Coronavirus Bay Area

Reopenings: 'You Deserve Better'; State Health Officials Fixed Glitch That Backlogged COVID-19 DataWith fall classes set to begin across California next week, a technical glitch that has plagued the data system the state relies for COVID-19 tracking to make decisions about reopening businesses and schools has been fixed.
COVID-19 Roundup: Rare Syndrome Strikes Hispanic, Black Children; State Death Toll Reaches 10,000; Small SF Gyms Fight For SurvivalThe 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 here's a news roundup of the top coronavirus and reopening-related stories from the last 24 hours.
Oakland Teachers, District Wrangle With School Year Set to Start MondayThe first day of school is three days away and the Oakland Unified School District and teachers' union are still at odds over how classes will be conducted come Monday.
Alaska Airlines 48-Hour BOGO Fare Sale Gives Passengers A Row To ThemselvesAfter blocking middle seats on its mainline flights due to COVID-19, Alaska Airlines just announced a 2-day "Buy One, Get One" sale through October 31, so passengers have the entire row while flying during the pandemic.
Chase Center Wins Recognition for Advanced Cleaning PracticesChase Center, home of the Golden State Warriors, is the first sports venue in Northern California to earn the GBAC STAR Facility accreditation, considered the gold standard in the cleaning industry
Livermore Reopens First Street To Help Businesses Hurt By COVID-19 Street ClosuresStreet closures in downtown Livermore were supposed to help businesses survive the pandemic but they ended up hurting many retailers. So, the city has decided to reopen First Street this weekend.
Oakland Schools Plan to Open Next Week With All Online ClassesOfficials with the Oakland Unified School District Friday said students will be learning from home for the foreseeable future as the new school year begins Monday.  
CDC: Hispanic, Black Children More Likely To Be Hospitalized For COVID-19, Suffer Rare SyndromeRacial disparities in the U.S. coronavirus epidemic extend to children, according to two sobering government reports released Friday.
Glitch Holding Up COVID-19 Data Fixed As California Death Toll Reaches 10,000A top California health official says a technical glitch that caused a lag in collecting coronavirus test information has been fixed, but it could take up to 48 hours to get the data updated.
So Far In MLB, West Is Best At Avoiding COVID-19 DisruptionWhen it comes to Major League Baseball's ongoing fight to avoid COVID-19, it's the West that's had the most success.
White House Officials, Democrats Fail To Reach Deal On COVID Stimulus BillCongressional Democrats and White House officials again failed to reach a deal over coronavirus relief legislation after meeting on Friday.
Source: Pac-12 Commissioner Meets With Player GroupPac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott met with representatives from the #WeAreUnited college player group, with much of the discussion focused on the conference's health and safety protocols. 

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Livermore Looks Past Street Closures to Revive Downtown BusinessesLike some other cities Livermore tried a strategy of closing off downtown to vehicle traffic to allow outdoor dining but it wound up hurting more than helping businesses struggling to reopen. Da Lin reports. (8-7-20)
Drive-In Concerts Extend Entertainment Options at Alameda County FairgroundsThe Alameda County Fairgrounds is doubling down on the drive-up entertainment model this summer. Devin Fehely reports. (8-7-20)
City Closes Oakland Chinatown Street to Allow Outside DiningThere's a new way to spend the weekend in Oakland's Chinatown and it's called StreetFest Fridays. Don Ford reports. (8-7-20)
Research Underscores Importance of Face CoveringNew research suggests people can spread coronavirus simply by talking and some masks work better than others. Allen Martin reports. (8-7-20)
Lawmakers Demand EDD Send Checks To Californians Still Waiting For BenefitsState lawmakers sent a demand to Gov. Newsom to get unemployment benefits paid now and fix EDD's broken system later. Andrea Nakano talked to a woman who has been waiting for months for a check.
Santa Clara Co. Health Official Urges California To Hit Reset Button To Control Of COVID-19A Santa Clara County health official says there have been talks about hitting the reset button to get control of COVID-19. Maria Medina reports.
Bay Area Schools Begin Waiver Application Process For In-Person LearningSome Bay Area schools are applying for state waivers for in-person learning. Kenny Choi tells us who is applying and what it takes to get one.
Alameda County Offers Stipend To Help COVID-19 Patients QuarantineAlameda County is offering to give a stipend to people diagnosed with coronavirus so they can avoid financial crisis while in quarantine. Wilson Walker talked to a health provider in Hayward about the plan.
Fines For Violating COVID-19 Health Orders Go Into Effect In San Mateo CountyEmily Turner reports on the first day of enforcement for a new COVID-19 ordinance requiring health orders to be followed (8-5-2020)
Alameda County Barber Finds Creative Way Around COVID ClosureDon Ford reports on a barber from Alameda County who has taken his hair-cutting business on the road (8-5-2020)
Dr. Anthony Fauci 'Cautiously Optimistic' As U.S. COVID-19 Case Numbers DipChris Martinez reports on Dr. Fauci feeling some optimism about U.S. response to coronavirus (8-5-2020)
Mill Valley Teachers Protest COVID-19 Plan To Teach From Empty ClassroomsTeachers in Mill Valley were being told to instruct from their empty classrooms. Andrea Nakano reports on this major sticking point in negotiations between the teachers union and school District officials.

