Apr 9 2020
Letter from Richard Ashworth President, Walgreens #covid19 @walgreens
 

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Walgreens

April 9, 2020

Dear valued customer,

Over the last several weeks, our nation has faced one of the most challenging times in our history. There is one thing that has not changed: our company’s continued commitment to you and your families. Our pharmacists, store and distribution center teams are working hard to support the health and well-being of the communities we serve throughout the course of the pandemic. I want to share additional steps we are taking to respond to the crisis and keep you and our team members safe and healthy.

This week, we are providing face covers to our store and distribution center employees and continuing the installation of plexiglass shields in our stores to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. These measures are in addition to a number of other actions, such as an increased store cleaning regimen, adjusted store hours, and social distancing signage to protect you, your loved ones and our team members. We are hiring 10,000 temporary workers to ease the strain on our current employees and help those that are in need of work.

We’ve also taken a number of steps to help you receive the medications, digital health services and essentials you need while practicing social distancing including:

    • Expanded on-demand delivery with Postmates for customers nationwide*;
    • Drive thru options for select front-end products and prescriptions;
    • No delivery fees for all eligible prescriptions on next-day delivery;
    • Special shopping hours for seniors on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.; and
  • Additional telehealth services on our Walgreens Find Care platform.

You can find more information on all the steps we are taking to address the COVID-19 crisis on our website. We are in this together, and with the safety measures we are implementing for our team members and customers, we can help to reduce the spread of COVID-19 while providing customers and patients with the products, services and support they need.

I want to extend my sincere gratitude to all our team members for the critical work they are doing every day to care for our customers and communities. And, I’d like to personally thank you for your patience and cooperation, and for choosing Walgreens to care for you and your families during these difficult times.

Stay safe,


Richard Ashworth
President, Walgreens


Walgreens Home Medical Deals

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Apr 9 2020
Garden-In-Place Web Workshops
 
Dear Garden Community Member,
Join UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners live online for a FREE Garden-in-Place workshop every Tuesday for the month of April @ 10:00 via Zoom! See the flyer and details below for meeting log-in details.

Workshops will include tips & tricks to make the most of your space (or lack thereof) for growing food to stretch your budget, supplement your diet, reduce excursions to the store, and get safely outside to enjoy the day! Your questions answered live. Bring your friends: perfect for experienced gardeners, no-experience gardeners and Brown Thumbs alike.

Zoom Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/575775359

Meeting Password: GrowFood

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Apr 5 2020
Eat More Citrus – Health Benefits
 
  1. A good source of fiber
  2. Good for your heart
  3. Low glycemic index
  4. shorten colds, citrus fruits are excellent disease fighters
  5. packed with potassium
  6. help you better absorb other nutrients
  7. hydrating
  8. might keep skin looking young
  9. weight loss staple
  10. they help prevent scurvy
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Apr 4 2020
Support Resources for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 #covid19 @pasadenagov
 

The City of Pasadena has announced a number of resources available to assist Pasadena businesses and employees impacted by COVID-19.

 

– & The Foothill Workforce Development Board (FWDB) will host a webinar on Monday, April 6, at 1 p.m. to help Pasadena workers impacted by COVID-19. Whether you have questions about unemployment and health insurance or financial and job services, this webinar will afford you the opportunity to ask questions and get on-the-spot answers to your questions. To participate, go to https://zoom.us/j/6967524809. Dial-In Option: 1-669-900-6833 (US Toll) or 1-696-752-4809 (US Toll). Meeting ID: 696 752 4809.

 

– The Pasadena Small Business Development Center will host a webinar on Tuesday, April 7, at 11 a.m. to help Pasadena businesses and employers impacted by COVID-19. This webinar will provide a helpful overview to Pasadena business owners on relief funding available under the CARES Act. To participate, go to https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/379302553 Dial-In Option: 1-669-900-6833 (US Toll) or 1-346-248-7799 (US Toll). Meeting ID: 379302553.

The City of Pasadena website contains helpful information and resources for businesses impacted by COVID-19. The website contains information about relief options as well as resources for employers and employees. The COVID-19 Information for Businesses webpage is regularly updated and can be accessed here: https://www.cityofpasadena.net/economicdevelopment/covid-19-business-resources/

 

California small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis can apply for a Paycheck Protection Program loan from the federal government for up to $10 million. The program is first-come, first-serve and eligible Pasadena businesses are encouraged to contact their lender to learn more. Information about the CARES Act can be accessed here: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options

 

In addition to the above resources, the Pasadena City Council approved a moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent by tenants experiencing financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. The City has developed a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to assist the community in understanding the tenant protection moratorium. Those FAQ’s can be accessed here: https://www.cityofpasadena.net/wp-content/uploads/COVID19-Eviction-Moratorium-FAQs.pdf

 

Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at www.cityofpasadena.net; follow us on Twitter at @PasadenaGov, and Instagram and Facebook at @CityOfPasadena; or call the Citizen Service Center, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (626) 744-7311.

