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running into unless you're heading out to the central valley livermore, dublin, as well elmo, santa rosa and other spots in the north bay are well down into the 30's for current temperatures. so definitely need to bundle up as you're getting out there. it's a colder start to the morning that it was yesterday down 7 degrees from the same time. 24 hours ago in san francisco, nevado and napa reyna. john, thank you for that. alright, traffic moving along as you're heading across the bay bridge here. it will be a little under 10 minutes to make it. >> to that fremont street exit, you do have an accident that's in hercules, 80 westbound west of highway 4. and it looks like you're seeing a slight delay because of that. take a look at the san mateo bridge heading across towards the peninsula. about 13 minute for your drive. as you're traveling there also looks like a long and 80 in hayward and there is a traffic collision. southbound whipple wrote, let's get a look at the richmond. sandra fell bridge talent out. a return across towards center fell 9 minutes. no delays there and the golden gate bridge. 37 to the tolls.
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it will be about 20 minutes for you. well, a top story this morning as covid cases continue to surge in the bay area. one school district is changing its protocols when it comes to contact tracing for sarah stinson is live this morning with those details. good morning, sarah. >> good morning. rain. every single school district in the bay area is experiencing some kind of covid surge at some capacity at the san mateo foster city school district. they said they've got 115 confirmed new cases and they are saying it's too much to do contact tracing. so now they're saying please act as if you've been exposed. we need everyone to take precaution. it's a lot of people for us. so we really need you all to act as if you've been exposed because they cannot keep track of who was near who now, instead they're asking students, families, staff to act appropriately that we're talking about 101 students testing positive.
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>> 14 staff members testing positive. usually the san mateo foster city says district identifies and reaches out to close contacts with those who have been tested positive in schools. but due to the spike in omicron cases and the fact that just keeps spreading and spreading. the district says testing is the best way to move forward. take a look at isolation guidelines what you need to do moving forward, stay home for at least 5 days. if you've got symptoms. day one begins the day after you test positive isolation can end after day. 5 symptoms are not present or symptoms are resolving staff and students must present a negative test result or be given a rapid test upon arriving back to work your staff member or school, your student? the %% recommendation is to test with the rapid test instead of a pcr test. if unable to test are choosing not to test. the symptoms are not present. resolving isolation can end after day 10. if the fever is present isolation continues.
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and that is key. and the san mateo foster city school district, they are offering free tests for students and staff. >> and that is offered at different schools on different days today. that is that sunny brae elementary school. so if you would like to get a test, that is your best option. get that done. see if you have been exposed and then test positive and then, you you know how to move forward. but definitely a difficult situation where yet another school district in the bay area. i'm sarah stinson reporting live back to all right. thanks for that update. sarah. lot happening here. >> now in oakland, the oakland school for the arts is going to be closed this week in a statement on the school's website, the school says. >> in part due to a staff shortage as a result of quarantines, we're unable to continue to provide person to person instruction to students. and then we need to institute emergency school closure for the remainder of this week. now, the school says that because of changes to state laws, they're not allowed to offer remote learning and teachers are going to be posting work for students. do online during
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that closure. the school plans to reopen next week. and happening today, students in hayward that unified school district. they're going to have their first day of virtual learning. well, yesterday the students were asked to work independently and today is going to be the first day of classes on zoom for them. this comes after at least 117 staff members tested positive for covid in the past few days for students who cannot work remotely, there will be in person learning hubs. those listed on your screen right there. students are going to be working in open spaces such as gyms are libraries. he's learning hubs are open from 8.30, this morning until 12, 30. this afternoon. classes are resuming today in the west contra costa county school district. the district closed all the schools last friday and yesterday, clean and sanitize facilities. the district also required employees and students to take covid test yesterday and report the results before school today. this is because
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a large number of staff absences as well as an increasing number of covid cases in the school district and also starting today, all staff members will be required to wear medical grade kn 95 mask while they're on campus. now, another big story we've been following, the palo alto unified school district, desperate to have students learn inside of the classrooms. now they are asking parents to volunteer to help keep schools open. 4 will tran is live in palo alto with that urgent message for parents. good morning. well, >> good morning. rain and desperate times call for desperate measures and they want to make sure that the kids are inside the classrooms. despite dwindling staffing levels. we're not even talking about the teachers were talking custodial things like taking attendance lunchroom covid testing. those people are desperately needed. the teachers will do what they need to do and if they have to, they will cost substitute teachers. but this is the
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backbone of the operation for all the schools. we work in neuse we know the people behind the scenes. they do the work but where the face. so that's pretty much what they are doing. they are turning to the parents to make sure that the backbone is intact and it looks like response has been really swift and very enthusiastic. this actually came down on sunday night. get this at 9 o'clock at night on sunday, biden monday, 09:00am just the span of 12 hours. 300, 60 parents. they reached back either saying we will do it or we are interested in doing and we'll try to find the updated numbers. the reason why this district is desperate in keeping the classrooms open instead of having that other viable option of distance, learning. they believe that the kids learn a lot better and more effectively if it's face to face with their teacher as opposed to online learning. so that's what they want to do.
