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now your health, your safety. this is abc 7 news. right now at 6:00, new restrictions to stop the spread of coronavirus will make our public places even more empty than they already are. playgrounds, dog parks, pools and more now closed. we're breaking down the new rules that went into effect overnight. good morning, welcome to wednesday, april 1st. >> hi, friends. >> hi, everyone. checking in. hi, miss jobi in, na. start with mike nicco and a look at our day ahead. >> hi, reggie. hi, everybody. let's jump right into the graphics and you can see the need the sunglasses tygo. today. notice the breezes have picked up along the coast and some of
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that will filter into our neighborhoods and take our temperatures down just a little bit today. san jose where it's clearer this morning about 49 degrees and 40 to 49 at 7:00. notice the mid up toer 50s at noon and a whole lot of sun mid 50s to low 60s as we head towards 4:00 and how about some low to mid-50s at 7:00. so, if you're going out for an evening stroll, make sure you take that coat. let's get over to jobina and find out what is going on with the commute. >> now, abc 7 news live desk update. >> a new shelter in place order is in effect for much of the bay area right now. here at the live desk, i'm breaking down those new restrictions that come along with it. health officials in seven bay area counties made the announcement yesterday. the extengdz for tsion for shel place orders until may 3rd. sonoma, marin, san francisco, san matoe and sonoma counties. so, playgrounds and dog parks are closed. ts, pools and
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rock climbing walls are also closed. we spoke with people who are not happy about this. >> closing the dog park seems draconian. do we need to do that? you think when you're walking on a trail, how often do you get within six feet of people? >> i would support it, i'm not happy about it. >> i assume it's based on valid data. >> essential businesses like grocery stores can stay open, but they must have social distancing protocols. there are limits to how much you can buy of some items and you cannot bring reusable bags. also, most construction has been called off right now. and we're also learning right now that the shelter in place order was supposed to remain in place until april 7th. obviously, we'll have to stay at home much longer than we expected. back to you guys in the studio. >> all right, thanks so much, jobina. we are still several weeks away from the peak of the pandemic here in the u.s.
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john hopkins university reports close to 190,000 confirmed cases in the u.s. more than 4,000 people have died. about 7,000 have recovered. yesterday the nation's leading expert on the virus admittd that up to 100,000 to 240,000 people could die by the time this is all over. >> is it going to be that much? i hope not. and i think the more we push on the mitigation, the less likelihood it would be that number. but as being realistic, we need to prepare ourselves that that is a possibility that that is what we will see. >> here in the bay area, there have been more than 2,400 confirmed cases and 63 deaths. cardenas market in san j is expected to reopen today. an employee tested for coronavirus. a lot of people are hearing about shortages of comm prescription drugs at pharmacies everything from antibiotics to blood pressure medications. new at 6:00, abc 7 special
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correspondent dr. patel addresses the concerns. >> i'm hearing the same thing. both officially and off the record. so, we have all already heard a week ago reports of shortages of hydr hydroxy chlorquine and two that are game changers in this. hydroxychloroquine is in trials and i heard of people who take this for autoimmune disease and they can't fill their order because the pharmacies are out. >> there is also a shortage of albutterol inhalers. it's april 1st, so your rent and mortgage is due. that is pretty painful for so many of us. what do you do if you just lost your job? amy hollyfield is live in walnut creek with your options.
