33: les responsables de la santé du Nevada confirment que les cas de COVID-19 dans l'État dépassent 150000

Le tableau de bord du coronavirus du Nevada a signalé dimanche 150 527 cas de COVID-19 depuis le début de la pandémie, avec plus de 2100 décès liés.

Préoccupé par la propagation continue du virus, le gouverneur Steve Sisolak a annoncé le 22 novembre le mandat de masque le plus vaste de l’État à ce jour. Il a également réduit la capacité des casinos, des restaurants, des bars et de nombreuses autres entreprises de la limite de capacité précédente de 50% à 25%.

Dimanche 29 novembre

11 h 51: D'autres comtés annoncent de nouvelles restrictions

Un plus grand nombre de comtés de Californie ont annoncé samedi de nouvelles restrictions sur le COVID-19 pour empêcher l'augmentation du nombre de cas de dégénérer en crise hospitalière.

À partir de lundi, les comtés de San Francisco et de San Mateo se joindront à un couvre-feu à l'échelle de l'État et la Silicon Valley interdira tous les sports scolaires, collégiaux et professionnels et imposera une quarantaine pour ceux qui voyagent dans la région à plus de 150 miles de distance.

Les nouvelles restrictions interviennent un jour après que le comté de Los Angeles a imposé un verrouillage appelant 10 millions de résidents à rester chez eux "autant que possible". Il leur sera interdit de se réunir avec des personnes en dehors de leur foyer pour des occasions publiques ou privées, à l'exception des services religieux et des manifestations.

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  • 11 h 12: Les restrictions de vacances pourraient aggraver les problèmes de santé mentale

    Cette saison des fêtes sera différente des années passées. Pour certains Californiens, ce sera plus calme et plus solitaire.

    Les professionnels de la santé mentale disent que c'est un moment important pour prendre soin de vous et pour vérifier avec les personnes qui pourraient vous inquiéter.

    Les restrictions de voyage COVID-19 et les directives de collecte signifient que certaines personnes ne verront pas leurs proches pendant les vacances. Et il y a ces membres de la famille en deuil qui sont morts du virus.

    Emiliana Simon-Thomas, scientifique cognitive à l'UC Berkeley, affirme que cela pourrait être un coup dur au cours d'une année déjà difficile.

    "L'incertitude des circonstances dans lesquelles nous nous trouvons tous est quelque chose pour laquelle nos esprits ne sont pas vraiment équipés ... cela finit par être un facteur de stress chronique, même pour les personnes qui ne ressentent normalement pas cela", dit-elle.

    Le temps hivernal peut également entraîner des troubles affectifs saisonniers, un type de dépression qui frappe entre l'automne et le printemps.

    Simon-Thomas dit que la clé est de maintenir des routines saines et de rester concentré sur les activités qui vous procurent de la joie.

    Apprenez-en davantage sur les conséquences de la pandémie sur la santé mentale pendant les vacances et les stratégies pour conjurer les sentiments négatifs dans l’histoire complète de Sammy Caiola.

    Samedi 28 novembre

    11 h 58: Les employés des épiceries sont à risque pendant la période la plus chargée de l'année

    La fin de l'année, à commencer par les vacances de Thanksgiving, est généralement la période la plus chargée de l'année pour les détaillants en alimentation.

    Les porte-parole de l’industrie de l’alimentation affirment que cette saison des fêtes pourrait être la saison de vente au détail la plus chargée depuis des années. Jacques Loveall, président du syndicat des travailleurs unis de l'alimentation et du commerce de Sacramento, affirme que les employés des épiceries constituent un groupe à haut risque.

    "C'est une sorte de chiffre qui donne à réfléchir, statistiquement, nos membres sont 10 fois plus susceptibles de contracter le COVID ou 10 fois plus susceptibles de succomber au COVID", a déclaré Loveall. "Les employés des supermarchés sont dans une position assez dangereuse."

    Il dit que dans l'ensemble, sur les 35 000 membres de son syndicat, 400 ont contracté le virus et deux sont décédés des suites du COVID. Mais il a vu le nombre d'employés contractés par le virus augmenter ces dernières semaines.

    Apprenez-en davantage sur les travailleurs de l'épicerie qui poussent les magasins à rétablir le "salaire du héros" dans cette histoire de CalMatters.

    Vendredi 27 novembre

    17 h 27: Le comté de Los Angeles annonce une nouvelle commande de séjour à la maison

    Le comté de Los Angeles a annoncé une ordonnance de maintien à la maison alors que les cas de coronavirus augmentent dans le comté le plus peuplé du pays.

    La commande de trois semaines prend effet lundi, mais elle s'arrête avant un arrêt complet des entreprises non essentielles, permettant au commerce de détail en salle de fonctionner à 20% de sa capacité. Cela intervient alors que le comté confirme 24 nouveaux décès et 4544 nouveaux cas de COVID-19. Près de 2 000 personnes dans le comté sont hospitalisées.

    L'ordonnance conseille aux résidents de rester à la maison "autant que possible" et de porter un masque lorsqu'ils sortent. Il interdit aux gens de se réunir avec des personnes qui ne sont pas dans leur foyer, que ce soit en public ou en privé, mais les services religieux et les manifestations sont exclus.

    17 h 02: 82 contrat COVID-19 au centre de soins infirmiers de Capitola

    Un établissement de soins infirmiers qualifié à Capitola a signalé plus de 80 cas de COVID-19 parmi ses résidents et son personnel.

    Le Pacific Coast Manor a déclaré jeudi dans un communiqué que 48 résidents et 34 membres du personnel avaient été testés positifs pour le coronavirus depuis le début de la pandémie en mars. On ne sait pas combien de ces cas ont été signalés ces derniers jours.

    Les responsables de Covenant Care, qui possède Pacific Coast Manor, n'ont pas immédiatement renvoyé un message demandant des commentaires vendredi. Les administrateurs disent dans la déclaration qu'ils testent tous les résidents et le personnel avec l'aide des responsables de la santé publique de l'État et locaux.

    16 h 53: Le shérif du comté de Stanislaus signale une épidémie en prison

    Le département du shérif du comté de Stanislaus fait face à une épidémie de coronavirus dans l'une de ses prisons.

    Au moins 25 détenus et huit membres du personnel ont été testés positifs. Le département du shérif a déclaré que des mesures supplémentaires d'isolement et de quarantaine avaient été mises en place pour limiter la propagation du COVID-19 dans d'autres zones de la prison.

    L'épidémie a été découverte lorsque les détenus ont été testés avant d'être transférés à la garde d'État pour être placés dans des prisons. Un seul test positif a conduit les responsables de la prison à commencer à en tester d'autres dans la même unité que le détenu.

    16 h 22: Le coroner de Reno craint que les décès dus au COVID-19 ne dépassent la capacité

    Le coroner de Reno craint que la récente explosion des cas de coronavirus au Nevada ne dépasse bientôt non seulement la capacité de traiter les malades, mais également de stocker les morts.

    Le COVID-19 se propage maintenant si rapidement dans tout l'État qu'il est confirmé que quelqu'un l'a contracté toutes les minutes et que quelqu'un d'autre en meurt environ toutes les deux heures. La région de Reno-Sparks a enregistré 59 décès dus au COVID-19 au cours des 30 derniers jours, dont la moitié la semaine dernière.

    Si la tendance actuelle se poursuit, la médecin légiste du comté de Washoe, Laura Knight, a déclaré que le taux de mortalité pourrait potentiellement doubler au cours des deux à trois prochaines semaines, et doubler à nouveau début janvier.

    Les responsables de la santé de l’État ont déclaré que près de la moitié du nombre total de cas dans l’État depuis l’épidémie de pandémie en mars s’était produite depuis septembre. Un quart ont été confirmés au mois de novembre et 10% au cours des 7 derniers jours seulement.

    La région de Reno-Sparks a été la plus durement touchée ces dernières semaines. Le responsable du district sanitaire du comté de Washoe a déclaré que près de la moitié de tous les cas de coronavirus depuis le début de la pandémie en mars ont été confirmés au cours du mois dernier.

    16 h 03: Le tourisme à Las Vegas a presque diminué de moitié alors que le COVID-19 augmente au Nevada

    Las Vegas a accueilli près de 1,9 million de touristes en octobre au milieu d'une flambée automnale de coronavirus au Nevada.

    La Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority a rapporté cette semaine que le total était supérieur à celui de septembre, mais seulement environ la moitié des 3,7 millions de visiteurs que la ville avait accueillis au cours du mois de l'année précédente.

    Le retour lent et incomplet des touristes continue de mettre en péril l'économie globale de la ville et les experts n'ont pas commencé à analyser comment les nouvelles restrictions mises en vigueur mardi pour contenir la propagation du COVID-19 pourraient compromettre les efforts visant à ramener les concerts, les conventions et le commerce. spectacles qui attirent traditionnellement les visiteurs à Las Vegas.

    Le COVID-19 se propage maintenant si rapidement dans tout l'État qu'il est confirmé que quelqu'un l'a contracté toutes les minutes et que quelqu'un d'autre en meurt environ toutes les deux heures.

