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Bay Area officials are reminding the public to stay at home despite the warmer weather this weekend. Temperatures are expected in the 70s and 80s throughout the Bay Area, with 90s in Southern California.

Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday at his daily press briefing that he did not want to report back next week a surge in Covid-19 cases in the state because of people not following social distancing guidelines or not staying at home during the weekend.

 U.S.

  • Confirmed Cases: 938,154
  • Deaths: 53,755

Source: John Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center Covid-19 global tracking tool as of Saturday at 8:21 p.m.

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California

  • Confirmed Cases: 42,368
  • Deaths: 1,689

Source: John Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center Covid-19 global tracking tool as of Saturday at 8:21 p.m.

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Alameda County 

  • Confirmed Cases: 1,437   
  • Deaths: 52

Source: The Alameda County Public Health Department with data reported through Friday and including Berkeley.

The Alameda County Public Health Department has formed a Covid-19 Task Force tasked at addressing disparities and to ensure countywide access to testing sites. Health officials have set a goal of conducting 2,500 tests per day countywide for everyone who has symptoms.

Currently, the county is prioritizing testing for staff and residents at long-term care facilities, health care workers and first responders, persons living in congregate settings, people hospitalized, and contacts of reported cases.

The county has posted a list of testing sites that serve various populations and that have various operating hours. 

Meanwhile, a collaboration with Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare and the cities of Pleasanton, Livermore and Dublin, will open a drive-thru testing site at the Alameda County Fairgrounds starting next week.

The testing site is open to residents only of the three cities and must have symptoms of the virus like a fever above 100 degrees, shortness of breath and over the age of 65.

More information can be found on the healthcare’s website on qualifications and hours of operations.

Contra Costa County

  • Confirmed Cases: 805 
  • Deaths: 25

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

Marin County

  • Confirmed Cases: 223
  • Deaths: 12

Source: Marin Health and Human Services as of Saturday.

Marin County will hold a virtual conversation next Monday focused on discussing how vulnerable residents are faring in the county and the resources available to them during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Director of Marin County’s Health and Human Services Department Benita McLarin and the county’s Deputy Public Health Officer Dr. Lisa Santora will lead the discussion.

More information on how to watch the conversation live and submit questions can be found on the county’s website.

Napa County

  • Confirmed Cases: 60
  • Deaths: 2

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

Napa County officials Friday expanded testing of Covid-19 testing at its fairgrounds, health officials announced.

The expansion was thanks in part to a collaboration with Community Organized Relief Effort (Core) — founded by Sean Penn — and Google’s Verily. 

Testing is currently open to first responders who live or work in Napa and may have been exposed to the virus. Residents with experiencing symptoms can also get tested.

Anyone who wants to get a test will need to get screened online first and then make an appointment to get tested.

San Francisco

  • Confirmed Cases: 1,354
  • Deaths: 22

Source: San Francisco Department of Public Health with data reported through Friday.

Residents, first responders and even Grace Cathedral belted out Tony Bennett’s I Left My Heart In San Francisco Saturday afternoon.

Bennett on Friday called on all residents to record and share performances online of his 1962 ode to The City.

Here are just a few clips shared on Twitter:


San Francisco officials reported Saturday that one new resident at Laguna Honda Hospital tested positive with Covid-19.

A total of 15 staff members and five residents have tested positive for the virus since city officials confirmed cases at Laguna Honda since late March. This is the first reported case of a resident since April 7, health officials said.

Staff with the Center of Disease Control remain on site.

Jesse Garnier/SFBay Socially distanced citizens engage in outdoor activities along the Great Highway in San Francisco, Calif. on Saturday, April 25, 2020.

San Mateo County

  • Confirmed Cases: 1,019
  • Deaths: 41

Source: San Mateo County Health Department with data reported through Friday.

Santa Clara County

  • Confirmed Cases: 2,040
  • Deaths: 99

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

San Jose Public Library staff are creating personal protective equipment using 3D printers to supply masks and face shields for health care workers.

With 24 3D printers just sitting idle at library branches, the printers were sent to the homes of library staff and two teenage teen volunteers to print out the PPE. Staff worked with local hospitals to design the face shields and mask to ensure they are suitable for workers.

Officials said staff can print 200 face shields in a week and 80 masks a week.

On Friday, Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose received the first batch PPE, which included 220 face shields and 75 masks.

Solano County

  • Confirmed Cases: 199
  • Deaths: 4

Source: Solano Public Health as of Friday at 4:30 p.m. The county does not provide data on Saturdays and Sundays.

Sonoma County

  • Confirmed Cases: 218
  • Deaths: 2

Source: County of Sonoma with data as of Saturday at 8:31 p.m. 

The city of Healdsburg in Sonoma County is offering zero interest loans to small businesses, officials announced on Friday.

Healdsburg created a $600,000 Small Business Sustainability Loan Program that will provide zero-interest loans of up to $15,000 to small businesses who employ 25 or fewer full-time employees.

The funds can be used to help businesses cover day-to-day operations, lease or mortgage payments, materials and supplies. Loan payments are deferred until May 1, 2021.

Healdsburg Mayor Leah Gold said in a statement:

“It is extremely important to help protect our local small businesses in this crisis. These zero-interest loans will help them pay their bills and other necessities.”More information about the small business loan program can be found on the city’s website.”

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Jerold Chinn
Jerold Chinn covers transportation and City Hall in San Francisco. Jerold is a San Francisco native who works out of City Hall and rides Muni every single day to work. Email: jerold@sfbay.ca. Twitter: @Jerold_Chinn

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