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good sunday morning. it is march 22nd. we are taking a live look outside at the golden gate bridge. looks like a beautiful morning out there. a bit breezy, only two cars on the roads. good to see -- three -- as we practice our social distancing. thanks for starting your sunday with us. i'm kira klapper. meteorologist rob mayeda is in for vianey this morning. he has a look at your micro climate forecast from his home weather station and i realize this adorable room is your twin sons' playroom, you said?
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replete with its own weather map. >> yeah, hopefully they're letting me borrow it this morning, the astrology and meteorologist center, our twin boys. they should be waking up here pretty shortly. if you're heading around your house or going for a short walk around your community, the morning is the time frame to do it. you'll notice the radar looks quiet but not too far offshore. part of the weather system that will move in that should bring some rather rapid changes to our own weather passing midday. not a lot happening but here we go from 2:00, 4:00, early evening with the heating of the day helping to drive and fire up some of those showers, we could
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see active thunderstorms. highs in the mid-60s. i'll have a closer look at the updated rainfall totals which has been given a bit of an upgrade today. >> we look forward to seeing you then, rob. see you in 15. the battle is changing by the day, even by the hour. and last night governor gavin newsom pulled out a new weapon in the fight, a new executive order. it comes as a number of covid-19 cases continues to rise in the bay area. yesterday 26 more cases announced in alameda county n. marin county there are new road closures in place to stop people who were crowding into parks and beaches yesterday. and statewide steps. that includes the governor's new executive order which allows the
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state to increase health care capacity. in other words find new places to put patients, not just hospitals. plenty of venues are being called on to open their doors, and that includes the santa clara convention center. "today in the bay's" roz plater. >> reporter: a just in case scenario for temporary hospital. federal medical station that could treat up to 250 people who do not have covid-19, freeing up hospital beds for more acute patients, part of the governor's plan to set up an additional 10,000 hospital beds by converting hotels and convention centers to meet the potential demand. the governor has ordered $42 million to lease seton medical center on the peninsula and st. vincent in los angeles for three months. and he says the state is getting an assist from the federal government. >> we were able to get eight
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field medical units into the state of california that will provide 2,000 beds capacity. >> reporter: newsom says hotels are offering rooms, secured another 2,400 rooms for the homeless and says across california private companies are pitching in, donating hundreds of thousands of masks to health care workers looking for ways to get more ventilators and much-needed equipment. >> quite literally thousands and thousands of specific requests and examples given to us in real time of people wanting to help and providing resources. so when we say this has been a moment, it's quite a moment. >> reporter: and on the testing front a sunnyvale company receiving emergency authorization from the fda to distribute its rapid covid-19 test to hospitals and clinics starting next week. in a video statement using an already established testing platform it can get test results back in less than an hour.
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>> take a sample, put it into this new cartridge we've developed, and about 45 minutes later you'll have the results. that test can be run at the hospital for patients who are being admitted. >> reporter: i'm roz plater, nbc bay area news. there are many california companies now pitching in to help amid shortages and health care equipment. apple ceo tim cook announced on twitter that apple will donate 2 million masks to health care workers in the u.s. and in europe. and pg&e says it will donate 1 million masks as well dipping into its supply that it keeps for its workers. and governor newsom is confirming that tesla ceo elon musk also is helping. newsom says musk pledged 250,000 masks and is working, quote, overtime to produce ventilators. meanwhile, efforts ramping up to get supplies for health care workers on the front lines of battling the virus without the protective equipment they need.
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just yesterday people stopped by ucsf medical center to drop off their facemasks collected during fire season. students collected the donations with open arms telling us they couldn't wait any longer to act. >> we're starting to see the tip of the iceberg nationwide with health care workers that are running out of ppe or personal protective equipment. >> president trump says private companies like hanes and pernod ricard will mass produce masks and hand sanitizer to meet this overwhelming demand. >> yesterday, of course, was the first weekend day of the statewide shelter at home act was in effect. how did the bay area manage? some communities along the coast are not getting passing grades. look at all those cars. we went to half moon bay, people crowded into public spaces during the shelter at home order.
