Northern California Live Updates Week of July 20

July 24, 2020 Updated: July 26, 2020

This page covers general news updates weekly, in addition to the coverage of the CCP virus* outbreak in Northern California.

For more news related to the CCP virus, see The Epoch Times special coverage of the CCP virus outbreak.

Click here to see all the latest cases by county.

Click here to see archived updates and here for the previous updates on the early CCP virus situation.

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July 26

  • A new study suggests children are at lower risk for COVID-19.

July 24

  • Gilroy has announced a virtual memorial service for the victims of the Garlic Festival shooting.
  • Burlingame launches a “Restarting Business Assistance” program.
  • San Francisco has announced it will transform city facilities into Community Learning Hubs to support distance learning and youth care for frontline workers.
  • Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced new support efforts for California workers.
  • A fugitive Chinese researcher at UC Davis who took refuge in the San Francisco Chinese consulate has been taken into federal custody.

July 23

  • More Than 80 Santa Clara County Schools Seek State Permission To Reopen

  • The Archdiocese of San Francisco for Catholic schools has announced that distance learning will continue through Sept. 3.
  • CDC announces updated guidelines for going back to school in the fall.
  • Shasta County encourages those who attended the July 22 gathering at the Sundial Bridge to self-quarantine for 14 days, get tested, and monitor for symptoms.
  • Santa Rosa warns that Blue Green Algae, toxic to humans and pets, is blooming at Lake Ralphine.
  • The San Mateo County Veterans Commission is looking for nominees to honor those who served our country. See the requirements here.
  • The San Jose McEnery Convention Center and San Jose Theaters are the first in Northern California to receive GBAC accreditation, recognizing that they are industry-accredited for outbreak and infectious diseases preparation and response.

July 22

  • According to court documents filed by the FBI, the Chinese consulate in San Francisco is harboring a military-linked biologist fugitive.
  • The Santa Clara Parks & Recreation Department will host two summer gymnastics camps starting July 27.
  • The state announced that it will keep a reserve of 100 million N-95 respirators and 200 million surgical masks to prepare for the fall.
  • San Mateo plans to launch a Child Care Relief Fund with $2 million from the Board of Supervisors to aid local child care providers hurt by the pandemic.

July 21

  • The Ferry Building has temporarily closed its interior retail stores.
  • UC Berkeley announces it will start the fall semester remotely. Its Student Technology Equity Program (STEP) will spend $4.6 million on distance learning.
  • Sacramento County partners with Golden 1 Center, which will open as a voting center for the presidential election on Nov. 3.

July 20

  • California releases guidelines for outdoor hair salon and barbershop services.
  • The Lantos Foundation issues statement to mark 21 years since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started persecuting the meditation discipline Falun Gong.
  • Millbrae will have its first drive-in movie theater on Aug. 14.
  • Santa Clara County has released detailed data tables for COVID-19 dashboards to track testing, cases, deaths, and hospital utilization.
  • The California Interscholastic Federation announces that high school sports will be delayed to December or January.
  • Part of the San Francisco Bay Trail connecting Oakland and Richmond is opened. As of this year, over 350 of the 500 miles for biking, hiking, and cycling are completed.
  • San Francisco pauses reopening and closes indoor malls and non-essential offices.

*The Epoch Times refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China and create a global pandemic.