Latest information on the coronavirus

Keeping your family informed and healthy

March 16, 2020

98 Rock is working hard to keep you and your family informed as we get through this coronavirus pandemic together. Remember to practice social distancing, wash your hands, and most importantly, remain calm. 

Stay connected as we bring you the latest updates and resources available to help you and your family navigate through the recent lifestyle changes that the virus is bringing. 

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News Updates

Update April 1, 2020 at 12:35pm

Governor Newsom confirms schools in California will remain physically closed for academic year, but will remain in session via distance learning amid coronavirus outbreak.

Update March 27, 2020 at 12:50pm

Officials with several Sacramento County school districts announced they would be extending school closures amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Closures were expected to be in place through April 12th will now be extended until May 1st, and school districts in the county will move classes online, officials said in a news conference. Read more HERE.

Update March 27, 2020 at 10:55am

The House of Representatives passes a historic $2 trillion aid package in hopes of relieving the negative economic effects created by the coronavirus.  Read more HERE. 

Update March 26, 2020 at 3:42pm

The U.S. surpasses China and Italy in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases. The U.S. has about 82,000 cases, while China has 81,000 and Italy has 80,000 Click HERE to read more. 

Update March 25, 2020 at 11:33am

Governor Gavin Newsom states that the next six to eight weeks will be crucial in California to "bend the curve" amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. He says April or early-April would be too soon to lift the stay-at-home order and reiterates that residents should take the situation seriously. Click HERE to read more.  

Update March 24, 2020 at 6:05pm

CBS 13 reports that playground equipment is being closed off amid COVID-19 concerns in Sacramento. It is unclear if the parks within the City of Sacramento will be shut down as well. In Placer and Yolo County, playgrounds, parks and other public recreation areas have also been closed down. 

Update March 24, 2020 at 10:48am

According to CBS 13, coronavirus drive-thru testing is expected to start on Tuesday in Sacramento. Verily, a private company, wants to rapidly expand testing in Northern California. The testing will not require a doctor's note, but it will require you to fill out a form online regarding your symptoms to help focus on testing those most at risk. The test is free as long as you qualify. Upon qualification, you’ll be given the location of a test site and your results will be emailed to you.

Update March 19, 2020 at 6:55pm

Governor Gavin Newsom has imposed a stay-at-home order for the entire state of California. Residents are expected to stay in their homes unless visiting an essential site. 

Update March 19, 2020 at 5:09pm

Placer County Health Officer has now issued a directive for residents to stay at home except for esssential activities.

Update March 19, 2020 at 11:55am

Sacramento County officials issue ‘stay at home’ legal order to prevent spread of coronavirus which is expected to last through April 7th. All individuals living in the county will be directed to stay at their place of residence except for essential activities.

Update March 19 at 11:15am

San Juan Unified will provide families with up to two meals daily (lunch and breakfast for the following day) in a mobile walk-up or drive-thru meal service for children 18 and under. The service is available Monday through Friday from 11am-12:30pm, now through April 3rd. Click HERE for locations.

Update March 18, 2020 at 5:47pm

Solano County has officially issued a shelter-at-home order effective immediately through April 7th. With this comes the mandatory closing of business such as, gyms, movie theatres, bars/clubs. For more info click here.

Update March 18, 2020 at 12:20pm

Yolo County issued a county-wide shelter-in-place order to reduce the spread of coronavirus which is expected to last from March 19th through April 7th. It is recommended that residents only leave their homes to visit essential sites such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and banks. 

Update March 17, 2020 at 5:35pm

Sacramento City Council unanimously decides to suspend tenant evictions until public health emergency is lifted. Tenants have 120 days after the public health emergency is lifted to pay rent and no fees can be imposed.  

Update March 17, 2020 at 3:36pm

Sacramento County, Davis, and Manteca, are directing residents to stay indoors in order to help slow the spread of coronavirus. This is not a legal order, but a strong recommendation. Residents can still visit essential places which include, but are not limited to, grocery stores, banks, pharmacies, and doctors offices.

Financial Assistance

Reduced Work Hours

Has your employer reduced your hours or shut down operations as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic? California is extending Unemployment Insurance to anyone affected during this difficult time. Click HERE to get more information about the program through CA EDD.

Here's some basic information about the program: 

If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim. UI provides partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own. Workers who are temporarily unemployed due to COVID-19 and expected to return to work with their employer within a few weeks are not required to actively seek work each week. However, they must remain able and available and ready to work during their unemployment for each week of benefits claimed and meet all other eligibility criteria. Eligible individuals can receive benefits that range from $40-$450 per week.

The Governor’s Executive Order waives the one-week unpaid waiting period, so you can collect UI benefits for the first week you are out of work. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim.

Delay Your Rent

You can delay your rent payment if you have been financially affected by the coronavirus. Click HERE to download the form and turn it in before your rent is due. 

Resources for School Closures

Meal Services for Children

With schools closing amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, parents can rest assured that their families will still have access to meal services. 

The Sacramento Bee created a list of locations that will be providing access to breakfast and lunch services until classes resume. Click HERE to find one near you. 

Keeping Them Busy

Donate Blood

Blood drives have been postponed or cancelled due to the coronavirus, which has impacted the U.S. blood supply. Vitalant has made accomodations to be able to safely collect blood while complying with social distancing guidelines. Healthy donors can schedule an appointment with Vitalant over the next coming weeks. Please call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825) or visit

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