COVID: San Francisco May Be First Major U.S. City To Reach Herd ImmunitySan Francisco may be one of the first major cities to reach herd immunity according to health experts. That’s when a large portion of the community becomes immune to a disease and spread is unlikely.
Californians Warned About Scams Involving COVID Vaccine Incentive ProgramsThe state Department of Health is asking Californians to be on the lookout -- and to report -- any incidents of potential fraud involving scammers trying to take advantage of the state's recently announced COVID-19 vaccination incentive programs.
COVID Reopening: Bay Area Cities, Businesses, Residents Imagine Life After June 15With about a week to go before the state’s grand reopening, residents and businesses across the Bay Area were envisioning life after June 15.
COVID: Questions Surround New Cal/OSHA Rules Regarding Masks in WorkplaceIn a marathon, hours-long session that ended Thursday night, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) rejected and then approved its new mask rules, sparking pushback and public confusion.
COVID: Backlash Over Santa Clara Co. Mandatory Employee Vaccination Status ChecksThere's a growing backlash in the business community in Santa Clara County over a new requirement for employers to collect the vaccination status of their workers.
Vaccine VIP: 106-Year-Old Cheered As He Gets 2nd Dose Of COVID Vaccine In San JoseWorkers at a COVID vaccination clinic in San Jose had a gave recognition to a special recipient of the vaccine, a man who was alive during the last global pandemic more than a century ago.
COVID: Oakland Coliseum Vaccination Site Set to Close May 23Alameda County officials and the state Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) announced Wednesday that the Oakland Coliseum mega vaccination site will be closing later this month.
COVID: With 70% Vaccinated South Bay Health Officials Reaching Out To Vaccine-Hesitant ResidentsSanta Clara County health leaders said Tuesday more than 70 percent of eligible residents have now received their first dose of the COVID vaccine, but demand for the vaccine is now decreasing.
COVID Vaccines: President Biden Sets Goal Of 70% Of Adults Vaccinated By July 4President Biden set a new target of having 160 million U.S. adults fully vaccinated and 70% of adults at least partially vaccinated by July 4, ramping up efforts to reach rural areas and communities where the rate of COVID-19 vaccinations has lagged.
India 'Double Mutant' COVID Variant Driving Catastrophic Surge Also Found In U.S., Bay AreaAmid an exponential rise in COVID cases in India, the so-called "double mutant" strain helping fuel India's cases has now been found across the U.S., including in the Bay Area and in at least 18 other countries and territories.
CSU, UC To Require Students, Staff To Be Vaccinated Against COVID Pending Full Approval Of VaccineStudents going to the California State University or the University of California this fall will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a joint announcement from the university systems.
Santa Clara County Increasing Number Of COVID-19 Vaccine AppointmentsSanta Clara County health officials announced late Sunday that the local supply of the COVID vaccine has increased and as a result thousands of appointments have been added this week.
Marshawn Lynch Addresses COVID Vaccine Hesitancy In Interview With 'Dr. Faucheezy'Former NFL star and Oakland native Marshawn Lynch is addressing the hesitancy among members of Black and Hispanic communities about getting a COVID vaccine through an interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci.
COVID: Experts Weigh Vaccine Efficacy After Rare, Possible Side Effect Gets Johnson & Johnson Doses PulledThousands of doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are being pulled over concerns about a rare but serious side effect. As Bay Area counties hit pause on distributing the vaccine, doctors are learning more about how effective they are overall and for how long.
President Biden Opens Up COVID Vaccine Eligibility For All Adults By April 19President Biden announced Tuesday that the deadline for adult eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines nationwide is being moved up to April 19. Mr. Biden had previously called for states and territories to make all adults eligible for shots by May 1.