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.
San Mateo County Updates COVID Plan to Allow For In-Classroom LearningA coalition of San Mateo County agencies released an updated version of the county’s plans for reopening during the pandemic that will allow some schools to reopen for in-classroom learning.
California Gyms, Fitness Centers Sue Over State's COVID-19 ClosuresCalifornia fitness centers have filed a lawsuit alleging Gov. Gavin Newsom's measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus unfairly target the industry.
Health Officials Quit, Ousted Amid COVID-19 Pandemic; Dr. Sonia Angell Latest To DepartVilified, threatened with violence and in some cases burned out, dozens of state and local public health officials around the country have resigned or have been fired amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Former Alameda Co. Health Officer Dr. Erica Pan Sworn In As State's EpidemiologistAlameda County supervisors Tuesday bid farewell to the county's former health officer, who was sworn in as the state's epidemiologist.