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COVID should spur needed cultural and policy changes on public health

COVID should spur needed cultural and policy changes on public health

Common-sense steps we should have taken years ago are becoming evident as we enter our fifth month of response to the global coronavirus health crisis. Read full article: COVID should spur needed cultural and po...→

COVID should spur needed cultural and policy changes on public health

COVID should spur needed cultural and policy changes on public health

Common-sense steps we should have taken years ago are becoming evident as we enter our fifth month of response to the global coronavirus health crisis. Read full article: COVID should spur needed cultural and po...→

Minn. Health Officials See Uptick In COVID-19 Cases Among Adults Under 40

Minn. Health Officials See Uptick In COVID-19 Cases Among Adults Under 40

Minnesota Department of Health officials said Wednesday there are roughly 100 new cases of COVID-19 of people in their 20s after a weekend of bar hopping on Ju [...] Read full article: Minn. Health Officials See Uptick In COV...→

People Testing Positive for COVID-19 Still Showing Up to Work: Jackson Health CEO

People Testing Positive for COVID-19 Still Showing Up to Work: Jackson Health CEO

Despite testing positive for coronavirus, people everywhere are still showing up to work and not telling their bosses so that they can still get paid. That’s o [...] Read full article: People Testing Positive for COVID-19 Sti...→

As COVID-19 cases surge, Austin Public Health says contact tracing isn’t doing much

As COVID-19 cases surge, Austin Public Health says contact tracing isn’t doing much

Austin Public Health is reporting alarming numbers paired with alarming news that contact tracing efforts may not be very effective in slowing the spread local [...] Read full article: As COVID-19 cases surge, Austin Public H...→

Illinois health officials on Tuesday announced 601 new known cases of COVID-19 a [...]

Illinois health officials on Tuesday announced 601 new known cases of COVID-19 a [...]

Illinois health officials on Tuesday announced 601 new known cases of COVID-19 and 38 additional fatalities, bringing the total number of known cases to 137,82 [...] Read full article: Illinois health officials on Tuesday ann...→

Health officials issue COVID-19 warning to those who attended Waukegan basketball tourney

Health officials issue COVID-19 warning to those who attended Waukegan basketball tourney

The Lake County Health Department is encouraging people who attended a basketball tournament in Waukegan last week to self-quarantine at home until Sunday, Jun [...] Read full article: Health officials issue COVID-19 warning ...→

Head of Harvard Global Health Institute thinks the U.S. needs a mask policy ‘across the country’

Head of Harvard Global Health Institute thinks the U.S. needs a mask policy ‘across the country’

"Just as I can't walk into a retail store and light up a cigarette, I shouldn't be able to walk into a retail store without wearing a mask." Read full article: Head of Harvard Global Health Institute ...→

Public Health Officials Resign Amid Threats During Pandemic

Public Health Officials Resign Amid Threats During Pandemic

Across the US, many people have taken issue with guidance from health officials -- as the act of wearing a mask to protect others during a pandemic has become [...] Read full article: Public Health Officials Resign Amid Thre...→

LA County Health Officials Say Community Transmission Increasing As 2,500 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

LA County Health Officials Say Community Transmission Increasing As 2,500 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

County public health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer announced 2,571 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 18 additional virus-related deaths, bringing countywide [...] Read full article: LA County Health Officials Say Community...→

Santa Clara County officials push to declare racism a public health crisis

Santa Clara County officials push to declare racism a public health crisis

Local civil rights leaders called the resolutions a positive first step but emphasized that the county must push beyond symbolic gestures to uproot systemic ra [...] Read full article: Santa Clara County officials push to dec...→

LA County Public Health Officer Tells of Repeated Death Threats Amid Pandemic - Times of San Diego

Los Angeles County's top public health official said Monday her life has been threatened repeatedly but promised to continue to "follow the science." Read full article: LA County Public Health Officer Tells of...→

Minneapolis police chief calls recent spate of gun violence ‘public health crisis’ | MinnPost

Plus: online video shows ex-Minneapolis officer charged in George Floyd’s death confronted at a grocery store; four die in wrong way crash on I-35W; Twins' Nel [...] Read full article: Minneapolis police chief calls recent sp...→

NYC Could See 22,000 Public Employee Lay-offs Because Of COVID-19

NYC Could See 22,000 Public Employee Lay-offs Because Of COVID-19

Mayor Bill de Blasio warned that without aid from Albany and Washington, as well as concessions from labor groups, every department would face unprecedented jo [...] Read full article: NYC Could See 22,000 Public Employee Lay...→

