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or live chat at calhope.org today. moving forward, finding solutions, this is abc 7 news. >> class was in session at this oakwood -- oakland school today, but that will not be the case tomorrow due to rising covid cases. >> a south bay terrace leaning on mom and dad to keep the school open. >> we have got a lot of calls that we have been waiting in line for hours. >> and now, people being told to stay home further marks -- for the next months. >> thank you for joining us tonight. >> we have new guidance for sonoma county.
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the health officers now urging people to limits going out as much as possible for the next 30 days. the county also issuing a new pulse order that limits indoor events to 50 people and outdoor events to no more than 100. the new rules take effect wednesday and will last for a month. the county is trying to combat a huge increase in covid cases. >> covid is not done. due to the cron variant, are case rates have never been higher. >> sonoma county health officers says all indications are towards a case surge in the contee -- coming weeks. >> schools balance the health of staff and students and trying its best to stay open. one school principal says they
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have no other choice than to close for a week. this charter school notifiednotd parents of an emergency decision today. jared stone spoke with students and teachers. >> during our seventh. , the teacher told us our school would close for a week. >> that is because many students are out with covid or having been exposed to covid. >> our teacher was out the entire last week, my math teacher was gone, my english teacher was gone. >> in a statement, they say they need to institute an emergency school closure. the principal tells me that due to changes of state law, they are able to offer state -- remote learning. >> i think it is the best decision that they. could make. . i have been here every day.
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i have had to cover a few people's classes. >> school officials tell us they are unsure if they will need to make up those days at the end of the year. dozens of students at the sixth through 12th grade school are also out. >> i wonder if they got covid from the school and i do not want to be here if that is the case. >> the principal says they plan to start back up in a week. if students cannot find a test prior to coming back, they will be able to get one before school on the return day. while parents are hopeful, they also do not know what to expect with this surge. j.r. stone, abc 7 news. >> in the south bay, it is all hands on deck. parents are asked to fill s s ss left from covid absences.
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it is needed in order to keep doors open. reporter: palo alto will put parents across campus beginning on wednesday. the district is asking parents to step up. volunteers will help with food service, office work, cleaning, and more. >> is not glamorous work, and our parents came through. reporter: after the superintendent posted this on saturday night, close seven parents responded by the afternoon. he says anything to keep them in person is paramount. >> somewhere along the way, schools got lost, but schools are essential. reporter: the push comes at a time when covid-19 cases are surging. and after the district stop
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sending close contact letters to people who could have been exposed. >> getting a notice home every single day that you may have come in contact loses all value anyway. reporter: he says people should assume they have come into contact with someone with covid and test weekly. parents say they are not concerned with having more people on campus since that -- volunteers are required to be vaccinated. >> we are able to see firsthand what is going on in the school. reporter: gomez says that during the pandemic, it is important to know what their kids are up against. anchor: the school closures come as covid-19 cases surge amongst children. where than half -- more than half a million children tested positive last week. in other covid headlines,
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starting saturday, a pair -- americans with private be able to file for at home rapid covid tests. americans will be able to get up to eight tests covered per month. the red cross is facing in impersonated need -- an unprecedented need of blood. a major decrease in blood drives help run high school and college campuses. >> along with staffing shortages and an influx of patients. the number of people hospitalized with covid-19 is now at a record high for the u.s. reporter: with more than 40 100,000 patients filling the hospitals across america, we have reached a new record. in new jersey, half of new hospital admissions are people being treated for covid.
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the number of people in the icu meeting ventilators having doubled since we have not seen since 2020. it is the staffing shortages. many health care providers are out sick. california is changing its rules to allow asymptomatic health care workers who test positive to return to work without isolating. lingering pushback from the nurses union. >> this extreme to care for others. yet, we are asking to put o o in potential harm. reporter: one school system is scrambling to find substitute teachers. >> we had the counselor, the library and go in, people from our central office come and sit and our classroom. reporter: the millions of free
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test kits will be out in the coming weeks did >> americans will be able to order these tests online in the coming months. >> and east bay company is going to play eight vital role in sending -- a vital role in sending tests to americans. is not clear how many tests that will buy. >> people waited hours to get tested for covid today, only to be turned away. at least eight testing sites in the bay area shutdown. color health experienced a computer issue. san francisco supervisor says that he believes that problem will be fixed by tomorrow. it comes on top of reduced testing hours at four sites in san francisco because of staffing shortages.
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supervisors will discuss reassigning 500 city employees to work at testing sites. >> we have the infrastructure, the ability to deploy and move our city staff around. that is where we are right now. >> people who are opting to buy at home tests now have some protection against price gouging. the governor signed an executive order today that prevented the hiking of these testing kits by more than 10%. if you want to find a testing site near you, we have all of that information for you on our website. just had to abc7news.com /coronavirus. >> a wildlife lion was spotted in a backyard. >> the groundbreaking surgery that could give transplant patients across the country. >> and alpacas on the loose in
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east bay. >> mild winter weaer is headed our way with temperatures coming up. >> here's a look at what is to come ahead at jimmy kimmel live. >> we have emerged from the bunker. i am falling in love with you. [laughter] there's this feeling we chase... like someone upped the brightness on the entire world. a full-body endorphin rush we'll chase again and again. feel the hydrow high.
