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Just three weeks ago, it was hard to imagine the imminent human and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Yet here we... Last comment on Apr 8, 2020 at 2:01 pm | 31 comments

Volunteers help Stanford search for COVID-19 clues in blood samples
Hundreds of volunteers from throughout the county on Friday and Saturday participated in a Stanford survey that could help... Last comment 14 hours ago | 33 comments

Experts consider how long the coronavirus crisis will last — and how we'll get out of it
Health officials have been reluctant to predict the duration of the coronavirus outbreak, but most measures indicate that... Last comment on Apr 9, 2020 at 7:27 am | 59 comments

As Palo Alto halts major construction projects, home builders keep working
Responding to a new Santa Clara County clampdown on construction activities, Palo Alto is suspending construction of its... Last comment on Apr 8, 2020 at 4:11 pm | 36 comments

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Researchers race to boost testing, vet drugs for COVID-19 as shutdown drags on
Three weeks into a virus-induced shutdown, a research boom is sweeping through universities, hospitals and commercial labs to defeat a deadly virus that has brought the world to its knees. Friday, 6:55 AM | 1 comments

Coronavirus central: Santa Clara County unveils new city-by-city data on cases
On Thursday, Santa Clara County unveiled more detailed data that shows how its total 1,442 cases -- 62 of which are new -- distributes across its 15 cities. Palo Alto's 57 cases and Mountain View's 30 cases make up 6% of the total. Friday, 10:28 AM | 208 comments

With everyone sheltering at home, volunteers step up to foster animals
The pandemic has dramatically altered animal-rescue operations throughout the region, where hundreds of volunteers have opened their doors to foster animals as rescue facilities clear out their kennels. Friday, 6:55 AM

An Alternative View: Coronavirus: My early April thoughts — and fears
People in hundreds of countries are affected by the coronavirus, and no scientists have yet come up with a way to control it. Friday, 6:54 AM | 5 comments

Here's how Midpeninsula grocery stores are responding to the coronavirus
Local grocery stores and their employees are on their own front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The precautions they're taking have intensified as officials doubled down on social distancing. Thursday, 8:40 AM | 22 comments

This year, the faithful go online to celebrate Passover, Easter
Synagogues and churches locally are devising creative ways to virtually connect for their holy traditions of Passover and Easter while following man-made social-distancing orders. Wednesday, 7:01 PM | 3 comments

Accustomed to danger, emergency responders now protect themselves from new threat — a virus
Local firefighters, paramedics and police officers have had to rapidly gear up for a new normal, one in which every call they respond to could bring the risk of catching the coronavirus. Tuesday, 11:02 PM

How the coronavirus pandemic is reshaping the ways we mourn

Local construction, once brimming with activity, grinds to a halt

County hopeful about slowed growth in COVID-19 cases

Supervisors denounce xenophobia as Asian American groups report more harassment

In war against coronavirus, researchers fast-track tests of Ebola drug

Palo Alto throws City Hall employees a lifeline as economy crumbles

Weekly garners 16 awards in state journalism contest

Charts reveal how virus has spread at different rates in two counties

PUBLIC AGENDA: Earth Day study session; discussions on utilities financial plans

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