Coronavirus Bay Area

Liam’s List: Your Guide To Fitness, Food, Fun, Staying Connected While Social DistancingKCBS reporter Liam Mayclem will be providing KPIX 5 users with a weekly tip list on how best to survive the current coronavirus outbreak.
Reopenings: Alameda County Health Officials Shutting Down Outdoor DiningAlameda County health officials announced late Friday night they were being forced to once again prohibit outdoor dining during a surge of new cornavirus cases across California.
COVID-19 Reopening Roundup: Giants Star Buster Posey Won't Play; Church Singing Ban Strikes Sour Note; San Francisco Zoo Preparing To Open GatesThe tsunami of news about the current coronavirus outbreak and now the reopenings 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 so you can start your day with the latest updated developments.
South Bay Health Officer Warns Coronavirus Could Soon Spread Out of Control Across StateOne of Santa Clara county's top health leaders said Friday the state's approach to the pandemic isn't working and the virus is just weeks away from spreading out of control in California.
Lawmakers, Advocates Question Specifics of Gov. Newsom's Prison Inmate Release PlanCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday that roughly 8,000 prisoners will be released to try to contain the COVID-19 outbreak at state prisons.
Oakland Unified To Begin School Year With Distance Learning Before Students Return To ClassroomsThe Oakland Unified School District announced Friday that the 2020-2021 school year would begin in one month with all students in distance learning before returning to classrooms in phases.
Sonoma County Added To State Monitoring List Because Of Spiking COVID-19 InfectionsThe California Department of Public Health notified Sonoma County on Friday it has been placed on the state's coronvirus monitoring list because of increasing infections in the county.
Surge In COVID-19 Cases Strains Testing Capacity Across CaliforniaWorsening coronavirus cases in California and across the country have placed enormous strain on testing capacity and processing of lab results.
Pac-12 Shifts Fall Schedules To Conference-Only GamesThe Pac-12 has become the second major conference to shift to a conference-only fall schedule amid growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.
Find A COVID-19 Testing Site Near YouWith coronavirus cases on the rise across the Bay Area, many residents are looking to get tested for the virus.
With Tech Campuses Deserted, South Bay Food Trucks Make House CallsFood trucks are finding ways to adapt to the pandemic and make it during difficult times, flipping their business model in a way that could be an example for other restaurants to survive.
Santa Clara County Health Recommends Businesses Submit Online Form To Resume Operations EarlyHealth officials in Santa Clara County are urging all businesses planning to resume operations under the new health order, including those already open, ti complete the new online social distancing protocol form before the Monday deadline.
West Contra Costa Unified To Continue Online Learning When School Resumes In AugustThe West Contra Costa Unified School District will continue educating students exclusively online when classes resume Aug. 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
San Francisco Zoo Preparing To Open Gates Amid City's COVID-19 Reopening PauseWhile the San Francisco Zoo is preparing to reopen its gates for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began in March, many businesses awaiting reduced health order restrictions remain in limbo as the city's pause in reopening continues.
Church Singing Ban Strikes Sour Note With NorCal PastorPastor Jim Clark wants to keep his 1,500 parishioners safe during the coronavirus pandemic but he's drawing the line at a new California ban on singing or chanting at religious services.
Bay Area College Student, Foster Child Overcomes Challenge Of COVID-19 Shutdown Of CampusOdalis Millan's sophomore year at Sonoma State University began as the trip of a lifetime, as she left home to study abroad in Spain. Then COVID-19 hit and the country went into quarantine. The study abroad program shut down and Millan, along with her classmates, frantically made plans to get back to the United States.
Thousands Of California Prison Inmates Set To Be Released Because Of COVID-19 OutbreaksCalifornia Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to announce the release of thousands of prison inmates in a move prompted by a worsening coronavirus outbreak at San Quentin State Prison and a number of other prison facilities.
KPIX 5's Dennis O'Donnell: 'Is There Going To Be Opening Day?'MLB opening day is scheduled for July 23, but some question whether the A's and Giants' regular season will actually start.
Once Defiant Yuba, Sutter Counties See Rise In COVID-19 CasesRising numbers prompted state officials on Thursday to place Sutter and Yuba on a monitoring list of counties with rapidly increasing caseloads.
COVID-19 Reopening Roundup: State Deaths Set New Single-Day Record; Cases Spike Among SF General Staff; Oakland Zoo's Future In DoubtThe tsunami of news about the current coronavirus outbreak and now the reopenings 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 so you can start your day with the latest updated developments.
California Will Sue Trump Administration Over International Student Visa PolicyThe state of California filed suit against the Trump administration Thursday over a policy that would bar international students from staying in the United States unless they were scheduled to take in-person classes.
San Quentin Inmate Family Members Urge Action By Newsom As Prison COVID-19 Outbreak GrowsDemonstrators gathered at San Quentin State Prison Thursday as the worsening coronavirus outbreak tallied still more infections. More than 1,300 inmates, about 40 percent of the entire population, have tested positive for COVID-19. Seven condemned inmates have died. 
Coronavirus Closure Threatens Future Of Oakland ZooThe Oakland Zoo is losing millions of dollars a month and unless something drastically changes in the financial picture, the zoo’s days, as we know them, are numbered.
Chez Panisse Founder Alice Waters Talks About Suit Against Insurance CompanyThe famed founder of Berkeley's Chez Panisse Restaurant on Thursday talked about a recently filed lawsuit against her insurers over COVID-19 shutdown losses.
San Jose Park Maintenance Crew Sent Home Due To Coronavirus ExposureThe entire maintenance crew at a large San Jose park has been quarantined because of a possible exposure to the coronavirus.
San Francisco General Hospital Sees Spike In COVID-19 Cases Among StaffOfficials at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on Thursday confirmed a recent spike in coronavirus cases among staff since last week.
California COVID-19 Deaths Set New Single-Day RecordThe State of California, once seen as a national leader in handling the coronavirus pandemic, has reported a new single-day record of deaths from COVID-19 in the state.
COVID-19 Jump Swells California Lines For Tests; Shortages LoomEven as California conducts a record number of COVID-19 tests, a resurgence in cases has driven more people to find out if they've been exposed, overwhelming test sites.
Coronavirus Pandemic Impacting Cal Fire Wildfire Preparedness As Peak Fire Season ArrivesGovernor Gavin Newsom acknowledged impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on California's wildfire preparedness efforts during his press briefing on Thursday but sought to allay concerns as the state begins to reach peak fire season.

