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Vol. X, Issue 18 | September 15 - 30
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
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Alliance Defending Freedom: Promise to Parents
It Really Happened
A brief record of the unprecedented COVID-19 lockdown in 2020 of healthy taxpayer-citizens ordering them to stay home -- away from work, school, recreation, religious exercise, family and friends.
Yet over 11,000 BLM protests were allowed -- even encouraged.
COVID-19 Case-Fatality Rate (CFR) Sept. 1
C = Cases (includes Deaths-D, Recovered-R)
COVID-to-COVID: CDC PIC (Pneumonia, Influenza, Covid-19) epidemic threshold was 7.2% in 2021; figures in parenthesis indicate COVID-to-COVID CFR.
(reporting since March 2020).
FAHRENHEIT 451: Triggering thoughts of 'Fahrenheit 451,' the futuristic book-banning novel by Ray Bradbury, Covid-19 lockdown restrictions closed California's public libraries in 2020. In early 2021, taxpayers were restricted to one hour-per day visits, such as at the San Diego Mission Valley Branch Library (above). Patrons were prohibited to puruse shelved books -- clerks retrieved books upon request with gloved hands. The one hour-per day rule was strictly enforced in this Misson Valley branch. One of two masked security guards told a masked taxpayer working at his laptop, 'Time to go. You have been here one hour,' -- and pointed to the exit. There were just three -- masked -- patrons inside the 19,760 square foot library.
-Photos InterChurch News
'HOW DO YOU KILL ELEVEN MILLION PEOPLE?
So why, for month after month and year after year, did millions of intelligent human beings
--- guarded by a relatively few Nazi soldiers ---
willingly load their families into tens of thousands of cattle cars
to be transported by rail to one of the many death camps scattered across Europe?
How can a condemned group of people headed for a gas chamber
be compelled to act in a docile manner?
The answer is breathtakingly simple.
And it is a method still being used by some elected leaders to achieve various goals today.
HOW DO YOU KILL ELEVEN MILLION PEOPLE?
LIE TO THEM.'
© 2011 by Andy Andrews
Monoclonal Antibody Treatment
' ... reinfection after natural recovery from COVID-19
will become increasingly common
as the pandemic progresses.'
(Scroll to: 'Implications of all the available evidence' -Yale, Temple universities research published in The Lancet
'Most Important Interview of Our Time?' -The Defender
(December 30, 2021 three-hour podcast transcript entered into Congressional Record to prevent censorship)
'Keeping students out of school is a grave injustice ...
Indeed, for children, COVID-19 is less dangerous than many other harms, including influenza ...
adopting measures to protect the vulnerable should be the central aim of public health responses to COVID-19 ...
nursing homes should use staff with aquired immunity and perform frequent testing of other staff and all visitors ... retired people living at home should have groceries and other essentials delivered to their home ... when possible, they should meet family members outside rather than inside ...
those who are not vulnerable should immediately be allowed to resume life as normal.
Simple hygiene measures, such as hand washing and staying home when sick should be practiced by everyone to reduce the herd immunity threshold. Schools and universities should be open for in-person teaching. Extracurricular activities, such as sports, should be resumed.
Young low-risk adults should work normally, rather than from home.
Restaurants and other businesses should open. Arts, music, sport and other cultural activities should resume. People who are more at risk may participate if they wish, while society as a whole enjoys the protection conferred upon the vulnerable by those who have built up herd immunity.'
Dr. Martin Kulldorf (Harvard U.), Dr. Sunetra Gupta (Oxford U.),
Dr. Jay Bhattacharya (Stanford U.)
Parents to protest Gov. Gavin Newsom's state school-wide vaccine mandates;
'California Sit Out' request parents to keep their children home from school
ABC: Nov.15 vaccine protest at the State Capitol:
'When parents are upset,
parents will take back control' (video)
'The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil,
but by those who watch them without doing anything.'
'The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him.' -Proverbs 18:17
A platform to help readers
make informed, wise decisions
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'What is truth?'
"Then Pilate said to him, 'So you are a king?'
Jesus answered, 'You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world --- to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.'
