SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — A surge in coronavirus circumstances has been reported within the Bay Space 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 circumstances within the U.S. might 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 day by day, interactive newscast in regards to the coronavirus outbreak within the Bay Space and around the globe. You possibly can verify 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 Bay Space:
Oct. 11, 2021
The primary cruise ship has arrived in San Francisco for the reason that pandemic started. The Majestic Princess marks an necessary milestone within the metropolis’s financial restoration. The Metropolis welcomed 280,000 cruise guests in 2019. The final time a high-profile ship was right here was again in March 2020. The cruise line says passengers needed to be vaccinated and present a adverse COVID check taken inside two days. In all, there might be 21 cruise calls in San Francisco via the tip of the yr, and a report 127 in 2022.
Oct. 8, 2021
Hospitalizations drop however deaths stay excessive
Hospitalizations within the U.S. have dropped from 104,000 to about 69,000 during the last 5 weeks, based on federal knowledge. Greater than a 3rd of the drop was in Florida, the place there are about 13,000 fewer sufferers in comparison with simply over one month in the past. Every day COVID-19-related hospital admissions are additionally down nationally by 13.6% within the final week, based on federal knowledge.
Oct. 7, 2021
United expects journey surge in December
United Airways expects a journey surge and plans to fly 3,500 day by day home flights in December, making it the biggest schedule for the reason that begin of the pandemic. Flight searches for the vacations are up 16% on the airline’s web site and app in comparison with 2019. Florida and ski resorts are anticipated to be the most popular locations.
Oct. 6, 2021
FDA may authorize vaccine for youths after Oct. 26 assembly
The Meals and Drug Administration may challenge an emergency use authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for youngsters ages 5 to 11 quickly after Oct. 26, when the company’s advisory committee plans to debate Pfizer’s knowledge, the FDA’s vaccine chief stated.
Oct. 5, 2021
Bay Space counties take into account easing indoor masks mandate
San Francisco is about to ease its indoor masks mandate. In an announcement, town’s Well being Division says it might seemingly take into account settings which can be low danger with low contact charges, and locations the place individuals are totally vaccinated. It was unclear when the brand new guidelines would possibly go into impact, however Mayor London Breed stated immediately that the change is lengthy overdue. If and when the mandate is lifted, officers counsel persevering with to mask-up as a precaution.
In Contra Costa County, well being officers are finalizing plans to ease masks mandates. The county’s Well being Division confirmed to ABC7 Information that an announcement may come by the tip of this week.
New COVID testing web site opens SFUSD college students, employees
A brand new COVID testing web site opens immediately, completely for San Francisco Unified college students and employees. Will probably be open Tuesdays and Fridays on the Crocker Amazon sports activities complicated on Moscow Avenue. The positioning can administer 150 checks per day for college kids and employees who’re experiencing COVID signs or are thought-about a detailed contact of somebody who has examined constructive. You don’t want an appointment to get examined.
Oct. 4, 2021
COVID vaccine mandate takes impact for NYC lecturers, employees
Lecturers and different college employees members have been speculated to be vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 when the bell rang Monday morning for New York Metropolis’s sprawling college system. Mayor Invoice de Blasio warned that unvaccinated college staffers wouldn’t be allowed to work Monday. United Federation of Lecturers president Michael Mulgrew stated 97% of his union’s members had acquired no less than one vaccine dose as of Monday morning. New York Metropolis’s faculties are among the many first within the nation to require all staff to be inoculated in opposition to the coronavirus. An identical mandate is about to enter impact in Los Angeles on Oct. 15.
Oct. 1, 2021
West Contra Costa Unified approves vaccine mandate
A vaccine mandate has been accepted for West Contra Costa Unified Faculty District. The varsity board voted final night time to require college students, staff, volunteers, board members, distributors and contractors to be vaccinated. Eligible children might be required to have one shot by November 15 and their second shot by December 15. Officers say college students with exemptions might be required to undergo speedy testing as soon as each two weeks, in accordance with district coverage.
Sept. 30, 2021
Napa County vaccine clinic opens immediately
Beginning immediately, you will get your COVID-19 vaccine or a booster shot at a clinic in Napa County. The St. Helena Hospital Basis might be administering first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine for anybody 12 or older. They’re additionally providing booster pictures for eligible individuals who bought their second dose no less than six months in the past. You may additionally be capable to get a flu shot. The vaccine clinic might be held at Napa Valley School’s Higher Valley Campus on School Avenue in Saint Helena beginning at 10 a.m.
