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First Local Case of Coronavirus in Contra Costa

Photo by Unsplash user Ani Kolleshi

How concerning is this? Step one for me is to stop touching my face!

From an advisory:

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:

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Three Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in Contra Costa County

Photo by Flickr user evilerin

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.

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I would love to know what was going through the mind of the person who made this sign for the Lafayette McCaulou’s. Is this possibly a brand where the “i” is lowercase? What’s the meaning of this!?

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Fire Guts Lafayette Tennis Club

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.

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Possible 48+ Hour Power Outage Starting Tomorrow

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.