North Coast Officials Pull Back Reopening After Seeing Spike in Coronavirus CasesHumboldt County officials are taking a more cautious approach to reopening, in what may be a harbinger of the “toggle switch" local officials are likely to negotiate as they emerge from the state lockdown.
After COVID-19 Shutdown Bay Area's Cautious Reopening Could Be Costly For BusinessesAs businesses slowly begin to reopen, officials are asking two major questions: how can we afford to open up when the virus is still just as dangerous and how can we afford not to?
Army Of Contact-Tracing Workers Being Recruited To Help Combat Coronavirus PandemicExperts say contact tracing is going to play a critical role in fighting the coronavirus. It’s been practiced for decades, used to fight SARS, Ebola and AIDS, but never on as big a scale.
Norcal Rural Counties Press Newsom To Reopen As Bay Area Extends Stay At Home Order Through MayOfficials from six rural counties and 14 small cities in Northern California have asked Gov. Gavin Newsom to let them reopen their economies.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Newsom Creating Attack Plan To Address 'Testing Deserts' In CaliforniaAddressing criticism over access to coronavirus testing, Gov. Gavin Newsom said during his daily briefing Monday that he was developing a plan to eliminate 'testing deserts' within the state, particularly when it comes minority and rural populations in California.
Coronavirus Update: Health Officials To Launch Widespread Testing In SF's Mission District and BolinasPublic health officials and University of California-San Francisco medical staffers will be launching a widespread testing campaign this week, hoping to determine how many of the more than 5,000 residents in city's Mission District have been exposed to the virus.
Oakland Council President Asks For State, Local Help In Sheltering Homeless In Hotel RoomsOakland city councilmember Rebecca Kaplan late Wednesday asked Governor Newsom, other city leaders and Alameda County officials to provide safe places for Oakland's homeless to shelter in place amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Update: San Francisco To Secure Over 8,000 Hotel Rooms For Homeless, Affected GroupsSan Francisco's Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an emergency ordinance requiring the city to secure at least 8,250 hotel rooms for three affected groups amid the stay-at-home order, with 7,000 reserved for the city's homeless.
Newsom, Health Experts Say COVID-19 Testing Must Ramp Up Before Reopening StateWhen it comes to beating the coronavirus pandemic and reopening the state, a lot more testing for the virus has to be conducted, medical experts and California governor Gavin Newsom say.
Economist, Health Expert Detail Bay Area's Return To Normal After PandemicThe reopening of cities and the return to normal life cannot be rushed and won't happen until a vaccine is available, and that's still at least 12 to 18 months away, experts say. When society reopens, it will be slow and happen in stages.
2 San Mateo County Sheriff's Office Employees Test Positive for COVID-19Two employees at the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the sheriff's office said Saturday.
Rep. Schiff, California Senators Introduce Bipartisan Plan To Examine U.S. Coronavirus ResponseRep. Adam Schiff and Senators Diane Feinstein and Kamala Harris introduced a plan to establish a bipartisan commission to thoroughly examine the U.S. government's response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Pandemic: Santa Cruz County Closes All Beaches, Parks; Surfing BannedSanta Cruz County's Health Officer issued a new order shutting down all parks and beaches, and in turn banning surfing, beginning midnight Tuesday due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Update: Sonoma County Extends Shelter-In-Place Order To May 3The shelter-in-place order for Sonoma County residents will be extended through May 3, the county's public health officer announced Tuesday. Most Bay Area counties announced a similar extension on Tuesday.
Coronavirus Update: Santa Rosa Police Detective Dies From COVID-19 ComplicationsA Santa Rosa Police Department detective has died from health complications after contracting COVID-19, the department announced Tuesday.