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means some marijuana dispensaries can stay open in certain county. marijuana dispensaries were originally ordered to close in san francisco yesterday. but the city is allowing sales for medical marijuana customers only. all sales are still allowed in sonoma county and other places. customers and employees are practicing social distancing by operating drive-through only spaces there. dispensaries say they are being hit with a rush of orders, and they're scrambling trying to fill them all. another bay area county is ordered to shelter in place to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. we're live in sonoma county as the order comes as people are suspected with more covid-19 cases in the bay area. >> the school year may be over for millions of students in california. what governor newsom says parents' main focus should be right now. signs of coronavirus here in california could get worse
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before it get better. how the governor plans to help hospitals that have reached capacity. 7:01. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> you're way over there. >> six feet at least. >> we're practicing social distancing. good morning. i'm dave clark. it's a chilly wednesday morning with light rain for some people. steve is going to tell you about the forecast and how everything is going to be. steve? >> i am indeed. at last a little snow up in the sierra, just in case you have to go there. that will continue today into tomorrow. not a lot, but maybe an additional two to four between today and tomorrow. we have some light rain around, 40s on the temperatures, livermore 42, santa rosa 44. the system to the north is sending in light rain.
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there's been some pocket around the richmond/san rafael bridge. nothing too heavy. it's not going to do much as it moves south toward the santa cruz mountains. we'll see mostly cloudy skies, off-and-on rain, highs cool in the 50s. anything new, sal, or still quiet? >> even with the rain coming down on some of these commutes, it hasn't slowed things down. nothing caused slowdowns out there. this is a look at the bay bridge. you can see it is moving well. it's a little damp. it wasn't before. all bay area airports are open. public transportation is open. and it looks like it's drying off in richmond at the richmond bridge, silicon valley commute light. back to you. new this morning, the number of coronavirus cases tops 200,000 worldwide as of today. johns hopkins university is track the number of cases which currently stands at more than 204,000. to focus on what's happening near the bay area, there are at least 367 confirmed cases of
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covid-19. santa clara county had more than double the number we see in any other county. santa clara county has 155 cases and 5 death. san mateo county second followed by san francisco and contra costa and alameda counties. 7:03. there are signs the coronavirus in california could get a lot worse before it gets better. governor gavin newsom signed a bill to spend as much as $1 billion to help hospitals handle a rush of patients, and he warns california may need as many as 20,000 more hospital beds. the governor did not answer questions about a possible shortage of hospital supplies, including ventilators. and today is day two of the bay area's shelter-in-place order. and once again, the order says stay at home as much as possible. we expect to see empty streets and neighborhoods again in areas that are normally busy. and skyfox is flying over
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several san francisco landmarks getting a bird's-eye view of those areas. only those stores and operations that provide what are considered essential services will be open, like hospitals, grocery stores, banks, gas stations and post offices. now, sonoma county is requiring people who live there to stay home. and this comes as the county confirms they are seeing more cases of covid-19. ktvu's allie rasmus is in santa rosa right now, where it's quiet this morning, i'm assuming, allie. >> reporter: it is quiet, although we are at the mall in santa rosa where one of the types of businesses that is allowed to remain open, a grocery store, is open with workers inside. it looks like the shelves are stocked. this order went into effect at midnight this morning in sonoma county for three weeks. what it means is only essential businesses are allowed to be open. that includes grocery stores
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like we showed you, pharmacies, restaurants can remain open only for takeout and delivery, hardware stores, gas stations and banks remaining open e it means that only people working in what are considered to be essential businesses are allowed to leave their homes to go to work, including healthcare workers, police and firefighters, delivery drivers, journalists, taxi, uber and lyft drivers. sonoma is the 7th bay area county to enact a stay-at-home order like this because of fears and an attempt to stop the spread or slow down the spread of coronavirus. health officials made the decision yesterday after the county said there were six confirmed cases of people infected here in covid-19 two new cases this weekend. the only bay area counties that don't have a shelter-in-place order in effect right now are napa and solano counties,  although napa health official
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have said they are strongly considering a move like this. this grocery store which can remain open will probably be busy. we have already seen people come to the door and be turned away because they are closed still. live in santa rosa, allie rasmus, ktvu fox 2 news. people are adjusting to new ways of life. touristists touring san francisco are noticing the difference. >> it's eerie with it -- not a backup on lombard street. >> normally this cafe would have been packed with people on st. patrick's day which it was yesterday but they were packing up food to go only. a couple wondered if they should stay in the city after both of them were just laid off from their jobs. one is a server, the other a dog walker. >> we are trying to figure out the next move. do we stay here in the city? you know, even though we don't have work, are we going to go seek out family? >> if we knew it would be just
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a couple of weeks, we would probably stay. but we have no idea. it could go on for months. >> mayor london breed is asking the public to be patient, saying this is about saving lives, even if officials don't have any real idea as to how long the health crisis will last. governor newsom doesn't expect schools to reopen before the end of the school year. >> i would plan and assume that it's unlikely that many of these schools, few, if any, will open before the summer break. >> last night, the governor told parents the s.a.t. and other standardized tests will be canceled. he also said parents should focus on homeschooling as part of california's transition to the new reality of virtual instruction. the california department of education published a list of online learning resources for families as the state is telling schools and parents to plan for the transition to distance learning immediately. you can find everything you need including a school map and
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science lessons. the list is on the our website, ktvu.com/weblinks. the trump administration now proposing a massive economic relief package to help the nation deal with the coronavirus. now, the cost of this package could be close to $1 trillion. it could also include a $1,000 check for every american adult. >> americans need cash now, and the president wants to get cash now. i mean now in the next two weeks. >> steve mnuchin also warned the u.s. unemployment rate could hit 20% as stores and businesses are forced to close down because of the coronavirus. we are checking stocks. it's going to be another rough day on wall street with the average is down by almost 4% e is, nasdaq down by almost 3 1/2. this comes one day after the markets gained 5%.
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but also two days after the third worst day in history. february and march have been filled with turbulence. the numbers will be at the bottom of the screen. we can watch them together. pam cook will have a look again at "dollars & sense" in just minutes. don't forget, you can find complete coverage. pandemic at coronavirus now.com along with articles and videos around the country, a daily live stream and live digital broadcast every weekday beginning at 10:00 a.m. and download the free ktvu news app. get the latest updates and the breaks news sent straight to your mobile devices. you can also find information about schools closing and options for parents. talking about traffic and mass transit. you have been taking us to bart stations around the bay area. they are quiet. >> they are quiet. the ferry building, things likes that, quiet this morning. public transportation is still
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going if you have to do essential business. you can go out. you probably will be able to easily social distance yourself because there's just plenty of room. we have some video of the ferry building here taken a little while ago about 25 minutes ago. we have seen this all over the bay with bart and drives. so if you have to go out and do your essential business, take a bus. there's plenty of room. and the toll plaza is now wet. we talked to steve about that. we will in just a moment. 880 traffic is moving weather. all bay area airports are open. and you can see that traffic is light. let's talk about the weather. >> sal, thank you, sir. we have some rain out there. there's not a lot. but in the last 24 hours, yesterday afternoon was
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livermore down to the santa clara valley with thunderstorms erupting big time hail reports in livermore, over a half inch officially -- i think i heard some other locations had more than that. mount hamilton and campbell rain. dublin, point reyes and kentfield all .25 inch. light rain this morning. the city had .01. 86 the record high in 1914. 41 in 1886. two lows, one impacting us in nevada, northern nevada, northwest nevada. the other one, the stronger one with dynamics is lighting up like a christmas tree in southern california and eventually going to arizona. we get a weaker system drawing
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in some moisture. clearing in mendocino county, lake county, probably the best opportunity for buildups today. this is more show than go. but there is a little bit of rain there just not a lot and not too far south but some light rain in the picture with 40s on the temps, 20s in the mountains, and two systems keeping us cool. rainfall cut back as we go towards sunday, monday. we'll see if they ramp it up and bring it back in. until then, very light amounts. highs today still below average only in the 50s. thank you. time now 7:12. still ahead, bay area police departments are changing the way they do business and keep everybody safe. coming up, one east bay police department's unique new work schedule to reduce the exposure of officers to the virus. plus, health officials say the pandemic won't get better without the help of one particular generation. after the break, the nation's top infectious disease doctor has a message to millennials.
