State Health Officials Extend Indoor Mask Mandate Until Feb. 15 As Omicron Cases SoarHealth officials extended the state's indoor mask mandate to Feb. 15 Wednesday as they struggled to control a surging outbreak of the COVID omicron variant that has sent California's positivity rate soaring over 21 percent and impacted businesses ranging from the airlines to your favorite neighborhood restaurant.
COVID: UCSF Expert Predicts Rough Month Ahead As Omicron PeaksMore than 20 cars were lined up at the COVID testing site in Livermore with people rushing to get tested after the holidays so they can return to work or school. With cases surging, health officials predict the new Omicron variant will get worse before it gets better
COVID: Sonoma County Urges Employers To Require Boosters, Stronger Masks In Wake Of OmicronAmid a surge in COVID-19 cases attributed to the omicron variant, health officials in Sonoma County urged employers to require vaccine boosters for employees, as part of new workplace recommendations.
COVID: Apple Reinstates Mask Mandate, Limits Capacity At All U.S. Stores Amid Rising Cases, Omicron VariantApple has reportedly reinstated indoor mask requirements and capacity restrictions at all U.S. stores amid concerns about rising COVID-19 cases before the holidays and spread of the new omicron variant.
COVID: Santa Cruz County Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate Amid Rising Cases Before HolidaysSanta Cruz County public health officials have reversed themselves and are once again requiring people to mask up indoors as cases rise ahead of the holidays.
COVID: Arrival Of Kids Vaccines Prompts Calls To End Mask Mandate In K-12 SchoolsThe arrival of vaccine doses for 5-to 11-year-olds is prompting parents, and respected doctors to ask, ‘when will masks come off in schools?’
COVID: 3 Bay Area Counties Ease Indoor Mask Rules As November BeginsHealth officials in three Bay Area counties have eased mask rules indoors on Monday. Meanwhile, a UCSF health expert said the pandemic is entering a new phase.
'Tiptoeing Back Toward Normalcy'; Marin County Eases Indoor Mask Requirements For Vaccinated ResidentsMarin County health officials eased indoor COVID mask requirements Monday for restaurants, bars, retail establishments and other businesses for patrons who can produce a proof of vaccination.
COVID: Marin County Lifting Indoor Mask Mandate In Public Places November 1 - 'Tiptoeing Back Toward Normalcy'The health officer in Marin County announced that the indoor mask mandate for most public places will be lifted November 1, but still highly recommends them to limit the spread of COVID-19.
COVID: Alameda County Latest To Ease Indoor Mask Rules In Fully Vaccinated Offices, GymsHealth officials in Alameda County announced that indoor mask requirements will be eased in some settings where all are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, joining several other Bay Area counties.
COVID: Masks At Schools Likely To Stay Into New Year, State Health Officials SayState public health officials said Wednesday that indoor mask requirements in schools are likely to remain in place into 2022, but could be modified as more students get vaccinated against COVID-19.
COVID: Sonoma County Latest To Loosen Mask Rules In Some Fully Vaccinated SettingsSonoma County became the latest in the Bay Area to loosen indoor mask rules in certain settings where all in attendance have proven to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
COVID: Contra Costa To Ease Indoor Mask Rules In Some Fully Vaccinated SettingsHealth officials in Contra Costa County announced that indoor mask requirements will be eased in some settings where everyone is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 starting in November.
COVID: Bars, Restaurants Hopeful As San Francisco Loosens Certain Mask Rules - 'A Step In The Right Direction'While San Francisco is set to loosen certain indoor mask rules as soon as October 15, the mandate will remain in effect in the city's bars and restaurants for now.
COVID: Marin County To Ease Indoor Mask Mandate In Some Settings With 100% VaccinationHealth officials in Marin County announced Friday that it plans to ease the county's indoor mask mandate in certain settings where all people present can prove they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.