Latest California Healthline Stories
In A First, Culver City Will Require Students To Get Vaccine: The Culver City Unified School District has issued a covid vaccine requirement for all eligible students — believed to be the first such requirement in California — a move the district superintendent said has the overwhelming support of parents, teachers and staff members. Read more from the Los Angeles Times and EdSource.
Wildfire Victims Can Sign Up For Health Insurance Coverage: Covered California is opening a special enrollment period to allow residents of 11 wildfire-ravaged counties to buy health insurance coverage if they do not already have it. Survivors will have 60 days from the date the emergency was declared to sign up. Read more from The Sacramento Bee. Wildfire coverage continues below.
California Assembly Employees Told To Get Vaccinated: The California Assembly will require all employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus by Sept. 1 or face possible termination, Speaker Anthony Rendon announced Monday as the Legislature returned for the final month of session. Read more from the San Francisco Chronicle.
Man Stabbed At Anti-Vax Rally: L.A. City Council President Nury Martinez denounced the violence at an anti-vaccination rally in front of City Hall over the weekend that resulted in one man being stabbed and a journalist being attacked. “Not wearing a mask and being anti-vax isn’t patriotism — it’s stupidity,” Martinez tweeted late Saturday. The man who was stabbed was released from the hospital, police said Sunday. Read more from the Los Angeles Times.
San Francisco To Require Vaccines For Indoor Activities: San Francisco will become the first major city in the country to require proof of full vaccination against the coronavirus for a variety of indoor activities, including visiting bars, restaurants, gyms and entertainment venues that serve food or beverages. The mandate takes effect Aug. 20. Read more from the San Francisco Chronicle, KQED, AP and CNN.
Thursday’s summaries of California health news covers Stanford’s testing rule, Newsom’s pandemic powers, vaccine mandates, fires and more.
Newsom Will Order Teachers To Get Vaxxed Or Tested, Sources Say: California school employees must either be vaccinated against covid or submit to a regular covid test under a pending order from Gov. Gavin Newsom, sources told several news organizations Tuesday. Read more from the Los Angeles Times, Bay Area News Group and Politico.
S.F.'s Covid Case Rate Worse Than National Rate: The latest wave of coronavirus cases, fueled by the extra-infectious delta variant, has put San Francisco’s case rate above the national rate for the first time since March 2020. Read more from the San Francisco Chronicle.
Kern and Humboldt Counties See Dramatic Leap In Covid Cases: As of Thursday, Kern County recorded 121 hospitalized covid patients, up from 25 a month before. And in Humboldt County, “the rise in cases seen in many counties has now hit here, with 400% increases in cases in a matter of a few weeks,” Public Health Officer Dr. Ian Hoffman said. Read more from The Bakersfield Californian and Eureka Times-Standard.
All California Health Workers Must Get The Covid Shot: California on Thursday issued the first order in the nation that requires covid-19 vaccinations for all health care workers. Medical employees have until Sept. 30 to get at least one dose of the vaccine. Read more from CalMatters, the San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times.