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amy? >> hi, reggie. rent is due today if you can pay it. although, there are some city leaders who are having a press conference today calling for rent and mortgages to be canceled. now, right now, there is an eviction moratorium in place in california. and cities and counties also have their own moratoriums in place. so, look up your city specifically, but most, if not all, say if you can pay rent, you need to pay. if you can't, send a letter to your landlord. and make sure you have documentation showing that you lost your job because of this pandemic. paying rent for homes, also for business space has been very stressful for people during this crisis. >> my student loans are just a bunch of expenses catching up and it's hard when you don't have a job. >> now, two san francisco supervisors are hosting an online press conference today with leade t country like new
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orleans, l.a. and new york. they are calling on state and federal legislators to cancel rent payments and impose a moratorium on morgue tgage paym during the coronavirus. we're still looking at being sheltered at home when may rent will be due. reporting live in walnut creek, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> amy thank you. just to continue on what amy is saying. if you cannot pay your rent, michael finny talked to the housing rights committee and the hotline received a record 75 calls in one day. most of those calls were from people who have no income right now. ma, do not ignore your landlord. instead, contact them as amy has been suggesting and work out a payment plan. >> our recommendation is basically that youte the landlord. write the landlord and let the landlord know what the situation is. i mean, it's really about all
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you can do right now. >> we have a break down of the bay area jurisdictions that have passed eviction moratoriums. you can find that at abc7news.com. here is another sign the schools may be closed for the end of the school year. it says because of safety concerns and social distancing needs, it appears students will not be able to return to campus before the end of this academic year. ultimately, the decisionreopen of each district. san francisco unifie and oakland unified school districts haven't yet made a decision. >> we are certain that we're going to be closed at least until the beginning of may and if it comes to closing for the rest of the school year, we'll deal with that when that decision is made. so, we're hoping that it doesn't get to an inevitable poi we pre to that. >> in the meantime, classes have been moved online so kids can continue their education. you can join us tomorrow for
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a special town hall as abc 7 confronts hate crimes against asian americans during the covid-19 pandemic. while the panel of expert contributors and realtime audience interaction, you can catch it live at 4:00 p.m. again, that's tomorrow right here on abc 7. russia is hendisending help american professionals in need of supplies. a plane headed for the u.s. costco says its new senior hours are so popular, they're expanding them. the new times for shoppers. we begin april rather quietly with a lot of sunshine. seasonal temperatures. but rain is going to force you indoors.
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hi, there. welcome back. let's head to some temperatures. less cloud cover than the last couple days and that has led to cooler conditions from 42 in
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sun sunnyvale. how about some other neighborhoods. we have 39 right now one of the cool spots. 41 in lafayette and 50s around alameda and also towards san mateo. few more clouds than the last time we checked, but no fog and a light northwest breeze. allergies, your biggest issue if you're going to be out and about today. let's take a look at some neighborhoods. we're in the 40s through 9:00 with sunshine in the north bay. look at the low to mid-60s from noon all the way to 6:00. definitely warmer than yesterday. for the east bay, we'll be a little bit cooler, 49 at 7:00. mostly sunny this afternoon and about 60 around 3:00 and san francisco will enjoy sunshine but those breezes will keep us in the upper 50s. that's your forecast. here's jobina with the morning commute. good morning. >> good morning, mike. thank you so much. hello, everyone. happy wednesday to you. good news for anyone that is having to head out the door this morning. everything is pretty much clear across the bay area.
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i do have one note which is for vallejo ferry commuters. there will not be monthly passes sold for the month of april. that is because the san francisco bay transit agency does not want anyone coming into contacts with their workers. san mateo bridge, the only bridge that has some traffic on it. everything else is looking good this morning. >> thanks, jobina. changes are coming to costco. first of all, extending its special senior shopping hours to three days a week now. tuesday, wednesday and thursday from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. dedicated to 60 and over and others with physical impairments. quietly added wednesday as a third day after originally setting aside tuesday and thursday last week. costco is changing the number of people you can bring with you. effective on friday, april 3rd, costco will allow no more than two people to go to the warehouse with you with each
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membership card. >> that makes sense. they need to trim it down. because some of these senior hours have had huge lines. >> like people trying to go with grandma and buy everything. >> i think it's just so popular. so, they got to do what they got to do. changes are coming for some people's garbage pickup during the shelter in place. what won't be collected for the time being. let's be friends. a simple sign but led to a few friendship for kids in san francisco. as we head to break at 6:13 this morning. a live look outside.
