COVID: Delta Variant Fears Overshadow Oakland Students Return To ClassroomsStudents have mixed emotions about returning to class Monday in the Oakland Unified School District during the pandemic for the start of the new school year.
COVID: San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants Temporarily Close Due to Breakthrough Cases Among StaffAs the highly contagious delta variant surges in the San Francisco Bay Area, more restaurants are choosing to temporarily close their doors due to breakthrough cases among staff members.
'We’ve Done Every Single Thing We Can'; Oakland Teachers Prepare To Welcome Students BackWith a mixture of excitement and a little anxiety, Oakland teachers were busy getting their classrooms ready Friday as the district's more than 36,000 students were preparing for a return to fall classes next week.
COVID: SF Dept. of Health Clarifies Stance on Booster Shots for Johnson and Johnson Vaccine RecipientsSan Francisco Department of Public Health Director Dr. Grant Colfax on Thursday clarified the department's stance on COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for people who previously received the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
Newsom Urges Californians To Get Vaccinated; 'We Can End This Pandemic ... In A Month'Gov. Gavin Newson boldly predicted Friday that if there was a massive surge in unvaccinated Californians getting a shot of vaccine, the rapid rise of COVID delta variant cases and indoor mask mandates for business and public places could end within 30 days.
Vaccinated Doctor: 'I Was Sick. I Was Surprisingly Sick'; Breakthrough COVID-19 Infections Cause Concern The Delta Variant has thrown the Bay Area a curveball. Those in gravest danger are without a doubt the unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.
San Mateo Schools Prepare For COVID Outbreaks During Upcoming Academic YearBay Area school officials are very aware of the possibility of outbreaks during the year. Protocols are in place, and local health departments are in close contact with each school if these outbreaks happen.
UCSF Dr. Bob Wachter On Vaccination Mandates; COVID Booster ShotsHours after the state announced a mandate, a leading expert from UC San Francisco said he was in favor of the new requirements as a way to slow the surge in COVID Delta variant cases. Dr. Bob Wachter appeared on KPIX 5's 5 O'clock news Thursday.
Napa County Officials Issues Order Mandating Facial Coverings IndoorsFollowing the lead of several other San Francisco Bay Area counties, Napa County health officials issued an order Thursday, mandating indoor masking, regardless of vaccination status, in all workplaces and indoor public settings.
Stretch Of San Francisco's Great Highway Reopening To Weekday TrafficA stretch of San Francisco's Great Highway will be reopening to weekday traffic after being limited to pedestrians and bikes as a safe recreation zone for more than a year during the COVID pandemic, city officials announced Thursday.
COVID: Case Surge From Delta Variant Leading to Health Care Worker FatigueAs the Delta variant fuels the fourth COVID-19 wave, some already exhausted Bay Area frontline healthcare workers who've worked through the pandemic feel a sense of déjà vu.
COVID: Santa Clara County Officials Push for More Residents to Get VaccinatedSanta Clara County has launched a new push to get more people vaccinated, even though the region has one of the highest vaccination rates of any large county in the United States.
COVID: Organizers In Marin City Working To Combat Vaccine HesitancyIn one of the most highly vaccinated counties in the California, one small African-American community is far behind.
COVID Surge: 7 Bay Area Counties Issue Indoor Mask Mandate, Regardless of Vaccination StatusHealth directors from seven San Francisco Bay Area counties and the city of Berkeley on Monday ordered residents living in their jurisdictions to once again wear masks at businesses, restaurants and other indoor public settings.
COVID Delta Variant: San Francisco Bay Area Indoor Mask Mandate May Come This WeekThe San Francisco Bay Area may be on the verge on issuing another indoor mask mandate in light of the highly contagious delta variant.