Joe Vazquez reports on Sonoma County health officials announcing they will wait to open hair salons and barbershops (5-26-2020)
State Approves Alameda County COVID-19 Variance; Outdoor Dining Can Resume ImmediatelyAlameda County officials announced Wednesday their request for COVID-19 variance by state health officials has been approved, allowing them to immediately allow al fresco dining at restaurants across the county.
Demand For Robot Cooks From Bay Area Firms Rising As Kitchens Combat COVID-19Robots produced by Bay Area companies that can cook - from flipping burgers to baking bread - are in growing demand as virus-wary kitchens try to put some distance between workers and customers. (7/14/20)
Tesla Workers Raise Concerns After At Least 100 Test Positive For COVID-19Tesla workers are speaking out after more than 100 employees tested positive for coronavirus and more than 1000 were exposed. Andrea Nakano reports they feel "ignored" and "abandoned."
SJ Barbers Working Late After Learning Of New COVID-19 Shut Down At MidnightA San Jose barbershop was working late to get as many customers in as possible after learning salons, gyms and other businesses had to close at midnight. Maria Medina reports.
CDC Studies Show Encouraging Data On Use Of MasksThere's growing evidence that wearing masks really works, and that people are paying attention. Allen Martin reports. (7/14/20)
Louis' Restaurant, Beloved San Francisco Sea-View Diner, Closes Because Of PandemicLouis' Restaurant, a beloved San Francisco diner perched above the Sutro Baths at Lands End that has served pretty good food with stunning views of the wide Pacific for more than eight decades, announced it is closing permanently -- another victim of the coronavirus pandemic. (7/14/20)
Surge In COVID-19 Cases Forces State Officials To Narrow Criteria On Who Can Be TestedWith coronavirus cases rising fast, California overhauled its guidelines Tuesday for who can be tested, prioritizing people who are hospitalized with symptoms, those in close contact with infected people or when necessary to control a local outbreak. (7/14/20)
Off-Again, On-Again Reopening An Emotional Rollercoaster For Santa Clara Co. BusinessesAfter the euphoria of just reopening spas and gyms and other businesses, workers in Santa Clara County are feeling disappointed and confused. After getting news that they have to close again, Len Ramirez says it is a roller coaster of emotions.
Alameda County Restaurants Allowed To Have Outdoor Dining, For NowAlameda could be the latest county to roll back on its reopenings. Officials are waiting to hear back from the state on the latest health guidelines. Juliette Goodrich reports. (7/14/20)
Teachers Worried About COVID-19 As Parents Push To Send Kids Back To School PushTeachers, school officials grapple with health concern as some parents push to send kids back to school during the pandemic. John Ramos tell us the San Ramon Valley Unified School District is trying to come up with a compromise.
Santa Clara County Officials Work With State to Clarify Reopening Rollback PolicyOn the day that gyms, hair-and-nail salons and churches were allowed to reopen, Santa Clara county officials said Monday that they will likely be ordered to shut down again in two days. Maria Medina reports. (7-13-20)
Sonoma County, Early to Reopen Indoor Dining, Hit Hard by New State DirectiveThe governor's restrictions have dealt another economic and emotional blow to many businesses in Sonoma County. Betty Yu reports. (7-13-20)
Dr. Fauci Speaks at Online 'Fireside Chat' at StanfordDr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, spoke at a forum hosted by Stanford University on Monday. Allen Martin reports. (7-13-20)
South Bay Businesses Reopen Monday, Ordered to Close WednesdaySmall business owners in Santa Clara County were excited to reopen this week. The joy was short-lived. Len Ramirez reports. (7-13-20)
Children's Fairyland in Oakland Struggles for SurvivalPandemic worries are taking some of the magic out of Oakland landmark Children's Fairyland. Don Ford reports on the park's uncertain future. (7-13-20)
Bay Area Frontline Health Workers Describe Fierce Fight to Contain VirusNot long ago it looked like California had flattened the curve but now a different story is being told by Bay Area health care workers on the front lines. Devin Fehely reports. (7-13-20)
CoCo County Small Businesses Frustrated by Reopening RollbackAfter Gov. Newsom announced Monday new business closures for many California counties, salon and gym owners in Danville told KPIX 5's Juliette Goodrich they may have no choice but to defy the order. (7-13-20)
Governor's Coronavirus Update: New Statewide Closures AnnouncedGov. Gavin Newsom on Monday announced additional restrictions and rollbacks of the state’s reopening plans as the coronavirus outbreak worsens in the state. (7-13-20)
Reopened Then Shut, CoCo County Cancels Indoor Religious GatheringsA rise in COVID-19 cases has prompted Contra Costa County to once again cancel all indoor church services just days after they were allowed to reopen. John Ramos reports. (7-12-20)
Alameda County Restaurant Owners Slam State-County Confusion Over ReopeningSeveral cities in Alameda County pushed back on Saturday after the Alameda County Health Department suspended outdoor dining due to stricter state guidance. Da Lin reports. (7-11-20)
Locals Applaud Oakland Strategy to Keep Lake Merritt Crowd-FreeEven as Alameda County was rolling back outside dining at restaurants, the city of Oakland was trying to roll back crowds at Lake Merritt this weekend. Wilson Walker reports. (7-11-20)
South Bay Health Officer Warns Coronavirus Could Soon Spread Out of ControlOne of Santa Clara county's top health leaders said Friday the state's approach to the pandemic isn't working and the virus is just weeks away from spreading out of control in California. Maria Medina reports. (7-10-20)
Lawmakers, Advocates Question Specifics of Gov. Newsom's Prison Inmate Release PlanCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday that roughly 8,000 prisoners will be released to try to contain the COVID-19 outbreak at state prisons. Andrea Nakano reports. (7-10-20)
With Tech Campuses Deserted, Food Trucks Make House CallsIn Silicon Valley, instead of waiting for people to come to their food trucks, operators are taking their food trucks to the people. Len Ramirez reports. (7-10-20)