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Total coronavirus cases:
• 80,177 in California, including 3,240 deaths.
• 10,888 in the Bay Area, including 390 deaths.
• More than 1.4 million in the U.S., including 89,564 deaths. The five states with the highest death tolls are New York with 28,232; New Jersey with 10,363; Massachusetts with 5,797; Michigan with 4,891; and Pennsylvania with 4,495. Click here to see a U.S. map with state-by-state death tolls and coronavirus case counts.
• More than 4.7 million in the world, with more than 315,000 deaths. More than 1.7 million people have recovered.
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Latest updates from today:
10:20 a.m. Santa Clara County joins other Bay Area counties allowing curbside retail: Santa Clara County on Monday joined other Bay Area counties allowing curbside retail with a new health order following what health officials called “sustained progress on several key indicators regarding containment of COVID-19.” The new order, issued by the health officials from Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco and Santa Clara counties, as well as the city of Berkeley, will also allow manufacturing, warehousing and logistical operations that support retail to resume.
9:55 a.m. Kenneth Rainin Foundation, Oakland start fund for artists: The Kenneth Rainin Foundation and Oakland city officials on Monday launched a relief fund with $625,000 for artists in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. The fund, with the support of several individuals and organizations, will offer grants of up to $2,000. Visit its site to learn more.
9:48 a.m. San Francisco to open 3 new testing sites this week: Three new COVID-19 testing locations will open in San Francisco this week, including the city’s first mobile testing site in the Tenderloin, officials said Monday. Taken together, the new sites will allow the city to process hundreds of additional tests per day, particularly in communities where health and economic disparities have left residents particularly vulnerable. Read the full story by Dominic Fracassa.
9:47 a.m. Oakland police accused of stopping 2 workers at hand-washing station: Two members of United Front Against Displacement filling hand-washing stations in Oakland over the weekend were stopped by police and accused of driving a stolen car, according to the group. The alleged incident unfolded around 5 p.m. Saturday in the area of Wood Street and West Grand Avenue where United Front Against Displacement has maintained hand-washing stations since the beginning of the stay-at-home order, organizer Dayton Andrews said. “First they told them to put their hands in the air then (that) they were driving a stolen car,” Andrews said. Other members of the group arrived and authorities ran the car’s license plate and VIN number, concluding it was not a stolen vehicle, Andrews said. “They said, ‘It’s not stolen, we are going to let them go, sorry,’ and drove off,” Andrews said. Oakland police did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the incident. The group plans to hold a demonstration at 5 p.m. Monday in front of Oakland City Hall.
8:46 a.m. Uber slashes 3,000 jobs, closes 40 offices: As millions of people worldwide stay home during the coronavirus pandemic, Uber is cutting 3,000 more jobs, the company said Monday. Along with the 3,700 positions it cut two weeks ago, the San Francisco ride-hailing company is laying off 25% of its staff. Uber also is closing some 40 offices, including the Pier 70 office in San Francisco that worked on self-driving technology. The location will be consolidated with its forthcoming Mission Bay headquarters next to Chase Center, Uber officials said. The company also will move its Asian headquarters out of Singapore to an unspecified new location. Read the full story by Carolyn Said.
8:28 a.m. San Mateo County confirms 69 new cases: Sixty-nine new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in San Mateo County, increasing the number of cases to 1,671, according to health officials.
8:13 a.m. So … can you get it through your shoes? On the Fifth & Mission podcast, Sam Whiting reports back after consulting the experts on some of the strange — and a few plausible — myths circulating about the coronavirus and how it spreads. Click here to listen.
7:56 a.m. San Francisco confirms 40 new cases: Forty more cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in San Francisco, bringing the number of cases to 2,131, according to the Department of Public Health.
7:52 a.m. Premier League to return to small-group training Tuesday: Shareholders for soccer clubs in England’s top league voted unanimously to return to small-group training, league officials said Monday. The league issued a statement on the vote.
7:17 a.m. Aircraft carrier reaches ‘milestone’: Sailors assigned to the virus-stricken Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier on Monday started simulating being at sea while remaining moored at Naval Base Guam to test critical operations, according to the Navy. Capt. Carlos Sardiello called the development a “major milestone” for the ship and crew. The announcement follows news on Friday that five sailors aboard the ship had tested positive for the coronavirus for a second time. Former commanding officer Capt. Brett Crozier was fired after sending out a memo calling for help from Navy officials, which was first reported by The Chronicle.