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Apr 4 2020
Trump Administration Timeline on Reponse and Actions to #COVID19 #coronavirus Pandemic Updated
 

I’m sorry republican friends that still support trump, actually not sorry. I didn’t understand your reasoning before and now I just think you’re blind and delusional.

JUST SO WE ARE CLEAR ON THE TIMELINE:
Dec 18th – House Impeaches Trump
Jan 8th – First CDC warning
Jan 9th – Trump campaign rally
Jan 14th – Trump campaign rally
Jan 16h – House sends impeachment articles to Senate
Jan 18th – Trump golfs
Jan 19th – Trump golfs
Jan- 20th first case in South Korea
Jan 20th – first case of corona virus in the US, Washington State.
Jan 22nd – “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. It’s going to be just fine.”
Jan 28th – Trump campaign rally
Jan 30th – Trump campaign rally
Feb 1st – Trump golfs
Feb 2nd – “We pretty much shut it down coming in from China.”
Feb 5th – Senate votes to acquit. Then takes a five-day weekend.
Feb 10th – Trump campaign rally
Feb 12th – Dow Jones closes at an all time high of 29,551.42
Feb 15h – Trump golfs
Feb 19th – Trump campaign rally
Feb 20th – Trump campaign rally
Feb 21st – Trump campaign rally
Feb 24th – “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA… Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”
Feb 25h – “CDC and my Administration are doing a GREAT job of handling Coronavirus.”
Feb 25h – “I think that’s a problem that’s going to go away… They have studied it. They know very much. In fact, we’re very close to a vaccine.”
Feb 26th – “The 15 (cases in the US) within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.”
Feb 26th – “We’re going very substantially down, not up.” Also “This is a flu. This is like a flu”; “Now, you treat this like a flu”; “It’s a little like the regular flu that we have flu shots for. And we’ll essentially have a flu shot for this in a fairly quick manner.”
February 27: “One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”
Feb 28th – “We’re ordering a lot of supplies. We’re ordering a lot of, uh, elements that frankly we wouldn’t be ordering unless it was something like this. But we’re ordering a lot of different elements of medical.”
Feb 28th – Trump campaign rally
March 2nd – “You take a solid flu vaccine, you don’t think that could have an impact, or much of an impact, on corona?”
March 2nd – “A lot of things are happening, a lot of very exciting things are happening and they’re happening very rapidly.”
March 4: “If we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work — some of them go to work, but they get better.”
March 5th – “I NEVER said people that are feeling sick should go to work.”
March 5th – “The United States… has, as of now, only 129 cases… and 11 deaths. We are working very hard to keep these numbers as low as possible!”
March 6th – “I think we’re doing a really good job in this country at keeping it down… a tremendous job at keeping it down.”
March 6th – “Anybody right now, and yesterday, anybody that needs a test gets a test. They’re there. And the tests are beautiful…. the tests are all perfect like the letter was perfect. The transcription was perfect. Right? This was not as perfect as that but pretty good.”
March 6th – “I like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it… Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.”
March 6th – “I don’t need to have the numbers double because of one ship that wasn’t our fault.”
March 7th – Trump golfs
March 8th – Trump golfs
March 8th – “We have a perfectly coordinated and fine tuned plan at the White House for our attack on CoronaVirus.”
March 9th – “This blindsided the world.”
March 13th – [Declared state of emergency]
March 17th – “This is a pandemic,” Mr. Trump told reporters. “I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.”
March 18th – “It’s not racist at all. No. Not at all. It comes from China. That’s why. It comes from China. I want to be accurate.”
March 23th- Dow Jones closes at 18,591.93
March 25th – 3.3 million Americans file for unemployment.
March 30th – Dow Jones closes at 21,917.16
April 2nd – 6.6 million Americans file for unemployment.

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Apr 3 2020
Relief Funds For Businesses Impacted BY COVID-19
 
Free business resources webinar: Understanding Relief Funds For Businesses Impacted BY COVID-19- Tuesday, April 7th at 11AM Join: cccconfer.zoom.us/j/379302553 Dial-In Option: 1-669-900-6833 (US Toll) or 1-346-248-7799 (US Toll). Meeting ID: 379 302 553.
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Apr 3 2020
Logix Bank Burbank Confirmed COVID-19 Case Burbank Branch Temporary Closure #covid19 @LogixFCU
 

This comes from Logix Bank, apparenty someone at the branch has tested positive.   I was at the branch March 9, so far I am ok, but this is start to hit closer to home, as we start to see others in our community affected by this pandemic.

