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>> announcer: if you'd like to be part of a virtual audience and you have a computer with a camera, log on to and click "be part of the audience." ♪ >>now at 5 stay at home orders are under way at this hour in 4 bay area counties, san francisco santa clara alameda and contra costa. marine county will join that group tomorrow afternoon. thank you for joining us at 5 o'clock everybody. i'm grant lotus and i'm vicki liviakis those 5 counties have chosen to enact covid related rollbacks. >>even before the bay area's icu capacity hits below 15%
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because health officers fear that waiting will lead to our hospitals just being overrun so that's where we are and here's a look at what businesses are shutting down because of the order personal services things like hair and nail salons barber shops closed. >>restaurants can only offer take-out or delivery. so outdoor dining is no longer on the table. the effect also deals with indoor gyms have to close drive-in gatherings outdoor playgrounds entertainment centers zoos. museums and. boat operators as well as open air bus operators and all of those businesses are being forced to close their doors. at a really bad time the holiday season is here and most have already of course been hit hard by the pandemic yeah, this is certainly having a devastating impact on those businesses. >>our kron four's dan kerman joins us now live at san francisco's union street. with more dan. >>well you know it's not unusual for bay area health officers to act in advance of
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the state. they really have been doing this since covid-19 began, but here are the results and that is these outdoor restaurant eating areas are now empty because that's just one of the impacts of bringing up restrictions early. it's easy to spot impacts of the new covid restrictions in san francisco playgrounds are empty barber shops are closed. so we're nail salons parklets have had their chairs and tables removed. >>and outdoor dining areas are empty because that too has been shut down. and that's led to a dramatic impact on workers we had to lay off 52 >>indefinitely effective this morning. just just my 2 restaurants laurie thomas is president of the golden gate restaurant association and owns 2 restaurants in the city. >>one she's closing in till the new restrictions are lifted. the other will be open for takeout and delivery if they can do enough business. >>we're causing such financial
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pain and hardship that it is very hard for people to understand why we're doing this in the bottom line is that. >>we're trying cut down the interactions between people who are from different households who. who might be infected. remember that 60% of the transmission. this virus goes on when people have no symptoms. >>you see san francisco infectious disease for allah just doctor george rutherford says keeping people from different households apart has proven successful in places like france. he says doing it now will slow transmission which will keep hospitals an icy use from being overrun and that will reduce the death toll. >>we saw what happened in new york. you know in march when the icy is we're saturated. people who had treatable say bubble conditions myocardial strokes traffic accidents. diabetic you know acid us all the sorts of things you see and i see is when there is no room at the inn you know
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that's when the mortality when i went through the roof. so you know that's what we're trying to do an aside only covid mortality but understands everything else mortality as well as to the hospital. >>officials now tell us that we will have to wait and see just what impact this has but they're optimistic we'll have the impact they want restaurants though indicate that the federal government must step in not only to help small businesses but also to help employees many of whom are now out of work this order runs through after the first of the year at least live in san francisco. dan kerman kron 4 news. >>thank you day mayor london breed announced 3 new measures aimed at helping local small businesses in san francisco amid the new stay at home order. the city will extend the deadlines for businesses to pay their annual licensing fees that is one of the costliest bills of business faces in order to have their licenses to operate. also locally owned businesses who
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have a shared spaces permit are now able to receive up to a $5,000 check in reimbursement from the city that permit allowed restaurants to construct these parklets end you sidewalks for outdoor dining and the city is also launching the san francisco, latino small business fund. more than 3 million dollars will go towards supporting latino owned businesses and small businesses in neighborhoods that serve the latino community. >>and we're heading into the week with grim predictions made by san francisco's health department director doctor grant colfax he predicts city hospitals are going to run out of beds by december 26th health officials sent the frightening reality check to last night saying that right now we are seeing the worst covid-19 surges in the city. hospitals are overwhelmed and might not be able to care for everyone who needs it. but unlike other surges every hospital here in california is under the same stress so the worries that there wouldn't even be a place to transfer
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people if the bed right now doctor colfax says in the last month hospitalizations have tripled and in the last week have increased by 35%. >>if this trend continues and we do not slow the spread of the virus. >>we will be unable to care for people in san francisco's hospitals. >>and it's not only because of events but it's because we will not have enough nurses and doctors to adequately care for people. if this trend continues, and we do not all do our part to slow the spread of the virus and it. hurts me to say this, but there may not be a nurse or doctor. her hospital available to care for you. >>doctor colfax says that not only would they not be able to help every covid patients, but also patients with other health needs or even emergencies could be in danger of not receiving any care.
