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Preparing Healthcare Facilities to Resume Surgical Care

Decontamination of intensive care units, special care units, operating rooms and other healthcare facilities used in the treatment of COVID-19 patients is a priority. To properly prepare for resuming non-essential and elective surgical care, the EPA has released the following guidelines to all healthcare facilities, specifically in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and Surgical Care Units…
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How COVID-19 is Affecting the Food Processing Industry

With consumers rushing to stock their pantries, there has been an increase in demand for shelf-stable foods and beverages causing employees to work around the clock in the food processing industry. However, COVID-19 has made it difficult for many of these plants to remain open. Nearly 5,000 employees in the food processing industry have contracted the coronavirus, resulting in the…
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COVID-19 Exposure in Apartment Complexes

The “stay-at-home” order was implemented in the hopes of reducing COVID-19 cases in California. This encourages individuals to stay home by closing public places and non-essential stores to maximize social distancing. While individuals living in a single-family home can fully isolate themselves, those living in a multi-family, apartment complexes have a greater risk of contracting…
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Reopening Schools after COVID-19

On April 28, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced his four-stage plan outlining the reopening of California. As COVID-19 cases and deaths stabilize, California gets ready to transition to Stage 2 and then Stage 3 of Gov. Newsom’s plan, which would allow low-risk nonessential businesses to reopen with certain adaptations. If all goes according to plan, schools and educational…
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Next Steps: Reopening Process After COVID-19

Reopening in the News  Recently, numerous states have entered the reopening process with each state taking a varied approach to the precautions and speed at which they open. California Governor Gavin Newsome has made a statement outlining a staged reopening process for California. Currently, California has entered Stage 2 which does involve the lifting of restrictions and opening of…
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Preventing Spread of COVID-19 in California’s Government Facilities

Many government facilities have closed their doors to the public in an effort to minimize the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). In order to maintain government services, solutions have been implemented, such as the DMV’s online transaction portal, public meetings, and hearings for the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning being rescheduled online. Courtrooms in Los Angeles are closed to non-essential functions until…
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The Ongoing Changes of Face Mask Laws in Southern California

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic grows, health officials are recommending the general public to wear face masks or facial coverings to minimize the spread of the virus. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) advises putting on a cloth face covering when going out in public areas, such as grocery stores. Some city and county officials have taken this advisory…
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COVID-19: Creating a Safe Workplace

As we enter the phases of reopening, many American’s are beginning to return to the workforce. Along with the highly anticipated reset of the economy, comes some valid concerns. Am I safe to return to my office? What steps were taken to ensure a safe workplace? What will happen if a coworker tests positive for COVID-19?  All of These Questions Are Valid …
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Property Managers Coping with COVID-19

Keeping rental properties occupied is a challenge for many landlords and property managers during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. With overriding concerns of contracting the contagious virus, potential, as well as current renters, are increasingly wary of how landlords handle the health and safety of tenants.   Recently, residents of an apartment complex owned by a large…
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Wearing a Mask: How, When and Why

The CDC recently began recommending that everyone wear a mask when going out in public. So how did they come to this conclusion? What is the difference between the different masks on the market? What’s the difference between a mask and a respirator? What mask should I wear? And if this is a good idea,…
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