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coronavirus pandemic ahead but we want to get a full look at the weekend forecast ahead. we are expecting a rainy weekend. >> that's right. a full april weekend. partly cloudy conditions, but rain showers will slip south. as a result, it's a level one system with light to moderate rain today. heavier downpours for your sunday. gustier winds and the possibility of a thunderstorm. it's 45 in orinda, 45 in richmond, 45 novato, and43 carlos. liro this morning by 9:00, you'll see some showers. it's a cooler afternoon. noontime, we're just in the 50s. and we're looking at some scattered rain. by 4:00, still looking at showers and then by tonight, a bit of a break out there, but heain willidghtnd g a littlerev soggy start to your sunday. liz? >> lisa, thank you.
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we want to begin with the brand new numbers overnight. more than 3,200 confirmed cases in the bay area and santa cruz county with 86 deaths. sonoma county is reporting five new cases, pushing the total to at least 105. santa clara county continues to be the hardest hit with more than 1,000. san francisco and san mateo counties are closing in on 500. to the north, mendecino county reports four confirmed cases now. lake county still reports no positive cases and even further north, humble county is reporting at least 40 positive cases from the virus. the big headline, as you begin your weekend with new shelter-in-place guidelines, the cdc is now recommending you wear cloth masks or facial coverings when going outside to wrk orn9c mask, but handmade cloth coverings or ban dandas. n95 and surgical masks must be reserved for health care workers
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and first responders. president trump says he will not be wearing a mask. >> this is voluntary. i don't think i'm going to be doing it. >> the policy of social distancing has been put into place as a way to prevent the virus from spreading. and this is just precaution tha nry curve. >> so, what kind of face coverings are you okay to use? abc 7 news reporter chris reyes spoke with the doctor to get the answers. >> we took a drive through downtown san francisco and chinatown and saw all kinds of face coverings, including a scarf and a t-shirt. many people asking, what should i be using? we put our viewer questions to dr. george rutherford. do i need a face mask if i'm just standing outside my yard? >> if you're not doing anything, i don't think so. >> is it okay to wear a scarf
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over my nose and mouth? >> yes, absolutely. what we're trying to do is cut down on you expelling cough, sneeze, respiratory particles. that's the goal here, to protect other people from you. >> the next question is, how should the cloth masks be laundered? any special instructions? >> i would wash them in hot water. >> what would be the best protection if you're going for a run or a bike? >> i would say you're going to have to experiment. try a t-shirt or something like >> experiment for comfort and fit but also how porous. we tried to spray through different materials from a thick to thin scarf, towel and a thin t-shirt. the thinner the material, the online, etsy and amazon, the choices are endless, from fashionable to high tech. this one boasts breathability and filtered technology but dr. rutherford says keep it simple. cover your nose and mouth and save the professional stuff for the people who need it.
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>> remember, the masks are just for when you go out, okay? adequate mask covers your nose and mouth and cuts down on respiratory particles. cloth is fine. cotton is fine. fabric is fine. there's no way it's going to be perfect, but we have to reserve the perfect solutions, which are are all the surgical masks and n95 masks, for the hospitals for now. >> chris reyes, abc 7 news. and a lot of you have questions about masks. we know, because you've been asking for answers. you can get yours answered by reaching out to us on facebook. just look for abc 7 news page. >> and with this weekend adding new shelter-in-place rules, that means you can no longer visit the dog park or the playground with your kids. >> if we have to go back and you've been warned, you will not get a second warning. >> sfpd officers will now be issuing citations to people and visitors violating those
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public health orders. as abc 7 news reporter lauren martinez found they are not the only ones. >> reporter: people running, walking and enjoying their friday evening don't appear to be social distancing six feet apart. earlier in the day, sky 7 captured people playing basketball. park rangers practicing education enforcement at golden gate park. later sky 7 captured small groups of picnics near the conservatory of flowers. san francisco police made a stern warning. >> the last time i was in front of you, i predicted that there will come a time when we have to cite, and that time has come. we have begun citing. >> reporter: not everyone seems to be heeding the message. >> can't walk their dogs, you don't feel safe. nobody is social distancing. they're not wearing masks, children are running all over the place and on bikes. >> reporter: nick stilletto and a group of his neighbors from alameda say families and fishermen from out of town are visiting their small community norkts practicing social distancing. >> whereas a week ago, i felt safe, now i no longer feel safe.
