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Airlines cutting flights at tri-county airports

By   /  Friday, March 27th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Airlines cutting flights at tri-county airports

Story updated at 3:20 p.m. March 27: Airports are considered an essential business, but for tri-county residents who still need to travel it’s getting increasingly difficult to catch a flight. United Airlines announced it was reducing its domestic flight service to an even larger degree, down 52 percent, from the 42 percent it previously announced Read More →

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Seek Thermal releases device to help businesses screen for coronavirus

By   /  Friday, March 27th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Seek Thermal releases device to help businesses screen for coronavirus

Goleta thermal imaging technology company Seek Thermal announced the release of a new imaging system that aims to help users detect illness like the coronavirus pandemic.  The touch-free Seek Scan system is designed to be placed at the entrance to a building and automatically screens users’ faces for skin temperature, sending an alert when it Read More →

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SLO County closing parking lots at beaches, parks

By   /  Thursday, March 26th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news  /  Comments Off on SLO County closing parking lots at beaches, parks

San Luis Obispo County and seven cities inside of it are shutting down access to popular parks, beaches and the Pismo Beach Pier to preserve the public’s health. Starting at noon March 27, parking lots at all coastal county parks are closing. Morro Bay’s beaches will see their parking lots close at 6 p.m., and Read More →

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Hardy Diagnostics distributing rapid test for coronavirus

By   /  Thursday, March 26th, 2020  /  Biotech, Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Hardy Diagnostics distributing rapid test for coronavirus

Santa Maria-based Hardy Diagnostics is distributing a rapid test for coronavirus. Hardy said the test takes 15 minutes, doesn’t need to be processed by a lab, and it has clear, easy-to-read results. The test can use either a blood, serum or plasma sample, a departure from current testing methods which use swabs from where the Read More →

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Tri-county stocks mixed as stimulus package stalls

By   /  Monday, March 23rd, 2020  /  Biotech, Central Coast Health Watch, Earnings, Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Tri-county stocks mixed as stimulus package stalls

A 3 percent drop in U.S. equities markets hit smaller stocks in the Tri-Counties on March 23, as a stimulus package to combat the economic fallout of the coronavirus failed for a second time to gain legislative approval.  The region’s companies had mixed results, with gains for eight out of the 10 largest firms. Goleta Read More →

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SB County response effort to provide $1 million in assistance

By   /  Friday, March 20th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Nonprofits, South Coast  /  Comments Off on SB County response effort to provide $1 million in assistance

The COVID-19 Joint Response Effort for Santa Barbara County announced March 19 that it will provide more than $1 million in assistance to individuals and families as well as organizations actively assisting members of the community affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Santa Barbara Foundation, United Way of Santa Barbara County and the Hutton Parker Read More →

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MannKind adapting technology for coronavirus

By   /  Friday, March 20th, 2020  /  Biotech, Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on MannKind adapting technology for coronavirus

Westlake Village-based MannKind became the latest company to turn its efforts toward treating the COVID-19 pandemic, with the announcement of a collaboration with a Los Angeles firm that aims to adapt its inhalable drug delivery technology to combat the respiratory infection. The company best known for its inhalable insulin product Afrezza said it would reorient Read More →

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