COVID: Masking Rules for Certain Indoor Locations Relaxed in San Francisco, Marin CountyAs of Friday morning, fully vaccinated individuals can now go unmasked at certain indoor places in San Francisco and Marin counties, according to health officials
FDA Advisers Back COVID-19 Booster Shots for Johnson & Johnson RecipientsA day after a panel of the Food and Drug Administration's outside advisers voted to endorse the third doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, the committee voted unanimously Friday to back booster shots.
BART Requiring All Employees to Get COVID Vaccine by Dec. 13All BART employees and contractors will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or prove their full vaccination status by mid-December under a policy the agency's board adopted Thursday.
UPDATE: San Francisco Vaccine Mandate Moves Officers to Get ShotThe deadline for San Francisco’s first responders to show proof of vaccination has come and gone, but on Thursday it appeared the mandate has drastically improved the latest vaccination numbers among city employees and police officers.
COVID: Sonoma County Health Officer Gives OK To Trick-Or-Treating, Offers Halloween Safety TipsFollowing last year's cancellations, health officials in Sonoma County gave the green light for trick-or-treating this Halloween and offered tips to remain safe from COVID-19.
FDA Advisers Vote to Endorse Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine Booster ShotsAn outside panel of the Food and Drug Administration's vaccine experts voted unanimously to endorse Moderna's request to roll out booster shots of its COVID-19 vaccine for older and higher-risk adults who were vaccinated at least six months ago.
COVID: Contra Costa To Ease Indoor Mask Rules In Some Fully Vaccinated SettingsHealth officials in Contra Costa County announced that indoor mask requirements will be eased in some settings where everyone is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 starting in November.
COVID: Bay Area Pediatricians Already Prepare As FDA Considers Authorizing Vaccine For Kids Ages 5-11Young children, ages 5 to 11, could get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as next month if it gets authorization by the FDA, but pediatricians are already preparing.
COVID: Dozens of Unvaccinated San Francisco Police Officers, Firemen Face DeadlineCity firefighters and police officers in San Francisco who work in high-risk settings on Wednesday were facing an Oct. 13 deadline to show proof they have received the COVID vaccine.
COVID: Vaccine Mandate Deadline Arrives for San Francisco WorkersThe signs up at San Francisco bars, restaurants, gyms and other indoor businesses that say "Vaccines required to enter" now apply to both customers and employees.
Solano Fairgrounds Vaccination Site Reopens for Booster ShotsAnother Bay Area County is rolling out its vaccination booster program, even though only one vaccine is currently approved for the booster shot. Wednesday was re-opening day at the Solano County Vaccination Hub. While traffic was a little slow today, health officials think once people know the site is open again, they will come.
Loma Prieta School District Reopens After COVID OutbreakA small school district in Los Gatos reopened its two schools Wednesday after closing late last week due to several COVID-19 cases being reported among students and staff.
South San Francisco Facing Dire Shortage of Substitute TeachersSchools across California are dealing with a massive substitute teacher shortage since the return to in-person learning, and South San Francisco Unified is no exception.
COVID-19 Rates Continue to Decline In San Joaquin County, Testing Sites IncreasedA health official in San Joaquin County reported a downward trend in COVID-19 cases throughout the county during a Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday.
Healthcare Workers In California, Oregon Vote To Strike Against Kaiser PermanenteAcross California and Oregon, more than 24,000 nurses and other healthcare workers at Kaiser Permanente overwhelmingly authorized a strike this weekend over pay and working conditions made worse by the coronavirus pandemic.