CA Lawmakers Propose COVID-19 Bills To Help Food Service Workers, Stockpile PPECalifornia lawmakers on Wednesday advanced several bills spurred by the coronavirus, including one designed to aid food sector employees and another to stockpile personal protective equipment so the state isn’t caught short again.
California Lyft Drivers Accuse Company Of Not Providing Enough Protective GearA group of California Lyft drivers is accusing the company of forcing them to buy their own personal protective equipment to avoid catching Covid-19 at work.
Gov. Newsom: California Sets Single-Day Record With Nearly 13,000 New COVID-19 CasesJust hours after California's total number of confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed that of New York state, Governor Gavin Newsom announced another grim milestone with the state confirming a record of nearly 13,000 new positive tests in a single day.
Coronavirus Update: Rep. Ro Khanna, Bernie Sanders Seek $75B To Boost PPE, Medical Supply ProductionU.S. Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Santa Clara, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, are co-sponsoring a bill that seeks to kickstart the federal government's efforts to produce more health care equipment.
Coronavirus Update: Major Changes Coming To Airline Industry For Travelers And Flight AttendantsJetBlue has become the first major US airline to require passengers to wear face coverings. Most airlines, including United, Delta and American require flight attendants wear masks. Other airlines have changed seating plans and food service.
SF Employers Must Provide Essential Workers With Protective Gear During COVID-19 PandemicSF supervisors approved an emergency ordinance to require employers like stores, pharmacies, restaurants and delivery services to provide their employees with personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus Update: Hayward Offers 10,000 Masks To Essential Businesses For ProtectionOfficials in Hayward on Monday said that they have acquired 10,000 medical procedural masks to distribute to local essential businesses to help keep their employees and customers safe during the new coronavirus health emergency.
Coronavirus Update: California Union Claiming To Have Found 39 Million N95 Masks Duped In Elaborate PPE ScamA powerful California union that claimed to have found 39 million masks for health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus battle was duped in a elaborate scam discovered by FBI investigators, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
California Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom Confirms 68 New Deaths, Updates PPE ProcurementGovernor Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday that the state faced one of its deadliest days yet in the struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic with 68 new deaths confirmed in California.
Tech Worker Crowdfunds, Buys Thousands Of KN95 Masks From China For CA HospitalsMark Linsey raised $130,000 and purchased 60,000 KN95 masks from China. The KN95 masks are almost identical to the N95 s and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized their use.
Coronavirus Update: Daly City Donating PPE To Seton Medical CenterThe city of Daly City announced Monday that it will donate hundreds of pieces of personal protective equipment to Seton Medical Center, which is caring for novel coronavirus patients.
California Launches New Website For Donations Of Lifesaving Medical SuppliesCalifornia has launched a one-stop website to streamline donations or sales of critical supplies needed to fight the novel coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Saturday.
Coronavirus Healthcare: Seton Medical Center Nurses Plead For More PPEAcross the Bay Area, state and nation, the plea is the same from nurses and frontline healthcare workers: there is not enough personal protective equipment.
Desperate For Protective Equipment, Seton Medical Center Nurses Plan Thursday ProtestNurses at Seton Medical Center in Daly City are planning a protest at noon Thursday because they say they are critically low on personal protective equipment (PPE).
Instacart, Amazon Workers Stage 1-Day Strike To Demand Hazard Pay, Protections Against COVID-19Some Instacart and Amazon warehouse workers walked off the job Monday demanding greater safeguards against the coronavirus, even as both companies are speed-hiring hundreds of thousands of new workers to handle a surge in delivery orders.