San Francisco Gym’s Separation Strategy Fits Well With COVID-Era Concerns

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — A new San Francisco gym is offering a workout experience that, by accident, has become appealing during the era of COVID-19. Trigg Hutchinson is a serious power lifter and doing squats while hefting more than 300 pounds requires a lot of concentration. Hutchinson is one of the first members of a … Read more

San Mateo County surplus COVID-19 supplies damaged by rain after being left outside

SAN MATEO – Millions of dollars worth of surplus personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies purchased by San Mateo County in response to the COVID-19 pandemic were damaged by recent storms after being left outside, the county’s top official said. The items were moved out of the San Mateo Event Center in mid-September to make … Read more

Lunar New Year Street Fair In San Francisco’s Chinatown Canceled Due To COVID-19 Omicron Surge; Parade On For Now

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – The COVID-19 omicron surge is dealing the San Francisco Chinatown business community yet another blow. Organizers canceled a Lunar New Year street fair that was supposed to take place next week. READ MORE: Non-Citizens Eligible To Vote In San Francisco School Board Recall May Have Crucial Role In Outcome The … Read more

Djokovic Back in Detention, Continues to Fight Deportation

Novak Djokovic was reported to be back in immigration detention Saturday after his legal challenge to avoid being deported from Australia for being unvaccinated for COVID-19 was moved to three judges of a higher court. A Federal Court hearing has been scheduled for Sunday, a day before the men’s No. 1-ranked tennis player and nine-time … Read more

Redwood City Extends City Hall Closure Due To COVID-19 Omicron Surge

REDWOOD CITY (CBS SF) – Officials in Redwood City announced that City Hall would be closed to the public for at least another two weeks due to the ongoing COVID-19 omicron surge. According to a statement released Friday, the building will continued to be closed to in-person services through at least the end of January. … Read more

Wastewater Research Shows Drop in COVID-19 Surge

Some good news for Bay Area sewers as a recent sampling of South Bay wastewater appears to show the omicron surge may have already peaked. “People who are sick who are infected with COVID, they do have the virus in their poop and so when that goes into the wastewater and into the sewers that … Read more

COVID-19 Surge Takes Toll on Bay Area Food Banks, Small Businesses

Bay Area food banks and small businesses are struggling to operate these days because so many workers and volunteers are getting COVID-19 and quarantining. At food banks, the need doesn’t stop, so they’re pleading for healthy volunteers. “It’s definitely affected us,” said Diane Zapata, director of volunteer engagement at Second Harvest of Silicon Valley. “We … Read more

Bay Area Expert Says a Quarter of Americans With Omicron May Be Asymptomatic

SAN JOSE (KPIX) — An average of one in four Americans could be infected with COVID-19 and not know it, according to a Bay Area medical expert who said the prediction is based on South Africa’s experience with the omicron surge. “It’s estimated that there’s a higher proportion of people who don’t even know they’re … Read more

San Francisco School District, Teachers Reach Agreement to Keep Classes Open

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The unions of the San Francisco Unified School District reached an agreement with district officials Thursday night that protects the health and safety of educators, staff and students while keeping schools open during the COVID-19 crisis, according to one of the unions. The agreement consists of the proposals made by … Read more