Health Matters

State Reopens Economy

Jun 17,2021

Dennis Evanosky

On Tuesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom ended the state’s stay-at-home order and its Blueprint for a Safer Economy. He also phased out most of the actions that his office has put in place since March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Valiant Issues Critical Blood Shortage Alert

Jun 17,2021

On this World Blood Donor Day, Vitalant — which supplies donated blood to more than 900 hospitals across the U.S, including some 45 in the Bay Area — announced that it has a critical blood shortage.

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County Creates COVID-19 Update Site

Jun 09,2021

The Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) has launched a new program that will inform Californians about reopening the state procedures after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

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Vanessa Jimenez, a medical assistant with National Labs, administers a COVID-19 test to Drew Sarratore, principal of Paden Elementary School. The Alameda Unified School District is launching a comprehensive COVID- 19 testing program for employees and teachers this month.

Teachers, Staff Get Tested

Feb 11,2021

Sun Staff Reports

The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) initiated the first phases of a comprehensive COVID19 testing program of staff on Feb. 3. The testing is a key component of the district’s plan to reopen elementary schools for hybrid instruction on Monday, March 8.

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What to Do When One Tests Positive

Feb 03,2021

Alameda County health officials have compiled a set of guidelines for what to do and what to expect when someone at a workplace is diagnosed with COVID-19 or its variants.

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