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In First TV Debate, GOP Recall Candidates Bash Newsom’s Covid Response: A quartet of Republican gubernatorial hopefuls made their case Wednesday to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom from workplace at their first televised recall debate. The challengers criticized Newsom over covid mandates, crime and housing prices. All had been united of their opposition to masks and vaccination mandates, however their approaches assorted. Learn extra from Politico, The Sacramento Bee, Los Angeles Times and AP.

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Labor Union Balks At Vaccine Requirement: The Newsom administration is continuing with plans to require state employees to current proof of covid vaccination or undergo weekly testing over the objections of its largest public worker union. “The state is blithely counting on an untrained cadre of worksite stage supervisors and managers to wander the worksite flooring asking staff to show up their vaccination standing,” SEIU Native 1000 mentioned. Learn extra from The Modesto Bee.

Under, try the roundup of California Healthline’s protection. For in the present day’s nationwide well being information, learn KHN’s Morning Briefing.

U.S. Developing Plan To Require Foreign Visitors To Be Vaccinated 

The Biden administration is growing a plan to require practically all international guests to the USA to be absolutely vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 as a part of finally lifting journey restrictions that bar a lot of the world from getting into the USA, a White Home official informed Reuters on Wednesday. The White Home needs to re-open journey, which might increase enterprise for the airways and tourism business, however just isn’t prepared to instantly elevate restrictions due to the rising COVID-19 case load and extremely transmissible COVID-19 Delta variant, the official mentioned. (Shepardson, 8/4)

Modesto Bee:
Sutter Health To Require Staff To Be Vaccinated For COVID-19

Sutter Well being of Sacramento introduced a brand new coverage that goals to have its workforce absolutely vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 by the top of September. Sutter is affiliated with Memorial Medical Heart in Modesto, Memorial Hospital Los Banos and the Sutter Gould Medical Basis doctor workplaces. (Carlson, 8/5)

Orange County Register:
MemorialCare To Require Coronavirus Vaccinations For All Workers 

The MemorialCare well being system, which operates 4 main hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange counties and different smaller services within the area, introduced Wednesday, Aug. 4, it’ll require all of its employees to get vaccinated in opposition to the coronavirus by the top of September, citing an “alarming” rise in sufferers hospitalized with COVID-19 in latest weeks and the unfold of the delta variant. (Sheets, 8/4)

San Diego Union-Tribune:
UCSD Moves Forward With Vaccination Mandate As Some Health Care Personnel Stage Protests 

UC San Diego Well being staff face “corrective motion or the disciplinary course of” in the event that they refuse to get vaccinated and don’t qualify for an exception or deferral, based on an inner all-hands memo. The discover is the native implementation of a vaccination coverage revealed on July 15 by the College of California Workplace of the President that states that every one staff, college students, lecturers and workers have to be “absolutely vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 earlier than bodily accessing college places and packages.” (Sisson, 8/4)

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat:
Sonoma County Calls For Police, All First Responders To Get COVID-19 Shots

Sonoma County public well being officers on Wednesday mentioned they are going to require all space first responders — regulation enforcement, hearth and emergency medical staff — to be absolutely vaccinated in opposition to the coronavirus by Sept. 1 or undergo weekly virus testing, masking and different security measures. Underscoring the important nature of the virus resurgence, the county well being officer additionally urged all native employers to comply with the county’s lead and make full vaccination or weekly COVID-19 testing a requirement for employment. (Espinoza and Barber, 8/4)

Modesto Bee:
Judge Asked To Order COVID Vaccines For CA Prison Guards

The federal receiver overseeing medical care inside California’s prisons requested a federal choose Wednesday for a compulsory COVID-19 vaccination order for guards and workers on the prisons, saying the delta variant of the virus “poses huge dangers.” “The chance now’s grave,” federal receiver J. Clark Kelso wrote in a 27-page report back to the courtroom about circumstances inside California Division of Correction and Rehabilitation services. “We can not afford to be lulled by the decline in infections in CDCR, which mirrored the autumn in charges within the bigger group. (Stanton, 8/4)

