Businesses across the Bay Area were scrambling to get ready for the new mask mandate. Betty Yu went to a gym in Palo Alto making last-minute preparations.
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COVID: UC Infectious Disease Expert Weighs In On Booster Shots & Children's VaccinesUC Berkeley infectious disease expert John Swartzberg talks to Elizabeth Cook about Pfizer, Moderna and J&J booster shots and vaccinating children.
Funds Still Available As State's COVID Moratorium on Evictions LoomsDevin Fehley reports on rent relief available to tenants ahead of Sept. 30th end to California's COVID eviction moratorium (9-27-2021)
COVID: Bay Area Residents Begin Lining Up For Vaccine Booster ShotsFrom mass vaccination sites in the South Bay, to pharmacies in the East Bay, eligible people across the Bay Area began lining up to receive COVID-19 vaccine boosters following the CDC's recommendation. Juliette Goodrich reports. (9/27/21)
Housing Advocates Fearful as State's COVID Moratorium on Evictions LoomsJustin Andrews reports on concerns from housing advocates over expiration of California COVID eviction moratorium on Sept. 30 (9-27-2021)
CVS Stores Roll Out Pfizer Booster Shots Across Bay AreaThe Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot is now more accessible in the Bay Area as hundreds of CVS Health stores across California now offer the shot to eligible populations. Max Darrow reports. (9-25-21)
As COVID Delta Variant Infections Subside Experts Warn of Winter SurgeThe COVID Delta variant surged through the country this summer but the infection rate is now dropping rapidly although experts warn another surge could be coming this winter. Maria Cid Medina reports. (9-24-21)
Concord Restaurant, Bar Patrons Divided Over Vaccine MandateFriday night in downtown Concord and the vaccine mandate is in effect for indoor dining, bars and gyms. Andrea Nakano reports. (9-24-21)
Talking COVID: UCSF Expert Answers Vax Booster QuestionsUniversity of California at San Francisco epidemiologist Dr. George Rutherford answers questions about the need for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots. (9-24-21)
COVID-19 Booster Shots Arrive But Confusion Slows UptakeSanta Clara County is already administering Pfizer vaccine booster shots but there haven't been too many people lining up to roll up their sleeves. Andria Borba reports. (9-24-21)
Oakland Residents Starting to Inquire About Getting COVID BoostersJustin Andrews reports on when one East Bay clinic will begin offering COVID boosters now that CDC has endorsed booster shots (9-24-2021)
3 East Bay School Districts Go All-In on COVID-19 Vaccine MandatesState leaders are now discussing whether a COVID vaccine should be required for all students age 12 and older to attend in-person classes. Katie Nielsen reports. (9-23-21)
Bay Area Officials Make Plans for COVID Booster RolloutKPIX checked in with three public health experts to find out how the region is getting ready to distribute COVID vaccine booster shots. Allen Martin reports. (9-23-21)
Talking COVID: What's What With BoostersAllen Martin talks with Dr. Jorge Salinas from Stanford Healthcare about the latest FDA and CDC advisories on the need for a COVID-19 booster shot. (9-23-21)
CDC Advisers Approve Pfizer Booster Shots for Specific GroupsA CDC advisory panel voted to approve a Pfizer booster shot for tens of millions of Americans. Natalie Brand reports. (9-23-21)
Oakland Goes All-In on Student Vaccination MandatesOakland Unified is among the first school districts in the Bay Area to require all students 12 and up to get the vaccine. Kenny Choi reports. (9-23-21)
Parents and Teachers React to Newly Announced OUSD Student Vaccine MandateJustin Andrews reports on reaction to the Oakland Unified School District announcing a COVID vaccine mandate for eligible students (9-23-2021)
COVID: Contra Costa Proof Of Vaccination Requirement Takes EffectA new health order has taken effect in Contra Costa County requiring patrons of indoor restaurants, gyms, theaters and other businesses to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative test. Katie Nielsen reports. (9/22/21)
COVID: Some Teachers Want OUSD To Increase Safety ProtocolsA group of Oakland teachers are making a plea to Oakland Unified School District to make their classrooms safer. Wilson Walker has details on talks between educators and the district.
Some Parts of California Still Lagging with Lower COVID Vaccination RatesRenee Santos reports on certain areas of California continuing to lag in COVID vaccination rates (9-22-2021)
Interview: UCSF Professor of Epidemiology On Pfizer COVID Booster ShotThe U.s Food and Drug Administration has authorized Pfizer booster shots for seniors and those at high risk from the virus. Interview with Dr. George Rutherford, Professor of Epidemiology at UCSF.
Contra Costa County Proof of Vaccination Requirement Now in Effect for BusinessesJustin Andrews reports on proof of vaccination requirement going into effect in Contra Costa County (9-22-2021)
COVID: Johnson & Johnson Claims Second Shot Boosts Immunity To 94 PercentJohnson & Johnson announced that a booster shot given two months after the first dose increases protection from the virus to 94 percent. Andria Borba tells us more about J & J's second shot.
COVID: Cheaters Using Fake Vaccination Cards Risk Criminal ProsecutionFake identification is nothing new for some minors, but now people are using fake vaccination cards to get through the door. Julie Watts tells us people trying to cheat the system risk serious consequences.
COVID: San Francisco International Airport Implements Vaccination Requirement For All WorkersAll workers at San Francisco International Airport must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to new rules announced by city officials on Tuesday. Devin Fehely reports. (9/21/21)