Bay Area coronavirus updates | Tue., May 19

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

  • U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday morning that the Bay Area will receive more than $700 million in federal funding. According to the tweet, the funds will be used to support continued operations and workers at San Francisco International Airport, as well as transit services like BART and Muni amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
  • San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa has announced a proposal to fund virtual graduations for more than 1,000 local high school seniors at a cost of $103,000 amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
  • Recreational boaters were able to get back out on the water Tuesday when launch ramps reopened for them at Moss Landing and Monterey Harbor. The ramps reopened at 5 a.m., provided boaters obey health orders and harbor regulations.
  • The city of Novato and the Downtown Novato Business Association on Tuesday announced the designation of more than 30 temporary carryout parking spaces along Grant Avenue and a handful of side streets, allowing customers to efficiently access restaurants and businesses in downtown Novato who are offering curbside and storefront pick-up.
  • Undocumented households in the Bay Area can receive up to $1,000 from the state of California for relief from the coronavirus, according to the California Department of Social Services. An individual is eligible for up to $500 and each household $1,000 provided they are ineligible for other forms of assistance, including the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and pandemic unemployment benefits, due to their immigration status.
  • 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., May 18):
    • Alameda County: 2,522 cases (+65), 86 deaths (+3)
    • Contra Costa County: 1,192 cases (+37), 33 deaths
    • Marin County: 329 cases (+12), 14 deaths
    • Monterey County: 344 cases (+3), 8 deaths
    • Napa County: 92 cases, 3 deaths
    • San Francisco County: 2,179 cases (+48), 36 deaths
    • San Mateo County: 1,687 cases (+16), 75 deaths (+9)
    • Santa Clara County: 2,483 cases (+30), 137 deaths (+2)
    • Santa Cruz County: 165 cases (+2), 2 deaths
    • Solano County: 424 cases (+14), 16 deaths
    • Sonoma County: 391 cases (+4), 4 deaths
    • Statewide: 81,795 cases (+1,365), 3,334 deaths (+32)

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