COVID: Staffing Shortage Has Fremont Schools Desperate for Substitute TeachersLike many Bay Area school districts coping with staffing shortages due to the omicron-fueled surge in COVID cases, Fremont is putting out a call for substitute teachers.
COVID-19 Outbreak Infects Dozens Of Staff, Inmates At Mendocino County JailAuthorities in Mendocino County said more than five dozen inmates at the county jail, along with some staff members, have been infected in a COVID-19 outbreak.
COVID: Santa Clara Library Limiting Services Due To Omicron Staffing ShortagesThe city of Santa Clara will adjust hours and services at its libraries, as rising cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19 has impacted library staffing levels.
COVID: Experts Say Distinction In Hospitalization Numbers Important As California Case Rates DipNew numbers from California state health officials Wednesday show COVID-19 cases are going down slightly. Meanwhile, experts say the distinction between patients hospitalized for COVID-19, versus with COVID, is more critical during the omicron surge.
COVID: Testing In Contra Costa County Nearly Double Pandemic Peak During Omicron SurgeContra Costa County is testing almost twice as many people for COVID-19 than any other time during the pandemic, county health services director Anna Roth told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
San Pablo Eyes New Eviction Protections as COVID Cases SurgeThe San Pablo City Council will decide Tuesday whether to create a new urgency ordinance aimed at stopping no-fault evictions, as rising COVID-19 numbers cause increased hardship to city renters.
COVID Vaccine and Testing Resources for Bay Area ResidentsWith the recent emergence of the omicron COVID-19 variant, health officials are stressing the importance of getting the COVID vaccine and boosters.
San Francisco Chinatown Stockton Street Fair Canceled Due To COVID-19 Omicron SurgeThe COVID-19 omicron surge is dealing the San Francisco Chinatown business community yet another blow.
COVID: Omicron Puts Many Downtown San Francisco Businesses in Limbo Regarding Return to OfficeWith the omicron wave of COVID cases still surging, more downtown San Francisco workplaces are stuck trying to figure out if, how, and when they'll return to their offices in some capacity.
South Bay Officials Call on Private Healthcare Providers to Ramp Up COVID TestingAs Santa Clara County logged another record day of COVID-19 cases amid the current omicron-fueled surge, officials warned private healthcare providers that they need to pull their weight when it comes to testing.
New Ban on Mass Gatherings In Effect in Sonoma CountyIn Sonoma County this weekend falls under a new ban on mass gatherings, and a request that people stay home. It's just another discouraging setback for an area that depends on visitors.
Redwood City Extends City Hall Closure Due To COVID-19 Omicron SurgeOfficials in Redwood City announced that City Hall would be closed to the public for at least another two weeks due to the ongoing COVID-19 omicron surge.
SFUSD, Unions Reach Agreement On COVID Tests, High-Quality Masks For All Students, StaffSan Francisco teacher unions reached an agreement late Thursday night with the district that provides for masks and testing for all students and workers in an effort to keep schools open during the current COVID surge.
COVID: South Bay Sewage Tests Show Signs of Omicron DeclineData collected from wastewater in Santa Clara County show strong indications that COVID cases from the omicron variant could be on the decline.
UPDATE: Another Teacher Sickout Over COVID-19 Safety Measures Closes 9 Oakland Unified SchoolsOakland Unified School District officials said nine schools were closed Thursday due to a teacher sickout, despite the district recently coming to a tentative agreement with unions regarding COVID safety protocols.