Sacramento’s Coronavirus Update: Thursday, April 16

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It’s day 28 of Sacramento County’s shelter-in-place order.

The numbers, as of 11 a.m.*:

Sacramento County cases: 879
Sacramento County deaths: 32

Yolo County cases: 116
Yolo County deaths: 7

Placer County cases: 130
Placer County deaths: 8

El Dorado County cases: 35
El Dorado County deaths: 0

Amador County cases: 7
Amador County deaths: 0

Yuba-Sutter Area cases: 39
Yuba-Sutter Area deaths: 3

Sacramento law enforcement will charge blatant violators of the stay-at-home order with misdemeanors that may carry penalties of fines or jail time.

The City of Sacramento projects a $30 million drop in revenue through June 30, and a $60 million decline in the fiscal year that starts on July 1. Since the city was holding onto a surplus, officials are not planning any cuts to public services in the 2020-21 budget.

Teens are hardwired for social interaction with their peers. A counselor suggests listening to youth for warning signs of depression and establishing a plan to help them cope with isolation. (Video)

Subsidized childcare for essential workers went into effect this week. And childcare facilities must follow special social distancing rules.

In an example of how the pandemic has changed customer behavior, when Raley’s unveiled its new flagship supermarket on Freeport Boulevard, shoppers formed a line in the toilet paper aisle.

It’s a bit like the ice bucket challenge, only less chilly. To raise funds for the Twin Lakes Food Bank and encourage the purchase of gift cards from Folsom businesses, city notables are challenging each other to capture video of themselves singing karaoke while washing their hands. They then post the videos to the Folsom Chamber website. (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.aspxhttps://www.amadorgov.org/services/covid-19;
https://www.yuba.org/coronavirus/

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