Coronavirus Bay Area

Virus-Reduced Team at San Jose Community Non-Profit Feeds Thanksgiving Dinner to HomelessOver the course of 2020, coronavirus has increased need for food and shelter throughout the Bay Area. On Thanksgiving Day, it also complicated efforts to provide help to those who need it.
Despite Pandemic, Thanksgiving Day Marin County Mountain Bike Ride Rolls OnCOVID-19 didn’t stop an annual Marin County Thanksgiving Day tradition called the "Appetite Seminar," said to be the longest-running mountain bike event in the country.
San Francisco Launches 'We Will Recover' Program to Promote Pandemic-Coping StrategiesAs COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the city and the state, San Francisco city officials last week launched the "We Will Recover" campaign as the holiday season gets underway.
COVID SURGE: State Sets National Record For Single Day New Coronavirus Cases As Officials Brace For Thanksgiving WeekendAs Santa Clara officials warned the county was running out of ICU rooms, state health officials were reporting another dire statistic -- California had another day of record new COVID cases as Los Angeles restaurants prepared to close for three weeks and firefighters in Silicon Valley were being enlisted to help enforce public health rules to try to halt the spread of infections.
COVID Thanksgiving Travel: Millions of Californians Drive, Fly Despite Surging Cases, Warnings To Stay HomeAs many as 50 million Americans are estimated to have traveled for Thanksgiving despite increased cases of COVID-19 and repeated warnings from public health officials to stay home.
COVID Deadly Toll: Nevada Now Has 1 New COVID Case A Minute; 1 Death Every 2 HoursWhile COVID cases are surging in Northern California, the news is just as dire from neighboring Nevada where the coronavirus is spreading so fast that one person is diagnosed with it every minute and someone is dying from it every two hours.
San Francisco Bay Area COVID Roundup: Millions Travel Ignoring Warnings; Vaccine Distribution Plans In The Works; Death Row Unemployment Benefits ScamWith a surge in coronavirus cases, the information you need to know is coming fast and furious. Here's a roundup of the COVID stories we've published over the last 24 hours.
COVID: UCSF, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Plan For Early Distribution Of Pfizer VaccineThe Bay Area could be weeks away from receiving the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, with two hospitals saying they are set to obtain doses.
COVID: San Mateo Health Officer Points To Careless Behavior For Rising Cases, 'In Your Hands' To Stop SurgeCalling the holidays a "super critical time," San Mateo County's health officer appealed to residents to stay vigilant and called out careless behavior as COVID-19 cases surge ahead of Thanksgiving.
'Shop Concord' Gift Cards Save Shoppers Big Money While Helping Local Businesses SurviveConcord is helping local small businesses survive during the pandemic. Go online and buy a “Shop Concord” gift card and the City of Concord will add 50 percent more value to it.
COVID Cravings Drive Us To The Fridge In Search Of Comfort FoodCOVID-19? How about the COVID 15? That is all the extra pounds you’ve gained? This pandemic is driving us to the fridge or pantry with some pretty intense cravings for comfort food.
COVID Surge: Despite Warning That Santa Clara Co. Is Running Out Of ICU Beds, Many Still GatheringWith yet another day of record new COVID cases, Santa Clara County health officials warned Wednesday that hospitals in their county were down to just 69 beds available for patients requiring intensive medical care.

