• Two More SoCal Universities Announce Anti-Coronavirus Measures

    Two more local universities — Pepperdine and Cal State Long Beach — joined UCLA and USC Wednesday in announcing measures to combat the coronavirus, moving toward holding all online classes. UCLA suspended all in-person classes “wherever possible” beginning Wednesday and continuing through April 10 in response to concerns about coronavirus, while USC began three days […]

  • How March Madness is planning to combat the spread of coronavirus

    (CNN) — March for college basketball fans means a month full of roaring crowds, dramatic upsets, buzzer beaters, blood, sweat and tears. But in the shadow of the novel coronavirus outbreak, there could be a new meaning to the phrase March Madness. With the big tournament just a week from tip-off, the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) has […]

  • UC Riverside Suspends In-Person Attendance Based on Coronavirus Concerns

    UC Riverside Chancellor Kim Wilcox announced Tuesday that all in-person classes on campus will be suspended until at least April 3 based on mounting concerns over potential coronavirus exposure, leaving teachers and students to interact via the internet or other remote means. “As local, national and global public health recommendations shift to include mitigation of […]

  • Lawmakers react after coronavirus briefing: ‘I do not think we’re prepared’

    (CNN) — House lawmakers emerged from a briefing on coronavirus on Friday with Democrats saying that the country is not prepared to deal with the public health threat, while Republicans were less critical but still said that more needs to be done to combat the spread of the disease. “This is potentially an enormous issue for the […]

  • Whistleblower Complaint about Coronavirus Quarantine Triggers Alarm

    Complaints that healthcare professionals temporarily stationed at March Air Reserve Base to oversee the precautionary quarantine of nearly 200 evacuees for possible coronavirus exposure were not properly trained prompted a congressman Thursday to call for an investigation. “I am extremely concerned and alarmed by the allegations a senior official at Health & Human Services has […]

  • Riverside Seeks to Assist Sister City in China Contending with Coronavirus

    Riverside officials Wednesday requested donations of medical face masks, as well as monetary assistance, for healthcare professionals in Riverside’s sister city Jiangmen, China, where they’re running out of supplies while trying to contend with the novel coronavirus epidemic. “I’m grateful for all the brave doctors and medical personnel who rose to the occasion in helping […]

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