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>> reporter: but police are saying it shouldn't just be put on them to have to enforce shelter-in-place restrictions mandated by the state. >> don't plan on the police or put it on your neighbor to call the police because you're out there playing basketball in the park or giving hugs to friends you see in the community. >> reporter: alameda police say they're educating people on social distancing and shelter-in-place rules and they do not want to have to take it further. >> it's so new. we don't want to get to the point where we're writing citations. >> reporter: mountain view police wrote this message. we don't know who still needs to hear this but, no, you cannot play soccer, football, or gather for picnics or barbecues right now. stay home. save lives. set a good example. in oakland, lauren martinez, abc 7 news. >> the extension of the shelr--pcerd has causness owners. luz pena spoke to a construction company getting at least ten calls a day from business owners
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asking for their doors and windows to be covered with plywood. >> reporter: when the times get tough, the tough gets going. that's the way this man describes the video of his restaurant getting vandalized. >> 12:30 a.m., a guy came and tried to throw a brick through one of our windows. it bounced off and he picked it up and threw it through another window and then walk add way. >> reporter: losing sleep over potential burglaries during the shelter in place. >> there's no telling what people are capable of so we are concerned. >> reporter: we asked the owner how many businesses boarded up in the last two weeks. the answer was easy. >> 20, 30 businesses easily. ep, somes of the hiago nse products displayed on their windows now are covered with plywood. >> this pandemic is creating a shortage. toilet paper for a while, masks, hand cleanser. there's a shortage of plywood.
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it's getting tougher and tougher to find the stuff to put up. >> reporter: abc 7 news commentator and san francisco chronicle insider phil says this is a sign of multi-million dollar losses that the city and business owners are experiencing. >> we're going to have a lot less money floating around. san francisco, for example, is estimating a $100 million loss in taxes a month. >> reporter: construction companies like this one keep getting calls because covering a glass or a door is less expensive than losing what's inside. luz pena, abc 7 news. happening today, if you have any unused personal protective equipment, you can donate it here in san francisco. 10 rx market street. in the castro. what will be accepted, unused n95 masks, unopened hand sanitizer, glove boxes, disinfectant and goggles. we have a full list of donation dropoffs throughout the bay area on our website abc7news.com.
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promising news in the south bay this morning. santa clara county says every homeless person who tested positive for covid-19 now will have temporary shelter. as the virus spreads, the focus is on getting more of the unhoused indoors. abc 7 news reporter castil castillo. >> reporter: not only the bay area's most populous county but the hardest hit by the covid-19 pandemic. expanding resources for the region's homeless population, known unhoused people who have tested positive. >> the same health care, the same respect. that's what you're seeing in today's announcement that we're going to put a full court press on and make sure they get the help they need immediately. >> reporter: the county is launching a massive education
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effort to reach more of the unhoused, soon it will bring on mobile testing stations outside every encampment, an opportunity to screen more people than divert or quarantine as needed. mayor gavin newsom announced help for the homeless was announced as a top priority. >> if left unaddressed, we allow our most vulnerable residents in the state of california to be exposed to this virus. >> reporter: already santa clara county has opened a temporary site at the fairgrounds for 60 people. 75 beds at parkside home have been set up. more than 100 trailers from the state were delivered to the south bay and will be used to shelter homeless and unstably housed residents. additionally, all existing and seasonal shelters remain optional. according to san jose, plans would add 818 beds to the region's shelter capacity. supervisor cortez says residents in the county should be commended. >> by and large here in the south bay, people are doing the right thing. i think we're seeing results of that, lower mortality rates than anywhere else in the nation right now. >> reporter: in san jose,
