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Total coronavirus cases:
• 56,155 in California, including 2,283 deaths.
• 8,768 in the Bay Area, including 312 deaths.
• More than 1.1 million in the U.S., including more than 68,000 deaths. The five states with the highest death tolls are New York with 24,999; New Jersey with 7,910; Michigan with 4,053; Massachusetts with 4,004 and Pennsylvania with 2,838. Click here to see a U.S. map with state-by-state death tolls and coronavirus case counts.
• More than 3.5 million in the world, with more than 251,000 deaths. More than 1.1 million people have recovered.
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Latest updates from today:
12:02 a.m. Contra Costa County collecting supplies for coronavirus patients in need: Donations of new pillows and blankets still in packaging, new shower shoes and clean sweatshirts will be accepted at two locations in Contra Costa County this week, according to the county’s website. Drop-off will be open Tuesday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Summit Center in Martinez and the Civic Center parking lot in Richmond.
11:35 p.m. Santa Clara cancels 4th of July event: Officials in Santa Clara have canceled the city’s 4th of July picnic and fireworks event amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a city news release. Mayor Lisa Gillmor said in a statement the decision “is in the best interest of all Santa Clarans and was not taken lightly.” The release notes the city will also avoid paying advanced vendor contracts for the event; in a separate community letter, Santa Clara’s city manager wrote the city is facing estimated general fund deficits of $10 million for the current fiscal year and $22.7 million for the 2020/21 fiscal year resulting from the pandemic.
11:23 p.m. New testing sites opening in East San Jose, Gilroy: Santa Clara County officials announced that coronavirus testing sites will open this week at James Lick High School in East San Jose and Christopher High School in Gilroy. Each site will have capacity to test about 130 people per day on weekdays, with testing by appointment only and subject to state screening criteria, county officials said. Santa Clara County has also launched a webpage with information on testing and access.
11:11 p.m. New cases decline in Germany: The number of new coronavirus cases has dropped for five consecutive days in Germany, with the 488 additional cases reported Tuesday marking the country’s lowest one-day total in five weeks, Bloomberg reported. Germany has allowed some small businesses and activities to resume and will reportedly consider easing restrictions further this week.
10:40 p.m. Berkeley skate park reopens with new rules: With skate parks allowed to reopen under updated Bay Area shelter-in-place orders, Berkeley is having city staff limit the number of skaters in its park at one time, officials said. Skaters can sign up online for a one-hour time slot or try for a limited number of “walk-up spaces” and must maintain six feet of distance from one another or will be asked to leave the park. Face coverings must be worn while waiting in line but are not required while skating.
10:20 p.m. More than 100 weekend citations issued in Santa Cruz County: Sheriff’s deputies in Santa Cruz County issued 110 citations on Saturday and Sunday for shelter-in-place violations, a sheriff’s spokesperson said. That followed the county’s decision to close beaches daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Deputies in particular saw people come from out of the county and congregate in the North Coast-Davenport area, the spokesperson said.
9:52 p.m. United plans significant cuts to management: United Airlines informed employees it expects to make cuts of at least 30% in management and administration beginning in October, the Wall Street Journal reported. A United spokesman told the Journal the airline anticipates “spending billions of dollars more than we take in for the next several months” with air travel decimated by the coronavirus pandemic. United, which reduced its flight schedule by 90% for May, agreed along with other airlines not to lay off or furlough employees through September in exchange for receiving federal stimulus aid.
9:38 p.m. Southwest rolls out distancing measures: Southwest Airlines is now boarding flights in groups of 10 — not its usual two lines of 30 per boarding group — to improve physical distancing in gate areas, the airline said on its website. Southwest will also limit the number of passengers per flight through June so that middle seats will not need to be occupied and has discontinued in-flight beverage and snack service until further notice. Signs and floor markers will encourage distancing in gate areas beginning this month, per Southwest’s website.
8:55 p.m. Bay Area counties update case counts: Alameda County officials confirmed 15 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the county’s total to 1,776 cases. Napa County reported four new cases for an updated total of 74. Sonoma County also confirmed four additional cases, bringing its total to 261. Officials in Marin County reported one new case of the virus for a total of 241.
