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Here are the most recent developments (updated 7/20 at 1:30 pm)
Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday during his coronavirus briefing that new guidance is being released that clarifies how hair salons and barbershops may be able to operate outdoors. -KCRA3 (Read more here
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Free Covid-19 testing sites in Sac Co reopening this week -KCRA3 (Read more here
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California schools in counties on COVID-19 watchlist must stay closed until they meet strict requirements. -KCRA3 (Read more here
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Sac County schools will NOT be in-person this fall. -Sac Bee (More info here) ***********************************************

CA is now closing indoor operations STATEWIDE for:

Restaurants -Wineries -Movie theaters, family entertainment -Zoos, museums -Cardrooms Bars must close ALL operations.

30 Counties, including Placer and Sacramento counties must close indoor operations for the following:

-Fitness Centers

-Places of Worship

-Offices for Non-Critical Sectors

-Personal Care Services

-Hair Salons and Barbershops

-Malls

Affected Counties:

Colusa

Contra Costa

Fresno

Glenn

Imperial

Kern

Kings

LA

Madera

Marin

Merced

Monterey

Napa

Orange

Placer

Riverside

Sacramento

San Benito

San Bernardino

San Diego

San Joaquin

Santa Barbara

Solano

Sonoma

Stanislaus

Sutter

Tulare

Yolo

Yuba

Ventura

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Sacramento County is reopening four free coronavirus testing sites in underserved areas of the county. Each location will be open for one day next week.

The four testing sites, which are by appointment only, are:

  • Natomas Unified School District at 1931 Arena Blvd. on Tuesday, July 14. Register by calling 916-561-5253.
  • Robertson Community Center at 3525 Norwood Ave. in Del Paso Heights on Wednesday, July 25. Register by calling 916-567-9567.
  • La Familia’s Maple Neighborhood Center at 3301 37th Ave., Room 7, in south Sacramento on Thursday, July 16. Register by calling 916-990-1311.
  • Sacramento Christian Center at 7710 Stockton Blvd. in south Sacramento on Friday, July 17. Register online here or call 916-681-6791 -KCRA3  (More info HERE)
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Placer County added to California’s COVID-19 watchlist -KCRA3 (Read more here
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Sutter and Yuba counties added to state ‘watch list’ -KCRA3 (More info here
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Colusa, Madera, Marin, Merced, Monterey and San Diego. Those counties are being asked to close indoor operations for some businesses, including restaurants and movie theaters. Bars must fully close. -KCRA3 (Read more here
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Today Governor Gavin Newsom announced that 19 CA counties on the state’s watch list will be required to close certain types of indoor businesses. Businesses include restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos and museums, and cardrooms. Additionally, bars must close all operations. -KCRA3 (Read more here
************************************************ Bars ordered to close in Sacramento County at 6PM says KCRA3. (Get more info here
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#COVID19 is still circulating and that’s why it is critical to take this step to limit the spread in counties seeing the biggest increases.@CApublichealth announced the closure of bars for counties on the County Monitoring List for more than 14 days. https://t.co/Z3Rqsc0eXn pic.twitter.com/S6wvrcXhyo — Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) June 28, 2020
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Some states bring back restrictions, hope to slow cases. -KCRA3 (Read more here
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Can Governor Newsom legally require California residents to wear facemasks? Yes, says a constitutional law professor? (Read more here from KCRA)
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Californians required to wear masks in high-risk areas, health officials say. -KCRA3 (More info here
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AMC Theaters says it’s planning on reopening in July. -KCRA3 (More info here
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Disney plans to reopen California theme parks in July. -KCRA3 (More info here
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Sacramento Zoo to re-open next week. -KCRA3 (Read more here
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Yosemite is reopening- but you’ll need a reservation -KCRA3 (Read more here)
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California OK’s movie theaters  to reopen with limited seats, -KCRA3 (More info here
************************************************California to let schools, gyms, & bars reopen next week. -KCRA3 (More info here
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NBA owners approve 22-team season restart plan -KCRA3 (More info here
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Sacramento Republic FC announces plan to resume 2020 season-KCRA3 (Read more here
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See when Yolo County Schools plan to reopen- KCRA3 (Read more here
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Sacramento County Officials releasing guidance for reopening schools. (More info here) ************************************************  
“Disney and Seaworld get State approval for reopening.”-KCRA3 (Read more here
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“Some college sports given the OK to resume activities.” -KCRA3 (Read more here
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CA’s hospitalization rates continue to be stable & testing capacity continues to increase.

