Coronavirus in the Bay Area: Helpful Links to Local Resources

Updated September 10, 2020

By the numbers: On September 8, there were 1,616 newly recorded confirmed cases. The state now has a total of 739,527 positive cases. There have been a total of 13,841 deaths in the state.

New Reopening Guidelines (8.28.20)

On August 28th, Governor Newsom released a new reopening framework with four tiers with colors attached to them to indicate severity. Case rates and test positivity rates will be the metrics that determine movement within the tiers which run from purple (the most restrictive) to red to orange to yellow (the least restrictive). These categories replace the state watchlist that had previously dictated whether counties could reopen or would need to close.

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Reopening rollback (7.13.20)

On July 13, Gov. Newsom ordered a rollback of the state’s reopening plan in an attempt to curb the recent resurgence of COVID-19. The rollback mandates closure of restaurants, wineries, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos, museums and cardrooms throughout the state. Newsom ordered even more business sectors to close in counties that are on the state’s monitoring list for more than three days; these include gyms, hair salons and barbershops, nail salons, indoor malls, non-essential offices, and places of worship. To keep track of where your county stands on reopening, take a look at this interactive map.


Around the House

We just wrapped up a team meeting on Zoom. I learned that we all spent the majority of the weekend cleaning and organizing. We assume that many people in the Bay Area are doing the same. To help, we have put together some of our favorite articles on cleaning and organizing for you:

Home With the Kids

Beware of Scammers

We are hearing reports that scammers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 situation. Over the years, our research team has produced several articles on how to keep your family safe from scammers. Here are links to a few of these articles:

Mental Health

Updated Information by County

Alameda County Public Health Department

Contra Costa Health Services

Marin Health & Human Services

Monterey County Health Department

Napa County – Coronavirus

Sacramento County – Coronavirus

San Benito County Health & Human Services Agency

San Francisco Department of Public Health

San Mateo County Health

Santa Clara County Public Health

Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency

Solano County Public Health Department

Sonoma County Emergency

Resources for California Workers and Employers

If you’re a worker or an employer whose livelihood or business has been affected by coronavirus, refer to the following resources.

California Employment Development Department

California Labor & Workforce Development Agency

What is an essential business?