8:47 p.m. Oakland Zoo seeks tree branches: The Oakland Zoo is asking for donations of “browse,” or leafy branches from certain trees that animals use for food and enrichment, according to its website. Supply is down due to tree company partners paring services amid the coronavirus pandemic, the zoo said. The zoo might be able to arrange for pick-up of large loads of branches; a full list of accepted trees, branch size and other requirements as well as information on delivery/pick-up can be found here.
8:33 p.m. U.S. pork processing capacity down 50%, report says: Tyson Foods said Monday the U.S.’s capacity to process pork has fallen 50% amid the coronavirus pandemic, despite President Trump last week signing an executive order urging meat and poultry processing plants to remain open, the Washington Post reported. Tyson has closed three of its six main U.S. plants and three are at reduced capacity, the Post reported. Trump’s order stated the closing of plants threatened “the national meat and poultry supply chain, undermining critical infrastructure.”
8:22 p.m. NFL to release 2020 schedule with all games in U.S.: The NFL plans to announce its schedule of games for the 2020 season on Thursday evening. It was announced Saturday that all games this season will be scheduled at stadiums in the U.S. to ensure “consistent protocols focused on the well-being of players, personnel and fans” as the league continues preparations for a season amid the coronavirus pandemic. The NFL had planned to play five international games — four in London and one in Mexico City — in 2020.
6:22 p.m. Study: French hospital had coronavirus patient in December: Doctors at a hospital near Paris who retroactively tested samples from patients for the coronavirus discovered one positive sample in a patient admitted Dec. 27, according to a study published online Sunday in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. France reported its first confirmed cases of coronavirus infection on Jan. 24 in two people who had history of travel to Wuhan, China. The patient who retroactively tested positive, a 42-year-old man who was discharged from the hospital on Dec. 29, did not have history of travel to China, according to the study.
6:07 p.m. Steph Curry and the optics of NBA’s coronavirus testing: In March, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry became the first NBA player to be tested for the coronavirus. Many more followed, prompting questions about why basketball stars, many of them asymptomatic, could get tested before sick people in the general public. As the NBA considers whether and how to restart the season, testing concerns will return, Chronicle basketball reporter Connor Letourneau writes.
5:49 p.m. Outbreak grows at Chino prison: The California Institution of Men in Chino (San Bernardino County) has had 216 inmates test positive for the coronavirus, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation website. There are 339 confirmed cases among inmates in the state prison system with the state prison in Los Angeles County (107) and the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo (11) being the other facilities with more than two cases.
5:38 p.m. What it’s like to start a global fashion brand during a pandemic: When Bay Area native Jonny Cota became the first winner of Amazon Prime’s new fashion competition series, he was awarded $1 million to start his own global fashion brand on the site. In the teeth of the coronavirus pandemic, “I’m having a good month,” he told The Chronicle.
5:35 p.m. Pacifica police crack down on health order violations: Police in Pacifica approached 1,424 people at beaches and open recreational areas between Friday and Sunday and ordered 295 who were found to live more than 10 miles away to leave, per a department news release. Police issued warning citations to eight people for health order violations. San Mateo County’s updated order allows people to travel up to 10 miles from home for purposes of recreation.
5:22 p.m. Bay Area golf courses, construction, car washes reopen: “I feel like I’m a human being again,” one San Franciscan told The Chronicle as he took some swings at the Presidio Golf Course driving range. Read the full story here.
5:20 p.m. SFPD mostly seeing compliance with health order: San Francisco police issued two citations and five admonishments for violations of shelter-in-place guidelines between last Wednesday and Sunday, said spokesman Officer Robert Rueca. “That doesn’t necessarily speak to all the conversations are officers are having” with residents, said Rueca, who added “the majority of citizens in the city are complying to the health order.” As of Monday, SFPD had issued 21 total citations and 97 admonishments for health order violations. Large crowds at Dolores Park over the weekend led Mayor London Breed to threaten Monday to close the park if crowding continues.
4:47 p.m. Stanford Health Care resumes non-emergency surgeries: Like other hospital systems, Stanford Health Care had delayed surgeries to prepare for coronavirus patients. But the expected surge never came. Chronicle health reporter Erin Allday has the story.