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bay people enjoyed the sun and sand. >> we've been cooped inside the house so just coming to get fresh air, the sun, the sound of the waves. >> reporter: a breath of fresh air for some, but suffocating for others trying to abide by the stay at home order which bans any nonessential travel. >> personally i thought it was a little irresponsible. >> reporter: half moon bay's chris silva works for a garbage company. >> so i came in today to do a little overtime, and when i came driving back into half moon bay, i was shocked by how much traffic there was. >> reporter: marin county sheriff's office tweeted calling out the large crowds heading to the coast and the lack of social distancing with the #stayathome and save a life. >> a party vibe with people at the beach with their drinks, a little spring break action happening. >> reporter: deborah and her
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family waited until sunset to avoid the crowds. >> w people would stay close to home. >> reporter: their own home. >> their own home. not our home. keep the germs in your area. >> reporter: lili tan, bay area news. measures to keep visitors away after people crowded into its areas yesterday. the park announced it is doing its part to curb the virus by closing the gates at these following areas. limantour access road, mt. vision road, drakes beach and trail heads will be limited. here is a map of the latest cases in each bay area county, santa clara county is still the hardest hit with more than 200 cases, more than 250 cases, in fact, as we previously mentioned a significant jump just yesterday for alameda county now at 71. be sure to stay up to date with
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welcome back. it is time for our weekly chat with chuck todd, nbc news political director and moderator of "meet the press." as always, thanks for joining us this morning. it works out for us as we are socially distanced, about 3,000 miles between us. and, chuck, of course we are talking, as everything else in the world, coronavirus, even
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with politics. a bill that could include giving money to many americans and helping many small businesses and other industries that have been impacted by the virus. what's the latest right now on that? >> if there is a sticking point, the biggest one has to do, it appears, or one of the sticking points, with the direct payment issue. the point being you have democrats and the trump administration arguing that they would like to send a message that for as long as this national emergency exists there will be some group of americans that receives this direct payment. in my conversation with one of the senators in the negotiations right now not codified in the deal, they are only talking about a one-time payment and then come back to congress and ask for more if it is needed and that appears to be one of the sticking points but i will be
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honest here, they're going to resolve this even if it's uncomfortable. they'll get that initial round of money out the door. another round and probably another round. >> do you think they could at least agree? >> i think they will vote tomorrow, tuesday at the latest, where there will be at least some certainty about those first checks, some certainty about the loan program for small businesses, some certainty about funding state coffers being bled dry right now. i do think you will see that. the stuff that may not be resolved for the next couple of months will keep coming back, but i do think you'll see the first checks delivered to people the first week of april. >> that's some relief to hear.
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in states across the country, here in california, for example, our governor has taken a lot of his own steps, his own action. how have states been able to coordinate their response with the federal government? >> well, look, the federal government has been a bit slow from the beginning, and the agencies that have been playing point on this response effort has changed. it started at cdc, went to hhs. went to the coronavirus task force. now it is fema that is clearly in charge. look, governors that i've talked to are relieved that fema is the point person, the agency best equipped to do these kinds of rapid responses. the down side, though, it's not -- it's been an uneven partnership, and i think that the president's personal ways that he's gotten involved in these task force briefings have been a bit disruptive at times,
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but the overall movement of the trump administration, i think, are finally at a pace that governors are no longer publicly complaining. >> which is good to hear, yeah, as we fight the virus. we should all try to stay together as one team, shouldn't we? >> that's the goal. >> chuck, as always, we appreciate your insight and we will stay tuned. about 45 minutes from now chuck will be on our air with this morning's "meet the press." exclusive interviews with mayor bill de blasio and pat toomey as well as larry hogan. and speaking of fema will have an interview with peter gainer. you don't want to miss that. tune in to "meet the press" at 8:00 a.m. right after this newscast. and now to this new plan to turn daly city's seton medical center into a coronavirus treatment center. you may recall that seton was on the brink of closing.
