In July 2021 Sacramento had the highest rate of new COVID-19 infection cases
of any major city in California per 100,000 people. The surge began in June as the state reopened
for business and public events. CBS 13 reports that Sacramento County's Hispanic and Black communities
accounted for half of new cases in the county the past month.
COVID-19 Delta Variant in Sacramento Region
Even after California reopened for business June 15th, many residents have been reluctant
to stop wearing masks in public due to the latest coronavirus concern about the contagious delta strain.
This KCRA TV video questions Yolo County Public Information Officer Dr. Aimee Sisson.
Sac, San Joaquin Counties Move to Orange Tier
Several California counties including Sacramento, San Joaquin and Solano move into less
restrictive tiers that allow for businesses reopening. Nineteen counties including San Francisco are
now in the least restrictive tier. Meanwhile, most counties in the state are in the orange moderate tier
for the first week of June 2021.
Kings Player De'Aaron Fox Discusses His Covid Experience
Kings point guard De'Aaron Fox tells his story in this 21 minute piece about getting struck with the coronavirus.
He said he had headaches, body aches and chills when he experienced his illness. He missed 13 NBA games
in the 2019-2020 season due to his illness. Fox says it's been a difficult process getting back to playing with
Vaccination Rates Fall in Parts of Sac County
KCRA reports on the COVID-19 vaccination rate in Sacramento as of early May 2021.
Vaccination percentages in certain parts of the county are lower than state averages. A report has
found that about half of North Highlands residents had gotten their shots.
Covid Cases Linked to Meatpacking
Over 300,000 Covid-19 cases have been linked to counties with meatpacking plants. A UC Davis
study found that large pork-packing facilities have seen 160% increased transmission rates,
as reported by KCRA Channel 3 compared with California counties without meatpacking plants.
Golden 1 Center Reopens for Kings Games
The Sacramento Kings invited 1,600 healthcare workers and responders to its first game
in a year open to an audience at Golden 1 Center, where the team plays its home games. ABC10 Reports
on how the public will be able to attend Kings games again starting April 21, 2021.
Effects of J&J Vaccine Pause on Sacramento
Johnson & Johnson's COVID vaccine, which is one of three options in America besides
the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, was paused by federal officials on April 13, 2021 due to reports that six
women developed blood clots after getting vaccinated.
State to Reopen June 15
California Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 that the state "may reopen" for business
in a few months on June 15. In this brief KCRA footage he outlines the plan, which will continue requiring people wear masks
in public places.
CDC Easter Guidelines
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gave social gathering guidelines for
Easter Sunday (April 4, 2021) celebrations. The CDC said people who have been vaccinated should
feel free to gather with other vaccinated individuals, whereas those who haven't been
vaccinated should stay home, as reported by KOVR (CBS 13).
Proof of Vaccination at Public Venues Required
Beginning April 15, 2021, the State of California will require individuals to show proof of
vaccination in order to attend public venues, as reported by KCRA.
Early April Vaccine Counts
This April 1, 2021 KCRA News video provides data on the number of vaccine doses issued
to counties for the third week of April. The dose counts for each brand were: Johnson & Johnson (12,100),
Pfizer (11,700) and Moderna (9,200).
Gov Ends Stay-at-Home Order Jan. 15
Governor Gavin Newsom announced on January 25, 2021 effective immediately he had lifted the state's stay-at-home order,
which had been in effect since last December. The 7-day average number of cases at the time was 23,283,
as reported by KXTV (ABC10). Newsom's announcement begins at about the 7:00 mark.
Cases Spike Near Thanksgiving
COVID-19 cases increased to a record-setting 900-1000 per day in Sacramento County leading up to Thanksgiving 2020, as reported
by KXTV (ABC10). November began with around 70 cases per day. There had been around 100 per day during the Halloween season.
Sacramento Begins Stay-at-Home Order Dec. 10
Another statewide shutdown for many businesses, along with a stay-at-home order beginning December 10, 2020.
The shutdown was called in response to rising COVID-19 cases during the Thanksgiving season. This KXTV (ABC10)
story includes a few interviews with local business owners on their reaction to the shutdown.