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!
Solano staff refuses to divulge WHERE in the County the positive cases reside.
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.
CITY OF BENICIA
City Hall, 250 East L Street
Benicia, California 94510
Contact: Lorie Tinfow, City Manager
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.