SPECIAL REPORT --- THE COVID LAB: State Secrets ExposedThis special report is the culmination of a 14-month investigation that prompted state and federal investigations, new legislation and shined a spotlight on public health dangers that it appears regulators tried to hide.
Parents Plan To Sue California Over School COVID Mandates: The Science Behind Their FightLocal parents are teaming up with a group from Southern California who successfully sued the state to reopen schools. They plan to sue the state again over school quarantine and mask mandates.
Delayed Investigation Report, Denied Interview Requests Amid School False Positives & Quarantines Linked to CA COVID LabAfter months of denied requests for information and interviews from public health officials, CBS13 turned to the Governor for answers. His response indicated he may not be aware of what's been going on inside the state's $1.7 billion COVID testing lab.
Are False Positives or Sensitive Tests Responsible For School COVID Spikes? CBS13 Investigates - Troubled State LabAt least one school district has paused COVID testing after students got false-positive results from the state's troubled COVID-19 testing lab. Another says their positivity rate increased 1000% after switching to the state lab which has a 60% higher positivity rate than CA overall. Administrators are now calling for a state-wide moratorium on asymptomatic PCR testing for student athletes.
Delayed School COVID Results, Canceled Games and Contamination Concerns - More Trouble For CA COVID LabParents are demanding answers now a month after the state was supposed to release its investigation into its troubled COVID testing lab.
CBS13 Investigates: Should School Athletes Use Rapid COVID Tests Instead of State Lab PCR Test?Delayed COVID tests from the state lab forced some schools to cancel their football games Friday. Other teams decided to get rapid tests before the game and got to play. Now, two of those teams are quarantined because, when the state's results finally came in on Sunday, a player who had a negative rapid test Friday got a positive result from the state lab.
Parents, Athletes, Coaches Calling On State To Bring Back Youth SportsApproximately 100 people gathered at the Sunrise Mall Friday afternoon, calling for Gov. Gavin Newsom to bring back youth sports.
California Releases New Guidelines For Youth Recreational SportsCalifornia released updated guidance Monday, laying out how youth and recreational sports can operate during the pandemic.
Local Schools Don’t Require Quarantine After Youth Sports Travel, Despite CA Travel AdvisoryWhat's being done to keep in-person classes COVID-free when student-athletes return from tournaments? The state advises a 14-day quarantine after travel but CBS13 has learned, most schools do not.
Is California Ignoring Parents' Pleas For Updated Youth Sports Guidance?It’s been more than two weeks since the state promised updated youth sports guidelines.
Youth Sports Teams Vote To Travel Out Of State Because California Won't 'Let Them Play' HereA growing number of youth sports teams are voting to travel out of state to play since they are not allowed to compete in California.
California Youth Sports Guidelines Finally ReleasedCalifornia's official youth sports guidance, released Monday night by the California Department of Public Heath, finally provides permission for a restricted return to youth sports.
Youth Sports Confusion Continues: Parents Calling For Statewide GuidelinesParents are calling on California officials to issue clear youth sports guidelines as the state and counties flip-flop on permission to play.
State Flip-Flops On Youth Sports: No Team Drills Or Conditioning Allowed In Any CountyFrom high school football to soccer clubs, many kids are back to team drills and training. But the state tells CBS13 those teams are violating state health orders and could be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Placer Youth Soccer Club Violates Health Orders, Holds Indoor TrainingsOne day after Placer County announced a 33% spike in COVID-19 cases, including nine children, CBS13 has learned a local youth soccer club held indoor trainings in violation of health orders.