Sacramento’s Coronavirus Update: Thursday, March 26

Did you miss anything? Here’s a roundup of coronavirus-related news in our region.
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It’s day seven of Sacramento County’s shelter-in-place order.

The numbers:

Sacramento County cases: 113
Sacramento County deaths: 5

Yolo County cases: 11
Yolo County deaths: 1

Placer County cases: 30
Placer County deaths: 1

El Dorado County cases: 3
El Dorado County deaths: 0

Sources:;;; is a new website that provides information about the disease and details actions taken by the state to respond to the pandemic.

Sacramento officials plan to move at least 663 people who are experiencing homelessness into hotels, trailers, shelters and apartments.

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that four of the nation’s big banks have agreed to 90-day mortgage payment waivers to California homeowners affected by COVID-19.

Sacramento County Supervisors passed a non-emergency ordinance prohibiting eviction of renters affected by the coronavirus.

In response to school closures, the Food Literacy Center launched online food literacy lessons. The center plans to present two lessons per week, complete with video classes. Anyone can access them for free.

Expectant couples are turning toward birth centers and home births to avoid hospitals. (Video)

Darn it, the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival has been postponed.