January 2022Bay Area health experts discuss timeline for COVID restrictions and mandates
KRON4 News; January 26, 2022
Officials respond to percentage of eligible CA nursing home staff boosted
The Alameda County Health Care Services Agency filled the critical gap when large pharmacies required 25 doses or more to hold a booster clinic at a Long Term Care Facility...more than 170 booster clinics have administered over 3400 doses since mid-October and clinics continue to be scheduled every week.
ABC7 News; January 25, 2022
COVID cases may have peaked, but hospitals still face a torrent of patients
“But I’m hopeful we’re at or near our peak. And then we will be through what we knew was going to be a difficult winter, one way or another,” said Dr. Nicholas Moss, the Alameda County health officer.
SF Chronicle; January 23, 2022
SF Chronicle; December 31, 2021
Here’s when the omicron surge in the Bay Area could peak, and what the downslope might look like
SF Chronicle; December 31, 2021
What the new CDC quarantine guidelines mean for each Bay Area county
"My concern is we still need people who are sick to stay home," said Dr. Nicholas Moss, health officer for Alameda County.
SF Chronicle; December 28, 2021
Bay Area COVID-19 Testing Sites Busy Amid Holidays, Omicron
NBC Bay Area; December 27, 2021
Here are the latest numbers as omicron cases skyrocket in California
"[Whether Omicron or Delta are at play] doesn’t really change what we need to do and it doesn’t change the broad outlines of what we may see this winter,” said Dr. Nicholas Moss, the Alameda County health officer.
SF Chronicle; December 28, 2021
The Bay Area omicron surge is under way. Here’s what to expect in the coming weeks
“Omicron is going to spread so widely that it will do a really good job of reaching the people who are vulnerable,” Dr. Nicholas Moss, Alameda County health officer said.
SF Chronicle; December 27, 2021
Omicron cases in California quadruple in a week. How Newsom plans to tackle it.
“The situation is rapidly evolving and...there is a significant risk of rapid growth in COVID-19 cases...in the coming days and weeks,” said Neetu Balram, Alameda County Public Health Department
Bay Area News Group; December 22, 2021
Omicron is surging in the Bay Area. Experts say Oakland has the tools to stay safe
Oaklandside; December 22, 2021
San Francisco case rates double in five days as omicron tightens grip
SF Chronicle; December 21, 2021
COVID cases rising during holiday season, doctors explain
KRON4 News; December 21, 2021
Should the COVID-19 omicron variant change your holiday plans? Here's what a doctor says.
"I know [it] is hard during the holidays to stay home if you aren't feeling great but we really want to make sure we keep our families and people at our holiday gatherings as safe as possible," said. Dr. Kavita Trivedi, Acute Communicable Disease Controller, Alameda County
ABC7 News; December 20, 2021
Monoclonal antibodies can save lives. But Bay Area sees worryingly few takers
SF Chronicle; December 18, 2021
New East Bay omicron outbreak details: Fully vaccinated, boosted Kaiser staff got COVID after out-of-state wedding
"Omicron is more of a prospective issue...Let’s not lose sight of...delta. Things could change in a matter of weeks. But...the rules are the same," said Alameda County Health Officer Dr. Nicholas Moss.
SF Chronicle; December 8, 2021
State data shows Alameda County has one of the highest vaccination rates in California for the 5- to 11-year-old age group.
SF Chronicle; November 24, 2021
We're in a better spot’ — why Bay Area can be thankful in COVID pandemic
“I’m just thankful that we’re able to take what we’ve learned and take advantage of the tools that we have - including vaccines and home tests and treatments — and have something that looks like a holiday season,” said Dr. Nicholas Moss, Alameda County Health Officer. “We should encourage people to try to do those things that are important to them during the holidays, because that’s as important to our health in the long run as COVID safety right now.”
“[Monoclonal antibodies are] kind of like airbags, where vaccines are seatbelts. So if the worst happens and you have a crash, the airbag can save your life,” said Dr. Kathleen Clanon, medical director for Health Care Services of Alameda County.
SF Chronicle; November 23, 2021
COVID-19 Case Study: Alameda County with Dr. Nicholas Moss
Listen as Dr. Moss discusses Alameda County's COVID response and the metrics for lifting masks.
Cliffs and Fences; November 22, 2022
One in 5 young children now vaccinated in Alameda County
"COVID is not done with us," said Dr. Joanna Locke, Alameda County’s clinical guidance lead for COVID-19.
Oaklandside; November 19, 2021
COVID: School Clinics Help Alameda County Outpace State In Vaccinating Kids
KPIX Ch. 5: November 18, 2021
Alameda Co. releases vaccination data
ABC7 News; November 17, 2021
'Uncertain and disquieting times': Experts warn of potential swell in California COVID-19 cases
"We don’t know if there are new, emerging variants that will hit our county and state that could contribute to the rise in cases," said Dr. Jocelyn Freeman Garrick, Deputy Medical Director of Alameda County Emergency Medical Services.
