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COVID Deaths Remain High In California Even As Case Rates Plummet

LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS13) — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic remains alarmingly high, topping 49,000 this weekend, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. The number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks, the state Department of Public Health reported Sunday. The 6,760 new confirmed cases are more than 85% below the mid-December peak of about 54,0...
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Kaiser Permanente asks for patience as coronavirus vaccine supplies lag

Kaiser Permanente, the state’s largest health-care provider, seeks patience from Southern California members frustrated by limited COVID-19 vaccination appointments as it copes with vaccine shortages and shipments delayed by severe, cold weather across the United States. While many Kaiser members in the region say they have been able to get vaccination appointments through the system, others, including those over age 75 with high-risk health conditions, say they have had more success securing sl...
Tags: Health, News, California, Kaiser Permanente, La, Los Angeles, Sport, UPS, Public Health, Soccer, Hawaii, Kaiser, Disneyland, Orange County, Riverside County, East Coast


State’s choice of Blue Shield to take over vaccine distribution spurs questions

This week’s announcement that Healthcare giant Blue Shield of California had been tapped to take over the state’s much-criticized coronavirus vaccination rollout took many by surprise, and prompted concerns among some about equitable distribution to hard-hit communities. Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez had to do a doubletake just hours after she and her colleagues left a meeting with county Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer. “Within a couple of hours the news came that Blue Sh...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Kaiser Permanente, La, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Healthcare, Long Beach, Kaiser, Vaccinations, Associated Press, Blue Shield, Oakland, Usc


Update: Santa Clara County drops plan for more restrictive rules, will follow state guidelines

[Editor’s note: This is a Bay Area News Group story on Santa Clara County deciding Wednesday night that it will follow the high school sports guidelines set by the California Department of Public Heath — a decision that came one day after the county said it would implement more restrictive measures that would have made it almost impossible for teams to play this school year.] *  *  *    *  *  *    *  *  *    *  *  *    *  *  *    *  *  * A confounding day of miscommunication surrounding the retu...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Palo Alto, Soccer, High School Sports, County, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area News Group, Santa Clara County, state Department of Public Health, Grissom, High School News, High School All Sports, California Department of Public Heath, Dave Grissom, Patrick Judge


Santa Clara County deals potential crushing blow to high school sports

[Editor’s note: This is a Bay Area News Group story on the decision this week by Santa Clara County officials in northern California to put restrictions in place for high school sports that go beyond what is required by the California Department of Public Health.] *  *  *    *  *  *    *  *  *    *  *  *    *  *  *    *  *  * New health restrictions in Santa Clara County that extend beyond the current statewide mandate could deal a fatal blow to the prospect of spring high school sports in the c...
Tags: California, Stanford, Sports, San Francisco, Sport, Austin, Soccer, Williams, Rocklin, Las Vegas, San Jose Sharks, Santa Clara, Erickson, High School Sports, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area


LIVE: Governor Newsom Talking About CA’s Response To COVID-19 Pandemic

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Tags: News, California, Sacramento, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, Southern California, San Joaquin Valley, state Department of Public Health, Newsom, Greater Sacramento, Governor Gavin Newsom, Governor 's Office of Emergency Services, Coronavirus


California Lifts Stay-At-Home Order Statewide; Counties Now Back In Reopening Tier Plan

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Newsom Expected To Lift Stay-At-Home Order In All California Regions Monday, Source Tells CBS13

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Can employers mandate the COVID-19 vaccine?

Want to keep your job in 2021? That may depend on whether you’re willing to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Employment attorneys Peter Brown and Alex Volberding Liebert of the Los Angeles-based law firm Liebert Cassidy Whitmore say an employer can legally mandate the vaccine under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But there are exceptions. “Employees with disabilities who can demonstrate that they cannot take the vaccine and employees with sincere...
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California still lags behind in vaccinations

The good news is that California finally ramped up its lagging COVID-19 vaccination program last week. The bad news, at least for Gov. Gavin Newsom, is that despite the surge, the state fell well short of the 1 million additional inoculations that he had promised during the 10-day period that ended on Friday. Through Saturday, the state Department of Public Health reported, 1.3 million Californians had received shots of vaccine since the program began in December, roughly 200,000 below the goal ...
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California Urges Stop To 300K COVID-19 Vaccines After Some Fall Ill

SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – California’s state epidemiologist is urging a halt to more than 300,000 coronavirus vaccinations using a Moderna vaccine version because some people received medical treatment for possible severe allergic reactions. Dr. Erica S. Pan on Sunday recommended providers stop using lot 41L20A of the Moderna vaccine pending completion of an investigation by state officials, Moderna, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the federal Food and Drug Administration. “Out of an extr...
Tags: News, California, Cdc, California News, Sacramento, Ap, United Kingdom, San Diego, Food And Drug Administration, Cbs, Associated Press, San Diego County, Gavin Newsom, Northern California, U S Centers for Disease Control, Los Angeles County


Newsom’s bungled vaccine rollout misleads seniors

It may have been the biggest bait and switch event ever perpetrated in  California, affecting the vast majority of the state’s 6 million-plus senior citizens, people aged 65 and up. So far, there has not even been an apology from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration, which was responsible. If this had been an inside job aimed at stoking the current recall petition drive against Newsom, it could not have been carried out more effectively. Here’s what happened: On a Wednesday afternoon in mid-Januar...
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Parents, students rally to resume youth sports competitions

Hundreds of parents and student-athletes from Orange County and across the state rallied on Friday, Jan. 15, to express frustration over the postponement of youth and high school sports competition due to the pandemic, and to push for games to resume safely as soon as possible. They donned face coverings and held signs such as “Save our sports” to rally for #LetThemPlayCA, a grassroots organization of parents, coaches and youth sports advocates. The group, with more than 33,000 members on Facebo...
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California Reports Nearly 700 COVID Deaths Friday – Another Daily Record

LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS13) — California health authorities reported Saturday another record one-day total of 695 coronavirus deaths as many hospitals strain under unprecedented caseloads. California’s death toll since the start of the pandemic rose to 29,233, according to the state Department of Public Health’s website. The state website also added another 52,636 positive cases on Friday. Meanwhile, hospitalizations are nearly 22,000 and state models project the number could reach 30,000 by Feb 1. A...
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California Becomes 3rd State To Pass 25,000 COVID-19 Deaths

SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) – California has reached a grim milestone as it surpassed 25,000 coronavirus deaths since the start of the pandemic, health officials say. The number reached on Thursday comes as the nation’s most populated state faces a surge of COVID-19 infections that has hospitals stretched to capacity and forced nurses and doctors to treat more patients than usual. The state Department of Public Health says hospitals in Southern California and the agricultural San Joaquin Valley, which...
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Teachers grouped in ‘next phase’ of potential recipients for COVID-19 vaccine

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Monday, Dec. 28, that teachers are part of the group that could receive the next wave of the coronavirus vaccine in California’s distribution plan. Health care workers and first responders were the first Californians to receive the vaccine in a process dictated by state public health officials.  As more of their ranks are vaccinated locally, Newsom discussed the “next phase” of the roll out. Vaccinations were set to begin at nursing homes in California on Monday, N...
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California Correctional Health Care Facility In Stockton Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

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What public health leaders mean by ‘0% ICU beds available’

Intensive care bed availability in Southern California has been reported at 0% capacity by state and county health officials. But that alarming figure carries a big asterisk: it doesn’t mean there are no open ICU beds that day. In the context of the coronavirus pandemic’s bleakest chapter, the state Department of Public Health’s front-and-center metric, “current ICU capacity by region,” takes the actual percentage of remaining adult ICU beds each day and tweaks it to reflect the lopsided share o...
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California Sees Record-High COVID Cases And Deaths As Surge Continues

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Día De Los Muertos Takes On New Meaning For Sacramentans Amid Pandemic

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Virus Outbreak Kills 9 At Santa Cruz County Nursing Facility

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Nine people have died amid a coronavirus outbreak at a skilled nursing facility on California’s central coast that has infected more than 60 residents and staff, health officials said Wednesday. The outbreak at the Watsonville Post Acute Center in Santa Cruz County comes as the rates of new COVID-19 cases fall in that county and in California as a whole. The first case was reported on Sept. 17 when a resident tested positive for COVID-19 after going to a hospital...
Tags: News, California, Local, Gavin Newsom, National Guard, Santa Cruz County, state Department of Public Health, WATSONVILLE Calif, Ghilarducci, Coronavirus, COVID, CBS Sacramento News, California Department of Public Health Last, Santa Cruz County Nursing Facility, Watsonville Post Acute Center, David Ghilarducci


