6:05 p.m. Security guard at Caliva dispensary in San Jose tests positive: A security guard who worked at the Caliva cannabis store on 7th Street in San Jose tested positive for the virus this week after last working at the store on Friday, a spokesperson for the company said. The guard, who became infected through a family member, worked in a customer-facing role at some point last week while following public health guidelines. The store was professionally cleaned, the other members of the security crew were placed on a 14-day quarantine and all customers and employees were notified of the case. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: New report suggests virus began to spread in California in January
But evidence increasingly has suggested that the virus was spreading much earlier. Friday’s paper released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at flu surveillance reports, retrospective coronavirus testing of several thousand respiratory samples, genomic testing, and the early deaths discovered in Santa Clara County. … [Read more...] about Zeroing in on when the coronavirus came to the U.S.
11:53 a.m. White House press secretary repeats Trump’s false claim about CA mail ballots: White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Thursday repeated President Trump’s false claim that California will send everyone in the state a mail-in ballot. Earlier this month, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a plan to send all registered voters in the state an absentee ballot as a precautionary measure during the coronavirus outbreak. when asked whether Trump would acknowledge his false assertions that everyone in California was getting a mail ballot, which he has claimed will lead to election fraud, McEnany said, “To everyone including dead people on the voter rolls ... if you are not concerned about that, I am sorry.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: Trump ends U.S. relationship with World Health Organization
San Francisco’s calendar San Francisco’s reopening plan has a timeline. It’s spread over months — and is subject to change if coronavirus cases spike again — but on Thursday, Mayor London Breed announced dates for reopening businesses, public services and activities. Dominic Fracassa reports on the plan and what San Francisco’s “new normal” will look like until a vaccine is available. … [Read more...] about Bay Briefing: June 15 — the next step in San Francisco’s ‘new normal’
12:30 p.m. LA County moves into advanced stage 2 of reopening: Los Angeles County, home to nearly half of all California cases of the coronavirus and 56% of the state’s nearly 4,000 deaths, has completed it attestation and moved to advanced stage 2, according to the California Department of Public Health website. The only places in California that are not in advanced stage 2 include six Bay Area counties — Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Francisco and San Mateo — and Monterey, Santa Cruz and Imperial counties. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: May 29