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welcome back to "mornings on 2". national guard troops around the country are now on notice in case they are needed during the coronavirus pandemic. governor newsom placed a california national guard on alert. he said they should be prepared to perform humanitarian missions like distributing food and supplies. troops will also support public
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safety if needed. there are now more than 6300 covid-19 cases in the united states. the death toll is over 100. new york, washington state and california have the most reported cases. west virginia reported its first confirmed case of covid- 19, meaning the viruses is now in all 50 state. the nation's top infectious disease doctor says the u.s. can only contain the coronavirus with the help of young people. >> you don't want to put your loved ones at risk, particularly the ones who are elderly and the ones who have compromised conditions. >> health experts say they were alarmed at the sight of college students congregating at florida beaches for spring break. florida's governor is now shutting down all bars and nightclubs for the next month. dr. anthony fauci is urging people to practice social distancing. he says healthy young people can get it, not know they have
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it and pass it to the elderly. we told you president trump just announced the united states and canada agreed to close the border between the two countries to nonessential traffic because of the coronavirus. president trump says trade will not be affected. the governments around the world are struggling, trying to keep the virus from spreading. the european union is enforcing the toughest travel ban in it history. they suspended all unnecessary travel through the region for a month. france, britain, italy and spain are just a few of the countries on lockdown. the santa clara county sheriff's department is making changes in county jails after two inmates were exposed to it and quarantined. now, to prevent any others from getting exposed, some inmates have been released early. >> didn't have assaults on police officers, domestic
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violence or others. >> the six inmates are on house arrest with an ankle monitor. the coronavirus is changing how many bay area police departments do business. they want to limit the public contact and at the same time responding to more serious crimes. many bay area police departments, you won't see front counter service right now. and all nonessential interviews and appointments are canceled. at the emeryville police department, they started a very unique work schedule tailored to this pandemic. half of the police department will spend two weeks working 12 hours on, 12 hours off. then the other half will work for the next 14 days. >> that's the incubation period for this virus. so the hope is that we are staff by keeping them separated. >> police are asking people to meet outside of their home or file a police report by phone or online to cut down on face-
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to-face contact. san francisco police are out monitoring bars and clubs making sure they comply with the shelter-in-place order. in oakland the police say they are out reminding the public about social distancing. >> which is what we're doing. >> which we're doing. >> nice to be together. >> yes. >> sal castaneda is working from his spot in the newsroom helping us get around. it's a different kind of day. >> it is. the bart stations week checking in on them just to see what's going on the the dublin- pleasanton bart station. we took this video not that long ago, and there are not a lot of people out there. so if you have to conduct essential business, you can still use public transportation. it will be relatively social di from other people. live video, not much of a commute. most people are not going out to school or work. people working from home are just working from home, not on the roads. you can see this is a look at
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the richmond bridge where it was raining. it's not raining there anymore. san jose traffic and the south bay commute, that was the first thing that went lighter. a week ago people were urged and now being mandated in many cases to work from home. we have some rain over us not a lot but there are some pockets where it's coming down good. richmond/san rafael bridge one. napa airport is another one. i think the total level, snow in loch lomond last night. a little in lake county and mendocino county. more over lake county. still hanging on. most of this, though, pushed south., two systems. one impacting us is in nevada.
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the front in southern california is going to arizona today. napa says heavy rain. we can probably see the little pocket of it coming in right there. looks like it's gone through there. right there. so moving off quickly, but still there are a few areas that can get moderate to heavy rain briefly. most of it is light. there's not much left. 30s and 40s. the system in southern california will be heavy rain there. our system is giving us not a lot of rain. it will keep rain in the forecast through tomorrow. more than likely just today. then we'll be dry. but that low will keep some snow in the sierra through thursday. we'll get a break friday, saturday. next system, gasia, is sunday into monday. 7:21. facebook accidentally blocked and deleted news stories about coronavirus. still ahead, how the social media giant is addressing the problem as its employees work
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from home. one candidate is breaking farther away from his challenger in the race for the democratic nomination in the presidential race. after the break, the latest results from the primary. ♪
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iran state television issued a drastic warning about the coronavirus. they say the outbreak could kill millions if people keep traveling and ignoring the government's guidelines.
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today iran reported the biggest jump in deaths in the coronavirus saying another 147 people died in the past 24 hours. that brings the number of deaths in iran to now more than 1,000. in italy, officials are struggling to provide enough hospital beds for the new cases of coronavirus. they are setting up tents on the hospital grounds to test and screen patients with symptoms. there were 345 new coronavirus deaths in the country over the past 24 hours. that increases the death toll there to more than 2500. here in the states this morning, vermont senator bernie sanders says he is reassessing his campaign after joe biden won all three democratic primaries yesterday. biden swept the primaries in florida, illinois and arizona moving closer to becoming the democratic nominee for president. in a live stream speech biden potentialed his comments on the coronavirus challenge, facing the country. >> it's moments like these, we realize we need to put politics aside and would be together as
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americans. the coronavirus doesn't care if you are democrat or republican. >> this morning, sanders's campaign manager said the senator would have conversations with supporters ahead of the next primary contest april 4th. so far, joe biden has 1,147. bernie sanders has 861. a candidate needs to get 1,991 delegates to win the nomination. ski season is open for some resorts. the company that runs three resorts said they are closed because of coronavirus. it may consider re-opening some locations in late april or early may depending on the situation. many people tried to stock up on groceries and that's leaving store shelves empty. a lot of people are asking questions about the nation's food supply and a potential shortage of other essentials. coming up, answers to the big questions from anxious shoppers
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6 million students are out of school and they may not return to school before the end of the school year. we'll example the huge impact the coronavirus is having on education. >> whether bay area hospitals are prepared to handle the virus. some nurses say many staffs are untrained. and it's already too late.
