COVID: Delta Variant Fears Overshadow Oakland Students Return To ClassroomsStudents have mixed emotions about returning to class Monday in the Oakland Unified School District during the pandemic for the start of the new school year.
California Mandates COVID Vaccinations for All Health Care WorkersCalifornia has become the first state in the nation to require all workers in health care settings to be fully vaccinated against COVID.
Bay Area Businesses Make Last-Minute Preparations Ahead of New Mask MandateTurbo 26 Studio at Stanford Shopping Center held its last hot yoga class Monday evening, where students did not have to wear masks indoors.
COVID Delta Variant: UC Berkeley Infectious Disease Expert Warns on TransmissiblityThe CDC says new data shows the COVID delta variant is as infectious as chickenpox, and vaccinated persons appear to be able to transmit the virus as much as those who are unvaccinated people.
COVID Surge: Santa Clara County To Require Its 22,000 Workers To Be VaccinatedSanta Clara County leaders announced Thursday all county employees will be required to get a COVID vaccine. It came on the same day President Joe Biden rolled out vaccination requirements for federal employees.
Foster City Requiring People To Wear Face Masks Indoors At City-Operated BuildingsFoster City officials announced they will be requiring everyone to wear face coverings indoors starting Thursday when visiting city-operated buildings.
Bay Area Businesses Challenged With New Mask Guidelines Amid COVID Delta SurgeWith the newest federal and state guidance recommending people wear masks indoors in areas of high disease transmission regardless of vaccination status, many businesses are trying to figure out how to move forward with yet another change.
Twitter Shutters Offices In San Francisco, New York Over COVID Delta SurgeTwitter said Wednesday it will close its San Francisco and New York offices because of the rise of the COVID Delta variant.
Google Postpones Employees' Return To Office; Enacts Mandatory Vaccination PolicyGoogle is postponing a return to the office for most workers until mid-October and rolling out a policy that will eventually require everyone to be vaccinated once its sprawling campuses are fully reopened in an attempt to fight the spreading Delta variant.
UCSF Dr. Peter Chin-Hong On COVID Delta Variant Surge: 'Desperate Measures Are Needed In Desperate Times'UCSF Infectious Disease expert Dr. Peter Chin Hong believes the San Francisco Bay Area has reached a crossroads in the local battle against COVID's rapidly spreading delta variant, but his message for the path forward is relatively simple -- "it's vaccinate, not lockdown."
Group of San Francisco Bars To Require COVID Vaccine or Negative Test From CustomersWith cases of the COVID Delta variant surging, a large group of San Francisco bars and nightclubs will begin requiring proof of a COVID vaccination or a negative COVID test from customers.