L.A. County Centers the Arts In Newly Ratified Public Policy  - LA Weekly

Promising robust and intentional investment in cultural infrastructure that supports artists and nonprofit cultural organizations, the policy recognizes in its [...] Read full article: L.A. County Centers the Arts In Newly Ra...→

Reopening; Santa Clara County Health Officials Monitor 'Worrisome' New COVID-19 Cases

Reopening; Santa Clara County Health Officials Monitor 'Worrisome' New COVID-19 Cases

As they have begun rolling back tough COVID-19 restrictions, Santa Clara health officials say they are carefully monitoring a 'worrisome' number of new cases w [...] Read full article: Reopening; Santa Clara County Health Off...→

San Bernardino County declares racism a public health crisis

San Bernardino County declares racism a public health crisis

County supervisors also voted Tuesday, June 23, to create a panel to address the effects of racism in health care, law and justice and economic opportunity Read full article: San Bernardino County declares racism a ...→

What Are the Odds Someone at a Gathering Has COVID-19? Chicago Health Officials Break Down the Math

What Are the Odds Someone at a Gathering Has COVID-19? Chicago Health Officials Break Down the Math

Health officials in Chicago say there’s a 5% chance that someone in a gathering of 10 people has an active COVID-19 infection – and that those odds rise sharpl [...] Read full article: What Are the Odds Someone at a Gathering...→

Public Health Workers Fighting Virus Face Growing Threats

Four New York regions meet the criteria to begin reopening on Friday. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order allowing nonessential construction, [...] Read full article: Public Health Workers Fighting Virus Fac...→

With COVID Cares phone line, Minnesota mental health professionals offer support in time of crisis | MinnPost

With COVID Cares phone line, Minnesota mental health professionals offer support in time of crisis | MinnPost

COVID Cares Support Service is a statewide phone line offering free, anonymous support for people experiencing stress and anxiety; it's staffed by a volunteer [...] Read full article: With COVID Cares phone line, Minnesota m...→

Domestic workers face low pay, no health coverage, and COVID-19

Domestic workers face low pay, no health coverage, and COVID-19

A New York nanny wants to work but doesn't "want to risk exposing myself to the virus and exposing my children." Read full article: Domestic workers face low pay, no health...→

Watch: Santa Clara County Public Health Department gives updates on COVID-19, June 22

Watch: Santa Clara County Public Health Department gives updates on COVID-19, June 22

Santa Clara County public health officials give updates on the COVID-19 crisis.Today’s topic is food insecurity before and during COVID-19, as well as fighting [...] Read full article: Watch: Santa Clara County Public Health ...→

San Diego County Health Officials Reports Spike in Positive COVID-19 Cases

San Diego County Health Officials Reports Spike in Positive COVID-19 Cases

San Diego County health officials this weekend reported 310 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths, raising the region’s totals to 10,794 cases while the [...] Read full article: San Diego County Health Officials Report...→

What riders with disabilities fear and want from public transit in COVID-19 era

What riders with disabilities fear and want from public transit in COVID-19 era

When your hands are your eyes, how do you protect yourself from COVID-19 germs on transit? One visually impaired rider worries about taking Metra, while anothe [...] Read full article: What riders with disabilities fear and w...→

How anti-vaxxers are set to endanger public health again

How anti-vaxxers are set to endanger public health again

We’re merely halfway into the year, and yet 2020 has challenged us with a global plague, months of lockdown, economic devastation, the most dire unemployment s [...] Read full article: How anti-vaxxers are set to endanger pub...→

Pause in cancer treatments during COVID may cause other public health crisis

Pause in cancer treatments during COVID may cause other public health crisis

Yet another unfortunate outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic: More people with cancer are going undiagnosed and untreated. Read full article: Pause in cancer treatments during COVID ...→

Miami-Dade Requiring Masks in Public After ‘Worrisome Spike' in COVID-19 Cases: Mayor

Miami-Dade Requiring Masks in Public After ‘Worrisome Spike' in COVID-19 Cases: Mayor

Miami-Dade will be requiring masks in public as the county is experiencing a “worrisome spike” in coronavirus cases, mayor Carlos Gimenez said Tuesday. Gimenez [...] Read full article: Miami-Dade Requiring Masks in Public Aft...→

Metra endangers workers with lax COVID policy, union charges

A Teamsters track maintenance unit alleges its requests for testing, temperature checks and other steps have been ignored. Read full article: Metra endangers workers with lax COVID p...→

Fraser and Smith: Public health professionals fight for everyone’s life – they deserve a break, too

Fraser and Smith: Public health professionals fight for everyone’s life – they deserve a break, too

Public health professionals at every level want one thing for their communities: life free from this novel coronavirus.  Read full article: Fraser and Smith: Public health professi...→

Public health workers fighting the coronavirus are facing growing threats from e [...]