Bay Area News Group; November 13, 2021
Alameda County issues vaccine mandate for police, firefighters, with testing option
"The public sentiment...is overwhelming...they want their first responders vaccinated," said ACSO's Sgt. Ray Kelly
Bay Area News Group; November 10, 2021
Alameda County first responders face vaccine mandate
ABC Ch. 7; November 9, 2021
Alameda County law enforcement, ambulance drivers face COVID vax mandate
KCBS 106.9FM & 740AM; November 9, 2021
COVID Vaccine Now Required For All Alameda County First Responders, Medics
"This Order is necessary to reduce [the] risk [of spreading COVID-19] and protect older and medically vulnerable residents and staff,” said Alameda County Dr. Nicholas Moss
KPIX Ch. 5; November 9, 2021
How lagging vaccination rates could keep the Bay Area’s Black students out of school
“There are legitimate...reasons, for African Americans...to want to take more time,” said Dr. Kimi Watkins-Tartt, Director of the Alameda County Public Health Department. “This has meant that we have had to work extra hard to try to overcome the distrust, and it’s hard to overcome distrust in the middle of an emergency.”
Bay Area News Group; November 7, 2021
Medical experts answer questions about kids and the COVID-19 vaccine
Public Health Director Kimi Watkins-Tartt joined a panel of experts for a discussion on pediatric vaccinations.
ABC Bay Area Ch.7; November 5, 2021
Video Urging Covid-19 Vaccinations Shown In Jail
Local community leaders and organizations collaborated with the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office and Health Care Services Agency to create educational videos for incarcerated persons that target COVID-19 vaccine skepticism at Santa Rita County Jail.
Davis Vanguard; November 4, 2021
"This is a limited policy on purpose," Dr. Nicholas Moss, Health Officer for Alameda County said. "We really wanted to allow some relaxation of the mask rules without throwing the doors wide open."
NBC Bay Area; October 28, 2021
Should you get your COVID-19 booster and flu shots together?
"We want to make sure as many people get vaccinated before the respiratory season hits us...Both vaccines remain incredibly important," said Dr. Kavita Trivedi, Alameda County Communicable Disease Controller
Bay Area News Group; October 6, 2021
Why experts hope this is the last big gasp of COVID in the Bay Area
San Francisco Chronicle; October 1, 2021
Alameda County 70% Fully Vaccinated
KTVU- FOX Ch. 2; September 23, 2021
Why California has landed in a new COVID plateau after the delta surge
San Francisco Chronicle; September 23, 2021
How CA community, health leaders hope to eliminate vaccine rate disparities in Black communities
Public Health Director Kimi Watkins-Tartt speaks on how Alameda County is reaching unvaccinated African-American/Black residents.
ABC Ch. 7; September 27, 2021
Is it safe to attend indoor events? Should we get tested before going to a party?
Alameda County Health Officer Dr. Nicholas Moss has some recommendations.
Oaklandside; September 24, 2021
The Bay Area’s COVID Hotel Experiment: Successes and Uncertainty
Alameda County has moved more than 1,000 people out of Roomkey hotels and into long-term housing.
The Mercury News; September 20, 2021
New Tiny Home Village
KGO ABC 7; September 16, 2021
New Tiny Home Village
KTVU FOX; September 15, 2021
Tiny Home Village - Interview with Laura Guzman (Health Care for the Homeless Coalition)
KDTV Univision; September 15, 2021
Grand Opening of New Tiny Homes
KPIX CBS; September 15, 2021
Happening Now - New Tiny Homes Opening
KNTV NBC; September 15, 2021
New Tiny Home Village - Interview with Supervisor Miley
KGO Radio; September 15, 2021
New Tiny Home Village - Interview with Kerry Abbot (Office of Homeless Care and Coordination) and resident
KCBS-am; September 15, 2021
New Tiny Home Village- Interview with Laura Guzman (Healthcare for Homeless Commission) & Kerry Abbot (OHCC)
KQED-FM; September 16, 2021
East Bay tiny homes mean big changes for homeless residents
Mercury News; September 16, 2021
New tiny home village offers dignified space, care for 34 residents in need
SF Bay via Bay City News; September 16, 2021
34 new 'tiny homes' for unsheltered near San Leandro
KTVU; September 15, 2021
Other Counties Not Yet Following SF’s Decision to Require Proof of Vaccination Indoors
NBC Bay Area; August 13, 2021
A Glimmer of Hope as Rising Bay Area COVID Cases Slow
KQED; August 13, 2021
Vaccine efforts ramp up as East Bay kids head back to school
The Oaklandside; August 16, 2021
How Bay Area counties are preparing to roll out COVID booster shots
San Francisco Chronicle; August 17, 2021
Here’s what Bay Area data tells us about how delta is impacting the vaccinated
San Francisco Chronicle; August 18, 2021