Latest Coronavirus Updates

Yolo County Offers To Deliver And Administer COVID-19 Vaccines At HomeForget having to wait in line for your COVID-19 shot – Yolo County is now bringing it right to your home.
Person From Sacramento County Among 2nd Round Of $50K Winners In California’s Vaccine LotteryAnother 15 Californians have won $50,000 for getting vaccinated against COVID-19 - including one person in Sacramento County.
Cal OSHA Withdraws Controversial Mask Rules In The WorkplaceCalifornia’s workplace regulators reversed themselves for the second time in a week Wednesday, withdrawing a controversial pending mask regulation while they consider a rule that more closely aligns with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s promise that the state will fully reopen from the pandemic on Tuesday.
Businesses Prepare For New Mask GuidelinesThe COVID countdown to looser restrictions is now less than a week away.
California Will Still Require Masks Inside K-12 Schools, Public Transportation After June 15With California fully reopening come June 15, health officials will be loosening their mask guidance for people fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
California Workplace Regulators To Again Reconsider Mask StandardsCalifornia’s workplace regulators are set to again reconsider controversial masking rules designed to protect employees against the coronavirus.
Kaiser Expands COVID Vaccine Trials To Children; Includes SacramentoKaiser Permanente is expanding its COVID-19 vaccine trial to children and says Sacramento residents will be able to participate. 
'A Little Overkill': New California Workplace Mask Rules Cause Confusion For SomeThe CDC says fully vaccinated people can do without masks in most situations, but with California's economy set to fully reopen June 15, state regulators say even if one employee in a room isn’t vaccinated, everyone has to put on a face covering.
Gov. Newsom Won't Lift COVID 'State Of Emergency' When California ReopensCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday said he will not lift a state of emergency that gives him broad powers to impose or suspend rules involving the coronavirus when the state fully reopens its economy on June 15. But he still intends to lift most virus-related restrictions on that date.
California To Allow Sale Of To-Go Cocktails Through 2021Governor Gavin Newsom is in the Bay Area Thursday speaking to the media about the state's plan to support bars and restaurants after the state fully reopens on June, 15, according to his office. 
Even Vaccinated California Workers May Have To Keep Masks On After June 15The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board meets Thursday and will consider new workplace rules that would only allow workers to go maskless if everyone in a room is fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
California To Pay $2M Church Legal Fees Over COVID ClosuresThe settlement has little practical impact after a Supreme Court ruling led the state in April to lift limits on indoor worship. As the state's case rate of COVID-19 has plummeted since a deadly winter surge and vaccination rates rise, Gov. Gavin Newsom is poised to lift all restrictions on June 15.
Free Beer Is Latest White House-Backed Incentive To Get Americans Vaccinatedresident Joe Biden is announcing a “month of action” to urge more Americans to get vaccinated for COVID-19 before the July 4 holiday, with an early summer sprint of incentives, including free beer, childcare and sports tickets to persuade Americans to roll up their sleeves.
California's COVID Tier System Not Going Away EarlyCalifornia’s official reopening date is two weeks away, but what does that mean for the golden state’s tier system?
Sacramento, San Joaquin And Solano Counties Improve To Orange COVID-19 Tier - Just 2 Weeks Before California’s Full ReopeningWith just two weeks to go until California fully reopens, Sacramento and several other local counties have moved into the “Orange” less restrictive COVID-19 reopening tier.
California Considers Timing On Easing Workplace COVID RulesCalifornia workforce regulators recommended Friday that the state stick with a July 31 deadline for updating certain employer pandemic safety rules instead of June 15, the date Gov. Gavin Newsom set for the state to lift mask and physical distancing requirements in most social settings.
Do Vaccine Incentives Really Work?California just launched its COVID-19 vaccine incentive program with a total of $116.5 million being awarded to a handful of people who get the COVID-19 vaccine. But will it bring about the intended result?
EMS Company Hopes Nationwide Staffing Shortage For Themselves & Others With More Graduates As Pandemic Restrictions EaseA shortage of paramedics and EMTs has led to major issues for ambulance companies.
Gov. Newsom Announces $1.5M Prizes For 10 Californians To Try And Get More People Vaccinated For COVID-19California is starting its own COVID-19 vaccine incentive program that Gov. Gavin Newsom hopes will entice more people to get the shot.
Moderna Says COVID Vaccine Was 100% Effective In Teen StudyModerna announced Tuesday that its COVID vaccine was 100% effective in a study of adolescents aged 12 to 17 in the United States.
Blue Shield CEO Says 'Willingness' To Get Vaccine Is Next Hurdle To Herd ImmunityWith close to half of California fully vaccinated now, the next step to herd immunity in the state will be the effort to vaccinate those who have so far chosen not to get the shot.
More Normalcy Brings Needed Mood Booster To Mental HealthSmall venues are welcoming back crowds and from a mental health aspect, it couldn't come sooner. As life inches towards normalcy, many are taking a collective sigh of relief, but it can also bring some mixed emotions.
Turlock Teen Graduates From High School And College In Same MonthThis pandemic school year Nataly Frias took enough Merced College courses online, to also earn two associates degrees, along with her high school diploma.
Downtown Sacramento Businesses Hoping For Boom Once State Fully ReopensAs we get closer to the June 15 reopening date, the more people who work in restaurants, hotels, and movie theaters, are feeling anxious.
‘Carmencement’: Sac State Students Celebrate Graduation In Socially-Distanced CeremonyWhen COVID put the brakes on graduation for another year, Sacramento State University decided to move forward with plans for a ceremony of a different kind.
California Has Regained Nearly Half Of Jobs Lost In COVID-19 PandemicCalifornia has regained nearly half of jobs lost in pandemic
California To Drop Social Distancing Requirements As Part Of Full June ReopeningCalifornia's top health official says the state no longer will require social distancing and will allow full capacity for businesses when the state reopens on June 15.
COVID-19 Vaccine Data Shows Some Sacramento Neighborhoods Achieving Immunity Faster Than OthersState leaders are collecting data that shows the percentage of people who are fully vaccinated by zip code, revealing cities that are building immunity faster than others. But does that mean those communities are safer?
'We Don't Have The Power To Make The Decisions': El Dorado County Urges Residents To Take COVID Concerns Up With StateMask-mandate anger is boiling over in El Dorado County as health officials say they've been bombarded with protests.