Governor Gavin Newsom Considering Statewide Curfew as 41 Counties Return to Purple Tier. Some restaurant owners have challenged the science behind curfew orders, arguing that it penalizes businesses and not people staying home, having big gatherings. Now officials must build trust around vaccine in the community, In pictures: U.S. launches largest-ever vaccination drive. “When things are not as serious, significant numbers of people may back down on precautions.”. “These families and organizations are coming forward to hold the state accountable for educating children in their communities,” Jesselyn Friley, Staff Attorney at Public Counsel’s Opportunity Under Law Project, said. Gov. Amid a surge in coronavirus cases, San Mateo County is the only county in the Bay Area to not adhere to a voluntary stay-at-home order. ALSO READ: California To Receive 327,000 Doses Of Pfizer COVID Vaccine In Next Few Weeks. have challenged the science behind curfew orders, according to The Times’ coronavirus tracker, COVID-19 wave battering suburban counties, COVID-19 hit Latinos hard. At the very least, he said, Thanksgiving gatherings should be kept to no more than six people and held outdoors with masks. The counties had previously been in red Tier 2, representing “substantial” risk. SAN JOSE — Santa Clara County health officials on Wednesday confirmed an outbreak of over a dozen cases among youths and staff at two of the county’s juvenile detention facilities. State data shows that the county’s unadjusted case rate per 100,000 is 16.3 new cases per day (8.2 adjusted) compared to 4.1 new cases per day (2.2 adjusted) at the end of October. Read More, San Francisco’s Muni Says Layoffs Possible As Agency Faces $68M Budget Deficit Dr. Grant Colfax, director of public health, suggested during an online news conference that the city’s previous success at tamping down the virus might have helped trigger the current surge. San Francisco has reported an average of 104.7 new cases per day, an 88.4% increase from two weeks ago, according to The Times’ coronavirus tracker. Forty-one counties are now in the purple tier, including all of Southern California. “We miss going on vacation, we miss seeing family but what are we supposed to do? Traffic moves on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco on Nov. 12. 6:12 PM, Nov. 20, 2020An earlier version of this story did not note that Marin County, as of Friday, also was not in the purple tier. As of December 1st, ICU occupancy was at 93 percent at hospitals serving the southern part of the county including East San Jose, Tong said. Ventura County on track to revert to 'purple tier' as COVID-19 cases climb Wendy Leung, Ventura County Star 11/11/2020 Protesters clash during rallies in Washington state and Washington, D.C. Sacramento County is heading into the purple tier of the state's Blueprint for a Safer Economy. An earlier version of this story did not note that Marin County, as of Friday, also was not in the purple tier. I have to get tested,” said the health care worker, who did not want to be identified. Purple, or Tier 1, indicates that Covid is widespread throughout the county - with more than seven cases per 100,000 or more than eight percent of positive test results reported over seven days. You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. In the "purple" tier, only hair salons/barber shops, retail … Purple Tier COVID Roundup: Mayor Breed’s French Laundry Gathering ‘Particularly Problematic’; Lawmakers Wants Kids Back In Classrooms December 3, … “We are probably 50% down in donations with at least 20% more children in need,” Casazza told KPIX 5. Data shows that the number of new cases in a day reached an all-time high of 168 cases on Nov. 16. As a result, the county moved to the most restrictive tier (purple tier) of the state’s reopening system on Saturday, which prohibits many indoor activities and imposes a curfew on non-essential activities from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Read More, Pac-12 Football Coaches Keep It Simple Amid Game Cancelations, Disruptions Doug Mackenzie grew up on Alameda’s Christmas Tree Lane and now he’s carrying on the family tradition with his wife Tia. Here are the COVID … Some regions have already moved ahead with tighter restrictions. Source: Santa Barbara County Public Health Department California recently reached the milestone of 1 million COVID-19 cases statewide. ©2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The current surge, he said, has “the potential to overwhelm local healthcare.”. Kern’s daily average of cases over a 7-day period dropped to just 63 cases in late October. “A negative test should not be an excuse to put yourself or others at risk,” Colfax said. Fewer than 100 ICU beds left in L.A. County, officials say. Get up to speed with our Essential California newsletter, sent six days a week. “I’ve always thought that if you create confusion, you create hesitation, and hesitation in this game is going to get you beat and get you hurt. On Nov. 29, the Kauai Police Department arrested 41-year-old Wesley Moribe and 46-year-old Courtney Peterson, both from Wailua, Hawaii, after they boarded a flight at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) despite having tested positive for the coronavirus. And what happens when a health care worker gets sick? The agency has also exhausted many of its one-time tools to save money such as implementing a hiring freeze, reducing overtime and utilizing federal funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. The state’s current 14-day average positivity rate also rose dramatically to 6.9% — up nearly 2% over what was recorded two weeks ago.Read More, Mayor London Breed Faces Major Scrutiny Over Dinner At French Laundry – ‘Particularly Problematic’ Read More, Bay Area Charities Say Donations Down Drastically As Need Rises During Holidays L.A. dispatches mobile COVID-19 testing to high-risk communities of color. In the week following Halloween, that average […] New cases, he said, have nearly quadrupled in about a month. It is a sentiment echoed by UCSF professor of medicine and infectious disease expert Dr. Peter Chin-Hong who calls re-opening schools a moral imperative. Read More, By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our. Subscribe to the LA Times to hear ‘Man in the Window,’ ‘Dirty John’ and ‘Detective Trapp,’ without the ads, Subscriber exclusive: Listen to hit LA Times podcasts without the ads, Long Beach schools push back reopening to March, citing rise in COVID-19 cases. An earlier version of this story did not note that Marin County, as of Friday, also was not in the purple tier. ICU occupancy was slightly better in other parts of the county, but still extremely high at 84 percent. The gates had been locked since 11 in the morning when tests ran out. “I know San Franciscans are watching our numbers very carefully,” Colfax said. Some say they have ruled out holiday travel when at all possible but many feel it’s been hard to keep up with the guidelines that seem to change daily. SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency may have to lay off nearly a quarter of its staff to shore up its projected budget deficit during the next fiscal year if the agency doesn’t receive federal relief funding, agency officials said this week. Morgan Hill police said officers were dispatched to the Target store at 1061 Cochrane Rd. With COVID-19 case counts rising across the state, Santa Clara County is moving back to California’s purple tier, the most restrictive. Nevada County is moving two tiers at once, from the orange to purple tier, or from “moderate” to “widespread.” Business restrictions increase in severity depending on the tier. They’ve adjusted to not having key players available — sometimes for an extended period — both in practice and for games. Even San Francisco looks purple: COVID-19 surge may put city in most restrictive tier Traffic moves on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco on Nov. 12. Daily coronavirus … Read More, California Shatters Record For Most COVID Cases Reported In A Day The Long Beach school district pushed back its plan for starting in-person instruction in January to March, citing the rise in COVID-19 cases. REDWOOD CITY — As COVID-19 cases surge in San Mateo County, hospital capacity remains high and the death rate low, but officials are concerned about the coming weeks and urge people to take necessary precautions. Santa Clara County officials spoke at a late Wednesday morning press conference about the stark reality of the county’s current case numbers and looked ahead to possible vaccine distribution within the next few weeks to frontline workers. Police said a verbal confrontation followed with the suspect seeming to be agitated and who then grabbed what looked like a gun out of his pocket. The Regional Stay Home Order, announced December 3, 2020, adds restrictions in regions with less than 15% ICU bed capacity. It’s not just the verified cases: contact tracing protocols mean teams have players that are unavailable even though they haven’t tested positive. This year, Casazza said, it is harder to shop for toys to donate and also, money is tight. Here’s what happens now By Cassandra Garibay and Michael McGough. Ya, what do we do?” Tia said. Read More, State Lawmakers Urge Bay Area School Districts To Bring Kids Back To Class This means around 94 percent of Californians — or roughly 37 million residents — live in counties within the top tier of the state's roadmap to reopening. The letter cited excessive screen time for young minds, as well as mental health issues that students are facing. He also admonished residents against using tests as permission to socialize with others. One man is killed and another wounded by a gunman who fled on foot near Melrose and Stanley avenues early Tuesday afternoon, police said. Upscale home for dementia patients sued over deaths in COVID-19 outbreak. Read More, Parents, Education Advocates Sue California Over Remote Learning Here’s a roundup of the COVID stories we’ve published over the last 24 hours. Here’s what’s still open, what’s closed again By Tim Sheehan. SLO County slides back into the purple COVID tier as cases soar. A day after the mayor’s office confirmed the dinner, it’s still unclear how many households took part in that meal at The French Laundry in Yountville in November KPIX 5 reached out to the mayor’s office multiple times to get an answer to that question, but have not yet heard back as of Wednesday night. People who test negative early on in the infection actually can be positive or may contract the virus after the test, he said. Tourism is quickly recovering in Mexico, as Americans flock south for an easy escape. That means playbooks are often whittled down. Officers who arrived learned that after a man entered the store without a mask and two female employees went up to him to ask him to put on a mask. It also spoke about how many public schools remain closed for in-person learning, while many private schools have re-opened. Read More, Maskless Shopper At Morgan Hill Target Arrested For Pulling Gun On Employees OAKLAND — A coalition of education advocates and families sued the State of California Monday over its failure to “meet its Constitutional obligation to ensure basic educational equality,” according to the attorneys who filed the lawsuit. San Mateo County pleads with outsiders to stop visiting to shop and dine. So we’ve really taken the opposite approach of really shrinking the bible