Bay Area coronavirus updates | Tues., Sept. 1

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

  • The Monterey County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to appropriate nearly $12 million to the county Emergency Operations Center’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The board voted to increase appropriations to the EOC by $11.7 million, with roughly $4.88 million coming from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act and roughly $6.88 million coming from the county’s cannabis tax revenue fund. The board also approved an additional $250,000 for the county EOC to operate the Food Bank for Monterey County. That funding also came from the cannabis tax revenue fund, according to county officials.
  • San Francisco has been taken off the state’s COVID-19 watchlist as the number of new daily cases citywide is slightly declining, Mayor London Breed announced Tuesday — the same day several businesses began operating outdoors. The city was placed on the list back in July when it was seeing more than 100 new COVID-19 cases daily. Currently the city is seeing about 75 new cases daily, which although remaining somewhat high, allows the city to move forward with the reopening of some businesses under state guidelines. On Tuesday, the city began allowing personal services like haircuts, massages and nail services to resume in outdoor settings, while others like tattoo art, facials and waxing remain on hold for the time being.
  • Tuesday is full of uncertainty for thousands of renters across the North Bay and beyond as a statewide temporary ban on evictions expires at midnight. In Marin County alone, Superior Court officials have suggested that as a result, 100 to 200 unlawful detainers — which initiate the court process to evict a tenant — will be processed in September starting Wednesday. That’s up from about 20 a month in pre-COVID-19 times, said Lucie Hollingsworth, senior attorney of the housing unit at Legal Aid of Marin. “We are definitely looking at mass displacement,” Hollingsworth said.
  • As of Tuesday at 5 p.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases around the greater Bay Area region (“+” number added since last check Mon., Aug. 31, unless otherwise noted):
    • Alameda County: 18,445 cases (+258) (Totals include Berkeley Health Department data)
    • Contra Costa County: 14,035 cases (+97), 179 deaths (+4)
    • Marin County: 6,164 cases (+96), 96 deaths (+2) (Totals include San Quentin State Prison)
    • Monterey County: 8,068 cases (+88), 58 deaths
    • Napa County: 1,444 cases (+13), 13 deaths
    • San Francisco County: 9,544 cases (+50), 83 deaths
    • San Mateo County: 8,260 cases (+91), 132 deaths (+1)
    • Santa Clara County: 17,465 cases (+452), 248 deaths (+4)
    • Santa Cruz County: 1,755 cases (+19), 7 deaths
    • Solano County: 5,547 cases (+159), 47 deaths (+1)
    • Sonoma County: 5,800 cases (+82), 80 deaths
    • Statewide: 707,797 cases (+3,712), 13,018 deaths (+85)

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