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medical facilities will get those supplies. back to you in the studios. heads up if you live in alameda county. garbage collectors will stop bulky and excess waste service. trash, recyclables and compost during this public health emergency. that change took effect on monday. that affects people living in county. a san francisco family is making new friends in some unexpected places. >> it all start would a simple sign in a window. here's the sign on a white board. it says, let's be friends. the kids put it up in the window and two kids that they didn't know across theead it. >> is he writing? >> yeah, he's writing. what is it like knowing you have new friends just across the street? >> good. we feel included in the neighborhood. >> did you expect to play a game with your neighbors? >> the day before my mom told me
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like we should start playing rock, paper, scissors and then the next day we started to play so then it felt like a dream come true. >> so cute. the whole family, including the three kids say that they love the new game. >> i would have never even thought of that. very clever. >> and cute. >> all right, guys, i'll take it from here. hopefully i can be as creative as those guys can be. and find some of my new neighbors. maybe we can play rock, paper, scissors. child's game getting us together. how fun. you can see pretty clear out there. starting to see some signs of the transition from a cool night to a sunny and slightly cooler afternoon. let's take a look, excuse me, at your accuweather highlights. sunshine today, cool breezes. stars tonight and even cooler than this morning and then we have april showers.
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light to moderate this weekend. right now you can see a bowl of lighter humidity sitting on top of us. that's why you see no cloud cover. expect a lot of sun on the the next two days and temperatures little bit cooler today you can see upper 50s and low 60s along the coast and into san francisco and low to mid-60s for the rest of us and slightly warmer thursday into friday. tonight, you can see the mid to upper 30s in our deepest valleys and low to mid-40s with an absence of clouds. here's a look at what will happen with our storm. the first one rolls in saturday and starts with light rain and increases in coverage and intensity as we head through the morning and into the afternoon hours. and then tapers a little bit overnight before our second storm loads the storm track and rolls in. you can see sunday morning a little more intense and also may not last quite as long as you can see as we head into the afternoon parts of the afternoon and evening hours it starts to n eounsnd you can see a northwest to southeast
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moving storm. tends to leave the south bay with a little less up to a third of inch of rain. those temperatures will drop up into the upper 50s to low to mid-60s saturday and then mid-50s to barely low 60s sunday and then we'll start a rebound in temperatures as we head to next week. hope you have a great wednesday. kumasi, reggie. >> thanks so much, mike. now we'll turn to our friend ginger zee. >> ginger is live at home with a live look at what is coming up on "gma" at 7:00. good morning, ginger. >> good morning, reggie and kumasi. great to be with all of you this morning. we'll talk about the latest in the tornadoes. but the first thing we'll get to is the coronavirus and the new numbers put out by the white house and president trump and his task force. they're now saying anywhere from 100,000 to 240,000 people may die with the virus. and this morning new questions about face masks. so, we'll talk to the nation's top doctor surgeon general jerome adams and he'll give us
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some updates. also this morning we've seen some people go to extremes to stay safe at the super market. and an expert is sharing her advice what those groceries hom. it's less than what i thought anyway. also the first of april. a lot of people have mortgage and rent due, but the sharks from "shark tank" are going to be on and helping us out with tips on how you can make it through this difficult time and ideas of what could help you this months. she always makes it so fun and keeps doing that. sharing th sharing great stories jennifer garner and i have my kids right here. i think everyone getting used to this new normal and hopefully all of you are staying safe and healthy. reggie, i am practicing and getting ready for our moment together and now i'm starting to feel a little better so i feel like i can dive into our rehearsals.
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>> she has been on the air every day and hasn't been feeling well and we would have never known, ginger. >> thank you. yeah, no, it's much better today. i can't tell you. i haven't even had to take tylenol. i have been surviving off of tylenol for the last five days or so. getting there. >> i'm so glad to hear it. and we love hearing your kids in the background. we appreciate that. ginger, please be well and we will see you soon. thank you. >> see you soon. a local artist is using her talent to reach those who are confronting covid-19 every day. a message of gratitude is spelled out in a new mural in downtown san jose. denise said she decided the mural was essential, necessary to show medical workers that they're supported. >> health care workers are really doing the dirty work for all of us. and all we have to do is stay
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ho home. >> the mural features dr. anthony fauci and a quote from winston churchill, never was so much owed to so many to so few. yesterday she had to paint over some gruteaffiti that was left behind by vandals but she will keep if it keeps happening. >> people, can we not vandalize that particular fence because it looks great and the message couldn't be more timely. thank you for that. coming up next, a new way to entertain your kids while they're home from school. an act of kindness from
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good morning. here's a look at what is going to happen tomorrow. you see temperatures uptick about a degree or two and try to hold that through friday and look what happens saturday. yeah, that first storm sliding down the jet stream from alaska brings our temperatures mainly in the 50s for the better part of the afternoon hours and same thing on sunday.
