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Contra Costa County now offering COVID-19 vaccines to children under 5

Contra Costa County now offering COVID-19 vaccines to children under 5

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Contra Costa County-run clinics are now offering COVID vaccines to children ages 6 months to 4 years old, the County has announced. The pediatric versions of Pfizer's and Moderna's vaccines, which come in smaller doses...
New COVID ‘test to treat’ site opening this week in San Pablo

New COVID ‘test to treat’ site opens in San Pablo

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This story has been updated to reflect a change in location of the San Pablo testing site. By Kathy Chouteau A new “test to treat” state COVID-19 testing site has opened at Contra Costa College, 2600...
Biden Administration announces third round of free COVID-19 tests

Biden Administration announces third round of free COVID-19 tests

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The Biden Administration on Tuesday announced that Americans can order a third round of free COVID-19 tests at COVIDTests.gov. This time, U.S. households are able to order an additional eight free at-home tests. "As the...
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Contra Costa college district to continue indoor mask mandate this summer

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Recent outbreaks in workplaces and schools prompted the Contra Costa College District (4CD) to continue its indoor mask mandate for the 2022 summer semester. In addition, 4CD continues to mandate that its student and employees...
New COVID ‘test to treat’ site opening this week in San Pablo

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

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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

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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

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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

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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...
Felony arrests on BART increased by 62 percent from 2022 to 2023

BART Board of Directors reinstates mask mandate

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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

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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...

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Richmond police activity report from May 13-19

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he following is an overview of significant service activity provided by RPD patrol officers during their scheduled shifts. Note that activity shared in these...
Vote for Richmond finalists in ‘Best of the East Bay’ contest

Richmond finalists named in ‘Best of the East Bay’ contest

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By Kathy Chouteau Numerous Richmond businesses are representing in the East Bay Express’ “Best of the East Bay Awards” competition after being nominated online as...
Destination Weddings set for Mount Diablo

Destination Weddings set for Mount Diablo

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On Friday, 16 couples will marry amid the stunning panoramic views at the Summit of Mount Diablo. The Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder’s Office is partnering again...