public health

Backsliding on COVID-19

Editor’s note: With case numbers rising and businesses closing again, Sacramento County Public Health finds a new partner to ramp up testing The timing was…


Sounding the alarm

Community leaders and public officials warn of a rapid spread of COVID-19 among Latinos in Sacramento Heading into the Fourth of July holiday weekend, Latino…


Wear a mask

Editor’s note: With little enforcement, will peer pressure be enough for Californians to do the right thing? Gov. Gavin Newsom hoped that public pressure would…


Early warning

Editor’s note: Will reopening lead to local COVID-19 outbreaks? California public health has a new way to check. The protests demanding justice for George Floyd…



Data collection

California isn’t asking about the sexual orientation of COVID-19 patients. Legislators and LGBTQ advocates want that to change. In a deadly pandemic, complete data is…