Health experts say positive cases are underreported, but high vaccination rates have meant fewer hospitalizations and deaths.
We spoke to Dr. Noha Aboelata of Roots Community Health Center about the new variant BA.2, emerging COVID-19 treatments, and more.
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.
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.
Proof of vaccination is still required at senior centers and assisted living facilities, and masks are now required at large indoor events.
The Oaklandside has obtained a close look at COVID-19 fatalities, from how many have died to demographics on age, race, and more.
We asked UCSF’s Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo how Oakland can stay safe in the face of the latest COVID-19 variant.
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.
Heading into the holidays with rising COVID-19 case numbers, here’s how children can get vaccinated.
Roommates, large families, and live-work residents have encountered some challenges accessing tests from the federal government.
County health officials reviewed COVID-19 death records and found 411 cases that were “clearly not” caused by the disease.
Where you can get a booster vaccine dose in Oakland, and what the experience was like.
Proof of vaccination will be required beginning Feb. 1, and also applies to bars, concert venues, senior centers, and more.
Here’s who will get the first round of doses. If you’re eligible, The Oaklandside wants to hear from you.
Masks will be again be required indoors in Oakland and across the Bay Area starting at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Children ages 5 to 11 are now approved to get Pfizer’s vaccine.
We hosted a live conversation with Dr. Nicholas Moss on Instagram yesterday and took questions from viewers.
Looking for services during the pandemic? Check out this interactive county map and resource guides from The Oaklandside.