COVID-19 Updates: Contra Costa County Opens Outdoor Restaurants and Pools

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LAST June 5, 1:40 p.m. Nail salon representatives told NBC Bay Area that state leaders no longer believe that the community spread of COVID-19 had started in a nail salon, as Governor Gavin Newsom previously said.

June 5, 1:30 p.m. Contra Costa County announced today that outdoor pools and dog parks may reopen under new sanitation and that outdoor dining in restaurants may resume. The ordinance also allows outdoor religious services for up to 100 people, indoor religious services for up to 12 people, the use of outdoor picnic and barbecue areas, and overnight camping for people belonging to the same household. The ordinance takes effect at 5 p.m. Friday.

June 5, 1:05 p.m. Restaurants, wineries and hair salons will begin reopening on Saturday in Sonoma County. Guests will be required to wear masks and tables will be spaced at least six feet apart in restaurants and wineries.

June 5, 12:45 p.m. Below is an overview of Bay Area counties announcing new cases of coronavirus on Thursday. This list will be updated as more countries publish information.

– San Francisco has reported 54 new cases, bringing its total to 2,698. The death toll remains at 43.

—San Mateo has reported four new deaths and 55 new cases. The total number of cases is 2,299 and the number of deaths is 88.

—Alameda has reported four new deaths and 84 new cases. The total number of cases is 3,725 and the number of deaths is 101.

—Contra Costa reported 30 new cases, bringing its total to 1,577. The death toll remains at 38.

June 5, 12:30 p.m. The City of San Francisco has provided a free pop-up test site for anyone to be tested for COVID-19, including those who have gathered recently at mass protests, even if they have no symptoms infection.

The test site is located at Sainte-Marie Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street, and opened at noon on Friday.

June 5, 12:25 p.m. Marin County allows denominational ceremonies to resume with modifications starting Friday.

All gatherings must take place outdoors and face covers are required.

Click here to view the complete county health order.

June 5, 11:45 a.m. The car parks at Stinson Beach and Muir Beach have reopened to the public after weeks of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The National Park Service announced the reopening of parking lots on popular beaches on Friday, but urged bathers to maintain sufficient physical distance.

“The health and safety of visitors, staff, volunteers and partners continues to be paramount,” the agency tweeted. “Our operational approach will consist of examining each function and each department of the establishment to ensure that these operations comply with current public health directives and are subject to regular monitoring.”

In addition, the agency has announced that a number of parking lots for the San Francisco spaces will reopen next week. Click here to view the full list.

June 5, 11:30 a.m. Several streets in the Presidio will be closed to cars on Monday as part of the district’s slow streets program.

The program aims to give people more space to walk, cycle and exercise safely, and will run until June 30.

Click here for more information.

June 5, 7 a.m. The Sacramento Bee analyzed COVID-19 data for California between May 19 and June 2 and found the highest spread rates in Southern California and relatively fewer new cases and deaths in Northern California.

The Imperial County had the most serious epidemic, with cases more than doubling and deaths increasing by 60%. Other counties with high case and death rates included Los Angeles, Tulare, Kings, Riverside and San Bernardino.

Read the full Sacramento Bee report.

June 5, 6:45 a.m. An alfresco dinner with a space between tables opens in Santa Clara today and in San Mateo County on Saturday.

With these two counties revisiting their orders, outdoor dining will be allowed in six of the nine counties in the Bay Area, including Marin, Napa, Sonoma and Solano.

The only three countries that have yet to allow outdoor dining to resume are San Francisco, Alameda and Contra Costa.

On Friday, Santa Clara also opens retail stores, all manufacturing sectors, small service businesses, daycare centers and summer programs as well as religious, cultural and civic activities may reopen. Day care centers and summer camps must limit groups to 12 children or less, and outdoor gatherings for religious services and cultural ceremonies are limited to groups of up to 25 people.

“As a community and as a nation, we are living in one of the most difficult and difficult times that many of us have ever known. The COVID-19 virus has impacted all aspects of our lives. It has been particularly devastating for the low-income and colored communities of our county and our state and our nation. This has been exacerbated by the structural inequities that exist in our society that are unfair, persistent and damaging, “said Dr. Sara Cody, county health worker.

The amended order of San Mateo which takes effect on Saturday also allows charter operations with physical distance requirements in place and increases the number of people allowed to attend an outdoor funeral from 10 to 25.

Coronavirus in the Greater Bay Area: An Overview by County

ALAMEDA COUNTY: 3,725 confirmed cases, 101 deaths

What is open beyond essential businesses: Outdoor businesses and activities, retail and manufacturing

For more information on Alameda County, visit the public health website.

COUNTY OF CONTRA COSTA: 1,577 confirmed cases, 38 deaths

What is open beyond essential companies: Outdoor businesses and activities, retail and manufacturing

For more information on Contra Costa County, visit the public health department’s website.

LAKE COUNTY: 30 confirmed cases

What is open beyond essential businesses: Outdoor businesses and activities, retail, manufacturing, car washes, pet groomers, outdoor museums, offices where telework is not possible, have been approved from the state to open restaurants, shopping malls and schools

For more information on Lake County, visit the Ministry of Public Health website.

MARIN COUNTY: 530 confirmed cases, 17 deaths

What is open beyond essential businesses: Outdoor businesses and activities, retail and manufacturing

For more information on Marin County, visit the Ministry of Public Health website.

MONTEREY COUNTY: 586 confirmed cases, 10 deaths

What is open beyond essential businesses: Outdoor businesses and activities, retail and manufacturing

For more information on Monterey County, visit the public health department’s website.

NAPA COUNTY: 126 cases, 3 deaths

What is open beyond essential businesses: Outdoor businesses and activities, retail, manufacturing, car washes, pet groomers, outdoor museums, offices where telework is not possible, have been approved from the state to open restaurants, shopping malls, schools and hair salons

For more information on Napa County, visit the public health department’s website.

SAN BENITO COUNTY: 96 confirmed cases, 2 deaths

What is open beyond essential businesses: Outdoor businesses and activities, retail, manufacturing, restaurants, shopping centers

For more information on San Benito County, visit the public health department’s website.

SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY: 2,698 confirmed cases, 43 deaths

What is open beyond essential businesses: Outdoor businesses and activities, retail and manufacturing

For more information on San Francisco County, visit the public health department’s website.

SAN MATEO COUNTY: 2,299 confirmed cases, 88 deaths

What is open beyond essential businesses: Outdoor businesses and activities, retail and manufacturing

For more information on San Mateo County, visit the public health department’s website.

SANTA CLARA COUNTY: 2,850 confirmed cases, 144 deaths

What is open beyond essential businesses: Outdoor businesses and activities; retail and manufacturing

For more information on Santa Clara County, visit the public health department’s website.

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY: 219 confirmed cases, 2 deaths

What is open beyond essential businesses: Outdoor businesses and activities, retail, manufacturing

For more information on Santa Cruz County, visit the public health department’s website.

SOLANO COUNTY: 565 confirmed cases, 22 deaths

What is open beyond essential businesses: All “low risk” companies that can comply with physical distancing guidelines; has received state approval to open restaurants, shopping malls and schools

For more information on Solano County, visit the public health department’s website.

SONOMA COUNTY: 593 confirmed cases, 4 deaths

What is open beyond essential businesses: Outdoor businesses and activities, retail, manufacturing, car washes, pet groomers, outdoor museums, offices where telework is not possible, have been approved from the state to open restaurants, shopping malls and schools

For more information on Sonoma County, visit the public health department’s website.


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