Healthcare

02 Mar 2021

Three More Counties Get Green Light For Indoor Dining Under Red Tier

Santa Clara, Napa and San Francisco counties were moved over to the state’s red tier designation Tuesday, allowing indoor dining, movie theaters and gyms at limited capacity. Of the Bay Area’s nine counties, four now remain in the most restrictive purple tier. Marin and San Mateo counties had already been

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09 Feb 2021

Newsom Unveils State’s Largest Vaccination Site at Levi’s Stadium

The official home of the San Francisco 49ers is now California’s greatest symbol of hope in the effort to combat the devastating Covid-19 pandemic. The Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara opened its gates Tuesday to host the state’s largest vaccination site to date.   When vaccine supply allows, the site will

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02 Feb 2021

CVS Expands Vaccine Distribution As State Contends With Spread of West Coast Variants

Just about one week after regional stay-at-home orders were lifted in California, all but four counties remain in the state-designated purple tier, indicating pervasive community spread of COVID-19. While most of the state is still weighed down by the pandemic, there has been some optimism over a decline in new

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01 Dec 2020

SF Considers Tighter COVID-19 Restrictions, California Flirts With Lockdown

Gov. Gavin Newsom Monday announced that the state could be headed toward another shelter-in-place order. The news comes as 99 percent of California’s population is already subject to the state’s most restrictive purple tier in the COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy. That means that more than 39 million California

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10 Nov 2020

Contra Costa County Slips Into Red Tier but SF Enacts Stricter COVID-19 Policies

San Francisco city officials announced Tuesday that they’re shutting down all indoor dining at the stroke of midnight Saturday. Contra Costa County announced that various indoor operation capacities will be reduced. When you compare COVID-19 data for both counties, Contra Costa is in much worse shape. The stark difference between

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10 Nov 2020

SCOTUS Hears Arguments in Latest Attempt to Abolish the Affordable Care Act

As more than 238,000 Americans families mourn losses caused by COVID-19, the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday is hearing Republicans argue against the last defense millions have in the fight to stay healthy: the Affordable Care Act.  On the surface, the case is centered around the constitutionality of the individual mandate

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20 Oct 2020

Nurses Need Your Support As COVID Hits Another Wave

When COVID-19 really hit the U.S. consciousness in March, the nation watched sympathetically as New York struggled. We were horrified as body bogs bags piled up. Video diaries made us feel the anxiety, sadness and exhaustion health care workers endured. We bore witness as they put on their best faces

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20 Oct 2020

24-Hour Fitness Accused of Ignoring COVID Safety Rules

Exercise-deprived San Franciscans were thrilled when gyms were finally permitted to reopen for indoor operations. The city was clear that indoor workout facilities would be limited to 10 percent capacity, required use of masks and would be subject to strict social distancing and sanitation practices to help prevent the spread

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