Public health workers fighting the coronavirus are facing growing threats from elected officials and members of the public who are frustrated with the lockdown [...] Read full article: Public health workers fighting the coron...→

Dr. Anthony Fauci, other health officials to testify at House hearing on COVID-19 response as infections spike in half of US states

Dr. Anthony Fauci, other health officials to testify at House hearing on COVID-19 response as infections spike in half of US states

With coronavirus cases rising in about half the states, Dr. Anthony Fauci returns to Capitol Hill on Tuesday at a fraught moment in the nation's pandemic respo [...] Read full article: Dr. Anthony Fauci, other health official...→

Minnesota sees no rise in COVID-19 cases tied to protests: Health official

Minnesota sees no rise in COVID-19 cases tied to protests: Health official

So far, Minneapolis has not seen a dramatic uptick in COVID-19 cases related to George Floyd protests, the state’s Department of Health said. Read full article: Minnesota sees no rise in COVID-19 cases...→

FIU Researchers Make COVID-19 Data for Miami-Dade County Available to the Public

FIU Researchers Make COVID-19 Data for Miami-Dade County Available to the Public

When elected officials issue orders about things like mandatory face coverings, they say their decisions are data driven. But ever wonder what data is driving [...] Read full article: FIU Researchers Make COVID-19 Data for M...→

LA County public health director reveals violent threats against her over coronavirus response

LA County public health director reveals violent threats against her over coronavirus response

Los Angeles County's top health official said Monday that she and others in similar roles have received death threats over safety measures to prevent the sprea [...] Read full article: LA County public health director reveals...→

LA County Public Health Director Confirms She's Received Death Threats Over Coronavirus Restrictions

LA County Public Health Director Confirms She's Received Death Threats Over Coronavirus Restrictions

Dr. Barbara Ferrer, who has been holding briefings almost daily since March, said she holds the briefings herself in order to protect her team from similar thr [...] Read full article: LA County Public Health Director Confirm...→

Public health experts reject president’s view of fading pandemic

Public health experts reject president’s view of fading pandemic

The latest rise of infections in the United States is real and the country’s response to the pandemic is not working. Read full article: Public health experts reject president’s...→

Illinois health officials Sunday announced 658 new cases of COVID-19 and 23 addi [...]

Illinois health officials Sunday announced 658 new cases of COVID-19 and 23 addi [...]

Illinois health officials Sunday announced 658 new cases of COVID-19 and 23 additional deaths, bringing the total number of known cases to 136,762 and the deat [...] Read full article: Illinois health officials Sunday announc...→

Dr. Siegel on Trump rally backlash: No different than protests 'from a purely public health point of view'

Dr. Siegel on Trump rally backlash: No different than protests 'from a purely public health point of view'

 Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel called out the double standard of President Trump's critics who cited coronavirus concerns following his campaign [...] Read full article: Dr. Siegel on Trump rally backlash: No d...→

Minn. Health Officials See Uptick In COVID-19 Cases Among Adults Under 40

Minn. Health Officials See Uptick In COVID-19 Cases Among Adults Under 40

Minnesota Department of Health officials said Wednesday there are roughly 100 new cases of COVID-19 of people in their 20s after a weekend of bar hopping on Ju [...] Read full article: Minn. Health Officials See Uptick In COV...→

How anti-vaxxers are set to endanger public health again

How anti-vaxxers are set to endanger public health again

We’re merely halfway into the year, and yet 2020 has challenged us with a global plague, months of lockdown, economic devastation, the most dire unemployment s [...] Read full article: How anti-vaxxers are set to endanger pub...→

NYC Could See 22,000 Public Employee Lay-offs Because Of COVID-19

NYC Could See 22,000 Public Employee Lay-offs Because Of COVID-19

Mayor Bill de Blasio warned that without aid from Albany and Washington, as well as concessions from labor groups, every department would face unprecedented jo [...] Read full article: NYC Could See 22,000 Public Employee Lay...→

As COVID-19 cases surge, Austin Public Health says contact tracing isn’t doing much

