Instead, most public schools released plans for indefinite remote learning, often requiring parents to sacrifice several hours a day to oversee a 5-year-old at a computer. Many parents recoiled, fearing they would have to radically shift work schedules, leave their kids unsupervised at home or quit their jobs altogether if they had the wherewithal. Some took what seemed like a drastic measure: They opted to keep their kids in preschool. … [Read more...] about The first day of kindergarten means going back to preschool for some Bay Area kids
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There is no one ideal testing interval for coronavirus surveillance. How often a school or other large group setting should get tested depends on how prevalent the virus is in the community. Places where infection rates are low probably don’t need to test that often, whereas places with higher rates do. Weekly or twice-weekly testing might catch the virus in everyone who is tested. However, it may not even be necessary to test everyone in a given setting, as long as a representative sample is tested frequently. … [Read more...] about How Bay Area schools plan to conduct coronavirus testing for students and staff
12:49 p.m. Stanford medical faculty blast Trump adviser: Nearly 100 faculty of the Stanford School of Medicine signed an open letter this week denouncing Dr. Scott Atlas — a former Stanford professor, and pandemic adviser to President Trump — saying “many of his opinions and statements run counter to established science” which can lead to “immense avoidable harm.” Atlas, a fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institute, was professor and chief of neuroradiology from 1998 to 2012. He has no experience in the treatment of infectious diseases. The letter from specialists in areas like epidemiology, health policy and infectious diseases targets Atlas’ approach for reopening schools and the economy. Read the story here. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: Sept. 10-11
“The story of these disparities, particularly in the Latino community, is the story about the essential frontline worker,” said Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, chair of epidemiology and bio statistics at UCSF. “The person who is leaving their home, going to work, and then being exposed often at work and then bringing that exposure home to family because there’s overcrowding in the family, dense living situations, and frankly an inability to isolate.” … [Read more...] about Latinos make up 75% of coronavirus cases in largely white Marin County. Will new equity efforts help?
“We went through our reserves rather quickly, because without income and (with) fixed expenses, it’s hard to survive,” Macalino said. “For us, to have an opportunity to rehire employees and provide them with employment and a paycheck, and, at the same time run a viable business, it’s a great opportunity for us. We hope that it will serve as a model for other cardrooms and other businesses to follow.” … [Read more...] about Distanced blackjack and poker? First outdoor California cardroom reopens