Six people in California have been found to have the new strain.
Does were administered to nursing homes, medical staff, jail inmates, and people off the street.
Application deadline extended for California businesses to apply for pandemic grants — application deadline now Jan. 13 (updated 1/4)
Grants of up to $25,000 are available for eligible businesses.
Mendocino sees largest single day COVID spike, 2 dead this week — 71 new cases yesterday, 2558 total — NorCal retains 33% ICU capacity
Hospitalization remains high, and the time between COVID deaths is again shrinking.
Free testing in Fort Bragg is now available three days a week.
Stories from your friends and neighbors working at our local hospitals during the pandemic.
New small business grants available to help with COVID-19 changes — West Center has up to $10,000 for local businesses
Two different grant opportunities are open for local businesses implementing changes due to COVID-19.
Seventeen dead of COVID including a county worker, new public health order issued — 673 total cases, 5 currently hospitalized, Aug. 28
Now with many graphs illustrating the progression of the pandemic.
West Center opens second round of grants to assist businesses with COVID-19 changes on Friday August 21 — $100,000 total available
Applications open at 12 on Friday and will be open until September 4.
Adventist Health implements virtual hospital program to expand capacity and offer home treatment during the pandemic
The program is designed to increase available beds and connect patients at home with expert care.
You can still sign up for coverage at CoveredCA.com.
In which our intrepid coast correspondent gets a COVID nose test and tells us a bit about the testing situation on the Coast
Mendocino Coast Clinics testing results now coming back in timely fashion.
As the rate of new positive cases increases, new outbreaks are being announced.
Potential COVID exposure closes Mendocino assessor-clerk-recorder office; some elections still open for candidate filing (updated 8/10)
Some staff will remain to process election and candidate paperwork, but no date was given for when the office will re-open to the public.
Major jump in cases partially due to lab delays — 51 new cases, 14 hospitalized, 431 total — Aug. 8 (with graphs)
Of the 51 new cases 34 are attributable to a delay in data sharing, though 17 are new cases.
Willits Council proposes emergency tax increase — budget shortfalls could force “dissolution” of city
Willits City Council asks voters to pass a temporary emergency sales tax in November, or residents could lose access to essential services, including the Willits Police Department.
Fort Bragg residents with low or moderate incomes may qualify for rental subsidies.
The organization donated $115,236 to local organizations between March and June 2020.
Mendocino Co. confirms 2 recent COVID cases in Ukiah Walmart employees — 7 new cases today, 363 total, 13 people in hospital, 1 in ICU — Aug. 6
No word on whether the workers were at the store while sick or contagious.
Paycheck Protection Program loan application deadline extended until August 8; many Mendocino County businesses have already benefited from COVID-19 loans
Hundreds of Mendocino County businesses receive federal PPP loans to retain jobs during the pandemic
One person dies of COVID at Ukiah hospital, death toll 10, total cases 356, 15 new cases today, Aug. 5
The person died at the hospital in Ukiah; we spoke with Jason Wells president of Adventist Health in Mendocino.
Superintendent Michelle Hutchins shares her conversations with students about COVID-19 and the upcoming school year.
The money is part of the CARES act; read about how to apply for it here.
Food will be provided for any child 18 years or younger every Wednesday at Ukiah High School, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Children do not need to be present.
Residentes adicionales del hogar de ancianos Sherwood Oaks hospitalizados; Salud Pública emitirá una nueva orden para aclarar el tamaño permitido para reuniones
CONDADO DE MENDOCINO, 2 de agosto, 2020 – El brote de COVID-19 en Sherwood Oaks Skilling Nursing, un hogar para ancianos en Fort Bragg, continúa empeorando, y el Departamento de Salud Pública de Mendocino nos informa hoy que un total de siete residentes están hospitalizados en el hospital Adventist Health Mendocino Coast, con 10 personas en total hospitalizadas actualmente por todo el condado. Las autoridades también anunciaron que el Oficial de Salud Pública Doohan emitirá una nueva orden de salud pública esta semana, aclarando el tamaño permitido de reuniones al aire libre y alineando las regulaciones del condado con las órdenes estatales. Específicamente, la nueva orden limitará el número de personas permitidas en las reuniones al aire libre para eventos permitidos a 100, y también esclarecerá que los eventos por entrada en auto no constituyen una reunión al aire libre y, por lo tanto, pueden ser más grandes. Actualmente, las únicas reuniones permitidas más allá de la familia inmediata, de la burbuja social o del trabajo son para asistir a misa o servicios religiosos, protestas o ceremonias culturales esenciales, y lo más importante, los funerales. Estas reuniones deben llevarse a cabo afuera, pero hasta la fecha esta orden de salud se ha prestado a cierta ambigüedad en cuanto al tamaño, según las regulaciones del condado.
Additional residents of Sherwood Oaks nursing home hospitalized; public health will issue new order clarifying gathering size
There are now a total of 29 COVID cases associated with the facility.
Three more dead of COVID at Sherwood Oaks nursing home — countywide death toll rises to 9 — 6 new cases today, 299 total — July 30
Notification of the death of the third person came after the publication of the County’s COVID dashboard.
In two of the homes the infected person was a worker, the situation in the third is unknown.