Los Angeles Times:
Solis Issues Executive Order Mandating L.A. County Employees Get Vaccinated 

Hilda Solis, chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, issued an govt order Wednesday night requiring the county’s 110,000 staff to offer proof of vaccination in opposition to COVID-19 by Oct. 1. In issuing the order, Solis cited an 18-fold improve in coronavirus circumstances within the county and a five-fold improve in hospitalizations — many involving unvaccinated folks — because the county lifted its social distancing restrictions in June and the extra-contagious Delta variant started quickly spreading throughout the area. (Rector, 8/4)

Los Angeles Times:
L.A. Mulls Requiring Vaccine Proof In Indoor Public Places 

With coronavirus circumstances persevering with to rise, Los Angeles is now contemplating a proposal to require proof of COVID-19 inoculation as a situation of entry at a number of indoor public areas in what, if handed, can be the widest-ranging vaccination-verification effort within the metropolis but. The movement, launched Wednesday by Metropolis Council President Nury Martinez and Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, would require eligible people to reveal that they’ve obtained at the least one vaccination dose to go to indoor locations reminiscent of eating places, bars, retail shops, gyms, spas, film theaters, stadiums and live performance venues. (Cash and Alpert Reyes, 8/4)

Los Angeles Times:
L.A. Is Weighing Vaccination Requirements. Here Are 20 Restaurants And Bars Already Implementing Them 

On Tuesday, New York Metropolis Mayor Invoice de Blasio introduced that proof of vaccination can be required to go to eating places, gyms and reside exhibits. On Wednesday, Los Angeles Metropolis Council President Nury Martinez and Council Member Mitch O’Farrell launched a movement that, if handed, may end in related restrictions in an effort to curb the resurgence of COVID-19 throughout Los Angeles. However a lot of L.A.-area eating places, bars and music venues are already implementing their very own COVID-19 restrictions, reminiscent of checking proof of vaccination; requiring unfavorable outcomes of a latest COVID-19 check; and halting on-site eating till case charges fall. (Breijo, 8/4)

Los Angeles Daily News:
LA City Council Weighs Requiring Vaccine Proof At Restaurants, Theaters, Other Indoor Establishments 

With coronavirus statistics persevering with to soar to unnerving ranges, the Los Angeles Metropolis Council took up a proposal launched on Wednesday, Aug. 4, by Metropolis Council President Nury Martinez that might require proof of at the least partial vaccination in opposition to COVID-19 to enter public indoor areas within the metropolis of Los Angeles, together with eating places, bars, gyms, live performance venues, film theaters and even “retail institutions.” (8/4)

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat:
‘Beyond Angry’: Growing Divide Over COVID-19 Vaccinations In Sonoma County

Because the coronavirus pandemic has ebbed and spiked over the previous seven months since vaccines turned publicly out there, public sentiment towards the unvaccinated has shifted together with it. Within the early levels of the vaccine rollout, demand exceeded provide by such an enormous margin that hardly anybody took discover of the individuals who selected not to enroll in pictures; in the event that they didn’t wish to get vaccinated, it simply meant everybody else would get theirs sooner. When vaccine provide lastly caught up in April, the choice to stay unimmunized started to face out. However with transmission charges in steep decline, the stakes felt low. The unvaccinated had been a curiosity to many, however not essentially a hazard. (Barber, 8/4)

San Francisco Chronicle:
At Least 2,700 San Francisco City Employees Have Not Been Vaccinated. Some Are Frontline Workers

No less than 2,700 San Francisco metropolis staff haven’t been vaccinated in opposition to the coronavirus — together with some frontline employees — and will finally lose their jobs in the event that they proceed to refuse the pictures, based on metropolis knowledge completely obtained by The Chronicle. The overwhelming majority of San Francisco’s 36,000-person workforce is vaccinated in opposition to the coronavirus. However the San Francisco Police Division, Municipal Transportation Company and Division of Public Well being every had lots of of unvaccinated staff as of Wednesday, based on knowledge collected by the Division of Human Sources. (Thadani and Moench, 8/4)

Bay Area News Group:
California Vaccinations Up As Delta COVID Surges — But Is It Enough? 

