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on kpix5 and streaming on cbsn bay area, several covid cases confirmed on a cruise ship that just docked in san francisco. good afternoon. i am len kiese. >> i am amanda starrantino. we start with a live look at the port of of sioux falls where happening now, the cruise ship is still docked. 12 passengers disembarked after testing positive for covid. joycelyn moran is at the port with more. >> reporter: ruby princess returned from a ten day cruise to mexico. the ship tested at random 25%
of the passengers disembarking this morning. they say from those who tested positive they're asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. >> we have done 28 cruises on princess. >> reporter: before getting on board, pam and bob said they were asking for a negative covid test. >> they're very thorough row, cleaning continuously. you have to wear your mask at all times unless you are eating or drinking, even outside. >> reporter: upon request from san francisco department of public health they conducted testing on the ship. joe donley says he was tested two days ago and his friend tested positive. >> had a friend that was but it was a very mild case. he is going to go through that five day protocol. >> so he will have to sit on this boat? >> they're going to put him in a hotel. >> reporter: a ucsf infectious disease specialist says with positive cases on a cruise passengers are at high risk of exposure. isolate as much as possible, test after disembarking and get a pcr test three to five days
after. >> definitely quarantine if you don't know you have it. test with a good test, up masking. >> reporter: he adds positive cases on a cruise aren't surprising especially with omicron and we are in a different place with the pandemic compared to two years ago. >> big difference between two years ago and this year is a lot of people are vaccinated and boosted. even if they got exposed from a passenger that they will not get serious disease, hospitalization, death. >> reporter: guests who tested positive will either go home via personal cars or will be taken to hotels to quarantine. ruby princess is scheduled to depart for another ten day cruise to mexico this afternoon. school districts across the bay area are rushing to distribute at home covid testing kits for all students. this was dublin within the last conditional hours.
a steady line of cars pulling up to get testing kits. a similar scene in san ramon. schools are not charging for the kits. however, they say there are only enough for those enrolled in san ramon valley unified schools. schools in san francisco are open today despite a promise of a mass sick-out by teachers. justin andrews is live in san francisco. the teachers are demanding bercow individual protocols. >> reporter: the district has been scrambling all week. nearly 700 teachers were absent yesterday forcing the district to use staff in its central office to step into the schools and be subs. a group of san francisco teachers organized a sick-out making it known their sick and tired of the district failing s teachers are urging the district to take covid concerns seriously by adding more safety
measures in classrooms including more ppe and rapid covid tests. though the sick-out is not organized by teachers' union, the union did say there needs to be a plan of action to keep everyone safe and claims that's not happening in the district. we are learning parents at long fellow elementary are standing in solidarity with teachers for the sick-out. well over 600 people signed online petition supporting it. >> there is a reason i brought my son to school. he needs to learn. if there are no teachers, then he will learn nothing. >> not really but if it comes down to it, what can i do? >> reporter: the district superintendent responded with a statement saying the district continues to follow public health guidance and schools have remained low risk settings by following proper safety protocols. there is a meeting to try to figure out what to do moving forward when it comes to covid
safety protocols. i checked with the district to see how many teachers were absent today. i am told they're still calculating those numbers. tomorrow, classes are also being canceled for monday. district leaders say more staff has been absent than usual and positivity rate among schools is up. all schools will be deep cleaned tomorrow. fremont apologizing for the fiasco surrounding yesterday's distribution of 33,000 home covid test kits. dozens of parents and students got frustrated waiting in long lines to get kits at just one location. many left empty handed when the give away ended promptly at 2:00. in the north bay nearly 67,000 rapid tests have been given to sonoma districts. each contains two rapid and general tests and were provided
