September 27, 2021

Coronavirus Bay Area live updates: Death toll surges to 1,200 a day over last week

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — A surge in coronavirus instances has been reported within the Bay Area and throughout California in addition to the nation due partly to the emergence of the highly-contagious delta variant.

The most recent variety of confirmed instances within the U.S. could be discovered on the CDC’s 2019 Novel Coronavirus within the U.S. web page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)

Be a part of anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7’s day by day, interactive newscast concerning the coronavirus outbreak within the Bay Area and all over the world. You may examine right here to stream the present Monday-Friday at 3 p.m.

Listed here are the newest developments on the respiratory sickness within the U.S.:

Sept. 14, 2021


7:25 a.m.
Death toll surges to 1,200 a day over last week
The common variety of deaths from the virus surged to almost 1,200 a day over the last week, six occasions increased than two months in the past.

Sept. 13, 2021

3 p.m.
Chase Middle holds first large-scale occasion

Chase Middle’s first large-scale occasion because the pandemic started is being held on Wednesday. A live performance by various rock performer Tame Impala will put the world’s new entry necessities to the take a look at. Underneath the mandate issued by the town last month, anybody age 12 or older is required to present proof of full vaccination to enter the world for occasions with greater than a thousand attendees. Totally vaccinated followers ages 18 and older are inspired to obtain the CLEAR app and make the most of the Well being Move characteristic

7:25 a.m.
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass groups up with SF Division of Public Well being
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is teaming up with the San Francisco Division of Public Well being. ABC7 Information was on the Bayview Opera Home yesterday, the place there was a live efficiency exterior. And inside, individuals may get vaccinated or examined for COVID. The thought for the occasion got here from organizers of the music pageant. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass canceled in-person exhibits at Golden Gate Park once more and can go digital.

Sept. 10, 2021


7:15 a.m.
At this time is deadline for CA staff sick go away extension
At this time is the deadline for state lawmakers to prolong the COVID-19 coverage that provides California staff two additional weeks of sick go away. Federal funding for the coverage that took impact earlier this yr expires on September 30. The state legislature would wish to move an extension by the tip of as we speak to keep away from a lapse. However, lawmakers would wish to discover a new supply for funding the sick go away coverage. It has sustained revenue for a lot of low revenue staff.. significantly of minorities through the pandemic.

Sept. 9, 2021


5:20 a.m.
20 COVID deaths in Contra Costa County in previous week
Not less than 20 COVID deaths had been recorded in simply the previous week in Contra Costa County. Deaths elevated even supposing the 7-day common of latest instances within the county has dropped from greater than 400 in late August, to simply 153 yesterday. General, greater than 96 % of Contra Costa’s current deaths have been among the many unvaccinated. Of the 56 sufferers presently hospitalized in John Muir’s two medical facilities, 15 are vaccinated.

Sept. 8, 2021


7 a.m.
Outbreak sickens dozens at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin
A COVID-19 outbreak has sickened dozens of inmates and workers on the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. In accordance to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Workplace, 46 inmates have come down with COVID. 37 are asymptomatic and 9 are exhibiting signs. Ten jail workers have additionally examined constructive. The instances had been found throughout common COVID-19 testing.

Sept. 7, 2021


5 a.m.
Beginning as we speak, Sonoma County staff should present proof of vaccination or submit to weekly COVID testing. The mandate applies to all 4,400 county staff. Last week, the identical mandate went into impact for county emergency staff. Sonoma County well being officers expanded the state’s well being order last month.

Sept. 6, 2021


6:25 a.m.
OUSD sends emails on instances in error
Should you received an electronic mail alert over the weekend from the Oakland Unified College District about COVID instances — it was an error. The district says an improve unleashed a bug in its system that despatched out false messages each hour beginning at midnight yesterday. The messages contained details about previous instances together with individuals testing constructive for the virus or who had signs. You may ignore the emails. OUSD is popping off its system so it may well repair the issue.

Sept. 5, 2021


9:35 a.m.
Oakland Zoo offers out household passes at pop-up vaccine clinic
The Oakland Zoo handed out free household passes on Saturday to guests who obtained the COVID-19 vaccine on the zoo’s pop-up clinic. The passes are good for one-day admission for 2 adults and two kids, plus free parking for one automotive. The move is valued at $98. The marketing campaign is a part of the zoo’s group outreach. The subsequent pop-up clinic will likely be held on Sept. 30 — guests can both drop in or pre-register for an appointment on-line or by telephone. For extra data on this system, click on right here.

