The rollout of the COVID booster shots in Santa Clara County and across the Bay Area has been sluggish. Devin Fehely health officials are concerned that could spur breakthrough infections.
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COVID: Omicron Variant In San Francisco, Are New Travel Rules Looming?After a San Francisco resident became the nation's first confirmed case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, questions are being raised about the possibility of additional travel rules. Kenny Choi reports. (12/1/21)
UCSF Lab Worked Quickly To Confirm San Francisco's Omicron CaseWhen word of a possible COVID omicron case reached UC San Francisco infectious disease specialist Dr. Charles Chiu, he knew that his team would have to work quickly. Andria Borba reports.
1st U.S. Case Of COVID Omicron Variant Confirmed In San FranciscoA person who returned to the San Francisco Bay Area from a trip to South Africa has tested positive for the COVID omicron variant -- the first confirmed case in the United States. Max Darrow reports.
1st Confirmed U.S. Case of Omicron Variant Found in San FranciscoA person who returned to the San Francisco Bay Area from a trip to South Africa has tested positive for the COVID omicron variant -- the first confirmed case in the United States. Jocelyn Moran reports. (12/1/21)
Raw Video: San Francisco Mayor, Public Health Director Remark on Omicron VariantSan Francisco Mayor London Breed and Public Health Director Dr. Grant Colfax held a press conference to discuss the 1st confirmed U.S. case of the COVID omicron variant.
AIDS Memorial In Golden Gate Park Commemorates Those Who Died From HIVA moving scene in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, as people gather around a sea of lights to remember loved ones lost to AIDS. Kenny Choy tells us, it was created to mark World Aids Day.
COVID: Scientists In A Race To Learn More About Omicron VariantHealth leaders are in a race to combat the new COVID-19 variant Omicron. Maria Cid Medina tells us the three things they are trying to determine.
Omnicron Variant of Coronavirus Leads to New Travel RecommendationsAnne Makovec reports on new travel recommendations and booster guidance issued since the emergency of the Omnicron variant of COVID-19 (11-30-2021)
COVID: Omicron Variant Making Some People Nervous About Holiday TravelThe Omicron variant may not have reached the Bay Area but many here are rethinking their holiday travel plans. Andrea Nakano got some advice from local health experts.
COVID Omicron: Rush To Vaccinate In East Bay As New Variant EmergesThe Omicron variant of COVID-19 discovered earlier this month was top of mind on those getting vaccinated at the Oakley Recreational Center on Monday. Shawn Chitnis reports. (11/29/21)
UCSF Infectious Disease Specialist Weighs in On Omicron COVID VariantKPIX anchor Allen Martin talks to UCSF Dr. Peter Chin-Hong about the dangers of the newly discovered Omicron COVID variant (11-29-2021)
President Biden Addresses Concerns Over COVID Omicron VariantNatalie Brand reports on President Biden talking about action taken by the White House to guard against the U.S. spread of COVID Omicron variant (11-29-2021)
New Omicron Coronavirus Variant Spurs Worldwide Travel RestrictionsThe new coronavirus "omicron" variant is raising alarm worldwide because it's already on the move from South Africa to Europe and beyond. Devin Fehely reports. (11-27-21)
UC Expert Says New Omicron Coronavirus Variant Likely Already in U.S.While no cases have been discovered in the United States, a UCSF infectious disease expert believes the variant first identified in South Africa is already here. Maria Cid Medina reports. (11-26-21)
Talking COVID: New Variant Omicron Q & AElizabeth Cook talks with Dr. Monica Gandhi, UCSF, about the newly-identified omicron variant of the coronavirus. (11-26-21)
New Coronavirus Variant Prompts Travel Restrictions, Dow DropsA World Health Organization panelFriday named the coronavirus variant “omicron” and classified it as a highly transmissible virus of concern. Wilson Walker reports. (11-26-21)
COVID: SFO Busy Again For Thanksgiving After Lifting Of Travel RestrictionsBay Area airports, including SFO, were busy Wednesday as travelers reunited with their loved for the first Thanksgiving since COVID-19 travel restrictions were lifted. Kenny Choi reports. (11/24/21)
Owner Of Popular SF Indian Restaurant Holds Onto Hope After Surviving The PandemicA popular Indian restaurant in San Francisco that has hosted presidents, royalty, and ‘A list’ celebrities was on the brink of closing during the pandemic. Kenny Choi sat down with the owner who told him he remains thankful.
COVID: Many Bay Area Residents Getting Tested In Time For Thanksgiving GatheringsThe pandemic forced some to skip the holidays last year. Maria Cid Medina tells us many want to play it safe this Thanksgiving and are taking the extra step of getting tested.
COVID: BART Upgrades Air Filters Amid Potential Winter Surge, Workers ReturningWith talks of a possible holiday surge in COVID-19 cases, along with workers expected to return in the coming months, BART announced it is upgrading air filters to improve passenger safety. Wilson Walker reports. (11/23/21)
COVID: Pop-Up Vaccination Site Opens In SF Mission DistrictWith cases and hospitalizations on the decline in California, a pop-up vaccination site opened in San Francisco's Mission District. Kenny Choi says it will make booster shots and vaccines for kids easier to get.
COVID: Santa Cruz County Resumes Indoor Mask Mandate Amid Rising CasesRoughly eight weeks after dropping it mask mandate, Santa Cruz County public health officials have reversed themselves and are once again requiring people to mask up indoors. Devin Fehely reports. (11/22/21)
Gov. Newsom Visits San Francisco Vax Clinic to Promote Getting BoostersJocelyn Moran reports on the governor visiting a Mission District vaccine clinic to encourage people in the Latino community to get booster shots (11-22-2021)
VACCINATIONS: Gov. Gavin Newsom slated to make Bay Area appearance to promote COVID booster shotsGov. Gavin Newsom slated to make Bay Area appearance to promote COVID booster shots