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at least one oakland school is asking parents to please not bring their kids to school today as teachers plan a sick- out day. we'll have the details coming up. parents scrambling as another school district shuts its doors for the next two days. the question, what is the longterm plan? if you have plans to get away this weekend, give yourself plenty time at sfo for a covid test. what the airport is asking you to do in advance. the oakland colosseum turning into a dirt lot. we are live at the wild motor sport event returning to the bay area. i had to resist the urge to use my monster truck voice.
good morning it's friday january 7. i am len kiese. >> i need to hear this monster truck voice. i am interested. >> it's coming up. >> i am amanda starrantino. i do not have a monster truck voice. a lot to get to, we begin with your friday forecast.. did you mean to say on friday, friday, friday? i am curious if they were playing some of the clips backwards because what they were doing seemed impossible. that will be a story to follow later today. here is the current situation on the rain. in the north bay, plan on wildly wet streets for your commute. not downpours but we are already seeing light rain across 101, up and down that whole corridor through sonoma. this is kind of the beginning. we will see light rain hung up in the north bay pretty much in the morning commute. not to say we won't all get rain. we do about you we get very light amounts. showers get to the golden gate
and as they march south, they will fall apart, like the classic scenario in a weak weather system. as it gets to the golden gate, it falls apart. daytime highs will go to the mid to upper 50s. you will get clearing we haven't seen the sky for two days. by the second half of today, that will change. i will time that out in the complete forecast. for now it is in the low 50s. let's check with gianna on the drive. it's looking much better for the ride across richmond san rafael bridge. we had our eye on a trouble spot. there were a couple cars tangled on the upper deck. there is a back up but it is improving. your travel time is about nine minutes. so it is looking better richmond to marin to san rafael. also keeping a close eye on traffic along 101. we are starting to see wet
weather in the north bay. don't forget your umbrella. we are seeing okay speeds, not bad. south 101 into petaluma. no delays towards the golden gate. omicron surge forcing two bay area school districts to take action. one is closing down for the next two days. the other has teachers choosing not to show up at all. >> we have live team coverage beginning with joycelyn moran with the second bay area school district in two days to hold a sick-out. >> reporter: that's right. it's impacting schools. principal of oakland tech high sent a message to parents last night asking them to please not send their students to school today. let's take a look at the message. it goes onto say, quote, it is highly likely no instruction will be provided. oakland teachers and educators from a number of schools are asking oakland unified for a list of covid safety measures.
included are providing kn95 masks for staff and students with the mask requirement updated to require these types of masks and weekly pcr testing of students and staff and want district to reinstate covid pay for teachers so they don't have to use sick days. a history teach are at skyline high says teachers union is not involved but the sick-out was organized amongst teachers who don't feel safe. >> we are not going to continue to spread covid to our students or to bring covid home to our parents. >> it's us withholding our labor because that is what they depend on, then that is the language we will speak. >> reporter: oakland unified sent rapid covid testing home before winter break. there were more than 900 positive cases among students and staff. oakland unified says they will, quote, be doing everything possible to keep schools open for students on friday. the district goes onto say that the sick-out would be, quote, devastating for schools and
efforts they've made to try to keep schools and students safe. our team coverage continues with justin andrews. high rates and shortages have closed schools for the next few days. this is not what they planned for. >> reporter: not at all. empty classrooms and administrators having to step in for absent teachers in an all out struggle to keep classes open. school is not in session. this will give custodians time to deep clean the campuses. almost a fourth of students missed classes this week. the district is closing three covid testing sites monday. there won't be any online instruction during this time either. union leaders worry two days may not be enough, parents waiting to pick up their kids the other day had mixed mind sets.
