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State Workplace Safety Board Likely to Allow Fully Vaccinated Workers to Stop Wearing Masks

New Mask Rules Put on Hold by Workplace Safety Board

California’s workplace safety board is expected to ease mask rules for fully vaccinated employees, but it likely won’t become official for at least a few more weeks.  Cal/OSHA’s new workplace standards would align with mask rules issued by state and federal health officials.

Monterey County Sees Some Success in Vaccinating Farmworkers

Early in the pandemic, COVID-19 infections among farmworkers in the Central Valley and along the Central Coast were rampant.  Now, those regions have become a focal point for vaccinations and in Monterey County, efforts have proven to be successful.Guest: Kate Cimini, Reporter with the Salinas Californian and CalMatters

Violence Prevention Expert Pushes Back on San Jose Mayor’s Gun Proposals

In the wake of the recent mass shooting at a lightrail yard in San Jose,  Mayor Sam Liccardo has introduced a new plan that would charge gun owners new fees and require liability insurance for firearms. But one violence prevention expert says the proposals are missing the point.Reporter: Julia McEvoy, KQED

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