LIVERMORE, CA — Youth in the City of Livermore can expect to stay out of schools for months after Gov. Gavin Newsom called on schools to remain closed for the rest of the school year due to concerns about the new coronavirus. Many parents will have to stay home longer than expected too after Alameda County announced Tuesday plans to extend the shelter-in-place order through May 3.
There have been three new deaths attributed to coronavirus in Alameda County, bringing the county’s total to 12, the Alameda County Public Health Department reported Friday. The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is now 443 in Alameda County, which includes statistics from the city of Berkeley.
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While residents may go outside for exercise, playgrounds, dog parks, public picnic areas, golf courses, tennis and basketball courts, pools, rock walls and other recreational areas must be closed.
Only members of the same household can play sports sharing the same equipment, according to the county.
In other county news, Alameda County is preparing for a surge in COVID-19 patients and seeking doctors, nurses, housekeepers, IT professionals and others in a position to help. The county is looking for workers and volunteers. Learn more here.
The shelter-in-place order has significantly impacted local businesses To help small businesses, Livermore Patch is compiling a list of open and closed businesses. View the list or add your business here.
We’re going to publish the directory on Patch, in our local email newsletters and on our local Facebook pages to ensure that as many community members as possible know the status of your business. We’ll continue to do this until this crisis has passed and our local businesses are back to normal operations.
Patch has not reported any additional Tri-Valley coronavirus cases this week, but several local groups have announced cases in past weeks.
On Friday and Saturday the San Ramon Valley Unified School District reported a total of three coronavirus cases in three San Ramon schools. Also on Friday the Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton told members that a member had contracted the virus.
Earlier this month a resident of Sunrise Senior Living in Pleasanton was hospitalized after testing positive for the virus. No other residents were experiencing symptoms as of a week ago.
An Open Heart Kitchen volunteer in Livermore tested positive for coronavirus two weeks ago, around the same time that Bay Club in Pleasanton told members an employee who last worked in child care had tested positive for coronavirus.
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Read Patch’s resource guide for Tri-Valley residents here.
Danville-based school lunch provider Choicelunch has started offering an online order, drive-thru grocery service.
Find out where to get take-out in Tri-Valley here.
Some grocery stores in Northern California have longer or senior-only hours. Learn more here.
Get tips from Tri-Valley business leaders on how to support local merchants and restaurants here.
A shelter-in-place order hasn’t kept Tri-Valley residents down. Here’s what some are doing to help out their neighbors.
Some 1,500 Tri-Valley residents have joined forces in a Facebook group to bring food shelters, give supplies to people in need, sew masks and more. The Tri-Valley Asian Association raised $9,000 to donate 23,000 supplies to Bay Area health care providers.
Natalie Reese, 17, of Danville was upset when her prom was canceled. But she got glammed up, danced with her dad, and organized an international digital prom.
A Tri-Valley family still found a way to wish grandma Joyce Schmidt, 91, a happy birthday, even though she wasn’t allowed to leave her Brookdale Diablo Lodge room due to concerns about the coronavirus. Watch the heartwarming video here.
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