Santa Clara County Officials Unveil Plan To Hand Out Free COVID At-Home Antigen Tests; Here's How To Sign UpSanta Clara County officials unveiled a plan Friday to provide a limited number of free at-home antigen tests to local residents amid the surging demand for COVID testing.
UPDATE: Oakland Unified Faces Latest Protests Over Omicron Safety ConcernsThe Oakland Unified saw another day of protest Monday as a number of students and teachers skipped school to call for improved COVID safety measures.
Oakland Students Plan Boycott Over Omicron Safety ConcernsHundreds of students in the Oakland Unified School District were ready to boycott classes on Tuesday. Organizers say their demands to safely return students to school amid the Omicron surge haven’t been met.
Newsom Urges Californians To Stay Strong During Omicron's Surge Admitting he has been humbled during the two-year battle with COVID, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday urged weary Californians to hang on for a few more weeks as the omicron variant continues to surge.
Software Woes Fixed; San Francisco COVID Testing Sites Reopening For Business Software issues that forced the cancellations of hundreds of appointments at city-run COVID test sites in San Francisco over the last two days have been fixed, returning the facilities to full capacity, officials said.
COVID: Hospital ERs Overwhelmed By Omicron Ask Public Not To Come In For TestingAs emergency departments are being flooded with Omicron patients, hospitals in the Bay Area are making a plea to the public not to come in for COVID-19 testing.
COVID: Website Issues with San Francisco's Testing Partner Still Plaguing SitesThere continues to be an enormous demand for COVID-19 testing across the Bay Area, but on Tuesday in San Francisco, some city-run test sites had to turn people away from their scheduled appointments for the second day in the row because of computer issues.
UPDATE: Computer Issues Shut Down COVID Testing Sites in San Francisco, HaywardAfter already temporarily reducing hours at several San Francisco COVID testing sites due to staffing issues, nationwide computer problems forced health officials to completely close down six testing centers Monday afternoon.
COVID: Changing Guidelines Create Confusion For Bay Area Employers, WorkersThe fast-spreading Omicron variant has forced agencies from the Centers for Disease Control to the California Health Department to pivot and change course on some of their COVID-19 guidelines.
Newsom Signs Executive Order Banning Price Gouging On COVID Testing KitsWith omicron cases soaring and testing sites swamped, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order over the weekend aimed at preventing price gouging on COVID-19 at-home test kits.
Newsom Sends In National Guard Personnel To Increase Bay Area COVID Testing Capacity With waiting times and frustrations growing, Gov. Gavin Newson activated National Guard troops Friday night to bolster personnel manning several overwhelmed COVID-19 testing sites in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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: Long Wait For Tests As Bay Area Health Officials Brace For Post Holiday SurgePublic health officials are once again racing to meet the demand for COVID-19 testing as the Bay Area braces for a spike in cases after the Christmas and New Year's holidays.
COVID: Omicron-Fueled Case Surge Leads to SF Scramble For TestingWhile San Francisco is increasing the COVID testing capacity at one of its main sites, the high demand for drop-ins due to the omicron-fueled COVID case surge has many being turned away at the gate.
Bay Area Residents Scramble For Last Minute Christmas Eve COVID Tests One of the most in demand Christmas gifts this year just might be a rapid COVID test as new cases of the omicron variant surge across the San Francisco Bay Area.