San Quentin covid-19 outbreak is impacting Alameda County

A massive outbreak of covid-19 at the San Quentin State Prison is beginning to bring a rise in cases and hospitalizations to Alameda County, a county health official said on Tuesday. More than 1,000 cases of covid-19 have spread at San Quentin in recent weeks and alarmed Bay Area public health officials who believe the … Continue reading San Quentin covid-19 outbreak is impacting Alameda County

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

COVID-19: Supervisor Valle to examine health conditions at Santa Rita Jail

Allegations of poor sanitary conditions and, specifically, a lack of soap at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin have been made in recent weeks. Activists worry the conditions at the jail, which houses roughly 2,200 inmates, could exacerbate the possibility of a coronavirus outbreak within the jail. In response, Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle said … Continue reading COVID-19: Supervisor Valle to examine health conditions at Santa Rita Jail

Alameda County records first death from COVID-19

The first death in Alameda County due to the coronavirus occurred over the weekend, the county's public health officer announced on Monday. The identity of the patient and where they live is not yet known. The death comes after a spike in the number of coronavirus cases reported in Alameda County since last Friday. In … Continue reading Alameda County records first death from COVID-19