CDC Updates, Again, Guidelines On Testing People Without Coronavirus SymptomsThe new language rolls back controversial changes made to the CDC's site last month. It once again stresses that anyone who has been in contact with an infected person should be tested for coronavirus.
Yuba County Leaders Want More People To Get Tested For Virus 'Even If Symptoms Are Mild'Yuba County health officials are asking people to get tested if they even have the mildest of symptoms.
California May Begin Wider Screening With Quick Coronavirus TestsCalifornia's typical turnaround time for coronavirus tests has dropped to less than two days, state health officials said Thursday, a mark that allows for effective isolation and quarantine of those who are infected to limit the spread.
Twin Rivers Unified School District Offering Free Coronavirus Tests To EmployeesTwin Rivers Unified, which has 27,000 students and staff at schools in Sacramento, North Highlands and Rio Linda, is now offering COVID-19 tests to their employees.
Twin Rivers Unified Offering Voluntary Coronavirus Saliva TestsA Sacramento County school district is rolling out an ambitious testing system that’s saliva-based.
Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Results Expected By End Of Year, US Officials SayCompanies testing coronavirus vaccines should know by the end of the year whether any can protect people from the virus, federal officials say.
Lincoln Medical Clinic Offering New COVID-19 Rapid TestingThere’s a new option for COVID-19 testing at a Lincoln Urgent Care on top of the traditional nasal swab test.
CDC Guidelines Now Say People Exposed To COVID-19 May Not Need TestingIn a shift that perplexed some doctors, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has changed its coronavirus testing guidelines to say that some people without symptoms may not need to be tested, even if they've been in close contact with someone positive with the virus.
CDC Study Suggests Inmates Should Have Been Tested In MassCorrectional facilities, including in California, that resisted mass coronavirus testing for inmates erred in their decision to only test inmates with symptoms, leading to large initial undercounts, a recent study by the CDC suggested.
California's Growing Virus Data Collection HeadacheCalifornia has stopped removing or adding to a list of counties facing more restrictions on businesses and schools as it tries to determine the impact from an unresolved technical problem with the state's coronavirus testing database, health officials said Wednesday.
Which Schools Can Apply For In-Person Class Waivers?Which schools and counties can apply for a waiver to return to in-person classes? And how many plan to?
Technical Issue Has California Under-Reporting Virus CasesA technical problem has caused a lag in California’s tally of coronavirus test results, casting doubt on the accuracy of recent data showing improvements in the infection rate and number of positive cases, and hindering efforts to track the spread, the state’s top health official said Tuesday.
Private Labs Not Running At Capacity During Testing ShortagesSacramento County is following in the footsteps of states like New York, working with private labs to increase testing capacity.
Several New Coronavirus Testing Sites Opening In Sacramento CountyIn an effort to make coronavirus testing more accessible to the greater-Sacramento community, health officials are opening several new community-based testing sites next week.
California Will Now Collect LGBTQ Coronavirus DataCalifornia will now collect sexual orientation and gender identity data when tracking new coronavirus cases.