6:56 a.m. Coronavirus vaccine shows encouraging early results: The first coronavirus vaccine to be tested in people “was generally safe and well tolerated,” manufacturer Moderna said Monday, based on the results from the first eight people. The people who received two doses each developed antibodies. Read the full story.
6:48 a.m. Salesforce, Pinterest join Cleo’s task force on working parents: San Francisco parenting benefits provider Cleo announced a coalition Monday that includes Bay Area tech companies and venture capital firms and will focus on supporting working parents during and beyond the coronavirus pandemic. Read the full story by Sarah Feldberg.
6:40 a.m. Stocks surge on vaccine, reopening hopes: The Dow Jones industrial average shot up nearly 3% as trading began. Car factories in Michigan reopened with safety measures, bringing tens of thousands back to work. Shares of Moderna, a Cambridge, Mass., company, rose 34% on encouraging test results for a vaccine it is developing.
6:38 a.m. East Bay Congressman rips Trump official’s remarks on CDC testing: Over the weekend, senior White House official Peter Navarro, who oversees the national Defense Production Act, said that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “let the country down” on coronavirus testing early in the outbreak. Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Pleasanton, sent out a tweet early Monday noting the health agency’s response reflects back on President Trump because the agency is a part of his administration. “Is the CDC a foreign entity now? They are a part of (Trump’s) government,” Swalwell said in a tweet. “If they failed us, he failed us.”
6:37 a.m. Small businesses say SF’s new curbside sales won’t change much: Even as San Francisco stores are eager to reopen and kick-start a battered economy — census data showed retail sales plummeting in April — many business owners still have questions about safety for their staff and customers, given the shortage of personal protective equipment. Mandates for physical distancing, mask-wearing, health and safety plans and limits on the number of employees add to the challenges that the city’s businesses face. Read the full story from Shwankia Narayan and Rusty Simmons.
6:33 a.m. Immigration courts in ‘chaos,’ with coronavirus effects to last years: Hundreds of thousands of cases in feederal immigration courts are being delayed by the pandemic. The courts, which are run by the Justice Department, have been closed for health reasons in the same way that much of U.S. public life has been on hold. But many of those who work in the system say the Trump administration has handled the shutdown in an especially haphazard manner, increasing the stress on judges and attorneys in addition to immigrants and making it harder for the courts to bounce back. Read the full story from Tal Kopan.
6:25 a.m. What restaurants will look like after the shelter-in-place: As communities prepare to ease stay-at-home restrictions, The Chronicle imagined what changes restaurants may look like going forward. Learn more about the potential future of dining.
6:14 a.m. US poised to record 90,000 virus deaths: The United States has recorded 89,564 COVID-19 deaths and confirmed 1,486,742 cases of the coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University.
12:00 a.m. US auto plants begin reopening: Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler will rev up U.S. vehicle assembly plants Monday following a two-month coronavirus shutdown, Reuters reports. The auto industry, with nearly 1 million employees and accounting for some 6% of U.S. economic activity, will reopen with new worker safety measures including temperature checks, face masks and shields and deep-cleaned facilities.
Updates from Sunday, May 17:
11:46 p.m. El Salvador slammed for decrepit ‘containment centers’: Thousands of people in El Salvador have been held for weeks in quarantine centers where detainees described cramped and dirty conditions contributing to spread of the coronavirus, the Associated Press is reporting. Human rights groups argue the country is ignoring its Supreme Court ruling the centers are unconstitutional. A health official said the centers are a contagion risk “because they are designed to hold” people who might have the virus.
11:40 p.m. Service members sticking with military for now: Uncertainty about future jobs or college is driving military members to re-enlist or at least postpone their departures, the Associated Press reports. In a massive economic downturn, that job security and paycheck is looking more appealing. As of last week, the Army had exceeded its retention goal of 50,000 soldiers for the fiscal year ending in September, re-enlisting more than 52,000 so far.
11:31 p.m. WHO meeting could air Trump complaint against China: The World Health Organization’s decision-making body begins a virtual meeting Monday with all 194 member states, and a key question will be whether the United States and other countries call for the body to investigate China’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. Trump has sought to deflect criticism of his own response by attacking China and WHO actions on the virus.
