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COVID cases lead Turlock to close city offices at least two weeks. Council to use Zoom

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An increase in the number of COVID-19 cases affecting city employees had led Turlock to close its offices and other facilities to the public through at least Jan. 21, according to a news release Saturday night.

The closures take effect immediately. "We have detected a noticeable increase in COVID cases affecting our work force in what appears to be an aggressive spread of the virus," Interim City Manager Sarah Tamey Eddy said in the release. "To do our best to protect the public and our employees, we've decided to close city offices to the public and reinstate work schedules that emphasize physical distancing."

The Jan. 11 and Jan. 25 regular City Council meetings will be held solely online, using Zoom. Though the meetings are closed to in-person appearances, the public can still participate using electronic devices or telephone.

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Schools in Stanislaus County reporting 277 COVID-19 cases last week

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As of Wednesday, 4,344 students and staff were in quarantine across Stanislaus schools, according to a new coronavirus dashboard posted weekly by the Health Services Agency. One hundred thirty people were in isolation due to a positive test.

The number of people in quarantine refers to all close contacts, including those staying home for 10 days, staying home for seven days with a negative test on Day 5 and those continuing to attend school in person while testing negative twice over 10 days. The number of people in quarantine more than tripled compared to last week's data.

The county-level numbers provide a broad picture of how COVID-19 cases and quarantine procedures have affected the first few weeks of in-person school. Some districts have also launched their own data displays as COVID-19 cases increase.

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Week 2 of classes sees big COVID positivity rate jump in Modesto, Turlock school districts

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Turlock and Modesto school districts reported 60 and 84 COVID-19 cases, respectively, from their second week of in-person instruction.

The numbers reflect a rise in cases in Stanislaus County and across the country caused by the more transmissible delta variant. Modesto City Schools’ positivity rate doubled over the first two weeks of school. The positivity rate at Turlock Unified School District more than quadrupled, though its first week of school only included three days.

Local public health officials will defer to the California Department of Public Health on setting a threshold for shutting down a classroom or school like last year, said Maria Blanco, COVID-19 public information officer for Stanislaus County Public Health. State officials have not provided a cap this year, Blanco said, and Stanislaus County won’t set its own guidelines.

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TUSD reports 60 cases of COVID-19 since school started

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Dozens of Turlock students and school employees have reported confirmed cases of COVID-19 since school began this month.

The Turlock Unified School District reported 60 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 since Aug. 11 on campus during their infectious period, which resulted in over 500 close contacts (i.e., closer than 6 feet, longer than 15 minutes, cumulative within a 24-hour period).

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