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Friday, June 11
It's really the perfect storm for potential scammers. Millions of vaccinated Californians are eligible for the “Vax For The Win” lottery. Many Californians are waiting for a random phone call that say they’ve won $50,000 or more than $1 million. But state officials are now asking people to be on the lookout for potentially fake notifications.
San Francisco is the first major U.S. city to get 80% of its eligible residents to receive a COVID vaccine dose, Mayor London Breed said.
And the Vax for the Win continues with another 15 Californians receiving $50,000 each.
Thursday, June 10
If you haven't checked out our resource on what the Bay Area will look like when the state reopens on June 15, check out our county-by-county breakdown.
The 49ers hope to get 85% of their players vaccinated before training camp in late July.
Moderna has asked the FDA to clear its coronavirus vaccine for adolescents 12 to 17. If approved, it would likely dramatically expand the number of COVID vaccine shots available to middle and high school students ahead of the next school year.
In San Francisco, there has been a lot of discussion about access to toilets and what gets left behind on the streets. Through the pandemic a program expanded, but one supervisor has questions about where things stand.
Wednesday, June 9
Cal/OSHA, California’s workplace regulators have reversed themselves for the second time in a week. They withdrew a controversial, pending mask regulation late Wednesday. That will give them time to consider a rule that more closely aligns with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s promise that the state will fully reopen from the pandemic on June 15.
One of California's top public health officials confirmed Wednesday that the state will align with federal face masking guidance when the state's tiered reopening system is lifted next week.
COVID-19 infections continue to fall around the country as the push for vaccinations rises. At the current pace, the nation will not reach the president's goal of 70% of adults with at least one dose by July 4. Right now, we’re about 6% shy of it -- but that 6% could be hard to convince.
Alameda County officially moved into the yellow tier in the state's reopening system this week, meaning nearly every business can return to 50% indoor capacity.
Tuesday, June 8
The city of San Francisco is moving forward with reopening plans next week as health officials say with nearly 80% of eligible residents vaccinated, it is safe to drop most COVID-19 restrictions.
What are other Bay Area counties planning to do ahead of the June 15 reopening date? Here’s what we know about how the region will move forward.
Kaiser Permanente officials announced Tuesday that they are expanding COVID-19 vaccine trials to include children ages 5-11 in Oakland, Santa Clara and Sacramento.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced a program aimed at helping low-income families hit hard by the pandemic move closer to financial stability.
Monday, June 7
As June 15 approaches, there are still concerns about whether enough people are getting vaccinated before the state’s reopening date. Raj Mathai spoke to Dr. Peter Chin-Hong of UCSF for clarity and Abbey Fernandez shares concerns from Bay Area residents.
California’s reopening is right around the corner, so NBC Bay Area sought out information from restaurant owners and doctors on what June 15 will mean for Bay Area residents.
So, where did COVID-19 come from? NBC Bay Area’s Janelle Wang spoke with Berkeley professor Rasmus Nielsen, who is part of a group of global researchers, calling for the scientific community to look into the lab-leak theory.
Friday, June 4
In Napa County, officials report the first coronavirus-related death in a vaccinated person.
Thursday, June 3
Wednesday, June 2
With California restaurants just 12 days away from no more COVID-19 restrictions and full indoor dining, some SF restaurants are adding dining surcharges.
The state of California has agreed not to impose greater coronavirus restrictions on church gatherings than it does on retail establishments in a pair of settlements that provide more than $2 million in fees to lawyers who challenged the rules as a violation of religious freedom.
As San Francisco works to recover financially from the pandemic, Mayor London Breed on Tuesday announced her budget priorities for the next two years that include investments in the ongoing COVID-19 response, homelessness, and public safety.
The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District will reduce the physical distancing requirement aboard its buses to 3 feet starting next week.