Latest Coronavirus Updates

Downtown Businesses Fizzling Out, More Closing Up Again The ongoing financial struggles in the Downtown Sacramento corridor are bringing flashbacks of the recession. 
Which Schools Can Apply For In-Person Class Waivers?Which schools and counties can apply for a waiver to return to in-person classes? And how many plan to?
Parents, Teachers React To State Paving Path For Elementary Schools To ReopenCalifornia elementary schools that are ready to open their doors may get the green light from the state after new guidelines from the California Department of Public Health were released Monday.
Learning Curve: Prioritizing Students' Social And Emotional Health NeedsMental health impacts remain a symptom of the COVID-19 pandemic, months after it began. This crisis mixed with distance learning has its own effects on students when not in the classroom.
Technical Issue Has California Under-Reporting Virus CasesA technical problem has caused a lag in California’s tally of coronavirus test results, casting doubt on the accuracy of recent data showing improvements in the infection rate and number of positive cases, and hindering efforts to track the spread, the state’s top health official said Tuesday.
3 Employees At USPS Facility In West Sacramento Test Positive For CoronavirusOfficials say several employees at the U.S. Postal service facility in West Sacramento have tested positive for coronavirus.
Clorox Wipes Shortage Expected To Last Into 2021Clorox, the world's biggest maker of disinfectant cleaning materials, said consumers will continue to see a shortage of its wipes and other products into 2021 because of overwhelming demand during the pandemic.
2 More San Quentin Prisoners Die Of Suspected Virus ComplicationsTwo more inmates at San Quentin State Prison near San Francisco died from what appears to be complications of the coronavirus, corrections officials said Monday.
ICUs Remain Overwhelmed In San Joaquin, Stanislaus CountiesThe coronavirus is showing some signs of slowing down in California, with the exception of the Central Valley, which is now the state's main hotspot.
2 El Dorado County Restaurants Lose Health Permits And Face Fines But Vow To Stay OpenThe owners of two El Dorado County restaurants have lost their health permits after openly defying state health rules.
California Releases Guidance On Elementary School WaiversAs some students returned to distance learning Monday, the state released new guidance for elementary schools seeking to resume in-person learning.
California Youth Sports Guidelines Finally ReleasedCalifornia's official youth sports guidance, released Monday night by the California Department of Public Heath, finally provides permission for a restricted return to youth sports.
Cal Fire Talks Challenges Of Fighting Fires In Areas With High COVID-19 Positivity RatesCal Fire says firefighting tactics haven’t changed but, they are being more cautious in the field, especially when it comes to social distancing.
Families Keep Back-To-School Traditions Alive Amid Distance LearningOne family was trying to keep traditions alive Monday morning amidst what is shaping up to be an untraditional school year. 
California Governor Cautiously Upbeat As Virus Numbers EaseCalifornia appears to be getting a grip on a resurgence of the coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday, though he warned the state is a long way from reopening some of the businesses it shuttered for a second time last month because of rising infections and hospitalizations
Newsom: State Deploys ‘Wildfire’ Fighting Strategy To Tame Central Valley Coronavirus SpikeGov. Gavin Newsom on Monday outlined how California was intervening to decrease the spread of coronavirus in the Central Valley, saying health officials were following the model that reduced the number of coronavirus cases in Imperial County in June.
With Loan Money Gone, Restaurants Are At Mercy Of VirusThe check has arrived and beleaguered restaurant owners across America are looking down on their empty wallets.
California Lawmakers Were Globetrotters Before PandemicIt was a different era for California lawmakers before the coronavirus pandemic: business-class flights to Japan, stays at 5-star hotels and dinners with local politicians in the name of promoting economic ties.
Elk Grove, Stockton Schools Start New Academic Year; Distance Learning Worries LingerIt’s back to school for several districts in the area on Monday, including one of the largest districts in the state
California Death Row Inmate Orlando Romero Dies While Being Treated For COVID-19Condemned killer Orlando Romero, sentenced to death along with his brother Christopher Self in 1996, died Sunday at a hospital outside of San Quentin while being treated for a COVID-19 infection, according to state prison officials.
Elk Grove Unified School District To Start School Year Through Distance LearningStudents in the Elk Grove Unified School District aren't the only ones experiencing butterflies for the beginning of the school year. Parents are too, as the new school year beginning on Monday will unfold at home.
19,000 More Americans Could Die From COVID-19 In The Next 20 Days, CDC Composite Forecast ShowsPublic health experts are pleading for Americans to wear masks and not let their guard down as social gatherings are fueling the nationwide crisis.
5 Ways The Coronavirus Changed How We Eat Fast FoodFrom what we buy to what we drink, coronavirus has upended all aspects of our lives. It's also apparent in what we eat, notably at the country's top fast-food chains.
Downtown Roseville Reimagined For New Outdoor Dining ExperienceLive music outside of a local coffee shop set the atmosphere for day two of a community trying to stick together. Downtown Roseville was reimagined to make way for more outdoor dining.
Sacramento County Surpasses 10K Coronavirus Cases; California Surpasses 500KSacramento County officially surpassed 10,000 reported cases of COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic as of Saturday, and California surpassed 500,000 overall cases.
Rancho Cordova Leaders Consider Sales Tax Increase To Make Up For Pandemic LossesIf voters approve it, the new sales tax would be 8.75%, the same as Sacramento city's tax, but a full percentage point higher than Sacramento County's sales tax.
ABC Makes COVID-19 Compliance Cold Calls At Sacramento RestaurantsWithin just a few hours Friday night, officers visited almost 100 businesses and found zero violations.
Curtis Park Pharmacy To Open Despite Other Coronavirus Business ClosuresAmid several businesses closing their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, one Sacramento pharmacy is soon opening theirs.
Private Labs Not Running At Capacity During Testing ShortagesSacramento County is following in the footsteps of states like New York, working with private labs to increase testing capacity.