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i'm amanda del castillo, abc 7 news. >> abc7news.com, one of our most clicked on stories right now the grim forecast that stanford researchers are saying our shelter in place may last for five more months. boy. all right. today marks 150 years since golden gate park was created by the golden gate legislature. there was supposed to be a big celebration today but because all events have been canceled, the park is coming to you virtually. you can see the best of the park, a weekly virtual classic concert series, performances in the park over the years. let's get a quick check of the weather now with lisa argen. >> good morning, liz. the north bay.inning to fall in live look outside from our roof camera, 48 degrees in san francisco, 1-degree spread from the upper 30s in our coldest inland valleys to the low 50s
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over in the east bay. we'll t the rain. pretty decent system as we get through the end of the weekend. and then spring coming back into play for the weekend. that's all coming up next. >> thanks, lisa. unemployment soars to all-time highs. we have a look at what one landlord came up with to ease the burden on small business. plus why there may be a postponement on stimulus checks. with the cdc advising everyone to wear cloth
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welcome back. perhaps the biggest impact is the unemployment rate. the report shows a loss of more than 700,000 jobs in the month of march, ending nearly a decade of uninterrupted job growth. the unemployment rate last month jumped from 3.5 to 4.4%. economists say it could reach 15% this month. 10 million americans have already applied for unemployment
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benefits. if you do not have direct deposit and get your tax refund by check, it could take up to five months to get it. if you do have direct deposit, it should be in your account starting in about two weeks. and with these small businesses feeling gut punched during this pandemic, a landlord on the peninsula is helping to give much-needed relief to tenants. attorney joe gachett has decided to waive rent for 65 tenants and is urging others to do the same. >> the fact of the matter is that we all have to row the boat together. and unless we're doing that, we're going to fail. this is main street half moon bay. this is main street america. unless owners of these buildings stand up and waive the rent, give them a discount, whatever it may be, you're not in the same boat and you're not rowing that boat together. >> he is prepared to extend his offer if businesses are forced to remain closed beyond may. very generous. new this morning with increased demand for essential products and services, ace hardware is hiring 40,000 pwi t
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communities during this pandemic. every ace store is locally owned and operated. more than 4,300 stores across the country, full-time, part-time and seasonal positions are available. models, others are droppingpping everything. as abc 7 news anchor dan ashley introduces you to the oakland designer refocusing her skills to make masks, hitting some 3,000 orders in a single faic tmake tunics. >> reporter: her business is closed for the time being because of the coronavirus. >> my brother and sister are both nurses. so, when the virus started, they said you have to make masks. >> reporter: leslie put her design skills to work, posting a picture of a mask on facebook earlier this week. >> next to your face is the anti-microbial liner that jimmy's company makes. >> reporter: jimmy is jimmy
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hollabin, a company whose clients include aerospace >> our specialty is working with polymer coatings. nobody has been interested in those coatings until today. everybody is looking for more than what the n95 mask might provide in terms of protection. >> reporter: the mask's inner liner could serve as a barrier, blocking germs. >> we're not making any claims at this point but will put the materials through a complete round of testing through all the available laboratories. >> reporter: leslie says a team of seamstresses are back on the >> reporter fashion, they're se safety and it may save lives. dan ashley, abc 7 news. and ford is also helping now to produce face shields and other protective equipment for health care workers. you are looking at video shared by ford.
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the automaker has shipped more than 20,000 face shields to the bay area, including regional medical center of san jose. think again if you're trying to head out to a beach this weekend. you are being warned with the even tighter shelter-in-place restrictions. >> coming to santa cruz county to surf is nonessential. it is not. we understand the need to recreate. and we have allowed people to continue to do that, but they have to practice the guidelines. >> this is an unprecedented time for us, and we're really trying to stress that we are not destination areas right now. >> you won't see any of the beach volleyball nets in santa cruz either. those have been removed. asl area and, lisa, i know you're checking that rain, so hopefully, this rain prevents you from wanting to go to the beach anyway. >> oh, yeah, absolutely. i think so. we have gray skies already.
