The latest developments around the region related to the novel coronavirus, also known as Covid-19, as of Thursday morning include:
- Solano County became the last county in the Bay Area to issue a shelter-in-place order limiting all non-essential movement. The order will be in effect until 11:59 p.m. on April 7 and is subject to change.
- The county of Marin Health and Human Services recommended that grocery and other retail stores selling essential items reserve a time for seniors-only shopping to help protect them from contracting the novel coronavirus.
- The Pittsburg Unified School District extended its school closure through the scheduled end of its spring break, April 17. Classes are tentatively scheduled to resume April 20.
- Santa Cruz, Monterey, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties have said that marijuana dispensaries are considered “essential businesses” under the widespread shelter-in-place mandates enacted this week, but advocates are urging governments to ensure they continue to operate throughout the state and region.
As of Thursday at 9:30 a.m., officials have confirmed the following number of cases in the greater Bay Area region:
- Alameda County: 31 cases (31 at last check Wednesday)
- Contra Costa County: 41 cases (41 on Wednesday)
- Marin County: 15 cases (11 on Wednesday)
- Monterey County: 2 cases (0 on Wednesday)
- Napa County: 0 cases (0 on Wednesday)
- San Francisco County: 70 cases (51 on Wednesday)
- San Mateo County: 80 cases, 1 death (80 cases, 1 death on Wednesday)
- Santa Clara County: 175 cases, 6 deaths (175 cases, 6 deaths on Wednesday)
- Santa Cruz County: 14 cases (13 on Wednesday)
- Solano County: 8 cases (8 on Wednesday)
- Sonoma County: 8 cases (8 on Wednesday)
- Statewide: 598 cases, 13 deaths (unchanged from Wednesday)