The City of Santa Barbara Expects to Lay Off 400 Employees

••• “There are now 68 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Santa Barbara County. 45 of the confirmed cases are recovering at home, 8 people are hospitalized, and 6 of those 8 are in the ICU. 14 of those who have tested positive are considered to be fully recovered and 1 is pending an update.” I don’t see how the numbers are relevant until tests are widely available, but they’re all we have. —KEYT

••• “The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office announced on Sunday that two Sheriff’s Deputies are recovering at home after testing positive for Covid-19.” —KEYT

••• “Effects of the Covid-19 health emergency have hit the City of Santa Barbara. On Saturday, Mayor Cathy Murillo said about 400 city workers will be let go during this crisis.” —KEYT

••• “Amazon warehouse workers in Staten Island and Instacart’s grocery delivery workers nationwide plan to walk off their jobs on Monday. They are demanding stepped-up protection and pay as they continue to work while much of the country is asked to isolate as a safeguard against the coronavirus.” —NPR

••• “California State Parks announced that it is temporarily closing vehicle access to all 280 state parks in order to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. Since the stay at home order, many state parks are reportedly seeing a surge in visitations that made it impossible for the public to continuously follow social distancing guidelines.” —KEYT (photo courtesy California State Parks)