San Pablo Eyes New Eviction Protections as COVID Cases SurgeThe San Pablo City Council will decide Tuesday whether to create a new urgency ordinance aimed at stopping no-fault evictions, as rising COVID-19 numbers cause increased hardship to city renters.
SFUSD, Unions Reach Agreement On COVID Tests, High-Quality Masks For All Students, StaffSan Francisco teacher unions reached an agreement late Thursday night with the district that provides for masks and testing for all students and workers in an effort to keep schools open during the current COVID surge.
West Contra Costa School Closures, COVID Testing Efforts Draw Mixed ReactionParents and teachers in the West Contra Costa Unified School District have mixed reaction on the plan by the district to close schools Friday and Monday to thoroughly clean its campuses and allow people to recover from the virus.
COVID Infections To Cause AC Transit Bus DelaysCOVID infections among frontline workers at the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District will result in delays on bus routes beginning Friday, the district said.
Federal Trials Suspended In Northern District of California Because of COVID SpreadAll federal criminal and civil trials have been suspended until Jan. 26 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California because of the recent rapid spread of the omicron variant of COVID-19, court officials said this week.
Democratic Lawmakers Call For Vaccine Mandate or Negative COVID Test For Airline PassengersA group of Democratic lawmakers including Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Eric Swalwell this week wrote a letter calling for a requirement that domestic air passengers show proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination status or a recent negative test.
FDA Authorizes 1st Antiviral Pill To Treat COVID-19The Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday it has greenlighted Pfizer's antiviral pills to treat COVID-19 for emergency use, allowing limited use of the drug in Americans as young as 12 who are at "high risk for progression to severe COVID-19."
Spider-Man Snaps Moribund Movie Theater Business Back to LifeThe movie theater industry needed a hero in the pandemic and it appears it has found one in the latest Spider-Man film.
Bay Area Health Departments Expand COVID Booster Eligibility Following State DirectiveA number of Bay Area public health departments on Friday expanded eligibility requirements for the COVID-19 booster to all adults over the age of 18.
Study: Avalanche of Pandemic-Generated Trash Will Pollute Oceans and BeachesA new study reveals that millions of pounds of plastic trash generated during the fight against COVID is ending up in our oceans.
Giants-Dodgers Series, Fleet Week Power San Francisco COVID Business RecoverySan Francisco was buzzing Friday night as post-season baseball collided with Fleet Week.
San Mateo Community College District To Provide COVID Student Debt Relief The San Mateo County Community College District officials have announced they will be giving out additional financial aid to help students who are struggling with debt accumulated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CDC: Vaccinated People Should Wear Masks Indoors Again; Masks Urged At Schools NationwideThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised its mask guidance Tuesday afternoon, saying fully vaccinated Americans should wear masks indoors in communities where there is substantial or high transmission, according to a federal official.
COVID Reopenings: Concord's Six Flags Hurricane Harbor To Reopen For 1st Time Since Start Of PandemicSix Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord is welcoming guests back to the popular water park later this month for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Incarcerated People At CA Prisons Vaccinated At Higher Rate Than StaffThe dynamics of the covid-19 vaccine rollout across prisons.