Even in the Bay Area there are pockets of resistance where the coronavirus and its variants can take hold. Fortunately, many who haven't been vaccinated are reacting to omicron by getting the shot. Wilson Walker reports. (12-2-21)
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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)
Omicron Surge In Sonoma County Prompts Delay Of Pliny The Younger Release, Venue ClosingsAn order banning large gatherings in Sonoma County due to the COVID-19 omicron surge has prompted the closure of venues along with the delaying of the Pliny the Younger beer release, which contributes millions of dollars into the local economy. Andrea Nakano reports. (1/12/22)
Oakland Unified Students Plan Sickout Thursday, Call For More COVID Safety MeasuresStudent leaders in the Oakland Unified School District said they’re planning a student sickout for Thursday, because they say district leaders aren’t doing enough to protect them in the classroom. Katie Nielsen reports. (1/12/22)
COVID: MarinHealth Doctor On Cal/OSHA Rules, Masks, Omicron SurgeDr. Karin Shavelson, chief medical officer at MarinHealth, talks to KPIX 5's Ryan Yamamoto about new rules from Cal/OSHA on testing, the CDC on masks and other questions on the COVID-19 omicron surge. (1/12/22)
Biden Administration to Send Out Millions of Tests to Help Keep Schools OpenSkyler Henry reports on the White House announcing plans to help keep schools open with greater COVID testing availability (1-12-2022)
New Cal OSHA COVID Rules for Workplace to Create Challenges for BusinessesWilson Walker reports on concerns raised over new Cal OSHA COVID rules set to go into effect (1-12-2022)
Newsom Urges Californians To Stay Strong During Omicron's SurgeAllen Martin reports on Gov. Gavin Newsom outlining the state's plans to address surging COVDI cases from omicron variant (1-12-2022)
Most Bay Area Counties Not Considering Increased COVID restrictionsJustin Andrews reports on likelihood of other Bay Area counties announcing restrictions similar to latest health order from Sonoma County amid COVID case surge (1-12-2022)
Struggle to Get COVID Test Continues to Bay Area ResidentsJocelyn Moran reports on many Bay Area residents still having a hard time getting a COVID test amid the omicron surge (1-12-2022)
COVID Surge: Bay Area Hospitals Forced To Cancel Elective SurgeriesThe COVID surge is impacting Bay Area hospitals. Maria Cid Medina tells they are canceling non-life threatening elective surgeries.
COVID Surge: Bay Area Hospitals Urge Patients Not To Go To ER For TestingBay Area hospitals dealing with the COVID surge have issued an urgent plea. Andrea Nakano tells us they do not want people going to ERs asking for tests or vaccinations.
COVID: South Bay Coronavirus Case Numbers May Be Higher Than ReportedThe number of coronavirus cases is exploding in Santa Clara County. As Kiet Do reports, the case numbers may be higher than what is actually reported.