Bay Area mental health specialists and crisis line managers say they have seen an increasing number of calls or texts from distraught people seeking help. They worry the situation will grow worse with surges in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. Read more ›
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Do you have questions about whether childcare, summer camps, parks and playgrounds, swimming pools or other activities are open in your county? Get the latest information on nine bay area counties in this handy database assembled by the San Francisco Chronicle’s digital team. Read more ›
New Guidance for Planning for the Safe Reopening of Schools for the 2020-2021 School Year [downloadable]
The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department today issued detailed guidance for school administrators to help them prepare to welcome students back to school campuses for the 2020-2021 school year, with the protocols and policies in place to protect students and staff from COVID-19. Read more ›
California’s Department of Education (CDE) released a detailed how-to guide on how to safely reopen schools in the age of face masks and physical distancing.
About half of college presidents say it’s “very likely” they will resume in-person classes for the coming term, according to a new American Council on Education (ACE) survey of 310 college leaders.
In order to restart operations, about two-thirds of presidents with on-campus housing say they plan to set up a space to quarantine students. More than half of all respondents said they will require masks to be worn on campus. Read more ›
Psychological Toll of the Pandemic: A Third of Americans Now Show Signs of Clinical Anxiety or Depression
A third of Americans are showing signs of clinical anxiety or depression, Census Bureau data shows, the most definitive and alarming sign yet of the psychological toll exacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more ›
Dr. Ramsey Khasho, chief clinical officer at Children’s Health Council, appeared on KTVU News to discuss how parents can address children’s negative behavior during the COVID-19 health crisis. Read more ›
California Superintendent of Public Instruction Says Schools Are Likely to Be Closed for the Rest of the Academic Year
California’s schools chief Tony Thurmond is recommending that the state’s public schools plan to provide distance learning to students through the end of their school year. Read more ›