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.
COVID: President Biden Biden Announces Federal Worker Vax Requirement, Calls For $100 PaymentsPresident Biden called on state and local governments to use COVID-19 relief funds to give $100 to residents who get vaccinated and said federal workers will have to show proof of vaccination or face new restrictions in the workplace, including complying with weekly testing.
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.
COVID: East Bay Residents React to CDC Reversal of Masking GuidanceJust weeks after things seemed to be getting back to normal as COVID case numbers dropped, the CDC on Tuesday did an about-face with their masking guidance, recommending vaccinated people wear masks indoors.
COVID: San Francisco to Require All New City Employees be VaccinatedIn less than 24 hours, all new San Francisco city employees will be required to get vaccinated before they start their new jobs unless they have a medical or religious exemption.
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."
COVID Vaccine: Proof of Vaccinations or Weekly Testing to be Required For State Employees, Health Care WorkersCalifornia will require state employees and all health care workers to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or get tested weekly as officials aim to slow rising coronavirus infections, mostly among the unvaccinated.
COVID: Marjorie Taylor Greene Lashes Out at Newsom on Twitter After Anti-Vax CriticismGeorgia congresswoman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene attacked California Gov. Gavin Newsom on social media Monday after Newsom singled her out for promoting COVID vaccine disinformation during a press event.
Overcoming COVID Vaccine Hesitancy, Myths, Misinformation Becoming More DifficultCOVID case numbers are rising and the consequences of that loom over everyone, so people are inevitably asking about the holdouts, those who are choosing not to get vaccinated. From anti-vax myths to old fashioned stubbornness, there are a lot of reasons behind that and changing minds, at this point, will be difficult.
UCSF Reseachers Find No Evidence Of COVID-19 Vaccine In Breast Milk Hoping to ease fears among nursing mothers, UCSF researchers released a study Friday that found no evidence of COVID-19 vaccine appearing in breast milk after a mother receives a COVID-19 vaccination.
COVID: San Francisco Teams With Giants to Give Out Free Tickets With VaccinationsThe San Francisco Department of Public Health on Wednesday announced it would be partnering with the SF Giants to give out vouchers for game tickets to those receiving their first COVID vaccine.
Bay Area McDonald's Restaurants Offer Free COVID Shots and Menu ItemsMcDonald's franchisees in California have partnering with the state Department of Public Health to offer free vaccinations at over 70 locations throughout the state, including some in the Bay Area.
California Gov. Newsom Unveils Vaccine Vacation Incentive As State Funds Tourism Industry RevivalCalifornia is urging its citizens to help jump-start the economy on the eve of the state's reopening with a call to spend their vacation dollars in the state, while announcing help for the state's tourism industry and a new vacation incentive for people to get vaccinated.
Californians Warned About Scams Involving COVID Vaccine Incentive ProgramsThe state Department of Health is asking Californians to be on the lookout -- and to report -- any incidents of potential fraud involving scammers trying to take advantage of the state's recently announced COVID-19 vaccination incentive programs.
California COVID Vaccine Lottery Kicks Off; Multiple Winners From Bay Area CountiesThe largest vaccine incentive program in the U.S. was underway on Friday as Calfornia Gov. Gavin Newsom was to draw the first winners of the state's cash prize drawings.