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    California’s reopening Tuesday bookends the remarkable emergence of what was, until the coronavirus pandemic, a relatively obscure profession: the public health officer.While Anthony Fauci has become a household name, local public health officials in Northern California — particularly the group of 13 county and city appointees known as the Association of Bay Area Health Officials — exert even more influence over...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily...
    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) – Health officers from all over the Bay Area gathered in San Francisco on Thursday to voice their support for the return of in-person learning for all students in the fall. With most COVID-19 restrictions being lifted across the state as California prepares to fully reopen on June 15, the gathering marked the first time all 10...
    In a united display of support for in-person learning, health officers from across the Bay Area gathered Thursday in San Francisco to call for schools to fully reopen this fall. Speaking on the steps of Everett Middle School in San Francisco, 10 health officials said the risk of COVID-19 transmission among masked children is low and the switch to virtual...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Ten Bay Area and Northern California health officers gathered for this first time since March 2020 Thursday, without face masks or physical distancing, urging schools to reopen fully for in-person learning in the fall."The lack of in-person learning has disrupted education, weakened the social supports provided by school communities, negatively impacted mental health and prevented participation...
    SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) – Bay Area health officers said Friday that they back plans for schools to return to full-time in-person learning this fall, amid continuing COVID-19 case drops and rising vaccination rates. “The lack of in-person learning has disrupted education, weakened the social supports provided by school communities, negatively impacted mental health, and prevented participation in the rituals...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Health officers in the Bay Area said people seeking COVID-19 vaccines can receive them at the same time as other shots, in the wake of new guidance by the Centers for Disease Control. According to a joint statement, the officers in all nine counties and the city of Berkeley are encouraging health providers to offer...
    Just over one year ago, as the coronavirus pandemic surged through California, Bay Area health officers debated what would become one of the earliest in a series of unprecedented decisions to shut down public life for the nearly 8.5 million people in the region: Whether — and to what extent — they should shut down mass gatherings. As the necessity...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – As some debate the differences between the approved COVID-19 vaccines, health officials across the Bay Area gave their endorsement of all three shots, saying the vaccines are highly effective. “With COVID-19 continuing to circulate as we work toward community immunity, our collective medical advice is this: the best vaccine is the one you can get...
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    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Health officers in most of the San Francisco Bay Area issue new stay-at-home order as hospitals, ICU beds fill. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    (CBS SF) — Bay Area counties will be adopting the state’s new stay-at-home order beginning Sunday in light of the spike in COVID cases and surge in ICU patients. The health officers from Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Santa Clara, San Francisco and the City of Berkeley announced their jurisdictions would enact California’s regional stay-at-home order and not wait until the...
    (CBS SF) — Bay Area counties will be adopting the state’s new stay-at-home order beginning Sunday in light of the spike in COVID cases and surge in ICU patients. The health officers from Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Santa Clara, San Francisco and the City of Berkeley announced their jurisdictions would enact California’s regional stay-at-home order and not wait until the...
    Click here if you’re having trouble viewing this video on a mobile device. At 1 p.m. Friday, health officers from six jurisdictions in the Bay Area will offer a response to the regional shelter-in-place health order announced Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The jurisdictions that will be in attendance are: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Santa Clara and San Francisco...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Cases of COVID-19 in California have been climbing at an alarming rate for weeks and have prompted many new health restrictions and reopening roll backs across the state as the holiday season looms.California recorded nearly 12,000 new cases on Saturday, totaling 1,183,320 infections since the pandemic started in March.Not only are cases rising, but hospitalizations are...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- As we inch closer to the Thanksgiving holiday, there are some mixed messages about holiday travel. Can you get tested for COVID-19 and then travel to see family or friends? The answer depends on which Bay Area county you live in.The message from San Francisco health officials is clear: Stay home this Thanksgiving."Please do not use...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Health Officers in at least 11 Northern California areas are pushing heavy recommendations for holiday travel and get-togethers over Thanksgiving and Christmas.COVID-19 numbers have risen both statewide and nationwide. Now doctors are urging caution if you plan to see family or friends in the coming weeks."We are seeing this increase spikes of cases," says Dr. Curtis...
    Bay Area health officers are considering issuing quarantine recommendations for those traveling to and from the region over the holidays, along with a host of other tactics to stem coronavirus’ spread, a county spokesperson said Wednesday. With the holidays looming — along with the potential for family gatherings outside Northern California — health officers are discussing various ways to stop...
    SAN JOSE — Starting this week, clinicians who handle escalating mental-health crises in Santa Clara County will have swift access to a specially trained team of San Jose police officers when they go on calls in the Bay Area’s largest city. It marks a notable boost for the county’s Mobile Crisis Response Team, which for the past two years has...
    Bay Area health officers’ retreat and fractured approach to slowing the spread of the coronavirus isn’t working. It’s confusing residents and undercutting respect for the counties’ health orders. The results are clear: Too many people are ignoring the disparate rules as Bay Area coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are rising rapidly. It’s time for the region’s health officers to show leadership,...
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