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lineup for covid tests today. a sobering sign that kids are headed back to school. good evening and thank you for joining us. you're watching abc 7 news at 6:00. right away, your health is one of the pillars we focus on in our effort to build a better bay area. a mad rush underway by parents to get children tested for covid before headed back to school tomorrow. cornell barnard was at one testing site earlier today, and it looks pretty busy. >> it really was, more than 1000 tests given there today. so many parents getting ready to send kids back to school after the holidays, and with omicron infections on the rise, getting tested before returning to school is highly recommended. >> the break was fun, but i can see my friends again. >> miles is ready to go back to school in san francisco, not until he gets a covid test. his mom knows it has to be done. >> i wasn't necessarily happy
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about it, but it is part of what we have to do. it is our new normal. >> san francisco unified bracing for a potential surgeon cases and recommending all students and staff get tested before returning to class. free rapid testing is available at district headquarters and other school sites for the next week. >> this community has stepped forward to do what is necessary in regard to getting tested, and we are really proud how the community has stepped forward to take care of each other. >> the line was long for testing. home test kits were also available for families. >> i will feel safer because i know i don't have the virus. >> there have been an increase in people testing. >> san jose unified offered free testing at its operations warehouse. >> about 800 tests just at this location in anticipation of school starting on front -- starting. >> in marin county, test kits
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were provided before the holidays. >> it will allow us to identify people who potentially don't even know they are positive for covid to stay home. >> some wonder why not postpone the start of school and pivoted to remote learning for several weeks to allow for the surge? this dr. believes that option can be avoided with safeguards and testing. >> i respected that different school district around the country are doing what they can, because we know in person learning is the best place for students not only academically but for mental health and social development, and sometimes for safety and nutrition. >> san francisco unified and other districts say if a student or staff member test positive, they can return to school after five days of isolation if they no longer show symptoms and provide negative covid test. >> cornell, thank you. now to the east bay, where parents at the west contra costa unified school district waited in long lines for free at comb -- at home test kits for their
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students. take a look at the line of cars outside one of the distribution sites. 30,000 tests were handed out here and at kennedy high in richmond. classes resume tomorrow after the winter break. the district is strongly encouraging students to test today before returning to class tomorrow. with the highly infectious omicron variant, the superintendent is concerned about rising case counts. >> anecdotally, i would say yes, we are hearing an increase in covid cases. which is why our school, our county, and the surrounding school districts, are taking the same measure, covid safety measure, making sure we get test kits out. >> if case counts keep soaring, could there be a return to remote learning? the doctor did not rule that out. everything, he says, is on the table. today, the oakland unified school district held a covid-19 testing site for students and staff as class resumes monday
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after the holidays. this happened at fremont high school in oakland, and in this video, you can see kids and parents standing in a long line outside the school to be tested. other parents held a virtual protest to stop in person instruction as covid cases surge. >> they are putting our children in a situation like that. it is taking a chance with their lives. why would you do that? >> parents hope calling on the school board will result in immediate action to return to distance learning. protesters believe reopening schools will result in an increase in covid infections. as children prepare to return to class tomorrow, america is seeing a major surge icas. the u.s. has reported more than 2.2 million new cases last week, setting an all-time pandemic record. there is also lingering confusion and criticism over last week's guidance from the
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cdc about cutting the isolation time of an a symptom at a person from 10 days to five. dr. fauci says that might be updated in coming days. >> the likelihood of transmissibility is considerably lower in the second half of a 10 day period. for that reason, the cdc made the judgment that it would be relatively low risk to get people out. >> dr. fauci's comments come as the nation faces a shortage of covid tests. if you have questions about covid vaccines, you can always ask our vaccine team. headed to abc7news.com/vaccine and click on the big blue box. living on to king ties and cold weather along with rain on the way. spencer christian is joining us now a look at the timeline for when we need umbrellas again. spencer? >> it won't be long now.
