Coronavirus Bay Area

Coronavirus Update: Feds, Contra Costa Officials Set Up Emergency Medical Station In RichmondFederal and Contra Costa County health officials were working Thursday to set up an emergency medical station at Richmond's Craneway Pavilion to help handle the anticipated surge in coronavirus patients.
Coronavirus Update: Santa Clara County Tops 1,000 Cases, 36 Deaths; 11 Percent Tested Are PositiveSanta Clara County health officials reported a grim milestone Thursday for the county which has been the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic in the Bay Area.
Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom Promises Help For Small Businesses, Launches Jobs WebsiteGov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday afternoon tried to offer some reassurance to small-business owners and workers employed by those businesses that the state would be providing financial support during the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order.
Coronavirus Pandemic: San Francisco Reports 53 New Coronavirus Cases; 1st In Homeless ShelterSan Francisco health officials announced Thursday 53 new coronavirus cases among local residences and the first among those living in the city's homeless shelters.
Coronavirus Update: Bay Area Health Officials Recommend Covering Face When Leaving HomeMarking a shift in previous instructions, Bay Area health officials on Thursday started recommending residents cover their nose and mouth with cloth when leaving home for essential travel such as doctor appointments and grocery shopping.
Alameda County Health Department Orders Golden Gate Fields To Suspend Racing ActivitiesThe Golden Gate Fields horse racing track in Albany suspended all racing activities Thursday due to the coronavirus pandemic after being contacted by the Alameda County Public Health Department.
FBI Warns Of Costco Coronavirus 'Stimulus Check' ScamFederal authorities are warning of new scam that look like "stimulus check" offer from Costco in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Pandemic Cancels Annual '420 Hippie Hill' Cannabis Celebration In San FranciscoThe annual celebration of all things cannabis in San Francisco, the 420 Hippie Hill celebration in Golden Gate Park on April 20th, has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Silicon Valley Firm Fixes 500 Ventilators In Coronavirus Crisis After Engineer Figures Out HowIt was late when engineer Joe Tavi’s boss called with an odd question: Could their Silicon Valley company, which makes fuel cells, learn how to fix a ventilator?
Coronavirus Impact: Catholic Easter Week Services Go Virtual During Current OutbreakNestled in the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Diocese of San Jose announced Thursday that traditional Holy Week ceremonies will have a definite non-traditional look this year.
Coronavirus Pandemic: Marin Health Officials Report New Death, 10 New Confirmed Coronavirus CasesThe coronavirus death toll in Marin County has grown to five and the total number of confirmed cases among the county's residents has risen to 108, health officials announced Thursday.
Coronavirus Pandemic: San Mateo County Officials Announce 75 New Coronavirus Positive TestsFollowing a pattern across the state, San Mateo County officials announced Thursday 75 new confirmed coronavirus cases among county residents.
Oakland's Popular Burger Boogaloo Festival Rescheduled For Halloween WeekendOrganizers of annual East Bay punk festival the Burger Boogaloo on Thursday announced that, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the upcoming eleventh anniversary edition of the fest was being rescheduled for Halloween weekend with the previously announced line-up intact.
FoodMaxx, Lucky, Save Mart Supermarkets Establish Hours For Coronavirus First RespondersSave Mart, Lucky and FoodMaxx grocery stores will open their doors one hour early and one hour later for first responders starting on Thursday.
Coronavirus Jobs: Record Numbers File For Unemployment In California, NationallyWith Californians who have lost their jobs signing up for unemployment at a record rate, national figures released Thursday revealed that more than 6.6 million Americans applied for benefits across the country last week.
Coronavirus Roundup: Graduations Disrupted; Teachers Bring Smiles To Homebound Students; Record UnemploymentThe 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 Pandemic Disrupts Graduations For Thousands Of College, High School SeniorsStanford student Jenna Garden is the first in her family to attend college, but because of COVID-19 she won't be celebrating years of hard work with her family, friends and teachers on graduation day in June.
Desperate For Protective Equipment, Seton Medical Center Nurses Plan Thursday ProtestNurses at Seton Medical Center in Daly City are planning a protest at noon Thursday because they say they are critically low on personal protective equipment (PPE).
'Starting To Get Terrifying': Anxiety Spikes As Rents Come Due For First Time Since Coronavirus Shelter-In-Place BeganOn this April 1, rents across the country, state and Bay Area are due while many are out of work and sheltering in place.
Coronavirus Pandemic: San Jose City Council Passes Emergency Paid Sick Leave OrdinanceThe San Jose City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved an emergency paid sick leave ordinance, providing much needed relief for essential employees who are still working during the coronavirus pandemic.
Gov. Newsom Signs Executive Order Providing Expedited Funds For COVID-19 ResponseCalifornia Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday day signed an executive order that allows for the immediate use of funds to support the state's continuing response to protect the public's health amid the coronavirus crisis.
Bay Area Construction Sites Shut Down After Strict Coronavirus Shelter-In-Place Order Goes Into EffectBay Area construction workers are off their jobs because of a strict new shelter-in-place order that closed most construction sites. 
Coronavirus Pandemic Prompts More Citations Instead Of Arrests For Some Offenses In Santa Clara CountySanta Clara County law enforcement will issue citations instead of making arrests for a handful of offenses to promote safety and prevent jail crowding during the spread of novel coronavirus, the county court system announced Wednesday.
Coronavirus Update: All Grand Princess Passengers Complete Quarantine At Travis AFBAll 850 passengers from the Grand Princess cruise ship have completed their federal coronavirus quarantine at Travis Air Force Base and have departed, federal health officials said Wednesday. 
Coronavirus Update: Santa Clara County COVID-19 Cases Approach 1,000; 32 Deaths ConfirmedHealth officials in Santa Clara County on Wednesday confirmed a total of 66 new coronavirus cases in the county, raising the total number of cases to 956.
Virtual Rally Calls For Cancellation Of Rent, Mortgage Payments During Coronavirus PandemicOakland City Councilwoman Nikki Fortunato Bas and other Bay Area speakers joined a national digital rally on Wednesday calling for government entities to cancel rent, mortgage and utility payments in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Update: 130 People Return Positive COVID-19 Results At Hayward Test SiteApproximately ten percent of the over 1,300 people tested at the free coronavirus testing site in Hayward returned positive results during the first week of screening, according to officials.
Coronavirus Update: Treatment Center Established At San Mateo County Event CenterCounty officials showed off the new treatment center for the novel coronavirus pandemic to reporters on Wednesday.
'I'm Preparing For No Season At All': Coronavirus Pandemic Means Grim Outlook For 2020 MLB SeasonWith the continued spread of the coronavirus and extended stay at home guidelines in effect, the MLB season appears to be slipping away.