Because of this, CA will take more steps toward the new normal.

Approved counties can open modified hair salons & barber shops.  https://t.co/snYe5v55Rw #YourActionsSaveLives pic.twitter.com/zZGFKXLqNF

— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) May 26, 2020


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Thunder Valley Casino plans June reopening. -KCRA3 (Read more here
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NEW: Counties can now begin re-opening houses of worship and in-store shopping for retail.

CA has continued to flatten the curve because folks are staying home, practicing physical distancing, and taking this seriously.

Let’s keep it up.

LEARN MORE: https://t.co/KgYLbjTh3t

— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) May 25, 2020

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Sacramento, Solano counties allowed to expand Stage 2 reopening. -KCRA3 (Read more here)
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Yolo County allowed to expand Stage 2 reopening. -KCRA3 (Read more here)
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Some NCAA Division 1 sports given OK to resume activities- KCRA3 (Read more here
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California’s reopening guidelines have changed. -KCRA3 (Read more here
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Sleep Train Arena field hospital goes into standby mode. -KCRA3 (More here
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“According to KCRA3 Newsom plans to announce a 10% pay cut for all state workers starting July 1. The governor’s goal is to collectively bargain this cut with state workers, but if not successful, he will implement furloughs amounting to two days a month.” -KCRA3 (Read more here
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“The California Collegiate Athletic Association has suspended NCAA competition for Fall 2020, officials said Tuesday.” -KCRA3 (Info here
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California State University to move Fall classes to online due to pandemic. – KCRA3 (Info here
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CA has released new statewide #COVID19 guidance for industries such as limited personal services and outdoor museums.

Find out more here: https://t.co/snYe5v55Rw pic.twitter.com/uvUQtUHrs0

— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) May 12, 2020

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Three new COVID-19 testing sites coming to the Oak Park neighborhood – ABC10 (Read more here)
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Sacramento County College district moves classes online for the fall semester. -KCRA3 (Read more here
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Public health data shows that CA has made enough progress to gradually move into the Stage 2 of reopening. 

Retail with curbside pickup, manufacturing and logistics can begin to reopen with modifications under new state industry guidance. https://t.co/b0BFDVY9XZ

— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) May 12, 2020

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Starting Monday people flying with Southwest, Alaska and Spirit airlines will have to wear a face covering. -KCRA3 (More info here
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Starting May 11, you won’t be able to get on an Amtrak train without wearing a protective mask. -KCRA3 (Read more here
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Under a new executive order, every registered voter in California will receive a mail-in ballot in the November election.- KCRA3 (Read more here)
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Officials reveal guidelines of reopening California businesses. -KCRA3 (Read more here
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Some California DMV field offices will be reopening to public. -KCRA3 (Read more here)
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Some Northern California high schools are planning to hold in-person graduations. -KCRA3 (Read more here)
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TSA is requiring workers to wear face masks. -KCRA3 (Read more here
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Disney shares new safety plans for reopening parks. -KCRA3 (Read more here)
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California has launched a new tool to help you find the nearest COVID-19 testing station to you. (Find it here)
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Sac CO will now allow anyone 18+ to get tested, regardless of symptoms – Project Baseline (Check it out here)
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Gov. Newsom announced today (5/4) that some restrictions will be loosened for retailers as early as Friday. These include allowing certain retail establishments the ability to offer curbside pickup. – (Read more from our partners at KCRA3 here)

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Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that “We’re getting very close to making very meaningful augmentations to that stay-at-home order. We said ‘weeks, not months’ about four or five days ago. I want to say ‘many days, not weeks.’ As long as we continue to be prudent and thoughtful in certain modifications, I think we’ll be making some announcements.” – (Read more here)

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NASCAR will return mid May. – FOX News (More info here)
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Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday that only beaches in Orange County would be ordered closed after people gathered at the seashore last weekend despite the state stay-at-home order. (Read more here)
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Schools could be opening months earlier than expected in California- KCRA3 (Read more here
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Sac County Health Officer Extends COVID-19 Order” – Sac County (Read more here)
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“California floats idea of earlier school year” _KCRA3 (Read more here
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CA has made progress bending the curve but the risk of #COVID19 is still very real.