    12 h 15: La Californie se prépare à des milliers d'hôpitaux après les vacances

    La Californie fait face à des vacances inquiétantes alors que les cas de coronavirus continuent de monter en flèche

    Les responsables de la santé ont supplié les gens d'éviter les grandes réunions de famille et ont placé les restaurants et les entreprises sous un nouvel examen, comme dans le comté de Los Angeles, où un restaurant en personne dîne pendant trois semaines. Dans la région de la baie, les pompiers sont mis en service pour aider à faire appliquer les restrictions de sécurité sur les entreprises pendant le Black Friday.

    La Californie a vu un nombre record de nouvelles infections signalées mardi, dépassant les 18 000 pour une seule journée. Les autorités préviennent que dans quelques semaines, cela pourrait se traduire par le fait que des milliers de personnes se retrouvent dans les hôpitaux, stressant le système de santé.

    12 h 00: Walt Disney Co. licencie 4000 employés de plus de parcs à thème en Californie et en Floride

    La Walt Disney Co.annonce son intention de licencier 4000 travailleurs supplémentaires dans sa division des parcs à thème en Californie et en Floride en raison de l'effet de la pandémie COVID-19 sur l'industrie

    L'entreprise limite la fréquentation de ses parcs et modifie les protocoles pour permettre une distanciation sociale. Les responsables n'ont pas précisé les chiffres de ventilation du nombre de travailleurs qui seraient touchés dans les parcs à thème d'Anaheim ou d'Orlando.

    Alors que Disney a fermé les deux parcs en mars alors que la pandémie commençait à se propager dans les États-Unis, les parcs d'Orlando ont rouvert en été. Les parcs d’Anaheim sont toujours fermés en raison des approbations de l’État et du gouvernement local en attente.

    11 h 34: COVID-19 éclaircit les foules de shopping du Black Friday

    Après des mois de baisse des ventes et de faillite des entreprises, le Black Friday espérait offrir un petit phare de lumière

    Bien que ce soit généralement la journée de magasinage la plus chargée de l'année, attirant des millions d'acheteurs impatients de commencer leurs dépenses de vacances, un pic des cas de coronavirus menace la reprise de l'économie après la chute soudaine du printemps. Les foules ont considérablement diminué à mesure que les acheteurs achètent plus en ligne.

    De nombreux détaillants renforcent leurs protocoles de sécurité, ont mis en ligne leurs offres de porte-monnaie et proposent le ramassage en bordure de rue comme dernière maîtrise des ventes avant de se diriger vers les jours sombres de l'hiver.

    Mercredi 25 novembre

    18 h 20: L'Assemblée de Californie se réunira au Golden 1 Center pour une nouvelle session

    L'Assemblée de Californie échangera ses chambres du Capitole contre une arène du centre-ville de la NBA lorsqu'elle ouvrira la nouvelle session le 7 décembre dans le but de limiter la propagation du coronavirus.

    Le président Anthony Rendon a déclaré mercredi que l'espace supplémentaire et une meilleure filtration de l'air au Golden 1 Center des Sacramento Kings contribueraient à la sécurité des législateurs, du personnel et de la presse. Le président Pro Tempore Toni Atkins a déclaré que le Sénat envisage toujours de se réunir dans ses chambres du Capitole. Aucun invité ne sera autorisé à l'un ou l'autre endroit.

    Les législateurs seront assermentés pour la prochaine session législative de deux ans en décembre. Plus tôt cette année, plusieurs législateurs et membres du personnel législatif ont été testés positifs pour le virus.

    18 h 11: la Californie enregistre un nouveau record de cas de coronavirus

    La Californie a signalé un nombre record de cas de coronavirus à la veille de Thanksgiving.

    Plus de 18 000 infections au COVID-19 ont été signalées mercredi. Cela a dépassé un précédent record quotidien de plus de 15 000 cas annoncés samedi.

    Alors que les responsables exhortaient les gens à reconsidérer leurs rassemblements de Thanksgiving, les restaurants de Los Angeles se préparaient à fermer pendant trois semaines et les pompiers de la Silicon Valley étaient enrôlés pour appliquer les règles de santé publique afin d'essayer d'arrêter la propagation des infections. Los Angeles, qui a été durement touchée par le virus, réfléchit à une nouvelle ordonnance de maintien à la maison mais n'en a pas encore émis.

    18 h 09: Certains comtés de Californie mettent fin à la fermeture des hôtels pour sans-abri

    Certains comtés de Californie vont de l'avant avec des plans visant à mettre fin à un programme qui hébergeait des sans-abri dans des chambres d'hôtel au milieu de la pandémie de coronavirus.

    Cela survient malgré une injection de fonds d'urgence de l'État visant à empêcher les gens de retourner dans la rue par temps plus froid alors que le virus augmente. Les comtés disent qu'à mesure que le financement fédéral des coronavirus expire, il est temps de faire passer les résidents des hôtels coûteux à des logements moins chers et plus stables.

    À San Francisco, les partisans sont scandalisés par les projets visant à déplacer des centaines de personnes pendant les vacances.

    18 h 06: L'église Rocklin organise un service en personne contre des restrictions

    La pandémie pousse les gens hors de la région de la baie et à Sacramento, augmentant les prix des logements, selon les données d'experts immobiliers.

    Ebony Lewis est l'un des milliers de résidents de la région de la baie qui ont déménagé dans la vallée pendant la pandémie en raison de l'espace et de l'abordabilité. Lorsque la pandémie a frappé, elle a décidé de réévaluer sa situation de vie et a trouvé qu'elle était peut-être trop difficile.

    "Quand je vivais à Oakland Hills, j'avais un colocataire. C'était des quarts étroits. J'avais besoin de mon propre espace ", a déclaré Lewis.

    Le marché du logement de Sacramento était serré avant le COVID-19, mais maintenant, le marché est décrit comme "incroyablement chaud" selon l'économiste en chef du site Web de vente de logements Redfin, Daryl Fairweather.

    "Une grande partie de celle-ci est due à la migration hors de la région de la baie vers des zones plus intérieures de la région de Sacramento", a déclaré Fairweather.

    Même si les prix des maisons à Sacramento ont augmenté de 14%, les maisons se vendent 14 jours plus rapidement que l’année dernière, et elles coûtent plus que le prix catalogue d’un vendeur. Avant la pandémie, des acheteurs comme Lewis - un jeune professionnel travaillant pour le groupe Kaiser Permanente - auraient dû faire face à un long trajet vers la Bay Area; mais maintenant, il n’ya plus de trajet.

    "Nous travaillons tous à distance. Nous ne savons pas si nous retournerons au bureau ", a déclaré Lewis. "Si et quand nous retournons au bureau, ce ne sera plus aussi souvent qu’auparavant."

    Lewis a déclaré que ses premières impressions sur Sacramento étaient positives, mais espère connaître sa nouvelle ville une fois que la vie redeviendra normale.

    10 h 11: Les procureurs de Californie affirment que le système de fraude aux allocations de chômage pourrait être le plus important de l'histoire de l'État

    Alors que le meurtrier reconnu coupable Scott Peterson est dans le couloir de la mort à la prison d'État de San Quentin, il faisait toujours partie des millions de Californiens qui ont reçu des allocations de chômage cette année, selon les procureurs qui ont découvert un stratagème de fraude massif dans les prisons et les prisons de Californie.

    Les procureurs ont déclaré que jusqu'à un milliard de dollars d'allocations de chômage ont été versés aux personnes incarcérées, qui ne sont pas admissibles à ces prestations en premier lieu. La procureure du district du comté de Sacramento, Anne Marie Schubert, a déclaré qu'il s'agissait probablement du plus grand stratagème de fraude des contribuables de l'histoire de l'État.

    "Franchement, les détenus se moquent de nous", a déclaré Schubert. "Même les petites prisons font état de pertes - dans cette petite prison - de plus de 10 millions de dollars."

    Lors d'une conférence de presse, les procureurs ont déclaré que l'escroquerie s'était propagée comme une traînée de poudre dans les systèmes correctionnels lorsque les personnes hébergées dans ces systèmes ont compris comment obtenir des paiements frauduleux.

    Schubert a déclaré que le département de développement de l'emploi de Californie ne faisait pas de correspondance croisée entre la liste de ses demandeurs et les noms des prisons et des prisons. Cela signifie que plus de 20 000 demandes ont été payées à des personnes dans le seul système carcéral - pour un total de plus de 140 millions de dollars.

    Le membre de l'Assemblée de l'État, David Chiu, a critiqué la gestion par EDD des réclamations payées pendant la pandémie, affirmant que c'était scandaleux.

    "Faire des renvois à une liste ne devrait pas être si difficile", a déclaré Chiu. "Trente-cinq autres états croisent les données des prisons et des prisons pour déterminer l'admissibilité au chômage. La Californie ne le fait pas. Ceci est juste un autre exemple de l'échec massif de ce département."

