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Coronavirus Curve / BART And Muni Service Updates / Emergency Rules For Court Procedures

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is stripping down its MUNI bus service to just 17 lines it deems essential for workers to get across the city.


The California Judicial Council met yesterday and set standards for how courts should operate during the COVID19 emergency.


Bay Area curve flattening / Hospital beds increasing / Stay-at-home timeline / Muni service reduction

California coronavirus cases slowing / Muni cuts / Santa Clara respite center

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As more and more people are relying on the video conferencing platform Zoom, California residents are suing the company over what they say are serious privacy violations.

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Social distancing works. It’s also better to do it sooner rather than later. That’s what early indicators show, two weeks into California state’s all-but-essential-workers quarantine.

Oakland Tele-Town Hall / Oakland Unified Campus Closures / Oakland Unified Campus Closures / SF Volunteer Network To Help Vulnerable Populations 

Coronavirus Testing Data / Cases Increase For Healthcare Workers / Campuses Closed For Academic Year

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According to a letter sent yesterday by California’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, the state’s students should not expect to return to campus this academic year.

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For those who have lost their income because of COVID-19, today may be an especially hard day. It’s April 1, and for many, rent is due. Bay Area governments have passed emergency protections for tenants, but critics say they’re not enough.

Coronavirus Caseload / Rent Moratoriums

Bay Area Headlines: Tuesday, 3/31/20, AM

Mar 31, 2020

Coronavirus Caseload / Santa Clara Country Homeless Residents / Rental Assistance In Marin County


Beginning today food will be distributed only two days a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays between the hours of 11 am and noon.

Coronavirus Caseload / Laguna Honda Hospital Cases / School Lunches

Coronavirus Caseload

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In San Francisco, all MUNI train lines will shut down starting today, with no current plans for them to reopen.

Bay Area Headlines: Friday, 3/27/20, PM

Mar 27, 2020

Coronavirus Caseload / Protecting Hospital Staff / Alameda Health Systems Management

Coronavirus caseload / Transit affected

COVID-19 numbers / Call for collaboration / Distance learning / Curry meets Fauci

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Governor Newsom spoke this morning of the importance of multi-state collaboration in responding to COVID-19. He said that he had just completed a call between President Trump and all 50 state governors.


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On March 25, the San Francisco Unified School District began the second phase of a three-part plan to help get students back on track while campuses remain closed. 


Coronavirus cases update / Mortgage relief / Small business situation / Transit assistance


Latest coronoavirus tally / Mortgage relief / School closure extension / Immigration detention

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Six Bay Area counties announced extending school closures today. They are now tentatively scheduled to remain closed through May 1.

California caseload / Stay at home duration / State budget impact

Numbers update / Private lab regulations / Transit agency adjustments

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Several local Bay Area health offices issued an order today that requires private labs to report all of their testing results to public health authorities. Labs need to report the results within an hour. Also, they are required to report "information that allows health officials to better locate the person tested.”


Angela Johnston

Bay Area residents heard the news that they can go outside under the “shelter in place” order and they really took off running with it.

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Governor Gavin Newsom’s March 19th order has thwarted all non-essential public contact. That includes signature gatherers who help get measures on the ballot when we vote. These measures often impact housing laws, small business, and homeless services. 

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Good news for East Bay residents and health centers: a new, free COVID19 testing center is opening in Hayward.