As COVID-19 cases surge, Austin Public Health says contact tracing isn’t doing much

Austin Public Health is reporting alarming numbers paired with alarming news that contact tracing efforts may not be very effective in slowing the spread local [...] Read full article: As COVID-19 cases surge, Austin Public H...→

Reopening; Santa Clara County Health Officials Monitor 'Worrisome' New COVID-19 Cases

Reopening; Santa Clara County Health Officials Monitor 'Worrisome' New COVID-19 Cases

As they have begun rolling back tough COVID-19 restrictions, Santa Clara health officials say they are carefully monitoring a 'worrisome' number of new cases w [...] Read full article: Reopening; Santa Clara County Health Off...→

Health officials issue COVID-19 warning to those who attended Waukegan basketball tourney

Health officials issue COVID-19 warning to those who attended Waukegan basketball tourney

The Lake County Health Department is encouraging people who attended a basketball tournament in Waukegan last week to self-quarantine at home until Sunday, Jun [...] Read full article: Health officials issue COVID-19 warning ...→

Miami-Dade Requiring Masks in Public After ‘Worrisome Spike' in COVID-19 Cases: Mayor

Miami-Dade Requiring Masks in Public After ‘Worrisome Spike' in COVID-19 Cases: Mayor

Miami-Dade will be requiring masks in public as the county is experiencing a “worrisome spike” in coronavirus cases, mayor Carlos Gimenez said Tuesday. Gimenez [...] Read full article: Miami-Dade Requiring Masks in Public Aft...→

Head of Harvard Global Health Institute thinks the U.S. needs a mask policy ‘across the country’

Head of Harvard Global Health Institute thinks the U.S. needs a mask policy ‘across the country’

"Just as I can't walk into a retail store and light up a cigarette, I shouldn't be able to walk into a retail store without wearing a mask." Read full article: Head of Harvard Global Health Institute ...→

Fraser and Smith: Public health professionals fight for everyone’s life – they deserve a break, too

Fraser and Smith: Public health professionals fight for everyone’s life – they deserve a break, too

Public health professionals at every level want one thing for their communities: life free from this novel coronavirus.  Read full article: Fraser and Smith: Public health professi...→

Public Health Workers Fighting Virus Face Growing Threats

Four New York regions meet the criteria to begin reopening on Friday. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order allowing nonessential construction, [...] Read full article: Public Health Workers Fighting Virus Fac...→

Dr. Anthony Fauci, other health officials to testify at House hearing on COVID-19 response as infections spike in half of US states

Dr. Anthony Fauci, other health officials to testify at House hearing on COVID-19 response as infections spike in half of US states

With coronavirus cases rising in about half the states, Dr. Anthony Fauci returns to Capitol Hill on Tuesday at a fraught moment in the nation's pandemic respo [...] Read full article: Dr. Anthony Fauci, other health official...→

LA County Health Officials Say Community Transmission Increasing As 2,500 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

LA County Health Officials Say Community Transmission Increasing As 2,500 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

County public health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer announced 2,571 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 18 additional virus-related deaths, bringing countywide [...] Read full article: LA County Health Officials Say Community...→

FIU Researchers Make COVID-19 Data for Miami-Dade County Available to the Public

FIU Researchers Make COVID-19 Data for Miami-Dade County Available to the Public

When elected officials issue orders about things like mandatory face coverings, they say their decisions are data driven. But ever wonder what data is driving [...] Read full article: FIU Researchers Make COVID-19 Data for M...→

Domestic workers face low pay, no health coverage, and COVID-19

Domestic workers face low pay, no health coverage, and COVID-19

A New York nanny wants to work but doesn't "want to risk exposing myself to the virus and exposing my children." Read full article: Domestic workers face low pay, no health...→

LA County Public Health Director Confirms She's Received Death Threats Over Coronavirus Restrictions

LA County Public Health Director Confirms She's Received Death Threats Over Coronavirus Restrictions

Dr. Barbara Ferrer, who has been holding briefings almost daily since March, said she holds the briefings herself in order to protect her team from similar thr [...] Read full article: LA County Public Health Director Confirm...→

Watch: Santa Clara County Public Health Department gives updates on COVID-19, June 22

Watch: Santa Clara County Public Health Department gives updates on COVID-19, June 22

Santa Clara County public health officials give updates on the COVID-19 crisis.Today’s topic is food insecurity before and during COVID-19, as well as fighting [...] Read full article: Watch: Santa Clara County Public Health ...→

Illinois health officials Sunday announced 658 new cases of COVID-19 and 23 addi [...]