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good morning. thank you for joining us. it is wednesday, march 18th. i'm dave clark. >> i'm gasia mikaelian. we are keeping a safe distance apart as you should be at home and work if you are going. let's talk about the weather. steve, i thought of you and my parents sent me video of hail in their backyard in livermore. >> it was lit up yesterday. livermore down to the santa clara valley, but for today, i think it would be to the north. the parameters are not as strong. you need -- first of all, jan is up in sonoma offering good advice. if people are worried about pets, pet stores, at least most i think are essential needs stores. you can get curbside pump. if you say my cat, my dog, you might want to call your local pet store and check the arrangements. thank you, appreciate that. beautiful in sonoma. 40s on the temperatures here. 44 santa rosa. 42 in livermore, which was front and center yesterday with that thunderstorm and hail. but the system responsible noor has moved south. there's still a weaker low to the north. that's going to give us some
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rain. there's not a lot but a little bit. napa airport had heavy rain in the last hour. that's about done. ything new unless he tells us otherwise. no. some of the wet weather is moving through. very, if you are driving with rain even during the day, put your headlights on, california state law. let's go out and see some of these drives that we have. i hesitate to call it a commute but i have seen public transportation systems transgender and systems, ac transit. back to you. at 7:31, a major story. new this morning, if the just within the past couple of minutes, president trump said the united states and canada agreed to close the border to
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nonessential traffic and trade between the two countries will not be affected. they will turn back anyone who illegally cross the border from mexico and deny asylum. the president has the power to take this action during a pandemic. immigrant action groups condemned it. there are now more than 6300 covid-19 cases in the united states. the death toll has climbed above 100. new york, washington state and california, those are marked in red because they have the most reported cases. west virginia reported its first case of covid-19 and with that, coronavirus cases have now been confirmed in all 50 states. some 6 million california students are out of school this
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morning, and their campuses are closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. now the governor says it's likely few, if any, of them will reopen before summer break. ktvu's sara zendehnam live in san francisco with the details and a lot of people reacting to this sobering news, sara. >> reporter: that's right. good morning, gas just a minute a lot of uncertainty around governor newsom's announcement. kids here who go this middle school thought they would be out of class for three weeks, but it may be longer. governor newsom says it's unlikely many of the schools closed will reopen before summer break. currently 99% of california k through 12 schools are closed for up to five weeks to sloat spread of coronavirus. here in the san francisco unified school district, schools are scheduled to be reopened on april 3rd. with this evolving situation, that might change. there are guidelines for teachers with online learning. california requested a waiver from the u.s. department of education to suspend the annual
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standardized tests for the year. >> working with the guidance of our superintendent of public education, we think it is totally inappropriate for kids to worry about coming back and being tested. so at the very least, let our kids know from a emotional perspective if nothing else and equity lens that we're not going to be requiring testing as long as our waiver that we are formally requesting of the federal government is supported. i have all the confidence in the world it will be. >> to help students to rely on meals at schools, the san francisco unified school district has been giving food to students since schools closed monday. every day they can get breakfast, lunch, dinner, fruit, vegetables and mill to be take home. student nutrition services is committed to providing meals to students during the temporary closure but they need help providing meals for three weeks costing the district $300,000 more than the federal reimbursement. they are asking for donations
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to spark sf public schools to help them pay for food, clean campus and give students more access to technology. we reached out to the district to see if they have a plan. but we haven't heard back. these meals are being handed out in 14 locations within the san francisco unified school district. get them every day from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in san francisco, sara zendehnam, ktvu fox 2 news. san jose state university reported its first case of covid-19 from a student who lived off campus and is recovering at home. we don't know the gender or the origin of the illness. administrators are trying to determine whether anyone at the school who had contact with the student needs to be advised directly. san jose state suspended all of its in-person classes last week. today san jose's mayor sam
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liccardo will unveil a new initiative to help those most effective by the business shutdowns due to the coronavirus. they announced a partnership with the public-private sector. they are creating a hub where people can volunteer their services, raise money for unemployed workers and connect people to resources across silicon valley. san jose is developing a countywide food district plan. san francisco mayor london breed is making plans. >> she makes plans to help the city hire 100 new nurses during this coronavirus pandemic. the mayor issued the declaration to speed up the hiring of more healthcare workers. now, the city will fill the 100 nursing vacancies through invitation-only hiring events focusing on emergency rooms and icu nurses. the new nurses could be hired right there on the spot getting past the usual six-month hiring process. some healthcare workers say hospitals are unhandle the infl coronavirus patients. some nurses at sf general say
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they are short-staffed and haven't been trained to handle the surge. they rallied expressing their concerns two weeks ago. they now say the hospital has improved communication between administrators and staff, but still, they say they are concerned. >> they are saying two weeks behind where italy is at. and if we do end up in that -- in the place that italy is at, then, yeah, we're going to have to make the same decisions as them. >> one bill includes rent it would go large hospitals to increase beds. the governor has spoken with president trump about getting more medical supplies from the federal government. time 7:37. the grand princess cruise ship is still in bay area waters. it will edged up where it started in san francisco. it's anchored in the bay. it haskell ton crew on board.
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the grand princess docked last week at the port of oakland to allow 3500 passengers got off the cruise ship. two dozen people tested positive for the coronavirus. the cruise ship is being sanitized but will probably dock at a pier just south of the bay bridge after it's cleared by the cdc. make sure you keep up-to- date with all the information and download the free ktvu news app. you will get the latest information on the coronavirus pandemic and the breaking news sent straight to your mobile devices. let's get you out the door if you are going to your essential job. sal castaneda tracking a very, very light commute. >> that's right. here we are with people who are driving for essential needs. it should be easy. it is wet out there. we have been telling you all morning long. public transportation systems are open this morning.
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this is 880. traffic is moving along okay. and it had been waiting at the richmond bridge so we have had had some rain out there. we haven't had a lot of slow traffic at all even when things happen. the crashes have been cleared quickly. 7:38. one more thing here. there's 280 in san jose. and now here's steve. the best by farelas 24 hours. livermore towards campbell, santa clara valley, thunderstorms fired up. laura wishes for storms. the rain mostly missed moraga. you are in the northern edge of it, laura, no doubt. danville, moraga south is where everything was developing yesterday. mostly. livermore, lots of reports of hail, big time hail a lot of pictures and video coming in also on twitter. napa points is 02. although the napa airport in
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the last half-hour report heavy rain from a brief hit. 2 to 4 inches possible today into tomorrow. there's a low up into northern nevada and that's keeping a little active pattern there and here at least today into tomorrow. so mostly cloudy, light rain, possibility of thundershowers. the system responsible for really the about ther dynamics is now down in southern california. our low through the north has two speeds slow and stop so it's going to wobble a little bit in towards the sierra next couple of days. after that the richmond/san rafael bridge earlier for a while had some of the best rain. it looks like there's just pockets of moderate rain. the rest of it is white or sprinkles or hardly anything at all as it moves south. it's falling apart by san jose. 40s and 30s. these two systems are keeping us well below average on the temps. it's slow to warm up so we stay below average probably a little
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bump up on saturday, next system looks like sunday into monday. time 7:40. we are hearing about people running out of toilet paper. but toilet paper is not the only thing people are rushing to stock up on. many are also waiting in line for hours to buy marijuana. coming up, why cannabis shops are allowed to stay open during the shelter-in-place order. also, some uber and lyft drivers say they can't afford to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic. what they want their company to do to help them stay healthy without going broke. let's let's check in with mike mibach to see what's coming up at 8:00 with "mornings on 2". >> good morning. of course, we are going to bring you the president's news conference when that gets under way again scheduled to start at 8:30 this morning. many people continuing to buy in bulk. costco now implementing new protocols to keep everyone safe. but that can make already long lines even longer. coming up at 8:00, we'll break down the new rules. coming up on "the 9:00" --
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[ singing ] >> making the most of a difficult situation. the teenagers singing to each other from their windows while social distancing. we're back after the break.