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the second half of today, and i think the second half of your sunday, we're looking at a bit of a break out there. there's always tim forri a cold system out of the north. can you see the rain falling from the northwest coast right now. it will take a little time to get here. looking at the rain arriving in the north bay first. look at live doppler 7 and the white indicating the snow. winter storm warning in effect from 11:00 this morning through 11:00 on monday. taking you in closer to the north bay around gernville, light few sprinkles. elsewhere, we are cloudy. temperatures are cool where it has been clear overnight to morgan hill. 52 in oakland and here is a look at that wind profile. today, we've got the and they'll be breezy, looking at 6:00 tonight, over 20emldtf m winds gusting out of the west at
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30 miles an hour. heavier rain moving in. and then by 4:00, you can see the blue. that's colder air and breezy winds. walnut creek with clouds around. rain developing this morning. more rain and wind for sunday, looking at lingering showers into monday, maybe an isolated thunderstorm sunday into monday winter storm morning through monday, up to four feet, the as the system pushes to the south. here comes the rain in the north highest peaks. as we look at the ski resorts, bay. it's light. by 9:30, 10:00, it's pushing to notice anywhere from 2 1/2 the south and east. you can see some of the inches, tahoe city -- i should downpours, santa rosa, 10:00, say feet to three feet as we get 11:00 this morning. into donner. it continues to break up by the pretty good. afternoon. 8:00 tonight, maybe a few light 40 to 50% of average for the showers and then more rain rainfall season. we really need as much as we can arrives through the overnight get this weekend. hours. the downpours by 5:00 tomorrow yes, definitely delivering. 60 in oakland today. morning. by the time you're sleeping, scattered light to moderate rain throughout the day and looking more heavier rain. at overnight lows in the 50s abc 7 mornings as you tune in, with the cloud cover. this is tomorrow morning. you'll notice more downpours the first half of the day. so, look at those heavier the second half not looking too downpours. a bit of a break. bad out there. we'll get right back into it for you may have to dodge a few your sunday. showers. the accuweather seven-day rainfall this morning through later on tonight, your saturday, forecast, that level one system anywhere from a third of an inch
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in san francisco, maybe half tod today, tomorrow. slight chance of a thunderstorm, lingering showers mainly along the central coast, south bay inch, we're adding in monday. the rest of us mostly cloudy and overthree-arrsfhcalistoga. then perhaps a shower further to the south on tuesday. the trend will be for warmer and drier weather as we get towards tuesday. in fact, temperatures nearing average, climbing into the 60s. boy, we need this for the wildfires and long spring and summer that, of course, will be with us shortly. >> april showers. thanks, lisa. just ahead, with all of us stuck inside social distancing, disney and pixar are dropping a special tr i'm alphonso, and there's more to me than hiv. there's my career,... my cause,... my choir. i'm a work in progress. so much goes... prescription dovato is for adults who are starting hiv-1 treatment and who aren't resistant to either of the medicines dolutegravir or lamivudine. dovato has 2... medicines in... 1 pill to help you reach and then stay undetectable.
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and hope to be. ask your doctor if starting hiv treatment with dovato is right for you. dan harris joins us now from new york to tell us what's coming up on "good morning america." >> new guidelines from the cdc about face masks, the government urging americans to cover their faces if they're going outside, as new york city braces for another tough week of a surge in coronavirus cases, plus the drug
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being used to experimentally treat covid-19 now in short supply. what's happening to patients who need this medication for other conditions? and, finally, managing your the owbreakon fans of tens of millions of us. tips for handling your bills this month coming up on gma. another weekend of sheltering in place in the bay area, it's the first with those additional limits we've been talking about, like bans on park s, playgrounds and basketball courts. what else has changed for abc 7 news viewers? here is a day in the life. here is a day in the life. ♪
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♪ >> i love those teacher parades blockbuster in three years and you can stream it on disney plus for the first time this weekend. even though movie theaters are closed because of the pandemic, you can watch "onward" from your living room this weekend. you can also buy it on other digital platforms for a higher rental price. "onward" tells the story of two teenage elves embark on a magical quest to bring back their late father. walt disney company owns both
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pixar and abc 7. so something fun to watch with the family this weekend. still to come on abc 7 mornings, california governor gavin newsom gets candid in an interview about the race for medical supplies. >> are you finding yourself bidding against other governors in other states for ppe? >> no question. as a consequence, we can outbid most. >> what he shared one on one with abc news as states struggle to equip for the emergency.es make major changes. why you'll want to make your
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i am worried about me. i don't want to go out like this. i'm afraid, but i'm afraid that i'm not going to get a chance to see my family again. >> similar heartbreaking statements being sha hrd in the
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united states as a single day record for new cases of covid-19, now approaching 300,000 this morning and more than 7,000 deaths. more than 1.1 million cases around the world, as federal health leader nous urge the use of simple face coverings when out in public. in the bay area and santa cruz county, brand new numbers overnight showing more than 3,200 confirmed cases. 86 people have died. santa clara county continues to hold as the hot spot with more than 1,000 cases as hospitals and health care workers across the region brace for an even sharper climb. good morning, everyone. i'm liz kreutz. much to get to with latest to get to in the pandemic. first let's get a check of the forecast. if you're just joining us, we are expecting a wet weekend. here is lisa argen. >> good morning. that's right. here is is a look from live doppler 7. rain along the coast. it will develop throughout the bay area, throughout the morning
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hours, gernville, a few light sprinkles. level one on our storm impact scale. light to moderate rain today. downpours, gusting winds and chance of a thunderstorm sunday. how about san jose? pretty view here. 48 in san francisco. 37 in gilroy with 42 in san jose. santa cruz in the upper 40s. good little system frf rain for the weekend, 45 in napa, 49 in concord. this will allow for rain all across the bay area. as we get going this morning, 9:00 with showers, 50s for the afternoon. looking at more rain becoming a little bit more scattered by 4:00. a bit of a break upper 40s. by tonight more rain developing as the cold part of the system comes ashore. that means a stormier sunday. liz? >> thanks getir msuppli t hospih care workers. states are fighting to fend for themselves to get shipments of much-needed equipment.
