Latest Coronavirus Updates

Sudden Death Of 10-Year-Old Boy Who Had COVID-19 Leaves Elk Grove Family With QuestionsThe Sacramento County Coroner’s Office says the child tested positive for COVID-19 but they have yet to determine that as the actual cause of death.
Woodland Bar Shuts Down After Maskless, Unvaccinated Customers Infect Staff With COVID-19Two customers walked into a Yolo County bar unvaccinated and COVID-positive. Days later, the manager said the bar is shut down after employees became infected.
Davis Restaurant That Got $150K GoFundMe Boost Reopens For First Time Since March 2020After being closed since the very start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a beloved Davis restaurant has returned.
Out-Of-Service Bus Routes Build Concern As Stockton Students Prep For Return To CampusThe first day of school is less than two weeks away.
San Joaquin County Latest To Issue Mask Recommendation To All As Delta Variant SpreadsSan Joaquin County is the latest in Northern California to recommend all residents, even if fully vaccinated, wear masks indoors in public settings amid an increase in coronavirus Delta variant cases.
Some Sacramento Businesses Require Proof Of Vaccination Upon EntryNo proof of vaccine, no entry without a mask. It’s a new policy some Sacramento businesses are adopting for safety reasons as concern over the Delta variant increases.
Grand Jury Releases Report On San Joaquin County's 'Fragmented' COVID ResponseA scathing report was released on San Joaquin County's response to COVID-19 raising questions as to whether the county could have stopped the spread sooner and prevented some of the deaths.
Stanislaus County Recommends Masking Up Indoors As Delta Variant SpreadsSome residents in Stanislaus County are now being urged to wear masks indoors, even if fully vaccinated, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.
Sacramento Leaders Go Door To Door To Encourage Vaccinations In South SacramentoMoving from major vaccine hubs to door-to-door outreach -- Sacramento leaders are turning to a more one-on-one approach to raise the vaccination rates in areas that need it most.
'Feels Like Groundhog Day': Sacramento County Mask Suggestion For Vaccinated People Builds FrustrationIt's a comeback that people would rather leave in the past.
Back To School In Elk Grove: No Social Distancing, But Masks RequiredThe district was one of the first in the state to close for in-person learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But, on Thursday, they kicked off a brand new school year with students and teachers back full-time at 18 of its campuses.
Sacramento County Recommends That Fully Vaccinated People Mask Up Again As Cases And Delta Variant SurgeSacramento residents are once again being asked to mask up indoors as the county’s COVID-19 case rate increases and the Delta variant surges.
Napa Doctor First Person To Face Federal Charges For Allegedly Falsifying COVID Vaccine CardsA Northern California doctor is the first person to face federal charges for allegedly giving out fake coronavirus vaccine cards.
Yolo County Recommends Masking Up Indoors As Delta Variant SpreadsPublic health leaders in Yolo County are again urging people, even those who are vaccinated for COVID-19, to wear masks indoors.
'Like A Germ Factory': Face Cover Confusion As State Does Another Mask ReversalParents will want to keep masks on the school supply list.   
California Updates K-12 COVID-19 Guidance, Will Leave Mask Enforcement Up To Local SchoolsIn a prompt about-face, California announced strict measures barring maskless K-12 students from campuses, only to update its stance hours later and suggest it would leave the decisions to local schools.
Free Textbooks Offered To Delta College Students Who Get Vaccinated For COVID-19One Northern California community college is offering students free textbooks if they get vaccinated for COVID-19.
Pfizer To Discuss Vaccine Booster With US Officials MondayPfizer says it plans to meet with top U.S. health officials Monday to discuss the drugmaker’s request for federal authorization of a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine as President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser acknowledged that "it is entirely conceivable, maybe likely” that booster shots will be needed.
Despite Updated CDC Guidance, California Will Still Require Masks In Schools For All StudentsWhile new CDC recommendations state that fully vaccinated teachers and students won't need to wear masks in school this upcoming academic year, California students will be keeping their masks on.
A Mask Comeback? Capitol Mandate Leaves People Wondering What's Next For the StateA minor coronavirus outbreak in the California assembly has lawmakers and staff wearing masks once again. It's got some wondering, is the whole state next?
Mask Mandate Reinstated At California Capitol After Positive COVID TestsA mask mandate has returned to the California State Capitol after at least nine workers tested positive for COVID last week, including four who are fully vaccinated.
Unvaccinated People Are 'Variant Factories,' Infectious Diseases Expert SaysUnvaccinated people do more than merely risk their own health. They're also a risk to everyone if they become infected with coronavirus, infectious disease specialists say.
Moderna: 'Encouraging' Data Shows Its COVID Vaccine Remains Protective Against Delta VariantModerna says "encouraging" new data backs up the belief that its two-dose COVID vaccine protects against emerging strains of the coronavirus, including the Delta variant.
Sacramento's Beloved Torch Club Reopens for Live Music Post-PandemicOne of Sacramento’s most beloved live music venues has reopened after its long pandemic shutdown.
Bay Bridge Series Marks 1st Game With Full-Capacity Crowd At Oracle Park Since Pandemic; Giants Top A’s 2-0Johnny Cueto took the mound in his absolute element - a big, loud crowd back filling the ballpark seats again at last for a local rivalry game.
Parents Plan To Sue California Over School COVID Mandates: The Science Behind Their FightLocal parents are teaming up with a group from Southern California who successfully sued the state to reopen schools. They plan to sue the state again over school quarantine and mask mandates.
Newsom Wants To Pay All Back Rent Owed By Low-Income Californians Using Pandemic Relief FundsCalifornia Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, facing a Republican-led recall, is pushing the state legislature to approve his plan to use $5.2 billion in federal pandemic relief money to pay 100% of unpaid rent owed by low-income residents.
Local McDonald's Locations Partnering With CDPH To Get People VaccinatedSome local McDonald’s restaurants are working with the Department of Public Health to give out free vaccines with a menu item.
Some Sacramento Area Clinics Offering Free Tickets To Six Flags Parks For People Who Get Their 1st COVID-19 VaccineSeveral Sacramento area clinics will be giving out thousands of tickets to Six Flags parks for people who get their first COVID-19 vaccination shot.