Coronavirus Bay Area

Santa Cruz Health Officials Investigate Four COVID-19 'Family Clusters' Health officials were investigating four distinct clusters of COVID-19 coronavirus cases traced to Santa Cruz family gatherings, county officials said.
Coronavirus Reopening Roundup: North Coast Officials Pull Back Reopening After Spike In CasesThe tsunami of news about the current COVID-19 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 stories from the last 24 hours so you can start your day with the latest updated developments.
San Francisco Bar Owners Struggle With Reopening RequirementsFor more than two months, Doug Dalton's bars including Rickhouse, Nightingale, and Pagan Idol in San Francisco's Financial District have sat empty - completely shut down.
Guerneville Residents Wary as Tourist Influx Tests Social-Distancing DemandsFor business owners in downtown Guerneville, this weekend should be the kickoff to the summer tourist season. This year, that's something a lot of locals are not interested in.
Hundreds Rally Outside State Capitol to Protest Stay-at-Home OrderHundreds of protesters rallied outside the state Capitol on Saturday to demand that Gov. Gavin Newsom lift his restrictions on business, religious gatherings and other activities.
North Coast Officials Pull Back Reopening After Seeing Spike in Coronavirus CasesHumboldt County officials are taking a more cautious approach to reopening, in what may be a harbinger of the “toggle switch" local officials are likely to negotiate as they emerge from the state lockdown.
Reopening: NBA Considering Plan To Restart Season With Warriors, Other Teams All Playing In OrlandoThe Golden State Warrior may still play again this NBA season, but it's doubtful that any of the games will be at Chase Center.
Report: 2,000 Cases Of Hate And Discrimination Against Asian Americans Amid PandemicSince the pandemic began, 19-year-old Elizer StaJuana says he was assaulted twice waiting for public transportation in Melbourne, Australia.
Coronavirus Reopening Roundup: Tom Hanks Salutes High School Graduates; Church Leaders Remain CautiousThe tsunami of news about the current COVID-19outbreak 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 stories from the last 24 hours so you can start your day with the latest updated developments.
Reopening: Solano County Restaurants Prepare For The Return Of Dine-In MealsAs of Friday, diners in Solano County can dine out, instead of take out. The county has received a variance from the state to move further into Phase 2 of Gov. Gavin Newsom's reopening plan.
Hertz Car Rental Files For Bankruptcy Due To Coronavirus PandemicHertz filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, unable to withstand the coronavirus pandemic that has crippled global travel and with it, the heavily indebted 102-year-old car rental company’s business.
Focus On Crowd Control At Lake Merritt Memorial Day Weekend To Prevent Spike In COVID-19Oakland is a hot spot for the coronavirus so crowd control at Lake Merritt, the heart and crown jewel of Oakland, is especially important this Memorial Day weekend.
Some Southbay Workers Laid Off Due To COVID-19 Making More On UnemploymentAfter getting laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic, some workers make more money by staying at home on unemployment than they would if they still had their job.
Oscar-Winner Tom Hanks Gives Heartfelt Video Message To Oakland's Skyline High Class Of 2020Members of the graduating Class of 2020 at Skyline High School on Friday had a surprise message from a special guest speaker during the school's online commencement: Oscar-winning actor and world famous Skyline alumnus Tom Hanks. 
San Jose State Class of 2020 Saluted With Special Layout On University WebsiteWith normal commencement ceremonies on hold, San Jose State University has launched a website to recognize each of its 2020 graduates.
Technical Glitches With Website Hamper Santa Clara County COVID-19 TestingAs Santa Clara County launched a new campaign to provide expanded access to coronavirus testing Friday, technical problems with the county's website prevented countless residents from making appointments online.
Coronavirus: Sonoma County Moves To Late Stage 2 Reopening Of Dine-In Restaurants, MallsSonoma County is following in the footsteps of its North Bay neighbors and moving deeper into Phase 2 of reopening.
San Francisco To Reopen Modified Summer Camps And Programs June 15San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Friday that the city's summer camps and programs would reopen on June 15 with some modifications limiting capacity and certain activities to prevent the spread of coronavirus. 
Bay Area Confectioner See's Candy Reopens Kitchens, Offers Contact-Free Pick-Up ServiceBay Area based confectioner See's Candy announced on Friday that it has reopened its kitchens in South San Francisco and Los Angeles as well as launching contact-free pick-up service at some stores. 
Newsom Promises Guidelines For Reopening Houses Of Worship By Monday Despite Trump OrderGovernor Gavin Newsom on Friday announced the state of California would issue updated guidelines for religious gatherings on Monday, following the announcement by President Donald Trump ordering governors across the country to open places of worship this Memorial Day weekend, deeming them essential services.
California To Spend $1.8 Billion More On Coronavirus ResponseCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom took an extra $1.8 billion from the state's dwindling coffers to pay for more protective gear and extra hospital beds to aid the state's response to the coronavirus.
San Francisco Custodian Testifies Before Senate About Job Safety During Coronavirus Pandemic A custodian from San Francisco testified remotely before a Senate subcommittee hearing Thursday about the impact of coronavirus on essential workers.
Trump Announces Churches Will Be Deemed 'Essential Services,' Says He'll Override GovernorsPresident Trump announced Friday afternoon that his administration would declare houses of worship "essential services," allowing them to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.
San Francisco Nurse Shares Shocking Photos Of Body Ravaged From Severe COVID-19 BattleA San Francisco nurse, recovering from a bout of COVID-19, has taken to social media and posted shocking images of what a severe battle with illness can do to your body, no matter how healthy you are.
2 Million Jobs Lost: California's April Jobless Rate Soars To 15.5%The nation's most populous state lost 2.3 million jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic that shuttered most businesses.
Reopenings: San Francisco Opens Unique Civic Center COVID-19 Pandemic 'Safe Sleeping Village'Pandemic Circles -- outlined areas for social distancing -- have cropped up in at least two popular gathering spots in San Francisco -- Mission Dolores Park and the Civic Center.
Hayward City Personnel To Take Pay Cuts, Forego Raises In Wake Of Coronavirus CrisisSo far, Hayward fire personnel including firefighters and the city manager have agreed to give up planned pay raises.
Coronavirus Update: What Businesses Are Open In Your County?Here is a summary of the types of businesses that have been given the green light to reopen in the nine Bay Area counties along with links to access additional county-specific information.
Coronavirus Reopening Roundup: Jobs Put Latino Youth At COVID-19 Risk; Santa Clara Retailers Enter Phase TwoThe 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-related stories from the last 24 hours so you can start your day with the latest updated developments.

