Eagle Rock Aggregates will make changes to its operations to address air pollution and other concerns.
Officials say a less-strict masking policy, including at clinics, is appropriate as COVID outcomes improve. But some worry it will put high-risk populations in harm’s way.
Local women-led efforts are filling a void in care, as new data reveals most maternal deaths are preventable.
Oakland’s masking requirement in libraries and other city buildings ended Nov. 28, but health officials say COVID and other dangerous respiratory illnesses are spiking again.
The decrease is more pronounced in Black and Latino communities. Local health experts say a lack of education, misinformation, and general weariness are to blame.
Alameda County’s top health official Dr. Nicholas Moss has some recommendations.