With much of the Bay Area under a heat advisory, residents in many communities are dealing with this heatwave under a partial lockdown. Andria Borba is in Contra Costa County where people are getting creative to beat the heat.
Cal/OSHA Order Sets New Virus Protections Following Oakland McDonald's Worker's TestimonyThursday saw some big wins for employees in California as the state made key rulings to step up safety precautions against COVID-19 in the workplace. Andrea Nakano reports. (9-17-20)
Santa Clara County Offers Free Flu ShotsSanta Clara County will be offering free flu shots as health officials try to get a jump on influenza because of potential complications from COVID-19. Len Ramirez reports. (9-17-20)
San Jose Unified School District Extends Distance Learning Through End Of YearSan Jose Unified School District: Distance learning will continue through at least the end of December 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kiet Do reports. (9/17/20)
San Jose Unified School District To Continue Distance Learning Through At Least DecemberSan Jose Unified School District: Distance learning will continue through at least the end of December 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kiet Do reports. (9/17/20)
1976 Swine Flu Vaccine Roll-Out May Provide Lessons For COVID-19 Vaccination EffortsThe federal government has outlined its coronavirus vaccination plan, an effort expected to last through 2021. For anyone who thinks that sounds slow, Wilson Walker reports that trying to move too fast has caused problems before. (9/16/20)
San Francisco Muni Drivers Express Concern Over Crowded BusesSome San Francisco Muni bus drivers are saying the city isn't doing enough to keep riders and operators safe on over-crowded buses as ridership is increasing. Kenny Choi reports. (9/16/20)
Santa Clara County Criticizes COVID-19 Testing Shortfalls By Private Health Care CompaniesSanta Clara County officials are calling out private health care companies for not stepping up their COVID-19 testing. (9/16/20)
After Months Of Covering Our Faces Mask Wearers Share Stories Of Awkward MomentsWearing a mask can create some awkward moments, even 'mask fatigue.' Don Ford talked to folks who shared their stories.
Marin County Moves to Tier 2 of COVID Response, More Businesses to ReopenMarin County announced Tuesday that it had successfully appealed to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to move into Tier 2 of the state’s COVID-19 response framework, allowing it to reopen more businesses. Andria Borba reports. (9/15/20)
More Businesses Reopening As CoCo County Eases COVID-19 RestrictionsA new round of businesses will reopen in Contra Costa County after the county decided to ease its COVID-19 restrictions. Joe Vazquez reports on the new plan in place.
Decline In Coronavirus Cases May Not Last Following Reopening Of Schools and CollegesWhile the number of new coronavirus cases continues to drop, experts warn the decline may not last. Repoter David Begnaud on the looming dangers this fall and winter. (9/14/20)
Gyms In San Francisco Reopen For Indoor WorkoutsEmily Turner reports on San Francisco gyms and other businesses reopening for indoor operations (9-14-2020)
San Francisco Hotels to Reopen MondayOn Monday, San Francisco hotels will be allowed to reopen after six months but, as Devin Fehely reports, it's just the first step in a long road to recovery for the tourism industry. (9-13-20)
Series of Unfortunate Events Bedevil 'City That Knows How' If Not 'How Long'From the pandemic to the fires and the smoke -- these trying times are certainly taking a toll on our mental and physical health. Wilson Walker reports. (9-11-20)
As South Bay Gyms Reopen, Owners Hope to Recover From Pandemic's PunchesThe indoor reopening of gyms in Santa Clara County is good news for owners and fitness buffs and it could also be a sign of better times ahead for workers. Len Ramirez reports. (9-10-20)
AstraZeneca Pauses Vaccine Trial After UK Woman Becomes IllPharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca paused its COVID-19 vaccine trial after a UK woman became ill. Elizabeth Cook tells us what went wrong.
On Some City Blocks County Lines Don't Line Up With CA Color-Coded Plans For ReopeningBay Area businesses are waiting for their county to get permission to reopen, but as Joe Vazquez explains, in some cities the difference between opening or staying closed, could come down to one city block.
Red Tier Status Gives Green Light To Some South Bay Businesses To Reopen But Not OthersSanta Clara County moved up on the State's 4-tiered reopening plan, but as Maria Medina reports, some businesses that are now in the 'Red Tier' are not getting a green light.
Some Businesses Still In Limbo Despite Santa Clara County's Improving COVID NumbersLen Ramirez reports on restaurants and other businesses facing indefinite closure for indoor operations in Santa Clara County, despite move to Red Tier (9+8+2020)
Rapid, Inexpensive, Easy COVID-19 Saliva Test Could Soon Be AvailableElizabeth Cook reports on cheap, fast new COVID-19 test being developed at Harvard Medical School (9-8-2020)
Santa Cruz Beaches Reopen After Closing On Record, Hot Holiday WeekendA lot of people wanted to escape the heat at the beaches in Santa Cruz despite the fact they were closed. Maria Medina reports it was difficult to keep them away.
More South Bay Business Expected to Return to Indoor Operation This WeekNew health orders are expected to take effect Tuesday in Santa Clara County and, as Len Ramirez reports, nail salon operators are hoping that means they'll be allowed to come in from the heat and smoke. (9-7-20)
Santa Cruz Reopens Beaches After Labor Day Weekend ClosuresBeaches in Santa Cruz County reopened late Monday afternoon but, before then, officers were telling beach-goers to go home. Kiet Do reports. (9-7-20)
Coastside Cities Choose Opposite Approaches to Beach ClosuresWith searing temperatures on a Labor Day weekend, the coast was bound to be crowded but -- with fears of crowds and COVID-19 -- the towns of Pacifica and Half Moon Bay went different directions. John Ramos reports. (9-5-20)