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>> that's we're all hoping for now at football fans have their bags packed as they head off to the airport to go see the niners and the raiders and the nfl playoffs this weekend. good evening. thanks for joining us for kron. 4 news at 6. i'm ken wayne. i'm pam moore. the raiders will face the cincinnati bangles tomorrow. the forty-niners play the dallas cowboys on sunday fans of both teams. what sfo today. and that's where we find kron four's. rob nesbitt joining us live with more on this. >> big rivalry, especially with the niners and the cowboys. rob. that's right. can i expected to see a lot of reading gold jerseys that sfo today? but i was surprised to see cowboys fans at the terminals pretty their boarding passes. both sides will be for a wild card win this weekend. they were easy to spot and excited as ever streaming api. extremely chris puckett board a plane friday at sfo to fly to dallas for the playoff game against the cowboys. >> it was a last minute ticket decision for the forty-niners
iterally just by but after the forty-niners came back from a 17 point deficit last weekend to beat the los angeles rams state. bucket decided he had to see sunday's playoff game in person long as we don't mess it up defense. a strong and offense plays good. you should come out with it won't be easy against the 3rd seeded dallas cowboys. san francisco in dallas have had a rivalry going back it wasn't just forty-niners jerseys and hats at sfo friday. pete avila was one of the few cowboys fans at the airport. we do have a rivalry with the you you know, 2 super bowls me being in the villa grew up in texas but now lives in the bay area. >> he's been a cowboys fan his entire life and has his own predictions of what it will take to get to the super bowl this year. the defense really is there. you know, we need to. just up the quarterback and for all our receivers to
play a good game. the game at atnt stadium will be a family affair with 12 of his family members flying out, hoping for the same outcome as their ri als looking for for kickoff for the forty-niners game against the cowboys is scheduled for sunday at one 30 pm live at sfo. i'm rob nesbitt kron. 4 news. all right, rob, you're way too nice. that cowboys fan. meantime, in las vegas, raiders went out in style as they head off to face the cincinnati bengals. >> first responders which the team well this afternoon kickoff for that game tomorrow at one 30. >> we'll have all the highlights this weekend on both the raiders and the niners during kron. 4 news in prime time tomorrow night and sunday night. so most of the fans will be here at home watching on television. but what about the weather for the fans going to the game? our chief meteorologist lawrence karnow has the football forecast. yeah. winter time you can get severe are the interesting weather this time of year. there's actually a big storm blizzard. robin wright of the planes headed toward the southeast. in fact,
yeah, dallas tomorrow is probably gonna see those temperatures down in the 30's. i think game time. not that bad as we head in towards sunday. those temperatures going to warm up a moderate quite a bit. so if you want to lucky ones in your headed to dallas to enjoy the game, that game is a one 30 in the afternoon on sunday. temperatures expected to be in the mid 50's should be sunny skies. a fairly cool temperatures but not half as cold as it's going to be in cincinnati. it is going to be very chilly. i think some snow early on tomorrow morning. there and by kickoff, high temperatures probably only in the low 30's with partly cloudy skies. winds will be a little bit blustery for that game in cincinnati. all right. get back out west. we go and looking toward coit tower. beautiful night out there. some high clouds up above. otherwise turn out to be a very nice day around the bay area. low pressure still spinning off the coastline. this cut off low spiraling in some clouds in our direction. a few scattered showers popping up in the southern california. may see a little bit more of that over the weekend for us. we're looking good right now. in that those
strong, gusty offshore winds still a little bit breezy in spots over the mountain tops, but down below, not so much. just a nice evening out there. and it looks like another nice day for us tomorrow. those temperatures are going to be maybe slightly cooler. you're looking at mid 60's in the san jose and about 65 degrees in little more about 62 in the napa valley, about 60 degrees and dry and san francisco. thank you, lawrence. now to our coronavirus news. the cdc has updated its mask guidance saying that people may choose to wear n 95 and kn 95 masks because they offer the best protection against covid. >> the changes coming as the highly contagious omicron variant is still spreading previously. you might remember the cdc did not recommend that the general population where the n 95 or kn 95 masks fearful that a run on those higher quality masks would affect the supply needed for health care workers. well, now the cdc says shortages and no longer a concern. double
masking is also still an eption. but a number of studies are showing that cloth masks offer the least amount of protection, especially indoors in the south bay. health officials say that with covid cases surging getting tested is more important than ever. but they admit it's getting hard to find a test. >> earlier today they offered some advice on what to do until those tests are more readily available. kron four's charles clifford has the story. santa clara county health officer doctor sara cody says she expects that in the near future the supply of at-home antigen test will increase. but until then, she's offering some advice on when and when not. >> to use the tests that are currently available. first, she suggests only using at-home test. if you already know you have covid-19. those tests are best used to, quote, test out early from isolation. so if you already know you have covid and you're just wondering i no longer infectious i no longer a a risk to others. an antigen
