December 3, 2021

Coronavirus Bay Area live updates: Every state now reporting high community transmission

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — A surge in coronavirus circumstances 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 newest variety of confirmed circumstances within the U.S. will 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 part of anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7’s every 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 most recent developments on the respiratory sickness within the U.S.:

Aug. 27, 2021

6:45 a.m.
Every state now reporting high community transmission
Every state within the nation is now reporting high community transmission of COVID-19, in accordance with newly up to date federal information. In mid-June, no states had been reporting high transmission, and simply six states had been reporting substantial transmission. Now, 10 weeks later, all 50 states are in that class, in accordance with information 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 press release, the courtroom mentioned some exemptions might be made for disabilities, medical contraindications and “sincerely held” non secular beliefs, although these people might be required to be examined often for the virus.

7:15 a.m.
CDC to satisfy subsequent week on booster shot rollout
A CDC advisory board plans to satisfy subsequent week to debate the booster shot rollout. Yesterday, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson revealed information displaying their boosters dramatically enhance safety.

Aug. 25, 2021

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

All Santa Cruz County staff might 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 conform. In the event that they refuse, they may face depart with out pay or termination.

Aug. 24, 2021

12:45 p.m.
Outdoors Lands publicizes COVID-19 coverage for attendees

San Francisco’s Outdoors Lands competition would require attendees to be vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 or present proof of a destructive check 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 at the moment
There are two COVID-19 mandates up for dialogue within the Bay Area at the moment. The San Jose Metropolis Council is anticipated to vote on a proposal that will 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 destructive check outcomes for entry
Beginning Aug. 27, California Academy of Sciences would require proof of vaccination or destructive COVID check inside 72 hours of scheduled go to. The museum says the coverage doesn’t apply to youth ages 11 and underneath who aren’t presently eligible for vaccination. Masks will proceed to be required indoors for all company ages 3 and up, and all company should proceed to order their tickets upfront. Extra information right here.

5:45 a.m.
SJ metropolis staff should present proof of vaccination or destructive check outcomes
Beginning at the moment, San Jose metropolis staff should present proof of vaccination or submit weekly destructive check outcomes. Those that fail to take action might be positioned on unpaid depart. The town plans to mandate vaccines for all metropolis staff who don’t have an exemption at a later date. Metropolis officers says the mandate is consistent with suggestions from Santa Clara County Well being officers.

Aug. 22, 2021

11:50 a.m.
Benicia to think about indoor masks mandate at this week’s metropolis council assembly

The Benicia Metropolis Council will contemplate a decision this week that will implement an indoor masks mandate within the metropolis due the unfold of COVID-19 and the Delta variant. If handed, Benicia could be the primary metropolis in Solano County with a masks requirement in indoor, public settings.

Solano County is the one Bay Area county with out an indoor masks mandate. In early August, eight counties and the Metropolis of Berkeley carried out a masks coverage, following the CDC suggestion that even totally vaccinated individuals put on a masks indoors. If the decision is handed, individuals over the age of 12 could be required to put on a face masks in public, indoor settings in Benicia.

The mandate is scheduled to be mentioned on the Aug. 24 metropolis council assembly at 6 p.m.

Aug. 20, 2021

Marin County to require COVID-19 vaccine verification for first responders subsequent month

Marin County Public Well being introduced an order at the moment that can require first responders to confirm that they’re totally vaccinated beginning subsequent month. Unvaccinated workers might be required to check weekly for the virus.

This can take impact on September 15 and applies to legislation enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical (EMS) personnel and workers who handle emergency calls at hospitals, jails, nursing and congregate care services, the well being company says.

“We’ve seen that outbreaks in high risk settings, when they occur, are often sparked by infected staff or visitors who unknowingly bring the virus into the facility,” mentioned Dr. Matt Willis, Marin County Public Well being Officer in a press launch despatched at the moment.

The company says Marin County has seen a rise in circumstances and hospitalizations, with over 90 p.c of present circumstances being contaminated with the Delta variant.

You will get extra details about COVID-19 vaccines and to discover a Marin County Public Well being vaccine clinic right here.

Chase Heart says followers should present proof of full vaccination

Chase Heart introduced at the moment followers ages 12 and older should present proof of full vaccination. San Francisco’s indoor proof of vaccination requirement took impact Friday because it was beforehand issued again on August 12.

The order said that every one indoor occasions with greater than 1,000 attendees, 12 and older, should present proof they’re totally vaccinated to be able to achieve entry to the venue until there are medical or non secular exemptions, however should supplied a present destructive COVID-19 check 72 hours previous to the sport.

The following Chase Heart occasion, Tame Impala, is scheduled for September 15, 2021. The Warriors’ 2021-22 NBA common season and preseason schedule might be introduced within the close to future, the group mentioned.