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looks like they have the support from the santa clara county public health officer as well as the superintendent of schools. they are encouraging that palo alto unified school district do the same thing. all that they can to make sure that the classrooms have the lights on the kids in the classroom, with their masks on. we do know at this particular school classes should begin in about 2 hours from now. and i cannot wait i was thinking about this. i cannot wait to track down some of the possible volunteers and asked them why does it do to why are they doing this? i'm sure is for their kids for other kids, but it's in the spirit of volunteering that i know because you volunteer in the last hour a i will volunteer you. so as soon as you get out work. i'll have to drive down this. harvey is on her way. >> you know, my mom's an educator. i wouldn't mind doing that. i know you said you would do it, but i have little brothers. >> in your twins in that? i'm
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sure parents are all doing it out of the kindness of their heart. they just want to get their kids back in class. >> i'm cynical. i'm very old. i just look young. my monitor is never volunteer because they could get you in trouble. i heard that. thanks for that report. will. all right. well, stanford is reporting 800 new covid cases as a post holiday covid outbreak continues to grow. >> nearly 500 students and over 300, 50 staff members have tested positive there. so 600 students are going to be isoeating in student housing winter quarter classes at stanford are online right now. students are going to resume in-person classes next tuesday after martin luther king junior day on january. 18th testing is required before returning back to campus. and university officials believe the search will continue as more students return to campus for in-person learning. meantime, in san francisco, it appears that parents, teachers, city leaders and
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school board members are all struggling to get on the same page as far as covid safety. this after more than 600 educators called out sick last week. the sandwich is a board of education. president gabriela lopez tweeted that city health officials are refusing to attend an upcoming school board meeting to take questions from the public officials with the city's department of health confirmed they are not taking up request. fellow board member alison collins is blaming the district and city leaders are creating what she calls an educational emergency. >> we have schools that are, you know, barely able to function because of lack of staffing. we're trying to fill gaps with parent and we're trying to fill gaps with central office staff. and that's just not. that is just not acceptable. so we know that the demand is very high. we're doing everything we can to get these tests into the hands of students, staff and families and will continue to do that this week. >> there needs to be more available testing sites in the
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district. a district spokesperson says 56,000 take home tests were provided by the state and will be sent out to families this week. now it just got more difficult to get a covid test in san francisco. several testing sites in the city are going to be closed today because of a nationwide computer glitch. the city's health department said the glitch shut down test sites yesterday as well as today. we're going to post this full list affected locations on your screen. officials are asking people if you see this, don't go to the site at this time because they're working with those vendors to try to accommodate people who had an appointment yesterday. and the rapid rise in cases is also taking a toll on our businesses here. a growing number of restaurant owners say they're struggling to keep their doors open simply because there are enough staff available, whether that's due to employees testing positive for being exposed to the virus where thomas, with the golden gate restaurant association says the daily stress of not knowing how each day is going
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to go. it's just taken a financial toll on business owners but a mental one as well. >> real emotional stress that manifests in different ways. and we just really need to help each other and we need everybody understand that our industry is as really suffering. we have to make the decision to close this morning as we just didn't have a kitchen staff available. thomas recommends checking a restaurant social media page to see if they're open for says things can. >> change day by day one way you can support your favorite restaurant is by buying a gift card and above all else have patience as businesses try to get through. all of this is going on. well, the number of hospitalization rates are rising in the bay area, and that means local hospitals now have to decide between which patients to care for as they begin to spin or even postpone elective surgeries. i'm pushing back those non-emergency surgeries like knee or hip replacement hospitals can free up staff and keep attention to those who need it immediately. some
