COVID: San Jose Leaders Advance Booster Mandate For Indoor Events At City-Owned FacilitiesA proposal for a vaccine booster mandate for indoor events at city-owned facilities in San Jose cleared another hurdle, passing unanimously in a Rules Committee meeting on Wednesday. Kiet Do reports. (1/5/22)
COVID: Bay Area Small Businesses Struggle To Remain Staffed Amid Omicron SurgeAs the omicron surge accelerates, small businesses in the Bay Area are struggling to keep staff on hand, and the doors open. Wilson Walker reports. (1/5/22)
San Francisco Teachers' Union Calls for More Action to Reduce COVID RiskJocelyn Moran reports on over 600 San Francisco teachers and aids staying home sick amid COVID omicron surge (1-5-2022)
COVID: Post-Holiday Case Count Shatters Records In Santa Clara CountyThe post-holiday case count in California is shattering records, but as Maria Cid Medina tells us, health officials say we may not have reached the peak of the surge.
COVID: Bay Area Counties Experiencing Soaring Case RatesBay Area counties were sounding the alarm about soaring COVID case rates. Kiet Do breaks down the numbers.
COVID: Stanford Returns To Online Learning, Fanless Indoor Sports Due To OmicronStanford University is back to temporary online learning due to the Omicron surge and announced a major change that will impact sports fans. Max Darrow explains the new rules.
COVID: Stanford Infectious Expert Weighs In On Omicron WaveStanford infectious disease specialist Dr. Abraar Karan gives some percpective about the Omicron variant. rising case rates, vaccine boosters and testing.
COVID: Rapid Or PCR Tests? Health Experts Weigh InWith COVID cases and the demand for testing skyrocketing amid the omicron surge, questions are being raised as to which of the two different types of tests available are the best to use in case of exposure. Andria Borba reports. (1/4/21)
President Biden Ramps Up Government's Fight Against Omicron VariantWendy Gillette reports on President Biden assuring Americans that COVID testing availability will improve soon (1-4-2021)
Bay Area Hospitalization Rates Rise from Omicron-Fueled COVID SurgeJustin Andrews reports on local health officials predicting Bay Area will be able to handle rising number of COVID hospitalizations from omicron surge (1-4-2021)
San Francisco Health Officials Warn Next Two Weeks Critical in Controlling Omicron SurgeJocelyn Moran reports on San Francisco Mayor London Breed and city health officials addressing concerns over current omicron COVID case surge (1-4-2021)
COVID: SF Restaurants Reeling Due To Increasing Case Rates, Omicron Spreading FastSan Francisco has the third highest COVID transmission rate in California and the Omicron variant hasn't even peaked. Betty Yu tells us it is already hitting the restaurant industry hard.
COVID: Thousand Of Bay Area Students Getting Tested After Winter BreakAs thousands of students return to the classroom following winter break, schools sre requiring everyone to get tested. Kiet Do has more and an update on boosters for kids.
COVID: UCSF Health Expert Weighs In On Omicron VariantUCSF infectious disease expert, Dr. Peter Chin-Hong talks to Juliette Goodrich about the Omicron variant, its impact and the anticipated spike in cases.
COVID: Post Holiday Rush Creates Long Lines At South Bay Testing SitesThere is a rush to get tested as Bay Area health officials brace for a surge in COVID cases following the holidays. Devin Fehely tells us lines are longs and appointments may be hard to get.
COVID Talkback: Students Return to School Amid Omicron Case SurgeUC Berkeley infectious disease expert Dr. John Schwartzberg talks about students going back to school with the omicron variant spreading (1-3-2022)
Bay Area Children Return to School Amid Omicron Case SurgeJocelyn Moran reports on South Bay parents rushing to get their children tested for COVID before post-holiday return to schools (1-3-2021)
COVID Clinic at San Jose Museum Aims to Delight and Vaccinate KidsChildren’s Discovery Museum in San Jose teamed up with Santa Clara County Public Health Department to attract families with young kids to a vaccination clinic. Shawn Chitnis reports. (1-2-22)
Post-Holiday COVID Spike Expected in Bay AreaKPIX 5's Devin Fehely spoke with infectious disease expert Dr. Peter Chin-Hong to find out what we can expect to see in the weeks ahead as the omicron coronavirus variant continues to spread. (1-1-22)
Health Expert Warns COVID-19 Surge May Force Bay Area School ClosuresWith the COVID-19 positivity rate topping 11% in California, parents wonder what will happen at schools where kids are set to return next week. Andrea Nakano reports (12-30-21)
Crowds Swamp Bay Area COVID Test SitesThere's a big demand for COVID tests across the Bay Area. Da Lin reports. (12-30-21)
High Demand Leads to Long Lines at Bay Area COVID Test SitesKPIX 5's Shawn Chitnis looked into the high demand Thursday for COVID tests -- demand that isn't expected to subside anytime soon. (12-30-21)
Mask Mandates Begin Anew Across Bay AreaThursday is the first day of the reinstated indoor mask mandate across all Bay Area counties. Jocelyn Moran talked to gyms about how this affects plans to get people back through the doors in the new year.
U.S. Heading Into 2022 With Record COVID-19 SurgeCBS reporter Michael George has a closer look at the U.S. COVID surge that's setting records.