Today, Governor @GavinNewsom announced details on how CA plans to modify the Stay-At-Home order in the future.

These modifications are based on science, health & data & will happen in 4 stages: pic.twitter.com/KUDhu7sowk

— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) April 28, 2020


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“Sierra College Announces it’s Fall Semester will be online.” -CBS Sacramento  (Read more here)
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“A Roseville hospital opened its expanded ER a month early, as it prepares for a surge of COVID-19 patients.”
-KCRA3 (Read more here)
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“California is ‘weeks away’ from changes to stay-at-home order” -KCRA3 (Read more here)
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“California rolls out meal delivery program to help seniors” _KCRA3 (Read more here
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The California State Fair has been officially cancelled due to COVID-19. -KCRA3 (Read more here)   
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1 of the 6 indicators California is using to guide our decision to modify the stay-at-home order is testing.

Today, Governor @GavinNewsom announced expanded community testing in underserved areas. #StayHomeSaveLives

— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) April 22, 2020

There will be 86 new testing sites in the state of California – Gov. Newsom & KCRA3
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“Sleep Train Arena Turned into COVID-19 Field Hospital” -Spectrum News 1 (Read more here)
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Office of the Governor of California@CAgovernor

NEW:

California has been hard at work to build up sufficient surge capacity to handle an increase in hospitalizations. Because of this progress, we are encouraging hospitals and health care systems to begin to reintroduce medical care delayed due to #COVID19.35212:12 PM – Apr 22, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy130 people are talking about this

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“California governor to update plans for lifting virus orders” -KCRA 3 (Read more here)
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“Officials have cancelled the 2020 Sacramento County Fair” -KCRA3 (Read more here)
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“California launches new volunteering initiative amid outbreak” -KCRA 3 (More info here)
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Group gathers at California Capitol to protest stay-at-home order. -KCRA3 (Read more here)  
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Newsom signs executive order giving additional sick leave to food industry workers. (Read more here)
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“California to launch website to help self employed file for unemployment” -KCRA3 (Read more here)
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“Future of California State Fair under consideration” -KCRA3 (Read more here)
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“The IRS has launched their stimulus check tracker that will tell you when your stimulus check will arrive.” Click here to see when you’ll be getting yours!
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“Life after coronavirus outbreak will be different, Newsom says” -KCRA3 (Read more here)
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“California will look at 6 factors to determine when stay-at-home orders will loosen, Newsom says” -SacBee (Read more here)
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#COVID19’s impact on the economy, on poverty & on healthcare is hard to sustain. In the future, we will need to modify our Stay-at-Home order.Today, Governor @GavinNewsom lays out the road map to do that, including 6 key indicators that will be considered. #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/LrshImUFUV

— Office of the Governor of California (@CAgovernor) April 14, 2020

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Amazon plans to hire 75,000 more workers to meet increased demand for household essentials and other goods spurred by the coronavirus. -KCRA3 (Read more here
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Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday announced a pact with Oregon and Washington state on reopening their economies as officials work to control the coronavirus outbreak.” -KCRA3 (Read more here)
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Some CA grocery stores temporarily ban reusable bags into their stores. -Sac Bee
(Read more here
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Caifornia offers vouchers, stipends to health care workers. -KCRA3
(Read more here
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The Sac County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Sacramento Food Bank & Services and Walmart for a food can drive today 4/8 & tomorrow 4/9 from 10AM-3PM. More info here!