>> i think it is good that they're taking safety precautions trying to keep everyone safe. i think it is good to try two days first and see how it goes. >> i think it needs to be shut down longer, but what can you do? >> reporter: the district did not return our request for interview. parents telling us they're willing to see what the district can do over the weekend wondering if classes will resume as the district plans on tuesday. amanda. four u.c. campuses extended remote learning through the end of the month. davis planned to return to campus monday. i vine, santa cruz, san diego were set to resume on the 18th. the four have pushed back start 31st. >>an on tsupreme ey're inin arg onva
mandates specifically two rules proposed by the biden administration back in november. first would impact some 80 million people requiring large employers to mandate their employees either get vaccinated or submit to weekly testing. the other would require vaccines for healthcare workers at facilities receiving medicaid and medicare funding. that affects more than 10 million people. today justices are going to focus specifically on whether to block federal requirements heil lower courts decide if they are legal. oral arguments are expected to last more than two hours. they will be available on a live audio stream. the other breaking vaccine news, head of moderna, the ceo, saying we can expect to need a booster next fall to keep the protection going from the booster. that is the same message we got from the pfizer ceo. covid is not going away and neither are the boosters apparently. >> they are not. thank you. in the bay area san mateo
expanding hours of operation at ting teg si teclinicisalso opening and home test kits are said to be given to people most at risk. steps will roll out over the coming weeks. testing. look at o e theris airport officials say wait times are longer than normal and advised travelers to plan ahead if they want to get tested to avoid missing flights. appointments are strongly advised. data from johns hopkins university shows nearly 2,000 americans died from covid-19 yesterday. now cdc estimates nearly 54,000 people nationwide will be hospitalized every day by the end of the month of the according to the california hospital association, about 40% of the state's hospitals are expecting to face a critical staff shortage. some are reporting as much as a
quarter of staff missing time due to the virus. if you are looking for a covid test or vaccine, check our county by county resource guide at kpix.com. click the red banner at the top of the home page. 6:09. still ahead on kpix5 and streaming on cbsn bay area. >> a billion dollar mall make over but too many people are taking advantage of the parking. the new solution at valley fair. could covid-19 force the super bowl to go on the road? the plan in place if it has to leave california. we are waking up to light showers in the north bay at this point. we are going to track this on high def doppler because it does have mild impact on the morning commute. plan on light rain today. we'll time it out and put totals on it and look to the weekend. the forecast is coming up next. that morning commute is actually friday light which is good
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welcome back. san jose's valley fair mall trying to get a hand on parking as it sees a big boom in sales. starting february 8, a new program will allow you to park free for first two hours at the retail and entertainment center. after that you will pay max of $10 a day. the mall recently went through a billion dollar expansion and renovation and is trying to cope with people leaving cars at the center all day and even overnight. some are travelers taking advantage of the proximity to the airport. valley fair says it is thriving with a sales boom that's. what happens if omicron forces the game to go on the road? this morning nfl has a plan for that. att stadium in dallas is one
back up being considered if the game needs to be moved. the nfl says it is standard operating procedure to have back up sites in case of weather or unforeseen circumstances. finally returned to oakland. we are inside now giving you a live look at some of the workers. there is one of the trucks you will be able to see and check out. the event is celebrating its 30th anniversary and planning on adrenaline charged weekend. fans can see the massive monster trucks up close and meet their favorite drivers and crews. drivers say they are ready for the weekend. >> this is a season opener for monster jam. 2022 will be a big year. we are set and ready to rock this house in oakland. this is my first time here. i am excited to make new fans. i know the fans are reeling in oakland. we haven't been here in over a year. we are ready to be back. >> monster jam.
there is the voice, it is in oakland through sunday. lots of fun on tap, you see all that fancy driving and i don't know the technical words for this but it's fun. >> crazy driving. >> there it is. crazy. let's get a check of weather and traffic now. >> it's insane. >> yes. we are contractually obligated to repeat the day three times. sunday, sunday, sunday when it happens. that's how they make the announcements. everybody gets their chance of showers into the late morning and early afternoon. it's just not a lot. on high def doppler, first to sonoma because we have already seen light rain come in, already got some measurable reports. it's a couple hundredths of an inch of rain. really light stuff. the car will be wet when you walk out. you will probably need the windshield wipers. streets might be slick.
