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Parents of little kids can’t keep doing this COVID shuffle

It was while picking my 2-year-old’s pancakes from my 4-year-old’s hair last week that I got the email: After two days in school since our last quarantine, my daughter’s preschool class was in quarantine again.

MSJC President Roger Schultz Addresses Local CalRTA Members

Mt. San Jacinto College Superintendent/President Dr. Roger Schultz addressed CalRTA Division 33 members at their February 8th general meeting and shared the extensive growth and improvements made since 2001 when he first joined MSJC as a Vice President of Student Services. Schultz now oversees approximately 24,000 students at four MSCJ campuses in its 1,700-square-mile district, including the San Jacinto, Menifee Valley, San Gorgonio Pass, and Temecula Valley campuses. In the fall of 2022, a new Beaumont Middle College High School campus is due to launch under a partnership between Mt. San Jacinto College and the Beaumont Unified School District.

Biden-Harris Administration Will Cover Free Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests Through Medicare

As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s ongoing efforts to expand Americans’ access to free testing, people in either Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage will be able to get over-the-counter COVID-19 tests at no cost starting in early spring. Under the new initiative, Medicare beneficiaries will be able to access up to eight over-the-counter COVID-19 tests per month for free. Tests will be available through eligible pharmacies and other participating entities. This policy will apply to COVID-19 over-the-counter tests approved or authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Coronavirus Files: FDA plans to vaccinate youngest children; Spotify misinformation stirs...

People of color are at least twice as likely to die of COVID as white people. In the Black community, the loss of so many lives also means the loss of oral history, as Janell Ross writes at Time.

Why are so many vaccinated people getting COVID-19 lately?

Why are so many vaccinated people getting COVID-19 lately? A couple of factors are at play, starting with the emergence of the highly contagious omicron variant. Omicron is more likely to infect people, even if it doesn’t make them very sick, and its surge coincided with the holiday travel season in many places.

US adds Merck pill as 2nd easy-to-use drug against COVID-19

U.S. health regulators on Thursday authorized the second pill against COVID-19, providing another easy-to-use medication to battle the rising tide of omicron infections.

Nearly $100B stolen in pandemic relief funds

Nearly $100 billion at minimum has been stolen from COVID-19 relief programs set up to help businesses and people who lost their jobs due to the pandemic, the U.S. Secret Service said Tuesday.

More than 90% of fed workers got shots by deadline

More than 90% of federal workers received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Monday’s deadline set by President Joe Biden.

Boosters for all adults in US closer with panel meeting set

An influential U.S. advisory panel will discuss expanding eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to all adults Friday, a move that could make the shots available nationwide as early as this weekend.

How Californians are reacting to COVID-19 vaccines approval for children between...

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) panel signed off kid-size doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children from ages 5 to 11.