4:24 p.m. Marin County shares reopening plan: Officials released a plan for reopening Marin County from coronavirus restrictions. It’s divided into three phases — slowing the spread, sequential reopening and eventually ending the county’s stay-at-home order. Of six benchmarks in phase 1, Marin County has accomplished stable case and hospitalization rates, ability of medical facilities to handle a surge in cases and timely and accurate monitoring, but lists adequate testing capacity, contact tracing and implementing broad safety guidelines as “in progress.”
4:38 p.m. Solano County reports sixth death: Officials in Solano County reported 54 new cases of the coronavirus and one additional death Monday. The county does not release figures over the weekend, so it had not updated its case count since Friday. Solano County has confirmed 320 total cases, with 65 active as of Monday, and six deaths.
4:34 p.m. Major airlines to require face masks: As of Monday, JetBlue, Delta and United Airlines are requiring passengers to wear face coverings aboard planes. A similar requirement from Frontier Airlines will take effect on Friday, and those for American Airlines, Southwest, Spirit and Alaska Airlines take effect May 11.
4:07 p.m. California Supreme Court rejects prisoner release lawsuit: A lawsuit seeking to release large numbers of inmates from local jails and juvenile halls during the coronavirus pandemic was dismissed Monday by the California state Supreme Court. Read more here.
4:03 p.m. More than 6,000 cases among state health care workers: Local health departments had reported 6,103 confirmed cases of the coronavirus among California’s health care workers as of Sunday, state public health officials reported. That marked a one-week increase of 29.6% in confirmed cases. There have been 32 deaths among health care workers, the CDPH reported.
3:50 p.m. Influential model ups U.S. death toll projection: Modeling at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington now projects the U.S. will see 134,475 deaths related to the coronavirus by Aug. 4, nearly doubling its projection of 74,073 from one week ago. IHME officials told CNN the increase reflects some states relaxing shelter-in-place measures, recent localized outbreaks and states adding presumptive deaths from COVID-19 to their totals. On Sunday, President Trump said during a FOX News town hall the U.S. could “lose anywhere from 75,000, 80,000 to 100,000 people,” a change from saying a week earlier that the country was “probably heading to 60,000, 70,000” deaths from the virus.
3:47 p.m. Bay Area hospitalizations continue downward trend: The number of confirmed COVID-19 patients in hospitals in the nine Bay Area counties was reported at 332 on Sunday, the area’s lowest one-day total since at least April 1, according to state data reviewed by The Chronicle. The total marks an 11.2% decrease over one week and a 17.7% drop from two weeks earlier. The number of confirmed ICU cases in the Bay Area ticked upward by two cases for the second consecutive day to a total of 136. Statewide, confirmed hospitalizations decreased by 1% to 3,284 and confirmed ICU cases increased by 0.9% to a total of 1,179. Read the full story here.
3:25 p.m. 53% of residents, workers with coronavirus show no symptoms, Mission District study reports: A collaboration between UCSF and the Latino Task Force for COVID-19 that tested 4,160 people within an area of San Francisco’s Mission District, found that of those who tested positive for an active coronavirus infection, 53% of people reported no symptoms. Results of serological antibody tests that determine previous infection will be released later this month. Read the full story here.
3:23 p.m. Gold’s Gym files for bankruptcy protection: The company has been hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic shutdowns, but filing for bankruptcy protection will help ensure its viability, the Wall Street Journal reported. The paper quoted the CEO saying: “Gold’s Gym is absolutely not going anywhere.”
3:18 p.m. Zoom town hall on East Bay sex assaults interrupted with child pornography: Zoom has become a video tool of choice during the coronavirus age, but Zoom hacking has also become a problem. A virtual town hall on sexual violence in Contra Costa County was infiltrated last week by a hacker who displayed graphic child pornography, officials said Monday. Read the full story here.
3:10 p.m. Trader Joe’s workers hit with virus: At least two Trader Joe’s employees at different San Francisco locations have tested positive for the coronavirus, including one over the weekend. The stores involved are in the Nob Hill and South of Market neighborhoods.