Pilate said to him, 'What is truth?'" -John 18:37-38
'Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age?
Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?' -1 Corinthians 1:20
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'... adults are entitled to accept or reject health care interventions
on the basis of their own personal values
and in furtherance of their own personal goals ...
[however] society currently legimates certain forced medical interventions
to serve important social goals
such as promoting the public health (with, for example, compulsory vaccination laws) ...'
- 'The President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behaviorial Research'
'The physician must remember that it's the patient
who must make the choice and then live with it.'
- 'Love, Medicine and Miracles' by Bernie Siegel
'The doctrine of informed consent exists for two basic reasons:
1) to promote self-determination and
2) to promote rational decision making.'
California-based Non Profit Legal Defense Organization
Help for COVID-Related Issues including vaccine mandates
'We refuse to become the vaccination police
for any government'
'After closing our restaurant, local [San Francisco] regulators informed us that our restaurant Associates must actively intervene by demanding proof of vaccination and photo idenfication from every Customer, then act as enforcement personnel by barring entry for any Customers without proper identification.
We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government.
We fiercely disagree with any goverment dictate that forces a private company to discriminate against customers who choose to patronize their business. This is clear governmental overreach and is intrusive, improper, and offensive.'
-In-N-Out Chief Legal and Business Officer and Manager
In-N-Out, Menifee, California. -Photo InterChurch News
FDA emergency-approved early treatment for COVID-19 is
available at 5 locations:
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COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Treatment is now available in Riverside County! Antibodies help our bodies fight infection.
Have you or someone you know: Recently tested positive for COVID-19? Recently experienced symptoms of COVID-19? Recently been near someone with COVID-19? You may be eligible and benefit from antibody treatment.
Call RUHS-Medical Center for Monoclonal Treatment: 951.486-6520
Combat COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibodies Call Center: 1.877.332-6585
RIVCO COVID-19 information:
Riverside University Health System -- COVID-19 City by City Information, Statistics & Updates
Monoclonal Antibody Treatment for Covid-19 (refer also to primary care physician)
Photo: Pirate on Fisherman's Wharf, Monterrey, California, November 2020. -Photo InterChurch News
A pandemic that shutdown the world in 2020
(with the exception of Home Depot, 11,400 Black Lives Matter non-violent / 633 violent protests nationwide* and 40 re-elect Trump rallies)
from a yet unconfirmed origin and cause within communist-controlled China. **
* 'I Can't Breath -- How a Racial Hoax is Killing America,' by David Horowitz
** 'The Search for Covid's Origin' -Wall Street Journal, June 30, 2021)
'The simple believes everything,
but the prudent gives thought to his steps.'
VAERS Death Reports
From December 14, 2020 through June 22, 2022 more than 593 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the United States. VAERS as of August 3, 2022, received 15,799 preliminary reports of death among people who received a COVID-19 vaccine. CDC states it 'reviews reports of death ... including death certificates, autopsy, and medical records.' As of August 3, 2022, CDC says it has 'identified nine deaths casually associated with J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccination.'
Notably, CDC does not mention the number of VAERS COVID-19 vaccine-related death reports it reviewed and invalidated.
While emphasizing millions of vaccinations have been administered to youths without adverse events reported, VAERS reports of myocarditis post-vaccination among 5 - 17 year olds is under investigation. As of June 23, 2022, the CDC states 'there have been 1008 preliminary reports in VAERS among people [5 - 17 years old] ... 264 remain under review ... 654 reports have been verified to meet CDC's working case definition for myocarditis.'
In other words, nearly two-thirds of the myocarditis cases developed after COVID-19 vaccinations and reported to VAERS were confirmed to be valid. The CDC states among those 5-11 years old, 22 cases of myocarditis have been verified, between ages 12-15 years, 339 cases of myocarditis have been verified, and 293 cases of myocarditis have been verified of those aged 16-17.
In each age group, CDC compares the amount of doses administered nationwide (minimum over 19 million doses each age group) to the number of verified myocarditis cases.
Yet, the CDC maintains 'COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective' and 'recommends everyone ages 5 years and older get vaccinated as soon as possible.'
