Health Matters

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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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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