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warn it could lead to long-term health consequences. >> so sometimes, you know, so he comes into the emergency department, for example, and they you know, serious infection or a problem with their intestines where, you know, they could were sent in a very short period of time and they need surgery in order to deal with that. those are cases we really want to have the capacity to manage. >> the state health department has not issued an official order, but officials say they're evaluating the situation for now. they're leaving it up to hospital teams to look at the elective surgeries on a case by case basis throughout the day to decide which are necessary. patients should be ready to see their appointments postponed if it can be. and still ahead on the kron 4 morning news, president joe biden is trying to win the support of more lawmakers in georgia. >> why the extra support is necessary to get fully might legislation through the senate. plus, a bay area county. what a ban on large
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gatherings. why they say it's better for everyone stays home as much as possible. and the l so real police department lost. a fellow officer tell you how it happened after the break.
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>> well, welcome back to the kron. 4 morning news it time for you. now, 06:15am, here on this tuesday morning. all right, john, i'm already starting just think about the things i want to do today because we've got all of this sunshine. i just can't let it
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go to waste. yeah. got to take advantage of it. definitely got to get out there today. it is actually likely to be the most mild day of this forecast, too. >> your view outside of san francisco is looking pretty clear overall and skies have cleared out really quickly for us. much like yesterday. we've got a lot of blue to the skies today. comfortably. cool feel as you are venturing out. we're going to stay this way courtesy this high-pressure ridge that is built right back into place. keeping us nice and mild as we venture through the rest of the week, you will notice a few clouds, but for the most part, some brighter skies definitely compared to last week, which is on the greater side of things. as far as today's daytime highs go, it's going to be solidly in the 60's out there. some mid 60's for oakland at 65 degrees. san jose. a really nice 66 among our warmer spots tomorrow. temperatures don't change all that much just yet, although we are likely to be one to 2 degrees down for a few spots thursday and friday, holding steady before a little bit of a cool down into the weekend. that takes a few more of us back into the 50's
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reyna. john, thank you for that. all right. let's get a look at the traffic today as you're traveling from the east bay into the city, about a 10 minute drive for you. there. >> the san mateo bridge and across towards the peninsula. it will be about 13 minutes as you're traveling. we'll have a weather and traffic coming up for now. let's get back to some of our top stories in the east bay. elsa reno police department is mourning one of its own this morning. the department confirms officer jared bernstein was killed in a car crash sunday morning on interstate 80. that's near san pablo dam road. authorities say a van in front of officer bernstein lost control collided with that center median bernstein's car and 2 others hit the van and he was pronounced dead at the scene. chp still investigating the cause of that accident. there was a procession yesterday afternoon as the officer's body was exported from the contra costa county coroner's office. in a statement, the department says officer bernstein was, quote, everything a person could hope for in a police officer, citizen teammates and brother
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and friend. he was just 26 years old. santa rosa. police are looking for the people responsible for vandalizing a holocaust memorial. police say the fountain at the santa rosa memorial park. moore was knocked over and sustained major damage. they say an employee believes the fountain was vandalized on friday between 09:15am, in the morning and 2.40 in the afternoon. well, the fountain at the holocaust memorial was previously vandalizing knocked over in 2020 as well. police are still looking for the suspects in that incident. the oakland fire department responded to a boat fire yesterday morning near the port, an estuary. we're showing you video that scene from our citizens at the fire. officials say the crews quick work help prevent any further damage. no word yet on what may have caused the fire or if there were any injuries involved. they didn't mention that the department will soon be getting a new fire boat and better deal with these kind of incidents. for your health this morning. dole, they're
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expanding their recall of packaged salads linked to a listeria outbreak. the company says iceberg lettuce, processed of the facilities. and soledad, down in monterey county, as well as ohio may be contaminated the size, the lettuce about 36, other adult products found in its salad were recalled from the soledad facility. so far, no illnesses from consuming those products have been reported. the can cause high fever headaches, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea and healthy patients for children and elderly people. it can cause serious her evil fatal infections. president joe biden is heading to georgia to gain support for voting rights legislation. right now the effort is gridlocked in that 50, 50 senate this week. democrats he senate's rule to force it through. raquel martin joins us live from dc with the very latest. good morning workout. good morning. rain will. this will be an extremely symbolic visit for the president. we know he will not only be visiting the late congressman john lewis, his district.