Read the fine print: Phizer is projecting $54 billion in vaccine sales for 2022. Under the Public Readiness and Emergency Prepardness Act (PREP Act), COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers have 'legal immunity' until 2024 from adverse reaction lawsuits.
However, legal immunity for vaccine manufacturers does not imply employers, schools or houses of worship also enjoy legal immunity. Workers, students or parishioners may have legal recourse against employers, schools or houses of worship if suffering vaccine adverse reactions from mandated vaccination rules or loss of access for refusal to comply (see Liberty Counsel (Vaccine Exemption Guide video), Pacific Justice Institute).
COVID-19: A Second Opinion: A five-hour panel discussion between doctors, medical experts and nurses fired or censored in the pandemic speak to COVID-19 and vaccine mandate policies. Event sponsored by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on January 24, 2022.
The Defender: 'Children's Health Defense News & Views' headed by COVID-19 vaccine opponent Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., author of 'The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health.'
Defending the Republic: Vaccine mandate opposition and 2020 election integrity site hosted by conservative Christian attorney Sydney Powell, author of self-published 'Licensed to Lie -- Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice.' Her Push Back Against Mandated COVID-19 Vaccinations page announces her law firm filed a lawsuit against the DOD, FDA and others on Oct. 6, 2021 on behalf of the military personnel who decline the COVID-19 vaccine.
Liberty Counsel: A conservative Christian law firm documenting COVID-19 vaccine adverse reactions (interviews, videos and data); provides legal options to refuse vaccination mandates in the workplace.
NZDSOS: New Zealand Doctors Speaking Out with Science -- 'It's time to freely make up our own minds. Freedom - In Health & Life, Connection & Humanity. Sign the Declaration. Need to report a C-19 vaccine adverse event?' A list of New Zealanders who died after Phizer vaccinations; an open letter demanding investigations into deaths and illnesses following C-19 vaccinations.
Nebraska Medicine: Do the COVID-19 vaccines contain aborted fetal cells?
PragerU: Graduation 2020 -- The Covid Class (5-minute video)
Testimonies Project -- The Movie: an Israeli film crew record unreported personal testimonies of COVID-19 vaccine adverse effects.
White House: Official COVID-19 action plan: 'PATH OUT OF THE PANDEMIC'
World Economic Forum: The controversial 'Great Reset' website states 'This pandemic represents a rare, but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, reimagine and reset our world.'
Every Wednesday 12 Noon to protest vaccine mandates (your time zone)
'California has fully reopened its economy'
'Thanks to your trust in the vaccine and the falling transmission rates, California has fully reopened its economy.
This means no more physical distancing, no capacity limits, no county tiers and relaxed mask guidance.'
-Covid19.CA.GOV -July 1, 2021
-- Destablization --
'And they struck with blindness the men who were at the entrance of the house ...' -Genesis 19:11
government-issued COVID-19 mask
Your Guide to Masks -CDC
Not All Masks are Created Equal -NPR 1/24/2021
Why Aren't We Wearing Better Masks? -The Atlantic
'Unvacccinated people are at serious risk of getting the virus and spreading it to others.' -CDC, July 2, 2021.
'It is critically important for our public health to open schools this fall. School closures had negative health consequences on our youth.' -CDC Director, July 23, 2020.
Covid-19 statistics, March - October 2020:
No deaths reported for youth 0 - 17 years old in Riverside County, however public schools remained closed in the Fall against CDC's July 23 reopening recommendation.
Average age of death was reported at 72. Controversial Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser is no longer in the employ of the County.
COVID-19 Vaccination Plan 2020 - Riverside County
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
What happened to 'bend the curve?'
'Our goal is simple, we want to bend the curve ...'
'... the vast majority of those infected [with COVID-19] get only mild cases that often resemble the flu ...'
-'Your Nose Itches: Is it Allergies, Flu or the Coronavirus?' -New York Times, March 17, April 27, 2020
'For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms ...'
