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    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Eric Holcomb and other state officials defended brick-and-mortar school re-openings Wednesday despite mounting reports of students and education staff testing positive for the coronavirus since returning to school statewide. With no state mandates for if or how schools should reopen — or benchmarks for what would require them to shut back down as confirmed cases of the virus increase — the Republican governor re-emphasized “confidence” in local leaders to decide what’s best for their districts. Dr. Kristina Box, the state health commissioner, added that she “continue(s) to believe that our schools can safely reopen.” She cited improved testing and hospital capacity as helpful safeguards, along with wearing masks, hand-washing and social distancing. She also stressed the importance of...
    By MARINA VILLENEUVE and PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press Travelers from Rhode Island have been added to the list of those who must quarantine while staying in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut as some Northeast states begin to see signs of rising infections. There are 34 states and Puerto Rico on the travel advisory, which requires visitors from those areas to isolate themselves for 14 days in an attempt to prevent another surge of COVID-19 in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Rhode Island is the first neighboring state added to Connecticut's advisory. Max Reiss, a spokesman for Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said the restrictions will not apply to routine daily travel between the two states. “Anyone who travels from...
    New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will require visitors from Rhode Island to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, under a joint travel advisory to help curb the spread of coronavirus in the tri-state area.  The state was added to a list of 35 states and territories, including Puerto Rico, on Tuesday that must adhere to the travel restriction, after reporting close to 200 new cases of COVID-19 in last three days. Meanwhile, Delaware and Washington, D.C., which had been added to the list last week, have been removed after their rates of infection declined. Rhode Island now makes up a list of 35 states and territories - including Puerto Rico - of visitors that will be required to...
    Add this to the list of reasons to visit Hawaii. The popular vacation destination has struggled with reduced tourism during the coronavirus pandemic. Fortunately, due to the state’s low number of cases, some countries are considering it a safe travel destination. Hawaii implemented strict travel regulations in response to the coronavirus. (iStock) Japan listed Hawaii, along with 11 other countries and regions, as a safe international travel destination, the Associated Press reports. The announcement was made as part of Japan’s new safe travel program, which will reportedly tightly regulate and protect the health of travelers. BRUTAL BRAWL BREAKS OUT AT HARD ROCK HOTEL, LEADS TO MULTIPLE ARRESTS Hawaii implemented strict travel regulations in response to the coronavirus. Fox News...
    San Mateo County finally joined its neighbors on the state’s coronavirus watch list Wednesday morning, meaning that the entire region is now under state watch. The county was the lone Bay Area holdout after San Francisco was added nearly two weeks ago, followed by Santa Cruz on Sunday. For days — as residents of other counties watched — residents could work out inside a gym or get an indoor haircut in San Mateo County, even as they were banned from doing so in all other Bay Area counties.. Now that’s poised to change. If the county remains on the list for three consecutive days, a slew of locations must shut down unless they can perform their work outside — including...
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The site of the first midnight presidential vote in the U.S. and 10 other properties have been added to the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places. The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources announced the additions on Wednesday. Among the properties are the Davis-Nadig Homestead with its circa 1880 farmhouse in Millsfield, which became the site of the country’s first midnight presidential vote when seven of the town’s 12 registered voters cast their ballots at 12:01 a.m. Midnight voting continued at the farmhouse until the 1960s. officials said. Also added is a one-room schoolhouse with a hand-hewn timber frame that was built in 1810 in Deering for $175.85. It closed in 1919 and became a...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois has reported 1,076 new COVID-19 cases and 30 additional deaths Tuesday , the Illinois Department of Public Health announced Monday.The Illinois Department of Public Health announced that the state's total confirmed COVID-19 cases has reached 173,731, including 7,446 deaths.In the last 24 hours, health officials said that they conducted a total of 28,331 tests. The preliminary seven-day positivity rate for July-21 to July 27 stands at 3.8%.- Champaign County - 1 male 70s- Coles County: 1 female 30s, 1 female 40s, 1 female 80s- Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 2 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 female 80s, 3 males 80s, 3 females 90s, 1 male 90s- DeKalb County: 1...
