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 … “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. 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. Purple indicates widespread risk, red substantial, orange moderate and yellow minimal. Morgan Hill police said officers were dispatched to the Target store at 1061 Cochrane Rd. 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. 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. Maura Dolan is the California-based legal affairs writer for the Los Angeles Times. “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. Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center, also known as Tel Hi, at The French Laundry in Yountville in November, Silicon Valley 'Texit' Is Real: Here's Who's Going and Where, Notorious Irvine Torture Killer Found Dead In San Quentin Death Row Cell, Historic Cliff House in San Francisco to Close Permanently, Anti-Mask Rant Caught On Camera At California Costco, Gov. Tourism is quickly recovering in Mexico, as Americans flock south for an easy escape. Data shows that the number of new cases in a day reached an all-time high of 168 cases on Nov. 16. Even so, SFMTA Senior Budget Manager Jonathan Rewers told the agency’s Board of Directors Tuesday, the agency’s actual and projected revenue losses are so great that reductions in service and layoffs are fully on the table as a method of cutting expenditures. After Moribe and Peterson tested positive for the virus, they ignored directions from workers at SFO’s quarantine station to isolate themselves and not board the plane. 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. It prohibits gatherings of any size, closes operations except for critical infrastructure and retail, and requires 100% masking and physical distancing. The purple tier is the most restrictive and include prohibitions on indoor dining, indoor church services, and gyms among many other things. The Mackenzie family has been closely following the local and federal guidelines and haven’t left Alameda County since the pandemic began. 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. “We believe based on what they told us – there is a roadmap for schools all over the state to really be opening,” said Assemblyman Ting in an interview via Zoom. Officials have sent mobile testing to communities in the East San Fernando Valley and South L.A., where coronavirus infections have nearly doubled. One killed, one injured in shooting on Melrose Avenue in Fairfax. “The education children were offered before the pandemic did not meet the standards set by California’s constitution, and what they’ve received since March 2020 is education in name only.” Nine months after California locked down to slow the spread of COVID-19, children are still learning from home. This is the latest incident of a Bay Area politician facing scrutiny over bending COVID restrictions. They’ve adjusted to not having key players available — sometimes for an extended period — both in practice and for games. Daily coronavirus … 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. Colfax said residents would be alerted about the curfew once the city enters the purple tier. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that 41 of the 58 counties in California will be in the purple tier, the most restrictive in the state's color-coded system. SACRAMENTO — In a letter, California Assembly members Phil Ting and David Chiu, as well as state Senator Scott Wiener urged school districts in San Mateo and San Francisco counties to get kids back into the classroom and they say public health experts back them up. 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’ The suspect stayed in the store as police responded to the scene. “The situation is pretty desperate right now,” said Nestor Fernandez, the executive director of Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center, also known as Tel Hi. It’s not just the verified cases: contact tracing protocols mean teams have players that are unavailable even though they haven’t tested positive. Upscale home for dementia patients sued over deaths in COVID-19 outbreak. Fresno is back in purple COVID-19 tier. “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. 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. New Regional Stay Home Order COVID-19 continues to surge at alarming rates in California. “We are probably 50% down in donations with at least 20% more children in need,” Casazza told KPIX 5. Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a Monday COVID-19 update that 40 of the state’s counties — including Nevada County — would be moving backward on the risk tier. 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. The current surge, he said, has “the potential to overwhelm local healthcare.”. Infected after 5 minutes, from 20 feet away: South Korea study shows coronavirus’ spread indoors. So what does that mean? Read More, Outbreak Reported At Two Santa Clara County Youth Detention Facilities The letter cited excessive screen time for young minds, as well as mental health issues that students are facing. But it’s also bringing an uptick in COVID-19 cases. A South Korean study raises concerns that six feet of social distance may not be far enough to keep people safe from the coronavirus. Read More, San Mateo County Leaders Urge Precautions As Surge Grows, Vaccine On The Way 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. 