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>> you'll also be visiting martin luther king's a great now. we know president biden for weeks and months at this point has insisted that voting rights are under attack in several states. expect to hear his strongest endorsement for legislation later today. >> his plan is to sign voting rights legislation into law. president joe biden is heading to georgia tuesday. >> in an effort to gin up support for sweeping federal voting rights legislation. he's quite focused on >> ensuring the american people understand what is at stake here. the president will deliver a speech endorsing 2 plans currently being blocked by senate republicans. the bills are designed to strengthen the 1965 voting rights act and improve everything from redistricting to campaign finance laws. the president forcefully advocate for protecting the most bedrock american, right? the president will likely call on senate democrats to change the senate rules to get around republican opposition. the west virginia democratic
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senator joe manchin has yet to endorse the option on the senate floor monday. senate majority leader chuck schumer, val to hold a vote to do just that by the end of the week to move forward on defending democracy. meanwhile, republicans are promising a historic fight. i would do anything in my power lawfully. it would destroy a key feature of american government for every monday. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell slammed both bills and insisted the rules are in place to force both parties to work together a radical. >> senate takeover. for a radical elections. coco. >> in the past, both republicans and democrats have called this change the senate rules, the nuclear option. but democrats say given the voting laws that are changing in several states, this is now a justified step. but what still unclear that they have the votes to get it done. for now in washington, raquel martin, back to you. all right. thanks for that update. raquel.
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>> well, still to come on the kron, 4 morning news, a mountain lion was spotted in daly city. help woman says she discovered it in her neighborhood will be right back after the break. well,
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police daly city, we're looking for a mountain lion after a woman spotted it in her backyard yesterday, daly city police officers along with the department of fish and wildlife. we're looking for the big cat in the area of west more avenue and baldwin avenue all day long. lori lot says she first spotted the mountain lion which she cat her dogs. she was looking at her doctor just kept barking up at a tree. >> as i was approaching the tree on the upper level of the yard. i noticed this big tail hanging down and i was like, oh, my god, what is that? so i walked a little closer. may look right up. and it was looking right down at me that mountain lion. haha. >> she's braver than me. diaz wants us all that till i would have been walking away. tillis city police last tweeted around 5.30, last night that they were monitoring the area and there have been no further updates. they are urging residents in that area to use caution when leaving your house. and coming up next to the kron, 4 morning news
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governor gavin newsome unveiled his proposed budget for the state. what it includes and how much everything's going cost will be right back.