by the state. cal state east bay says all classes will go online for the first couple weeks of semester because of the omicron surge. at least seven other csu campuses have announced delays to in person classes. i am anne makovec with breaking news from the state capitol. let's go live to sacramento. taking a look at the capitol where the state senate just told its members that because of the statewide surge in covid cases, they need to limit in person staff to just one person per office. that is going to be in effect starting tomorrow. everybody else is expected to work from home. federal court system also responding to the surge in cases, jury trials in northern california for federal court cases are going to be on hold for at least three weeks. back to you. >> thank you. a live look at our nation's capital where one year ago today, hundreds descended on the building in an attempt to
stop certification of the 2020 election results. natalie brand is live inside the capitol building with more on the ceremonies being held today to remember that attack. good afternoon. it's an incredibly somber day on capitol hill as lawmakers, staffers, everyone working that day reflected on the events one year ago. president biden in his reunion marks also noted the capitol hill police officers who lost their lives following the attack and then the many others injured noting that the pain and scars from that day run deep. >> i am praying that we will never have another day like a year ago today. >> president biden visited one year after a mob stormed the same building in attempt to prevent certification of the
2020 presidential election results. >> those who stormed this capitol and those who instigated and incited, those who called on them to do so held a dagger at the throat of america and american democracy. >> the president calling out his predecessor says the nation is at a turning point. >> we must decide what kind of nation are we going to be? are we going to be a nation that accepts political violence as a norm? >> nancy pelosi targeted by protesters who ran sacked her office that day led a moment of silence in the memory of the five officers who lost their lives. >> in the face of extreme danger they risked their safety for our democracy. >> despite the attack congress returned to complete the duty formalizing the results but divisions over the outcome of the election remain. >> it's going to take a long time to overcome. we can either embrace the truth
of what happened with the election and what happened on january 6 or we can be destroyed by lies. >> republican governor larry hogan who deployed maryland state police and national guard to help protect the capitol says americans need to come together. >> we are more divided than ever. extremes of both parties are tearing the country apart. >> a poll shows 68% of americans say the attack was a sign of increasing political violence. 32% say it was an isolated event. the capitol police chief who is new said that the threat level is much higher than it was previously following january 6. he also said that the department needs help in dealing with the surge of threats that they are seeing and responding to in terms of threats against lawmakers. the department is even opening some field offices in certain states starting with california and florida where they say the
number of threats is the highest. >> a year later, still far from over. thank you so much. still ahead at noon, hundreds of bed, bath, and beyond stores on the chopping block. staying hot today as bakeries bakeries. if you get above the clouds, you can see for miles. in fact you can see the snow in the sierra from mount diablo. when do we get rid of the clouds? how about tomorrow's rain? we've got some tomorrow. we'll time it ou
welcome back. taking a live look at the big board, dow is down in the red about 60 points at this hour. bed, bath, beyond says it will be closing at least two bay area stores. this is as the retailer says it is closing about 200 stores nationwide this year in the bay area. a store in campbell and milpitas will shut by the end of the february. no word on if any bay area stores will be impacted later this year. today is known as three kings day or feast of the epiphany. to celebrate, many bay area bakeries will be extra busy making a special cake in honor
of the day. this sweet bread is typically decorated with raisins and colored stripes. the round shape is meant to indicate a king's crown. inside hide a plastic baby, jesus. one bakery is pretty busy preparing hundreds of the special treats. [ speaking foreign language ]. >> reporter: he says he is going to be very, very busy. they think they'll make 300, 400, 500 today. it's a very special tradition. >> tradition states whoever gets a piece of cake with the baby jesus inside must host next year's festivities. time for a check of weather with meteorologist darren peck. it's a fog party today. it is. that's a good way of putting it for everybody. this is the view above
livermore. to go back to the camera i showed a moment ago. look how pretty today is if you can get above the stratus. that is the snow of the sierra distant on the other side of the state from the camera on mount diablo. what a great vantage point. back to reality, this is the day we are waking up to. it's going to stay that way. clouds aren't going to give us much of a break. temperatures are fine in the mid to upper 50s. if we watch futurecast depict the status, it has the bay, there might be a break here or there. you might see momentary blue but you don't get a lot. tomorrow, some rain. tomorrow afternoon you will get a break and we'll see blue sky. daytime highs, mid to upper 50s. let's time out this rain tomorrow. the leading edge of the rain is there, perfectly timed for morning commute. that's 8:00 a.m. by that point we have already had rain for a couple hours in
