Monthly poll panelists believe that mandatory lockdowns aren't necessary because of widespread availability of vaccines, and roughly half believe that Sheriff Laurie Smith should resign or serve out the balance of her term and not seek re-election.
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.
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.
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
The new vaccination requirements are part of the state's push to get more people vaccinated as a wave of new cases, spurred by the ultra-contagious delta variant and cases among unvaccinated people, threatens to halt the state's progress in mitigating the virus' spread.