COVID: San Jose Leaders Advance Booster Mandate For Indoor Events At City-Owned Facilities - 'There's No Benefit In Waiting'A proposal for a vaccine booster mandate for indoor events at city-owned facilities in San Jose cleared another hurdle, passing unanimously in a City Council Rules Committee meeting on Wednesday.
COVID: Sonoma County Urges Employers To Require Boosters, Stronger Masks In Wake Of OmicronAmid a surge in COVID-19 cases attributed to the omicron variant, health officials in Sonoma County urged employers to require vaccine boosters for employees, as part of new workplace recommendations.
COVID: Contra Costa Requiring Boosters Or Weekly Testing For First Responders, Homeless Shelter Employees Due To Omicron ConcernsCiting concerns about the omicron variant, Contra Costa County officials are requiring first responders and employees at homeless shelters to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster or to undergo weekly testing.
COVID: Intel Tells Unvaccinated Employees They Face Unpaid Leave As Deadline ApproachesIntel has told workers that unvaccinated people who don't get an exemption for religious or medical reasons will be on unpaid leave beginning in April.
COVID: Contra Costa Health Officials Confirm 1st Cases Of Omicron Variant - 'It Was Just A Matter Of Time'Health officials in Contra Costa County confirmed their first cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19, while urging residents to receive booster shots and to be cautious heading into the holidays.
Busy San Mateo Vaccination Clinic to Close Until Early JanuarySan Mateo County is temporarily shutting down its large drive-thru vaccination site until Jan. 4 and will transition it to a walk-up site.
COVID: Bay Area Health Officers Renew Booster Calls, Say 'Many More Cases' Expected Amid Omicron VariantHealth officers across the Bay Area renewed calls for people to get COVID-19 booster shots Friday, as many have yet to receive their third dose while the omicron variant rapidly spreads across the region.
'I See a Deluge of Omicron;' Santa Clara County Health Officer Urges Boosters As COVID Variant Cases RiseSanta Clara County health officials made an urgent plea for residents to receive their COVID-19 vaccine boosters Thursday, as cases of the rapidly spreading omicron variant are rising.
Cal/OSHA Board Approves New Workplace Restrictions For Vaccinated EmployeesIn a move criticized by business groups and hailed by labor advocates, California's workplace regulators on Thursday extended the state's coronavirus pandemic regulations into next year with revisions that employers said could worsen the state's severe labor shortage.
COVID: Stanford To Begin Winter 2022 Quarter Online, Require Booster Shots Amid Omicron ConcernsAmid concerns about the COVID-19 omicron variant, Stanford University announced Thursday that the first two weeks of classes of the Winter 2022 quarter will be conducted online and that booster shots would be required for students.
COVID: Bay Area Marks 1 Year Since Beginning Of VaccinationsThis time last year, ICUs were filling up with a post-Thanksgiving surge of COVID-19 patients. On December 14, 2020, the first doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine went into arms to tears and applause.