• School testing: In the absence of uniform instructions, many Bay Area schools and districts are left to create coronavirus testing programs on their own, resulting in plans that vary greatly in approach, cost and testing frequency. More: Bay Area elementary schools are starting to reopen. Here’s where each county stands. … [Read more...] about Bay Briefing: Is it safe to go outside?
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Other counties are making their own efforts. Solano County, for example, has put together an Adopt a Polling Place plan, signing up service groups including the Kiwanis and Rotary clubs, plus churches and community organizations, to pledge to go through training and staff one or more polling places. … [Read more...] about Voting in person? Bay Area polling sites will be staffed, but other states are worried
In Marin County, test turnaround time “really varies by the site,” spokeswoman Laine Hendricks said. A state-run site takes up to a week to return results while mobile testing teams in partnership with UCSF average three to five days, slightly longer recently, she said. The county recently partnered with the company Color, which has an integrated process running its own sites and lab. Those results can be as quick as one to two days. … [Read more...] about Why the time to get back COVID-19 test results in Bay Area ranges from 2 weeks to 2 days
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., pays her respects to the flag-draped casket of Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., as he lies in state on the East Front Steps of the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Wanting to see it from the outside view, she came out briefly and also said hello to some of the mourners on site. "I wanted to say goodbye to my friend," said Harris. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)Photo: Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press … [Read more...] about San Mateo County added to state coronavirus list, bringing Bay Area’s reopening to a standstill
12:41 p.m. Concerns continue about Labor Day coronavirus woes: Summer drew to a close Monday with many big Labor Day gatherings canceled across the U.S. and health authorities pleading with people to keep their distance from others so as not to cause another coronavirus surge like the one that followed Memorial Day. The U.S. had about 1.6 million confirmed COVID-19 cases around Memorial Day, before backyard parties and other gatherings contributed to a summertime surge. It now has more than 6.2 million cases, according to the count kept by Johns Hopkins University. Deaths from the virus more than doubled over the summer to nearly 190,000. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: Sept. 6-7