Coronavirus Video Reports

Guerneville Residents Wary as Tourist Influx Tests Social-Distancing DemandsFor business owners in downtown Guerneville, this weekend should be the kickoff to the summer tourist season. This year, that's something a lot of locals are not interested in. Wilson Walker reports. (5-23-20)
Hundreds Protest at State Capitol in Sacramento Against Stay-at-Home OrderHundreds of protesters rallied outside the state Capitol on Saturday to demand that Gov. Gavin Newsom lift his restrictions on business, religious gatherings and other activities. (5-23-20)
Coronavirus: Solano County residents enjoy first dine-in restaurant meals since mid-MarchSolano County residents enjoy first dine-in restaurant meals since mid-March
UCSF Volunteer Team Helps Navajo Nation Fight COVID-19 OutbreakA team of UCSF volunteer doctors and nurses is lending a helping hand in the Four Corners, where Navajo Nation has been especially hard-hit by the coronavirus outbreak. Elizabeth Cook reports. (5-22-20)
Holiday Travelers Challenged by Plethora of COVID-19 RestrictionsIf you're not sure where you can go and what you can do when you get there this weekend, you're not alone. Andria Borba reports from Pacifica. (5-22-20)
Santa Clara County Promised Testing for All, Delivered Frustration for SomeSanta Clara County's message to residents was clear: if you want a test you can get one. The reality was more complicated and confusing. Devin Fehely reports. (5-22-20)
Businesses Struggle to Lure Back Laid-Off Workers Who Earn More on UnemploymentIn California workers earning less than $43,000 per year are receiving more from state and federal unemployment. Some employers trying to reopen are finding the offer of full-time work a tough sell. Len Ramirez reports. (5-22-20)
San Francisco to Reopen Modified Summer Camps and Programs in JuneS.F. mayor London Breed announced Friday that the city’s summer camps and youth programs would reopen on June 15 with some modifications limiting capacity and certain activities to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Kenny Choi reports. (5-22-20)
San Jose State Honors 2020 Grads With Commencement WebsiteWith normal graduation ceremonies on hold due to the coronavirus, San Jose State University is honoring the Class of 2020 with a special website. Call it a virtual graduation. Kiet Do reports. (5-22-20)
Sonoma County Moves Deeper Into Phase 2 of ReopeningUnder the new rules, more businesses such as dine-in restaurants and shopping malls will be able to reopen under state guidelines that call for social distancing. Wilson Walker reports from Petaluma. (5-22-10)
'COVID-19 Park Ambassadors' Hand Out Free Masks at Oakland's Lake MerrittA holiday weekend and warm weather are conspiring to test the limits of social distancing at Oakland's Lake Merritt. Da Lin reports. (5-22-20)
Governor's Coronavirus Noon Update - Reporter QuestionsIn Yountville on Friday, Gov. Gavin Newsom answered questions from the news media at his coronavirus update. (5-22-20)
Governor's Coronavirus Noon Update - Impact on VeteransGov. Gavin Newsom appeared Friday at the Veterans Home in Yountville ahead of the Memorial Day holiday and saluted California Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Vito Imbasciani and his staff for keeping the state's over 2,000 veterans protected. (5-22-20)
Liam’s List: Your Guide To Fitness, Food, Fun, Staying Connected While Social DistancingYour Guide To Fitness, Food, Fun, Staying Connected While Social Distancing
REOPENING: Santa Clara becomes last San Francisco Bay Area county to move to Phase 2 on FridaySanta Clara becomes last San Francisco Bay Area county to move to Phase 2 on Friday
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: Local authorities worry holiday weekend revelers will forgo social distancingLocal authorities worry holiday weekend revelers will forgo social distancing
Bay Area Parks Brace for Big Holiday Weekend CrowdsAhead of the Memorial Day weekend where crowds of people are expected to take advantage of relaxed shelter-in-place restrictions, keeping up the social distancing could be a challenge. Andria Borba reports. (5-21-20)
San Francisco's Iconic LGBTQ Bar 'The Stud' Falls Victim To Coronavirus PandemicBar owners across San Francisco have been warning that the ongoing shelter-in-place rules are putting them in danger of extinction. The shutdown has now permanently closed a piece of city history.
San Jose Steps Up Face Mask Requirements but Police Balk at Citing OffendersUnder a new Santa Clara county public health order which takes effect Friday residents must wear a face covering on public transit and at any business -- even if it's outdoors. Len Ramirez reports. (5-21-20)