    Dans une déclaration envoyée par courrier électronique, la directrice adjointe d'EDD, Loree Levy, a déclaré que l'agence s'efforçait de vérifier ses affirmations.

    Il a chargé les agences d'État de se coordonner les unes avec les autres et de soutenir les enquêtes en cours.

    Mardi 24 novembre

    17 h 11: Le comté d'Orange espère que des kits de test postaux aideront à lutter contre le virus

    Le comté d'Orange fournira jusqu'à un demi-million de kits de test par la poste aux résidents avant la fin de l'année dans l'espoir que davantage de tests puissent aider à combattre le coronavirus.

    Le comté a commencé lundi à offrir les kits de test gratuits aux habitants de ses deux plus grandes villes, Anaheim et Santa Ana. Les responsables de la santé espèrent mettre les kits à la disposition des 3 millions d'habitants du comté d'ici le mois prochain, ce qui pourrait être une augmentation massive des tests.

    La poussée intervient alors que la Californie est aux prises avec une augmentation des cas de coronavirus. Cela survient également alors que les comtés sont de plus en plus las des limites des entreprises.

    17 h 09: Le maire de Reno "supplie '' les gens de renoncer aux rassemblements de Thanksgiving

    La mairesse émue de Reno, Hillary Schieve, dit qu'elle "supplie" les résidents de renoncer aux réunions de Thanksgiving en famille pour aider à ralentir la propagation du coronavirus.

    Son appel pour annuler les plans de vacances traditionnels est intervenu alors que le Nevada a signalé mardi un record de 2853 nouveaux cas confirmés. C'est le troisième nouveau record en deux semaines.

    Pendant ce temps, la maire de Las Vegas, Carolyn Goodman, a qualifié les règles plus strictes de virus du gouverneur Steve Sisolak qui sont entrées en vigueur mardi comme "écrasantes" pour sa ville dépendante du tourisme. Le directeur du Département d'État des affaires et de l'industrie, Terry Reynolds, a déclaré lundi que les nouvelles règles étaient le meilleur moyen d'éviter de futurs fermetures.

    16 h 10: Quatre autres comtés de Californie passent au niveau le plus restrictif

    Deux jours avant Thanksgiving et quatre autres comtés de Californie sont passés au niveau violet le plus restrictif de la carte COVID de l'État.

    Sur les 58 comtés de l'État, 45 opèrent désormais sous des restrictions qui ferment les entreprises intérieures non essentielles.

    En annonçant les changements mardi, le secrétaire d'État à la Santé et aux Services sociaux, le Dr Mark Ghaly, a expliqué à quel point la Californie était en pleine crise. Il s'est à nouveau concentré sur les réunions de famille pendant Thanksgiving. Il dit qu'il a changé la façon dont sa famille célèbre les vacances.

    "Comme beaucoup d'entre vous, je suis déçu de la façon dont ce Thanksgiving sera différent des années passées", a déclaré Ghaly. "Je pense qu'il est nécessaire de modifier ou de suspendre nos traditions habituelles pour vraiment arrêter la flambée de cette année. Et nous réaffirmons que le moyen le plus sûr de célébrer Thanksgiving cette année est à la maison avec les membres de votre foyer ou virtuellement."

    Ghaly dit que ceux qui se rassemblent devraient profiter des prévisions météorologiques ensoleillées dans tout l'État pour le jour de Thanksgiving et prendre leurs repas à l'extérieur à 5 heures du couvre-feu la semaine dernière.

    Le comté de Modoc, dans le coin nord-est de l'État, est le seul à être passé à un niveau moins restrictif, du rouge à l'orange.

    10 h 35: Le comté de Yolo annonce de nouveaux sites de test gratuits de COVID-19 pour les résidents

    Le comté de Yolo a annoncé lundi une liste de nouveaux sites de test COVID-19 gratuits tout au long du mois de décembre.

    Il y a des sites de test offerts presque tous les jours du mois, à partir du 1er décembre au Centre communautaire Winters de 16 h à 19 h. Les personnes intéressées à passer un test gratuit doivent être des résidents du comté de Yolo et apporter une preuve de résidence (carte d'identité, permis de conduire, facture de services publics, etc.). Tous les âges sont acceptés et une traduction en espagnol sera disponible sur presque tous les sites de test. Trouvez une liste complète des sites de test et des horaires ici.

    L'inscription n'est pas obligatoire, mais il est recommandé de parcourir le site de test plus rapidement. L'inscription ne garantit pas non plus un site d'essai.

    De plus, OptumServe, dans son partenariat avec le comté de Yolo, offrira également un site de test quotidien gratuit dans un bâtiment portable à côté du centre de détention pour mineurs à Woodland. Ce site est ouvert à tous les Californiens, quel que soit l'état de la documentation, et est uniquement sur rendez-vous. Pour prendre rendez-vous, les résidents peuvent appeler le (888) 634-1123 ou en ligne.

    10 h 30: le comté de Los Angeles pourrait bientôt revenir aux commandes au foyer

    le comté de Los Angeles est au bord d'une autre commande de séjour à la maison quelques jours avant Thanksgiving.

    La flambée des coronavirus dans le comté a dépassé le niveau fixé par les responsables de la santé publique pour déclencher la commande. Une vague de nouveaux cas lundi a poussé le plus grand comté américain à une moyenne de plus de 4500 cas par jour. La directrice de la santé publique du comté, Barbara Ferrer, a déclaré qu'aucune mesure ne serait prise avant la réunion des superviseurs du comté mardi.

    Une commande au domicile pour Los Angeles serait la première action du genre depuis la mi-mars Le samedi, tous les jours à 22 h à 5 heures du matin, le couvre-feu dans tout l'État est entré en vigueur.

    9 h 53: Le juge ne lèvera pas les restrictions relatives à la pandémie du comté de San Diego

    Un juge californien a rejeté une demande de restauration temporaire du service intérieur dans les restaurants et les gymnases du comté de San Diego

    Lundi Les propriétaires d’entreprise du deuxième comté le plus peuplé de Californie ont cherché à restaurer les activités intérieures à 25% de capacité pour les restaurants et 10% pour les salles de sport.

    Deux restaurants et salles de sport de San Diego ont poursuivi l'État, demandant que le système de réouverture de la pandémie à quatre niveaux soit déclaré illégal. Le juge a prévu une autre audience le mois prochain.

    Lundi 23 novembre

    18 h 30: Le directeur de la santé de Sacramento s'excuse pour insulte raciale contre les Américains d'origine asiatique

    Le gouverneur est en quarantaine après que sa famille a eu un contact avec un officier du CHP qui a été testé positif au COVID-19, et dit qu'il sait maintenant à quel point il est difficile de s'isoler pendant des jours à la fois.

    "C'est une période très difficile et éprouvante et c'est certainement [is] quelque chose que [has] maintenant été ramené à la maison tout à fait littéralement en termes de ma propre expérience juste au cours des deux derniers jours "

    mais qu'il suit les directives de l'État pour mettre en quarantaine pendant les deux prochaines semaines. Le gouverneur s'est à nouveau excusé d'avoir mangé dans un restaurant chic de Napa Valley avec un groupe de personnes plus grand que ce que l'État recommande.

    18 h 18: L'industrie américaine des produits de la mer fait des ravages en raison de causes liées à la pandémie

    La pandémie de coronavirus a nui à l'industrie américaine des fruits de mer en raison d'une chute brutale des importations et des exportations

    Telles sont les conclusions d’un groupe de scientifiques qui ont cherché à quantifier les dommages de la pandémie sur le secteur américain des produits de la mer. Le groupe a également constaté que l'industrie avait souffert en partie du fait qu'elle dépendait des ventes des restaurants.

    Ils ont constaté que la demande des consommateurs de fruits de mer dans les restaurants avait chuté de plus de 70% au cours des premiers mois de la pandémie. Les scientifiques ont récemment publié leurs résultats dans la revue scientifique Fish and Fisheries.

    11 h 14: des millions d'Américains voyagent pendant la période des fêtes

    Malgré de multiples avertissements catégoriques des autorités de santé publique de rester à la maison pour Thanksgiving, des millions d'Américains encombrent les aéroports du pays avant les vacances

    Many travelers are unwilling to miss out on seeing family and are convinced they can do it safely. According to the Transportation Security Administration, more than 3 million people were screened at U.S. airports on Friday and Saturday. That’s the busiest stretch of air travel since mid-March, around the time the pandemic started in the country.

    Still, despite the considerable amount of people traveling, the number of travelers crowding at airports this weekend was down 57% from the same weekend last year. In 2019, 26 million passengers and crew passed through U.S. airport screening in the 11 days around Thanksgiving.

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

    Los Angeles County officials have announced new coronavirus-related restrictions that will prohibit in-person dining for at least three weeks as cases rise throughout the holiday season

    The new rules will take effect Wednesday at 10 p.m., meaning restaurants, breweries, wineries, and bars will only be able to offer takeout, drive-thru and delivery services. Officials had warned that restrictions would be enacted if the county’s five-dau average of new cases was above 4,000. By Sunday, the five-day average was 4,097 cases.

