Coronavirus Bay Area

COVID Deaths: SF, Oakland, San Jose City Halls Lit In Amber As Part Of National Tribute To VictimsCity Halls in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and California's capitol building were lit up in amber on the eve of the Biden/Harris inauguration as part of a nationwide tribute to more than 400,000 Americans who died of COVID-19.
COVID Vaccine In Short Supply, Sign-Up Website Crashes As SF Struggles To 'Meet The Moment'To borrow a favorite phrase from Governor Gavin Newsom, San Francisco is struggling to "meet the moment" when it comes to its rollout of the COVID vaccine.
COVID: Wine Country Business Coalition Sues Gov. Newsom Demanding To ReopenGovernor Newsom is facing another lawsuit for actions he has taken during the pandemic. The Wine Country Coalition for Safe Reopening is demanding outdoor dining be allowed to open.
Oakland Chef Sells Out His Inauguration Day Gumbo Made To Celebrate VP-Elect HarrisAn Oakland chef who prepared one of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' favorite dishes in tribute to her inauguration Tuesday has sold out with online orders.
COVID Vaccines: San Mateo Health Officer Urges Patience Amid Rollout - 'Hang In There'The health officer in San Mateo County urged patience among county residents for the COVID-19 vaccine, as local hospitals continue to be strained by the ongoing surge in cases.
'Rays Of Hope;' COVID Surge Flattening, Rate Of Transmission Declining, Says California Health Secretary GhalyCalifornia is beginning to see a flattening or a decline in COVID data, including hospitalization rates, positivity rates and the rate of transmission, according to the state's top health officials.
San Jose City Hall, Levi's Stadium, Avaya Stadium Participating In Nationwide COVID-19 Memorial
COVID Vaccine: Mayor London Breed Says San Francisco Public Health Will Run Out Of Doses By ThursdayMayor London Breed on Tuesday said that the San Francisco Department of Public Health would run out of its current supply of COVID vaccine doses in two days during her update on the city's response to the pandemic.
COVID: Vaccines From Moderna Lot Under Scrutiny Distributed In Mendocino County; No Reactions ReportedHealth officials in Mendocino County said it had distributed 100 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from a batch under scrutiny amid reports of allergic reactions in Southern California.
Bay Area COVID-19 Roundup: Potentially Dangerous Variants Of Coronavirus; State Investigating Possible Allergic Reactions To Moderna COVID-19 VaccineWith a surge in coronavirus cases, the information you need to know is coming fast and furious. Here's a roundup of the COVID stories we've published over the last 24 hours.
COVID MUTATION: Surges, Community Infections Driving Potentially Dangerous Variants Of CoronavirusPublic health specialists are raising a red flag about a strain of the coronavirus now circulating in the Bay Area and California.
UPDATE: State Investigating Possible Allergic Reactions To Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine; Alameda County Halts DistributionA top state health official has recommended halting distribution of a specific lot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine after "a higher-than-usual number of possible allergic reactions" to it at a San Diego mass vaccination site.

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COVID: City Hall In SF, Oakland, San Jose, CA Capitol Lit In Amber To Honor 400,000 VictimsSan Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and the capitol were all lit up in amber on Inauguration eve as part of a nationwide tribute to the more than 400,000 Americans who lost their lives to COVID-19.
COVID: SF Website Vaccine Sign-Up Crashes On Launch Day; Doses Running OutSF Mayor Breed warns doses of the COVID-19 vaccine may run out by Thursday. Andria Borba tells us the city's vaccine sign-up website crashed the day it was launched.
COVID: Transmission Rate Dropping In California But Vaccine Supplies Running LowWhile state public health officials are noting progress in lowering the transmission rate of COVID-19, local officials said they may run out of current vaccine stocks later this week. Kenny Choi reports. (1/19/21)
Spreading New Strain of Coronavirus Worries Bay Area Health OfficialsCalifornia is now the first state to top 3 million cases and public health specialists are raising a red flag about another variant of the coronavirus now circulating in the Bay Area. Elizabeth Cook reports. (1-18-21)
Large Batch of Moderna-Manufactured Vaccine Pulled From DistributionA top state health official has recommended halting distribution of a specific lot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine after “a higher-than-usual number of possible allergic reactions” to it in San Diego. Devin Fehely reports (1-18-21)
Spreading New Strain of Coronavirus Worries Bay Area Health OfficialsCalifornia is now the first state to top 3 million cases and public health specialists are raising a red flag about another variant of the coronavirus now circulating in the Bay Area. Elizabeth Cook reports. (1-18-21)
California's Chaotic Rollout of COVID Vaccinations Lurches OnCalifornia's fragmented efforts to get its vaccine supply into those who need it most is finally starting to accelerate a bit. Wilson Walker reports from Fremont. (1-16-21)
San Francisco Unveils Plan for Mass COVID-19 VaccinationsSan Francisco has a new plan for mass vaccinations but, as Betty Yu reports, the question now is: will there be enough doses? (1-15-21)
After Stepping Up Vaccinations, Santa Clara County Fears 'Chaos' as Supplies DwindleSanta Clara County was depending on the federal government to send them more vaccine. They learned Friday that the cupboard is basically ... bare. Devin Fehely reports (1-15-21)
Students, Parents Around Bay Area Rally to Restore Youth SportsRallies are taking place across the state and Bay Area to reopen youth sports. They're all part of a movement called "let them play." Juliette Goodrich reports from Livermore. (1-15-21)
Vaccine Supply Constraints Thwart Rapid Rollout in CaliforniaHopes of widespread availability of coronavirus vaccine are being dashed daily as the forecast of a return to normalcy is pushed farther into 2021. Wilson Walker and Ken Bastida report. (1-15-21)
Bay Area Seniors Seeking COVID-19 Vaccine Face 'Logistical Nightmare'Some Bay Area residents over age 65 got their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday but others are finding out that -- just because they’re eligible -- it doesn’t mean the shot is easy to get. Katie Nielsen reports. (1-14-21)

