The face mask has been a divisive symbol since the pandemic started, and now one of the nation's health leaders says they are the best weapon we have in fighting COVID-19.

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CDC Director: Face Masks Will Stop Coronavirus Better Than Vaccine; Experts Weigh InThe face mask has been a divisive symbol since the pandemic started, and now one of the nation's health leaders says they are the best weapon we have in fighting COVID-19.
Smoke, At Least Momentarily, Clearing In SacramentoSome favorable weather is doing wonders for clearing up the air in the valley on Wednesday.
Escaping The Smoke: People Head To Placer County To Recreate IndoorsThick layers of smoke continue to coat the Sacramento skies, leaving most people nowhere to escape. Though, some people are seeking refuge in surrounding counties now allowed to open more businesses indoors.
Coronavirus In California: Daily Average Of Cases Continues To FallThe latest numbers show encouraging signs that the pandemic is falling.
Coronavirus In California: Positivity Rate Starts To DropWhile thousands of new cases are being reported, the positivity rate is dropping below 6 percent for the first time in weeks.
Healthy Headlines: Multi-Focal Contact Lenses Slowed The Progression Of NearsightednessMultifocal contact lenses with the boost of reading power slowed the progression of nearsightedness in children. A study found kids also adapted to multifocal lenses faster than adults.
Dr. Sonia Angell, California’s Top Public Health Director, Resigns; No Reason GivenCalifornia's top public health official has resigned, just days after the state announced a fix for a glitch that caused a lag in reporting coronavirus test results used to make decisions about reopening businesses and schools.
New Data Reveals Underlying Conditions Behind San Joaquin County Coronavirus DeathsMany of the coronavirus victims in San Joaquin County had underlying conditions.
Truckee Vet Warns Dog Owners Of Unknown Toxin That Poisoned 5 Dogs, Killing 3Raider, a 3-year-old dog of the Vizsla breed, is enjoying his Truckee backyard once again after a mysterious health scare.
Study Finds Possible Link Between Gum Disease And COVID-19 ComplicationsLingering problems from contracting coronavirus are still being researched.
Youth Sports Guidelines Include Face Coverings InsideThe state has released new guidelines for student athletes during the coronavirus pandemic.
California Issues Guidelines For School ReopeningThe state Department of Public Health released the guidelines for public, private and charter schools seeking permission from local health officers to resume in-person instruction if they are located in one of 38 counties that remain on a state watch list because of troubling COVID-19 increases.
ICUs Remain Overwhelmed In San Joaquin, Stanislaus CountiesThe coronavirus is showing some signs of slowing down in California, with the exception of the Central Valley, which is now the state's main hotspot.
Sacramento County Surpasses 10K Coronavirus CasesSacramento County officially surpassed 10,000 reported cases of COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic as of Saturday.
More Sign-Ups For Covered CaliforniaCalifornia has reversed several years of slipping sign-ups on its Affordable Care Act exchange.
Napa County Confirms Case Of CoronavirusThere is a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in Napa County. 
First American Confirmed Dead From Coronavirus In ChinaThe U.S. embassy in Beijing confirmed the American citizen's death.
5 Evacuees At Travis AFB Showing Symptoms Of CoronavirusFive people who were evacuated from Wuhan, China and quarantined at Travis Air Force Base have been confirmed "symptomatic" and transported to local hospitals, the CDC confirmed.
CDC Answers Questions About Evacuation Of Americans From China To Travis AFB Amid Coronavirus OutbreakHundreds of Americans will be under quarantine for two weeks.
FDA To Allow Coronavirus Tests At Other US LabsThe FDA has issued an emergency authorization for a coronavirus test.
What Does It Mean To Be Quarantined?More than 200 passengers will be quarantined at Travis Air Force base after being evacuated from China due to the coronavirus outbreak.
2nd Coronavirus Case In U.S. Discovered In Chicago; Risk In U.S. Still LowA Chicago woman is the second confirmed U.S. case of the new coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China. Officials say she had traveled there over the holidays and brought the deadly virus back with her.
2 Flu-Related Deaths In Sacramento CountyA 66-year-old and 7-year-old have died from flu-related complications.
Could Coffee Help You Lose Weight? New Research Suggests Fat-Busting EffectDrinking coffee could activate the body’s fat-fighting defenses, a discovery that could have potential implications in the battle against obesity and diabetes.

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