Latest Coronavirus Updates

Rocklin Basketball Center To Hold Weekend Tournament Despite COVID Outbreak, County Health OrdersPlacer County has asked the Courtside Basketball Center in Rocklin to shut down after at least 30 positive coronavirus cases were linked to a youth basketball tournament at the facility.
82 Test Positive For COVID At Capitola Nursing FacilityPacific Coast Manor, a skilled nursing facility in Santa Cruz County, is reporting more than 80 cases of COVID-19 among its residents and staff.
Coronavirus Surge: Officials Brace For Thanksgiving WeekendAs with many other states, cases of COVID-19 have been skyrocketing for weeks in California.
Despite Calls To Stay Home For Thanksgiving, US Air Travel Sets Pandemic-Era RecordThe number of travelers passing through airport security checkpoints in the United States reached its highest level since mid-March on Wednesday despite urging from federal health officials for Americans to spend Thanksgiving at home.
Will You Get A Stimulus Check By December 31?Time is running out for the U.S. government to approve a second coronavirus relief package, with Congress adjourned until next week and the Biden administration focusing on assuming office in January.
Delivered Feasts, Empty Seats As Coronavirus Changes ThanksgivingAmericans are marking the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday amid an unrelenting pandemic that has claimed the lives of more than a quarter of a million people in the United States.
UN Warns Coronavirus Pandemic Disproportionately Hurting WomenThe COVID-19 pandemic has set gender equality back years, with women around the world taking on the "lion's share" of extra domestic chores, the United Nations reported on Thursday.
'They're Exhausted': Testing Sites Close For Thanksgiving As Cases Hit New Record HighsAs we head into the holiday season, California shattered another record Wednesday with more than 18,000 new COVID-19 cases in one day.  That beat the previous record of 15,000 set on Saturday.
California Assembly To Meet In Golden 1 Center For New SessionThe Assembly will be trading its California State Capitol chambers for the Sacramento Kings' arena when it kicks off the new session Dec. 7 in an effort to limit coronavirus spread.
Health Officials Plead For Californians To Avoid Thanksgiving GatheringsWith California desperately battling an out-of-control coronavirus surge, the state's health secretary is urging families to avoid gathering for Thanksgiving.
Privacy Advocates Flag Concerns About Possible Government-Required Proof Of Coronavirus VaccineProof that you’re protected from COVID-19 may not be a private matter.
Report Card Red Flags: When Parents Should Start Asking QuestionsIf your student's grades are not adding up, you're not the only parent asking questions. Major grade changes could be a red flag. 
Florist Business Flourishing As Holiday Season ApproachesThe pandemic initially presented problems for area florists who were initially forced to shut down, but now their business is in full bloom.
25 Inmates, 8 Staff Test Positive For COVID-19 In Stanislaus County Detention Center OutbreakTwenty-five inmates and eight staff members tested positive for coronavirus at a Stanislaus County detention center.
Which Retailers Will Be Closed On Thanksgiving This Year?The pandemic has transformed the holiday shopping season. Another major difference this year: People planning to shop on Thanksgiving will have fewer options than they have had in the past.
Rocklin Church Holds Packed Indoor Services Despite COVID RestrictionsDestiny Church in Rocklin held several indoor services this past weekend as parishioners gathered to hear popular host and author Charlie Kirk speak.
Some Seeking Out UV Lights To Help Fight Germs Amid PandemicThere’s been a surge of interest in germ-killing light bulbs. It’s technology that’s been used for decades, but can it help protect against COVID-19?
Sacramento Sees Surge In Demand For COVID-19 Tests Ahead Of ThanksgivingCoronavirus testing sites are seeing a surge in demand ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Protesters At Capitol Demand Relief Package, Mourn Lives Lost To COVID-19A caravan of protesters took to the Capitol Monday to mourn the nearly quarter-million Americans who have died from COVID-19 and demand relief for struggling Americans. 
Learning Curve: Schools, Parents Work To Measure Learning Loss As Distance Learning ContinuesAs the first half of the school year wraps up, it's still unclear how much students may be impacted by distance learning. 
Local Schools Won't Require Quarantine After Holiday TravelAccording to the airlines, millions of Americans are traveling this week which has many wondering what that means for schools when kids head back after the holiday.
After Large Party In Rio Linda, County Public Health Says They Need Help Stopping 'Super-Spreader Events'Sacramento County officials are pointing to a weekend party in Rio Linda as the latest source of a coronavirus "super-spreader" event.
USDA Issues Health Alerts For Some Beef Stock, Samosas And TamalesHealth experts warn foods at home could bring more risk to a Thanksgiving season already disrupted by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Gov. Newsom Says Family Is In Quarantine After Children Exposed To COVID-19Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Sunday night that his entire family tested negative for COVID-19 but they will be in quarantine after three of his children were exposed to a California Highway Patrol officer who tested positive.
Only Hospital In Yuba-Sutter Area Reports Surge In COVID HospitalizationsThe Yuba-Sutter Office of Emergency Services is sending out an alert to people in their area to take coronavirus prevention more seriously.
California's Monthlong Curfew For Purple Tier Counties Officially UnderwayCalifornia’s monthlong curfew for purple tier counties officially went into effect Saturday night.
Governor Seeks ‘Ongoing Increase In Telework’ As State Builds Big New Offices In Downtown SacramentoIn all, four new downtown state building are under construction.
Gov. Gavin Newsom's Child Quarantined For Possible Virus ExposureOne of Gov. Gavin Newsom's children may have been exposed to the coronavirus at school and is in quarantine, a spokesman said Friday.
Communities Take Aim At 'Unenforceable' Coronavirus CurfewIt’s Friday night before the coronavirus curfew kicks in, but the lack of enforcement has emboldened some people and businesses who said they plan to ignore the rule.