WATCH LIVE: Santa Clara Co. health officials discuss priority COVID testing amid omicron surge

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WATCH LIVE: Santa Clara Co. health officials Dr. Sara Cody and Dr. George Han discuss priority COVID testing amid omicron surge.

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WATCH LIVE: Santa Clara County health officials Dr. Sara Cody and Dr. George Han discuss priority COVID testing amid omicron surge.

WATCH LIVE: Santa Clara Co. health officials Dr. Sara Cody and Dr. George Han discuss priority COVID testing amid omicron surge.

In San Francisco, a tentative agreement has been struck between the school district and several of its employee unions over COVID safety conditions. Last week, hundreds of San Francisco teachers called for a sickout to demand more on-the-job protections. The deal calls for the distribution of"high-quality face masks" such as N95s and KN95s to students and staff -- 73,000 are in the process of being distributed. The district will provide an additional 10 days of COVID sick leave for employees and weekly coronavirus testing will continue to be offered to students and staff.

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Sara Cody and Dr. George Han discuss priority COVID testing amid the omicron surge. "You personally attack me, and with absolutely not a shred of evidence of anything you say," Fauci told Paul at the Senate Health Committee hearing. 6 a. and will be streamed on CBSN Philly.m." "Go to [the] Rand Paul website and you see 'fire Dr. Tentative agreement reached between SFUSD, union employees over safety In San Francisco, a tentative agreement has been struck between the school district and several of its employee unions over COVID safety conditions.

Last week, hundreds of San Francisco teachers called for a sickout to demand more on-the-job protections."You can do $5, $10, $20, $100. Williams to discuss the anti-Asian comments made by tenured University of Pennsylvania Law professor, Amy Wax. The deal calls for the distribution of"high-quality face masks" such as N95s and KN95s to students and staff -- 73,000 are in the process of being distributed. The district will provide an additional 10 days of COVID sick leave for employees and weekly coronavirus testing will continue to be offered to students and staff." Not long after the hearing, Paul's campaign sent out a new fundraising email titled"Fauci is hysterical," which asked supporters to"Chip in if you agree!" Newsweek. Jan. 13 Where: In the player above or on your streaming device through CBS Philly. 13, 2022 8:25 a.

m. SF cancels MLK march and parade San Francisco's annual tribute to Doctor Martin Luther King Jr.  CBS3. has been canceled for 2022. The spike in COVID cases has shut down this year's MLK march and parade, which was scheduled to take place on Monday. Organizers say all indoor events will be moved online.

The cancellation comes just days after organizers of the MLK Parade in Hayward said their event is being postponed. Jan. 12, 2022 4:20 p.m. Oakland Unified reaches tentative COVID-19 safety agreement with teacher's union Oakland Unified School District has reached a tentative agreement with the Oakland Education Association Wednesday that focuses on improving COVID safety as well as compensation.

The latest agreement includes a non-work wellness day offered to teachers on Jan. 14 and providing an extended sick leave for those who contract COVID or are quarantined by the District due to exposure, through the end of the year. OUSD say the district is actively engaging in negotiations with all other bargaining units and hopes to conclude such negotiations this week. 3 p.m.

Oakland to require proof of vaccination at some indoor businesses The City of Oakland will require proof of vaccination for people 12 years and older to enter some indoor public locations, beginning Feb. 1. This includes all establishments where food or drink is served, entertainment venues, gyms, senior adult care facilities, City Hall and large indoor events. City officials say the vaccine card must be cross-checked with the individual's photo ID for those18 years and older. Patrons entitled to a qualified medical exemption must provide verification of their exemption and proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test.

6:55 a.m. CDC plans to update mask guidance The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it plans to update its mask guidance to"best reflect the multiple options available to people and the different levels of protection they provide." In a statement provided to ABC on Wednesday, the agency said the goal is for Americans to have"the best and most updated information to choose what mask is right for them." CDC would not say how soon it planned to update its online guidance, although one administration official said the goal was by week's end.

