More Healthcare Workers Requested
Staffing firms that specialize in healthcare may have an opportunity to help a nation in crisis. California, which ranks among the states with the highest volumes of confirmed COVID-19 cases, is calling on health care professionals, including medical students and the recently retired, to assist in treating coronavirus patients, according to CNN.
In preparation for a surge in Covid-19 patients, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new website where health care workers can sign up and get matched to the need in their area. There are currently more than 766,000 health care professionals in California, the governor said. He hopes to add 37,000 more workers. Newsom made it clear that these professionals will be paid for their work, saying that reimbursements and grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will help provide the required funds.
Newsworthy Developments for March 30, 2020
Daily reporting by the New York Times: A 1,000-bed Navy hospital ship docked in Manhattan, while new questions were raised about China’s case tally. Oil prices plummeted and Macy’s said it would furlough the majority of its workers.
- Trump tells governors he “hasn’t heard about testing in weeks.”
- As the virus’s impact expands, Washington mulls more emergency measures.
- Roughly three out of four Americans are under orders to stay home, or will be soon.
- As the virus spreads behind bars, there are calls rising to free inmates.
- China says it’s halting the virus’s spread. Is that true?
- Agony in Spain and Italy as deaths climb and lockdowns are extended.
- “Doctors are getting sick everywhere.” Health workers confront fear as colleagues fall ill.
COVID-19: U.S. at a Glance
Cases and Data
The following data comes from the most recent information published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Total cases: 140,904
- Total deaths: 2,405
- Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Marianas, and US Virgin Islands)
Current Sources and Origins
- Travel-related: 886
- Close contact: 2,351
- Under investigation: 137,667
Stay At Home States and Social Distancing Rules
More states across the country to impose or increase directives to keep people at home to curb the spread of the coronavirus. By Monday, March 30, more than half of all U.S. states and the Navajo Nation had told their residents to stay at home as much as possible, with many cities and counties joining in.
At least 251 million people in at least 30 states, 81 counties, 15 cities, and one territory are being urged to stay home. States that have issued statewide orders now include Virginia, Maryland, Rhode Island, and Alaska. For more details, please refer to our map of statewide and limited orders in place across the nation, which is updated each weekday.
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