A Bay Area woman sued her husband’s employer after she became infected with COVID-19. The California Supreme Court found that giving her workers’ comp could set a precedent that would imperil the system.
Mayor Matt Mahan said millions in COVID funds also have been used to feed unhoused residents and provide services for vulnerable families. Bay Area activists urged remaining funds should be targeted to help Black and brown families who suffered most from the pandemic.
Judge Evette Pennypacker ruled that Calvary Chapel San Jose is liable to pay the fines and interest after the church held indoor services and other gatherings and did not require attendees to wear a face covering.
San Jose and San Francisco scored well in just one category -- investment -- with the San Jose metro area attracting the most venture capital funding of the 25 measured regions. San Francisco ranked eighth, near Philadelphia and New York.
The city of San Jose has set aside $2.75 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds to provide up to 400 grants of up to $15,000 each to small businesses towards owners' outstanding COVID-related rent debt.
California's coronavirus emergency declaration will expire on Feb. 28, almost three years after it began. It gave Gov. Gavin Newsom broad power to issue mandates intended to slow the spread of the virus, as well as to bypass certain state laws.
The countywide benefit was created in response to a 2022 proposal calling for the formation of a program to support employees at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center who had been on the frontlines of the Covid pandemic.
State test results show California students overall performed much worse in math and English language arts than pre-pandemic, but a persistent achievement gap didn't worsen, as initially feared. The results left education officials and experts neither surprised nor hopeless.