The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued guidance stating that all Americans should wear cloth face coverings as masks when out in public. However, President Donald Trump called the guidance a “voluntary” measure in his daily White House press briefing.

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The Washington Post is reporting that they obtained an IRS internal document stating that CARES Act stimulus payments could be electronically submitted by direct deposit beginning April 9. It should be noted that banks may not post payments to accounts until closer to April 17. Qualified people who haven’t provided valid bank account information will receive paper checks that could take several months to be delivered due to distribution staggering based on income level — individuals or married couples reporting the least income on their 2019 or 2018 tax returns will receive checks first. 


  • Confirmed Cases: 277,828
  • Deaths: 7,141

Source: John Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center Covid-19 tracking tool as of Friday at 7:23 p.m.


  • Confirmed Cases: 12,399
  • Deaths: 270

Source: John Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center Covid-19 tracking tool as of Friday at 7:26 p.m.

Alameda County

  • Confirmed Cases: 416
  • Deaths: 12

Source: The Alameda County Public Health Department as of Friday.

San Leandro has established an online volunteer resource that enables the public to register as willing to help people in need through the Covid-19 crisis.

SFBay Bay Area coronavirus dashboard. (Jesse Garnier/SFBay)

City of Berkeley

  • Confirmed Cases: 27
  • Deaths: 0

Source: The City of Berkeley as of Friday at 10:00 a.m. Berkeley reports separately from Alameda County.

Contra Costa County

  • Confirmed Cases: 307
  • Deaths: 5

Source: Contra Costa Health Services as of Friday at 2 p.m.

Officials announced Friday that 27 people from within a 47-bed assisted living facility have tested positive for Covid-19 since Tuesday. Of those infected at the Sutter Health Network Orinda Care Center who have contracted the virus, three are staff members and 24 are residents. Two residents have been hospitalized to date. 

Approximately half of the infected patients are over the age of 80, according to Contra Costa County Health Officer Dr. Chris Farnitano.

Farnitano also issued a mass isolation and quarantine order Friday for anyone with Covid-19 and any people who may have come in close contact with those individuals.

The superintendent of Martinez schools said Thursday that Alhambra High School is no longer being considered as an emergency medical facility site due to “complexities of converting the school buildings.” The campus sits approximately .3 miles from from the county hospital

Marin County

  • Confirmed Cases: 131
  • Deaths: 6

Source: Marin Health and Human Services as of Friday.

Napa County

  • Confirmed Cases: 20
  • Deaths: 2

Source: Department of Health and Human Services as of Friday at 1:20 p.m.

A second Napa County resident has died from novel coronavirus complications. The patient was being treated at a hospital in another county. 

County officials extended the area’s shelter-at-home order effective Thursday. 

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San Francisco

  • Confirmed Cases: 497
  • Deaths: 7

Source: San Francisco Department of Public Health as of Friday at 9 a.m.

In response to calls from five supervisors and advocates to lease hotel rooms to house The City’s homeless population of approximately 8,000 people, both on streets and in congregated shelter settings, Mayor London Breed said “it’s a real challenge.” 

In a Friday briefing, she stressed the importance of prioritizing individuals who have tested positive for Covid-19, are showing symptoms or are otherwise at risk due to age or underlying health conditions. 

San Mateo County

  • Confirmed Cases: 486
  • Deaths: 13

Source: San Mateo County Health Department as of Friday.

Santa Clara County

  • Confirmed Cases: 1094
  • Deaths: 38

Source: Santa Clara County Public Health Department as of Friday.

Solano County

  • Confirmed Cases: 73
  • Deaths: 1

Source: Solano Public Health as of Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Sonoma County

  • Confirmed Cases: 79
  • Deaths: 1

Source: County of Sonoma as of Friday at 3:30 p.m.

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