9th Circuit Court Upholds $25M Award In Sonoma Man's Monsanto Cancer CaseA federal appeals court on Friday upheld a $25 million award against agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. in a lawsuit that alleged a North Bay man developed cancer from exposure to its best-selling weed killer, Roundup.
COVID: California Weighing Issues Around New CDC Masking GuidelinesCalifornia's governor said Friday that his office is weighing issues of enforcement and workplace safety in considering whether and when to adopt the latest federal guidelines around masking.
COVID Vaccines: Contra Costa County To Set Up Mobile Vaccination Clinics At SchoolsFollowing authorization of the COVID-19 vaccine for 12-15 year olds, health officials in Contra Costa County announced mobile vaccination clinics at several middle and high schools starting next week.
COVID Schools: University Of Pacific To Require Vaccination To Attend In-Person ClassesUniversity of the Pacific announced Thursday all students returning to in-person instruction this summer and fall, new and continuing, will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before returning back to campus.
Free Dental Clinic for Uninsured In Contra Costa County Opening Next MonthLocal charities announced Thursday they are providing free dental care to uninsured residents in Contra Costa County next month.
COVID Lockdown Stress Leads to Spike in Opioid Overdose DeathsDuring the COVID pandemic, according to a new CDC report, the United States has set a record when it comes to overdose deaths.
Bay Area Officials Ponder Easing Indoor Mask Requirements in Wake of New CDC GuidanceMore than a year after the pandemic began, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that fully vaccinated Americans could dispense with wearing masks in most settings.
CDC: Vaccinated People Can Go Without Masks In Most Indoor SettingsIn a move to send the country back toward pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday eased indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks inside in most places.
UPDATE: Newsom Says California Likely To Keep Some Mask Mandates After June 15California is likely to have “guidelines and mandates” for wearing masks indoors after the state fully reopens next month, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday, appearing to walk back comments from the previous day that indicated masks would be gone in nearly all situations.
COVID: Contra Costa Expects To Stay In Orange Tier Until Mid-June; Hospitalizations Up Among UnvaccinatedContra Costa County will likely remain in the state's orange tier of COVID-19 restrictions until June 15, when California will lift restrictions statewide, health officials told the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
COVID: Mask Uncertainty Reigns As Bay Area Health Officials Push To Loosen GuidelinesSome top health officials are starting to call for more “liberal rules” on mask mandates indoors, but for the public, it's not that simple.