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Second hair stylist from Springfield Great Clips tests positive for COVID-19 – KMBC Kansas City

May 23rd, 2020

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Second hair stylist from Springfield Great Clips tests positive for COVID-19

A second hair stylist from the Great Clips at 1864 S. Glenstone Ave. in Springfield, Missouri, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Springfield-Greene County Health Department.“At this time, this is the only other positive result we have had from those tested as a result of the previous exposure,” health officials said in a news release.Officials said this stylist worked the following days while experiencing very mild symptoms but was potentially infectious:Saturday, May 16 (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)Sunday, May 17 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)Monday, May 18 (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)Tuesday, May 19 (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)Wednesday, May 20 (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)Health officials said the individual and their clients were wearing face coverings. The 56 clients potentially directly exposed will be notified by the Health Department and be offered testing.Clay Goddard, director of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, said in a news briefing Friday that another stylist worked with COVID-19 symptoms from May 12-17, 19 and 20 at the Great Clips. All of the stylist’s clients wore masks and will be tested, as will the stylist’s coworkers.A full timeline of all known potential community exposures is available here.The potential exposures from the two confirmed cases from the Great Clips in Springfield combined is:Tuesday, May 12 (8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)Wednesday, May 13 (8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.)Thursday, May 14 (12 p.m. – 6 p.m.)Friday, May 15 (1 p.m. – 6 p.m.)Saturday, May 16 (8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.)Sunday, May 17 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)Monday, May 18 (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)Tuesday, May 19 (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)Wednesday, May 20 (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

A second hair stylist from the Great Clips at 1864 S. Glenstone Ave. in Springfield, Missouri, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Springfield-Greene County Health Department.

“At this time, this is the only other positive result we have had from those tested as a result of the previous exposure,” health officials said in a news release.

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Officials said this stylist worked the following days while experiencing very mild symptoms but was potentially infectious:

Saturday, May 16 (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
Sunday, May 17 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Monday, May 18 (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
Tuesday, May 19 (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
Wednesday, May 20 (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Health officials said the individual and their clients were wearing face coverings. The 56 clients potentially directly exposed will be notified by the Health Department and be offered testing.

Clay Goddard, director of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, said in a news briefing Friday that another stylist worked with COVID-19 symptoms from May 12-17, 19 and 20 at the Great Clips. All of the stylist’s clients wore masks and will be tested, as will the stylist’s coworkers.

A full timeline of all known potential community exposures is available here.

The potential exposures from the two confirmed cases from the Great Clips in Springfield combined is:

Tuesday, May 12 (8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, May 13 (8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
Thursday, May 14 (12 p.m. – 6 p.m.)
Friday, May 15 (1 p.m. – 6 p.m.)
Saturday, May 16 (8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
Sunday, May 17 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Monday, May 18 (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
Tuesday, May 19 (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
Wednesday, May 20 (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

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May 23rd, 2020

Clark County’s Phase 2 halted by mounting coronavirus cases at Vancouver frozen fruit plant – OregonLive

May 23rd, 2020

A COVID-19 outbreak at a Vancouver food processing facility has puts Clark County Public Health’s request for a Phase 2 variance from Washington state on hold.

As of Saturday, 47 employees at Firestone Pacific Foods have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to company CEO Josh Hinerfeld.

This appears to be the Portland area’s biggest workplace outbreak thus far, excluding the healthcare sector.

“As our community moves forward, whether next week or in the weeks that follow, we may unfortunately see more positive cases,” Clark County Council Chair Eileen Quiring said in a news release.

Hinerfeld said the company with 161 employees and 18 temporary workers and contractors had its first confirmed case midday Sunday, May 17, and learned of two more later that afternoon.

The Vancouver plant shut down Monday but the infection total has now grown to 47, with 26 new cases confirmed on Friday, according to public health authorities.

One of the infected employees has been hospitalized.

