This blog will be updated throughout the day with the latest COVID-19 news. Click HERE to learn when and where you can sign-up to get the coronavirus vaccine near you.
Dixon High School holding vaccine clinic on Wednesday
Solano County is holding a vaccine clinic for people over the age of 65 on Wednesday, February 17.
The clinic will be at Dixon High School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To register for the clinic, Solano County is asking people to call 707-676-3435.
California reopenings on way as virus numbers improve
California Gov. Gavin Newsom says a substantial number of counties could see fewer restrictions on businesses starting next week as coronavirus numbers improve.
The governor spoke Tuesday at the site of a new federally supported mass vaccination site in Los Angeles that opened Tuesday along with a similar site in Oakland. Both are intended to vaccinate people in communities hit hard by the pandemic. California expects to get about 6,000 doses of vaccine a day for each site. That's separate from the state's regular vaccination allocation. California got 1.08 million doses this week and expects to get 1.28 million doses next week.
In two doses of welcome good news, vaccine efforts were increasing to nearly 1.7 million new doses administered per day. And both coronavirus deaths and new cases have plummeted in recent weeks.
State releases latest COVID-19 statistics
On Tuesday, the state of California announced a state total of 3,412,057 confirmed cases of COVID-19. California on Tuesday reported 64 new deaths from COVID, bringing the total to more than 47,107.
As of Tuesday, Feb. 16, it's estimated that at least 6,262,781 vaccines have been administered to Californians.
Yolo County vaccinating frontline workers starting this week
Yolo County is expanding its vaccination efforts to include all frontline workers in Phase 1B of California's vaccination framework. That means people working in education, childcare, emergency services, food and agriculture can all start applying to get their vaccine.
The county is offering a small number of appointments this week for frontline workers that live or work in the county, but they are adding more clinics starting next week. Right now, it's only the county that is offering vaccines for frontline workers, so people in these fields must register to get their vaccine from the county, not a health care provider.
Yolo County is already vaccinating those over the age of 65 and healthcare workers. The county is also allowing these frontline workers to register for the vaccine clinic in Woodland on Saturday, Feb. 20.
If you are eligible to register for the clinic, click HERE to register or call 2-1-1 for help registering.
FEMA sites open in California
Today, Tuesday, Feb. 16, two new mass vaccination sites with doses from the federal government open in Oakland at the Oakland Coliseum and in Los Angeles at the California State University campus. The two sites will be jointly run with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
This is part of President Biden's effort to create 100 mass vaccination sites nationwide in 100 days.
According to ABC7 in the Bay Area, 6,000 coronavirus vaccine doses should be distributed each day at the Oakland site. Oakland Coliseum and in Los Angeles at the California State University campus.
Gov. Newsom plans to be at the opening of one of the sites, joined by local and state leaders. He'll also provide an update on the state's latest vaccine news.
Resources guide for California families
- San Joaquin County Help: A Resource Guide for Struggling Families and Individuals
- Yolo County Help: A Resource Guide for Struggling Families and Individuals
- Stanislaus County Help: A Resource Guide for Struggling Families and Individuals
- Sacramento County Help: A Resource Guide for Struggling Families and Individuals
- Q&A: Why wear a mask after you've been vaccinated?
- Can my employer require the COVID-19 vaccine? | Q&A with workers rights attorney
- El Dorado County Help: A resource guide for struggling families and individuals
- Northern California Help: A resource guide for struggling Families and individuals
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