Sunday, December 5, 2021

Covid

$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...
Bay Area health officials issue indoor mask mandate

Bay Area health officers issue indoor mask mandate

Starting Tuesday, wearing masks while in public indoor settings will be required regardless of vaccination status in seven Bay Area counties. In a joint statement today, the public health officers for the counties of Alameda,...
Details on Michelle Obama School virtual grand opening Thursday

Bay Area school superintendents declare support for full, in-person learning

County superintendents of schools for Contra Costa, Alameda, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties released a joint statement Friday supporting full, in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year. "In accordance with the...
Bay Area counties lead state in vaccinating kids ages 5-11

Safeway partners with WCCUSD to provide back-to-school vaccines

By Kathy Chouteau The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) and Safeway are teaming up to host a clinic on Monday, July 26 that will provide free, required school vaccines, as well as the...
Contra Costa coronavirus cases 'not rising as fast as the worst case scenario'

Contra Costa County health officials urge employers to require COVID-19 vaccinations

Health officers representing Contra Costa, San Francisco and Santa Clara counties are urging employers to require that their workers are fully vaccinated. In a joint statement, the health officials for the three counties cited rising...
Bay Area health officers recommend wearing masks indoors while in public, vaccinated or not

Bay Area health officers recommend mask-wearing indoors in public, even if vaccinated

Bay Area health officers are recommending that everyone wear masks indoors while in public, including people who are vaccinated, “out of an abundance of caution,” citing rising COVID-19 cases including the highly transmissible Delta...
Richmond cannabis dispensary '710 event' to celebrate concentrates

Richmond cannabis dispensary ‘710 event’ to celebrate concentrates

By Kathy Chouteau A Richmond cannabis dispensary that is offering cannabis products for just one cent to vaccinated customers, and is also hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in partnership with Contra Costa County, is inviting...

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Book Sale coming to El Sobrante Saturday

Book Sale coming to El Sobrante Saturday

By Kathy Chouteau The Friends of the El Sobrante Library will hold a Book Sale Sat., Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in...
Seven Bay Area bridge tolls set to rise in January

Seven Bay Area bridge tolls set to rise in January

By Kathy Chouteau The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) will mark the New Year by raising tolls at state-owned toll bridges throughout the region. Two-axle...
Photography exhibits hit the walls at El Sol in Point Richmond

Photography exhibits hit the walls at El Sol in Point Richmond

By Kathy Chouteau Arts of Point Richmond (AOPR), a volunteer association that promotes support, appreciation and exposure for the arts, has unveiled the art exhibition...