the north bay. it's still hung up in the north bay. the best way to think of this is early morning commute. north bay gets rain. showers make it to the golden gate by 9:00 or 8:00. they fall apart. we'll get some rain but it will be scattered showers late morning and early afternoon. by about 1:00, rain stops. look back here, clear skies. tomorrow it's the one day in the seven-day forecast with rain on it. when you look at it, that will look dramatic because it's got rain on it. it is done by 11:00 in the morning and then we are getting blue sky. we only pick up about a tenth of an inch of rain. it will snow in the sierra. there are no winter weather advisories. it should be easy travel. it's a good time of year for snow reports because it's great up there in terms of the base even without storms coming. seven-day forecast shows light
rain friday. covered that. then mostly sunny and temperatures in the mid to upper 50s through the rest of the seven-day forecast. it plays out that way for our micro climates the same way. there is no difference in temperatures and we have pretty much covered what to expect from the rain tomorrow. that's the headlines. it's going to be gray today. other than that, pretty above the clouds. >> i like that view above the clouds that you gave us. looked pretty nice. thank you. >> thanks. ahead, the bay area man using his hard earned paycheck to help others. we introduce you to the new year's very first jefferson award winner. streaming on cbsn bay area, hear from east bay congress woman barbara lee about affects of the january 6th insurrection one year later at 1:15. find us on kpix.com or the kpix app. we are also on the cbs news app. download that for free
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a man started with a simple plan. save a portion of his paycheck and use the money to do good. >> today he is multiplying his service to the community. sharon chin introduces us to our first bay area jefferson award winner of the year. >> reporter: a free outdoor festival in richmond, a gift of love and hope for families in need. ashley santos brings his three younger siblings. >> super wholesome and so amazing and heart warming. >> reporter: with hundreds of toys, free hair cuts, face painting, crafts, sweets it's almost too much to take in at first. >> i was like this is cool and fun. >> reporter: organized the day over the holidays with about 30 relatives and friends. >> if we all give back a little bit, it makes a big difference. >> reporter: he started a service group in 2018 that he named jm charity.
jm stands for his initials plus those of his sons and siblings. the whole family volunteers together. they're inspired by his parents who made giving a priority despite financial challenges of raising four sons. >> my mother always told me when you do something, do it out of heart. don't expect nothing back. >> reporter: behind the scenes he reserves part of his salary from working at industrial paint company and operating his business jm customs. he drives toys for annual toy drives plus food supplies. wife, mom, and other relatives cook fruit filled desserts to tamales. they've given away hundreds of meals. >> we started looking for homeless in richmond. that's where i grew up. that's where i wanted to start. >> reporter: the group sells home made meals to raise money for others. when his son heard about a four-
year-old girl with a brain tumor, he raised thousands for the family. his dad taught him giving is a lifestyle. >> it makes me feel great. >> reporter: they are known to buy lunch for san pablo police to show appreciation for service and community partnership. >> we are very fortunate to have him within our family, within our community. >> reporter: for leading jm charity and serving homeless and other families in need in the east bay, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to jiro martinez. >> nominate your local hero for a jefferson award online at kpix.com/hero. tired of your car? see how you will soon be able
with a ton of fresh snow on the ground, skiers and show borders cannot wait to head to tahoe. at 3:00 we talk with one of the resorts about conditions and welcoming the crowds. tune into kpix5 news at 5:00 this evening. a new face is joining our anchoring team and will be on the desk at 5:00 and join elizabeth cook at 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. >> welcome home and welcome to the team. change the color of your car with a tap.
it can soon be possible. check out the technology bmw showed off. the vehicle can change from white to black and even several shades of gray. bmw pulled off the morphing look using the same ink technology in electronic meters. don't expect to find it on the lot yet. the luxury car maker says it's still in the concept stage. that's it for now. >> our next
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