The mandate will take effect at midnight on Aug. San Francisco's historic cable cars are back!
We're keeping track of the major moments here. In the Bay Area, every county except Santa Clara qualifies with high rates of transmission.
August 9, 35, Oakland Unified students began their first day of class in person, after 17 months of online learning. Updates are usually posted weekdays by 8 p. Everyone must wear a mask indoors, no matter if they're vaccinated or not.
July 31, More than 3. Station Info. The district returns to in-person learning on Aug. The vaccine requirement does not apply to students. California now ranks high for coronavirus transmission, as defined by the CDC. It s 33 other states in the CDC's worst possible category. One week ago the rate was reported at 4.
July 29, The nation's millions of federal workers will be required to verify they've been vaccinated against the coronavirus or else face mandatory masking, weekly testing, distancing and other new rules, the Biden administration announced. Share Tweet. The mandate takes effect August Staff at these businesses have until Oct. San Francisco also announces an expansion of vaccine requirements for health care workers to include adult day centers, residential care facilities, dental offices, home health aides and pharmacists. It also applies to non-emergency ambulance workers who provide medical transport for such facilities.
One year ago, the rate was 7. July 27, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed course on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U. July 26, All California state workers, as well as health care workers, will be required to be vaccinated, beginning next month.
Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened with a ceremony that unfolded in a near-empty stadium. Full Story.
That leaves Solano County as the only local county not requiring everyone to wear a mask when indoors in public. It jumped to 6. August 17, U. Texas Gov. The positivity rate hasn't been this low since July 28, when it was 5. It s the mandate that started in 7 other Bay Area counties on Aug.
August 5, Napa County s seven other Bay Area counties in an indoor mask mandate.
Covid immunization plan
Every single state in the country is reporting "high" or "substantial" community transmission, according to CDC guidelines. The of hospitalized patients tops 2, and there are more than patients in the ICU. A Bay Area virologist appears to have discovered the root cause of covid long haulers symptomswhich is leading to better treatment and an end to suffering. Contra Costa Co. The order goes into effect Sept. Walnut Creek becomes the latest Bay Area city to require employees to be vaccinated.
Also today, 28, students in West Contra Costa Unified Schools return to in-person learning for the first time in a year and a half. Held in the middle of a resurging pandemic, rejected by many Japanese and plagued by months of administrative problems, these Games presented logistical and medical obstacles like no other. Today kicks off a month of free rides.
Vaccinations by county
California's 7-day test positivity rate climbs above six percent, to 6. Lindsey Graham has tested positive for the coronavirusthe first senator to disclose a breakthrough infection after being vaccinated. July 23, California's 7-day test positivity rate tops 5 percent for the first time since February, reaching 5. A vaccinated employee in Gov. The person has not interacted with the governor or staff that "routinely interacts" with Newsom, according to his press office. Oakland Unified School District announced that effective Sept. More than one million residents of Alameda County are fully vaccinated, which is more than 70 percent of the eligible population.
August 12, San Francisco announces a proof of vaccination requirement at indoor bars, restaurants, clubs, theaters and entertainment venues, as well as indoor gyms and other fitness establishments. Facebook employees will not be required to return to the office until Januarythe company announced. It is the first "Hamilton" production to reopen in North America.
California's 7-day test positivity rate average climbs to 7 percent, from a record low of 0.
Starting Sept. A moratorium in California will remain in place until September July 30, The Delta variant of coronavirus surging across the United States appears to cause more severe illness and spread as easily as chickenpox, according to an internal document from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A group of more than bars in San Francisco begins requiring proof of vaccination or a hour negative COVID test for customers to enter their establishments amid a spike of cases in the city.
Napa County's indoor mask mandate takes effect. August 4, Worldwide, the of coronavirus cases tops million, according to the count kept by Johns Hopkins University. Members of the U. August 8, The Tokyo Olympics come to a close. Major tech companies including Google and Facebook are now requiring employees to be fully vaccinated before returning to work in the office.
August 16, The total of coronavirus cases diagnosed in California now tops 4 million. Today's report includes 14, new cases, the highest in recent memory. July 22, The California Employment Development Department announced that it will begin paying unemployment insurance benefits for claimants whose payments have been pending for at least two weeks. It also adds a requirement that visitors to hospitals and other health care facilities be vaccinated. Watch Now. Local News. The school district says masks will be required at all times inside their buildings but vaccines will not be mandated for teachers or students.
The head of the World Health Organization is calling for a moratorium on administering booster shots of COVID vaccines to help ensure that doses are available in countries where few people have received their first shots. August 3, Once again, an indoor mask mandate takes effect in the Bay Area.
Gavin Newsom announced.
California updates its requirement for all health care workers to be vaccinated. Canada lifts its prohibition on Americans crossing the border to shop, vacation or visit, but the United States is keeping similar restrictions in place for Canadians, part of a bumpy return to normalcy from COVID travel bans.
Share: Share Tweet. August 7, The U. August 6, The U. California today reported 14, new cases.
Canada announced it will begin letting fully vaccinated U. The American Academy of Pediatrics released new COVID guidance for schools that supports in-person learning and, among other things, recommends universal masking in school of everyone over the age of 2.
Climate Watch: How to be ready for CA weather, wildfire threats. July 18, U. July 17, An unidentified overseas visitor has tested positive for Covid at the Tokyo Olympics athletes' village, organizers said.
This is the first day of school for the San Francisco Unified School District after 17 months of distance learning. Fully vaccinated travelers from the United States and much of Europe can enter England without quarantining starting next week. The of coronavirus patients in the ICU statewide tops 1, The of critically ill patients has doubled since July 1, when were in the ICU.
California has not had more than 1, ICU coronavirus patients since March August 2, Health officers in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma and the city of Berkeley announced a mask mandate, requiring every resident to wear a face mask indoors in public settingsregardless of vaccination status. July 28, California's Department of Public Health is now recommending that residents wear face masks in public indoor settingsregardless of vaccination status, as the COVID Delta variant continues to spread.
July 19, California's 7-day test positivity rate tops 4 percent, reaching 4. The school district is the largest in the Bay Area and has about 10, employees.