Latest Coronavirus Updates

How Fast Is Too Fast? As California Starts to Reopen, COVID Risk Still RemainsThe wonderful weekend weather had many people leaving the house as California's reopening showed a sign of promise for many people as the pandemic hits its one-year mark – but is it happening too fast?
Senate Passes Biden's $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Bill After 'Vote-A-Rama'The Senate approved President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package Saturday, over 24 hours after opening debate on the bill.
California Counties Increasingly Ask To Opt Out Of Blue Shield's Vaccine ProgramCalifornia counties are increasingly asking to opt out of the state's centralized vaccination program run by Blue Shield, further complicating Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to smooth out what has been a confusing and disjointed rollout of coronavirus vaccines.
California Back In Action With Baseball, Music And Amusement Parks Soon Open To FansCalifornia health officials gave the green light to outdoor sports, events and amusement parks Friday, citing outside activities combined with mask-wearing can significantly reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. 
Vaccine Line Jumpers Gaming System To Get Their ShotWith limited vaccine supplies, we're hearing more stories of people gaming the system and jumping the vaccine line.
Education Layoffs Looming? Districts Start To Give Some Teachers The Pink SlipAmid a statewide talk of extra school funding and a push to re-open schools, some Sacramento-area districts may be battling budget cuts.
Del Paso Heights Vaccine Clinic Gets Supply Cut Off – What Happens Now?A doctor’s mission to gets vaccines into the arms of people who live in Del Paso Heights hit a major roadblock as allocations for first doses have now been halted with more than 3,000 people eager to get the shot.
'This Is A Liberty Issue': Group Representing Placer County Restaurant Owners Threatens To Sue Newsom Over COVID RegulationsOngoing coronavirus-related regulations that are limiting restaurants have left a bad taste in owners’ mouths, leaving one group from Placer County threatening to sue the state and Gov. Gavin Newsom if those restrictions aren’t lifted.
California Allowing Theme Parks, Ball Parks And Stadiums To Reopen With Strict Limits On April 1Californians will soon be able to go to Disneyland, baseball games and even outdoor concerts again soon. 
City Steps Up With $1 Million To Save Struggling Sacramento ZooThe pandemic has been eating away at the Sacramento Zoo, leaving it struggling to feed and care for all the animals. 
Greater Sacramento-Area Counties Predict Brighter Future As New Vaccine Initiative Rolls OutCalifornia's updated vaccine allocation initiative has Greater Sacramento area counties predicting the light at the end of the tunnel is closer than ever.
Gov. Newsom Signs Executive Order To Stop Pandemic Evictions Through JuneGov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order on Thursday that extends authorization for local governments to halt evictions for commercial renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through June 30.
Sutter Health Secures Some, But Not All Second Doses After ShortageSutter Health says it’s secured some, but not all of the second vaccine doses needed to fully vaccinate 90,000 seniors and healthcare workers. 
State Shifts Focus Of Vaccine Rollout To Prioritize Low-Income CommunitiesCalifornia is now allocating 40% of vaccine supply to low-income communities. It's a new curveball in an already rocky rollout for the coronavirus vaccine, as the state is striving for more equitable distribution. 
Elk Grove Woman Lived Through Japanese Internment, Stage-4 Breast Cancer – Now, She's Fully Vaccinated Against COVIDA 90-year-old Elk Grove woman who lived through Japanese internment camps during WWII and then went on to beat breast cancer is now fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
California Lawmakers OK $6.6 Billion Plan Aimed At Returning Students To The ClassroomThe bill does not order school districts to resume in-person instruction and it does not say parents must send their kids back to the classroom if they don't want to.
While Other States Loosen COVID Restrictions, Gov. Newsom Urges Californians To Double Up On MasksOn Thursday, Governor Newsom said California is not going to follow other states in completely removing mask guidelines. 
Indoor And Outdoor Youth Sports Can Resume In California After Settlement; COVID-19 Case Rate Still The Determining FactorA group that had filed a lawsuit against California's COVID-19 restrictions against youth sports says they’ve reached a settlement that will allow all high school sports to resume across the state.
California To Give 40% Of COVID Vaccine Doses To Vulnerable AreasCalifornia will begin setting aside 40% of all vaccine doses for the state’s most vulnerable neighborhoods in an effort to inoculate people most at risk from the coronavirus more quickly.
More Screen Time Linked To Binge Eating In Children, UC Study FindsThe ills of excessive screen time have been well-documented, but a recent study just identified another possible risk.
Stanislaus County Sheriff Says State Bureaucracy Is Slowing Down Vaccine DistributionAs counties across the region clamor to meet the demand for COVID vaccines, rural areas say they’re at a disadvantage.
Canceled 2nd Vaccine Appointment? How Long Can You Wait — And Where Can You Get It?As Sutter Health cancels tens of thousands of appointments for second vaccine doses, many are wondering how long they can wait for a second dose and if they can get it somewhere else. 
Vacaville Barber Plans To Sell Shop After Licenses Get RevokedJuan Desmarais, the owner of Primo’s Barbershop in Vacaville, is just weeks away from being banned from cutting hair in the State of California.
Governor's Office Staff Member Tests Positive For COVID-19A member of Gov. Gavin Newsom's office has tested positive for COVID-19, officials confirmed Wednesday. 
'95630 Bingo' Supports Folsom Small BusinessesKimberly Morphis created a game called "95630 Bingo" to support businesses in that zip code.
Twin Rivers Teachers Reach School Reopening Agreement With District; In-Person Classes To Resume April 6Students in the Twin Rivers Unified school district could soon be headed back to in-person learning.
Dr. Dave Hnida Shares COVID Checklist As Parents Send Their Students Back To ClassroomsMore school districts are returning to full in-person learning as they get middle and high schoolers back in classrooms. CBS Denver Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida says the current science shows schools have not really been vectors for spread of coronavirus.
Amid Vaccine Appointment Backlog, Some Seek Out Leftover DosesWith demand for the COVID-19 vaccine so much higher than what the state can supply, some are trying to hunt down leftover doses.
Sutter Health Short On Vaccines As Blue Shield Takes Over DistributionSutter Health is canceling vaccination appointments due to ongoing supply issues.