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. Staffs across the league have had to chuck plans made for opponents that don’t materialize and then crammed for their replacements. The number of COVID-related deaths increased by 0.6 percent from the prior day total of 20,847. 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. Read More, Bay Area Charities Say Donations Down Drastically As Need Rises During Holidays On Sunday, Orange County reported 639 new COVID-19 cases, its highest number of daily coronavirus … Marin County is experiencing an increase in COVID-19 infections in November 2020. Governor Gavin Newsom Considering Statewide Curfew as 41 Counties Return to Purple Tier. Relatives of residents and a nurse who died in a COVID-19 outbreak at a Westside home for dementia patients are suing the facility’s owner. Traffic moves on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco on Nov. 12. There have been 14,812 cases in total and 170 deaths. 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 … “When things are not as serious, significant numbers of people may back down on precautions.”. The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 hit 4,203 in Los Angeles County on Saturday while ICU capacity in Southern California dropped to 4.2%. People who test negative early on in the infection actually can be positive or may contract the virus after the test, he said. 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. All of Southern California counties are now in the "purple tier" of Governor Gavin Newsom's COVID reopening framework. Protesters Demand Mayor Breed Reopen Outdoor Dining in San Francisco, Public File for KBCW-TV / KBCW 44 Cable 12. The gates had been locked since 11 in the morning when tests ran out. After the two positive tests, officials proceeded to test all youth housed as well as staff members working at both facilities. Read More, Hawaiian Couple With COVID Arrested After Flying Home From San Francisco Gavin Newsom apologized after attending a party of 12, also at The French Laundry. 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. At the very least, he said, Thanksgiving gatherings should be kept to no more than six people and held outdoors with masks. 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. The interactive map above shows the coronavirus restriction level of all California counties as of Nov. 16. The coronavirus is pictured in this electron microscope image. ICU occupancy was slightly better in other parts of the county, but still extremely high at 84 percent. COVID-19 Purple Tier Would Clamp Down On Indoor Business Operations . Read More, Santa Clara County Approaching ICU Bed Capacity; Vaccines May Be Weeks Away Kern’s daily average of cases over a 7-day period dropped to just 63 cases in late October. Read More, State Lawmakers Urge Bay Area School Districts To Bring Kids Back To Class 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. ALSO READ: California To Receive 327,000 Doses Of Pfizer COVID Vaccine In Next Few Weeks. He also admonished residents against using tests as permission to socialize with others. next post. One man is killed and another wounded by a gunman who fled on foot near Melrose and Stanley avenues early Tuesday afternoon, police said. Read More, By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our. 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. “You want to pick a couple things your kids are really good at, master those,” USC coach Clay Helton said. SAN FRANCISCO — The CDC urged people to not travel on Thanksgiving and now that warning has been extended into December as many contemplate what to do for Christmas. at about 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday on a report of a man with a gun inside the store. With transmission and hospitalizations on the rise throughout the state and concern for acute care hospital capacity, the state has made changes to the Blueprint for a Safer Economy to curb disease transmissions and reduce case rates. 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. Here’s what happens now By Cassandra Garibay and Michael McGough. The 20,759 cases reported represented 1.7% of the total number of cases confirmed in the state during the pandemic, according to data on the website. SAN FRANCISCO — Police in Hawaii arrested a local couple after they flew home from San Francisco knowing they both had COVID-19. San Francisco’s coronavirus surge is now on pace to put the city into the most restrictive purple zone as early as Sunday and force more closures, the city’s public health chief said Friday. Surge Puts Christmas Travel And Gathering Plans In Jeopardy Back in September, there was Speaker Nancy Pelosi appearing without a mask at a hair salon. “We continue to be at risk of exceeding our hospital capacity, with typically used beds in our hospitals potentially exceeding capacity by mid-December if the trend continues,” explained Dr. Jennifer Tong, Associate Chief Medical Officer at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. 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. Read More, San Francisco’s Muni Says Layoffs Possible As Agency Faces $68M Budget Deficit “After nine months without a single detected case of transmission within its juvenile facilities, today the County of Santa Clara is reporting that nine youth have recently tested positive at Juvenile Hall and William F. James Ranch facilities, as well as four staff members,” the press release issued by the county health department read. According to the release, one youth detained at the William F. James Ranch facility reported symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19 last Saturday. 