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As California continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, KQED is committed to providing resources and information to help support communities in our region. We will continue to report on issues of health, policy and the economy of the Bay Area and beyond. 

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County-by-County Data: Where are the California hotspots?

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A New COVID Vaccine Dose Is Now Available for People Age 65 and Older. Where Can You Find a Shot Near You?

A hand holding a COVID at-home antigen test is seen from above, with various wrappers and packaging strewn around a wooden surface.

How Long to Isolate With COVID in 2024? California Now Says That Depends on Symptoms

An array of at-home COVID-19 test boxes.

Why Your Negative COVID Test Might Be Less Reliable in 2024

A hand holds a COVID test strip

The JN.1 COVID Variant: Symptoms, Incubation Period and When to Test

How schools (but not necessarily education) became central to the Republican primary

A gloved hand reaches toward a small vial on a pink tray.

Bay Area Faces Viral Uptick: COVID-19, RSV and Flu on the Rise

A stack of boxes sits on a table.

How to Get Reimbursed for At-Home COVID Tests This Winter

Three vaccine bottles - labeled 'RSV,' 'COVID-19' and 'Flu' sit next to a syringe and stethoscope on a medical table.

Cold, Flu or RSV? How to Tell Which Virus You Might Have, From Testing to Symptoms

Two COVID-19 rapid tests on a white surface

Free COVID tests headed to nation's schools

Schools’ missions shifted during the pandemic with health care, shelter and adult education