    Most of California, including Los Angeles County, has been under a nearly state-wide curfew since Saturday, running from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day.

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

    Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced plans on Sunday to tighten the state's restrictions on businesses as well as public and private gatherings ahead of the holidays to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The new restrictions are scheduled to go into effect on Tuesday, and will reduce the capacity limits for restaurants, bars, gyms and casinos to 25% or 50 people, depending on which total is less. The restrictions will also apply to Thanksgiving and other private gatherings, with a total of no more than 10 people from, at most, two households gathering.

    State officials reported 2,155 confirmed cases on Sunday, the fourth time in a week that the caseload number surpassed 2,000.

    Sunday, November 22

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    the family learned late Friday the children were exposed to a California Highway Patrol officer who tested positive for the virus.

    Jen and I had no direct interaction with the officer and wish them a speedy recovery.

    Thankfully, the entire family tested negative today. However, consistent with local guidance, we will be quarantining for 14 days.

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    The family waited until Sunday to get tested, and their results came back negative. Still, the governor said they will quarantine for two weeks in compliance with local health guidelines.

    which has resumed in-person learning.

    11:12 a.m.: Coronavirus cases surge in California ahead of Thanksgiving

    Health officials say the number of coronavirus cases in California is surging to the highest level since the start of the pandemic.

    The California Department of Health and Human Services reported more than 15,000 cases Saturday and another 14,000 cases on Sunday. They come even before the Thanksgiving holiday that has many health officials concerned.

    A curfew took effect Saturday requiring people to stay home from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. affecting most Californians, and Los Angeles is on the verge of an even tougher lockdown.

    Meanwhile, more than 200 people at a San Francisco Bay Area racetrack have tested positive.

    Saturday, November 21

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    Nathan Click says the child began a 14-day quarantine after the family was told a classmate at the private school in Sacramento had tested positive for COVID-19. He says the family is following state protocols, and the governor, his wife and four children have all tested negative for the virus.

    sparking criticism even as millions of public schoolchildren continue to study through distance learning.

    Friday, November 20

    6:31 p.m.: North, South Sacramento businesses say curfew will have little impact

    Businesses outside of Sacramento’s central core have been negatively impacted by previous pandemic orders because of their location. So will a new curfew affect them ?

    While the state’s new restrictions might stop socialization at night, many businesses in north and south Sacramento already close before 10.

    Corey DeRoo with the Florin Road Business Partnership says the only institutions that could potentially have their hours curtailed are those considered essential under state guidelines.

    “Honestly not that many, I know that we have upwards of a hundred restaurants in our district alone, so with that many essential services, I don’t see it being that impacted,” she said.

    Ross Hendrickx of the Del Paso Heights Community Association says this will change next to nothing.

    “Everybody knows local law enforcement won’t be enforcing it, so everybody’s going to go about their business as usual,” he said.

    The Sacramento sheriff has already said his deputies will not cite or arrest anyone violating the order.

    6:24 p.m.: State unemployment rate drops below 10%

    California's unemployment rate has dipped below 10% for the first time since March.

    A new report from the state Employment Development Department shows the state added 145,500 jobs in October, dropping the unemployment rate to 9.3%.

    California has now recovered about 44% of the more than 2.6 million jobs it lost in the spring.

    But those gains could be short-lived as a surge of cases has already prompted new restrictions, including a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew for most of the state.

    3:16 p.m.: America hits highest daily COVID-19 death toll since May

    The coronavirus surge is taking an increasingly dire toll across the U.S. just as a vaccine appears close at hand

    The country is now averaging over 1 Total confirmed infections have eclipsed more than 11.8 million nationally, after the biggest one-day gain on record, totaling 188,000 infections reported on Thursday.

    The number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 hit another all-time high at more than 80,000.

    2:31 p.m: CDC warns Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is strongly recommending that people stay home for Thanksgiving to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, according to NPR.

    With the holiday less than one week away, the agency is saying that any trips to see friends, families, or loved ones is simply inadvisable right now.

    Instead, the CDC recommends that people spend Thanksgiving with the people who are active members of their households for at least the past two weeks. This suggestion does not include family or friends somebody has seen often. If so, then a mask would need to be worn even inside your own home.

    If a person must travel, the CDC has advised that you protect yourself and others by wearing a mask, keeping six feet from others, and frequent handwashing. However, the agency stressed that celebrating virtually or with the people you live with this year is the safest option.

    According to data from Johns Hopkins University, more than 250,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, currently the highest rate in the world. The virus hotspots appear to be in the middle of the country, particularly with records for new cases per capita being set from Montana to Nebraska.

    The American Automobile Association has predicted that while fewer Americans will be traveling this holiday season, it still estimates nearly 50 million people will travel.

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

    The ski season starts on Friday at Heavenly Mountain and Northstar California resorts in South Lake Tahoe, but COVID-19 will bring a few changes to this year’s season.

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

    Only beginner and intermediate trails will be open initially, so advance reservations will have to be made for season pass holders. Spokesperson Russell Carlton with Heavenly Ski Resort said that since the resorts are located in purple tier counties, specific rules have to be followed.

    “There will be no indoor dining at Heavenly and Northstar,” Carlton said. “But there will be outdoor grab and go options as well. Guests, really, you need to come prepared to hanging out outside for the majority of the day.”

    Carlton said that he expects the resorts will book up on certain days, but as conditions improve, they will be able to accommodate more people. Skiers will also have access to Heavenly at the California Base Area and not the gondola.

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

    On Thursday California announced starting Saturday it would impose a curfew for non-essential businesses and travel from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. While reaction to the curfew has been swift, Yuba City Republican State Assemblyman James Gallagher is skeptical.

    “Shutting down businesses, telling people they can’t go out after 10 o’clock, as if the virus only shows up after 10 o’clock or something ?” Gallagher said. “It doesn’t make a lot of sense.”

    Gallagher predicts many rural counties won’t enforce the new rules. He was behind a successful legal challenge to one of Gov but Gallager said he likely wouldn’t be challenging the new curfew.

    12:29 p.m.: Sacramento County sheriff says he won’t enforce curfew rules

    The Sacramento County sheriff said his deputies will not be enforcing California’s new late-night curfew intended to stem the spread of COVID-19.

    Sheriff Scott Jones issued a statement saying his office won’t ask deputies to enforce public health orders. The statement said that his department will “not be determining compliance with, or enforcing compliance of health or emergency orders.”

    This would include a long list of activities such as:

    • Orders related to curfews
    • Staying at home
    • Thanksgiving or other holidays
    • Social gatherings, inside or outside
    • Maximum occupancy orders
    • Mask mandates

    In response, Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna said that nobody expected deputies to be the virus police but worried the sheriff’s stance would “embolden others to thumb their nose at the need to wear a mask and stay socially distant” as Thanksgiving approaches.

    Thursday, November 19

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

    California Gov according to the Associated Press.

      The photos also reveal him in the company of multiple lobbyists. The images, obtained by Fox 11 in Los Angeles and he is urging people not to gather.

    2:12 p.m.: San Diego County health officials will issue letters, fines, public shaming to enforce coronavirus safety measures

    California officials are struggling over whether to emphasize enforcement or persuasion as coronavirus infection rates soar

    In San Diego County, health inspectors issue stern warning letters that threaten criminal prosecution and $1,000 fines. The county is also publishing its cease-and-desist letters on its website, bringing unwanted publicity as officials push companies to comply with tightening restrictions.

    San Diego officials say posting the letters is an effort for more transparency and efficiency. But experts call it public shaming that could bring mixed results.

    11:16 a.m.: A large portion of Californians will soon lose unemployment benefits

    According to a new analysis from the California Policy Lab, nearly 750,000 Californians will soon lose their unemployment benefits.

    The analysis calls this the “unemployment cliff,” and it’s just six weeks away. Two different programs are involved, one that covers workers who usually wouldn’t be eligible for unemployment insurance, and another which extends benefits.

    Congress acted fast in the early days of the pandemic, passing the CARES Act in March when December seemed like more than enough time to tame the virus and begin rebuilding the economy, but the pandemic worsened.

    UCLA economics professor and California Policy Lab faculty director  Dr. Till von Watcher co-authored the analysis and said that another huge number of Californians could lose their benefits in the spring.

    “There’s a second cliff that’s occurring in May when a second extension program is set to expire,” von Watcher said, “[And] another 390,000 regular [unemployed insurance] claimants are projected to exhaust.”

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

    The number of coronavirus hospitalizations in Nevada spiked to its highest since the start of the pandemic, as an autumn surge continues to rewrite the state’s record book.

    Officials reported on Wednesday that 1 Gov. Steve Sisolak said he was still gathering information and planned to decide whether to implement new restrictions.

    In Reno, the Renown Regional Medical Center has set up two floors of supplemental hospital beds in a parking structure adjacent to the hospital to accommodate the additional surge.

