Sacramento’s Coronavirus Update: Friday, May 15

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It’s day 57 of Sacramento County’s stay-at-home order.

The numbers, as of 9 a.m.*:

Sacramento County cases: 1,211
Sacramento County deaths: 54

Yolo County cases: 182
Yolo County deaths: 22

Placer County cases: 174
Placer County deaths: 8

El Dorado County cases: 62
El Dorado County deaths: 0

Amador County cases: 9
Amador County deaths: 0

Yuba-Sutter Area cases: 62
Yuba-Sutter Area deaths: 3

Nevada County cases: 41
Nevada County deaths: 1

Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled an updated $203.3 billion budget proposal that would cut school funding, cancel a planned boost in public pensions spending and draw down reserves to make up for a projected $54.3 billion budget deficit.

In Newsom’s budget proposal, the California State University and University of California systems would lose 10% of their state funding.

It’s possible state workers will get a 10% pay cut. SEIU Local 1000 President Yvonne Walker says that without bargaining, that would mean two furlough days per month. She also says it doesn’t have to happen, “Because clearly we have a choice in this matter.”

Lower salaries for state workers would cause further setbacks for Sacramento businesses as they start reopening after weeks of shutdown.

Here’s a list of places in the Sacramento area where you can get a free coronavirus test.

Insight’s Beth Ruyak interviews a Sacramento woman who is still recovering at home from COVID-19. (Audio)

A new California Fitness Alliance has formed to standardize practices for gyms to reopen safely in the coronavirus era. (Video)

Here are some tips for safely grooming your dog yourself. (Video)

*Sources:
https://www.saccounty.net/COVID-19/Pages/default.aspx;
https://www.yolocounty.org/health-human-services/adults/communicable-disease-investigation-and-control/novel-coronavirus-2019/dashboard-and-documents;
https://www.placer.ca.gov/6448/Cases-in-Placer;
https://www.edcgov.us/Government/hhsa/Pages/EDCCOVID-19-Cases.aspx;
https://www.amadorgov.org/services/covid-19;
https://www.yuba.org/coronavirus/;
https://nevcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/14d4460858214b358dfa3fae4cf33458

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