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    By Dianne Anderson Juwan Dotson is the perfect picture of health, but then again, looks can be deceiving. Until a few months ago, the 26-year-old didn’t know he had leukemia. Since then, Dotson has been through rounds of chemotherapy, which he said was very harsh at first because he was unable to exercise those first ...
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    Changes Require Strict COVID-19 Safety Guidelines The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services will issue an updated Health Order allowing for private gatherings consisting of no more than three households in accordance with protocols to control the spread of COVID-19. The changes are effective at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, and are in ...
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    By Dianne Anderson By now, given the extreme health crisis facing African Americans, and job loss that has thrown so many off healthcare, Narda Smith feels that her phone should be ringing nonstop to get Covered California. The deadline looms just one week away, and she is ready and waiting for the community to take ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Some people are complaining they’ve gained 19 pounds since COVID-19, and extra round is the new normal. Admittedly, Edwin Johnson says he has gained a few of the 110 pounds he lost back in 2016, but he is keeping it under control with walking, exercise, and sticking to his routine healthy diet. ...
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    Governor asks Californians to answer the call to help keep our families and communities healthy and on the path to reopening Sacramento – In the ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Governor Gavin Newsom today launched California Connected, the state’s comprehensive contact tracing program and public awareness campaign. As part of California Connected, ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Hundreds of billions of dollars are rolling down from the federal government to deal with Coronavirus, which has African American health advocates watching and waiting for the trickle-down effect. With little or no funding, Black community-based organizations often stand in the gap of health services to help move their community toward scant ...
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    Eight new locations will test additional 1,000 people per day Riverside County residents who want to be tested for coronavirus will be able to choose among eight new testing sites being offered by state health officials starting Wednesday. The locations, which are spread throughout the county, are in addition to the four drive-up testing sites ...
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    Governor’s Report Card indicates California will be prepared to move into the early phase of Stage 2 of reopening this Friday, May 8  Stage 2 allows gradual reopening of lower-risk workplaces with adaptations including bookstores, clothing stores, florists and sporting goods stores, with modifications  Governor also announces new framework to allow counties to move more ...
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    Decision based on progress toward preparing California’s hospitals and health care delivery system for a COVID-19 surge in patients – one of California’s six indicators to gradually modify state’s stay-at-home order State also announces plans to add at least an additional 80 testing sites, mainly in underserved communities; train up to 10,000 contact tracers Governor ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent AARP, the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and over, and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the trade association of the Black Press of America, held a briefing to help provide critical information for those most at-risk and impacted by the novel ...