Bay Area coronavirus updates | Wed., Mar. 25

The latest developments around the region related to the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, as of Wednesday morning include:

  • Three Santa Rosa police officers have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus and six other employees are self-quarantined. One of the three officers who tested positive is a patrol officer who has limited contact with the public while at work, and another is a patrol officer assigned to a position in the department who has not had contact with the public.
  • In her weekly briefing to the board, Alameda County health officer Dr. Erica Pan told the Board of Supervisors that the largest group of people who’ve tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus so far is those 20 to 44 years old.
  • The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to approve an urgency ordinance providing a temporary 30-day moratorium on evictions caused by income loss, increased medical expenses or childcare needs resulting from the novel coronavirus in the unincorporated parts of the county.
  • The Marin County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution that prevents residents and businesses in cities, towns and the unincorporated areas of the county from being evicted because of a sudden loss of income due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The moratorium on evictions will be in effect until May 31.
  • Half Moon Bay and Pacifica announced that they will be closing parking lots to beaches indefinitely to further enforce San Mateo County’s and California’s shelter-in-place orders in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
  • As of Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases in the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Tues., Mar. 24):
    • Alameda County: 135 cases (+13), 2 deaths (+1)
    • Contra Costa County: 86 cases (+15), 1 death
    • Marin County: 53 cases (+6)
    • Monterey County: 24 cases (+4), 1 death
    • Napa County: 3 cases (+1)
    • San Francisco County: 178 cases (+26), 1 death (+1)
    • San Mateo County: 165 cases (+4), 5 deaths (+4)
    • Santa Clara County: 375 cases (+54), 16 deaths (+3)
    • Santa Cruz County: 24 cases
    • Solano County: 24 cases (+3)
    • Sonoma County: 37 cases (+10), 1 death
    • Statewide: 2,102 cases (+369), 40 deaths (+13)

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