UPDATE: San Francisco Easing Some Indoor COVID Masking Requirements Feb. 1Amid a growing downturn in the number of new omicron cases within the city, San Francisco health officials announced Thursday that they will once again allow office workers, gym members and other 'stable cohorts' of people remove their COVID masks indoors as of Feb. 1.
COVID: San Francisco's Moscone Center Welcome Back Convention AttendeesMore than 11,000 people are in San Francisco this week for the Photonics West 2022 conference at the Moscone Center, back after an extended pandemic-related hiatus.
Experts: Stealth Omicron Subvariant BA.2 Should Not Slow Pandemic EndgameThe emergence of the BA.2 omicron subvariant comes just as a lot of people were starting to talk about the endgame of the pandemic -- the elimination mask requirements.
Infectious Subvariant Of Omicron Detected In Santa Clara CountySanta Clara County health officials confirmed Tuesday they have detected a descendant of the highly contagious omicron variant in two people, but do not know what, if any, new dangers this version of the coronavirus might hold.
UPDATE: Santa Clara County Offers Additional Free At-Home COVID-19 TestsSanta Clara County health officials on Monday announced they are offering thousands of additional free at-home COVID-19 antigen tests to those who live, work, or attend school in the county.
COVID: Staffing Shortage Has Fremont Schools Desperate for Substitute TeachersLike many Bay Area school districts coping with staffing shortages due to the omicron-fueled surge in COVID cases, Fremont is putting out a call for substitute teachers.
Santa Clara County Officials Unveil Plan To Hand Out Free COVID At-Home Antigen Tests; Here's How To Sign UpSanta Clara County officials unveiled a plan Friday to provide a limited number of free at-home antigen tests to local residents amid the surging demand for COVID testing.
COVID: Parental Consent Not Needed For Pre-Teen Vaccines Under Proposed State LawCalifornia would allow children age 12 and up to be vaccinated without their parents’ consent, the youngest age of any state, under a proposal late Thursday by state Sen. Scott Wiener.
Families Anxiously Await COVID Vaccinations For Toddlers As Joseph Sanchez watched his 15-months-old son go down a slide at a Willow Glenn neighborhood playground, he tries not to think of the constant danger the youngster faces from the coronavirus.
San Francisco Officials Crack Down On Illegal, Pop-Up COVID Testing SitesTwo testing operators were issued subpoenas Thursday as part of an investigation by San Francisco officials of allegedly unlicensed sites popping up in the city and performing COVID tests.
UPDATE: Feds Launch Website Distributing Free At-Home COVID Testing Kits; Here's How To Get Your Free TestsThe scramble for COVID testing amid the omicron surge is ongoing, but the federal government is looking to provide some relief in the form of free self-testing kits delivered to your home.
Hayward Students Return to Class After Week of Remote Learning Due to COVIDAfter a week of remote learning due to COVID concerns, the Hayward Unified School District resumed in-person instruction on Tuesday.
With Omicron Still Looming, Death Angel Readies Return to Live PerformanceBefore the pandemic, the nightlife industry in the Bay Area was a major contributor to the local economy. Now, the highly contagious omicron coronavirus variant poses a new threat
Struggling Napa Businesses Falling Victim To 'COVID Burnout'The COVID pandemic has taken a financial toll on businesses throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, but Napa County somehow thrived as the local getaway. Until now.
COVID: Omicron Puts Many Downtown San Francisco Businesses in Limbo Regarding Return to OfficeWith the omicron wave of COVID cases still surging, more downtown San Francisco workplaces are stuck trying to figure out if, how, and when they'll return to their offices in some capacity.