Day: October 17, 2020

Keeping ‘congregate’ living facilities safe from COVID-19 | Business



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Saanen Kerson, associate director at Vine Village, in art class with residents.




Saanen Kerson, the associate director of Vine Village, first learned about COVID-19 in January from a relative living in China.

Napa’s Vine Village provides residential care and supportive services for people with developmental services.

Saanen knew that she needed to develop a plan quickly because people with developmental disabilities and autism are more susceptible to infections and health complications than other people.

With no pandemic experience or plans to draw on, Saanen and her staff were faced with complicated decisions about how to protect residents and staff.

First, in February she began ordering cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, and food in anticipation of shortages to come.

Vine Village was on immediate lockdown. They closed their Arts and Agriculture Day Program for people from the greater Napa community who have developmental disabilities.

Then they

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Should kids go trick-or-treating? Here’s how to make Halloween less scary

Halloween isn’t really supposed to be scary, but COVID-19 has made trick-or-treating frightening for many parents.

There are safe ways to celebrate, but health experts say people need to accept that some traditions need to be adapted to the world today.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a complete list of recommendations for the Halloween season, ranking activities as low, moderate or high risk.

For example, modifying trick-or-treating to let kids grab individually wrapped goodie bags while they stay at least six feet away from other people, was described as moderate risk. Traditional trick-or-treating was placed in the high-risk category.

Although the face-to-face interaction children have when they knock on doors is brief, the risk of transmitting a virus increases as more houses are visited, experts say. And if you’re trick-or-treating with large groups of children, the risk of transmission is even higher.

“If you’re doing something that

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Season 25 of ‘The Bachelor’ to feature South Salem high school grad

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Suzie Heringer has watched “The Bachelor” before and knows some of the content in the reality TV show could make a mom, or any parent, blush.

Her youngest daughter was cast among 40-plus women who will compete for a rose and Matt James’ heart in the 25th season of the dating show.

“She’s always made us proud, and she’s got a really good head on her shoulders, so I’m not worried about anything,” her mom said. “Hopefully, she’ll have fun.”

Abigail Heringer, a 2013 graduate of South Salem High School, traveled earlier this month to a resort in Pennsylvania, where filming is underway.

Mom’s last bit of advice before she left: “I jokingly told her to remember her grandparents will be watching. I know that will stick with her.”

Producers collect cellphones from the participants, so Abigail has had

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Trump Still Downplays COVID As He Steps Up Pitch For Second Term

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gone are the days when President Donald Trump held forth daily at the White House podium flanked by members of his coronavirus task force. And the days when Vice President Mike Pence and other task force officials would head to Trump’s office to brief him immediately after their meetings.

The White House won’t say when Trump last met with the task force.

In the week since he emerged from coronavirus isolation, Trump has demonstrated new determination to minimize the threat of the virus that has killed more than 218,000 Americans and complicated his chances of winning another four years in the White House.

“The light at the end of the tunnel is near. We are rounding the turn,” Trump told supporters Friday at an event in Fort Myers, Florida, one of many moments during a week of campaigning in which the president tried to play down the

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Wisconsin DNR to allow online-only hunter education for youth

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Patches and safety cards are given to graduates of Wisconsin hunter education classes. (Photo: Paul A. Smith)

Prospective hunters of all ages may earn their Wisconsin hunter education certificate through an entirely online process due to a temporary change announced Thursday by the Department of Natural Resources.

The modification, made out of health concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic, means for the first time in state history even young hunters can gain the required credentials without demonstrating firearm safety and passing an in-person examination.

Prior to the change, all hunters under the age of 18 were required to at least attend a 5- to 7-hour “field day” of instruction and testing supervised by certified hunter education instructors.

The alteration was driven by a desire to prevent COVID-19 exposure among students and instructors as well as limited availability of public facilities to conduct classes, capacity limits in buildings

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How oncology nurse navigators can be a resource and lifesaver for patients

In her role as a point person, Rudokas makes appointments for patients, and she becomes their advocate. As an oncology nurse navigator, she can assist patients with things like providing information about specific cancer diagnosis and treatment options, coordinating care with the patient’s healthcare team, assisting them with financial concerns or health insurance questions as well as connecting them with other resources.

“At every point, I talk to them, I tell them to call me if they have questions. I may not know all the answers, but I know who we can call,” Rudokas said. “We are going to find out if they need any referrals to social work, a dietician, chaplain, or mental health worker, or any kind of outside facility they may need. We try to find out what their needs are, and what is going to get them through this journey with the least number of barriers.

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Beware of Fake Shark Tank Trial Supplements

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According to a host of recent statistical data, the relationship between ABC’s famous reality TV show Shark Tank and Keto diet pills seems to be at an all-time high. For those of our readers who may not be aware, Shark Tank is a television-based investment platform designed for entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to several seasoned venture capitalists (like Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary) and take their business ideas to the next level.

In this regard, while there have been quite a few health and fitness-related products that have been introduced in front of the judges’ panel as part of Shark Tank, there has only ever been one keto diet supplement brand to grace the program. However, if one were to do a quick search online, it would appear as though there have been numerous such supplements that made their way onto the show. So in

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Appeals court upholds Kentucky abortion law requiring clinics to have transfer agreements with hospitals

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a Kentucky law that requires abortion clinics to have written agreements with a hospital and ambulance service in case of medical emergencies.

The 2-1 ruling from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reverses a 2018 district court ruling that found the law, first passed in 1998, violated constitutionally protected due process rights.

EMW Women’s Surgical Center first challenged the law in 2017 after a licensing fight with then-Gov. Matt Bevin (R). EMW was the only clinic that provided abortions at the time, and Bevin claimed that it lacked proper transfer agreements and took steps to shut it down.

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky joined the suit later on, claiming that Bevin had used these transfer agreements to block its request for a license to provide abortions. After Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear took office in 2019, the two clinics were allowed to

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Department of Health prepared for fall surge in COVID-19 cases

WILKES-BARRE — Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine this week highlighted the work under way to prepare Pennsylvania for a fall resurgence in COVID-19 cases, and to make sure all Pennsylvanians are as protected as possible from both COVID-19 and influenza.

“We have seen more than 1,000 cases a day for the past nine days, which shows that we are at the start of a fall resurgence of COVID-19,” Dr. Levine said. “While we are working to expand testing, prepare for a vaccine and prevent outbreaks, Pennsylvanians have an important role to play. We must be united by wearing a mask, washing our hands, social distancing and avoiding large gatherings, downloading the COVID Alert PA mobile app and getting a flu vaccine.”

The department announced that the first allotment of rapid antigen test cards are being distributed to several counties that are seeing increased cases of COVID-19 across the state.

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