    10:29 a.m.: The holiday testing surge is causing bottlenecks, delays in results

    More people are waiting for hours in long lines to get tested for the coronavirus as cases surge nationwide

    Many families are attempting to gather for the holidays and are opting to get tested. Laboratories warn that chronic shortages of critical supplies will likely create more bottlenecks and delays in delivering timely results.

    While the U.S. has already doubled its daily testing numbers since summer, it's still not enough to keep up with the pace of the outbreak, which has swelled beyond 11 million cases and 250,000 deaths nationwide.

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

    Health experts say you don’t need to worry about social distancing weakening your immune system

    Our immune systems are hard at work even when we’re six feet apart from others and are stuck at home all day. A variety of germs keep our immune systems active when they’re indoors and outdoors. Childhood vaccinations and other built-up immunity are long-lived and won’t vanish because of short-term lifestyle changes.

    Experts say anyone worried about their immune health during the pandemic should get the seasonal flu shot and practice good habits like stress management, healthy eating, regular exercise and sleep hygiene.

    Wednesday, November 18

    6:30 p.m.: Coronavirus impact on California budget not be as large as feared, analysts say

    California’s state budget outlook is better than expected. Lawmakers dealt with an unprecedented deficit this year, but  they’ll have more to work with next year.

    The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office projects the state will have a one-time windfall of around $26 billion next year. They say the money is coming from better-than-expected tax revenues from higher earners. They also say this year’s budget was a bit of an overcorrection to the projected $54 billion deficit.

    So what could lawmakers do with this windfall ? Their fiscal analysts recommend using half to replenish budget reserves and make up deferred payments to schools, and the rest for pandemic aid and economic recovery.

    But the LAO report also warns that operating deficits will be a growing budget issue in the years ahead.

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

    U.S. regulators are allowing emergency use of the first rapid-response coronavirus test that can be done entirely at home

    On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration announced the critical step in U.S. efforts to expand testing options for COVID-19. But the test will require a prescription, likely limiting its initial use.

    The FDA granted emergency authorization to the 30-minute test kit from Lucira Health, a California manufacturer. Previously the FDA had only allowed the use of a handful of tests that allowed people to collect samples at home, which then had to be shipped to a lab to be processed.

    2:54 p.m: Agricultural industry asks to make farmworkers priority for potential vaccines

    California farm workers would be among the first people to receive a coronavirus vaccine if the agriculture industry has its way.

    Robert Guenter is with the Washington D.C.-based United Fresh Produce Association. On CapRadio's "Insight" Wednesday, he said industry leaders have written a letter to President Donald Trump and have had discussions with President-elect Biden's transition team, “with the thought process of including agriculture workers, agriculture industry as a high priority in the vaccines,.”

    Along with farm workers, Guenter says people who work in food processing and distribution should also be among the first to get the vaccine.

    "Early on in the COVID pandemic, agriculture, food was designated a high priority and as part of the nation's critical infrastructure," he said.

    Health care workers will likely be the first-in-line to get a vaccine once it becomes available, followed by workers in essential sectors like law enforcement and adults with high-risk medical conditions.

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

    County officials in Nevada have launched a new reporting tool allowing residents to make requests for general services and bring attention to issues such as COVID-19 restriction violations

    The app does not only focus on the coronavirus but also allows residents to report issues such as potholes, graffiti, street lights, trash, short-term rentals, and also COVID-19 violations. Residents can also track the progress of their reports.

    County staff will be able to view and manage requests. It’s unclear how quickly requests are expected to be resolved or how many staff members are dedicated to staying on top of reports.

    10:46 a.m.: Yuba City businesses flout new state COVID-19 restrictions

    Two top officials at the California Medical Association attended a birthday party alongside Gov according to the Associated Press.

    CMA spokesperson Anthony York said the group’s CEO Dustin Corcoran and Senior Vice-President Janus Norman were at the Nov. 6 dinner.

    Newsom has apologized for attending and said he made a bad mistake.

    California guidelines urge people to gather in groups of three separate households or less.

    9:59 a.m.: Los Angeles County prepares for a mandatory curfew, new business restrictions

    Los Angeles County has seen daily confirmed cases more than double in the last two weeks to nearly 2,900. On Tuesday, the county ordered nonessential retail businesses to limit indoor capacity to 25% and restaurants to 50% capacity outdoors.

    All those businesses must close at 10 p.m. The changes will take effect on Friday, Nov. 20. If daily cases rise to 4,500 or hospitalizations top 2,000, the county will impose a three-week lockdown that will restrict people to their homes for all but essential trips.

    The nighttime curfew would run from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

    Tuesday, November 17

    6:00 p.m.: California childcare providers say they may close without state support

    California’s childcare providers are sounding the alarm that they need more state support,  and they may not be able to weather the pandemic without it.

    Charlotte Neal runs a daycare in Sacramento. She says parents start dropping their kids off as early as 3 a.m.

    "These are essential workers who don’t have the option of staying home with their kids," Neal said. "They need childcare, or they can’t work."

    Neal says childcare providers haven’t had an easy go during the pandemic. More than 5,000 day care centers have closed this year, due in part to increased costs for things like cleaning supplies and wi-fi for distance learning, according to their labor union, a partnership with SEIU.

    "Without us, California would grind to a halt, and that’s what’s going to happen if the state doesn’t wake up and deal right now with this crisis in our childcare system," Neal said.

    Neal and other childcare providers are asking the state to reimburse some of their additional bills. They say if more daycares close, there’ll be a child care shortage when California’s economy starts to recover.

    2:19 p.m.: Dr. Fauci recommends 'uniform wearing of masks'

    Dr. Anthony Fauci has recommended that Americans adhere to a “uniform wearing of masks” to help curb the surge of coronavirus cases in the U.S.

    ” which includes mask-wearing, hand washing, and avoiding crowds and gathering places.

    On Friday, the U.S. hit a record daily high of more than 184,000 COVID-19 cases, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

    Pharmaceutical company Moderna announced on Monday that early data suggests its vaccine candidate provides strong protection against the virus. Last week, their competitor, Pfizer, announced that their vaccine was similarly effective.

    "From a scientific and potential public health standpoint, this is an extraordinarily important advance," Fauci told Rachel Martin on Morning Edition Tuesday.

    S. Food and Drug Administration approves it for use.

    Fauci said it’s important for people “to be motivated to hang in there a bit longer and double down on public health measures” in the meantime.

    “I just can’t understand why there’s pushback against that. They’re not that difficult to do. And they save lives,” Fauci said.

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

    11:38 a.m.: Las Vegas schools will continue with remote learning for now

    Surging COVID-19 cases in metro Las Vegas have prompted the Clark County School District to reconsider their partial in-person learning plans

    The school district has decided to postpone any resumption of partial in-class learning and will continue with remote learning through at least the end of the calendar year. District Superintendent Jesus Jara announced Monday that teachers and staff would continue to work at home through Dec. 18, when the first semester ends.

    Jara said a reopening plan will be presented to the district board in early January. Since mid-March, the district has used remote learning, but officials have been discussing how to reopen safely for in-person learning since last summer.

    11:28 a.m.: COVID-19 vaccines still need human volunteers before release

    While two COVID-19 vaccines are nearing completion, scientists said it’s critical to recruit enough volunteers to finish the studies

    Moderna and competitor Pfizer recently announced preliminary results showing their vaccines appear to be strongly effective. Still, more vaccine types will be needed to meet global demand due to how different vaccine types may work better in different people. This can only be confirmed after more testing.

    “We still need volunteers,” stressed National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, urging Americans to sign up.

    Most vaccines in late-stage testing worldwide target the “spike” protein on the coronavirus surface, but many scientists are using a variety of technologies, some new, and some are sticking with older vaccine development approaches.

    Monday, November 16

    6:34 p.m.: Food insecurity increases during the pandemic

    Around 50 million American households are struggling with food insecurity, and many are above the poverty line and thus ineligible for benefits that help low income families.

      Blake Young is with the Sacramento Food Bank

    "Unfortunately for Sacramento, it's higher than the state and national average, Young told CapRadio's Insight. "We had a crisis on our hands prior to the pandemic.  And you overlay a pandemic"

    You can hear the entire interview on Monday's Insight program here.

    3:12 p.m.: California facing fastest surge of COVID-19 cases since start of the pandemic

    Cal/OSHA has fined a Smithfield Foods of Virginia-owned meatpacking plant in Southern California due to COVID-19 safety violations

    The huge Los Angeles Farmer John meatpacking plant flouted safety violations and exposed more than 300 workers to COVID-19 infections, including three who were hospitalized. The plan was fined more than $58,000.

    Smithfield Foods of Virginia said it has done to great lengths to protect its employees from the virus and will appeal. The United Food and Commercial Workers union said its complaints prompted the investigation after failing to get a satisfactory response from Farmer John.

    The company is well known for its hot dogs, sausages, bacon and other pork products.

