Businesses, universities, and entire communities are realizing that while the Covid-19 pandemic continues, testing whole populations may be necessary to resume in-person interaction without uncontrolled outbreaks. “Assurance testing,” as we call it, faces novel challenges and requires a novel strategy: Online marketplaces for testing that make it simpler and cheaper for organizations and communities of any size to get their members tested while making it efficient for labs and test administrators to make tests available when and where they are needed.
As US based employers eagerly look towards reopening, HCW is prepared and has assembled effective testing solutions for a safe and secure reopening.
June 1, 2020 — More than half of American workers have office jobs. If you’re among them, during quarantine you probably miss the camaraderie — grabbing a cup of coffee in the break room, catching up in the elevator. But thanks to coronavirus safety precautions, when you finally go back to your office, you may not recognize the place.
An Alabama school district is using a Texas-based program to deliver meals to students through the mail.
A study in JAMA Network Open found that 2.2 million to 2.9 million youths in the US may have nonverbal learning disability, suggesting an estimated population prevalence range of 3% to 4%.
Researchers analyzed 107 parent-child dyads and found that dyads in which parents suppressed feelings of stress had less engagement and less warmth during an interaction with their children, compared with controls who did not suppress their emotions.
A study in the Cochrane Review found that the rate of mumps cases in children with two doses of measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox vaccine would be 1%, compared with 7.4% in those who were unvaccinated, while the rate of measles cases in children with one dose of the vaccine would be 0.5%, compared with 7% in those who were unvaccinated.
The CDC has added six symptoms to its list of possible signs of COVID-19 patients: chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and sensory changes such as new loss of smell or taste.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci said US testing capacity for COVID-19 averages between 1.5 million to 2 million tests a week, and he believes the US will be able to double this capacity in the coming weeks.
More people are taking up running as exercise or a way to get out of the house during the novel coronavirus pandemic, fitness experts say.
Employers should help employees avoid 401(k) cash outs
Employers should help employees avoid taking cash out of their 401(k) plans due to financial stresses from the novel coronavirus pandemic, says Retirement Clearinghouse CEO Spencer Williams.
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in Pennsylvania has created wellness stations, including one virtual station, to help employees who experience stress due to the novel coronavirus pandemic practice self-care. Mindfulness classes and meetings with a mental health professional are among the offerings.