Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) has confirmed the first positive case of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, involving a resident of the county.
The person tested positive this afternoon. Our County’s public health lab conducted the test, which is expected to be confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention in the coming days. The patient, who is being treated at a hospital in the county, had no known travel history and no known contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
This movie theater scene from 1995’s Outbreak makes me nervous:
Last September we learned that N. Main St. near Cypress St. in downtown Walnut Creek would be getting a mini plaza with an expanded sidewalk and it has now opened. As you can see there are more benches and a play area but alas, the pomegranate tree is gone!
Considering the warning coming from the CDC yesterday about preparing for the coming coronavirus pandemic I was disturbed to learn that Contra Costa Health Services reported the same day that three coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Contra Costa county. Despite coming from people outside the county who are being treated in local hospitals does not make me feel much better because it’s just a matter of time before it spreads to more and more people.
I don’t mean to alarm anyone but the dinosaurs that recently appeared at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek have gone missing. If you spot them roaming around please do not approach them as they are extremely dangerous as they are known carnivores and may attack at any time.
Photo from Contra Costa County Fire Protection District
Yesterday a vegetation fire gutted the Lafayette Tennis Club on Camino Diablo in Lafayette, resulting in, “IMMEDIATE EVACUATION in the area of Camino Diablo & Springbrook Rd.” according to a message from the Lafayette Police, which was lifted several hours later. More information from this KTVU article here.
I cannot believe there may be a possible 48+ hour power outage tomorrow! From a PG&E email:
In most cases, we would expect to be able to restore power within 24 to 48 hours after weather has passed. Depending on weather conditions or if any repairs are needed, outages (weather event plus restoration time) could last longer than 48 hours. For planning purposes, we suggest preparing for multiple-day outages.