Napa County COVID Case Rate Reaches New HighNapa County's rate of new COVID-19 cases is now the highest it has been since the pandemic began, the county's top health official said Tuesday.
San Francisco Mayor Breed Orders Healthcare Providers To Increase COVID Testing Or Face FinesAs the demand for COVID testing spikes along with the omicron variant surge, San Francisco Mayor London Breed has ordered the city's private healthcare providers to step up and increase testing capacity for their patients or face fines.
COVID Surge Wearing On Bay Area Healthcare Workers At Facilities 'Inundated' With COVID PatientsHealthcare workers have been under tremendous pressure since the COVID pandemic began as it has led to hospitals being flooded with new patients. And with untimely staffing shortages, nurses are working harder than ever before.
West Contra Costa Schools To Require KN-95 Masks For All School StaffersBeginning next week, the West Contra Costa Unified School District will require all staff members to wear a medical-grade KN-95 mask while at school sites.
San Francisco Expands COVID Testing, Urges Residents To Limit Risk In Effort To Keep Services RunningSan Francisco is taking steps to keep essential services operating amid the surge in COVID cases fueled by the omicron variant, Mayor London Breed said Tuesday.
California COVID Cases, Hospitalizations Continue Surge; Holiday Numbers PendingCOVID cases in California have continued to surge according to new data from the state's public health officials which has not yet taken into account the New Year's holiday weekend.
FDA Allows COVID Booster Shots For Children 12 to 15 Years OldMillions of Americans as young as 12 could soon be able to get a booster shot of COVID-19 vaccine, after the Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it has authorized third doses of Pfizer-BioNTech's shot for that age group.
Santa Cruz County Expanding COVID Testing Due to Overwhelming DemandSanta Cruz County will expand its COVID-19 testing capacity next week due to overwhelming demand, the county said Thursday.
Contra Costa County Tightens Indoor Masking Requirements Regardless of Vaccination StatusAs COVID cases continue to spike in the Bay Area and California, Contra Costa County health officials on Tuesday issued a new health order requiring mask-wearing indoors in all public indoor places without exceptions.
Santa Clara County To Require COVID Booster for Healthcare Workers, Other High-Risk GroupsSanta Clara County health officials announced Tuesday that COVID vaccine boosters would be required for healthcare workers and workers in other high-risk congregate settings under a new health order.
Sonoma County To Require Proof of COVID Booster or Twice-Weekly Testing For High-Risk GroupsPolice, firefighters, first responders and other high-risk groups in Sonoma County will need to prove they have received a COVID booster, or be tested twice a week under a new public health order.
Finding a COVID Test Before Christmas Becoming a ChallengeForget looking for the toy of the year, the hottest item flying off of shelves this season are COVID-19 tests, with the omicron variant spreading and Christmas just days away.
COVID Omicron Surge: UC Students May Begin January With Remote LearningUniversity of California students may be starting the January term with remote learning as part of a plan to stop the spread of the COVID omicron variant.
COVID Omicron Surge Means Vaccine Clinics Reopening; Boosters, Testing Now On Many Holiday To-Do ListsWith the recent urgent plea for people to get their COVID-19 booster shots, free walk-up vaccination clinics are needed more than ever, especially as we enter the holiday season.
Ex-Worker Accused Of Embezzling $2M From Marin County Emergency Rental Assistance ProgramA former employee with the County of Marin is accused of stealing nearly $2 million from the county's emergency rental assistance program.