To our valued businesses:
Sorry to report that the number of Covid-19 cases in Santa Clara County is on the climb. Eleven California counties this week went into reverse, including Contra Costa and Santa Cruz counties, and slipped back up the charts to red (substantial). The Beach Boardwalk had to close again after just announcing its reopening.
Sacramento, San Diego and Stanislaus counties went from red to purple (widespread and the highest risk). In yellow (minimal risk) San Francisco, restaurants tried to head off a downgrade to orange (moderate) by closing indoor dining. Marin, other parts of the U.S. and Europe are closing down its indoor dining seating.
At Monday’s press conference, Dr. Sarah Cody blamed the surge on Halloween parties and fatigue by people tired of all the protocols and safety measures. She did not mention the election.
“What we do every day really matters,” Cody said. “Our health and the economy are inextricably linked.”