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well day one of lock down 2 point o has people trying to go about their business amid the new more restrictive health orders that we've certainly been here before right but the new rules are. >>still going to take some getting used to again kron four's rob fladeboe joins us live from san jose with an early look at. now the picture is emerging in the south bay rob. >>that's right grant. empty streets an empty parking lots are any indication it does appear that many people are indeed staying home at least for now, but a few places that saw some limited traffic today retails restaurant serving takeout and until people get the hang of this new lockdown playgrounds as well seeing some traffic. let's take a closer look. >>traffic was noticeably light here in downtown san jose monday with the new stricter health order now in effect. why best described lincoln avenue here in willow glen parking is plentiful. and there's no traffic on the
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sidewalk either. signs like this one inform shoppers at retail stores must now limit capacity inside to 20%, playing it safe by ordering online and taking advantage of curbside pickup was sylvia to ron still a little cautious about the situation in general like i'm not. >>super anxious or over the top, but i think we all have to be really careful. >>the bars are not open and neither are those sidewalk and parking lot tent that had allowed bars and restaurants to serve outdoors already hard-hit restaurants must now get by on takeout orders only expecting to pay a bit more and wait a bit longer for his takeout food is carlos crispy she'll if you want to order something to go take twice as long to because everyone else is trying to order something else to go you can't just simply coming here to down need anymore. >>goodness centers and hair salons are closed once again too. but unseasonably warm weather found people out and
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about today. >>walking pets or shooting baskets here at frank graeme hall park. playgrounds like this one are also supposed to be off limits. but enforcement appears to be based on the honor system, closing playgrounds to children is well intentioned. but misguided says regular visitor marks and with social distancing and paris supervision. >>i don't think that would much of a problem >>but outdoors like this i don't see much of a problem at all. >>now it's my understanding that we can expect some level of official indoors. but when it comes to those indoor activities like retail and restaurants and the like, regarding playgrounds the wearing of masks and social distancing and other things take place we're reminded that once again this is a matter of a personal responsibility just as it was the first time around live in san jose rob fladeboe kron 4 news.
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>>thank you rob down to the north bay marine county's new stay at home order does not go into effect until tomorrow at noon in nevada this morning people are rushing to stock up on supplies here at costco when marines order goes into effect most indoor activities including movie theaters museums, bars hair and nail salons barber shops will have to close a few miles south strawberry near mill valley employees at dia know salon where taking as many last minute hair appointments as they could one stylist their worries. this shutdown could be the final blow for the shop. >>what is the 3rd time this year so it's very upsetting and i know many friends brilliant business owners to unfortunately have to reopen even so hoping that that doesn't happen here, but it's very hard to keep on keeping on sometimes to be honest without paycheck. >>although most indoor activities will be ended or limited during this new stay at home order schools that had already resumed in person classes will be allowed to
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stay open. >>state leaders today rolled out a new app to alert californians when they've been exposed to someone with covid-19. this announcement comes as state lawmakers start a new legislative session that's going to focus on the economic fallout from this virus. our capitol bureau reporter ashley zavala explains. >>as covid-19 continues to spread in california state leaders monday unveiled ca notify a new app that will alert users when they've been exposed to someone with the virus is 100% private. one percent secure. >>100% voluntary you opt in or you choose not to and there's no tracking noose was administration says once downloaded those who test positive for the virus will be provided to code from the department of public health it will be up to the user to plug in the code into the app which would then notify other app users using bluetooth technology. >>who are within 6 feet of the person for at least 15 minutes state leaders promised this does not share identities or collect any location data
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apple and google help the state designed the app it goes live december 10th. i'm. >>very very. sober about the adoption rates and i don't expect 10's of millions of people quite the contrary. the announcement came just hours before state lawmakers met here at the golden one center to kick off the new legislative session. personally i think it's a great use of technology because we should be leveraging technology to alert people especially if they. >>possibly have been risk exposure go to public place the app is the latest effort by the newsom administration to slow the spread of the virus following a new stay at home order implemented in more than half of the state starting session socially distant and without the usual friends and family, some lawmakers in the assembly say the legislature should have more involvement in the states pandemic response kids are still out of school you know by the million. >>we have too many businesses that are still shut down. we have an evt and unemployment department has hundreds 100's of thousands of our case is still in its backlog and these are basic issues of government
