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October 15, 2021

New Cal-OSHA rules allow vaccinated workers to forego masks

Fully vaccinated workers will no longer be required to wear a mask regardless of whether their co-workers are unvaccinated following new guidance Thursday from the state's workplace safety agency. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health's Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board voted to...

CA reopens economy with mix of joy, worry, anger

California lifted most of its Covid-19 restrictions and officially reopened Tuesday, marking the moment with state-subsidized vacation giveaways and $15 million in vaccine lottery prizes as it emerged from the pandemic politically divided but economically formidable. One of the last U.S. states to reopen, California...

Santa Clara County to close four vaccination sites

Four out of Santa Clara's five mass vaccination sites are closing in the next few weeks, but it is not a bad thing, county health experts said.  With nearly 80 percent of the eligible county residents vaccinated, temporary emergency sites are no longer needed.  Remaining vaccine...

State confirms June 15 reopening with no capacity limits

California will reopen on June 15 without any capacity limits or physical distancing requirements for businesses or events, the state's Health and Human Services secretary said Friday. Gov. Gavin Newsom last month announced the expected June 15 reopening date, which state officials on Friday confirmed...

Santa Clara County moves into Yellow Tier

Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties moved into the yellow tier of the state's pandemic reopening system Tuesday, becoming the third and fourth counties in the greater Bay Area to move into the least restrictive tier. The tier change, which will take effect at 12:01am...

CA mask mandate stays until June 15 despite CDC guidance

California will wait until next month to implement recent masking guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for fully vaccinated people, state officials said Monday. State Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said the state will begin enforcing the new...

Safeway pharmacies now offer walk-in vaccinations

Safeway is now offering Covid-19 vaccinations without an appointment at the grocery store chain's pharmacies, the company announced Friday. Safeway has more than 90 pharmacies across the Bay Area. Across the country, pharmacies at Safeway and other grocery stores owned by Albertsons Companies have administered...

Health officials aim to get teens vaccinated with free events

Free boba tea, selfies with a Dr. Fauci cardboard cutout, and other goodies? County health officials are encouraging teens to get vaccinated against Covid-19 by hosting a series of events at Gilroy High School that they hope will be a fun and light-hearted way to...

FDA authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children 12-15

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday authorized use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds in the United States, a crucial step in the nation’s steady recovery from the pandemic and a boon to millions of American families eager for a...

County urges teens to get Covid-19 vaccine as demand slips

Santa Clara County officials urged eligible county residents Friday to get fully vaccinated against Covid-19 amid a drop in demand, particularly among young adults and teenagers. More than 1 million vaccine doses have been administered countywide and roughly two-thirds of county residents age 16 and...