Coronavirus Bay Area

COVID Vaccines: Contra Costa Drop-In Sites End Frustration Among Those Struggling To Find AppointmentsContra Costa County is offering vaccinations, with no appointment necessary. It's a way of reaching those who have been hesitant to make appointments, or simply unable to.
COVID : San Francisco Allows For Small Indoor Gatherings Among VaccinatedHealth officials in San Francisco announced it would follow new guidance from the state and the Centers for Disease Control allowing small indoor gatherings without masks or social distancing among fully vaccinated people.
Popular Topgolf Entertainment Chain Opens Location in San JoseA new golf and entertainment complex hopes to be a hit in the South Bay as popular chain Topgolf opened its San Jose location to the public Friday.
COVID Job Market: Signs Of Recovery As California Adds Jobs For 2nd MonthCalifornia employers added 119,600 new jobs in March, the second straight month of growth following a topsy-turvy year of enormous losses and inconsistent gains during an unpredictable pandemic.
COVID Reopening: San Jose Sharks Welcoming Fans Back At SAP Center April 26; Testing Or Vaccination RequiredFor the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the San Jose Sharks announced that fans would be welcomed back to SAP Center for remaining home games starting later this month.
Slow Recovery Prompts Businesses to Rethink Their Future in Downtown San FranciscoFor small businesses in downtown San Francisco which rely on a high volume of office workers, the post-pandemic economic forecast is as cloudy as a Sunset District summer.
Bouncing Back? New Unemployment Claims In California Down DrasticallyThe latest California new unemployment claim numbers are the first real sign the state’s economy is recovering. What is unknown is how many small businesses will bounce back. 
COVID Reopening: 2021 Alameda County Fair To Proceed In OctoberBay Area residents will have to wait a little longer this year for cotton candy, rides, and animals because the 2021 Alameda County Fair has been rescheduled from June to October, fair officials said Thursday.
Vallejo Emerging As One of the Hottest Real Estate Markets in Nation During PandemicAn unexpected Bay Area city has become one of the hottest real estate markets in the country, despite the economic challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID: California Opens Vaccine Eligibility for All Residents Over Age 16As California began offering vaccinations to everyone age 16 and over Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom urged more residents to sign up for appointments and not let apprehension over inoculations get in the way of protecting themselves against the illness.
COVID Recovery: California Legislature OKs Bill To Help Displaced WorkersNow that Gov. Gavin Newsom is letting more businesses reopen as coronavirus cases decline, the California Legislature on Thursday passed a bill requiring some hotels and other hospitality companies to offer laid-off workers their jobs back.
COVID Reopening: South San Francisco Unified Schools Set To Welcome Back Elementary StudentsSouth San Francisco Unified School District will be bringing students in transitional kindergarten through fifth grade back to campus starting Monday for in-person instruction and academic support.

Coronavirus Video Reports

Walk-In Vaccine Clinics Now Open in Richmond and AntiochThere is a new effort to bypass appointments and make getting a vaccine as easy as just walking in. Wilson Walker reports from Antioch. (4-16-21)
More People Traveling By Air After Receiving COVID VaccinationDevin Fehley reports on the increase in air travel as more people become fully vaccinated against the coronavirus (4-16-2021)
California Opens Vaccine Eligibility for All Residents Over Age 16As California began offering vaccinations to everyone age 16 and over Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom urged more residents to sign up for appointments. Andrea Nakano reports. (4-15-21)
Gov. Newsom Declares April 15 'Vax Day' as Eligibility Opens UpOn Thursday, the state opened the door for everyone 16 and older to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Wilson Walker reports. (4-15-21)
Californians Get Back to Work But Business Is Still Far From 'Usual'The latest new unemployment numbers are the first real sign the California economy is recovering. Kenny Choi reports from San Francisco. (4-15-21)
COVID Q&A: Will a Third Dose of Vaccine Be Necessary?Ken Bastida talks with UCSF epidemiologist Dr. George Rutherford about whether a yearly "booster" shot of the coronavirus vaccine will be required. (4-15-21)
State Drops COVID Vaccine Eligibility Age to Residents 16 and UpAnne Makovec reports on Gov. Newsom encouraging people to get COVID vaccine to guard against mutations (4-15-2021)
COVID: San Jose Schools See Fewer Families In Drive-Thru Lunch ProgramA lifeline for many families, schools in San Jose noticed lower than expected demand in their free drive-thru lunch program. Len Ramirez reports. (4/14/21)
COVID: Experts Say Infections Among Vaccinated In Sonoma County No Cause For AlarmAfter Sonoma County reported more than three dozen fully vaccinated people had become infected, health experts said it was not surprising and no cause for alarm. Andria Borba reports. (4/14/21)
Stanford Medicine Launching COVID-19 Vaccine Study On Children 5 Years Old And UnderJuliette Goodrich reports on Stanford beginning study to test the effects of COVID-19 vaccines on young children (4-14-2021)
Influx of COVID Vaccine From Feds Gives Santa Clara County a SurplusDevin Fehely reports on Santa Clara County boosting the number of people being vaccinated after receiving 300,000 doses from federal government (4-14-2021)
Health Experts Say More Data Needed Before Making Decision on J&J VaccineNatalie Brand reports on a CDC panel meeting coming to no conclusions as far as extending the pause in using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine (4-14-2021)

KPIX 5 Better Together -- Our Community Cares

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.
Formerly Homeless Oakland Man Leads Project To Clean Up EncampmentsAn Oakland resident who was once homeless is now on a mission to clean up homeless encampments in the city and has trained other volunteers to help him in the process.
East Bay Girl Makes Moves at the Ballet Barre and the Football FieldPinkie Schnayer has always loved dance but, twice a week, the 14-year-old trades in her ballet shoes for cleats as one of two girls on the Campolindo High School football team in Moraga.
South Bay Chefs Turn Their Restaurants Inside-Out, Comp a Furloughed Worker With Each Paid MealThese have been tough days for the food service business but one chef in San Jose has been operating a unique kitchen to help struggling restaurants and their laid-off workers.
Autism Workshop Helps South Bay Sheriff's Deputies De-Escalate Crisis EncountersThe Santa Clara County sheriff's office voluntarily added an autism workshop 15 years ago as an academy requirement.
South City Company Grows Greens Indoors to Counter Farm Land LossesA company called Plenty in South San Francisco is proving the value of low-water, controlled cultivation of leafy greens.
Holiday Lights Around the Bay Area Deliver Christmas CheerAround the Bay Area, holiday light installations -- both amateur and professional -- illuminate the night in the final days of an exceptionally dark year.

Tips To Help Families Cope With Shelter In Place

Mountain View High School Music Teacher Wrestles Tech to Keep Choir in Sync and OnlineMeet the Madrigals, one of five Mountain View High School choirs that continue to practice after the shelter-in-place closed their campus in March.
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.