For the first time since the start of the pandemic, service on San Francisco's Muni Metro will resume. Gianna Franco offers a preview of what riders should expect. (5/12/21)
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COVID: California Lifts Coronavirus Restrictions At Stroke Of Midnight On June 15Almost all of the coronavirus restrictions the Bay Area has endured for the last 15 months will become a memory at the stroke of midnight on June 15. Betty Yu reports from San Francisco.
COVID: Unvaccinated Most At Risk For More Contagious Delta VariantHealth experts are concerned about a new COVID-19 variant. Andria Borba tells us the Delta variant is more contagious and transmissible than any form of coronavirus we have seen, so far.
COVID: Parents, Providers In Crisis After Pandemic Closes 1000s Of Child Care SitesThe pandemic forced more than 8,500 licensed child care sites to shut down, at least temporarily. Sharon Chin talked to families and providers scrambling for solutions.
Tourists Return to Monterey as California's COVID Reopening ApproachesKiet Do reports on Monterey tourism seeing a boost ahead of California's official COVID reopening June 15 (6-14-2021)
COVID Reopening: As California Lifts Restrictions Masks Become Optional In Most PlacesOn June 15, at the stroke of midnight, California will lift most COVID-19 restrictions. But as Juliette Goodrich tells us, people should not ditch their masks, just yet.
Highly Contagious COVID Delta Variant Concerns Health Care OfficialsInterview with Dr. John Swartzberg, infectious disease expert at University of California, Berkeley.
Gov. Newsom Announces New Travel Vaccination Incentives, Promotes State TourismJustin Andrews reports on Gov. Newsom's newly announced vaccination incentives and promotion of California tourism (6-14-2021)
Albany Shops See Renewed Signs of Life as State Reopening NearsOn Solano Ave. in Albany, small business owners are seeing a surge in street traffic and excitement as the state prepares to reopen on June 15. Da Lin reports. (6-13-21)
Pandemic Provided Novato Shop Owner Lessons in Business and LifeVonnell Osmidoff, who owns Island Glow, a small resort-wear shop in Novato, has learned some tough lessons while keeping her business alive during the pandemic but she has no regrets. John Ramos reports. (6-13-21)
Restaurant Owners Worry About Patrons Behaving Badly After COVID ReopeningIn a matter of days restaurants will be able to fully reopen for the first time in over a year. KPIX 5's Susie Steimle spoke with some owners who are a little nervous about what happens next. (6-11-21)
COVID Vaccines Connected to Rare Heart Inflammation in YouthInflammation of the heart appears to be a rare side effect that mostly strikes young people after vaccination for COVID-19, the CDC reported Thursday. Elizabeth Cook reports. (6-11-21)
Wine Country Toasts Early Exit From COVID RestrictionsJust about everyone in Napa Valley that reporter Wilson Walker spoke to Friday used the same word to describe the state of business, tourism and the general vibe: normal. (6-11-21)
COVID Reopening: California Prepares for Relaxed RulesGov. Gavin Newsom on Friday afternoon signed an executive order that will lift most of California’s coronavirus rules. Devin Fehely reports. (6-11-21)
COVID Reopening: The Challenge of Recovering From Pandemic Weight GainAs the pandemic wanes, the hope is that Californians will be able to return to a more normal life but will there be a return to a more normal weight? Juliette Goodrich reports. (6-10-21)
Cal OSHA Withdraws Ordinance Requiring Masks Unless Everyone is Fully VaccinatedCalifornia’s workplace regulators have withdrawn a controversial pending mask regulation while they consider a rule that more closely aligns with Gov. Newsom’s promise that the state will fully reopen from the pandemic on Tuesday. Alex Biston reports. (6-10-21)
COVID Reopening: Cal/OSHA Withdraws Controversial Work Mask RulesLess than a week before the state fully reopens, the Cal/OSHA board unanimously withdrew masking rules which would’ve required every employee in a room to be full vaccinated before going maskless. The meeting was heated with hours of public comment. Andrea Nakano reports. (6/9/21)
COVID: High Vaccine Rates Put San Francisco On Path To Herd ImmunitySan Francisco could be the first major city in the U.S to reach herd immunity. Kenny Choi explains why.
State to Follow CDC Masking Guidelines June 15; No Masks Required for VaccinatedWilson Walker reports on reaction to state's announcement of masking guidance plans for after general June 15 COVID reopening (6-9-2021)
COVID Recovery: SF's Iconic Empress Of China Ballroom Transformed Into Upscale RestaurantThe iconic Empress of China ballroom in San Francisco's Chinatown is set to reopen as an upscale Chinese restaurant. Betty Yu gives us an exclusive look inside.
COVID: Stanford Part Of National Trials To Test Pfizer Vaccine On ChildrenNational trials are underway to test the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on children ages 5 through 11. As Ken Bastida shows us one site at Stanford, where some 2000 families signed up for 200 available slots.
San Francisco Supervisor Wants Pandemic Portable Toilets to Stay on StreetsAndria Borba reports on the debate over whether to keep portable toilets that had been set up during the pandemic in the streets (6-8-2021)
COVID Recovery: Palo Alto Businesses Debate Whether To Keep Temporary Road ClosuresAs the state's June 15 reopening date approaches there is a debate over the temporary road closures that helped local restaurants survive the pandemic. Kiet Do talked to businesses in Palo Alto.
COVID Recovery: Bay Area Small Businesses Count Down 1 Week Until Full ReopeningSmall businesses throughout the Bay Area are counting the days until the state lifts most COVID-19 restrictions on June 15. Juliette Goodrich reports. (6/7/21)
COVID Recovery: San Francisco City Hall Reopens For WeddingsFor the first time since the start of the pandemic, San Francisco reopened City Hall to in-person events. Mayor London Breed officiated the weddings of four couples. Andria Borba reports. (6/7/21)