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San Mateo County rolls out overflow COVID-19 treatment center at Event Center

In a cavernous room at the San Mateo County Event Center, 250 hospital beds lie waiting for an emergency that county officials...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2020
Last comment by Resident, 14 minutes ago | 2 comments | 1752 Views

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Bay Area extends stay-at-home order to May 3, adds new business restrictions

With the number of coronavirus cases rising and health systems bracing for a surge of patients, Bay Area health officials...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by Anon, 56 minutes ago | 68 comments | 13970 Views

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Markets & Businesses - Require People to Wear Masks Indoors

This graph says it clearly .... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EUb6QZUWsAMqpo9?format=jpg&name=medium There are indications...

Original post made by CrescentParkAnon. on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 8 hours ago | 8 comments | 338 Views

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COVID-19 and Elevators

One feature of New York City that *may* be partly responsible for the extremely rapid expansion of COVID-19 is the preponderance...

Original post made by Anon on Apr. 1, 2020
Last comment by resident, 16 hours ago | 1 comment | 181 Views

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Love our Neighbors in a Time of Pandemic

As a follower of the way of Jesus, I unequivocally condemn and deplore racist acts and the promotion of hatred based on perceived...

Original post made by Rev. Dr. Eileen Altman on Apr. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 393 Views

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Seeking to set an example, Palo Alto landlord waives April rents for mom-and-pop shops

As local businesses struggle to survive the coronavirus pandemic, one Palo Alto developer has stepped up to assist his tenants...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2020
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Mar 31, 2020 at 12:12 pm | 7 comments | 6309 Views

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Guest Opinion: Navigating the storm of child care and school closures during the pandemic

COVID-19 is a stark reminder that crises affecting the large breadth of our population are never far away. Our children,...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Chuck Bernstein, on Mar 30, 2020 at 12:50 pm | 2 comments | 1965 Views

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California could start testing thousands of people for COVID-19 as early as next week

California could have thousands of more test kits and multiple new laboratories up and running to detect the virus associated...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Trump fired the Pandemic Team, on Mar 29, 2020 at 11:37 am | 27 comments | 42881 Views

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Medical clinics strip services to the 'essentials' during the COVID-19 crisis

Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Kaiser Permanente and Stanford Health Care are canceling routine and "nonessential" procedures,...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 26, 2020 at 2:06 pm | 14 comments | 6193 Views

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Emergency funds for local residents out of work: Where to go and how to apply

Millions of dollars in emergency funds are now available for residents who have lost wages due to the new coronavirus. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2020
Last comment by High Cost of Living , on Mar 25, 2020 at 11:22 pm | 2 comments | 2811 Views

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Santa Clara County passes ban on evictions to protect renters hard hit by coronavirus

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to halt evictions that would displace families and...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2020
Last comment by @Reader, on Mar 25, 2020 at 12:15 pm | 2 comments | 8649 Views

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With ventilators in short supply, companies retool for production

The state needs at least 10,000 ventilators to meet the expected respiratory-care needs of patients with severe COVID-19...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2020
Last comment by Judy, on Mar 25, 2020 at 11:15 am | 1 comment | 5749 Views

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COVID-19 put her in the hospital for nearly 2 weeks. A clinical-trial drug was her 'saving grace.'

What was supposed to be an adventure-filled trip to Egypt for Palo Alto resident Monica Yeung-Arima and her husband took...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 24, 2020 at 9:50 am | 42 comments | 66711 Views

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Gov. Gavin Newsom declares statewide shutdown

California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide shelter-at-home order on Thursday evening, with all but essential functions...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Mar 22, 2020 at 9:36 am | 8 comments | 7591 Views

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Residents, nonprofits rally to support seniors during 'social isolation'

Life has changed in big ways and small for elderly residents in senior centers and living within the community since the...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2020
Last comment by S.J., on Mar 20, 2020 at 1:15 pm | 5 comments | 3833 Views

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Bay Area residents ordered to stay home

Residents of six Bay Area counties, including Santa Clara and San Mateo, are being ordered to stay at home through April...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 19, 2020 at 11:33 am | 57 comments | 56027 Views

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Coronavirus weekend update: Cases jump in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties

A round-up of news about the coronavirus in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. As of March 14, the number of cases in Santa...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2020
Last comment by NENolan, on Mar 17, 2020 at 10:38 am | 37 comments | 53893 Views

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Nonprofits scramble to keep clients safe, programs open

Local nonprofits are hurriedly changing their programs to protect their clients and compensate for the loss of volunteers...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Carlisle, on Mar 14, 2020 at 12:11 pm | 7 comments | 3453 Views

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Trains, buses unfazed by the new coronavirus — despite fewer riders

Despite plummeting ridership and growing anxieties about the new coronavirus, transportation agencies are planning to keep...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2020
Last comment by Ahem, on Mar 12, 2020 at 10:00 pm | 10 comments | 3794 Views

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Unlimited access to Palo Alto Online during coronavirus crisis

In order for all area residents to have important local information on the coronavirus health emergency, Palo Alto Online...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by C, on Mar 10, 2020 at 4:53 pm | 20 comments | 7091 Views
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DEADLINE EXTENDED

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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