Coronavirus Bay Area

Apple Reportedly Offering Coronavirus Tests To Employees Returning To Cupertino HeadquartersApple employees returning to its Silicon Valley headquarters will reportedly have the option of getting tested for the coronavirus.
Coronavirus Reopening Roundup: Special Graduation Day In Santa Rosa; Fears Over New Cases Among DemonstratorsThe 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 and reopening-related stories from the last 24 hours so you can start your day with the latest updated developments.
Thousands Of San Francisco City Workers Redeployed During COVID-19 EmergencySome 3,000 San Francisco city employees are getting re-assigned to completely different jobs to help fill needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Gov. Newsom Says State Should Prepare For Protest-Driven Spike In Coronavirus PandemicGov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday California should prepare for higher rates of positive tests because of both the ongoing protests and the reopening of businesses now underway.
Oakland Council Members, Small Business Owners Seek Change To Business TaxThree members of the Oakland City Council and a coalition of small business owners and labor union officials on Thursday called for changes to the city's business tax code.
San Mateo County Revises Shelter Order To Allow Outdoor Dining, Charter Boats, Limited Funeral AttendanceSan Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow on Thursday announced a revised shelter-in-place order allowing outdoor dining and charter boat operations and amending funeral attendance restrictions.
Sonoma Raceway NHRA Drag Racing Event Canceled Due To PandemicSonoma Raceway will not host the National Hot Rod Association's Sonoma Nationals Mello Yello Drag Racing Series that had previously been scheduled for next month, organizers said this week.
Reopening: Stanford University Would Rotate Students On Campus by Academic QuartersOfficials at Stanford University announced some details of its plan to reopen this fall, after the coronavirus pandemic forced classes to go online.
Major Mall Owner Demanding Rent Payments From San Francisco-Based Gap Inc.Gap is being sued for refusing to pay rent for stores temporarily closed during the coronavirus pandemic.
Officials Launch Presidio Slow Streets Program; Traffic Prohibited On Select StreetsSeveral streets in San Francisco's Presidio will close to vehicle traffic starting this weekend, adding to other streets elsewhere in the city that have been closed in order to allow pedestrians room to practice social distancing during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Reopening Roundup: Malaria Drug Fails COVID-19 Treatment Test; Locals Flock To Reopened BeachesThe 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 and reopening-related stories from the last 24 hours so you can start your day with the latest updated developments.
Malaria Drug Fails To Prevent COVID-19 In A Rigorous StudyA malaria drug President Donald Trump took to try to prevent COVID-19 proved ineffective for that in the first large, high-quality study to test it in people in close contact with someone with the disease.
San Francisco Supervisor Calls For Hearing On COVID-19 Impact On Homeless After Glen Park SlayingA San Francisco supervisor has called for a hearing on how the COVID-19 pandemic has addressed the city's response to the behavioral health needs of the homeless following the killing of a 94-year-old Glen Park resident Leo Hainzl by a homeless man last week.
San Francisco Water Dept. Workers Seeking Greater Protections Against COVID-19 Workers with the San Francisco Water Department are calling on Mayor London Breed to provide increased safety protections for them in accordance with the city's coronavirus safety standards.
AMC Theatres In Emeryville, San Francisco Could Close Permanently Due To COVID-19 PandemicMovie theater chain AMC warned Wednesday that it may not survive the coronavirus pandemic, which has shuttered its theaters and led film studios to explore releasing more movies directly to viewers over the internet.
Trump Expected To Sign Senate-Approved Fix For Small Business Coronavirus ReliefThe Senate on Wednesday passed legislation to make it easier for businesses struggling during the coronavirus pandemic to take advantage of a payroll subsidy program that’s been a central part of Washington’s response to the corresponding economic crisis.
California Sets In-Person Voting Rules Under Coronavirus ThreatThe decision is an effort by the administration to balance the necessity of protecting public health during the coronavirus outbreak, while recognizing that some residents want, or need, to vote in person.
Reopening: Sonoma Coast Beaches, Parks, Parking Lots Open With RestrictionsSonoma Coast parks, trails, beaches and coastal parking lots reopened Wednesday as county Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase relaxed local restrictions on outdoor activities.
BART Expanding Clipper-Only Sales To More Stations This MonthBay Area Rapid Transit announced that more stations would be converted to Clipper-card sales only.
CES 2021: In-Person Tech Conference To Go On Amid Coronavirus ConcernsOrganizers of the Consumer Electronics Show said they are planning to hold an in-person event in Las Vegas early next year.
Reopening: NBA Plan To Resume Play; Warriors Dismal Season Would Come To EndThe NBA Board of Governors was preparing to vote on a plan to restart league play, but it would not involved the Golden State Warriors who tumbled from perennial title contenders to cellar-dwellers this season.
Santa Clara Supervisors Approve $5M For COVID-19 Financial Assistance ProgramThe Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to support the allocation of $5 million to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation in support of the COVID-19 Financial Assistance Relief Program.
Coronavirus Reopening Roundup: Malls Reopening In Contra Costa; Child Care Changes In COVID-19 EraThe 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 and reopening-related stories from the last 24 hours so you can start your day with the latest updated developments.
Reopening: Sonoma County Sheriff Easing Opposition To Enforcing COVID-19 RestrictionsA few days after Sonoma County Sheriff Mark Essick confirmed he would not enforce the county health officer's stay-at-home order regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, it appears as if he and other county leaders are trying to get on the same page.
Reopening: Expensive California COVID-19 Mask Deal Blows Past Another Deadline; Chinese Company Yet To DeliverA Chinese company paid by California to manufacturer hundreds of millions of protective masks missed a Sunday deadline for federal certification, marking the second time its shipments to the state will be delayed.
Daycare Centers For Essential Workers' Kids Offer Glimpse Into Future Of Child Care During COVID-19 PandemicAs more COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed, the people who have been taking care of the children of essential workers have seen what the future looks like for daycare, summer programs and schools, as cities reopen.
Santa Clara County Businesses Prepare For Limited Reopenings, Outdoor DiningSanta Clara County was the first in the Bay Area to impose a shelter-in-place and they have been one of the last to begin loosening it. Tuesday, the County Health Officer announced that some businesses can reopen starting June 5th - with conditions, of course.
Contra Costa County Reopening Stores, Businesses, Camps, Allows Services With 'Close Customer Contact'Contra Costa County is expanding the number of businesses and services allowed to reopen in its latest COVID-19 health order which covers shopping, childcare, social gatherings, even protests.

