Category Archives: Benicia CA

Latest report on Covid-19 in Solano County, Mon. March 30 – NINE new cases since Friday

Solano County update on March 30, 2020

Solano County Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates and Resources, March 30, 2020

Solano County reported NINE NEW POSITIVE CASES today – total is now 43.

The chart at bottom right, “Cumulative number of cases…” gives a clear picture of the infection’s trajectory in Solano County, including numbers from Saturday (0) and Sunday (3), previously unreported.  By subtraction then, we know that 6 new cases were reported today, Monday, March 30.

Check out basic information in the screenshot above.  Note the County’s new interactive page has more.  On the County website, you can click on “Number of cases” and then hover over the charts for detailed information.

Our coronavirus data curve is on a steeper upward trajectory.  Everyone stay home and be safe!

Note:

Solano staff refuses to divulge WHERE in the County the positive cases reside.

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    Benicians gear up to make masks for local healthcare workers

    Editor: We received the following email from Benicians Larnie and Bodil Fox.  They are organizing a strong effort in Benicia to sew medical masks for healthcare workers.  See their video at https://youtu.be/Uyh6iAKqrao. Reach out to them at larniefox at gmail dot com if you can help!  – R.S.

    From: Larnie and Bodil Fox
    Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:49 PM
    Subject: Urgent need

    Benicia Resisters ~

    This is a call for help.

    Bodil and some friends have started sewing medical masks for health care workers. We are fielding requests for hundreds of masks at this point. Currently we are distributing masks to Kaiser Vallejo, Kaiser Antioch, Oakland Children’s Hospital and Alta Bates Berkeley. We are going the un-official route ~ getting them to nurses that work at these facilities who distribute them to their co-workers. They report that the people who get them are really grateful, and our home-made masks are most definitely being used, and we believe, saving lives.

    More are needed.

    We are looking for people who can sew, donations of cotton fabric and 1/4 inch elastic, and we would like to hear from anyone who has a need. We have fabric and elastic available for anyone who will turn them into masks.

    HERE is a short video we put together to show the mask style we have been using. This design, by Ruby Wallis, is quick and easy to make and fits over an N95 mask which extends its life. We know these masks are not ideal, but they are much better than the nothing that is currently available. Please share.

    This is a photo of some nurses at Kaiser Vallejo wearing our masks.

    Let us know if you can help.

    Stay safe!

    Bodil & Larnie
    larniefox at gmail dot com

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      Covid-19 in Solano County – Good news, NO NEW CASES on Friday, March 27

      Solano County update on March 27, 2020

      UPDATE: See Latest report on Covid-19 in Solano County, Mon. March 30 – NINE new cases since Friday

      Solano County reported NO NEW POSITIVE CASES today – total remains 34.  You are still at risk – everyone stay home and be safe!

      The chart at bottom right, “Cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases…” gives a clear picture of the infection’s trajectory in Solano County.

      Also of interest:

      • Differentiation between Total number of cases (34) and Active cases (12).  NOTE THAT active cases yesterday were 15, thus 3 Solano cases are no longer considered active.
      • Total number hospitalized (12 known, 3 more than yesterday)
      • Proportion of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 (coming soon)
      • Total number of deaths (0 as of March 27)
      • Total number of cases by age groups (0-18: 0; 19-64: 22; 65 and older: 12).
      • Total residents tested today (coming soon)
      • The line chart at top right shows when these cases were tested over the last several weeks, (“Date of specimen collection”).

      Note:

      Solano staff refuses to divulge WHERE in the County the positive cases reside.

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        City of Benicia announces Community Services Phone Line – staff will make referrals for seniors during the COVID-19 emergency

        City of Benicia Press Release, March 24, 2020

        PRESS RELEASE
        CITY OF BENICIA
        City Hall, 250 East L Street
        Benicia, California 94510
        Contact: Lorie Tinfow, City Manager
        ltinfow@ci.benicia.ca.us

        CITY OF BENICIA UPDATE ON COVID-19
        FOR MARCH 23, 2020
        Community Services Phone Line Announced

        Benicia, CA (March 24, 2020) — City Manager Lorie Tinfow announces the new Community Services phone line through the Parks and Community Services Department. Staff are available to answer questions and provide resources and referrals for calls received on the Community Services phone line, (707) 746- 4285, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

        For seniors, staff are available to make referrals to recognized local and Solano County non-profit organizations that have set up special services for seniors during the COVID-19 emergency.

        Community member are encouraged to call (707) 746-4285 or email pcs@ci.benicia.ca.us with questions. Staff will be standing by to make referrals to the appropriate city departments or organization.

        In other Parks & Community Services news, the new Virtual Recreation Center is available at ci.benicia.ca.us/virtualrec. As a resource to stay healthy, happy and connected, the site has ideas and links for indoor and outdoor activities. The site also shares nutrition information and links for kids, seniors, and community assistance. If you have a great resource that should be included, email details to pcs@ci.benicia.ca.us.

        In support of the Governor’s shelter-at-home order and to encourage social distancing, most Benicia Parks and Community Services facilities are closed. They include the bocce ball and tennis courts at Civic Center Park, the Skate Park, all playgrounds, all park restrooms except City Park and the First Street Pier, the James Lemos Swim Center, the Clock Tower, the Benicia Community Center, the Benicia Senior Center and the City Gym.

        Addition closure and cancellation information is available at ci.benicia.ca.us/coronavirus, along with up-to-date information on the City’s response to COVID-19.

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