How comfortable will Californians be giving up their masks? That’s a question many people are asking themselves these days as wearing a face covering becomes more of a choice than a mandate. John Ramos reports. (5-9-21)

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As Experts Question Need for Masks in Bay Area, Many Remain Reluctant to Remove ThemHow comfortable will Californians be giving up their masks? That’s a question many people are asking themselves these days as wearing a face covering becomes more of a choice than a mandate. John Ramos reports. (5-9-21)
Barflies Buzz as San Francisco Enters Yellow TierAt long last San Francisco bars reopened (with restrictions) Thursday as the city entered the yellow tier. Andria Borba reports. (5-6-21)
Bay Area Indian Population Assesses Impact of Impending COVID Travel BanThe Biden Administration announced on Friday new travel restrictions from India as that country experiences an out-of-control surge of COVID-19. Maria Medina reports. (4-30-21)
Health Officials Appeal to Unvaccinated: Come and Get It!Social media is filling up with posts from Bay Area vaccination sites trying to get people in the door. Len Ramirez reports. (4-30-21)
Flush With Vaccine, North Bay Health Officials Urge Stragglers to Take Their ShotAs the Bay Area’s supply of vaccine ramps up, many who were eager to be vaccinated have received their shots and now counties face the challenge of convincing those who are hesitant to follow them. John Ramos reports. (4-24-21)
Warriors Welcome Fans Back to Chase CenterAt Chase Center in San Francisco it was a very different feeling Friday evening with the Warriors hosting fans for the first time in more than a year. Andria Borba and Vern Glenn report. (4-23-21)
Experts Revisit Outdoor Face-Mask MandatesHealth experts say the risk of contracting COVID-19 outdoors has always been very low as long as you're not in a large crowd. Now, with so many people being vaccinated, they say the risk is even lower. Len Ramirez reports. (4-23-21)
Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Back in CirculationA CDC panel determined that the benefits of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine far outweigh any potential risks. (4-23-21)
Bay Area Teams Ready to Welcome Fans But Impact of Fake Vaccination Cards Is UnknownOnline marketplace OfferUp said Thursday the company has removed posts selling fake COVID-19 vaccination cards, disabled those accounts and is working with law enforcement after several attorneys general demanded action. Maria Medina reports. (4-22-21)
UCSF Expert Answers Questions About Varying Vaccination ReactionsJuliette Goodrich spoke with UCSF infectious disease expert Dr. Peter Chin-Hong on why some people are down for the count after their second shot of COVID vaccine while others feel fine. (4-22-21)
Walk-In Vaccine Clinics Now Open in Richmond and AntiochThere is a new effort to bypass appointments and make getting a vaccine as easy as just walking in. Wilson Walker reports from Antioch. (4-16-21)
California Opens Vaccine Eligibility for All Residents Over Age 16As California began offering vaccinations to everyone age 16 and over Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom urged more residents to sign up for appointments. Andrea Nakano reports. (4-15-21)
Gov. Newsom Declares April 15 'Vax Day' as Eligibility Opens UpOn Thursday, the state opened the door for everyone 16 and older to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Wilson Walker reports. (4-15-21)
COVID Q&A: Will a Third Dose of Vaccine Be Necessary?Ken Bastida talks with UCSF epidemiologist Dr. George Rutherford about whether a yearly "booster" shot of the coronavirus vaccine will be required. (4-15-21)
Despite Short-Term Drop in Vaccine Supply, State Officials Predict Full Reopening by SummerIn just a matter of days, nearly all Californians will be eligible to get the COVID vaccine but getting an appointment may not be easy as the state expects a shortage in supply beginning next week. Maria Medina reports. (4-9-21)
Bay Area Health Experts Dismiss Concerns Over COVID VaccinesAs eligibility expands, concerns surrounding the COVID vaccines also seem to be growing. Now, Bay Area experts are weighing in on the side effects and supply shortages. Allen Martin reports. (4-9-21)
Reduced Supply of Johnson & Johnson Doses Unlikely to Impact Bay Area Vaccination EffortsAs more people become eligible there continues to be an issue with vaccine supply and California just announced it's expecting a nearly 90 percent drop in Johnson and Johnson doses next week. Wilson Walker reports. (4-8-21)
San Francisco Chinatown Faces Long Road to RecoveryReeling from the impact of a pandemic and the recent rise in Asian-targeted violence, San Francisco's Chinatown is facing a long, difficult path back to prosperity. Devin Fehely reports. (4-4-21)
Restrictions Ease for Vaccinated Travelers; Traffic Swells at Bay Area AirportsThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new travel guidelines Friday that ease restrictions for fully-vaccinated travelers. Maria Medina reports. (4-2-21)
Vaccine Supply Starting to Catch Up to Demand as Age Restrictions EaseIt's been over 24 hours since a new age group in California became eligible for the COVID vaccine but scoring an appointment can still be hard. Wilson Walker explains when the vaccine supply could meet our demand. (4-2-21)
Airports, Churches See Upswing as Easter Weekend BeginsAs vaccinations rise and infection rate falls, people this Easter weekend are getting out and about again. Juliette Goodrich reports. (4-2-21)
Health Officials Say COVID Variants Threaten Progress Toward ImmunitySanta Clara County health officials warn that coronavirus variants now circulating in the community threaten the progress we've made in the pandemic. Devin Fehely reports. (4-1-21)
UCSF Study Explores Vaccination Immunity QuestionsWith one in four Californians now at least partly vaccinated against COVID-19, questions are surfacing about the durability of the vaccine and how long will it protect the recipient from the virus. Betty Yu reports. (3-25-21)
San Francisco Church Offers Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccinations to CongregantsOn Sunday, a church in San Francisco began distributing the new Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and, by helping a community of color, it is also giving hope to the rest of the state as well. John Ramos reports. (3-21-21)

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