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Bay Area Covid-19 Development Status Update

The latest developments in the region related to the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, as of Friday evening include:

The Berkeley Unified School District is reinstating an indoor mask mandate for students and staff through the end of the school year due to a recent spike in COVID-19 cases, district officials announced Friday.

Superintendent Brent Stephens wrote in a letter to the district community that the decision was made after discussions between district and city of Berkeley public health officials, who recommended the return of a mask mandate. due to an increase in cases, including a number of clusters of classes who indicated the virus was spreading in schools.

The mandate will take effect from Monday for all BUSD students and staff and anyone else on a campus or indoor district facility.

Larkspur City Council may join several other towns in Marin and the Greater Bay Area in expanding its parklet permits and working on a permanent policy to allow outdoor dining to continue on pavements and other public spaces when He will discuss the action at Monday’s special meeting, which begins at 5 p.m. in the council chambers at 400 Magnolia Ave.

The ability for businesses to extend dining and, in some cases, drinking to sidewalks, parking lots and other spaces has emerged during the pandemic as a way for these small businesses to stay afloat despite safety restrictions imposed in response to COVID-19.

Larkspur has allowed four town center restaurants to install parklets in their car parks through council-approved temporary encroachment permits, according to the town staff report. Five other businesses have also received permits to extend their seating to sidewalks adjacent to their establishments.

As of 5:30 p.m. Friday, authorities confirmed the following number of cases in the Greater Bay Area:

Alameda County: 274,861 cases, 1,865 deaths (274,861 cases, 1,865 deaths Thursday) (totals include Berkeley Health Department data) (

Contra Costa County: 202,906 cases, 1,304 deaths (202,193 cases, 1,304 deaths Thursday)

Marin County: 36,487 cases, 277 deaths (36,351 cases, 277 deaths Thursday) (totals include San Quentin State Prison)

Monterey County: 81,841 cases, 744 deaths (81,841 cases, 744 deaths Thursday)

Napa County: 27,075 cases, 137 deaths (26,996 cases, 137 deaths Thursday)

San Francisco County: 136,271 cases, 872 deaths (136,060 cases, 872 deaths Thursday)

San Joaquin County: 170,357 cases, 2,234 deaths (170,357 cases, 2,234 deaths Thursday)

San Mateo County: 134,492 cases, 758 deaths (133,126 cases, 756 deaths Thursday)

Santa Clara County: 333,902 cases, 2,281 deaths (333,902 cases, 2,281 deaths Thursday)

Santa Cruz County: 51,598 cases, 262 deaths (51,598 cases, 262 deaths Thursday)

Solano County: 88,684 cases, 425 deaths (88,684 cases, 425 deaths Thursday)

Sonoma County: 89,134 cases, 491 deaths (88,799 cases, 491 deaths Thursday)

Statewide: 8,797,890 cases, 90,382 deaths (8,757,871 cases, 90,219 deaths Thursday)

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