COVID: Contra Costa County Requiring First Responders To Show Proof Of Vaccination Or Test WeeklyFirst responders in Contra Costa County, including law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical personnel, must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing starting next month.
COVID: Stanford Requiring Weekly Coronavirus Tests For Students This Fall, Even If VaccinatedOfficials at Stanford University announced that all students who will be coming to campus for in-person learning for Fall 2021 must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and undergo periodic coronavirus testing, regardless of vaccination status.
COVID: Contra Costa Offers $100 To People Who Refer Unvaccinated To Get Their ShotsContra Costa Health Services launched a COVID-19 vaccination incentive program Wednesday in which residents and organizations can receive $100 for every person they convince to get fully vaccinated.
UPDATE: Gov. Newsom Orders Mandatory COVID Vaccinations or Testing For California School EmployeesGov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday morning announced that the state would mandate that all California school employees receive the COVID vaccine or submit to weekly testing.
COVID: With 71% Of San Franciscans Fully Vaccinated, SFDPH Launches Campaign To Reach HoldoutsAlthough San Francisco continues to have one of the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates across the U.S., the city's Department of Public Health is hoping a new multimedia campaign will reach those who still haven't been vaccinated.
COVID: San Francisco Unified School District To Require Staff Vaccinations Or Weekly TestingThe San Francisco Unified School District announced that all district staff would be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing starting next month, joining a growing number of employers issuing vaccine mandates.
COVID: Marin Health Officer Says Widespread Vaccination Has Kept Deaths, Severe Illness Down Amid Delta SurgeThough COVID-19 cases are once again on the rise in Marin County, there are a few key differences between this surge and the last: more vaccines, less deaths and less severe illness.
Facebook Bans Russia-Based Firm Behind Smear Campaign On Pfizer, AstraZeneca VaccinesFacebook said Tuesday that it has removed hundreds of accounts linked to a mysterious advertising agency operating out of Russia that sought to pay social media influencers to smear COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer and AstraZeneca.
COVID: Fake Vaccine Cards Worry Officials At CSU, Colleges NationwideAcross the internet, a cottage industry has sprung up to accommodate people who say they won’t get vaccinated for either personal or religious reasons.
Pentagon: COVID-19 Vaccines Will Be Mandatory For Troops By Mid-SeptemberSecretary of Defense Lloyd Austin issued a memo Monday requiring members of the military to receive a COVID-19 vaccination by September 15.
COVID: San Jose Latest To Require Vaccination Or Weekly Testing For City EmployeesAmid rising COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant, officials in San Jose announced that all city employees would need to be vaccinated or undergo weekly testing, starting later this month.
COVID: As Some Holdouts Get Vaccinated, UCSF Expert Says 'Miracle' Needed To Slow Delta VariantAmid rising COVID-19 case numbers, one hope in recent days has been that Delta variant concerns will drive more people to get vaccinated. While that might be happening, experts say it is almost certainly not happening enough.
COVID: Bay Area Health Experts Say Breakthrough Cases Leading To Few HospitalizationsHealth metrics point to a spike in COVID-19 cases, but this is a much different kind of surge than we’ve seen in the past, according to doctors.
COVID: Moscone Center Vaccination Site Closes; Doctors Reassure Vaccinated Amid Rising Delta VariantAs San Francisco closes its largest mass COVID-19 vaccination site at Moscone Center, concerns are being raised about cases of the Delta variant rising, largely among the unvaccinated.
Only 0.003% Of 20 Million Fully Vaccinated Californians Hospitalized With COVID-19 - 'The Data Is Clear'Public health officials say fewer than 600 out of more than 20 million fully vaccinated Californians have since been hospitalized with COVID-19, amid new urgency for the unvaccinated to get their shots as cases of the Delta variant rise.