Kaiser commits $63 million to support contact tracing in California

Kaiser Permanente has provided a $63 million grant to support California’s contact-tracing efforts as the state struggles to reduce the number of people who contract COVID-19. The charitable funding will allow the Oakland-based Public Health Institute to hire, train and deploy an estimated 500 full-time workers from communities that have been hit hardest by the virus. They will be able to contact up to 5,500 people a day. The additional workers are sorely needed. The most recent figures from the...
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Parents sue Gov. Newsom, other state officials demanding in-person instruction

More than a dozen Southern California parents, from the Inland Empire to the Los Angeles County coast, have joined forces in a lawsuit against several California officials — arguing that barring in-person classes this fall will hurt students, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. A telephone hearing on the lawsuit is scheduled for Aug. 17. Schools, meanwhile, will begin opening this month while the suit is argued. The lawsuit, filed last month in the Central District of California Western Di...
Tags: News, Education, California, La, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, New Hampshire, Associated Press, Riverside County, Anthony Fauci, Melgar, Southern California, Los Angeles County, South Bay, Riverside


Coronavirus: California bill would make employers report exposures

A California bill supported by labor unions and opposed by business groups would force employers to quickly notify employees and health officials if a worker is exposed to coronavirus. Under Assembly Bill 685, sponsored by The California Labor Federation and United Food and Commercial Workers, public or private employers would face fines up to $10,000 for failing to provide notifications of exposure within 24 hours. Failure to provide any of the notifications would be a misdemeanor, under the bi...
Tags: Business, Crime, News, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Ohio, Chamber of Commerce, Trump, San Bernardino, LA County, state Department of Public Health, Lorena Gonzalez, Division of Occupational Safety and Health


California’s Growing Virus Data Collection Headache

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California has stopped removing or adding to a list of counties facing more restrictions on businesses and schools as it tries to determine the impact from an unresolved technical problem with the state’s coronavirus testing database, health officials said Wednesday. The state has recorded a highest-in-the-nation 525,000 positive tests. But California health officials say the true number is even higher. They don’t know how much so until they can add backlogged testing data and...
Tags: California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ap, Kaiser, Associated Press, Riverside County, University Of California, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Santa Clara County, state Department of Public Health, Cameron Kaiser, Adam Beam, Barbara Ferrer


Outbreak at Iowa pork plant was larger than state reported

The first confirmed coronavirus outbreak at an Iowa meatpacking plant was far more severe than previously known, with more than twice as many workers becoming infected than the state Department of Public Health told the public, newly released records show.
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In March, Trump announced Google would build a coronavirus testing tool. Some employees working on it describe exhausting conditions, stress and tears as they work around the clock to pull it off. (GOOG)

In early March, Verily Life Sciences, one of Alphabet's biotech arms, announced it would turn its attention to fighting the pandemic. Internally, it was called 'Code Red'. Many employees were already unhappy with the way the company was being run. When 'Code Red' kicked in, some employees say things only got worse. These employees also say the culture is very different to Google. "At Google people are quite vocal and outspoken and speak their minds. That's definitely different at Verily." Visi...
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Church with branches in Pasadena, Irvine and Corona sues over singing ban

LOS ANGELES – A church with campuses in Pasadena, Irvine and Corona has filed an emergency request with a federal judge seeking a temporary restraining order halting the threat of enforcement of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s ban on singing and chanting in places of worship — enacted to help fight the spread of the coronavirus — at Sunday’s service and all future services. Pasadena-based Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministry Inc. allege in a federal civil complaint against the governor tha...
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‘I refuse to bow to anybody’: Rural California defies Gov. Newsom’s order to wear masks

SACRAMENTO — Perched behind the counter of his cramped memorabilia shop in downtown Placerville, co-owner Lorenzo Smith isn’t about to tell his customers they have to put on a mask. It’s a matter of principle, he isn’t convinced it’s necessary, and he doesn’t particularly care that Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered Californians to wear them. “Most people up here do not like the governor,” said Smith, whose shop is called Hangtown Originals. “The deal is, you have no right to tell me I have to wear a...
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Most counties may reopen in-store retail, hairdressers within weeks, Newsom says

Most California counties will have the opportunity to reopen a slew of new businesses like in-store retail and hairdressers within the next few weeks, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday. The latest loosening of the statewide stay-at-home order could sweep across 53 of California’s 58 counties, Newsom said in his daily news briefing, but would depend on those counties fulfilling various criteria, such as no more than a 5% weekly increase in hospitalizations and maintaining a positive test rate of less...
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