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Sacramento County approves $15M coronavirus homeless plan- KCRA3
(Read more here
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People in Sac County with Mild Symptoms can now be tested at the Cal Expo drive through testing sight. 


Start by going online to answer a couple of simple questions. This will take about 10 mins. Read more here
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Sleep Train Arena is prepping to house COVID-19 patients. -KCRA3 

California court leaders consider cutting bail to $0. (Read more here
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California COVID-19 testing backlog cut by two-thirds. -KCRA3 

 
The governor announced a new partnership with UC Davis and UC San Diego to
create several hubs that will increase COVID-19 testing capacity. -KCRA3
(Read more here
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Gov. Newsom outlines plan to help homeless. -KCRA3 (Read more below)

Sacramento recommends wearing masks outside.- KCRA3

California public schools will remain physically closed for the rest of the school year. -KCRA3 

California created this new hotline to help seniors across the state. -KCRA3

California created this new hotline to help seniors across the state.SHARE to help spread the word.See more at https://bit.ly/2WVCSb7

Posted by KCRA 3 on Tuesday, March 31, 2020
 

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Governor Gavin Newsom is trying to recruit thousands of new medical workers with a new Health Corps. -CNBC 
Read more here

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The US extends social distancing to April 30th. -KCRA3 
Read more here. 

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“Tokyo organizers said Monday the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021 — almost exactly one year after the games were due to start this year.” -KCRA3 
Read more here
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Self Employed workers are now eligible for unemployment. -KCRA3 
Read more here
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Gov. Newsom halts evictions for Californians affected by COVID-19- KCRA3 
Read more here.
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Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort will stay closed until further notice. -ABC News 

ABC News@ABC

JUST IN: Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort will stay closed until further notice.

The company says it’s been paying its cast members since the parks closed and will now extend paying hourly parks and resorts cast members through April 18. https://abcn.ws/2WNfdcM 

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“Gov. Gavin Newsom took action Tuesday to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus within the state prison system.” -@kcra3 (Read more here

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Beginning today, March 24th at 12PM Sacramento began testing for COVID-19 with Drive Thru appointments only. More info here. @kcranews

Gov. Gavin Newsom put into effect as of 3/23 (immediately)  that all California State Park Parking lots will be closed to encourage social distancing. See the video of Gov. Gavin Newsom giving the most recent COVID-19 update here

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Trump extends the deadline for the Real ID due to the Coronavirus. -SacBee

Starting Tuesday Sacramento will have drive-thru testing areas for COVID-19. Read more here

According to an IOC member, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have been postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Read more here. 
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CVS Pharmacy is hiring over 50, 000 employee’s, including bonuses and benefits. 

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Safeway employee’s are receiving a temporary $2 bonus in appreciation for workers during the outbreak. Read more here! 
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Sacramento says it will provide free childcare to first responders starting Monday. Read more here!

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The federal government is extending the deadline for Americans to file their taxes to July 15. — kcranews (@kcranews)

As of March 19, 2020 at 7:49 p.m.,  Governor Gavin Newsom issued a stay-at-home order for the state of California due to the Coronavirus outbreak. — kcranews (@kcranews) Read the full article here

         *************************************************Sacramento County Public Health Order. Read the full order here As of March 19, 2020, at 11:59 p.m., the Sacramento County Health Officer is directing all individuals living in the county to stay at their place of residence except for essential activities. The legal order is based on the same directives of social distancing issued this week to slow the transmission of the disease, but it provides more detail and enforcement ability. The legal order limits activity, travel and business functions to only the most essential needs and is intended to protect those most vulnerable to the disease, slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, and preserve local healthcare capacity.*************************************************

Yolo County officials have issued a shelter-in-place order for residents amid novel coronavirus concerns.

The order will last from March 19 to April 7, unless the Yolo County public health officer chooses to extend it, officials said in a release. The order limits activity, travel and business purposes to essential needs only.

kcranews@kcranews

Yolo County officials issue shelter-in-place order amid coronavirus concerns https://www.kcra.com/article/yolo-county-issue-shelter-in-place-order-coronavirus/31747705 …Yolo County officials issue shelter-in-place order amid coronavirus concernsYolo County officials have issued a shelter-in-place order for residents amid novel coronavirus concerns.kcra.com1511:32 AM – Mar 18, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacySee kcranews’s other Tweets

The city of Davis is asking its residents to shelter in place in an effort to curb the COVID-19 outbreak.

