COVID Rates Among Unvaccinated Push California Toward Mask MandateWith cases of the highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant on a rapid rise, a coalition of Bay Area county health officials urged local vaccinated residents to once again wear masks indoors in public places. Maria Medina reports. (7-16-21)
New Bay Area Mask Recommendations Get Mixed ReactionBay Area health officials are jointly recommending everyone wear masks indoors in public places like grocery or retail stores, theaters, restaurants and family entertainment centers. Juliette Goodrich reports. (7-16-21)
COVID Q&A: Masking Requests May Soon Become Mandate in Bay AreaUCSF department of epidemiology chair Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo discusses the rise in coronavirus infections with Allen Martin and Elizabeth Cook. (7-16-21)
Bay Area Call for Voluntary Indoor Mask-Wearing Gets Mixed ResponseA new recommendation to resume wearing masks indoors is a wake-up call that the coronavirus and its variants are still active but not everyone's happy about being asked to return to face covering. Len Ramirez reports from Campbell. (7-16-21)
Bay Area Health Officials Urge All Residents To Voluntarily Wear Masks IndoorsTeam coverage of Bay Area health officials encouraging all residents to wear masks indoors, whether vaccinated against COVID-19 or not (7-16-2021)
Los Angeles Mask Mandate Boosts Concerns Over Rise of COVID Cases in Bay AreaOne month to the day after Gov. Gavin Newsom celebrated the state's progress in the fight against COVID-19 and reopened California, health leaders in Los Angeles County announced an indoor mask mandate and local health experts said the Bay Area may follow. Maria Medina reports. (7-15-21)
Stanford Clinic Provides Hope to Longterm COVID SufferersA new "Long COVID" clinic at Stanford is packed with specialists from multiple disciplines in what amounts to a medical SWAT-team approach to treating coronavirus long-haulers. Allen Martin reports. (7-15-21)
San Francisco Revs Up Efforts to Get Residents VaccinatedCOVID-19 positivity rate over the past seven days in San Francisco and the state is up and city officials are pushing even harder to get more people vaccinated. Kenny Choi reports. (7-15-21)
U.S. Surgeon General Calls for War on COVID MisinformationNatalie Brand reports that Dr. Vivek Murthy is calling for a war against COVID misinformation as the Delta variant is on the rise. (7-15-21)
Delta Variant Fuels Alarming Rise in COVID Cases Locally and Across U.S.Team coverage of rising COVID-19 cases in the Bay Area and across the country fueled by the Delta variant (7-15-2021)
One Month After California's Reopening, COVID Cases Begin To SurgeAs life tries to gets back to normal, COVID cases are spiking and we're hearing more reports of people who are vaccinated getting sick. Justin Andrews reports. (7/15/21)
Napa Naturopathic Doctor Accused Of Selling Fake COVID Pills, Providing Fake Immunization CardsA Napa doctor has been arrested for handing out fake COVID-19 vaccine cards and defrauding patients with a vaccine alternative. Andrea Nakano reports. (7/14/21)
COVID: California Cases Rise As Unvaccinated Drive Spread Of Delta VariantThe battle against COVID-19 is intensifying once again as the Delta variant causes surges across the country among the unvaccinated, and more breakthrough cases are reported among those who have received their shots. Maria Medina reports. (7/14/21)
COVID: Doctors Reassure Vaccinated in Bay Area As Delta Variant Rises In Parts Of U.S.While the Delta Variant is causing COVID-19 surges among the unvaccinated in parts of the country, doctors look to reassure the vast majority of eligible Bay Area residents who have received their shots. Wilson Walker reports. (7/14/21)
SF Supes Vote To Make Parklets PermanentThose parklets pandemic-era parklets that popped up all over San Francisco are apparently here to stay. Betty Yu has some reactions to the change in the cityscape.
COVID: Pandemic Microchip Shortage Ripples Into A Shortage Of Auto PartsDrivers better hope their cars don't break down. Wilson Walker reports on the COVID-era microchip shortage that could leave you without wheels.
COVID: Pandemic Microchip Shortage Ripples Into A Shortage Of Auto PartsBay Area drivers better hope their cars don't break down. Wilson Walker reports on the COVID-era microchip shortage that could leave you without wheels.
SF Supes Vote To Make Parklets Permanent For Outdoor Dining, DrinkingThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to make outdoor parklets at restaurants and bars permanent. Kenny Choi reports not everyone is happy about the change in the cityscape.
U.S. Sees 47% Spike In COVID Cases From Delta VariantLiz Cook reports on health officials warning U.S. residents to get vaccinated as COVID-19 cases spike (7-13-2021)
COVID: California Issues Mask Guidelines For Fall StudentsCalifornia health officials issued mask rules for students returning to the classroom in the Fall. Betty Yu tells us how the state plans to deal with kids who don't mask up.
COVID Reopening: Google Workers Return To The OfficeHundreds of Bay Area Google employees headed back to work on Monday, two months ahead of the company’s full reopening. Some workers told Kiet Do talked they now seek a better work/life balance.
COVID Confusion: Will We Need to Get a Booster Shot?Brian Hackney talks with UCSF infectious disease expert Dr. Monica Gandhi about the confusion over the need for COVID-19 booster shots and whether teachers and students really need to wear masks. (7-9-21)
COVID Reopening: Struggling Restaurants Face Uphill Battle In San FranciscoSan Francisco has been open for weeks and while it may look like things are getting back to normal many businesses are in the red. Betty Yu visited North Beach where restaurants are struggling to survive.
COVID: High Vaccination Rate May Prevent Surge Of Delta Variant In Bay AreaConcern is growing over the highly-contagious coronavirus Delta variant. Maria Medina asked health experts what our level of concern should be here in the Bay Area.