Santa Cruz 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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01/30/2024
San Francisco is coping with a “doom loop” of declining employment and business activity in its downtown core, but a new study suggests Sacramento may be in worse shape.

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12/28/2023
Kern County agrees to better protect free speech in a deal with the state Justice Department—inspired by the county’s’ 2020 squashing of COVID contracts to organizations that advocated defunding police.

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11/28/2023
Parents say flavored medication can help ensure their kids finish a prescription. Far fewer California pharmacies are offering that service as they await new rules from a state regulator.

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11/28/2023
Political wonks in California, Florida and maybe a few states in between, will be glued to their screens Thursday night to watch Gov. Gavin Newsom and Gov. Ron Desantis square off in a highly-anticipated Blue vs. Red State debate that’s been brewing since the summer.

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11/27/2023
California and Florida took starkly different approaches to dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Data shows that more Floridians died per capita of COVID than did Californians.

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11/12/2023
California’s community colleges are seeing enrollment gains for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Older students—those over 50—are some of the first to return.

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11/08/2023
As of Nov. 1, personnel working in acute care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, surgical and maternity centers, and infusion centers are required to wear a face mask at all times regardless of vaccination status.

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11/02/2023
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Educators have highlighted positives in data emerging from tests since the end of the pandemic, but Covid-19 also dealt a blow to learning in this idyllic corner of California.

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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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10/18/2023
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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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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09/13/2023
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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09/08/2023
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The 2023 State of the Workforce report by the Workforce Development Board shows that the local economy is experiencing a robust post-pandemic recovery.

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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
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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08/28/2023
Experts are recommending that people wait for the newest booster when it becomes available—even though it remains uncertain how well the immunity it induces will match up with the latest coronavirus strains.

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08/22/2023
About 65 million people globally are estimated to be living with so-called post-COVID-19 condition—a number reported to be increasing in the absence of approved treatments and continuing viral spread.

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08/16/2023
Santa Cruz County Deputy Health Officer Dr. David Ghilarducci told the Sentinel that four of the county's seven nursing homes were experiencing COVID outbreaks. He added that five deaths across seven facilities in the past two weeks are tentatively tied to COVID.
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