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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 ...
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    Members of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) held a conference call today with Governor Gavin Newsom to discuss a range of issues related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Black Community. “It was a productive conversation,” said CLBC Chair, Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. “Our primary concern is that African Americans in California contract and die of the ...
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    West Coast states agree region will move toward reopening based on health outcomes California Governor Gavin Newsom, Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee have announced an agreement on a shared vision for reopening their economies and controlling COVID-19 into the future. Joint statement from the Governors: COVID-19 has preyed upon our interconnectedness. In ...
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    The County Department of Public Health has established a multiagency Nursing Facilities Task Force aimed at mitigating the spread of COVID-19 among the county’s most vulnerable residents, and the Acting County Health Officer has issued an order requiring nursing facilities to take multiple steps to protect their elderly and health-compromised clients.   There are 171 ...
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    Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and nearly 400 medical professionals issued a demand letter to the United States Department of Health and Human Services and its relevant sub-agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calling for the release of daily racial and ethnic demographic data related to COVID-19 testing, cases, and patient ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent While many medical doctors maintain that the novel coronavirus is transmitted through droplets from coughs or sneezes, more and more medical experts and officials who work primarily with infectious respiratory illnesses and aerosols are convinced that the disease is airborne. As a result of recent medical research and ...