San Francisco Mayor Unveils $62M Plan To Help Small Businesses, Looks Towards Opening Mass Vaccination SitesSan Francisco Mayor London Breed on Tuesday announced a new $62 million plan to provide small businesses with some help amid the COVID-19 pandemic while providing an update on the city’s response to the latest surge in cases. Anne Makovec reports. (1/12/21)
COVID: Zuckerberg San Francisco General In Reaches Surge Level RedLess than 1 percent of ICU beds are available across the Bay Area. Andria Borba reports Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital is now at 'surge level red.'
New SJ Bakery Brings Hope Amid Pandemic To DowntownSan Jose's new Holy Cannoli Café may be just a bakery, but it’s offering something that’s also in short supply -- hope. John Ramos tells us how.
Newly Installed High-Powered Ultra Violet Lights Will Kill COVID-19 On SMART TrainsSonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is using its medical grade cousin to help make the trains safer. Don Ford shows us the science of high-powered UV light.
COVID Surge Places Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital On A Code RedThe COVID patient surge has placed Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on a code red, meaning surgeries have been halted and post-surgery recovery rooms have been converted into COVID wards. Andria Borba reports. (1/11/21)
Santa Clara County Supes Call For More Transparency With Vaccination InfoKeit Do reports on Santa Clara County officials requiring that more information on COVID vaccine distribution be made available (1-11-2021)
COVID Vaccines: Efforts To Vaccinate Bay Area Ramps Up; Drive-Thru Site Opens In San MateoFollowing a slow rollout, efforts are ramping up to vaccinate people across the Bay Area from COVID-19, including the opening of a drive-thru site in San Mateo. Juliette Goodrich reports. (1/11/21)
Frightening California COVID-19 Surge Continues Amid Promise of More VaccinesCalifornia is the epicenter of the worst surge in COVID-19 infections. Now the best hope is the vaccine. Elizabeth Cook has details on plans to speed up the vaccination process. (1-10-21)
Health Expert Sees Hopeful Signs in Bay Area COVID-19 Infection StatisticsThe good news is that virus transmission in the Bay Area has not yet shown a post-holiday spike. The hope is that hospitalizations will soon decline. (1-9-21)
Private Practice Medicos in Sonoma County Begin Administering COVID-19 VaccineThe progress of administering vaccines has been slow. Now, private doctors in the North Bay are banding together to offer vaccinations to medical staff. John Ramos reports. (1-9-21)
ICU Capacity Plummets to Zero in Santa Clara CountyOne of the key indicators the state is looking at to determine which regions should remain under stay-home orders isICU capacity and, in Santa Clara County, every single standard ICU bed at every hospital is full. Katie Nielsen reports. (1-8-21)
Sonoma County Braces for COVID Death Surge With ‘Mobile Morgue’ TruckAs deaths from COVID-19 have hit a new record of 4,000 a day in the United States Friday, Sonoma County is preparing for a possible increase in coronavirus casualties. Andria Borba reports. (1-8-21)
Bay Area Grapples With Slow COVID Vaccine RolloutTeam coverage from Elizabeth Cook and Devin Fehely reporting on the ongoing distribution of the coronavirus vaccine in Northern California. (1-8-21
Oakland Teachers, Parents Protest Proposed In-Person School ReopeningOakland teachers and some parents held a car caravan protest Friday. They say it's too soon to return to normal, in-person learning. Wilson Walker reports. (1-8-21)
Bay Area ICU Capacity Edges Toward Zero Percent; Extension Of Stay-At-Home Order ExpectedKiet Do reports on worsening situation at South Bay hospitals as ICU capacity drops to new lows (1-8-2021)
Gov. Newsom Provides Details On State's 2021-2022 BudgetAnne Makovec presents budget proposal for fiscal year with over $5 billion earmarked to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (1-8-2021)
Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations Derive From Thanksgiving Week InfectionsICU capacity in the Bay Area was down to 3.5% on Thursday. Public health officials said they expected the drop because coronavirus infections follow a predictable timeline. Katie Nielsen reports. (1-7-21)
Health Expert Proposes Distributing Vaccine by LotteryUCSF Dept. of Medicine chairman Dr. Bob Wachter tells Allen Martin that California should consider a lottery system to pick up the pace of coronavirus vaccinations. (1-7-21)
COVID Vaccine: CDC Reveals Which Individuals Are At-Risk For Allergic ReactionsThe Centers for Disease Control has revealed new information about allergic reactions to the coronavirus vaccine. Liz Cook tells us which individuals are most at-risk.
Santa Clara County Officials Warn Hospital System Stretched To 'Breaking Point'Kiet Do reports on Santa Clara County officials saying COVID case numbers reaching crisis point amid surge (1-6-2020)
COVID Vaccines: San Francisco Vaccinations Well Under Way; Nearly Complete At Laguna Honda HospitalSan Francisco has begun its COVID vaccine rollout and was working to complete the vaccination of its most vulnerable group, the residents of Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center. Katie Nielsen reports. (1/6/21)
SF Couple Stranded In New Zealand By Covid Reunites With Family DogsA San Francisco couple that got stranded in New Zealand due to coronavirus restrictions has been reunited with their dogs, Whiskey and Waffles after living nearly 10 months apart. Joe Vazquez reports.
COVID Relief: Many Small Businesses Still Waiting For First Round Of Pandemic ReliefGovernor Newsom is set to unveil his budget on Friday which includes relief for small businesses. But as Betty Yu reports, some local business owners haven't received the relief money that was already promised to them.
COVID: Marin County To Vaccinate Teachers In January In Effort To Reopen SchoolsMarin County is pushing to vaccinate teachers quickly in hopes of reopening all their schools. Andrea Nakano reports teachers could get the vaccine later in January.