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amongst the people who are getting sick. the unvaccinated make up the majority. people who are vaccinated also falling ill, but people who are vaccinated and boosted make up the smallest percentage of new cases. now for that reason, health services has decided to booster mandate for many of its first responders as of monday, january law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical responders and people who work in hospitals, jails and nursing homes across contra costa county must prove they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster shot against covid-19. the new rules also apply to non-emergency ambulance workers, county health services says the new requirement is necessary to slow the spread of the omicron variant of coronavirus and keep hospitals and emergency services from being overwhelmed by sick patients and staffing shortages. now, any workers who are not vaccinated or who have not received a booster shot must show a negative covid-19 test on a weekly basis in contra costa county, charles clifford kron. 4 news.
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>> across the bay area, more city offices are having to close their doors as because of surging covid cases. police in pinole have closed the public safety building to the public until further notice. newark's city and police offices are closed until next tuesday. hayward city hall offices are closed on fridays of this month. brett would has closed its city hall. it's police headquarters and the municipal services center until further notice. and the late host city hall is closed through february. the 28th, the california nurses association is angry about new return to work rules from the state health department. >> it says that people have tested positive for covid or who were exposed but have no symptoms. you can go back to work without isolation or further testing on 4 talk to a registered nurse about why they disagreed with the guidance. >> if we go to war, knowing that we have covid. we know that we are potentially.
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infecting our non covid patients. our non-covid co workers for some people. maybe they got the cold. that's well and good, but we never know what else will develop after that cold. >> the guidance does say that before these changes are made, there should be every attempt to bring in additional staff today to members of the santa clara county board of supervisors. and the county judge declared mental health and substance abuse. a public healah crisis supervisors. susan ellenberg a holy called the current system of care fractured. they say the current crisis is decades in the making and requires a large scale response. they say the focus should be on workforce shortages that hurt the ability to provide services, especially for the most acutely ills residents and children who need more access to mental health. help. the national institute for mental health states. that right here in santa clara
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county, more than 50,000 of our 263,000, 500 and rolled students. >> they from some mental illness and less than half will receive treatment. this is just not acceptable. we have to do better. >> they say the coronavirus has exacerbated the need for these services and they need to be improved as soon as possible. the deadline for health care open enrollment is this saturday. that's the deadline to get coverage through the affordable care act. our washington, dc correspondent basil john has the details. >> time is running out for americans who need health care coverage. enrollment for affordable care act plans ends in just a few days. i think we've seen so much over the last couple of years. how important it is to get health insurance centers for medicare and medicaid services administrator chiquita brooks. let's sure says nearly 14 million people have already signed up for coverage this year.
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>> thanks to that and increase outreach efforts and the increased subsidies have been able to get coverage, brooke slush or says it's clear insurance improves health outcomes manage are kind of conditions that we have. those 4 just in case something unexpected happens like an accident. you want to have health insurance coverage and with covid cases surging brooksville sure points out while vaccinations are free. hospitalizations are not making sure you can get access 2 if you get sacked brooklyn, sure promises that no matter where americans live, they can get coverage. there are numerous options and almost every county across that across the country, the deadline is january. 15th with coverage beginning on february. 1st reporting in washington, i'm basil, john. >> new at 6 tonight, starting this week, insurance companies will start reimbursing people for their at home covid tests. the measure was announced last week by the white house. as of
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now, there's no official guidance on how the reimbursement will work. consumers will most likely have to file a claim with their insurance to get the money back. the federal government is also expected to release a new web site this week that will allow americans to request at home testing kits at no cost. the white house has ordered 500 million tests to be delivered by mail. >> all right. let's check on our 4 zone weather forecast on this monday night. a live look outside at sfo was looks pretty clear. clear there. let's see how it is around the rest of the bay area with our chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. looking good guys. a lot of sunshine today. a few clouds going to drift across our skies overnight tonight. i think not going to see that dense to leave fog outside. that's some good news, dry for much of california. storm clouds are running well to the north and that's the way they're going to stay as high pressure begins to build in temperatures outside running in the 50's around the bay area right now. so very comfortable compared to other parts of the country. look at this right now. you throw in the wind chill about these temperatures. -6 in detroit.
