Latest Coronavirus Updates

It Was Only A Matter Of Time Before The Omicron Variant Was Detected In US, UC Davis COVID Researchers SayResearchers at UC Davis are helping the state identify and track COVID-19 strains in our area.
Person In California Becomes 1st Case Of Omicron COVID-19 Variant Identified In USA person in California became the first in the U.S. to have an identified case of the omicron variant of COVID-19.
Deadline Day: How Will SCUSD Vaccinate Thousands Of Students By January?As of Tuesday, just over 25 percent of students have reported being at least partially vaccinated.
Why The New Omicron COVID Variant Is More Concerning"This thing has mutated like crazy," said Dr. Robert Murphy, an infectious disease specialist with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. "There's at least 30 mutations in the spike protein. This is like way more than any other variant."
'We Are Doubling Down On Our Vaccination Efforts,' Omicron Variant Not Yet In CaliforniaAs of Sunday, the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, has still not made its way to California. In fact, there are currently no cases in the United States.
Stanislaus County Leaders Pass Resolution Against 'Vaccine Passports'Leaders in San Joaquin County are taking a stand against COVID-19 vaccine passports.
UC Davis Plays Major Role In City Of Davis' Vaccination RateDavis could be one of the safest cities in California when it comes to coronavirus with strict mask-wearing policies and now an 84% vaccination rate.
Sac City Unified COVID Vaccine Deadline Looms With Just 8% Of Students Reporting Their StatusWith a deadline looming to report vaccination status, Sacramento City Unified says they've only heard back from about eight percent of students.
Supply Chain Creates Garage Door Waiting Game; City Inspectors Allow LenienceThe city of Sacramento will now allow garages to be boarded up in new homes, if the garage doors are not delivered in time.
Stanislaus County Rescinds Its Mask OrderStanislaus County has rescinded its mask order put in place earlier this year to limit the spread of COVID-19. 
UC Davis Infectious Disease Expert Urges Vaccinations To Prevent Winter Surge Amid Concurrent Flu SeasonWoodland held its first drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic for children ages 5-11.
'We’ve Seen Some Signs That Suggest Concerns': California Bracing For Winter COVID-19 SurgeCalifornia has begun positioning equipment and locking in contracts with temporary health care workers in preparation for another possible winter surge of coronavirus cases, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday.
ICU Nurse: Many Patients Still Don't Believe COVID Is Real, Blame Hospital For Illness: 'They're Calling You A Murderer'“It's hard though, when you know that you're doing good for the patients, but they're yelling at you. They're telling you it's not real. They're telling you that you're a murderer."
Gov. Newsom To Push Vaccines In Southern California SwingCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom will visit a COVID-19 vaccine and flu shot clinic in Los Angeles County on Wednesday to highlight the state’s ongoing efforts to increase vaccination rates heading into the winter season.
Officer On Leave For Missing Vaccination Deadline Dies From COVID-19 At Hospital In MantecaA San Francisco Police Department officer who was placed on leave for missing the city's deadline to be inoculated has died after being stricken by COVID-19, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Federal Appeals Court Temporarily Halts Biden Administration’s Vaccine Requirement On Businesses With 100 Or More EmployeesA federal appeals court on Saturday temporarily halted the Biden administration’s vaccine requirement for businesses with 100 or more workers.
'Constitutional Republic City': Oroville City Council Votes To Declare COVID IndependenceThe city of Oroville is getting national attention for announcing they will not follow controversial orders issued by the governor or president. The fight stems from a number of federal and state pandemic protection mandates.
Davis Mom Says Teen Son Got COVID Vaccine At CVS Without Her ConsentThis happened at a CVS in Davis back in July, and now with more kids allowed to get the shot, she worries this could happen to another parent.
Ready For The Rollout: Local Parents Weigh In On Getting Their Kids Ages 5 And Up VaccinatedAccording to a Kaiser Family Foundation study, about a third of parents nationwide say they won't get their kids the shot.
Sacramento County Jail Offers To Pay Inmates To Get VaccinatedPaying jail inmates to get vaccinated? Sacramento County is making the move to stop the spread of COVID-19 behind bars, but some don’t believe the jail incentive goes far enough.
Theranos Trial Reveals Details of Federal Investigation at Troubled CA COVID Lab, Newsom Admin. Renews No-Bid ContractRegulators refused to release investigations into flawed tests at the CA COVID lab ahead of its contract renewal. However, in an interesting twist, we're learning more about what they found, thanks to the Elizabeth Holmes Theranos trial.
Vaccinated Sacramento County Inmate With Underlying Health Conditions Dies From COVID-19 ComplicationsOfficials are investigating the coronavirus-related death of a vaccinated inmate who was hospitalized last week.
Judge Limits New California Law Protecting COVID-19 Vaccination Sites From ProtestsA federal judge has thrown out California's new 30-foot buffer zone designed to restrict protests at coronavirus vaccination sites, though his ruling left in place other parts of a new state law despite arguments that it infringes on free speech.
Shingle Springs Teacher On Paid Leave For Supporting Students In Protest Of Mask MandateMichael Wilkes, a business technology teacher at Ponderosa High School, said he chose to join the students by removing his mask during class. Later that day, he was told he was placed on administrative leave.
City Of Sacramento Reports 79% Of Employees Have Been Vaccinated For COVID-19New numbers show that 79 percent of City of Sacramento employees have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Report: California Not Enforcing Its Vaccine Mandate On State WorkersA new report says the state of California is not enforcing its vaccine mandate on state workers.
Judge Rules Certain California Prison Guards Must Be Vaccinated Against CoronavirusA judge in California ruled Friday that state prison guards who work in and around facilities' health care settings must be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Sacramento Parents Questioning Homecoming Vaccine RequirementsParents in Sacramento are upset after an email was sent out about vaccine requirements at their children’s homecoming dance.
Walkout 2021: Teachers, Students Walkout Of School In Protest Of Vaccine MandatesThousands of parents, students and teachers walked out of school and onto the California State Capitol lawn in Sacramento, all in protest of the state vaccine mandate.