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LATEST August 10, 11:40 am An inmate at San Quentin State Prison, Pedro Arias, died on Sunday on suspicion of complications from COVID-19, according to the California Department of Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation (CDCR).
Arias is 58 years old and has been executed since 1990. An investigator will determine the exact cause of death in the coming days, the CDCR reported.
According to a CDCR COVID-19 tracker, San Quentin currently has 134 active coronavirus infections, with 60 of them appearing in the past two weeks. To date, more than 2,000 prison cases have been resolved. However, San Quentin also listed the most viral deaths, accounting for nearly half of all inmates deaths in California.
August 10, 10:45 am UC facilities will require all students and administrators to have a flu shot by November 1, by executive order from UC President Janet Napolitano on Friday.
“To support the health and well-being of UC students, our faculty and staff and the community, the University of California, in consultation with the UC Health leadership, issued a nationwide executive order. system, ”wrote Napolitano in a statement. This requirement applies even if students and faculty are primarily engaged in distance learning this fall.
This order is intended to reduce the burden of the rising flu epidemic on UC medical facilities during a coronavirus pandemic in progress and is also affecting emergency room care. The UC system will allow individuals to apply for medical or religious waivers.
August 10, 10 a.m. Dollar Tree Inc., which owns the bargain Dollar Tree and Family Dollar retail chains, will now require all associates and customers to wear masks at 15,000 locations nationwide.
A post on the company’s official website notes the new policy, which reads “To best help protect each other and, as directed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), they I require all Associates, customers and suppliers to wear veils when entering our store. “
This rule marks the company’s reversal from a recent decision. In the past, customers were required to wear masks only where such precautions were required for in-house retail businesses.
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August 10, 9:30 am Dr. Sonia Angell, director of the state’s Department of Public Health, abruptly resigned on Sunday, notifying state staff via email.
She wrote: “Since January, when we received information about return flights from Wuhan, China, our department has become the center of what has become the reaction of the whole government with an unprecedented rate for COVID-19. “In the final calculation, all of our work, overall, makes a difference.”
Dr. Angell’s departure occurred after common data errors – one involving the server computer down and the other an expired electronic certificate for the data coming from Quest Lab – causing the misreporting coronavirus cases in counties across the state. However, officials will not say whether her resignation is related to errors.
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Corona virus in larger bay area: The link you need
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