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A San Diego Junior Lifeguard jumps off the Ocean Beach Municipal Pier in August 2018. Coastal cities across California are determining whether to cancel the summer program amid to the coronavirus pandemic. <span class="copyright">( K.C. Alfred / San Diego Union-Tribune)</span>

Junior lifeguard programs canceled in Los Angeles County, Seal Beach

A San Diego Junior Lifeguard jumps off the Ocean Beach Municipal Pier in August 2018. Coastal cities across California are determining whether to cancel the summer program amid to the coronavirus pandemic. <span class="copyright">( K.C. Alfred / San Diego Union-Tribune)</span>
A San Diego Junior Lifeguard jumps off the Ocean Beach Municipal Pier in August 2018. Coastal cities across California are determining whether to cancel the summer program amid to the coronavirus pandemic. ( K.C. Alfred / San Diego Union-Tribune)

A generation of junior lifeguards may lose out on their California birthright because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department and the city of Seal Beach have canceled their junior lifeguard programs, citing concerns about the coronavirus.

“We waited as long as possible to make this decision in the hopes things would change,” Seal Beach Marine Safety Chief Joe Bailey said in a statement. “It was a difficult decision and we wanted to give participants and their families as much notice as possible. Our goal is to remain responsive to the community’s needs and to ensure the safety, security, health for all in Seal Beach.”

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Travelers pick up luggage where signs remind them, with classic Pacific Northwest icons showing the size of two Chinook salmon, to stay six feet apart at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Monday, May 18, 2020, in SeaTac, Wash.

49 New Coronavirus Cases In King County; 1 More Dead

SEATTLE, WA — King County reported 49 new coronavirus cases Monday, and the state’s only new death linked to COVID-19. Monday marked the second consecutive day where just one death was reported statewide.

Across Washington, the Department of Health added 178 new coronavirus cases, bringing the official state tally to 18,611 illnesses and 1,002 deaths. According to state data, 6.4 percent of tests have returned positive among 289,135 Washingtonians tested since February.

Lab tests have confirmed 7,529 infections and 523 deaths in King County since the crisis began.

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Travelers pick up luggage where signs remind them, with classic Pacific Northwest icons showing the size of two Chinook salmon, to stay six feet apart at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Monday, May 18, 2020, in SeaTac, Wash.

8 New Coronavirus Cases In Pierce County, No New Deaths

TACOMA, WA — Pierce County health officials reported just eight new coronavirus cases and no additional deaths linked to COVID-19 Monday afternoon. The only coronavirus death reported across the state Monday was in King County.

Lab tests have confirmed 1,802 illnesses and 68 deaths linked to COVID-19 in Pierce County since early March. Approximately 1,100 patients are classified as recovered, while 676 cases remain active.

Across Washington, the Department of Health added 178 new coronavirus cases Monday, bringing the official state tally to 18,611 illnesses and 1,002 deaths. According to state data, 6.4 percent of tests have returned positive among 289,135 Washingtonians tested since February.

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A shopper exits a downtown Napa business Mother's Day weekend as Napa County first started easing coronavirus-related public health requirements.

Dine-In Restaurants, Malls, Schools Can Reopen In Napa County

NAPA COUNTY, CA — Not unlike counties across California, businesses such as dine-in restaurants and retail stores, including shopping malls and swap meets, have been shuttered since mid-March in Napa County. Effectively immediately, however, Napa County is the first in the Bay Area where such businesses are allowed to reopen provided they make certain adaptations, the county announced Thursday evening.

“The State of California has approved Napa County’s self-attestation that the County meets the State’s Public Health Officer’s readiness criteria, a requirement for any county applying to gradually open additional businesses and services under the State’s ‘Expanded Stage 2’ of its four-stage reopening process,” Napa County Spokeswoman Elizabeth Scott said.

“This State approval allows Napa County’s businesses and services listed in Expanded Stage 2 to open, within industry guidelines, immediately,” Scott said.

The state of California is further permitting the county to reopen schools effective June 1.

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No New Coronavirus Deaths In King County Thursday

No New Coronavirus Deaths In King County Thursday

SEATTLE, WA — For the first time in more than two months, King County public health officials reported no new deaths linked to the coronavirus Thursday. According to the county’s COVID-19 dashboard, the last day with no deaths recorded was March 7.

The latest update, accounting for all tests processed by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, included 86 additional illnesses. Lab tests have confirmed 7,307 infections in King County since the crisis began.

