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Social distancing: A crucial step to slow the spread of COVID-19

Staying 6 feet apart from people who you are not quarantining with is an important step to slow down the spread of the virus.

By Amber Birrell and Christine Kim

April 30, 2020

As the novel COVID-19 continues to spread, social distancing becomes a necessity in most, if not all, communities around the world.  In an attempt to minimize the escalation of the pandemic, it is essential we all participate in social distancing. Most public places, where close contact with others i...

Small businesses hurt by local legislation, coronavirus pandemic

Small businesses hurt by local legislation, coronavirus pandemic

By Miya Liu

April 10, 2020

The shelter-in-place order put forth due to COVID-19 concerns affects the entire community. Even with federal economic aid, many local businesses will not be able to bounce back.  Country Gourmet — a local restaurant one mile away from HHS — closed its doors after 34 years of business. The re...

Parent, student dynamic enhanced during lockdown

Due to COVID-19, many families are ordered to stay home, where they complete their work and school as well as spend some family time.

By Seoyoung Hwang and Christine Kim

April 9, 2020

Due to the shelter-in-place order set in place by the state of California, many parents have been forced to work from home, either due to work closures or having to look after their kids because of school closures.  Freshman Mae Richardson said she and her entire family have had to stay home due to ...

Shelter in place order extended, further restrictions imposed

The shelter in place’s goal is to prevent large gatherings of people and slow the spread of the virus. Six Bay Area counties and the state of California have all imposed the shelter-in-place, along with other restrictions.

By Karuna Chandran and Shruti Magesh

April 6, 2020

With the ongoing spread of COVID-19, six Bay Area counties — including Santa Clara County — issued shelter-in-place orders, which began on Tuesday, March 17 and was expected to last until Tuesday, April 7. Gov. Gavin Newsom followed a few days later, issuing a statewide shelter-in-place ord...

Spread of COVID-19 results in school closures, local state of emergency

Spread of COVID-19 results in school closures, local state of emergency

By Shruti Magesh

March 21, 2020

Santa Clara County faces an increasing number of COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases each day, with a confirmed 196 cases and eight deaths as of March 19, according to Santa Clara County Public Health. To slow the spread of the virus, the city of Santa Clara declared a local state of emergency, which includ...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Social distancing: the life-changing impact of staying home

STAFF EDITORIAL: Social distancing: the life-changing impact of staying home

March 17, 2020

School has been canceled. It seems like it’s the perfect time to meet up with your friends at Philz. Except, it isn’t. With 490 confirmed cases in California, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, and 251 cases reported in The Bay Area alone, Santa Clara County remains one of three hotspots fo...