Illinois health officials Sunday announced 658 new cases of COVID-19 and 23 addi [...]

Illinois health officials Sunday announced 658 new cases of COVID-19 and 23 additional deaths, bringing the total number of known cases to 136,762 and the deat [...] Read full article: Illinois health officials Sunday announc...→

What riders with disabilities fear and want from public transit in COVID-19 era

What riders with disabilities fear and want from public transit in COVID-19 era

When your hands are your eyes, how do you protect yourself from COVID-19 germs on transit? One visually impaired rider worries about taking Metra, while anothe [...] Read full article: What riders with disabilities fear and w...→

People Testing Positive for COVID-19 Still Showing Up to Work: Jackson Health CEO

People Testing Positive for COVID-19 Still Showing Up to Work: Jackson Health CEO

Despite testing positive for coronavirus, people everywhere are still showing up to work and not telling their bosses so that they can still get paid. That’s o [...] Read full article: People Testing Positive for COVID-19 Sti...→

L.A. County Centers the Arts In Newly Ratified Public Policy  - LA Weekly

Promising robust and intentional investment in cultural infrastructure that supports artists and nonprofit cultural organizations, the policy recognizes in its [...] Read full article: L.A. County Centers the Arts In Newly Ra...→

Illinois health officials on Tuesday announced 601 new known cases of COVID-19 a [...]

Illinois health officials on Tuesday announced 601 new known cases of COVID-19 a [...]

Illinois health officials on Tuesday announced 601 new known cases of COVID-19 and 38 additional fatalities, bringing the total number of known cases to 137,82 [...] Read full article: Illinois health officials on Tuesday ann...→

Pause in cancer treatments during COVID may cause other public health crisis

Pause in cancer treatments during COVID may cause other public health crisis

Yet another unfortunate outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic: More people with cancer are going undiagnosed and untreated. Read full article: Pause in cancer treatments during COVID ...→

San Bernardino County declares racism a public health crisis

San Bernardino County declares racism a public health crisis

County supervisors also voted Tuesday, June 23, to create a panel to address the effects of racism in health care, law and justice and economic opportunity Read full article: San Bernardino County declares racism a ...→

Metra endangers workers with lax COVID policy, union charges

A Teamsters track maintenance unit alleges its requests for testing, temperature checks and other steps have been ignored. Read full article: Metra endangers workers with lax COVID p...→

What Are the Odds Someone at a Gathering Has COVID-19? Chicago Health Officials Break Down the Math

What Are the Odds Someone at a Gathering Has COVID-19? Chicago Health Officials Break Down the Math

Health officials in Chicago say there’s a 5% chance that someone in a gathering of 10 people has an active COVID-19 infection – and that those odds rise sharpl [...] Read full article: What Are the Odds Someone at a Gathering...→

Public health workers fighting the coronavirus are facing growing threats from e [...]

Public health workers fighting the coronavirus are facing growing threats from elected officials and members of the public who are frustrated with the lockdown [...] Read full article: Public health workers fighting the coron...→

With COVID Cares phone line, Minnesota mental health professionals offer support in time of crisis | MinnPost

With COVID Cares phone line, Minnesota mental health professionals offer support in time of crisis | MinnPost

COVID Cares Support Service is a statewide phone line offering free, anonymous support for people experiencing stress and anxiety; it's staffed by a volunteer [...] Read full article: With COVID Cares phone line, Minnesota m...→

Public Health Officials Resign Amid Threats During Pandemic

Public Health Officials Resign Amid Threats During Pandemic

Across the US, many people have taken issue with guidance from health officials -- as the act of wearing a mask to protect others during a pandemic has become [...] Read full article: Public Health Officials Resign Amid Thre...→

Minnesota sees no rise in COVID-19 cases tied to protests: Health official

Minnesota sees no rise in COVID-19 cases tied to protests: Health official

So far, Minneapolis has not seen a dramatic uptick in COVID-19 cases related to George Floyd protests, the state’s Department of Health said. Read full article: Minnesota sees no rise in COVID-19 cases...→

Santa Clara County officials push to declare racism a public health crisis

Santa Clara County officials push to declare racism a public health crisis

Local civil rights leaders called the resolutions a positive first step but emphasized that the county must push beyond symbolic gestures to uproot systemic ra [...] Read full article: Santa Clara County officials push to dec...→

LA County public health director reveals violent threats against her over coronavirus response

