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2 Oakland Dining Spots to Require Proof of COVID Vaccination or Negative Test Results

OAKLAND (KPIX) — As the COVID-19 Delta variant spreads among the unvaccinated, two restaurants — Palmetto and Kon Tiki — in Oakland will start refusing service to those without a shot. The requirement is expected to be fully in place in just a week and a half. Beginning Aug. 2, if you want to sit […]

Daily Covid tests for students found to be as effective as group isolation

Scientists have recommended daily tests for students who come into contact with Covid cases at secondary schools and colleges after finding that it prevents the spread of infection as much as sending whole bubbles home to isolate. Researchers at Oxford University compared the two approaches in 201 schools and colleges between April and June this […]

New Zealand shuts Australia travel bubble as Sydney’s Covid outbreak worsens

New Zealand is shutting down the quarantine-free travel bubble with Australia for two months, as the country grapples with a number of serious outbreaks of Covid-19. The country had already paused travel with the states of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. The new pause applies to all of Australia for the next eight […]

COVID: Mask Mandates or Requests? Health Officials Weigh Options

MARTINEZ (KPIX) — Officials with local government offices all the way up to the White House are contemplating whether mask requirements could return as the Delta variant continues to drive a spike in COVID cases. For the vaccinated who are reluctant to return to that practice, health officials say it’s time to consider it. READ […]

Cape Cod Ramping Up Vaccinations And Requirements As COVID Case Counts Grow

BARNSTABLE (CBS) – COVID concerns are spreading through Cape Cod as case numbers continue to climb. At the Barnstable County Fair this week, between the turkey legs, a ride on The Scrambler and a visit to the sheep barn, you can also get a COVID-19 vaccination. Ride operator Jose Acevedo got a Johnson & Johnson […]

Australia v West Indies ODI called off due to Covid scare moments before first ball bowled

Australia’s second one-day international against the West Indies in the Caribbean has been postponed in bizarre and dramatic circumstances before a ball could be bowled after one of the host’s backroom staff tested positive for Covid-19. The teams had been named, the captains had tossed up and Australia were ready to bat at the Kensington […]

Bootleg Fire Update: COVID Outbreak Among Firefighters; ‘Still Have A Long Road Ahead Of Us’

PAISLEY, Ore (CBS SF/AP) — There was a new challenge Thursday for the small army of firefighters battling the massive Bootleg Fire burning in a remote southern Oregon wilderness just north of the California border — a COVID-19 outbreak among the crews. Fire officials said at least nine firefighters have tested positive for COVID and […]

COVID Update: Mandatory Workplace Vaccinations Urged In Contra Costa, Santa Clara County, San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Health officials from Contra Costa, Santa Clara and San Francisco counties “strongly urged” businesses Thursday to implement mandatory COVID vaccination policies amid the rapid rise COVID cases fueled by the Delta variant. Public health officers from the three counties issued a joint statement ahead of a press conference Thursday, asking […]

Sean Penn Line In Sand: Won’t Return To Watergate Series ‘Gaslit’ Unless All Cast & Crew Get Mandatory Covid Vaccinations

EXCLUSIVE: After returning from the Cannes launch of his film Flag Day, Sean Penn has drawn a line in the sand, one that challenges Hollywood leadership to go further in imposing vaccination requirements for everyone on a film or TV set. In a move that likely will reverberate across an industry still trying to deal […]

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