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Sunday Updates: 5/31/20


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5:20 p.m.

Santa Cruz Mayor Justin Cummings will host a virtual community meeting on Friday, June 5, at 4 p.m. Cummings will be joined by Parks and Rec Director Tony Elliot as well as staff members from the Santa Cruz Public Library to give updates on summer programs. Email if you would like to submit a question in advance of the meeting.

  • Visit to join with webinar ID: 954-3790-9954
  • To call: US: +1 669 900 9128, or +1 346 248 7799, or +1 312 626 6799

5:15 p.m.
Santa Cruz’s Economic Development Office has provided over 150 businesses with “Restart Kits” to help them reopen. The kits have hand sanitizer, face coverings, informational signage, and social distancing markers.

5:10 p.m.

The City of Santa Cruz is extending all parking permits through the end of June due to the pandemic. That includes monthly parking permits at downtown parking garages with no payment required for this month. Existing residential parking permits that were set to expire on May 15 will be extended until July also at no charge. Parking meters are now being enforced.

5:05 p.m.

As of May 31, there are 213 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Santa Cruz County residents. That marks an increase of 1 case since the county’s report on May 30. Fatalities remain at two people, 30 have required hospitalization and 148 have recovered from the virus. 8,398 negative tests have been recorded in the county.


The Monterey County Health Department’s Environmental Health Bureau has released guidelines for reopening restaurants. The department is also taking calls to guide restaurants through the process at (831) 755-4505.

4:55 p.m.

Monterey Councilmember Tyller Williamson will be hosting another “Talks with Tyller” on Monday, June 1 from 6 to 6:30 p.m. California Senator Bill Monning will be a special guest. Monning will provide updates on what’s happening at the state level and what to expect moving forward. 

4:50 p.m.
The Monterey County Health Department is reporting 530 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Monterey County residents. That marks an increase of 21 cases since the previous report. 62 residents have required hospitalization and 320 have recovered from the virus. Local labs have conducted 10,000 tests.


4:25 p.m.

The California Department of Public Health says as of May 30, there are 110,583 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state. 4,213 people have died. That’s an increase of 57 deaths since May 29. Local health departments have reported 10,033 confirmed positive cases in healthcare workers, with 59 deaths statewide. 1,944,848 tests have been conducted in California.