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On Thursday, March 19, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide stay-at-home order, which will be in place until further notice.
Cases in the Greater Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto region
- 9 deaths
- 314 cases – This number also includes a UC Davis Medical Center female patient who was transferred from Solano County, likely the first community transmission case in the U.S.
- As of Thursday, March 19, at 11:59 p.m. Sacramento County will be under a “stay at home” order issued by the public health officer. It is expected to last at least through April 7.
- 2 deaths – An elderly adult with underlying health conditions, who was a Grand Princess cruise passenger, between San Francisco to Mexico, Feb. 10 – 21. The passenger was a 71-year-old man according to the cruise line. He was being treated at Kaiser Roseville.
- 78 cases
- 1 death – An elderly adult with underlying chronic health problems, who was the county’s sixth reported, died after contracting COVID-19 from community spread.
- 28 cases
- On March 18, the Yolo County Public Health officer issued an order for residents to shelter in place from Thursday, March 19, to at least Tuesday, April 7.
- 3 cases
- 8 deaths
- 161 cases
- Beginning Thursday, March 26, at 11:59 p.m. residents in San Joaquin County are ordered by the county’s public health officer to stay at home except for essential activities.
- 44 cases
- 54 cases
- Solano County issued a countywide shelter at home health order and directive on Wednesday, March 18, that will last until at least 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7.
- 26 cases
- 3 cases
- 18 cases
- 8 cases – Officials said the two first cases are unrelated but are due to community spread. The two people are isolated in their homes and said to be recovering well.
- 1 death
- 14 cases
- 1 case – The county reported its first case involved a non-resident.
- 1 case
- 1 case
Check with your local school district for the latest information.
- MARCH 26 UPDATE: Rocklin Unified and Dry Creek Joint Elementary school districts have both said they are extending distance learning through May 1.
- The Sacramento County Office of Education said all 13 of its school districts, including Sacramento City Unified and Elk Grove Unified, will close for up to three weeks starting Monday, March 16.
- On Thursday, March 26, the Placer County Office of Education announced an extension on all closures for public schools and preschools in the county. All schools will remain closed until May 1.
- The Davis Joint Unified School District announced Friday that all of its schools will be closed from Monday, March 16 through Sunday, April 12.
- Solano County announced its schools will be closed Monday, March 16, through Friday, May 1.
- The San Joaquin County Office of Education announced that starting on March 16 all of its schools would be closed until April 6. New Jerusalem and Delta Charter Schools will also be closed until April 6.
- El Dorado County announced its schools will close Monday, March 16, and stay closed for at least a week.
- The Calaveras County Public Health Division announced all schools in the county would be closing immediately.
- The Turlock Unified School District will close all schools (including after school programs) beginning Thursday, March 19.
- Sacramento State says it will transition classes to online delivery for the remainder of the spring semester starting Friday, March 20. Instruction is suspended from March 16 to 19 so faculty can prepare. All campus events are canceled through Wednesday, May 20. University President Robert Nelson announced March 17 that the May commencement ceremonies will be postponed.
- UC Davis canceled in-person winter quarter-finals. The campus is also canceling or postponing events with more than 150 planned attendees through March 31, including winter and spring sports competitions.
- Stanislaus State said its Turlock and Stockton campuses will phase out face-to-face instruction.
- The Los Rios Community College District will suspend all face-to-face classes and close all campus facilities beginning Wednesday, March 18. Classes will continue online or remotely.
- Modesto Junior College says all employee and student travel, athletic events and community events will be suspended through the end of March. The campus is not closed.
- Delta College is working to move as many classes as possible to online instruction but the campus will remain open. Instructional activities that require face-to-face and hands-on assignments will continue on campus. All major events scheduled for the next three weeks starting Thursday, March 12 are canceled, postponed or closed to the public.
- University of the Pacific announced students must return home, with the exception of some.
- Starting Tuesday, March 17, Sutter Health will postpone all elective procedures that can be safely rescheduled.
- San Joaquin County Public Health Services announced visitation restrictions starting Sunday, March 15, and lasting seven weeks, through Thursday, April 30. The order will restrict visitors and non-essential personnel at all hospitals within the county.
- Kaiser Permanente is restricting its visitor policies. As of March 18, no visitors are allowed inside its Northern California hospitals except under specific circumstances.
Jails & Prisons
- A total of 12 California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation have tested positive for the virus. One inmate at California State Prison – Los Angeles County has tested positive.
- The State of California has established a COVID-19 resources page, which includes how to apply for unemployment or disability benefits.
- Helpline for Sacramento workers, regardless of immigration status, impacted by the virus: #211 or 916-905-1625
- The Salvation Army is still providing essential services.
- The City of Roseville has established a Small Business Stabilization Program.
- Solano County has laid out information for businesses and employees.
Fast Facts About the Coronavirus
With the coronavirus causing concerns across the globe, many people may be wondering if their seasonal symptoms are the common cold, flu or something more.
Symptoms for the viral infection include runny nose, headache, cough and fever. And yes, those are also the common symptoms of the flu.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shortness of breath, body aches and chills could be associated with more dangerous types of the coronavirus. In more extreme cases, the virus may cause pneumonia, bronchitis, kidney failure and death.
Symptoms of milder coronavirus cases can be “somewhat indistinguishable” from the flu, Eleanor Fish, an immunology professor at the University of Toronto, told Global News.