Park said the increase can be attributed to people letting their guard down against the coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19 as the county moved into the red tier and restrictions were loosened on businesses and schools reopened. Four to seven daily new cases (per 100,000) and 5–8% positive test results. The state also dinged the county for not testing enough – just 212 tests per 100,000 residents were administered in the week that was just measured, which is well below the state’s new median of 272 tests per 100,000. San Joaquin County was one of 19 counties ordered to shut down indoor operations of certain businesses effective immediately to help mitigate the … “The team is fielding questions that are coming at them relentlessly from schools,” Park said. There were 204 people being treated in hospitals for COVID-19 on Monday as well, the county reported. Empty their pockets and place the contents in a container for x-ray scanning 2. And ICU bed availability is at 25%. Some non-essential indoor business operations are closed. With the county failing the state’s criteria, CBS13 wanted to know if closures will happen and how soon. “It is possible that we would be asked to do some further closures going back all the way,” she said. More COVID-19 restrictions loom for San Joaquin County, San Joaquin officials address the Blueprint for a Safer Economy statewide, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Home / Hair and nail salons, outdoor dining ordered to shut down in San Joaquin Valley – KCRA Sacramento. “Looking at our numbers that we are seeing, we are reverting to purple. The casino shut down Sunday at 10 PM which was the last day they’re allowed to operate before shutting down again per a county health order. Testing positivity rose to 4.3% from 4.0% and the health equity quartile testing positivity rose from 5.0% to 5.5%. Hospitalizations more than doubled from 28 patients with COVID-19 last Tuesday to 58 on Nov. 10. The county’s case rate per 100,000 residents increased from 7% last week, which was on the cusp of purple, to 8.3% this week, well into purple. “So many questions: What do we do if the principal got COVID, how do we communicate with the parents, how do we communicate with the staff, and do we need to do this and how many people need to be quarantined and when can we come back to school … ?”. Contact reporter Bob Highfill at (209) 546-8277 or Purple (Tier 1): Virus is widespread in the county — with more than seven daily new cases per 100,000 residents or more than 8% of tests results reported positive over seven days. “When we went to red, people opened up their businesses back to indoors and again the message that the public heard was we’re opening up again and people let down their guard,” Park said. In San Diego, the city and the county have offered millions of dollars in a rental assistance, but getting those funds is not a simple process. Some indoor business operations are open with modifications. San Joaquin County Public Health Services has developed a COVID-19 case management team comprised of two nurses, a case investigator and an intake person all dedicated to schools because, “it blew up,” Park said. While Dr. Park didn’t give us her threshold for shutting down again she says she’s not confident in the way the numbers are going and will initiate closures ahead of the state if needed. At his noon coronavirus press conference, Gov. SAN DIEGO — With many businesses being asked to shut down again, people will struggle to pay their bills. In the San Joaquin Valley, Fresno County had just 10 of its 150 ICU beds available. 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A new curfew forced restaurants and non-essential activities to stop by 10 p.m. and is required in every Bay Area county but San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo. Shutting down again: New COVID orders pose a major threat to Bay Area businesses Coronavirus: San Mateo County sits out other Bay Area counties’ new … “We are basically a week behind,” Park said. San Joaquin, Southern California get COVID stay-at-home orders as ICU capacity plummets Politics & Government Sacramento County considers fines up to … LODI, Calif. (KTXL) – Businesses in San Joaquin County are excited to be reopening but county officials say they might have to shut down again … Five Bay Area counties also went under the order voluntarily on Dec. 6. ... up the urgency of his virus messaging. San Joaquin County was back in the purple tier of the state's reopening plan, according to numbers released by the state on Tuesday. We don’t naturally go from purple to red to orange without staying the course and putting in the effort. It’s not a natural progression. As of April 19, San Joaquin County has 418 residents who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus and … Right now, the test positivity rate is 13.2%, way above the 8% threshold set by the state. According to the county website, there are currently 3,093 cases and 115 coronavirus patients hospitalized. [Track which states have reopened — or closed back down.] MODESTO (CBS13) — San Joaquin County Health Officer Dr. Maggie Park says the county isn’t doing well in the state’s key metrics for counties on the watch list. By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our. All persons entering the Administration Building are asked to: 1. Less than one daily new case (per 100,000). It’s that mental message that people get that it’s OK, that we’re in the red and the next step is orange. The County's public health response efforts will now focus on minimizing the impact of COVID-19 in the greater community. READ: Placer County Placed On State COVID-19 Monitoring List, Meantime Stanislaus County hospitalization numbers are soaring, with a 100% increase in the past 14 days. Kern County is in the San Joaquin Valley Region which has the lowest number of available ICU beds at just over six percent. Tuesday’s numbers reflect the week of Oct. 