What's California's Department of Public Health Hiding At The $1.7B COVID Testing Lab? Lawmakers Demand AnswersState Senate Republican Leader, Scott Wilk, is demanding answers from the Department of Public Health following an ongoing CBS13 investigation into shocking public health failures at the state's $1.7 billion COVID testing lab. The state said it would make it's investigation public by mid-March but now says "the investigation is ongoing" as problems continue and the lab contract is set to renew at the end of the month.
CBS13 Investigates: Parents' Facebook Groups Removed, Then ReinstatedSeveral Facebook parent groups that have been critical of school COVID policies suddenly disappeared from the social media platform this week.
Kid COVID Vaccine Confusion: Who's Approved, Authorized Or Mandated?Pfizer asked the FDA for Emergency Use Authorization of its COVID vaccine for kids 5-11 on Thursday, but on the heels of California's school vaccine mandate, the distinction between "approval," "authorization" and "mandates" is causing confusion for some parents.
One In Three Students At Local California Schools Failed Last Year - But Who's Tracking?It’s no secret that students struggled with distance learning last year, but it's been difficult to quantify the actual impact on California students - until now.
Lodi Schools Hit With District-Wide Cyber Security IncidentThe district would not confirm whether or not this was a ransomware attack or whether any student data was compromised, but this is not the first cyber security incident at the district.
Schools Aren't Required to Report Increasing Cyber Attacks: Kids at Risk, Parents in The DarkCybercriminals are targeting schools at an alarming rate and putting kids at risk of identity theft - and their parents may never know.
Are Fake COVID-19 Vaccine Cards The New Fake IDs?From concerts to college campuses, from the office to the bar, proof of vaccination is quickly becoming common. There’s now concern that fake vaccine cards could become the new fake ID.
Thousands of Unused ‘Vax For The Win’ Gift Cards - 'Procedural Errors' May Have Prevented Some From Redeeming ThemCBS13 has learned as many as a quarter of those vaccine incentive gift cards had not been redeemed by late August - and hundreds of thousands of dollars in Vax for the Win gift cards may have gone unused due to errors by the state.
How Many Acres Of Forest Did The State Treat Ahead Of This Year’s Fire Season?From debates to the Assembly and Senate floors, the number of wildland acres treated to prevent wildfires has become a political hot button heading into the recall.
School Mask Exemptions: How To Tell If They Are LegitimateIt's masks off for at least 50 kids in Placer County school districts. Sources tell CBS13 that dozens of students were given medical exemptions—the majority of them coming from Dr. Michael Huang in Roseville. Some parents are concerned those exemptions aren't legitimate, but Dr. Huang insists they are.
CBS13 Investigates: Problems With State's Digital Vaccine RegistryAs more employers and schools districts require proof of vaccination, problems with the state's digital vaccine records could prevent some from proving that they're vaccinated.
Can You Access Your CA Digital Vaccine Record?We’re hearing some people still can’t find their digital vaccine record through the state’s website. Take a moment to check for yours is there — and let us know if can or can’t find it.
Can You Be Forced To Get Vaccinated If You Can Prove Natural Immunity From A Previous COVID Infection?It's a common question: Do you need to get vaccinated if you've already had COVID?
Tracking Summer Camp Sex Abuse: How To Better Protect Your KidsWith summer camp in full swing after a year at home, there are new questions about how sexual abuse at summer camps is tracked and reported.
‘What's Changed Is The Delta Variant’: Parents Sue State Over School Mask Mandates As Infectious Disease Experts Ask For Data-Based Mask MetricTwo groups of parents from across the state filed a lawsuit on Thursday, suing the governor and the California Department of Public Health over school mask mandates and other COVID protocols.