Coronavirus Bay Area

Bay Area Parks Close Campgrounds, Block Car Access But Many Trails Remain OpenAs Californians approach the second weekend of the shelter-in-place order, many state and regional parks are making big changes to avoid seeing big crowds.
Landlords Face Ethics Of Public Safety Vs. Personal Privacy When Tenants Test Positive For CoronavirusDo tenants have the right to know if someone in their building tested positive? Can landlords demand an infected person to tell them?
San Jose Church's Live Webcast During Coronavirus Shelter Reaches Followers Across The GlobeWith only a skeleton staff and bare-bones set-up, a San Jose church has found an unexpected international audience during the coronavirus outbreak, live-streaming its daily mass on Facebook and Instagram.
Silicon Valley Nonprofit Making 3D Face Shields To Fill Urgent Need For Coronavirus Medical PPEInnovation is part of the fabric of the Bay Area, so when the medical community said that they were running low on their personal protective equipment, the Maker community, and all their 3D printers, came to the rescue.
Coronavirus Update: Grand Princess Passenger Confirmed As Marin County's First COVID-19 DeathHealth officials in Marin County on Friday confirmed that a man who had been a passenger on the Grand Princess has become the county's first death related to coronavirus.
Coronavirus Update: 2 Additional Santa Rosa Police Officers Tests Positive For COVID-19Two more Santa Rosa police officers were confirmed to have contacted the novel coronavirus Friday, according to the police department.
National Guard Preps Santa Clara Convention Center As COVID-19 Treatment CenterWith help from the National Guard Reserves, the Santa Clara Convention Center is being transformed into a make-shift hospital for an expected surge in COVID-19 patients.
Coronavirus Update: 32 Additional Cases, New Death In Santa Clara CountySanta Clara County's health department on Friday announced 32 additional novel coronavirus cases, along with one new COVID-19 related death, bringing the number of deaths in the county to 20. 
Coronavirus Update: Oakland City Council Approves COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Through May 31The Oakland City Council voted unanimously at a special meeting on Friday to approve an emergency ordinance imposing a moratorium on residential and commercial evictions, rent increases and late fees during the novel coronavirus epidemic.
Newsom Issues Statewide Moratorium On Evictions Until May 31 Due To Coronavirus OutbreakGov. Gavin Newsom on Friday issued an executive order temporarily banning eviction of renters statewide due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
'I Want To Live' - Friends, Family Stunned By The Death Of East Bay Woman From COVID-19Friends and family awakened to the news of the death of Barbara Johnson Hopper, one the first five deaths from COVID-19, in Alameda County. She was 81.
Coronavirus Update: SF Health Director Warns Of COVID-19 Outbreak At Laguna Honda HospitalOfficials in San Francisco on Friday confirmed additional coronavirus cases at both Laguna Honda and Zuckerberg San Francisco General hospitals.
Coronavirus Pandemic: 56 New Coronavirus Cases In San Francisco; City's 3rd DeathSan Francisco health officials Friday announced 56 new positive tests for the coronavirus and the city's third death from the illness.
Brentwood-Based Publisher Suspends Printing Of 4 Local Newspapers During Shelter-In-PlaceAdd your local weekly newspaper to the economic victims of the coronavirus pandemic.
Apple Releases Coronavirus Screening App, Website In Partnership With CDCApple on Friday released a website and an iOS app that allows users to screen themselves for coronavirus symptoms.
Coronavirus Update: Sen. Kamala Harris Pushes To Close National Parks In StateSenator for California Kamala Harris is calling for the closure of all 28 national parks in the state during the coronavirus health emergency.
Coronavirus Pandemic: San Mateo County Announces 34 New Cases, 6th DeathSan Mateo Health officials announced Friday 34 new positive conornavirus cases and another death -- the county's fifth fatality from the virus this week.
Coronvirus Update: Berkeley's California Shakespeare Theater Cancels 2020 Season; Forced To Furlough EmployeesCalifornia Shakespeare Theater announced Friday it was canceling its 2020 season and furloughing 65 percent of its full-time employees due to safety concerns and financial hardship from the coronavirus pandemic.
San Leandro Police: Alleged Shoplifter Claimed Being Ill With Coronavirus To Avoid ArrestAn Oakland man allegedly tried to avoid being arrested on suspicion of shoplifting by saying he was infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus, San Leandro police said.
Coronavirus Update: Social Distancing Proving To Be Elusive At San Francisco StoresSocial distancing restrictions were still proving to be elusive at many Bay Area stores, despite attempts by shoppers and store owners.
Coronavirus Update: San Francisco Health Officials Opening Drive-Thru Testing Sites In Chinatown, Sunset DistrictSan Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Friday the city would be opening three new mobile coronavirus testing sites next week in Chinatown, the Sunset District and near Oracle Park.
Coronavirus Pandemic: Contra Costa Officials Setting Up Makeshift Care Unit At Alhambra High SchoolBeds, medical equipment and other supplies were scheduled to arrive over the next few days at Alhambra High School in Martinez as county health officials set up an alternative care site to treat patients with "less complicated" medical needs during the anticipated surge of coronavirus cases, school officials said.
Coronavirus Roundup: Windsor Boy Gets Shelter-In-Place Surprise; New Cases, Deaths Mount; Tales Of SurvivalThe 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-related stories from the last 24 hours so you can start your day with the latest updated developments.
Coronavirus Update: State Closes DMV Field Offices Across California; Operations Move Online State Department of Motor Vehicles officials closed their field offices statewide Friday, moving all operations online and to remote kiosks located across California until at least some time in April.
San Jose City Manager Expects County COVID-19 Death Toll to Approach 2,000 in 'Best Case' ScenarioTwo thousand people are estimated to die from COVID-19 in the next 12 weeks in Santa Clara county alone in what the San Jose city manager called the best case scenario.
Coronavirus-Sheltering Windsor Boy Surprised With Parade In Front Of Home For 10th BirthdayDespite reaching the milestone of his 10th birthday, Windsor resident Aiden Lower could not have been feeling much lower as he contemplated celebrating the double digit birthday cooped up alone because of the coronavirus sheltering.
Bay Area Patients Tell Their Experience of COVID-19 SurvivalPatients who have recovered from the coronavirus are now starting to share their successful treatment stories.
San Francisco Emergency 911 Call Center Employee Tests Positive for CoronavirusAn employee working in the 911 call center of the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, a department spokesman said Thursday
Despite Outreach, Few Bay Area Homeless Occupy New Shelters As Coronavirus Epidemic DeepensA week after Gov. Gavin Newsom pledged thousands of hotel rooms to help the homeless survive the coronavirus pandemic, most of those rooms sit empty.

