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Anne Ternus-Bellamy

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Yolo’s confirmed cases up to 25, but shelter-in-place may be working

Yolo County’s 25 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus are just the tip of the iceberg, according to health officials, but there are very early indications that the county’s shelter-in-place order is making a difference in slowing the surge of cases. Those were two of the messages the Yolo County Board of Supervisors received during […]

Confirmed coronavirus cases jump to 24 in Yolo County

365体育投注Yolo County confirmed eight more cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, bringing the total number of positive tests here to 24. One person has died. All eight cases reported Monday involved adults — four of whom were over age 65 — who contracted the virus through community exposure and are isolating at home. No additional […]

County reports 16 confirmed coronavirus cases; limited testing capacity

Non-essential businesses OK’d for limited operations; Board of Supervisors to receive update Tuesday Yolo County reported five additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, bringing the total of positive tests here to 16. One person has died. The new cases are in two adults who acquired the virus through travel and three adults […]

Council approves bans on flavored tobacco sales, open campfires on public property

365体育投注Tuesday’s video-conferenced Davis City Council meeting may have been conducted under the shadow of a pandemic and shelter-in-place but council members didn’t limit their agenda to only coronavirus-related matters. The council also approved bans on the sale of flavored tobacco within the city and the use of open campfires on public property without a permit. […]

A tale of two Zoom meetings: Glitches and porn

Local governments deal with unexpected complications in video meetings With a shelter-in-place order preventing local government agencies from meeting the old-fashioned way — in large auditoriums open to the public — the Davis City Council and Yolo County Board of Supervisors pressed on with public meetings nonetheless on Tuesday, turning to Zoom video conferencing to […]

Urgency eviction ordinance spells out obligations of tenants, landlords

Under the urgency ordinance adopted by the Davis City Council on Tuesday, residential and commercial landlords are prohibited from evicting tenants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-in-place during the duration of the local emergency. The ordinance adopted by the council incorporated suggestions from both the California Apartment Association and Legal Services of Northern California which […]

City council approves COVID-19 relief measures

365体育投注Davis residents and businesses facing the prospect of eviction, water shutoffs and other impacts during the coronavirus pandemic received some measure of relief from the City Council on Tuesday night. The council voted to enact a moratorium on evictions and suspend new late fees for unpaid city utility bills during the crisis. The council’s action […]

County supervisors OK renter protections, community benefit fund

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors met via phone and video conference on Tuesday and took steps to deal with some of the issues that have arisen in the last week thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. The board unanimously supported creating a community benefit fund to assist local nonprofits and individuals affected by COVID-19 — […]

Vote count delayed by shelter-in-place order; update expected Friday

The Yolo County elections office expects to post more results from the March 3 primary election on Friday. After the last update — two weeks ago — there were about 8,000 ballots still to be tallied. The final vote counts have been delayed by efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus through a […]

County lacks authority to delay property tax deadline

Yolo County property owners concerned about paying for the basics during a shelter-in-place that has left many without a paycheck received an unwelcome reminder last week about the upcoming deadline for paying property taxes. The county reminded those who still owe a second installment on their 2019-2020 property taxes that that installment must be paid […]

Yolo County reports 10 coronavirus cases; one death

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in Yolo County has doubled since Friday, with two new cases on Tuesday bringing the total to 10, including one death. That death on Sunday involved an older individual with chronic health problems who had been discharged from the hospital and was isolating at home. The ninth case, […]

Local government goes virtual in the COVID-19 era

365体育投注Relief for renters, suspension of water shut-offs top agendas this week Thanks to COVID-19, participating in local government in the city of Davis will be markedly different for the foreseeable future. There will be no packed community chambers at City Hall on Tuesday evenings, no lines of people waiting their turns to approach the microphone […]

Essential or non-essential? That is the question

As Yolo County residents hunker down for at least three weeks under a shelter-in-place order, some people will continue going to work while others will not and some businesses will continue running while others will shut their doors. The order, aimed at stemming the spread of the novel coronavirus, allows people to leave their residence […]

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