Hospitals Brace for Post-Thanksgiving Surge in COVID-19 CasesThe U.S. death toll from COVID-19 could hit 321,000 by mid-December and hospitals might be overflowing with patients in many parts of the country.
COVID Vaccines: California Health Care Experts Plan for Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine When AvailableThe news about potential coronavirus vaccines is promising but, when approved, the challenge will be distribution. California health officials are making plans now.
UC Berkeley Infectious Disease Expert Lauds Planned Biden Virus Task ForcePresident-elect Biden on Saturday said he will name an advisory panel on Monday charged with developing a national plan to defeat the coronavirus pandemic.
Dried Mushrooms Recalled After Salmonella Outbreak Sickens At Least 41 People At least 41 people in 10 different states including 25 in California have fallen ill from a salmonella outbreak linked to dried wood ear mushrooms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
COVID-19: CDC Warns Against Trick-Or-Treating, Other Halloween TraditionsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday released guidance assessing the risk level of traditional activities for the upcoming holiday season amid the coronavirus pandemic, including Halloween trick-or-treating.
Bay Area Health Officials Advise All to Wear Face Coverings in PublicWhile the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is still expected to revise guidelines and advise all Americans to wear face coverings when outside their homes, Bay Area public health departments made that decision Thursday
Coronavirus Update: All Grand Princess Passengers Complete Quarantine At Travis AFBAll 850 passengers from the Grand Princess cruise ship have completed their federal coronavirus quarantine at Travis Air Force Base and have departed, federal health officials said Wednesday. 
Coronavirus Update: SFPD Warns Of Fake 'Health Inspectors' Going Door-To-DoorPolice in San Francisco on Monday warned residents not to open their homes to people going door-to-door claiming to conduct inspections for the CDC or the SF Department of Public Health.
Coronavirus Update: CDC Says All Gatherings Of 50+ In U.S. Should Be Postponed, CancelledThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending all in-person events of 50 people or more nationwide be cancelled or postponed to promote the practice of social distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Listeria Outbreak Likely From Recalled Enoki Mushrooms Kills 4, Hospitalizes 30A recalled type of mushrooms distributed by a Southern California company is likely the cause of a listeria outbreak that has killed four people and hospitalized 30 including nine in California, authorities said.
Nurses Hold Day Of Action To Protest CDC's Coronavirus Containment MeasuresThe California Nurses Association and its parent group National Nurses United are holding a national day of action Wednesday, including Bay Area rallies to protest the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's suggested containment measures for the coronavirus.
UC Davis Infectious Disease Expert Says Coronavirus 'Out There In The Community'The confirmation of a coronavirus case in a patient with no apparent connection to China or a cruise ship means the illness is "currently circulating in the community and that anybody can get it," according to a UC Davis infectious disease expert.
Bay Area Travelers Come To Crossroads Over Coronavirus As Spring Break ApproachesThe U.S. State Department on Wednesday rolled out new travel advisories for Italy, as the country heads into the spring break travel season, amidst sharp rises in coronavirus cases.
Bay Area Men Take Notice: CDC Coronavirus Face Mask Beard Guide -- Soul Patch Okay, Stubble Not OkayIn an odd twist in coronavirus prevention recommendations, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention Wednesday issued a graphic display of facial growth styles that will not interfere with a respirator or face mask.
Travis Coronavirus Cases Treated In Contra Costa, Sonoma Counties As CDC Warns Of PandemicHealth officials in Contra Costa and Sonoma counties on Tuesday confirmed four cases of coronavirus were being treated at local hospitals as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned of the growing risk of a global pandemic.