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we have all kinds of things going on in weather. you mentioned painfully cold weather. we are looking at temperatures in the cool to chilly range, but not terribly cold. you mentioned the king tides, unusually high tides, likely to produce minimal, mild coastal flooding in low-lying areas, which is what happens when we have king tides. the coastal flood advisory remains in effect until 10:00 tomorrow morning. let's get back to the weather details. tonight flows in the upper 30's to low 40's inland. not nearly as cold as last night. lows generally around the bay and coast in the mid 40's. rain is on the way. clouds of thickening right now. this is a taste of our forecast animation starting at 11:00 tonight. rain will begin to arrive in the north bay and spread to other parts of the bay area during the middle of the day tomorrow. we have a very wet week. coming up, a closer look at that in the seven day forecast. >> glad for that warning, thank
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you. developing news now, airline passengers are finding getting home after the holidays is not easy. today and tomorrow are expected to be the busiest post holiday travel days just as airlines struggle with bad weather and covid canceling or delaying thousands of lights. elwyn lopez has a look at how travelers are dealing with the chaos. >> from minneapolis to boston, millions standing in lines at airports on one of the busiest travel days good -- days. >> there is. it is a long time here. >> and increasing covid-19 cases impacting pilots and staff, forcing airlines to cancel or delay flights. >> just when we thought air travel could not get worse. >> in atlanta, airport officials advising passengers to arrive 2.5 hours before domestic flights. >> last year i was traveling and
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there was no one here. which was kind of eerie. i like to see people but this is a lot of people. >> and there is bad weather. chicago's two major airports counseling -- canceling more than 2000 flights because of heavy snow. passengers bracing for even more delays. >> i've been watching the weather very closely. they say it is a nasty storm. >> i am hoping we don't get more snow, because if we do, i am not sure what i am going to do. >> elwyn lopez, abc news, atlanta. >> speaking of, looking at sfo, 64 flights have been canceled today. 23 were canceled at oakland international and 15 at manette a san jose. just ahead, twitter bans another politician. a congresswoman''''''' account. and the tide is high today, soaking parts of the bay area.
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>> twitter today confirms it has permanently suspended the personal account of congresswoman marjorie taylor greene. twitter said this comes after she tweeted yesterday falsely
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about the "extremely high amount of covid vaccine deaths." the republican congresswoman from georgia has a history of tweeting those false claims. she responded today saying twitter is an enemy to america and cannot handle the truth. her congressional account remains active. the account suspension comes nearly a year after twitter banned former president trump from the platform. take a look, these king tides are the reason for a flood advisory through 10:00 a.m. tomorrow. these large swells occur at new and full moons when the earth, moon and sun are aligned. the national weather service says minor coastal flooding is expected at lowing -- low-lying locations along the san francisco bay shoreline. king tides typically flood low-lying streets in the north bay. today was no exception. water rushed across streets in mill valley. this one just off highway 101 at the shoreline exit. as you can see, the powerful
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tide filled the larkspur ferry inlet. just ahead, survivors talking about a terrifying ordeal. >> we cannot see anything and it was very frightening. >> she was among those rescued after spending the night high in the sky in a stucco tram car. rescuers describe the tense mission. and a new round of wet weather headed our way. looking outside. spencer christian is tracking no showers. >> coming up in sports, just two weeks left in the nfl regular season, and it was a tray day in the bay.
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>> new details tonight from new mexico, where it took 18 hours to rescue 21 people stuck in a tram above the sandia mountains. this happened like -- late friday night, stranding two cars with restaurant employers. the trams had to be stopped because of icing and moisture. employees struggled to stay warm as they waited to get to the ground safely. >> in winter, you have to be more perceptive of the cables, and the wind conditions as well. this is the mountain and we have to get that reminder every now
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and then. >> cruz began the rescue mission saturday morning, propelling passengers down the cabin in groups of two, lowering them about 85 feet to the ground. one employee was stuck alone in a tram higher up the mountain and had to wait longer than others. rescuers say no one was injured, but as you can imagine, they were frustrated. some scary moments at today's eagles game in maryland. oh boy. fans eager to see quarterback jalen hurts tumbled onto the walkway when a railing collapse. hurts was walking back to the locker room when the mishap happened. he actually jumped into action and helps each of the fans and get back on their feet. the good news in all of this, there were no serious injuries. in the east bay, some people woke up to a frosty morning. parts of the bay area got down into the 20's overnight.