Click on right here for extra info on the Golden State Warriors 2021-22 season.

You may learn to entry your vaccination card in your cell machine by clicking right here.

5:15 a.m.
SF vaccine mandate takes impact at the moment
San Francisco’s new vaccine mandate takes impact at the moment. Proof of vaccination is now required at indoor companies like eating places, bars, gyms and museums.

Aug. 19, 2021

2:30 p.m.
Masks advisable at Marin County faculties, even open air, well being officers say

Well being and schooling officers in Marin County are calling on college students and households to put on masks always whereas on college campuses, even open air. The county says common masking provides a layer of safety whereas the Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to unfold.

“Looking across the nation as schools reopen it’s clear the Delta variant presents new challenges,” Dr. Matt Willis, Marin County well being officer, mentioned in a press release Thursday. “We’ve risen to challenges before by following the guidance and using common sense. Face covering is among the easiest and most effective tools we have.”

6:30 a.m.
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass competition canceled in Golden Gate Park
The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass competition has been canceled in Golden Gate Park due to COVID issues. The occasion might be live streamed on October 1, 2, 3 beginning every day at 1 p.m. PT.

5:40 a.m.
SJSU college students return for 1st day of fall semester
San Jose State College will welcome again college students for the primary day of the autumn semester at the moment. SJSU will maintain an on campus celebration beginning at 11 a.m. that features remarks from College President Mary Papazian and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. College students will return to campus after greater than 17 months of largely digital studying as a result of pandemic.

Aug. 18, 2021

10 a.m.
US well being officers advocate COVID booster photographs as infections soar

U.S. well being officers Wednesday introduced plans to supply COVID-19 booster photographs to all Individuals to shore up their safety amid the surging delta variant and indicators that the vaccines’ effectiveness is falling.

The plan, as outlined by the director of the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention and different prime authorities, calls for an additional dose eight months after individuals get their second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. The doses might start the week of Sept. 20. Get extra particulars right here.

9:40 a.m.
LA County requiring face coverings at main outside occasions
Individuals attending main outside occasions in Los Angeles County might be required to put on a masks, no matter vaccination standing, underneath a brand new order issued by the county well being division. The order says these attending “outdoor mega-events” should put on a face protecting always besides when consuming and consuming.

6:10 a.m.
San Jose Unified college students return to school rooms
It is the primary day of college for youths within the South Bay. The San Jose Unified College District says lecturers and college students are required to put on masks no matter vaccination standing.

Aug. 17, 2021

2:15 p.m.
Lafayette Artwork and Wine Competition canceled as a result of COVID-19 ‘setback’

The Lafayette Artwork and Wine competition held yearly in downtown Lafayette has been canceled as a result of Delta variant and unfold of COVID-19, in accordance with the occasion web site.

“As we all know, there has been a significant setback in the public health response to the pandemic, driven by the delta variant and low vaccination rates (not in Lamorinda, but elsewhere),” the occasion web site learn.

Subsequent yr’s occasion might be held Sept. 17-18, 2022. For extra info, click on right here.

2 p.m.
San Francisco’s Nice Dickens Christmas Truthful canceled as a result of Delta variant

The Nice Dickens Christmas Truthful held yearly on the Cow Palace in San Francisco has been postponed till 2022, organizers introduced on the truthful web site.

Organizers cite the transmissible Delta variant as the explanation for canceling this yr’s occasion. The truthful might be held just about for the second yr in a row.

11 a.m.
CA check positivity price underneath 6%

At present’s California coronavirus information exhibits our check positivity price is underneath 6%. The positivity price hasn’t been this low since July 28, when it was 5.9%. It jumped to six.2% on July 29. For reference, the state has been above 5% since July 23.

Listed here are the most recent numbers:
9,748 new circumstances
4,043,407 whole circumstances
7 new deaths
64,201 whole deaths
7 day check positivity price = 5.8%

7,837 hospitalized sufferers (up 262)
1,746 icu sufferers (up 56)

4:30 a.m.
New CA circumstances 600% larger amongst unvaccinated
California launched new COVID-19 numbers displaying the overwhelming majority of latest circumstances are among the many unvaccinated. These circumstances are 600% larger in comparison with circumstances among the many vaccinated. The CDC says 78.3% of eligible Californians have now obtained a minimum of one dose. The California Division of Well being says greater than 45-million doses have been administered.

Aug. 16, 2021

6:30 p.m.
Vaccinated staffer in Gov. Newsom’s workplace checks optimistic for COVID-19

A vaccinated worker in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s workplace examined optimistic for COVID-19, a spokesperson confirmed Monday evening. The particular person has not interacted with the governor or workers that “routinely interacts” with Newsom, in accordance with his press workplace.

