“The story of these disparities, particularly in the Latino community, is the story about the essential frontline worker,” said Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, chair of epidemiology and bio statistics at UCSF. “The person who is leaving their home, going to work, and then being exposed often at work and then bringing that exposure home to family because there’s overcrowding in the family, dense living situations, and frankly an inability to isolate.” … [Read more...] about Latinos make up 75% of coronavirus cases in largely white Marin County. Will new equity efforts help?
"Three-day holiday weekends have not been advantageous in terms of the mitigation of the spread of this virus," Newsom said. "You look back at seminal periods when we experienced large surges, and they tended to occur three weeks after holiday weekends such as the Fourth of the July...And so we’re going to continue to hold the line." … [Read more...] about Coronavirus update: 5 Calif. counties move from purple to red tier
The county health department approved waiver applications to allow 15 schools to reopen in-class operation. That included Cindy Evans’ eight-student special needs class operating out of San Jose Middle School, in Novato. It’s a tightly-restricted social bubble called a “cohort.” … [Read more...] about More Than A Dozen Marin Schools Welcome Back Students For In-Person Learning
The state system provides a baseline for which businesses can open, and how they must operate, based on a county’s coronavirus cases, but counties are allowed to maintain their own stricter rules. As local officials and businesses adjust to the new state tiers, Santa Clara County provides an example of how counties can adjust to changing conditions during a lingering pandemic. … [Read more...] about Santa Clara County’s boost in California reopening status offers businesses ‘hope for survival’
“They don’t relate to the nature of the outbreak in our community,” he said. “If you were to take the approach that this outbreak is occurring and we know where the problem is and we believe that these metrics will help you control the problem, I think that would make a tremendous amount of sense, but none of that is true.” … [Read more...] about Here is the reopening status for Bay Area counties under California’s color-coded coronavirus system