California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he was “pulling the emergency brake” by placing most of the state back into the purple tier.
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Gov. Gavin Newsom promised business as usual on Tuesday, but there could be exceptions to everyday life returning to normal. Here are questions and answers to clear up some of the confusion.
Although Gov. Gavin Newsom initially had indicated that the state’s mask mandate would remain in place even after other restrictions had been lifted, officials have since said that Californians will no longer have to wear masks, unless a private business decides to continue requiring them.
The shift to yellow tier opens light rail and buses to more travelers, who must still wear masks and stay 3 feet apart beginning May 26.
Bars in both counties will also be allowed to reopen indoors at 25% capacity or 100 people.
Roughly 20 million vaccine doses have been administered statewide, state officials say.
South Bay public health officials have also seen the number grow to 15 confirmed cases of another strain known as the UK variant.
State public health officials released updated reopening guidelines that take effect this weekend.
Even as gender equality in most traditionally male sectors has improved, women in Santa Clara County continue to be shut out of firefighting.
Health agencies and hospitals are using different formulas to allocate the coronavirus shots, exacerbating disparities in vaccine access.
Workers in education, childcare, emergency services, and the food and agriculture industries will be eligible later this month.
Sam Liccardo founded Solutions San Jose, a 501(c)4 advocacy organization, to urge more schools to resume on-campus learning.
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new stay-at-home order Thursday that will be targeted at regions with diminished ICU capacity.
Santa Clara County Covid-19 Testing Officer Dr. Marty Fenstersheib said the county has been conducting 7,000 to 8,000 tests a day.
Pastor Mike McClure, who’s named as a defendant in the county’s case, could face jail time if he continues to defy public health orders.
Under the new reopening tier, which goes into effect at midnight, more establishments can expand indoor operations—with certain limitations.