FDA Approval of COVID Vaccine for Children Expected in Mid-OctoberPublic health officials are estimating the FDA may approve the Pfizer vaccine for children age five and up by mid-October. Devin Fehely reports. (9-12-21)
Talking COVID: UCSF Infectious Disease ExpertAllen Martin discusses the latest developments in the battle against COVID-19 with Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, infectious disease expert with UCSF. (9-10-21)
Los Angeles Requires COVID-19 Vaccine for Students 12 and UpThe Los Angeles board of education has voted to require students 12 and older to be vaccinated against the coronavirus to attend in-person classes in the nation’s second-largest school district. (9-9-21)
Biden Announces Federal COVID Vaccine Mandate for Private CompaniesPresident Biden announced the most sweeping COVID-19 vaccine requirements yet on Thursday. Skyler Henry reports from Washington. (9-9-21)
President Biden To Announce New Plan to Fight Latest Stage of Coronavirus PandemicSkyler Henry reports on President Biden announcing a new six-point COVID plan to address still rising case numbers (9-9-2021)
COVID: Bay Area Housing Market Stays Hot Even Through PandemicThe Bay Area's hot housing market is showing no signs of slowing down even in the middle of a global pandemic. Maria Cid Medina reports. (9/8/21)
Health Experts Cautiously Optimistic About Delta Variant Surge WaningWilson Walker reports on local doctors saying Bay Area may be returning to lower case rates as delta variant wanes (9-7-2021)
Cupertino Parents Press for Online Learning Option as COVID Delta Variant SurgesA group of parents gathered at the Cupertino Union School District offices to meet with the superintendent and request an option to return to distance learning. Len Ramirez reports. (9/7/21)
COVID: Business Owners Hope Loss Of Federal Unemployment Benefits Brings Employees BackMore than 7 million Americans lost a lifeline when federal unemployment expired. Maria Cid Medina spoke to business owners who hope that will make their struggle to find workers easier.
COVID: Experts Warn Of Possible Increase In Cases After Labor Day WeekendWith millions of people traveling for the holiday weekend there are concerns COVID-19 cases could spike once again. Betty Yu talked to an expert at UCSF about what to expect after the holiday.
South Bay Food Pantries Hit by Shortages, High PricesSupply chain problems during the pandemic have caused soaring prices. That plus the growing demand for food is taking a toll at local food pantries. Len Ramirez reports. (9-6-21)
South Bay Car Show Adds Vaccination Booth to Rev Up InoculationsHundreds showed up to an annual car show in a San Jose community Saturday. The big draw? -- classic cars and COVID vaccines. Max Darrow reports. (9-4-21)
Bay Area COVID Infection, Vaccination Rates Improving as Labor Day Weekend ArrivesBay Area COVID infections and vaccinations rates are painting an improving picture of the delta variant surge. UCSF infectious disease expert Dr. Monica Gandhi explains why more vaccinations are still needed. Interview with KPIX 5 reporter Max Darrow.
Nurses Say Continuing Personnel Shortages Beset COVID Care WorkersMore than a year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic nurses say they're dealing with a severe shortage in staffing and plummeting morale. Maria Cid Medina reports. (9-3-21)
Talking COVID With Dr. Monica GandhiBoth the FDA and CDC are urging the White House to rethink its COVID booster rollout timeline. Elizabeth Cook discusses that and other coronavirus issues with infectious disease expert Dr. Monica Gandhi. (9-3-21)
Labor Day Weekend Travelers Head Out Amid COVID Delta Variant SurgeWhat can travelers expect as the Labor Day Weekend travel commences? Interview with Kaiser Permanente pediatrician Dr. Shawnda Johnson.
Backlash Against Health Care Workers Adds to Pandemic's Physical and Emotional TollMaria Cid Medina reports on nurses feeling additional pressures from volatile patients, anti-vaxxers during latest COVID surge (9-2-2021)
State Agency Gives Students Resources to Stay in School During PandemicSharon Chin reports on some California colleges and state agencies providing students help during the pandemic so they can stay enrolled (9-2-2021)
COVID: Group Of Cupertino Parents Call For Remote Learning Amid Rise In Pediatric CasesA group of about two dozen Cupertino Union School District parents rallied Wednesday afternoon to demand that distance learning be reinstated as pediatric COVID-19 cases reach an all-time high in the nation. Maria Cid Medina reports. (9/1/21)
Vax Mandate for Sonoma County First Responders Goes Into EffectJustin Andrews reports on Sonoma County first responders being required to show proof of vaccination or submit to regular tests starting Wednesday (9-1-2021)
COVID: Parents Learning How To Deal With Children's Colds, Sniffles During PandemicKids are heading back to school and some are coming down with sniffles and tummy aches. Should they stay home? Andrea Nakano shares the guidance for parents struggling to keep children safe during the pandemic.
COVID: Outbreak Puts Cargo Ship Under Quarantine; Sick Crew Members EvacuatedAt Pier 26 in San Francisco, a cargo ship is under quarantine after almost the entire crew was infected with COVID. Andrea Borba has more on the emergency rescue and evacuation.
COVID: CDC Report On Outbreak At Marin School A Resource For Reopening ClassroomsAn outbreak at a Marin school affecting more than a dozen students, teachers and family members was traced to an unmasked, unvaccinated teacher. Kenny Choi shares details of the CDC's findings.
Six Hospitalized After COVID Outbreak on Cargo Vessel in San Francisco BayAndria Borba reports on San Francisco firefighters bringing crew members sick with coronavirus onshore from cargo ship (8-30-2021)