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.