Sacramento’s Coronavirus Update: Thursday, May 14

Did you miss anything? Here’s a roundup of coronavirus-related news in our region.
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It’s day 56 of Sacramento County’s stay-at-home order.

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

Sacramento County cases: 1,194
Sacramento County deaths: 54

Yolo County cases: 179
Yolo County deaths: 22

Placer County cases: 172
Placer County deaths: 8

El Dorado County cases: 60
El Dorado County deaths: 0

Amador County cases: 9
Amador County deaths: 0

Yuba-Sutter Area cases: 61
Yuba-Sutter Area deaths: 3

Nevada County cases: 41
Nevada County deaths: 1

“Farm-to-Fork Al Fresco” is a program that will allow the city of Sacramento’s restaurants to set up tables on sidewalks and in parking lots so that diners can stay at a distance from other diners. It will go into effect when restaurants are allowed to reopen for dine-in service. Sacramento County may formally request approval to reopen for dine-in next week.

A study carried out in part by UC Davis researchers looks at how airflow in restaurants can affect coronavirus transmission. It’s best to dine outside when possible. (Video)

University of California campuses will likely not fully reopen in the fall. A hybrid model is in the works, with virtual and classroom learning. (Video)

The owner of three local Fitness System gyms that were forced to close because of coronavirus orders has sued the governor and San Joaquin County in federal court.

A local barber discusses how observing Ramadan without breaking his fast with other Muslims at the end of the day and attending prayers in a mosque has felt isolating.

Here’s information on whether you can refuse to go back to work for safety reasons, lack of childcare or because you receive in more in unemployment benefits than you would from working. (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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