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chief national correspondent talked one on one about it with governor newsom. >> reporter: the virus continues to tear through the ranks of front line workers. icu nurse laurice anderson the latest casualty. 46-year-old mother of two. she had been tirelessly treating covid-19 patients in new orleans. >> they're not trying to be superheroes. they run towards, you know, tragedy, when everyone else runs the opposite way. >> reporter: one in five covid positive patients are health care workers. they've been following up with dr. ed latham. >> i took a deep breath and could feel my lungs and then i could cry because i don't know what else to do with the emotion anymore. >> reporter: in detroit, doctors are juggling those life-saving ventilators. >> we are running out of ventilators and i feel le we're ght no ventilars we have o
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>>epte that is the scramble for supplies accelerates. what do you say to health care workers wearing trash bags? >> it's unacceptable that they are. all i can say is we hear you. >> reporter: california's governor gavin newsom tells us the state is buying as much ppe as it can on the open market. are you finding yourself bidding against other governors in other states for ppe? >> no question, and we're bidding against the federal government. but that said we are also one of the largest purchasers in the world. we are the largest economy in the world and as a consequence, we can outbid most. >> reporter: what states like california are not doing? >> not waiting around for someone on a white horse to save the day. >> reporter: the federal government? >> the federal government. >> reporter: every day, flickers of hope. that gauntlet of cheerleaders in geo off the ventilator. matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> new this morning, governor newsom has issued an executive order that prohibits price go it restricts businesses from raising the price of items,
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including food and medical or emergency supplies by more than 10%. officials with the state justice department and attorney general's office can take action against sellers who are price gouging. happening today, more big changes to your grocery store visits. you will probably have to end the family trips if you've been doing those, and just go alone. walmart will be limiting the number of shoppers allowed in its stores. customers will be allowed in one at a time and counted on a one person out, one person in basis. walmart will also only be using one entrance now. target is limiting customers with additional store entrance waiting areas. as we told you, costco made similar cuts to that -- similar that took effect yesterday to store hours and the number of customers allowed inside. we're seeing stores make social distancing adjustments once inside the store as well. safeway is now asking shoppers to wait their turn through the aisles with one-way signs inside its stores. you can roughly measure six feet by the length of autngartargeter
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a couple of weeks ago. safeway also put in plexiglass sneeze and cough guards at its checkout stands between cashier and shopper. i've seen those at other grocery stores in the area as well. turning now to a growing backlog of covid-19 tests still waiting to be processed here in california. that means there could be countless other coronavirus cases that we don't know about. abc 7 news team dug into the data and found california is near last in getting the results. i-team reporter melody woodrow has the story. >> reporter: state officials say the number of covid-19 cases in california tops 10,000, more than 2,000 people hospitalized and approximately 900 people in the icu, but those numbers could be misleading because california is so far behind in testing. abc 7 news i-team analysis
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looked at testing across the 50 states and d.c. when standardizing for population differences per million people, california is 50th, with approximately 33,000 covid-19 tests processed. only oklahoma has processed less tests, coming in 51st with approximately 2,000 tests processed. new york is in first place, having processed approximately 239,000 tests. >> commercial labs have such large queues because so many tests have now are being done at the same time, it's taking six, seven to 12 days to get test results back. >> reporter: governor gan stteesndrotocols 60,000 covid-19 tests to be processed in california. san francisco health officials say the city has no backlog but they understand why the problem is an issue elsewhere in the state. >> everyone is facing, across the country, a limitation on the essential collection kits that
