COVID: Delta Variant Sends Contra Costa County Virus Deaths To Highest Level Since MarchCOVID-19-related death rates in Contra Costa County are now higher than any time since March, and nearly all of the new county cases involve the delta variant of the virus, health officials told the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
COVID: Local Health Experts Cautiously Optimistic About Delta Variant Surge WaningThe COVID positivity rate has fallen again in California with hospitalizations down in many parts of the state, including the Bay Area.
COVID: Sonoma County Reaches 75% Fully Vaccinated; Deaths Among Unvaccinated UpSonoma County's health officer lauded residents on reaching the milestone of 75% of eligible residents being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but warned that the Delta variant spreading among the unvaccinated continues to remain a concern.
Federal Unemployment Benefits Set To End for 7.5 Million AmericansFederal unemployment benefits, including weekly $300 payments, are set to end by Labor Day for more than 2 million Californians. This will be the largest cut off of unemployment benefits in US history, and it is leaving many people anxious.
Backlash Against Health Care Workers Adds to Pandemic's Physical and Emotional TollHealth care workers who were hailed as heroes early in the pandemic are feeling fatigue in the face of growing backlash from anti-vaxxers and an increasing number of combative patients.
AirBnb Refuses to Refund Tahoe Rental Deposit as Wildfires, Delta Variant Threaten Travel PlansBetween a new CDC warning about the dangers of traveling amid the delta variant COVID-19 case surge and the widely felt impacts of the Northern California wildfires, some Bay Area residents aren't feeling a lot of enthusiasm for the upcoming holiday weekend.
COVID: San Leandro Delays City Hall Reopening, Implements Vaccination / Testing Requirement For City WorkersWith resurging COVID-19 rates due to the Delta variant, San Leandro has delayed its reopening plan for City Hall, according to City Manager Fran Robustelli.
COVID: Group Of Cupertino Parents Want Remote Learning Reinstated Amid Rise In Pediatric CasesA group of about two dozen Cupertino Union School District parents rallied Wednesday afternoon to demand that distance learning be reinstated as pediatric COVID-19 cases reach an all-time high in the nation.
COVID: Unvaccinated Marin County Teacher Infected Students in May Delta Variant OutbreakAn unvaccinated elementary school teacher in Marin County appears to have been at the center of a COVID delta variant outbreak last May, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
COVID: Bay Area Health Officers Reaffirm In-Person Schooling Amid Delta Variant ConcernsWith the school year underway, Bay Area health officers reaffirmed their support for the resumption of in-person learning amid concerns about rising COVID-19 cases and the Delta variant.
COVID: Cal/OSHA Urges Masking At All Indoor Work Settings Regardless Of Vaccination Status Amid Delta VariantThe California Division of Occupational Safety and Health encouraged employers and workers Wednesday to follow the state's public health recommendation to wear a mask when indoors regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status.