    Travelers from three more states, as well as Puerto Rico and Washington, DC, with high positive testing rates for COVID-19 have now been added to the joint quarantine order for out-of-state travelers to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The newly added states as of Tuesday, July 28, are Illinois, Kentucky, and Minnesota, bringing the number to 34 states, in addition to Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. The quarantine applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day rolling average or a state with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average. The full, updated list of states on the travel...
    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...
    As the coronavirus rages through California, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday implored state residents to take the pandemic seriously, as the daily average of related deaths has increased from 91 last week to 109, according to the governor. “What more evidence do you need than that about how deadly this disease can be,” Newsom said. “Please, let’s wake up to that reality.” Meanwhile, California health officials are no longer encouraging everyone who wants a test to get one because of testing shortages and delays, said Dr. Gil Chavez, co-chair of the state’s testing task force. Currently, it can take nearly two weeks to get results from a test for COVID-19. On Monday, California reported 6,891 new cases over the last...
    Wisconsin will be added to Chicago's travel quarantine order on Tuesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday.Lightfoot made the comment at a separate press event announcing further housing assistance for the city during the COVID-19 pandemic.Chicago quarantine: Kansas added to city's travel order for states with surging COVID-19 rates, Wisconsin could be nextHealth officials first brought up the possibility of the neighboring state being added to the list last week, when Kansas became the 18th state on the city's emergency order."I want you to know that Wisconsin is being very close to being on this list, they could be added as soon as next week," said Chicago Department of Public Health Director Dr. Allison Arwady said at the time. "When I...
    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...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) — Multiple counties in southwestern Pennsylvania are showing “concerning” percent positivity rates for the Coronavirus, according to the Wolf administration. The new data comes from the COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard. The dashboard’s data compares the seven-day period of July 17 – July 23 to the previous seven days, July 10 – July 16. Allegheny County has shown 6.6% positivity while Beaver County has 8.7% positivity, Mercer County has 7.6% positivity, Armstrong County has 8.6% positivity and Fayette County has 5.4% positivity. Other counties in the state with high positivity rates include Franklin County at 7.7%, Lawrence County at 6.2%, Chester County at 6.0%, Philadelphia County at 5.6%, York County at 5.4%, Dauphin County at...
    DOVER, Del. (CBS) — New Jersey has put Delaware back on the list of states under a quarantine warning. Travelers heading from Delaware to New Jersey are being told to self-quarantine for 14 days. New Jersey Adds 10 States, Including Delaware To Travelers’ Self-Quarantine List This is the second time Delaware has been on the list. Gov. John Carney sounded fed up when asked about it on Tuesday. “I’m mad as hell, frankly. It doesn’t make any sense,” Carney said. “We’re going to be on and off unless we stop testing, and we’re not going to stop testing. We’re going to test particularly where we think that we have an outbreak.” Carney accused New Jersey of making decisions in autopilot....
    New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will now require travelers from 31 states to self-quarantine for 14 days to limit the spread of coronavirus as cases continue to surge across the country.   Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced that 10 new states had been added to the list: Alaska, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Virginia, Washington.  The travel order - first issued in June by Cuomo and the governors of New Jersey and Connecticut - already had restrictions for 21 other states where the positive test rate is higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average.  Cuomo said he is planning to impose a $2,000 fine for travelers arriving from states on the list...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Two people died from COVID-19 in New York state on Monday, a new milestone for a state that was once suffering from 800 daily deaths, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday."That is two too many, but at one time we had over 800 in a single day, back on April 14," Cuomo said, calling it a "significant milestone" for him and all New Yorkers.Meanwhile, New York and New Jersey added 10 states to the list from which travelers are required to self-quarantine for 14 days, and Connecticut is expected to follow suit.The newly-added states are Alaska, Delaware (re-added), Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Virginia and Washington (re-added). Minnesota has been removed from the list.EMBED More...
