Health Matters

Alameda COVID-19 Update

Aug 04,2021

Courtesy West Alameda Business Association

Bay Area counties issue mask mandate in indoor public settings for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, to end summer surge and maintain hospital capacity.

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Paying for Medicare

Jul 15,2021

If you get Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) benefits, your Part B (Medical Insurance) premium will get deducted automatically from your benefit payment.

If you don’t get benefits, you’ll get a bill to pay your premiums for:

1. Part B (Medical Insurance)

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State Revises COVID-19 Standards

Jun 24,2021

On Thursday, June 17, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards (Cal/ OSHA) board of directors adopted revisions to the COVID- 19 prevention emergency temporary standards. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order enabling the revisions to take effect immediately.

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Dr. Natalie Gelman

Pandemic Emotional Update

Jun 17,2021

I have written a few articles since the pandemic began. This is not the first one to address the emotional response to this event. We have all been affected, and no professional is able to anticipate how it will resolve. This is new.

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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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