-'Hundreds Protest Against Stay-at-Home Order,' Associated Press, May 23, 2020
Just in time for recall special election
-July 1, 2021
A. New Do's & Don'ts | First 'Stay Home' Order: March 19, 2020
B. Blueprint for a Safer Economy: Guidelines re: work, church, schools, shopping, protests -- visiting family and friends
'Lockdowns just have one consequence ...
making poor people an awful lot poorer'
-Oct. 8, 2020
'We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as a primary means of controlling this virus. We may have a doubling of world poverty by next year. We'll have at least a doubling of child malnutrition because children are not getting meals at school and their parents in poor families are not able to afford it. This is a terrible, ghastly, global catastrophe, actually, and so we really do appeal to all world leaders: Stop using lockdown as your primary control method ... lockdowns just have one consequence that you must not ever belittle --- and that is making poor people an awful lot poorer.'
-Professor David Nabarro, WHO Senior Envoy on COVID-19, October 8, 2020
Photo: Democrat 'Flatten the Curve' Economic Impact on Riverside County:
14.8% unemployment; 100,000 jobs lost (July, August reports). -Photo InterChurch News
A Selected History of Riverside County, State Public Health Updates
Dan Erickson, M.D., Accelerated Urgent Care; co-interviewed April 28 with Dr. Oz: '... collaterial damage' of economic shutdown worse than virus.
Joel Hay, USC Professor of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics: 'What is this nonsense? You don't shut down the globe!' -April 22 (video)
John Ioannidis, Stanford Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology: '... Coronavirus Isn't As Fatal As We Thought,' -Mecury News, May 20
Medicine Uncensored For COVID-19, vaccine updates; Hydroxychloroquine: Dangerous Drug or Innocent Victim?
Harvey A. Risch, M.D., Phd, Yale Professor of Epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health and advocate for the early use of hydroxchloroquine: 'The Key to Defeating COVID-19 Already Exists. We Need to Start Using It.' -Newsweek, July 23
Executive Order N-33-20 (Stay Home)
Issued March 19, 2020 by Gov. Gavin Newsom
Lowes (L): Essential | Centerpoint Church (R): Non-Essential
-Photos InterChurch News
Pre-COVID-19 Leading Causes of Death in California
Photo: Traffic Deaths. Perhaps in California we shouldn't drive at all.
-Photo Jacob E. Sloane/InterChurch News
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC COVID-19 (PIC) Mortality Percentages vs. Epidemic Threshold: Week 27: 5.5 percent (June 28 - July 4); Week 28: 11.5 pecent (July 5 - 11); Week 29: 9.1 percent (July 12 - July 18).
Translating Doublespeak -- or the Mysterious 'Epidemic Threshold': Comparing Weeks 27 and 29 of CDC's PIC Mortality Percentages (or '11 weeks of declining COVID-19 deaths'). Notice when 'currently below the epidemic threshold' (Week 27) or 'currently above the epidemic threshold' (Week 28) -- the actual epidemic threshold percentage itself is omitted as a reference. The public doesn't know from this table what the 'current' epidemic threshold percentage is. What happened between weeks 27 and 29? The July 4th weekend, but also the.Black Lives Matter protests, riots and lootings erupted across the nation from May 25 throughout the summer.
While America was under 'stay home' orders to 'flatten the curve,'
Black Lives Matters protests-riots
in public streets
were patronized -- even encouraged -- by main-stream media
and Democrat lawmakers:
Photos: Aftermath of Black Lives Matter protests, riots and lootings in Santa Monica downtown business district suffering economic fallout.
CDC statistics show a 6 percent and 3.5 percent increase in Covid-19 related deaths in CDC Weeks 28 and 29 (July 5 - July 18)
since July 4th weekend and nationwide BLM protests beginning May 25.
The Covid-19 related mortality rate had been declining 11 weeks in a row.
-Photos InterChurch News
The New York Times spin: President Trump's two Rose Garden gatherings (L) labelled 'Superspreader' events, yet, hundreds to thousands of Black Lives Matter protests (R are labelled as 'Protests, Mostly Peaceful, Continue Across Country.' -Photo credits: President Trump Announces HIs Supreme Court Nominee To Replace Justice Ginsburg, Sept. 26, 2020 (L), Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images; Demonstrators march through the streets of Hollywood,CA, June 2, 2020 to protest the death of George Floyd at the hands of police (R), Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images.
