COVID: San Francisco, Santa Cruz Health Officials Adopt Shorter Quarantine Guidelines After CDC DecisionThe public health departments in San Francisco and Santa Cruz County announced Friday they are aligning with new shortened COVID-19 isolation and quarantine guidelines set by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
COVID: Bay Area Businesses React To CDC Easing Quarantine GuidelinesBay Area business owners worried about potential COVID-19 staffing shortages may find relief after the Centers for Disease Control announced new quarantine guidelines Monday.
CDC Cuts COVID-19 Isolation Guidance Down to 5 Days Amid Omicron SurgeAmericans who test positive for COVID-19 but do not have symptoms can stop isolating after five days as long as they continue wearing masks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Monday, halving the agency's previous isolation period down from 10 days.
CDC Endorses Schools’ Coronavirus 'Test-To-Stay' Policies To Keep Students In Classrooms U.S. health officials are endorsing “test-to-stay” policies that allow close contacts of students infected with the coronavirus to remain in classrooms if they test negative.
COVID Omicron Variant: CDC Expands Surveillance To San Francisco International AirportThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding surveillance at four major international airports, including San Francisco International Airport, to keep an eye out for the Omicron variant.
CDC Advisers Recommend Allowing COVID Vaccine Boosters for All AdultsAn outside panel of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's vaccine advisers voted unanimously on Friday to recommend allowing all adults to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, as health officials sound the alarm over rising cases around the country.
UPDATE: Bay Area School and Health Officials Plan COVID Vaccine Rollout for Kids Ages 5-11With the CDC finally recommending the use of the Pfizer COVID vaccine for children ages 5-11 Tuesday, Bay Area school districts are making plans for the next vaccination phase.
COVID: Spike In Cases In Bay Area Counties Not Likely To Bring Back Mask Mandates For VaccinatedJust as mask mandates in the Bay Area begin are lifting, now there is a rise in cases puts the Bay Area into CDC’s substantial and high transmission tiers. But that doesn’t mean counties will reimpose mask mandates.
CDC Approves Wide Range of Options for COVID BoostersThe vaccine rollout is changing quickly as the CDC has now approved boosters for the Pfizer, Moderna and the Johnson & Johnson shots.
COVID Variant Medical Detectives Deploying To San Francisco InternationalThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday announced the launch of a pilot testing program to identify new COVID variants at the San Francisco International Airport.
COVID: Initial Vaccine Booster Availability Met with Low Turnout, ConfusionWith millions of Bay Area residents now eligible to get COVID booster shots, local health officials are now ready to start distributing those vital third doses.
COVID: Bay Area Officials Make Plans for COVID Booster RolloutKPIX 5 recently spoke with three Bay Area public health experts to find out how the region is getting ready to distribute COVID vaccine booster shots.
FDA To Consider Pfizer Application For COVID Booster Shots On FridayThe final decision on booster shots doesn't rest with the White House but rather with an FDA advisory committee which is set to meet Friday to consider Pfizer's application for third-dose authorization.
COVID Booster Shots To Be Offered To Eligible Americans Beginning Sept. 20Federal health officials said Wednesday that vaccinated Americans will need to get booster shots eight months after receiving their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to maximize its protection against the virus and extend its durability.
COVID: CDC Panel Approves 3rd Vaccine Dose for People with Weakened Immune SystemsThe federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's advisory panel unanimously voted Friday to support COVID-19 vaccine boosters for immunocompromised people.