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In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic Oakland McDonald employees take legal action
by Lynda Carson (tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com)
Wednesday Jun 17th, 2020 3:24 AM
Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic:
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In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic Oakland McDonald employees take legal action

By Lynda Carson - June 17, 2020

Oakland - As the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic skyrockets in Oakland with 1,742 known cases as of June 16, some employees of the McDonalds at 4514 Telegraph Avenue, have taken legal action against the owner of the fast food restaurant Michael Smith.

Smith has faced a class action lawsuit in recent years by employees at this same restaurant and other McDonalds restaurants he owned at the time in Oakland, and Richmond.

Reportedly, according to Justin Phillips of the SF Chronicle, four employees and a minor are seeking a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the restaurant. They are requesting that it remains closed until it comes into compliance with minimum Covid-19 health and safety standards at the restaurant.

According to the Chronicle, “The complaint also accuses the McDonald’s, which is owned and operated by Michael Smith, of being a public nuisance due to its inability to curb the spread of coronavirus among workers, as well as violating Oakland laws regarding paid sick leave. Smith is also listed as an operator of multiple McDonald’s locations scattered throughout Oakland and Richmond.”

Additionally, according to the Chronicle, “The filing goes on to say the restaurant is responsible for at least 25 local coronavirus cases, including 11 workers who have tested positive since mid-May. One manager and one worker at the Telegraph Avenue restaurant “who contracted COVID-19 also worked at the McDonald’s restaurant at 1998 Shattuck Ave. in Oakland,” according to the filing.”

The employees of the McDonalds at 4514 Telegraph Avenue shut down the restaurant on May 26, 2020, when they walked off the job in protest after reportedly being told to wear dog diapers as face masks for protection from Covid-19.

Presently, there are 159,028 known cases of Covid-19 in California, and 5,199 deaths. Nearly half the deaths have been patients in the skilled nursing facilities/nursing homes throughout California, with a number of deaths in a few skilled nursing facilities in Oakland. The number of people who have died are not certain because the Alameda County Health Department declines to reveal how many deaths there have been in the skilled nursing facilities in Oakland, and Alameda County.

However, there are reportedly 2,154 Covid-19 deaths in California’s skilled nursing facilities as of June 16, 2020.

As of June 16, 2020, there are 4,481 known cases of Covid-19 in Alameda County, and 112 deaths.

As of June 16, there are 1,742 known Covid-19 cases in Oakland, and a number of Covid-19 related deaths have occurred in some of Oakland’s skilled nursing facilities.

Actor Sean Penn's nonprofit organization called Core Response is testing for Covid-19 in Oakland, for those who may want to get tested.

See a record of known Covid-19 cases in Alameda County and Oakland further below that I have kept track of in recent months.

Lynda Carson may be reached at tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com

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Alameda County Known Covid-19 Cases:

April 10 - Alameda County - 770 cases - 20 deaths

April 11 - Alameda County - 806 cases - 21 deaths

April 15 - Alameda County - 962 cases - 36 deaths

April 18 - Alameda County - 1,114 cases - 41 deaths

April 19 - Alameda County 1,164 cases - 42 deaths

April 20 - Alameda County 1,191 cases - 42 deaths

April 23 - Alameda County 1,239 cases - 43 deaths

April 24 - Alameda County 1,401 cases - 48 deaths

May 2 - Alameda County 1,705 cases - 63 deaths

May 6 - Alameda County 1,863 cases - 66 deaths

May 7 - Alameda County 1,917 cases - 67 deaths

May 10 - Alameda County 2,064 cases - 71 deaths

May 11 - Alameda County 2,101 cases - 71 deaths

May 12 - Alameda County 2,133 cases - 74 deaths

May 14 - Alameda County 2,234 cases - 79 deaths

May 15 - Alameda County 2,300 cases - 82 deaths

May 17 - Alameda County 2,392 cases - 83 deaths

May 19 - Alameda County 2,522 cases - 86 deaths

May 20 - Alameda County 2,560 cases - 88 deaths

May 21 - Alameda County 2,609 cases - 90 deaths

May 23 - Alameda County 2,767 cases - 92 deaths

May 26 - Alameda County - 2,986 cases - 93 deaths

May 31 - Alameda County - 3,390 cases - 96 deaths

June 1 - Alameda County - 3,470 cases - 96 deaths

June 2 - Alameda County - 3,515 cases - 97 deaths

June 5 - Alameda County - 3,725 cases - 101 deaths

June 7 - Alameda County - 3,874 cases - 101 deaths

June 8 - Alameda County - 3,945 cases - 101 deaths

June 10 - Alameda County - 4,033 cases - 105 deaths

June 13 - Alameda County - 4,216 cases - 109 deaths

June 16 - Alameda County - 4,481 cases - 112 deaths


Oakland Known Covid-19 Cases:

April 8 - Oakland - 127 cases

April 10 - Oakland - 162 cases.

April 11 - Oakland - 175 cases

April 12 - Oakland - 204 cases

April 15 - Oakland - 225 cases

April 18 - Oakland - 280 cases

April 19 - Oakland - 301 cases

April 20 - Oakland - 311 cases

April 24 - Oakland - 392 cases

May 2 - Oakland - 503 cases

May 6 - Oakland - 570 cases

May 7 - Oakland - 594 cases

May 10 - Oakland - 656 cases

May 11 - Oakland - 665 cases

May 12 - Oakland - 667 cases

May 14 - Oakland - 710 cases

May 15 - Oakland - 749 cases

May 17 - Oakland - 795 cases

May 19 - Oakland - 841 cases

May 20 - Oakland - 849 cases

May 21 - Oakland - 874 cases

May 23 - Oakland - 936 cases

May 26 - Oakland - 1,031 cases

May 31 - Oakland - 1,183 cases

June 1 - Oakland - 1,229 cases

June 2 - Oakland - 1,267 cases

June 5 - Oakland - 1,391 cases

June 7 - Oakland -1,491 cases

June 8 - Oakland - 1,515 cases

June 10 - Oakland - 1,589 cases

June 13 - Oakland - 1,656 cases

June 16 - Oakland -1,742 cases


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