As of press time, there are still a total of 22 reported COVID-19 cases since the outbreak and one death reported for the area of Idyllwild-Pine Cove, according to the Riverside University Health System – Public Health (RUHS) website.
The website now reports recovered cases by area. Twenty-one of the 22 people have recovered.
Riverside County tested 101 people at its free COVID-19 testing day at the Idyllwild Library Sept. 9.
As of press time on Sept. 15, Riverside County has 55,986 confirmed COVID-19 cases. There are 1,125 deaths related to COVID-19 and 51,032 people have recovered. There are 155 individuals being hospitalized and of those 49 are in the intensive care unit (ICU).
As of press time on Sept. 9, Riverside County had 54,735 confirmed COVID-19 cases. There were 1,085 deaths related to COVID-19 and 48,761 people had recovered. There were 185 individuals being hospitalized and of those 62 were in the ICU.
As of press time on Sept. 1, Riverside County had 53,153 confirmed COVID-19 cases. There were 1,026 deaths related to COVID-19 and 44,024 people had recovered. There were 216 individuals being hospitalized and of those 68 were in the ICU.
To date, 578,966 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Riverside County, according to RUHS. The age range with the most confirmed cases is 18- to 39-year-olds. The two demographics with the highest number of cases are Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino.
The county is urging residents and visitors to follow the state’s face covering requirement in common and public indoor spaces and outdoors when distancing is not possible. In addition to covering your face, the county also urges everyone to keep 6 feet of distance and wash their hands.
Gov. Gavin Newsom recently “signed Assembly Bill 1867, legislation that immediately extends critical paid sick days protections to California’s workforce. … This legislation means that every California employee that has been exposed to or tests positive for COVID-19 will have access to paid sick days for the rest of the 2020 calendar year,” the press release states.
Riverside County announced a COVID-19 business grant program. The $10,000-grant for small businesses (less than 50 employees) is on first-come first-served basis. Applications are available at www.RivCoBizHelp.org (thanks for the information Jamie Hooper) and will be accepted beginning Sept. 16 through 5 p.m. on Oct. 30. Funds may be used for payroll/employee retention, working capital, purchase of personal protective equipment, rent or mortgage payments and paying vendor invoices.
Previously, the Riverside County board of supervisors unanimously approved using $4 million in CARES Act funding for the Pathways to Employment program which will recruit 500 unemployed adults impacted by the pandemic to receive work training and mentoring.