Coronavirus Outbreak Updates

The Sacramento County Department of Public Health is now hoping to mitigate its impact as new cases are reported.

For the most up to date list of cancellations and closures, visit our partners at KCRA here

For a list of Sacramento area events affected, visit KCRA here

Here are the most recent developments (updated 3/27 at 3:00 pm)
Gov. Newsom halts evictions for Californians affected by COVID-19- KCRA3 
Read more here.

Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort will stay closed until further notice. -ABC News 

“Sacramento County school districts to extend closures amid COVID-19 outbreak” -KCRA3 
Read more here

“Gov. Gavin Newsom took action Tuesday to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus within the state prison system.” -@kcra3 (Read more here



Beginning today, March 24th at 12PM Sacramento began testing for COVID-19 with Drive Thru appointments only. More info here. @kcranews


Gov. Gavin Newsom put into effect as of 3/23 (immediately)  that all California State Park Parking lots will be closed to encourage social distancing. See the video of Gov. Gavin Newsom giving the most recent COVID-19 update here


Trump extends the deadline for the Real ID due to the Coronavirus. -SacBee


Starting Tuesday Sacramento will have drive-thru testing areas for COVID-19. Read more here


According to an IOC member, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have been postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Read more here. 

According to an IOC member, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have been postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Read more here. 


CVS Pharmacy is hiring over 50, 000 employee’s, including bonuses and benefits. 

Safeway employee’s are receiving a temporary $2 bonus in appreciation for workers during the outbreak. Read more here! 


Sacramento says it will provide free childcare to first responders starting Monday. Read more here!



The federal government is extending the deadline for Americans to file their taxes to July 15. — kcranews (@kcranews)


As of March 19, 2020 at 7:49 p.m.,  Governor Gavin Newsom issued a stay-at-home order for the state of California due to the Coronavirus outbreak. — kcranews (@kcranews) Read the full article here



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California’s stay-at-home order asks residents to remain home except for essential needs. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But what does that mean? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Everyone in California is required to stay home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job. If you go out, keep at least 6 feet of distance,” officials said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The state outlined what’s open and what’s closed under the stay-at-home order. We created a quick reference for you on this post. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Essential state and local government functions will also remain open, including law enforcement and offices that provide government programs and services,” the state added. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ See the complete list at link in bio.

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Sacramento County Public Health Order. Read the full order here

As of March 19, 2020, at 11:59 p.m., the Sacramento County Health Officer is directing all individuals living in the county to stay at their place of residence except for essential activities. The legal order is based on the same directives of social distancing issued this week to slow the transmission of the disease, but it provides more detail and enforcement ability. The legal order limits activity, travel and business functions to only the most essential needs and is intended to protect those most vulnerable to the disease, slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, and preserve local healthcare capacity.

Yolo County officials have issued a shelter-in-place order for residents amid novel coronavirus concerns.

The order will last from March 19 to April 7, unless the Yolo County public health officer chooses to extend it, officials said in a release. The order limits activity, travel and business purposes to essential needs only.

Yolo County officials issue shelter-in-place order amid coronavirus concerns

— kcranews (@kcranews) March 18, 2020


The city of Davis is asking its residents to shelter in place in an effort to curb the COVID-19 outbreak.


Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday significantly ramped up California’s response to coronavirus, calling for the closure of all bars and wineries and urging elderly people and those with chronic health conditions to stay indoors in an effort to slow the spread.

— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) March 15, 2020

A number of local events and schools have announced cancellations. Here are the latest from our partners at KCRA 3:


• Los Rios school district to suspend in-person classes | The Los Rios Community College District announced Thursday it would suspend all face-to-face classes and student interactions beginning Friday to limit the spread of COVID-19.

• Natomas Unified closed for 2 school days | The Natomas Unified School District in Sacramento announced Thursday it would close schools Friday and Monday due to coronavirus concerns.

• Sac State classes will move online due to COVID-19 | In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, classes at Sacramento State are moving online for the rest of the spring semester, President Robert Nelsen announced Thursday.

• CSU Stanislaus to transition to online classes, cancels in-person classes | Officials with CSU Stanislaus said on Thursday they are phasing out face-to-face classes at both their Turlock and Stockton campuses in response to COVID-19 concerns.

Roseville City School District closed until April 13, beginning Monday March 16

Rocklin Unified School District will close for three weeks, beginning Monday, March 16

Auburn School District will be closed beginning Monday March 16 through April 14th

Loomis School District closing for three weeks

Solano County Schools Closed at least 2 weeks 

Washington Unified School District March 16th through at least April 3rd


• NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments | After numerous cancellations by other conferences, the NCAA announced Thursday that men’s and women’s Division I basketball tournaments would be canceled

• USL, Sac Republic season suspended for at least 30 days | Sac Republic FC says the decision impacts its home games on March 25 and 29, and April 8’s U.S. Open Cup Match.

• Big Sky cancels basketball games due to COVID-19 concerns | The Big Sky Conference is canceling its championship basketball games for the remainder of the season, including the game Sacramento State had scheduled with Boise, Idaho.

• CIF cancels remaining basketball games | The California Interscholastic Federation has canceled all its remaining state basketball championship games for the remainder of the season amid coronavirus concerns, including regional finals that would have happened Thursday, as well as the state finals that were slated to happen at the Golden 1 Center.

• NBA suspends season after player tests positive for COVID-19 | The NBA has suspended its season “until further notice” after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the majority of the league’s owners were leaning toward playing games without fans in arenas

Little League Baseball Suspends All Activities Until April 6th |  Little League Baseball released a statement pushing all activities including games, practices and opening days until April 6th.  That goes for all 6,500 of their programs. 

The Masters Golf Tournament scheduled for April 9th-12th postponed | August National officials announced this morning that the premiere professional golf tournament would be postponed.  No new dates have been determined. 


Tyler Rich March 21st show at Hard Rock/Wheatland, postponed 

• Cher postpones Golden 1 Center show, rest of 2020 tour | Cher announced the postponement of all of her concerts from her tour this year amid coronavirus concerns, including a Sacramento show.

• March performances at Folsom Harris Center canceled | All performances scheduled through the end of March at the Harris Center in Folsom were canceled.

• Sacramento Comic-Con postponed | The event at Cal Expo has been pushed back to June 7.


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