Los Angeles Times@latimes

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday significantly ramped up California’s response to coronavirus, calling for the closure of all bars and wineries and urging elderly people and those with chronic health conditions to stay indoors in an effort to slow the spread. http://latimes.com/california/story/2020-03-15/la-me-coronavirus-california-news …L.A. limits restaurants to takeout and delivery, closes entertainment venues over coronavirusMany California counties reported more cases of the coronavirus as officials urged residents to dramatically restrict their interaction.latimes.com8102:15 PM – Mar 15, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy604 people are talking about this

A number of local events and schools have announced cancellations. Here are the latest from our partners at KCRA 3:

ACADEMICS:

• Los Rios school district to suspend in-person classes | The Los Rios Community College District announced Thursday it would suspend all face-to-face classes and student interactions beginning Friday to limit the spread of COVID-19.

• Natomas Unified closed for 2 school days | The Natomas Unified School District in Sacramento announced Thursday it would close schools Friday and Monday due to coronavirus concerns.

• Sac State classes will move online due to COVID-19 | In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, classes at Sacramento State are moving online for the rest of the spring semester, President Robert Nelsen announced Thursday.

• CSU Stanislaus to transition to online classes, cancels in-person classes | Officials with CSU Stanislaus said on Thursday they are phasing out face-to-face classes at both their Turlock and Stockton campuses in response to COVID-19 concerns.

Roseville City School District closed until April 13, beginning Monday March 16

Rocklin Unified School District will close for three weeks, beginning Monday, March 16

Auburn School District will be closed beginning Monday March 16 through April 14th

Loomis School District closing for three weeks

Solano County Schools Closed at least 2 weeks 

Washington Unified School District March 16th through at least April 3rd

ATHLETICS:

• NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments | After numerous cancellations by other conferences, the NCAA announced Thursday that men’s and women’s Division I basketball tournaments would be canceled

• USL, Sac Republic season suspended for at least 30 days | Sac Republic FC says the decision impacts its home games on March 25 and 29, and April 8’s U.S. Open Cup Match.

• Big Sky cancels basketball games due to COVID-19 concerns | The Big Sky Conference is canceling its championship basketball games for the remainder of the season, including the game Sacramento State had scheduled with Boise, Idaho.

• CIF cancels remaining basketball games | The California Interscholastic Federation has canceled all its remaining state basketball championship games for the remainder of the season amid coronavirus concerns, including regional finals that would have happened Thursday, as well as the state finals that were slated to happen at the Golden 1 Center.

• NBA suspends season after player tests positive for COVID-19 | The NBA has suspended its season “until further notice” after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the majority of the league’s owners were leaning toward playing games without fans in arenas

Little League Baseball Suspends All Activities Until April 6th |  Little League Baseball released a statement pushing all activities including games, practices and opening days until April 6th.  That goes for all 6,500 of their programs. 

The Masters Golf Tournament scheduled for April 9th-12th postponed | August National officials announced this morning that the premiere professional golf tournament would be postponed.  No new dates have been determined. 

ENTERTAINMENT AND OTHER EVENTS:

•Tyler Rich March 21st show at Hard Rock/Wheatland, postponed 

• Cher postpones Golden 1 Center show, rest of 2020 tour | Cher announced the postponement of all of her concerts from her tour this year amid coronavirus concerns, including a Sacramento show.

• March performances at Folsom Harris Center canceled | All performances scheduled through the end of March at the Harris Center in Folsom were canceled.

• Sacramento Comic-Con postponed | The event at Cal Expo has been pushed back to June 7.

• Sacramento Shamrock’n half marathon postponed | The half marathon, 5K and 10K scheduled for March 14 and 15 will now take place in the fall, race officials said. An exact date has not yet been set.

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