A coronavirus screening app by Apple

Original Post By: Cnet.com / Carrie Mihalcik – March 27, 2020 A new screening app and website for Coronavirus is now available.  Thanks to Apple, the CDC, the White House Coronavirus Task Force, and FEMA. Apple launched a new COVID-19 website and app that features a screening tool set of resources to help people stay informed and take the proper steps to protect their health during the spread of COVID-19, based on the latest CDC guidance. Apple said the app …
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FBI Warning – Watch out for stimulus-package scams

Original Article By: Alfred Ng / cnet.com – March 26, 2020 Online thieves will try to take advantage of the $2 trillion package, the bureau says. Hackers and scammers online have ramped up attacks to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic, and that could mean targeting the US COVID-19 relief effort next, the FBI has warned. On Wednesday, the US Senate passed a $2 trillion aid package to financially support people affected by the coronavirus outbreak. With businesses temporarily closing and …
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Safe food and package handling information videos

During these uncertain times, we are all concerned about keeping ourselves and loved ones safe and healthy. As we all stay safe at home, we still need food and other supplies. Here are some informative tips to help you keep everything you bring into your home contamination free.   Safe Grocery and Take Out Food Handling Tips from Dr. Jeffrey VanWingen Safe Package Handling from Haley Hernandez of KPRC2    

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Tips to keep your home as coronavirus-free as possible

Original By: GRANT CURRIN from Huffington Post Article printed from AOL    REMOVE CLUTTER FROM AROUND THE SINK AND DISINFECT COUNTERS REGULARLY. Washing your hands is the most important thing you can do to protect yourself and everyone else from COVID-19. You should do it often ― some examples of good times are when you return from being outside, after you’ve touched a potentially infected surface, after you use the bathroom and before you eat. Hand washing fights the virus in two …
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Coronavirus advice from a virologist

Subject: What I am doing for the upcoming COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. By: James Robb, MD UC San Diego.   The following is the email letter providing advice on avoiding a viral infection. The letter is attributed to pathologist James Robb who described himself as “one of the first molecular virologists in the world to work on coronaviruses.” The letter itself provides common-sense solutions to preventing disease transmission: Subject: What I am doing for the upcoming COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. By: James …
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Lincoln Park Home Invasion

According to police, around 9 p.m.in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, three men forced their way into a woman’s apartment. They struck her, tied her up, held her at gunpoint, robbed her, and demanded to know where the money is located. The victim, a 32-year-old woman was able to break free and get help from a neighbor in the 420 West Fullerton building. The victim reported that she answered a knock at her front door and the three forced their way …
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Burglars Targeting NW Side Residents

NW Chicago Community Alert – Police are looking for burglars who have been posing as workers doing plumbing or construction work in the area in order to try to gain access into the homes of local residents. The burglars are targeting elderly home owners, distracting them and steeling small items including jewelry and cash. The recent burglaries occurred: May 11th – 3700 block of North Neva Ave. May 15th – 3400 block of North Neenah Ave. May 17th – 3500 …
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West Side Business Robberies

Police Warning: A burglar has been cutting power to Austin neighborhood businesses and then breaking in OAK PARK, IL: 15th and 25th District, Austin Area has been hit with recent burglaries to neighborhood businesses. In each case, the power is cut and then the intruder gains access by breaking the front door or window. In one other incident, access was through the roof. The burglaries occurred at the following locations: 4800 block of W. Fulton / 4-29-19 / around 4:05 …
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The ‘Kissing Bug’ Has Made Way to Illinois

The Potentially Deadly “kissing bug,” which can transmit Chagas disease, has been reported in Illinois according to the Centers for Disease Control. The “Kissing Bug” is on the move and has made its way from South America all the way into the United States threatening human and pet health. The triatomine bug typically hides during the day and becomes active at night when it feeds looking to bite an exposed area of skin to bite, such as the face, hence …
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Video Doorbell Camera Stops a Would-Be Burglar

What can your Forest Security Video Doorbell do for you, other than announce who is at your front door? How about stop an attempted burglary! On Thursday, April 18th, in west suburban Riverside, a burglary was stopped in its tracks, thanks to a video doorbell. The homeowner watched his video cam feed as the would-be intruder tried to pry open his front door and called the police to report a break-in in progress. Riverside police arrived at the scene located …
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