Sept. 29, 2021
Santa Cruz County drops indoor masks mandate
Santa Cruz County introduced it is dropping its indoor masks mandate efficient instantly. That comes as a brand new CDC forecast mannequin reveals that COVID hospitalizations are more likely to drop by practically half within the subsequent two weeks. And that very same mannequin reveals circumstances and deaths will proceed to say no over the subsequent 4 weeks.
Vaccine mandate ordered for CA senior automobile staff
The California Division of Public well being issued a brand new order mandating vaccinations for all staff at grownup and senior care amenities. The order applies to all grownup and senior care amenities, sure individuals who present In-Residence Supportive Companies (IHSS), licensed dwelling care aides, and Waiver Private Care Companies (WPCS) suppliers, hospice staff who present providers within the dwelling or a licensed facility, and all staff, in addition to service supplier staff, who present providers via the state’s regional facilities that serve people with developmental and mental disabilities.
Sept. 28, 2021
CA has lowest transmission fee in US
California is shifting in the appropriate path in terms of controlling the unfold of the virus. In keeping with new numbers from the CDC our state continues to have the bottom transmission fee. It is the one state within the U.S. within the “average” virus transmission class. All different states have “excessive” or “substantial” virus transmission. As for COVID-19 testing, California’s positivity fee dropped to 2.6 % over the previous eight weeks. Knowledge from the state that the Bay Space is doing higher than California as an entire. Marin County has the bottom 7-day common within the state with simply 8.5 circumstances per 100,000.
Sept. 27, 2021
Folsom Avenue Honest returns to SF after 2 years
The Folsom Avenue Honest in San Francisco returned after a 2-year delay due to COVID. Whereas the one-of-a-kind occasion hasn’t modified, the pandemic is prompting new guidelines and pointers. Proof of vaccination was required for entry as have been masks. Earlier than COVID, a few quarter-million individuals attended the competition. This yr, the gang was a lot smaller at about 40,000. One other new rule this yr – no alcohol gross sales on the road. As a substitute organizers wished individuals to help native bars which have had a tricky time through the pandemic.
Sept. 24, 2021
CVS, Walgreens, Ceremony Support providing COVID-19 booster pictures
In the present day, with steering from the CDC, three drug shops have introduced they’re giving Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot to eligible populations.
CVS introduced it has began giving booster pictures immediately. It’s possible you’ll ebook your appointment right here.
Ceremony Support began providing pictures for walk-ins immediately and can begin taking appointments on-line tomorrow.
Walgreens says it is going to be even be taking appointments on-line beginning tomorrow as properly.
The drug shops listed the next pointers set by ACIP and CDC:
CDC director overrules panel, recommends COVID-19 boosters for frontline, well being care staff
The CDC panel on Thursday voted in opposition to saying that folks can get a booster if they’re ages 18 to 64 years and are health-care staff or have one other job that places them at elevated danger of being uncovered to the virus. However CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky disagreed and put that advice again in, noting that such a transfer aligns with an FDA booster authorization determination earlier this week. This is the complete story.
WHO endorses antibody therapy for some individuals
The World Well being Group is recommending an expensive antibody therapy for sure coronavirus sufferers within the newest replace to its pointers for treating individuals with COVID-19. The brand new pointers, revealed Friday within the journal BMJ, say the 2 antibodies – casirivimab and imdevimab – made by Regeneron ought to be given to individuals contaminated with COVID-19 who’re at highest danger of hospitalization and to individuals whose personal immune techniques haven’t mounted a response.
Sept. 23, 2021
CDC advisory panel backs Pfizer boosters for individuals 65+, at-risk teams
The U.S. vaccination drive in opposition to COVID-19 stands on the verge of a significant new part: Authorities advisers on Thursday really helpful booster doses of Pfizer’s vaccine for tens of millions of Individuals
The advisory panel to the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention really helpful the additional doses for individuals 65 and older, nursing dwelling residents, and people who find themselves 50 to 64 with underlying medical circumstances. It additionally stated boosters might be supplied to individuals 18 to 49 with underlying circumstances.
The pictures could be given no less than six months after the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. This is the complete story.
