Reopening: SF Unveils Medical Facility In Presidio For Surge; 'Situation With COVID-19 Is Serious'With COVID-19 cases on the rise, San Francisco health officials announced Thursday they would be opening up a continuing mediccal care facility in the Presidio to allow more beds to be freed up in local hospitals to handle the surge.
California 'Surge' Hospitals Are Costly, But How Much?With coronavirus cases rising fast, California is planning to keep open several makeshift hospitals that have seen few patients but cost a bundle.
Coronavirus Update: Santa Clara Hospitals Launch Study Using 'Convalescent Plasma' To Treat COVID-19 PatientsHealth officials announced Tuesday that three Santa Clara County hospitals have begun a study in conjunction with Mayo Clinic to measure the impact of using convalescent plasma therapy to treat seriously ill COVID-19 patients.
Coronavirus Update: Expert Says Drop In Admissions Straining Bay Area Hospital BudgetsTo prepare for a projected surge in coronavirus patients, San Francisco Bay Area hospitals were told to put other medical procedures on hold. But those patients never appeared and now hospitals are dealing with financial fallout of having so many empty beds.
California Hospitals Cite $14 Billion In Losses During Coronavirus Pandemic, Seek AidCalifornia hospitals have suffered as much as $14 billion in losses by postponing elective surgeries and other procedures.
Norcal Rural Counties Press Newsom To Reopen As Bay Area Extends Stay At Home Order Through MayOfficials from six rural counties and 14 small cities in Northern California have asked Gov. Gavin Newsom to let them reopen their economies.
Coronavirus Update: Empty Bay Area Emergency Rooms Advise People To Seek Treatment Despite PandemicA quick survey of Bay Area emergency rooms tell the story: patients, even those with life-threatening conditions, are staying far away. It's not just the virus that's spreading; it's the fear.
Coronavirus Update: San Francisco Expands Paid Leave For Frontline Healthcare WorkersSan Francisco's Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously passed emergency legislation to immediately provide two more weeks of paid leave for the city's healthcare workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Update: Santa Clara County Offers To Pay $1,000 For Old, Used VentilatorsLeaders of Santa Clara County, the Bay Area county hit hardest by coronavirus, are willing to pay a bounty of $1,000 to anyone who can provide a used or old ventilator.
Small Berkeley Business Retools Operations To Build PPE Face Shields For HospitalsA family-run company in Berkeley has changed their daily operations to help Bay Area hospitals by creating protective face shields for healthcare workers on the frontlines of the fight against coronavirus.
San Francisco Officials Weigh How To Accommodate COVID-19 Patient SurgeWith Governor Gavin Newsom estimating the state may require an additional 50,000 hospital beds due to the coronavirus, San Francisco officials on Wednesday were trying figure out where some of those beds would come from.
Coronavirus Update: Kaiser Permanente Restricts Visitor Policies To Prevent COVID-19 SpreadKaiser Permanente is restricting its visitor policies at all Northern California hospitals to prevent the spread of COVID-19, officials said Wednesday.
San Francisco To Expedite Hiring Of 100 Nurses To Help Coronavirus ResponseIn response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Tuesday issued a declaration to expedite the hiring of more healthcare workers.
Coronavirus Update: Two UC San Francisco Medical Health Workers Test Positive For Coronavirus Two University of California-San Francisco health care workers have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease, hospital officials announced late Saturday.
Contra Costa County Official: 'COVID-19 Is Circulating In Our Community'A Contra Costa County Health Services official on Tuesday warned residents that the coronavirus is actively being transmitted in the county as the number of cases continued to rise.