    Travelers from 10 more states with high positive testing rates for COVID-19 have now been added to the joint quarantine order for out-of-state travelers to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Alaska, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Virginia and Washington were added to the list on Tuesday, July 21, bringing the total number of states to 31. Minnesota came off the list. The quarantine applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day rolling average or a state with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average. The full, updated list of states on the travel advisory is now: ...
    The Bay Area, an early leader in combating the spread of the coronavirus, passed another grim milestone on Friday, reporting more than 30,000 COVID-19 cases and 600 deaths since the start of the pandemic. A worrisome increase in cases throughout California has prompted renewed restrictions on businesses and indoor gatherings at 30 counties on a state watchlist. San Francisco was added to the list Friday, leaving San Mateo County, which has allowed indoor dining, gyms and more since June, as the only Bay Area county not yet under additional state restrictions. California counties reported 9,427 cases and 122 deaths on Friday, for a total of 371,942 cases and 7,599 COVID-10 deaths. The state’s seven-day testing positivity average was 7.1 percent,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Mayor London Breed announced during a press conference Friday with Director of Public Health Dr. Grant Colfax that San Francisco County has been added to the state's coronavirus watch list, meaning indoor malls and non-essential offices must close starting Monday.When a county is on the state's watch list for three or more days, it is required to roll back certain business reopenings. Mayor Breed says if the state adds more watch list restrictions, the city will follow them.WATCH LIVE TODAY: Gov. Newsom expected to make call on reopening California schools, sources sayIf conditions do not improve, Breed says the city may close additional activities and businesses.The city will continue to pause the reopening process indefinitely until...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Mayor London Breed announced during a press conference Friday with Director of Public Health Dr. Grant Colfax that San Francisco County has been added to the state's coronavirus watch list, meaning indoor malls and non-essential offices must close starting Monday.When a county is on the state's watch list for three or more days, it is required to roll back certain business reopenings. Mayor Breed says if the state adds more watch list restrictions, the city will follow them.WATCH LIVE TODAY: Gov. Newsom expected to make call on reopening California schools, sources sayIf conditions do not improve, Breed says the city may close additional activities and businesses.The city will continue to pause the reopening process indefinitely until...
    BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts unemployment rate rose to 17.4% in June even though the state added almost 84,000 jobs as it emerged from the coronavirus economic shutdown, state labor officials announced Friday. The June job gains follow the addition of about 55,000 jobs in May, which had a revised unemployment rate of 16.6%, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development said. The unemployment rate is based on a monthly sample of households, while the job estimates are derived from a monthly sample survey of employers, which is why the statistics may appear to be going in opposite directions, the agency said. The June unemployment rate was 6.3 percentage points above the national rate of 11.1% reported by the...
    Former MLB slugger Aubrey Huff took his thoughts to Twitter on Tuesday about California’s decision to once again enter lockdown due to the spike in coronavirus cases across the state. “I would rather take my chances with the coronavirus -- and, may I remind you, it has a 99.8 percent survival rate -- than to end up on the f--king street no longer able to provide for my family," Huff, a two-time World Series champion with the San Francisco Giants, said. YANKEES' CLINT FRAZIER VOWS TO WEAR MASK DURING AT-BATS Huff posted a two-minute rant on the social media site saying that masks are “mind-control devices” and people who wear them are “sheep.” ".@GavinNewsom shut California down again," Huff wrote on Twitter. "It’s...
    Travelers coming from New Mexico, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Ohio will have to quarantine for two weeks when they arrive in the New York tri-state area, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday. They join a growing list that now totals 22 states from which travelers must self-quarantine when they arrive in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut or else face local penalties. The quarantine mandate came as new cases surge elsewhere in the U.S., including hotspots like Florida, Texas, Arizona and California. Delaware, which was briefly subject to the quarantine order, was taken off the list on Tuesday, Cuomo said.  “Rising cases around the country continue to threaten our progress,” Cuomo said in a news statement on Tuesday. The number of...
    By MARINA VILLENEUVE ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced four more states are on New York, New Jersey and Connecticut’s quarantine list on Tuesday as governors there sought to contain the spread of COVID-19 from regions of the country where infection rates are growing. The addition of Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin means that travelers from 22 states will be required to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New York. The list of states that meet the travel advisory’s metrics has grown each week as coronavirus cases continue to spike nationwide. Now, the quarantine requirements apply to over half of the nation’s population. Last month, the governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut announced...