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that's what feels like right now. -6 in minneapolis. -4 in chicago and they're going to see some wind chills may be of -40 or so as a very cold and gusty winds rolled down to that area. so yeah, almost makes you feel that almost makes you feel bad. living in the bay we've got those temperatures, the 50's and the 60's tomorrow. of course, we had our rain early on in the season. things. our breaking up just a bit now as we're going to see a little more sunshine as we head toward the middle of january. 63 degrees in burlingame, 60 in south san francisco about 66. a very nice day in san carlos. 65 in redwood city. lot of 60's in the south bay by tomorrow afternoon, mild conditions. 67 degrees in fremont 66 in union city about 67 degrees in walnut creek. 67 in concord should just be some gorgeous weather out there with some sunshine. that's some high clouds remaining dry all around the bay area. that's way it's going to stay to not only for tomorrow, but i think for the week ahead now we're just going to see a few clouds
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moving overhead as we head toward wednesday and thursday and possibly into friday. but keeping the dry right through the weekend. still ahead, a pair of dramatic rescues caught on camera. >> first after a plane crash just in front of an oncoming train. we'll see how police officers are able to save the injured pilot just in time. then we'll show you how deputies jumped into action to remove a woman from a burning car seconds before it was and go credible video from both. the story next. and in sports, we'll take a look back at the big game last night. klay thompson's emotional return to the court. what's the niners? and the raiders are in the playoffs. we have reactions from both coaches. sports director jason dumas says all that and more coming up.
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>> some incredible body cam video recorded some fast acting la police officers saving a pilot's life and they pulled him from his downed plane. just seconds before a train smashed into it and we do want to warn you, this may be difficult to watch. just imagine the single engine plane crashed on to the track shortly after taking off from the whiteman airphrt yesterday. that's in the city of pacoima moments after responding for officers saw that commuter train barreling toward them. they managed to quickly pulled the pilot from the plane and dragged him to safety just before the train hit. as you saw, the pilot was
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the only person on board and is now recovering at the hospital that was close. another act of incredible bravery by law enforcement captured on camera this time in florida. sheriff's deputies north of tampa raced against time to save a woman trapped in her burning car after a crash. >> the deputies used fire extinguishers to push back the flames while they work to reach the driver who has penned behind the steering wheel airbag. the entire rescue was not released, but the officers did manage to pull the woman through a window. she suffered some injuries, but she is expected to survive. >> coming up next, we will soon be seeing and hearing more about and activist maya angelou. course, she sensed well so much of her life here in the bay area. you may even see her in your pocket. felix play.
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a new brand new u.s. quarter featuring the late maya angelou's went into circulation today. in fact, east bay congresswoman barbara lee made the announcement on twitter. >> this makes the legendary poet and activist who spent much of her life right here in the san francisco bay area. the first black woman ever to appear on the coin. it is the first in the american women quarters program which will include coins featuring prominent women in american history. the mit says other quarters in the series will begin rolling out later this year and through 2025. as has
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announced that tax season is starting on monday, january 24th. that is when the agency will begin accepting and processing 2021 tax year returns. administration officials are already warning, though it's going to be a frustrating season as the agency grapples with a backlog of returns from previous years. the irs commissioner says it will do everything possible with the resources it has available the tax filing season will and on april, the 18th this year for most individuals rather than the usual deadline of april. the 15th. that's because that is as a patient day will be observed in washington, dc on the kron is shining a spotlight on the disparities between who gets paid sick days and who does not. almost 80% of all private sector workers get at least one paid sick day. that's according to a national compensation survey. >> but many workers are vulnerable, particularly those in the low income bracket.
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only 33% of workers whose wages are at the bottom 10% get paid sick. leave a survey by harvard's shift project found that 65% of workers who reported being sick in the last month said they went to work anyway. meanwhile, san francisco will consider permanent sick leave supervisor gordon mar introduce a public health emergency ballot measure last week. it would make sure that city employees and private companies with more than 100 employees get paid if they get sick and have to quarantine or care for a family member. the board still has to approve the measure for it to be on the ballot. this coming june. now to our 4 zone forecast as we give you a live look outside at the fairly quiet bay bridge toll plaza and large. he's we have a pretty quiet week ahead, right? yeah, just want to see get a little break and all that stormy weather gives a chance to dry out and just enjoy the sunshine a bit. nice to see that this weekend. i see again today. your skies. we'll see partly cloudy skies overnight tonight. it will be cold in some spots. >> some low is going to be
