Covid-19: ‘I think we might be through the worst,’ says Alameda County health official

The severe winter covid-19 surge in the East Bay may have hit its peak, said an Alameda County public health official this week. "I think we might be through the worst," Alameda County Interim Public Health Officer Nicholas Moss said on Tuesday. Moss, however, added there is not yet enough evidence clearly showing the surge … Continue reading Covid-19: ‘I think we might be through the worst,’ says Alameda County health official

Alameda County expects to receive first doses of Pfizer covid-19 vaccine on Friday

Alameda County's initial allotment of the Pfizer covid-19 vaccine is expected to arrive this Friday, county health officials said. "The big headline is, we don't have it yet," said Dr. Kathleen Clanon, medical director for Alameda County Health Care Services Agency. When the shipment of nearly 14,000 doses of the vaccine finally arrives for frontline … Continue reading Alameda County expects to receive first doses of Pfizer covid-19 vaccine on Friday

Bay Area will begin new stay-at-home orders on its own, begins Dec. 7 in Alameda County

Alameda County, along with four other counties in the Bay Area, will begin Gov. Gavin Newsom's new stay-at-home orders earlier than anticipated. Newsom's new order, announced on Thursday, was predicated on regions like the Bay Area falling below 15 percent available capacity of Intensive Care Units. The region was at 28 percent, as of yesterday. … Continue reading Bay Area will begin new stay-at-home orders on its own, begins Dec. 7 in Alameda County

Alameda County tops 30,000 total covid-19 cases as rate of infection rises

Alameda County surpassed 30,000 total reported covid-19 on Thursday as the number of new cases continues to spike. The Alameda County Public Health Department reported 30,330 covid-19 cases since the pandemic began last March. The number of deaths is now 520. After the county hit a high point in new daily cases on Aug. 13, … Continue reading Alameda County tops 30,000 total covid-19 cases as rate of infection rises

Oakland Unified has a reopening plan, but many variables exist

"Oakland Unified submitted its reopening plan this week to Alameda County in the hopes of allowing some students back to class beginning on Jan. 25, but the proposal is also contingent on bargaining with the teachers union as well as the number of coronavirus cases now surging through the country," KTVU reports. "California allows schools … Continue reading Oakland Unified has a reopening plan, but many variables exist

COVID-19: Alameda County is trending toward favorable orange tier

New coronavirus cases, along with the rate of positive tests, at-large, and among the lowest socioeconomic areas in Alameda County continue to trend downward, said Dr. Nicholas Moss, Alameda County’s interim public health officer. The positive trends mean Alameda County could move from the state’s red tier to orange, as early as next week. The … Continue reading COVID-19: Alameda County is trending toward favorable orange tier

Alameda County: Pending state approval, outdoor dining, Oakland Zoo could reopen this week

Alameda County supervisors gave their support to an application asking the state for a variance that will allow outdoor dining to resume, perhaps within this week. If approved by the state, the variance will also allow the struggling Oakland Zoo to reopen for outdoor activities only, said Nicholas Moss, Alameda County interim public health officer. … Continue reading Alameda County: Pending state approval, outdoor dining, Oakland Zoo could reopen this week

Covid-19: Oakland Zoo says its running out of money and at risk of closure

The Oakland Zoo is bleeding money and at risk of closure if it does not reopen soon, its executive vice president said. The Oakland Zoo, which has been closed since the covid-19 shelter in place was ordered in mid-March, is losing $2.5 million in revenue each month due to the closure, Nik Dehejia, the Oakland … Continue reading Covid-19: Oakland Zoo says its running out of money and at risk of closure

San Leandro candidate admonished by county for food service violations at campaign events

For more than a  year, San Leandro City Council candidate Bryan Azevedo has been doing good deeds around town. He’s received notoriety for organizing outings to pick up litter around the city, helped seniors during the pandemic, and delivered food supplies to the needy.  Within the last two months, Azevedo has taken it a step … Continue reading San Leandro candidate admonished by county for food service violations at campaign events

Eight Alameda firefighters quarantined, tested for COVID-19

Alameda County health officials ordered eight City of Alameda firefighters quarantined for potential exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19). An Alameda firefighter tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday, the city announced the next day. An investigation by the Alameda County Public Health Department identified eight other Alameda firefighters who were in direct contact with the … Continue reading Eight Alameda firefighters quarantined, tested for COVID-19