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Alameda County added to state's COVID-19 monitoring list

Original post made on Jul 12, 2020

Alameda County now finds itself on the state of California's "county monitoring list" due to a high rate of COVID-19 cases during the past two weeks, which is considered to be a sign of elevated disease transmission.

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Posted by Jake Waters
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 12, 2020 at 8:59 pm

Tri-Valley residents had to go get tested even though they were not sick. What value did they receive? All it did was boost the numbers in our area and give Gavin a reason to come down on us. Though our hospitals are not over-run, people are asymptomatic, we are achieving herd immunity, our immune system is working, oh no, now we will be punished by Gavins’s snitch unit. I have difficulty understanding how you Democrat’s voted in this group of Liberal Art Majors.

Posted by Gavin Numbskull
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 13, 2020 at 1:25 am

Confirmed cases in the Tri valley since this has started months ago is still below 500. How many active cases do we have as of right now? They don’t report that? Are these the same people getting tested over and over? They won’t tell you that. Why do they keep this running talley? They love to punch the #s up. It’s a bunch of you know what and they are killing our Tri valley economy. I feel for these poor family owned restaurants trying to stay afloat. The Alameda County leadership needs to resign and should be ashamed of how they handled the situation this weekend in regards to outdoor dining. These restaurants are trying to make an honest living and do some good in the world in times that are really screwed up. These restaurants bought food and invested in outdoor tents, chairs ....etc. There is no way they can survive this way. It’s not just restaurants - look around at how many big businesses or stores are shutting down. We are going to have an abundance of vacated huge commercial property after this is over. Honestly, the TriValley should be in a different county or we need some major change in Alameda County & California leadership . Time for change!! Kudos to our our mayors of the Tri Valley for trying to let restaurants stay open this weekend. Wake up people and stop being brainwashed. It appears our new public health official is even worse than the the interim one - from what I’ve read the new one is brainwashed version of the interim PHO since they worked together and was hand picked for a reason. I’ve lived here too long to watch them run our home into the ground. And yes, I social distance and wear my mask, wash my hands diligently. I get it but there are times when we need logic given the Tri Valley Covid numbers.

Posted by Benice
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 13, 2020 at 6:56 am

Jaqe, why the personal attack? Try common sense or logic. And stay home and NEVER LEAVE if your so scared.

Posted by Jake Waters
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 13, 2020 at 7:22 am

Oh @Benice. @Michael has attacked me but I am not thinned skinned. If you are going to take a side, give an opinion, make a comment than you rightfully open yourself to that. I get the rules. And by the way, I’m not scared and that is my point. If you feel uncomfortable than wear that ‘little piece of magic cotton, just don’t force it upon us- the science isn’t there.

Secondly, how is the logic around one county being open, but another being closed. Does Gavin think we don’t move between counties. Talk about logic. This experiment has become so dumbed down that I think it is because people are wearing those basement made masks tooooo long.

Posted by Vigy
a resident of Walnut Grove Elementary School
on Jul 13, 2020 at 10:10 am

My opinion is that we should to continue to close Main Street for outdoor activities until the ICUs are full, then we reconsider. I'm staying home.