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Long-term care facilities in California build booths to reunite families during pandemic

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FAIRFIELD, Calif. — California resident Heather Orr still clings to the memory of the last time she touched her 80-year-old grandma, Diane Waters, in early March.

That month, the threat of COVID-19 abruptly halted her family’s weekly visits to Waters’ assisted living facility, Rockville Terrace Senior Living, in Northern California.

“I had been cherishing that last hug we had — not realizing what the next week would bring for us, for her, for the world,” said Orr, 29, who lives in Fairfield, California.

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Customers can now visit Solano Town Center in Fairfield with regulations

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SOLANO COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) — Across California, many retail stores are being allowed to reopen.

Some are only offering curbside pick up.

But in Solano County, the Solano Town Center is letting customer indoors.

In Fairfield on Wednesday, the Solano Town Center unlocked its doors and allowed people to go in for the first time in weeks.

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Coronavirus: Fairfield marquee ‘a nice kind of hope’

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Wiley Lloyd, 18, a senior at Vacaville Christian High, called it “a nice kind of hope.”

He referred to Fairfield’s Downtown Theatre marquee being used to promote mostly local soon-to-graduate members of the class of 2020, as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — a global scourge that will color this important life passage into their college and adult years — continues.

In an electronic loop, some 300 separate student images, over a nearly 90-minute span, flash onto the screens above the theater entrance at 1035 Texas St., the projections the brainchild of Dae Spering, theater general manager and Lloyd’s mother.

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Workshops to help Vaca businesses reopen are set next week

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VACAVILLE — Seven online workshops have been scheduled for Vacaville restaurants, retail outlets and business offices next week, the city administration announced.

The Solano Small Business Development Center and the Workforce Development Board of Solano County will head the workshops “to discuss safety and communication requirements, as well as other questions related to the reopening of businesses.”

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Coronavirus Connection: Plexiglass Cubical Allows Seniors At Assisted Living Facility To Have In-Person Visits

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FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — The coronavirus pandemic has made it challenging to keep up with our loved ones, and for many of those who live at assisted living facilities, the feeling of isolation is starting to set in.

While Facetime calls have replaced most face-to-face visits with our loved ones, Rockville Terrace Senior Living in Fairfield now has a plexiglass cubical to keep those in-person visits going for their 140 residents.

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Visitors flock to Solano County parks amid Covid-19 shutdowns

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FAIRFIELD — People eager to escape the clutches of the Covid-19 stay-at-home directive flocked to Solano County parks during the weekend.

Cars overfilled the parking lot and lined the street Saturday at the main entrance to Rockville Hills Regional Park in Fairfield. Measures taken to forestall the spread of the novel coronavirus have stifled many aspects of public life, driving people to parks as one of the few remaining refuges outside their homes.

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Judge to hear arguments about plan to move coronavirus patients from Travis AFB

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A federal judge on Monday will hear arguments on whether patients infected with the coronavirus should be transported from Travis Air Force Base to Orange County.

Patients quarantined in Fairfield are waiting to find out if they will stay or if they will go to a facility more than 400 miles away.

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