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BREAKING NEWS Sunday, March 15: Governor recommends home isolation for people over 65 and with chronic health conditions

GovernorSeal copyCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom advised home isolation for people 65 and older and with chronic diseases immediately as of his announcement Sunday March 15, due to the rapid spread of COVID-19.
The elderly are especially vulnerable to COVID-19.
“We are doing so with our eyes wide open at the magnitude of what that means,” he said.
“We realize that it is anxiety-inducing, but we need to own this moment and take actions we think are commensurate.”
Ventura County Public Health has reported 1 positive case of COVID-19 and four presumptive positive cases in Ventura County.
On Sunday, March 15, Santa Barbara Public Health reported its first case of community transmission in a 60-year-old person with no recent travel to affected areas.
To watch the governor's recorded press conference on March 15 on his governor's Facebook page, visit time stamp 13:37: https://www.facebook.com/CAgovernor/videos/1104540316564722/

 

 

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Speaking at the State Operations Center, the governor also requested closure of bars, wine bars, pubs, breweries, and asked for restaurants to operate at reduced capacity and offer curbside and home deliveries. He said restaurants should restrict their occupancy by half.
As of Sunday, March 15, there are approximately 335 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in California, six deaths and more than 10,000 self-monitoring.
In Ventura County, there is one confirmed COVID-19 case, four people who have tested "presumptive positive" (awaiting confirmation by the Centers for Disease Control), and 149 people tested, with 144 negative tests.

 The governor also announced the state will work to have homeless people housed in trailers and motels, and that visitors to nursing homes are prohibited, except in some circumstances when residents are at end of life.

 

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