2:58 p.m.: Mission District study finds 90% of people with active infections have to work outside the home. UCSF and the Latino Task Force for COVID-19 tested 2,959 people over a four-day period in a densely populated, substantially Latino area of the Mission District, and found 90% of those who tested positive for the coronavirus have to work outside the home. Among those who tested positive, 95% were Latino and 5% were Asian or Pacific Islander. Read the full story here. Correction: An earlier version of this post gave an incorrect figure for the total number of people tested in the study. It is 2,959.
2:55 p.m.: UCSF finds 2.1% of people have active infections in study of area within Mission District: As part of a study on how the novel coronavirus is impacting the Latinx community, UCSF and the Latino Task Force for COVID-19 found 2.1% of workers and residents had active coronavirus infections in a densely populated, largely Latino neighborhood within the Mission District. The study found an active infection rate of 6.1% among workers in the area and 1.4% among residents. The testing reached an estimated 55% of residents in the study area. Read the full story here.
2:46 pm. Dave Greenfield, keyboard player in British punk band The Stranglers, dies of COVID-19: The musician, who wrote the music to the band’s most popular song, “Golden Brown,” died after contracting the virus while in the hospital for heart problems, according to the band’s official website and the Associated Press. He was 71.
2:47 p.m. Santa Clara County records 2 additional deaths: County health officials recorded two COVID-19 deaths and 18 new coronavirus cases on Monday. Santa Clara County now has 2,244 confirmed cases and 117 deaths in total.
2:33 p.m. Nursing home in Vallejo reports nearly 100 cases of coronavirus: As of 11 a.m. Monday morning, 23 staff and 76 residents tested positive for the coronavirus at the Windsor Vallejo Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vallejo, said Jayleen Richards, the Solano County public health administrator. Read the full story here.
2:27 p.m. Congress should ban lawmakers from sleeping in offices amid coronavirus, Jackie Speier says: It’s bad enough that staffers can walk in on members of Congress who are in their pajamas because they’re sleeping in their offices, the San Mateo Democrat says. But now the coronavirus has added another reason to keep Capitol Hill buildings from being turned into “homeless shelters” for lawmakers. Chronicle Washington correspondent Tal Kopan has the story.
2:12 p.m. UCSF to start testing and tracing training program for state employees: UCSF will begin a program on Wednesday which aims to train state employees in testing and tracing to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The university’s experts in public health will work with the state’s 58 county health departments to train up to 3,000 people a week through the beginning of July, according to a statement by Jennifer O’Brien, UCSF’s assistant vice chancellor of public affairs.
2:09 p.m. California becomes first state to borrow to pay unemployment benefits during crisis: California’s unemployment insurance fund has run out of money, according to the Wall Street Journal. However, as Chronicle columnist Kathleen Pender has written, people receiving unemployment benefits won’t notice a difference because when a fund runs dry, states can borrow from the federal government to keep benefits flowing.
1:58 p.m. Oakland program pairs healthy volunteers with neighbors at risk of coronavirus: The low-risk volunteers act as outdoor surrogates for folks who shouldn’t leave their homes. Volunteers can register at www.oaklandatrisk.com, the website for Oakland at Risk Match, which was opened in March by a group of working moms. Columnist Otis R. Taylor Jr. reports the story here.
1:31 p.m. Mayor says SF may re-implement fines for parking violations related to street cleaning: After giving residents a break during the pandemic if they can’t move their cars for street cleaning, Mayor London Breed said the city may clamp down again. Breed said those who are able-bodied and are not under quarantine must still move their cars for the street cleaners, who sometimes must skip entire blocks because vehicles are in the way. Officials will monitor the situation this week, Breed said. “Do us a favor and let’s all join in keeping our neighborhoods clean — and that involves making sure you move your car for street cleaning,” Breed said.
1:24 p.m. San Francisco may close popular park if behavior doesn’t change: After a weekend rush of sunbathers at Dolores Park, one of San Francisco’s liveliest and most popular parks, Mayor London Breed warned that the city may have to close it off if people do not respect social distancing protocols. She said officials will monitor behavior at the park this week and will decide whether the park should remain open. Read the full story here.
1:05 p.m. Merola Opera Program canceled: The Merola Opera Program, a summer training regimen and performance festival that represents the first stage of the San Francisco Opera Center’s training wing for young artists, won’t happen this year — the first time in its 63-year history. Read more here.
