COVID Vaccines: Gov. Gavin Newsom Gets J&J Dose As Eligibility Expands In CaliforniaCalifornia's governor received his “one and done” Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine Thursday, as people 50 and older became eligible for inoculations in the most populous state in the country.
COVID: California Allows For Some Fans At Ballparks, Limited Capacity At Amusement Parks April 1California public health officials announced Friday that fan attendance at outdoor sporting events and live performances would be allowed to take place with capacity restrictions starting in April, along with the opening of amusement parks.
COVID: Inspectors Find 'Significant Deficiencies' At California Virus Test LabInspectors found “significant deficiencies” at California's new coronavirus testing laboratory, problems that state officials on Monday partly blamed on the rapid ramp-up they required from the lab's private operator under terms of a $1.4 billion contract.
California COVID Update: Spring Surge Still Possible As Metrics Trend Down, Vaccine Rollout ImprovesCalifornia is beginning to emerge from its troubles administering the COVID vaccine as the state continues to show case numbers falling across different metrics, according to the state's top health official.
'Rays Of Hope;' COVID Surge Flattening, Rate Of Transmission Declining, Says California Health Secretary GhalyCalifornia is beginning to see a flattening or a decline in COVID data, including hospitalization rates, positivity rates and the rate of transmission, according to the state's top health officials.
COVID Vaccine: State Making Vaccines Available to Those 65 and OlderCalifornia announced Wednesday it is expanding current eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to include residents aged 65 and older.
COVID Order: Bay Area Stay-At-Home Order Remains For Now; Post-Holiday Surge May Be Less SevereCalifornia Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on Tuesday announced the stay-at-home order for most of the state would remain in place as ICU capacity is still at or near zero in the affected regions.
COVID Surge: Coronavirus Spread Likely To Worsen Due To Holiday Travel And GatheringThe spread of COVID in California is likely to increase this week as people travel and gather for holidays like Christmas and New Year's Eve, the state's Health and Human Services secretary said Tuesday.
COVID Surge: Ghaly Says SoCal, San Joaquin Valley Regions To Remain Under Stay-At-Home OrderCalifornia Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on Tuesday said that the Southern California and San Joaquin Valley hospital regions would remain under the current stay-at-home order as long as their ICU projections were under 15% capacity.
COVID Update: Ghaly Warns Hospitalization Rates Still Rising, Shutdown Orders Could Be ExtendedState public health chief Dr. Mark Ghaly on Tuesday said that California's COVID positivity and hospitalization rates remained alarmingly high, with coronavirus hospitalizations increasing 71% in just two weeks.
COVID: Skyrocketing Cases Starting to Overwhelm California HospitalsCalifornia health officials expressed concern Tuesday that the surging amount of COVID-19 cases in the state are starting to overwhelm its hospitals.
COVID Update: Dr. Ghaly Commends Bay Area For Holding Steady Amid Case SurgeCalifornia Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Mark Ghaly updated the public on the state's COVID cases Tuesday, announcing that more counties had moved backwards into the purple tier while commending some Bay Area counties for holding steady in their tier positions.
COVID Curfew: Some Alameda County Residents Skeptical About New Stay-At-Home Order ImpactIn Alameda County, many residents were wondering Thursday how the new stay-at-home order announced by state health officials would really help the curb the spread of COVID-19.
Update COVID Curfew: California To Impose Stay-At-Home Order For Counties In Purple TierCalifornia is imposing an limited stay-at-home order for all counties in the state's Purple Tier of coronavirus infection level as new daily COVID-19 cases are climbing to the highest levels since the beginning of the pandemic.
COVID: Gov. Gavin Newsom Regrets Attending Party at French LaundryGov. Gavin Newsom expressed regret Friday for attending a birthday party at an exclusive restaurant last week, thereby ignoring his own state’s advisories on gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic.