Registered nurses and employees with the Alameda Health System (AHS) and Bay Area human rights activists held a "lightning" rally Tuesday, April 7, at Alameda Hospital to voice their concerns with the lack of adequate personal protective equipment and weakened patient care standards for health care workers and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the California Nurses Association (CNA).
Alameda has been doing its part to practice social distancing and prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) as residents proceed through the third week of sheltering in place. It remains difficult to find toilet paper and other key supplies on store shelves. While many non-essential businesses have shut down or converted to virtual services, others continue to operate, defying the shelter-in-place order.
Monday, March 30
Burglary (from a vehicle) reported at 8:48 a.m. on the 1400 block of Oak Street.
Runaway reported at 12:23 p.m. on Stardust Place.
Lost property reported at 7:20 a.m. on the 700 block of Palmera Court.
Stolen vehicle located at 10:26 a.m. on the 1800 block of Pearl Street.
Injury (sidewalk fall) reported at 10:50 a.m. on the 100 block of Avington Road.
Two reports of property recovered: at 4 p.m. on 800 block of West Ranger Avenue and at 4:57 p.m. on the 1600 block of Santa Clara Avenue.
As of April 5 cases of COVID-19 in the United States tripled from last week to 337,072, the most in any country in the world, with 9,619 deaths. Worldwide, there are 1,272,115 COVID-19 cases and 69,374 deaths. In California, there are 13,438 cases and 319 deaths. In Alameda County, there are 539 cases and 12 deaths.
Bay Area health officials are recommending residents cover their nose and mouth with cloth when leaving home for essential activities, including medical appointments, grocery shopping and pharmacy visits.