September 20, 2021

Coronavirus Bay Area live updates: Marin Co. first responders required to show vaccination proof

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

The most recent variety of confirmed instances 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 a part of anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7’s every day, interactive newscast in regards to the coronavirus outbreak within the Bay Area and around the globe. You possibly can test right here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m.

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

Sept. 15, 2021


Marin Co. first responders required to show vaccination proof
Beginning as we speak, first responders in Marin County will probably be required to show proof that they’re absolutely vaccinated towards COVID-19. Those that will not be will want to go bear weekly testing. Officers say it is in response to the continuing surge in COVID instances throughout the area. The brand new well being order applies to regulation enforcement officers, firefighters and EMS personnel. Additionally associated employees concerned in emergency calls at high-risk settings like hospitals, jails, nursing and congregate care services.

Sept. 14, 2021

2 p.m.
Contra Costa County to require vaccine, adverse check to enter some companies

Contra Costa County will implement a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for native companies later this month. Starting Sept. 22, clients could have to show proof of vaccination or a adverse COVID-19 check to enter eating places, gyms and different indoor companies. The county says present every day case charge is as excessive because it was final February with 20 deaths in simply the first seven days of September. The brand new order will affect companies like eating places, bars, leisure venues and health services, together with yoga and dance studios, the county mentioned. Staff at these companies may even have to show proof of full vaccination by Nov. 1 or check every week for COVID-19.

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

Sept. 13, 2021

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

Chase Heart’s first large-scale occasion because the pandemic started is being held on Wednesday. A live performance by different rock performer Tame Impala will put the sector’s new entry necessities to the check. Underneath the mandate issued by town final month, anybody age 12 or older is required to show proof of full vaccination to enter the sector 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 might 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.
In the present day is deadline for CA employees sick go away extension
In the present day is the deadline for state lawmakers to lengthen the COVID-19 coverage that provides California employees two additional weeks of sick go away. Federal funding for the coverage that took impact earlier this 12 months expires on September 30. The state legislature would want to cross an extension by the top of as we speak to keep away from a lapse. However, lawmakers would want to discover a new supply for funding the sick go away coverage. It has sustained revenue for a lot of low revenue employees.. notably of minorities throughout the pandemic.

Sept. 9, 2021


5:20 a.m.
20 COVID deaths in Contra Costa County in previous week
No less than 20 COVID deaths have been recorded in simply the previous week in Contra Costa County. Deaths elevated even if the 7-day common of recent 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 at present 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 employees 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 displaying signs. Ten jail employees have additionally examined constructive. The instances have been found throughout common COVID-19 testing.

Sept. 7, 2021


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

Sept. 6, 2021


6:25 a.m.
OUSD sends emails on instances in error
When you obtained an e-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 possibly can ignore the emails. OUSD is popping off its system so it may repair the issue.

Sept. 5, 2021


9:35 a.m.
Oakland Zoo provides 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 cross is valued at $98. The marketing campaign is a part of the zoo’s neighborhood outreach. The subsequent pop-up clinic will probably be held on Sept. 30 — guests can both drop in or pre-register for an appointment on-line or by telephone. For extra info 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 final 12 months 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 adverse COVID-19 check 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 using masks by all contributors, together with coaches, employees, volunteers and even spectators — no matter vaccination standing.
The steerage is geared 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 employees to contemplate strike over COVID-19, union says

A union representing concession employees at Oracle Park, dwelling of the San Francisco Giants, introduced Thursday that staff are contemplating occurring strike due to a COVID-19 outbreak, lack of hazard pay and masks enforcement. In a press release, the union mentioned at the very least 20 staff have examined constructive for COVID-19 because the stadium reopened. The employees are employed by Bon Appetit, an organization 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 determine whether or not employees 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 at the moment.

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

This contains 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 contains indoor occasion areas the place meals or drink is served. Town additionally says whereas this order will turn out to be efficient September 3, it is not going to be enforced by town till 8a.m. on Friday, September 10. This can permit a one-week grace interval for companies to come into compliance.
Additionally by October fifteenth, 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. 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. employees have to be vaccinated or check weekly
Beginning as we speak, all Sonoma County emergency employees have to be vaccinated or submit to weekly COVID testing. County well being officers expanded the state’s well being order final 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 at the very least one dose. California has put extra pictures in arms than some other state — – administering over 47 million doses of the vaccine. The state has carried out measures requiring that employees in well being care settings be absolutely vaccinated, in addition to stricter necessities for guests at well being care services. California has additionally carried out a regular that each one college employees and all state employees both show proof of full vaccination or be examined at the very least as soon as per week.

6:30 a.m.
If you have not been again on BART because the starting of the pandemic there is a new incentive. BART is providing 50% off all Clipper fares in September. The low cost is taken while you faucet your card at a fare gate. BART set a pandemic ridership file final 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 check contributors 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 encourage different individuals internet hosting occasions to supply COVID assessments, 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 known as this a “major milestone” on Sunday, however mentioned there may be nonetheless “work to do.”

Aug. 27, 2021


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

Aug. 26, 2021

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

The Alameda County Superior Court docket would require all staff, volunteers, interns and contractors to be full vaccinated by Nov. 1, the court docket introduced Thursday. In a press release, the court docket mentioned some exemptions will probably be made for disabilities, medical contraindications and “sincerely held” non secular beliefs, although these people will probably be required to be examined usually 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 focus on the booster shot rollout. Yesterday, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson revealed information displaying 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. Staff have 30 days to comply. In the event that they refuse, they might face go away with out pay or termination.

Aug. 24, 2021

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

San Francisco’s Outdoors Lands pageant would require attendees to be vaccinated towards COVID-19 or show proof of a adverse 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 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 predicted 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 adverse check outcomes for entry
Beginning Aug. 27, California Academy of Sciences would require proof of vaccination or adverse COVID check inside 72 hours of scheduled go to. The museum says the coverage doesn’t apply to youth ages 11 and beneath who will not be at present 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 show proof of vaccination or adverse check outcomes
Beginning as we speak, San Jose metropolis staff should show proof of vaccination or submit weekly adverse check outcomes. Those that fail to accomplish that might be positioned on unpaid go away. 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 in keeping with suggestions from Santa Clara County Well being officers.

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