test is the best test to use their. she says the more accurate pcr tests which often require an appointment and take several days to get the results are best used. if you suspect you may have been exposed, those tests can detect even trace amounts of the coronavirus doctor. cody is also asking that people not go directly to hospitals to get tested. please do not use emergency rooms as testing centers. emergency rooms are there for people who require emergency care. as for when the testing supply crunch will ease up. doctor cody doesn't have an exact timeline, but she believes it won't be long. there are a lot of testing the pipeline antigen both from the federal and the state government. >> and i don't have an exact timeline on that. but i would say, you know, in the nearest future. >> we may a softening of the supply crisis. >> in santa clara county, charles clifford kron, 4 news. >> the san francisco unified school district and the teachers union reached an agreement that's after
spending hours at the bargaining table last night. in the end, the union got everything it asked for. union members will get more masks for all students and school workers, weekly testing and 10 days of paid sick leave for all covid-related reasons. this all comes after a sick out after petitions and letters sent to leaders by staff and families. the teachers union president says she's grateful that teachers can now feel safer with this agreement in place. this agreement will last until july, the 31st. happening now, the hayward unified school board is meeting to discuss whether to extend remote learning the district started virtual learning this week because of the recent surge in covid in the district. if the board does not vote to extend remote learning, then the students will be back in the classroom on tuesday. the meeting ends tonight at 7 o'clock. >> federal website where people can request free at home covid tests launches next week. the website is covid tests dot gov. the white house
says orders will be accepted starting on wednesday, january 19th supplies will be limited to just 4 tests per household. the tests are free, including know shipping charges, but don't expect a rapid turnaround on the orders. white house says tests will typically ship within 7 to 12 days of ordering starting tomorrow. private health insurance companies will be required to cover the cost of at home covid tests. the biden administration announces change in order to lower the cost and make testing more convenient. health insurance providers will be required to cover the cost of up to 8 at home tests per person for months. >> another big story tonight, promising signs that the omicron variant may be close to peaking in the bay area. but even if that's true, health experts say that there will still be several. what rough weeks ahead. force in kerman explains. >> over the last week, lab samples from wastewater collected in santa clara county show. a drop in the
amount of covid-19 at 3 of the counties for wastewater treatment plants. health officials say it's a sign the infections may be starting to come down that i want to provide a glimmer of hope to the community that this isn't going to go on forever and ever and ever. and while signs are promising, doctor cody warns this is no time to let your guard down at the moment. >> we are still in the middle of the greatest surge that we've during the entire 2 year pandemic and every layer of protection is incredibly important for 2 reasons. helps to protect ourselves and equally important. it helps to protect our community and bring us through this as quickly as possible. experts say once wastewater numbers drop, it typically takes a week to 10 days for cases to begin to drop. >> but they say that could take some time, meaning a tough end of january and a tough beginning of february could still be ahead. so we're going to be a very high level
of cases. >> for a good while in spite of the fact that we're coming down, hopefully ardis it is going to be as rapid as the ascent was. and that means will come down fairly quickly. but it's still that's going to translate into serval weeks of a lot of cases. so we're going to be seeing a lot of transmission still for a while. that means over the next several weeks. you want to continue avoiding large gatherings. you want to continue distancing. >> and you want to continue wearing that most protective mask. there is dan kerman kron. 4 news. >> the annual celebration offered by cal train on doctor martin luther king junior day will not be running this year because of the pandemic. instead, caltrain will operate on a modified schedule for the monday holiday. this is video from the 2020 event, the traditional 54 mile ride up the peninsula pays tribute to the 1965 march. doctor king led from selma to montgomery, alabama. caltrain officials
say that they hope to resume the event again next year. the northern california doctor martin luther king junior community foundation also postpone this year's outdoor events. so the parade in san francisco and the music festival at yerba buena gardens will be moved to next year. all indoor events this weekend are still on, but they will all be virtual. and that includes sunday at san francisco public library and monday at the yerba buena center for the arts oakland's annual day of action to reclaim mlk. his legacy will go on as planned. the event is set to begin with speakers at 11:00am monday. >> at 27 77 middle harbor road. that's near middle harbor shoreline park. >> a car caravan will follow at 12, 30. you can't make it. the event will be streamed live on the anti police terror project facebook page. that is the group that is sponsoring the event. coming up, a new program in one bay area city just started. that will text you before your car gets