down and picking a couple of things we can get good at per game and letting our kids play fast.” Nine Pac-12 games have been canceled this season because of COVID-19. There have been 14,812 cases in total and 170 deaths. It prohibits gatherings of any size, closes operations except for critical infrastructure and retail, and requires 100% masking and physical distancing. SAN FRANCISCO — Police in Hawaii arrested a local couple after they flew home from San Francisco knowing they both had COVID-19. ” The purple tier represents “widespread” risk of spreading COVID-19 in the community. A California native, she graduated from UC Berkeley and has worked in Washington and Los Angeles for The Times. By entering the purple tier, the city would be subject to the state’s curfew announced Thursday, which prohibits most nonessential activity outside the home from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. and will especially hit restaurants that stay open late. San Diego County sounds alarm that COVID-19 case rate is headed toward purple tier ... Three additional COVID-related deaths brought the regional total to 850. KPIX 5 spotted a nurse who showed up at the test site to get tested but it was too late. But it’s also bringing an uptick in COVID-19 cases. ‘Our reality is frightening,’ says the county’s top health official as COVID-19 patients swamp Southern California hospitals. Kern County moves back into the purple tier as COVID-19 cases increase Governor Gavin Newsom provides an update on the state’s response to the COVID-19 … “You want to pick a couple things your kids are really good at, master those,” USC coach Clay Helton said. Infected after 5 minutes, from 20 feet away: South Korea study shows coronavirus’ spread indoors. In Ventura County, intensive care unit capacity has dropped to 1% and COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to set records, health officials say. The interactive map above shows the coronavirus restriction level of all California counties as of Nov. 16. Numbers on the state’s COVID dashboard website confirmed nearly 21,000 new cases over the past 24 hours, almost 2,500 more cases than the previous high of 18,350 cases set Tuesday of last week. As of Friday, San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin were the only Bay Area counties not in the purple zone, which indicates widespread transmission of the virus. “The need is growing because more people are without work,” said Sally Casazza, chairperson of the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program, which donates toys to 31,000 children each year. the city’s previous success at tamping down the virus. According to the release, one youth detained at the William F. James Ranch facility reported symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19 last Saturday. SAN JOSE — Officials in Santa Clara County on Wednesday warned that South Bay hospitals were edging closer to being full from the spike in COVID-19 cases, with ICUs in some areas already at over 90 percent capacity. at about 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday on a report of a man with a gun inside the store. STANFORD — Pac-12 coaches have had to keep game planning simple as schedules shift, sometimes on the fly, during a truncated and uncertain season. On Sunday, Orange County reported 639 new COVID-19 cases, its highest number of daily coronavirus … This year, the center had to adapt to COVID-19, canceling its in-person afterschool program and creating an all-day learning hub for San Francisco Unified School District students. Gavin Newsom apologized after attending a party of 12, also at The French Laundry. What's open in the orange tier Counties reach this stage of "moderate" spread when their case rate is between one and 3.9 new cases per 100,000 residents and a … The state called on purple tier counties to implement a curfew this month. “You’re seeing an even bigger gap between those who have the means to get a private education versus those going to public education,” says Ting. Read More, Nurse Struggles To Get Tested As Pleasanton Site Runs Out Of Tests – ‘Just Stressful’ SAN FRANCISCO — Some Bay Area charities and nonprofits report donations are down drastically due to the pandemic at a time when the demand has become dramatic. Infectious disease experts told KPIX 5 COVID cases are skyrocketing in Alameda County and that it’s going to get worse before it gets better. So what does that mean? Gavin Newsom Recall Supporters 'Halfway There' In Reaching Goal Of 1.5 Million Signatures, One Dead, One Wounded In Brazen Monday Afternoon San Leandro Shooting, King Tide on San Francisco Embarcadero Illustrates Climate Change Risk, 2-Alarm Fire Burning At San Bruno Home Forces Evacuations, San Francisco DA Charges SFPD Officer In 2019 Fisherman's Wharf Beating, 'People Need to Eat!' Why is that metric important? MORGAN HILL — A man who was confronted at a Target store in Morgan Hill about not wearing a mask was arrested after brandishing what appeared to be a handgun from his pocket, police said. Updated December 13, 2020, with data from December 12, 2020. Staffs across the league have had to chuck plans made for opponents that don’t materialize and then crammed for their replacements. Moving into the most restricted zone also would force San Francisco to end indoor attendance at gyms, museums, movie theaters and places of worship, and further limit the number of people allowed in stores, Colfax said. Youth sports, mall singing, parties alarm Ventura County health officials. Marin County is experiencing an increase in COVID-19 infections in November 2020. New Regional Stay Home Order COVID-19 continues to surge at alarming rates in California. 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