Masking is an effective way to prevent the spread of COVID and other respiratory viruses.
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 order is a blow to landlords who sued Oakland and Alameda County this year, but the case is not over.
Experts recommend scheduling an appointment before the fall and winter months.
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.
Health experts say positive cases are underreported, but high vaccination rates have meant fewer hospitalizations and deaths.
A federal judge ended the mask mandate for air travel. We asked local airport workers what they think.
In two weeks, Oakland Unified School District may allow students to stop wearing masks outdoors. Plus: Officials presented a budget update at Wednesday’s school board meeting.
We spoke to Dr. Noha Aboelata of Roots Community Health Center about the new variant BA.2, emerging COVID-19 treatments, and more.
Businesses can still require customers to mask up, and health officials cautioned that face coverings are “strongly recommended.”
The new city ordinance also applies to senior centers, yoga studios, entertainment venues and large indoor events.
Several new testing sites run by a company called “Stop. Swab. Go.” are getting mixed results, and raising eyebrows.
We asked UCSF’s Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo how Oakland can stay safe in the face of the latest COVID-19 variant.
Symptoms among the vaccinated are mostly mild. But hospitalizations are increasing and officials fear hospitals could be stressed in the coming weeks due to omicron.
Now face coverings will be required in offices, gyms and houses of worship.
Proof of vaccination will be required beginning Feb. 1, and also applies to bars, concert venues, senior centers, and more.
Heading into the holidays with rising COVID-19 case numbers, here’s how children can get vaccinated.
Some traditional homeless shelters are staying closed or at reduced capacity. Others are trying something new.