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!' The counties had previously been in red Tier 2, representing “substantial” risk. SACRAMENTO — California reported 20,759 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, shattering the state’s previous record for most new cases confirmed in a single day, according to data on the California COVID-19 website. An earlier version of this story did not note that Marin County, as of Friday, also was not in the purple tier. The employees, fearing for their safety, backed away and called 911. What does it mean to be "purple… Maura Dolan is the California-based legal affairs writer for the Los Angeles Times. Here’s what’s still open, what’s closed again By Tim Sheehan. Here’s a roundup of the COVID stories we’ve published over the last 24 hours. (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press) 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. SACRAMENTO — In a letter, California Assembly members Phil Ting and David Chiu, as well as state Senator Scott Wiener urged school districts in San Mateo and San Francisco counties to get kids back into the classroom and they say public health experts back them up. Fresno is back in purple COVID-19 tier. ‘Long road ahead’: San Francisco begins vaccinations amid ongoing COVID-19 surge. 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. “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. Forty-one counties are now in the purple tier, including all of Southern California. 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. 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. He suggested that residents could text photos of food and family members to other households to connect during the holidays. The "limited stay at home order" calls on nonessential work and gatherings to stop from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. “A negative test should not be an excuse to put yourself or others at risk,” Colfax said. ‘Our reality is frightening,’ says the county’s top health official as COVID-19 patients swamp Southern California hospitals. 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%. The suspect stayed in the store as police responded to the scene. 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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. An earlier version of this story did not note that Marin County, as of Friday, also was not in the purple tier. 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. 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. This is the latest incident of a Bay Area politician facing scrutiny over bending COVID restrictions. 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 … The county’s case rate shot up by 85 percent from October to November, according to data from San Mateo County Health. The interactive map above shows the coronavirus restriction level of all California counties as of Nov. 16. The current surge, he said, has “the potential to overwhelm local healthcare.”. “We miss going on vacation, we miss seeing family but what are we supposed to do? Surge Puts Christmas Travel And Gathering Plans In Jeopardy Gov. 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. According to the release, one youth detained at the William F. James Ranch facility reported symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19 last Saturday. The following day, a second youth detained at Juvenile Hall also tested positive for COVID after exhibiting symptoms. Governor Gavin Newsom Considering Statewide Curfew as 41 Counties Return to Purple Tier. “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. Get up to speed with our Essential California newsletter, sent six days a week. And what happens when a health care worker gets sick? Unwelcome in other countries, Americans are fleeing lockdowns and flocking to Mexico. After the two positive tests, officials proceeded to test all youth housed as well as staff members working at both facilities. 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. 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. “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. At the very least, he said, Thanksgiving gatherings should be kept to no more than six people and held outdoors with masks. But it’s also bringing an uptick in COVID-19 cases. In the "purple" tier, only hair salons/barber shops, retail … STANFORD — Pac-12 coaches have had to keep game planning simple as schedules shift, sometimes on the fly, during a truncated and uncertain season. Sacramento County is heading into the purple tier of the state's Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The letter cited excessive screen time for young minds, as well as mental health issues that students are facing. 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. 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 … 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. The purple tier has changed since Sacramento was last in it. 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. Read More, State Lawmakers Urge Bay Area School Districts To Bring Kids Back To Class 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. Last month, Gov. Morgan Hill police said officers were dispatched to the Target store at 1061 Cochrane Rd. As a result, the county moved to the most restrictive tier (purple tier) of the state’s reopening system on Saturday, which prohibits many indoor activities and imposes a curfew on non-essential activities from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Read More, Pac-12 Football Coaches Keep It Simple Amid Game Cancelations, Disruptions Courtesy NIH. “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. “The situation is pretty desperate right now,” said Nestor Fernandez, the executive director of Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center, also known as Tel Hi. SAN FRANCISCO — Police in Hawaii arrested a local couple after they flew home from San Francisco knowing they both had COVID-19. Why is that metric important? 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. Read More, Parents, Education Advocates Sue California Over Remote Learning There have been 14,812 cases in total and 170 deaths. All of Southern California counties are now in the "purple tier" of Governor Gavin Newsom's COVID reopening framework. 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. “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. KPIX 5 spotted a nurse who showed up at the test site to get tested but it was too late. 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. “It’s not just a head cold. “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. SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — With a surge in coronavirus cases, the information you need to know is coming fast and furious. With COVID-19 case counts rising across the state, Santa Clara County is moving back to California’s purple tier, the most restrictive. 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. It’s not just the verified cases: contact tracing protocols mean teams have players that are unavailable even though they haven’t tested positive. 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. 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. have challenged the science behind curfew orders, according to The Times’ coronavirus tracker, COVID-19 wave battering suburban counties, COVID-19 hit Latinos hard. Los Angeles, Orange and San Francisco counties shatter COVID-19 records as ICU space shrinks. Read More, Maskless Shopper At Morgan Hill Target Arrested For Pulling Gun On Employees 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. ALSO READ: California To Receive 327,000 Doses Of Pfizer COVID Vaccine In Next Few Weeks. “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. 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. They’ve adjusted to not having key players available — sometimes for an extended period — both in practice and for games. “You want to pick a couple things your kids are really good at, master those,” USC coach Clay Helton said. 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. I have to get tested,” said the health care worker, who did not want to be identified. 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. 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. 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. Read More, California Shatters Record For Most COVID Cases Reported In A Day 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. Here are the COVID … Public health officials are anxiously tracking the capacity of intensive care units as coronavirus case numbers surge. “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. Some regions have already moved ahead with tighter restrictions. Traffic moves on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco on Nov. 12. The purple tier is the most restrictive and include prohibitions on indoor dining, indoor church services, and gyms among many other things. 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. Noppawat Tom Charoensinphon/Getty Images. Police charged them with reckless endangerment and placed their child with a relative. Infectious disease experts at the time lauded the city’s management of the pandemic. 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. “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. L.A. dispatches mobile COVID-19 testing to high-risk communities of color. It prohibits gatherings of any size, closes operations except for critical infrastructure and retail, and requires 100% masking and physical distancing. Read More, Hawaiian Couple With COVID Arrested After Flying Home From San Francisco Purple indicates widespread risk, red substantial, orange moderate and yellow minimal. ” The purple tier represents “widespread” risk of spreading COVID-19 in the community. 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. COVID-19 Purple Tier Would Clamp Down On Indoor Business Operations . SLO County slides back into the purple COVID tier as cases soar. Tourism is quickly recovering in Mexico, as Americans flock south for an easy escape. 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. Colfax noted that the previous low numbers also triggered more reopening, another reason why cases climbed. Colfax implored residents not to travel for the holiday seasons and to celebrate only with people in one’s household. Read More, Bay Area Charities Say Donations Down Drastically As Need Rises During Holidays Officials have sent mobile testing to communities in the East San Fernando Valley and South L.A., where coronavirus infections have nearly doubled. Read More, By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our. Read More, Outbreak Reported At Two Santa Clara County Youth Detention Facilities SANTA CRUZ — Gov. The Regional Stay Home Order, announced December 3, 2020, adds restrictions in regions with less than 15% ICU bed capacity. “We are probably 50% down in donations with at least 20% more children in need,” Casazza told KPIX 5. Here’s what happens now By Cassandra Garibay and Michael McGough. 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