towed. plus 1 million people in the bay area counting on them to keep the line moving. but there is a volunteer shortage. the message from 5 bay area food banks that need our help. >> and president biden touting his bipartisan infrastructure bill. more on his message and how the bay area is benefiting after the break. why hide your skin if dupixent has your moderate-to-severe eczema, or atopic dermatitis under control? hide our skin? not us. because dupixent targets a root cause of eczema,
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government. that's the latest today from president biden. four's washington, dc correspondent jessi turnure joins us live now. >> and this is a big, important announcement for the nation. jesse? >> yeah, most definitely does affects all 50 states and the president following a very rocky week here in washington. wanted to make sure it ended with something his prior his administration was able to deliver on. >> this is something we did get down and enormous consequence to the country as part of the new infrastructure law. president biden announced friday nearly 27 billion dollars to fix or rebuild thousands of smaller bridges across the co7ntry over the next 5 years. and about 5.5 billion of those funds will go out by summer. these investments our country has never fully made. now we are transportation secretary pete buttigieg visited the martin luther king bridge in philadelphia friday, which used to carry 25,000 vehicles every day when it gets bad
enough, like we see here, bridges have to be closed entirely for safety. buttigieg said the funds will allow states to bypass future bridge closures that impact everything from deliveries to school and work commutes to emergency response times. the consequences are felt by every car pooling parent. >> every commuter and every truck drugged. and those delays at up to profound costs for america's families. >> and economy. and president biden said the money will also focus on reconnecting communities too often. bridges and highways were built through the heart of historic communities, particularly black communities. >> coming off, families, churches in >> and another part of the new law funding for high-speed internet allows low income households to get up to $30 per month for broadband and also $100 to put towards something like a laptop or tablet live in washington. i'm jessi tenure. jesse, the president's priority for this week was voting rights and that appears to be stalled. so you know where that legislation stands heading into this holiday weekend.
>> yes, senate democratic leadership was hoping to get that done by martin luther king junior day on monday and even a personal visit from the % president to capitol hill couldn't seal the deal. so. >> senate majority chuck schumer is going to cancel recess for senators next week, at least for tuesday to bring them back then to vote on the voting rights legislation. and then since it is likely to fail since there's no republican support, then the filibuster debate starts and potentially changing. senate rules comes into play. >> jessi tenure live in washington, dc for us tonight. thank you, jesse. meanwhile, north bay congressman jared huffman announced the first round of investments and repairing california bridges under the infrastructure investment. nearly 850 million dollars will be used to fix state bridges this year. that is part of a total 4.2 billion dollar investment over the next 5 years in california. more than 1500 bridges have
been determined to be in poor conditions. huffman reports the main bridges will receive nearly 800 million dollars while the so called off system. bridges will get nearly 130 million dollars. food banks typically see a drop in volunteers after the winter holiday season. but in the first 2 weeks of this year. >> bay area food banks say the problem is worse than they anticipated due to ahe surge in covid cases kron four's phillipe djegal shares their desperate plea to try to get help. >> the alameda county community food bank has enough capacity to accommodate 50 volunteers for any given shift. and on friday, just 22 people showed up their dedicated crew. that is coming in. >> during the days to get the work done. but we need more hands. in fact, food bank spokesperson michael offense as 22 volunteers is actually a high number compared to what they've seen lately. >> on most days in recent he says that number has mostly been in the teens. that's pretty much because of the
recent covid search in this fest is speaking for 5 bay area food banks all reporting a critical volunteer shortage that threatens to impact services at a time when food insecurity remains historically high. seen more people reach out to us, for instance, for home deliveries were seen some of our agencies have to shut down because of exposures. >> and meanwhile, because of just how contagious this current surge is, we've seen a lot of a pretty cancel the volunteer shifts for the time being the food. banks say they have strengthened their health and safety protocols and are confident both in tears can remain healthy. lending a hand this as close to 1 million bay area. mouths are counting on them to keep the line moving. >> phillipe djegal all kron. 4 news. >> let's check on our 4 zone forecast as we head into the weekend with a live look outside at the golden gate bridge, which is nice and quiet tonight. friday night, lawrence, people want to know what's going on this weekend.