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COVID: Vaccine From Pfizer May Arrive At UCSF, Zuckerberg San Francisco General In WeeksBoth UCSF and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital are set to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer, possibly in a matter of weeks. Andria Borba reports. (11/25/20)
COVID: Some Bay Area Hospitals Plan For Early Distribution Of Pfizer VaccineThe Bay Area could be weeks away from receiving the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, with UCSF and Zuckerberg San Francisco General set to obtain an early allocation from Pfizer. Andria Borba reports. (11/25/20)
COVID Thanksgiving: Many Testing, Traveling, Gathering In Santa Clara Co. Despite Warnings Of ICU Bed ShortageDown to just 69 ICU beds, Santa Clara Co. health officials were urging residents to stay home on Thanksgiving. Wilson Walker found some residents who made other plans.
Less Holiday Travelers At Bay Area Airports And On Road Due To COVIDEmily Turner reports on significantly lighter crowds at SFO the day before Thanksgiving (11-25-2020)
COVID-19 Cravings Making Us Pack On PoundsGaining weight? Juliette Goodrich reports on why COVID-19 is driving us to the fridge or pantry with some pretty intense cravings for comfort food.
Filipinos Make Up Nearly A Third Of COVID-19 Deaths Among NursesThere is an alarming statistic when it comes to COVID-19 death among nurses. Andrea Nakano reports that nearly a third of those who have died are of Filipino descent.
SF's Iconic Flower Mart Gets Creative To Survive PandemicSan Francisco's iconic Flower Mart is struggling due to the pandemic. Emily Turner tells us, they had to get creative to stay afloat.
South Bay Hospitals Brace For Rise In COVID CasesKenny Choi reports on hospitals in the South Bay preparing for more COVID-19 patients in ICU (11-24-2020)
South Bay Hospitals Brace For Rise In COVID CasesKenny Choi reports on hospitals in the South Bay preparing for more COVID-19 patients in ICU (11-24-2020)
Santa Clara County Ups Enforcement For Thanksgiving, Suspends Grace Period For BusinessesWilson Walker reports on Santa Clara County's plans to enforce increased COVID restrictions during the holiday season (11-24-2020)
COVID-19: As Cases Spike In California Three Vaccines On The HorizonThe number of new cases in California has tripled in the past month, but as Andrea Nakano reports, there is good news on the horizon.
Coronavirus: Experts Believe Testing Will Get Easier In 2021Testing is key when it comes to beating the coronavirus. Juliette Goodrich asked medical experts why it is not getting any easier to get tested.

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COVID: Treasure Island Restaurateur Leads Team Building Desks for At-Home SchoolkidsA restaurant owner on Treasure Island is leading an effort to help local students struggling with remote learning by giving them a locally-built study desk to call their own.
San Francisco Opera Moves Costume Sale Online to Raise Funds for Opera House StaffFor the first time in six years -- and the first time ever virtually -- the San Francisco Opera hosted an online costume sale offering more than 500 items of adult and child ensembles to benefit the cast and crew of the War Memorial Opera House.
Tech Entrepreneurs Offer Free Job Training To Unemployed Tech WorkersTwo longtime friends have teamed up to help jobless tech workers, giving for free a training program that would normally cost thousands of dollars a person.
San Jose Woman Creates Website, Network Linking PPE Donors To Frontline WorkersA San Jose woman has been closing a critical gap in the coronavirus pandemic - how to quickly get PPE from donors to recipients.
Facing Soaring Demand for Services, SF - Marin Food Bank Calls for VolunteersThe San Francisco-Marin Food Bank is putting out an urgent call for people to help distribute food to a growing number of people who depend on the service.
Oakland Community Assistance Organization's Food Truck Stolen Then Found DamagedAn East Bay community organization that helps feed thousands of people in need now could use some help after its food truck was stolen Wednesday night.
Glass Fire Evacuees Gather at Napa Hotel for Prayer, Mutual ComfortA prayer service in Napa was held for evacuees of the Glass Fire Saturday as they struggled to deal with the disruption in their lives.
Self-Help Workers in St. Helena Build Their Own HomesA self-help housing project in St. Helena is building homes for lower-income families in one of the most expensive communities in the Bay Area.
Oakland 1st Grade Teacher Longs For In-Person Instruction After Coming Full Circle To Her RootsFirst-grade teacher Tanesha Walker recently saw her new classroom for the very first time. The moment was met first with silence, then joy as she realized the room would be hers to decorate as she pleased.

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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.