Tuesday Updates: 6/2/20
As of June 1, California has 115,310 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 4,286 people have died from the coronavirus. This is an increase of 2,304 cases and 35 deaths from the prior day. 2,071,591 tests have been conducted in the state.
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
Santa Cruz County says limited in-person public services have resumed. The county says when visiting county offices residents will be asked to wear face coverings and maintain physical distancing. They are also asking residents to stay home if they have been sick or have a fever. Medical screening may occur at some buildings. Department counter hours may vary, and all walk-in services have not resumed.
The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a plan to give local eateries and businesses additional options for providing outdoor dining and shopping experiences. Businesses in the unincorporated area of Santa Cruz County are eligible, and must seek a simplified temporary permit from the County Planning Department. The application and self-certification will become available online. With a temporary permit, businesses would be allowed to expand into an adjacent parking lot for example, so that physical distancing can be practised.
The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter has taken in 80 hens from an Iowa egg farm that has gone out of business because of the COVID-19 crisis. They are now looking for interested adopters. The shelter said without rescue these hens would have no one to look after them. Call 831-454-7200 to find out about adoption.
Everyone’s Harvest Certified Farmers’ Markets in Marina, Pacific Grove and in Salinas are now open, with two more in Salinas slated to open in mid-June.
The markets set to open in mid-June are at:
Women, Infants And Children (WIC) offices (632 East Alisal St),
Natividad Medical Center (1441 Constitution Blvd).
They will open on June 16 and 17 repressively. Both markets will be smaller, modified markets with social distancing plans in place.
The City of Monterey held three online town hall meetings on Monday (June 1) to discuss the city’s budget and priorities during the global pandemic. The first meeting was held with members of the business community, the second with neighborhood associations and the third with residents. According to City Manager Hans Uslar, all groups voiced appreciation for the balanced approach and understood the need for a reduction in hours of service. There was support for an increase in the hotel tax as well as increased fees. Neighborhood groups indicated support for increased fees at the Sports Center for non residents of the city. Recommendations will be taken before the city council at its regular meeting Tuesday (June 2).
Monterey County is currently reporting 571 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Fatalities remain at 10. The county says this marks an increase of 26 cases since their last report. The number of people who have been tested has reached 10,865.
SANTA CLARA COUNTY
Santa Clara County is reporting, as of June 1, 2,805 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 142 people have died from the coronavirus. The county says this marks an increase of 29 cases and 1 new death compared to the day before. 46 people are currently hospitalized, 11 in ICU. 77,693 tests have been conducted.