Holy Family Day Home teacher Karina Olvera works with her student Shuwen Tan, 4, at her preschool in San Francisco, Calif. on September 3, 2020. Like many preschools, Holy Family Day Home is incorporating a kindergarten program into it's preschool system in order to meet demand from parents unable to supervise distance learning for their children at home.Photo: Brittany Hosea-Small / Special to The Chronicle … [Read more...] about The first day of kindergarten means going back to preschool for some Bay Area kids
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At Synapse, testing will be done for students whose parents have consented. Parents can opt out of having their child tested but if they do, the student will not be allowed to come back for in-person classes, Eagen said. Synapse is one of 19 San Mateo County private schools that sought and received state approval to restart in-person instruction for students sixth grade and below. In counties that have widespread virus rates under the new state tiered reopening system, students seventh grade and higher must start the school year doing distance learning. … [Read more...] about How Bay Area schools plan to conduct coronavirus testing for students and staff
2:24 p.m. Fauci says don’t expect normalcy before end of 2021: People should not expect a return to normal life — like forgoing masks and social distancing — until late next year, assuming a vaccine with 70-75% effectiveness is found and administered to the public, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said Friday. Getting a vaccine does not mean it will be “like turning a switch off,” he said in a CNN interview. “It’s going to be gradual.” He said he’d be surprised if a vaccine had more than 75% effectiveness, meaning “You still have to have a component of public health measures.” Only with “a very, very low level” of infection, he said, “then we can start talking about normalcy.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: Sept. 10-11
“The story of these disparities, particularly in the Latino community, is the story about the essential frontline worker,” said Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, chair of epidemiology and bio statistics at UCSF. “The person who is leaving their home, going to work, and then being exposed often at work and then bringing that exposure home to family because there’s overcrowding in the family, dense living situations, and frankly an inability to isolate.” … [Read more...] about Latinos make up 75% of coronavirus cases in largely white Marin County. Will new equity efforts help?
The California Gaming Association, the trade group representing cardrooms across the state, does not think it’s fair that indoor electronic machine gaming and slot machines are being allowed in some casinos while indoor card games are not. (The state believes electronic games tend to be safer because they are a more solitary activity.) California’s cardrooms are an estimated $5 billion industry, according to the association. … [Read more...] about Distanced blackjack and poker? First outdoor California cardroom reopens