6:12 PM, Nov. 20, 2020: This year, Casazza said, it is harder to shop for toys to donate and also, money is tight. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Coronavirus cases in Kern County continue to rise dramatically as the county prepares for a likely move back into the state’s purple, most restrictive tier of guidelines. An earlier version of this story did not note that Marin County, as of Friday, also was not in the purple tier. Police charged them with reckless endangerment and placed their child with a relative. 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. As medical providers plead with their communities to help them control the coronavirus, some workers and business owners say they can’t afford to listen. “We miss going on vacation, we miss seeing family but what are we supposed to do? Now officials must build trust around vaccine in the community, In pictures: U.S. launches largest-ever vaccination drive. In the "purple" tier, only hair salons/barber shops, retail … Sacramento County is heading into the purple tier of the state's Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The "limited stay at home order" calls on nonessential work and gatherings to stop from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. With COVID-19 case counts rising across the state, Santa Clara County is moving back to California’s purple tier, the most restrictive. ‘I’ve seen people die.’ COVID-19 slams Central Valley hospitals, as many resist lockdowns. Youth sports, mall singing, parties alarm Ventura County health officials. It also spoke about how many public schools remain closed for in-person learning, while many private schools have re-opened. ©2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. 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. Governor Newsom said that this week the state would determine if these regions in the “purple tier” would move into the “deep purple tier” and be subject to the stay-at-home order. Why is that metric important? A California native, she graduated from UC Berkeley and has worked in Washington and Los Angeles for The Times. The couple had a 4-year-old child with them on the flight. 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. 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. The state called on purple tier counties to implement a curfew this month. And what happens when a health care worker gets sick? 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. STANFORD — Pac-12 coaches have had to keep game planning simple as schedules shift, sometimes on the fly, during a truncated and uncertain season. You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. 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. He suggested that residents could text photos of food and family members to other households to connect during the holidays. That means playbooks are often whittled down. Ya, what do we do?” Tia said. Updated December 13, 2020, with data from December 12, 2020. “Some people are not decorating as much but we want to decorate more we want to bring some happiness,” Tia said. They boarded their United Airlines flight anyways. State Metric: San Diego County fell deeper into the most restrictive purple tier of the state's four-tiered reopening plan with an unadjusted 26.5 new COVID … 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. The SFMTA is currently on pace for a $68 million deficit by the end of the 2020-2021 fiscal year, with revenue down 12.7 percent since the fiscal year began July 1 as San Francisco residents avoid public transit during the coronavirus pandemic. ‘Our reality is frightening,’ says the county’s top health official as COVID-19 patients swamp Southern California hospitals. PLEASANTON — With COVID-19 cases surging, testing sites like the one at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton continue to reach capacity each day, with tests running out by midmorning. L.A. dispatches mobile COVID-19 testing to high-risk communities of color. Gov. WILLITS, 11/16/20 — Mendocino County will be moving back in to the “purple tier” of COVID-19 restrictions, as yet another surge of the virus afflicts the nation and California. “I know San Franciscans are watching our numbers very carefully,” Colfax said. SANTA CRUZ — Gov. 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. Los Angeles County remains stuck in the most restrictive tier of the state’s coronavirus … The test positivity rate remains low at 2.6 percent. Doug Mackenzie grew up on Alameda’s Christmas Tree Lane and now he’s carrying on the family tradition with his wife Tia. San Francisco begins administering the COVID-19 vaccine to frontline healthcare workers, distributing a first batch of 12,675 doses to hospitals across the city. Here are the COVID … SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — With a surge in coronavirus cases, the information you need to know is coming fast and furious. Here’s what’s still open, what’s closed again By Tim Sheehan. “If our numbers continue to go up at this rate, we could conceivably have hundreds of people in the hospital by late December or early January, according to our models,” he said. What does it mean to be "purple… SAN FRANCISCO — Mayor London Breed’s recent visit to a famed Napa Valley restaurant for a birthday party is drawing heavy scrutiny from critics who say politicians aren’t practicing what they preach. Kauai Police arrested the two after their flight landed at Lihue Airport. New cases, he said, have nearly quadrupled in about a month. Get up to speed with our Essential California newsletter, sent six days a week. In Ventura County, intensive care unit capacity has dropped to 1% and COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to set records, health officials say. ” The purple tier represents “widespread” risk of spreading COVID-19 in the community. Purple Tier COVID Roundup: Mayor Breed’s French Laundry Gathering ‘Particularly Problematic’; Lawmakers Wants Kids Back In Classrooms December 3, … The county recorded 388 new positive COVID-19 cases in a single day on Nov. 16 and now has a total of 28,686 cases and 445 deaths. Colfax noted that the previous low numbers also triggered more reopening, another reason why cases climbed. Courtesy NIH. 