Public Health Officials to Extend Stay-at-Home Order in Bay Area Through May – NBC Bay Area
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Public Health Officials to Extend Stay-at-Home Order in Bay Area Through May – NBC Bay Area

Public health officials in several Bay Area counties and cities said Monday that they plan to announce later this week that the coronavirus stay-at-home order set to expire this Sunday will be extended through May with limited easing of certain restrictions. A joint statement sent Monday morning by the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, […]

How 4 U.S. Cities Helped Slow Coronavirus Spread | Health News
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How 4 U.S. Cities Helped Slow Coronavirus Spread | Health News

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) TUESDAY, April 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Stay-at-home orders and other social distancing measures have kept people from going out in four key U.S. cities, likely blunting the spread of COVID-19, federal health officials report. The number of people leaving their homes fell gradually but persistently as officials closed schools, […]

Pandemic-Stricken Cities Have Empty Hospitals, But Reopening Them Is Difficult
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Pandemic-Stricken Cities Have Empty Hospitals, But Reopening Them Is Difficult

[UPDATED at 5:30 p.m. ET] As city leaders across the country scramble to find space for the expected surge of COVID-19 patients, some are looking at a seemingly obvious choice: former hospital buildings, sitting empty, right downtown. In Philadelphia, New Orleans, and Los Angeles, where hospitalizations from COVID-19 increase each day, shuttered hospitals that once […]

Massachusetts DPH asks cities, towns not to release coronavirus numbers - News - The Enterprise, Brockton, MA
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Massachusetts DPH asks cities, towns not to release coronavirus numbers – News – The Enterprise, Brockton, MA

Communities may be getting a mixed message from the state, with Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders saying local boards of health could release such information shortly after the Department of Public Health asked them not to. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health, which only releases the number of people who have contracted or […]

A doctor examines a man for a COVID-19 test inside a testing tent at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York City on March 20.
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In strategic shift, doctors in America’s two largest cities are told to skip some coronavirus testing

A health worker administers a test to a motorist in Stamford, Connecticut, on March 20. John Moore/Getty Images As the US has lagged behind other advanced nations in testing for the coronavirus, former government officials and public health experts point to a series of policy and procedural decisions that they say hindered the nation’s response […]