COVID-19 continues to impact Latino com Omaha
COVID-19 continues to impact Latino community
Many patients are coming in South Omaha to get tested for COVID-19 and the health providers are finding it hard to handle the increasing numbers. The local leaders are requesting for more tests along with safer work conditions.
Highlighting general wellbeing information, Neb. State Sen. Tony Vargas, who speaks to the region, said the infection has excessively affected ethnic minorities in Douglas County - specifically, its Latino people group.
For Vargas, the best concern revolves around straightforwardness. He said if neighborhood meatpacking plants and nursing offices can not share case information openly, nearby government and wellbeing offices can not viably treat individuals
The push to check cases and passings remains profoundly close to home for Vargas. His own dad as of late died from COVID-19. Finally check, the Douglas County Health Department detailed about 43% of recorded COVID-19 cases are Hispanic. A map indicating the province's distinctive ZIP codes shows both south and east Omaha stand apart as the hardest-hit division with regards to the quantity of cases and number of tests finished.
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Millard North Freshman Funds PPE For Healthcare Community
In a time when people all over the world are grappling for some semblance of survival in the pandemic hit society, the Healthcare community is working tirelessly on the frontlines to restore and maintain normalcy with their efforts.
The sacrifices they make are something we cannot understand unless we are in their shoes, experiencing the desolate situation with our own being. The most we common citizens can do is provide support in many forms to help convert their efforts into lasting care and concern.
Furnishing quiet and powerful support, in the form of Personal Protection Equipment, is the Millard North Freshman, Mahika Kanchanam. Apprehension for the health care workers has motivated her helping nature to raise $3,800 in donations and convert them into personal care items like scrub caps, masks, goggles, ear savers and face shields.
Terming this act as a ‘learning project’, Mahika has coordinated with volunteers, hospitals, suppliers and 3D printers for the items. Her donations have been split between the Millards Public School Custodial Staff, the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, the Lakeside Hospital as well as the Methodist Hospital.
A work in progress, Mahika is grateful to all the volunteers and donors who have contributed their time and effort towards crafting her efforts into a successful and satisfying reality.
Saving wildlife from COVID-19
During the birth of any human, the child has small eyes, lovely small hands and legs and we care and love that small child a lot.
The same condition is with our wildlife living beings i.e. animals, birds, water-born animals and many more.
As today we see that Coronavirus is spread throughout the world targeting all living creatures existing in our environment, but suppose when a small child gets targeted we will immediately rush for medical help.
The same rule is to be applied to wildlife lives too. We can also see that, Nebraska Wildlife Rehab is on pace to receive a record number of animals this year. It shows that human is caring for animals too, which is good.
300 babies were admitted due to COVID-19 attack in the hospital organization. As nowadays, people are free having no work to do at home, rather than wasting time by watching movies, calling our relatives unnecessarily, they can keep a watch at their surrounding backyard animals where they are safe or not. As per WHO, we know the symptoms of COVID-19, so whenever we observed that kind of symptoms in wildlife animals we should call for an emergency medical help. So this is the only time that we can show and help our environment by caring for each and every living lives.
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18 positive cases reported in Omaha’s open door mission campus
Omaha's Open Door Mission had reported 18 positive cases of COVID-19 until now.
The Douglas County Health Department sent a National Guard team consisting of 30 members to do testing in Open Door Mission, as said by Candace Gregory, Open Door Mission's president, and CEO, in a press release.
The first round of testing covered 84% of staff and guests, in which 18 were found positive in COVID-19. Among these 18, six were staff members and 12 guests. Three test results are still pending.
Till the results of the testing were coming, new isolation and quarantine rooms were prepared.
Last Monday, members of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's infectious disease team came to the shelter's campus near Carter Lake in northeast Omaha, to determine its safety measures and protocols being followed. They worked with shelter staff to make new quarantine and isolation rooms in the campus.
The next round of testing will be done on Monday to find any new cases.
Shelters immediately need washable face masks, washable gowns for nurses entering the COVID-19 areas, and supplies of disinfectant.
World-Herald reporting in the late march shown the challenges being faced by Omaha's biggest homeless shelters during a pandemic. Gregory also said that they had taken some steps to keep people safe.
Omaha city weekly conference by Mayor
Mayor of Omaha Jean Stothert had asked all the Omahans to continue their efforts in fighting COVID-19 and try to keep the curve as flat as possible following all the guidelines.
As the businesses begin to open up people, have to be more careful and alert.
In her weekly conference on Thursday, Mayor reminded sports teams are not allowed to practice until the end of May.
She also reminded some restless people that COVID-19 is still here and deadly and only precautions can stop it being as devastating as Spanish Flu.
People should continue wearing a mask and as things begin to reopen only restaurant servers don't have to wear masks, but nail and hair salons do have to. Police will be doing a Compliance check for this.
This week, City Finance Director Stephen Curtiss said that the city funds could she a shortfall of $127 million, but he doesn't know the impact service tax can make.
Douglas County Health Department Director Dr. Adi Pour said on Thursday that she expects that the number of cases in the city may keep increasing by 100 daily as the testing will increase. The county has a total 1,205 confirmed cases, according to her.
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Horrified visitors watch as woman drives over graves of veterans
Families were amazed when a lady started driving a SUV over the graves of veterans on Mother's Day.
The episode occurred at the Houston National Cemetery as families stuffed the graveyard to visit the graves of friends and family and see the Lone Star Flight Museum flyover.
That is the point at which a lady in a red SUV began driving once again the graves of veterans. Numerous individuals shouted at the lady to stop, while others recorded video of the episode on their mobile phones.
One lady remained on her granddad's grave to shield the driver from running over his grave.
Astonished observers said it showed up the lady appeared to be in a race to leave the burial ground after the flyover.
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announces that drivers can renew their licenses online
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday that the drivers can renew
their licenses via online thus keeping away the hassle of going to the local Division of Motor
"Using a customer’s existing photo will help limit the number of people in our driver and photo
license centres, and by extension, help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19,” Acting PennDOT
Secretary Yassmin Gramian said in a statement. “This new process is not only a convenience, but
it will help to keep our customers and staff safe."
This decision is appreciated by the public and they will have to follow a few guidelines, which are:
Non-commercial driver's licenses can be renewed online or through the mail.
Commercial driver's license renewals must be done through the mail.
Those who renewed their licenses on or before May 10th and non-citizens must have to visit
local DMV center.
Expiration dates on driver’s licenses, photo ID cards, learner's permits and camera cards
scheduled that are to expire from March 16, 2020 through May 31, 2020, have been extended
until June 30, 2020.
REAL ID driver's licenses are not currently available, and the federal government has extended
the deadline for getting a REAL ID to travel through airports to October 2021.