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performance that have really hurt people throughout the state of california and the legislature's just kind of let it happen and stood by legislative leaders say confronting the coronavirus and its fallout in the economy and education remains a top priority in sacramento, ashley zavala kron 4 news. >>still to come define the rules why 20's fate gym owner will stay open inside despite the new rules and stay at home orders now in effect for much of the bay area the outdoor activity changes you need to know about. and what's the next step once we get a covid vaccine approved we'll take a look at what you can expect once distribution begins. i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow gusty winds record heat high fire danger, it's steamy day for december could we soon see some rain we'll talk
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>>more than 300,000 vaccines from pfizer are on their way right now to california. during a press conference today governor newsome says that the u.s. state ordered the vaccines from pfizer last friday, the initial 327,000 vaccines will go first to facilities that will vaccinate high risk health care workers on wednesday, there is a community vaccine advisory committee meeting to then discuss the first phase a distribution to the public. fda approval of pfizer's vaccine is expected as early as december 10th, they are expected to then discuss moderna's vaccine on the 17th.
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>>we're working on a planning assumption of 2.1 6 million doses of the vaccine with in the calendar month of december, so remember your net and pfizer acquired 2 vaccination shots each dose is one shot so cut that number in half in terms of how you allocate police your own minds number of individuals that can avail themselves if they choose to the vaccine. >>the governor says there's a different process of request and ordering vaccines from pfizer and moderna they are working with both and have infrastructure in place to safely transport those vaccines. once the approval is made. >>in the east bay, at least one gym will continue to allow people to work out inside despite this new stay at home order kron four's maureen kelly reports from blow crossfit. >>the owner of diablo crossfit craig howard is still letting his members push their
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physical limits inside his gym. but by doing so he's pushing his luck with the public health department, currently gyms are only supposed to allow workouts outside many of our members in our express to an extreme desire to continue their physical fitness. >>what to help make stronger and more fit in and more immune to. things like the coronavirus but also for their mental health howard says with high ceilings roll-up doors wide open and commercial fans circulating the air he's made the inside as safe as the outdoors but he's already been fined 3 times by the county since november. >>first for $250 then $500 and then last week for a $1000 according to the p i o for the contra costa district attorney's office which has been helping enforce the public health orders unless there's an outdoor component they are not allowed to be operating in any way and so. >>we've communicated that with mister howard multiple couple times for many many months. >>and so at this point we had
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to act and we had to go out and issue these fines unless the guidance changes from doctor fart the county health officer we will continue to in force on behalf of the health department because at the end of the day. the virus is very active cases are skyrocketing hospitalizations are going through the roof the gym owner says he can't make ends meet teaching only outdoors. >>some of his members have launched a go fund me account that's already raised nearly 20 grand to help pay his fines. my expectation is it will be open to all of the next weekend on the open. >>6 months from now it could get expensive the da's office says diablo crossfit could be fined a $1000 each day they're found to be in violation. maureen kelly kron 4 news. a san francisco police officer is facing charges for non-fatal shooting that happened one year ago officer krista flores and the man he shot jamaica hampton. >>or indicted by a grand jury on friday for the 2019 shooting. hampton is accused of attacking the officers who
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later shot him while officer floors is being investigated for his use of force hampton suffered several injuries from the shooting scene here in body cam video and he had to have one of his legs amputated the dha subdued dean hopes both men will voluntarily surrender. the san francisco police officers association released a statement that says quote chase of a dean's decision is absolutely appalling. a san francisco man was seriously injured last night when 2 suspects robbed and shot him. it happened around 11 o'clock there castro and elizabeth streets in no police say the suspects robbed the 41 year-old victim of his phone before shooting him. twice and then running away the victim was taken to a los local hospital with life threatening injuries an update on. his condition is unknown at this time, no arrests have been made. >>yosemite national park will only be open for daytime activities following the state's stay at home order
