We spoke to Alameda County Public Health Department’s Dr. Joanna Locke about testing, masking, and other advice for a safe holiday gathering.
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Umoja Health Fair returns to Oakland
The nonprofit will be providing on-site health screenings, vaccinations, and health care information for underserved communities.
Yes, it’s a surge: Wastewater tests reveal high level of COVID-19 in East Bay
Health experts say positive cases are underreported, but high vaccination rates have meant fewer hospitalizations and deaths.
Why you still need a mask, according to a doctor on the frontlines of health care in Oakland
We spoke to Dr. Noha Aboelata of Roots Community Health Center about the new variant BA.2, emerging COVID-19 treatments, and more.
Having problems ordering your free rapid COVID-19 tests from USPS?
Roommates, large families, and live-work residents have encountered some challenges accessing tests from the federal government.
Swap your cloth mask for a KN95 or N95. Rethink socializing. And more expert omicron advice
We asked UCSF’s Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo how Oakland can stay safe in the face of the latest COVID-19 variant.
Omicron is surging in the Bay Area. Experts say Oakland has the tools to stay safe
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.
How my 91-year-old grandma and I got COVID-19 boosters
Where you can get a booster vaccine dose in Oakland, and what the experience was like.
1 in 5 young children have received first vaccine dose in Alameda County
Heading into the holidays with rising COVID-19 case numbers, here’s how children can get vaccinated.
Is it safe to attend indoor events? Should we get tested before going to a party? We asked an expert
Alameda County’s top health official Dr. Nicholas Moss has some recommendations.
Alameda and six other Bay Area counties mandate mask use as of Aug. 3
Masks will be again be required indoors in Oakland and across the Bay Area starting at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Alameda County’s new COVID death toll is 25% lower than thought
County health officials reviewed COVID-19 death records and found 411 cases that were “clearly not” caused by the disease.
How to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Oakland and Alameda County
How to sign up to get notified when it’s your turn, who’s next in line, and more answers to your questions about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
How Oakland Unified could spend millions in COVID relief funds
Oakland Unified has a limited amount of time to spend nearly $300 million from COVID legislation.
Oakland expects to receive up to $192 million in federal COVID-19 relief
The American Rescue Plan includes financial assistance for cities. The money could help Oakland avoid severe budget cuts.
Small business owners now have extra time to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program loan
The Biden administration extended the deadline to March 9, and opened the program to people who didn’t qualify before.
Oakland small businesses can apply for state COVID-19 relief grants, starting February 2
California will give up to $25,000 to qualifying businesses impacted by the pandemic. Here’s how to apply.
Oakland small businesses have two more days to apply for COVID-19 relief grants
Problems with the state’s website prompted officials to extend the application deadline to Jan. 13.
‘Social bubbles are now popped’; Bay Area closes outdoor dining, sets strict rules amid COVID-19 surge
The new guidelines prohibit gatherings with people outside of your household through Jan. 4.
Small business COVID relief grants are still available. But will they be enough?
Alameda County is accepting applications for its latest round of CARES Act small business grants. But some struggling Oakland business owners fear they may still be forced to close.