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South City Company Grows Greens Indoors to Counter Farm Land LossesA company called Plenty in South San Francisco is proving the value of low-water, controlled cultivation of leafy greens.
Holiday Lights Around the Bay Area Deliver Christmas CheerAround the Bay Area, holiday light installations -- both amateur and professional -- illuminate the night in the final days of an exceptionally dark year.
Beating the COVID Blues, Bay Area Musicians Tour Neighborhood DrivewaysSome top-flight Bay Area musicians who can't tour the country and world during the pandemic have been touring local driveways instead.
Despite Pandemic, See's Candy Prepares to Celebrate a Sweet CenturyA popular Bay Area-based candy company had to close temporarily for only the second time in its 99-year history because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But now it's finding its new sweet spot.
Redwood Empire Food Bank in Santa Rosa Sees Soaring DemandThe Redwood Empire Food Bank in Santa Rosa has never been busier than they are this holiday season and they think the surge in demand is only the beginning.
Vallejo Animator Found Her Passion Despite Numerous HardshipsFor Lucy Lopez, art is an escape and a calling. But it's also a career choice the 19-year-old UC Merced student says she was discouraged from making.
Giving Tuesday: Kensington Girl Scout Troop Book Drive Yields Hundreds Of Books For Richmond SchoolLincoln Elementary School in Richmond has a small, modest little library that is getting a major donation from a surprising source.
COVID In Oakland: 'Chopped' Winner Creates Food Collective To Help Black Chefs Survive The PandemicOakland Chef Rashad Armstead who gained TV cooking show fame as the winner 'Chopped,' is sharing his good fortune and business skills with other black food entrepreneurs during the pandemic.
Better Together: South City Seniors Facility Builds Outdoor Living Room for Family VisitsThe Aegis Living home for seniors in South San Francisco has come up with a way to safely bring families together this Thanksgiving: an outdoor living room.

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Mountain View High School Music Teacher Wrestles Tech to Keep Choir in Sync and OnlineMeet the Madrigals, one of five Mountain View High School choirs that continue to practice after the shelter-in-place closed their campus in March.
Students Rising Above Organization Helping Lift Struggling Students During Coronavirus PandemicWhen we first met Students Rising Above Scholar Ysabella Donlan last fall, the then 21-year-old junior was looking forward to the year ahead at University of California, Santa Cruz. Now she's at home, finishing her classes on line, far away from her support system at school. It's a situation she never expected to be in, and one she has found to be difficult.
Audible Offers Free Audiobooks For Kids Stuck At Home During Coronavirus CrisisAs most schools remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Audible, the audiobook service owned by Amazon, is offering free streams on selected children’s stories.
SF Dance Company Performs At Home To Raise Money For SFUSD Students, Families In NeedBay Area arts organizations have gone dark since the COVID-19 shelter in place, but their creativity is shining bright. World-renowned dance company Robert Moses Kin has created a powerful online performance from their homes, to help students and families in need during the shelter in place.
Federal Student Loan, Tax Payments Delayed Due To Coronavirus PandemicAs the country grapples with an unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic that's thrown millions of Americans out of work, the U.S. Department of Education is automatically giving most federal student loan borrowers a break from their monthly bills until at least October.
Parents Battle 'Huge Pressure' Of Enforcing Education, Screen Time Limits For Kids During Coronavirus QuarantineParents were already struggling to limit screen time for kids when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.