COVID Order: Bay Area ICU Capacity Tumbles To 0.7%; Stay-At-Home Order To Be ExtendedHopes that the Bay Area might move out of the current COVID stay-at-home order were dealt a reality check Monday after Governor Gavin Newsom announced the region's ICU capacity had tumbled to a new low at 0.7%.
California COVID Recovery: Newsom Budget Targets Post-Pandemic Economic RevivalGov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his latest proposed budget Friday for the 2021-2022 fiscal year, with an estimated $4.5 billion earmarked to help the state's economy recover once the COVID-19 pandemic fades.
Facing Cutbacks, Oakland Police Chief Says Officers Will Prioritize Violent CrimeOn Thursday, Oakland's interim police chief warned of tough choices ahead for her department due to looming budget cuts.
COVID Workers: San Francisco Supervisors Urge $5 Hazard Pay Bonus To Grocery Store EmployeesSan Francisco supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution urging large chain grocery stores to raise hourly wages for employees by $5 during the pandemic.
COVID Bay Area Stay-At-Home Order Likely To Be Extended Past Friday, Health Official SaysCalifornia's COVID-19 stay-at-home order for the Bay Area is likely going to continue beyond Friday, an Alameda County public health official said Tuesday.
UPDATE: COVID Infections At San Jose Kaiser Hospital Blamed On Inflatable Costume Grow To 60The number of people infected by a deadly COVID outbreak at a Kaiser hospital emergency room in San Jose linked to a staffer wearing an inflatable costume on Christmas has grown.
COVID Order: San Francisco Extends Mandatory Quarantine Until State's Regional Stay Home Order LiftedA health order placing a mandatory 10-day quarantine for anyone traveling to or returning to San Francisco from outside the Bay Area has been extended beyond the January 4th end date.
COVID Vaccine: VTA Chief Urges Gov. Newsom To Prioritize Vaccinations For Public Transit WorkersAn appeal to prioritize public transit workers for COVID-19 vaccinations was made Wednesday by Valley Transportation Authority General Manager and CEO Nuria Fernandez in a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom.
COVID Schools Plan: Newsom Unveils $2 Billion Program To Return To In-Class LearningCalifornia is rolling out a $2 billion-plan to return elementary school students to in-class learning by February which involves investments in PPE, ventilation and frequent COVID testing for students, teachers and staff members.
Stanford Gives COVID Vaccine To Non-Frontline Staff, Researchers In New Distribution SnafuStanford University is facing a new round of criticism over its handling of the COVID vaccine rollout after non-clinical and non-frontline staff and researchers were reportedly able to receive the vaccine following miscommunication about a purported excess of supply vaccines available.
COVID School Plan: San Francisco Rolls Out Teacher, Employee Testing Plan; Reopening DelayedSchool teachers and district employees preparing San Francisco public schools for reopening will be provided with COVID testing in the days leading up to a reopening date which has now on hold.