Coronavirus Bay Area

Chinese Hospital Helped Prevent COVID-19 Outbreaks In San Francisco's ChinatownOne of San Francisco's most densely populated neighborhoods -- considered a high risk for the spread of COVID-19 -- managed to stay ahead of the curve with the over a century-old Chinese Hospital leading the way.
Reopening: Redwood City Church Holds 1st Public Mass Since Shelter-In-Place With ArchbishopCatholic Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore Cordileone presided over Mass at a church in Redwood City Monday morning, as public religious services were allowed to resume.
Blood Bank Vitalant Begins Testing Donations For COVID-19 AntibodiesVitalant, formerly known as Blood Centers of the Pacific, announced Monday that it will begin testing all blood donations for COVID-19 coronavirus antibodies
Gilead Says Drug Remdesivir Helped Moderately Ill Coronavirus PatientsA Bay Area biotech company says its experimental drug remdesivir improved symptoms when given for five days to moderately ill, hospitalized patients with COVID-19.
Reopening: Point Isabel Shoreline In Richmond Open; Dogs Must Stay On LeashPoint Isabel Regional Shoreline in Richmond is reopening Monday with leash restrictions after being closed as part of the local health orders to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Berkeley Public Library Reopens Book Drops, Extends Borrowing Deadlines To JulyThe five locations of the Berkeley Public Library remain closed for the time being, but the book drops have reopened for patrons to return books and media items.
Coronavirus Reopening Roundup: Supreme Court Upholds Newsom Church Service Order; Sonoma Sheriff Remains DefiantThe tsunami of news about the current coronavirus outbreak and now the shelter-in-place can be overwhelming. To help you navigate through what you need to know -- KPIX.com/KPIX 5 News/CBSN Bay Area -- will be publishing a news roundup each morning of the top coronavirus and reopening-related stories from the last 24 hours so you can start your day with the latest updated developments.
Reopening: U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Newsom Limits On Church ServicesA divided Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal by a California church that challenged state limits on attendance at worship services that have been imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Gov. Newsom Believes Pace Of Reopening State Rests With COVID-19 TestingFrom the earliest days of California's COVID-19 outbreak, Gov. Gavin Newsom has believed the key to a successful return to a new normal level of everyday life rested on the ability to provide large scale testing within the state.From the earliest days of California's COVID-19 outbreak, Gov. Gavin Newsom has believed the key to a successful return to a new normal level of everyday life rested on the ability to provide large scale testing within the state.
Sonoma County Sheriff Agrees To Enforce Local Health Order, Then Changes MindAfter a confusing day in Sonoma County Friday, it appeared the county sheriff will not be enforcing the the more restrictive local health department's current shelter order over the state's more relaxed restrictions.
Sausalito Gradually Reopening Downtown Parking Lots To Reduce CongestionThe gradual reopening of municipal parking lots in Sausalito will continue this weekend in an effort to reduce congestion in the city's downtown area.
Citing Rise In COVID-19 Cases, Alameda County Officials Leave Current Health Order In PlaceHealth officials in Alameda County on Friday confirmed that they would not be easing the current coronavirus shelter order as much of California progressed towards Stage 3 reopening, citing a recent spike in COVID-19 cases.
Trump Announces U.S. Will End Support For World Health Organization During COVID-19 PandemicPresident Donald Trump on Friday took aim at the World Health Organization and China, blaming both for their roles in the pandemic’s devastation.
San Mateo County Churches, Retail Stores, Beaches To Reopen On June 1 With RestrictionsA newly-revised coronavirus stay-at-home order issued by San Mateo County health officials Friday will allow places of worship, retail stores and beaches to reopen with some restrictions starting June 1.
Newsom Calls On Californians To 'Be Better As Human Beings' Amid Growing George Floyd UnrestGov. Gavin Newsom on Friday spoke at length about the police custody death of George Floyd and called on the state's residents to "be better as human beings" to fight racism and inequality before providing an update on the state's response to the coronavirus.
Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Fest Canceled; Weigh-In Still Taking PlaceThe 50th Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival will not take place this October, the latest large event to be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
San Francisco Launches Large Scale COVID-19 Testing In Hunters Point, Visitacion Valley And Sunnydale Health officials, alarmed by a significant uptick in COVID-19 cases in San Francisco's Bayview/Hunters Point neighborhood, announced Friday the launch of a wide-scale testing program for residents who live in the area.
State To Hire Nearly 2,000 Temporary Staffers To Help Manage Surge In Unemployment ApplicationsThe state Employment Development Department plans to hire nearly 2,000 temporary full-time and hourly staff members in the coming weeks to hasten the delivery of unemployment benefits to workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Reopening Roundup: 16 Die In Vallejo Nursing Home Outbreak; Sonoma County Sheriff's Defiant StandThe tsunami of news about the current coronavirus outbreak and now the shelter-in-place can be overwhelming. To help you navigate through what you need to know -- KPIX.com/KPIX 5 News/CBSN Bay Area -- will be publishing a news roundup each morning of the top coronavirus and reopening-related stories from the last 24 hours so you can start your day with the latest updated developments.
Reopening: Concerned Half Moon Bay Officials Reopen Coastal Beach Parking LotsHalf Moon Bay officials announced they were reopening beach parking lot along the San Mateo County coastline, but also raised concerns late Thursday about the impact a weekend surge on out-of-town visitors could have on their community.
Victim's Family Voices Concerns After Vallejo Nursing Home COVID-19 Outbreak Claims 16 LivesA COVID-19 outbreak at The Windsor Vallejo Care Center has claimed 16 lives and left 112 residents infected with the virus, according to Solano County health officials.
Pacifica To Reopen Beach Parking Lots As San Mateo County Eases RestrictionsOfficials with the Pacifica Police Department announced Thursday evening that the city would be reopening beach parking on Saturday morning after San Mateo County health officials issue a new less restrictive coronavirus shelter order.
SF Unveils Reopening Plan For Dining, Shopping, Sporting Events; Extends Health Order IndefinitelySan Francisco Mayor London Breed outlined on Thursday steps to reopen more of the city's businesses and allow additional activities in the coming weeks, including outdoor dining, indoor shopping, and sporting events, while extending the city's modified health order indefinitely.
Sonoma County Sheriff Mark Essick To No Longer Enforce Public Health OrdersIn an open letter to Sonoma County residents, the Sheriff-Coroner Mark Essick on Thursday announced his deputies would no longer enforce the county health department's public health orders, starting in June.
Projected BART Budget Includes More Than $100 Million In CutsWith substantial ridership and sales tax revenue losses due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, BART's current projected fiscal year 2020-2021 budget includes more than $100 million in cuts while avoiding layoffs and furloughs, BART officials said Thursday.
Some Bay Area DMV Offices Reopen For Customers With Existing AppointmentsOn Thursday, California's Department of Motor Vehicles reopened dozens of offices around the state, but the setup is different from what it was before the pandemic.
NorCal's Lassen County Sees 1st COVID-19 Cases, Slows ReopeningA rural Northern California county that had been one of the state's two counties without any reported coronavirus cases now has at least five.
Oakland Bishop: Return To Normal Worship Will Take 'Quite Some Time'The leader of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland has told pastors and parishioners that reopening churches for worship will be approached in a deliberative manner and that it "will be quite some time" before returning to familiar ways of worship.
Contra Costa County Partially Opens 4 Buildings As Cooling Centers Amid Hot WeatherResidents in Contra Costa Countycan cool off during this week's hot weather at partially reopened lobbies at county buildings in Antioch, Pleasant Hill, Hercules and Richmond.

