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COVID-19

Protect yourself and your community from getting and spreading respiratory illnesses like COVID-19. Everyone has a role to play in getting ready and staying healthy.

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What We Know

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person.

Diseases can make anyone sick regardless of their race or ethnicity.

People who have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or people who live in or have recently been in an area with ongoing spread are at an increased risk of exposure.

Someone who has completed quarantine or has been released from isolation does not pose a risk of infection to other people.

You can help stop COVID-19 by knowing the signs and symptoms (More here)

If you have traveled from an affected area, there may be restrictions on your movements for up to 2 weeks. Contact your health care provider for advice.

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California News

U.S. Blood Supply Under Stress as Shutdowns Stop Blood Drives

Bloomberg
March 17, 2020

The centers are urging people to make appointments to donate after the typical venues for drives -- schools, colleges, workplaces and houses of worship -- have broadly shut down. About 4,000 blood drives scheduled for March, April and May have been canceled, reducing projected supply by 130,000 donations. The San Diego Blood Bank on Monday had less than a two-day supply of most blood types while the center aims to have seven to 10 days on hand.

National News

Trump administration announces expanded telemedicine for Medicare users

The Hill
March 17, 2020

The Trump administration on Tuesday announced expanded telehealth benefits for Medicare users, giving the country's older population access to medical care without having to leave their homes during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Senior citizens are one of the most at-risk groups to have fatal health complications from COVID-19, the other being people with underlying health problems

Trump administration considering "sending checks to Americans immediately," Mnuchin says

CBS News
March 17, 2020

-- President Trump announced he and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin are working on a "big" and "bold" legislative package to address the coronavirus crisis. Mnuchin said the goal would be to get checks to Americans in two weeks to help workers cope with the economic effects of the crisis. The president wouldn't say exactly how much those checks might be — Republican Senators Tom Cotton and Mitt Romney have suggested $1,000 per adult.

House pares back paid sick and family leave benefits in coronavirus bill

CNN
March 17, 2020

The revised legislation would still provide many workers with up to two weeks of paid sick leave if they are being tested or treated for coronavirus or have been diagnosed with it. Under the revised bill, however, those payments would be capped at $511 a day. Also, workers with family members affected by coronavirus and those whose children's schools have closed would still receive up to two-thirds of their pay, though that benefit would now be limited to $200 a day.

Global News

COVID-19