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.
Palo Alto Unified Gets Huge Volunteer Response from Parents Helping Keep Schools OpenDevin Fehely reports on the Palo Alto Unified School District requesting the help of parent to keep in-person learning going at schools (1-11-2022)
SF City Attorney Investigating Potentially Unlicensed COVID Testing CompanyAndria Borba reports on San Francisco City Attorney Chiu investigating a COVID testing company that might not have proper licensing (1-11-2022)
Website Issues with San Francisco's Testing Partner Still Plaguing SitesMax Darrow reports on continuing website issues with Color causing problems at San Francisco testing COVID sites (1-11-2022)
Sonoma County First Bay Area County On Lock Down Again Due to COVID SurgeIn response to the increasing transmission of COVID-19 throughout the county, Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase on Monday issued an appeal for community members to stay at home voluntarily for the next month. Wilson Walker Reports
San Francisco Mayor Breed Orders Healthcare Providers To Increase COVID Testing Or Face FinesAnne Makovec reports on San Francisco instituting COVID testing requirements from healthcare providers (1-11-2022)
Palo Alto Unified Asks Parents to Volunteer to Help Keep Schools OpenJocelyn Moran reports on the Palo Alto Unified School District requesting the help of parent to keep in-person learning going at schools (1-11-2022)
COVID: Sonoma County Business Owners Worried About Impact of New Health OrderJustin Andrews reports on concerns about Sonoma businesses surviving latest health order recommending people stay home except for work and school (1-11-2022)
Stay At Home: Sonoma Health Officer Urges Residents To Stay Home Amid Omicron SurgeSonoma County health officials announce restrictions on some large gatherings and urge people to travel only when necessary for the next month.
COVID Testing: Software issues force several COVID testing sites to temporarily shut downNationwide computer problems forced health officials to completely close down six testing centers Monday afternoon, and service may be suspended even longer.
COVID: Bay Area Health Experts Weigh In On Changing GuidelinesChanges to coronavirus guidelines are causing uncertainty over what is allowed. Andrea Nakano asked health experts what we should and should not be doing.
COVID: Bay Area Schools Scramble To Keep Classrooms Open During Omicron SurgeBay Area schools were scrambling with the dilemma of how to keep classrooms open amid the COVID surge. Team coverage with Devin Fehely in Milpitas, Juliette Goodrich in Fremont and Shawn Chitnis in West Contra Costa County.
Staffing Shortages, Computer Issues Hamper COVID Testing in San FranciscoAndria Borba reports on computer problems and staff sick with omicron variant leading to reduced hours, testing site closures in SF (1-10-2022)
Patients Seeking Tests, COVID Relief Stressing the Healthcare SystemPeople dealing with COVID symptoms and the omicron surge are stressing the health care system. Wilson Walker reports on the effects at San Francisco General Hospital.
COVID Surge Straining Health Care SystemsInterview with Dr. Maria Raven, Chief of Emergency Medicine with UCSF.