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The federal government has quietly launched its website to sign up for free Covid-19 tests

Website to order free Covid-19 tests is up and running

CNN By Kaitlan Collins, Maegan Vazquez and Tami Luhby, CNN The federal government has quietly launched its website to sign up for free Covid-19 tests, allowing people to order a maximum of four tests shipped directly to their household. White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed Tuesday that the government website to order free Covid-19

Panel of local health experts answers your coronavirus questions

From COVID-19 virus variants to vaccine boosters — and everything in between — we’ve been hearing from viewers about their questions as the pandemic continues to evolve. Watch our full half-hour special in the player above featuring a panel of local health experts answering your coronavirus questions. You can continue to submit questions by emailing

RivCo public health director reacts to new statewide mask mandate

Riverside County is reacting to the state’s new indoor masking requirement. Monday afternoon, Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly announced that the state will issue a universal statewide indoor mask mandate. It begins on Dec. 15 and will last until Jan. 15. Full Details: California issues statewide masking mandate through Jan. 15 Riverside

US advisers urge COVID shot for kids 5-11, final OK due soon

An influential advisory panel voted Tuesday that all children ages 5 to 11 should get Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 shots, putting the U.S. on the brink of a major expansion of vaccinations — and a final decision is expected within hours. The Food and Drug Administration already has OK’d kid-size doses — just a third of

Watch: CA leaders outline efforts to increase vaccination rates and promote booster shots

Governor Gavin Newsom is holding a news conference at 11:00 a.m. on state efforts to increase vaccination rates and promote booster shots for eligible populations. You can watch it in the player above. Stay up-to-date with the latest local coronavirus news, including reopenings and closing, new case data, live news conferences, and other updates

PSUSD, CVUSD, DSUSD report active COVID case numbers

Here are the latest numbers from the COVID-19 trackers of active cases in the public school systems, according to the Coachella Valley school districts. Palm Springs Unified School District PALM SPRINGS (CNS) – The Palm Springs Unified School District reported 43 active COVID-19 cases among students and staffers today.      According to the district’s online

How effective is the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against new variants?

Coronavirus cases are on the rise nationwide and so are concerns about the effectiveness of current vaccines.  According to a new medical study reported in the New York Times, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is “much less effective against the Delta and Lambda variants than against the original virus.”  Dr. Alan Williamson at Eisenhower Health

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