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Alameda County COVID-19 Testing Task Force Formed

The Alameda County Public Health Department has formed a COVID-19 Testing Task Force to develop and implement a coordinated testing program to address disparities, ensure…

Is the Virus on My Clothes? My Shoes? My Hair? My Newspaper?

We asked the experts to answer questions about all the places coronavirus lurks (or doesn’t). You’ll feel better after reading this. When we asked readers…

Alameda County Face Covering Emergency Order

…This Order will take effect at 11:59 p.m. on April 17, 2020, and will continue to be in effect until it is extended, rescinded, superseded,…

No, You Don’t Need To Disinfect Your Groceries. But Here’s How To Shop Safely

The vast majority of the country is under lockdown right now. But stay-at-home orders come with a few exceptions — like grocery shopping. Many of…

Stanford Wins Approval For Antibody Test

The FDA has approved an antibody test by Stanford University to determine if someone has contracted the coronavirus even if they have already recovered. The…

Why it can be so hard to tell if you have Covid-19

What are the signs you have been infected with the Covid-19 coronavirus? That’s become a surprisingly tricky question to answer, and it’s hampering the fight…

New CDC Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings

…CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in…

Fremont opens free COVID-19 testing center

The Fremont Fire COVID-19 Testing Center, located at the Fremont Fire Tactical Training Center, 7200 Stevenson Blvd. (click for map), was created to help alleviate the pressure…

It’s Still Safe to Order Food Delivery From Restaurants. Just Take These Basic Precautions.

In many cities right now, supporting your local restaurant means ordering takeout or delivery, but even if you’re not dining in a crowded restaurant, you…

Should You Sanitize Your Groceries?

With the global spread of the coronavirus pandemic, many people are cooking from home more than ever before. Though you’re probably doing your best to…

More Americans Should Probably Wear Masks for Protection

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, experts have started to question official guidance about whether ordinary, healthy people should protect themselves with a regular surgical…

NYTimes is Sharing Coronavirus Case Data for Every U.S. County

With no detailed government database on where the thousands of coronavirus cases have been reported, a team of New York Times journalists is attempting to…

F.A.Q. on Stimulus Checks, Unemployment and the Coronavirus Bill

Congress has agreed on a $2 trillion economic relief plan to offer assistance to tens of millions of American households affected by the coronavirus pandemic.…

Don’t panic about shopping, getting delivery or accepting packages

A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine is making people think twice about how they might be exposed to covid-19 if they…

East Bay Regional Park District COVID-19 Closures

The East Bay Regional Park District has announced park area closures to limit overcrowding and maintain public safety. Visit www.ebparks.org for the list of regional…

Ibuprofen and COVID-19

Experts say there’s no clear evidence that ibuprofen makes COVID-19 worse. One thing specific to COVID-19 is that some lab experiments are showing that ibuprofen…

What to Do If Your Partner Gets Coronavirus

It goes without saying that the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has already had a huge impact on people’s lives, from how, where, and whether we’re working,…

AC-Transit update

AC Transit is implementing rear-door boarding on buses with multiple doors. Fare payment is not required until further notice. AC Transit is deemed to provide…

Alameda SBA Economic Injury Disaster Program Webinar

The City of Alameda is hosting a representative from the Small Business Administration to share information and answer questions about their Economic Injury Disaster Loan program,…

Food Safety and Coronavirus

COVID-19 Food Safety Questions, Answered SARS-CoV-2: What we know How does COVID-19 spread? How long does the virus stay on contaminated surfaces? Should I avoid…

Hayward Opening Testing Center on March 22

On Monday, the City of Hayward will open a testing facility so sick people, first responders, and health-care workers with recent suspected exposures to the…

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