Bay Area coronavirus updates | Mon., Aug 3

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

  • San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa plans to introduce an ordinance at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday that would impose fines for those who violate COVID-19 health orders like not wearing a face covering in high-risk settings. Currently, those who violate the state’s health order could be punished with a misdemeanor, with fines up to $1,000 and a potential jail sentence of up to 90 days.
    • Under Canepa’s ordinance, individuals can be fined $100 as an administrative infraction, $200 for a second violation and $500 for additional violations. Businesses can be fined between $250 and $3,000 per violation depending on the gravity of the violation, prior warnings, efforts to comply or intent to profit.
  • State Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, and a group of public health officials expressed concern Monday about the potential for millions of renters across the state to be evicted later this month. Statewide emergency protections for renters, intended to prevent evictions during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, are expected to end Aug. 14.
    • Chiu and public health officials like Sonoma County Public Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase and UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations Director Dr. Margot Kushel argued that failing to extend renter protections will force millions of residents into homelessness.
  • As of Monday at 2 p.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases around the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Sun., Aug 2):
    • Alameda County: 11,846 cases (+322), 189 deaths
      • Totals include Berkeley Health Department data
    • Contra Costa County: 8,033 cases (+67), 127 deaths (+2)
    • Marin County: 5,001 cases (+7), 72 deaths (+2)
      • Totals include San Quentin State Prison
    • Monterey County: 4,924 cases (+102), 30 deaths
    • Napa County: 963 cases (+66), 9 deaths (+1)
    • San Francisco County: 6,916 cases (+105), 61 deaths
    • San Mateo County: 5,683 cases (+139), 119 deaths
    • Santa Clara County: 10,794 cases (+168), 191 deaths
    • Santa Cruz County: 1,151 cases (+1), 4 deaths
    • Solano County: 3,611 cases, 37 deaths
    • Sonoma County: 3,113 cases (+58), 39 deaths (+2)
    • Statewide: 514,901 cases (+5,739), 9,388 deaths (+32)

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