Last week, at least 65 students at Los Gatos High School tested positive for Covid. Nationwide, new Covid infections have increased substantially in the past month, with California adding more than 158,000 new cases during that time.
BART reversed itself to reinstate masks, even though the California Department of Public Health also announced last week that it would align with the CDC and drop its own mask requirement for public transit and transit hubs like bus stations and airports.
California Labor Commissioner Lilia Garcia-Brower cited Foster Farms, LLC, Foster Poultry Farms, Viking Staffing CA LLC, Human Bees Inc. and Marcos Renteria Ag Services. Inc. for failing to pay workers when they sick with COVID-19.
Criminal charges were announced against a man and a woman in Santa Cruz County and three other Californians, as well as owners and executives of medical businesses, physicians and manufacturers of fake COVID-19 vaccination record cards with losses greater than $149 million.
The state Department of Public Health notified diagnostics company PerkinElmer that its no-bid contract worth as much as $1.7 billion to operate the Valencia Branch Laboratory for Covid tests would end on May 15, months ahead of schedule.
World-renowned food festival, plagued by the Covid-19 pandemic, continuing lawsuits over the 2019 mass shooting, financial losses and new insurance requirements by the City of Gilroy, will be dramatically scaled back this year and in years ahead.