Youth sports, mall singing, parties alarm Ventura County health officials. Courtesy NIH. Read More, Outbreak Reported At Two Santa Clara County Youth Detention Facilities Gavin Newsom apologized after attending a party of 12, also at The French Laundry. 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. 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. 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. “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. 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. 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. The Mackenzie family has been closely following the local and federal guidelines and haven’t left Alameda County since the pandemic began. Read More, State Lawmakers Urge Bay Area School Districts To Bring Kids Back To Class The employees, fearing for their safety, backed away and called 911. 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 … 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. Here’s what happens now By Cassandra Garibay and Michael McGough. (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press) New cases, he said, have nearly quadrupled in about a month. Read More, Parents, Education Advocates Sue California Over Remote Learning the city’s previous success at tamping down the virus. They’ve adjusted to not having key players available — sometimes for an extended period — both in practice and for games. Read More, Bay Area Charities Say Donations Down Drastically As Need Rises During Holidays 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. What does it mean to be "purple… 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 Traffic moves on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco on Nov. 12. 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. The purple tier is the most restrictive and include prohibitions on indoor dining, indoor church services, and gyms among many other things. All of Southern California counties are now in the "purple tier" of Governor Gavin Newsom's COVID reopening framework. 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. Protesters Demand Mayor Breed Reopen Outdoor Dining in San Francisco, Public File for KBCW-TV / KBCW 44 Cable 12. 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. After the two positive tests, officials proceeded to test all youth housed as well as staff members working at both facilities. 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. 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. With COVID-19 case counts rising across the state, Santa Clara County is moving back to California’s purple tier, the most restrictive. According to the release, one youth detained at the William F. James Ranch facility reported symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19 last Saturday. “It’s not just a head cold. 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 … 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. One killed, one injured in shooting on Melrose Avenue in Fairfax. Read More, Nurse Struggles To Get Tested As Pleasanton Site Runs Out Of Tests – ‘Just Stressful’ 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. There have been 14,812 cases in total and 170 deaths. SLO County slides back into the purple COVID tier as cases soar. 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. Governor Gavin Newsom Considering Statewide Curfew as 41 Counties Return to Purple Tier. Last month, Gov. Why is that metric important? In the week following Halloween, that average […] 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. The number of COVID-related deaths increased by 0.6 percent from the prior day total of 20,847. Now officials must build trust around vaccine in the community, In pictures: U.S. launches largest-ever vaccination drive. “You want to pick a couple things your kids are really good at, master those,” USC coach Clay Helton said. SANTA CRUZ — Gov. ‘Our reality is frightening,’ says the county’s top health official as COVID-19 patients swamp Southern California hospitals. 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. Colfax noted that the previous low numbers also triggered more reopening, another reason why cases climbed. It prohibits gatherings of any size, closes operations except for critical infrastructure and retail, and requires 100% masking and physical distancing. The interactive map above shows the coronavirus restriction level of all California counties as of Nov. 16. 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. Purple Tier COVID Roundup: Mayor Breed’s French Laundry Gathering ‘Particularly Problematic’; Lawmakers Wants Kids Back In Classrooms December 3, … In the "purple" tier, only hair salons/barber shops, retail … 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. The letter cited excessive screen time for young minds, as well as mental health issues that students are facing. Infected after 5 minutes, from 20 feet away: South Korea study shows coronavirus’ spread indoors. Kern’s daily average of cases over a 7-day period dropped to just 63 cases in late October. ALSO READ: California To Receive 327,000 Doses Of Pfizer COVID Vaccine In Next Few Weeks. “When things are not as serious, significant numbers of people may back down on precautions.”. 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. Colfax said residents would be alerted about the curfew once the city enters the purple tier. Gov. “Some people are not decorating as much but we want to decorate more we want to bring some happiness,” Tia said. KPIX 5 spotted a nurse who showed up at the test site to get tested but it was too late. 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. “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. 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. ‘Long road ahead’: San Francisco begins vaccinations amid ongoing COVID-19 surge. 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. Noppawat Tom Charoensinphon/Getty Images. Updated December 13, 2020, with data from December 12, 2020. “The situation is pretty desperate right now,” said Nestor Fernandez, the executive director of Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center, also known as Tel Hi. 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. A South Korean study raises concerns that six feet of social distance may not be far enough to keep people safe from the coronavirus. 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. 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. “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. 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. Tourism is quickly recovering in Mexico, as Americans flock south for an easy escape. Marin County is experiencing an increase in COVID-19 infections in November 2020. STANFORD — Pac-12 coaches have had to keep game planning simple as schedules shift, sometimes on the fly, during a truncated and uncertain season. 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. Purple indicates widespread risk, red substantial, orange moderate and yellow minimal. SAN FRANCISCO — Police in Hawaii arrested a local couple after they flew home from San Francisco knowing they both had COVID-19. As of December 13, California has 1,551,766 confirmed cases of COVID-19, resulting in 20,969 deaths. ” The purple tier represents “widespread” risk of spreading COVID-19 in the community. Back in September, there was Speaker Nancy Pelosi appearing without a mask at a hair salon. Some restaurant owners have challenged the science behind curfew orders, arguing that it penalizes businesses and not people staying home, having big gatherings. 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. Fewer than 100 ICU beds left in L.A. County, officials say. Read More, By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our. 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. 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. Surge Puts Christmas Travel And Gathering Plans In Jeopardy The gates had been locked since 11 in the morning when tests ran out. “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 Sunday, Orange County reported 639 new COVID-19 cases, its highest number of daily coronavirus … 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. at about 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday on a report of a man with a gun inside the store. “I know San Franciscans are watching our numbers very carefully,” Colfax said. Infectious disease experts at the time lauded the city’s management of the pandemic. 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. 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. 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’ “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. ICU occupancy was slightly better in other parts of the county, but still extremely high at 84 percent. 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. “A negative test should not be an excuse to put yourself or others at risk,” Colfax said. 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 … 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 … 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 covers the California Supreme Court and the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. 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. You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. COVID-19 Purple Tier Would Clamp Down On Indoor Business Operations . SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — With a surge in coronavirus cases, the information you need to know is coming fast and furious. 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. Sacramento County is heading into the purple tier of the state's Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Read More, California Shatters Record For Most COVID Cases Reported In A Day Read More, San Francisco’s Muni Says Layoffs Possible As Agency Faces $68M Budget Deficit Daily coronavirus … 6:12 PM, Nov. 20, 2020: They boarded their United Airlines flight anyways. 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. 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. 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. Here’s a roundup of the COVID stories we’ve published over the last 24 hours. This year, Casazza said, it is harder to shop for toys to donate and also, money is tight. In Ventura County, intensive care unit capacity has dropped to 1% and COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to set records, health officials say. The counties had previously been in red Tier 2, representing “substantial” risk. 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. I have to get tested,” said the health care worker, who did not want to be identified. Read More, San Mateo County Leaders Urge Precautions As Surge Grows, Vaccine On The Way Fresno is back in purple COVID-19 tier. 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