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The latest report from Lake County says that of the five confirmed cases of coronavirus countywide, 3 patients have recovered—the other two remain in home isolation.

Governor Gavin Newsom has outlined his plan to reopen the state as the coronavirus eases. He says it will involve six steps that will lead up to either a vaccine or widespread immunity. The factors include more testing, protection of high-risk groups, adequate hospital beds and supplies, progress in treatment, the ability of schools and businesses to support social distancing, and the ability to reinstate stay at home orders if needed. The governor says the state is slowing the spread, so it is time to talk about what’s next. He also says any plans must be made along with neighboring states to ensure a coordinated regional approach to the recovery. Whatever happens though, in the governor’s words, “Normal it will not be”.

Mendocino County is calling today “Take Out Tuesday” and says it’s a good chance to support local restaurants that have been hard hit by coronavirus. It’s a good idea to call ahead though to make sure your favorite spot is actually open for curbside pickup or delivery

A man who was once accused of a Lake County murder is out of jail. Daniel Ford had been behind bars on another unrelated charge, but now, according to the Record-Bee, he has been released on bond. Ford had been charged in connection with the death of 70-year-old Nicky Smith, whose body was found along Scotts Valley Road back in November. Prosecutors later dropped those charges saying there wasn’t enough evidence. Charges against a second man were also dropped for the same reason. Ford is still facing charges that he attacked and injured a 73-year-old man last April and has pleaded not guilty. Smith’s murder is still an open case.

Fans of the San Francisco 49ers were upset in February when their team lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl but a new study from UCSF says losing might not have been such a bad thing after all. The report suggests that had the Niners won and held big victory parade, thousands of people in such a big crowd could have been exposed to coronavirus, which was just starting to show up on the west coast at the time. Kansas City did have a parade, but the first coronavirus case there was not reported there until mid-Marc

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