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A classroom sits empty at Kent Middle School on April 01, 2020 in Kentfield, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Bill Offers Guidelines on Reopening Schools

State lawmakers are introducing a bill that would give public schools a deadline for reopening campuses. The effort comes amid rising concern about the effects of distance learning on children.
Reporter: Vanessa Rancaño, KQED

New App Notifies Californians of Contact with COVID-19

California is launching a new smartphone app to let people know when they’ve been in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. Governor Gavin Newsom says the app is voluntary and anonymous. 
Reporter: Laura Klivans, KQED

Central Valley Poultry Processor Hit with New Wave of Outbreaks

Three Foster Farms facilities in the Central Valley are seeing several cases of COVID-19. They include the site of a major COVID-19 outbreak this summer that resulted in nine deaths nearly 400 infections and.
Reporter: Alex Hall, KQED

Tech Startup Aurora Innovation Takes Over Uber's Autonomous Driving Unit

Uber has struck a deal that hands the keys of its self-driving car division over to startup Aurora Innovation. The deal involves Uber making a $400 million investment in Aurora. 
Guest: Chris Urmson, CEO, Aurora Innovation

Bank of America Reveals Another $1 Billion in Unemployment Fraud

Bank of America told California lawmakers as much as $2 billion in unemployment benefits may have been stolen from the state, nearly double the amount previously thought to be lost.
Reporter: Mary Franklin Harvin, KQED

Federal Court Hears Case Over Release of Prop 8 Video

Oral Arguments were heard Monday in San Francisco's 9th Circuit Court of Appeals over whether video of the trial that led to legalization of same-sex marriage in California should be released.
Reporter: Saul Gonzalez, KQED

Do Broad Lockdowns Work?

A U.S.C. survey shows the percentage of people staying home hasn't changed much since June, even as public health experts have urged caution in recent weeks. As much of the state returns to lockdowns approaching what California experienced in March, some experts wonder if the approach makes sense.
Guest: Dr. Monica Gandhi, Professor of Medicine and Infectious Disease, UCSF

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