Nurses Say Continuing Personnel Shortages Beset COVID Care WorkersMore than a year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic nurses say they're dealing with a severe shortage in staffing and plummeting morale.
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.
California Mandates COVID Vaccinations for All Health Care WorkersCalifornia has become the first state in the nation to require all workers in health care settings to be fully vaccinated against COVID.
COVID: Case Surge From Delta Variant Leading to Health Care Worker FatigueAs the Delta variant fuels the fourth COVID-19 wave, some already exhausted Bay Area frontline healthcare workers who've worked through the pandemic feel a sense of déjà vu.
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.
Santa Rosa Auto Shop Shifts Gears To Make Custom Face Masks For Frontline WorkersThe co-owner of a Santa Rosa auto restoration shop has been shifting gears to help protect frontline workers during the coronavirus shelter-in-place.
Coronavirus Update: California Air National Guard Flyover Salutes Frontline Workers Across Bay Area, StatePeople battling on the front lines against the coronavirus pandemic across California will be saluted with a military flyover Wednesday by the California Air National Guard.
Coronavirus California Update: 'We Need Your Help' - Newsom Seeks Surge In Health Care WorkersGovernor Gavin Newsom on Monday called for an increase in the number of care workers to treat the surge of coronavirus patients in the state.
Bay Area Health Workers Forced to Improvise as COVID-19 Treatment Needs Outstrip Protective Gear SupplyBay Area healthcare workers say they desperately need more personal protective equipment as the coronavirus epidemic expands while medical supplies shrink.
San Francisco To Expedite Hiring Of 100 Nurses To Help Coronavirus ResponseIn response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Tuesday issued a declaration to expedite the hiring of more healthcare workers.
2 North Bay VacaValley Hospital Health Care Workers Test Positive For CoronavirusTwo health care workers at NorthBay VacaValley Hospital, who were exposed to a Solano County woman who was now being treated for the COVID-19 strain of the coronavirus at UC Davis Medical Center, have tested positive for the illness and have been ordered to undergone quarantine in their homes in Solano and Alameda counties.
New Ebola Guidelines For Health Care Workers Include Buddy System, Protective Gear With 'No Skin Showing'Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said.
Picketing Nurses In Berkeley Take Aim At Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Job Cuts More than 100 nurses picketed outside Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Wednesday in Berkeley in opposition to Sutter Health Corporation's plans to cut 350 positions at two East Bay facilities.
Bay Area Health Care Worker Mandate: Get Flu Shot Or Wear MaskThousands of Bay Area health care workers are under orders to get a flu shot vaccination or wear a mask at work this flu season.