25. ©2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. Security personnel may conduct a physical search of personal articles to determine the cause of the alert or alar… Most indoor business operations are open with modifications. More: More COVID-19 restrictions loom for San Joaquin County, “And I can tell you we are going to be in the purple,” San Joaquin County Public Health Officer Dr. Maggie Park. Walk through the metal detector If the x-ray or metal detector sets off an alert or alarm, security personnel may perform a scan using a hand-held wand. Stanislaus and Sacramento counties are again subject to tighter restrictions after staying purple for the second week in a row. “It just seems the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over again and expecting a different result,” he said. Red (Tier 2): “Substantial” spread of the virus. The short-term goal of the orders is to avoid overloading hospitals in counties with less than 15% ICU capacity for the San Joaquin Valley region (from Stockton to Kern County). Public gatherings on Halloween likely contributed as well. San Joaquin County Supervisor Tom Patti told CBS13 that bars are already closed in the county so it’s pandemic business as usual. San Joaquin County recently declared a Local Public Health Emergency March 12, 2020 in order to assist in leveraging additional resources and funding to ensure an appropriate response to the COVID-19 outbreak. For about the past six weeks, San Joaquin County has been in the red tier, which has the second-most restrictive guidelines, which allows some businesses, such as restaurants, movie theaters, gyms and places of worship to reopen indoor operations with modifications and reduced capacity. Schools are being hit. The numbers that will come out Nov. 17 will reflect the week of Nov. 1, which is already over. Should the county remain in the purple tier when numbers are released next week, businesses will be required to comply with the most restrictive guidelines in Gov. The state requires no greater than a 10% increase. Gavin Newsom made good on his promise to “toggle back” reopenings in California by ordering restaurants once again to shut down dine-in se… More: San Joaquin officials address the Blueprint for a Safer Economy statewide. “It’s not the businesses’ fault. “We are really failing on a lot of those metrics so it’s hard to know at one point we are failing so badly that we will have more closures,” Dr. Park said. One to 3.9 daily new cases (per 100,000) and 2-4.9% positive test results. In San Joaquin County, ICU capacity was at 110% Friday, according to the San Joaquin County Emergency Medical Services Agency, with 177 COVID-positive … “It’s continual that we receive cases reported to us from schools and every day we are having to quarantine a class in two to four schools,” Park said. The Fresno County Department of Public Health announced that the San Joaquin Valley, which includes 12 counties and the city of Fresno, will face … That’s more than double from 10 days ago. Hair salons, barbershops, nail salons and outdoor dining in the San Joaquin Valley have to shut down by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday night. You can’t let your guard down and we did.”. The county’s … San Joaquin County, 29 others to shut do... San Joaquin County, 29 others to shut down again. Statewide, he said, bars must shutter. San Joaquin County has the most reported cases in the greater-Sacramento region. With intensive care capacity dropping sharply, counties in the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California regions will shut down certain businesses and activities starting Sunday to … “At this point, we don’t have a case.”. Business December 6, 2020 . (Photo by … “I will have to be looking next Tuesday to see if we have a case we can make,” Park said. Less than 2% positive test results. Gavin Newsom ordered businesses to close across the state with immediate effect on Monday, July 13. In Stanislaus County, positive cases are up to 5,177, an increase from Sunday’s total of 4,973. Follow him on Twitter @bobhighfill. In his press conference on Friday, Newsom announced the state wanted Imperial county to shut down again as the county sees a surge in confirmed cases and hospitalizations. Dr. Maggie Park is San Joaquin County’s Interim Public Health Officer and is charged with making recommendations to minimize the impact of COVID-19. Place coats/jackets, purses, briefcases, backpacks, and parcels on the belt of the x-ray machine 3. The Regional Stay Home Order is effective December 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. California Gov. San Joaquin County Public Health Services reported 6,988 positive COVID-19 cases as of Monday, along with 70 deaths, an increase of 709 cases and two deaths since July 10. It’s the messaging that people are hearing when they see businesses opening. I can’t say with 100% certainty, but that’s how I see it.”. San Joaquin County was back in the purple tier of the state's reopening plan, according to numbers released by the state on Tuesday. The State has issued a Regional Stay Home Order for San Joaquin Valley. Orange (Tier 3): “Moderate” spread. “People started having more gatherings, parties, get-togethers and thought we were out of the woods. She says scaling back to stage 1 could happen, especially with hospital cases going up. Many non-essential indoor business operations are closed. Effective Dec. 6 at 11:59 p.m., the Southern California and San Joaquin Valley regions went under the order after both areas’ intensive care unit (ICU) capacities fell under 15 % — the threshold Gov. Dave Beasley feels the openings and closings aren’t working and believes the state opened back up too soon. The total number of schools that have had COVID-19-positive cases is 32, up from 19 last week. The latest restrictions come after the state’s regional stay at home order took effect on Saturday afternoon because the area’s available ICU capacity dropped below 15%.