LA County public health director reveals violent threats against her over coronavirus response

Los Angeles County's top health official said Monday that she and others in similar roles have received death threats over safety measures to prevent the sprea [...] Read full article: LA County public health director reveals...→

LA County Public Health Officer Tells of Repeated Death Threats Amid Pandemic - Times of San Diego

Los Angeles County's top public health official said Monday her life has been threatened repeatedly but promised to continue to "follow the science." Read full article: LA County Public Health Officer Tells of...→

Public health experts reject president’s view of fading pandemic

Public health experts reject president’s view of fading pandemic

The latest rise of infections in the United States is real and the country’s response to the pandemic is not working. Read full article: Public health experts reject president’s...→

San Diego County Health Officials Reports Spike in Positive COVID-19 Cases

San Diego County Health Officials Reports Spike in Positive COVID-19 Cases

San Diego County health officials this weekend reported 310 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths, raising the region’s totals to 10,794 cases while the [...] Read full article: San Diego County Health Officials Report...→

Minneapolis police chief calls recent spate of gun violence ‘public health crisis’ | MinnPost

Plus: online video shows ex-Minneapolis officer charged in George Floyd’s death confronted at a grocery store; four die in wrong way crash on I-35W; Twins' Nel [...] Read full article: Minneapolis police chief calls recent sp...→

Dr. Siegel on Trump rally backlash: No different than protests 'from a purely public health point of view'

Dr. Siegel on Trump rally backlash: No different than protests 'from a purely public health point of view'

 Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel called out the double standard of President Trump's critics who cited coronavirus concerns following his campaign [...] Read full article: Dr. Siegel on Trump rally backlash: No d...→

Minn. Health Officials See Uptick In COVID-19 Cases Among Adults Under 40

Minn. Health Officials See Uptick In COVID-19 Cases Among Adults Under 40

Minnesota Department of Health officials said Wednesday there are roughly 100 new cases of COVID-19 of people in their 20s after a weekend of bar hopping on Ju [...] Read full article: Minn. Health Officials See Uptick In COV...→

How anti-vaxxers are set to endanger public health again

How anti-vaxxers are set to endanger public health again

We’re merely halfway into the year, and yet 2020 has challenged us with a global plague, months of lockdown, economic devastation, the most dire unemployment s [...] Read full article: How anti-vaxxers are set to endanger pub...→

People Testing Positive for COVID-19 Still Showing Up to Work: Jackson Health CEO

People Testing Positive for COVID-19 Still Showing Up to Work: Jackson Health CEO

Despite testing positive for coronavirus, people everywhere are still showing up to work and not telling their bosses so that they can still get paid. That’s o [...] Read full article: People Testing Positive for COVID-19 Sti...→

NYC Could See 22,000 Public Employee Lay-offs Because Of COVID-19

NYC Could See 22,000 Public Employee Lay-offs Because Of COVID-19

Mayor Bill de Blasio warned that without aid from Albany and Washington, as well as concessions from labor groups, every department would face unprecedented jo [...] Read full article: NYC Could See 22,000 Public Employee Lay...→

As COVID-19 cases surge, Austin Public Health says contact tracing isn’t doing much

As COVID-19 cases surge, Austin Public Health says contact tracing isn’t doing much

Austin Public Health is reporting alarming numbers paired with alarming news that contact tracing efforts may not be very effective in slowing the spread local [...] Read full article: As COVID-19 cases surge, Austin Public H...→

L.A. County Centers the Arts In Newly Ratified Public Policy  - LA Weekly

Promising robust and intentional investment in cultural infrastructure that supports artists and nonprofit cultural organizations, the policy recognizes in its [...] Read full article: L.A. County Centers the Arts In Newly Ra...→

Illinois health officials on Tuesday announced 601 new known cases of COVID-19 a [...]

Illinois health officials on Tuesday announced 601 new known cases of COVID-19 a [...]