11:11 p.m. Asian markets up after Fed chief’s comments: Asian stock markets rose Monday after the chief U.S. central banker expressed optimism the the American economy might start to recover this year from the coronavirus pandemic. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Australia all advanced.
11:06 p.m. Keeping transit on the move takes toll on workers: As public buses and rail systems continue to carry essential workers and others during the pandemic, the coronavirus has sickened or killed transit workers in nearly every major system in the country. Officials have scrambled to employ safety measures like more cleanings, better isolation of drivers and requiring passengers to wear face coverings.
10:59 p.m. India reports record rise in cases: Officials in India reported 5,242 new cases of the coronavirus in a 24-hour period Monday, the country’s largest single-day increase, CNN reports. India has confirmed 96,169 total cases and 3,029 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
10:56 p.m. New Orleans opens to skittish response: As New Orleans allowed stores to reopen, with capacity restrictions, this weekend, many residents were hesitant to venture back out in a city that had been an epicenter of the coronavirus, even though infection rates have dropped sharply. Some businesses stayed closed and tourists also were scarce, the Washington Post reports.
10:46 p.m. Australians return to work: Officials in New South Wales are urging people to avoid peak-hour public transportation and are opening pop-up parking lots to help with social distancing, as Australia’s most populous state returns to work this week, Reuters reported. New South Wales has reported about half of Australia’s coronavirus cases but on Monday confirmed just one in the previous 24 hours.
10:39 p.m. Something odd about those ‘fans’ in soccer stands: FC Seoul of South Korea’s K League, playing in a fan-less stadium due to fears of the coronavirus, filled some empty seats at a match with mannequins — then apologized after fans pointed out they appeared to be sex dolls, the BBC reported. A team official told the BBC they were “premium mannequins” and that FC Seoul didn’t realize the manufacturer produces sex toys.
10:31 p.m. Start of opening for retail arrives: Monday marks a new day in the coronavirus saga for many shuttered San Francisco shops that now can open their doors for storefront pickup. Marin, San Mateo, Sonoma, Solano and Napa counties also are either already allowing curbside retail or will begin on Monday. Small-business owners are scrambling for masks and gloves, and grappling with new safety guidelines.
10:19 p.m. Telehealth is booming: Unsurprisingly for anyone who’s had to “see” a doctor in the last few weeks, telehealth visits are all the rage in the coronavirus pandemic era. Such video visits, for symptoms of COVID-19 and everything else, are projected to climb to 1 billion by the end of 2020, according to Forrester Research. The uptick started in mid-March when state stay-at-home orders began.
10:05 p.m. Not-so-open houses: Real estate is deemed an essential service in California and the Bay Area, but there’s not a lot of business as usual in the process of buying and selling a home. That’s changed dramatically under shelter-in-place orders and continues shifting as those orders are revised. Kathleen Pender explains.
9:51 p.m. More than 500 cases at Chino state prison: The California Institution for Men in Chino (San Bernardino County) has confirmed 555 inmate cases of the coronavirus, with 438 active cases in jail as of Sunday. Six infected inmates have been released and five have died, according to state prison officials. The nearby California Institution for Women has 49 inmates with active COVID-19 and one who has recovered.
9:46 p.m. Venezuela single-day increase is largest yet: Venezuela reported its biggest one-day increase, 45 cases, in coronavirus infections since the pandemic hit. Johns Hopkins University data shows the country with 541 cases so far, with 10 deaths — not a big outbreak by world standards, but health experts say hospitals are especially vulnerable to being overwhelmed, after political and economic turmoil have left health care in shambles.
9:24 p.m. British, Italian leaders say get on with it: Two major European leaders bluntly told their citizens the world must adapt to living with the coronavirus and cannot wait to be saved by a vaccine. The comments by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson came as nations and U.S. states are struggling with restarting economies even amid risks of new infection waves.
9:09 p.m. New cases in Sonoma County: Sonoma County reported 14 new cases of the coronavirus Sunday, bringing the county’s total to 387. A high infection rate continues among Latino residents, who account for 61% of confirmed cases for which the county has racial and ethnic data, according to its website.
9:02 p.m. Ohio prisons will take inmates again: The Ohio prison system plans to resume accepting inmates from county jails to serve their sentences, after suspending the practice to reduce overcrowding during the coronavirus pandemic. Beginning Monday, the state will take up to 50 a day at the Correctional Reception Center even as COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to increase in Ohio prisons.