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little bit warmer and drier next week. >> all right, thanks, mike. look at this. life guards want to make sure visitors get the message to isolate during the coronavirus pandemic. they were seeing carving stay home into the sand this morning it is in an area that has become australia's epicenter coronavirus cases. today health officials are holding a pop-up testing site at the beach. the acts of kindness from strangers during this time have really been remarkable. >> chicken, steaks, ribeye steaks, little bit of fruit. >> in novato a restaurant owner has been delivering groceries and care packages to people in need despite the fact that his own restaurant is struggling. hebegan taking daily care packages about two weeks ago at the start of the shelter in place. >> and there's a lot of people who are out of food and they're stuck at home. so, i just open up my freezer buying stuff from the grocery
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store and deliver to people. t. >> he posted about it on facebook and requests for the packages came pouring in. donations, too. melanie morgan, one of his frequent customers has been helping make the door-to-door delivery. it has really become a group effort. the toy company known for play-dough and my little pony has come to the rescue. many parents are juggling child care and working from home during the pandemic. so, it's bringhomethefun.com. it has ideas to keep your kids entertained and resources for parents on how to cope with stress. there is some conflicting information about whether or not we should be wearing masks when we leave the house. we're breaking down the risk and the benefit next at 6:30. you know the drill. stay home and at this point get comfy. that shelter in place order extended until may 3rd for much of the bay area.
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new changes to talk about. we'll detail coming up in just a few minutes. plus the ceo of zoom responds after the fbi issued a privacy warning about the brea are taking a live look outside this morning. 6:27.
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. your health, your safety. this is abc 7 news. now at 6:30, quiet streets will stay quiet a lot longer. there are tough new restrictions on what we can all do during the extended shelter in place. good morning, everyone. wednesday, april 1st. you're never more than seven minutes away from the accuweather forecast. here's mike. >> all right, kumasi, reggie, jobina. good wednesday morning.
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temperatures a little bite and some neighborhoods and we have some low 40shi ofs are in the mid to upper 40s. ha vallejo and half moon bay, we have about 50 degrees. this first day of april will be breezy along the coast. 51 in san francisco and low 60s around the bay and low to mid-60s in our inland neighborhoods. couple of dry days ahead before the weekend rain is on the way. i'll show you the newest numbers coming up in the accuweather seven-day forecast. stay in place orders are longer. alameda, contra costa, marin, san mateo and santa clara all extending the order until may 3rd. this order comes with new restrictions. that means playgrounds are closed, dog parks are closed and other recreational areas closed. golf courses, tennis and
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basketball courts, pools and rock walls are also no longer allowed. essential businesses can stay open, like grocery stores, but they have to develop a social distancing protocol. and funerals are now limited to ten people or fewer. and most construction is prohibited during the pandemic. >> those new orders came with a new plea from leaders in the south bay. please stay home and take fewer trips to the grocery store. abc 7 news reporter julian glover is live in fremont with more on this. julian? >> kumasi, good morning. it is a lot to take in. but yesterday we heard what we all suspected, we will be in this for much longer than we originally thought. these stricter social distancing guidelines are all in an effort to help slow the spread and buy our hospitals some time so they don't get overwhelmed by the growing number of coronavirus patients. here is an overview of what has changed here. additional public areas like playgrounds and dog parks are w here in central park in fremont.
