Latest Coronavirus Updates

Early COVID Patient Remembers Military Quarantine After Cruise Ship OutbreakOne year ago a cruise ship from Japan carrying hundreds of American passengers docked in the port of Oakland.
1.1 Million Single-Dose J&J Vaccines Expected In California Over Next 3 WeeksCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday said the state expects to start administering the new single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine next week and to receive more than 1.1 million of the shots over the next three weeks.
High School Football: Full-Contact Practice Can Now Begin In Some California Counties, But No Games YetWith COVID-19 rules for youth sports being loosened, high school football teams are starting full-contact practice again.
Davis City Leaders Remove Large Outdoor Tents After Large Weekend GatheringA COVID-19 crackdown is underway in Davis after a massive crowd took over an outdoor tent.
Pandemic Blamed For 66% Surge In San Joaquin County HomicidesSan Joaquin County authorities tell CBS13 they’re seeing a surge in homicides connected to economic and psychological damage the virus leaves behind.
Newsom's Vaccine Plan Aims To Reopen California ClassroomsGov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday released a new plan outlining how the state will allocate vaccines to education workers in a continued push to reopen more schools for in-person instruction.
Large Outdoor Gathering Prompts Clampdown On Tents In Downtown DavisDavis is making changes after a massive party last weekend under a tent set up by the city itself.
Backlogged Cases Push California's Total COVID-19 Deaths Past 50,000Los Angeles County on Wednesday reported another 806 deaths from coronavirus during the winter surge, pushing California’s toll above 50,000, or about one-tenth of the U.S. total from the pandemic.
Pandemic Halts Family Planning As More Women Freeze Their Eggs: 'It Is Frustrating'While we're still waiting to see an uptick in babies, we are seeing an uptick in eggs. More women are freezing their eggs during the pandemic.
PerkinElmer Sues Whistleblower After Allegations About Troubled CA COVID Testing LabFollowing a CBS13 investigation into the state's COVID testing lab and its $1.7 billion contract with PerkinElmer, the company is now effectively suing one whistleblower and indicating it may sue others.
Sacramento County Inmates Move To Front Of COVID Vaccine LineThe decision to vaccinate inmates comes after activists called for safer coronavirus conditions in the jails following several outbreaks.
California Halts System Of Shared Vaccine Codes After MisuseCalifornia is revamping its plan to help essential workers and seniors in underserved communities get coronavirus vaccinations after officials learned that appointment access codes were leaked to people who were not eligible for the shots.
Yolo County Businesses Dealing With Yo-Yo Effect Of Ever-Changing COVID TiersEstablishments are scrambling to reopen after Yolo County graduated Tuesday into the red tier. They say the changes have been tough.
Fry’s Electronics Closing Down All Remaining Stores PermanentlyFry’s Electronics is closing all their remaining stores for good.
Sacramento County Weekly Vaccine Shipment Comes Up ShortDespite other counties getting more shots, Sacramento County says its vaccine distribution is down significantly. 
Help Wanted: Midtown Sacramento Restaurants Looking To Bring Back WorkersWhile many businesses are still struggling, there are some hopeful signs coming from local restaurants.
Businesses In Yolo County Allowed To Operate With Reduced RestrictionsMoving into the red tier is a sign of progress for businesses in Yolo County.  
‘We Will Take What We Can Get’: Thousands Of Natomas Unified Students Head Back To ClassIt was the first day back in class for thousands of students in the Natomas Unified School District - and even though there wasn’t a lot of instruction today, parents gave it high marks.
Doctors Call For Mask Wearing, Social Distancing Even After Second Vaccine DoseIt’s an emotional moment that comes with a desire for normalcy, but doctors warn it’s no time to slack on social distancing and that we might be wearing masks longer than expected.
Regulators Find 'Significant Deficiencies' At CA COVID Testing Lab - Whistleblowers RespondState regulators found "significant deficiencies" at the state COVID testing lab that has also been the focus of a CBS13 whistleblower investigation.
Sacramento State To Hold Drive-Thru Graduation Ceremony This SpringSacramento State's president Robert S. Nelson issued an apology and a refund to graduates after the school announced there will not be an in-person commencement ceremony this spring. 
Once Hailed As Heroes In COVID Fight, Governors Newsom, Cuomo Facing Political CrisesAt the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, two Democratic governors on opposite ends of the country were hailed as heroes for their leadership in a crisis. Now they're leaders on the ropes.
As 500,000th COVID Death Looms, US Reaches Pivotal MomentThe United States will within hours record its unfathomable 500,000th death from Covid-19 paradoxically at a moment of rare hope in the pandemic.
COVID Deaths Remain High In California Even As Case Rates PlummetCalifornia's death toll during the coronavirus pandemic remains alarmingly high, topping 49,000 this weekend, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state.
Newsom Says 7.3 Million Shots Given In California As New Vaccine Delivery System Rolls OutNewsom on Sunday said over 7.3 million total vaccines have been administered statewide so far. California's new system of delivering, tracking and scheduling coronavirus vaccines is being rolled out in select counties.
Vacaville Woman, 3 Others Arrested In Maui For Violating Hawaii's Quarantine RulesFour people, including a woman from Vacaville, were arrested in Maui for breaking Hawaii's COVID-19 quarantine rules, authorities said.
Sacramento Warming Centers Remain Closed For 10 Days After 3 More Positive COVID Tests
Many California Counties Short On Shots As Severe Weather Across US Squeezes COVID-19 Vaccine Supply LinePublic health agencies across Northern California are reporting COVID-19 vaccine shortages as severe weather across the US has brought the supply line to a halt this week.
‘Inconclusive’ COVID Results Should Be ‘Reported as Positive’ – CA Lab COVID Test No Longer FDA AuthorizedTens of thousands of inconclusive COVID test results from California’s billion-dollar lab should be reported as positive, according to the FDA. The $1.7 billion dollar state lab contract requires test be FDA authorized. It isn’t.