8:47 p.m. Kids still spinning wheels awaiting driving tests: Thousands of California teens are in limbo after having to put the brakes on getting their driver’s licenses. Even as the DMV starts reopening its offices around the state, officials don’t know when they will resume the behind-the-wheel tests applicants need to pair with their written tests. Read more.
8:33 p.m. Not so fast, judge tells convicted ‘Pharma Bro’: A judge rejected the request of convicted pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli to be let out of prison to research a coronavirus treatment, noting that probation officials viewed that claim as the type of “delusional self-aggrandizing behavior” that led to his conviction.
8:21 p.m. Santa Rosa opening homeless site during pandemic: Santa Rosa will begin admitting homeless people to a managed parking-lot camp this week. The Finley Community Center site will hold up to 70 tents spaced 12 feet apart, and include portable toilets, meal delivery and security, the city said. Officials expect to operate the camp for the duration of Sonoma County’s shelter-in-place order, for “some of the most vulnerable to the spread of the coronavirus.”
8:01 p.m. Japan in recession: Japan’s economic growth plunged into recession in the first quarter as the coronavirus pandemic squelched production, exports and spending — and analysts predict it will get worse for the world’s third-largest economy. The government reports a drop of 3.4% annual pace in seasonally adjusted real GDP for the January-March period, compared to the previous quarter.
7:49 p.m. Roosevelt carrier moves toward return to sea: Sailors aboard the carrier Theodore Roosevelt, stuck in Guam since a shipboard coronavirus outbreak, are simulating operational conditions and testing systems in a “major milestone” toward the ship’s return to sea, the Navy announced. More than half the crew, 2,900 sailors, returned to the ship last week after completing quarantine. They are “wearing masks and maintaining social distance,” the Navy said.
7:41 p.m. Whistleblower Bright warns there’s no cohesive plan: The whistleblower accusing the Trump administration of removing him as head of a key vaccine and drug development agency while ignoring his alarms about the seriousness of the coronavirus crisis says the federal response remains chaotic. “We don’t yet have a national strategy to respond fully … The best scientists that we have in our government who are working really hard to try to figure this out aren’t getting that clear, cohesive leadership, strategic plan message yet,” Rick Bright said Sunday in a “60 Minutes” interview.
7:27 p.m. Fed chair emphasizes ‘medical metrics’: “Medical metrics” matter most to curtail the coronavirus spread, Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell said Sunday, but to help Americans weather the crisis, the Fed and Congress might need “to do more” in stimulus. He urged personal behavior like social distancing, handwashing and face coverings as crucial to recovery as well, saying, “The big thing we have to avoid … is a second wave of the virus.”
7:14 p.m. Marin County uptick due to testing, contact tracing: Marin County’s 38 new coronavirus cases in the last three days — for a total of 317 — are linked more and targeted tests, health officer Dr. Matt Willis said Sunday. With wide contact tracing, the county is finding more infections among asymptomatic people, he said, adding that the increase is “a bigger spike than I would have expected” but “doesn’t signify a trend” yet. As of Sunday, the county had just one patient hospitalized with COVID-19.
6:56 p.m. Going (back) to Graceland — Graceland, Tennessee: Elvis Presley’s Graceland announced it will reopen May 21, after its coronavirus shutdown, with new safety protocols: mansion tours at 25% capacity, restaurants at 50%; temperature checks for guests and staff; required face masks and handwashing breaks for employees; “highly encouraged” masks for tourists.
6:46 p.m. LA police want all arrestees tested on the spot: The Los Angeles Police Department wants to test everyone arrested by its officers, to determine coronavirus infection, and is asking city officials to purchase a rapid-result testing system. Chief Michael Moore said that real-time data would help police isolate sick detainees and quickly alert them to potential exposure.
6:22 p.m. Travel, entertainment face long recovery, Fed chair says: Economic sectors facing slower recovery from coronavirus shutdowns include “travel, entertainment, things that we do that involve being around lots of other people,” Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Sunday. Asked in a “60 Minutes” interview about sports events and theaters, Powell said: “I would think those would be very difficult.” Activity with “people being in the same place, very close together” will likely “be challenged until people feel really safe again,” he said.
6:11 p.m. Tests lie ahead for higher education itself: As colleges and universities grapple with how to conduct business this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, they also face long-term challenges in balancing traditional instruction and digital innovation. California State University, the nation’s largest four-year system, magnified the moment with its decision to keep nearly all classes online in fall. Read The Chronicle’s story.