    New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have added four states to their travel advisory which requires individuals traveling from areas deemed coronavirus hotspots to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine. The three states last month announced a “joint travel advisory,” requiring individuals traveling from coronavirus hotspots to self-isolate for two weeks. The quarantine applies to those traveling from states that have a positive test rate “higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or a state with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average,” per Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) office. On Tuesday, they added four states — Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, and Wisconsin — to the list. The full list also includes Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia,...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The state opf Florida continues to rise a rising death toll from coronavirus, reporting a new daily high of 132 on Tuesday. As cases surge across the country, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are adding more states to their quarantine list.Governors Andrew Cuomo, Phil Murphy, and Ned Lamont announced that people traveling from Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, and Wisconsin will also now be asked to quarantine for 14 days. Delaware was removed from the list.New Jersey Governor Murphy appeared on "GMA" Tuesday morning to talk about his state's response to the coronavirus cases in his state and the country.He was asked if he would join New York in imposing hefty fines for travelers that don't...
    By MARINA VILLENEUVE, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo added four more states to New York's quarantine list on Tuesday as he sought to contain the spread of COVID-19 from regions of the country where infection rates are growing. The addition of Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin means that travelers from 22 states will be required to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New York. The list of states that meet New York's travel advisory’s metrics has continued to grow each week as coronavirus cases continue to spike nationwide. Last month, the governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut announced a joint travel advisory that applies to any person arriving from a state...
    By MARINA VILLENEUVE ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo added four more states to New York’s quarantine list on Tuesday as he sought to contain the spread of COVID-19 from regions of the country where infection rates are growing. The addition of Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin means that travelers from 22 states will be required to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New York. The list of states that meet New York’s travel advisory’s metrics has continued to grow each week as coronavirus cases continue to spike nationwide. Last month, the governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut announced a joint travel advisory that applies to any person arriving from a state with a...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that the city's COVID-19 Emergency Fund has raised $54.5 million. The money will go to help frontline workers and vulnerable New Yorkers.Governors Andrew Cuomo, Phil Murphy, and Ned Lamont announced that four more states would be added to the Tri-State quarantine travel list.People traveling from Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, and Wisconsin will also now be asked to quarantine for 14 days. 1.5% of Monday's COVID-19 tests were positive in New York State and 5 people died.Meantime, Governor Cuomo has laid out the formula that will be used to reopen schools across the state, even as the state of California shuts down indoor dining and bars amid a COVID resurge.Cuomo said...
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Tuesday announced that individuals traveling to their states from Minnesota, Ohio, New Mexico and Wisconsin will be required to quarantine for 14 days — as the four states experience a recent surge in coronavirus cases. The tristate governors, including New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, announced a travel advisory last month, requiring individuals traveling to the region from states experiencing a spike in positive COVID-19 cases to self-quarantine. NY, CT, NJ GOVERNORS IMPOSE 14-DAY QUARANTINE FOR THOSE VISITING FROM OUT OF STATE It is unclear if Murphy added the new states to the list for individuals traveling to New Jersey. The governors also announced Tuesday that Delaware, which was added to the list last...
    Travelers from four more states with high positive testing rates for COVID-19 have now been added to the joint quarantine order for out-of-state travelers to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The newly-added states as of Tuesday, July 14 are Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin, bringing the total number of states on the list to 22. Delaware, which had been added to the list a week ago along with Kansas and Oklahoma, has now been removed. The quarantine applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day rolling average or a state with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average. The full, updated...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that four more states would be added to New York's quarantine travel list.People traveling from Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, and Wisconsin will also now be asked to quarantine for 14 days. 1.5% of Monday's COVID-19 tests were positive in New York State and 5 people died.Meantime, Governor Cuomo has laid out the formula that will be used to reopen schools across the state, even as the state of California shuts down indoor dining and bars amid a COVID resurge.Cuomo said a region must be in Phase 4 and the daily infection rate must remain below 5% using a 14-day average for New York schools to reopen.EMBED More News Videos New York Governor...