.July 4th, 2020 Weekend Headlines
Advertising Black Lives Matter Protests
(6% spike in COVID-19 related deaths followed July 4th weekend)
CDC misinterpreted information doctors say; reopen schools now -USA Today, March 9, 2021
Reopening in-person schools -- even before a vaccine -- in Fall is 'critically important'
July 23, 2020: Preparing K-12 School Administrators for a Safe Return to School in Fall 2020 (Ed. Note: current, updated)
Reopening Information for K-12 Schools (Ed. Note: current, updated)
2020-2021 School Year for Schools and School Districts within Riverside County (Ed. Note: 2020-2021 no longer available)
Community, Work and School; Communities of Faith;
Ed. note: COVIDView Week 28 report (ending July 4) stated the U.S. is in the 12th week of decline in PIC-related deaths (Pneumonia, Influenza and COVID-19). CDC states the PIC mortality rate is 5.5% -- and is below the 5.8% epidemic threshold. Notable however, is that the CDC recently lowered the bar of an 'epidemic threshold' from a flu or disease spread of 7.3/7.2 % to the current 5.8% ratio. The 'epidemic threshold' now represents PIC DEATHS compared to ALL DEATHS in the U.S. (apples and oranges) -- instead of a traditional confirmed COVID-19 cases to confirmed COVID-19 deaths (apples and apples).
COVID-19 to COVID-19: To check the epidemic threshold, for example, of the July 13 U.S. COVID-19 case vs. death count: divide 3,296,599 cases by 5.8% = 191,202 deaths to reach epidemic threshold. However, 134,844 was the actual COVID-19 death count -- 56,000 deaths short of epidemic status. If the CDC's prior 2019 flu epidemic threshold of 7.3% was the applied standard, the COVID-19 U.S. death count would have to hit 240,651 (3,296,599 x 7.3%) to be considered an epidemic.
For July 13th, California reported 329,162 COVID-19 cases ('cases' include current cases, recoveries and deaths). With the CDC's new 5.8% epidemic threshold standard, it would take 19,091 coronavirus deaths to declare an epidemic -- by CDC standards -- in California. However, the total COVID-19 mortality rate was reported at 7,040 -- nearly two-thirds short of an epidemic threshold.
Go Green: ILI (Influenza-like Illness) includes COVID-19 data of medical visits with flu-like symptoms (temperature of 100 degrees or greater, a cough, sore throat).
Looking back with 20/20 vision at the 2017-2018 flu season, CDC estimated in 2019 the U.S. saw 810,000 flu-hospitalizations, 45 million flu-like illnesses and 80,000 flu-related deaths (revised to 61,000 in April 2020, 52,000 as of November 2021) -- in hindsight should the U.S. California have issued 'shelter-in-place' orders for its essentially healthy workers -- or required schools and churches to be closed? Ed Note: CDC revised the 2017-2018 flu statistics to lower fataliy and hospitalization statistics several times since COVID-19 outbreak -- can we expect the COVID-19 counts to reduce in time as well?
Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco
'Blowin' in the wind'
Moreno Valley Mall, 11:30 a.m., Thursday, July 16, 2020. -Photos InterChurch News
A Simple Goal?
-Governor Gavin Newsom, March 19, 2020 Executive Order N-33-20 (Stay Home)
May 6th: Congratulations Riverside County -- we 'Flattened the Curve' -- so what?
On March 15th Riverside County Public Health
clarified 'the one goal' of local COVID-19 Orders:
Graph (above): The COVID-19 Projections model released March 31 by Riverside County Public Health reinforced the state and local 'flatten the curve' stay-at-home orders.
Riverside, Calif., InterChurch News, April 29, 2020.
The Riverside County Public Health COVID-19 Projections model released March 31 forecast 60,000+ cases, 1000 deaths, 3000 ICU beds needed, 9,000 hospitalizations -- by May 6.
