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Even without a government mandate, some businesses still requiring masks

By   /  Friday, July 16th, 2021  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, left, Small Business, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  No Comments

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Tri-county hospital systems have enough PPE to protect staff

By   /  Friday, June 19th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Tri-county hospital systems have enough PPE to protect staff

Personal protective equipment levels are holding steady in the Tri-Counties as more parts of the economy reopen. At the start of the COVID-19 crisis, hospital systems scrambled to find gear to protect staff members as they treated people who were possibly infected. Through community partnerships, donations and state assistance, the hospitals have been able to Read More →

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Tri-county tech startups join effort to distribute PPE

By   /  Friday, June 12th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Tri-county tech startups join effort to distribute PPE

Tech startups across the Tri-Counties and Greater Los Angeles combined forces to raise some $200,000 in donations for personal protective equipment and direct it to Southern California health care systems. The effort, called SoCal Tech for SoCal Hospitals, combines the expertise of logistics and health care startups including Santa Barbara-based Well Health, and fundraising from Read More →

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Tri-county medical care providers adopt healthy practices

By   /  Thursday, May 28th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Tri-county medical care providers adopt healthy practices

Many medical offices in the Tri-Counties never closed during the coronavirus pandemic. As essential parts of their communities, they needed to stay open to serve patients with non-COVID-19 matters, such as helping people recover from surgeries or keep their eye sight. Many practices whittled down the number of people they were seeing to only the Read More →

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Direct Relief and FedEx Cares partner to distribute PPE

By   /  Friday, May 22nd, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Nonprofits, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Direct Relief and FedEx Cares partner to distribute PPE

Goleta-based Direct Relief has partnered with FedEx Cares to ship personal protective equipment nationwide to help underserved communities combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Direct Relief’s partnership with FedEx Cares has allowed the nonprofit to distribute more than 4.3 million masks, 3.1 million gloves, 622,000 face shields and 100,000 gowns. Direct Relief is the largest nonprofit provider Read More →

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Tri-county chambers provide masks and resources for small businesses

By   /  Friday, May 1st, 2020  /  Latest news, Restaurants, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Tri-county chambers provide masks and resources for small businesses

The Goleta Chamber of Commerce wanted to support the city’s businesses as best it could in the middle of a pandemic. So the chamber gathered as many email addresses and phone numbers as it could get — even if the business wasn’t a part of the chamber — and worked to figure out how to Read More →

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