it looks better on futurecast. you can watch the line of organized rain march its way across the bay area from north to south which you can usually do with most systems. at this point it is working over the golden gate, across places like richmond bridge, bay bridge. it's not heavy by the time it gets there, but it is later in the morning really within about the next hour. so not that much later. it really kind of falls apart before it gets to the south bay and tri valley. you will get a few drops. you just won't get a lot out of it. late afternoon and early evening, back edge of the clouds clear. we get an opening in the sky for the first time and you will see plenty blue sky in the north bay today. once we get to the late afternoon and early evening, skies will clear out for everybody else. it will be nice in that regard because we've had two solid days or a little more than that where we haven't seen the sky.
it will be nice to see it come back after the slight rain, about a tenth of a than inch. daytime highs go to the upper 50s. light snow in the sierra falls with this, enough so that there is a winter weather advisory until 6:00 this evening. we can watch snow fall accumulate, just not in significant ways. we'll take it. this is the last one from here on out, daytime highs in mid to upper 50s with a few high clouds. we'll be in a break from storms for a while after today's weak rainmaker. how is the drive taking all this so far? so far it's doing okay. it's friday. we see less cars on the road way. that will help as people get out and about this morning for the commute. richmond san rafael bridge, about 15, 20 minutes ago we had a bit of brake lights. that's not the case. things have improved as they're cleared this crash and it's better as you work the span to
the marin side. travel times is nine minutes. that is it as you head to the west side towards san rafael. golden gate bridge is good. traffic is pretty quiet. we haven't had major issues or delays on golden gate. i am keeping a close eye on traffic along 101 especially through the north bay. that's an area where we are starting to see slick surfaces. 26 minutes south 101 from highway 12 to 37. petaluma, novato, north of there, 65, 67 miles per hour. things seem to be cruising along nicely through there. but that can change as more rain comes through and slick surfaces never make it easy on the roads. right now it is an easy commute, metering lights off and it is quiet out of the east bay as you work over into san francisco. 6:18. heads up commuters, ac transit is warning riders to prepare for delays starting today. that's due to covid related
staffing shortages. that announcement prompted us to also check with bart. we were told about 1% of the workforce has tested positive since mid december but there are still plenty people to keep the trains running on time. still ahead, from family fun to all different kinds of music. your first liam's list of the new year is next.
whole lot. plan for a light shower if you are outdoors between noon and 2:00. outdoor plans for lunch, you should be fine. you see why i would say that. there is the rain and it is coming through now. it's morning commute that matters. we will look at that in more detail coming up. >> thanks. time for your first 2022 liam's list. >> there is a little bit of something for everyone in it from family fun to music. let's go to liam to break it all down. good to see you. >> happy new year. happy new year to our monster magical morning team. kick off for an invitation to the exploretorium inviting you to glow. connect, play, get inspired in glow of luminous sculptures large and small as eight artists turn you were the at
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youtube. a lot of rock stars, rock star chefs coming together for bottle rock 2022. it is on and nothing is going to stop it. music and culinary festival bringing all the folks together on the stage there, headliners in music, artists for a three day festival. just music artists will be announced monday. how exciting! three day tickets will go on sale for bottle rock tuesday. it is the highlight of the year of course other than talking to amanda and len on friday morning. enjoy the weekend and please support your local restaurants. the full list is at kpix.com. will i see you at bottle rock? >> can you get our tickets? >> very simple. all you do is give me your credit card and i will buy your tickets for you. i will dm you after the show.
