Latest Coronavirus Updates

Pandemic Prompting US Parents To Delay Putting Kids In Preschool, KindergartenClaire Reagan was feeling overwhelmed as her oldest child's first day of kindergarten approached and with a baby on the way. The 5-year-old boy has autism, and she worried he would struggle with juggling in-person and virtual learning, and that she wouldn't have enough time to give him the help he needs.
El Dorado County Wineries Allowed To Reopen Limited Indoor OperationsIt’s something that’s been a long time coming for wineries in El Dorado County: allowing customers back indoors. 
Preschoolers With Special Needs Get Laptops To Help With Distance LearningSchool can already be a bear for little ones, but add distance learning into the mix for preschoolers with special needs and there's a whole new set of challenges.
California Nail Salons Once Again Allowed To Operate IndoorsNail salons in California get the go-ahead for indoor operations. Salon employees and customers we talked to said it's about time. 
Sacramento City Council Votes To Close More Streets For Outdoor DiningSacramento city leaders approved an emergency order to close more streets, giving restaurants more outdoor dining opportunities.  
Huge Relief For Nail Salon Workers As State Gives Green Light To Reopen IndoorsCalifornia's reopening announcement Tuesday brought a huge relief for tens of thousands of salon workers who finally got the green light to reopen nail salons indoors.  
Getting Answers: Does Staying Home More Have An Impact On Kids' Immune Systems?Kids are known for being germy and never shying away from a mess, especially in the classroom. So as distance learning and social distancing measures continue, could it have any impacts on their immune systems?
California Reopens More Businesses As Infections Hit Lowest RateMore of California was cleared to reopen additional businesses Tuesday, including most of the San Francisco Bay Area and one of Southern California's largest counties, as coronavirus infection rates have fallen to their lowest level of the pandemic.
Got COVID At Work? Before You File A Claim, Be Prepared To Answer These QuestionsIf you get COVID-19 at work and plan to file a workers comp claim, be prepared to answer these questions.
Employers Using Private Investigators To Prove Employees Didn't Get COVID-19 At WorkContract tracers aren't the only ones tracking where you got coronavirus. A local private investigator is using social media and public records to help employers prove their employees didn’t get COVID-19 at work.
CDC: Trick-Or-Treating, Costume Masks, And Halloween Parties Discouraged Due To COVID RiskThe CDC has labeled trick-or-treating, costume masks, and Halloween parties "high-risk" activities in new Halloween guidelines.
Holidays In Downtown Sacramento 'Reimagined' With Ferris Wheel, Outdoor MoviesThe holiday season in Downtown Sacramento will look a lot different this year. 
Causing Coronavirus Confusion Again, CDC Flip-Flops On Guidance Regarding COVID-19 SpreadThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released and then retracted information regarding how coronavirus spreads from person to person.
Hundreds Of Rocklin Unified Students Return To Campus MondayStudents in the Rocklin Unified School District were back on campus Monday as schools reopened with new health and safety protocols and a "distance learning" option. 
Yolo County DA’s Office Calls Emergency Bail Schedule 'Get Of Jail Free Card'The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office is concerned about the ongoing use of the emergency bail schedule.
Some Yuba, Sutter County Restaurants Band Together, Reopen Indoors Despite State GuidelinesSome businesses aren't waiting for the state to reopen. Restaurants in Yuba and Sutter counties are banding together to reopen indoor operations now.  
Updated CDC Guidance Acknowledges Coronavirus Can Spread Through The Air"Airborne viruses, including COVID-19, are among the most contagious and easily spread," the CDC site now says.
Coronavirus Death Toll Hits 15,000 Mark In CaliforniaCalifornia’s death count from the coronavirus surpassed 15,000 on Sunday even as the state saw widespread improvement in infection levels.
Up To 51% Of All School Employees At Increased Coronavirus Risk, Study FindsSchool districts across the country are navigating how to reopen safely amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic, and the results of a new study could make those decisions more difficult.
Rocklin Teens Launch Nonprofit Website to Promote Local BusinessesA group of Rocklin High School students started their own non-profit to help small businesses. 
Customers Rally Around Bud's Buffet On Final DayThe restaurant is known to many as a downtown Sacramento staple, but the decade's old, family-owned restaurant Bud's Buffet has officially shut its doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.
University Of California's Top Doctor Says School Should Prepare For Online Classes Beyond Fall SemesterThe University of California's top doctor had a sobering message for the system's leaders this week: School won't go back to normal for at least another year.
CDC Updates, Again, Guidelines On Testing People Without Coronavirus SymptomsThe new language rolls back controversial changes made to the CDC's site last month. It once again stresses that anyone who has been in contact with an infected person should be tested for coronavirus.
Schools May Be Impacted If County Sees Renewed Coronavirus RestrictionsCalifornia schools that haven't resumed in-person instruction will not be allowed to do so if the counties where they are located are moved to a more restrictive tier due to rising coronavirus cases, state officials said.
Pollock Pines Elementary School Students Heading Back To School In Early OctoberStudents in Pollock Pines Elementary School District head back to school early next month.
Greater Sacramento Economic Council Seeing Increased Interest From Companies Moving To SacramentoMore companies are making the move to Sacramento. The Greater Sacramento Economic Council says compared to this time last year, its connection with potential companies has increased six-fold. 
Enough People Have To Take A Covid-19 Vaccine For It To Be Efficient, Fauci SaysIf too few Americans get a Covid-19 vaccine when it becomes available, it won't help reduce the spread of the deadly virus, the nation's top infectious disease official said.
More Than Half Of Businesses That Closed During The Pandemic Won't Reopen, Yelp SaysAbout 60% of businesses that have closed during the coronavirus pandemic will never reopen, and restaurants have suffered the most, according to new data from Yelp.
Gov. Newsom Signs Laws Protecting California Workers From COVID-19California companies must warn their workers of any potential exposure to the coronavirus and they must pay their employees workers compensation benefits if they get sick with the disease under two laws Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Thursday.