Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: June 16-17
The Bay Area continues to grapple with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with new cases and hospitalizations still being reported regularly. Here’s the latest news on the coronavirus situation in the Bay Area as of June 16-17.
Here are some key takeaways:
- San Francisco allows indoor dining at 25% capacity
- Santa Clara County reports 300 new COVID-19 cases
- Residents encouraged to continue precautions to slow spread of virus.
June 16: San Francisco announces plans to reopen indoor dining
San Francisco has announced plans to allow indoor dining to resume, beginning on June 17. Restaurants will be allowed to operate at 25% capacity, with tables spaced six feet apart and other safety measures in place. This is a significant step forward in the city’s reopening efforts, and it’s hoped that the reopening of indoor dining will provide a boost to the struggling restaurant industry.
June 17: Santa Clara County sees a surge in cases
Santa Clara County has reported a surge in COVID-19 cases, with over 300 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. Officials are urging residents to continue to take precautions, including wearing masks and practicing social distancing, to help slow the spread of the virus. The county’s health department is also ramping up testing efforts to help identify and isolate new cases.
The Bay Area remains a hot spot for COVID-19, with new cases and hospitalizations being reported regularly. However, the reopening of indoor dining in San Francisco and the ramping up of testing efforts in Santa Clara County are both positive steps forward. As always, residents are encouraged to continue to take precautions to slow the spread of the virus and protect themselves and their communities.