yeah. big weekend ahead of the weather. going to look like. >> well, almost like it did today, it's going to cooperate very nicely. lot of sunshine. you'll see some clouds moving overhead from time to time, but it's going to stay dry this weekend. looks like a great weekend to get out there and enjoy the beautiful sights today. temperatures running above the average again, 62 degrees and dry in san francisco. 61 in oakland for the 4th straight day in a row. 66 degrees. talk about consistency in san jose. 63 in livermore, 67 warmed up nicely in concord and 68 degrees. well above the average in santa rosa. so temperatures all around very nice. but now we're starting to cool things off that some dry air move in with that offshore wind was blustery over the mountain tops. those winds will subside a bit overnight tonight. we've got some cooler numbers along the coastline. 40's in the half. moon bay right now. 52 in livermore. but here we go. as we set ourselves toward the weekend, you've got the jet stream located to the north of us right now moving all that rain not only in just 7 or less all the way up into canada. those storms going to continue to track in that
direction. at the same time for us, we've got this thing called a cutoff low. that's an area of low pressure that's kind of bounce around between a pressure systems here and really not getting caught up in the jet stream. so it's got nowhere to go. so just spins and bring some of those clouds across our skies. it will do that again for tomorrow and probably into sunday as well. southern california, them maybe a little bit different there. they can actually squeeze out a couple of scattered showers from that system as it continues rotate by. but overall, the temperatures for us looking nice. numbers may be just slightly cooler mid 60's in the san jose about 65 degrees and conquer. 62 in oakland and 60 degrees in san francisco. flores, thank you very much. coming up, that terrible feeling of fundy that your car has been towed. well, the problem could be solved by a text message. giving you time to move your vehicle and talk about parking the high-tech way. people are stealing money from parking meters will be right back.
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>> well, as was the sound of your vehicle being towed could not be the sound of a text message, giving it time co move your vehicle. >> the sf mta board member who created the new text before tow program tells kron four's haaziq mod-yoon how it works. >> it is a new program that gives you a heads up before your car gets. it's going to get the text message us your car's going to get towed, come
to your car immediately and move it. the program is called text before it is now in effect in san francisco. >> sfmta board director mandy, you cook came up with the idea really excited about it will be the first major city in the nation. >> where you'll actually get a text message before a tow truck comes if you live or work in san francisco or do a lot of driving in the city, you can opt into the program by signing up on the sfmta website to receive a text message when your vehicle is at risk of being told for the following violations. 72 hour parking which is considered an abandoned vehicle block driveways, construction zones and temporary. no parking for special events and moving trucks in 2020. >> 12,000, 500 people we're told for these reasons. and even if half of their car now, because this program that's over 6,000 people that will not get a $600 ticket.
>> once you get the text message, what happens next? you better be wearing your track shoes. according to the sfmta website, a tow truck will be dispatched with the text message notification and could be there. it is few as 5 minutes. >> and you have some they're not going to specify exactly how much time to come back and move your car. i'm really proud of this. this is a quality of life issue. 7. cisco is already expensive enough and this way will be able to provide some relief for people and just parked in the wrong place. didn't realize that weather part where they parked a was a tow a zone in san francisco as it might kron 4 news. >> up next, updating covid rules in the workplace. the new policies now in effect as the omicron search continues to affect the work force. a santa clara county sheriff laurie smith in court today. details on what happened as she faces misconduct she faces misconduct allegations. everyone needs health insurance. covered california is making sure more people can get it.
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confusion are at home tests usable or does this need to be something with the employers watching personally on a zoom call? >> how do you work that out? due to the recent covid-19 surge getting tested has proven difficult to the new testing requirement. not something everyone agrees with. i think the home tests are okay, especially with it being such a fine for people to be able to get tested. >> it's stressful as it is trying to get tested for work. there are mass changes as well. workers now must wear a surgical mask, a medical mask or respirator or a tightly woven fabric or nonwoven material of at least 2 layers. i think that that clock masks aren't really doing much. the surgical mask and above are probably better to protect transmission, especially with omicron. >> being so contagious right now, something the new mask regulations won't make much of a difference as they have seen businesses being more relaxed when it comes to masking up. i've noticed that a lot of people don't really what i've seen a lot of people doing is walking in the like are you wearing them and pulling down