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♪ dramatic choir music it's the rush of relaxation. introducing the all-new lincoln corsair. the shelter-in-place order is due to the coronavirus meaning that some marijuana dispensaries can stay open in some counties. they were originally ordered to close in san francisco yesterday, although the city is allow sales for medical marijuana. full sales are still allowed in sonoma county and other places. customers and employees are practicing social distancing with drive-through only. they are slammed with an influx of order and scrambling to fill
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them all. >> i have had four back surgeries and took opiates and took medications. i'm a nurse. this is definitely my medication. >> people will go crazy being in the same space. >> some dispensaries are only filling orders placed online first. contact your preferred dispensary directly to see if they are open and the conditions they are operating under. google is helping more people in the south bay get tested for the coronavirus. it's confirmed now. google's sister company verily life services is connecting drive-through tests in santa clara and san mateo counties, and you can apply online to schedule appointments at projectbaseline.com. >> the way you have access to it is you get go to projectbaseline.com, fill out a questionnaire and that questionnaire will let you know whether or not you're a candidate to get tested there. if you show up without an appointment, you won't be let in. >> the governor hopes the
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mobile coronavirus test sites will soon expand to other parts of california. a bug in facebook's anti- spam system blocked true stories about the coronavirus. complaints were made that some things were blocked by the automated system. they sent the human moderators home because of the pandemic. a spokesman said it was unrelate to changes in company's workforce. they are trying to help employees. facebook will give $1,000 to each of its 45,000 employees worldwide to help with child care and home off supplies. other companies have made working from home mandatory across several continents. the economic impact of the coronavirus is reflected on wall street. it is another down day. pam cook reports. >> the schools are likely going
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to be closed for the school year. concern that restaurants, retailers, many other businesses across the country will also be closed for an extended period of time. that would certainly solidify a recession. the dow immediately dropped 1,000 points right at the opening bell this morning, briefly traded below 20,000, bounced back a bit. but taking you live, it is still down -- the dow jones is off 1,000 points, down 4.75%. the s&p 500 down 4%. 100 points there. the nasdaq at 7101 is down 3% right now. san francisco lyft and uber drivers are asking a judge to order the companies to pay them sick leave. they say it's to protect their customers and the general public from possible exposure to the coronavirus. one lyft driver told the "san
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francisco chronicle," quote, not working is not an option. i'm not stopping, fever or no fever. they are asking the judge for a hearing if they should be treated as employees as opposed to independent contractors. both san francisco companies say they are paying drivers who have been placed under quarantine or diagnosed with the virus. we have all seen those nearly empty store shelves at the grocery stores, but industry experts say there's no danger of the bay area running out of food. shopping habits can change. people are buying more food. but not necessarily eating more. now, analysts say they are there may be a surplus of fresh food because the restaurants aren't buying much. it's a different story, of course, for paper products and hand sanitizer. people are using more of those. the "san francisco chronicle" reports the biggest problem would be if truck drivers and rkore staff get sick and aren't starting today, all target stores will close at 9:00 p.m. or even earlier. the company is reducing hours to give staff more time to
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restock the shelves. also starting today, target is reserving the first hour of business every wednesday for the elderly and those with underlying health conditions so they can get what they need. safeway now reserving two hours on tuesdays and thursdays for older adults and at-risk shoppers. hours vary depending on location. whole foods, dollar tree, walmart and other major stores are enacting similar america's. amazon prioritizing which products it will ship first because of the surge in demand. amazon is focusing on delivering medical supplies and household goods first. politico reports amazon also told its third party vendors that it is halting warehouse intake for all nonessential goods until april fifth. that's a move that could certainly devastate businesses that depend on amazon's platform to sell their products. and amazon also to make sure no price gouging during this pandemic. the company website says they have blocked or removed tens of
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thousands of items because of that. that's a look at your "dollars & sense." back to you to gasia and dave. time now 7:49. the dmv is offering drivers a break in case you're worried about the impact of the coronavirus. dmv offices will stay open. also, the state will not crackdown on expired drivers licenses or vehicle registrations for 60 days. they want to be sure at-risk populations like seniors and people who have underlying conditions don't have to go into a crowded dmv office and be exposed to the virus. we want to know your questions about the coronavirus. we have a team standing by to answer your questions. call this number. or send us an email. news tips@fox tv.com. you can see answers to questions, look for fact or fiction section.
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traffic and transit are operating this morning for the most part. smart train is canceling some rides. >> i'm watching all of it. knowing that, you know, a lot of these commutes so to speak are not a real commute, if you have to go out and do what you have to do, you will face light drives. but it's raining out there and that could affect your traffic commute. this is 880. all the airports are open. some of cities have suspended regulations like parking for street cleaning like san francisco mayor london breed said not enforcing street cleaning restrictions at the moment. just try to move your car if you can because they will still be trying to clean the streets. steve has today's weather. >> we'll get to it here. a little bit of rain moving through. it's always welcome. there's not a
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yesterday was livermore. pat yourselves on the back. the most rain i saw. rohnert park it's 48 degrees. our good friend donny downer -- come on, there you go. marty batista, happy over the "hump day," steve. thanks for the early morning shower. larkspurslarkspur a chill. a little snow on mount hamilton. marty, you're good company, thank you, sir. livermore yesterday now that was just officially .57. there was more than that not far away. danville, kentfield with rain this morning at .12.
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mostly cloudy to cloudy. we get the weaker system in northwest nevada. that's giving us rain. sonoma and napa. a little bit of rain over the bay. napa good rain. san jose, los gatos, blossom hill getting a little bit. there's not a lot there. lighting up in southern california heading into arizona. we'll get a break friday, saturday. sunday the models really weaken. we'll see if they ramp it up again. cool on saturday temperatures near average to above. today all 50s. after tomorrow, looks like a
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break friday, saturday. maybe most of sunday. time 7:53. the coronavirus pandemic could make gasoline prices drop even lower in the coming weeks. coming up, how low prices could go and we'll see how much a gallon of gas is costing right now. >> plus, what major league baseball is doing to help ballpark employees who suddenly are out of work because of the virus. vanessa hutchins criticized about her comments on the coronavirus. after the break what she said and her apology to people affected by the deadly virus.
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welcome back to "mornings on 2". our time is 7:56. actor and singer vanessa hutchins apologizing for something she said on social media downplaying the danger of the coronavirus. >> even if everybody gets it, like, yeah, people are going to die. just terrible. but, like, inevitable. i don't know. maybe i shouldn't be doing this right now. >> well, vanessa hutchins said that on an instagram live video and after she was criticized for it she said her comments were taken out of context. she also posted a written apology saying, her words were insensitive and not appropriate for the situation. time is 7 57:00. we are still not sure when pro sports leagues will play again,
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including the nba. team owners debated a lot of ideas yesterday, including playing just a few regular season games when or if the season resumes. then the early play-off rounds could be reduced to five games series. nba executives are bracing for the possibility to mid to late june as a best stay scenario for the nba's return. and kevin durant is among four brooklyn nets players testing positive for the coronavirus. in an interview with the athletics, he said he hasn't had symptoms. he said he feels fine. he urged everybody to be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. none of the players who were infected have been identified by the team. because of those positive tests, the warriors are concerned maybe some of their players may have contracted the coronavirus. the brooklyn nets were in town to play the warriors when the nba season was called off.