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only from nature's bounty. if you are just waking up with us, here are your morning headlines. teachers in oakland school district planning a sick-out this morning. they say they do not feel safe in the classrooms and are demanding district to put more safety measures in place. west contra cosmetic to unified school district shutting down today through tuesday. the district says it plans to use the long weekend to deep plan campuses and give covid
positive staff and students time to recover. ac transit alerting riders to prepare for big delays this morning. the agency says it is working through a spike in covid related sick calls and positive cases. good morning. it is friday january 7. i am amanda starrantino. >> i am len kiese. good morning. first things first, your friday forecast. it's a wet one. let's go to darren peck. light rain already falling in the north bay. the theme is light and right now the focus is north bay. we've already gotten measurable rain in the last two hours. streets will likely be a bit slick but it is not like ponding of water on the roadways kind of rain. if we watch it, over the next hours it makes it to the golden gate and begins to fall apart as it works across the heart of the bay. light showers from san francisco, down peninsula, east bay shoreline and san jose
light morning and early afternoon. if you get rain, it comes through late morning and early afternoon and might not be that measurable. daytime highs in the upper 50s. you will see blue skies. by late morning, definitely the north bay, but late morning you start to see breaks in clouds. by late afternoon everybody else might see more blue sky than you have seen for quite sometime. currently it's in the 50s. i'll see you with the whole forecast in a few minutes. we look it he roadways and i am keeping a close eye on travels through north bay where we might start seeing some of that wet weather. traffic is nice, not seeing major issues or delays along 101 both directions, petaluma, santa rosa, tracking nice speeds with 68 miles per hour. 26 minutes south 101 from highway 12 to 37. if you are down to the on golden gate bridge you will need another 19 minutes from 37
into san francisco. a live shot of the golden gate, everything is at the limit with no delays. >> looks good. thanks. today oakland teachers are planning a sick-out to protest what they are saying are unsafe conditions in the classroom. joycelyn moran joins us this morning. what are educators demanding from oakland unified? >> reporter: first off, this sick-out is impacting schools. the principal of oakland tech high sent a message to teachers saying please do not send students to school today because it was likely there would be no instruction. teachers we ever spoken to in oakland say they don't feel safe now especially with the surge in cases we have been seeing. before winter break oakland unified sent rapid tests home and more than 900 positive cases amongst students and staff turned up. teachers planning the sick-out are demanding list of covid-19
safety protocols including kn95 mask requirements for staff and students, weekly pcr testing for students and staff. they want the distribute to reinstate covid pay for teachers so they don't have to use sick days. we spoke to one oakland teacher who did not want to be named. they said they don't have social distancing nor sufficient ventilation and a number of staff were calling out sick. >> we are concerned that we may get to a point where we don't even have adequate staffing in schools to safely hold class. we have super high student absent rate for a variety of reasons i think in some cases. plenty cases are it's someone in their family has covid and there are situations where parent are scared. >> reporter: the district released a statement saying we will be doing everything possible to keep schools open for students on friday. the unexpected loss of teachers through a planned sick-out
would be devastating to schools and to the efforts made so far to keep students open and safe. west contra costa unified schools closed for the next few days because of the omicron surge. justin andrews is live this morning. this has left many parents scrambling. >> reporter: parents are telling us they're willing to see what the district does over the weekend and wondering if classes will resume in the district on tuesday. these covid cases led to empty classrooms, administrators stepping in for absent teachers and a struggle to keep classrooms open. by canceling classes today and monday, the district hopes it gives teachers and students time to recover and custodians time to clean the schools. almost a fourth of students missed classes this week.
