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Bay Area health officers set guidelines for lifting indoor mask mandates

With the summer surge of COVID-19 cases in the Bay Area receding, health officers for eight counties and the City of Berkeley have established new criteria for lifting indoor masking requirements. Moving forward, the counties...

After WCCUSD approves COVID-19 vaccination mandate, Gov. Newsom announces plans for statewide requirement

By Kathy Chouteau In the wake of the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Board of Education approving vaccine mandates for students and staff on Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a similar requirement for...
WCCUSD may limit outdoor activities amid ‘Spare the Air’ alert

WCCUSD meeting to discuss vaccine mandates for students, staff

By Kathy Chouteau The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) has scheduled a special board meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. to discuss a hot topic of concern to local families: potential COVID-19 vaccine mandates...

Mobile vaccination clinic to roll into Barrett Terrace Plaza on Oct. 8

Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) is encouraging community members to take advantage of its mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic when it rolls into Barrett Terrace Plaza in Richmond on Friday, Oct. 8. Barrett Terrace is partnering...
Contra Costa County to mandate proof of vaccination at bars, restaurants and gyms

Contra Costa County to mandate proof of vaccination or negative test at bars, restaurants...

Starting Sept. 22, Contra Costa County will require patrons of restaurants, bars, fitness gyms and other businesses within the County to show proof of full vaccination when entering indoor areas or a negative COVID-19...
The Factory Bar in Richmond to require proof of vaccination

The Factory Bar to require proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test

Starting Wed., Sept. 15, proof of being age 21 or over won’t be the only documentation you’ll need to show The Factory Bar to get in—you’ll also need to present your Proof of Vaccination...
$2M investment in Learning Hubs serves over 250 Contra Costa students

County superintendent of schools endorses universal masking mandate

By Kathy Chouteau Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey announced her endorsement today of a letter from the California Department of Public Health that outlines school leaders’ legal obligation to follow the universal...
YMCA of the East Bay offering vaccinated teens free two-month memberships

YMCA of the East Bay offering vaccinated teens free two-month memberships

By Kathy Chouteau The YMCA of the East Bay is rolling out a special offer of free two month memberships for teens, and all that’s needed to take advantage of it is showing proof of...

Contra Costa to require first responders to be vaccinated or regularly tested

All first responders must be fully vaccinated, or test weekly for the virus, starting Sept. 17, according to a new public order in Contra Costa County. The order "applies to law enforcement officers, firefighters and...
WCCUSD superintendent announces weekly COVID-19 testing

WCCUSD superintendent announces weekly COVID-19 testing

By Kathy Chouteau The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) will begin weekly COVID-19 testing next week and will require staff members to show proof of vaccination or undergo weekly testing, Superintendent Kenneth Chris...

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Kennedy High welding teacher wins $50K national teaching prize

Kennedy High welding teacher wins $50K national teaching prize

By Kathy Chouteau Kennedy High School welding teacher Ben Carpenter was honored with a $50,000 national teaching prize Thurs., Oct. 21 during a surprise check...
Flea market in El Sobrante to raise funds for unsheltered West County residents

Flea market in El Sobrante to raise funds for unsheltered residents

Volunteers with Safe Organized Spaces Richmond (SOS! Richmond), a community organization working to address the problems of homelessness in collaboration with public, private and...
Prologis, new owner of Hilltop Mall property, donates backpacks to local kids, offers update on site's future

Prologis, new owner of Hilltop Mall property, donates backpacks to local kids, offers update...

By Kathy Chouteau Prologis, the new owner of the former Hilltop Mall property, recently donated 150 backpacks for Highland Elementary School students and Hilltop Community...