Allen Martin and Elizabeth Cook speak with Dr. George Rutherford with UCSF. (12-2-21)
COVID: U.S. Website For Free Test Kits Launches During Omicron SurgeWhile there are some indications the Omicron surge has peaked, Andrea Nakano shows us the federal government's new website that makes free test kits available to everyone who needs one.
COVID: UCSF Health Expert Weighs In On Omicron SurgeCase rates in New York dropping fast thanks to high vaccionation rates. UCSF Infectious Disease expert Dr. Peter Chin Hong weighs in on the Omicron surge here in California.
COVID Outbreak Among San Jose Police Force Creates Issues For PatrollingDevin Fehely reports on the San Jose Police Department coping COVID outbreak among officers (1-18-2022)
Bay Area Food Banks Face COVID-19 Staffing Shortages, Urgently Seek VolunteersFood banks across the Bay Area are going through a crisis, as many drivers and warehouse workers are out due to the ongoing COVID-19 surge. Len Ramirez reports. (1/18/22)
Hayward Students Return to Class After Week of Remote Learning Due to COVIDMax Darrow reports on some parents remaining apprehensive about COVID safety as students return to school in Hayward (1-18-2022)
Oakland Unified Faces Latest Student Protests Over Omicron Safety ConcernsJustin Andrews reports on continuing student and teacher sickouts to protest Oakland Unified COVID safety measures (1-18-2022)
Feds Launch Website Distributing Free At-Home COVID Testing KitsLen Kiese reports on the early beta launch of a federal government website where you can sign up for free at-home COVID test kits (1-18-2022)
COVID: Oakland Students Call For Boycott Over District's Handling Of Omicron SurgeIn Oakland, students were planning a school-wide boycott to show their frustration with the District's handling of the Omicron surge. Andrea Nakano has more on their concerns.
COVID: Wastewater Analysis May Indicate Omicron Outbreak Has PeakedThe Omicron surge positivity rate has hit a two-week low. Maria Cid Medina talked to Santa Clara County health experts who say wastewater analysis may also indicate the outbreak is on the decline.
COVID: Unions Push Back On New Rules For Health Care Workers Who Test Positive For CoronavirusNew state guidelines allow healthcare workers who test postive for COVID-19, but are asymptomatic, to come back to work. Kenny Choi tells us the new rules are getting pushback from unions.
Omicron Surge Testing Americans' Faith in Biden Adminstration's Handling of COVID PandemicThe omicron surge has brought about a loss of faith from some Americans in President Biden's ability to handle the pandemic. CBS reporter Natalie Brand has the new poll numbers.
Bay Area Health Experts Look Past OmicronQuestions about what happens after the latest omicron surge have Bay Area health experts weighing in. Kenny Choi reports. (1-16-22)
Omicron Puts Many Downtown San Francisco Businesses in Limbo Regarding Return to OfficeMax Darrow reports on how the continuing pandemic is impacting plans for many businesses in San Francisco's Financial District to return to office (1-14-2022)
Lunar New Year Street Fair In San Francisco's Chinatown Canceled Due To COVID-19 Omicron SurgeThe COVID-19 omicron surge is dealing the San Francisco Chinatown business community yet another blow. Da Lin reports. (1/14/22)
New Ban on Mass Gatherings in Sonoma County Surprises Business OwnersWilson Walker reports on the new ban on mass gatherings in place in Sonoma County. (1/14/2022)
South Bay Health Officials Call on Private Health Care Providers to Ramp Up COVID TestingKiet Do reports on Santa Clara County Health officials providing guidance on getting a COVID test during the omicron surge and calling on private health care providers to do more testing (1-14-2022)
San Francisco Supervisors Discuss How to Help Schools Cope with COVID SurgeJocelyn Moran reports on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors trying to come up with solutions to COVID problems faced by the city's schools (1-14-2022)
San Francisco Lowers Threshhold For Mega Events, Toughens COVID Requirements To Attend High-Risk SettingsA new health order goes into effect in San Francisco Saturday, revising the threshold for mega-events to indoor gatherings of 500, and outside events to 5,000 attendees. Jocelyn Moran reports.
COVID Surge Puts Chill on Football Fever as 49ers Face Cowboys SundayNiners Faithful hope to return from Texas with a win but at what cost? People traveling this weekend risk piling up COVID cases during the ongoing omicron surge. Andrea Nakano reports. (1-13-22)
Expert Says a Quarter of Americans With Omicron May Be AsymptomaticAn average of one in four Americans could be infected with COVID-19 and not know it, according to a Bay Area medical expert. Maria Cid Medina reports. (1-13-22)
South Bay Sewage Tests Show Sign of COVID DeclineData collected from wastewater in Santa Clara County show strong indications that covid cases could be on the way down. Len Ramirez reports. (1-13-22)
Bay Area Nurses Demand More COVID Safety MeasuresNurses say they are being pushed to the brink because of staffing shortages and they don't like a new policy that keeps them on the job even if they test positive for COVID. Shawn Chitnis reports. (1-13-22)
Bay Area Nurses and Caregivers Walk Picket Line Demanding More COVID Safety MeasuresJustin Andrews reports on medical professionals protesting outside hospitals calling for improvement to COVID safety protocols (1-13-2022)
Supreme Court Blocks COVID Vaccine Requirement for Large Businesses, Allows Health Care MandateAnne Makovec reports on Supreme Court blocking COVID vaccine mandate for large businesses, but allowing health care worker mandate (1-13-2022)