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. “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. The following day, a second youth detained at Juvenile Hall also tested positive for COVID after exhibiting symptoms. 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. 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. 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. 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. Los Angeles, Orange and San Francisco counties shatter COVID-19 records as ICU space shrinks. 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. Maura Dolan is the California-based legal affairs writer for the Los Angeles Times. People who test negative early on in the infection actually can be positive or may contract the virus after the test, he 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 … At the very least, he said, Thanksgiving gatherings should be kept to no more than six people and held outdoors with masks. “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. 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 test positivity rate remains low at 2.6 percent. L.A. dispatches mobile COVID-19 testing to high-risk communities of color. Read More, Nurse Struggles To Get Tested As Pleasanton Site Runs Out Of Tests – ‘Just Stressful’ Traffic moves on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco on Nov. 12. Youth sports, mall singing, parties alarm Ventura County health officials. Read More, Hawaiian Couple With COVID Arrested After Flying Home From San Francisco 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. According to the release, one youth detained at the William F. James Ranch facility reported symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19 last Saturday. 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. This is the latest incident of a Bay Area politician facing scrutiny over bending COVID restrictions. 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. The purple tier is the most restrictive and include prohibitions on indoor dining, indoor church services, and gyms among many other things. “Some people are not decorating as much but we want to decorate more we want to bring some happiness,” Tia 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. Colfax implored residents not to travel for the holiday seasons and to celebrate only with people in one’s household. In the week following Halloween, that average […] “When things are not as serious, significant numbers of people may back down on precautions.”. A South Korean study raises concerns that six feet of social distance may not be far enough to keep people safe from the coronavirus. “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. Ya, what do we do?” Tia said. Now officials must build trust around vaccine in the community, In pictures: U.S. launches largest-ever vaccination drive. All of Southern California counties are now in the "purple tier" of Governor Gavin Newsom's COVID reopening framework. “We are probably 50% down in donations with at least 20% more children in need,” Casazza told KPIX 5. 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%. 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. “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. Here’s what happens now By Cassandra Garibay and Michael McGough. 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. ‘Our reality is frightening,’ says the county’s top health official as COVID-19 patients swamp Southern California hospitals. 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. Read More, Maskless Shopper At Morgan Hill Target Arrested For Pulling Gun On Employees ALSO READ: California To Receive 327,000 Doses Of Pfizer COVID Vaccine In Next Few Weeks. On Monday, San Francisco jumped two tiers into the red zone, the second most restrictive tier, and the virus has continued to spread rapidly. 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!' Read More, San Francisco’s Muni Says Layoffs Possible As Agency Faces $68M Budget Deficit He suggested that residents could text photos of food and family members to other households to connect during the holidays. Why is that metric important? have challenged the science behind curfew orders, according to The Times’ coronavirus tracker, COVID-19 wave battering suburban counties, COVID-19 hit Latinos hard. Read More, San Mateo County Leaders Urge Precautions As Surge Grows, Vaccine On The Way The county’s case rate shot up by 85 percent from October to November, according to data from San Mateo County Health. Fresno is back in purple COVID-19 tier. 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. Officials have sent mobile testing to communities in the East San Fernando Valley and South L.A., where coronavirus infections have nearly doubled. Get up to speed with our Essential California newsletter, sent six days a week. Kauai Police arrested the two after their flight landed at Lihue Airport. Read More, Santa Clara County Approaching ICU Bed Capacity; Vaccines May Be Weeks Away 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 (CBS SF) — With a surge in coronavirus cases, the information you need to know is coming fast and furious. Noppawat Tom Charoensinphon/Getty Images. Fewer than 100 ICU beds left in L.A. County, officials say. 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. Public health officials are anxiously tracking the capacity of intensive care units as coronavirus case numbers surge. 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. He also admonished residents against using tests as permission to socialize with others. 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. An earlier version of this story did not note that Marin County, as of Friday, also was not in the purple tier. Here’s what’s still open, what’s closed again By Tim Sheehan. 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 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 suspect stayed in the store as police responded to the scene. 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. 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. New cases, he said, have nearly quadrupled in about a month. She is now based in San Francisco. And what happens when a health care worker gets sick? “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. 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. New Regional Stay Home Order COVID-19 continues to surge at alarming rates in California. “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. 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. 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. It also spoke about how many public schools remain closed for in-person learning, while many private schools have re-opened. 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. 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. 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. “I know San Franciscans are watching our numbers very carefully,” Colfax said. ICU occupancy was slightly better in other parts of the county, but still extremely high at 84 percent. 