The Vancouver Clinic shifted from its normal operations and on Friday started testing Firestones’ remaining workforce, and to retest some of those who previously tested negative.

Clark County’s public health department said late Friday that it is tracking the Firestone outbreak and working to trace the contacts of infected employees.

Everyone who tests positive is instructed to isolate at home and close contacts will be asked to quarantine for 14 days, according to a Clark County news release.

Clark County’s public health department spokeswoman Marissa Armstrong said it is collaborating with the company to implement additional controls to prevent infections whenever the facility reopens.

“Those controls include things like installing barriers between work stations, installing more hand-washing stations, staggering work shifts and lunch/break schedules,” she wrote in an email.

Hinerfeld said the company took steps to protect employees before the outbreak, including social distancing, temperature checks, providing masks to employees and offering expanded sick leave.

Food processing facilities have emerged as a major source of infection across the country, apparently because employees work indoors and are often in close proximity to one another. There have been at least two such workplace outbreaks in Oregon – in Astoria and Albany.

Despite the concentration of coronavirus outbreaks among workers at fruit, vegetable, seafood and meat processing facilities, health authorities say they haven’t seen evidence the coronavirus can be spread through food.

The World Health Organization says it is “highly unlikely” people would become infected by the virus through food because COVID-19 is a respiratory illness.

As businesses in Oregon and Washington reopen amid a gradual loosening of coronavirus restrictions, Hinerfeld said his company’s experience should serve as a cautionary tale.

“We thought we had a pretty good plan in place and boy, it bit us in the rear end,” he said. “This genie is not back in the bottle.”

This article has been updated with additional cases confirmed.

— Mike Rogoway with updates by Janet Eastman

mrogoway@oregonian.com | @rogoway

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Protestors call on gov’t to do more for asylum seekers risking their lives on pandemic frontlines – CTV News

May 23rd, 2020

TORONTO — A group of protestors set up camp outside of the Prime Minister’s constituency office in Montreal on Saturday, calling on the government to do more to help asylum seekers currently risking their lives working in long-term care homes stricken by COVID-19.

Protestors are speaking up on behalf of migrants who don’t want to be identified, fearing deportation. According to advocates, hundreds of asylum seekers have been doing essential work in Quebec’s senior homes, which have been hit hard by COVID-19.

“They sacrifice themselves,” Wilner Cayo, president of Stand Up For Dignity, told CTV News. “They pay a great price, at least recognize them [by] granting them their permanent residence.”

There are at least 800 asylum seekers currently working as orderlies in long-term care facilities in Quebec, according to Frantz Andre of Action Committee for People Without Status, the group behind the protest.

Marcelin Francois was one of these workers.

Although his face was on some of the posters waved by protestors, he couldn’t be at Saturday’s demonstration.

The 40-year-old contracted COVID-19 last month and died in his wife’s arms.

Like thousands of others, he crossed into Quebec on Roxham Road, the country’s busiest illegal crossing, which was shut down in March.

The father of three worked two jobs, one as an orderly.

“These people are saving our seniors, they’re saving our parents, our grandparents, and they’re risking their [lives] to take care of us,” Montreal lawyer May Chiu told CTV News.

Long-term care homes account for more than 80 per cent of the deaths in Canada, and the danger of working in one has led to staff shortages in many regions.

Migrants filling these essential positions are helping at-risk Canadians during a global crisis with no guarantee that they’ll be allowed to stay in Canada, Andre pointed out.

“A lot of them are from Haiti and other countries and they don’t have the choice but to be working because they don’t have the financial potential to take care of themselves,” he told CTV News Montreal. “If we don’t take care of them… who’s going to take care of us?”

A Haitian man who attended the protest told CTV News that his wife feeds and bathes seniors in a long-term care facility where the virus has claimed 18 lives.

“She is working directly with people with COVID-19, and deserves to have her residency application fast tracked,” he said.

But although Quebec’s premier has called all health workers “guardian angels,” the essential work these migrants are putting in has not changed his stance on the rules.

“We cannot open the door to say ‘if you come illegally, if you find a job that’s okay, I will accept you as an immigrant’,” Quebec Premier Francois Legault said in a press conference. “That’s not the way it works.”

Marjorie Villefranche, the director of the Maison d’Haiti community centre in the Montreal neighbourhood Saint-Michel, believes migrant workers filling essential roles during the pandemic should be upgraded to immigrant status, instead of having to rely on the uncertain refugee claims process.

Saint-Michel is one of the neighbourhoods suffering the brunt of COVID-19 in Montreal — and many of its residents are migrants who work in health care.

Out of the 27,000 asylum-seekers who arrived in Montreal over the last three years, 5,000 were resettled singlehandedly by The Maison d’Haiti.

“When COVID is over, you’re having to tell them, go back to your countries?” Villefranche told CTV News Montreal in early May. “It would be a shame.”

Ottawa says all asylum seekers will receive a full and fair hearing, but when these hearings could be held is unclear. All in-person hearings have been suspended due to COVID-19 — leaving thousands unsure if they will have a future in Canada after the pandemic.

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Coronavirus outbreak: Businesses may add COVID-19 surcharge; Potential vaccine shows promise – Global News

May 23rd, 2020

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Google is working on end-to-end encryption for RCS texts in Messages – Engadget

May 23rd, 2020

‘Iron Man VR’ gameplay demo arrives to satisfy your inner Tony Stark – Engadget

May 23rd, 2020

New unc0ver exploit allows jailbreaking Apple iPhone and iPads running iOS/iPadOS 12 to 13.5 – XDA Developers

May 23rd, 2020

With restaurants closed, CDC warns of increasingly aggressive rodents looking for new food sources – The Washington Post

May 23rd, 2020

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been increased reports of rat cannibalism and infanticide in New York, as well as more rat complaints in residential areas — including in Chicago — as humans produce more food waste at home. Roving rat armies, including one caught on camera scavenging New Orleans’ empty streets, are concerning to the CDC, which says rodents can carry disease.

The CDC advises home and business owners to cover garbage cans, put bird and pet food out of reach and seal small holes rodents could access in buildings. If people follow established cleaning guidelines, they can avoid exposure to rodent-borne diseases, according to the agency.

“Some jurisdictions have reported an increase in rodent activity as rodents search for new sources of food,” the CDC said. “Environmental health and rodent control programs may see an increase in service requests related to rodents and reports of unusual or aggressive rodent behavior.”

In cities trying to combat rodent issues, such as Washington, pest control workers are classified as essential. The District of Columbia has had more than 800 calls regarding rodents in the past month, according to city 311 data.

Rats can transmit food-borne illnesses such as salmonella, and their urine can also worsen allergies and asthma, especially in children, Jim Fredericks, chief entomologist at the National Pest Management Association, previously told The Post.

Urban rodentologist Bobby Corrigan foresaw increased reports of aggressive rodents when the pandemic began. He said with restaurants closing, rats would need to adapt to find new food sources. In late March, he put out a call to other pest experts to share what they find surveying their areas.

Corrigan told The Post that a pest expert sent him a photo after a gruesome rat battle in Queens: A nest of rats had left to scrounge for food at their usual city block of restaurants but turned on each other when they couldn’t find enough scraps, Corrigan believes. A pile of rat limbs on the sidewalk was all that remained.

“Many of these rats in our cities depend on their nightly food, which is the restaurants and hotels and bars and doughnut shops and everything that we consume on the go,” Corrigan said.

Corrigan said rats are “opportunistic foragers,” so as many rats’ reliable sources of food have vanished, the rodents seek new menu options. To keep rats from dining at your home, he advises following CDC guidance, securing food properly so rats can’t get to it. He recommends people avoid inhumane traps or poison.

“Deny them the opportunity, and you’ll never even know they’ve visited your property,” he said.

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