Health Matters

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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On Teenage Depression

Dec 17,2020

Most people are experiencing some degree of depression during the pandemic, but it is higher in teenagers. Not being in school, around friends, no extracurricular activities, no socializing and spending more time on social media and video games are taking a toll.

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