COVID: Masking Rules for Certain Indoor Locations Relaxed in San Francisco, Marin CountyAs of Friday morning, fully vaccinated individuals can now go unmasked at certain indoor places in San Francisco and Marin counties, according to health officials
Mask Mandates: Bay Area Health Officers Issue Criteria To Lift Indoor Masking RequirementsHealth officers for the nine Bay Area jurisdictions on Thursday announced a consensus on criteria needed to lift health orders requiring face coverings in most indoor public spaces.
COVID Vaccine: Contra Costa Health Officials Work To Ramp Up COVID-19 VaccinationsHealth officials in Contra Costa County said they will accelerate COVID-19 vaccinations to as many as 7,000 vaccines a day in what they said is an effort to have as many of the 900,000 eligible county residents as possible vaccinated over the next six months.
COVID Restrictions: Sonoma County Officials Opt Against Early Shutdown OrderWhile much of the Bay Area is already under a COVID-19 stay-at-home order, some counties have chosen to follow looser restrictions. In Sonoma County, business owners are relieved they won't have to close just yet.
COVID Restrictions: Peninsula Business Owners Relieved San Mateo County is OpenSan Mateo County officials have announced that, while they appreciates the stay-at-home measures taken by other Bay Area counties, it is following the state's plan to institute a shutdown after ICU bed availability drops under 15%.
COVID Surge: Contra Costa Supervisors Advise 'Hunkering Down' Amid Coronavirus Case SpikeThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday issued an urgent plea with residents to curtail Thanksgiving gatherings, to continue with COVID-19 prevention basics.
COVID Update: Alameda, Contra Costa Counties Restore Restrictions For Return To Purple TierFollowing suit with other parts of the Bay Area, Alameda and Contra Costa County health officials on Monday announced they were returning to the Purple Tier due to the increase in local COVID-19 cases.
COVID-19 Update: State Releases Official Guidance On Halloween Celebrations, Strongly Discourages Trick-Or-TreatingCalifornia health officials on Tuesday released the state's official COVID-19 guidance for safely observing Halloween and Día de los Muertos celebrations later this month.
COVID-19 Reopening: Santa Clara And Santa Cruz Counties Move To 'Red' Tier; More Businesses Resume Indoor OperationsCounty health officials in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties on Tuesday confirmed that both regions have moved into the state's Red Tier for COVID-19 spread risk according to California's new four-tier coronavirus system.
State, County Officials Call For Continued Eviction Protections During PandemicState Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, and a group of public health officials expressed concern Monday about the potential for millions of renters across the state to be evicted later this month.
Coronavirus Update: Some Bay Area Residents Quickly Adopt Recommendation To Wear MasksAfter weeks of public health officials saying it was not necessary for people who weren't possibly sick to wear a mask, the new recommendation from doctors for everyone to cover their faces when in public was quickly adopted by many.
Cellphone Radiation Exposure Fact Sheet Draft Released By California Health OfficialsAfter keeping it hidden for years, California released a draft document on health officials' concerns about cellphone radiation exposure.
Ecstasy Use On The Rise Among South Bay Teens, Officials SaySanta Clara County health officials are taking steps to curb the rising use of Ecstasy among high school students.
Alcohol-Infused Whipped Cream Creates New Underage Drinking ConcernJust weeks after cracking down on the alcohol and caffeine-fueled party drink Four Loko, federal regulators and public health officials are now eye-balling a new potential problematic product.