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most construction is banned, as well. all essential businesses that have been allowed to stay open must come up with guidelines to keep customers spread out in stores to maintain that social distance and they have until friday to figure that out. >> for every person who is in the hospital right now that can't be comforted by somebody else because it's too infectious and too dangerous. these are really painful times and we have families that are feeling this very deeply. >> a grim and difficult reality for so many and another new restriction underscoring how difficult these times are. funerals, we know so many are having tough times planning those. now being limited to just ten people. we've heard in recent days of many services being streamed online. again, we realize these are tough things to hear and have to talk about, but those leaders across the bay area, particularly those in the south bay we heard from yesterday stressing that this is our one and only shot to try and cut down on the spread of the so, we can keep these numbers
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down and try and lessen the burden put on our hospitals across the bay area. reporting live in fremont this morning, i'm julian glover, abc 7 news. school campuses might be closed until the end of the school year and this is according to a letter that the state superintendent sent out yesterday. tony thurmond writes that due to the current safety concerns and needs for ongoing social distancing, it currently appears that our students will not be able to return to school campuses before the end of the year. it is not an order and san francisco unified school district said they have not made a decision to close through the academic year. yesterday sfusd passed out chrome books to help the students 4,000 students that don't have access to the electronic devices they need at home. oakland unified school district is still troubleshooting how to equip all of its students with devices and internet access. most bay area public schools have been closed since march 16th. this morning the number of coronavirus cases in the bay
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area and santa cruz county has surpassed 2,400. santa clara county continues to have the most cases. they are getting very close to 900. two more people passed away from covid-19 in the south bay and that brings the total number of deaths there to 30. in the entire bay area, 64 people have died. alameda, san francisco and san mateo counties now all have more than 300 cases each. go north and you'll see mendocino county has reported four cases of coronavirus. lake county still reporting no cases. balloons and flowers have popped up outside the santa rosa police headquarters to honor an officer who died from covid-19. marylou armer had been with the frce for more than 20 years. she was 42 ye3 years old. eight santa rosa police officers tested positive for coronavirus. jobina. >> thank you. at the live desk i'm tracking the federal government's response to the pandemic. the trump administration tells all of us that we should prepare
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for, quote, very tough two weeks. dr. anthony fauci warned yesterday that as many as 240,000 americans could die from covid-19. states are calling all the trump administration to do more while the administration says testing issues have been resolved. the states say that is not the case. >> so they are out. they are in the states. they are not being run and not utilized. >> that's just not true. i know they have taken some steps to create new tests, but they're not actually produced and distributed out to the state. >> new york governor andrew cuomo has begged the federal government for more ventilators, but he's having to compete with bids from other states like california and illinois despite calls for social distancing, some states still do not have restrictions. florida is only limiting activity in the southern part of the state and in mississippi, there is only one county with a shelter in place order there. back to you all in the studio. >> jobina, thank you.
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many americans are wearing masks when they leave their homes and now the trump administration is considering whether that should be recommended for everyone. abc 7 special correspondent patel says that makes sense because some people may not know they're care s i carriers of the virus. >> if you're sick and coughing out droplets it will pass to someone else. how much you can protect yourself if someone else is sick and people are saying anything is better than nothing. here's the issue, if we just kind of have no guidelines and let people run out and get masks, we're concerned aboutt te supply for hospital workers. >> yeah, so, basically a cough mask or something that is not n95 grade is what the recommendation is by some. part of any guide lance that co be issued is steps on how to properly take them off after wearing them around other people. i want to take note that we do
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have the dow up right now and when i say up, i really mean down because we are down 711 points and it looks like it's going to be another very rocky day for investors on wall street. >> thanks, reggie. california is seeing another jump in coronavirus cases. the state now has 8,553 confirmed cases. and that's from data from john hopkins, which is keeping count nationwide. the state says the number of patients in icu increased 10% in just one day yesterday. the economic fallout from the pandemic could leave san francisco with a shortfall of $1.7 billion. this is according to city leaders. their field assembly man jim fraser wants a suspension of bay area bridge tolls until the shelter at home is lifted. >> b.a.r.t. just said a new record for ridership loss. it's down 93%. fewer than 30,000 people road b.a.r.t. on monday.
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for some perspective, usually it's about 400,000 people riding b.a.r.t. in a single day. california has more than 5 million people over the age of 65 and governor newsom says the state is now going to do more for them. >> we have to do it in a way that not only just checks in on someone to see how they're feeling, but be able to deliver something on the back end, not just a meal or medical supplies. and that's why we've created a hotline. >> the hotline is on your screen. 833-544-2374 and we will keep that number up on our website. abc7news.com. >> the fbi issues a warning about the popular app zoom and now the ceo of the san jose-based company is responding. let's take another live look at what is happening at the big board. new york stock exchange and we continue to trend down. another update on the markets, next. we all know the bars are closed, but apparently that's not stoppig us from enjoying a drink or two or three, four.
