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Contra Costa to relax indoor mask mandate for vaccinated individuals

Contra Costa County is among 10 Bay Area counties that will lift the mandate requiring vaccinated individuals to wear masks inside businesses and other indoor public settings such as offices and museums starting Feb....
Coronavirus causes WCCUSD to close all schools for three weeks

WCCUSD initiates COVID-19 group tracing this week

By Kathy Chouteau West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Chris Hurst notified the school community Monday that, effective this week, the district is beginning a group tracing approach to contract tracing...
New COVID ‘test to treat’ site opening this week in San Pablo

Contra Costa County lifts vaccination proof mandate for certain businesses

By Kathy Chouteau Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) announced today that it has lifted its health order requiring that certain businesses, such as gyms and restaurants, verify customers’ vaccination status or recent negative test results. The...
Teachers union says it has reached tentative deal with WCCUSD on COVID-19 safety measures

Tentative deal on COVID-19 safety could avert WCCUSD teacher strike

By Kathy Chouteau United Teachers of Richmond (UTR), the union that represents 1,100 educators in the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD), has reached a “tentative agreement” with the district regarding COVID-19 safety measures,...
Richmond teachers union prepares to vote to strike over COVID concerns

Richmond teachers union prepares to vote to strike over COVID concerns

By Kathy Chouteau United Teachers of Richmond (UTR), the union representing 1,100 educators in the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD), is prepared to vote whether to strike Friday—with a strike potentially happening mid-to-late...
Richmond cannabis dispensary offering virtual, in-person tours

Richmond cannabis dispensary hosting free COVID-19 testing clinic

7 Stars Holistic Healing Center in Richmond will hold a no-appointment COVID-19 testing clinic this Friday that is "free for anyone who needs a test." The cannabis dispensary at 3219 Pierce St. will host the...
Get free COVID-19 tests shipped to your home, courtesy of Biden Administration

Get four free COVID-19 tests shipped to your home

U.S. households can order one set of four free at-home antigen COVID-19 tests from USPS.com by clicking here. One order is allowed per residential address. USPS will begin shipping the orders in late January. Tests will...
Contra Costa County officials urge schools to stay open amid omicron surge

Contra Costa County officials urge schools to stay open amid omicron surge

Contra Costa County's superintendent of schools and the County's deputy health officer on Tuesday urged schools to stay open amid the latest surge in COVID-19 cases. “The county office of education continues to work with...
Richmond police caution community about fake COVID test kits

Richmond police caution community about fake COVID test kits

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Police Department (RPD) is cautioning community members to check the authenticity of COVID-19 test kits before purchasing them online by confirming they’re on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA)...
Richmond student journalists honored with countywide awards

WCCUSD closing all schools for two days due to omicron impacts

All West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) schools will be closed Friday and Monday due to the surge of COVID-19 cases caused by the fast-spreading omicron variant. "In our district, we are seeing far...

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New app makes bike parking at BART stations easier

Rather than using a pre-paid card to store your bike in eLockers at stations, riders can now use an app. The new BikeLink app available...
Register for the 2023 West Contra Costa Education Fair

Register for the 2023 West Contra Costa Education Fair

This story was originally published by GO Public Schools West Contra Costa. By Natalie Walchuk The 2023 West Contra Costa Education Fair is set for Saturday, January...
Antojitos Guatemaltecos celebrates grand opening at new location

Antojitos Guatemaltecos celebrates grand opening in El Cerrito

Yury Aguilar, owner of Antojitos Guatemaltecos, reached out to the Standard this week to inform us that the popular business has moved to 11252...