leaders worry two days may not be enough. >> to be in a situation where the variant is crushing our school system is upsetting. >> we had parents coming to our office to get test kits because schools don't have them. this is a mess frankly. >> the district is also closing its three covid testing sites monday. school leaders are urging everyone to get tested before coming back to class on tuesday. len. >> thank you. looking live at san francisco where hours of covid safety talks between the district and teachers' union went nowhere. union negotiators say they left last night's meeting frustrated and disappointed. 616 teachers called out sick yesterday. that's down from roughly 700 wednesday. teachers are demanding high grade masks, weekly testing for students and staff, sick leave extensions to get through the omicron surge. district leaders are concerned about the cost of sick leave for staff needing to quarantine. they say they need more time to
run the numbers and want to return to the bargaining table next week. happening today, u.s. supreme court will hear challenges to two of president biden's vaccine mandates. one requires employees at large businesses to be vaccinated or regularly tested. the other mandates vaccines for some healthcare workers. several states and business groups claim measures are unconstitutional. i am anne makovec at the live news desk. some breaking news, we heard from tennis star novak djokovic breaking his silence from inside a quarantine hotel right now in australia. he has been there for several days now awaiting news on if he is going to be deported or not. this is following an international incident over a covid-19 vaccine medical exemption that the australian government says he does not qualify for. he is awaiting outcome of
appeal against cancellation of his entry visa. if deported he will not be able to compete in australian open. in a message to his supporters on instagram djokovic wrote thank you to people around the world for continuous support. i can feel it and it is greatly appreciated. meantime, the australian government says he is not being held prisoner which some are alleging. he is allowed to leave. the hearing is set for monday. new, alameda deputy sheriffs group offering $10,000 we ward in the $10,000 reward. nguyen was shot this week on the west bound approach to the bay bridge. he was heading home to san francisco from the academy in dublin. his body was given a full police escort to the alameda coroner's office. investigators have not released information about a suspect or motive in the shooting. new, a service dog that was stolen in san francisco has
been found and reunited with its owner. here is a look at the happy reunion. sfpd says summer was near octavia and waller streets monday when a suspect grabbed her harness and fled the scene. it is not clear how police found the 5-year-old german shepherd. the suspected thief is still on the loose this morning. also this morning, the french bulldog puppy snatched from her owner in san francisco was apparently recovered in sacramento. rosie was ripped from her owner's arms on new year's day. she was purchased by someone near sacramento who then saw on social media that the pup had been stolen. the buyer then reported it to sfpd investigators who drove up north to bring rosie back home. welcome back home. >> happy homecoming. last jobs report of 2021 is out. this one is not so happy. it was not what experts were hoping for.
diane king hall has those numbers next. recent rain may have one county reconsidering water restrictions. details after the break. checking back with high def doppler, you see light rain through the north bay now just about to work down across the golden gate in the heart of the bay. we'll track the light rain for friday morning's commute and look ahead to the weekend and beyond coming up after this. the market just opened about ten minutes ago. a quick check on the big board on this friday, dow is down a bit about 50 points. ahead on cbs mornings, the cdc director joins us to address confusion over the isolation guidelines and at home testing as omicron cases continue to surge. a alcomean essay of events about last january 6 about why laughing might help us move forward. laughter is good for the soul of the we'll have all that and more. see you at 7:00. a warm welcome to our new
welcome back. last jobs report of 2021 dropped an hour ago and it was not what experts were hoping for. diane king hall joins us live with that. first, how is the dow looking? we've got a mixed bag in terms of trading action. with trading underway for a little more than ten minutes, dow is under pressure down 40 but nasdaq managed to flip positive, nasdaq better by 40 right now. here are details on the last
jobs report of 2021. according to the labor department the economy grew by 199,000 jobs in december. that was much weaker than expected. economists predicted more than double. on the flip side the nation's unemployment rate did improve, dipped to 3.9% and that was better than expected. that's a mixed bag. >> take the good and the bad. thanks, diane. mortgage rates started the new year with a bang. average rate climbed higher than at any point last year. experts say the 30 year fixed rate averaged 3.22% this week. that's up from 3.11% last week. rates have been expected to rise as the economy improves and inflation looms. in another setback, price tag to rebuild anderson dam has just doubled from nearly 650 million to more than 1.2 billion. the rebuild is meant to improve earthquake safety. so far the project has been
full of delays and cost over runs for more than a decade. the news comes a year after santa clara valley water district announced its proposal to build a new reservoir doubled in price. water rate increases will reportedly pay for additional anderson dam costs. refilled reservoirs from steady rains are prompting marin municipal water district to consider rolling back water use restrictions adopted during worst of the drought. district says it would prefer gradual lifting of drought rules renovation project complete repeal. water district staff plan to bring options on the 18th. today president biden and first lady jill biden will be traveling to colorado to survey damage from the marshall fire. that fire burned more than 6,000 acres and destroyed nearly 1,000 homes and la weekend president biden approved a request from the governor to declare the fire
scene a major disaster. designation unlocks federal relief funding. a massive snowstorm winding up the eastern half of the country from tennessee to massachusetts. spin outs and crashes litter the section of highway in western ken yesterday. in nashville there was snow fall of other than six inches shattering a decades' old record. outside washington, dc there is concern cars will be stranded once again on main highways. 6:46 is the time. let's get a check of our weather and also traffic. >> darren joins us now. how is it looking? it's light rain on our roadways. to compare the story we were looking at, it's a lot easier. still this will have an impact. in the north bay we have been getting light rain. a couple hundredths of an inch of rain for communities up and down 101, that's the latest look at high def doppler. futurecast sees it, play it forward and watch showers slowly fall apart as they slowly march south across the rest of the bay.
