Latest Coronavirus Updates

Rancho Cordova Hosts Vaccine Clinic, Offers COVID Testing KitsThe City of Rancho Cordova hosted a COVID-19 vaccine clinic Wednesday afternoon where citizens and businesses were also offered testing kits.
Sacramento City Unified Extends Vaccine Mandate Deadline To Feb. 28The Sacramento City Unified School District announced Wednesday that it has extended its vaccination mandate deadline to the end of February.
Contact Tracing Program Called Into Question After DelaysThis has begged two questions: Are people unknowingly exposing others? And is contact tracing necessary?
California Likely To Extend Paid COVID Sick Leave Until SeptemberCalifornia workers would get up to two weeks of paid time off if they get sick from the coronavirus while businesses would get up to $6 billion in tax cuts and other assistance under a proposal endorsed Tuesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state's top legislative leaders.
UC Davis To Resume In-Person Classes On Jan. 31UC Davis students will be returning to in-person classes as soon as next Monday.
California Bill Would Eliminate 'Personal Belief' Exemption To School COVID VaccinationCalifornia legislation proposed Monday would eliminate a personal belief exemption in school-based COVID-19 vaccination requirements.
Bay Area Senator Proposes 12-Year-Olds Should Have Vaccination Rights Without Parents ConsentShould a 12-year-old have the right to get vaccinated without parental consent? That's the goal behind a new bill proposed Friday by San Francisco Senator Scott Wiener.
Preteens May Be Vaccinated Without Parents Under California BillCalifornia would allow children age 12 and up to be vaccinated without their parents' consent, the youngest age of any state, under a proposal late Thursday by a state senator.
Sacramento County Calls On Residents To Avoid Emergency Rooms If Symptoms Are MildSacramento County says nearly 25% of patients using ERs only have mild symptoms – or are just looking for a Covid-19 test.
Getting Answers: Will Postal Service Be Able To Keep Up With Demand Of COVID-19 TestsCalifornians are rushing to get their at-home Covid-19 tests but can the US Postal Service keep up with demand?
Getting Answers: How Often Can Your N95 Or KN95 Mask Be Safely Reused?Wear and tear on N95 and KN95 masks may vary and impact the number of times they can be reused.
Getting Answers: How Many Hospitals Are Helping Fill COVID-19 Surge Needs?Hospitals across the region are getting help from the state by way of extra beds and staff.
Website To Order Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests Is Up And RunningThe federal government has quietly launched its website to sign up for free Covid-19 tests, allowing people to order a maximum of four tests shipped directly to their household.
COVID Hospitalizations Reach Record Heights In Sacramento CountyAs cases of the COVID-19 omicron variant continue to surge, hospital leaders are concerned with what that means for future treatment.
Getting Answers: Can You Get Reinfected With The COVID-19 Omicron Variant?Can you get re-infected with omicron? And is the variant on the rise, or is it going down?
US Surgeon General: 'The Next Few Weeks Will Be Tough' As Omicron Surge ContinuesAreas that were among the first to get hit hard by the Omicron variant are starting to see their Covid-19 numbers level off or even improve. But that's not the case for much of the country, US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy said.
Here's How You Can Get Free Home Covid-19 TestsStarting Saturday, many Americans can get home Covid-19 tests at no cost through their private insurance. They can obtain the tests from pharmacies, retailers, and online vendors.
203 Sacramento County Inmates Being Released Due To COVID Outbreak At Jails
Yuba City School Closes Due To 'Escalating' Number Of COVID-19 CasesButte Vista Elementary will be closed from January 14-18 due to 44 positive COVID cases, according to a Sutter County spokesperson.
Supreme Court Blocks Biden's COVID Vaccine Rule For Companies, Allows Mandate For Health Care WorkersThe Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the Biden administration's vaccine-or-test rule for businesses with at least 100 workers for now, but granted a separate request from the Biden administration to allow its vaccine mandate for health care workers to take effect.
Getting Answers: Should You Get Omicron On Purpose To 'Get Over It?'As omicron, the less severe but more contagious variant, continues to spread, some wonder if intentionally getting the virus could help with boosting immunity.
COVID Policy Pivot: Elk Grove Unified Revises Process For Notifying Families Of Positive TestsThe Elk Grove Unified School District on Tuesday announced it will now e-mail parents about positive COVID-19 cases instead of making individual phone calls.
Getting Answers: Are Distance Learning, Paid Sick Leave Due To Make A Return?On Tuesday, some Sacramento City Unified families spent close to an hour in line waiting for their test at the district office. It's a necessary step for students to return to class and their families to return to work.
Hospitals Brace For Peaks In COVID-19 Cases, HospitalizationsState public health officials say COVID-19 cases may peak next month. Ahead of the surge, the governor wants to bring in additional medical workers to help alleviate the strain.
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.
Yolo County Hands Out More Home COVID Tests To Those Who Tested PositiveYolo County is handing out free at-home COVID-19 tests, but there is one catch: you need to test positive first to get one. 
Governor Newsom Activates National Guard To Bolster State’s COVID-19 Testing CapacityGovernor Gavin Newsom said Friday that the California National Guard has been activated to assist local communities with extra testing facilities and capacity in the wake of a nationwide outbreak of COVID-19 cases caused by the Omicron strain.
UC Davis To Stay In Remote Classes Until At Least Jan. 28 Amid Spike In COVID-19 CasesUC Davis students will be sticking with remote learning through at least the end of January. 
COVID-19 Spike Hitting California Hospitals And Schools HardCalifornia is struggling to staff hospitals and classrooms as an astonishing spike in coronavirus infections sweeps through the state.