Jesse Gary is a reporter in the KTVU South Bay bureau
As the shelter-in-place response to COVID-19 completes another week, the continued threat to those on the front lines lives on. Grocery workers are feeling the strain of balancing the public’s need for food, versus their family’s need to remain safe.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread and now a South Bay nursing home has at least half a dozen residents and staff who have tested positive for the virus.
Similar to other counties, officials in San Mateo County are bracing for a possible influx of COVID-19 patients. They’re using available spaces to add to the number of beds to help slow the spread of the virus.
Santa Clara County is the hardest hit in the Bay Area, with almost 1,000 COVID-19 cases, and 30 deaths directly tied to the virus.
Santa Clara County officials are preparing for a projected influx of COVID-19 patients in the coming weeks.
Transit unions posted a memo sent by the VTA, that a light rail operator trainee tested positive.
The race to resupply Personal Protective Equipment for those on the medical front lines is getting a boost from unlikely sources.
As the cases and the death toll from COVID-19 continue to climb, a nonprofit in the South Bay is working to provide protection for those on the frontlines of the epidemic. And their efforts have inspired others to help.
The City of Santa Clara is one of eight cities in California that will be home to a federal medical station to treat patients that are not in critical need of care.
In light of the growing number of COVID-19 cases in Santa Clara County and Gov. Gavin Newsom’s shelter-in-place order, San Jose city officials are providing clarity about which businesses can remain open. The San Jose Police department has begun outreach to city businesses through its Health Compliance Units. Four such units are working during the day and evening shifts. For officers Andrew Gomez and Jimmy Vela, who work in the department's Health Compliance Unit, an extra shift equals another day in the frontline battle against the coronavirus.