Coronavirus Video Reports

Lawmakers, Advocates Question Specifics of Gov. Newsom's Prison Inmate Release PlanCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday that roughly 8,000 prisoners will be released to try to contain the COVID-19 outbreak at state prisons. Andrea Nakano reports. (7-10-20)
With Tech Campuses Deserted, Food Trucks Make House CallsIn Silicon Valley, instead of waiting for people to come to their food trucks, operators are taking their food trucks to the people. Len Ramirez reports. (7-10-20)
Surge in Demand for Virus Testing Leads to Long Wait TimesCoronavirus testing in California has ramped up as cases spike. All that demand is putting a strain on the system. Devin Fehely reports. (7-10-20)
SF AIDS Conference Ends With Focus on COVID-19The world's largest AIDS conference ended Friday by focusing entirely on fighting COVID-19. Experts including Dr. Anthony Fauci gathered online to discuss the latest in vaccines, research and the need for masks. (7-10-20)
Thousands of California Prison Inmates Set to Be Released Because of COVID-19 OutbreaksCalifornia officials will soon release another 2,100 inmates from state prisons in response to the coronavirus pandemic and now plans to release a total of more than 10,000. Andrea Nakano reports. (7-10-20)
California Officials React To President Trump's Continued Call For Schools To ReopenAnne Makovec reports on President Trump continuing threats to cut off funding to schools that don't reopen for in-person learning (7-10-2020)
Berkeley Restaurateur Battles Insurance Companies Withholding Pandemic PayoutsMany insurance carriers are denying claims from businesses hard hit by the pandemic. In Berkeley, famed restaurateur Alice Waters is turning up the heat and fighting back. Da Lin reports (7-9-20)
Advocates Urge Governor to Protect San Quentin InmatesAt San Quentin State Prison more than 1,300 inmates have tested positive for the coronavirus and 7 have died. Wilson Walker reports. (7-9-20)
Coronavirus Closure Threatens Future of Oakland ZooToday, hundreds of lives are in limbo in Oakland. They're the 700 animals which live at the zoo along with the humans who care for them. Don Ford reports. (7-9-20)
San Jose Park Maintenance Crew Sent Home Due to CoronavirusThe entire maintenance crew at a large San Jose park had to be sent home because of a possible exposure to coronavirus. Sources tell KPIX that a worker at Lake Cunningham park tested positive for the virus and was in close contact with co-workers. Len Ramirez reports. (7-9-20)
Governor's Coronavirus News Update July 9, 2020Gov. Gavin Newsom acknowledged impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on California’s wildfire preparedness efforts during his press briefing on Thursday but sought to allay concerns as the state begins to reach peak fire season. (7-9-20)
Oakland Renters Block Visits By Property Investors Over COVID-19 FearsSome renters in Oakland say their building owners are putting their health at risk by inviting investors to tour their apartments. The tenants are now determined to block them. Kiet Do reports. (7/9/20)
RAW: State Legislators Mark Levine And Scott Wiener Address San Quentin COVID-19 OutbreakState Assembly member Mark Levine and State Senator Scott Wiener speak at a press event discussing the coronavirus outbreak at San Quentin (7-9-2020)
Bay Area Teacher Fearful After Trump Pressures Schools To Reopen During PandemicPresident Trump is threatening to cut federal funding from schools that don't reopen this fall. Maria Medina talked to a teacher in San Jose who fears for the health and safety of himself, his family and students.
Spike In Coronavirus Cases At UC Berkeley May Be Tied To PartiesUniversity of California at Berkeley has reported a spike in coronavirus this week. Andrea Nakano reports on why parties on Frat Row may be jeopardizing campus plans for the Fall.
Demand At Bay Area Food Banks Surges Due To PandemicDemand at Bay Area food banks is surging due to the coronavirus pandemic. Len Ramirez went to Second Harvest Food Bank in San Jose, where they are really getting stretched thin.
San Anselmo Starts History Project Documenting Life During COVID-19 PandemicJohn Ramos reports on new history project started by San Anselmo's Historic Commission to document what life during pandemic was life (7-8-2020)
South Bay Residents Have Mixed Feelings About Planned ReopeningKiet Do reports on some Santa Clara County residents expressing misgivings that COVID-19 reopening has progressed too quickly (7-8-2020)
Santa Clara Co. Gives Green Light To Business Owners To ReopenWhile some counties are saying 'no,' Santa Clara County is saying 'go.' Maria Medina tells us that has brought a huge sigh of relieve to business owners here.