Calif. contemplating college vaccine mandate
California Well being and Human Companies Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly stated the state is contemplating a vaccine mandate in faculties, however they don’t have a plan in place at the moment. Ghaly made the announcement throughout an replace this morning California’s COVID-19 vaccine motion plan. Among the many prime priorities: Primary: getting the unvaccinated, vaccinated; two, the necessary efforts of working with healthcare techniques, that are enjoying a higher function in getting individuals vaccinated, and three, working with faculties, to get kids vaccinated as they change into eligible.
Fremont Pageant of Arts canceled
For the second yr in a row, the Fremont Pageant of the Arts will not be taking place. It was set to happen this weekend however the Fremont Chamber of Commerce known as it off due to COVID considerations. The chamber’s CEO instructed the East Bay Occasions — controlling security would’ve been laborious as a result of the occasion typically attracts greater than 300,000 individuals.
Oakland Unified Faculty District approves COVID vaccination mandate for college kids 12 and up
The Oakland Unified Faculty Board voted to approve vaccine mandates for these 12 and older. These with sure medical circumstances and spiritual beliefs are exempt — however little question, it’s a main step with the Delta variant spreading so rapidly amongst kids. This is the complete story.
Sept. 22, 2021
Biden doubles US international donation of COVID-19 vaccine pictures to 1 billion Pfizer doses
President Joe Biden introduced Wednesday that america is doubling its buy of Pfizer’s COVID-19 pictures to share with the world to 1 billion doses as he embraces the objective of vaccinating 70% of the worldwide inhabitants inside the subsequent yr. Get the complete story right here.
Oakland Unified to think about pupil vaccine mandate
Oakland Unified will take into account a proposal immediately that may require all eligible college students get vaccinated for COVID-19. The decision would give college students till October 3 to get their first dose and till October 31 to get their second. Vaccination charges inside the district are already heading in the right direction.
FDA authorizes Pfizer COVID vaccine boosters for at-risk teams
The U.S. Meals and Drug Administration approved Pfizer booster pictures Wednesday for seniors and different high-risk Individuals, paving the way in which for third doses to be supplied as early as the tip of the week. Full story right here.
Sept. 21, 2021
San Francisco airport staff required to be vaccinated beneath new mandate
All airport staff in San Francisco will now be required to be vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19, Mayor London Breed introduced Tuesday morning. The vaccine requirement takes impact instantly and applies to airline, service, concession and building staff. Some staff could also be eligible for an exemption from the vaccine for a medical incapacity or a “sincerely held” non secular perception. These people should endure weekly COVID-19 testing. The mayor says San Francisco is the primary U.S. airport to challenge a mandate like this.
Dreamforce kicks off at Moscone Middle in San Francisco immediately
Dreamforce kicks off immediately at Moscone Middle in San Francisco. Salesforce’s annual conference might be scaled down — drawing about 5,000 individuals as an alternative of the standard 170,000 individuals. In-person occasions are “invitation solely” due to COVID protocols. Everybody else will be capable to watch it on-line. Vaccines are required for anybody attending in-person. Dreamforce runs via Thursday.
Sept. 20, 2021
SF Marathon returns with new protocols
Runners are again racing on the streets of San Francisco. The San Francisco Marathon bought underway early Sunday morning. Runners headed north alongside The Embarcadero, into the Presidio, throughout the Golden Gate Bridge, via the Richmond District and again to the Ferry Constructing. Runners needed to put on masks whereas on Nationwide Park property. COVID pressured organizers to cancel the marathon final yr. This yr on the lads’s facet, Greg Billington of San Francisco got here in first. The ladies’s winner was Judith Corachan from Spain.
Sept. 17, 2021
Apple so as to add testing mandate for workers
Apple is including a testing mandate for its workforce in shops and at places of work. For workers who’re vaccinated, they are going to be examined on occasion. Unvaccinated staff might be examined much more often. In contrast to a number of different tech corporations, Apple has not issued a vaccination mandate. The testing mandate will take impact subsequent month. Company staff aren’t speculated to return to the workplace till the start of subsequent yr.
Sept. 16, 2021
SF providing free public performances
San Francisco is bringing some life again to the streets with free public performances. It is known as SF Wednesdays and the concept is to convey leisure to a few of San Francisco’s iconic places. The performances proceed each Wednesday via October 20, in Union Sq., Embarcadero Plaza, and Mint Plaza in SoMa.
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