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COVID Vaccination Count in San Mateo County Revised Down Due to Data ErrorAs Bay Area counties look to increase their vaccination numbers, one county just had to decrease their total by more than 30,000 people.
Pandemic Points Up Need to Diversify Lake Tahoe Tourist EconomyThe COVID-19 pandemic helped expose the growing vulnerability of Lake Tahoe’s increasingly tourism-dependent economy as housing costs balloon, year-round residency declines and more workers commute from afar.
San Francisco Restaurant Week, Eat Drink SF Give Industry Much-Needed BoostTwo major food events are back in San Francisco starting Friday, and organizers hope they will give a much-needed economic boost to the industry that's been hard hit by the pandemic.
Direct Flights Between SFO and Dublin, Ireland Resume for 1st Time Since PandemicDirect international flights between San Francisco International Airport and Dublin Airport in Ireland are returning for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, airport officials said Friday.
Marin County Judge Tentatively Rejects Cutting Inmate Crowding at San Quentin, Criticizes Officials Over COVID OutbreakA superior court judge in Marin County tentatively ruled Friday that state prison officials acted with indifference when they caused a deadly COVID outbreak at San Quentin last year but he said vaccines have since so changed the landscape that officials are no longer violating inmates’ constitutional rights.
COVID: Bay Area Airports, Tourism Industry Gears Up As Rules Loosen For International TravelersHard hit by the pandemic, the Bay Area's tourism industry is gearing up as the U.S. is set to loosen rules for international travelers vaccinated against COVID-19 starting next month.
COVID: Masking Rules for Certain Indoor Locations Relaxed in San Francisco, Marin CountyAs of Friday morning, fully vaccinated individuals can now go unmasked at certain indoor places in San Francisco and Marin counties, according to health officials
FDA Advisers Back COVID-19 Booster Shots for Johnson & Johnson RecipientsA day after a panel of the Food and Drug Administration's outside advisers voted to endorse the third doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, the committee voted unanimously Friday to back booster shots.
BART Requiring All Employees to Get COVID Vaccine by Dec. 13All BART employees and contractors will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or prove their full vaccination status by mid-December under a policy the agency's board adopted Thursday.
UPDATE: San Francisco Vaccine Mandate Moves Officers to Get ShotThe deadline for San Francisco’s first responders to show proof of vaccination has come and gone, but on Thursday it appeared the mandate has drastically improved the latest vaccination numbers among city employees and police officers.
COVID: Sonoma County Health Officer Gives OK To Trick-Or-Treating, Offers Halloween Safety TipsFollowing last year's cancellations, health officials in Sonoma County gave the green light for trick-or-treating this Halloween and offered tips to remain safe from COVID-19.
FDA Advisers Vote to Endorse Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine Booster ShotsAn outside panel of the Food and Drug Administration's vaccine experts voted unanimously to endorse Moderna's request to roll out booster shots of its COVID-19 vaccine for older and higher-risk adults who were vaccinated at least six months ago.

Coronavirus Video Reports

Talking COVID: Johnson & Johnson Booster ApprovedAllen Martin talks with Dr. Anne Liu, from Stanford Healthcare. (10-15-21)
SF, Marin Counties Begin Rolling Back Indoor Mask RequirementsRelaxed mask mandates are starting to take effect in the Bay Area with some communities now able to ditch the masks indoors as long as everyone is vaccinated. Andria Borba reports. (10-15-21)
Masking Rules for Certain Indoor Locations Relaxed in San Francisco, Marin CountyJustin Andrews reports on residents reacting to new adjustment to masking requirements in San Francisco (10-15-2021))
Mask Mandates East in San Francisco, Marin CountiesMask mandates are easing in San Francisco and Marin counties beginning Friday. Justin Andrews reports.
BART Requires Employees to Get COVID Vaccine by Mid DecemberOn Thursday, BARTs board of directors approved a vaccine mandate that will be implemented in December. Katie Nielsen reports. (10-14-21)
San Francisco Vaccine Mandate Moves Officers Off the FenceThe police union for SFPD expressed frustration with how the city has handled its first-responder vaccination requirements. Kenny Choi reports. (10-14-21)
Talking COVID: Moderna Booster Approved by FDAElizabeth Cook talks with Dr. Desi Kotis, chief pharmacy executive at UCSF Health. (10-14-21)
Officials Say 90,000 COVID Deaths Since June Could Have Been AvoidedSkyler Henry reports continuing legal battles over COVID vaccine mandates as figures indicate tens of thousands of unvaccinated U.S. died needlessly (10-14-2021)
COVID: Bay Area Pediatricians Prepare As FDA Mulls Authorizing Vaccine For Kids 5-11Young children, ages 5 to 11, could get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as next month if it gets authorization by the FDA. Meanwhile, pediatricians in the Bay Area are already preparing. Maria Cid Medina reports. (10/13/21)
COVID: SFPOA Says 120 Unvaccinated Police Officers Would Be Off Job As Deadline ArrivesThe union representing San Francisco police officers said about 120 officers would be off the job as the deadline arrives to comply with the city's COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Andrea Nakano reports. (10/13/21)
Mass Vaccination Site in Vallejo ReopensWilson Walker reports on the reopening of a mass vaccination site in Vallejo for new booster shots. (10/13/2021)
Dozens of Unvaccinated San Francisco Police Officers, Firemen Face DeadlineJustin Andrews reports on some San Francisco police officers and firefighters still resisting getting COVID vaccine as deadline arrives (10-13-2021)

KPIX 5 Better Together -- Our Community Cares

Accidental Ski Slope Rescue Prompts 51-Year-Old to Seek New Career as FirefighterWhile some firefighters may start thinking about retirement in their fifties, one East Bay man is beginning his sixth decade training for the job.
Bay Area Scholars 'Walk the Walk' To Support Community That Helped Them SucceedFor more than 20 years, KPIX 5 has brought viewers the stories of Students Rising Above scholars. These amazing young people have faced incredible challenges on the way to college success and beyond. Recently, the organization held its annual fundraiser, which was also a heartfelt homecoming for some very special SRA alums.
Rapping Senior Citizen Dancers Beat Back Asian Hate in San Francisco ChinatownA group of senior citizens in San Francisco's Chinatown are making their own moves against Asian hate crimes with a new rap that's mostly in Cantonese.
Grandparents, Grandkids Share First Hugs Since Pandemic At Palo Alto Retirement CommunityAfter a year of phone calls and zoom meetings, grandparents at a Palo Alto retirement community were finally able to savor a hug from their children and grandchildren.
Oakland Man's Non-Profit Refurbishes Thousands Of Used Computers, Laptops To Help Close Digital DivideAn Oakland man leading a technology nonprofit had a big part in helping close the digital divide among the city's students during the pandemic switch to virtual learning.
Marin County Nonprofit Brings Therapy Dogs to Comfort FirefightersFirefighters aren't the only ones getting ready for what's expected to be a very busy fire season. A San Rafael woman and her dog are hitting the road to bring some comfort and joy to those battling blazes on the frontlines.
East Bay Businesses Donate Proceeds to Support Asian Community OrganizationsSaturday was a day of action in the East Bay, with a call for businesses to stand against hate directed at Asians and Pacific Islanders.
Better Together: Sunnyvale Neighbors Stay Connected With Nightly WaveAt the start of the pandemic many bay area neighbors found ways to stay connected while still remaining physically distanced.
West Contra Costa Unified School District Partners With Non-Profit Conscious Kitchen To Provide Kids Organic MealsAn East Bay school district is working better together in a first-of-its-kind program that it says could be a model for the state and nation.