Counties Statewide Can Reopen Places of Worship for Religious Services and Retail Stores

Counties Statewide Can Reopen Places of Worship for Religious Services and Retail Stores

Sacramento, CA…The California Department of Public Health today announced the statewide reopening of places of worship for religious services and in-store retail shopping. Modifications are required to keep Californians safe and limit the spread of COVID-19. Subject to approval by county public health departments, all retail stores can reopen for in-store shopping under previously issued […]

CDC Releases Recommendations Declaring Communities of Faith Essential

CDC Releases Recommendations Declaring Communities of Faith Essential

Atlanta, GA…Across America, states and localities are experiencing different stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many state and local officials have determined to begin moving gradually and strategically toward reopening their regions. Today, CDC published guidance to help prevent exposures to COVID-19 in facilities used by communities of faith and to keep their staff and attendees […]

Seasonal Routes on State Highways Open for Summer Even as Stay-At-Home Order Remains In Effect

Seasonal Routes on State Highways Open for Summer Even as Stay-At-Home Order Remains In Effect

Alpine, Tuolumne, Mono and Inyo Counties, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announced today it has opened seasonal highways in the Sierra after completing necessary road repairs and removing winter snow and debris in preparation for the summer season. The opening of the Sierra routes comes at a time when California’s “stay-at- home” order remains […]

FDA Authorizes First Antigen Test to Help in the Rapid Detection of the Virus that Causes COVID-19 in Patients

FDA Authorizes First Antigen Test to Help in the Rapid Detection of the Virus that Causes COVID-19 in Patients

White Oak, MD…The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued the first emergency use authorization (EUA) for a COVID-19 antigen test, a new category of tests for use in the ongoing pandemic. These diagnostic tests quickly detect fragments of proteins found on or within the virus by testing samples collected from the nasal cavity using swabs. The […]

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts for April 30th! 48,917 Infected, 1,982 Deaths

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts for April 30th!  48,917 Infected, 1,982 Deaths

Sacramento, CA…The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 48,917 confirmed cases and 1,982 deaths. Testing in California As testing capacity continues to increase across the state, the California Department of Public Health is working to expand access to COVID-19 testing.  Testing should be used for medical […]

NIH Clinical Trial Shows Remdesivir Accelerates Recovery from Advanced COVID-19

NIH Clinical Trial Shows Remdesivir Accelerates Recovery from Advanced COVID-19

Bethesda, MD…Hospitalized patients with advanced COVID-19 and lung involvement who received remdesivir recovered faster than similar patients who received placebo, according to a preliminary data analysis from a randomized, controlled trial involving 1063 patients, which began on February 21. The trial (known as the Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial, or ACTT), sponsored by the National Institute […]

ACEP-AAEM Issue Joint Statement on Physician Misinformation as Consensus in Medical Community Breaks Down

ACEP-AAEM Issue Joint Statement on Physician Misinformation as Consensus in Medical Community Breaks Down

Irving, TX & Milwaukee, WI…The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) jointly and emphatically condemn the recent opinions released by Dr. Daniel Erickson and Dr. Artin Massihi. These reckless and untested musings do not speak for medical societies and are inconsistent with current science and epidemiology regarding […]

Lysol Maker Warns on Injection, Ingestion or Other Improper use of Disinfectants

Lysol Maker Warns on Injection, Ingestion or Other Improper use of Disinfectants

Parsippany, NJ…Due to recent speculation and social media activity, RB (the makers of Lysol and Dettol) has been asked whether internal administration of disinfectants may be appropriate for investigation or use as a treatment for coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). As a global leader in health and hygiene products, we must be clear that under no circumstance should our disinfectant […]

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Delays Trout Season Openers in Three Counties

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Delays Trout Season Openers in Three Counties

Sacramento, CA…As requested by county officials, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director Charlton H. Bonham delayed the start of the trout opener in Alpine, Inyo and Mono counties. The director made this decision in consultation with California Fish and Game Commission President Eric Sklar.  The trout season was scheduled to open in these three […]

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