After long months in the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses say hospitals are short-staffed and under-resourced.
The mask recommendation applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents in an effort to prevent COVID-19 virus spread among all groups.
The test, distributed by Oakland residents Alison Heller and Dean Shold, checks if the deadly opioid is laced in street drugs including cocaine, heroin and meth.
It’s the first time since the state began its tier system last summer that Alameda County has entered the least-restrictive, yellow tier.
The new guidelines prohibit gatherings with people outside of your household through Jan. 4.
After three short weeks, indoor dining is once again closed in Oakland as the state grapples with a rise in COVID-19 cases and Alameda County returns to the purple tier.
Businesses that are currently open indoors, like personal care services and restaurants, can continue, but there won’t be further expansions in any sector.
Restaurants can reopen indoor dining at 25% capacity beginning Oct. 26 under a new orange tier designation for the county in the state’s COVID-19 reopening guidelines.
Wildfire season is upon us and air quality locally will be very poor for the foreseeable future according to weather experts.