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dropping down in the 30's and low 40's inland. want to give you a look at long-range forecast right now. you can see the stream of moisture and you can see kind of the focus now that's way it's going to stay most that going to head well up to the north pacific northwest, all the way up into canada. keeping us dry through the middle the week. we are going to see some increasing coming up on the south. we're going to be watching that closely to see some that rotate on in from a weak area of low pressure. you see the model's trying to paint some showers and the monterey bay. i don't think they'll get all the way in our direction. but something to watch going to see some clouds from that as well. but the overall trend is to keep us dry. and you see that dome of high pressure rebuilding through saturday and sunday, keeping us dry and mostly clear. so the jet stream going to stay well to the north. in fact, even as we get to next week for the most part, keeping the much of california dry. so not usual to get a dry period the middle of a january. and that's look like where we're going to get probably get back into some more rain as we get in late january and into february. right now, the whole storm track has shifted gears. looks
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impressive out there right now. those clouds streaming up above that. we're just going to see some high clouds from that system right there. otherwise quiet out there on the doppler radar tonight. that's way it's going to stay that ridge of high pressure going to sneak in overhead for tomorrow. that means we're going to see a lot of sunshine and a few high clouds, some very mild temperatures, some places moving well into the 60's by tomorrow afternoon. numbers break down like this after overnight lows in the 30's in the 40's by tomorrow afternoon. we're in the 60's in most spots. couple 50's along the coastline. but as high of 67 degrees in morgan hill in concord, about 64 degrees in santa rosa next few days, we've got some sunshine and some passing clouds continuing with a few more clouds on wednesday and thursday into friday. staying dry right through the weekend. >> and now kron 4 sports. >> chase center is still in its infant stages. the building is about 2 years old and haven't had many memorable moments, especially when you factor in covid in games being played without fans. but man,
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last night, the building was truly baptize chase center had its first defining moment. klay thompson made his return to the court for the first time in 941 days. if you're counting, that's nearly 31 months over 134 weeks and 27 holidays in clay. he didn't disappoint either. he finished with 17 points in 20 minutes and chase center with louder than i have ever heard. it's a defamation. miss clay doesn't even do it. death. >> love our way i know they were. hard for me to last 2 years and so special. i mean, i knew it would be try to visualize this moment for for years, really. and gosh, was worth every second. and i just i'm just excited. kind of get out the way now. i can get back in the rhythm of things because the last 2 years was different with rehab. and now like computer have to reprogram. i approached everything in. that's a
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blessing. so i'm very thankful for that invasion and the love they showed me with. >> welcome back. clay. now not only did sunday, see the return of klay thompson, but both the forty-niners and raiders lacked a postseason berth and they both did so in dramatic fashion. the niners came all the way back from 17 points down on the road in los angeles. they went on to win in overtime. they'll now have to dallas to take on the cowboys in the wild card round in jerry's world. that game is at one 30 on sunday. meanwhile, the raiders, they also played an overtime thriller. they beat the chargers at home in a shootout. daniel carlson, a field goal as time expired to win this one. the raiders will play in cincinnati against the bengals on saturday at one, 30 should be great games. >> he's only been to a number of good and bad things. you look at the game yesterday.
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you go through a bunch of good about it's about just fighting and not worry about and do whatever you can to come out on top of him. i'm just pumped that we're still fighting. we still got a game this week that is guaranteed to isis one all to make sure that we put all the work in this week and leave it all on the field. so it is said and done hopefully get a chance to play again. we'll have a great deal of >> pride for our team and and the way in which they compete. and i think that's what we try to preach every day. we try to preach, trying to find a way to get a little bit better improve. the day is over and again, you know, we get ourselves overtime game again. and certainly somewhere in there we improved a little bit. >> the san jose earthquakes had a homegrown signing today. the club brought in will richmond from stanford. richmond was born in san francisco in raisin p mount over in the east bay. he's the 9th homegrown signing ever in first with a connection to san francisco, richmond was expected to be a very early pick in the upcoming grant draft. had he not signed with san jose. so that school
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growing up for the club that you played for through their youth organizations and all that stuff has to be a dream come true. i'm sure mom and dad are happy to that baby boy, staying close to the next. all right. that is your look at sports. we'll be right back after the break. thank you, jason. coming up, a lifesaving transplant. doctors use a big part in a patient. >> we'll explain more on this first for medical science.
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>> a first for medical science and a last ditch effort to save a man's life. doctors in baltimore transplanted a pig's heart into a human patient picks heart. that's right. they say the surgery was a last-ditch effort to say 57 year-old david been his life, but it's still too soon to know if the operation will end up being a success. doctors say it does mark a step forward in the decades long quest to use animal organs for lifesaving transplants for humans. doctors at the university of maryland school of medicine where the surgery took place on friday say that then it is doing well. 3 days after surgery. that is remarkable. understand they basically told him. >> he had no other options. he couldn't get human heart for whatever reason, medically. and it was either this or he was going to die. and they said even this was a bit of a longshot so far, at so far is hanging in there so far. so good science is marching
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forward. course a pick as a whole different haha. yes, you can store. all right. that's it for us for kron. 4 news tonight at 6 o'clock. we'll see you tonight to vicki and grant will be here for kron. 4 news at 8, 9, 10. have a good have a good evening, everybody. there are a lot of things in life we want,
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