Reopening: Surge In COVID-19 Cases Forces State Officials To Narrow Criteria On Who Can Be Tested With coronavirus cases rising fast, California overhauled its guidelines Tuesday for who can be tested, prioritizing people who are hospitalized with symptoms, those in close contact with infected people or when necessary to control a local outbreak.
Surge In COVID-19 Cases Strains Testing Capacity Across CaliforniaWorsening coronavirus cases in California and across the country have placed enormous strain on testing capacity and processing of lab results.
SF, Glide Memorial Launch Free COVID-19 Testing Site In San Francisco's TenderloinA pop-up free COVID-19 test site is will be located in the parking lot adjacent to 330 Ellis St. on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is made possible by the SF Department of Public Health and Glide Memorial Church,
Hayward Drive-Up COVID-19 Testing Site Closes Early Due To Rush After 4th Of July WeekendThe COVID-19 testing site at Cal State East Bay in Hayward can swab up to 500 people each day. On Monday after the holiday weekend, there were so many people waiting to get tested, they had to shut down the line at 11:30 a.m.
More People Lining Up To Get Tested For COVID-19 Before July 4 HolidayThe July 4th weekend will be a big test for people in the Bay Area as to whether they can slow down risky behavior. Coronavirus cases are surging in the Bay Area, and so are the number of people looking to get tested.
Reopening: UC Berkeley Researchers Launch Trial Of COVID-19 Saliva TestUC Berkeley researchers announced Tuesday they have begun trials of a saliva test for COVID-19 that would eliminate the need for taking painful nasal swabs.
Study: COVID-19 Testing Proving Fiscally Costly For San Francisco Bay Area CountiesResearchers at UC Berkeley estimate that the costs of testing for the coronavirus and treating confirmed COVID-19 cases across California already has topped $2.4 billion and some Bay Area counties are enduring the state's highest per-capita costs.
Majority Of CoCo County Residents Testing Positive For COVID-19 Under 50As more Contra Costa County residents are being tested for the coronavirus, it has become clearer that an increasing proportion of those who test positive are young, between 20 and 50 years old, county health officials said Tuesday.
San Quentin Coronavirus Outbreak Explodes; 151 Inmates InfectedA coronavirus outbreak at San Quentin State Prison continues to grow Saturday, with more inmates and prison staff testing positive with COVID-19.
UCSF Study: Economics Played Role In San Francisco Mission District COVID-19 Cases A mass COVID-19 testing program targeting San Francisco's Mission District, among the city's hardest hit neighborhoods by the virus, has found that economics played a role in the spread of the disease, according to UC San Francisco researchers.
Activists, Inmates Call For Action Amid San Quentin COVID-19 OutbreakActivists, prisoners and their families on Tuesday were demanding action to stop what they are calling a brewing public health crisis at San Quentin State Prison due to COVID-19.
Stanford Study Finds Self-Swabbing COVID-19 Tests Are Safe And AccurateA Stanford research study released Friday has concluded that people can be taught to do their own COVID-19 nasal swabs, limiting the exposure of health care workers and the use of protective equipment.
Santa Clara County Orders All Large Health Care Providers To Offer Free COVID-19 TestingSanta Clara County ordered on Wednesday all large healthcare systems in the county to provide free coronavirus testing for all patients in high-risk categories, including people who regularly ride mass transit.
Gov. Newsom Believes Pace Of Reopening State Rests With COVID-19 TestingFrom the earliest days of California's COVID-19 outbreak, Gov. Gavin Newsom has believed the key to a successful return to a new normal level of everyday life rested on the ability to provide large scale testing within the state.From the earliest days of California's COVID-19 outbreak, Gov. Gavin Newsom has believed the key to a successful return to a new normal level of everyday life rested on the ability to provide large scale testing within the state.
San Francisco Launches Large Scale COVID-19 Testing In Hunters Point, Visitacion Valley And Sunnydale Health officials, alarmed by a significant uptick in COVID-19 cases in San Francisco's Bayview/Hunters Point neighborhood, announced Friday the launch of a wide-scale testing program for residents who live in the area.