COVID Purple Tier: San Francisco's Muni Says Layoffs Possible As Agency Faces $68M Budget DeficitThe San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency may have to lay off nearly a quarter of its staff to shore up its projected budget deficit during the next fiscal year if the agency doesn't receive federal relief funding, agency officials said this week.
COVID Surge: Outbreak Reported At Two Santa Clara County Youth Detention FacilitiesSanta Clara County health officials on Wednesday confirmed an outbreak of over a dozen cases among youths and staff at two of the county's juvenile detention facilities.
Purple Tier COVID Roundup: Rents Continue To Tumble; 49ers Off To Arizona; San Francisco Mayor London Breed's French Laundry Gathering 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 last 24 hours.
COVID Bay Area Exodus: Rents Continue To Tumble Across Bay Area, South Bay Sees 20% DropAs COVID cases climb and the exodus from the Bay Area continues, rents are falling with some of the biggest declines are in the South Bay.
COVID Purple Tier: 'Our Dangerous Winter Has Arrived,' Breed Warns Of New SF Restrictions, Possible Muni LayoffsOfficials in San Francisco on Tuesday said the city would soon roll out stricter COVID regulations as case rates and hospitalizations continued to spike, with Mayor London Breed warning that budget issues could lead to major layoffs for SFMTA workers.
COVID Surge: Demand For Tests High In Alameda County Amid Case SurgeSome COVID testing sites in the East Bay are noticing more demand and increasing the number of tests given per day amid the current coronavirus case surge, officials said.
COVID In San Francisco: Mayor London Breed Faces Scrutiny After Dining At French LaundrySan Francisco Mayor London Breed dined at the French Laundry in Napa Valley with several people last month, the latest elected official to face scrutiny for attending a gathering while also urging people to stay home to slow the coronavirus.
COVID Purple Tier: San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo Apologizes For Attending Thanksgiving Meal That Violated Gathering RulesSan Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo apologized Tuesday after attending a Thanksgiving meal that broke state COVID-19 rules limiting the number of people and households at private gatherings.
COVID: World AIDS Day 40th Anniversary Marked As COVID Pandemic Recalls Darkest DaysSeveral prominent civic leaders and activists, many from the Bay Area, honored the hundreds of thousands of Americans who’ve lost their lives to both AIDS and COVID-19 during this year’s World AIDS Day on Tuesday. This year’s event marks 40 years since the first cases of AIDS were reported in the U.S. and also coincides with a new major virus - COVID-19.
COVID Purple Tier: Golden State Warriors Players Test Positive For COVID; Start Of Training Camp DelayedTwo members of the Golden State Warriors have recently tested positive for COVID-19, General Manager Bob Myers told reporters Tuesday.
COVID Purple Tier: Santa Clara County Issues Over $115K In COVID Compliance Fines During Holiday WeekendSanta Clara County issued more than $115,000 in fines over the weekend to businesses failing to comply with local COVID-19 health guidelines, county officials said.
COVID: California State University System Extends Fall 2021 Application Deadline Due To PandemicThe California State University System has granted prospective students additional time to submit their applications for Fall 2021, citing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID Purple Tier: Stanford Football Heads To Northwest Due To County COVID RestrictionsThe Stanford football team is headed to the Northwest to prepare for its next two games due to county COVID health restrictions, team officials announced Tuesday.
Santa Clara County Businesses To Cut Over 8,800 Jobs By Year's EndMore than 8,800 employees at large Santa Clara County firms are expected to be out of work by the end of the year, according to data filed with the U.S. Labor Department.
COVID Schools: San Francisco Unified School District To Begin Free Lunch Program For All ChildrenAs need mounts during the COVID pandemic, San Francisco school officials announced Tuesday they were expanding their free lunch program to all children under 18 living in the city not just to public school students.