Sept. 3, 2021


6:45 a.m.
BottleRock Napa Valley kicks off as we speak with precautions
BottleRock kicks off in Napa as we speak, it was canceled last yr due to the pandemic. Chris Stapleton, Weapons ‘n Roses and the Foo Fighters will headline the three day music and meals pageant. Masks are required when visiting any indoor venue. BottleRock attendees are additionally required to present proof of full vaccination or a detrimental COVID-19 take a look at inside 72 hours of the occasion.

Sept. 2, 2021

8 p.m.
Contra Costa County points new steerage for youth sports activities

Contra Costa well being has despatched out strict new masking steerage for youth sports activities. It strongly encourages the usage of masks by all members, together with coaches, workers, volunteers and even spectators — no matter vaccination standing.
The steerage is aimed toward defending younger individuals in colleges, sports activities leagues, golf equipment and different organized actions.

1:20 p.m.
Sonoma County lieutenant dies from COVID-19 problems, sheriff says

A Sonoma County sheriff’s lieutenant died of problems from COVID-19 on Wednesday, the division confirmed Thursday.

From 2001 to 2006, Lt. Bobby Travelstead served within the U.S. Navy. He joined the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Division in June 2007 as a correctional deputy. He’s survived by two daughters, the division mentioned.

1 p.m.
Giants concession staff to contemplate strike over COVID-19, union says

A union representing concession staff at Oracle Park, residence of the San Francisco Giants, introduced Thursday that staff are contemplating happening strike due to a COVID-19 outbreak, lack of hazard pay and masks enforcement. In a assertion, the union mentioned a minimum of 20 staff have examined constructive for COVID-19 because the stadium reopened. The employees are employed by Bon Appetit, a firm contracted by the Giants, in accordance to the union. The union will maintain a vote Saturday at 2 p.m. earlier than the Giants recreation to resolve whether or not staff will strike.

“The Giants have failed to mandate and/or enforce masks and social distancing at concourse concessions stands, private suites, and more, and food service workers frequently have to deal with maskless guests who are often drinking,” the union’s assertion mentioned.
The strike vote will happen Saturday afternoon on the union’s workplace in San Francisco.

Replace: 3:45p.m. We reached out to the San Francisco Giants and are unable to remark presently.

11:30 a.m.
Berkeley well being officers introduced an order as we speak that can require individuals to present proof of vaccination to enter most indoor settings beginning tomorrow, September 3.

This consists of eating places, bars, gyms and different congregate settings, the Metropolis of Berkeley mentioned.

“The virus continues to prey on the unvaccinated,” mentioned Mayor Jesse Arreguín. “Those refusing to get the vaccine are jeopardizing public health, and they are prolonging this deadly pandemic. Requiring face coverings and proof of vaccination will preclude those who pose a heightened and unnecessary risk to others from fraternizing in high-risk settings. This is fundamental to public health, but it’s also the responsible thing to do for our business community and their workers. The vast majority of those who are eligible have already gotten the vaccine and I am so proud to serve a community that continues to demonstrate resilience, empathy, and compassion. But for everyone else, we’re past the point of politely asking you to get vaccinated.”

This requirement consists of indoor occasion areas the place meals or drink is served. The town additionally says whereas this order will turn out to be efficient September 3, it won’t be enforced by the town till 8a.m. on Friday, September 10. This can enable a one-week grace interval for companies to come into compliance.
Additionally by October fifteenth, the town provides, “these businesses must also ascertain employee vaccination status.”

The brand new requirement doesn’t apply to people ineligible for vaccinations together with kids beneath the age of 12. However the metropolis says kids two years and older should proceed to observe indoor masks necessities beneath native and state well being guidelines.

6:30 a.m.
San Leandro delays metropolis corridor reopening plan
San Leandro has delayed its reopening plan for metropolis corridor due to surging COVID-19 charges. The town supervisor says in-person companies will stay by appointment solely. Guests will nonetheless be required to put on face masks.

Sept. 1, 2021


7:10 a.m.
Sonoma Co. staff should be vaccinated or take a look at weekly
Beginning as we speak, all Sonoma County emergency staff should be vaccinated or submit to weekly COVID testing. County well being officers expanded the state’s well being order last month.

Aug. 31, 2021

10:45 a.m.

