There are a few criteria, though, that Brubaker considers immutable: The CAHOOTS stand-in should be operated by a local nonprofit separate from the government that already has an established, positive rapport with the community, and it should ideally be staffed by people who reflect the diversity of that community. … [Read more...] about This town of 170,000 replaced some cops with medics and mental health workers. It’s worked for over 30 years
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An undated photo provided by Marriott shows an employee using electrostatic spraying technology to kill germs in a hotel room. Hotel companies are coming out with new cleaning standards inspired by those set by the CDC. (Marriott via The New York Times) -- FOR USE ONLY WITH NYT STORY SLUGGED LODGING OUTLOOK BY ELAINE GLUSAC FOR MAY 17, 2020 -- ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED. --Photo: MARRIOTT;Marriott / New York Times … [Read more...] about California hotels are starting to open up, but is it safe to stay in one during coronavirus?
Becky Cherry-May, a nurse at Kaiser’s Vacaville Medical Center, said that because the virus clings to surfaces, like the outside of a mask, when re-using one “it’s so easy to contaminate yourself,” despite careful practices. She said guidance about how to use personal protective equipment changes “hour to hour,” and she is constantly retraining other nurses. Part of the problem is she doesn’t know how much PPE her hospital has. … [Read more...] about Bay Area braces for coronavirus surge: Hospitals get ready to care for patients, protect workers
In Denver, Lewis and hundreds of others were displaced in late April and early May from sprawling, blocks-long encampments, as part of what city officials say is an ongoing effort to periodically clean city streets and keep infectious diseases down. Most homeless campers moved their belongings just a few blocks, where their tents now line more than a quarter-mile of sidewalks. … [Read more...] about Sweeps of homeless camps in Denver, elsewhere run counter to COVID-19 guidance and pile on health risks
“If you want some college football this fall and other sports, wear your mask for the next few weeks. Let’s flatten the curve and drive the numbers down. God bless!” Kemp says in the video. … [Read more...] about Georgia’s coronavirus cases hit daily record, officials say