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Family Finds Creative Way For Morgan Hill Grandmother To Have Her Birthday HugsIn the current COVID-19 era, birthday wishes can be hard to fulfill when you can't see family in person. But a Bay Area family recently figured out a way to make a grandmother's birthday dream come true.
Bay Area Teens Launch 'Lacrosse Against Hunger' To Collect Food Donations During COVID-19 OutbreakOrinda teens Owen Estee and Zach Appel found a way to both teach the sport that they love and help feed people in need when their lacrosse season was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
North Beach Neighbors Band Together to Boost Restaurants' Business With Volunteer DeliveriesRestaurants have been hit hard during the pandemic but one neighborhood in San Francisco is banding together to help them -- perhaps setting an example for the entire Bay Area.
Oldest Living United States Marine Celebrates 105th Birthday in StocktonNot even a pandemic could quash the birthday bash for Maj. Bill White, believed to be the oldest living U.S. Marine, who celebrated turning 105 at his home in Stockton on Friday.
SF's Healthy Streets Offers Shelter Assistance, Hotel Rooms To HomelessIn recent weeks, some San Franciscans have raised concerns about a longtime problem they believe has suddenly gotten worse.
COVID-19 Testing Site Opens in San Francisco's Potrero HillResidents of Potrero Hill worked together to open up a walk-up COVID-19 testing site in their neighborhood.
Bay Area Teens Pitch In To Fight COVID-19A website begun by Bay Area teenagers to connect local businesses with personal protective equipment providers has quickly grown into a nationwide effort to help communities stay safe.
Bay Area Mom Hands Out Ice Cream In Memory Of Her Son To Help Make-A-Wish FoundationA Bay Area mom is honoring the memory of her son by putting smiles on the faces of others. When people donate to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, she gives them free ice cream.
Sunnyvale Charity Hands Out Backpacks With School Supplies To Needy ChildrenWhile most kids will be learning remotely when they go back to school, some children in need are still lacking essential supplies.

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Students Rising Above Organization Helping Lift Struggling Students During Coronavirus PandemicWhen we first met Students Rising Above Scholar Ysabella Donlan last fall, the then 21-year-old junior was looking forward to the year ahead at University of California, Santa Cruz. Now she's at home, finishing her classes on line, far away from her support system at school. It's a situation she never expected to be in, and one she has found to be difficult.
Audible Offers Free Audiobooks For Kids Stuck At Home During Coronavirus CrisisAs most schools remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Audible, the audiobook service owned by Amazon, is offering free streams on selected children’s stories.
SF Dance Company Performs At Home To Raise Money For SFUSD Students, Families In NeedBay Area arts organizations have gone dark since the COVID-19 shelter in place, but their creativity is shining bright. World-renowned dance company Robert Moses Kin has created a powerful online performance from their homes, to help students and families in need during the shelter in place.
Federal Student Loan, Tax Payments Delayed Due To Coronavirus PandemicAs the country grapples with an unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic that's thrown millions of Americans out of work, the U.S. Department of Education is automatically giving most federal student loan borrowers a break from their monthly bills until at least October.
Parents Battle 'Huge Pressure' Of Enforcing Education, Screen Time Limits For Kids During Coronavirus QuarantineParents were already struggling to limit screen time for kids when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
Coronavirus Update: Current Best Practices For Safe Shopping During Essential Grocery TripsAs Californians begin their 4th week of the coronavirus pandemic sheltering-in-place, many are adapting to ever-evolving guidance for safe grocery shopping, which now includes wearing a mask and disinfecting the groceries themselves.