California health officials ease limits on private gatherings

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — California health officials have released new guidance Friday night increasing the limit on the number of households allowed to attend private outdoor gatherings.

According to the California Department of Public Health website, the new guidance allows no more than three households to gather outdoors, including hosts and guests, and gatherings should be kept to two hours or less.

The new guidance goes into effect in San Diego County on Saturday.

“Gatherings may occur in outdoor spaces that are covered by umbrellas, canopies, awnings, roofs, and other shade structures provided that at least three sides of the space (or 75%) are open to the outdoors,” state health officials said.

If the gathering is taking place at someone’s home, guests may use a bathroom inside the residence as long as they are frequently sanitized.

“The host should collect names of all attendees and contact information in case contact

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UF Health ‘champions’ ease fears for elderly COVID-19 patients at risk of delirium

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – It was the last place in the world Patricia Fountain wanted to be: a hospital’s COVID-19 unit.

The 80-year-old resident of a Starke nursing home had been rushed to University of Florida Health Shands Hospital after testing positive for the novel coronavirus in early April. Fountain had believed she had a mild bout of flu. No big deal, she thought.

Now at UF Health, Fountain cried, uncertain what God had in store for her. “I told Him, ‘If you’re going to take me, then take me. But don’t let me suffer too much,’” she said.

A hospital can be a scary place for patients. Being hospitalized in a pandemic can be absolutely terrifying. Patients are isolated in a room, unable to leave or have visitors. Medical personnel are dressed in bright-yellow gowns and sky-blue gloves. Formidable-looking masks cover mouths and noses below face shields, giving caregivers the

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Take a break from social media to ease mental health woes during pandemic

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People have been urged to take a break from using social media during the Covid-19 pandemic to avoid slumping into a depression.

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Researchers from America’s Penn State University and Jinan University in China said excessively looking on social media for up-to-date health information amid the virus outbreak is linked to an increase in depression and secondary trauma.

The study focused on 320 participants in Wuhan, China, where the outbreak first began in December last year, and they were given an online survey to complete which quizzed them on how they used and shared health information on social media sites such as WeChat, China’s most popular app.

The team also measured participants’ use of WeChat to see if they were addicted to using the site and assessed their health behaviour changes as a result of

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