Coronavirus Bay Area

COVID: Santa Clara County Ups Enforcement For Thanksgiving, Suspends Grace Period For BusinessesSanta Clara County will be stricter in enforcing capacity limits and social distancing protocols this weekend by suspending the grace period for fines starting on Thanksgiving and lasting until Sunday
COVID Travel: Los Angeles Considers Stay-At-Home Order Amid 'Alarming Surge' Before ThanksgivingOfficials in Los Angeles will discuss a possible stay-home order after a spike of coronavirus cases surpassed a threshold set by public health officials to trigger one.
COVID Health Care: Virus Taking Deadly Toll On Filipino American NursesAnyone who has spent time as a patient inside a San Francisco Bay Area hospital is well aware of the great care they received from Filipino American nurses. A new report reveals the devastating toll COVID has taken on their colleagues locally and across the country.
San Francisco Bay Area COVID Roundup: Who Gets The Vaccine First; State Developing Vaccine Plan; People Age 18-49 Make Up Majority Of New CasesWith 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 NFL: With Empty Stands Raiders Derek Carr Becomes King Of The Audacious AudiblesA byproduct of the NFL playing its games in front of few, if any, fans because of the novel coronavirus is that viewers can hear loud and clear all the quarterbacks hollering out their calls, cadences and credos.
COVID Shopping: Palo Alto Luxury Consignment Shop The RealReal Sees Surge in Business Amid PandemicThis holiday shopping season will be unlike any other. Despite the pandemic's challenges, the forecast is looking merry for retailers.
COVID-19 Vaccine: Who Will Be The First To Get It, Which One, When?In a race to beat the pandemic, three viable vaccines for COVID-19 should be getting approval from the Food and Drug Administration, next month, but who will get it first, which one will it be and when?
COVID-19 Testing: Experts Believe Getting Tested For COVID-19 Will Get Easier In 2021Eight months into the pandemic and people are still wondering why they are having so much trouble getting tested.
COVID-19 Curfew: Law Enforcement, Medical Experts Assess Efficacy, ImplementationAfter the first weekend of the COVID-19 curfew, law enforcement and medical community were assessing how it went.
Sen. Feinstein Announces She Will Not Seek Judiciary ChairSen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) announced Monday that she would not seek the chairman position or ranking member position on the Senate Judiciary Committee during the next session of congress.
Newsom: People Age 18-49 Make Up Majority Of New COVID Cases; State Developing Vaccine Distribution PlanGov. Gavin Newsom on Monday said that nearly 60 percent of new coronavirus cases were among people in a specific age group as positivity rates continued to rise in addition to giving more details on the state's plan to distribute a vaccine.
COVID Exposure: Newsom Confirms 3 Children Exposed To Infected CHP Officer; Family In QuarantineGov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday night confirmed that three of his children were recently exposed to COVID-19 from a CHP officer who had tested positive for the virus.

Coronavirus Video Reports

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.
COVID Curfew: Bay Area Law Enforcement Say Few Issues After 1st Weekend, Some SkepticalAs most Bay Area counties are under a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew, law enforcement officials told KPIX 5 that things have gone well so far. Meanwhile some are skeptical about its effects to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Don Ford reports. (11/23/20)
COVID Thanksgiving: Safe, Low-Risk Thanksgiving Week Activities In the Bay AreaSafe, Low-Risk Thanksgiving Week Activities In the Bay Area
Bay Area Offers Options For Alternative Holiday FunBetty Yu reports on lantern festival at the Oakland Zoo and other options for unusual, safe holiday fun amid COVID concerns (11-22-2020)
Health Officials Advise People To Cancel Thanksgiving Travel Plans Due To COVID-19Joe Vazquez reports questions whether Bay Area residents are doing enough to protect themselves with Thanksgiving plans (11-22-2020)
Newsom Confirms 3 Children Exposed To Infected CHP Officer; Family In QuarantineJuliette Goodrich reports on Governor Newsom announcing three of his children have been exposed to COVID-19, entire family in quarantine (11-22-2020)
FDA Allows Emergency Use of Antibody Drug Trump ReceivedThere is another hopeful milestone Sunday after the FDA issued an emergency-use authorization for Regeneron's antibody cocktail to treat the coronavirus. Emily Turner reports. (11-22-20)
Curfew Violations in South Bay Will Be Lightly Enforced, Police SayAs California's 10 p.m. curfew neared Saturday, people in San Jose questioned its effectiveness and police said enforcement will be light. Da Lin reports. (11-21-20)
Little Sign of Pre-Thanksgiving Pandemic Panic Buying in East BayThe surge in COVID-19 cases has reportedly caused a new round of panic buying days before the Thanksgiving but worries about a lack of toilet paper may be overblown. John Ramos reports. (11-21-20)
Holiday Travel Down at Bay Area AirportsHealth officials pleaded with people to not travel this Thanksgiving. From the looks of Bay Area airports, many took that advice to heart. Wilson Walker reports. (11-21-20)
Pared-Back Pandemic Feasts Goose Demand for Tiny TurkeysAcross the Bay Area, small turkeys are almost sold out as families and the food industry adjust to downsized Thanksgiving plans during the pandemic. Andrea Nakano reports. (11-20-20)

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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.
Better Together: Feeding Seniors in NeedSince the pandemic began not many of us have adapted like Adrian Williams who shifted her non-profit from helping young San Francisco children to those in need on the other end of the age spectrum.

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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.