Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Covid

Free Covid vaccine clinics to open in Richmond this week

As vaccine eligibility continues to expand, so does the number of vaccine appointments available to the community. Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) will be hosting three, free COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Richmond this week....
WCCUSD, Safeway to host free COVID vaccination clinic

WCCUSD, Safeway to host free COVID vaccination clinic

The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) and Safeway are hosting a free Covid-19 vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 2. Two hundred appointments will be available for...
Contra Costa County aims to deliver 1M COVID-19 vaccine doses by July 4

Contra Costa County officially expands COVID vaccine eligibility to all residents ages 16 and...

Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) officially announced Tuesday that all residents in the county age 16 or older can now request an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.  Increased vaccine supply allowed for the decision...
Contra Costa: COVID vaccine eligibility may expand to 16 and over this week

Contra Costa may expand COVID vaccine eligibility to all residents 16 and over this...

By Kathy Chouteau Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) announced today that it “expects to open eligibility to those 16 years or older later this week,” prompting its encouragement of county residents currently eligible for COVID-19...
Contra Costa County and Richmond pass eviction protections

Contra Costa County and Richmond pass eviction protections

By Kathy Chouteau On Tuesday, March 23, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors extended eviction protections for commercial tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic. Later that day, the City of Richmond’s City Council reinstated residential...
Congressman DeSaulnier to host Coronavirus and Education Virtual Town Hall

Congressman DeSaulnier to host Coronavirus and Education Virtual Town Hall

By Kathy Chouteau Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) will be hosting a virtual town hall Tues., March 30 from 1-2 p.m. PT on the impact of coronavirus on students and returning to school. The “Coronavirus and Education Virtual Town...
Patients in age groups older than 65 account for 84 percent of COVID-related deaths in San Mateo County, 92 percent in Marin, 90 percent in Santa Cruz, 81 percent in Santa Clara and 82 percent in Contra Costa, according to health officers.

Contra Costa County opens vaccine eligibility to anyone 50 and older

Contra Costa County residents ages 50 and older, regardless of whether they have an underlying health condition, are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine due to an increase in vaccine supply, County officials...
Federal rent relief program rolls out in Contra Costa County

Federal rent relief program rolls out in Contra Costa County

By Kathy Chouteau Are you a landlord or tenant impacted by COVID-19? If so, help is here in the form of a COVID-19 Rent Relief Program that will be accepting applications at or shortly after...
2 cases of U.K. COVID variant detected in Contra Costa

First known cases of U.K. COVID variant detected in Contra Costa

Contra Costa County is reporting its first two known cases of the highly infectious COVID variant believed to have originated in the United Kingdom -- called B.1.117 variant. The U.K. variant is "more contagious than...
Bay Area health officials weigh-in on vaccine varieties

Bay Area health officials say all three COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective

By Kathy Chouteau Community concerns about the efficacy of one COVID-19 vaccine brand over another has prompted Bay Area health officials to issue a statement declaring that the vaccines made by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson...

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West County charter schools to hold inaugural celebration of Black excellence

Richmond charter middle schools to hold inaugural celebration of Black excellence

By Kathy Chouteau A collective of West Contra Costa County charter middle schools will partner to host “Black + Brilliant: Building Unity in Community,” an...