12:47 p.m. With 39 new deaths, California stabilizing, governor says: Thirty-nine more people in California died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours as the number of people in hospitals decreased by 1% and patients in intensive care units increased by 0.9%, Gov. Gavin Newsom said. “We are really starting to see some stabilization,” he said.
12:47 p.m. State shuts down 80 businesses opened as bars: State officials have investigated 81 businesses that opened as bars or restaurant bars, shutting down all but one, Gov. Gavin Newsom said.
12:45 p.m. Lawsuit seeks to clean up the Tenderloin: UC Hastings School of Law sued San Francisco in federal court Monday, seeking to force the city to clean up the beleaguered Tenderloin neighborhood amid concerns over the coronavirus. Read more here.
12:39 p.m. TheatreWorks delays season: Previously scheduled to start in July, the season is now scheduled to begin three months later with Madhuri Shekar’s “Queen” (Oct. 10-Nov. 1), followed by “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” (Dec. 2-27), an addition to the season since the original February announcement. “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” is no longer a part of the roster. Read the full story here.
12:27 p.m. NHRA’s Sonoma drag races postponed: In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and Sonoma Raceway announced Monday that this summer’s Sonoma Nationals have been postponed indefinitely. In a joint statement, the NHRA and Sonoma Raceway said a makeup date for the July 24-26 event has not yet been determined. Anyone who has purchased a ticket for the event can either use it when the event is rescheduled, get a full refund (minus any service charges) or receive a credit for the price of the ticket plus a 20% credit toward attending the 2021 event at Sonoma. A decision on what to do need not be made until 30 days after the rescheduled date for this year’s Sonoma Nationals is announced.
12:18 p.m. Some retailers could reopen this week, Newsom says: Nonessential retailers such as bookstores and music shops throughout California may be able to open soon for pickup orders once they execute modifications that state officials plan to release on Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday while announcing that state officials would also allow certain counties to open other sectors of their economies if they meet criteria set by the state. Chronicle Sacramento reporter Alexei Koseff has the story.
12:17 p.m. State conducting about 25,000 daily coronavirus tests: State officials throughout California have conducted an average of 25,000 daily coronavirus tests over the past seven days, Gov. Gavin Newsom said. The state has conducted or received reports of more than 750,000 tests.
12:14 p.m. UCSF, UCLA to help state bolster tracing efforts: UCSF and UCLA will start a virtual academy to recruit and train a cohort of “disease detectives” that will bolster the state’s tracing efforts, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday. State officials at the county level, who already trace diseases, are working to train more than 3,000 people a week with a goal of 10,000 workers a week during the first phase and 20,000 during a second phase. The first training, which includes a 20-hour course and in-person training, will start Wednesday, Newsom said.
12:12 p.m. Despite coronavirus obstacles, UCSF on track to raise $5 billion: Despite new challenges facing fundraising campaigns in the Bay Area due to the coronavirus pandemic, UCSF said it is still moving forward with an ambitious plan it launched in 2017 aimed at raising $5 billion to address rising health care costs and tackle complex health and science initiatives. Read the whole story here.
12:04 p.m. Salvation Army volunteers feed SF’s homeless: Scores of volunteers are delivering 1,400 boxed lunches a day to homeless encampments in San Francisco on behalf of the Salvation Army. Every day, volunteers gather at the organization’s local headquarters at 850 Harrison St., load the cardboard boxes into a fleet of cars and spread out, looking for encampments. Read the full story here.
12:01 p.m. Orange County restaurant defies stay-at-home order, fills up quickly: A restaurant in Orange County reached capacity when it defied the stay-at-home order by reopening, reports NBC Los Angeles. In Northern California, another restaurant announced it would open Friday in El Dorado County in defiance of the state order, according to a local news report.
11:56 a.m. Two Orange County beaches OK to reopen: Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration has approved the reopening of beaches in two cities, Laguna Beach and San Clemente, in Orange County days after he ordered the county’s entire coast shut down due to large crowds. The state Natural Resources Agency said the cities submitted plans with measures to avoid overcrowding and enable physical distancing. Read more here.
