San Francisco Woman Helps Hundreds Of People Get VaccinationsFelisia Thibodeaux has led the charge to get more than 1,500 of her neighbors vaccinated against COVID-19. She is this week's Jefferson Award winner.
Stanford Infectious Disease Expert Sets Record Straight on Nicki Minaj's COVID Vaccination TweetsStanford Infectious Disease expert Dr. Anne Liu has been in the trenches, battling the COVID-19 pandemic since its earliest days. She's seen patients die and has grown weary of celebrities like rapper Micki Minaj spreading unsubstantiated rumors about the dangers of vaccinations.
President Biden Announces New Federal COVID Vaccine Mandate For Private CompaniesPresident Biden announced the most sweeping COVID-19 vaccine requirements yet on Thursday, including a requirement that all employees at companies with at least 100 employees be vaccinated or undergo regular testing. The White House estimates that change alone will affect more than 80 million workers.
Alameda County Superior Court To Require Mandatory COVID Vaccinations By Nov. 1Alameda County Superior Court officials announced Thursday a new policy requiring all court employees, contractors, interns and volunteers to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 1.
OpenTable Joins With Secure ID Firm CLEAR To Streamline Vaccine Verification For Diners, RestaurantsAs San Francisco and other major cities begin requiring proof of a COVID vaccination for indoor dining, online restaurant reservation provider OpenTable is partnering with secure identity firm CLEAR to help establishments check diners' vaccine status.
UPDATE: San Jose City Council Unanimously Approves Vaccine Mandate For City-Owned FacilitiesAfter a day of raucous protests to stop it, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo's proposal to mandate a vaccination at any event of 50 or more people at city-owned facilities was unanimously approved by the San Jose City Council.
COVID: Monterey Co. Supes Extend Mandatory Vaccine Deadline For County WorkersMonterey County's Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to affirm the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for county employees and extend the mandate's compliance deadline from Sept. 15 to Sept. 30.
Tough COVID Choice Goes Into Effect For San Jose City Employees -- Vaccinate Or Weekly TestingMore than 8,000 San Jose city employees returned to work Monday under one of the toughest COVID workplace mandates in the San Francisco Bay Area.
FDA Gives Full Approval To Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine; 'Mandating Becomes Much Easier'Amid a steady rise of Delta variant cases in the San Francisco Bay Area and tougher local vaccination and masking mandates going into effect each day, the Food and Drug Administration gave full approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine Monday, a milestone that could lift public confidence in the shots.
COVID Booster Shots To Be Offered To Eligible Americans Beginning Sept. 20Federal health officials said Wednesday that vaccinated Americans will need to get booster shots eight months after receiving their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to maximize its protection against the virus and extend its durability.
CDC: Pregnant Women Should Be Vaccinated Amid Surge In Delta Variant Cases The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged expectant mothers to get a COVID vaccination amid a dramatic rise of unvaccinated mothers-to-be becoming seriously ill with the virus.
COVID: Oakland Unified Mandates Vaccinations, Weekly Tests For All StaffSoon staff, contractors and volunteers in the Oakland Unified School District must be vaccinated. Those who are not, will have to get tested weekly.
'We’ve Done Every Single Thing We Can'; Oakland Teachers Prepare To Welcome Students BackWith a mixture of excitement and a little anxiety, Oakland teachers were busy getting their classrooms ready Friday as the district's more than 36,000 students were preparing for a return to fall classes next week.
COVID Vaccine: San Francisco Employers Join Chorus Of Pressure On The UnvaccinatedEmployers are losing patience with unvaccinated workers, including those in San Francisco.
COVID Surge: Brentwood Mandates Masks Inside All City FacilitiesAs the delta variant of COVID-19 continues to spread across the nation, the city of Brentwood announced Friday it’s going to require masks be worn inside all city-run facilities.