    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...
    LIVERMORE (CBS SF) — Alameda County was added to the state’s COVID-19 watchlist Sunday in the wake of rising new cases of the virus among local residents. If those numbers don’s so improve after the next three days, state officials will begin reimposing COVID-19 business restrictions. Alameda, which has had the largest number of positive COVID-19 cases in the Bay Area, already has been slow to rollback those restrictions. “Definitely observing in the community people outside are kind of just walking around not wearing masks, so I definitely understand why we’re on a watch list. But I know in here, we’ve been keeping everything as safe as possible,” said Hostess at Strizzi’s Restaurant Isabella Montanaro. The county says more cases...
    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...
    Alameda County became California’s 30th county placed on the state’s watch list because of growing concerns over the novel coronavirus pandemic, health officials announced Sunday. “While Alameda County has the highest number of cases among Bay Area counties, the County’s case rate is third highest in the Bay Area and less than half of California’s overall case rate,”  said a statement released by county health spokeswoman Neetu Balram. The state puts counties on its watch list if they exceed thresholds for certain criteria, including significant changes in COVID-19 infection rates, increases in hospitalizations, and availability of ICU beds and ventilators. In the past two weeks, Alameda County averaged a COVID-19 case rate of 104 positive results per 100,000 people. The...
    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...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – The Florida Department of Health reported 93 more deaths from COVID-19 on Friday as the pandemic continues to spread. The state’s total confirmed caseload grew by another 11,433 people infected. The rate of Florida deaths per day has reached a seven-day average of about 59, up from about 33 three weeks ago, and approaching the deadliest period in the pandemic in early May when that average briefly touched 60. Download The New CBS4 News App Here The cumulative number of deaths in Florida was 4,102 on Friday, and the number of confirmed cases of the virus climbed to 240,710. The state also reported a record daily high of 435 newly hospitalized people who were...
    SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- From Sonoma County, Friday, came a warning that the State of California has placed them on the COVID-19 monitoring list.It signals a 44-percent rise in cases, and a looming shortage of intensive care beds.RELATED: Sonoma County allows gyms, hotels, campgrounds, zoos to reopenFor residents, it means a likely shut-down, and a tough time for local businesses.By now you have read about, heard, and lived this narrative. Having re-opened once, the coronavirus numbers are pushing Sonoma County and places like Petaluma, back toward shut-down mode."Who do I blame for the numbers? It's an act of God," said Marie O'Neill of Santa Rosa as she enjoyed lunch along the Petaluma River.It will also be an act by...
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — The California Department of Public Health notified Sonoma County on Friday it has been placed on the state’s coronvirus monitoring list because of increasing infections in the county. Sonoma joining 29 other counties in the state on the watch list due to sharp increases in new coronavirus infections, including Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Santa Clara and Solano counties. Sonoma County’s rate of infections per 100,000 residents has increased five-fold from 20 in early June to more than 100 over the past several days, according to Dr. Sundari Mase, the county’s Public Health Officer. If the data does not improve over the next 72 hours, Sonoma County would be subject to additional restrictions as part of...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom announced another three counties were added to the state's watch list of areas of concern amid the coronavirus pandemic.Napa, San Benito and Yolo counties were all added, bringing the total to 26. See the rest of the list here.Last week, the governor ordered the closures of bars, indoor restaurants, zoos and museums in counties that have been on the state's watch list for more than three days. At the time, that applied to 19 counties, or about 70% of the state's population.PHASE 4: When will California enter Phase 4 of reopening? Experts weigh inThe state now has more than 277,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and has seen nearly 6,500 people die of the virus.We...
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Anyone traveling into Connecticut, New York or New Jersey from three additional states — Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma — must now self-quarantine for 14 days to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Tuesday's announcement means a total of 19 states now meet the criteria of having a new daily positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a 10% or higher positive rate over a seven-day rolling average. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, a Democrat, said Monday he believes the quarantine has been discouraging visitors from coming to the state. He noted that the number of flight cancellations at Bradley International Airport is double what officials had anticipated. “So there are many fewer people coming...