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that means lodging and campgrounds will be temporarily closed along with shuttle services. the park will open daily from the morning till 05:00pm officials have previously extended annual passes due to closures but it's not clear if they will be extending again. the park stops requiring reservations for day use on november 1st. all right it was snowy there. it is cold at at least this time of year in general, but what a warm day warm and you need some moisture. i think a lot meteorologist lawrence karnow. >>joins us now with a look at is their precipitation in our future yeah we actually have a little raindrop or 2 in the forecast least in the next 7 days here, but today was all about the winds again in the high fire danger righ% here. >>in december and some record temperatures around the bay area to probably felt that if you walked outside lot of the numbers today moving well into the 70's around the bay area what a day it has been today but we're going to see those gusty winds begin to subside overnight tonight and as those winds begin to calm down we're
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going to see a return to some chillier temperatures and some of the valley's tonight so that air is very dry out there right now looking beautiful as clear as can be san francisco you see just some beautiful conditions out there right now but certainly of temperatures they were something else today around the bay area fact the numbers shooting all the way to 75 degrees that was a record in santa rosa, san francisco international airport 73 that was a record happen bay, a record at 70 to tie a record at 74 degrees an app and also tied a record in canfield at 72 degrees. how about those winds they were gusting very strong in the north bay, mount saint helene a 70 mile an hour gusts overnight healdsburg 67 mile an hour gust, 66 mount diablo the oakland hills almost 50 mile an hour gusts. there mountain on the santa cruz mountains 28 mile an hour gusts. it looks like those winds begin to subside around the bay area but boy it was blustery in spots it looks like things are going to calm down more so now looks like a return some better weather but we may have some high fire danger. i think as we get into
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the middle of this week we'll see another round of some gusty winds. i think late on wednesday thursday more on that and the chance of rain coming up and look forward to the still ahead. >>we've got a heartwarming story you won't want to miss how inmates in a california prison came toge
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>>a bay area college freshman is able to attend the academy of art university after getting some financial help from unlikely source prisoners
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in california. the young man spoke to kron four's haaziq about this life changing experience. >>i got over the prison ministry my sophomore year. >>19 year-old scion green is experiencing his freshman year at the academy of art university in san francisco. the opportunity was made possible after he volunteered to be a part of public high schools, prison ministry program during the program jason bryant inmate who at the time was serving his 20th year at soledad correctional facility found out that the student needed help pigs private catholic schools, tuition. my my coat and is now my colleague out here actually and the idea that we need to find a way to support a young man who didn't have financial means to attend the school my family we're going to some hard times with the. >>the things the stuff from health reasons. ryan says it was a collective effort on the part of he and his fellow inmates who each earned $0.8 an hour for their prison labor
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took us approximately 3 years to raise a little over $30,000 not on the proverbial doors of the cell doors are incarcerated brother. and asked him to give what they could. >>earlier this year california governor gavin newsome commuted the sentences of both brian and his co-defendant ed gray for creating a scholarship through their creative restored of opportunities and programs organization syan greed is the scholarships first recipient. >>yeah doesn't like to see more. happened without the prince's i mean is gree in a size the first of many young men and women who we owe 10 affording the opportunity to kind of get and start in life than a haaziq kron 4 news. >>next a new kind of covid-19 test. how quickly the new breathalyzer could give you the results and for several bay area counties. the second
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stay at home order has started now the outdoor activities you will need to be aware of and what about the vaccine right that covid vaccine when will approval coming which states
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>>a big story we're following for you tonight when we'll coronavirus vaccines become widely available here in the bay area and what steps we're going to take to finally end this pandemic yeah,


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