    2:24 p.m.: David Copperfield suspending Las Vegas show after crew member tests positive for COVID-19

    Illusionist David Copperfield is suspending his Las Vegas stage show after a crew member tested positive for the coronavirus

    The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Monday that the legendary magician had “no idea yet” when his production at the MGM Grand will resume.

    an internal email from MGM Resorts International officials on Friday said that one of his illusion techs had been exposed to the virus. Copperfield confirmed the backstage crew member’s diagnosis on Sunday.

    In a statement, Copperfield said his entire crew would be tested again. His stage show was one of several residency productions across MGM Resorts that reopened Nov. 6.

    11:30 a.m.: Holiday travel is expected to plummet due to pandemic

    While Thanksgiving is a major travel holiday, there are predictions that fewer people will be hitting the road, flying, or taking the train especially since health officials are urging people to stay home.

    Only 2.5 million people are expected to fly to their destinations, the lowest one-year drop on record.

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

    “That’s the largest year-over-year decline since the 2008 recession when Thanksgiving travel dropped 26%,” said Shupe.

    Bus, train, or cruise travel is predicted to drop 76% to just 350,000 travelers.

    Shupe stressed that even though travel will be down, the Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving will still see the highest road traffic, and drivers can still expect delays at popular bottlenecks.

    He also warned drivers to make sure their cars are ready for a road trip because AAA expects to rescue more than 400,000 vehicles stuck on the roadside this holiday.

    10:50 a.m.: Folsom Mayor tests positive for COVID-19

    14 through the city’s official Facebook page.

    Aquino said that she was exposed to the virus by somebody in her office. After an expedited test and positive result, she decided to self-quarantine in her bedroom and described her symptoms as similar to “a mild case of the flu.”

    The mayor did not give out any further details about her condition.

    10:24 a.m.: Nevada faces record number of cases, Gov. Sisolak says he feels no COVID-19 symptoms

    Nevada hit a record number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases for the second day in a row on Saturday. Gov. Steve Sisolak said that the state is at a “critical juncture” and implored residents to stay home and do what they can to protect themselves.

    Since Sisolak has tested positive for COVID-19, he has told reporters on Friday that he was not feeling any symptoms and would enter into a quarantine.

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

    The number of Sacramento County residents hospitalized with COVID-19 cases nearly doubled over the past week, according to the county health department dashboard.

    From Nov. 5 to Nov. 12 the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 jumped from 90 to 177 cases. ICU patients also doubled, from 20 cases to 41. Across the state hospitalizations have increased 51% in the past week, according to CalMatters.

    The rise came in the same week Sacramento County was moved to the most restrictive tier in California's COVID-19 reopening plan, requiring many businesses to suspend indoor activities.

    Coronavirus cases are also rising nationally, with around 1 million new cases recorded in the past week.

    Sunday, November 15

    2:14 p.m.: San Diego restaurants, gyms sue for right to operate indoors

    Four San Diego County restaurants and gyms have filed a lawsuit seeking an emergency injunction so they can continue their indoor operations.

    The lawsuit filed on behalf of all restaurants and gyms come as 11 California counties are forced to impose stricter limits on businesses after coronavirus cases rose above thresholds established by the state.

    Under the purple level of the state's COVID-19 reopening system, restaurants, gyms, churches and bars will be limited to only outdoor operations.

    The businesses assert that the state and county orders interfere with their rights and violate the California Constitution. They are asking a judge to allow them to operate indoors.

    Saturday, November 14

    4:06 p.m.: California adds 2,521 new cases, 11 more deaths

    California reported 2,521 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 1,018,373.

    There were also 11 deaths reported. In all, 18,225 Californians have died.

    Over the last seven days, the state averaged 7,358 cases per day, with 4.4% of tests coming back positive, according to the Los Angeles Times.

    The U.S. added more than 184,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, the fourth day in a row that the country has set a record for daily infections, according to data from the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.

    Friday, November 13

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    a renowned Napa Valley restaurant.

    That may technically be true, but the episode exposes gaps in the state’s pandemic guidance: Private gatherings of more than three different households are discouraged, but nothing prevents restaurants from seating larger groups together if they ask.

    While our family followed the restaurant’s health protocols and took safety precautions, we should have modeled better behavior and not joined the dinner,” the governor said in a statement.

    4:10 p.m.: Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak tests positive for coronavirus

    Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday said he has tested positive for COVID-19. He is the fifth governor to test positive for the coronavirus this year.

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    Sisolak said he was not experiencing any symptoms and was swabbed for a rapid test on Friday morning as a matter of routine. After it yielded a positive result, he also underwent molecular testing and his sample is still being processed. He is the third person in his office to test positive for the virus since early October.

    Sisolak’s announcement comes on a day that Nevada reported 1,857 additional coronavirus cases, the highest single-day total since the start of the pandemic.

    2:59 p.m.: Nevada’s Clark County School District says employees will work remotely due to pandemic

    The Clark County School District in Nevada has announced that most of its employees will work remotely after Gov. Steve Sisolak urged people to stay home and limit the spread of COVID-19

    The district is expected to transition to work from home starting on Thursday and continue through Nov. 30. The decision comes as the school board is considering a plan to bring students back to classrooms two days a week starting in January.

    Sisolak urged residents to stay home as much as possible for the next two weeks and work from home, or the state might be at risk of a lockdown.

    2:53 p.m.: Head of Nevada COVID-19 response team is calling out local officials for not doing enough

    The head of Nevada's COVID-19 response team, Caleb Cage, called out the state's local elected officials

    Cage said that these officials are undermining efforts to slow the coronavirus's spread to avert more aggressive statewide mandates and potential business closures in the weeks ahead. On Thursday, he also raised concerns about the lack of restrictions enforcement at businesses in Elko County.

    Cage also said that some local leaders have adopted a politically expedient but irresponsible strategy to criticize even the least intrusive efforts to protect Nevadans from a dramatic spike in cases underway statewide. He said that some officials have decided it's easier to blame Gov. Steve Sisolak for any potential shutdowns.

    12:21 p.m.: Georgia Tech releases a COVID-19 risk assessment tool for in-person gatherings

    The Georgia Institute of Technology has recently released an interactive map that details county by county risk of an in-person gathering by party size.

    The map breaks down infection risk by county, party size, and the "ascertainment bias" in the U.S. The ascertainment bias assumes that there are five or 10 times more cases than being reported. Toggling between these options can show the likelihood of being in a room with somebody who may be infected.

    In Sacramento County, a gathering of 10 people with an ascertainment bias of 10 shows that there is a 15% chance somebody at the gathering would likely have the coronavirus. Counties surrounding Sacramento show similar risk levels ranging from 7% in El Dorado County to 16% in Sutter County.

    According to this map, the highest risk county in California with the same scenario is Mono County, with a 75% chance of somebody with the infection attending a 10-person event.

    Some of the country's riskier parts under the same set-up include Jones County, Iowa at greater than 99%, and Dewey County, South Dakota, and Walsh, North Dakota are both at a 99% likelihood of a room with 10 people having at least one currently infected person.

    When in-person gatherings get as high as 25 people, the risk in Sacramento jumps to 33%, reaching 56% for gatherings with 50 people.

    9:00 a.m.: California issues coronavirus travel advisory

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    ask people to self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving from another state or country and encourage residents to stay local. Here is the official advisory from the state Department of Public Health.

    "Increased cases are adding pressure on our hospital systems and threatening the lives of seniors, essential workers and vulnerable Californians "Travel increases the risk of spreading COVID-19, and we must all collectively increase our efforts at this time to keep the virus at bay and save lives."

    This week was the first that no counties moved up in the state's tiered reopening system, with 11 counties moving backwards.

    Thursday, November 12

    6:15 p.m.: UC Davis Health can now perform rapid result test for COVID-19, flu

    UC Davis Health is now giving some patients a 20-minute test that can determine whether they have COVID-19, the flu or both.

    Point-of-care tests can produce results immediately after a screening. Right now, they’re mostly available in hospital settings. Doctors at UC Davis Health started using them last week in the emergency room and in some clinics, but only for patients showing symptoms. COVID-19 and the flu can present similarly.

    “There is nothing else right now that is as fast and accurate as this test,” said Lydia Pleotis Howell, medical director of the UC Davis Health clinical laboratories and chair of the department of pathology and laboratory medicine

    UC Davis already had the tools to perform this type of test, but they had to get FDA approval to be able to use it for coronavirus. They have 50 instruments to do the screening, but expect a shortage of reagents, or chemical solutions, to limit capacity.

    Doctors or nurses can perform this test, and the samples are processed in the emergency department.

    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 pass that mark after Texas reached it earlier this week. The U.S. now has more than 10 million confirmed cases.

    California’s early stay-at-home order successfully curtailed the spread, but each time restrictions have relaxed, cases have risen. With cases increasing quickly in the state and nationwide, health officials warn people to limit travel during the holidays and rethink their annual gatherings.

    3:10 p.m.: Fresno mayor-elect tests positive for COVID-19

    Fresno’s mayor-elect Jerry Dyer has tested positive for COVID-19 after attending an election-night dinner with a few elected officials

    Dyer, who served as the city’s longtime police chief, told the Fresno Bee he went into quarantine after receiving the test results on Tuesday. He said he experienced mild symptoms after attending a dinner on Nov. 3 with Fresno’s current mayor, a city councilman, and a county supervisor who tested positive for COVID-19 late last week.