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are needed to do testing. so at the same time that we're increasing laboratory capacity, those tests in the lab are only as good as our ability to get the specimens from patients and send them to the laboratory. >> reporter: san francisco city officials say they're considering new ways of testing, like walk-up and drive-up testing. governor newsom says the state is looking at a multitude of different tests, not just the additional swab tests. in the newsroom for the i-team, melanie woodrough, abc 7 news. this morning it's unclear where and when this second cruise ship with coronavirus patients will dock. it was supposed to be letting passengers off today. it does have some bay area residents on board. coral princess is off the caribbean just south of florida after a south american cruise, the ship was supposed to unload in ft. lauderdale, florida. the u.s. coast guard says it won't now be docking today. five crew and seven passengers have tested positive for coronavirus, including julie ma's dad. he and his wife are on the ship and they both live in south san
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francisco. >> the biggest concern is that my mom is also in the cabin with them or with him, so, you know, i fear that she will get infected as well. >> ma says her parents have been on the cruise for about a month, so they're also just ready to get home. that is something we'll be following. in other news, we want to point out something you may have missed. a magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit near palm springs last night. it happened at 6:53 p.m. according to the usgs, a 4.9 is considered a light earthquake. people in san diego, riverside and orange counties reported feeling the quake. several aftershocks followed, the strongest one being 3.6. no damage or injuries have been reported. okay.on abc mornings, famous for her social advocacy, but jane fonda is also famous for her classic '80s workout. how she's now taking it from the
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old vhs to social media and why she says all the home workouts may not be such a good thing. here is a live look from our walnut creek camera. you can see the sun starting to come up. 6:49 is the time. 47 degrees in walnut creek now. lately, i've discovered that while keeping safe and staying in, we can still go out! -sort of. so while you're discovering new things to do in the box, we'll be here for you... at the drive-thru, on the mobile app, and with delivery. as if an earthquake will never happen or we can do something about it before it's too late. it's not a matter of if, but when. now with affordable coverage options. choose a policy that works for you. protect your home with earthquake insurance. learn more at earthquake authority dot com.
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e doow will fove o tomorrow. so let's do thome with earthquake insurance. let's stay at home. let's wash up. let's always keep our distance - please, six feet apart at least. let's look after ourselves, as well as others. it will all be worth it. we can all do our part. so those on the front line can do their part. and when this is over, we will all, continue,
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to thrive. while keeping safe and staying in, we can still go out! -sort of. so while you're discovering new things to do in the box, we'll be here for you... at the drive-thru, on the mobile app, and with delivery. with all of us getting our fitness on at home these days, jane fonda is bringing back her classic wo ♪ >> during this home sequestration, so come on and do it with me and lift up and down. >> the actress and activist joined tiktok and posted this video of herself. she concedes there are too many online workouts right now. instead she asks people to join her virtual fire drill rallies. there was one last night.
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they are each friday this month, to raise awareness about climate change. lisa, you said you did these workouts? >> the advanced workouts. yeah. good times in the '80s for sure. good morning. we are looking at some rain arriving throughout the bay area this morning. here is a live look outside from our roof camera, where the clouds have overtaken most of the bay area this weekend. rain this morning will bring a soggy saturday and stormy sunday. my accuweather seven-day forecast is next. >> thank you, lisa. oil changes for free. bay area shop crossing one to-do item off the list for health care workers this weekend. >> plus nba athletes now virtual gamers. they are used to balling in real life, but now they're battling it out on the sticks. new espn tournament also included a familiar face, former warrior kevin durant. see how he did with full
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♪ i once was lost but now i'm found noi >> that is laurie marie key singing "amazing grace" to her fellow nurses in michigan fighting covid-19. she said she was asked to sing during theeeatpi the video on h facebook page, asking everyone to, quote, pray for the sick and health care workers at risk. absolutely beautiful. >> all right. in sports, it's supposed to be the giants home opening weekend at oracle park against the dodgers. abc 7 sports director larry biel shows us how the team is trying to fill the void with nostalgia in this morning's sports.