For Aydee Martinez and her teenaged son, the chance calculation between COVID-19 and the vaccine flipped on Wednesday. She’d heard folks say it’s unhealthy to get the pictures, he’d seen commentary about them on the web. Then folks they knew began getting sick. A few of them died. It was so simple as that. Not money prizes or free tickets to amusement parks tempting them to get the pictures, or employers insisting they do. (Woolfolk, Oh and Rowan, 8/4)

San Francisco Chronicle:
Will I Need A Booster Shot? Here’s What Bay Area Residents Need To Know

Clamor for an additional dose — or booster shot — of coronavirus vaccine is rising, because the extremely contagious delta variant causes even vaccinated folks to get occasional infections. In San Francisco, individuals who had obtained the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine lined up Wednesday at San Francisco Basic Hospital to get a dose of mRNA vaccine, in what seems to be a first-of-its-kind program within the nation. No official federal steerage has been issued on boosters. People who find themselves older, have compromised immune methods, or obtained the J&J vaccine are notably anxious for extra info. However boosters are additionally controversial, as a result of for each further shot that an American will get, the worldwide provide of the life-saving vaccines shrinks. And 42% of People haven’t gotten even one dose, main some consultants to imagine the precedence must be to get them vaccinated first. (Ho, 8/4)

City News Service:
Los Angeles County Endures Worst COVID-19 Caseload Day Since February; Child Is Among 16 Deaths 

Los Angeles County reported its highest every day variety of new COVID-19 infections since early February on Wednesday, Aug. 4, whereas additionally asserting 16 extra deaths linked to the virus — together with a baby youthful than 12. The kid had unspecified underlying well being circumstances, based on the county Division of Public Well being. It marked the sixth COVID-19 loss of life of a kid within the county because the pandemic started. Two had been underneath age 12 and 4 had been between 12 and 17. The 16 new deaths introduced Wednesday lifted the county’s general loss of life toll from the virus to 24,720. (8/5)

Modesto Bee:
Hospital Cases Of COVID-19 Increase Again In Stanislaus 

The COVID-19 affected person depend continued to rise Wednesday in Stanislaus County. It additionally reported zero deaths for a second straight day. The county’s 5 hospitals had 125 sufferers with confirmed infections, up from 118 on Tuesday, the Well being Companies Company reported. The depend has risen by about 90 since mid-July however stays effectively beneath the 300-plus final winter. (Holland, 8/5)

San Diego Union-Tribune:
Hospital Admissions Rising Across San Diego As COVID-19 Spreads Among The Unvaccinated 

Because the variety of coronavirus-related hospitalizations continues to float upward in San Diego and throughout the nation, cracks are starting to indicate among the many men and women tasked with taking good care of these whose infections turn out to be life threatening. Based on the most recent weekly monitoring report from the county well being division, complete COVID-19 associated hospitalizations reached 407 Tuesday, one week after the quantity hit 316. Many of the sufferers haven’t been vaccinated. (Sisson, 8/4)

SDSU Report Blasts County COVID-19 Sheltering Program

San Diego County awarded a $30 million contract for working COVID-19 resorts to an unqualified firm with poorly skilled workers, who compelled residents to undergo by way of lengthy delays for much-needed medicine and who allowed for gaps in providers that will have led to overdoses and suicide. These are among the many findings outlined in a 154-page report launched Tuesday from San Diego State College. (Dulaney and Castellano, 8/4)

Bay Area News Group:
San Jose Child Care Provider Pushes COVID Education

As folks on the earth modify again to their on a regular basis lives, Maria del Carmen Castillo continues to work across the San Jose group to make sure she is educating as many individuals as she will on the COVID-19 pandemic whereas nonetheless combatting her personal obstacles. Castillo, 59, has been a baby care supplier for 13 years, and she or he additionally works part-time as a group well being employee at meals distribution websites, group occasions, faculties and academic workshops for ladies from varied organizations. She gives info to low-income folks about pap smears and mammograms in addition to COVID-19 packages, together with the place they will get exams. (Lopez Haro, 8/5)

San Francisco Chronicle:
Which Masks Should You Wear As The Highly Contagious Delta Variant Surges In The Bay Area?

