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Thursday, August 6, 2020 Amy Taxin / Associated Press Photo by Rich Pedroncelli / AP Above: In this April 1, 2020, file photo Dr. Mark Ghaly, secretary of the California Health and Human Services, gestures to a chart showing the impact of the mandatory stay-at-home orders, during a news conference in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Figures …

Figures showing California has slowed the rate of coronavirus infections may be in doubt because a technical problem has delayed reporting of test results, the state’s top health official said. For days, California hasn’t received full counts on the number of tests conducted nor the number that come back positive for COVID-19, Health and Human …

The memo, which was sent to clubs Wednesday, cites the Miami Marlins’ outbreak. “MLB investigators have now conducted a thorough investigation of the factors contributing to the spread of the virus within the Marlins traveling party, and our decision to revise the protocols … is based on many of the things that we learned,” the …

McLean County Public Schools has added a new position for the upcoming school year, the district-wide mental health provider. The position, according to district school psychologist Haley Hudson, will serve to provide mental health awareness and resources for students and their families. Tessa Wilkerson has been named for the new position of mental health provider …

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak issued a proclamation Wednesday to formally name racism as a public health crisis. According to the governor’s office, given Nevada’s diverse population as a minority, majority state, this call to action raises awareness so Nevada does not perpetuate poor health outcomes due to systemic racism during and …

About a month ago, Chicago health officials were optimistic the city could start its school year with a hybrid learning plan, but now, the district has announced it will start entirely remote in the fall, marking a sharp shift for parents and students. The reason behind the change in plans, officials said, was Chicago’s climbing …

HOUSTON – The effectiveness of remdesivir in the treatment of coronavirus is among 35 COVID-related research projects that are being conducted at Harris Health System hospitals, according to officials. According to a press release issued by hospital leaders, the studies are being conducted in conjunction with researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and McGovern Medical …

But as clinicians and mental health advocates, it’s imperative that we sound the alarm: As we enter a sixth straight month of remote work, a sprawling mental health crisis is beginning to arise among the US workforce. Nearly four in 10 Americans say the “coronavirus is having a serious impact on their mental health.” Many …

Six months into the COVID-19 shutdowns, some people are letting their guard down and it’s raising concerns. A UCSF infectious disease doctor says the crowd at Dolores Park this past weekend looked like a big pre-COVID picnic. Doctor Peter Chin-Hong says many people were in the social distancing circles but they weren’t wearing masks and …

Valarie Fakhoury, a British grandmother with her Lebanese daughter and granddaughter, stand outside the emergency ward of a hospital in central Beirut. Janine Haidar/AFP/Getty Images Hundreds of people have been hospitalized across the Lebanese capital and many are feared dead in the aftermath of a massive blast that rocked Beirut, shattering glass and damaging buildings …