The April 29 COVID-19 statistics for Riverside County: 3,942 confirmed cases, 143 deaths, 78 patients in ICU and 215 currently hospitalized.
Riverside County has flattened the curve -- the goal for the initial March stay-at-home, no-gatherings, wear-a-mask local and state orders.
Of course, for those who are in the hospital, or suffered the loss of a loved one, statistics don't mean much. But to the citizens and undocumented who have been under stay-at-home orders, have businesess, jobs, children and bills to pay -- the statistics are encouraging that life can (at least) begin to be normalized in Riverside County soon.
Dr. Cameron Kaiser, the Riverside County public health officer who issued historic restrictive orders since March encompasing limited to no-public gatherings (including religious services), stay-at-home, face masks, social distancing, school closures, drive-in church services, sit-in dining services, funeral service limitations ... deserves credit (compare Riverside County COVID-19 statistics to New York City:12,287 confirmed deaths, 159,865 cases and 41,316 hospitalized to date).
And the 2.4 million Riverside County residents who sacrificed work, school, church (and other religious gatherings) and recreation since the middle of March deserve credit -- and consideration -- as well.
Photo: Maximum Occupancy: 4. A customer-empty gift shop -- the weekend before Christmas, 2020;
Seaport Village, San Diego. -Photo InterChurch News
EDD: File Unemployment Claim (California)
IRS: Get My Payment: Check Status of COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments
Riverside County Board of Supervisors: Open mic available weekly Tuesdays in-person or by phone-in; optional in-person or view Board meetings livestream, and prior meetings via video archive (including historic May 5 and May 8 public meetings to rescind local public health orders).
Riverside University Health System - Public Health: COVID-19 Orders, what to do, news & statistics
U.S. Government Services and Infomation: Your online guide to government information and services.
The White House: Task Force Response, what to do & news
Photo: Stay at Home Depot Orders. Gov. Gavin Newsom designated Home Depot (above)
as an essential business. -Photo InterChurch News
COVID-19 Local News:
-Livestream photos InterChurch News
April 30, 2020. The County of Riverside health order prohibiting gatherings outside the home will expire at the end of today.
Beginning tomorrow -- May 1 -- the county will fall soley under the governor's stay-at-home order as it pertains to no gatherings -- and is extending the face coverings and a six-foot social distance requirements through June 19.
Govenor Gavin Newsom's stay-at-home order does not have an expiration date.
'While we work with the governor's plan for re-opening the state, people must be mindful that COVID-19 has not been eliminated,' said Dr. Cameron Kaiser, Riverside County Public Health Officer.
'The new normal in Riverside County will still require social distancing, facial coverings and other precautions,' Kaiser said.
Kaiser's orders closing all Riverside County schools and limiting short-term lodging until June 19 remain in effect. The initial all school closure order isssued March 13 was in effect from March 16 to April 3.
The governor's order states that all California residents must stay home unless engaged in an essential business or activity, such as grocery shopping or visiting the doctor. Drive-in church services were clarified as an essential service -- in-person religious services are still not allowed.
When the governor releases the stay-at-home order, Riverside County will be ready to move into the governor's second phase of reopening businesses.
'As we begin to turn the corner, it is important that we also flatten the unemployment curve and work towards economic and social recovery,' said V. Manuel Perez, Riverside County Fourth District Supervisor and Board Chair.
The no gathering, stay-at-home orders were necessary to 'flatten the curve' and slow the spread of the illness, which threatened to severely impact the county's health system.
Riverside County projected over 60,000 COVID cases by early May with 9,000 hospitalizations and 1000 deaths. With 48,531 persons tested in the county as of April 29, less than 4,000 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed with 215 patients currently hospitalized and 143 deaths reported.
-Compiled from RIVCO Public Health news release dated April 29 and previous RIVCO reports
April 24, 2020. An increasing number of requests for resources has moved Riverside County to release an online map -- and app -- to connect residents to food resources.
Food Access gives directions to local senior meal sites, school district meal sites and food pantries within a 10-mile radius of an inquirers zip code.