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the capacity to provide care for hundreds of patients. the maker of purell hand sanitizer is facing class action lawsuits because of the claim that the gel kills 99.9% of illness because of germs. the fda asked them to remove the claims. two lawsuits claiming the maker misled customers and broke public trust. they have yet to respond. in order to make it in the bay, real estate agents amid this virus crisis are getting creative in how they give tours during the shelter at home emergency. in dublin, for example, one agent has been showing homes through the lenls of her phone camera. and with the help of zoom. the virtual toors are giving people hunting for homes a sense of a property's value, and it's available when the person can't
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come in person. potential buyers say it means a lot to see the property through the camera in real time rather than rely on glossy, staged photos. >> we look at the pictures people post online. a lot of times it feels very different than when you're actually in the home. but when she is going around and showing it on her camera what it looks like, it feels like you're there. >> people are still buying, people are still selling. this is the new norm everybody is talking about. we have to reposition ourselves, change the way we do things, and we'll just continue chugging along. >> it is an especially difficult time to be a seller right now. not only are open houses canceled but banks are limiting hours and functions. one bright spot is very low interest rates. all right. so we, as you can see, are trying to do our part at nbc bay area even though we are essential workers, as we're
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called. most of our staff is working from home to limit how many people are coming in and out of our studios. our intrepid meteorologist rob mayeda has all the access to computer models and doppler radars at home with his own weather station. and a very handy look at a weather map from being lent to you, i should say, from your, what, 4-year-old twins. yeah, 4-year-old twins. the world map behind me, the solar system above me. they're letting me borrow their office before they wake up here this morning. >> do they know they're letting you borrow it? >> we're about to find out. in the next few minutes as they wake up and come downstairs. let's talk about the weather. it is actually pretty -- trying to plan your day around a short walk outside. the morning is going to be the opportunity for you as we have partly cloudy skies. not much in the way of stormy weather right now in san francisco at 52 degrees.
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things will be changing up as we move into the afternoon into san jose. there is where you're starting to see changes, clouds increasing to 49 degrees and afternoon highs today, low to mid-60s. similar to what we saw yesterday. plan on some rapid changes once we pass the middle part of the day. notice the storm prediction center has a general risk for isolated thunderstorms around most of the bay area except for the far northern portions of the north bay and for the central coast. we're talking monterey south. there's a chance that we could see isolated severe thunderstorms today. so you really want to keep close attention to your nbc bay area weather app and the radar application as things will get more active here by midafternoon. notice the radar starting to show some activity here offshore. this is a compact area of low pressure that is approaching the coast as we go hour by hour will see rapid changes once we head to the middle afternoon. for the morning, as we head to noon to 2:00, now we're seeing some of the stronger storms fire to the south.
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those will be lifting northward from 2:00 p.m. to early evening we'll have this opportunity to see a few isolated thunderstorms and probably brief downpours, too. we could see some pretty heavy rain, brief bursts of that as it continues to move on through and then rain moving into portions of the south bay, even into about 11:00 tonight. so we've gotten an upgrade, the total amount of rain that we're now expecting out of this system. most of it focused south of san francisco. you can see a few isolated areas. if you happen to be near one of those thunderstorms or stronger downpours it's not out of the question you may get half an hour of rain within an hour or two. keep a close eye on the radar. midafternoon into the evening. as we go forward, another chance of showers for early monday and another storm drops in from the north tuesday which will be noticeably cooler. we have highs today low to mid-60s with a chance of showers or thunderstorms. tuesday looks like it will be cooler, breezy, highs in the mid-50s which, by the way, is good news for the sierra.
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another foot or two of snow for tuesday into wednesday and then as we head to the second half of the week one change that is starting to develop, drier weather right now as you head to next weekend we'll see clearing skies starting thursday. so the most active weather we'll see in the next seven days happening this afternoon. again, that risk of seeing thunderstorms at times, showers into early monday and then that cold storm starts to arrive on tuesday into wednesday. the second half of the week we'll start to trend drier and warmer as we head to the next weekend. today is one of those days where we could be dealing with rain, some wind, lightning, hail, you name it. it could all happen later on this afternoon around the bay area. i know my two 4-year-old amateur meteorologists will be very excited watching from their little playroom weather center as that happens later on this afternoon. >> yes, i saw one of them, was it christopher, took over your computer and had a weather tie on. i'm thinking you'd better watch your back, rob.
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>> yes, yes. we have our own team. >> we'll see your team again soon. thanks so much. it is just shy of 7:22. we have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, did the bay area wait too long? we investigate if our local counties should have acted faster declaring those shelter in place orders. an eye opening report about bay area preparedness next.
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welcome back. the seattle area and the bay area are considered two leading trouble spots of this crisis. the white house was slow to react to the pandemic, and as we've known about this for weeks we investigate if our local leaders waited too long to react as well. senior investigative report er stephen stock is working from home and brings us these answers. >> reporter: this report from
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california state auditor holds many answers about preparedness. the bottom line this report says california and local municipalities and counties have a long way to go. >> the images of the wildfires of 2017 and 2018 remain unforgettable seared into the consciousness of residents who watched their homes burned. those prompted the state auditor last december to find that california not adequately prepared. the auditor said counties hit by those, quote, did not follow key practices tofor emergency planning. >> i think that we all can do better. i know that we could use more staff here in our operations center. >> reporter: public information officer for alameda county sheriff ahern who runs the emergency operations center there.
