The Department of Health limits the size and duration of private meetings.
Federal health officials say Nevada should repeal a statewide ban on individual rapid coronavirus testing. Preschools and kindergartens in 20 states see a significant drop in enrollment.
Nevada relaxes testing criteria, positivity rates to reopen.
11% of Bay Area residents stay at home all day because of the pandemic. State health service limits the size and length of private gatherings. Ahead of the holidays, the California Department of Public Health has issued strict new rules on private meetings, restricting them from taking place outdoors and requiring attendees to wear masks and maintain a distance physics from each other.
The new guidelines were released on Friday evening. It replaces a public health order stating that meetings were not allowed “unless otherwise specified.”
According to the guidelines, even private meetings should not last more than two hours and be limited to members of three separate families.
Participants should wear masks unless they eat or drink and wash their hands frequently with soap and water. Sick people are ordered to stay home, while those at increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness are strongly encouraged to avoid meetings.
It also encourages the host of the gathering to collect the names and contact details of all attendees “in case contact needs to be tracked down later.”
The CRPD noted that some counties might have stricter rules for personal collections and encouraged residents to contact their local health department.
California had reported a total of 838,606 coronavirus cases and 16,428 deaths. The average percentage of positive patients is 2.5% over seven days.
2 pm: Federal health administrators say Nevada must lift a statewide ban on specific rapid coronavirus testing
Federal health administrators tell Nevada officials they need to revoke a statewide directive issued a few days ago asking nursing homes to stop using two types of rapid coronavirus tests, the AP said.
Nevada health officials advised nursing homes to stop using these rapid tests due to the likelihood of false-positive results. The Federal Department of Health and Human Services’ chief of COVID-19 diagnostic tests said it is prohibited by law for the state to impose the ban it ordered on October 2.
DHHS’s head said there is “no perfect test” for the virus, and said that the value of identifying 40% of true positives is a vital question for nursing homes.
13:33: Preschools and kindergartens in 20 states see a significant drop in enrollment
According to NPR, in some school districts in 20 states, kindergarten enrollment has dropped for kindergarten at an average of 16 percent.
Although robust national data is not yet available, NPR and member stations reported with other reporters across the country have found that the decline in enrollment affects nearly all groups: urban and rural, large and small, rich and poor.
Due to the significant complications of declining enrollment, public schools face funding shortages next year. In general, public schools receive state funding on a per-pupil basis. There are two “counting days” when schools must file an official state enrollment count for next year’s funding plans. The first week of October is typically the first day for enumeration in many states.
This type of system is often beneficial for schools in better and prosperous communities. These districts tend to receive more funding, making less well-funded districts more dependent on state aid.
Children who do not attend public school can instead participate in a private school or daycare center that provides learning environments; however, these two elements can also be threatened.
According to some reports, some private schools have seen an increase in enrollment, according to some reports, especially schools offering face-to-face learning in a school district that only offers virtual or blended learning. Some researchers say keeping children out of preschool and kindergarten can exacerbate inequality for children whose families cannot afford to send them to private school.
The Nevada Coronavirus Task Force on Thursday voted to relax the testing criteria and the positivity rates counties must achieve to avoid being reported as “high risk.”
State officials have acknowledged that progress in containing COVID-19 in the state has changed course in recent weeks. They stressed the importance of balancing the need to gradually reopen companies to avoid economic disasters and further prevent the virus’s spread.
The policy relaxation comes one week after raising the 50-person limit at meetings. Storey and Nye County brothel owners have demanded that the state allow them to reopen.