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possibly included some time when players from both teams interacted with each other. during a conference call, the team said their players will not be tested unless they show symptoms because there is a shortage of test kits. it is 7:59. the oakland a's propose new ballpark on the oakland waterfront. now it's facing a lawsuit. a group of shipping, trucking and steel companies says they are opposing fast-tracking the environmental review of that location at howard terminal north of jack london square. the group wants to preserve the waterfront as a working area, not recreation. another bay area county ordered to shelter in place. we are live in sonoma county where the order comes as officials confirm more cases of people infected with covid-19. some 6 million california students are out of school and while parents are preparing to have them home for a few weeks, the governor has sobering news about the months to come. what the governor is asking
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parents to focus on right now. >> and signs the virus getting worse in california, how the governor plans to help hospitals that have now reached capacity. good morning. welcome back to "mornings on 2". it is wednesday, march 18th. i'm mike mibach. >> i'm gasia mikaelian. keeping a safe distance as you should be at home or work if you are going. we are talking about the weather. steve, it's cold. >> it is cold. yesterday it was colder, but it's still cold this morning and there's some light rain out there. still some snow up in the mountains. so a mostly cloudy day. i don't think the intensive we saw yesterday and i think areas to the north are better suede for that than, say, out towards livermore and south as happened yesterday. two lows one to the north, one to the south, one impacting us. that's the weaker of the two. but it is sending in some bands. things are clearing for parts of areas around san pablo bay over towards the east bay and
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south. there is a little bit of rain towards san jose. so look for a mostly cloudy day with these two systems giving us off-and-on rain. temperatures are cool, though, only in the 50s on the high side. sal is here now and he will tell us probably not much. the roads are light. if you need to do your essential business, you can. if you are going to the store or whatever, right now things are doing very well. some people have to go. we have seen a lot of people going. it's a little wet, but for the most part it's good, public transportation is working. new this morning, there are now more than 200,000 coronavirus virus cases worldwide. johns hopkins university has been tracking cases, currently standing at more than 204,000. here in the bay area, there are at least 367 cases. santa clara county has more than double any other county with a total of 155 cases including 5 people who died. san mateo county second followed by san francisco,
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contra costa and alameda counties. there are signs the coronavirus in california could get far worse before it gets better. governor newsom signed a bill to spend as much as $1 billion to help hospitals handle an expected rush of patients. he warns california could need as many as 20,000 more hospital beds. the governor said he did not want to cause further concern, so he refused to answer questions about a possible shortage of hospital supplies, including ventilators. today's day two of a shelter-in-place order in several counties. we sent skyfox to fly over several popular destinations and landmarks yesterday. you can see things were quiet. sonoma county was added st of covered by the shelter-in-place order. ktvu's allie rasmus is in santa rosa to show us how things have
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changed dramatically since the order went into effect. >> reporter: even with this order in effect, people can still go to the grocery store and other businesses. we are outside one of those essential businesses, a grocery store at coddingtown mall. the doors opened just minutes ago to people 60 and older. you see that security guard there? he is actually checking everyone's identification making sure people are 60 before they go in. the store opens to the general public to everyone else under 60 starting at 9:00. so this is one of many stores having that senior only hour to limit exposure to coronavirus. the other essential businesses include pharmacies, restaurants for takeout and delivery only, hardware stores and gas stations. now, healthcare workers are allowed to go to work so are drivers journalists, taxi, uber and lyft drivers. so those are the essential businesses in the essential
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workers who are still allowed to go about their business. now, let's show you how sonoma county is now the 7th bay area county to enact a stay-at-home order like this. health officials made that decision yesterday. there are six cases of covid- 19. two new cases this weekend. earlier this morning we spoke to one santa rosa resident on the way to the grocery store. >> reporter: we we interviewed that man, we held our microphone on a four-foot-long pole and kept distanced from him by six feet. the grocery stores are open. but they are being very careful
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about who they are letting in when and how many people they are letting in at a time. there are people who work at a grocery store. from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. only, people 60 or over can go inside and shop. this is to protect people from covid-19. napa and solano counties don't have a shelter-in-place order, although napa public health officials are strongly considering it. live in santa rosa, allie rasmus, ktvu fox 2 news. people are adjusting. tourists touring san francisco are noticing how different things are. >> it's eerie. not a backup on lombard street. >> normally, buena vista cafe would be packed with people on st. patrick's day. yesterday was st. patrick's day but instead the cafe and bar
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was packing up irish coffee and stew to go. one couple wonders if they should even stay in the city given that both of them were laid off from their jobs. one is a server, the other a dog walker. do we stay in the city? >> if we knew it would be a couple of weeks we would probably stay but we have no idea it could go on for months. >> mayor london breed is asking the public to be patient saying this is about saving lives. even if officials haven't said how long the coronavirus pan demk and the restrictions will last. >> governor newsom says there is a chance schools may not reopen before the end of this academic year. >> i would plan and assume that it's unlikely that many of these schools few if any will open before the summer break. >> last night during that news conference, the governor told parents the s.a.t. and other standardized tests will be canceled. latest it said parents should focus on homeschooling as part
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of the state's transition to the new reality of virtual instruction. the trump administration is proposing a massive economic relief package to help the country deal with the virus. the cost of the package could approach the trillion dollar mark. and it could possibly include a $1,000 check for every american adult. we just checked. it's another volatile day on wall street. the dow is down below 20,000. it's almost at its lowest point we have seen this session losing almost 6%. the story is similar. 5.5% drop on the s&p. 4.5% down on the nasdaq. yesterday the market was up 5% after the third worst day in wall street history earlier in the week. we have had swings up or down nearly 5% or more. we are keeping an eye on the markets and putting the dow's activity at the bottom of the screen. the irs will delay the april 15th tax payment deadline by 90 days.
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the treasury secretary steve mnuchin said individuals won't face penalties and interest on up to $1 million in taxes. businesses will also be able to file late without penalty. taxpayers do not need to apply in order to receive the extension. mnuchin says people should file their taxes as soon as possible, still, especially if they are due a refund and need the cash. find complete coverage. pandemic at coronavirusnow.com. in addition to articles and videos, you will find a daily live stream and live digital broadcast every weekday starting at 10:00 in the morning. and don't forget to download the free ktvu news app. get the latest updates and breaking news sent straight to your mobile devices. let's talk about your traffic. just want to remind that you mass transit is a way to do it. if you have to go out and do your essential business, we won't see typical commute backups. you are going to see some wet weather today as steve has been mentioning. but really no backups even when there are things that happen. we have not seen any major
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slowdowns. we have seen some parking restrictions in some cities. you know, to be suspended, for example, in san francisco. street cleaning regulations will not be enforced. they still ask you to move your car because they will still be cleaning the streets. bart and all public transit still running in case you have to get somewhere. 809. let's bring steve in. we have a little rain at the toll plaza. >> we have a little bit moving through here this morning and it's cold as well again not as cold as yesterday but still cold enough. our good friend john says, good morning, mr. pete, dang it's cold! light showers came through lg, los gatos, blossom hill. there it is. we'll see some light rain. that's what he is talking about. and the temperatures are chilly. campbell 42. san jose 41. 39 morgan hill. san martin, 39 ben lomond. santa cruz at 44. mostly cloudy, some sun.