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new surveys suggest that we are boozing it up more. is it true, friends? >> 100% can verify. >> what is this, mike? what do you have? >> it's an energy drink, i'm just playing with you. >>iumer about to say. taking this work from home thing too far. >> a couple people that can see my feet are like, what are you drinking? it's an energy drink. >> who can see your feet? >> i'm sorry. >> oh, feed. i thought you said your feet. i was confused on what was going on at the nicco household this morning. >> my signal. how about that. let's take a look at what is going on. we'll start in san francisco where it is mainly clear and temperatures in the mid to upper 40s. and else where we have a lot of 40s out there, also.
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let's take a look at your commute. look at the essential people going through the bay bridge toll plaza without stopping. it's going to be good. the commute is nothing weather wise to worry about. let's jump into the south bay where we have more cloud cover this morning than anywhere else. but it's going away faster today and that means we'll jump into the low 60s this afternoon. for the east bay valleys, no such cloud cover or at least not as thick if it's out there and that means faster warming because of the sunshine and from noon on low to mid 60s and for the peninsula, 47 this morning and up to near 60 during the afternoon hours and we'll have a little bit of a breeze shooting through the san bruno gap and that will hold your temperature down a little buiit compared to other people. this is what we're going to talk about rounds of rain and more than a half inch of rain. so, get outside the next couple days. i'll show you that coming up in the accuweather seven-day forecast. good morning, jobina. >> good morning, mike. thank you very much. hello, everyone.
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so, a note for our essential workers here. you may have noticed that you are paying less at the pump. well, yes, that is true. let's get right to the story here. so, we have now learned that gas for the average price nationally for a gallon has dropped to under $2 for the first time in four years. and aaa expects prices to keep going down. california statewide average is now $3.04. not only because of the pandemic, a price war between saudi arabia and russia has pushed crude oil prices down. and look at how much prices have dropped locally. in san francisco down 40 cents this month to $3.17 per gallon. it's about the same drop in oakland, as well, where the average price has dropped to $3.09. and san jose could be the big, the first big city in the bay area to break through the $3 mark there.
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minutes away from your accuweather forecast. >> good morning. here's a live look from san jose where we have the most cloud cover of just about any neighborhood and it's 49 right now. let's look at your day planner for today and we are starting off a little bit cooler, but quicker sunshine will push us into the mid to upper 50s this noon hour and then we'll stay in the mid-50s at the coast and near 60 for the rest of us and low to mid-50s for the rest of us. 88 in palm springs and 76 in l.a. and breezy 60 in monterey and any showers around eureka and they'll be spotty. 54. the snow pack officially the snow season ended yesterday. mother nature says, i got my own calendar. how about a couple feet of snow this weekend. and that's the storm that will bring us some rain. reggie, kumasi, more on that in the accuweather forecast. april 1st and rent is due for so many of us. >> the question is, what do you do? abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live in walnut
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creek with the options. good morning, amy. >> hi, good morning, kumasi. another stressor for people starting today. rent is due. if you can't pay your rent, keep in mind, there is an eviction moratorium in place in california. now, if you can afford to pay your rent, you still need to pay it. if you can't, you need to document that you have lost your job because of this pandemic. and go ahead and write a letter to your landlord explaining everything. this is impacting residents, businesses, of course, business owners have to pay their rent. but also if rents don't get paid today, landlords are going to feel it, too. >> now at the point now where they're making the decision between food, obviously, and then learning and development. or, you know, just paying the rent to appease your landlord. >> honestly, i think it has a ripple effect for both tenants and landlords. this is a case where, yes, one domino falls like the tenants inability to pay rent goes right into the owner's inability to
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pay their expenses. >> city leaders realize the stress that today brings during this crisis and some are fighting to do more. two san francisco supervisors are hosting an online press conference today with leaders from other cities around the country like l.a. and new york. they are calling on state and federal legislators to cancel rent payments and impose a moratorium on mortgage payments during the coronavirus crisis. so, watch for that. but as of right now, there is an eviction moratorium in place. keep that in mind. live in walnut creek, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> thank you, amy. a member of the board of supervisors has introduced a plan to get families in san francisco to pay their bill physical they don't qualify for relief programs. walton would target families with kids under the age of 18. many of them feel squeezed right now. >> and they're figuring out, trying to figure out what to do
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as it is hitting the first of the month, rent is due, certain bills are due. >> we are setting this legislation up so that we can serve 5,000 families at $500 a month for up to a four-month period of time. if things need to go longer or if we need to do something and adjust, of course, we'll be prepared to introduce other legislation. >> walton believes families could see money within a month if the board of supervisors passes this plan and mayor london breed signs it into law. many people turning to zoom to stay connected during the pandemic. it is using classrooms for work and to catch up with friends from a distance. but there are privacy issues. users have reported their meetings getting hijacked by outsiders. zoom ceo shared some tips with us on midday live last week and this morning he is on "gma." his password when start ingnin starting a me.