Illinois health officials on Tuesday announced 601 new known cases of COVID-19 and 38 additional fatalities, bringing the total number of known cases to 137,82 [...] Read full article: Illinois health officials on Tuesday ann...→

Reopening; Santa Clara County Health Officials Monitor 'Worrisome' New COVID-19 Cases

Reopening; Santa Clara County Health Officials Monitor 'Worrisome' New COVID-19 Cases

As they have begun rolling back tough COVID-19 restrictions, Santa Clara health officials say they are carefully monitoring a 'worrisome' number of new cases w [...] Read full article: Reopening; Santa Clara County Health Off...→

Pause in cancer treatments during COVID may cause other public health crisis

Pause in cancer treatments during COVID may cause other public health crisis

Yet another unfortunate outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic: More people with cancer are going undiagnosed and untreated. Read full article: Pause in cancer treatments during COVID ...→

Health officials issue COVID-19 warning to those who attended Waukegan basketball tourney

Health officials issue COVID-19 warning to those who attended Waukegan basketball tourney

The Lake County Health Department is encouraging people who attended a basketball tournament in Waukegan last week to self-quarantine at home until Sunday, Jun [...] Read full article: Health officials issue COVID-19 warning ...→

San Bernardino County declares racism a public health crisis

San Bernardino County declares racism a public health crisis

County supervisors also voted Tuesday, June 23, to create a panel to address the effects of racism in health care, law and justice and economic opportunity Read full article: San Bernardino County declares racism a ...→

Miami-Dade Requiring Masks in Public After ‘Worrisome Spike' in COVID-19 Cases: Mayor

Miami-Dade Requiring Masks in Public After ‘Worrisome Spike' in COVID-19 Cases: Mayor

Miami-Dade will be requiring masks in public as the county is experiencing a “worrisome spike” in coronavirus cases, mayor Carlos Gimenez said Tuesday. Gimenez [...] Read full article: Miami-Dade Requiring Masks in Public Aft...→

Metra endangers workers with lax COVID policy, union charges

A Teamsters track maintenance unit alleges its requests for testing, temperature checks and other steps have been ignored. Read full article: Metra endangers workers with lax COVID p...→

Head of Harvard Global Health Institute thinks the U.S. needs a mask policy ‘across the country’

Head of Harvard Global Health Institute thinks the U.S. needs a mask policy ‘across the country’

"Just as I can't walk into a retail store and light up a cigarette, I shouldn't be able to walk into a retail store without wearing a mask." Read full article: Head of Harvard Global Health Institute ...→

What Are the Odds Someone at a Gathering Has COVID-19? Chicago Health Officials Break Down the Math

What Are the Odds Someone at a Gathering Has COVID-19? Chicago Health Officials Break Down the Math

Health officials in Chicago say there’s a 5% chance that someone in a gathering of 10 people has an active COVID-19 infection – and that those odds rise sharpl [...] Read full article: What Are the Odds Someone at a Gathering...→

Fraser and Smith: Public health professionals fight for everyone’s life – they deserve a break, too

Fraser and Smith: Public health professionals fight for everyone’s life – they deserve a break, too

Public health professionals at every level want one thing for their communities: life free from this novel coronavirus.  Read full article: Fraser and Smith: Public health professi...→

Public Health Workers Fighting Virus Face Growing Threats

Four New York regions meet the criteria to begin reopening on Friday. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order allowing nonessential construction, [...] Read full article: Public Health Workers Fighting Virus Fac...→

Public health workers fighting the coronavirus are facing growing threats from e [...]

Public health workers fighting the coronavirus are facing growing threats from elected officials and members of the public who are frustrated with the lockdown [...] Read full article: Public health workers fighting the coron...→

With COVID Cares phone line, Minnesota mental health professionals offer support in time of crisis | MinnPost

With COVID Cares phone line, Minnesota mental health professionals offer support in time of crisis | MinnPost

COVID Cares Support Service is a statewide phone line offering free, anonymous support for people experiencing stress and anxiety; it's staffed by a volunteer [...] Read full article: With COVID Cares phone line, Minnesota m...→

Dr. Anthony Fauci, other health officials to testify at House hearing on COVID-19 response as infections spike in half of US states

Dr. Anthony Fauci, other health officials to testify at House hearing on COVID-19 response as infections spike in half of US states

With coronavirus cases rising in about half the states, Dr. Anthony Fauci returns to Capitol Hill on Tuesday at a fraught moment in the nation's pandemic respo [...] Read full article: Dr. Anthony Fauci, other health official...→

Public Health Officials Resign Amid Threats During Pandemic

Public Health Officials Resign Amid Threats During Pandemic

Across the US, many people have taken issue with guidance from health officials -- as the act of wearing a mask to protect others during a pandemic has become [...] Read full article: Public Health Officials Resign Amid Thre...→

Minnesota sees no rise in COVID-19 cases tied to protests: Health official

Minnesota sees no rise in COVID-19 cases tied to protests: Health official

So far, Minneapolis has not seen a dramatic uptick in COVID-19 cases related to George Floyd protests, the state’s Department of Health said. Read full article: Minnesota sees no rise in COVID-19 cases...→

