Bay Area coronavirus updates | Tue., Apr. 28

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

  • San Francisco police officers have issued 17 citations to both individuals and businesses and issued warnings to 78 others for violating health orders related to the coronavirus pandemic, police Chief Bill Scott said Monday. Of the 17 citations, eight were to businesses and nine were to individuals.
  • Stanford Health Care workers are being forced to take mandatory furloughs during the coronavirus outbreak, which is basically asking frontline healthcare workers to take pay cuts during a crisis, according to the workers’ union.
  • Several advocacy organizations throughout the state including Tenants Together, Housing Now! and the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment Action called on Gov. Gavin Newsom Monday to cancel rent and mortgage payments during the coronavirus outbreak to save low-income and working class individuals and families from homelessness.
  • A new $500,000 grant program for small businesses in San Francisco’s Bayview District will help support local entrepreneurs who’ve been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, city officials announced Monday. The grants will offer entrepreneurs and small businesses in the neighborhood funding to help stabilize losses, navigate payrolls and sustain operational needs.
  • As of Tuesday at 2 p.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases in the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Mon., Apr. 27):
    • Alameda County: 1,533 cases (+33), 55 deaths (+3)
    • Contra Costa County: 842 cases (+22), 25 deaths
    • Marin County: 224 cases, 12 deaths
    • Monterey County: 185 cases (+2), 4 deaths
    • Napa County: 66 cases (+2), 2 deaths
    • San Francisco County: 1,468 cases (44), 23 deaths
    • San Mateo County: 1,099 cases (+19), 48 deaths (+7)
    • Santa Clara County: 2,122 cases (+17), 106 deaths (+3)
    • Santa Cruz County: 125 cases (+1), 2 deaths
    • Solano County: 226 cases (+27), 4 deaths
    • Sonoma County: 222 cases, 2 deaths
    • Statewide: 45,031 cases (+1,567), 1,809 deaths (+54)

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