Saturday, February 4, 2023

Covid

Biden Administration announces third round of free COVID-19 tests

Biden Administration announces third round of free COVID-19 tests

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...
College district waiving parking permit fees for Fall semester

Contra Costa college district to continue indoor mask mandate this summer

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

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 adjusts schedule after 9 p.m.; one train every 15 minutes

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 High substitute teacher fired after attack on teen who used racial slur

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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CoBiz Richmond creators unveil STEAM career app

CoBiz Richmond creators unveil STEAM career app

By Kathy Chouteau A new STEAM The Streets App aims to raise awareness and access for youth to high-demand career opportunities in STEM and arts....
Take a stroll around Point Pinole during Black History Month

Take a stroll around Point Pinole during Black History Month

By Kathy Chouteau Celebrate Black History Month with a stroll around Richmond’s beautiful coastline at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Park Sat., Feb. 11. The event...
Richmond police patrol activity report: Dec. 9-11

Richmond police patrol activity report for Jan. 27-29

Below is an overview of significant service activity provided by RPD patrol officers during their scheduled shifts. Officers responded to 645 calls for service...