Across Washington, the Department of Health added 261 new coronavirus cases and eight additional deaths to its count Thursday, bringing the official state tally to 17,773 illnesses and 983 deaths.

According to the state data, 6.6 percent of tests have returned positive among 267,931 Washingtonians tested since February.

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2 More Coronavirus Deaths In Pierce County; 25 New Cases Thursday

2 More Coronavirus Deaths In Pierce County; 25 New Cases Thursday

TACOMA, WA — Pierce County health officials reported 25 new coronavirus cases and two additional deaths linked to COVID-19 Thursday afternoon.

New cases reported Tuesday included residents from Bonney Lake, central Pierce County, Lakewood, South Hill, Graham, Tacoma and University Place.

Health officials said the latest patients to die from complications related to the disease were a Tacoma man in his 70s, and a central Pierce County man in his 50s. According to the health department, both men had existing health conditions.

Lab tests have confirmed 1,754 illnesses and 65 deaths linked to COVID-19 in Pierce County since early March. Approximately 1,000 patients are classified as recovered, while 749 cases remain active.

Across the state, the Department of Health added 261 new coronavirus cases and eight additional deaths to its count Thursday, bringing the official state tally to 17,773 illnesses and 983 deaths. According to the state data, 6.6 percent

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Mecklenburg County coronavirus cases at 2,439, but no new deaths reported for 5 days

Mecklenburg County has seen a total of 2,439 coronavirus cases, according to county health data Friday afternoon. The number is cumulative since mid-March.

Health officials say 63 people with COVID-19 have died locally, with more than half of them during outbreaks at long-term care facilities. No new deaths have been reported since Sunday.

The county added 97 new cases from the previous day, Mecklenburg County reported Friday, up from an average of 62 new cases a day reported over the past week.

About two-thirds of Mecklenburg County residents who tested positive for the virus have been released from isolation, the county said.

The state Department of Health and Human Services, which includes non-county residents who were tested in Mecklenburg, reported the county’s case total to be 2,385, up 62 cases from the previous day.

Statewide, DHHS reported 622 new cases on Friday, for a total of 17,129, and 26 more

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MD Testing Coronavirus Drug In Montgomery County

MD Testing Coronavirus Drug In Montgomery County

BETHESDA, MD — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Wednesday announced that 1,600 doses of Remdesivir — an anti-viral drug designed to treat some COVID-19 patients — will be given to Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

Gilead Sciences’ Remdesivir is the only drug proven in a clinical study to shave several days off the recovery time of a seriously ill patient. Hogan said these initial doses will be sent immediately to Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. The two jurisdictions have the highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths.

“All of this puts us much closer to being able to launch Stage 1 of our reopening,” Hogan said.

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In late April, the Republican governor unveiled “Maryland Strong Roadmap to Recovery,” a three-stage plan designed to get the state back on its feet.

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Tulare County adds 10 deaths, nears LA for California’s highest coronavirus mortality rate

Tulare County health officials on Friday confirmed 10 more people have died of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths in the county to 64.

The county now ranks No. 2 in the state, just behind Los Angeles County, for COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people.

Statewide, the mortality rate from COVID-19 is about 7.6 per 100,000 residents, according to a Fresno Bee canvass of county health department websites statewide and Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.

In Tulare County, the rate is 13.3 deaths per 100,000.

Los Angeles County has the highest number of deaths in the state and has mortality rate of 16.7 per 100,000 residents. Yolo County in Northern California ranks in third, with 9.9 deaths per 100,000.

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The 10 deaths come after a comparatively calm Thursday in the central San Joaquin Valley, in which no new deaths were reported.

On Friday morning, health officials

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Patch Honors Bartow County Graduates: Congrats, Class Of 2020

Patch Honors Bartow County Graduates: Congrats, Class Of 2020

BARTOW COUNTY, GA — Patch wants to provide a way to share the achievements of our high school graduates, even if it’s in a small way. With in-person instruction canceled through the rest of the 2019-20 school year due to the coronavirus in Georgia public schools, seniors are missing out on the last moments of what should be a celebratory time.

We know many high school seniors are missing milestone high school events, and we hope that this will give the community a way to share their pride in our class of 2020 high school graduates.

If you’d like to add your graduate, fill out the form here.

ADAIRSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

Austin Holcomb, attending Middle Georgia State University and working toward a B.S. in aviation science and a pilot’s license

From the family: “We are so proud of you son!!”

Timothy Crane, who will work in Adairsville

From

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