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your help in finding a suspect in a violent seven -- sexual assault. this happened at mansell avenue on january 5. police say an assault victim was brought to a local hospital, suffering lacerations. this is a sketch of the suspect. here's -- he is said to be about five foot seven with a bold haircut. if you have not -- if you have information, you are asked to call the police. >> governor newsom unveiled his budget for the year. the governor says his plan attacks the state's five biggest issues, covid-19, the cost of homelessness, and keeping our streets safe. the governor says the surplus will schedule an increase in the
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gas tax. he will be seeking free health care for low income residents. california already covers thosee 26 and under and those 50 and older. >> california is the place to be if these proposals are supported , the first state in the country to achieve universal access to coverage. >> governor newsom did not rule out cash payments to residents. right now, the state surplus is above the threshold. >> a florida medical examiner is releasing new details on the sudden death of actor and comedian bob saget. they say there is no evidence of foul play or drug use. saget was found in his hotel room in orlando. he is known for his starring role in full house, which was based in san francisco. saget was six he five years old
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-- 65 years old. >> we know that betty white died from a stroke. the beloved star of golden girls died on new year's eve, less than three weeks before her 100th birthday. >> doctors at the university of maryland have transport -- transplanted the heart of a pig into a patient to save his life. so far, the man is doing well three days after this experimental surgery. the transplant showed for a first time that a genetically modified animal heart can function like a human heart. >> we have never done this in a human, and i like to think that we have given him a better option than what continuing his therapy would have been. whether it is a day, week, month
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, year, i do not know. >> if the operation works, it brings us one step closer to solving the organ shortage crisis. >> new developments tonight where police are looking for a mountain lion. this is where a neighbor spotted a mountain lion in their yard this morning. it happened as lori and her dog stepped into the yard and he began barking at the tree. >> i noticed the long bushy tail, so i looked up and there was a huge mountain lion looking down at me. i ran and screamed, and was able to get the dogs back inside, slammed the door. >> a neighbor who began mowing the lawn moved the mountain lion. there has been no further reported sightings of that mountain lion. >> and a pair of alpacas roaming
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through the streets of oakland. they stopped drivers in their tracks as they hit the pavement near noland park. they made their way into a residential neighborhood. hundreds of people chimed in online, wondering if the animals escape from the local zoo, but they escaped from their oakland homes. >> i had a hike the night before, and they just shot up the hill really fast. >> they just took off. they traveled four miles after a couple of hours before they were corralled by a neighbor. we have animal control who were able to reunite the alpacas with their owner. all's well that ends well. they are fascinating to watch. >> and they are just adorable. they just seem so happy running around. >> it was nice weather to be
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roaming around. >> and they are pretty adaptable to extreme weather even though they do not like it. we had beautiful weather for them and for all of us. dan and all my, i want to show you the sunset tonight. look at that color. it was absolutely stunning. the sun is going down a little later, and you have plenty of it to enjoy. take a look at the temperatures tomorrow. we are going to be above average everywhere for the city of san jose, about six degrees above where you should be. seven degrees warmer fort santa rosa then where you should be. high pressure in control of our weather and the system is searing the atmosphere into the pacific northwest. this low is going to stay out of us out of here. we just have these high clouds to the north. we do have half a mile of
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visibility in santa rosa, so while we are not expecting widespread fog, watch out in the morning. you may be feeling the chill in the air. you will need to grab a jacket or sweater before you go. mid to upper 30's for the east bay and right along the coast. 40's for most of you. here's a look from my camera as we look at san francisco. mild afternoons for most of the week, and we have a dry pattern coming our way for the weekend. visibility is good tonight and air quality will be anywhere from good to moderate the next four days if you want to get outside. we are talking near 70 jose. on the peninsula, you are looking at mild temperatures as well. downtown san francisco, 62
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degrees and occasional high clouds of filtering the sunshine for your tuesday. 64 in santa rosa. 62 oakland. inland, those temperatures will all be in the low 60's. i want to show you our rain chances. below average next week for sunday through wednesday. 30 to 50% chance of low average. la niña is still here. it is going to cool temperatures near the equator and the surface. we are expecting the potential for this to divert the storm track to our north, but right now there is a 95% chance that la niña continues through winter. hopefully we get those storms in here. the forecast, mild over the next few days. it is eight little cooler before temperatures come up for the
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nfl legend john madden tomorrow. they will lead a special tribute on the house floor. madden led them to a super bowl title and grew up in the bay area. madden died in late december at the age of 85. the 49ers are back in the playoffs and klay thompson is back on the court. >> here is chris alvarez with sports. chris: coming up with sports, a
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river rock casino. chris: the 49ers clinched a playoff spot after a game in dallas. the overtime win against the rams. type things with less than 30 seconds to go. thomas sealed the interception in overtime. the guys talk about the motivation after halftime. >> 30 minutes into the tank, and we have to win this game otherwise we will have to go home. >> the guys stepped up in big moments. the defense really gave us a shot and it was a team effort. chris: andrew luck elected into the college football hall of fame today. he is a two time heisman trophy runner-up. college football championship tonight from indian, alabama. georgia down five.
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a donnie mitchell, what a catch. bama is down eight. keely ringo was 79 yards. georgia wins their first title since 1980. 33-18, dogs. klay thompson returned to the warriors after having two devastating injuries. the warriors win over the cats. here is how they described the moment being introduced. >> like, wow. i cannot believe i'm here. you hear the roar of the crowd, and this is unbelievable. i love our warrior fans. i knew it was going to be electric tonight. i have been trying to envision this moment for years. it was worth every second.
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chris: and today is the 40th anniversary of one of the most iconic lays in nfl history. generate 10th, 1982, team to the super bowl. sports
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i am ama daetz. >> and i am dan ashley. we appreciate all of your time. >> jimmy: hi. before we start the show, before the audience shows up, i wanted to say a few words about bob saget. if you read anything about bob online last night, if you saw any of the many thoughts from people who knew him personally, a word that came up a lot was "the sweetest." and bob was the sweetest. he was the sweetest man. and the reason people wrote that is because it's true. it's the best word. if you had to pick one word to describe him, that was it. sweetest. i have so many wonderfully kind and supportive texts and e-mails, calls from bob. he always had a compliment.

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