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An Alameda County healthcare worker gives a community member a vaccine, Photo by Momo Chang.

State and health care workers will need vaccines or weekly COVID tests as Delta variant spreads

CA State Governor Gavin Newsom announced today that the state’s healthcare and state workers will need proof of COVID vaccination or weekly COVID tests. Those who are unvaccinated will also be required to wear masks and other PPE, according to the announcement. Governor Newsom made the announcement in Oakland, CA, with Mayor Libby Schaaf in[Read more]
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Masks: Is it over?!

Editor’s Note: Oakland Voices alumna Kevonna Taylor shares how she feels about mask guidelines, especially[Read more]
A 74 year-old man wearing a baseball cap and baby blue surgical mask stands in front of sign that says Census 2020 and :"six feet apart"


Editor’s Note: Oakland Voices alumnus and correspondent Howard Dyckoff is in the vulnerable age category[Read more]

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