6:05 p.m. Former A’s manager out of hospital: Art Howe was released from the hospital Sunday after battling the coronavirus, the Houston Chronicle reported. Howe, 73, told Houston media he was hospitalized last Tuesday and was in the ICU as of Thursday. Howe played for and managed the Houston Astros before managing the A’s to 100-win seasons in 2001 and 2002.
6:00 p.m. AP exams to have new safeguards: The College Board is introducing new safeguards for high school students to submit at-home Advanced Placement exams this week, following widespread reports of technical problems that impacted students in the Bay Area and nationwide. Read the full story here.
5:53 p.m. Touchstone bakery and sandwich shop gone for good: Even after that someday when the Bay Area is allowed to get back to business, there won’t be any more aroma of morning muffins, homemade bread or fresh-baked giant cookies in neighborhoods that savored their Specialty’s cafes.The Pleasanton chain announced this weekend that due to coronavirus-related hardship, it will close for good Tuesday after 33 years in business.
5:46 p.m. Marin County sees jump in cases: Marin County reported 18 new cases of the coronavirus Sunday, the county’s highest one-day total since March. Of its 317 total cases, 38 — or about 12% — were recorded in the last three days. The county is set to ease some shut-down restrictions on businesses and parks use starting Monday.
5:35 p.m. Alameda County Fairgrounds test site expands criteria: All residents of Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore aged 10 or older can get a coronavirus test at the Alameda County Fairgrounds starting Monday, regardless of symptoms and with no appointment, the cities announced. Tests are weekdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The site can test 1,200 people a week.
5:28 p.m. Fed chair suggests peak unemployment, up to 25%, yet to come: Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, said Sunday he expects the U.S. will see “a couple more months of net job losses” due to the coronavirus. Adding to the 20 million currently jobless, the unemployment “peak may be” 20-25% before a potential drop in the second half of 2020, Powell said in a “60 Minutes” interview. “Then, assuming that the economy does begin to reopen and we do that successfully, you’ll see people going back to work,” he said.
5:20 p.m. Reopen fever hits South Carolina beach: One of South Carolina’s most popular beaches was swarmed by sun worshippers this weekend as stay-home orders were eased. Isle of Palms Mayor Jimmy Carroll said Saturday was the busiest day he has ever seen on his island southeast of Charleston in his more than 60 years living there. Traffic backed up all the way to the mainland.
5:09 p.m. California cases climb over 80,000: The state of California now has recorded 80,141 cases of the coronavirus, the latest reminder that infection is still spreading even as California and other states begin lifting restrictions on movement and economic activity. California recorded 3,240 deaths as of Sunday, including 390 in the Bay Area, which has logged 10,874 infections.
4:56 p.m. LA County reports 29 more deaths: Los Angeles County confirmed 694 new cases of the coronavirus and 29 additional deaths, health officials reported Sunday. Patients hospitalized numbered 1,648, more than 1 in 4 of them in intensive care. Eleven percent of the 309,000 tested people thus far have tested positive, the county said.
4:47 p.m. Apple says it has reopened nearly 100 stores: Nearly 100 Apple stores worldwide are reopened to customers, Apple announced in an online letter Sunday. Apple is requiring face coverings for employees and customers, temperature checks at entrances, self-screening health questions and a focus on limited capacity, the letter says. Bay Area stores remain closed for now, but stores in Sacramento’s Arden Fair and Roseville will open Monday, according to the store list on Apple’s website.
4:36 p.m. Cases at Santa Rita Jail hold steady: Officials have not reported any new cases of the coronavirus at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin since May 12. As of Sunday, 53 inmates had tested positive — 14 with active cases, 33 recovered and still in jail, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office said.
4:24 p.m. Santa Clara County case numbers rise: Officials in Santa Clara County reported 37 new cases of the coronavirus Sunday, bringing the county’s total to 2,453. No additional deaths were reported, leaving the fatality toll at 135.
4:18 p.m. Bay Area hospitalizations drop again: The number of confirmed COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the Bay Area dipped to 244 on Saturday, the lowest total since at least April 1 and a 26.9% decline from two weeks earlier, according to state data reviewed by The Chronicle. COVID-19 intensive care patients decreased 16.4% in two weeks, to 112. San Francisco’s hospitalizations were down 45.7%, to 44 patients. Statewide, 3,025 hospital cases were reported Saturday, a one-day 3.2% drop; confirmed ICU cases fell 2.5% to 1,266.
