On Monday night Facebook post, UC Davis Health said the appointments will be available for anyone 16 and older starting April 6.

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UC Davis opens up vaccinations to people 16 and older

More than a week ahead of the state’s timeline, UC Davis Health is opening up the vaccinations to anybody 16 and older.

At the start of April, California allowed anyone 50 years or older to get vaccinated with people 16 and older being allowed to get their shot starting April 15. 

On Monday night Facebook post, UC Davis Health said the appointments will be available for anyone 16 and older starting April 6. 

UC Davis Health patients can schedule HERE. Anyone who is not already a UC Davis Health patient can schedule HERE.

With virus rates low, Californians eager to return to events

Professional sports teams are eager to welcome back fans when California lifts its ban on indoor performances. 

Starting April 15, people can host larger private gatherings indoors and venues can allow live audiences with strict capacity limits. More people will be allowed indoors if they show proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test. 

The move comes as some states are seeing coronavirus rates surge. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration believes it’s safe to reopen since case rates are lower in California and vaccinations are increasing. 

Some performance venues say the lower attendance doesn’t pencil out financially.

California has lowest COVID-19 positivity rate in the country, Gov. Newsom says

California is currently reporting the lowest positivity rate in the United States, according to a tweet from Governor Gavin Newsom. 

Newsom tweeted the news Monday afternoon.

Stockton opening mass vaccination hub

Stockton is opening the mass vaccination hub at the Stockton Arena on Wednesday, April 7. The site will be open to Kaiser Permanente members and the public as part of a joint effort to get vaccine access to communities hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The hub was originally supposed to open on March 30, but had to be delayed due to an insufficient supply in vaccines.

The site has the capacity to administer up to 5,400 vaccines each day, depending on the vaccine supply.

A third of Yolo County’s population has received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

In its bi-weekly coronavirus briefing, Yolo County announced roughly 70,000 residents have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. This is from data “across all the pharmacies, hospitals, and clinics, including those that were vaccinated in other counties.”

“If you divide that number by 220,000 residents, which is everyone, that’s about 32 % of our population. That’s one third, or one out of every three people that have received at least their first dose,” the briefing stated.

The county also announced it’ll begin to allow library services by appointment only.

Latest coronavirus numbers in California

According to the latest figures from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California has 3,582,463 confirmed coronavirus cases to date.

There have been 58,534 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic, with the state announcing 21 new deaths on Monday.

As of April 5, a total of 19,894,885 vaccine doses have been administered statewide.

Tap here to read more from the CDPH.

Sacramento region school districts preparing for more students

Starting today, the San Juan Unified School District welcomes back students from TK through fifth grade. 

Starting Tuesday, April 6, the Elk Grove Unified School District [EGUSD] will begin offering students in-person learning from Tuesdays through Fridays.

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