COVID Shutdown: SF Supe Asks Governor To Open Playgrounds Citing Overcrowding, Impact On KidsSupervisor Ahsha Safai wants Gov. Newsom to reconsider the closure of playgrounds in District 11, which has the largest population of children attending the San Francisco Unified School District.
COVID Contact Tracers Using Texts, Calls, Visits To Reach More People In SFContact tracers at the San Francisco Department of Public Health are adjusting their strategy to match the rising caseloads, making phone calls and in-person visits to text messages.
San Francisco Report Shows Significant Drop in New HIV CasesThe number of new HIV cases in San Francisco continues to reach record lows, according to a report released Thursday by the city's Department of Public Health.
CoCo County Easing COVID-19 Restrictions After Some ProgressHealth officials in Contra Costa County said Wednesday that slight declines in COVID-19-related hospitalizations and in positive COVID-19 test results reflect progress in slowing the spread of the coronavirus, and are prompting a slight easing of some social distancing rules.
SF Health Officials Call For More STD Testing As Syphilis Re-EmergesSTDs are on the rise in San Francisco with the number of women infected with syphilis increasing by 144% between 2017 and 2018, the city's Department of Public Health announced.
San Francisco's Emergency Plan For Poor Air, Extreme Heat Could Cancel Outdoor EventsSan Francisco's emergency plan for days with extremely poor air quality and extreme heat could close down farmer's markets and other outdoor events.
Livermore Restaurant Patrons Possibly Exposed To MeaslesAlameda County health officials are urging people who were at a Livermore restaurant Saturday night and are more at risk of contracting measles to get in touch with their doctor no later than Friday.
San Francisco Massage Parlors Face Tougher Restrictions Under New City PolicySan Francisco’s Department of Public Health maintains that about half of the city’s estimated 300 massage parlors are fronts for prostitution and the city is cracking down with tougher regulations that go into effect starting July 1st.
9 Sickened With Measles After December Disneyland Visits, Including Alameda Co. ResidentAn Alameda County resident contracted measles after visiting a theme park in Southern California last month, public health officials announced on Wednesday.
California Health Department Rolls Out Ebola Outbreak Public Information HotlineState health officials have set up a Ebola hotline call center for public inquiries on the virus and outbreak.
State Audit Into Illegal Female Prison Inmate Sterilizations Calls For Investigations Of Doctors, HospitalsCalifornia's medical board and Department of Public Health have been asked to investigate 17 doctors and eight hospitals involved in the illegal sterilizations of female prison inmates, based on a critical state audit released Thursday.
Health Experts: Soda Tax Would Compel Behavior Changes In Low–Income Neighborhoods Health experts addressed San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors this week to say a soda tax would compel changes in behavior in low-income neighborhoods and minority communities.
Report: Oakland Hospital Complied With Regulations In Handling Of Jahi McMath CaseA report by the state Department of Public Health has found that Children’s Hospital Oakland complied with medical regulatory standards in the handling of a teenage girl declared brain-dead after undergoing tonsil surgery.
New California Website Exposes Cosmetics With Harmful IngredientsIs your mascara hurting you? California just launched a new online database to help consumers determine if the cosmetics they're using contain harmful chemicals.
San Francisco Dept. Of Public Health Office Evacuated Over Suspicious PackageThe discovery of a suspicious package shut down a San Francisco Public Health Department building in the city’s South of Market neighborhood Monday morning.