Long-simmering disputes with hospital employee unions over staffing are reaching crisis points, as almost a third of California hospitals report insufficient numbers of critical workers, including nurses, technicians and janitors.
Gov. Newsom and legislators had hoped to lengthen the school year in 2021-22, which they saw as critical to meet the extra emotional needs of students, particularly low-income, foster and homeless children caused by the pandemic.
The proposal by San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo would apply to all staff as well as attendees at events at the SAP Center, the Center for Performing Arts and McEnery Convention Center with more than 50 people.
Caltrain still has a way to go before its ridership returns to pre-COVID-19 levels, reporting 12% of pre-pandemic levels and 40% weekend pre-pandemic numbers, when it counted 65,000 total riders on weekdays
The California Department of Public Health also mandated that all people visiting a health care setting must confirm their vaccination status or have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to their indoor visit.
Limited online accessibility remains a critical barrier in discouraging California renters from applying for funds to ease pandemic-induced financial losses, despite promises of increased economic relief.
The county order, which goes into effect at 12:01 am Tuesday, Aug. 3, “is made in light of the recent significant increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Santa Clara County due primarily to the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.”
With more than 90% of the state’s population in areas now with substantial or high transmission, the California Department of Public Health recommends universal masking in indoor public settings and in schools