Grim COVID Milestone: Santa Clara County Reaches 100,000 Cases; Vaccine Efforts Ramp UpNearly a year after the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Santa Clara County, health officials marked a somber milestone, announcing the county had topped the 100,000 mark in coronavirus cases.
California COVID Projection Models To Determine ICU Capacity, Stay-At-Home Orders Not Shared With PublicCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom has from the start said his coronavirus policy decisions would be driven by data shared with the public to provide maximum transparency.
'Rays Of Hope;' COVID Surge Flattening, Rate Of Transmission Declining, Says California Health Secretary GhalyCalifornia is beginning to see a flattening or a decline in COVID data, including hospitalization rates, positivity rates and the rate of transmission, according to the state's top health officials.
UPDATE: COVID Vaccine Wait Could Be Weeks For Eligible Recipients In Contra Costa CountyAlthough people 65 and older are now eligible to register to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, Contra Costa Health Services said Thursday the wait for county residents to get a vaccine appointment could be weeks.
COVID Vaccines: Rollout Seeing Mixed Results Around Bay AreaHow's the COVID-19 vaccine rollout going? Well, that depends on where you live. 
COVID Order: Bay Area Stay-At-Home Order Remains For Now; Post-Holiday Surge May Be Less SevereCalifornia Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on Tuesday announced the stay-at-home order for most of the state would remain in place as ICU capacity is still at or near zero in the affected regions.
COVID Vaccine: Oakland Coliseum, Levi's Stadium To Host Drive-Through Vaccination SitesCalifornia health officials will use sports stadiums as locales for mass COVID vaccinations, including Levi's Stadium and the Oakland Coliseum.
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.