COVID Schools Plan: Newsom Unveils $2 Billion Program To Return To In-Class LearningCalifornia is rolling out a $2 billion-plan to return elementary school students to in-class learning by February which involves investments in PPE, ventilation and frequent COVID testing for students, teachers and staff members.
Stanford Gives COVID Vaccine To Non-Frontline Staff, Researchers In New Distribution SnafuStanford University is facing a new round of criticism over its handling of the COVID vaccine rollout after non-clinical and non-frontline staff and researchers were reportedly able to receive the vaccine following miscommunication about a purported excess of supply vaccines available.
COVID School Plan: San Francisco Rolls Out Teacher, Employee Testing Plan; Reopening DelayedSchool teachers and district employees preparing San Francisco public schools for reopening will be provided with COVID testing in the days leading up to a reopening date which has now on hold.
DA Targets Carmel Restaurant The Tuck Box After Repeated Health Order Violations; $20,000 Penalty Now DueThe Monterey County District Attorney's office has filed a declaration with the county's Superior Court evidencing material violations of the injunction against The Tuck Box restaurant, located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, and its owner Jeffrey Le Towt, District Attorney Jeannine Pacioni announced Monday.
COVID Surge: California Regional Stay-At-Home Orders To Remain, Appear To Be Leveling Infection RateThe surging coronavirus pandemic is expected to result in the extension of regional stay-at-home orders across California beginning Tuesday, with the Bay Area's orders to be reassessed on January 8th at the earliest, Governor Gavin Newsom announced Monday.
'We're At A Breaking Point;' COVID Ambulance Diversons Becoming Common In Santa Clara CountyThere is more evidence of the growing strain on hospitals in Santa Clara County as multiple hospitals intermittently divert ambulance calls because of capacity concerns.
COVID Surge: San Jose Calvary Chapel Continues Health Order Defiance With Indoor Christmas ServicesIn the face of an injunction and a contempt ruling from a judge, Christmas Eve services were still a go inside San Jose's Calvary Chapel Thursday night, with people filing in - many maskless - to worship.
COVID Pandemic Magnifies Economic Divide During HolidaysWith stores trying to salvage part of the shopping season with year-end sales, the coronavirus pandemic continues to expose the disparities between those who can spend - and give a boost to the economy - and those who simply can't.
San Jose State Spartans' Travel To Arizona Bowl In Violation Of COVID Quarantine RulesThe San Jose State Spartans are enjoying an undefeated season and are headed to the Arizona Bowl as Mountain West Conference Champions. But Santa Clara County officials say the team could face fines and other penalties for violating the county's travel quarantine policy.
COVID Testing: San Francisco Opening Holiday Pop-Up Testing Site In Mission DistrictA holiday pop-up COVID testing site is being established in San Francisco's Mission District to reach community members disproportionately affected by the surging coronavirus pandemic.
COVID Relief: Bay Area Officials Laud Coronavirus Funding Bill, Argue More Is NeededCalifornia is expected to receive billions in federal funding from the latest coronavirus relief bill, which Bay Area officials have called a stepping stone to additional relief for local governments, small businesses and the state's residents.
COVID Surge: San Franciscans Warned Another Holiday Surge Would Be 'Catastrophic'San Francisco's mayor and health director urged residents Tuesday to do whatever is necessary to avoid another post-holiday surge in COVID cases that would be "catastrophic."
2nd COVID Vaccine: FDA Panel Recommends Moderna Vaccine For Emergency UseA second coronavirus vaccine is one step closer to the arms of Americans. An advisory panel voted Thursday to recommend the Food and Drug Administration authorize Moderna's vaccine for emergency use, as they did last week for Pfizer's vaccine.
COVID Surge: California Shatters Daily Record For New Cases, DeathsCalifornia is seeing the worst days of the coronavirus pandemic, reporting more than 53,000 new cases and 293 deaths on Wednesday, both new daily records while hospitals struggle to absorb a surge in patients.
COVID Surge: Besieged San Francisco Bay Area County Launches Door-to-Door Coronavirus Testing ProgramTo help curtail the surge in COVID-19 cases, Santa Clara County has ramped up its testing effort, including sending out teams door-to-door to administer coronavirus tests.