Newsom speaks in Alameda Co. on vaccination efforts
Governor Gavin Newsom was in Alameda County to spotlight ongoing efforts to encourage extra Californians to get vaccinated. Greater than 80% of eligible Californians have obtained a minimum of one dose. California has put extra photographs in arms than every other state — – administering over 47 million doses of the vaccine. The state has applied measures requiring that staff in well being care settings be absolutely vaccinated, in addition to stricter necessities for guests at well being care services. California has additionally applied a commonplace that each one college workers and all state staff both present proof of full vaccination or be examined a minimum of as soon as per week.

6:30 a.m.
If you have not been again on BART because the starting of the pandemic there’s a new incentive. BART is providing 50% off all Clipper fares in September. The low cost is taken if you faucet your card at a fare gate. BART set a pandemic ridership file last Friday with 105,000 riders. Nonetheless, That is simply 25% of what it was pre-COVID.

Aug. 30, 2021


7 a.m.
A charity golf match will take a look at members for COVID-19 as we speak. The NFL Alumni Northern California Chapter is internet hosting the match on the Stonebrae Nation Membership in Hayward. Organizers say they need to inspire different individuals internet hosting occasions to provide COVID exams, and cease the unfold of the virus.

Aug. 29, 2021


11:30 a.m.
Eighty-percent of eligible San Franciscans are actually vaccinated towards COVID-19, in accordance to Mayor London Breed. The mayor referred to as this a “major milestone” on Sunday, however mentioned there’s nonetheless “work to do.”

Aug. 27, 2021


6:45 a.m.
Each state now reporting excessive group transmission
Each state within the nation is now reporting excessive group transmission of COVID-19, in accordance to newly up to date federal knowledge. In mid-June, no states had been reporting excessive transmission, and simply six states had been reporting substantial transmission. Now, 10 weeks later, all 50 states are in that class, in accordance to knowledge from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention.

Aug. 26, 2021

2:10 p.m.
Alameda Co. courtroom to require COVID-19 vaccination for workers

The Alameda County Superior Courtroom would require all staff, volunteers, interns and contractors to be full vaccinated by Nov. 1, the courtroom introduced Thursday. In a assertion, the courtroom mentioned some exemptions will likely be made for disabilities, medical contraindications and “sincerely held” non secular beliefs, although these people will likely be required to be examined frequently for the virus.

7:15 a.m.
CDC to meet subsequent week on booster shot rollout
A CDC advisory board plans to meet subsequent week to talk about the booster shot rollout. Yesterday, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson revealed knowledge exhibiting their boosters dramatically improve safety.

Aug. 25, 2021

7 a.m.
Vaccine mandate issued for Santa Cruz Co. staff

All Santa Cruz County staff will want to get vaccinated for COVID-19 or be examined weekly. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to undertake the measure yesterday. Workers have 30 days to comply. In the event that they refuse, they may face go away with out pay or termination.

Aug. 24, 2021

12:45 p.m.
Exterior Lands broadcasts COVID-19 coverage for attendees

San Francisco’s Exterior Lands pageant would require attendees to be vaccinated towards COVID-19 or present proof of a detrimental take a look at inside 72 hours of the occasion. Organizers introduced the COVID-19 coverage on Tuesday. The occasion kicks off at Golden Gate Park on Oct. 29.

6:45 a.m.
2 Bay Area metropolis councils to vote on COVID mandates as we speak

There are two COVID-19 mandates up for dialogue within the Bay Area as we speak. The San Jose Metropolis Council is anticipated to vote on a proposal that may require full vaccinations for individuals at occasions with 50 individuals or extra. And the Benicia Metropolis Council will vote on an indoor masks mandate.

Aug. 23, 2021


2:40 p.m.
California Academy of Sciences to require proof of vaccination or detrimental take a look at outcomes for entry
Beginning Aug. 27, California Academy of Sciences would require proof of vaccination or detrimental COVID take a look at inside 72 hours of scheduled go to. The museum says the coverage doesn’t apply to youth ages 11 and beneath who aren’t presently eligible for vaccination. Masks will proceed to be required indoors for all friends ages 3 and up, and all friends should proceed to reserve their tickets upfront. Extra information right here.

5:45 a.m.
SJ metropolis staff should present proof of vaccination or detrimental take a look at outcomes
Beginning as we speak, San Jose metropolis staff should present proof of vaccination or submit weekly detrimental take a look at outcomes. Those that fail to accomplish that could possibly be positioned on unpaid go away. The town plans to mandate vaccines for all metropolis staff who shouldn’t have an exemption at a later date. Metropolis officers says the mandate is according to suggestions from Santa Clara County Well being officers.

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