11:44 a.m. Contra Costa announces two more cases: Two more people in Contra Costa County have tested positive for the coronavirus, increasing the number of confirmed cases to 947, according to health officials. Do you want to be tested? See a list of testing sites here.
11:43 a.m. Two testing sites to open in Santa Clara County: Two coronavirus testing sites will open in Santa Clara County later this week as part of an initiative to open 80 new sites throughout the state, officials announced Monday. County health officials are scheduled to discuss the testing sites at an afternoon news conference.
11:17 a.m. Reopening schools will be logistical nightmare: For school officials across California, getting teachers and students back into classrooms with the coronavirus still circulating in communities is a high-stakes challenge and a logistical nightmare. Read the full story here.
11:09 a.m. France confident U.S. will join vaccine pledge: French president Emmanuel Macron said he is confident that the United States will join a global pledge for research to find a vaccine against the new coronavirus. World leaders, organizations and banks on Monday pledged to give $8 billion during a videoconference summit hosted by the European Union. The U.S., along with Russia, were notably absent from the event, the Associated Press reports.
10:45 a.m. SF makes free testing available to all workers who leave home: San Francisco is now making free COVID-19 tests available to any worker who must leave their home and interact with the public, regardless of whether they present symptoms of a coronavirus infection. Anyone working in San Francisco who can’t do their job from home is eligible for a free COVID-19 test at a city testing site without a doctor’s note. This includes employees working at outdoor businesses, like plant nurseries and car washes, who were allowed to return to work Monday following the latest round of regional health orders.
10:44 a.m. Sen. Harris calls for more accurate death counts: Sen. Kamala Harris on Monday called for more accurate death counts to further understand the pandemic’s impact. “I said it after Hurricane Maria and I’m saying it now: we need an accurate death count. It’s critical to understanding COVID-19’s impact,” Harris said in a tweet. “In 2018, I passed a bill to study and ensure this — but until that study is finished, FEMA needs to establish protocols for this pandemic, now.”
10:37 a.m. Journey cancels summer tour: The group’s summer tour planned to include three Northern California performance dates. No rescheduled tour dates have been announced. Read the full story by Joshua Kosman.
10:03 a.m. U.S. coronavirus daily deaths projected to reach 3,000, report says: The number of Americans projected to die in a single day from the coronavirus is expected to reach 3,000 by early June, according to the New York Times, which cited a Trump administration internal document it obtained. The estimates were based on modeling by the Centers for Disease Control, the report says. About 1,750 are dying from COVID-19 each day now, the Times reports.
9:45 a.m. Rent is due, many in Bay Area don’t know what to do: Thousands of Bay Area renters are facing rapid changes and growing uncertainties. Many tenants are abruptly leaving town as jobs dry up, leaving roommates on the hook for large sums of rent. Read the full story here.
9:42 a.m. Lime lays off about 80 employees: San Francisco’s Lime laid off 13% of its employees — about 80 workers — last week. “It is my hope and belief that as the world gets back to normal and we restart our service, that we will meet again — as riders, as friends, and maybe even again as colleagues,” CEO Brad Bao wrote in a memo to employees.
9:34 a.m. Big, rare change for Supreme Court: The coronavirus pandemic has forced the tradition-bound court into big changes. Starting Monday, the justices are hearing arguments by telephone for the first time. You can listen here as the court hears 10 cases over the next six days, including President Trump’s bid to keep certain financial records private.
9:25 a.m. Pandemic sports fix on the way from Korea: ESPN will broadcast games from South Korea’s Korea Baseball Organization, starting with the league’s opener Tuesday. Plans call for six games per week, the network announced.
9:07 a.m. Carnival cruises to resume: Carnival Cruise Line said Monday it plans to resume sailing some voyages as early as August. “We will use this extended pause to continue to identify and implement additional protocols so we can safely welcome you back soon,” officials said in a statement.
9:06 a.m. Amazon engineer quits, perhaps losing $1 million, to protest firings of whistle-blowers: An Amazon engineer in Vancouver quit in protest of recent firings of whistle-blowers who have decried the company’s working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. “I quit in dismay at Amazon firing whistle-blowers who were making noise about warehouse employees frightened of COVID-19,” Tim Bray, who most recently served as vice president and had been a distinguished engineer at Amazon Web Services, wrote in a blog post. “With big-tech salaries and share vestings, this will probably cost me over a million (pre-tax) dollars, not to mention the best job I’ve ever had, working with awfully good people. So I’m pretty blue.”