Individuals all through the Bay Space are masking up once more underneath revived mandates — a well-known drill in a area lengthy accustomed to necessities for face coverings that had been relaxed for the primary time only some weeks in the past. However the newest surge is being fueled by the delta variant, which consultants say has made them rethink their earlier steerage. Their extra cautious method is predicated on scientific findings that delta is a extra formidable foe, as much as twice as contagious as the unique coronavirus pressure. (Hwang, 8/4)

Orange County Register:
Unmasked Clients Make For Nervous Workers As County Offices Reopen In OC 

Orange County has not but adopted Los Angeles and San Francisco by reinstituting indoor masking, and O.C.’s fame as a bastion for COVID deniers, masks opponents and vaccine refusers doesn’t ease employees’ minds. Simply months into the pandemic, Orange County’s chief well being officer resigned after vitriol — over masks, shutdowns and whether or not COVID-19 was an actual emergency — resulted in nightly marches at her dwelling. (Sforza, 8/4)

Bay Area News Group:
You Got COVID, But You’re Vaccinated. How Sick Will You Feel?

The pandemic of the unvaccinated now threatens people who find themselves vaccinated — however new proof exhibits that these startling “breakthrough” infections are usually milder, shorter and solely often unfold to others. The development is pushed by the emergence of the extremely transmissible delta variant, mixed with the mask-free gatherings that began after the state reopened on June 15, mentioned Dr. Ralph Gonzales, chief innovation officer for UC San Francisco Well being. Till now, vaccinated folks had been nearly at all times protected against earlier variants or the unique pressure of the virus. (Krieger, 8/4)

Flu Vaccine Linked To Less Severe COVID-19

COVID-19 sufferers who had obtained the flu vaccine 6 months to 2 weeks previous to prognosis had been much less more likely to have sepsis, stroke, and—with a while constraints—deep vein thrombosis (DVTs) and admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) or emergency division (ED), based on a research yesterday in PLOS One. The researchers used an digital medical document community to match 37,377 COVID-19 sufferers who had obtained the flu vaccine with 37,377 of those that hadn’t in January 2021, drawing from 56 healthcare organizations predominantly in the USA. (8/4)

Southern California News Group:
California Superintendent Thurmond: Mandate Or Not, Folks, Just Get The Coronavirus Vaccine 

The state’s prime faculties chief made one other push for Californians to get their COVID-19 pictures, saying throughout a go to to Los Angeles County on Wednesday, Aug. 4, that given the persevering with rise in coronavirus circumstances simply as faculties are reopening, that the most effective factor folks can do to guard themselves and others can be to get vaccinated instantly. There have been preliminary conversations on the legislative stage about mandating vaccinations in Okay-12 faculties, he mentioned, noting, nevertheless, that there’s no assure if or when such a proposal would turn out to be regulation. No invoice has been launched, and the legislative session is about to finish mid-September. (Tat, 8/5)

Sacramento Bee:
Los Rios Community Colleges Require COVID-19 Vaccines 

Los Rios Neighborhood Faculty campuses would require COVID-19 vaccinations for all staff and college students. The board of trustees of the four-campus group school district voted on Tuesday evening to require vaccinations no later than Oct. 1 as coronavirus circumstances improve within the Sacramento area and past, based on a press launch. (Morrar, 8/4)

San Diego Union-Tribune:
Southwestern College Requires COVID-19 Vaccine For Students, Employees 

Southwestern Faculty college students, college and workers have to be vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 earlier than returning to campus for the autumn semester on Aug. 23, officers introduced Wednesday. The method will depend on people testifying that they’ve been absolutely immunized. College students and staff who’re partially inoculated upon their return to the school and would require a second dose must present proof of their subsequent vaccine appointment, mentioned Faculty Superintendent Mark Sanchez. (Murga, 8/4)