The map also includes relevant details such as hours of operation, contact information and special populations served.
'Thank you to all the organizations that are making sure there is a safety net and our residents have food to eat,' stated V. Manuel Perez, Riverside County Board Chair and Fourth District Supervisor.
As COVID-19 continues to cause uncertainty in the job market, many local organizations have introduced temporary food pantries. New food providers can email EOCMassCare@rivco.org to be added to the map.
Food Access is available on www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus and on the RivCoMobile app (available on iOS and Android).
-Compiled from RIVCO Public Health new release dated April 23.
April 22, 2020. Private and public golf courses closed April 2 in Riverside County because of the COVID-19 pandemic will be allowed to operate -- but with restrictions under a revised order issued Monday. Social distancing and face coverings are still required.
Golf (and tennis) shall be limited to foursomes. No caddies. No large gatherings, including fundraisers or tournaments will be permited before June 20, 2020. No in-person dining will be allowed in clubhouses.
Face coverings, such as scarves, bandanas and neck gaiters shall be worn by players and workers.
Other outdoor activities allowed include hiking, biking and equestrian activities and other non-contact outdoor activities. Outdoor activities that remain prohibited include the use of picnic tables, playgrounds, team sports or other similar public events and gatherings.
'Play is being cautiously reopened for observation,' said Dr. Cameron Kaiser, Riverside County public health officer.
The order became effective April 20 after it was signed by Kaiser. The county clarified parks and trails remain open -- including parking lots.
'Golf is an iconic part of our destination, our history and our economy,' said Scott White, chief operating officer of Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau. 'We sincerely appreciate the news that golf will be reopened to allow our residents the opportunity to return to the sport they love.'
-Compiled from RIVCO Public Health news release dated April 20.
April 18, 2020. Riverside County residents who do not have coronavirus symptoms but want to be tested will now be able to. Officials say expanded testing will give health experts a better idea of the extent of the illness in Riverside County.
Those who want to be tested must call 800.945-6171 for an appointment -- drive-ups without appointments will be turned away.
A fifth testing site has been added at the Blythe Fairgrounds. The other four County testing site locations are Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio (Tuesdays -Saturdays), Diamond Stadium in Lake Elsinore (Sundays-Thursdays), Harvest Christian Fellowship parking lot in Riverside (Tuesdays-Saturdays) and the Perris Fairgrounds (Tuesdays-Saturdays).
-Compiled from RIVCO Public Health news release dated April 17.
Photo: Making sense of nonsense: Beaches closed, masks required
Thornhill Broome Beach, Malibu, March 2020. -Photo InterChurch News
Selected History of COVID-19 Local Public Health News Releases
(For complete list of PH orders, CDC News Release History)
August 20: Ten City Regional: Canyon Lake: Cases-78, Deaths-1; Hemet: Cases-1,418, Deaths-38; Lake Elsinore: Cases-1,009, Deaths-17; Menifee: Cases-1,151, Deaths-16; Moreno Valley: Cases-4,913, Deaths-61; Murrieta: Cases-971, Deaths-20; Perris: Cases-1,791, Deaths-32; Riverside (City): Cases-6,946, Deaths-177; Temecula: Cases-865, Deaths-8; Wildomar: Cases-472, Deaths-11. Ten City cumulative statistics: Cases-19,614, Deaths-381 (increase of 10,506 cases, 128 deaths since July 10 reporting period = Case Fatality Rate: 1.2%)
July 10: Ten City Regional: Canyon Lake: Cases-32, Deaths-0; Hemet: Cases-629, Deaths-27; Lake Elsinore: Cases-450, Deaths-10; Menifee: Cases-492, Deaths-7; Moreno Valley: Cases-2,232, Deaths-38; Murrieta: Cases-473, Deaths-10; Perris: Cases-795, Deaths-17; Riverside (CIty): Cases-3,387, Deaths-139; Temecula: Cases-420, Deaths-0; Wildomar: Cases-198, Deaths-5. Ten City cumulative statistics: Cases-9,108, Deaths-253 (increase of 5,530 cases, 70 deaths since June 3 reporting period = Case Fatality Rate: 1.4%).
