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    Contra Costa could soon become the third Bay Area county to authorize administrative citations for anyone violating public health orders. A vote on the proposed ordinance, which is similar to those in Marin and Napa counties, is on the Board of Supervisors’ agenda for their meeting Tuesday. It would give city and county officials the ability to cite social distancing scofflaws with fines starting at $100 for individuals and as high as $1,000 for businesses for each violation. Staff members began putting together the proposal following their meeting two weeks ago, July 14. In the time since, the Boards of Supervisors in Napa and Marin counties approved similar orders, though there are some differences. The Napa County order, the first...
    NAPA (KPIX 5) — The Napa County Board of Supervisors has put some teeth into a mask mandate, with a new ordinance this week authorizing fines from $25 to $500 for folks and $200 to $5,000 for businesses that receive repeated complaints for not wearing your mask. “We need compliance and if we can’t get compliance voluntarily, if we can’t get compliance through education, Then we’ll get it through a citation process, said Board of Supervisors chair Diane Dillon. The citations are a last resort only for repeat offenders and will be issued by code enforcement employees, not law enforcement officers. The Napa County Under Sheriff Jon Crawford said the agency’s role will be one of support, and if needed...
    Vallejo’s Charles Michael Johnson, 25, was given a 10-year prison sentence for assault related to an incident with an American Canyon police officer, according to a report in the Napa Valley Register. Johnson pleaded no contest to felony assault, felony evading an officer and felony vehicle burglary, the Napa County District Attorney’s office reported. Napa County Superior Court Judge Scott Young handed down the prison sentence. The case started last September with a report of a man prowling a hotel parking lot in American Canyon. The assault occurred when American Canyon police responded to the prowler call shortly after 11 p.m. on Sept. 30 at the Fairfield Inn and Suites and tried to question Johnson, who was sitting in a...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    NAPA COUNTY, Calif, (KGO) -- In Napa County, as of Wednesday, people can be fined for breaking the county's public health guidelines, and businesses can be fined for not enforcing them.People who hold gatherings or walk outside without a face covering risk fines of $25 to $500. Businesses could pay up to $5,000 for failing to enforce mask and social distancing rules.RELATED: Masks are mandatory in California, but whose job is it to enforce wearing them?"It is good for our safety," Napa resident Jeff Behar told ABC7. "I see people with masks who don't cover their nose. That's as bad as not wearing a mask in my opinion."Napa County passed its emergency ordinance last night.It will not rely on sheriff's...
    Mask up, or risk being fined in wine country. The Napa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday authorized citations from $25 to $500 for individuals and $200 to $5,000 for businesses that receive repeated complaints for violations of state and local health orders. But supervisors stressed the priority of education over enforcement. In the steps laid out in the policy, it takes multiple complaints to receive a written warning, and more violations after that before a potential penalty. After an initial complaint, a code enforcement employee will contact the business in violation with steps to remedy the situation. If complaints continue to file into the county database, the county should follow up in person with a written warning. If more...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    NAPA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- COVID-19 regulations have changed again in Napa now that the county has seen a 44% increase in cases in the past two weeks. Restaurants that were allowed to have diners inside must now serve them outside again. Tasting rooms can no longer have people inside."It is a turning on the dime, it is a COVID world. You have to adjust and readjust and rethink to be able to figure out the new protocol and that's the name of the game," said Mauro Pando, the chef and owner of restaurant Grace's Table, located at Franklin and Second Streets.His restaurant doesn't have a patio, so his sidewalk is now full of tables. The antique store owner across...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most...
    After experiencing an uptick in cases over the last two weeks, Napa on Thursday will become the latest Bay Area county to roll back reopening plans amid the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that Napa will become one of 26 counties in California — the fourth in the Bay Area — to be placed on the statewide monitoring list after increasing from 251 total COVID-19-related cases to 448 over the last two weeks. Napa joins Contra Costa, Santa Clara and Solano as Bay Area counties that will have to pause or roll back reopening plans for several businesses. Those business include indoor and outdoor services for all bars and breweries, and indoor dining at restaurants. Wineries in the...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The tsunami of news about the current coronavirus outbreak and now the reopenings can be overwhelming. To help you navigate through what you need to know — KPIX.com/KPIX 5 News/CBSN Bay Area — will be publishing a news roundup each morning of the top coronavirus and reopening-related stories so you can start your day with the latest updated developments. Majority Of COVID-19 PPP Loan Money Going To Only 15% Of Businesses Applying CONCORD — The federal Paycheck Protection Program was created to help small businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, but data just released from the Small Business Administration shows that some unlikely businesses are getting the lion’s share of the money.Small businesses are...
    YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (KGO) -- On Tuesday, the State of California notified Napa County that is back on the coronavirus watch list, with all the consequences. They will take effect just past midnight, Thursday morning.CORONAVIRUS WATCH LIST: California counties where COVID-19 is getting worseNo more indoor dining, tasting rooms, theaters, or bars.The only difference this time, Napa business people know what to expect."I woke up and felt like I felt in March," said Toni Chiapetta, who owns the Sweetie Pies Bakery. Her business survived the last closure by making dinners to go. Now she'll be doing it again."Is it easier this time?" we asked."Yes. I'm ready this time. We know what we're up against."COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest,...
    NAPA (CBS SF) — In all of the San Francisco Bay Area, Napa County has been the most aggressive at easing COVID-19 restrictions, but a sudden rise on new cases has officials rethinking that strategy. County officials reported on Monday that there had been 60 new cases over the past 72 hours for a total of 291 active cases among local residents. Since the outbreak began, Napa County has had 436 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and four confirmed deaths. In reaction to the sudden surge, officials said they were considering reimposing several restriction on Thursday. Those would include closing down restaurant indoor dining, indoor winery tasting rooms, movie theaters, museums, card rooms and indoor entertainment venues. If they take the...
    NAPA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Health officials have said repeatedly that wearing a mask does reduce the risk being exposed to the coronavirus.However, it remains difficult convincing Americans to wear them.RELATED: Masks are required in California, but how are they enforced?Now, some communities are beginning to consider "incentives." Thursday in Napa, the city and county announced the formation of a compliance task force with a priority of getting people to wear masks and observe social distancing in public places."It's a little irresponsible to walk around without a mask considering the infection rate, and public health, and that is a concern," said Tomasa Duenas as she stood on a sidewalk, waiting for a sandwich.Napa and other counties could lose state funding...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.There are confirmed cases in the nine Bay Area counties and California's first COVID-19 related death was a Placer County man who was a passenger on a cruise out of San Francisco. Local emergencies related to coronavirus have been declared in Solano, San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Sonoma, and Alameda counties. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday...
    A health official in a California county said socializing over Memorial Day weekend is likely behind a recent spike in cases of the novel coronavirus there. At least 31 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Napa County last week, twice the amount from the week before, and three times the amount of the week before that, the Napa Valley Register reported. JERSEY SHORE ‘BEACH HOUSE GATHERINGS’ BEHIND NEW CORONAVIRUS CLUSTER Napa County’s Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Relucio told the outlet that graduation parties, gatherings with friends and family, and other social activities over Memorial Day weekend have contributed to the recent increase. “Two weeks ago was Memorial Day. People were out and about. One case went to a graduation party...