COVID: Omicron Puts Many Downtown San Francisco Businesses in Limbo Regarding Return to OfficeWith the omicron wave of COVID cases still surging, more downtown San Francisco workplaces are stuck trying to figure out if, how, and when they'll return to their offices in some capacity.
South Bay Officials Call on Private Healthcare Providers to Ramp Up COVID TestingAs Santa Clara County logged another record day of COVID-19 cases amid the current omicron-fueled surge, officials warned private healthcare providers that they need to pull their weight when it comes to testing.
SFUSD, Unions Reach Agreement On COVID Tests, High-Quality Masks For All Students, StaffSan Francisco teacher unions reached an agreement late Thursday night with the district that provides for masks and testing for all students and workers in an effort to keep schools open during the current COVID surge.
Caltrain's Annual MLK Jr. Day Celebration Train Canceled Because of COVID SurgeAs a result of the latest COVID-19 surge in cases, Caltrain announced Thursday that there will be no Celebration Train operating on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year due to the pandemic.
Patients Seeking Tests, COVID Relief Stressing SF Healthcare SystemSan Francisco General Hospital continues to see a lot of traffic, but it's not all sick patients. Many of the people showing up are those who just can't find a test anywhere else.
COVID: More Than 600 SFUSD Teachers, Aides Out Amid Omicron SurgeHundreds of San Francisco Unified School District teachers and aides were out of school this week amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, according to the teachers' union that is criticizing the district's handling of testing for the virus.
COVID: Breakthrough Case Forces Club Fugazi to Cancel Performances Through End of WeekPerformances at San Francisco's Club Fugazi have been canceled after a breakthrough case of COVID-19 was detected among the cast and crew of the club's premiere show, "Dear San Francisco: A High-Flying Love Story."
COVID: Omicron-Fueled Surge Leading to Bay Area Business Closures, Event CancellationsWith Christmas in the rearview mirror and New Year's Eve approaching, COVID cases in the Bay Area are soaring and so are concerns over the highly infectious omicron variant.
State Spent Nearly $200 Million Setting Up Field Hospitals To Treat COVID PatientsCalifornia spent nearly $200 million to set up, operate and staff alternate care sites that ultimately provided little help when the state’s worst coronavirus surge spiraled out of control last winter, forcing exhausted hospital workers to treat patients in tents and cafeterias.
Alameda County's COVID-19 Holiday Surge May Be Stabilizing; ' We Might Be Through The Worst'There was some hopeful news Tuesday from Alameda County's health officer -- COVID-19 case rates rose after the holidays but may be stabilizing.
Surging COVID Cases Forces State To Bypass Tough Nurse Care RulesNerissa Black was already having a hard time tending to four COVID-19 patients who need constant heart monitoring. But because of staffing shortages affecting hospitals throughout California, her workload recently increased to six people infected with the coronavirus.
COVID Surge: California Sets New Two-Day Record For Coronavirus DeathsCalifornia health authorities reported Thursday a record two-day total of 1,042 coronavirus deaths as many hospitals strain under unprecedented caseloads.
UPDATE: COVID Infections At San Jose Kaiser Hospital Blamed On Inflatable Costume Grow To 60The number of people infected by a deadly COVID outbreak at a Kaiser hospital emergency room in San Jose linked to a staffer wearing an inflatable costume on Christmas has grown.
Kaiser Permanente Halts 'Elective, Non-Urgent Surgeries And Procedures' Until Jan. 4 Amid Surge In COVID CasesKaiser Permanente has halted “elective, non-urgent surgeries and procedures” until Jan. 4 at 21 hospitals in Northern California amid a surge in COVID cases that is filling up hospital rooms and ICUs across the region.
'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.