The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that fully-vaccinated Americans could dispense with wearing masks in most settings. Maria Medina reports. (5-13-21)

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COVID Reopening Day: SF Businesses Feeling Gratitude After Months Of ShutdownIn San Francisco people came out to celebrate the June 15 reopening day. Wilson Walker talked to business owners who were feeling a sense of gratitude.
California Reopens: Surviving San Jose Businesses Cheer As 15 Months Of COVID-19 Restrictions EndSmall business owners in San Jose that survived were among those celebrating the end of more than a year of COVID-19 restrictions. Len Ramirez reports. (6/15/21)
Disneyland Drops COVID Restrictions Amid State ReopeningMichelle Gile reports on Disneyland reopening without COVID restrictions for the first time in over a year (6-15-2021)
San Francisco Businesses, Residents Celebrate COVID ReopeningKenny Choi reports on the feeling of hope surrounding reopening events in San Francisco on June 15th (6-15-2021)
Even With California's Reopening, Many Business Customers Keeping Masks OnFrom small neighborhood bakeries to big-box grocery stores, large numbers of Bay Area customers Tuesday continued to wear face masks even though they were no longer required by state law. Devin Fehely reports. (6/15/21)
California Reopens: Newsom Marks End of COVID Restrictions, Awards $1.5M to 10 Vaccine RecipientsStanding in the entrance to Universal Studios as families poured into the amusement park free of COVID restrictions, Governor Gavin Newsom marked the end of such rules Tuesday and ushered in the state's full reopening, with the celebration punctuated by picking the winners of a $1.5 million cash giveaway to vaccinated Californians. Anne Makovec reports (6/15/21)
Bay Area Celebrates and Adjusts to California's COVID ReopeningEmily Turner reports on residents and business owners in Burlingame adjusting to California's COVID reopening (6-15-2021)
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.
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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)

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