California Lawmakers To Begin Debating Universal Health Care ProposalThis year, Democrats in the state Assembly have filed two bills: one that would create the universal health care system and set its rules, the other would lay out how to pay for everything by raising taxes on some wealthier individuals and larger businesses.
State Releases Guidance On Medical Workers' Return To Work After Positive COVID TestAs COVID-19 omicron variant cases spike in California, state public health officials are modifying when medical professionals can return to work if they test positive, but only under certain conditions.
First 2 Weeks Of Sac State Spring Semester To Be Online Due To COVID SurgeThe spike in COVID-19 cases has forced Sacramento State to move the first two weeks of the spring semester online.
CDC Recommends Pfizer Booster Shot After 5 MonthsThe US Food and Drug Administration on Monday expanded the emergency use authorization for Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine boosters to children ages 12 to 15.
FDA Authorizes COVID Vaccine Booster Shots For Americans As Young As 12Millions of Americans as young as 12 could soon be able to get a booster shot of COVID-19 vaccine, after the Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it has authorized third doses of Pfizer-BioNTech's shot for that age group.
US Shatters Average Daily COVID Case Record Again; Experts Describe Coming Weeks As A 'Tidal Wave' And 'Blizzard'A day after reporting its highest average daily COVID-19 case number, the US shattered the record Thursday, with an average of 355,990 infections reported every day in the past week, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Demand for COVID Tests Increase As Omicron Surge, Holiday Season OverlapCOVID-19 testing sights are seeing a significant increase in demand for tests amid the holiday season and because of the spread of the Omicron variant.
Uninvited New Year's Eve Party Guest — The Omicron Variant — Forces Cancelations In SacramentoThe guest nobody asked for, invited, or welcomed to holiday gatherings: the COVID-19 omicron variant, has forced businesses and events to cancel or change previously planned New Year's Eve events across the Sacramento area. 
San Joaquin County Identifies Its First Confirmed Cases Of Omicron VariantPublic health officials on Tuesday announced the first two confirmed cases of the COVID-19 omicron variant in San Joaquin County.
CDC Shortens Recommended COVID Isolation, Quarantine TimeThe CDC on Monday shortened the recommended times that people should isolate when they've tested positive for COVID-19 from 10 days to five days if they don't have symptoms — and if they wear a mask around others for at least five more days.
Is A Fourth COVID-19 Vaccine Dose Needed? US Health Officials Say Not YetAs Covid-19 cases continue to rise and the Omicron variant sweeps the world, some nations are rolling out fourth doses of coronavirus vaccine for the most vulnerable people.
Half-Mile Line Of Cars Greets People Seeking Christmas COVID Test At Cal ExpoIf you think stores were crowded two days before Christmas, you should have seen the line of cars at Cal Expo. These weren't last-minute shoppers, but people wanting a COVID-19 test before Christmas.
Gov. Newsom Launches Plan To Combat Omicron As Cases Double In California In 1 WeekCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom is doubling down on a plan to slow the spread of the COVID-19 omicron variant within California.
Christmas As Usual? Families Stick To Holiday Plans, Despite OmicronThe World Health Organization recommends canceling or postponing holiday plans due to the Omicron surge, but that isn't stopping many local families.
Multiple Omicron Cases Confirmed At River City High School In West SacramentoYolo County on Thursday confirmed there were multiple confirmed cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant at River City High School in West Sacramento.