Coronavirus Video Reports

Century-Old Chinese Hospital Helped Keep San Francisco's Chinatown Out Of COVID-19 FraySharon Chin reports on success Chinese Hospital in San Francisco had keeping coronavirus at bay from city's Chinatown (6-1-2020)
Sonoma County Sheriff Agrees To Enforce Local Health Order After Defiant StandDon Ford reports on Sonoma County Sheriff deciding to side with local health officials (5-29-2020)
Governor's Noon Update: Thoughts on the George Floyd KillingGov. Gavin Newsom began his noon news conference by reflecting on the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and lessons to be learned by Californians and all Americans. (5-29-20)
Coronavirus Nursing Home Deaths: Resident families call for investigation after at least 13 die at Vallejo nursing homeResident families call for investigation after at least 13 die at Vallejo nursing home
San Jose Leaders Mull $10 Million Budget CutSan Jose city leaders are considering shaving more than $10 million off public safety in next year’s budget. Len Ramirez reports. (5-28-20)
Delayed Vaccinations An Unintended Consequence of COVID-19 FightThe all-out battle against the novel coronavirus has resulted in many people delaying needed vaccinations for their children. Allen Martin reports. (5-28-20)
San Francisco Releases Phased Reopening Plan Spanning SummerSan Francisco mayor London Breed outlined on Thursday steps to reopen more of the city’s businesses in the coming weeks. Andria Borba reports. (5-28-20)
Sonoma County Hits Brakes on Reopening PlanSonoma County health officer Dr. Sundari Mase announced there will be no more advances in resuming economic activity during the next two weeks. Don Ford reports. (5-28-20)
SF Mayor London Breed Outlines Phased Plan to Reopen City BusinessesSan Francisco mayor London Breed outlined on Thursday steps to reopen more of the city’s businesses and allow additional activities in the coming weeks and months. (5-28-20)
More Bay Area DMV Offices Reopen to New NormalAs more local DMV offices open around the Bay Area you can expect a much-different experience (and be sure to bring a mask). Kiet Do reports. (5-28-20)
Reopening: Palo Alto Teachers List COVID-19 Safety Demands Before Return To ClassroomsPalo Alto Teachers List COVID-19 Safety Demands Before Return To Classrooms
Reopening: Diocese of Santa Rosa Green Lights Sunday Services In Defiance Of Local Health OfficialsDiocese of Santa Rosa Green Lights Sunday Services In Defiance Of Local Health Officials
Smaller Crowds Greet Reopening Of Solano Town CenterJohn Ramos reports on gradual reopening of Solano Town Center as shopping mall coronavirus restrictions are lifted (5-27-2020)
How Health Experts Calculate Rate Of COVID-19 Infection As Testing Ramps UpWith more texting, experts say we can expect more cases. The changing numbers and trends in various counties can lead to confusion. Kenny Choi tells us what data health experts are using to get the total picture.
BART Releases Plan To Manage Social Distancing SystemwideBART is preparing for the return of its riders with more people going back to work. Wilson Walker gives us a look at the transit agency's plan to manage social distancing throughout its system.
CoCo County Residents Dealing With Heat Wave During Partial LockdownWith much of the Bay Area under a heat advisory, residents in many communities are dealing with this heatwave under a partial lockdown. Andria Borba is in Contra Costa County where people are getting creative to beat the heat.
State Close To Releasing Reopening Guidelines For Gyms And Yoga StudiosDon Ford reports on North Bay gym owners anxious to reopen after COVID-19 shelter order (5-27-2020)
SJ Slows Pace To Reopen While Other Communities Ease COVID-19 RestrictionsThe nation has passed a tragic milestone in the coronavirus pandemic with an estimated 100,000 lives lost. That comes as many California communities are loosening restrictions. Len Ramirez is in San Jose where officials are warning to slow down.
Meals On Wheels Volunteers Check On Older Tri-Valley Residents During Heat WaveKatie Nielsen reports on volunteers with Meals on Wheels doing welfare checks during rounds in Tri-Valley heat (5-27-2020)