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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 […]

COVID Update: 3 East Bay Counties See Significant Surge in Cases From Delta Variant

WALNUT CREEK (KPIX) — Three East Bay counties are currently seeing COVID case numbers that would put them back in the Purple Tier if California was still using that color-coded system. Based on case data analysis by the Bay Area News Group, Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties would all be in the most restrictive […]

COVID Delta Variant: San Mateo County Facilities Again Requiring Masks Indoors Amid Rising Cases

SAN MATEO COUNTY (CBS SF) – Officials in San Mateo County said all visitors to county facilities will again be required to wear a face covering indoors regardless of vaccination status, amid rising COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant. The requirement, which will go into effect on Monday, is similar to the masking rules […]

Massachusetts Has Now Reported More Than 5,000 Breakthrough COVID Infections, 80 Deaths

BOSTON (CBS) — More than 5,000 breakthrough COVID infections have been reported in Massachusetts, according to the latest Department of Public Health data. But the rate of fully vaccinated people ending up in the hospital remains low. A total of 5,166 breakthrough cases have been reported through July 17, resulting in 80 deaths. A week […]

Bay Area Bars May Implement New Rule in Response to COVID-19 Delta Variant Surge

San Francisco and San Jose bars might soon start carding all patrons. But it wouldn’t be for proof of legal drinking age — it would be for proof of COVID-19 vaccination. As first reported by SFGate, the San Francisco Bar Alliance is considering a new recommendation that patrons show their vaccination cards to get into […]

COVID-19 Delta Variant: Case Rates Spiking in Bay Area Counties

Cases of the COVID-19 delta variant continue to surge at a pace that would put some California counties back into the purple tier in the state’s now-expired blueprint for reopening. As expected, the delta variant is now the dominant strain in the U.S., making up 83% of the nation’s current cases, a big jump from […]

Mask, Travel Rules for COVID Survivors Should Change: Doctor

Scientists continue to investigate how long immunity lasts from the vaccines and for those who got infected with COVID-19. New evidence shows both have strong protection. But in the United States, they don’t have the same rules. There is now a push for health leaders to allow people who have recovered from COVID and have […]

Delta Variant: Here’s Why Solano County is Not Recommending Masks Indoors

All but one Bay Area county is recommending masking up indoors as COVID cases continue to spike locally and across the nation due to the highly contagious delta variant. Solano County is sticking to a policy following state guidelines: no masks outdoors for anyone and none indoors for the fully vaccinated, with some exceptions, such […]

Delta Variant: Some Parents Support Stricter Mask Rules for Kids at School

All children should wear a mask in school this fall even if they are vaccinated. That’s according to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendation released Monday, which takes a stricter position on masks than what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced earlier this month. One reason? The increase in the number of patients […]

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