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.
State Warns Not To Eat Sport-Harvested Shellfish From San Francisco - Monterey Coast Over ToxinState health officials are warning consumers not to eat certain shellfish sport-harvested from the coast stretching from San Francisco to Monterey County.
State Database Shows Several Unconfirmed COVID-19 Deaths At Skilled Nursing Centers In BerkeleyNew data suggests there have been many more deaths due to COVID-19 in Berkeley than previously confirmed, and they happened at skilled nursing centers.
Coronavirus: Between Infection Rates Or Hospitalizations, Which Data Paints Most Accurate Picture?When it comes to coronavirus infection rates versus hospitalization numbers, health officials must determine which data paints the most accurate picture.
Coronavirus: Sonoma County Moves To Late Stage 2 Reopening Of Dine-In Restaurants, MallsSonoma County is following in the footsteps of its North Bay neighbors and moving deeper into Phase 2 of reopening.
Undercover Study: Half Of California Tobacco And Vape Shops Don't ID TeensAn undercover operation in California found that half of tobacco and vape shops failed to check IDs for teens purchasing e-cigarettes and other nicotine products.