CDC Cuts COVID-19 Isolation Guidance Down to 5 Days Amid Omicron SurgeAmericans who test positive for COVID-19 but do not have symptoms can stop isolating after five days as long as they continue wearing masks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Monday, halving the agency's previous isolation period down from 10 days.
Drug Expert: U.S. Needs an 'Operation Warp Speed' for Opioid EpidemicA new federal report shows how the coronavirus pandemic has created a perfect storm when it comes to drug overdose deaths.
COVID Lockdown Stress Leads to Spike in Opioid Overdose DeathsDuring the COVID pandemic, according to a new CDC report, the United States has set a record when it comes to overdose deaths.
Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom Announces Plan With FEMA To Feed Seniors During Shelter OrderGovernor Gavin Newsom on Friday announced a new partnership with FEMA, and city and county officials to prepare and deliver meals to the state's seniors in a program that would help the beleaguered restaurant industry at the same time.
Clinical Psychologist Gives Tips For Coping With Long-Term Coronavirus Shelter-In-PlaceA clinical psychologist gave tips to help people cope with the long-term coronavirus shelter-in-place after the order was extended, leaving schools and businesses in the Bay Area closed until May.
Isolation Forced By Coronavirus Endangers Mental Health Of ElderlyWhile Bay Area health officials are ordering people to keep their distance from the elderly in an attempt to protect a high-risk population from the coronavirus, some are warning that too much isolation could be just as deadly.
California To End Unlimited Solitary Confinement Of Gang Members In State PrisonsCalifornia is ending its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leaders, restricting a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in notorious segregation units for a decade or longer.
Jefferson Award Winner Helps Marin County Middle School Students Build CommunityOne of the worst things you can feel as a middle school student is isolated. This week's Jefferson Award winner works with teenagers to make sure no one has to feel that way.
Report Critical Of Solitary Confinement At California PrisonsCalifornia has violated global standards by keeping thousands of inmates in isolation cells, according to an Amnesty International report released Thursday that criticizes conditions at two of the state’s maximum security prisons as “cruel and inhuman.”