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great. >> the weather is supposed to be perfect. john has been. >> talking about that all morning morning. hey, good morning. yeah, definitely a chilly start. but a really nice day just around the corner, something to look forward to today. just as we saw sunday and monday, skies will be nice and blue. and as long as you've got the light jacket on, it's going to feel really nice out there. you're look outside this morning at your berkeley hills camera. he's looking really clear just a few clouds overhead and a colder start to the morning than what we had yesterday. so the jacket is certainly the thing and stressing the most this morning, livermore and dublin in the upper 30's as you are across the entirety of the north bay. almost berkeley, san francisco among are more mild spots, egypt. 48 degrees regardless of where europe just keep cozy. the start and then enjoy some sunshine later on reyna. john, thank you for that. all right. let's get a look at your traffic. conditions are pretty light out there as you're heading from the east bay into the city. >> to that fremont street exit, it will be about a 10 minute drive for you. there. san mateo bridge heading across towards the peninsula
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about 13 as traffic starts to pick up this morning, heading out of richmond across the war. sandra fell about a nine-minute drive still pretty like there and the golden gate bridge traveling. 37 to the tolls. it will be about 20 minutes. the omicron covid variant is fueling an explosion in cases across the state. california surpassed 6 million total cases yesterday in the north bay sonoma counties urging resident stay home as much as possible for at least the next 30 days. the county health officers now issued a ban on all large gatherings of more than 50 people indoors and more than 100 outdoors starting tomorrow, everyone is being to stay home, limit travel and just necessary trips. keep it down to that. county leaders are hoping these steps are going to help prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed. >> just by pure volume, we're seeing increases in our hospitalizations. and, you know, we're really concerned about the next 30 days. heat. >> helping stop the rapid spread. the highly contagious
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variant in our community. our case rates have never been higher. now, will they and beginning decline? >> large indoor gatherings that are not banned in the county include school events, courthouse activities, places of worship, malls, restaurants and museums, a large outdoor events can go on as planned as long as social distancing can actually happened. there. there's an ever-increasing number of breakthrough cases occurring among those fully vaccinated and boosted. here's a look at current covid-19 cases across the state right now. it's not just breakthrough cases, but overall you can see the positivity rate has been trending upward and there's an average of nearly 57,000 new cases per day. so what does that tell us? is there nothing that we can do to protect ourselves? kron four's dan kerman pose that question to bay area. infectious disease experts. >> breakthrough covid cases are becoming more and more common. even among those baxton boosted since the
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omicron variant exploded across the nation. breakthroughs are common now because >> the virus omicron this period is more capable of evading our immune system. the delta variant factions, disease experts say that means everyone, including those vaxxed and boosted. >> must double down on protecting themselves, especially over the next few weeks. that means wearing top tier in 95 or kn 95 masks and limiting the number of people you're around. be careful about about the kinds of situations you get into. >> especially indoors, especially people without masks, especially people. you don't know who may or may not be vaccinated, who may or may not have been careful. you know, it's a time to be careful in past we might have going on bart, but it wasn't so crowded. you know, think twice. if you really have to do that. >> in the past, we might have gone too. some performances are sporting events. if
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outside. i think that once you got those things now, infectious disease experts point out those vaxxed and boosted you get breakthroughs. >> we'll likely have milder cases. but they say cdc data shows those most at risk for hospitalization. continue to be those with at least one underlying condition. the things i worry about, first of all, older age, second of all, obesity, 3rd. >> underlying pulmonary disease for in a suppression and then 5th, maybe pregnancy or late pregnancy. those are the sorts of things where your lungs don't work as well. and he can mount the same sort of. immune response that someone who is younger. ken, about infectious disease experts say if you have one of those conditions, you really should consider. >> staying close to home until this current surge peaks that supposed to happen within the next few weeks. dan kerman kron, 4 news. >> well, a new mandate is in effect in costs across the county. it requires all first responders to get their covid
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booster shot. this includes all law enforcement firefighters, emergency medical responders, along with people working in hospitals, jails and nursing homes will workers who do not get the booster shot are going to have to get tested for the virus every week, even if they've gotten all original doses. across the bay area. more city officials in offices are having close their doors because of surging covid cases. police in pinole close the public safety building to the public until further notice. newark city and police offices are closed until next tuesday. hayward city hall offices are closed every friday of this month. and bret, what is closed at city hall police headquarters and the municipal services center until further notice. les hill city hall is going to be closed through february 28th. and starting this saturday private health insurance companies are going to be required to cover the costs about home covid tests. the biden administration announced this change is a look too lower. the cost to make testing more convenient and
