San Joaquin County Local News: COVID-19


All Local COVID-19 News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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10/31/2023
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Even when the unemployment fund was solvent pre-pandemic, it was below the level recommended for annual benefits.

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10/26/2023
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Even as the economy expands, workers are falling into poverty as the government withdraws crucial aid programs.

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10/25/2023
After years of isolation and virtual classes, young professionals in California’s workforce are reportedly struggling with greater mental health challenges and burnout. If colleges and companies don’t pay more attention, there could be economic consequences.

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10/23/2023
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Keeping supply chains running is a huge part of the state economy, but it comes with a price

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10/18/2023
Despite an influx of money to counter learning loss during the pandemic, English language arts and math test scores remain low.

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10/07/2023
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Despite previous statements, the housing department now says not everyone who applied for rental assistance will get it.

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09/21/2023
Companies set the original test dates arbitrarily due to these diagnostic at-home tests being developed rapidly. So, check your boxes before you toss them.

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09/18/2023
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Removal from Medi-Cal rolls was suspended during the pandemic. Not anymore.

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09/13/2023
Cases are on the rise, and so are hospitalizations and deaths. So the federal government's release of new, updated COVID boosters feels like good timing.

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09/11/2023
The vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer and its partner BioNTech were approved Sept. 11 for people 12 and older and under an emergency use authorization for children ages 6 months to 11 years old.

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09/06/2023
Nearly a third of K-12 students statewide were chronically absent in 2020-21, more than three times the pre-pandemic rate. Some school officials fear that pattern is becoming the new normal.

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09/05/2023
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Far from ‚Äúdefunding‚ÄĚ the police, cities are hiking pay and bonuses for new cops.

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09/05/2023
Attila Colar went to prison for lying to the government. After California gave him another contract as a provider in a rehabilitation program, a federal jury convicted him of fraud for using the personal information of Bay Area parolees and others to collect government COVID funds.

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09/04/2023
Image for display with article titled California COVID Cases are Spiking‚ÄĒAgain. Should You Panic? Here‚Äôs What You Need to Know

Positive tests are at their highest since the 2022 winter surge. But experts say there’s no cause for alarm.

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09/01/2023
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50 percent more complaints of retaliation were filed last year compared to pre-pandemic numbers

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09/01/2023
San Joaquin County Public Health Services placed three vending machines throughout Stockton, filled up with COVID-19 rapid testing kits, KN-95 masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes.

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08/24/2023
Image for display with article titled Public Boards Want to Keep Pandemic Rules. A New Bill Would Let Them Skirt Open Meeting Laws

Santa Cruz legislator John Laird authored the bill to let public boards operate under pandemic-era rules.

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08/14/2023
The San Joaquin Valley’s largest cities boasted the best downtown bounce-back, a university study found.

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08/07/2023
How bad is California hunger? A lot depends on your access to food aid, which expanded during the COVID-19 pandemic but is being reduced.

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08/04/2023
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Community colleges roll out light shows, splashy billboards and other marketing gimmicks.

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