In an effort to keep our community informed about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The Observer has launched a daily update and information guide to help our audience see the impact the coronavirus is having on Sacramento County. Please note that graphs, maps and stories are updated on a daily basis..

COVID-19 Related Stories

COVID Stalls Black Riders’ Use Of SacRT

By Sarah Blunt and Hayley Repetti | Special to The OBSERVER Sacramento Regional Transit (SacRT) ridership has decreased sharply in the past few years, largely plummeting because of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 1.7 million people used SacRT in December 2019. During December 2020, the number of riders had fallen to 631,232. By June 2022,…

COVID-19 Survivors Are Battling Suicidal Thoughts

By Anissa Durham | Word In Black This story is part two of a series on long COVID that highlights the experiences of Black survivors of this virus who now advocate for equitable medical care and help fellow long COVID-19 survivors. Click here to read part one.  (WIB) – “It’s funny how you can be afraid to…

Charles R. Drew Univ. Launches MD Program as Newsom Announces COVID Emergency End

By Aldon Thomas Stiles | California Black Media (CBM) – On Monday, Oct. 17, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the COVID-19 emergency in California will end Feb. 28, 2023 The governor’s powers to suspend constitutional laws and procedures in the event of eminent danger – authority that has been criticized as overreaching by critics –…

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