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affordable under the new policy health insurance providers are going to required to cover the cost of up to 8 at home tests per person per month. the white house says this policy will dramatically reduce the cost of test, adding that they soon expect to roll out a new website where you can order covid test online and also have them delivered to your home. health care, a gas tax holiday in billions to address homelessness, climate change and public safety issues. these are just a few of the financial priorities. governor newsome presented in his proposed state budget. ashley zavala breaks down that spending plan for us. >> for the second year in a row, governor gavin newsome presenting his financial priorities amid a pandemic health care at the top of new sums list in his 286.4 billion dollar spending plan. the governor are proposing to extend the state's health care coverage. medical to all low income californians regardless of immigration status, it would be the first of its kind in the nation. newsome wants to earmark 614 million dollars
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in this year's budget for the program. it would cost more than 2 billion dollars every year after with the program starting in january of 2024, said we're going to do it. so we take a few years we're committed to doing it. flush in cash and grappling with rising inflation. the governor proposing a gas tax holiday to hit the brakes on a gas tax increase that is that the trigger in july the pause would decrease the states feel revenue this year by 523 million dollars on transportation. newsome wants to spend 4.2 billion dollars to complete the first phase of the high-speed rail. the segment running through the central valley. other financial proposals include 2 billion dollars on homelessness and mental health housing 750 million to continue to address drought. 1.2 billion on forest management to prevent wildfires money to combat crime. and 2.7 billion dollars on covid-19. response. newsom says he's working with the legislature on renewing paid covid-19 sick time for california workers but couldn't give many details monday, including how soon it could go into effect. i'll
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tell you, this is a top priority for me. republican vice chairman of the assembly and senate budget committees responded to the proposals. senator jim nielsen said much more needs to be done on water storage and fire prevention saying with the budget surplus, there's no reason to not provide enough money to fund these critical priorities. assemblyman vince fong said in a statement, overtaxed, californians should keep more of their hard earned money. precious tax dollars need to be spent wisely and effectively to serve those in need with such a big budget surplus. governor newson could not say if californians will see another round of those golden state stimulus checks. he says it's likely there will be some contribution back to the taxpayer. but exactly what form is to be determined. >> there's still plenty of time to figure that out because the state budget is not finalized until june at the state capitol. ashley zavala kron. 4 news. >> well, many are praising the governor's announcement that he wants to bring back covid sick pay, especially with the latest covid surge highlighting the disparities between those who get paid sick days and those who don't
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data from a national compensation survey shows nearly 80% of all private sector workers get at least one paid sick day, but only 33% of workers wages are at the bottom 10% get any paid sick leave. the survey also found that 65% of for being sick in the last month said they went to work anyways. meanwhile, san francisco is going to consider making sick leave permit supervisor gordon mar introduce the public health emergency ballot measure last week. we'll 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 has to approve the measure for it to be on the ballot. this coming june. and to santa clara county board of supervisors and the county judge have declared mental health and substance abuse. a public health crisis supervisor susan ellenberg and ali called the current system of care fractured saying the current crisis is decades in the making requires a large
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scale response. they say the focus should be on workforce shortages that hurt the ability to provide services, especially for children. we need more access to mental health. help. the national institute for mental health. >> states that right here in santa clara 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 acceptabl . we have to do better. >> well, the supervisors say the coronavirus has exacerbated the need for the services to be improved. and for californians who need health care coverage open enrollment for covered. california is open through january 31st. unlike the federal deadline, which is june 15th for states that use the affordable care act, experts say with covid cases surging, it's so important to make sure you have health insurance because while vaccines are free, hospitalizations are not.
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>> i think we've seen so much over the last couple of years. how important it is to get health insurance 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. >> for people who sign up for covered california this month. coverage is going to begin on february. 1st. and the irs announced the tax season is starting on monday. january 24th. this is when the agency will begin accepting and processing 2021 tax year returns. the irs is still pretty backlog with last year's tax returns to do pandemic-related office closures in budget cuts to avoid delays in getting your tax refund. file your taxes early as january. 24th. the tax filing season is going to in on april 18th this year for most individuals rather than the usual deadline of april 15 because that's when emancipation day will be observed in washington, dc.