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create a waiting room and lock down the meeting once everyone is logged in. >> we take our data privacy very seriously. our intention is never to sell any customer data. >> you can hear more from zoom ceo coming up at 7:00 on "gma" after "abc 7 mornings." now your morning money report. marriott reported a second data breach in two years. >> the hotel chains that names, loyalty account information and other personal details may have been released to hackers. they believe it started in late january and noticed when someone used employee credentials to access an unusual number of guests' accounts. no credit card information was taken. xerox is ending its $30 billion bid to buy palo alto-based hp because of coronavirus. the financial market turmoil it caused were the deciding factors. xerox launched its bid last year
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but hp rejected several offers. now to a concern so many of us share right now and that is how to stay safe while we are grocery shopping. also, what to do once you bring the groceries home. how to sanitize grocery items has been one of google's top trends and also a hot topic on "good morning america." becky worley has some expert advice from a scientist. >> people should consider going to the grocery store a little less than they normally do. in my household, we tried to minimize our grocery store trips to once a week. >> then once there she wipes down our cart and brings hand sanitizer. she is careful not to touch too many items in the store. she doesn't wipe down her groceries. why doesn't she wipe down her groceries? because she washes her hands a lot. >> okay. how about both? >> whatever makes you feel comfortable. >> that's what i'm trying to do. watch a full report on getting
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your groceries safely coming up on "gma" at 7:00. as you would expect, bay area residents are drinking a lot more while we are sheltering at home. data from fact track which is a san francisco company that makes smartphone connected breathalyzers finds that alcohol consumption went up by 42% last week. and one online retailer, wine.com, reports that sales have soared by 400%. 400% since the stay at home orders began. >> just, you know what -- >> what, friend. >> give us our little pleasure every day. or every other day. >> every day. >> every day. okay. a little boy who thought his birthday was canceled because of the shelter in place order got a big surprise. ♪ happy birthday to you happy birthday to you ♪ >> the clear lake police
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department and the lake county sheriff's office showed up to deliver a special happy 7th birthday to raydon. where is raydon. >> i think i saw him. there he is. is that him? that's him. >> okay. well, where was he going? >> i don't know. but that was him. >> did he make a run for it when he saw the cops outside? >> i'm out. >> they wanted to do something special and the community stepped up with donations, as well. they dropped off broalloons and groceries to make raydon's birthday one he will remember. >> he will remember. >> for sure. >> for lots of reasons. >> the balloons are cute. very sweet of them to do. >> that was sweet. >> hi, mike. >> that was really nice. very nice. very nice. i don't know, will they do for an adult? my wife's birthday is coming up. something different for sure. >> barbara wants wine. >> give her wine. >> are you saying she's one of
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those who is upping the consumption of adult beverages during this time? >> we're not accusing her of anything. i just know that she would enjoy that. >> i think you're right and since she's right above me and probably watching us, i'm going to walk away from this one. >> hi, barbara. good morning. >> yeah. thanks, guys. let's take a look at what is going on. hopefully you're enjoying our little levity once in a while. throw it in the show to take away from everything we're worried about. look at this beautiful shot from the exploratorium this morning. sunshine today. little bit cooler and a little breezy, especially the closer you are to say the bay shoreline and especially the coast. dry and seasonal to begin april today through friday and then those showers this weekend. we have low to mid-60s inland for our warmest temperatures. low 60s around the bay and upper 50s to low 60s along the coast. tonight is going to be cool, once again, with some 30s in our inland valleys and the rest of
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us in the low to mid-40s with a clear sky. you can see a couple swirling storms out over the pacific and up around the illusion islands and those are still making their way towards us one saturday and one sunday. here's saturday and when it comes through and little longer in the duration of rain. starts as light rain in the morning and light to moderate in the afternoon hours. tapers overnight as we get between storms and the storm sunday is going to be a little bit stronger with some moderate showers and also with some cooler conditions and breezier conditions. but notice it doesn't last quite as long. in fact, as we head into monday, we'll have a few leftover showers and then drying conditions monday evening. rainfall as you would expect moving northwest to southeast. will leave most of its contents in the north bay with an inch to third of an inch in the south bay. temperatures very nice with the sunshine tomorrow and friday and look at that, mainly 50s to low 60s over the weekend. reggie, kumasi, have a great day. >> thanks, mike.