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>> we would obviously be onboard with something like that. >> reporter: others address the destructive wildfires we found it carries lessons for the current coronavirus crisis. when we called all nine bay area emergency operations or went online to view their emergency plans we discovered a wide disparity. some plans have not been updated in nearly a decade. other plans linked to further documents that weren't available or had not been written yet. they have personal information like home phone numbers and addresses of key officials. an epidemiologist at the school of public health. despite his praise for the
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pandemic, the doctor admits public health systems and emergency response to large scale crises are in need of improvement. >> the public infrastructure has been allowed to shrink substantially over the past 10 or 15 years. a pretty modest capability. >> reporter: both point to the coordinated responses about sheltering in place as examples of how to handle a crisis properly. better preparing for the next one. i'm stephen stock, nbc bay area news. >> if you have a story for our investigative unit, be sure to give us a call 888-996-tips. at 7:27 we do have much more ahead on "today in the bay." coming up, a new weapon in the
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fight against coronavirus. what governor newsom is trying to do with regular buildings, hotels, even a local convention center to help in the fight. plus, the message from the white house as more states follow california in urging people to shelter at home. tv just keeps getting better.
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the window of opportunity with the rain, we take you further offshore, you'll notice we do have some showers here moving aside monterey bay, not just the chance of showers but the good chance of seeing some thunderstorms right around midafternoon. relatively quiet until lunch time and then right there from 2:00 until 4:00 to the early evening you begin to see these bands of heavier showers that might include some brief, heavy downpours. and if you have any thunderstorms where you happen to be you may see some hail in addition to that, too. after sunset activity increases in terms of intensity and coverage. still seeing some rain south of san jose. even though the morning is relatively quiet, we are expecting more active weather. coming up a closer look at those rain totals for today and a colder storm on the way which
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could bring another round of heavy sierra snow in the seven-day forecast. all right. we look forward to seeing you in about 15, rob. see you then. the battle against the coronavirus pandemic is changing by the day, even by the hour. gavin newsom pulled out a new weapon, a new executive order. it comes as the number of covid-19 cases rises in the bay area. just yesterday announced in alameda county alone. in marin county today there will be new road closures in place to stop people who were crowding into parks and beaches just yesterday. we'll tell you about that in a bit. and a new statewide step to help slow down the virus spread across our state. that includes the governor's new executive order which allows the state to increase its health care capacity which means he's able to find new places to put patients, not just hospitals.
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including the santa clara county convention center. "today in the bay's" roz plater explains. >> reporter: as the number of covid-19 cases rises, we've learned the convention center is being prepped as a just in case scenario or temporary hospital. a federal medical station that could treat up to 250 people who do not have covid-19 freeing up hospital beds for more acute patients. a plan to set up an additional 10,000 hospital beds by converting convention centers to meet the demand. the governor ordered $42 million to rent seton's and st. vincent in los angeles for three months. >> we were able to get medical units that would provide 2,000 bed capacity. >> reporter: newsom says hotels
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are offering rooms, another 2,400 for the homeless. donating hundreds of thousands of masks looking for ways to get more ventilators and much-needed equipment. thousands and thousands of specific requests and examples given to us in real time, people wanting to help and provide resources. when we say that this has been a moment, it's been quite a moment. >> reporter: and on the testing front a sunnyvale company receiving emergency authorization from the fda to distributing its rapid covid-19 test to hospitals and clinics starting next week n. a video statement using an already established testing platform it can get test results back in less than an hour. >> take a sample, put it in this new cartridge we've developed and about 45 minutes later you'll have the results. that test can be run at the
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hospital where patients are being admitted. >> more details now on the california company pitching in to help amid the shortages and health care equipment. tim cook announced that twitter will donate 2 million masks to health care workers in the u.s. and in europe. and pg&e will donate 1 million masks as well. the company maintains a supply of them for its workers and will dip into that supply to donate. and governor newsom is now confirming tesla ceo elon musk also is helping. newsom says musk has pledged 250,000 masks and is working overtime to produce much-needed ventilators. meanwhile, efforts are ramping up to get the supplies for health care workers on the front lines of battling without the protective personal equipment they need. just yesterday people stopped by ucsf to drop off their facemasks
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which they collected during fire season. students collected the donations with open arms telling us they couldn't wait any longer to act. >> we're starting to see the tip of the iceberg nationwide with ppe. >> president trump says companies like hanes and pernod ricard will produce masks and hand sanitizeers to meet this overwhelming demand. this, of course, is the first weekend is in effect. "today in the bay's" lili tan went to half moon bay, one of many places people crowded into public spaces going against a safety order. >> reporter: from san francisco to half moon bay people enjoyed the sun and sand. >> we've been cooped inside the house.