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but that may help development of some of those tower clouds. maybe more thunderstorms, although i believe they would be focused more north than south or east compared to yesterday. and some late rain is moving through. two systems, the main low though is now down in southern california. things are lighting up down there. the one we are dealing with is the weaker one. that's up in northern nevada and it sends in little systems within the system that triggers some of this light rain. you can see clearing taking place to the north, some light snow into lake county. it's over the bay now. look to be winding down and drifting south towards south san francisco, the peninsula, san jose and trying to make it to the santa cruz mountains and santa clara valley. there's just not a lot there. temperatures though will stay cool. and the next system that rolls through looks like it will be probably sunday, monday. they have cut back on some of the projections. they have had a lot more of this going forward. we'll see if they ramp it up again through the next couple of days. highs, though, they are not warming up anytime soon. maybe by the time we get to the weekend, they will get to near average and then we'll cloud up again on sunday but warmer than
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a company that makes at home tests says it's close to having a similar test for coronavirus. >> tim cook is here to talk about the work they are doing. pam cook is here with the story. >> they could have the test on the market in one to two weeks.
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we are joined by skype by julia, the founder and ceo of the company. thank you so much for joining us. i know you offered one million dollars for any lab that could help you come up with this test. who are you working with and how close are we to having these tests available? >> hi, pam. thanks so much for having me. we are really excited to be able to be in a position to respond to this crisis. as you said, everly well already has testing around the country for home delivery kits and digital results with doctors involved. so we thought, how can we respond? we issued a $1 million call to action on march 8th and have had dozens and dozens of labs ready with the fda emergency use authorization to help us get this test into the homes of the people that need it the most. so we have awarded almost all of that money. we'll be awarding the rest of it in the next week. and we will have a solution available it telemedicine and
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virtual diagnosis within the week. >> the demand will be huge. will you be prioritizing who will getting test first and which cities, perhaps? >> so this is a really important question around ethical distribution by private companies. and the way that we're managing this is by using cdc protocols with our telemedicine provider to be able to screen virtually for, have you been exposed, do you have community spread, how severe are your symptoms, and frankly, if they are very severe, the immediate recommendation is to go to a healthcare facility. but for people before that point, our goal is to say, how can we keep you out of the facilities, how can we still give you what you need and be able to provide treatment virtually through a physician so that you are able to stay isolated and recover at home. >> and is this test going to be specifically covid-19? because there's a lot of talk, obviously the coronavirus, which there are many strains, even the common cold comes from
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the coronavirus. is this going to be specifically covid-19? >> yes, this will be specifically for covid-19. it is a pcr test. we have multiple labs we're able to aggregate capacity to plug into our technology. so that's how we can scale this the fda and the emergency use authorization. so it is a pcr test that detects genetic components of the virus just like the other -- the cdc and other facilities are using. in the future it will be important to have antibody testing to be able to assess immunity. as we know more about the disease and see how it spreads within the population. right now, the pcr test is the most important test to diagnose a positive or negative. >> these labs that you have, do you have them all over the world, the country, where are they to distribute them? >> so our labs right now we are focused on the u.s. we are a u.s.-based company. we are working with physicians that are in 47 states. that's our telemedicine
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network. these labs are distributed around the country. this is part of how we solved the infrastructure problem around testing it is to have labs and overnight them samples similar to drive-through clinics but on a larger scale with technology that's national. >> now, as you mentioned, you started in the business with several other at-home tests. you have allergy sensitivity, cholesterol screening. what is the accuracy that you have so far in your testing? >> so we work with about ten different accredited labs already including doing infectious disease testing and not dissimilar with hazardous materials as covid-19. so our accuracy is just as good if not better by lab as what you get from your doctor. in fact, all of our labs were in existence far before everly well and our other clients are physician businesses so we use
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the same labs and enable home collection. >> so easy test for most people to do themselves? >> absolutely. >> all right. julia cheek with everly well, thank you so much for joining us. that hopeful news, the test is definitely in short supply, um, let us know when that is up and ready to go out. >> thank you so much. >> let's go back to mike and gasia. >> thank you. just looking into public transportation, smart train goes through marin county and sonoma county, they did announce that they are cutting back a few weekday train trips both southbound and northbound. i'm wondering, sal, you know, if we are going to see more of this from other transportation agencies here in the bay area as we move along. >> we have already seen it from caltrain. we have been talking about that. they reduced their baby bullet train. bart has said it will run regular service. and you can go to the bart stations. there's not a lot of people there. so you can maintain social distancing. if you do have to drive into san francisco, and a lot of people are doing essential things, working in essential businesses, those commutes have
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been good all over the bay. not much of a commute. we have had a little bit of rain, that may make it a little tougher. all bay area airports remain open. we have a little bit of rain going through. it's cold, though. a lot of 40s in here. they haven't budged much. livermore at 42. oakland airport in san francisco, 47. san jose 45. we had some decent rain good coverage in the last -- looks like it's falling apart. more snow at mount hamilton. a little bit of snow showers continues up in the sierra. another two to four inches in the next two days are in the forecast here. pattern remains unsettled, but the rainfall rates are coming down unless you get a thunderstorm like livermore did yesterday. mainly mostly cloudy, cool, light rain, two systems. the weaker one is impacting us up in nevada. that will drift towards the sierra nevada over the next few hours. but it looks like the rainfall will be light unless you get a cell that develops.
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but we are looking for light rain unless you're in southern california, arizona, where it's going to be big time. 60s where we should be on the highs, we'll be in the 50s again. looks like most of the week will be there until the weekend when we'll see warmer temperatures on saturday, cloudy in advance of the next system sunday. 8:20. facebook accidentally blocks news stories about the coronavirus. still ahead how they are addressing the problem as its employees work from home. >> in the race for the white house, one candidate pulling away from the challenger as we break down results from the latest state primaries. california phones offers free specialized phones... like cordless phones,
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vermont senator serotonin is reassessing bernie sanders is reassessing his campaign. former vice president joe biden is becoming closer to the democratic nominee. >> it's moments like these we realize we need to put politics aside and work together as americans. the coronavirus doesn't care if you are a democrat or republican. >> this morning, sanders' campaign manager said the senator would have conversations with supporters ahead of the next primary contest on april 4th. here's a quick look at the delegate count. so far, joe biden with 1,147. bernie sanders with 861.
