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Judge Could Order State To Vaccinate All Prison Staff, Inmate FirefightersCalifornia could be required to vaccinate all state prison employees and inmate firefighters for COVID-19 as a federal judge considers ways to boost vaccination numbers and stop the delta variant from surging there.
COVID: President Biden Biden Announces Federal Worker Vax Requirement, Calls For $100 PaymentsPresident Biden called on state and local governments to use COVID-19 relief funds to give $100 to residents who get vaccinated and said federal workers will have to show proof of vaccination or face new restrictions in the workplace, including complying with weekly testing. 
COVID: San Mateo County Supervisor to Unvaccinated: 'Shame on You!'As San Mateo County officials weighed increased restrictions in the face of rising COVID cases, one supervisor offered a blunt message to the unvaccinated.
Foster City Requiring People To Wear Face Masks Indoors At City-Operated BuildingsFoster City officials announced they will be requiring everyone to wear face coverings indoors starting Thursday when visiting city-operated buildings.
Parents Await Clearance of COVID Vaccine for Kids Age 5 to 11It may be July now but summer play time will soon give way to classroom time and one set of students is still waiting for their turn to be vaccinated: kids age five to eleven.
COVID: Some Call on CDC to Use Different Metrics to Determine Mask GuidanceSome health experts are questioning whether the best metric is being used to determine policy during this latest confusing chapter in the fight against COVID.
Bay Area Businesses Challenged With New Mask Guidelines Amid COVID Delta SurgeWith the newest federal and state guidance recommending people wear masks indoors in areas of high disease transmission regardless of vaccination status, many businesses are trying to figure out how to move forward with yet another change.
Twitter Shutters Offices In San Francisco, New York Over COVID Delta SurgeTwitter said Wednesday it will close its San Francisco and New York offices because of the rise of the COVID Delta variant.
COVID: State Health Officials Issue Indoor Mask Recommendation Regardless of Vaccination StatusThe California Department of Public Health formally recommended Wednesday that state residents resume wearing face coverings indoors, regardless of their vaccination status.
Google Postpones Employees' Return To Office; Enacts Mandatory Vaccination PolicyGoogle is postponing a return to the office for most workers until mid-October and rolling out a policy that will eventually require everyone to be vaccinated once its sprawling campuses are fully reopened in an attempt to fight the spreading Delta variant.
COVID: San Francisco's City Employee Vaccine Mandate Is Not A First In AmericaSan Francisco will become the first city in California to require new employees be vaccinated. The rule takes effect on Wednesday, and while not everyone agrees with the mandate, this isn't the first time American workers have been told to get a vaccine.
COVID: East Bay Residents React to CDC Reversal of Masking GuidanceJust weeks after things seemed to be getting back to normal as COVID case numbers dropped, the CDC on Tuesday did an about-face with their masking guidance, recommending vaccinated people wear masks indoors.

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San Mateo County Supervisor To Unvaccinated: 'Shame on You'Justin Andrews reports on San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa criticizing those who refuse to get vaccinated (7-29-2021)
Foster City Requiring People To Wear Face Masks Indoors At City-Operated BuildingsFoster City officials announced they will be requiring everyone to wear face coverings indoors starting Thursday when visiting city-operated buildings. Justin Andrews reports.
Some Call on CDC to Use Different Metrics to Determine Mask GuidanceKenny Choi reports on growing confusion among Bay Area residents on whether they should wear masks inside or not (7-28-2021)
Bay Area Businesses Start Updating Masking Policies After Latest ChangesMax Darrow reports on Burlingame businesses changing their masking requirements after updates to CDC and state health recommendations (7-28-2021)
Doctor Works With Nurse Who Once Cared For Him As Premature Infant At Stanford's Lucile Packard Children's HospitalA doctor and nurse at the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit at Stanford's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital share a unique bond aside from their working relationship. Mireya Villareal reports they met decades ago under very different circumstances.
COVID: Health Experts Weigh In On Impact Of CDC's New Mask GuidelinesIn response to the growing threat from the Coronavirus Delta variant, the Centers for Disease Control reversed its previous guidelines for indoor mask-wearing. Andria Borba talked to health experts about the move.
COVID: Health Experts Weigh In On Impact Of CDC's New Mask GuidelinesIn response to the growing threat from the Coronavirus Delta variant, the Centers for Disease Control reversed its previous guidelines for indoor mask-wearing. Andria Borba talked health experts about the move.
COVID Vaccine: SF's Employee Vaccination Mandate Is Not First In U.S.San Francisco will become the first city in California to require new employees be vaccinated. The rule takes effect on Wednesday, and while not everyone agrees with the mandate, Wilson Walker reports this isn't the first time Americans have been told to get a vaccine.
East Bay Residents React to Latest CDC Masking GuidanceJohn Ramos reports on how some local residents were taking the news of a possible return to wearing masks, even for those vaccinated against COVID (7-27-2021)
New SF City Workers to be Required to Get COVID VaccineJustin Andrews reports on San Francisco's plan to require all new city employees to get the COVID vaccine unless they have a health or religious exception (7-27-2021)
CDC Set to Recommend Vaccinated Individuals Wear Masks IndoorsLen Kiese reports on CDC plans to update masking guidelines to recommend those vaccinated for COVID wear masks indoors (7-27-2021)
Task Force Unveils Plan to Get Bay Area Transit Agencies Back on TrackJohn Ramos reports on new proposal to save Bay Area public transit agencies suffering from declining ridership since the pandemic started (7-26-2021)

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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.
San Francisco Bayview Restaurateur Provides Community SupportA San Francisco businesswoman is making a difference in her Bayview neighborhood as it deals with a high concentration of coronavirus cases and a growing number of residents with food insecurity.