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you're looking at video from contra costa county, where you can see the frost on cars. a freeze warning expired this morning but we are in for yet another cold night. abc 7 news weather anchor spencer christian, once again with how low we will go, but not as low as what we just saw. >> yes, you are right about that. it will be chilly in some spots but not the deep chill we had this morning. along with the subsiding cold snap, we still have king tides to contend with, the flood advisory remains in effect until 10:00 tomorrow morning, and as you pointed out, they tend to bring minor coastal flooding to low-lying areas. bear that in mind. here is the view from a rooftop camera looking across the embarcadero under cloudy skies. 52 at half moon bay. mid to upper 40's at oakland and morgan hill. at the golden gate, conditions
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are dry, but the first wave of rain tomorrow morning will come from the north bay. temperatures are down right now into the mid-40's already in santa rosa, napa, fairfield, concord and livermore. let's give you a view of emeryville. clouds will continue to increase overnight. the first wave of rain arrives early tomorrow morning just after midnight, light rain developing in the north bay. during that you will spread south and east. we can expect periods of rain virtually every day this week through friday. overnight as clouds increased, temperatures drop into the mid to upper 30's in the chilly estate inland locations, but closer to the coast, lows and lee in the mid 40's tonight. tomorrow, under raining conditions, we will have high temperatures reaching only into a narrow range, about mid 50's just about everywhere in the bay area. this storm approaching rings one on the storm impact scale. tomorrow and tuesday, we expect
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light rain, occasionally dusty winds, and parts of th bay could get up to half an inch. starting at 12:00 noon tomorrow, some rain will sweep through and it will rain again on tuesday with a break later in the day. a little more rain on wednesday followed by a break on their stay and then we get more rain friday. rainfall totals will range from about 1/10 of an inch to a quarter of an inch generally, even more by friday. in the cr, winter weather advisory from 7:00 a.m. tomorrow through -- in the sierra, winter weather advisory from 7:00 a.m. tomorrow through 7:00 a.m. tuesday. virtually every day this week except for thursday, we expect some rainfall, and then drier conditions at the end of the weekend. >> now, abc 7 sports with chris alvarez. >> 49ers quarterback jimmy garoppolo did not practice all
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week with a sprained thumb, so it was lance's chance. the 49ers needed a win over houston and a saints loss. a moment of silence for john madden. this was picked off by desmond king, and this turnover would lead points. houston does respond, a 14 play drive. and stanford man. 7-0 houston. niners to end the half. look at this catch. big first down. yves his feet in and the niners will get a field goal. 7-3 at the break. look at marcell harris, steps in front of that one. a big turnover in the third corner. ensuing niners possession. finds eliza -- elijah mitchell.
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he broke the franchise rookie rushing record. play-action, rollout and throwback. we have seen this before. 45 yards to deebo samuel's. george kittle it was amazing my from 85. 29 yards, one hand, what a play. it led to a field goal that kept the scoring. niners win 23-7. the saints won so it comes down to a final week in l.a. to clinch a spot. >> being without jimmy, it helps me a lot and gives me a lot of confidence but i don't think i felt a lot different coming into it. i felt just as prepared. i think i'm further along and i continue to get better with every practice and every rep. but mentally i don't get was anything different. >> he is a professional football player and he is here for a
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reason. he is a good player. just go out there and play football. there is stress and pressure, but if you have fun, it is better. >> he did some really good things. obviously beside the bad interception, he protected the ball really well. he was very efficient, looking at his numbers. that pic play at the end was huge. for the most part, he made good decisions running the ball. >> this is just crazy, tampa bay's receiver on tonio brown tosses the shirt into the stands, wave goodbye to the fans. the coach said brown is no longer with the team. the buccaneers did the jets. the sharks with a road trip to pittsburgh. rodriguez with two in the first pittsburgh with six in the first period. san jose scored five straight.
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a one goal game midway through the third. two penguins had hat tricks, including rodriguez. the sharks lose 8-5. women's hoops, number two stanford against washington state. happy new year. hayley jones with a double double in the first half, 16 points and 11 rebounds. stanford by 10 at the break. third quarter, lacey hall. the hoop and the fell. jones with a game-high 24 points and 16 rebounds. stanford wins. that is a look at sports.
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