    A Mississippi election commissioner sparked outrage after complaining on social media that black residents in the state were holding lots of voter registration events, a report said. The commissioner, Gail Welch of Jones County, wrote the comment on Facebook last week — just as state legislators had approved a measure to remove a confederate symbol from the state flag, the Clarion Ledger reported. “I’m concerned about voter registration in Mississippi,” Welch wrote in the Facebook post, according to the report. “The blacks are having lots (of) events for voter registration. People in Mississippi have to get involved, too,” she added. The state senator whose district includes parts of Jones County told the newspaper that the statement raises credibility questions...
    Travelers from three more states with high positive testing rates for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have now been added to the joint quarantine order for out-of-state travelers to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The newly-added states as of Tuesday, July 7 are Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma, bringing the total number of states on the list to 19. The quarantine applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day rolling average or a state with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average. The full, updated list of states on the travel advisory is now: Alabama Arkansas Arizona California Delaware Florida...
    SAN DIEGO (CBSLA) — California’s rollback of reopenings expanded to six more counties Monday, including San Diego, Monterey and Marin. Bars in Colusa, Madera, Marin, Merced, Monterey and San Diego counties were ordered to close all operations, while indoor operations are being asked to close indoor operations for restaurants, wineries, movie theaters, zoos and museums, and card rooms. The number of counties on the state’s watch list is now at 23. Contra Costa and Santa Clara counties have come off the state’s watch list since last week. The state reported 5,699 new COVID-19 cases and 5,790 hospitalizations, which reflects 50% increase over the past two weeks. Twenty-four people died of the virus over the weekend. Newsom said enforcement has been...
    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...
    Senate Democrats on Wednesday unveiled legislation to extend a generous federal plus-up of weekly unemployment benefits that would continue as long as the coronavirus pandemic impacts the economy. The American Workforce Rescue Act, introduced by Senate Democratic Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerOver 1700 veterans ask Senate to pass statehood bill White House says Trump has now been briefed on Russian bounty intel New legislation required to secure US semiconductor leadership MORE (D-N.Y.) and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee WydenHillicon Valley: Facebook takes down 'boogaloo' network after pressure | Election security measure pulled from Senate bill | FCC officially designating Huawei, ZTE as threats Democrats, voting rights groups pressure Senate to approve mail-in voting resources Overnight Health Care:...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — All travelers headed to New York from California will be required to quarantine for 14 days due to a recent spike in new COVID-19 cases and other coronavirus metrics. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo added eight states to New York’s quarantine list, which was first announced on June 24. There are now 16 states on the list. “As an increasing number of states around the country fight significant community spread, New York is taking action to maintain the precarious safety of its phased, data-driven reopening,” Cuomo said. “We’ve set metrics for community spread, just as we’ve set metrics for everything the state does to fight COVID-19, and eight more states have reached the level of spread...
    By BEN NADLER, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Opposition to proposed hate crimes legislation in Georgia is building from lawmakers and civil rights groups previously in favor of it after Republicans in the state Senate added police as a protected class. The ACLU and NAACP, as well as the state House and Senate Democratic caucuses are among those now standing against the hate crimes measure. The Rev. James Woodall, state president of the Georgia NAACP, said in an interview Monday that the addition of language protecting law enforcement is “toxic and a poison pill.” “We are demanding that the legislature amend this bill to take out the first responders provision and to include data collection so that we can ensure...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Opposition to proposed hate crimes legislation in Georgia is building from lawmakers and civil rights groups previously in favor of it after Republicans in the state Senate added police as a protected class. The ACLU and NAACP, as well as the state House and Senate Democratic caucuses are among those now standing against the hate crimes measure. The Rev. James Woodall, state president of the Georgia NAACP, said in an interview Monday that the addition of language protecting law enforcement is “toxic and a poison pill.” “We are demanding that the legislature amend this bill to take out the first responders provision and to include data collection so that we can ensure the lives of all Georgia...