Bay Area coronavirus updates | Fri., May 15

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

  • Oakland officials implemented some changes Friday to encourage social distancing at city parks. Food trucks and other vendors will not be permitted in or adjacent to city parks. All parking lots to parks will be closed and parking around Lake Merritt is banned on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and on Memorial Day.
  • Contra Costa County health officials issued a health order Friday that will allow outdoor gatherings to resume provided that attendees remain in their vehicles. The order, which goes into effect May 19, will offer a new gathering option for events like religious services and academic graduation ceremonies that have been canceled or moved online as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
  • San Francisco Mayor London Breed and Director of Health Dr. Grant Colfax on Thursday released guidelines for businesses in the city eligible for curbside or storefront pickup, beginning Monday at 10 a.m., as the city continues to battle of the spread of COVID-19.
  • Santa Clara County Superior Court will require all visitors, court staff and judicial officers to wear face coverings in public areas to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, court officials said Thursday. Judges and other judicial officers will have discretion in their courtrooms to allow the removal of facial coverings for short periods of time.
  • As of Friday at 2 p.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases in the greater Bay Area (“+” number added since last check Thurs., May 14):
    • Alameda County: 2,300 cases (+66), 82 deaths (+3)
    • Contra Costa County: 1,100 cases (+11), 33 deaths
    • Marin County: 279 cases (+4), 14 deaths
    • Monterey County: 317 cases (+9), 6 deaths
    • Napa County: 83 cases, 3 deaths
    • San Francisco County: 2,026 cases (+27), 36 deaths (+1)
    • San Mateo County: 1,575 cases (+39), 65 deaths
    • Santa Clara County: 2,391 cases (+10), 134 deaths (+2)
    • Santa Cruz County: 149 cases, 2 deaths
    • Solano County: 408 cases (+11), 13 deaths (+1)
    • Sonoma County: 351 cases (+14), 4 deaths
    • Statewide: 74,936 cases (+1,772), 3,108 deaths (+76)

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