LA County Health Officials Say Community Transmission Increasing As 2,500 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

LA County Health Officials Say Community Transmission Increasing As 2,500 New COVID-19 Cases Reported

County public health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer announced 2,571 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 18 additional virus-related deaths, bringing countywide [...] Read full article: LA County Health Officials Say Community...→

FIU Researchers Make COVID-19 Data for Miami-Dade County Available to the Public

FIU Researchers Make COVID-19 Data for Miami-Dade County Available to the Public

When elected officials issue orders about things like mandatory face coverings, they say their decisions are data driven. But ever wonder what data is driving [...] Read full article: FIU Researchers Make COVID-19 Data for M...→

Santa Clara County officials push to declare racism a public health crisis

Santa Clara County officials push to declare racism a public health crisis

Local civil rights leaders called the resolutions a positive first step but emphasized that the county must push beyond symbolic gestures to uproot systemic ra [...] Read full article: Santa Clara County officials push to dec...→

Domestic workers face low pay, no health coverage, and COVID-19

Domestic workers face low pay, no health coverage, and COVID-19

A New York nanny wants to work but doesn't "want to risk exposing myself to the virus and exposing my children." Read full article: Domestic workers face low pay, no health...→

LA County public health director reveals violent threats against her over coronavirus response

LA County public health director reveals violent threats against her over coronavirus response

Los Angeles County's top health official said Monday that she and others in similar roles have received death threats over safety measures to prevent the sprea [...] Read full article: LA County public health director reveals...→

LA County Public Health Director Confirms She's Received Death Threats Over Coronavirus Restrictions

LA County Public Health Director Confirms She's Received Death Threats Over Coronavirus Restrictions

Dr. Barbara Ferrer, who has been holding briefings almost daily since March, said she holds the briefings herself in order to protect her team from similar thr [...] Read full article: LA County Public Health Director Confirm...→

LA County Public Health Officer Tells of Repeated Death Threats Amid Pandemic - Times of San Diego

Los Angeles County's top public health official said Monday her life has been threatened repeatedly but promised to continue to "follow the science." Read full article: LA County Public Health Officer Tells of...→

Watch: Santa Clara County Public Health Department gives updates on COVID-19, June 22

Watch: Santa Clara County Public Health Department gives updates on COVID-19, June 22

Santa Clara County public health officials give updates on the COVID-19 crisis.Today’s topic is food insecurity before and during COVID-19, as well as fighting [...] Read full article: Watch: Santa Clara County Public Health ...→

Public health experts reject president’s view of fading pandemic

Public health experts reject president’s view of fading pandemic

The latest rise of infections in the United States is real and the country’s response to the pandemic is not working. Read full article: Public health experts reject president’s...→

San Diego County Health Officials Reports Spike in Positive COVID-19 Cases

San Diego County Health Officials Reports Spike in Positive COVID-19 Cases

San Diego County health officials this weekend reported 310 new COVID-19 cases and no additional deaths, raising the region’s totals to 10,794 cases while the [...] Read full article: San Diego County Health Officials Report...→

Illinois health officials Sunday announced 658 new cases of COVID-19 and 23 addi [...]

Illinois health officials Sunday announced 658 new cases of COVID-19 and 23 addi [...]

Illinois health officials Sunday announced 658 new cases of COVID-19 and 23 additional deaths, bringing the total number of known cases to 136,762 and the deat [...] Read full article: Illinois health officials Sunday announc...→

Minneapolis police chief calls recent spate of gun violence ‘public health crisis’ | MinnPost

Plus: online video shows ex-Minneapolis officer charged in George Floyd’s death confronted at a grocery store; four die in wrong way crash on I-35W; Twins' Nel [...] Read full article: Minneapolis police chief calls recent sp...→

What riders with disabilities fear and want from public transit in COVID-19 era

What riders with disabilities fear and want from public transit in COVID-19 era

When your hands are your eyes, how do you protect yourself from COVID-19 germs on transit? One visually impaired rider worries about taking Metra, while anothe [...] Read full article: What riders with disabilities fear and w...→

Dr. Siegel on Trump rally backlash: No different than protests 'from a purely public health point of view'

Dr. Siegel on Trump rally backlash: No different than protests 'from a purely public health point of view'

 Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel called out the double standard of President Trump's critics who cited coronavirus concerns following his campaign [...] Read full article: Dr. Siegel on Trump rally backlash: No d...→