Coronavirus Bay Area

Bay Area COVID-19 Roundup: Virus Variant Discovered In Santa Clara; Chaotic COVID Vaccine Rollout; Billions Lost In Fraudulent EDD Payments With 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 weekend.
San Francisco Restaurants Barely Hanging On During Latest COVID-19 Shutdown It has been exactly one month since the San Francisco Bay Area's Stay-At-Home order went into effect and as the days mount so does the financial pressures on restaurateurs who are barely hanging on.
California's Chaotic COVID Vaccine Rollout Lurches ForwardCalifornia's fragmented efforts to get its vaccine supply into those who need it most is finally starting to accelerate a bit.
COVID Schools: Parents Staging 'Let Them Play' Rallies To Force Restart Of High School SportsCynthia Webster's daughter would have played high school soccer this year had there not been a raging pandemic going on. She doesn't think there's any need for her daughter or any other kids to remain on the sidelines anymore.
Bay Area COVID-19 Roundup: New COVID Strain Gains Foothold In California; Local Leaders Demand More Vaccine; Hard-Hit Santa Clara Fears Vaccination ChaosWith 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.
SF Mayor London Breed Joins Bay Area Plea For More COVID-19 Vaccine; Ready To Ramp Up DistributionThe most ambitious vaccine distribution ever in San Francisco's history has begun, but to fully implement it the city's needs more doses of vaccine -- much more.
COVID Vaccine: Supply Constraints Thwart Rapid Rollout Across Bay AreaWhile Bay Area health officials on Friday said they are ready to ramp up distribution of the COVID vaccine to residents, hope of more doses being available from the federal government may be a false promise.
COVID Vaccine: Santa Clara County Fears 'Chaos' as Vaccination Supplies DwindleSanta Clara County public health officials on Friday said they're alarmed by reports the federal government has depleted its stockpile of COVID-19 vaccine.
Biden 'Convinced' 100 Million People Can Be Vaccinated In First 100 DaysPresident-elect Joe Biden on Friday announced the framework of his plan to administer COVID-19 vaccines to the American population, a day after unveiling his $1.9 trillion coronavirus economic relief package.
COVID Vaccines: San Francisco Opening 3 Vaccination Sites, Sets Goal of 10,000 Vaccinations A DaySan Francisco plans to create three major vaccination sites in the near future with the goal of vaccinating 10,000 residents a day against COVID-19.
COVID Surge: California Confirms Over 42,000 New Cases; CDC Warns Of UK Variant Growing In StateHealth officials in Sacramento announced that California had confirmed 42,655 new COVID-19 cases as the CDC issued a dire warning about the more transmissible UK variant that has been detected in 32 cases in the state.
Bay Area Seniors Seeking COVID-19 Vaccine Face 'Logistical Nightmare'Some Bay Area residents over age 65 got their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday but others are finding out that -- just because they’re eligible -- it doesn’t mean the shot is easy to get.

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San Francisco Unveils Plan for Mass COVID-19 VaccinationsSan Francisco has a new plan for mass vaccinations but, as Betty Yu reports, the question now is: will there be enough doses? (1-15-21)
After Stepping Up Vaccinations, Santa Clara County Fears 'Chaos' as Supplies DwindleSanta Clara County was depending on the federal government to send them more vaccine. They learned Friday that the cupboard is basically ... bare. Devin Fehely reports (1-15-21)
Students, Parents Around Bay Area Rally to Restore Youth SportsRallies are taking place across the state and Bay Area to reopen youth sports. They're all part of a movement called "let them play." Juliette Goodrich reports from Livermore. (1-15-21)
Vaccine Supply Constraints Thwart Rapid Rollout in CaliforniaHopes of widespread availability of coronavirus vaccine are being dashed daily as the forecast of a return to normalcy is pushed farther into 2021. Wilson Walker and Ken Bastida report. (1-15-21)
Bay Area Seniors Seeking COVID-19 Vaccine Face 'Logistical Nightmare'Some Bay Area residents over age 65 got their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday but others are finding out that -- just because they’re eligible -- it doesn’t mean the shot is easy to get. Katie Nielsen reports. (1-14-21)
Expanded Vaccination for Seniors Creates Confusion Across Bay AreaCalifornia's expanded vaccine rollout is causing some confusion. Kenny Choi reports. (1-14-21)
Some Health Care Workers Opt Out of Early VaccinationsPublic health officials have admitted in recent days that a significant portion of the health care workforce may have reservations about getting a vaccine. Devin Fehely reports. (1-14-21)
Beloved Livermore Sporting Goods Store Closes After 51 Years In BusinessKiet Do reports on popular Livermore shop Dom's Outdoor Outfitters shutting its doors due to COVID-19 pandemic (1-14-2021)
COVID Vaccines: Bay Area Counties Caught In Middle As State Expands CriteriaAs California expands its vaccination plan in response to new guidance by the CDC, it's not making things any easier for Bay Area health officials. Andria Borba reports. (1/13/21)
California Democrats Starting To Take Gov. Newsom Recall Movement SeriouslyJohn Ramos reports on signs that the state's Democratic party is concerned about efforts to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom (1-13-2021)
COVID Vaccine: Santa Clara County Warns About Misinformation in Fake TextsHealth officials in Santa Clara County are warning about misinformation in texts about the vaccine, after 100 people showed up at vaccination sites despite not being eligible to receive the shots yet. Devin Fehely reports. (1/13/21)
California Making COVID Vaccine Available to Those 65 and OlderCalifornia announced Wednesday it is expanding current eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to include residents aged 65 and older. (1/13/21)

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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.
Beating the COVID Blues, Bay Area Musicians Tour Neighborhood DrivewaysSome top-flight Bay Area musicians who can't tour the country and world during the pandemic have been touring local driveways instead.
Despite Pandemic, See's Candy Prepares to Celebrate a Sweet CenturyA popular Bay Area-based candy company had to close temporarily for only the second time in its 99-year history because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But now it's finding its new sweet spot.
Redwood Empire Food Bank in Santa Rosa Sees Soaring DemandThe Redwood Empire Food Bank in Santa Rosa has never been busier than they are this holiday season and they think the surge in demand is only the beginning.
Vallejo Animator Found Her Passion Despite Numerous HardshipsFor Lucy Lopez, art is an escape and a calling. But it's also a career choice the 19-year-old UC Merced student says she was discouraged from making.
Giving Tuesday: Kensington Girl Scout Troop Book Drive Yields Hundreds Of Books For Richmond SchoolLincoln Elementary School in Richmond has a small, modest little library that is getting a major donation from a surprising source.
COVID In Oakland: 'Chopped' Winner Creates Food Collective To Help Black Chefs Survive The PandemicOakland Chef Rashad Armstead who gained TV cooking show fame as the winner 'Chopped,' is sharing his good fortune and business skills with other black food entrepreneurs during the pandemic.
Better Together: South City Seniors Facility Builds Outdoor Living Room for Family VisitsThe Aegis Living home for seniors in South San Francisco has come up with a way to safely bring families together this Thanksgiving: an outdoor living room.

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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.