California – The Butte County Public Health Department reports the largest increase in the number of people between the ages of 18 and 24 living near the Chico State campus. Of the 557 positive cases from August 24 to 31, about 78% were young people between the ages of 18 and 24.wasWhile the Butte County Public Health Bureau says it cannot confirm that all cases were students, the increase coincides with the start of classes. Butte County Director of Public Health Dannette York said the county would remain in the state’s most restrictive coronavirus category unless everyone takes precautions.
“If college-age individuals do not join the fight and follow those mitigation efforts, or non-pharmaceutical interventions, of social distancing and wearing face coverings, then our cases will continue to climb and we will stay in this most restrictive tier,” York said.
Meanwhile, Chico State revised its reopening plans to switch to fully online courses for the remainder of the fall semester. Also, most of the students living in campus homes to vacate their dormitories and apartments.
Oakland A’s pitcher Daniel Mengden tests positive for COVID-19. Athletics right-footed Daniel Mengden tested positive for coronavirus.
He is asymptomatic but is quarantined at his home in Houston, where he received the results. As have postponed a three-game streak in Seattle as well as the series finale scheduled in Houston last Sunday, where As learned of the only positive test.
Oakland chief executive David Forst said Mengden was on the 10-day injured list. The A’s have added the new left-handed Mike Minor to the selection of 40 men. It was acquired in an exchange with the Texas Rangers.
Nevada Church continues judicial battle over pandemic restrictions. Calvary Chapel Church in Dayton Valley, rural Nevada, again tries to persuade the 9th U.S. Circuit of appeals according to the Associated Press on the grounds that the state ceiling of 50 people on religious meetings is unconstitutional.
The church filed a new briefing with the court Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to suspend restrictions in a July 5-4 decision. They argue that parishioners’ religious freedoms are being violated and that the limit on religious gatherings, while allowing Nevada casinos to operate at 50% capacity, puts profits above the First Amendment.
San Diego State University halted in-person classes after county health officials confirmed or found 64 likely cases of COVID-19 among university students, according to the Associated Press. The number of cases includes students who live both on and off campus.
More than 200 courses, including some laboratory lessons, have been suspended for a month and will be transferred in virtual format. Accommodation on campus will remain open.
California State University, Chico has also moved the courses online this week. More than 300 residents of Sacramento County have died from COVID-19.
As of Sept. 2, at least 304 residents of Sacramento County have died from complications from COVID-19 since the pandemic began earlier this year.
More than half of those people, 176, were residents of the city of Sacramento. There are 18,413 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sacramento County.
For more information on the number of confirmed cases and deaths in each California county, check out our COVID-19 tracker.
The state shifted focus to the project to house unhoused residents during the pandemic.
As of April, California has provided temporary housing to 22,000 people as part of a program designed to put the state’s unmarried population into rooms during the pandemic. But the focus needs to shift, Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a press conference on Wednesday.
“That was an emergency response,” Newsom said. “Now, we need a permanent response, and I’ve long believed that homelessness is solved by permanent, supportive housing.”
Newsom says “Roomkey” is in the process of merging with “Home key,” a partnership with state and local governments to spend $ 600 million to purchase state-wide hotels, motels, and condos by the end of this calendar year.
Cities, counties, local real estate agencies, and tribal authorities have until September 29 to apply for funding. Only $ 50 million of “Homekey” money comes from the state’s General Fund. The additional $ 550 million will come from federal coronavirus aid funds that must be spent by the end of the year.