    The supervisor’s diagnosis led the county to close the offices of the County Board of Supervisors while health officials contact trace anyone who came in contact with him.

    2:16 p.m.: 709,000 people still seeking unemployment benefits

    The number of people applying for unemployment benefits in the United States fell last week to 709,000, the fourth straight drop, and a sign that the job market is slowly healing

    The figures coincide with a sharp resurgence in confirmed viral infections to above 120,000 cases a day, an all-time high. In 49 states, cases are rising, and deaths are increasing in 39.

    More than 240,000 virus-related deaths have been counted across the nation, and 10.3 million confirmed infections.

    Wednesday, November 11

    5:04 p.m.: Thanksgiving could be one of the most dangerous days of the pandemic, Sacramento health director says

    Sacramento County businesses are preparing to re-enter the most restrictive COVID-19 tier, temporarily pausing indoor dining, worship services, movies, gym workouts and museum openings.

    County Public Health Director Dr. Peter Beilenson says the return to the purple tier comes as we near Thanksgiving, which he considers the most dangerous day of the pandemic.

    "We really encourage people for just this year not to gather except for your immediate family because we're gonna be in a much greater state of normalcy very soon and by next Thanksgiving and Christmas things will be much, much better," Beilenson said.

    Beilenson's optimism is tied to a potential vaccine being developed by Pfizer. The drug company says it's 90% effective and that, pending FDA approval, could be in wide distribution by the middle of next year.

    10:21 a.m.: Nurses call for better staffing as winter spike expected

    As coronavirus infections continue to rise nationally and in California, health care workers are sounding the alarm about the ability for hospitals to handle a surge.

    Members of the California Nurses Association held rallies at hospitals across the state this week. They’re calling for better staffing as winter, the holidays and an expected spike in cases approach.

    At UC Davis Health in Sacramento, nurse Melissa Johnson-Camacho says workers are being denied time-off requests through the end of the year … unless they become sick.

    and they’re burnt out," Johnson-Camacho said. "It’s just a really bad combination. And I think management needs to really practice what they preach."

    She held up a sign reading “see me as a person.” It’s a mantra she says the hospital uses to promote compassion for patients and their families.

    A spokesperson for UC Davis Health said in a statement that most of its nurses have scheduling flexibility and special COVID-19 sick leave. The hospital also says its nurses’ overtime hours are down this year over last.

    9:12 a.m.: Reno officials warn COVID-19 cases increasing in Northern Nevada

    COVID-19 cases are trending upward in Northern Nevada, as cold weather and the holidays threaten to bring people together indoors.

    Officials with the city of Reno and medical experts are warning the pandemic has gotten significantly worse since September. They said the region is seeing all-time highs in active case numbers and applications for COVID-19 tests.

    Mayor Hillary Schieve urged residents to practice strict self-isolation, because community transmission is widespread.

    "We can do our part to help minimize these risks," Schieve said. "So why aren’t we doing it ? We’ve got to be doing it. I don’t know what more I can do other than, this is a cry for absolute help in our community.

    Schieve is considering a city-wide mask mandate on top of the state order that’s already in effect.

    That could bring stiffer enforcement of safety measures and penalties for businesses that refuse to follow them.

    Tuesday, November 10

    3:50 p.m.: Confirmed COVID-19 case at Yolo County Elections Offices

    An unidentified staffer working at the Yolo County Elections Office tested positive for COVID-19 this Monday.

    the staffer had minimal interactions with poll workers, but worked with other elections staff and contacted some election observers. The release also said that the coronavirus-positive patient had limited exposure to the county's Voter Assistance Centers or any county's residents and voters. A contact tracing team has been called in to notify any of those that may have been in close contact with the staffer.

    In the release, Yolo County elections officials also stressed that the office has been following social distancing and disinfecting protocols. All staff and visitors are required to wear a face covering.

    Since the positive COVID-19 case, the county's election office has taken a few mitigation steps, including limiting election staff to the office, communicating with Yolo County Public Health, sending possibly exposed staffers home to self-quarantine and allowing some employees to work from home.

    Elections staff are still on track to meet the Dec. 3 election certification. Over 99,000 total ballots were cast in Yolo County, and over 90,000 of them were mail-in ballots.

    2:51 p.m.: Nevada flags a majority of counties as high risk as COVID-19 cases surge

    Nevada officials reported 960 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one additional death

    The previous three days, Nevada totaled 1,000 new cases or more. Tuesday’s cases bring the statewide totals to 110,982 cases and 1,852 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

    The virus’ autumn spike has not spared rural or urban communities in the state, causing the number of confirmed cases and rising positivity to flag 10 out of the 17 counties as “high risk” by health officials. These flagged counties are now required to submit mitigation plans to the state’s task force.

    Despite the unrelenting surge, state health officials have not indicated that they plan to tighten statewide mandates that govern businesses, schools, or public gatherings.

    1:30 p.m.: As California COVID-19 cases rise, Gov social distancing

    Gov He’s concerned people will let their guard down after Pfizer’s announcement of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine and its efficacy rate.

    “But [the vaccine] doesn’t mean it’s a substitute [for mask-wearing and social distancing], for you to say ‘Well, we can just go back to normal, let’s open everything back up, let’s all have everybody over for the holidays and let’s get Uncle Joe who I know has a heart condition, let’s get him back in with the grandkids because they haven’t seen each other in a year “We’ve got to be careful.”

    With coronavirus cases on the rise, Sacrmento and 10  other counties today slipped back in the state’s color-coded COVID-19 risk system.

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

    U.S. health officials have allowed emergency use of the first antibody-drug to help the immune system fight COVID-19

    On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration cleared the experimental drug from Eli Lilly for people 12 and older with mild or moderate symptoms that don’t require hospitalization. While tests are continuing, the drug does not seem to help patients with a more serious or severe case of the virus.

    This antibody-drug is similar to a treatment President Donald Trump received after contracting the virus last month. The government previously reached an agreement to buy and supply much of the early production of the drug.

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

    Yolo County is offering free flu shots to residents today from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The shots will be given out at Suntree Apartments, 2033 F Street in Davis.

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

    On Sept. 28, Gov” which is a potential wave of COVID-19 cases and flu cases happening concurrently.

    At the time putting pressure on our hospital system at the same time, draining resources and impacting the quality of care all of you deserve.”

    Yolo County has two more free pop-up free flu shot clinics later in the month at Shirley Rominger School and University Covenant Church. Residents can find out more information at yolocounty.org/2020flu

    Monday, November 9

    4:32 p.m.: California sees biggest jump in COVID-19 cases in months

    The coronavirus’ spread is increasing across the country, and President-elect Joe Biden is calling for coordination with states

    Officials and public health experts said that inter-state coordination hasn’t been strong enough so far. States are also calling for help with testing and contact tracing, as well as making sure there’s enough protective gear and shoring up budgets.

    Democratic state officials are welcoming a science-based approach from the president-elect. While some Republican governors aren’t ready to agree on Biden’s presidential win, some are imposing more restrictions to stem the spread of the virus.

    11:36 a.m.: Nevada church will head back to court over 50-person state cap on religious gatherings

    Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley, a church in rural Nevada, is headed back to the U.S. Supreme Court in a second attempt to overturn the state’s 50-person cap on attendance at religious gatherings

    The high court denied the church’s request for an emergency injunction in July. A new petition filed Thursday asks the justices to consider the challenge of Nevada’s COVID-19 restrictions as a test case for others brought by churches across the country and arguing that their religious freedoms are being violated.

    Next month, a federal appeals court has scheduled oral arguments on the church’s appeal of a U.S. judge’s ruling in Reno upholding the state policy.

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

    On Sunday, health officials in Nevada reported 1,276 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death

    This is the third consecutive day of at least 1,000 new reported coronavirus cases across the state. According to the Nevada State Department of Health and Human Services, the total number of cases recorded since the pandemic began is now 110,022, and the known death toll is 1,851.

    Health officials reported 1,846 cases on Saturday, a record number for the second day in a row as the coronavirus outbreak intensified. Nevada also reported 1,562 new cases on Friday. The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested. Studies also suggest that people can be infected with the virus and spread it without feeling sick.

    Sunday, November 8

    3:20 p.m.: California records 3,593 new COVID cases, 10 deaths on Sunday

    California recorded 3,593 new coronavirus cases and 10 new deaths on Sunday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 973,210. Nearly 18,000 Californians have died.

    Over the past week, the state has averaged 5,351 new cases and 43 new deaths per day, according to the Los Angeles Times.

    While there’s been a recent rise in cases, the Times reports that the pace of increase is milder than the rest of the United States.

    The U.S. on Friday reported 126,480 new coronavirus cases, according to data released Saturday by the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. It was the third consecutive day that the U.S. set a daily record, bringing the total number of infections in the country to more than 9.7 million.

