Rising Jail Populations Mean Rising COVID-19 Infections Heather Harris October 19 2020 Populations in California’s county jails are on the rebound, which could put people in jails and in surrounding communities at increased COVID-19 risk.
Do Schools Have Enough Nurses to Fight the Pandemic? Paulette Cha September 24 2020 Statewide, California schools have one of the highest student-to-nurse ratios in the US. In addition, no county meets current guidelines for staffing.
COVID-19’s Toll on Mental Health Daniel Tan September 11 2020 The ongoing pandemic poses a number of mental health challenges, with more Californians reporting anxiety, worry, and other symptoms in recent months.
When a Lack of Air Conditioning is a Public Health Threat Lori Pottinger August 17 2020 California is getting hotter, which is leading to public health inequities caused by a lack of air conditioning. We talked to Kelly Sanders of the University of Southern California about addressing “air conditioning deserts."
The Virus Detectives: Tracking COVID-19 in Bay Area Wastewater Lori Pottinger August 3 2020 Public health officials are struggling to keep up with testing and monitoring of COVID-19. Wastewater can provide a window into outbreaks. We talked to Eileen White of EBMUD about the agency’s role in tracking the spread of the virus.