Olympics To Be Held Without Fans As Tokyo Declares COVID State of EmergencySpectators will be banned from Olympic venues in Tokyo because of a new state of emergency imposed due to the spread of the coronavirus, Japan's Olympic minister said Thursday, meaning the Games will happen mostly behind closed doors.
UPDATE: Newsom Says California Likely To Keep Some Mask Mandates After June 15California is likely to have “guidelines and mandates” for wearing masks indoors after the state fully reopens next month, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday, appearing to walk back comments from the previous day that indicated masks would be gone in nearly all situations.
Californians Urged To Vacation In State As Tourism Officials Seek Reopening ReboundCalifornia tourism leaders are urging residents to spend their pent-up travel dollars exploring their home state, as coronavirus case numbers stay low and the industry reels from a 55% decline in revenue.
Livermore Cites Bike Repairman for Working Out of His Garage; Orders Business To Be Shut DownMany people across the Bay Area are working from home during the pandemic, but one Livermore man says trying to work out of his garage got him in trouble with the city.
COVID Vaccine Efforts: How Far Away Is the Light at the End of the Tunnel?Six million vaccine shots delayed by the winter storm. Claims of possible herd immunity by spring. Worries that health officials haven't been upbeat enough about the vaccine. It was a week of swirling pandemic headlines, some of them seemingly contradictory.
COVID Vaccine: Alameda County Fairgrounds Opens Mass Vaccination SiteAlameda County has opened the county fairgrounds in Pleasanton for COVID-19 vaccinations.
COVID Reopening: Mt. Diablo School District Board Votes To Send Students Back To ClassOne of the largest school districts in California, the Mount Diablo Unified School District, has voted to send students back to classrooms.
COVID South African Variant Cases Found In Bay Area; 1st in CaliforniaThe first California cases of a South African variant of the COVID-19 virus have been found in Bay Area.
East Bay Sports Bar Preps For COVID-Controlled Super Bowl Watch PartyThis upcoming Super Bowl Sunday is going to be one of the most unusual Super Bowl Sundays in the history of the NFL. So what does an enthusiastic football fan do to stay safe during the pandemic?
Lunar New Year: Despite COVID, San Francisco Chinatown Prepares For Muted CelebrationsThe pandemic has devastated San Francisco's Chinatown, leaving it without much tourism or foot traffic. Still, the community is trying to make it as festive as safely possible for the Lunar New Year, which begins on February 12.
San Jose Advances Toward Requiring Grocery Store Worker Hazard PayThe San Jose City Council is one step closer in requiring some grocery store employees get a pay boost in the form of hazard pay during the pandemic.
UPDATE: Sonoma County Supervisors Address Confusion Over COVID-19 Vaccine RolloutThe Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday discussed the county's COVID-19 vaccine rollout after recent confusion over vaccination appointments made online.
Report: Transfer Of COVID-Positive California Prisoners Caused 'Public Health Disaster'The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation risked the health and safety of thousands of inmates and prison staff last year by transferring potentially COVID-19-positive inmates to San Quentin State Prison, according to a report released Monday by the state's inspector general.
Grim COVID Milestone: Santa Clara County Reaches 100,000 Cases; Vaccine Efforts Ramp UpNearly a year after the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Santa Clara County, health officials marked a somber milestone, announcing the county had topped the 100,000 mark in coronavirus cases.
California COVID Projection Models To Determine ICU Capacity, Stay-At-Home Orders Not Shared With PublicCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom has from the start said his coronavirus policy decisions would be driven by data shared with the public to provide maximum transparency.