    Friday, November 6

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

    The Las Vegas Raiders and coach Jon Gruden have been fined a total of $650,000 and docked a shot at a sixth-round draft pick for repeated violations of the NFL’s coronavirus protocols

    A person familiar with the punishment said that the fine breaks down to $500,000 against the team and $150,000 against Gruden. The team was also stripped of its sixth-round draft pick because of how it handled Trent Brown’s positive coronavirus test last month.

    The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because 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 cases skyrocketed this week in the U.S., breaking records for the second week in a row of staggering growth, according to NPR.

    Hospitalization levels have snowballed so quickly that it’ll soon surpass the spring and summer peak rates.  On Wednesday, the country recorded more than 100,000 cases in a single day. Dr. Anthony Fauci has sounded the alarm to lawmakers, previously warning that the U.S. could reach this rate if coronavirus was not driven down before winter.

    On Thursday, cases hit an even higher record of more than 121,000 reported cases in a day. Cases in the U.S. are up 55% from the past two weeks ago on average. Now, the country is averaging more than 94,000 cases a day, double the amount from a month ago.

    Researchers say that it’s possible that the daily case count could double again, given the current trajectory of the U.S. outbreak. The increases cannot be explained by more testing being done, with researchers saying that these are “true increases” and not tied to the testing amount.

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

    State regulators have fined a Sparks, Nevada trucking firm more than $4,500 for violating coronavirus restrictions

    The trucking company was a part of a Donald Trump Jr. political rally in October that drew more than 50 attendees. The Department of Business and Industry, Division of Industrial Relations, announced the OSHA enforcement action Thursday against JBP Corp. doing business as Peterbilt Truck Parts & Equipment.

    The $4,554 fine cited the failure to submit a safety plan and obtain state approval for an event in excess of 50 people. Earlier this week, the state fined the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas $12,617 for COVID-19 violations.

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

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

    Yolo County Public Health Officer Dr. Amy Sisson said that if people insist on gathering for the upcoming holidays, then gatherings should be outside and kept to fewer than 16 people and not from more than three households.

    “We are shifting to a more harm reduction messaging acknowledging that we need to meet people where they’re at,” Sisson said but we recognize that many people will choose to gather.”

    Thursday, November 5

    5:53 p.m.: Several Northern California Counties See COVID-19 Uptick

    A rise in COVID-19 cases is causing some Northern California counties to move backward in the state’s tier system for reopening.

    When the state announced the weekly tier assignments Wednesday Two counties have to go back a step, with Shasta County moving to purple (widespread) and Plumas retreating to orange (moderate).

    California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr

    “Which I think is an important reminder that the baseline transmission rates of COVID across our state are indeed going up, that it’s not just in one or two counties but it’s widespread across the state,” Ghaly said.

    Other counties, including Sacramento and Yolo, could move down soon if case rates don't improve.

    “We are still in the red … this week, for the case rate we actually met the criteria for the purple tier,” Sacramento County Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye said. “If we hit the threshold for two weeks in a row, then we are at risk of reverting back to the purple tier.”

    Read more here.

    2:09 p.m.: Shasta County moves to more restrictive tier as COVID-19 cases increase

    State health officials announced Wednesday that Shasta County will slip back into California's most restrictive purple tier due to widespread transmission of COVID-19 throughout the county

    California Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly said it's clear that the spread is uncontrolled in Shasta County after the county reported 104 new COVID-19 cases for Sunday and Monday.

    "It allows us to say, yes, now is the time to put the brakes on a little bit," Ghaly said. "Go back to purple, stabilize"

    Plumas County will also be moving back, but to the orange tier, while Colusa County's improvement helps it move from the red tier to orange.

    2:02 p.m.: San Franciscians that travel for the holidays may have to self-quarantine upon return

    Health officials in San Francisco say that residents who travel outside of the area during the upcoming holiday season may be asked to quarantine when they return home

    Their reasoning is to prevent a possible spike in local coronavirus cases. San Francisco officials also said on Wednesday that the quarantine would be a recommended two week period for any resident who interacts with individuals outside their households within 6 feet and without masks.

    Five other Bay Area counties are also being considered to take part in the regional advisory. The proposal comes as California has seen coronavirus cases inch up recently, though the infection rate remains much lower than the country as a whole.

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

    In places where the coronavirus pandemic is most rampant, President Donald Trump enjoyed enormous support at the polls

    Their analysis revealed that in 376 counties with the highest number of new cases per capita, the overwhelming majority went for Trump, a rate above less severely hit areas.

    Health officials across the country are taking note of the chasm in public sentiment and how to reframe their messages and updates, even as the nation grapples with record numbers of new cases.

    Wednesday, November 4

    1:32 p.m.: Yolo County COVID-19 cases rise, possibly pushing it to a more restrictive tier

    Yolo County met the most restrictive COVID-19 reopening metrics for week ending Oct. 24

    Yolo County is designated under the red, or substantial tier, one level below the most-restrictive purple tier. Officials say social gatherings are the main cause of COVID-19 cases across the county. They are urging residents to exercise personal responsibility and avoid large gatherings so the county can continue to reopen.

    For a county to be pushed back into the most restrictive purple tier, it must meet those criteria for two consecutive weeks. If Yolo County continues to have an increase in cases, the county could move back into the purple tier as early as next week.

    The county’s adjusted case rate rose to 7.2%, which pushes it just out of the red tier range of between 4-7%.

    If the county continues to have a daily case rate of about 7% by Nov. 10, then the state will review the most recent 10 days of data, and the California Department of Public Health will have to decide whether to keep the county in the red tier or move it to the purple tier.

    A return to the purple tier would mean that many local businesses would temporarily shut their indoor operations or reduce capacity.

    Yolo County was initially placed in the purple tier on Aug. 31, but moved into the red tier on Sept. 29.

    11:05 a.m.: Another Nevada governor’s staffer tests positive for COVID-19

    An employee working in Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak's Carson City office tested positive for the coronavirus

    The office has sent staff members who came in close contact with the employee home to work remotely again for a second time in a month. The staff member, who last worked in the governor's office on Thursday, received a rapid test over the weekend after developing virus symptoms.

    The case's origin remains under investigation, but health officials have already determined that Sisolak wasn't in close contact with the coronavirus-positive staff member. The Democratic governor is tested routinely, and after the employee's positive result was confirmed, Gov. Sisolak tested negative for the virus on Monday.

    10:59 a.m.: COVID-19 infections reach record highs during election week

    The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus is reaching record highs in several states as people gathered over the week to vote in-person

    While daily infections are rising in all but three states, the largest surge is most pronounced in the Midwest and Southwest. Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Colorado, and New Mexico reported record hospitalizations this week.

    Nebraska’s largest hospitals started limiting elective surgeries and looked to bring in nurses from other states. Officials in Iowa and Missouri warned that bed capacity could soon be overwhelmed. The resurgence has loomed over the presidential candidates and voters, fearful about both the virus and its economic toll.

    Tuesday, November 3

    11:44 a.m.: Real estate listings down nearly 50% in Sacramento region

    He says the market has profoundly low inventory and that means it could be harder for those looking to buy a house.

    "We have about 2,000 fewer listings this year compared to last year at the same time," Lundquist said. "And I think there’s no mistaking that we’ve had fewer sellers listing during the pandemic."

    Lundquist says lower listings are also partially a result of people not wanting to move during a pandemic as well as migration from the Bay Area. Plus, he says recent trends show people are staying in their homes longer, on average, than they were ten years ago.

    Monday, November 2

    A judge has preliminarily ordered California Gov

    She more broadly barred him from infringing on the state Legislature. It’s the second time a judge in the same county has reached the conclusion, which runs counter to other state and federal court decisions backing the governor’s emergency powers.

    Heckman’s decision will become final in 10 days

    10:18 a.m.: 79th COVID-19 related death recorded in a California State prison

    Authorities say a person who is incarcerated at the Avenal State Prison died of complications from the coronavirus on Saturday

    The person who was incarcerated died at a hospital, and the central California prison did not release their name. There have been 15,872 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state’s prison system.

    Advocates say jails and prisons nationwide are prime locations for the virus to spread between staff and people who are incarcerated. Officials have released hundreds of people from their jail and prison populations across the country during the pandemic.

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

    More than 22 million people are registered to vote in California, which is about 88% of all eligible adults. All voters got a ballot in the mail this year as part of the state’s effort to encourage people to vote remotely to avoid spreading the coronavirus.

    Despite the mail-in ballots, in-person voting has started in most counties across the state. To curb the spread of COVID-19, the state Legislature allowed counties to offer fewer in-person polling places in exchange for opening them earlier, with some counties opening voting places last Friday.

    Sunday, November 1

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

    California Gov

    Newsom has four children in private school.

    His administration has approved more than 1,200 requests for waivers to allow for in-person education for elementary school students in counties where coronavirus cases remain widespread. Schools in counties where cases have declined below state-mandated thresholds can broadly reopen.

    Find older coronavirus updates on our previous blog page here.

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