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the candidate needs to get 1,991 delegates to get the nomination. national guard troops are on notice in case they are needed. governor newsom placed the california national guard on alert. governor newsom said the troops should be prepared to perform humanitarian missions such as food distribution and supply. the troops that support public safety when required. there are now more than 6300 cases in the united states. these are the states of new york, washington and california in red because they have the most reported cases. west virginia just reported its first confirmed case of covid- 19. that means the coronavirus is now in all 50 states. in italy officials are struggling to provide enough hospital beds for the all the new cases of coronavirus. they are setting up temporary tenths on the grounds of hospitals to test and screen people who have symptoms. there were 345 new coronavirus deaths in the country over the past 24 hours raising the death toll there to now more than
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2500. the nation's top infectious disease doctor says the united states cannot contain the coronavirus without the help of young people. >> you don't want to put your loved ones at risk particularly the ones who are elderly and the ones who have compromised conditions. >> health experts were alarmed at the sight of college students congregating at spring break. the florida governor is shutting down all bars and nightclubs for the next month. he urges all communities to practice social distancing. he says healthy young people can pick up the virus, not know they have it and spread it. the national park service closing campground, parks across the country to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. the roads into and through nearly all the parks from yosemite to point reyes to the everglades remain open. private concession are still operating. the boats that take visitors to
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alcatraz and the statue of liberty, however are not operating. the resort which runs heavenly, kirkwood and northstar says they won't reopen. they may consider re-opening some location in late april or early may depending on the situation. many people are trying to stock up on groceries, leaving store shelves empty. now many people are asking questions about the nation's food supply and potential shortage of other essentials. coming up, answers to the big questions from anxious shoppers. costco is implementing new protocols to keep people safe. some think it may long lines even longer. we'll break down the new rules for you. [ running and breathing heavily ]
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6 million students in california now out. classroom and the governor says they may not return before the end of the academic year. we'll examine the huge impact e prepared to handle the
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coronavirus pandemic. we'll hear from nurses who say many staff members aren't even trained and it's already too late. this is "mornings on 2". the coronavirus virus task force is going to have a news conference. we'll bring it live as we get updated guidelines based on the evolving situation and hear more on what the federal government has to say. that's coming up. we'll get you cause up on traffic and weather. steve paulson, we had rain depending where weather we we were. 40s on the temperatures and 42 to 47. yesterday was livermore front and center with hail. make about done but maybe a little more snow up on hamilton.
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southern california, arizona, will be lit up today. we just get the weaker part of the stadium. but it stays cool with 50s on the temperatures. not that many planes on the tarmac. >> i followed them on flight tracker, as well. there are a lot fewer planes. they are still going. the airports are still own. it's moving along well. no major issues on the roads. it's been raining a little bit and that may actually hamper your drive if you are driving too fast. just be careful to slow down for the conditions. go back to the desk. new this morning, president trump says the u.s. and canada have agreed to put a travel ban in place between the two countries to temporarily close the shared borders to all nonessential travel. in a tweet, the president added, trade between the two countries won't be affected. president trump is expected to speak in minutes and when that happens, we'll bring it to you
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live. the grand princess will end up where it started in san francisco. the ship is anchored in the bay with a skeleton crew. they docked at the port of oakland to allow 3500 passengers to disembark. two dozen people tested positive for the coronavirus. san francisco leaders tell the "chronicle," the ship is being sanitized and will likely dock at a pier south of the bay bridge once it clears by the cdc. governor gavin newsom says it is likely few, if any, california schools will reopen before summer break. ktvu's sara zendehnam reports from san francisco with more. >> reporter: good morning. just within the last ten minutes, we just got an update from the san francisco unified school district about the closures. they are monitoring all this new information, but it is too soon to say whether or not schools will reopen in three weeks or if the school closure will extend. so they say they are staying on top of this. now, they were originally set to reopen on april 3rd. governor newsom says it's unlikely many of the schools
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closed right now will reopen before summer break. currently, 99% of california's schools are closed from two to five weeks from k to 12, 6 million kids out of class, to slow the spread of coronavirus. education official offered detailed guidelines to help kids with learning online during the closures including full day classroom plans, grab and go meal locations and how to navigate these unprecedented times. it will update every friday to align with this evolving situation. >> again, we wanted to make sure that learning is still occurring. distance learning, online learning, but we are diving deep into curating curricula, cure rating the capacity to deliver on what we're promoting, which is homeschooling your children. >> to help students who rely on meals at school, the san francisco unified school
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district has been giving food to students since schools closed monday. every day they can get three meals, fruit, vegetables and meals to take home until march 27th until now. the spring break is after that. the student nutrition services is committed to providing meals to students during the temporary closure costing the district $300,000 more than the federal reimbursement. they are asking for donation to spark san francisco public schools to give students access to technology and other things. we are here in san francisco at a middle school. volunteers are setting up tents and tables and all the food for students to come pick up. now, these free meals are being handed out at 14 locations, this being one of them. all throughout san francisco unified school district. and you can come here anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and pick up free meals. sara zendehnam, ktvu fox 2
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news. san jose state university reported its first case of covid-19. a student who lives off of campus is now recovering at home. we don't know the person's gender or how this student got the illness. administrators will now determine whether anyone at the school who had contact with the student needs to be advised directly. san jose state suspended all in-person classes last week. today san jose's mayor sam liccardo will unveil a new initiative to help those most affected by business shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. he will announce a partnership with the public and private sector. the city is creating digital hubs where people can volunteer, raise money for workers who have lost their jobs and connect people with resources across silicon valley. san jose is also developing a countywide food distribution plan. san francisco mayor london breed plans to help the city hire 100 new nurses in the wake of this coronavirus outbreak. the mayor issued a declaration to expedite the hiring of more healthcare workers. the city will fill 100 nursing
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vacancies through invitation- only hiring events focusing on emergency and icu nurses. the new nurses could be hired on the spot, without the six month hiring process. some healthcare workers says hospital aren't ready to handle the influx of  coronavirus patients potentially. some nurse at sf general say they are short-staffed and haven't been trained. they rallied two weeks ago to express their concerns. nurses now say the hospital has improved communication between administrators and staff but the nurse say they still are concerned. >> they are saying two weeks behind where italy is at. if we end up in the quake that italy is at, we'll have to make the same hard decision as they are having to make. >> $1 billion bill the staple lawmakers passed includes renting two large hospitals to increase the number of available beds. goff governor spoke with president trump about getting more supplies from the federal government to california.
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keep up-to-date by here on "mornings on 2" every morning and downloading the free ktvu news app for when you have to go. get the latest information on the coronavirus pandemic and other breaking news. we send it straight to your mobile device. 8:37 on the clock. let's go back to sal. i may have to interrupt you here because the president -- we are still waiting for him to talk to reporters at the white house. >> i understand. let's see what we can give you. crashes have not caused slow traffic because the commute is so light. 8:37. let's go to steve now with today's weather. >> cloudy to mostly cloudy
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skies and light rain. not a big deal. santa rosa 45. >> cut in? you guys ready or what? okay. san jose 45. 40s for almost everybody with the pattern down with the heavy rain unless you get a thunderstorm. but still some light rain in there. opportunity i think today for buildups would be north today versus east and south yesterday. there's not much left, although it does look like mount hamilton is getting more now a third inch yesterday big time. the main parent low is off southern california. look at that. it's really beginning to make its move. southern california into arizona. we get the weaker system giving us a little activity into tomorrow. so the temperatures stay cool. 50s. we get some rain but it's more hit and miss. that continues into thursday. looks like a break friday, saturday. next system on sunday. the coronavirus pandemic could push gas prices lower in the coming weeks. coming up, how low they could go and how much a gallon costs
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♪ dramatic choir music it's the rush of relaxation. introducing the all-new lincoln corsair. a 5.7 earthquake hit salt lake city and its suburbs. the quake knocked out power for tens of thousands of people and closed the city's airport. there were no initial reports of major damage to buildings or injuries. some residents ran into the streets as they felt the quake shake buildings for 10 to 15 seconds. the road to salt lake international airport was closed and official ask people not to head to the airport. the economic impact of the coronavirus is reflected on the wall street where the volatility continues.
