Latest Coronavirus Updates

No COVID-19 Patients In UC Davis Medical Center ICU For 2 Consecutive Days For 1st Time Since February 2020The UC Davis Medical Center has hit an important milestone in the battle against COVID-19.
FDA Authorizes 2nd Booster Of COVID Vaccine For Ages 50 And OverMore than 34 million Americans age 50 and older could soon be eligible to receive another booster shot, after the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it had authorized a new round of the Moderna or Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines for those who want them.
California Assembly Votes To Extend COVID Eviction MoratoriumThe California Assembly has approved a measure extending the pandemic eviction moratorium -- just days before it's set to expire.
Pandemic Pulse: Mask Or No Mask? Sacramento Residents Remain DividedAs rules soften and crowds return, the debate on masks is reigniting.
California Schools Mask Mandate Ends, But Some Districts Will Still Have Requirement In Place For NowMasks are now optional on many public school campuses across California after the state’s indoor mandate ended on Monday.
'I Had Nightmares, I Sometimes Still Do': Frontline Worker Says Two Years Of Pandemic Had Toll On HerOne frontline worker spoke about how she's weathered the past two years and how she's feeling about the future.
Sac State Mask Mandate To End After March 18Citing a rapid decline in COVID-19 cases across the area, Sacramento State President Robert S. Neslen announced Thursday that the campus mask mandate will end after March 18.
Sacramento City Unified To Keep Mask Requirement In Place Until At Least After Spring BreakSacramento City Unified schools will be keeping their mask mandate in place at least until after spring break.
Researchers: Highly Changed Coronavirus Variant Found In Deer After Nearly A Year In HidingAn Omicron-like variant of the virus that causes Covid-19 -- one that appears to be highly divergent from circulating strains and sticks out on a long branch of the virus' family tree -- has been discovered in a population of white-tailed deer in Ontario, Canada, according to a new study.
Will California's Ending Of School Mask Mandate Prevent Teacher Sickouts?The new guidance makes masks recommended but not required, regardless of vaccination status. But many school districts are already bucking state guidelines, voting not to enforce the mandate long before it ends. 
Court Orders Placerville Restaurant To Close For Operating Without Health PermitAn El Dorado County restaurant that defied state COVID-19 rules is being ordered to shut down.
Nevada Union High School Teachers 'No Show' After School Board Vote Lifts Mask EnforcementNevada Union High School was left so short-staffed by teachers' absences Wednesday, hundreds of students had to sit in the school auditorium to watch a movie instead.
Headstone Makers Struggle To Serve Grieving Families As Supply Chain Woes ContinueThe pandemic-fueled upheaval in the global supply chain is roiling the nation's monument industry at a time when demand for memorials is skyrocketing.
District: Not Enough Room For Unvaccinated Sac City Unified Students In Independent StudyThe Sacramento City Unified School District is backing off its plan to ban students not vaccinated for COVID-19 from the classroom.
'Endemic Approach' To Coronavirus Pandemic — What it Means for CaliforniansWhat is the difference between a pandemic and an endemic? According to experts, it's acknowledgement that COVID-19 won't disappear from the population. 
Local Restaurants Forced To Pivot Again As Omicron DeclinesThe Omicron surge is ending, but local restaurants are forced to pivot yet again to stay in business.
Newsom To Unveil Next Steps Of California's COVID Response As State Shifts Focus To 'Endemic Phase'California Gov. Gavin Newsom will unveil his state's plan for the "next phase" of the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday.  
Sac State President Calls For Continued Indoor Masking After Photos Show Him Defying Statewide MandateAs he told students and staff they need to continue wearing masks indoors on campus, photos show him wearing no mask while accepting the “Sacramentan of the Year” award at an indoor banquet just last week, while statewide indoor mask rules were in place.
California To Reveal New Plan To Adopt 'Endemic' Approach With COVIDCalifornia officials will unveil Thursday a new state plan that aims to coexist with the pandemic as the coronavirus is in retreat but not expected to disappear anytime soon.
California Lifts Indoor Mask Mandate for Fully Vaccinated PeoplePeople who are fully vaccinated no longer have to wear a face mask in California after the state’s mask mandate expired at midnight Wednesday.
Masks Now Optional For Roseville Joint Union High School District StudentsTeachers, represented by the Roseville Secondary Education Association, a union that represents nearly 500 teachers, spoke-out against the mask-optional policy. The union, affiliated with the California Teachers Association, said they are caught in the middle. 
What To Do If You’ve Lost Your COVID-19 Vaccine CardUnfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to replace the precious document.
'Not A Decision We Take Lightly': California Delays Decision On Lifting School Mask MandateGov. Gavin Newsom delayed a closely watched decision on lifting California’s school mask mandate Monday, even as other Democratic governors around the country have dropped them in recent weeks.
Walmart Drops Mask Requirement For All Vaccinated Employees In USThe nation's largest private retailer announced the changes for vaccinated employees as several US states, including California, issued their own plans to lift indoor mask mandates as Omicron cases decline.
Roseville Joint Union High School District Makes Masks Optional For StudentsRoseville Joint Union High School District has made student masks optional, going against California guidelines.
All California Workers Would Be Required To Get Vaccinated Under New BillCalifornia would mandate that all businesses require their employees and independent contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccine under legislation announced Friday by Democratic state lawmakers that was immediately criticized by Republicans as government overreach.
Republican Lawmakers Call To End California's Statewide COVID-19 Emergency OrderRepublican lawmakers in California pushed for an end to the statewide COVID-19 emergency declaration again Thursday, but their efforts fell short.
California To Begin 'Endemic' Approach To COVID-19 PandemicCalifornia health officials next week will outline a new approach to dealing with the coronavirus that assumes it's here to stay, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday, while condemning organized disinformation efforts that limit vaccinations critical to California entering the next stage.
Local Counties To Follow California's Move To Lift Indoor Mask MandateSeveral counties across the region have said they are following the state's move to drop the indoor mask mandate for Californians vaccinated against COVID-19.