Category Archive: Coronavirus

Criminal Charges Filed in Coronavirus Nursing Home Outbreak

Criminal Charges Filed in Coronavirus Nursing Home Outbreak

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Largely as a result of poor decisions and chronic understaffing, two workers at a Massachusetts soldiers’ home might spend the next thirteen years in prison because of criminal charges. A grand jury indicted Bennett Walsh and Dr. David Clinton, two members of Holyoke Soldiers’ Home’s leadership team nursing home, on multiple charges. According to prosecutors,…Read the article
Safe (ish) Activities for Your Family During the Pandemic

Safe (ish) Activities for Your Family During the Pandemic

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Far and away the best way for your family to stay safe and do some activities during the coronavirus pandemic is to stay at home, whether or not such an order is in place. Face masks and social distancing also slow the virus’ spread, but they are not as effective as sheltering in place. But…Read the article
Companies Move to Late-Stage COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

Companies Move to Late-Stage COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

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Executives from Pfizer and Moderna say they are on track to have a COVID-19 vaccine on the shelves by the end of 2020. With these two trials which will have about 30,000 patients each, Moderna and Pfizer established a sizable lead in the race to develop a vaccine. Some 150 firms currently have COVID-19 vaccines…Read the article
Healthcare Providers Protected from Liability in COVID-19

Healthcare Providers Protected from Liability in COVID-19

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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare systems across the globe have been under tremendous strain. In the United States, healthcare professionals not only are placed under immense pressure to care for overwhelming volumes of patients while using limited resources, but they also have to consider their risk of liability. Providing care during this…Read the article
COVID-19 Pandemic Creates Issues for Tenants

COVID-19 Pandemic Creates Issues for Tenants

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In many ways, the COVID-19 pandemic in general, and the lockdowns in particular, were especially hard on Social Security Disability recipients and other low-income households. These individuals are also at a higher risk for eviction. Many low-income families spend almost half their income on rent. If their income sources dried up even slightly, monthly rent…Read the article
Can K-12 Schools Safely Reopen in Fall 2020?

Can K-12 Schools Safely Reopen in Fall 2020?

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As the coronavirus crisis continues, a consensus about at least delaying school openings is emerging. New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio recently unveiled a partial reopening plan for fall 2020. The proposal would stagger school openings and incorporate two or three days a week of remote learning. At least right now, this plan is at odds…Read the article
Coronavirus and Office Lunches

Coronavirus and Office Lunches

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As people go back to work following the Spring 2020 COVID-19 lockdowns, they are finding that work does not look the same. Food issues are a good example of these changes. Significantly, however, the new normal does not allow employers to make decisions on the fly. Many companies used to offer buffet-style meals and snacks…Read the article
Legal Actions Filed: Coronavirus Spreads in Nursing Homes

Legal Actions Filed: Coronavirus Spreads in Nursing Homes

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The legal actions include one from the family of a 78-year-old man in Brooklyn and another 78-year-old-man in Harlem. According to court documents, Linden Center For Nursing and Rehabilitation failed to protect a resident from contracting coronavirus. He suffered “excruciating pain and agony, including fear of imminent death,” according to these documents. In a separate…Read the article
Does Your Disaster Plan Account for COVID-19?

Does Your Disaster Plan Account for COVID-19?

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Experts predict that the 2020 Atlantic storm season will be more active than usual, disaster plan with the lingering COVID-19 pandemic will make things worse. Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expect up to nineteen named storms, including six hurricanes classified at Category 3 or higher. Traditional disaster plans include large evacuation sites,…Read the article
How To Create A Safe Work Environment

How To Create A Safe Work Environment

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An important part of any successful business is having a safe working environment for your employees. When they feel as if they can safely do their job, they’re happy and you don’t have to worry as much about employee injury claims. Here are some useful steps that can help your business to increase the safety…Read the article