4:05 p.m. Back to work for Arizona House but not Senate: The Arizona House plans to return to work this week after a two-month coronavirus-triggered pandemic and despite the state Senate’s decision to try to adjourn for the year. A top priority is enacting a measure to shield reopened businesses from lawsuits by workers or members of the public who get infected, unless the businesses are grossly negligent.
3:57 p.m. Federal immigration agency nearly broke: The U.S. agency that processes citizenship applications and work visas is running out of money due to a nosedive in applications during the COVID-19 pandemic. It says it needs to raise fees and is asking Congress for $1.2 billion. With much of the immigration system ground to a halt, it’s not receiving its usual fees from applicants.
3:39 p.m. Tests on hand, but not enough people step forward: With crippling shortages of coronavirus tests in many states finally giving way to wide availability — four months into the U.S. pandemic — a new problem has emerged: too few people lining up to get tested. A Washington Post survey of governors’ offices and state health departments found at least a dozen states where testing capacity outstrips patients who are staying away for a variety of reasons.
3:25 p.m. UC Berkeley lecturers fear for their jobs: UC Berkeley expanded its hiring freeze in response to the pandemic, leaving more than 750 lecturers — who shoulder a substantial portion of the university’s teaching load — fearful that their jobs are in jeopardy. Read the full story here.
3:05 p.m. President Trump calls into live golf broadcast, talks vaccine: President Donald Trump called into a charity golf tournament broadcast Sunday and promised Americans a speedy return to normalcy. Trump hailed the event — broadcast on NBC — and said he’d like to see crowds packing into sports venues by this fall, whether or not a cure for the coronavirus is developed. “We’re looking at vaccines, we’re looking at cures and we are very, very far down the line,” he said. “I think that’s not going to be in the very distant future. But even before that, I think we’ll be back to normal.”
3:01 p.m. Canadian Armed Forces plane crashes during pandemic airshow: A Canadian Armed Forces Snowbird plane participating in a cross-country tour aimed at boosting the morale of Canadians dealing with the pandemic crashed Sunday in a residential neighborhood of Kamloops in British Columbia, sending people pouring onto the street where they said debris was scattered and a house was on fire. The Snowbirds are Canada’s equivalent of the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels. British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix said one person was in the hospital after paramedics and air ambulances responded to the crash.
2:56 p.m. Concerns about migrant workers streaming into Alaska’s salmon season: After a second fisher in Alaska has tested positive for the coronavirus, there’s growing concern about thousands of seasonal workers coming into the state to harvest the annual salmon crop, and what these migrant workers might bring with them. The New York Times examines this issue.
2:44 p.m. Chairman of Federal Reserve cautious about economic recovery: Jerome Powell, chairman of the Federal Reserve, said it could take a while for the U.S. economy to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. “It may take a period of time. It could stretch through the end of next year. We really don’t know,” Powell said during a teased segment to tonight’s episode of “60 Minutes.” “Assuming there is not a second wave of the coronavirus, I think you’ll see the economy recover steadily through the second half of this year.” But, he did offer a caveat: “For the economy to fully recovery, people will have to be fully confident and that may have to await the arrival of a vaccine.” The episode airs at 7 p.m. on CBS.
2:26 p.m. Track the Bay Area’s layoffs during pandemic: The Chronicle’s regional database of layoffs shows you the number of job cuts by company and city. Click here to see the latest numbers.
2:15 p.m. State health care worker infections continue to rise: As of May 16, the number of California health care workers with coronavirus infections rose by 271, based on reports by local health departments, which tallied 8,248 confirmed positive cases in health care workers and 46 deaths statewide.
2:09 p.m. New York mayor says city won’t reopen beaches: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he will not reopen the city’s beaches for Memorial Day, and he’s considering fencing them off from the public. “I’ve said before, I’m going to say again, we are not opening our beaches on Memorial Day, we are not opening our beaches in the near term. It is not safe. It is not the right thing to do in the epicenter of this crisis,” de Blasio said Sunday during an appearance on Fox News.
