Stanford doctor launches survey to predict COVID-19 spread

Dr. Lawrence “Rusty” Hofmann saw the relatively sparse number of Americans tested for COVID-19 and concluded, as many have, “What we’re doing right now just isn’t working.”  

In Los Altos, bad guys keeping their distance, too

Los Altos residents are not only doing better with their social distancing – the crooks are apparently staying home, too. 

CDC-confirmed county deaths indicate transmission prior to previous knowledge

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A healthcare professional gathers medical information during a COVID-19 test in the parking lot of a private  practice near El Camino Hospital April 10.

Acting on a hunch, staff at the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner’s Office kept post-mortem samples of three residents whose autopsy results yielded more questions. Their persistence proved paramount in a new discovery about the coronavirus in the region: It’s been transmitting longer than experts thought, health officer Dr. Sara Cody said at a press briefing Wednesday (April 22).

Mountain View funds another $1.1 million in rent relief

Mountain View City Council members April 14 approved an additional $1.134 million for the city’s COVID-19 Rent Relief Program, supplementing the $1.3 million relief package already passed in March earmarked to help local small businesses, seniors, the homeless and unstably housed, and provide services for residents in need due to COVID-19-related hardships. 

Arts & Wine Festival postponed until fall

The COVID crisis has prompted organizers of the annual Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival to postpone the summer event until the fall. 

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