UPDATE: Oakland Unified Faces Latest Protests Over Omicron Safety ConcernsThe Oakland Unified saw another day of protest Monday as a number of students and teachers skipped school to call for improved COVID safety measures.
COVID: Lower Levels Of Viral RNA In Wastewater May Signal Turning Point In SurgeAs the Omicron rages on, Bay Area health experts believe we could be at a turning point in this latest surge of the pandemic, based on a decline in the virus' RNA detected in Santa Clara County's wastewater.
Oakland Students Plan Boycott Over Omicron Safety ConcernsHundreds of students in the Oakland Unified School District were ready to boycott classes on Tuesday. Organizers say their demands to safely return students to school amid the Omicron surge haven’t been met.
Bay Area Health Experts Look Past Omicron, Envision Post-Pandemic COVID WorldQuestions about what happens after the latest omicron surge have Bay Area health experts weighing in.
Bay Area Expert Says a Quarter of Americans With Omicron May Be AsymptomaticAn average of one in four Americans could be infected with COVID-19 and not know it, according to a Bay Area medical expert.
COVID Surge Puts Chill on Football Fever With 49ers Set to Face Cowboys SundayNiners Faithful hope to return from Texas with a win but at what cost? People traveling this weekend risk piling up COVID cases during the ongoing omicron surge.
Newsom Urges Californians To Stay Strong During Omicron's Surge Admitting he has been humbled during the two-year battle with COVID, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday urged weary Californians to hang on for a few more weeks as the omicron variant continues to surge.
Software Woes Fixed; San Francisco COVID Testing Sites Reopening For Business Software issues that forced the cancellations of hundreds of appointments at city-run COVID test sites in San Francisco over the last two days have been fixed, returning the facilities to full capacity, officials said.
Newsom Executive Order Makes It Easier To Hire Substitute Teachers Amid Omicron SurgeScrambling to keep schools open, Gov. Gavin Newsom has issued an executive order making it easier for San Francisco Bay Area school districts to hire teachers and other employees amid staffing shortages brought on by the latest surge in coronavirus cases.
COVID: Hospital ERs Overwhelmed By Omicron Ask Public Not To Come In For TestingAs emergency departments are being flooded with Omicron patients, hospitals in the Bay Area are making a plea to the public not to come in for COVID-19 testing.
COVID: Website Issues with San Francisco's Testing Partner Still Plaguing SitesThere continues to be an enormous demand for COVID-19 testing across the Bay Area, but on Tuesday in San Francisco, some city-run test sites had to turn people away from their scheduled appointments for the second day in the row because of computer issues.