Latest Coronavirus Updates

California Now Has Substantial Transmission Of COVID, But What Do The Numbers Tell UsCalifornia is now the only state where community transmission of COVID-19 is substantial.
UC Davis Students Return To Campus For The First Time Since March 2020UC Davis is kicking off the new school year Wednesday morning.
Angry Grandma Confronts Apple Hill Face Painter Over Mask PolicyA face-painting vendor at High Hill Ranch has filed a police report alleging assault
Are Fake COVID-19 Vaccine Cards The New Fake IDs?From concerts to college campuses, from the office to the bar, proof of vaccination is quickly becoming common. There’s now concern that fake vaccine cards could become the new fake ID.
Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Works In Kids Ages 5 To 11The vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech already is available for anyone 12 and older.
2 Of Gov. Newsom's Children Test Positive For COVIDTwo of California Gov. Gavin Newsom's children have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a spokesperson in the Governor's Office.
COVID-19 Cancels Davis Children’s Nutcracker For 2nd Year In A RowFor the second year in a row, the Davis Children’s Nutcracker has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
FDA To Consider Pfizer Application For COVID Booster Shots On FridayThe final decision on booster shots doesn't rest with the White House but rather with an FDA advisory committee which is set to meet Friday to consider Pfizer's application for third-dose authorization.
Video: Hostess At Popular NYC Restaurant Carmine's Attacked After Asking Tourists For Vax ProofThis is exactly what some restaurant owners feared when enforcement of the city's vaccine mandate took effect Monday.
Vaccine Mandates Become 'New Normal' At California Universities, Community CollegesPublic Universities and community colleges across the state have started to mandate coronavirus vaccines for both staff and students. Students and staff only have only two options: Tell the administration they've been vaccinated, or don't show up.
4,000+ Sac State Students Miss School’s COVID-19 Vaccination Proof DeadlineMore than 4,000 Sacramento State students have not met the school’s new COVID-19 vaccine certification deadline, officials say.
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg Tests Positive For COVIDSacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg on Saturday announced he tested positive for COVID-19 this week.
California Lawmakers Shelve COVID Vaccine BillsThe California Legislature has shelved bills aimed at requiring workers to either be vaccinated or get weekly coronavirus testing to keep their jobs, punting on a debate about vaccine mandates just days before the state's Democratic governor faces a recall election.
COVID-19 Outbreak Reported At Yolo County Jail; 15 Inmates Test PositiveAuthorities say they are dealing with an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Yolo County Jail that has seen more than a dozen inmates test positive.
California Legislature Looks To Modify How Quarantined Students Are TaughtThe Delta variant has brought a number of quarantine conundrums as many students' school years are just beginning. Many families have already had their children sent home, and most all of them are left to study solo.
Virus Pushes Some California Hospitals Near ICU CapacityHospitals in the heart of California’s Central Valley are running out of beds in their intensive care units, state officials announced Friday
After Sacramento Charter School Tests All Staff, Students No New Cases FoundThe Sacramento charter school tested all staff and students Friday after two dozen COVID-19 cases were discovered on campus.
Sutter County Family With Brother In ICU Tells Community 'COVID Is Real'A surge in Yuba and Sutter County coronavirus cases has now left the Rideout Regional Medical Center at 142% capacity in its ICU.
Stanislaus County Reinstating Indoor Mask Order As COVID-19 Hospitalizations MultiplyStanislaus County is reinstating their order for all people to wear a face mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status, as COVID-19 cases surge again.
COVID Outbreak Sidelines Firefighting Strike Team Battling Caldor FireA COVID-19 outbreak has sidelined a strike team of 16 firefighters battling the massive Caldor Fire, which has burned more than 200,000 acres in El Dorado County and is encroaching on South Lake Tahoe.
Republican Recall Candidate Larry Elder Under Fire For False Claims About Kids And COVID-19With just two weeks before California's recall election, the leading GOP contender in the bid to unseat Gov. Gavin Newsom is under fire for his comments on kids and the coronavirus.
One Of The Mother Lode Region’s Only Hospitals Is Nearing Capacity With Influx Of COVID-19 PatientsHealth leaders are sounding the alarm that one of the only hospitals in the Mother Lode region is nearing capacity due to an influx of COVID-19 patients.
Several High School Football Games Across Sacramento Region Canceled Over COVID-19 IssuesHigh school football season is back, but COVID-19 issues have again started canceling some games across the Sacramento region.
Placer County Urging High-Quality Masks As Delta Surge Overwhelms Hospitals, Closes ClassroomsA surge in the coronavirus delta variant is overwhelming hospitals and temporarily closing down classrooms in Placer County. The uptick in cases has health officials recommending high-quality masks for everyone, whether they're vaccinated or not.
COVID-19 Cases Among Children Are Surging; Experts Warn It May Get WorseLast week, the number of Covid-19 cases in children in the US reached levels not seen since the winter surge. And with the return to school, the Delta variant on the rise and this winter approaching, health officials are concerned it could get worse.
Marysville Man Says Late Wife’s Wedding Rings Disappeared At Hospital After COVID TreatmentAfter losing his wife to COVID-19 earlier this month, Scott Lawrence said the rings he gave her on their wedding day went missing at Rideout Memorial Hospital in Marysville.
Davis Joint Unified To Require Masks Be Worn Indoors, Outdoors At SchoolsNew COVID safety protocols will require students and staff to wear masks at all times even while outside.
FDA Grants Full Approval For Pfizer's COVID-19 VaccineThe Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it has granted full approval to Pfizer and BioNTech for their COVID-19 vaccine to be given to Americans as young as 16, clearing the way for a wave of moves that health officials say could reverse a nationwide slowdown in the pace of first doses.
Some California Prison Workers Ordered To Get VaccinatedSome California prison workers who don't provide health care services directly but who may be exposed to the coronavirus will now be required to get vaccinated under a new state public health order released this week.