COVID Surge: San Mateo County To Join Stay-At-Home Order Amid Record Cases, Rising HospitalizationsAs hospitals strain under surging COVID-19 cases, San Mateo County officials on Wednesday urged people to stay home for the holidays.
COVID Backlash: Critics Don't Believe Science Supports Bay Area's Latest Stay Home OrderThe latest pandemic restrictions in the Bay Area are under heavy criticism from some who don't believe health officials are adequately following the science.
COVID Restrictions: Bay Area Salon Operators Push Back Against Latest LockdownAs ICU bed availability continues to drop and much of the Bay Area begins its third round of lockdowns, some in the beauty industry are pushing back, arguing that they are being made COVID scapegoats.
COVID Restrictions: Exasperated Bay Area Restaurant Owners Consider Defiance Of Shutdown OrdersRestaurant owners across the Bay Area on Monday said their long simmering fear and frustration over COVID restrictions has finally boiled over, becoming red-hot anger mixed with thoughts of open defiance of public health orders.
COVID Restrictions: Peninsula Business Owners Relieved San Mateo County is OpenSan Mateo County officials have announced that, while they appreciates the stay-at-home measures taken by other Bay Area counties, it is following the state's plan to institute a shutdown after ICU bed availability drops under 15%.
COVID Surge: Local Businesses Express Frustration Over Coronavirus ShutdownAs COVID case rates continue to surge across the Bay Area and the state, some North Bay businesses feel they are taking an unnecessary hit.
COVID In Alameda: Alameda Gym May Not Survive Second Shutdown As County Drops To Purple TierMariner Square Athletic Club in Alameda was hoping to celebrate its 40th anniversary next February. Over the last six weeks, they saw signs of hope the business can survive, until this latest blow.
Cyberattack Hits Universal Health Hospitals In Fremont, Sacramento, Across U.S.United Health Services has not provided details, but people posting to an online Reddit forum who identified themselves as employees said the chain’s network was hit by ransomware overnight Sunday.
SF Muni Rail Shuts Down After Worker Tests Positive For COVID-19, Equipment ProblemsThe Muni Metro system had resumed Saturday but is shutting down for the foreseeable future after two splices in the subway overhead wire failed and someone in the system's control center tested positive for COVID-19.
Salons, Gyms Fear Second Shutdown After San Mateo Co. Lands On COVID-19 WatchlistHaircuts and in-gym workouts have been happening in San Mateo County for weeks, but the county has landed on the state's COVID-19 watchlist, meaning a second shutdown could be in the cards.
'Hit The Reset Button' - Some UC Medical Experts Urge 2nd Shutdown To Contain COVID-19 SurgeMedical experts, including several at UCSF and the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, have signed onto a letter urging political leaders to shut down the country again to contain the new surge in COVID-19 cases.
Santa Cruz County Flagged By State For COVID-19 Case IncreasePublic health officials in Santa Cruz County announced Thursday that the county has been flagged by the state for a significant increase in COVID-19 cases, with shutdowns of many types of indoor businesses and activities imminent.
California State Capitol Shut Down After COVID-19 Outbreak, Assemblywoman Tests PositiveA coronavirus outbreak in the California Legislature has indefinitely delayed the state Assembly’s return to work from a scheduled summer recess. On Monday, Assemblywoman Autumn Burke tweeted she had a "mask to mask" exposure on June 29 and tested positive on July 4.
Stocks Surge To Highest Levels Since Shutdown As U.S. Death Toll Nears 100,000Stocks surged on Wall Street to their highest levels since the business shutdowns took hold in the U.S. over two months ago, climbing on optimism Tuesday about the reopening economy even as the nation’s official death toll from the coronavirus closed in on 100,000.
Business Slow As SF Retailers Enter In Phase 2 Of COVID-19 ReopeningOn day one of phase two for reopening business after the COVID-19 shutdown, overall foot traffic was slow but stores were eager to open and SF neighborhoods looked a bit more energized.