California will require state employees and all health care workers to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Those who are unable or refuse to do so will have to be tested at least once a week, possibly twice a week. Officials announced yesterday that the new rules will take effect next month, on August 23rd.CA will now have the strongest state vaccine verification system in the US. Meanwhile, San Diego County public health officials announced yesterday that they will not reinstate mask mandates as coronavirus cases have gone up. We will continue to follow state guidelines. County health officials said San Diegans who feel uncomfortable around others should wear a mask if they want to.
Team USA has taken the lead at the Olympics!
The US now has a total of 19 medals. China is now in second with 18 and Russia is in third with 14.
The U.S. has eight gold, three silver and eight bronze medals.
China has six gold, five silver and seven bronze medals.
Russia has five gold, six silver and three bronze medals.
Some major US Olympic athletes are out of the competition though. Tennis star Naomi Osaka's lost consecutive sets, ending her hopes for a medal. And reigning Olympic gymnastics Champion Simone Biles is out of the team finals after getting injured during the vault. Simone is considered to be the greatest gymnast of all time. She is scheduled to defend her title in the all-around final on Thursday. She also qualified for all four event finals later in the Games. But whether she can compete, we will have to wait to see.
The Padres just got one of the most sought-after players on the trade market!
They just picked up second baseman Adam Frazier in a four-player swap with the Pirates. Frazier is currently having the best season of his seven-year MLB career.
Starting today the San Diego Humane Society is waiving adoption fees in a push to open up shelter space.
More than 460 animals currently are available for adoption. Adoption fees are expected to be waived through July 31.The Humane Society is open for walk-in adoptions from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and the fees are being waved at their Escondido, El Cajon, Oceanside and San Diego locations. More information is available online at sdhumane.org/adopt.