Local Schools Forced To Adapt As Omicron Surge Continues – CBS Los Angeles

Local Schools Forced To Adapt As Omicron Surge Continues – CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, local schools have been forced to adapt many times over the course of the last two years, and once again, students across the Southland are once again being forced to flip the script when it comes to their education. Despite numbers that have seen a slight … Read more

COVID Omicron Updates: FDA Considers Restriction of Permits for Certain Monoclonal Antibody Treatments

COVID Omicron Updates: FDA Considers Restriction of Permits for Certain Monoclonal Antibody Treatments

NEW YORK (WABC) – Federal regulators are considering restricting the authorization of certain monoclonal antibody therapies that have not been shown to be effective against omicron variants of the coronavirus, a decision-making source told CNN. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may decide in the coming days to take action to curb the use of … Read more

Santa Clara County distributes free COVID-19 antigen tests in South Bay – CBS San Francisco

Santa Clara County distributes free COVID-19 antigen tests in South Bay – CBS San Francisco

SAN JOSE (KPIX) – Santa Clara County on Saturday distributed free at-home COVID-19 antigen tests at several locations for people who live and work in the community and registered for an appointment to receive up to to four tests. “Right now with the kids back to school, we’re getting a lot of close contact notices … Read more

2 million people tested for Covid in Beijing as Winter Olympics loom

2 million people tested for Covid in Beijing as Winter Olympics loom

As the Games begin on February 4, China locks the Olympics into a tightly controlled bubble. Beijing: Beijing city officials said on Sunday that the two million residents of a neighborhood where they have identified a small cluster of Covid-19 infections will be tested, less than two weeks before the start of the Olympics in … Read more

COVID-19 Testing Sites Replace LA-Area MLK Day Events, Unity Walk, Virtual Events Still Happening – CBS Los Angeles

COVID-19 Testing Sites Replace LA-Area MLK Day Events, Unity Walk, Virtual Events Still Happening – CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Los Angeles’ first annual event to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day – the Kingdom Day Parade in South LA – has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are still a number of MLK-related events happening on Monday. At 9 a.m., the Congress for Racial Equality’s Kingdom Day … Read more

Railcar thefts rise 160% in the Los Angeles area, leaving train tracks littered with debris

Railcar thefts rise 160% in the Los Angeles area, leaving train tracks littered with debris

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Thieves are back in action, smashing open train cars near downtown Los Angeles and stealing the merchandise inside. Some of the goods you have ordered, returned or are waiting for have literally stopped. Video captured by AIR7 HD near Lincoln Park shows Union Pacific tracks littered with empty boxes from companies … Read more

The federal government will begin distributing free home COVID test kits; Here’s how to get your free tests – CBS San Francisco

The federal government will begin distributing free home COVID test kits;  Here’s how to get your free tests – CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The rush for COVID testing amid the omicron surge continued Friday, but some relief may soon be on the way in the form of free self-test kits being delivered to your home courtesy of the federal government. Starting next Wednesday, you can log on to a new website called covidtests.gov … Read more

Feds to start distributing free home COVID test kits – CBS San Francisco

The federal government will begin distributing free home COVID test kits;  Here’s how to get your free tests – CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The rush for COVID testing amid the omicron surge continued Friday, but some relief may soon be on the way in the form of free self-test kits being delivered to your home courtesy of the federal government. Starting next Wednesday, you can log on to a new website called covidtests.gov … Read more

SFUSD and unions reach agreement on COVID testing, high-quality masks for all students and staff – CBS San Francisco

SFUSD and unions reach agreement on COVID testing, high-quality masks for all students and staff – CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – San Francisco teachers’ unions reached an agreement late Thursday night with the district that provides for masks and testing for all students and workers in a bid to keep schools open during the current surge. of COVID. The agreement between the San Francisco Unified School District and the teachers’ union … Read more

LA County’s COVID-Positive Hospital Patient Count Surpasses 4,000; Riverside County reports spike in pediatric cases – CBS Los Angeles

LA County’s COVID-Positive Hospital Patient Count Surpasses 4,000;  Riverside County reports spike in pediatric cases – CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The number of COVID-positive patients at hospitals in Los Angeles County topped 4,000 on Thursday as the Omicron variant continued to fuel a winter spike in infections. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said there were 4,175 COVID-19 positive patients in county hospitals as of Thursday. Of those hospitalized, 586 are … Read more