3:30 p.m.
San Francisco to reopen mass COVID testing web site
The Metropolis of San Francisco will open a mass COVID-19 testing web site on the South of Market neighborhood as a result of rising every day circumstances, Mayor London Breed introduced on Monday. The location will open on Aug. 18 on seventh and Brannan Streets with the capability to manage 500 checks per day from 9 a.m. to six p.m., seven days every week by appointment solely. Drive-thru and walk-up companies can be found, and check outcomes might be prepared inside 24 to 48 hours. Extra information right here.

6:40 a.m.
West Contra Costa Unified returns to in-person studying
27,000 college students within the West Contra Costa Unified Colleges may also be returning to in-person studying at the moment for the primary time in a yr and a half. That features college students at Michelle Obama Elementary College. They’re going to be on the Richmond campus for the primary time because the college was re-built and named after the previous first woman. Michelle Obama held a digital grand opening at the beginning of the 2020-21 college yr.

Aug. 15, 2021

3 p.m.
Almost 22 million totally vaccinated in California

California is distributing greater than 76,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on common every day, in accordance with the most recent state information. Almost 22 million eligible residents are fulyl vaccinated, and one other 3.4 million are partially vaccinated as of Sunday, the information exhibits.

Aug. 14, 2021

12 p.m.
Santa Clara County approves additional vaccine dose for immunocompromised

Transplant recipients, most cancers sufferers and other people with immunodeficiencies can obtain a 3rd dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine in Santa Clara County as of Saturday. Individuals with diabetes, coronary heart illness or the aged aren’t licensed by the FDA to obtain a 3rd dose until they’ve extra situations that weakens their immune system “to the same extent as someone who had a solid organ transplant,” says a press launch by the County of Santa Clara Public Well being Division. These not sure of in the event that they fall underneath the eligible class ought to seek the advice of with a medical skilled, mentioned the county. Appointments will be scheduled at

9 a.m.
Bay Area counties droop jail visits

In-person visits at Santa Rita Jail have been suspended. The Alameda County Sheriff’s Workplace says it is as a result of an increase in coronavirus circumstances. Skilled non-contact appointments are nonetheless out there. San Francisco County Jail has additionally suspended in-person visits. A jail spokesperson tells ABC7 the visits will resume as quickly because it’s secure to take action, however there is no phrase on how quickly that might be.

Aug. 13, 2021

12:30 p.m.
Contra Costa Co. publicizes vaccine, weekly check requirement for first responders

Contra Costa Co. well being officers introduced a brand new well being order requiring first responders to confirm they’re totally vaccinated or check weekly for the virus.

The order goes into impact Sept. 17 and applies to legislation enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel who work in or might reply to emergency calls at high-risk services comparable to hospitals, jails, nursing and congregate care services. It additionally applies to non-emergency ambulance employees who present medical transport for such services.

10:30 a.m.
CA superintendent discusses vaccines for youths

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond hosted a dialogue on the significance of vaccines for youths as faculties throughout the state put together to open for in-person studying.

7:20 a.m.
Contra Costa Well being Providers has a brand new program paying residents $100 every time they persuade somebody to get totally vaccinated in an effort to spice up vaccination charges. The “Helping Hands Referral Program” is open to anybody age 14 or older. The particular person should not have been beforehand vaccinated for COVID-19. They have to additionally make an appointment utilizing a novel web site you present to them. You’ll be paid $100 whole as a examine or reward card after every particular person you assist will get totally vaccinated. It’s important to register on the county’s well being companies web site.

Aug. 12, 2021

2 p.m.
SF vaccine mandate won’t apply to Oracle Park, Giants says

The San Francisco Giants mentioned the most recent announcement from Mayor London Breed on the proof of vaccination requirement to enter many institutions won’t apply to Oracle Park as a result of it is an outside stadium.

Chase Heart, house to the Golden State Warriors, mentioned on Twitter at the moment it’s going to adjust to the town’s tips – which requires attendees 12 and older to point out proof of vaccination at a venue with greater than 1,000 individuals. The following occasion at Chase Heart is Sept. 15.

1 p.m.
Fb delays staff’ return to workplace till 2022

Fb staff won’t be required to return to the workplace till January 2022, the corporate introduced Thursday. An organization spokesperson informed ABC7 that COVID-19 case information and the Delta variant are driving its strategy to staff’ return to the workplace. Workers could have “ample” discover earlier than needing to return to the workplace.

5:35 a.m.
Transfer-in day for college kids at Cal State East Bay
At present is move-in day for college kids at Cal State East Bay in Hayward. That is the primary time college students might be live on campus since March of 2020. Lessons begin subsequent week.

CDC COVID-19 Transmission Classes by California County

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