Coachella Valley coronavirus news and info | Tuesday, September 1

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As of 3 pm Tuesday, Riverside County officials have confirmed:

  • 53,153 people have officially tested positive for COVID-19.  244 people have been reported positive in the last 24 hours
  • 1,026 people are confirmed to have died in the county from the coronavirus. The county reported 7 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

Here’s the latest from the Coachella Valley:

As of 4 pm Tuesday, San Bernardino County has confirmed:

  • 47,879 people have officially tested positive for COVID-19.
  • 736 people are confirmed to have died in the county from the coronavirus.

As of 4 pm Monday, the State of California has confirmed:

  • 715,122 people have official tested positive for COVID-19.
  • 13,096 people are confirmed to have died in the state of CA from the coronavirus.

Because dealing with the coronavirus has not been hard enough, the Coachella Valley also dealt with the hottest August since these things have started being recorded:

Seriously though, it’s been a long, hot summer:

Beginning Thursday, parts of Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs will close to vehicle traffic so that more restaurants can spread out tables into the street to accomodate outside dining. The closure will be between Tahquitz Canyon Way and Baristo Road.  Meanwhile, Palm Canyon Drive from Andreas Road and Tahquitz Canyon Way will have three southbound lanes will be reduced to two.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed AB 3088, a bill extending a halt to evictions for unpaid rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill pauses evictions through January 31. Renters would have to fill out documents certifying that they were impacted by COVID-19 to be eligible for protections, and would also have to pay at least 25% of their rent starting in September.

After a photo was posted to Instagram last week showing two girls using a Salinas Taco Bell’s WiFi in order complete online schoolwork, donations of more than $115,000 have been raised for their family.

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My mom sent me this picture today. These 2 young girls were looking for a place with WiFi to do their school work so they sat near Taco Bell to connect to the free WiFi. A lot of us don’t have to worry about having a proper WiFi connection or a quiet place to work from home. Every student from preschool through college should have free access to reliable WiFi especially now. What can we do as a community to pull together for students who need something as simple as WiFi in order to succeed? Please share and tag people in our community who can help. UPDATE: THE GIRLS WERE IDENTIFIED BY THEIR SCHOOL DISTRICT AND GIVEN HOTSPOTS! I’M SURE THERE ARE OTHER CHILDREN IN NEED, I AM HOPING THEY ALL GET THE TOOLS THEY NEED! IF LOCAL BUSINESSES WOULD LIKE TO DONATE THEIR SPACE TO SET UP OUTDOOR INTERNET CAFES, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I WOULD LOVE TO HELP RALLY UP SUPPLIES AND MAN POWER! I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO REACH OUT TO YOUR OWN COMMUNITIES TO HELP STUDENTS IN YOUR AREA PLEASE CHECK OUT THE UPDATE ON THE FALSE POLICE ALLEGATIONS MADE BY A REPOSTER OF THIS PICTURE! DO HOMEWORK BEFORE YOU DONATE TO ANYONE. UNFORTUNATELY THERE IS QUESTIONABLE BEHAVIOR. HOPING THAT THOSE HELPING HAVE GOOD INTENTIONS. 😞 Although I appreciate it, please don’t follow my page. It’s only public for now because of this picture but I will be erasing all new followers. #freewifi #salinas #equityineducation #socialinjustice #socialinequality #educationmatters #wififorall #educationforall #salinascalifornia #digitaldivide #cometogether #communitylove #ittakesavillage #saveourkids #dosomething

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