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Santa Cruz County, in partnership with Community Foundation Santa Cruz County, has formed an Economic Recovery Council to help with the phased reopening of the local economy. The council includes local business leaders who will work closely with the Santa Cruz County Health Officer and SAVE Lives Santa Cruz County. The council will also follow Governor Gavin Newsom’s Resilience Roadmap.

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Santa Cruz City Council will begin discussing next fiscal year's budget during their meeting on Tuesday. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the city’s projected revenues.


As of May 9, there have been 141 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Santa Cruz County residents. That’s an increase of 1 case since the county’s report on May 7. Fatalities remain at two people, 21 have required hospitalization and 114 have recovered from the virus. 4,792 negative tests have been recorded in the county.



As of May 9, there have been 279 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Monterey County residents.That’s an increase of 2 cases since the county’s previous report. Fatalities remain at 6 people, 40 have required hospitalization and 137 have recovered from the virus. Local labs have conducted 4,020 tests in the county as of May 9.



The California Department of Public Health says as of May 9, there are 66,680 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state. 2,745 people have died. That’s an increase of 67 deaths since May 8. Local health departments have reported 7,160 confirmed positive cases in health care workers and 38 deaths statewide. 955,664 tests have been conducted in California as of May 9 (some of these results are still pending).