Bay Area coronavirus updates | Wed., Apr. 15

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

  • San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an emergency ordinance requiring the city to secure at least 8,250 hotel rooms for three affected groups amid the stay-at-home order, with 7,000 reserved for the city’s homeless.
  • The city of Salinas sent the rest of its full-time employees back to work Monday in city offices. Since Monterey County first enacted a shelter-in-place order in March, Salinas had over 400 of its roughly 550 total employees still at work that were absolutely essential to daily government and community functions. By Monday the last roughly 120 employees that had not returned to work were asked to head into the office where applicable.
  • By a 5-0 vote, the Concord City Council voted Tuesday to slash their own pay by 10 percent, from $1,352 per month to $1,216.80, due to budget concerns exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. The council also voted to cut by 5 percent the salaries of top city executives, including City Manager Valerie Barone, City Attorney Susanne Brown and police Chief Mark Bustillos, as well as other executive management employees, non-sworn managers and confidential employees.
  • As of Wednesday at 1 p.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases in the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Tue., Apr. 14):
    • Alameda County: 964 cases (+76), 36 deaths (+13)
    • Contra Costa County: 615 cases (+63), 15 deaths (+4)
    • Marin County: 171 cases (+1), 10 deaths
    • Monterey County: 100 cases (+13), 3 deaths
    • Napa County: 38 cases, 2 deaths
    • San Francisco County: 1,013 cases (+26), 17 deaths (+2)
    • San Mateo County: 747 cases (+26), 21 deaths
    • Santa Clara County: 1,793 cases (+127), 65 deaths (+5)
    • Santa Cruz County: 96 cases (+5), 2 deaths
    • Solano County: 140 cases (+5), 2 deaths
    • Sonoma County: 160 cases (+8), 2 deaths
    • Statewide: 24,424 cases (+1,086), 821 deaths (+63)

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