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the sound of the waves. >> reporter: a breath of fresh air for some but suffocating for others and abide by the stay at home order which bans any nonessential travel. >> personally i thought it was a little irresponsible. >> reporter: half moon bay's chris silva works for a garbage company. >> i came in to do a little overtime and when i came driving back i was shocked by how much traffic there was. >> reporter: calling out the large crowds heading to the coast. the #stay at home and save a life. >> almost a little bit of a party vibe, people at the beach with their drinks and like a little spring break action happening. >> reporter: deborah mendez and her family waited until sunset to avoid the crowd. >> we're wishing people would stay close to home. >> reporter: their own home.
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>> their own home. not our home. keep the germs in your area. >> reporter: lili tan, bay area, nbc news. measures to keep visitors away. this after people flooded the parks just yesterday. it announced it's doing its part to curb the virus by closing gates in the following areas. limantour access road, mt. vision road, drakes beach. access to popular trail heads and attractions also will be limited. a crew member was airlifted just yesterday afternoon for a medical emergency. the man in his early 40s was medevaced off the ship anchored in the basins last week. the crew brought the man to awaiting ems at coyote point in san mateo. it's not clear what happened to the man or whether he had any
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covid-19 symptoms. now to a live look where lawmakers are working on a plan to prop up the economy. with more and more americans under stay at home orders unemployment claims have skyrocketed. the senate and the white house spent yesterday drafting a stimulus bill that could reach $2 trillion. meanwhile, the president is considering using an old law that could compel private companies to make needed goods. >> we have so many things being made right now. >> the vice president and his wife tested negative for covid-19. now to news from hawaii, the governor is ordering a mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone arriving in the state.
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the order is the first of its kind in the nation. this will affect visitors or people who live there. the order kicks into effect 12:00 a.m. thursday. the latest cases, santa clara county remains the hardest hit. that number should be updated as we go on later today. as we previously mentioned a significant jump overnight. a senior home in the east bay says one of its seniors tested positive for the virus. the sun rise senior living community in pleasanton confirming its first case this weekend. the senior home says it has been monitoring the situation closely and has taken all precautionary steps needed. first responders on the peninsula are taking new action to protect themselves.
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now suiting up in full protective gear. this cl us a suit, gloves, mask and glasses. they also will be asking people to come outside to meet them if they're able to meet exposure indoors. the fire chief says 7 of his 100 personnel are being tested for covid-19. >> the way this is going we're not going to be able to sustain waiting for people to be tested, waiting for results to come back and then even if they're not symptom attic having firefighters off for as much as 14 days off-duty. >> the menlo park serves atherton, east palo alto, menlo park and san mateo county. you can easily stay up to date with the very latest on the coronavirus with our new daily newsletter. the headlines sent to your inbox. to sign up, nbcbayarea.com.
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it is just shy of 7:42. still ahead, the raiders are adding a veteran to their receiving corps. we'll show you who is joining the silver and black. sports is next. ♪
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three acquired in a mid season trade with the denver broncos. we do have much more ahead on "today in the bay" coming up. and now we're seeing what happens when we take a few thousand health care workers and tell them you need to stay home for 14 days. >> the coronavirus is exposing weaknesses in our medical system. will the bay area have enough doctors in the days ahead? we investigate. awesome internet.
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we are back with the problem for california long before the coronavirus crisis. the state doesn't have enough doctors nor nurses. the doctors we do have are swamped and hospitals soon will be overwhelmed. senior investigative reporter bigad shaban and how the pandemic could affect your ability to get medical attention.