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pam cook is here to bring us more in today's "dollars & sense." >> the dow is below 19,000 for the second time today and this week. we don't know how long the shelter in place and shutdowns will continue. it was immediate drop when that bell rang this morning. taking a live look now, testing that level below 20,000 earlier today. now it's back to low and it is stick there is as you can see. the dow jones now less than 20,000. down almost 1400 points. 6.5%. the s&p 500 now down 6.12%. again, if it drops 7%, that's when the first circuit breaker kicks in. and trading will be halted for 15 minutes.
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gas prices are way down. we have all seen the nearly empty shelves at the grocery stores, but industry experts say there's no danger of the bay area running out of food. shopping habits have changes  and people are buying more food. but not necessarily eating more food. analysts say there may even be a surplus of fresh food because restaurants aren't buying as much. it's a different story, of course, for paper products and hand sanitizer. people are using more of those products. the "san francisco chronicle" reports the biggest problem is if truck drivers and store staff gets sick and are not able to work.
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costco implementing some new safety protocols that could make long lines into the stores and at the checkout counters even longer. they are limiting the number of shoppers within each store. the numbers vary depending on the location but some have a cap of 50 shoppers in addition to limiting customers. they have also placed limits on certain items to ensure more members are able to access the merchandise they need. and now more than ever, check in with friends and family. maybe your elderly neighbors and share if you have excess supplies of important items. back to sal. >> we haven't had a typical commute. a lot of busy traffic driving, but in some areas believe it or
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not, but never stop and go. there are people on 880. if you are driving to the airport, they are all open including sfo, a lot fewer flights going but the airports are open. so is public transit. 8:45. let's bring steve back in. don't see that very often at this time, sal. 40s on the temperatures so very light rain out there. maybe another build-up in the afternoon here. probably not as much as yesterday which really was fired up over in livermore and also down towards the santa clara valley. there we go. 40s on your temperatures. and we are looking for still a little unsettled pattern but it's quiting down, not as active rain wise. we get some rain here. thousands are a possibility if you can get some clearing, thousands are a possibility. there's enough cold air in place. but a stronger system is now in southern california. we get the weaker one in nevada. still some light rain, but not much left here. look at southern california. that's the one that really gave us the dynamics. that's too far south. we get the one in nevada. it's weaker but sends in little
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spokes to give us the light rain. not too much going forward into friday. looks like the next system will come in from the west- southwest. not until sunday. the forecast models have cut back projections and juice it back up on tuesday and wednesday. 60s where we should be for highs, but only in the 50s. not warm even with sun breaks. break friday, saturday and clouding up on sunday again. recalling the battle with cancer. coming up, we'll be talking live with baseball great darryl strawberry about his road to recovery. plus, what major league baseball is doing to help ballpark employees who are suddenly out of work because of the coronavirus. before we go to break, in minutes the white house coronavirus task force is set to hold a news conference. they meet everguidelines on thi we'll bring it to you live when it starts. stay with us.
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some marijuana dispensaries in certain counties can stay open even with the shelter-in- place order. they were originally ordered
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close in san francisco yesterday with medicinal sales. customers and employees are practicing social distancing using drive-throughs. they are slammed with orders and scrambling to fill them. >> i had four back surgeries, took opioids and now this is my medication. >> people are going crazy being in the same space locked up for weeks. >> some dispensaries are filling orders placed online first. google is helping people get tested for the coronavirus. leaders confirmed the sister company verily life services is conducting drive-thru testing in santa clara and san mateo counties. you can apply to schedule appoents online at projectbaseline.com. >> the way you have access to it is you go to project baseline, you fill out a questionnaire, and that questionnaire will let you know
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whether or not you're a candidate to get tested there. if you show up without an appointment, you won't be let in. >> the governor is hoping the mobile coronavirus testing sites will soon expand to other parts of california. a bug in facebook's anti- spam system temporarily blocked legitimates to real news stories about coronavirus. it says it fixed the issue after users complained that links to news stories about school closures and other information were blocked by the automated system. they reportedly sent their human moderators home because of the pandemic. but a spokesperson said the issue was unrelated to any changes in the company's workforce. they are helping their own employees. they will give $1,000 to each of its 45,000 employees worldwide. that money is to help employees with remote working expenses like child care and home office supplies. other major tech companies such as twitter and google have made working from home mandatory in
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several continents. san francisco lyft and uber drivers are asking the judge to order the company to pay them sick leave to protect customers and the public from possible exposure to the coronavirus. one lyft driver told the "san francisco chronicle," quote, not working is not an option. and i'm not stopping, fever or no fever. they are asking a judge for a hearing tomorrow to ask the company to treat drivers as employees, not independent contractors. both san francisco companies say they are paying drivers who have been placed under quarantine or diagnosed with the virus. now, the smart train district is canceling select weekday trips up in the north bay in response to the coronavirus and shelter-in- place orders for marin and sonoma counties. four trips will be temporarily suspended, 7:10:00 a.m. and 4:20, 9:00 p.m. from the sonoma county airplane and two trains out of the larkspur station in addition to the temporary cancellation of all weekend train service doctors ramping up the fight against covid-19. coming up on "the 9:00", new
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information from researchers about how the virus is being transmitted and detected. >> first, though, actress vanessa hutchins criticized for her comments about the coronavirus. what she said and you will hear her apology coming up. >> the white house coronavirus task force will hold the news conference. it was originally scheduled for 8:30. but now being told it will start in about 6 minutes. the president is expected to be at the news conference and when it begins, we will bring it to you live.
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singer is apologizing for commissioning on social media downplaying the coronavirus but >> even everybody gets it like, yeah, people are going to die. it's just terrible but like inevitable. i don't know.
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maybe i should not be doing this right now. >> hodges made these comments on instagram by video. after criticism she said her comments were taken out of context. she posted a written apology and said her words were insensitive >> we are assured not sure when professionals was will be getting going again. including in ba. owners talked about many ideas including regular-season games when or if the regular season resumes. in the early playoff rounds could be reduced to a five-game series. executives are bracing for mid to late june for the best case scenario for the league returns >> kevin durant has tested positive for coronavirus. in an interview with the athletic the folding golden state warriors says he has not had symptoms and is feeling fine. he urge everyone to be careful and take care of yourself in quarantine. none of the players infected
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have been officially identified by the team. because of those positive test the warriors are concerned some of their players might've contracted the virus but the nets were in town to play golden state when the season was called off. that possibly included time when players from both teams interacted with each other during a conference call yesterday the team said it's players will not be tested unless they show symptoms because of the shortage of test kits but >> major league baseball is pledging to help a ballpark employees who were out of work because the coronavirus each team will donate $1 million to a fun to assist part-time ballpark workers but baseball's commissioners says he is proud that the 30 major league teams came together quickly to support these individuals will provide so much to the game we love >> some of the biggest names across the sports world i live in the campaign to raise money for people of directly affected by the coronavirus but the fundraising is called athletes for relief and it includes people such as quality and state stephon, olympic swimmer michael phelps. in olympic gymnast simon fall t
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memorabilia from their favorite athlete or coach. we find former wnba player nancy lieberman has the highest total bid at this point she has raised more than $1300. >> doctors trying to push out new information on the coronavirus but >> the g.i. tract probably plays a much larger role than the previous lipid how covid-19 can cause more than just respiratory systems. >> stores nationwide the sweeping changes retail is making in response to coronavirus >> making the most of a difficult situation. the teenagers sitting to each other from their windows while social distancing. looking live at the larkspur smart station and i don't think

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