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Several Bay Area counties to extend shelter in place orders

Sheltering in place is one of several effective strategies that help reduce the load on medical facilities.

Pavel Turovski, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

In a joint letter addressed to the public, the health officers of six Bay Area counties describe a mutual agreement to prolong the shelter in place order through May. The health officers of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara have reportedly reached a consensus to...

Researchers race to find a vaccine for COVID-19

COVID-19 testing continues as The Florida National Guard works with nurses to test people, using a mobile testing team.

Leanna Gower, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to rage across the U.S., scientists all over the world race to find a vaccine.  Researchers are currently testing vaccines made from genetic engineering along with the traditional vaccine, composed of the inactive virus. A laboratory at Oxford University is preparing to ...

Cartoon: Scared Apart

In Indonesia, villagers are dressing up as ghosts in order to scare people into social distancing

Aleyda Contreras, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020


Dancers continue their passion despite COVID-19

Dance manages to maintain a large online presence in response to COVID-19.

Erin Kee and Kaylene Lin

April 26, 2020

Empty streets, closed businesses, quiet neighborhoods. Sometimes, it feels like the entire world is just...paused. But, despite a global pandemic, the world hasn't stopped moving. Dance teachers across the country are still finding ways to continue teaching and spreading their love for dance. Whether it...

Gallery: The Belmont/San Carlos community adapts to life amid the pandemic

Every newspaper, from local publications to the New York Times, have been running front-page stories on the novel coronavirus for weeks. April 22’s San Francisco Examiner displays a story on traffic closures to help social distancing measures.

Rachel McCrea, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

A group of teenage boys walks their dogs through the Carlmont Shopping Center, masks covering their noses and mouths. It’s a Wednesday, and at this time they would usually be in their fifth period class. However, they haven’t been to school in over a month.  “It seems like there are more pe...

FDA authorizes first at-home COVID-19 test

Microbiologist Kerry Pollard extracts a sample of COVID-19 in a lab.

Chelsea Chang, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the first at-home diagnostic test for COVID-19 under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). The testing kit, named Pixel, is developed by LabCorp. LabCorp, a leading global life sciences company focused on improving health by diagn...

Koalas released back into wild after Australian bushfires

A zookeeper releases a koala affected by the recent bushfires.

Cambell Kirk, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

In spite of all that's happening in the world today, there is some good news to be shared. Recently, some koalas that were injured in the recent Australian bushfires were re-released into the wild. Australia has not had it easy during the past couple of months. In November 2019, the government declared ...

How to make your own face mask during quarantine

How to make your own face mask during quarantine

Anna Cassidy, Segment Producer

April 23, 2020

Face masks are currently in high demand due to COVID-19, and as it’s important that hospitals have access to them, it may be difficult to find masks for you and your family. Here is a video on how to make a face mask at home, so you can help prevent the spread of this virus.  Music: Pastoral by ...

Distance teaching: Educators adapt to a new work and home dynamic

Distance teaching: Educators adapt to a new work and home dynamic

Andrew Ghazouli, Segment Producer

April 23, 2020

As teachers change their lesson plans to best accommodate their students during distance learning, many of them also have to adjust to other challenges and responsibilities that come with their new routine.

Nobody Asked Podcast Episode 7: Quarantine isn’t actually that boring

Quarantine isn't actually that boring, listen along as host David Su explains why.

David Su, Podcast Producer

April 22, 2020

New government guidelines to stay home are keeping everybody inside. People are getting bored of being cooped up and isolated, and host David Su is no exception. Listen along as David talks about what keeps him busy, as well as other things that can keep people entertained while staying inside. Follow...

How to thrive after COVID-19 arrives: San Mateo County’s mandatory face-covering order

An infographic from the County of San Mateo demonstrates possible mask designs and suggestions for their use.

Pavel Turovski, Staff Writer

April 21, 2020

How to thrive after COVID-19 arrives is an informative blog with ideas intended to improve the lives of those who are stuck at home. Passing the entrance to my local trailhead, I was greeted with a sign which informed me that masks are now required throughout the park. Returning home, I researched the or...

NFL stays afloat amidst COVID-19 crisis

The Tennessee Titans make their selection as fans await the announcement in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the 2020 draft will be held virtually to keep people safe and healthy.

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer

April 21, 2020

The months of March and April are some of the most exciting months for sports fans everywhere. Between March Madness, the start of the MLB season, the NBA playoffs, the NFL offseason, and much more, there is so much action for all sorts of fans to enjoy. That is until the COVID-19 pandemic forced all...

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