In the meantime, the CDC says,"CDC continues to recommend that any mask is better than no mask, and we encourage Americans to wear a well-fitting mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19." 6:45 a.m. Google offering employees free at-home rapid COVID-19 tests Google is offering full-time employees free at-home rapid COVID-19 tests, but according to a Google engineer, not everyone has the same access. The Chronicle spoke to that engineer, who is also a member of the Alphabet Workers Union.

He describes access to COVID tests as"unequal" for the company's contingent workforce, including thousands of contractors and temporary workers. The company is saying something else. According to the Chronicle, a Google spokesperson said in an email the company has free, at-home, and in-person testing options available to employees as well as temps and vendors. Jan. 11, 2022 11 p.

m. San Jose passes booster mandate for large events You'll now need a booster shot to attend an event at San Jose's SAP Center. City council tonight approved a mandate that requires people to provide proof they had a booster shot in order to attend big events at city-owned facilities, including the SAP Center and the San Jose Convention Center. City staff tells us it goes into effect immediately. The new rule also applies to venue staff, and it requires city employees to get a booster, if eligible.

4 p.m. Napa County's rate of new COVID cases highest since pandemic began, health official says Napa County's rate of new COVID-19 cases is now the highest it has been since the pandemic began, the county's top health official said Tuesday. The county has confirmed as many as 866 cases in a seven-day period since the omicron variant arrived in Napa, Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Relucio told the county Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning.

That figure outpaces the county's previous one-week peak of 788 cases during last winter's surge. The county has also confirmed as many as 337 cases in one day, more than double the previous peak of 143 set roughly one year ago. 10:30 a.m. San Francisco issues new testing guidelines for health care providers New San Francisco guidelines require all large health care facilities to provide access to COVID-19 testing for people with symptoms and people who have been a close contact within 24 hours of a request from a member patient.

Under the new order, the largest health systems will now be required to produce documentation twice a week to the SF Department of Public Health with proof of meeting patient testing needs in a timely manner. The city also announced more support for SFUSD, including providing more masks for students and teachers, and adding to the District supply of rapid antigen tests to support educators who are in quarantine being able to test back into the classroom. An average of 1,386 San Francisco residents a day are testing positive for COVID-19 at testing sites, which is more than four times that of last winter's peak at 373 cases per day. 5 a.m.

Hayward Unified returns to remote learning Today the Hayward Unified School District is going back to remote learning for one week. More than 500 students have tested positive for COVID and there are fewer teachers available, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Making the switch to online learning means the district risks losing $2.5 million a day in funding. Students received Chromebooks yesterday.

The district has set up learning hubs for students who need access to virtual learning from a school facility. Jan. 10, 2022 5 p.m. Sonoma Co.

to temporarily ban large indoor, outdoor gatherings Sonoma County health officials issued a temporary restriction Monday banning large gatherings as omicron variant spikes in the community. Large gatherings of more than 50 people indoors, or more than 100 people outdoors (where social distancing is not feasible), are prohibited for the duration of the order. The order will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan.

12 until Feb. 11. The county also issued an appeal to residents to stay home as much as possible for the next 30 days and limit interactions with those outside of their immediate household. 5 a.m.

West Contra Costa Co. Unified schools closed today Schools in West Contra Costa Unified will be closed today because of the spike in omicron cases. When classes resume tomorrow all staff will be required to wear a medical grade KN-95 mask. Each person will be provided one new mask every week through the end of the school year. All schools got a deep cleaning on Friday.

Students and staff are asked to get a COVID test before returning to class, although this is not a requirement. Jan. 8, 2022 UC Berkeley to start semester remotely, plans to resume in-person learning Jan. 31 UC Berkeley announced it will begin the semester with most classes being offered remotely. Some students and staff had expressed concern that Berkeley was the only University of California undergraduate campus not planning to offer virtual learning.

Remote classes will begin January 18, and plans to go full in-person instruction will resume on January 31. You can read the .