Data 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)

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Santa Clara County Distributes Free COVID-19 Antigen TestsSanta Clara County handed out free at-home COVID-19 antigen tests on Saturday at multiple locations for people who live in and work in the community and signed up for appointment to receive up to four tests. Shawn Chitnis reports. (1-22-22)
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SF Health Officials Look Toward Post-Omicron Return to NormalSan Francisco mayor Breed, and director of health, Dr. Grant Colfax had good news Thursday about a rapid drop in omicron cases. Kenny Choi reports. (1-20-22)
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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)
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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)

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