Coronavirus Video Reports

Santa Clara County Ramps Up Health Care Infrastructure as COVID-19 Cases SurgeSanta Clara County is preparing for a surge of coronavirus cases and treating the very ill by hiring more nurses, building a makeshift hospital and adding intensive care units to hospitals. Maria Medina reports. (3-27-20)
Bay Area Bars, Restaurants Get Creative to Stay Afloat During PandemicFrom takeout cocktails to "drink futures," Bay Area drinking and dining establishments are coming up with some clever ways to keep from going under. Andria Borba reports. (3-27-20)
East Bay Regional Parks Close Campgrounds But Keep Many Trails OpenThere are fewer drive-up options in the East Bay Regional Park system but, if you're just out to stretch your legs, you'll have better luck. Katie Nielsen reports. (3-27-20)
Coronavirus Strains Privacy Disclosure Rights Between Landlords And TenantsThe coronavirus pandemic has renters questioning whether landlords and tenants have a right to know when someone in their building has tested positive. Da Lin explores on the ethical line between privacy and the greater good.
Genentech to Begin Clinical Trial of Drug Treatment for COVID-19KPIX 5 spoke to Dr. Levi Garraway, chief medical officer at Genentech, about a pending clinical trial of Actemra, an anti-inflammatory medicine, as a possible treatment for COVID-19 patients. (3-27-20)
Coronavirus Conundrum: Do Landlords Have a Right to Know If Tenants Have COVID-19?KPIX 5's Da Lin takes a look at what landlords and property managers can and can’t do regarding tenants with the coronavirus. (3-27-20)
SF Health Director Warns of COVID-19 Outbreak at Laguna Honda HospitalSan Francisco Director of Public Health Dr. Grant Colfax Friday warned of an oncoming outbreak of coronavirus at Laguna Honda Hospital following news of new infections. Wilson Walker reports. (3-27-20)
San Jose Catholic Church Streams Daily Services to Worldwide AudienceWith skeleton crew and simple smartphone, Five Wounds Portuguese National Church in San Jose is building an international audience for its online services during the coronavirus lockdown. Devin Fehely reports. (3-27-20)
Maker Community Uses 3-D Printer to Supply PPE to Health ProfessionalsA Bay Area company is volunteering time and tech savvy to produce face shields for hospital workers using its 3-D printer -- and you can help. Don Ford reports. (3-27-20)
Stranded in Peru During COVID-19 Lockdown, S.F. Couple Gets Cleared to ReturnChris Timm and his wife were among tens of thousands of Americans stuck abroad during the coronavirus pandemic. On Friday they finally got some good news. (3-27-20)
National Guard Preps Santa Clara Convention Center as Makeshift HospitalCalifornia Air National Guard members on Friday installed beds and equipment to convert the Santa Clara Convention Center into a temporary emergency medical facility to handle coronavirus patients. Len Ramirez reports. (3-27-20)
Raw Video: SF Public Health Director Announces New Coronavirus Cases At Laguna Honda, Zuckerberg HospitalsSan Francisco Public Health Director Dr. Grant Colfax announced new coronavirus cases at Laguna Honda and Zuckerberg SF General, along with updates to the city's coronavirus cases and issued new guidance for healthcare workers and patients. (3/27/20)
Raw Video: SF Mayor London Breed Updates City's Coronavirus Cases, ResponseSan Francisco Mayor London Breed announced new cases of coronavirus in the city and updated the city's response to the pandemic Friday. (3/27/20)
Mass Transit Roundup: Agencies Change Schedules Amid Coronavirus ShelteringGianna Franco reviews the changes to schedules for a number of Bay Area transit agencies as they adjust for plummeting ridership because of the coronavirus shelter-in-place. (3/27/20)
San Jose Deputy City Manager Expects County COVID-19 Death Toll to Approach 2,000Two thousand people are estimated to die from COVID-19 in the next 12 weeks in Santa Clara county alone in what the San Jose city manager called the best case scenario. Maria Medina reports. (3-26-20)
Bay Area Patients Tell Their Experience of COVID-19 SurvivalPatients who have recovered from the coronavirus are now starting to share their successful treatment stories. Andrea Nakano reports. (3-26-20)
New Social Distancing Guidelines Issued for ShoppersYou may have noticed that, although people seem to be trying, it's not alway easy to keep an appropriate social distance when you're in line at a crowded store. Joe Vazquez reports. (3-26-20)
Cannabis Dispensaries Set Aside Senior Shopping Hours During Coronavirus ShelteringAs California's cannabis dispensaries have been designated as essential services, some have gone the way of grocery and other stores to set aside exclusive shopping hours for seniors. (3/26/20)
Historic Spike in Unemployment Claims May Indicate Bay Area Jobs Boom is BustAs the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, Bay Area businesses posted a surge of layoff notices. Da Lin reports. (3-26-20)