Coronavirus Video Reports

New Study Shows COVID-19 Can Be Spread By Just Speaking Or BreathingAllen Martin reports on study that indicates coronavirus may be more easily spread than initially thought -(-)
Zoom Steps Up Privacy After Hackers Invade Video ConferencesAs people isolate at home, video conferencing has become the new normal. San Jose-based Zoom says its number of users has ballooned dramatically, but hackers have also discovered the application. CBS News' Anna Werner reports. (4-2-2020)
Contra Costa County to Convert Craneway Pavilion to Field Hospital for COVID-19 PatientsAs part of local emergency preparations, Contra Costa County officials are working with federal and state partners to convert the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond into a 250-bed medical station for COVID-19 patients. Wilson Walker reports. (4-2-20)
California Expands Financial Support for Small BusinessesGov. Newsom announced further support for small businesses and employees impacted by COVID-19 Thursday, including a "one year reprieve" on sales tax for business owners and a new job-searching website. Len Ramirez reports. (4-2-20)
Raw Video: San Francisco Supervisors Demand City Place Homeless In Hotels Following Positive COVID-19 Case At ShelterA group of San Francisco supervisors announced they would demand the city use the thousands of available hotel rooms to house homeless people after a homeless person tested positive for the novel coronavirus. (4/2/20)
Raw Video: Gov. Gavin Newsom Announces Help For Small Businesses During Coronavirus PandemicCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new state program that will offer grants to small businesses and workers struggling to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. (4/3/20)
Raw Video: Santa Clara County Officials Update Coronavirus ResponseSanta Clara County officials laid out plans to increase the number of hospital beds and personal protection equipment (PPE) available in the county to prepare for the surging number of coronavirus patients. (4/2/20)
Coronavirus Pandemic Disrupts Graduations For Thousands Of College, High School SeniorsStanford student Jenna Garden is the first in her family to attend college, but because of COVID-19 she won't be celebrating years of hard work with her family, friends and teachers on graduation day in June. Maria Medina reports. (4-1-2020)
Desperate For Protective Equipment, Seton Medical Center Nurses Plan Thursday ProtestNurses at Seton Medical Center in Daly City are planning a protest at noon Thursday because they say they are critically low on personal protective equipment (PPE). Joe Vazquez reports. (4-1-2020)
Mill Valley Hair Stylists Help Stuck-At-Home Clients With DIY Coloring KitsThe shelter-in-place order shut down barbers and hair salons, which means before long, people will begin looking a little different. So, some stylists are helping their clients who want to become do-it-yourselfers. John Ramos reports. (4-1-2020)
Should You Wear A Mask Or Not If You Are Out In Public?The CDC and the state of California are reviewing whether anyone out in public should wear a mask during the coronavirus pandemic. (4/1/20)
Bay Area Construction Sites Shut Down After Strict Coronavirus Shelter-In-Place Order Goes Into EffectBay Area construction workers are off their jobs because of a strict new shelter-in-place order that closed most construction sites. Len Ramirez reports. (4/1/20)
California Continues To Ramp Up For Coronavirus Patient SurgeKen Bastida reports on California's work to "flatten the curve" with social distancing ahead of the COVID-19 surge (4-1-2020)
Rents Come Due For First Time Since Coronavirus Lockdown BeganAndria Borba reports on Bay Area residents facing first rent payment since the start of the COVID-19 crisis (4-1-2020)
Coronavirus Cases Surge In U.S. As Shortage Of PPE Looms At HospitalsNaomi Ruchim reports on COVID-19 deaths spiking in New York and New Jersey as number of cases surges (4-1-2020)
San Mateo County Convention Center Transformed Into Medical FacilityKiet Do reports on medical station set up in San Mateo County to help cope with expected coronavirus patient surge (4-1-2020)
Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom And Superintendent Tony Thurmond Discuss Internet Access And Distance LearningGov. Gavin Newsom and State Superintendent of Schools Tony Thurmond outline plan to increase internet access to public and boost distance learning with schools closed (4-1-2020)
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Gov. Newsom And Dr. Mark Ghaly Discuss Approaching COVID-19 Case SurgeGov. Gavin Newsom and State Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Mark Ghaly talk about progress in "flattening the curve" of new coronavirus cases (4-1-2020)
Bay Area Counties Extend Coronavirus Shelter-In-Place Order Through May 3The Bay Area shelter-in-place order is extended until May 3, but now it will come with stricter social distancing guidelines to further flatten the curve of COVID-19 spread. Andrea Nakano reports. (3-31-2020)