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. 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 … Police charged them with reckless endangerment and placed their child with a relative. Colfax noted that the previous low numbers also triggered more reopening, another reason why cases climbed. 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. After the two positive tests, officials proceeded to test all youth housed as well as staff members working at both facilities. 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. The Regional Stay Home Order, announced December 3, 2020, adds restrictions in regions with less than 15% ICU bed capacity. next post. 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. Infected after 5 minutes, from 20 feet away: South Korea study shows coronavirus’ spread indoors. As of December 13, California has 1,551,766 confirmed cases of COVID-19, resulting in 20,969 deaths. Read More, Outbreak Reported At Two Santa Clara County Youth Detention Facilities Marin County is experiencing an increase in COVID-19 infections in November 2020. 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. ‘Long road ahead’: San Francisco begins vaccinations amid ongoing COVID-19 surge. So what does that mean? 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. One man is killed and another wounded by a gunman who fled on foot near Melrose and Stanley avenues early Tuesday afternoon, police said. But it’s also bringing an uptick in COVID-19 cases. Read More, By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our. Read More, Bay Area Charities Say Donations Down Drastically As Need Rises During Holidays The employees, fearing for their safety, backed away and called 911. 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. Purple Tier COVID Roundup: Mayor Breed’s French Laundry Gathering ‘Particularly Problematic’; Lawmakers Wants Kids Back In Classrooms December 3, … Daily coronavirus … San Mateo County pleads with outsiders to stop visiting to shop and dine. Read More, California Shatters Record For Most COVID Cases Reported In A Day Here are the COVID … 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. 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. 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. ‘I’ve seen people die.’ COVID-19 slams Central Valley hospitals, as many resist lockdowns. Sacramento County is heading into the purple tier of the state's Blueprint for a Safer Economy. In the "purple" tier, only hair salons/barber shops, retail … 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 number of COVID-related deaths increased by 0.6 percent from the prior day total of 20,847. You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. The interactive map above shows the coronavirus restriction level of all California counties as of Nov. 16. ©2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. 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. Staffs across the league have had to chuck plans made for opponents that don’t materialize and then crammed for their replacements. Source: Santa Barbara County Public Health Department California recently reached the milestone of 1 million COVID-19 cases statewide. Upscale home for dementia patients sued over deaths in COVID-19 outbreak. (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press) The current surge, he said, has “the potential to overwhelm local healthcare.”. Protesters Demand Mayor Breed Reopen Outdoor Dining in San Francisco, Public File for KBCW-TV / KBCW 44 Cable 12. Data shows that the number of new cases in a day reached an all-time high of 168 cases on Nov. 16. The interactive map above shows the coronavirus restriction level of all California counties as of Nov. 16. 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. That means playbooks are often whittled down. The gates had been locked since 11 in the morning when tests ran out. 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. Gavin Newsom apologized after attending a party of 12, also at The French Laundry. COVID-19 Purple Tier Would Clamp Down On Indoor Business Operations . “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. Governor Gavin Newsom Considering Statewide Curfew as 41 Counties Return to Purple Tier. “A negative test should not be an excuse to put yourself or others at risk,” Colfax said. Courtesy NIH. Los Angeles County remains stuck in the most restrictive tier of the state’s coronavirus … She covers the California Supreme Court and the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. One killed, one injured in shooting on Melrose Avenue in Fairfax. The couple had a 4-year-old child with them on the flight. 6:12 PM, Nov. 20, 2020: 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. Last month, 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. 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. “You want to pick a couple things your kids are really good at, master those,” USC coach Clay Helton said. Gov. The counties had previously been in red Tier 2, representing “substantial” risk. 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. Updated December 13, 2020, with data from December 12, 2020. Tourism is quickly recovering in Mexico, as Americans flock south for an easy escape. “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. Here’s a roundup of the COVID stories we’ve published over the last 24 hours. 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. Back in September, there was Speaker Nancy Pelosi appearing without a mask at a hair salon. They’ve adjusted to not having key players available — sometimes for an extended period — both in practice and for games. Gov. STANFORD — Pac-12 coaches have had to keep game planning simple as schedules shift, sometimes on the fly, during a truncated and uncertain season. Some regions have already moved ahead with tighter restrictions. The letter cited excessive screen time for young minds, as well as mental health issues that students are facing. at about 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday on a report of a man with a gun inside the store. Purple indicates widespread risk, red substantial, orange moderate and yellow minimal. It prohibits gatherings of any size, closes operations except for critical infrastructure and retail, and requires 100% masking and physical distancing. Infectious disease experts at the time lauded the city’s management of the pandemic. Kern’s daily average of cases over a 7-day period dropped to just 63 cases in late October. The purple tier has changed since Sacramento was last in it. The coronavirus is pictured in this electron microscope image. 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. A California native, she graduated from UC Berkeley and has worked in Washington and Los Angeles for The Times. “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. Colfax said residents would be alerted about the curfew once the city enters the purple tier. 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