Sunday, May 29, 2022

Covid

New COVID ‘test to treat’ site opening this week in San Pablo

Bay Area health officers urge precaution as COVID cases, hospitalizations swell

A dozen Bay Area health officers are urging community members to take precautions amid rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, including masking indoors. "The Bay Area now has California’s highest COVID infection rates," according to the...
New COVID ‘test to treat’ site opening this week in San Pablo

WCCUSD superintendent announces delay in COVID-19 vaccine requirement

Kathy Chouteau  The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) has pushed back its student vaccination date requirement one year, aligning with recently revised state guidelines, Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Chris Hurst announced in a community...
New COVID ‘test to treat’ site opening this week in San Pablo

Contra Costa Health strives for ‘Path to Zero’ COVID-19 deaths

By Kathy Chouteau Contra Costa Health (CCH) has launched Path to Zero, an initiative that refocuses Contra Costa County’s emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic on eliminating preventable deaths, according to a statement. Path to Zero...
Contra Costa Health Services’ (CCHS) COVID-19 Mobile Team Vaccine Clinic

‘Booster Shot Clinic’ for ages 5-plus coming to Richmond

By Kathy Chouteau Contra Costa Health Services’ (CCHS) COVID-19 Mobile Team Vaccine Clinic will roll up to the Community Housing Development Corporation’s (CHDC) Multicultural Family and Senior Center Fri., May 13 from 9 a.m. to...
BART Board of Directors reinstates mask mandate

BART Board of Directors reinstates mask mandate

BART's Board of Directors this morning reinstated a mandate requiring riders to wear masks in paid areas. The rule is effective until July 18 unless it is extended. Last week, BART became the latest transit...
WCCUSD prohibits incentives, like candy, aimed at getting students to wear mask

WCCUSD prohibits incentivizing students to wear masks

West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Superintendent Dr. Chris Hurst says it is prohibited to incentivise mask wearing in schools, such as providing candy or doughnuts to convince students to wear them. In his...
Richmond student journalists honored with countywide awards

WCCUSD changes mask guidelines

Starting today, masks are no longer required, but strongly recommended, at West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) middle schools, high schools and central offices, according to Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Chris Hurst. Starting on April...
WCCUSD updates masking guidance

WCCUSD updates masking guidance

By Kathy Chouteau West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Chris Hurst announced in a district communication this morning that, as of today, the district will no longer require students and employees...
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Contra Costa to relax indoor mask mandate for vaccinated individuals

Contra Costa County is among 10 Bay Area counties that will lift the mandate requiring vaccinated individuals to wear masks inside businesses and other indoor public settings such as offices and museums starting Feb....
Coronavirus causes WCCUSD to close all schools for three weeks

WCCUSD initiates COVID-19 group tracing this week

By Kathy Chouteau West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Chris Hurst notified the school community Monday that, effective this week, the district is beginning a group tracing approach to contract tracing...

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Olympians ‘Make a Splash’ at The Plunge in support of swim lessons

Olympians ‘Make a Splash’ at Richmond Plunge to support swim lessons

By Kathy Chouteau Olympians Nathan Adrian, Elizabeth Beisel, and Cullen Jones took the Richmond Plunge on Monday to help coach local youth swimmers and to...
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Local actor to appear in Brad Pitt blockbuster, ‘Bullet Train’

By Kathy Chouteau Hercules resident Alonso Saravia credits a Richmond Standard Facebook post with sparking the launch of his acting career, which has included work...

14 couples to marry at John Muir House as ‘Destination Weddings’ returns

Fourteen couples will get married at the John Muir National Historic Site on Friday in Contra Costa County's first "Destination Weddings" event since before...