ABC 7: Long Beach soon requiring proof of vaccination inside bars, breweries and wineries

ABC 7: Long Beach soon requiring proof of vaccination inside bars, breweries and wineries. “The city of Long Beach is following Los Angeles County in requiring people to show proof of vaccination to go to indoor bars, wineries, breweries and distilleries. You will be required to show proof that you’ve gotten your first dose of the vaccine by Oct. 7 and your second dose by Nov. 4. City officials say they’ll issue a new health order by Friday to give people time to adjust.”

New Jersey Monitor: N.J. top cop notes 22 COVID-related deaths among police in a week as unions continue anti-mandate push

New Jersey Monitor: N.J. top cop notes 22 COVID-related deaths among police in a week as unions continue anti-mandate push. “There was a spate of virus-related deaths among police officers last week as law enforcement unions in some corners of the state fight to head off vaccine mandates, State Police Superintendent Pat Callahan said at Monday’s virus briefing. Twenty-three police officers at varying levels of government died last week, Callahan said., and 22 of the deaths appear related to COVID-19. The New Jersey State Police said Tuesday afternoon Callahan was speaking about nationwide figures, not those specific to New Jersey.”

The Guardian: LA officers sue over vaccine mandate as police across California threaten to resign

The Guardian: LA officers sue over vaccine mandate as police across California threaten to resign. “Los Angeles police department (LAPD) employees have sued over requirements they get vaccinated for Covid-19, alleging that the department has created a ‘hostile work environment’ for the unvaccinated and that the mandate violates employees’ privacy and civil rights.”

Sacramento Bee: Yee releases new database on California’s local government salaries

Sacramento Bee: Yee releases new database on California’s local government salaries. “State Controller Betty Yee has released a new searchable database of local government salaries, covering 602,377 positions with more than $36 billion in wages. The compilation, based on 2014 data reported by 54 of the state’s 58 counties (San Francisco filed as a city) and 468 cities, revealed that average wages in cities fell by more than 3 percent from 2013 levels to $59,614 while those in counties increased by almost 3 percent to $60,993.”

City of West Hollywood: City of West Hollywood Issues Emergency Executive Order to Implement COVID-19 Vaccine Verification Requirements

City of West Hollywood: City of West Hollywood Issues Emergency Executive Order to Implement COVID-19 Vaccine Verification Requirements. “As soon as possible, but no later than October 11, 2021, Covered Businesses must require all patrons age 18 and older to show proof that they are Fully Vaccinated before entering any indoor portion of a facility, subject only to certain exceptions. Individuals who do not provide proof of full vaccination may use outdoor portions of Covered Business facilities. Persons under the age of 18 are not required to show proof of full vaccination.”

ProPakistani: Quetta Bans Unvaccinated People From Buying Fuel

ProPakistani: Quetta Bans Unvaccinated People From Buying Fuel. “The District Administration of Quetta has decided to ban unvaccinated individuals from purchasing petrol in a bid to get citizens vaccinated. It ordered local fuel stations on Wednesday to only sell petrol to people who produce their vaccination certificates issued by National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA).”

Baltimore pushes to reach people in neighborhoods with lowest vaccination rates (WBAL)

WBAL: Baltimore pushes to reach people in neighborhoods with lowest vaccination rates. “There’s a new push in Baltimore to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19, particularly in some of the city’s neighborhoods that have the lowest vaccination rates. City leaders on Friday unveiled an updated COVID-19 dashboard as a new tool to track the spread of the virus and vaccination coverage.”

‘Stop listening to social media’: Florida sheriff encourages people to get vaccinated (WESH)

WESH: ‘Stop listening to social media’: Florida sheriff encourages people to get vaccinated. “Some law enforcement officers have been hesitant to get vaccinated. But now, Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister is taking a firm stance to push his deputies to get the shot…. ‘Stop listening to the politicians. Start listening to the medical professionals and the scientists and get vaccinated,’ Chronister said. ‘If you don’t want to do it for yourself do it for your coworkers, do it for your family and do it to stay alive.’”

Politico: States press forward on vax passports without Biden’s guidance

Politico: States press forward on vax passports without Biden’s guidance. “The rise of the Delta variant and a surge of counterfeit vaccination cards have added urgency to an effort that could speed the reopening of the country but has been a flashpoint for critics on the right, who view use of the credentials for certain activities as government overreach with possible privacy concerns.”

San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diego County calls medical misinformation a health crisis after 15-hour debate

San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diego County calls medical misinformation a health crisis after 15-hour debate. “After a 15-hour-long, sometimes rancorous meeting, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a measure declaring medical misinformation a public health crisis. The board voted 3-2 after more than 250 people signed up and most spoke against the motion, saying it would lead to restrictions on free speech and other violations of personal freedoms.”

NBC DFW: Another 15 TB of Data Lost From Dallas Police, City Secretary Archives, City Says

NBC DFW: Another 15 TB of Data Lost From Dallas Police, City Secretary Archives, City Says. “The city of Dallas confirms Monday another 15 terabytes of data is missing from police and city secretary archive computers. That’s on top of the 8 terabytes reported missing earlier this month. City officials confirmed to NBC 5 Monday afternoon that Dallas police discovered the additional loss while conducting an audit of the lost data.”

KTOO: Alaskans wait for vital records as state health department gets back online after cyberattack

KTOO: Alaskans wait for vital records as state health department gets back online after cyberattack. “It’s been three months since a cyberattack crippled the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services’ online systems. And for Alaskans who need vital records — things like birth, death and marriage certificates — that has put things on hold.”