Coronavirus Video Reports

Care Facilities For Children Of Essential Workers Offer Glimpse Of Future Youth GatheringsThose who have been taking care of the children of essential workers are giving us a glimpse of what the future looks like for daycare, summer programs, and schools as cities re-open. Sharon Chin reports.
Santa Clara County Businesses Prepare For Limited Reopenings, Outdoor DiningSanta Clara County was the first in the Bay Area to impose a shelter-in-place because of the coronavirus pandemic and they have been one of the last to begin loosening it. Tuesday, the County Health Officer announced that some businesses can reopen starting June 5th - with conditions, of course. John Ramos reports.
Thousands Of Bay Area Residents Volunteer For Human Challenge COVID-19 Vaccine ResearchJuliette Goodrich reports on many volunteers in the Bay Area registering to participate in human challenge COVID-19 vaccine trial (6-1-2020)
Century-Old Chinese Hospital Helped Keep San Francisco's Chinatown Out Of COVID-19 FraySharon Chin reports on success Chinese Hospital in San Francisco had keeping coronavirus at bay from city's Chinatown (6-1-2020)
Sonoma County Sheriff Agrees To Enforce Local Health Order After Defiant StandDon Ford reports on Sonoma County Sheriff deciding to side with local health officials (5-29-2020)
Governor's Noon Update: Thoughts on the George Floyd KillingGov. Gavin Newsom began his noon news conference by reflecting on the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and lessons to be learned by Californians and all Americans. (5-29-20)
Coronavirus Nursing Home Deaths: Resident families call for investigation after at least 13 die at Vallejo nursing homeResident families call for investigation after at least 13 die at Vallejo nursing home
San Jose Leaders Mull $10 Million Budget CutSan Jose city leaders are considering shaving more than $10 million off public safety in next year’s budget. Len Ramirez reports. (5-28-20)
Delayed Vaccinations An Unintended Consequence of COVID-19 FightThe all-out battle against the novel coronavirus has resulted in many people delaying needed vaccinations for their children. Allen Martin reports. (5-28-20)
San Francisco Releases Phased Reopening Plan Spanning SummerSan Francisco mayor London Breed outlined on Thursday steps to reopen more of the city’s businesses in the coming weeks. Andria Borba reports. (5-28-20)
Sonoma County Hits Brakes on Reopening PlanSonoma County health officer Dr. Sundari Mase announced there will be no more advances in resuming economic activity during the next two weeks. Don Ford reports. (5-28-20)
SF Mayor London Breed Outlines Phased Plan to Reopen City BusinessesSan Francisco mayor London Breed outlined on Thursday steps to reopen more of the city’s businesses and allow additional activities in the coming weeks and months. (5-28-20)
More Bay Area DMV Offices Reopen to New NormalAs more local DMV offices open around the Bay Area you can expect a much-different experience (and be sure to bring a mask). Kiet Do reports. (5-28-20)
Reopening: Palo Alto Teachers List COVID-19 Safety Demands Before Return To ClassroomsPalo Alto Teachers List COVID-19 Safety Demands Before Return To Classrooms
Reopening: Diocese of Santa Rosa Green Lights Sunday Services In Defiance Of Local Health OfficialsDiocese of Santa Rosa Green Lights Sunday Services In Defiance Of Local Health Officials
Smaller Crowds Greet Reopening Of Solano Town CenterJohn Ramos reports on gradual reopening of Solano Town Center as shopping mall coronavirus restrictions are lifted (5-27-2020)
How Health Experts Calculate Rate Of COVID-19 Infection As Testing Ramps UpWith more texting, experts say we can expect more cases. The changing numbers and trends in various counties can lead to confusion. Kenny Choi tells us what data health experts are using to get the total picture.
BART Releases Plan To Manage Social Distancing SystemwideBART is preparing for the return of its riders with more people going back to work. Wilson Walker gives us a look at the transit agency's plan to manage social distancing throughout its system.
CoCo County Residents Dealing With Heat Wave During Partial LockdownWith much of the Bay Area under a heat advisory, residents in many communities are dealing with this heatwave under a partial lockdown. Andria Borba is in Contra Costa County where people are getting creative to beat the heat.