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still ahead on the kron 4 morning news. klay thompson is still. >> we're collecting on his return to the war years. why he says the support for fans means so much to him. and we've got another sunny day ahead of us with some comfortably cool conditions. daytime highs here in the bay solidly in the 60's. >> some spots to our south of the central coast like monterey and santa cruz finding into the 70's today. i've got more details in your forecast.
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>> a new law is giving veterans and gold star families free lifetime access to national parks and federal recreational lands. it was signed into law over the holidays and includes the park service's 423 site around the country. lawmakers say the law represents a small thanks for our military communities, brave service and it also promotes access to our beautiful national park. so we have many beautiful national parks. it's a good day. if you wanted to maybe experience. some of those par says the weather is going to be nice. but also back here at home, john. yeah, to stay here at home. i know we've got near woods, its national monument. technically it's going to be a really nice day up there. >> pinnacles likely going to be in the 70's that just about an hour south of the bay area.
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so especially if your event or a family event. there you go. we are looking at conditions at donner summit, which is a national park, but a national forest looking nice and clear. we do have that snow. birds still piled high on the side of i-80 right there. but we are looking at a very dry week ahead of us and actually warming up in the sierra nevada that we are going to be looking at some conditions. that is our skiers and snowboarders take to the slopes. they'll probably be setting a couple of layers. we are seeing daytime highs today climbing to the warmest of the week by only a couple of degrees, but still a pretty moderate uncomfortable day. some spots in the central coast in the 70's here in the bay area. we'll be rounding out the afternoon in the 60's. this high pressure ridge that's firmly built in place now is keeping us mild in keeping us pretty sunny at that. you can see that all happening in future cast right here, mostly sunny skies throughout the course of the day today will keep that sunshine around on into wednesday and for the most part into the tail end of the week, too. temperatures will start to cool down just a touch into the weekend. now
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today's daytime highs solidly in the 60's for the city of san francisco. 50's and 60's for coastal spots and then a range of low to mid 60's for bayshore areas. areas like wood side as well. san jose and surrounding south bay area's each at 66 degrees. really mild weather. as for oakland, you'll be in a really comfortable 65 this afternoon. valais 61 degrees. sonoma. 62. well, santa rosa down through center fell each also in the low 60's next 7 days. not a whole lot of change going on here were either mostly sunny or partly cloudy, staying dry and staying in the upper 50's to low 60's reyna. john, thank you for that. all right, let's check on your bridges. you're traveling from the east bay into the city. >> on a 2 minute drive to that free much. the exit, the san mateo bridge heading across towards the peninsula. you can make that in about 13 minutes as more people hit the road, going back to school and work heading out of richmond heading across towards sandra fell about a nine-minute drive there and the golden gate bridge. 37 to the tolls. 20
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minutes. well, when it comes to sports, klay thompson's return to the warriors is going to go down as one of the most memorable moment at the chase center and the forty-niners are getting ready for the walk all around against the dallas cowboys kron. 4 sports director jason dumas has the latest for us in sports. >> chase center is still in its infant stages. the building is about 2 years old and haven't had any memorable moments, especially when you factor in covid in games being played without fans. but man, 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 holiday them. >> they did not disappoint either. he finished with 17 points in 20 minutes and ksat with louder than i've ever heard. and i've been there a lot. if a donation miss clay, that doesn't even do it.
