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Coronavirus: Vacaville schools hand out free meals, supplies during closures

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School in Vacaville may be out through at least March 27 due to the coronavirus, but the Vacaville Unified School District is continuing to ensure its students are not only well-fed but also well-equipped to continue learning.

Beginning Monday, VUSD has been dishing out free breakfasts and lunches at four of its sites to all its students. They also provided free school supplies and classwork.

For breakfast, students got to come with a variety of healthy options, including cereal, granola, yogurt parfait, a muffin or a bagel with cream cheese. For lunch, options included pizza, cheeseburgers, deli sandwiches with turkey and cheese, bean burritos and Caesar salad. All meals also came with fruit, vegetable and milk and were provided by each school’s food services staff.

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Northern California casino closes to stem coronavirus. Newsom working with tribal leaders

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Cache Creek Casino Resort announced Sunday evening it’s closing temporarily in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Cache Creek’s announcement marked the first Northern California tribal casino to close. A day earlier, the San Manuel and Pechanga resorts in Southern California said they were suspending operations as well.

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State tells residents 65+ to shelter in homes to protect against Covid-19

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FAIRFIELD — The governor directed all residents who are 65 or older Sunday to begin home isolation to help prevent them from being exposed to the new coronavirus and possibly contracting Covid-19.

Gov. Gavin Newsom designated the state’s 5.3 million senior citizens as among the most at-risk in terms of the severity of the new disease within the older population.

The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2019 population estimates indicate that 15.8 percent of Solano County’s 446,610 residents are 65 or older.

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Solano cities extend program suspensions to match new Covid-19 protocols

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FAIRFIELD — The list of suspended programs continues to grow as officials work to meet the social distancing requirements of an order this week from the governor that seeks to slow the spread of the new coronavirus and the disease it causes, Covid-19.

Officials shut down the Fairfield Police Activities League center effective Saturday as a result of school closures and because of the close interactions that take place at the center on Union Avenue. A limited number of activities continued Friday.

The city of Vacaville has suspended numerous recreation programs and has canceled all public events at city facilities, regardless of size.

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Solano fair association postpones Youth Ag Day due to Covid-19

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VALLEJO — The 18th annual Youth Ag Day has been postponed due to concerns over the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The Solano County Fair Association announced Wednesday the event scheduled for Tuesday will not occur.

“It is hoped that this is merely a postponement of the event, and not an outright cancellation,” a statement released by the association states.

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Vacaville restaurant owner says losses during PG&E blackouts forcing him to close

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VACAVILLE, Calif. — Andy Koval said it was his dream to open his own restaurant. That dream became a reality in July 2019 when he opened the doors to Mainstreet Smokehouse for the first time in with a line waiting outside the door.

Now, less than a year later, Koval said he may be closing the doors to his Vacaville restaurant for good because of last year’s PG&E blackouts.

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Surging Health Care Worker Quarantines Raise Concerns As Coronavirus Spreads

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As the U.S. battles to limit the spread of the highly contagious new coronavirus, the number of health care workers ordered to self-quarantine because of potential exposure to an infected patient is rising at an exponential pace. In Vacaville, California, alone, one case — the first documented instance of community transmission in the U.S. — left more than 200 hospital workers under quarantine and unable to work for weeks.

Across California, dozens more health care workers have been ordered home because of possible contagion in response to more than 80 confirmed cases as of Sunday afternoon. In Kirkland, Washington, more than a quarter of the city’s fire department was quarantined after exposure to a handful of infected patients at the Life Care Center nursing home.

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California releases coronavirus guidlines for public spaces

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) – California officials issued new guidelines to public spaces in a response to coronavirus spreading.

“School districts must prepare for these scenarios so that parents and children can plan for what would happen if their local school faced closure,” said Governor Gavin Newsom.

“Already, we are seeing how this outbreak is having significant economic impact on families, workers, businesses and communities across California.”

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