June 3: Ten City Regional: Canyon Lake: Cases-12, Deaths-0; Hemet: Cases-282, Deaths-21; Lake Elsinore: Cases-180, Deaths-8; Menifee: Cases-180, Deaths-6; Moreno Valley: Cases-833, Deaths-24; Murrieta: Cases-124, Deaths-7; Perris: Cases-348, Deaths-7; Riverside (City): Cases-1393, Deaths-106; Temecula: Cases-150, Deaths-0; Wildomar: Cases-66, Deaths-4. Ten City cumulative statistics: Cases-3,578, Deaths-183 (increase of 571 cases, 28 deaths since May 22 reporting period = Case Fatality Rate: 5%).
May 22: Ten City Regional: Canyon Lake: Cases-12, Deaths-0; Hemet: Cases-241, Deaths-19; Lake Elsinore: Cases-153, Deaths-8; Menifee: Cases-147, Deaths-5; Moreno Valley: Cases-702, Deaths-22; Murrieta: Cases-115, Deaths-6; Perris: Cases-288, Deaths-5; Riverside (City): Cases-1,156, Deaths-86; Temecula: Cases-132, Deaths-0; Wildomar: Cases-61, Deaths-4. Ten City cumulative statistics: Cases-3,007, Deaths-155 (increase of 478 cases, 35 deaths since May 11 reporting period = Case Fatality Rate: 7.4%).
May 11: Ten City Regional: Canyon Lake: Cases-12, Deaths-0; Hemet: Cases-213, Deaths-14; Lake Elsinore: Cases-119, Deaths-7; Menifee: Cases-129, Deaths-4; Moreno Valley: Cases-588, Deaths-17; Murrieta: Cases-106, Deaths-4; Perris: Cases-232, Deaths-4; Riverside (City): Cases-961, Deaths-67; Temecula: Cases-111, Deaths-0; Wildomar: Cases-58, Deaths-4. Ten City cumulative statistics: Cases-2,529, Deaths-121 (increase of 878 cases, 63 deaths since April 24 reporting period = Case Fatality Rate: 7.2%).
April 24: Ten City Regional: Canyon Lake: Cases-9, Deaths-0; Hemet: Cases-162, Deaths-8; Lake Elsinore: Cases-87, Deaths-2; Menifee: Cases-97, Deaths-3; Moreno Valley: Cases-342, Deaths-13; Murrieta: Cases-89, Deaths-3; Perris: Cases-138, Deaths-2; Riverside (City): Cases-597, Deaths-25; Temecula: Cases-88, Deaths-0; Wildomar: Cases-42, Deaths-2. Ten City cumulative statistics: Cases-1,651, Deaths-58 (increase of 454 cases, 26 deaths since April 17 reporting period = Case Fatality Rate: 5.8%).
April 17: Ten City Regional: Canyon Lake: Cases-8, Deaths-0; Hemet: Cases-106, Deaths-3; Lake Elsinore: Cases-72, Deaths-2; Menifee: Cases-79, Deaths-1; Moreno Valley: Cases-249, Deaths-8; Murrieta: Cases-69, Deaths-2; Perris: Cases-99, Deaths-0; Riverside (City): Cases-407, Deaths-14; Temecula: Cases-78, Deaths-0; Wildomar: Cases-30, Deaths-2. Ten City cumulative statistics: Cases-1,197, Deaths-32 (increase of 511 cases, 18 deaths since April 12 reporting period = Case Fatality Rate: 3.6%).
April 12: Ten City Regional: Canyon Lake: Cases-4, Deaths-0; Hemet: Cases-31, Deaths-0; Lake Elsinore: Cases-51, Deaths-1; Menifee: Cases-50, Deaths-1; Moreno Valley: Cases-143, Deaths-4; Murrieta: Cases-52, Deaths-1; Perris: Cases-49, Deaths-0; Riverside (City): Cases-223, Deaths-6, Temecula: Cases-59, Deaths-0; Wildomar: Cases-24, Deaths-1. Ten City cumulative statistics: Cases-686, Deaths-14.
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