'Another Surge Is Likely;' California COVID Positivity Rate Rises To 5.2%; Officials Urge VaccinationsCalifornia on Thursday reported nearly 5,600 new cases and the average positive-test rate over seven days was 4.9% — a nearly five-fold increase over last week.
2 Oakland Dining Spots to Require Proof of COVID Vaccination or Negative Test ResultsTwo Oakland restaurants -- Palmetto and Kon Tiki -- will start refusing service to those without proof of vaccination for COVID-19 or a recent negative test for the coronavirus.
Face Masks to Be Required Inside All San Mateo County Buildings Starting MondaySan Mateo County supervisors announced late Thursday that, effective July 26, masks will be required in all county buildings and facilities for both employees and visitors.
COVID: Mask Mandates or Requests? Health Officials Weigh OptionsOfficials with local government offices all the way up to the White House are contemplating whether mask requirements could return as the Delta variant continues to drive a spike in COVID cases.
COVID Update: Mandatory Workplace Vaccinations Urged In Contra Costa, Santa Clara County, San FranciscoHealth officials from Contra Costa, Santa Clara and San Francisco counties urged businesses Thursday to implement mandatory COVID vaccination policies amid the rapid rise COVID cases fueled by the Delta variant.
COVID Update: 3 East Bay Counties See Significant Surge in Cases From Delta VariantThree East Bay counties are currently seeing COVID case numbers that would put them back in the Purple Tier if California was still using that color-coded system.
Warden At California Women's Prison Being Investigated By FedsWeeks after a former correctional officer at a federal women's prison was arrested on charges of sexually abusing inmates, federal investigators questioned the warden of the facility and searched his office Thursday.
COVID Delta Variant: San Mateo County Facilities Again Requiring Masks Indoors Amid Rising CasesOfficials in San Mateo County said all visitors to county facilities will again be required to wear a face covering indoors regardless of vaccination status, amid rising COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant.
Bay Area Reopens: Festivals Set To Return To Fremont, San JoseLast year, the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest went virtual and the Fremont Festival of the Arts was canceled all together. This year, they’re coming back, but with some changes.
COVID RETURN: Sonoma County Opens New Care Centers After Rise In Cases Among HomelessAfter a rise in COVID-19 cases among the homeless community, Sonoma County is reopening an alternative care site to expand its capacity to isolate individuals who test positive.
COVID: Case Surge From Delta Variant Forces Delay in Returning to OfficeA surge in COVID cases fueled by the Delta variant is throwing a wrench into plans by Silicon Valley companies to bring workers back into offices.