COVID UPDATE: States Sees Drop In Cases In Metropolitan Areas, Rising In Rural AreasCalifornia is seeing mixed results in its battle against the resurgence of COVID-19 in the state, where urban areas are seeing a drop in cases while rural areas are seeing an increase.
COVID Schools: California Changes Course On Schools Enforcing Mask MandateAfter initially telling schools they must send students home if they refuse to wear masks indoors, California public health officials abruptly changed course and said districts will be able to decide how to enforce the mask mandate.
COVID Schools: California To Require Masks For All K-12 Students Indoors For Upcoming School YearCalifornia public health officials announced Monday that K-12 students will be required to wear masks indoors at schools once the upcoming school year begins.
COVID: California Weighing Issues Around New CDC Masking GuidelinesCalifornia's governor said Friday that his office is weighing issues of enforcement and workplace safety in considering whether and when to adopt the latest federal guidelines around masking.
COVID: San Francisco To Follow State Easing of Outdoor Masking RulesHealth officials in San Francisco announced Monday evening that the city would adopt the new guidance on masking that state officials plan to use, following CDC recommendations.
COVID Reopening: California Lifts Capacity Limits On Houses Of Worship In Wake Of Supreme Court RulingCalifornia public health officials announced Monday that COVID-19 capacity limits on houses of worship have been lifted, following last week's Supreme Court decision.
COVID Travel: CDC Says Fully Vaccinated Can Travel Safely Within U.S.; CDPH Drops 120-Mile RecommendationThe Centers for Disease Control and the California Department of Public Health have made new recommendations for travelers amid increasing COVID-19 vaccinations.
COVID Sports: California Public Health Officials Reverse Ban On Cheerleaders At High School Sporting EventsCalifornia health officials announced Friday that cheerleaders will be allowed at outdoor high school sporting events, reversing a previous decision posted earlier this week.
COVID Reopening: State Health Officials Give Updated Guidance For Bars, Breweries, WineriesThe California Department of Public Health on Wednesday released updated public health guidance changing the restrictions and requirements for bars, breweries and distilleries.
COVID Vaccines: CDPH Says Moderna Batch Under Scrutiny Safe, 'No Scientific Basis' To Pause DistributionThe California Department of Public Health said healthcare providers can once again distribute a batch of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine that faced scrutiny over reports of allergic reactions.
COVID Surge: L452R COVID-19 Variant Identified in Monterey CountyMonterey County health officials recently learned that the L452R coronavirus variant of COVID-19 was identified locally following a genomic sequencing investigation by the California Department of Public Health.
COVID Surge: California Discourages Travel More Than 120 Miles From Home, Urges 10-Day Quarantine For All ArrivalsThe California Department of Public Health issued a new advisory discouraging residents from non-essential travel far from home as COVID-19 cases surge.
COVID & Sports: California Health Officials Issue Revised Youth, Rec Sports GuidelinesThe California Department of Public Health revised its guidance for youth and recreational adult sports Monday, outlining which are allowed in each of the state's four pandemic reopening tiers.
COVID Update: San Francisco Health Officer To Lead CDPH As State Enters 'Challenging Phase' In PandemicAs the state continues to experience a new surge of COVID-19 cases, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that San Francisco Health Officer Tomas Aragon has been chosen to lead the California Department of Public Health.
California Health Officials Concerned Over Rise in Severe Gonorrhea CasesState health officials warned Friday that doctors are seeing increasing cases of a severe form of gonorrhea across the state, which they blame on patients not seeking treatment.