School Reopening Plans Sidetracked Following COVID SurgePlans to get children back into the classroom in January are now unlikely amid the surge in COVID cases, placing most of California in the Purple Tier. (12/10/20)
COVID Pandemic: "CA Notify" Smartphone Exposure Notifications App Goes LiveA new smartphone app is now available for Californians to let them know if they’ve been too close to someone who's been infected with the coronavirus. Kiet Do reports. (12/10/20)
COVID Surge: ICUs Full At 3 Santa Clara County Hospitals; Doctors, Nurses At LimitAs COVID-19 continues to surge, hospitals in Santa Clara County are filling up, with three hospitals saying their ICUs are full. Meanwhile caregivers saying they are at their limit. Joe Vazquez reports. (12/9/20)
COVID And Schools: Oakland Unified Teachers Push Back On Plan To Reopen In-Person LearningA group of protestors Wednesday night took to the streets of Oakland, speaking out about reopening schools. Andrea Nakano reports. (12/9/20)
First Shipment Of Coronavirus Vaccine Could Arrive In Bay Area Next WeekWith FDA approval likely on Thursday, the first shipment of COVID vaccines could arrive in the Bay Area as early as next week. Kenny Choi reports this initial number of doses will be limited.
COVID: Cavalry Chapel Defies Contempt Of Court Order, Plans To Continue Indoor ServicesDespite a contempt of court order and continued fines for COVID-19 violations, Cavalry Chapel in San Jose said they are continuing to plan for services this weekend and even on Christmas Eve. Kiet Do reports. (12/9/20)
California Reopens Playgrounds During Regional Stay-Home OrderCalifornia quietly changed its regional stay-home order Wednesday to allow playgrounds to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Don Ford reports. (12/9/20)
Wednesday Night Weather Forecast With Paul HeggenExpect continued dry conditions on Thursday, with winds picking up in the afternoon and highs in the 60s. Wet weather could be returning to the Bay Area this weekend, with some scattered showers. Paul Heggen has the forecast. (12/9/20)
COVID: Oakland Unified Teachers Protest Plan To Reopen In-Person LearningSome teachers with the Oakland Unified School District staged a car caravan on Wednesday, saying that reopening classrooms to in-person learning shouldn't be considered until the virus is under control. Andrea Nakano reports. (12/9/20)_
1,700 New Cases Reported In Santa Clara County; 3 South Bay Hospitals Out Of ICU BedsWilson Walker reports on the strain the COVID case surge is putting Santa Clara County hospitals under as ICU capacity drops (12-9-2020)
UK Reports Allergic Reactions To COVID-19 Vaccine; FDA Approval Could Come ThursdayThe United Kingdom is issuing a precautionary advisory on the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine after two reports of allergic reactions. Meanwhile, the U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration could issue approval of the vaccine by Thursday. Anne Makovec reports. (12/9/20)
South Bay Hospital Out Of ICU Beds; Santa Clara County Cases Continue At Record LevelsAs new COVID cases continue to surge at record levels in Santa Clara County, officials at San Jose Regional Medical Center Wednesday confirmed their intensive care unit has reached its capacity. Emily Turner reports. (12/9/20)
COVID: People Yearning For Holiday Tradition Flock To Christmas Tree LotsThe pandemic has forced many of us to change the way we celebrate the holidays this year but one yearly tradition though is more popular than ever. Andrea Nakano reports that Christmas tree farms are struggling to keep up with the demand.
San Jose Pastor Racking Up COVID Fines For Refusing To Stop Indoor ServicesA San Jose pastor says the mounting fines will not stop his ministry. Joe Vazquez reports the church was found in contempt of court for refusing to stop indoor services.
COVID Shutdown: SF Parents Want Governor To Reopen PlaygroundsParents in San Francisco are asking do playgrounds really need to be shut down during this latest stay-at-home order. Betty Yu tells us more about the plea to the governor to open them up.
U.S. Prepares For Initial Shipments Of COVID VaccineAs COVID-19 cases continue to climb in the Bay Area and strain local hospitals, plans are now underway to prepare for the initial shipments of the first available vaccine. Allen Martin tells us one part of the world has already begun to roll up its sleeves.
Sonoma County Opts Against Adopting Early Shutdown OrderDon Ford reports on businesses relieved that Sonoma County health officials decided not to adopt stay-at-home order early (12-8-2020)
COVID: Calvary Chapel San Jose, Pastor Held In Contempt For Defying Gathering, Mask OrdersA Santa Clara County judge Tuesday held a San Jose church and its pastor in contempt over holding large indoor gatherings with hundreds in attendance in violation of COVID-19 safety protocols. Devin Fehely reports. (12/8/20)
COVID: East Bay Restaurant Owners Angry Over Latest Stay-At Home OrderA group of restaurant owners upset over the latest shutdowns are mull protests as the current stay-at-home order bans outdoor dining until early January. Juliette Goodrich reports. (12/8/20)
COVID: East Bay Assemblymember Buffy Wicks Sworn In During Quarantine At HomeBuffy Wicks was sworn-in for her second term in the California State Assembly at her East Bay home Monday as she self-isolates with her family following a potential COVID-19 exposure. (12/8/20)
Marin County Voluntarily Imposes Temporary LockdownEmily Turner reports on the reaction to Marin County voluntarily imposing a lockdown as COVID-19 cases continue to surge.
Santa Clara County Facing Steepest COVID-19 Surge YetHealth officials in Santa Clara County say it is facing the steepest, greatest surge yet. Betty Yu reports they are urging residents to stay at home and avoid anything that is not essential.
COVID Backlash: UCSF Health Expert Suggests More Nuanced Shutdown RestrictionsWith most Bay Area counties under lockdown, a lot of people wonder if the new restrictions are too strict. Joe Vazquez talked to a top infectious disease expert at UCSF.
COVID Shutdown: Marin Families Make Last Trip To Playground Of 2020With less than 24 hours before Marin County joins the Bay Area shut down, some parents made their last trip of 2020 to a playground with their children. Some told Andrea Nakano they think this latest lockdown is going too far.