Modesto Bee:
Turlock Schools Pursue Local Control Over Mask Requirements 

The Turlock Unified Faculty District is following within the footsteps of Modesto Metropolis Faculties, which final week despatched a letter to the California Division of Public Well being in search of native decision-making energy on COVID-19 protocols together with masks. At its assembly Tuesday evening, the TUSD board voted to work with authorized counsel to create a letter asking the state to provide county public well being officers management of mandates and steerage for Okay-12 masking “primarily based on our county’s knowledge and never the state’s,” district spokeswoman Marie Russell mentioned in an e-mail. (Farro, 8/4)

San Francisco Chronicle:
San Francisco Schools Will Not Mandate Vaccination For Teachers, Staff, In Line With Nearly All California Districts

San Francisco’s public faculty lecturers and workers will not be required to get vaccinated in opposition to the coronavirus to return to the classroom. Nonetheless, the district has requested staff to submit their vaccination standing, officers reiterated at a city corridor on Tuesday. “We now have inspired all of our workers to get vaccinated,” mentioned Dr. Vincent Matthews, the district’s superintendent. “We’re at the moment assessing precisely who’s vaccinated. We’re going to make use of that knowledge to find out what our subsequent step might be.” (Vaziri, 8/4)

Southern California News Group:
Disneyland Plans To Require Advance Reservations For Foreseeable Future

Disneyland plans to maintain requiring advance reservations after the pandemic answer instituted amid state-mandated COVID-19 attendance capability restrictions proved invaluable at decreasing crowding and managing demand. Advance reservation necessities for Disneyland and Disney California Journey every day tickets are anticipated to proceed for the foreseeable future, based on Disney officers. (MacDonald, 8/4)

Mosaic 2021:
‘The Pandemic Has Changed Me’: San Jose Nurse Reflects On Toughest Year Of Career

Nhi Duong clocked in for her shift at O’Connor Hospital in April 2020 not figuring out it will be one of the vital traumatic days of her 16-year profession as a nurse. In every other 12 months, dealing with the case of a 31-weeks-pregnant affected person in her 30s ready in a hospital mattress for her check-in can be routine for Duong. However this 12 months was completely different. This time, the case of the pregnant affected person who had contracted COVID-19 and wasn’t respiratory was something however easy. (Nguyen, 8/4)

San Francisco Chronicle:
New Wildfire: River Fire Near Colfax Burns 35 Structures, Grows To 1,400 Acres

A wildfire that began Wednesday afternoon close to town of Colfax in Placer County rapidly exploded to 1,400 acres, broken or destroyed about 35 constructions and was threatening one other 4,000 properties by the night. 1000’s of individuals had been evacuated from areas in Nevada and Placer counties. Half of threatened properties had been within the metropolis of Colfax. (Difeliciantonio, 8/4)

Fast-Growing River Fire Prompts Evacuation Order For Colfax Residents In California’s Sierra Nevada Foothills 

A rising wildfire burning within the Sierra Nevada foothills has prompted a number of evacuation orders on Wednesday, together with for the city of Colfax. The River Hearth, which ignited simply after 3:30 p.m. based on video footage from a close-by PG&E tower digicam, has now grown to greater than 1,400 acres and has destroyed 35 to 40 constructions, based on Cal Hearth. (8/4)

Modesto Bee:
6,600 People Evacuated As River Fire Blazes Through Colfax 

No less than a number of houses have burned in a wildfire that sparked Wednesday and unfold quickly close to Colfax. The blaze prompted authorities to challenge a number of evacuation orders in Placer and Nevada counties. The Placer County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned the River Hearth has prompted a compulsory evacuation for the Bear River Campground and a closure of Freeway 174. Heavy plumes of smoke from the fireplace could be seen in Sacramento, about 45 miles southwest of the blaze. (Shaikh, 8/4)

The Washington Post:
Dixie Fire And River Fire Burn In Northern California, Forcing Thousands Of Evacuations 

