Health Expert Sees Hopeful Signs in New Bay Area COVID-19 Infection StatisticsThe good news is that virus transmission in the Bay Area has not yet shown a post-holiday spike. The hope is that hospitalizations will soon decline.
Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations Derive From Thanksgiving Week InfectionsICU capacity in the Bay Area was down to 3.5% on Thursday. Public health officials said they expected the drop because they’ve now discovered that coronavirus infections follow a predictable timeline.
Restrictive Messaging, 'Pandemic Resentment' Contribute to California COVID SurgeDespite having the strictest guidelines, California leads the nation in COVID-19 cases. Some doctors have blamed inconsistencies in the messaging for leading people to form their own guidelines.
Bay Area ICU Capacity Drops to Record Low but Experts See Glimmer of HopeState stay-at-home orders will remain in effect in the San Francisco Bay Area until at least Jan. 8 with potential to extend depending on intensive care unit capacity projections
Most Bay Area Stay-at-Home Orders Likely to Be ExtendedCalifornia health officials said that, as the number of available ICU beds continues to drop in the Bay Area, the stay-at-home order initially set to expire next week will likely be extended.
COVID Surge: San Joaquin Valley, SoCal Region Lockdowns Likely to Be ExtendedState stay-at-home orders for the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California are set to expire Monday. State officials say the orders are likely to be extended but did not make a definitive ruling Sunday afternoon.
Temporary Bother or New Normal? Opinions Vary at COVID Test Site in BerkeleyWith the distractions of Christmas behind us, the fight against the coronavirus continues and, for those being tested Saturday, there were concerns about another surge in infections.
Bay Area Hospitals, Near Capacity, Prepare for Post-Holiday COVID SurgeIn a year defined by the pandemic, Christmas Day arrives as a significant milestone. As December draws to a close, Bay Area hospitals are near-capacity.
Bay Area COVID-19 Test Sites See Pre-Christmas SurgeThere weren't too many coronavirus testing sites open Sunday but those that were saw a lot of traffic. In Contra Costa County the earliest appointments for county-run sites are after the holidays
COVID Surge: Santa Clara County's Door-to-Door Coronavirus Testing Program Shows PromiseThe initial feedback from Santa Clara County’s new door-to-door coronavirus testing program has been encouraging, according to public health officials.
COVID Shutdown: San Joaquin Valley, SoCal Enact Stay-Home Order Beginning SundayFaced with a dire shortage of hospital beds, health officials announced Saturday the vast region of Southern California and a large swath of the Central Valley will be placed under a sweeping new lockdown in an urgent attempt to slow the rapid rise of coronavirus cases.
COVID Restrictions: New California Stay-at-Home Order Inflames Anti-Vax ProtestersAbout 30 people gathered outside San Jose's administration building Thursday to protest the latest state and county restrictions being announced regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID Testing: Bay Area Health Officials Encourage Testing Following Holiday GatheringsCOVID-19 cases are expected to spike following the Thanksgiving holiday and, in response, public health officials are asking anyone who attended a large group gathering to get tested.
Pandemic Presses Bay Area Families to Find New Ways to Observe Thanksgiving HolidayWith the pandemic grinding on, Thanksgiving was always going to be the holiday where the realities of social distancing and safety collided with cherished family traditions.
San Francisco Launches 'We Will Recover' Program to Promote Pandemic-Coping StrategiesAs COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the city and the state, San Francisco city officials last week launched the "We Will Recover" campaign as the holiday season gets underway.