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>> you might be available to help out. >> reporter: these operators are dispatching doctors and nurses across the country at a rate they have never experienced before. >> it's an outpatient environment. is that something you might be interested in? >> i would say we're seeing about 20% to 30% increase in demand. >> reporter: ryan larkin is the chief operating officer for md staffers, a recruiting agency for the medical industry which helps hospitals and clinics fill open positions. the number of calls coming in is growing. >> i would expect at any given hospital the demand will at least double. >> reporter: is that sustainable? >> it's not. it's not sustainable. there are only so many doctors. all of this coronavirus pandemic is doing is exposing the cracks in our health care system already. and now we're seeing what happens when we take a few thousand help care workers and tell them you need to stay home
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for 14 days. >> reporter: it's estimated california will need to hire 4,000 new doctors and 600,000 more home care workers over the next ten years to treat our aging population. and that was the prognosis even before the coronavirus started spreading. filling up patient waiting rooms and infecting medical staff on the front lines including in san francisco. >> i don't have the numbers to share with you in terms of the number of health care workers who are quarantined but they are at high risk for exposure. >> reporter: dr. grant colfax may never know that number. we followed up and were told the city isn't actually tracking the number of medical staff under quarantine. do you think it's possible san francisco may not have enough health care workers in the near future? >> we are more prepared than any other jurisdiction than i'm aware of and everybody is stepping up. >> reporter: ucsf, st. mary's and kaiser permanente tell us they all place some medical staff on leave as a precaution
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against the coronavirus, none would say how many. but we do know at uc davis medical center in sacramento at least 89 health care workers were sent home for self-quarantine after a woman with the virus was admitted to the hospital. those employees have since been cleared to return to work after testing negative for the coronavirus. but at ucsf where those two doctors tested positive, one of the physicians revealed his diagnosis online. >> we have had a number of health care workers inforget ed. >> reporter: dr. cody says staffing levels are now a concern in santa clara, california's hardest hit county. ryan larkin says the request for more medical staff keep coming in. he got one text just as we were talking. >> the most notable a request for ten doctors in 48 hours. that's how fast they need them. >> exactly. and that's because they are quarantining some. >> reporter: san francisco will hold a jobs fair for nurses.
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this comes after the city waived certain rules to speed up the hiring process which officials say has typically taken up to six months. the mayor's office now tells us san francisco will be able to hire nurses, quote, on the spot. with the investigative unit i'm bigan shaban. 7:51. still ahead on "today in the bay," looking for helpers in the time of crisis. we have some good news on how a local family is helping its newly unemployed neighbor get food and supplies they need. and i'm rob mayeda tracking what is a quiet start to the morning but we're expecting an active finish with more showers and thunderstorms in today's forecast, a closer look when we come back. ♪
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across the south bay. so we'll take a quick look at that right now, looking at san francisco you see the clear skies there. into walnut creek temperatures in the mid-40s, so a cool start to the morning. and clear skies at least for now. here you go, san jose, 49 degrees. the clouds starting to thicken up as we head through the day today, highs in the mid-60s, and by midafternoon especially from 2:00 to about 5:00 in the early evening you will begin to see the chances of the rain coming in from the south and a better bet of seeing some thunderstorms. notice the storm prediction center has most of the bay area and an isolated general risk for seeing thunderstorms during the afternoon. as you move further south, though, this area of green from monterey towards the central coast is highlighting the potential for some severe thunderstorms that may have some strong wind gusts or possible water spouts maybe offshore down along the central coast, so it does look like an active weather afternoon even though right now things are relatively quiet.
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so you'll see here on the radar we do have bands of showers approaching the coast. this is a weather system like the one we saw last weekend that will track into central and southern california. notice hour by hour between now and noon there's really not a lot until we hit 2:00. you seep how the showers start to fire up. you get the max heating of the day and the increase and instability in that environment during the daytime hours will help drive some of the stronger showers, 4:00 to about 6:00. after sunset we should begin to see the intensity of those stronger showers start to wind down. the rainfall totals have gotten a bit of an upgrade especially around parts of the south bay where some of the stronger showers will be possible to drop about half an inch of rain at times. so we'll be seeing that for your sunday afternoon. monday a few more showers and then tuesday a colder system dropping in from the north may bring more snow to the sierra. once we pass wednesday and early thursday the rest of the forecast is now actually
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trending drier as we head to next weekend. the seven-day forecast has quite a few changes. i think we'll see a mix of everything this afternoon with the chance of thunder, brief downpours, probably some hail, too, and more showers as we head to the middle part of the week. things should begin to calm down as we dry out approaching next weekend. kira, back to you. >> rob, looks good. we want to show everyone before we go this morning an example of something good. a family in downtown san jose is doing its part to help neighbors who might be having a tough time right now. they have converted their little free library in their front yard to a temporary food pantry. they posted the notice on friday on next door, and people have dropped off canned food, rice, beans, even toilet paper, that who had commodity. there are so many donations the overflow is piling up on the family's porch. they just wanted to help those who might need it right now. we know there are a lot of those folks. a great note to end on.
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