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Tuesday Updates: 6/9/20


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1:15 p.m.

The California Department of Public Health is reporting, as of June 8, 133,489 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 4,697 people have died from the virus. That’s an increase of 44 deaths and 2,170 cases compared to the day before. Local health departments have reported 11,171 confirmed positive cases in health care workers and 67 deaths statewide. There have been 2,486,245 tests conducted in California.


3:30 a.m.

Monterey County Supervisor Mary Adams will be hosting a webinar this Wednesday, June 10, from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. This webinar will focus on how the restaurant, hotel and retail industries are preparing for reopening and how they plan to protect workers and customers. Industry leaders will join the webinar. Event information here.

1:40 p.m.

The Monterey County Business Council and Small Business Development Center in partnership with the City of Salinas and Monterey County will be hosting a webinar this Friday, June 12 from 10 - 11 a.m. entitled Healthy Workers and Customers Grow Your Bottom Line. Speakers include Monterey County health inspectors and some speakers from Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. Register here.

10:40 a.m.

Monterey County is reporting 1 new death from COVID-19. Fatalities have reached 11. Currently the county is reporting 763 confirmed cases of COVID-19. This represents 12 new cases from their previous report, the county says. A total of 75 people have required hospitalization because of the coronavirus. 465 people have recovered. 12,429 tests have been conducted. 


2:30 p.m.

Santa Clara County is reporting, as of June 9, 3,017 confirmed cases of COVID-19. A total of 146 people have died. The county says this represents an increase of 46 new cases and 1 new death. A total of 91,774 patients have been tested. 69 patients are currently hospitalized, 21 in ICU.

10:35 a.m.

Santa Clara County is expanding access to COVID-19 diagnostic testing by launching two new pop-up test locations in Gilroy and San José from June 9-12 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. This is walk-up testing and is available free of charge without an appointment, insurance or a doctor’s note, and regardless of immigration status. Each location has the ability to test up to 500 individuals per day. Due to hot weather expected this week, water will be available at both sites.? 


  • Valley Health Center (7475 Camino Arroyo, Gilroy). 

  • County of Santa Clara Service Center, Auditorium, (1555 Berger Dr., San José).


3:40 p.m.

Santa Cruz County Health Officer Dr. Gail Newel has issued a new order removing local restrictions on lodging operators, allowing hotels, motels and vacation rentals to resume business activities in accordance with state guidelines effective June 12.

The new order also extends partial beach closures through July 6, 2020, at which time the county will reassess beach access.

11:55 a.m.

Applications are now available for temporary outdoor expansion areas for restaurants and retail in the City of Santa Cruz. An executive order allows for:

  • Expansion of retail and restaurant activity on sidewalks where 8ft of clearance is maintained

  • Expansion of retail and restaurant activity into private parking lots

  • Expansion of retail and restaurant activity into adjacent parking spaces where appropriate

  • Street Closures and traffic modifications that allow for the expansion of retail and restaurant activity into public right-of-way where appropriate

  • Expansion of retail and restaurant activity into alleyway

The order is effective immediately and there are no application fees.

11:50 a.m.


Santa Cruz County will be allowing more businesses and industries to reopen from June 12. This includes campgrounds, RV parks, bowling alleys, gyms, restaurant bars, zoos and more. The county has reopening guidance for specific industries. Before reopening facilities must perform a detailed risk assessment and implement social distancing protocols. These reopenings are in line with guidance released by the state recently. The county has aligned itself with the state and will follow California’s Roadmap to Reopening through Stages 2, 3 and 4.


10:25 a.m.

Santa Cruz County is reporting, as of June 8, 235 known cases of COVID-19 among residents. That’s an increase of 1 case from the day before. A total of 32 people have required hospitalization and 184 people have recovered from the coronavirus. 10,044 negative test results have been recorded.