1:58 p.m. Eric Trump suggests coronavirus is a political ploy: Eric Trump, the president’s son, has suggested that the coronavirus is nothing more than a political ploy that is being used by democrats to disrupt the Nov. 3 presidential election. During an interview on Fox News Saturday night, Trump said, “Guess what? After Nov. 3 the coronavirus will magically all of a sudden go away and disappear and everybody will be able to reopen.”
1:44 p.m. Where to get outside in the Bay Area: The Chronicle has compiled an interactive map of all the beaches, trails and parks you can visit now.
1:35 p.m. San Francisco sees 37 new coronavirus cases: San Francisco number of coronavirus cases rose by 37, to a total of 2,091. No new deaths were reported. The city’s death total is 36.
1:32 p.m. Alameda reports 41 more coronavirus cases: Alameda County reported on Sunday 41 additional confirmed coronavirus cases, no new deaths. The county’s total number of cases is now 2,392 with 83 reported deaths.
1:29 p.m. Contra Costa County confirms 25 more coronavirus cases: On Sunday Contra Costa County reported 25 additional confirmed cases of coronavirus, with no additional deaths. That raises the total number of cases to 1,142 with 33 deaths.
1:18 p.m. Coronavirus hits Brazil’s Amazon region the hardest: Brazil has Latin America’s highest COVID-19 death toll, with more than 15,000 as of Sunday. The country’s hardest hit major city per capita is in the Amazon — Manaus, where mass graves are filling up with bodies. That fact illustrates the danger from the coronavirus as it spreads to rainforest areas where tribe members live in close quarters with limited medical services, the Associated Press reports. Most are reachable only by boat or small aircraft.
1:14 p.m. Egypt to close shops, beaches, parks during Muslim holiday: Egypt has announced it will close shops, malls, beaches and parks during the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in an effort to prevent the coronavirus’ spread. During the week-long holiday, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a nighttime curfew will be in place from 5 p.m. until 6 a.m. starting May 17. All public and private transportation will also be halted until May 29.
1:09 p.m. Brazilian President poses for photos with protesters: Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro wore a mask Sunday, but still flouted social distancing guidelines as the leader of the South American nation posed for photographs with his supporters who were protesting against the country’s sheltering orders. Brazil has the world’s fourth largest amount of confirmed infections, with more than 233,000.
12:51 p.m. Graceland will reopen this week: Elvis Presley’s Graceland says it will reopen Thursday after it shut down tours and exhibits due to the new coronavirus outbreak. The tourist attraction in Memphis, Tenn., said Sunday that it has adjusted its tours, and restaurant and retail operations, since it closed in March.
11:52 a.m. Mexico death totals don’t reflect firsthand accounts: The official COVID-19 death totals in Mexico are low, 5,045, compared to other nations. But people in our bordering nation share anecdotes of crowded hospitals, morgue and funeral homes that suggest the death numbers could be much higher. The L.A. Times reports on the disparity.
See previous updates in The Chronicle’s comprehensive timeline of the coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area.
- UPDATE: Embattled Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith Defies Calls for Resignation
- Bay Area counties bring back indoor mask mandate for everyone
- When will COVID restrictions be lifted in the Bay Area? Not anytime soon, experts say
- Bay Area residents in their 20s are lagging in COVID vaccinations. Here's why, and how it's changing
- Bay Area of 2050 will be more crowded - planners want to make it more equitable, too
- These numbers show the Bay Area's delta surge may be waning - but it's unclear if they will hold
- COVID: Bay Area Council Urges All Businesses To Implement Vaccination Requirements
- When will Bay Area counties lift COVID-19 mask mandates issued in response to delta surge?
- These before-after images of Bay Area reservoirs show drought's severe impact
- COVID-19 Update: Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo And Santa Cruz Counties Move To Orange Tier
- Pandemic brings a rising tide of Bay Area boat sales
- San Francisco Bay Area Extends Shelter-In-Place Through End Of May, Construction And Some Outdoor Activities Allowed
- There's nearly $900 million for Bay Area rent relief. So why has only 10% gotten to residents?
- California COVID live updates: Nearly 72,000 U.S. children were infected with COVID-19 last week
- After 9/11, a 20-year civil rights journey for two women and the Bay Area Muslim community
- Bay Briefing: Your guide to tracking Bay Area housing prices
- Santa Clara Health Officer Reaffirms Support For In-Person School
- Mass gatherings now banned in Santa Clara, WWDC under threat of cancellation
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