Dear Logix Member:

We were notified on April 2nd that one of our employees at the Burbank Branch location, 2340 Hollywood Way in Burbank, has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee last worked at this location on March 25th and is currently recovering at home. We have temporarily closed this branch location, but our deposit taking ATMs remain available, along with our Pasadena and Chatsworth branch locations.

 

If you were in our Burbank branch between March 7th and March 25th, we strongly encourage you to follow CDC-recommended self-monitoring guidelines and call your healthcare provider right away if you develop any symptoms. Those Logix team members that were in direct contact with the employee are currently at home under a 14-day self-quarantine, and they continue to be paid during this time.

 

We are following all local and state guidance and taking necessary measures to prevent the spread of the virus. In addition to the precautionary measures we have had in place since February, we are deep-cleaning and sanitizing this branch to prevent any further spread of COVID-19. As soon as the branch has been fully cleaned and sanitized, we intend to reopen this location and continue providing you with the exceptional experience that you expect from Logix. We will be sure to notify you when the branch will reopen, and will post updates on the branch Facebook page.

 

As an essential business providing a vitally important resource to our communities and membership, we remain committed to serving you. Online and mobile banking are available 24/7 at www.lfcu.com or via our app, and our Member Service Center is available at (800) 328-5328 Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm, and Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm PT. You can also read our latest blog on how to effectively bank from home by clicking here.

 

As we continue to respond to this evolving pandemic, our focus remains on doing whatever is necessary to safeguard the health and safety of our employees and members, while continuing to support our communities.

 

Thank you.

AFsig_3in

Ana E. Fonseca

President and CEO

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Apr 1 2020
COVID19 Info and Tips – Helpful Tips on COVID19 Coronavirus – @StanfordMed Stanford University School of Medicine
 

This is from Hopkins from one of their infectious disease experts.

* The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code. (mutation) and convert them into aggressor and multiplier cells.
* Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.
* The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub so much: for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam).
By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.
* HEAT melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 25 degrees Celsius for washing hands, clothes and everything. In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.
* Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.
* Any mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.
* Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.
* NO BACTERICIDE OR ANTIBIOTIC SERVES. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibodies cannot kill what is not alive.
* NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth. While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only
-between 3 hours (fabric and porous),
-4 hours (copper and wood)
-24 hours (cardboard),
– 42 hours (metal) and
-72 hours (plastic).
But if you shake it or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge in your nose.
* The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial as air conditioners in houses and cars.
They also need moisture to stay stable, and especially darkness. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.
* UV LIGHT on any object that may contain it breaks down the virus protein. For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask is perfect. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin.
* The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.
* Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.
* NO SPIRITS, NOR VODKA, serve. The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol, and you need 65%.
* LISTERINE IF IT SERVES! It is 65% alcohol.
* The more confined the space, the more concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.
* You have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phone, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc. And when using the bathroom.
* You have to HUMIDIFY HANDS DRY from so much washing them, because the molecules can hide in the micro cracks. The thicker the moisturizer, the better.
* Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.

 

Heather Henri, MD, FACP

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Stanford University School of Medicine

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Mar 31 2020
COVID-19 Teleconference Town Hall: Support for Small Businesses
 
Small businesses are the backbone of California’s economy but the coronavirus outbreak has placed far too many in jeopardy. If your small business has been affected by COVID-19, please know that there are resources available to help.
Join me, Assemblymember Monique Limón, and Congressman Salud Carbajal for a teleconference town hall this Wednesday, April 1 at 5:30 p.m. to learn about the financial and technical assistance available to businesses affected by COVID-19.
Details for the teleconference town hall are below:
COVID-19 Teleconference Town Hall: Support for Small Businesses
Wednesday, April 1 at 5:30 p.m.
Call: Toll free 877-226-8216
Access code: 36403080
If you are unable to attend, you will be able to listen to a recording by visiting my website.
We know that accurate information is important during these challenging times. If you have any questions you would like answered, please email them to senator.jackson@senate.ca.gov by 12 p.m. noon on April 1.
Visit my website for additional COVID-19 information.
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Mar 31 2020
Hand Sanitizers and Hand Washes #covid19 @skin_peel
 

As the COVID19 pandemic progresses, people are learning what needs to be done to slow the spread.

The folks at Skin Peel Natural Skin Shop have been busy to deliver products to help.

Established by skin care professionals to provide high quality, specialized skin peels and skin care treatments

Skin Peel has been working around the clock to meet the needs and demands of our customers and wanted to let you know that they are now selling and taking orders for Hand Sanitizers and Hand Soap/Wash. Here is a link to the page where these items are available, we may be adding more selections soon so keep this hand.

They do have limited quantities per household and want to make these available to as many homes and businesses as possible as it is an extremely high demand item. Started selling these as of this morning. They plan on having these products/offers available until the end of April.


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