8:49 a.m. Woman arrested for licking hands and touching groceries: A woman in South Carolina was arrested after she licked her hands and touched items at a sandwich shop, authorities said. The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that 38-year-old Shenir Gibson Holliday was arrested on suspicion of aggravated breach of peace and food tampering for the incident at Sub Station II in Sumter, S.C., last week.
8:42 a.m. NFL won’t play outside U.S. because of pandemic: The NFL is moving its five games scheduled for London and Mexico City this season back to U.S. stadiums because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Associated Press reports.
8:12 a.m. San Francisco reports 22 new coronavirus cases: Twenty-two additional coronavirus cases were confirmed in San Francisco, increasing the number of confirmed cases to 1,624, according to the Department of Public Health.
8:08 a.m. What are we allowed to do now? On the Fifth & Mission podcast, Chronicle reporter Dominic Fracassa explains where you can go and what you can do under the complicated new shelter-in-place rules. He also talks about how health officials will know if we’re successfully staving off a coronavirus resurgence. Click here to listen.
7:54 a.m. San Mateo County announces 48 new cases: Forty-eight more people in San Mateo County have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the number of confirmed infections there to 1,281, according to health officials. The county has recorded 51 deaths.
7:47 a.m. Guatemalan migrants scorned over coronavirus when they return home: Migrants returning from the United States were once considered heroes in Guatemala, where the money they send back to their hometowns is a mainstay of the economy. But since the coronavirus pandemic hit, migrants in town after town have been mistreated, run off or threatened by neighbors who fear they will bring the virus back with them, the Associated Press reports.
7:43 a.m. Yuba, Sutter counties start reopening: Yuba and Sutter counties started allowing some low-risk businesses to open Monday under a new health order that eases stay-at-home restrictions. The neighboring counties join Modoc County in starting to reopen in defiance of the governor’s order. They also issued a health order requiring the use of face coverings, officials said.
7:34 a.m. J. Crew files for bankruptcy protection: The New York company’s financial struggles underscore the coronavirus’ toll on the retail sector. All 497 J. Crew and subsidiary Madewell stores will continue to operate, though many had to be temporarily closed because of the virus. As part of the bankruptcy restructuring terms, lenders will convert $1.65 billion in debt into equity and the company will get $400 million in new financing.
7:32 a.m. Stocks drop: Airlines led the markets down Monday following investor Warren Buffett’s revelation that he had sold his stakes in the troubled industry. Gains by tech stocks kept overall losses to 0.8% in morning trading.
7:21 a.m. Supermarket shopper wears KKK hood as face mask: The mayor of a Southern California city condemned a photo taken over the weekend of a man wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood at a supermarket. “Many thanks to all who stepped forward to curtail this sad reminder of intolerance,” said Mayor John W. Minto of Santee (San Diego County) in a statement. “Santee, its leaders, and I will not tolerate such behavior. Santee and its citizens are great, and this particular individual’s actions are not representative of us as a people and a wonderful city.”
7:14 a.m. Security guard shot and killed over face mask? A security guard shot and killed at a Flint, Mich., store might have been killed in a dispute over a face mask, NBC News reports. The father of eight was shot in the head Friday while working at a Family Dollar.
6:58 a.m. We may never know how many recover from coronavirus in Bay Area: Many of California’s largest counties, including most in the Bay Area, are not providing recovery data, and counties define what it means to be “recovered” in different ways. Read the full story here.
6:10 a.m. Stricken nursing home held deadly secret, felt ‘like Twilight Zone’: Staff and families of patients at a skilled nursing home in Hayward provide a terrifying picture of how the coronavirus spread through the 99-bed facility without a word to the public. Read more here.
5:48 a.m. Donor gives Santa Cruz hospital $1 million for bonuses: A donor sent an anonymous note to a Santa Cruz hospital and $1 million to give employees bonuses, the Associated Press reports. Full-time employees at Dominican Hospital will get $800 and part-timers $600.
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