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. The interactive map above shows the coronavirus restriction level of all California counties as of Nov. 16. have challenged the science behind curfew orders, according to The Times’ coronavirus tracker, COVID-19 wave battering suburban counties, COVID-19 hit Latinos hard. 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. Unwelcome in other countries, Americans are fleeing lockdowns and flocking to Mexico. “A negative test should not be an excuse to put yourself or others at risk,” Colfax said. The public interest law firm Public Counsel, representing seven families, Community Coalition and Oakland REACH, filed their suit in Superior Court in the hopes of urging the state to better serve its most vulnerable students. Read More, Nurse Struggles To Get Tested As Pleasanton Site Runs Out Of Tests – ‘Just Stressful’ The counties had previously been in red Tier 2, representing “substantial” risk. 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. Some restaurant owners have challenged the science behind curfew orders, arguing that it penalizes businesses and not people staying home, having big gatherings. The purple tier has changed since Sacramento was last in it. “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. Read More, Parents, Education Advocates Sue California Over Remote Learning Last month, Gov. The Regional Stay Home Order, announced December 3, 2020, adds restrictions in regions with less than 15% ICU bed capacity. 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. San Mateo County pleads with outsiders to stop visiting to shop and dine. On Monday, San Francisco jumped two tiers into the red zone, the second most restrictive tier, and the virus has continued to spread rapidly. Read More, California Shatters Record For Most COVID Cases Reported In A Day 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 KPIX 5 spotted a nurse who showed up at the test site to get tested but it was too late. 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. The county’s case rate shot up by 85 percent from October to November, according to data from San Mateo County Health. ‘Long road ahead’: San Francisco begins vaccinations amid ongoing COVID-19 surge. Infectious disease experts at the time lauded the city’s management of the pandemic. An earlier version of this story did not note that Marin County, as of Friday, also was not in the purple tier. The following day, a second youth detained at Juvenile Hall also tested positive for COVID after exhibiting symptoms. “The best gift we can give this season is the gift of good health so we can all be here for the vaccine,” Colfax said. the city’s previous success at tamping down the virus. 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. She covers the California Supreme Court and the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. I have to get tested,” said the health care worker, who did not want to be identified. It was three in the afternoon Wednesday when the front line hospital worker tried to get tested for the coronavirus at the Fairgrounds with no luck. San Francisco became the only urban county in the state last month to be placed in the least restrictive yellow tier, indicative of minimal risk from the virus. She is now based in San Francisco. Marin remains the only Bay Area county in the red tier Monday after SF and San Mateo counties moved to the purple tier over the weekend due to an increase in COVID … Noppawat Tom Charoensinphon/Getty Images. 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. ‘It’s irresponsible’. SLO County slides back into the purple COVID tier as cases soar. Public health officials are anxiously tracking the capacity of intensive care units as coronavirus case numbers surge. Here’s a roundup of the COVID stories we’ve published over the last 24 hours. “It’s not just a head cold. Source: Santa Barbara County Public Health Department California recently reached the milestone of 1 million COVID-19 cases statewide. In the week following Halloween, that average […] Gavin Newsom announced Monday afternoon that Santa Cruz County is one of 28 counties to move to the purple, or “widespread,” tier of the state’s coronavirus … 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. Read More, Maskless Shopper At Morgan Hill Target Arrested For Pulling Gun On Employees SACRAMENTO — California reported 20,759 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, shattering the state’s previous record for most new cases confirmed in a single day, according to data on the California COVID-19 website. Fewer than 100 ICU beds left in L.A. County, officials say. 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. 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