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>> good morning, everybody. if not for the coronavirus we would have watched the giants against the dodgers yesterday but the pandemic has shut everything down. a live stream of 2014 nlcs game. is hichlt kawa, the hero. there has been some speculation about a possible july 1st or august 1st start to the season. giants ceo larry behr is hoping to get some baseball some time this summer. >> i think it would be great healing for the country. it would be different. everybody knows these are extraordinary circumstances. so, i don't want to pin a date on it, you know. there's discussion of possibly resuming initially without fans in the ballpark. so, people would be able to enjoy the games from home, and that would be, you know, if that's the way we bring it back safely. we'll take our cues from public health officials. >> from the giants to the a's, who showed their appreciation to health care workers at kaiser permanante, sending 300 personal pizzas, surprise lunch. great job by the a's helping out doctors and nurses. college hoops award sabrina
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abrescu won the award as top women's player in college hoops. she lives in walnut creek, averaged 17 points and 9 assists this season.emen i launched ons draft obe but bob meyers and steve kerr not returning my calls on that. no hoops, so nba stars like kevin durant and derrick jones, playing 2k tournament, playing as the clippers. nice cross over. and dunk as kawhi leonard. a 16 seed playing as the bucs pulls off the upset. 78-62 your final. and 49ers tight end george kittle not working out at the niners facility, lifting at home with wife claire. on instagram live. it helps having a gym in your garage. george kittle is always jacked.
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i know it's going to be raining this weekend. get your workouts in, and stay healthy. i'm larry biel. >> jane fonda will be. new this morning, bad news for high school student athletes hoping that they might have a chance to suit up. california interscholastic federation has canceled the spring sports season because of the pandemic. those sports include baseball, softball, track and field, and swimming, among others. the spring season was just getting started when the schedule was put on hold the second week of march. all right. let's get a check now of the bay area forecast with meteorologist lisa argen. lisa, we're tracking that rain, which makes it easier to stay inside and do those jane fonda workouts, work at home. >> get the old vhs out. >> right. >> just kidding. yeah, we're looking at a system today and tomorrow, though a colder part of the system will arrive tomorrow. and that means heavier downpours. the chance of a thunderstorm. the snow certainly
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lower. south of santa cruz for sunday, this system, most of the energy arriving tomorrow. beautiful view here, walnut creek. the official sunrise, right about now. you can see that they have mostly cloudy skies, but certainly dry conditions. our level one system for your saturday and sunday, anywhere from three-quarters of an inch of rain to an inch and a half. this time, the north bay should pick up significant amounts as well as the santa cruz mountains. hills could see upwards of two inches. that's where we have that wind advisory for tomorrow. emeryville, lots of clouds out there as the ceilings lower. looking at fog and southwest wind, bringing gusty breezes to the delta. out ahead of the system. you can see the rain from the north coast going closer in to the north bay. not a whole lot going on. perhaps heelsburg, highway 101 getting a little bit wet. we'll wait for the arrival for the rain throughout the mid-morning hours in the north bay spreading south and east. 47 gilroy on the coast.
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50 degrees and looking at another live view, sfo, where it's dry with a lot of clouds out there. 45 in napa, 47 in livermore. santa cruz will pick up a decent amount of rain, well over an inch through your sunday, looking at the rain developing from the north this morning. more rain as the cold system travels offshore. because of that, a slight chance of a thunderstorm. snow levels will lower as colder air filters in behind it. lingering showers on monday. back to spring-like weather into tuesday and wednesday. some lingering shower way south, though. this morning, 7:00, here comes the rain in the north bay. looking at 9:00, 9:30, more showers developing. heavier pockets through the mid morning hours and the afternoon and looking at a bit of a lull by dinner hour through the mid evening hours, but the overnight hours looking at more rain. in fact, here come the downpours, 5:00 tomorrow, into 8:00. heavier rain setting up into the
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city, east bay, 10:30, 11:00. it continues through 12:30, 1:00 in the south bay. this has been a familiar pattern over the weekend. and as we go into your sunday night, you can see mostly cloudy skies. today, looking at a third of an inch, maybe half inch in some favored locations. this is through your saturday, adding in those sunday downpours and we could see three-quarters of an maybe two inches in the higher eevations. winter storm warning today through monday, and the snow amounts really boosting our snow pack, which we need. in fact, looking at two, three feet of snow in the highest elevations. so, some very dangerous conditions there, but obviously not a lot of people heading that way. upper 50s along the coast with breezy south winds. 62 in san jo. rain arrives forou this afterno through the into monday, it's cool, lingering showers, tuesday, sunnier, 60s arriving and by wednesday a beautiful day out
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there. accuweather seven-day forecast, level one system today. the unstable colder part of the system tomorrow lingering south bay showers on monday. maybe a possible shower tuesday, but otherwise we're looking at increasing sun. temperatures climbing. it's going to be mid april. it's going to feel pretty good by the middle to the end of the week. >> really looking forward to that. >> thanks, lisa. >> in the south bay this morning, one company is saying thank you to health care workers the best way they can, getting an oil change at no cost. abc 7 news community journalist shows the simple act of kindness happening in san jose. >> mechanics and other auto repair shops remain open amid shelter-in-place rulesa way that they could do more. >> we are doing the oil change for all the worker who are working in the medical field.
