The 49er Faithful returned home to Santa Clara Saturday for the first home game at Levi's Stadium in about 500 days. While the excitement is off the charts, there are new health and safety rules inside. It's homecoming like no other. The Faithful are back.
SANTA CLARA (CBS SF) — Football returns to the Bay Area this weekend with the 49ers kicking off the preseason with their home opener at Levi’s Stadium Saturday against the Kansas City Chiefs. Last year, the NFL decided to completely cancel all preseason games due to the pandemic.
For the first time in 566 days, 49ers fans were able to set foot in Levi's Stadium to watch their team. The team held an open practice Saturday and over 19,000 people showed up. The last time the "Faithful" were there in person was the NFC Championship Game when the Niners beat the Packers to advance to the Super Bowl.
Due to COVID restrictions, it’s been a long time since 49er fans were able to cheer on the team from inside Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. In fact, the last time the team got to hear the roar of the home crowd was their run up to the Superbowl, two years ago.
The San Francisco 49ers had to become the Arizona 49ers for the final month of last season due to COVID-19 pandemic and health initiatives in the Bay Area. With vaccinations increasing, cases dropping and businesses fully reopening, the 49ers will be able to see Levi’s Stadium filled once again this season and it’s something they are very much looking forward to.
After four months, COVID-19 vaccinations ended Thursday at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara after the site administered more than 350,000 doses. Meanwhile, the push continues to get younger people vaccinated even as a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention safety panel confirmed 323 cases of a rare heart inflammation in young people who received shots.
SAN JOSE (KPIX) — The Bay Area’s largest county is pulling out all the stops to reach herd immunity and offering its residents incentives if they get the COVID-19 vaccine. As of Friday, Santa Clara County reported that 79.7 percent of its eligible residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 70.8 percent are fully vaccinated.
Get it while you can. That's the message from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department as more COVID-19 vaccination sites are winding down their operations. "There will still be options available for people to get vaccinated, but they might not be as easy to access as they are currently now," county spokesperson Ricardo Romero-Morales said.
The move comes as county COVID-19 cases have slowed to less than two per day for every 100,000 people and as almost 80% of county residents 12 and older have received at least one dose of vaccine, the county said. The county will continue to focus on smaller vaccination sites across the community to reach those who have not yet been vaccinated.
The San Francisco 49ers' President announced on Friday that Levi's Stadium will return to full capacity for the 2021-2022 NFL season, barring changes to guidance from Santa Clara County and California. "This moment has been a long time coming!"Guido tweeted with a statement about the announcement.
As Children 12 and older are now lining up for their shots.Now, Stanford researchers are having younger children to be a part of the new COVID-19 vaccine trial group.As young teens walked into Levi’s Stadium for their shots Thursday, some younger children tagged along and were wondering when they can be next.
SAN JOSE (KPIX) As demand for the COVID-19 vaccine slows down, Santa Clara County health officials are finding ways to entice eligible residents to get inoculated, particularly teenagers.“Some of our lowest vaccination rates are still in the younger generation,” said Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Associate Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jennifer Tong.
At Levi's Stadium, the largest COVID-19 mass vaccination site in California, Santa Clara County is turning its attention to youth and getting them in as soon as possible.In partnership with the San Francisco 49ers, county officials are preparing to host three teenage vaccination nights on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Members with the county's youth ambassador team joined Sourdough Sam on Monday to help spread the word.