Experts recommend scheduling an appointment before the fall and winter months.
Proof of vaccination is still required at senior centers and assisted living facilities, and masks are now required at large indoor events.
Health experts say positive cases are underreported, but high vaccination rates have meant fewer hospitalizations and deaths.
Roommates, large families, and live-work residents have encountered some challenges accessing tests from the federal government.
Where you can get a booster vaccine dose in Oakland, and what the experience was like.
We spoke to Dr. Noha Aboelata of Roots Community Health Center about the new variant BA.2, emerging COVID-19 treatments, and more.
We asked UCSF’s Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo how Oakland can stay safe in the face of the latest COVID-19 variant.
The St. Vincent de Paul shelter—which has served unhoused residents throughout the pandemic—was no match for the ruthlessly contagious omicron variant.
We spoke with a labor nurse, fire captain, restaurant owner and others to see how their feelings have evolved about the pandemic.
Case rates are “plateauing at a high rate,” fueled by the BA.5 variant.
Heading into the holidays with rising COVID-19 case numbers, here’s how children can get vaccinated.
Proof of vaccination will be required beginning Feb. 1, and also applies to bars, concert venues, senior centers, and more.
The nonprofit will be providing on-site health screenings, vaccinations, and health care information for underserved communities.
Doctors say Bay Area cases are rising quickly due to the omicron and delta variants, but this time, residents have added protection from vaccines and boosters, masks and social distancing.
Businesses can still require customers to mask up, and health officials cautioned that face coverings are “strongly recommended.”
Several new testing sites run by a company called “Stop. Swab. Go.” are getting mixed results, and raising eyebrows.
The mask recommendation applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents in an effort to prevent COVID-19 virus spread among all groups.
The order is a blow to landlords who sued Oakland and Alameda County this year, but the case is not over.
The Oaklandside has obtained a close look at COVID-19 fatalities, from how many have died to demographics on age, race, and more.
On bad air days, schools are instructed to close windows and doors and let the air purifiers work. But during the pandemic, that solution comes with its own problems.