Free At-Home COVID Tests Available, Launch Disrupted by Address Issue

Alameda Post - At-Home Rapid Antigen COVID-19 test

Today, the federal government launched its program to allow all US residents to order at-home COVID-19 tests to be shipped to their homes for no charge. Anyone may place an order at CovidTests.gov, an official US Government website. The US Postal Service is managing the orders via Special.USPS.com/TestKits. The kits are expected to ship within […]

Omicron Dictates New Masking Requirements for Alameda

Alameda Post — New masking requirements take effect in Alameda

As of 12:00 a.m. today, December 30, 2021, the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Public Health Department issued updated requirements for masking to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Because the Omicron variant is so contagious, infection rates have skyrocketed at an alarming rate across the country, making this change necessary. In November, CA’s seven day average […]

New CA Mask Guidelines Issued. What Do They Mean for Alameda?

Alameda Post - COVID-19 Omicron variant

Due to the recent rapid proliferation of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, new masking guidelines went into effect today for the State of California. These guidelines closely match the latest order from the Alameda County Health Officer, No. 21-06, so Alameda residents may not notice much difference. The state Masking Guidelines explain that the new […]