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justice. >> i love our where i know they were. hard for me last 2 years and so special. i mean, i knew it would be try to visualize this moment for for years, really. and gosh, is 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 blessing. so i'm very thankful for that ovation and the love they showed me with. not only did sunday see the return of clay, but both the forty-niners and the raiders. >> locked up postseason berths and they did so in dramatic fashion. the niners. >> came all the way back from 17. on roads in los angeles. they went on to win in overtime and they will now. >> head to dallas to take on the cowboys in the wild-card around what iconic matchup
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that'll be. that game is sunday at one 30. meanwhile. >> the rate they also played an overtime thriller. they beat the chargers at home in what was a shootout. daniel carlson hit a field goal as time expired to win this one. the raiders will play in cincinnati against the bengals on saturday at one, 30. all right. let's head out to indianapolis for the college football national championship game, georgia, alabama, sec title game 4th quarter, georgia with a one-point lead. but bryce young escape the pocket and he find cameron latu. in the end, though, bam regained the lead. couple minutes later, though, pam, up 5 bennett goes deep to don a that's a 40 yard pitch and catch. they were trying 2 but couldn't convert later on that. it gets out to the nap and made brock bowers at the map and name brock he find a lane. that's a touchdown right
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there. 8 point game. still some time left. but young under throw the ball and he had picked off by leading rain. go. guess what, folks. it's ring in its ring in its ringing back to house call. and that the mail in mammals coffin, georgia, win. 33 to 18. they capture their first natty 1980. >> all right. well, the lawyers are going to play the grizzlies tonight in memphis, tipoff for that game is at 5 o'clock. an nfl legend john madden will be honored today congressmen planned to honor madden on the floor of the u.s. house of representatives. congressman eric swalwell is in the lead a special hour honoring him and tied last month at the age of 85. he coached 10 seasons in the nfl. let the oakland raiders to a super bowl win. and in 1977, became one of the football's most popular commentators. a public memorial will be held for him on february. 15th in oakland. we'll be right back
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coming up the next hour, the pollo at a school district is turning to parents for help. >> why the district says they can help open schools. other school districts are making tough decisions as covid cases overwhelmed them. kron 4 sarah stinson has the details on that in a live report. and president biden is on his way to georgia. the legislation. he's trying to get more lawmakers. just a poor will have all of that and more coming up in just a few minutes.
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>> from the area's local news station. you're watching the kron. 4 morning news at 7. >> good morning. thank you for joining us here on the kron. 4 morning news. it is 07:00am on this tuesday, january. 11th, i'm james fletcher. let's get started this hour with a check of the weather. we've got john with that and then we'll get to the headlines here in just a bit. hey, john, hey there, james. nice sunrise behind j and a nice view here from our berkeley hills camera of that glow that spearing back out over the bay morning. much like yesterday with increasingly clear skies and
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some mild temperatures just around the corner. now, that's not before we get through some 30's and 40's, though. so don't forget the extra layer this morning. it's actually a little colder to start than yesterday was palo alto, livermore and dublin. you're reaching the upper 30's right now. petaluma at 37 berkeley and san francisco, egypt. 48 some of her more mild spots. you can see napa's down 9 degrees as compared to the same 0. 24 hours ago, novato and san francisco also noticeable drop in temperatures does get nice and mild later on, though. as for bridges, take a look at this. not just because it's fairly empty on a lot of them, but because that sunrise is a nice one to look at the maze to fremont street. 13 minutes to get you across the tolls all the way on over towards san francisco itself. san mateo bridge also looks great. 14 minute drive traffic having really yet to pick up all that much. even with a little backup at the toll plaza at the richmond center fell bridge is still only a 10 minute drive and the golden gate bridge a bit of a breeze there on the flag. but a nice looking morning. otherwise. 20
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minutes from 37 to the tolls. james, thank you very much, john, to our top story this morning as covid cases continue to surge here in the bay area. one school district is changing its protocols when it comes to contact tracing. >> proper. sara stinson live for us this morning with the latest on that. sarah. >> james, that's right. the san mateo foster city school district says it that they have so many cases that contact tracing is just becoming to be too much work. it's not working for them. and now they're focusing on testing. they're also recommending families in staff, too act as if they have been exposed at this point. of course, moving forward with getting that testing confirming if they are positive or negative. so speaking of 15 100, 15 cases, that's about 101 students testing positive and 14 and members testing positive. usually the salmon to foster city scho

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