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Covid-19 update: BART cuts back service, county issues isolation order, exposure prompts Moscone West reconfiguration

The number of Bay Area deaths related to Covid-19 is nearing 100, though the nine-county region saw the smallest daily increase in two weeks. Here are your local Monday updates.


  • Confirmed Cases: 367,507
  • Deaths: 10,908

Source: John Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center COVID-19 tracking tool as of Monday at 6:47 p.m.


  • Confirmed Cases: 16,181
  • Deaths: 383

Source: John Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center COVID-19 tracking tool as of Monday at 6:47 p.m.

In a statement released Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state is preparing for the surge in 2019 novel coronavirus patients, with recent progress toward increasing hospital beds in several spaces around California, including the former Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento where patients with acute needs can be treated. Calling the massive response an “all hands on deck effort,” Newsom said:

“California is adding tens of thousands more hospital beds, sourcing and distributing lifesaving medical supplies and ventilators, and significantly expanding our health care workforce.”

CLopez63/Wikimedia Commons The Natomas Arena, formerly Sleep Train Area, in Sacramento, Calif. is one of several sites being converted into emergency medical facilities in preparation for the Covid-19 patient surge.

The governor added:

“All of these efforts will only pay off if we continue to slow the spread of the virus. Staying home will save lives.”   


BART announced that service will be cut in half starting Wednesday. According to officials, weekday trains will now run every 30 minutes while weekend service remains unchanged for now. The reduction is a direct result of ridership decline since shelter orders were issued across the Bay Area.  

Alameda County

  • Confirmed Cases: 557
  • Deaths: 13

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

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced Monday that the city is offering a drive-through Covid-19 testing site for frontline workers, including those in health care and grocery stores. The new site located in the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center parking lot can test approximately 240 people per day by appointment and with referrals. Employers can contact the city for further information at

The new site is a private-public partnership much like the first facility established to address the needs of first responders.

City of Berkeley

  • Confirmed Cases: 31
  • Deaths: 0

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

Berkeley officials Monday released guidance for tenants who are struggling to pay rent due to Covid-19. In order to be protected by an eviction moratorium passed by councilmembers, renters are required to preserve “documentation that shows financial hardship” and contact their landlords no more than seven days afer rent is due.  

Contra Costa County

  • Confirmed Cases: 417
  • Deaths: 7

Source: Contra Costa Health Services as of Monday at 11:30 a.m.

County officials said an additional 28 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in the past 24 hours. The Mercury News has reported that 22 additional people stemming from the Orinda Care Center have tested positive, though SFBay had not confirmed that information by the time this article was published. Health officials Friday announced that 27 people from the assisted living facility had contracted the virus.   

Marin County
  • Confirmed Cases: 141
  • Deaths: 7

Source: Marin Health and Human Services as of Sunday.

Napa County

  • Confirmed Cases: 22
  • Deaths: 2

Source: Department of Health and Human Services as of Monday.

San Francisco

  • Confirmed Cases: 583
  • Deaths: 9

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

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency shared Monday which Muni bus lines would and would not be available by Wednesday. The agency said they are cutting all but 17 lines in a process that begins Tuesday. The lines that will remain in operation are prioritized to meet the needs of essential workers and low-income neighborhoods that depend on the transit system.

Mayor London Breed announced revisions to the arrangement. In a Twitter thread providing updates Monday, she said:

“Moscone West is being cleaned. Final setup is still being completed to limit capacity, add partitions, and increase spacing.”

The mayor added:

“It will serve people who have recovered from COVID-19 or people who had been quarantined, but have since tested negative and still need a place to stay.” 

In the same thread, Breed said two people within one of The City’s shelters tested positive for the virus and had been in contact with others who had been moved to the emergency shelter at Moscone West. She said:

“All are being moved to hotel rooms.”

As a result, Moscone West is being cleaned and the arrangement is being revised to “limit capacity, add partitions, and increase spacing.” The Moscone West shelter will now house people who have already recovered and those who have tested negative after being quarantined.

San Mateo County

  • Confirmed Cases: 579
  • Deaths: 13

Source: San Mateo County Health Department as of Sunday.

Dr. Scott Morrow, the county’s health officer, issued an order Monday requiring that any person infected with Covid-19 be isolated from all other people. For those who are unable to self-isolate, the order mandates the infected person immediately contact the San Mateo County Emergency Operations Center Shelter & Care Branch by phone at 211.

Santa Clara County

  • Confirmed Cases: 1,224
  • Deaths: 42

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

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo held a press conference Monday calling on the city for support in expediting emergency housing for people struggling to isolate amid the Covid-19 outbreak. Joined by Vice Mayor Chappie Jones and two councilmembers, the mayor asked for a $17 million commitment to fund housing for people in “overcrowded housing, shelters, and homeless encampments.”

Solano County

  • Confirmed Cases: 83
  • Deaths: 1

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

Sonoma County

  • Confirmed Cases: 84
  • Deaths: 1

Source: County of Sonoma as of Monday at 7:30 p.m.

According to county data, Central County — Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park and Cotati — contains the largest concentration of Covid-19 cases in the region with 55 people who have tested positive.

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