Because the Dixie Hearth in Northern California surged on Wednesday, scorching the group of Greenville that firefighters had labored in a single day this week to save lots of, the close by River Hearth grew quickly in lower than a day, forcing hundreds to evacuate. The Dixie Hearth grew to greater than 278,000 acres by Wednesday night amid a purple flag warning — indicating the chance of “excessive hearth habits” brought on by scorching, dry and windy circumstances — that was issued by way of Thursday night native time. (Pietsch, 8/5)

Los Angeles Times:
Dixie Fire Burns Homes, Businesses In Greenville 

The huge Dixie hearth, which has been burning in Northern California for 3 weeks, burned into the small city of Greenville Wednesday night, fueled by intense winds. The hearth tore by way of Greenville, destroying companies and houses because the sky was forged in an orange glow. A photographer on project for the Related Press described seeing a gasoline station, lodge and bar burned to the bottom. (Seidman, 8/4)

Bay Area News Group:
Bay Area Air Quality: Shift In Wind May Bring Wildfire Smoke

Smoke drifting southward from fires raging within the state’s north will doubtless carry hazy skies to North and East Bay residents to shut out the week, prompting authorities to challenge an air-quality advisory for Thursday and Friday. Information from meteorologists and different sources led Bay Space Air High quality Administration District officers to challenge the alert Wednesday because of the River Complicated, McFarland and Monument fires. Residents in Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties may even see preliminary results earlier, with some Solano, Alameda and Contra Costa residents following on. (Kelly, 8/4)

CBS News:
California Tourist Town Running Out Of Water Amid Drought 

The historic California city of Mendocino is operating out of water, because the wells the vacationer city is dependent upon are drying up amid a devastating drought. The Alegria Inn is paying to truck in water so its visitors can bathe. “Proper now it prices $600 for 3,500 gallons, and that is lasting us per week,” mentioned Eric Hillesland, who runs the inn. (Evans, 8/4)

Sacramento Mayor Releases Plans To Shelter Homeless Residents At 20 Sites

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg launched on Wednesday town’s first Homeless Grasp Siting Plan, paving the best way for Metropolis Council to preapprove sure websites as homeless shelters and non permanent housing options. The Metropolis Council will vote on the plan subsequent Tuesday. If it passes, the 20 precedence websites specified by the plan could possibly be used to accommodate about 3,600 homeless folks a 12 months. (Mizes-Tang and Salanga, 8/5)

Orange County Register:
Homeless Survey In 2nd District Finds Strong Link To Opioids

One of many clear findings from the primary 120 or so accomplished surveys confirms one thing Wright knew already, from his years of Wound Stroll excursions with the homeless. Many homeless folks within the Second District want detox providers for substance abuse, notably opioid dependancy. Some, in truth, inform Wright they’d settle for remedy that minute if they may. But it surely’s not really easy. The county units apart fewer than 50 beds in detox facilities for individuals who can’t afford insurance coverage. So the most effective Wright can do is promise to return again and see if he might help them get on an inventory. (Walker, 8/5)

Bay Area News Group:
San Jose To Begin Clearing Massive Airport Homeless Camp

With thousands and thousands of {dollars} of federal funding on the road, San Jose plans to start out this month on the daunting process of dismantling one of many Bay Space’s largest homeless encampments. However eradicating lots of of people who find themselves camped on vacant land across the Mineta San Jose Worldwide Airport presents “important authorized and moral challenges,” officers warned, and may’t realistically be accomplished till June 2022. With housing and emergency shelter in brief provide, it’s unclear the place the displaced residents will go. (Kendall, 8/4)

San Diego Union-Tribune:
Migrants In Tijuana Vaccinated At Camp, Shelters 

A whole bunch of migrants and asylum seekers ready on the Tijuana border had been vaccinated Tuesday in opposition to COVID-19 by native well being authorities. The Baja California Secretary of Well being allotted lots of of Pfizer vaccines for migrants who’ve been staying at a migrant camp close to the El Chaparral border crossing, in addition to at seven shelters in Tijuana. (Mendoza, 8/4)


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