2020 Review: Covid-19 highlighted inequities in the East Bay, but short-term solutions were successful

Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle donning the now ubiquitous medical masks during a meeting in October. Tom Hanks was infected with covid-19 and the NBA abruptly put its season on hold in March. Away we were with the most trying year in many generations. The covid-19 pandemic changed our lives in many ways. It made … Continue reading 2020 Review: Covid-19 highlighted inequities in the East Bay, but short-term solutions were successful

Bay Area will begin new stay-at-home orders on its own, begins Dec. 7 in Alameda County

Alameda County, along with four other counties in the Bay Area, will begin Gov. Gavin Newsom's new stay-at-home orders earlier than anticipated. Newsom's new order, announced on Thursday, was predicated on regions like the Bay Area falling below 15 percent available capacity of Intensive Care Units. The region was at 28 percent, as of yesterday. … Continue reading Bay Area will begin new stay-at-home orders on its own, begins Dec. 7 in Alameda County

Alameda County official says covid-19 surge could worsen this fall

After initially keeping the coronavirus at bay, the number of new cases in Alameda County has skyrocketed to more than 11,000 over the past two months, and it may get worse, according to the county's interim public health officer. Local health officials had previously predicted a surge in new cases would come sometime in August. … Continue reading Alameda County official says covid-19 surge could worsen this fall

Khanna, Sanders, propose medical masks for all

With the number of coronavirus cases surging in many parts of the country, including California, and locally, in Alameda County, Rep. Ro Khanna, along with Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced a bill on Tuesday to mail a medical mask to all Americans. “If we can afford a $740 billion defense budget, we can afford to send … Continue reading Khanna, Sanders, propose medical masks for all

Alameda: Covid-19 testing site may open this month, mayor says

Alameda has one of the lowest reported rates of the coronavirus infections in Alameda County. Perhaps, Alamedans are especially cautious about the risks of contracting the virus, but the lack of testing on the island could have be a reason for the low numbers. To better determine the rate of infection and its potential spread, … Continue reading Alameda: Covid-19 testing site may open this month, mayor says

Eden Health District to purchase 100,000 medical masks; help fund 3 testing sites

The Eden Health District Board of Directors authorized the purchase of 100,000 new medical masks on Wednesday, in addition, to helping fund three proposed covid-19 mobile testing sites in Alameda County. "We're going to end up being the lightning rod for getting this thing going," said Gordon Galvan, chair of the Eden Health District Board … Continue reading Eden Health District to purchase 100,000 medical masks; help fund 3 testing sites