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uber is pledging 10 million free rides as well as senior citizens and others in need because of the covid-19 outbreak. this is an expansion of the s oo and rides to first responders. walmart is making changes to keep people safe including checking workers' temperatures when coming to work. they will offer workers gloves and masks. walmart will create one-way aisles to encourage social distancing among shoppers and it will make regular announcements reminding people to back up. it won't say that. it will say keep a six-foot space between each uthper. >> backup works, too. this is so sad, "hamilton" officially ended its run in san francisco. it was scheduled to resume productions through may 31st, but "hamilton's" producer said they'll have to cancer tl those shows and now prohibits live
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events through may 3rd. ticke people who purchased tickets will get a refund. talking to some of the cast members, they couldn't be more disappointed but thankful for the long run they had in sf. >> it was so special. >> all that talent in town. it was fantastic. okay. look at the mountain goats, you guys, living their best free lives. they're taking advantage of the peace and quiet to roam free in one welch town. because so many people are self-isolating clearly because of-19. the goats are running wild. walking between the cars and munching on people's hedges and on garden flowers. that's too much. at least they are enjoying the lock down, i guess. >> this is one of the signs, kumasi, when the animals start taking over. we need to watch our backs. good for those goats. coming up next, the seven things you need to know today. >> as we head to break, we're
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taking a live look outside. i'm not sure what this is. >> this is the second sun. >> bay bridge. i love that color. >> the skies have turned orange an for over 80 years, nissan has been with you through thick and thin. and now is no different. we're offering payment options for current owners and our service departments are here to help. and for future owners, we're offering no payments for 90 days on 14 models. this is help when you need it.
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it is 6:58. if you're just joining us this morning, here are seven things to know. number one, new shelter in place orders have been extended until may 3rd for most of the bay area. changes include additional public areas like playgrounds and dog parks will be closed and most construction is now banned. superintendent sent out yesterday. the letter is not a directive, but an assessment of the coronavirus' long-term affect on school schools. if your struggling to play san francisco and oakland are among the cities that placed a freeze on evictions tied to the financial impact tied to the coronavirus. coronavirus experts are
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warning people to prepare for the worst. dr. anthony fauci confirms that the u.s. could see anywhere between 100 to 240,000 deaths by the time this pandemic is over. all right. number five. we're looking at a lot of sunshine today and a breeze that will keep temperatures a little bit cooler than yesterday, but still pleasant. mid-50s to up 50s at the coast. low to mid-60s else where. number six. we have incredibly light conditions across the bay area this morning as far as traffic goes. taking a live look now at the bay bridge toll plaza and this is probably one of the lightest days i've seen since the shelter in place order. number seven, costco is extending its special senior hours tuesdays, wednesdays and thursdays from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. and starting friday also limiting the number of people who can enter the store to just two people per membership. >> no sneaking in with grandma. >> please don't. >> just let her shop in peace or just shop for her later. >> shop for her.
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that would be really great. all right. friends, we are back in 25 minutes with an abc 7 > good morning, america. president trump braces america for hard days ahead. >> this is going to be a very painful, very, very painful two weeks. >> warning more than 200,000 in this country could die from coronavirus as the death toll climbs past 4,000. more than 1,000 dead in new york city alone as governor andrew cuomo confirms his brother chris is now battling covid-19 and new questions about whether all americans should be wearing face masks. why the cdc is considering a change in policy. the surgeon general joins us live. crisis on the front lines. health care workers under siege. the doctor who shared these dramatic images inside elmhurst hospital now confirmin

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