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Napa Valley Tourism Bounces Back Despite COVID SpikeWhile the Delta variant is leading to a spike in coronavirus cases, Napa Valley hasn’t seen it have much impact on tourism.
San Francisco Bars Consider Requiring Proof of VaccinationYou could be showing more than ID at some bars in San Francisco soon. They could be asking to see proof that you're not just 21 but vaccinated against COVID-19 as well.
COVID: As Some Holdouts Get Vaccinated, UCSF Expert Says 'Miracle' Needed To Slow Delta VariantAmid rising COVID-19 case numbers, one hope in recent days has been that Delta variant concerns will drive more people to get vaccinated. While that might be happening, experts say it is almost certainly not happening enough.
'Another Surge Is Likely;' California COVID Positivity Rate Rises To 5.2%; Officials Urge VaccinationsCalifornia on Thursday reported nearly 5,600 new cases and the average positive-test rate over seven days was 4.9% — a nearly five-fold increase over last week.
2 Oakland Dining Spots to Require Proof of COVID Vaccination or Negative Test ResultsTwo Oakland restaurants -- Palmetto and Kon Tiki -- will start refusing service to those without proof of vaccination for COVID-19 or a recent negative test for the coronavirus.
Face Masks to Be Required Inside All San Mateo County Buildings Starting MondaySan Mateo County supervisors announced late Thursday that, effective July 26, masks will be required in all county buildings and facilities for both employees and visitors.
COVID: Mask Mandates or Requests? Health Officials Weigh OptionsOfficials with local government offices all the way up to the White House are contemplating whether mask requirements could return as the Delta variant continues to drive a spike in COVID cases.
COVID Update: Mandatory Workplace Vaccinations Urged In Contra Costa, Santa Clara County, San FranciscoHealth officials from Contra Costa, Santa Clara and San Francisco counties urged businesses Thursday to implement mandatory COVID vaccination policies amid the rapid rise COVID cases fueled by the Delta variant.
COVID Update: 3 East Bay Counties See Significant Surge in Cases From Delta VariantThree East Bay counties are currently seeing COVID case numbers that would put them back in the Purple Tier if California was still using that color-coded system.
Warden At California Women's Prison Being Investigated By FedsWeeks after a former correctional officer at a federal women's prison was arrested on charges of sexually abusing inmates, federal investigators questioned the warden of the facility and searched his office Thursday.
COVID Delta Variant: San Mateo County Facilities Again Requiring Masks Indoors Amid Rising CasesOfficials in San Mateo County said all visitors to county facilities will again be required to wear a face covering indoors regardless of vaccination status, amid rising COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant.
Bay Area Reopens: Festivals Set To Return To Fremont, San JoseLast year, the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest went virtual and the Fremont Festival of the Arts was canceled all together. This year, they’re coming back, but with some changes.

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New Treatment Shows Promise for COVID Long-HaulersPatients suffering from long-term effects of COVID-19 could soon find some relief. Devin Fehely reports. (7-24-21)
San Francisco Bars Consider Requiring Proof of VaccinationYou could be showing more than ID at some bars in San Francisco soon. They could be asking to see proof that you're not just 21 but vaccinated against COVID-19 as well. Andria Borba reports. (7-23-21)
California COVID Vaccination Holdouts Hold Back Pandemic RecoveryHealth officials hope that, in recent days, fears of the Delta strain of COVID-10 will drive more people to get vaccinated. While that might be happening, it is almost certainly not happening enough. Wilson Walker reports. (7-23-21)
2 Oakland Dining Spots to Require Proof of COVID VaccinationTwo Oakland restaurants -- Palmetto and Kon Tiki -- will start refusing service to those without proof of vaccination for COVID-19 or a recent negative test for the coronavirus. Andria Borba reports. (7-22-21)
Face Masks to Be Required Inside San Mateo County Buildings Starting MondaySan Mateo County supervisors announced late Thursday that, effective July 26, masks will be required in all county buildings and facilities for both employees and visitors. Katie Nielsen reports. (7-22-21)
Bay Area Health Officials Urge Employers to Require VaccinationThree Bay Area counties are urging employers to consider requiring employee vaccinations to promote COVID-safe workplaces. Kiet Do reports. (7-22-21)
Mask Mandates or Requests? Health Officials Weigh OptionsAs coronavirus transmission rates rise, will people be changing their minds about masking up in public? Wilson Walker reports. (7-22-21)
COVID Update: Mandatory Workplace Vaccinations Urged In Contra Costa, Santa Clara County, San FranciscoHealth officials from Contra Costa, Santa Clara and San Francisco counties urged businesses Thursday to implement mandatory COVID vaccination policies amid the rapid rise COVID cases fueled by the Delta variant. (7/22/21)
Bay Area Reopens: Festivals Set To Return To Fremont, San JoseFollowing last year's pandemic pause, the Fremont Festival of the Arts and the San Jose Jazz Festival are gearing up amid rising concerns about the Delta variant. Katie Nielsen reports. (7/21/21) 
COVID Surge From Delta Variant Forces Delay in Returning to OfficeLen Ramirez reports on companies deciding to delay workers returning to offices in Silicon Valley due to COVID case surge (7-20-2021)
COVID: Experts Warn Vaccine Hesitancy Is Behind Recent Increase In Coronavirus CasesThere were more than 14,000 new COVID-19 cases in California over the weekend, Maria Medina spoke to experts who warn that vaccine hesitancy is the cause and may lead to more mutations.
Mask Recommendations Prove Frustrating For Bay Area Business OwnersDevin Fehely reports on frustration among business owners after health officials recommend wearing masks indoors (7-19-2021)

KPIX 5 Better Together -- Our Community Cares

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.