we'll see rain across the golden gate within the next hour or two and from there, there is less and less rain so by the time we get to south bay there is not a lot left. we will get breaks in the clouds today which will be nice. by the time we have gotten to noon we are looking at sunshine in the north bay. once we get to the afternoon, back edge of the clouds will clear out for everybody else. rainfall totals are light, get a tenth of an inch of rain out of this for the most part. be aware of slick roads for the morning commute. daytime highs go to the upper 50s today with more blue sky. it will snow in the sierra. we'll pick up another half foot and that's why we've got another winter weather advisory until 6:00. you see the snow level down perhaps as low as 5,000 feet. since we are reporting more snow in the sierra in the mountains we can look at a snow report that's got excellent news in terms of what we have stored up there not only for water content but also to ski on. those are numbers out of kirk wood.
the seven-day forecast, this is the only day with rain on it, light showers we we tracked, comes to an end by the second half of the day if they last that long. for the rest of the seven day it's just a few clouds, daytime highs in mid to upper 50s. you see that across micro climates. no other significant opportunities for rain coming our way. the only thing to keep in mind for the weekend is the morning, tomorrow morning, sunday morning, we might develop some patchy fog. it shouldn't be too cold tomorrow. let's see how the drive is doing. gianna what are you tracking? i am just tracking some slight brake lights as you work towards bay bridge toll plaza and again through south bay if you are headed out of morgan hill. other than that, it is definitely friday light which is good news since we are going to see wet weather which makes for a slick commute. commuting out of the north bay, things are at the limit with no
delays or issues. 237, another 19 minutes from 37 to the golden gate bridge. a live look, you see it is not bad. that ride is actually pretty quiet so far. we'll let you know if things change especially when we start seeing wet weather over the golden gate. a live look at 880 both directions nimitz freeway is moving pretty well. we haven't had issues along 880. this is oakland near the colosseum. say north if you are headed towards the maze. if you are going to san leandro, a 14 to 15 minute ride. if you are headed towards san mateo bridge from the nimitz freeway to 101, tail lights heading west bound. that's a 14 minute ride between 880 and 101. good news on the roadways, bay bridge toll plaza busy across the upper deck, we are seeing extra volume. it is pretty quiet at the toll plaza, metering lights are not on yet. that's good news if you have to
make the ride into san francisco. looking at travel times, we've got a lot of green. that altamont pass commute is pretty much nonexistent. 25 minutes 205 to 680. brake lights out of tracy onto 580 but it is minor. your time is 6:50. heads up if you live in san francisco, city's hot chocolate run is causing road closures on sunday. 5k and 15k inside golden gate park extends to the great highway. here are some street closures. martin luther king drive from 3:00 a.m. to noon and lincoln way from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00. also a few muni routes are affected. hot chocolate after a run in the brisk air sounds pretty good. back to you. >> pretty tasty. thank you. another bay area school district planning a sick-out over covid safety issues.
