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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
- 56 deaths
- 1,319 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 May 1, at 11:59 p.m., the Sacramento County Public Health Officer has extended the “stay-at-home” order. It is now expected to be in effect through May 22 at 11:59 p.m., although some restrictions have been lifted.
- 9 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.
- 194 cases
- 22 deaths
- 205 cases
- On April 30, the Yolo County Public Health officer extended the public health order for residents to shelter in place from until at least May 30. Some restrictions have been lifted.
- 15 cases
- 34 deaths
- 834 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.
- 28 deaths
- 677 cases
- 21 deaths
- 502 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 Saturday, May 17.
- 1 death
- 41 cases
- 10 cases
- 81 cases
- 1 death
- 28 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.
- 2 deaths
- 42 cases
- 4 cases – The county reported its first case involved a non-resident.
- 5 cases
- 4 cases
- 1 case
California schools should plan on teaching from afar for the rest of the academic year, Gov. Newsom said April 1.
Check with your local school district for the latest information.
- April 1 UPDATE: El Dorado County announced its schools will remain closed through the school year, moving to distance learning.
- April 1 UPDATE: The Calaveras County Public Health Division announced all schools will remain closed through the school year, moving to distance learning.
- April 1 UPDATE: The Turlock Unified School District will remain closed through the school year, moving to distance learning.
- APRIL 2 UPDATE: The Davis Joint Unified School District announced all schools will remain closed through the school year, moving to distance learning.
- April 2 UPDATE: The San Joaquin County Office of Education announced all districts and schools will remain closed through the school year, moving to distance learning.
- APRIL 3 UPDATE: Solano County announced its schools will be closed through the school year, moving to distance learning.
- APRIL 3 UPDATE: The Sacramento County Office of Education said all 13 of its school districts, including Sacramento City Unified and Elk Grove Unified, will remain closed through the school year, moving to distance learning.
- APRIL 3 UPDATE: The Placer County Office of Education announced all schools will remain closed through the school year, moving to distance learning.
- APRIL 3 UPDATE: Rocklin Unified and Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District announced all schools will remain closed through the school year, moving to distance learning.
- Sacramento State says it has transitioned classes to online delivery through Aug. 21. All campus events are canceled through Aug. 14. University President Robert Nelson announced March 17 that the May commencement ceremonies will be postponed. They will take place May 20 through 23, 2021, at the Golden 1 Center. A virtual ceremony will take place June 6.
- UC Davis has moved instruction online, with essential services continuing. Spring commencements will be virtual and an in-person ceremony may be held late in the year. Events have been canceled until further notice.
- Stanislaus State has transitioned to virtual learning and alternate modalities at both Turlock and Stockton campuses. Business, academic and other services are continuing. Large events have been canceled.
- 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 until at least July 5. There will not be a 2020 graduation ceremony and graduating students will be provided the opportunity to walk in the future.
- Modesto Junior College says remote and online instruction will continue through summer instruction unless face-to-face instruction is possible in late summer. All employee and student travel, athletic events and community events have been postponed until further notice.
- Delta College has moved all classes to online or remote instruction. It will try to transition as many Fall classes as possible to online instruction. Events have been canceled or postponed until further notice. A virtual commencement will take place Saturday, June 6 at 10 a.m.
- University of the Pacific announced students must return home, with the exception of some. Summer sessions will be online and available at a reduced fee. The school is planning for students to return to campus in August for in-person classes.
Skilled Nursing Facilities
- As of May 19, California nursing facilities have reported 7,908 residents with COVID-19. A total of 1,434 residents have died from the disease.
- For a full list of which facilities have reported cases of COVID-19 click here.
Jails & Prisons
- A total of 1,216 California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation inmates have tested positive for the virus.
- Nine inmates have died. The CDCR announced the first inmate death from COVID-19 on April 19.
- The State of California has established a COVID-19 resources page, which includes how to apply for unemployment or disability benefits.
- California’s OnwardCA.org helps connect you with resources such as money, groceries, child care and potentially a new job.
- 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.