As Thousands Join The Coronavirus Fight, There Are Few Rules For California Health Corps

Gov. Gavin Newsom established the corps to staff the 66,000 additional hospital rooms he said could be needed when the coronavirus outbreak peaks in California in mid-May. Within three days sign-ups topped 70,000, more than twice the estimated pool of people in the state who retired within the last five years and have active health […]

Gov. Newsom’s California Health Corps to fight coronavirus is unprecedented. Now he needs to produce

“Are there going to be resources for rural regions or is it all going to be sucked into large urban areas?” Wood asks. “One of my counties, Mendocino, has one public health director and one public health nurse. And it’s two hours from one end of the county to the other. What happens when rural […]

Health experts call for Roosevelt-style programs to kill virus, revive economy

“We need an army of contact tracers in every community in the United States to find every contact to warn them to take care of themselves and not to infect others,” said Tom Frieden, the former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who now runs the global health nonprofit Resolve to Save […]

New York governor sees ‘return to normalcy’ with rapid coronavirus testing

“That becomes critical when you plan to start to get back to normal, or at least take those first steps to getting back to normal,” Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease official, said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” program.

Coronavirus is draining America’s public infrastructure. A federal jobs policy would protect its workers

Dramatically expanding AmeriCorps, an existing federal program which already employs thousands of workers in various civic improvement projects, would put more people to work in service to their communities. What would these federally-employed workers get paid to do? The United States might follow the example of other developed nations in nationalizing essential manufacturing. This was […]

ICYMI: Top takeaways from this week’s “Face the Nation”: U.S. prepares for apex of COVD-19

2.   COVID-19 may make an unwanted return As long as this virus continues to spread around the globe, America will remain at risk until there is a vaccine, Fauci suggested.  What Fauci said: ”Unless we get this globally under control, there’s a very good chance that it will assume a seasonal nature in the sense that […]

Fed says it will provide financing against new ‘payroll protection’ loans

The Payroll Protection Program is one of the key measures adopted as part of a more than $2 trillion effort to offset the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis, which has forced large portions of the U.S. economy to shutter in an effort to encourage “social distancing.”

Coronavirus live updates: Patients rush to join tests of drug made by Bay Area’s Gilead

8:45 a.m. Secretary of Defense backs firing of Bay Area Navy Captain: U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Sunday defended the firing of U.S. Navy Capt. Brett Crozier, saying it was a “chain of command” issue focused on the “trust and confidence in the captain of the ship.” Crozier, a Santa Rosa native, was […]

Coronavirus live updates: Gov. Abbott announces checkpoints, Houston reports 10th death

8:40 a.m.: Think modern-day ‘Brady Bunch’ with two dozen squares organized on a computer screen. That’s what University of Houston athletes and coaches look like as they turn their on-the-field huddles into virtual team meetings, the Chronicle’s Joseph Duarte writes.

Looming crisis threatening the US: Black and Latino workers to be hit hardest by coronavirus as their hours are cut, while others must risk the virus with no insurance or stay at home with no pay

Ed Grose, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association, said that hotels that used to have occupancy rates of around 80 percent are down to 30 percent, or even as low as 10 percent for those that relied on occupancy from hosting large gatherings.