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Coronavirus: County confirms three new cases; some Bishop Ranch employees enact self-quarantine

Original post made on Mar 8, 2020

Government agencies and community members alike are actively working to stem any spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout the San Ramon Valley, and while no case has been confirmed in the immediate area, the county says...

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Comments (10)

Posted by Bo
a resident of Diablo Vista Middle School
on Mar 8, 2020 at 8:15 am

They really need to cancel schools. I found this petition to cancel schools at Please sign it.

Posted by Sean
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 8, 2020 at 12:07 pm

I understand the fear of CV, and I work at Bishop Ranch, but I wish reports like this would also include stats on the flu to help people maintain perspective. When you consider the fact that, even with flu vaccines, hundreds of thousands of people globally still die from the flu every year, CV is on a much smaller scale, and the risks of dying from it apply to roughly the same target groups.

We should encourage cleanliness and hygiene without inspiring hysteria.

Posted by Jim
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 8, 2020 at 3:55 pm

To Sean (a previous poster),
You should stop trying to educate the public on matters you clearly lack understanding on. If both the WHO and CDC are encouraging safety protocols, there's a really good reason for that. And in case you didn't know, the common flu has an average death rate of 0.1%, while the coronovirus has an estimated 2.5% death rate. On top of that, there is no vaccine and still very little understanding of the virus itself. And considering that this flu is showing similarities to the Spanish Flu, it is better to be safe than sorry.

Posted by Nick
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 8, 2020 at 4:06 pm

You can practice safety protocols with panic and hysteria. Quit panicking, and keep it in perspective.

Posted by Nick
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 8, 2020 at 4:07 pm

*** Without panic and hysteria.

Posted by Spidy
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 8, 2020 at 4:20 pm

This report is very misleading. Part of this article indicate there are total of 4 confirmed positive for COVID19 virus, however this article also articulate that there is no confrimed cases in the area yet. Please be a responsible reporter, verify all your information first before desimenating it to the public. This will just create unneccesary panic and confusion.

Posted by Mike
a resident of another community
on Mar 8, 2020 at 6:45 pm

I have difficulty following news articles that just provide an update on the growing number of cases in Contra Costa County, but then provide little information on the cases. Did the cases originate in the county or were they cases brought into the county from elsewhere for medical treatment and quarantine? If there is a mix in the type of case origin, how about providing a breakdown? How about indicating which of them are relatd to each other? How about providing a chronological timeline for the cases? The risk level to the general populace would vary depending on the cause for the increase in number of cases. News articles provide few facts but a lot of commentary to create sensationalism, fear, and panic. Why don't you be more responsible in your reporting? Readers would be in a better position to protect themselves if you provided more facts and less commentary.

Posted by Concerned Parents
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 9, 2020 at 9:45 pm

There are concerns around parents of a child that might be exposed to COVID-19 at Neil Armstrong Elementary. The mother of the boy is a registered nurse at Kaiser Emergency Room in Santa Clara and the father is a firefighter in Santa Clara area. Multiple people have expressed their concern to the school administration but Neil Armstrong is not taking this concern seriously. Santa Clara county has the highest cases of COVID-19. Both of the parents jobs are putting our kids and community at risk. Both parents interact with people daily that have COVID-19. They should shut done the school to prevent community spread!

Posted by Concerned Parents
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 9, 2020 at 10:19 pm

Please sign this petition below!

There are parents at Neil Armstrong that have high risk jobs and possibly have been exposed to COVID-19. Because of HIPPA laws they don’t have to inform anyone. There is a kindergarten student at Neil Armstrong with a mom that is an ER nurse at Kaiser Emergency Room in Santa Clara and father is a firefighter in Santa Clara county. The child’s parents are exposed to COVID-19 daily because of their JOBS. Neil Armstrong refuses to do anything. We need to proactively protect our kids from community spread. The child’s parents choose to expose their children to COVID-19 but we should do something to protect our children.

Sign the petition below, call the school district, call the news stations and keep your children at HOME. SRVUSD needs to do something

Posted by Debbie
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 11, 2020 at 8:48 pm

I feel like that if you feel your child is not safe keep them home. Your choice. I feel confident that all precautions have been taken into consideration and the schools are keeping the kids safe.

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