what one principal is telling parents to do. this might be the freakiest looking face mask we have ever seen. wait until you hear how much it will cost you. streaming on cbsn bay area, christian leblanc stars in young and the restless, at 9:15 we talk to him about his role as michael baldwin. watch at kpix.com or the kpix app. i know anne makovec will be watching. we are on the cbs news app. download for free on your favorite streaming platforms. 6:51. a live look outside from our salesforce tower camera at the beautiful sunrise as we look over oakland. we'll be right back with your
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we have a close eye on the supreme court set to hear arguments on vaccine mandates specifically two rules proposed by biden administration, one requiring large employers to mandate that employees either get vaccinated or submit to weekly testing. the other would require vaccines for healthcare workers at facilities getting medicaid and medicare funding. the justice is deciding whether to block federal requirements while lower courts decide if they are legal. oral arguments are expected to last about two hours and will be available on an audio live stream. we're going to keep an eye on that. the other breaking vaccine news was ceo of moderna said we can expect to need a fourth dose come next fall. that is something similar to what we heard from the pfizer ceo last month. covid isn't going away and
neither are the boosters. joycelyn. >> reporter: educators in another district today are planning a sick-out day. oakland educators say oakland unified isn't doing enough to keep staff, students, and families safe. the sick-out is impacting schools. principal of oakland tech high sent a message to parents asking them to please not send their students to school adding it was highly likely there would be no instruction. oakland educators are asking the district to implement a series of covid safety measures. among them are providing kn95 masks for students and staff, weekly pcr testing of students and staff and went district to reinstate covid pay for teachers. the district in a statement said they were going to do everything possible to keep schools open today. this district sent rapid tests home before winter break. there were more than 900 positive cases among students and staff. we'll have more on this later today. in san francisco, i am joycelyn
moran, kpix5. >> reporter: i am justin andrews live. staff shortages and student illnesses in west contra costa has schools canceling classes. today and monday there won't be classes and online instruction isn't an option. covid cases have led to empty classrooms and administrators having to step in for absent teachers. school campuses will be closed to give teachers and students time to recover and this will give custodians time to deep clean all 54 schools. this is after almost a fourth of the students missed class this week. >> i think it's good that they're taking safety precautions, trying to keep everyone safe. >> i think it needs to be shut down longer. about what can you do. >> we learn the district is also closing its three covid testing sites monday. union leaders worry two days may not be enough. time will certainly tell. g. >> thank you. taking a look at the roadways bay bridge toll plaza, no metering lights.
it's been a pretty quiet ride which is good news if you are headed into the city, ten minutes from the maze into san francisco. a nice looking drive there, nice looking drive across san mateo bridge. we haven't had brake lights or issues between 880 and 101. we are seeing extra volume west bound towards 101, tail lights towards foster city. a live look at the nimitz freeway, both directions fairly quiet with no delays. it could change as slick surfaces can be an issue with that rain. you can see the light showers moving across the north bay. it's not a lot to it but enough that the roads are slick. it will stay that way for the next few hours. showers will mark across golden gate in the next hour or two, weakening as they go and falling apart buritto the time they reach the south bay. you don't necessarily get a lot of rain if you are south of the golden gate. daytime highs today will go to the mid to upper 50s, plenty
sunshine once we are passed late afternoon for north bay. the rest of the bay, you will get breaks of blue sky by later today. back to you. >> thank you. it can be pretty hard to have a conversation while wearing a face mask. >> absolutely. now one tech company is working to make it a little easier. it's known as the zephyr pro. this is the second in a series of futuristic face masks. it features an internal mic, external speakers to make your voice louder and small fans to keep your face cool while you are wearing it. i like that part. the cost is $149. as of now you can't even preorder one yet. something to think about. >> i would rather say huh and what several times. >> what did you say? >> exactly. >> news continues all day on cbsn bay area. >> cbs mornings is next. before we go, check this out.
we leave you with this live look. transforming to temp ary home of ♪ welcome to "cbs mornings" and hello to you, our viewers on the west coast. the weekend is here, i'm gayle king. >> i'm tony dokoupil. >> and i'm nate burleson. >> let's go to today's eye opener. it's your world in 90 seconds. travel conditions for friday morning are going to be messy and they may be dangerous. >> i like the snowow, better th rain. >> millions are in the path of a strong winter storm that's already pounded tennessee, kentucky and west virginia. chicago public schools have canceled classes again. that will be the third day in a