Hayward tightens criteria for free COVID-19 testing

Previously, the city had relaxed screening criteria for the tests, which began on Monday, so people who weren't visibly sick but had known COVID-19 risk factors, were over the age of 65, pregnant or recently pregnant or homeless could be tested.

Hayward makes $5K grants available to small businesses

The city of Hayward announced a new grant program on Thursday to provide $5,000 each to local small businesses to support operations and help avert layoffs during the COVID-19 coronavirus public health emergency.