UCSF Study Explores Vaccination Immunity QuestionsWith one in four Californians now at least partly vaccinated against COVID-19, questions are surfacing about the durability of the vaccine and how long will it protect the recipient from the virus. Betty Yu reports. (3-25-21)
Albany Residents Rally to Condemn Anti-Asian ViolenceWhile we continue to hear of cases of hate crimes directed at the Asian community, residents in one East Bay city banded together to stand up against racism and violence. Andrea Nakano reports. (3-25-21)
Santa Clara County Health Officials Concerned Vaccine Supply Not Adequate as Eligibility ExpandsExpanding vaccine eligibility is exciting for the head of Santa Clara County's COVID-19 testing and vaccine office but he said Thursday that the Bay Area's most populous county needs more vaccine supply. Katie Nielsen reports. (3-25-21)
Gov. Newsom Accelerates Vaccine-Delivery TimelineThe California vaccine free-for-all is now only three weeks away. Wilson Walker reports. (3-25-21)
California To Expand Eligibility To All 50 And Older Starting April 1; 16+ In Mid-AprilAnne Makovec reports on Gov. Newsom announcing expansion of COVID vaccine eligibility in April (3-25-2021)
COVID: Bay Area Travelers Booking Sonoma Destinations Seeking Getaways Close To HomeAs the pandemic winds down and the Bay Area gets vaccinated, Sonoma County destinations are getting booked into the summer months by cautious travelers seeking getaways close to home. Wilson Walker reports.
Interview: COVID Vaccines: Side Effects and EfficacyUCSF infectious disease expert Dr. Monica Gandhi answers questions about the COVID vaccines in an interview with KPIX anchor Elizabeth Cook. (3/24/21)
San Francisco Workers Cleared To Return To Downtown OfficesEmily Turner reports on San Francisco's return to Orange Tier meaning some office workers will be back downtown (3-24-2021)
Richmond Passes Emergency Ordinance To Stop Evictions During PandemicThe City of Richmond passed an emergency ordinance to protect renters from getting evicted during the pandemic. Andrea Nakano reports on the heated discussion before the vote.
COVID: Deserted Downtown San Francisco Offices To Reopen At 25 Percent CapacityAs San Francisco moves into the Orange Tier, offices in the Financial District can reopen at 25% capacity. Wilson Walker tells us it may take time to bring the city's deserted downtown streets back to life.
COVID: Bay Area Restaurants, Hotels Facing Labor Shortages As Businesses ReopenReopening Bay Area business owners in the tourism and hospitality sectors are facing labor shortages. Devin Fehely tells many laid off employees found new jobs or have left the area..
As Travel Resumes, Consumers Struggle Using CreditsAs travel picks up with more vaccinations, some consumers said they're having a hard time using travel credits they have held onto since the pandemic hit. Kristine Lazar reports. (3/23/21)
San Francisco Moves to Orange Tier; Santa Clara and Marin Counties Poised to FollowAnne Makovec reports on Bay Area counties getting to the Orange Tier for COVID business reopenings (3-23-2021)
COVID: Contra Costa County Expands Vaccine Eligibility To Residents 50 And OlderContra Costa County has expanded its vaccine eligibility to include anyone 50 or older. Andrea Nakano says it's all thanks to an supply of doses from the federal government.
COVID: Businesses Get Ready To Reopen As More Bay Area Counties Move Into Orange TierThree Bay Area counties could be poised to move back into the Orange Tier as early as Tuesday. Maria Medina talked to business owners in Santa Clara County who are excited to reopen.
New BART Schedule Makes Debut, Officials Plan For Hoped Increase In RidershipAndria Borba reports on BART introducing a new schedule that will allow for more changes as reduced COVID restrictions allow (3-22-2021)
San Francisco Church Offers Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccinations to CongregantsOn Sunday, a church in San Francisco began distributing the new Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and, by helping a community of color, it is also giving hope to the rest of the state as well. John Ramos reports. (3-21-21)
Newsom: Residents Older Than 16 Eligible for Vaccine by End of AprilGov. Newsom laid out a timeline Friday afternoon for when all California residents over the age of 16 could be eligible for a COVID vaccine. He says the goal is to open eligibility in five and a half weeks. Katie Nielsen reports. (3-19-21)
As Vaccination Eligibility Expands, California Struggles to Meet Demand4.4 million more Californians are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine this week for a total of over 15 million currently eligible. Wilson Walker reports. (3-18-21)
California Coronavirus Variant on CDC Watch ListCalifornia's dominant and infectious COVID-19 strain is now on the CDC watch list as one of four "variants of concern" in the world. Allen Martin speaks with UCSF prof. Dr. Peter Chin-Hong. (3-18-21)
COVID: San Jose Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day 1 Year After Shelter-In-Place – ‘A Glimmer Of Hope’A year since the Bay Area was ordered to shut down and stay home at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds gathered in San Jose to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, and return to some semblance of normalcy. Maria Medina reports. (3/17/21)
Contra Costa County Provides COVID Relief For Renters and LandlordsJohn Ramos reports on newly launched Contra Costa County grant program to help renters and landlords with COVID-related rent debt (3-17-2021)
San Mateo County Tries To Ensure Safe Bar Reopening on St. Patrick's DayAndria Borba reports on COVID protocols in place as San Mateo County bars reopen for St. Paddy's holiday (3-17-2021)
COVID: Moderna Begins Testing Vaccines On ChildrenThe pharmaceutical company Moderna is testing its COVID-19 vaccine on children as young as 6 months old. Andrea Nakano tells some 6,000 youngsters are part of the clinical trial.