Proof of vaccination is still required at senior centers and assisted living facilities, and masks are now required at large indoor events.
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Enforcing the vaccine requirement this year would have likely pushed nearly 3,000 students out of school.
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.
Proof of vaccination will be required beginning Feb. 1, and also applies to bars, concert venues, senior centers, and more.
A controversial ban on backyard cottages is also finally heading before councilmembers.
Most OUSD students 12 and up will need to be fully vaccinated by Jan. 1 to continue going to school in person.
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Children ages 5 to 11 are now approved to get Pfizer’s vaccine.
Students will have until January 1, 2022 to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or else enroll in independent study.
OUSD has until October to develop a COVID-19 vaccination plan for students 12 and up, but it may not be enforced until January. Critics say the decision could harm students and families who don’t comply.
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Masks will be again be required indoors in Oakland and across the Bay Area starting at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday morning.
The mask recommendation applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents in an effort to prevent COVID-19 virus spread among all groups.