Northern California COVID-19 Status, Vaccination Updates

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Many areas in the Northern Bay Area have experienced drastically shifting conditions of the coronavirus pandemic, such as statistics and vaccine distribution news.

On Wednesday, February 17, Solano County is hosting a vaccination clinic for residents who are at least 65 years old. The Dixon High School vaccination site will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Northern California’s Condition

A large number of counties in the region will have fewer business restrictions beginning next week as the state’s coronavirus statistics continue to improve, California State Governor Gavin Newsom said.

On Tuesday, Newsom spoke at the opening of a new Los Angeles mass vaccination site supported by the federal government. The center is one of two, the other located in Oakland, which will prioritize vaccinations of residents from communities that have been severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

California officials expect a delivery of about 6,000 doses per day for each site. The distribution to the two vaccination sites is separate from the doses, which will be regularly delivered to the state. This week, California got 1.08 million doses, and next week it plans to acquire 1.28 million doses.

With two doses of welcome good news, vaccination activities have risen to almost 1.7 million additional doses every day. In recent weeks, California also observed a massive reduction in coronavirus cases and fatalities.

On Tuesday, California officials announced there were a total of 3,412,057 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state. The region recorded 64 new coronavirus-related deaths on Tuesday, taking the number to over 47,107 in total. At least 6,262,781 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were expected to have been administered as of Tuesday, February 16.

In Phase 1B of California’s vaccine program, Yolo County is widening its vaccinations to cover all frontline workers. This ensures that individuals working in schools, healthcare, emergency services, and food and agriculture will be able to apply for vaccinations.

Officials are providing a limited number of appointments this week for frontline staff who live or work in the county. However, beginning next week, they are adding more facilities. For now, it’s just Yolo County that provides frontline staff with vaccines. This means that residents working in the field should apply for vaccinations to the county, not a health care provider.

Yolo County is already vaccinating healthcare workers and those who are at least 65 years old. The county is also enabling these frontline workers to register in Woodland on Saturday, February 20, for the vaccine clinic, ABC10 reported.

Two new mass vaccination sites with doses coming from the federal government are opening on Tuesday, February 16, in Oakland at the Oakland Coliseum and in Los Angeles at California State University. The Federal Department for Emergency Management (FEMA) will independently run the two locations as part of President Joe Biden’s initiative to establish 100 national mass vaccination sites in 100 days.

Each day, about 6,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine should be delivered to the Oakland Coliseum and California State University campus.

Governor Newsom, joined by city and state officials, expects to be at the opening of one of the sites. He will also have an update on the most current vaccination news from the state.

Danielle Joyce Ong

Danielle is a local journalist with a passion for exploring stories related to crime and politics. When Danielle isn't busy writing or reading, she is usually exploring the great outdoors and all the hiking trails in the Bay.