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we are very appreciate all the doctor, medical field folks and what they've done for us and try to help and save our community. we don't mind. we would like to support and give out as much we can. >> reporter: going above and beyond for serviceshop. owners allen and helen pride themselves on the service they provide to their customers, as well as charitable work they do for people in need. an oil change will cost you, what, 30, 60 bucks? the gesture for these doctors and nurses means so much more. >> to me, it i commute so much and that's my main way of getting to work and helping others. this just shows that they appreciate the work that we do. and i appreciate the work that they do. >> reporter: simple acts of kindness, a free cup of coffee, an oil change, ways that so many can feel so alone. >> we've got lots of support from our community. i know it's a down time. everybody is like staying home. but i think we should step up se
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can. >> reporter: in san jose, dustin dorsey, abc 7 news. >> it's the small things that make a huge difference. next, the sweetest way to say thank you. >> gives us a little time-out. with what's going on. >> ice cream raises spirits, morale. we want to spread a little joy. >> the story of how a socal ice
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an ice cream shop in soutrn forward to front line responders battling covid-19. teaming up with a high school club for a delivery program. the club wants to help struggling businesses stay open. if a customer buys three pints, they'll donate a pint of ice cream to health care and emergency professionals. >> the idea compounds on our everyday mission here at our store. we provide to first responders and military in uniform free ice cream on a daily basis.
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so this is just an added bonus to them. >> the club says it's trying to do more community service, especially now during the statewide stay-at-home order. that sure looks good, lisa. and calories don't count in quarantine, right? >> god, no. you have to have some fun. good morning, everyone. looking at rain developing in the north bay. a look at live doppler 7, lfl one system on the way. heels burg a little wet out toward the coast. the rest of you, another hour or two. light to moderate rain today, heavy downpours tomorrow. chance of a thunderstorm, gusty winds for your sunday and the accuweather seven-day forecast showing even though we have that level one on monday, we'll see increasing sunshine after the weekend and with that, the warmer temperatures beginning that warming trend throughout the workweek. so, it's another rainy weekend out there but, boy, we need that boost in our rainfall deficit and snow pack and we're certainly going to get it from anywhere of a third inch to inch and a half for the weekend storms. >> there's been concerns if this
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continues and we get into fire season, it could be problemsome and worrisome. so it's good we're getting that rain right now. >> absolutely. >> i'm liz kreutz along with lisa argen. abc 7 news continues at 9:00 a.m. "good morning america" is next. see you in half an hour for another news update. and i live in san francisco, california. i have been a sales and sales management professional my whole career. typical day during a work week is i'm working but first always going for a run or going to the gym. i love reading. i love cooking healthy. it's super important to me. i was noticing that i was just having some memory loss. it was really bothering me. so i tried prevagen and it started to work for me. i wish i had taken prevagen five or ten years ago.
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prevagen. healthier brain. better life. dr. about the ms: whyspread of coronavirus?are well we know that people with underlying medical conditions over the age of 60 are at highest risk, but they've got to get it from somebody. dr. deborah birx: so we're asking everyone to be selfless for others so that we can protect those who are most susceptible. dr. anthony fauci: not going to bars, not going to restaurants, it all just means physical separation, so that you have a space between you and others. dr. jerome adams: for more information
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on how you can social distance please go to coronavirus.gov good morning, america. this morning, the new recommendation from the cdc, cover your face. the guidance we're now getting in public as the number of deaths surge in the u.s. governor cuomo's new executive order. >> i'm not going to let people die because we didn't redistribute ventilators. >> the urgent call for help this weekend while cases sky rocket in florida and other parts of the country. the new initiatives being taken this morning.ors. ates on hunt for critical
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