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The quad after school today. The upper school will be closed to all students beginning tomorrow following a reported case of COVID-19 in the family of a non-teaching staff member.

All 4 campuses likely to close through spring break after parent of non-teaching staff member tests positive for COVID-19

All four of Harker’s campuses will be closed for students after classes today after a parent of a non-teaching staff member in the upper school, with whom that staff member lives, tested positive for...

Menlo School announces school closure through weekend due to coronavirus exposure

Menlo School announces school closure through weekend due to coronavirus exposure

by Arya Maheshwari, Managing Editor March 4, 2020

The Menlo School in Atherton announced today a closure of the School through this weekend due to a staff member’s exposure to COVID-19 through a relative who tested positive for the novel coronavirus...

Browsing nearly empty shelves, a customer shops for surface wipes at Target in the Westgate Center. Stores like Target and Costco have been running low on hygiene products in the past week as local residents stock up on essential supplies to prepare for a potential COVID-19 outbreak.

Novel coronavirus: How to prepare for potential local outbreak

by Kathy Fang , Varsha Rammohan, and Arushi Saxena March 3, 2020

With the rise of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Santa Clara County last week, as well as the report of the first possible case of community spread in the U.S. in California last...

A warning sign with information about coronavirus and a station with hand sanitizer, tissues and face masks stand outside the entrance doors to the emergency room of Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, CA. As of March 2, there are 9 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Santa Clara County.

Community spread, local outbreaks of coronavirus impacts countries around the world

by Kathy Fang, Varsha Rammohan, and Arushi Saxena March 3, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the first possible cases of community spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. last week in California, Oregon and Washington as well as the first six...

Two women, both wearing protective masks, select vegetables at 99 Ranch Market in Cupertino on Sunday evening. Due to the global novel coronavirus outbreak and the recent confirmation of cases in Santa Clara County, stores around the Bay Area have been experiencing shortages of masks.

Second case of coronavirus confirmed in Santa Clara County, unrelated to first case

by Varsha Rammohan and Gloria Zhang February 2, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed a second case of the new coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, in Santa Clara County today to the Santa Clara County Public Health Department.  This...

Emergency masks in the upper school office of nurse Clare Elchert. Masks like these are being used in China in public areas, where a novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, is rapidly spreading.

Novel coronavirus continues to spread, nations escalate safety measures to combat outbreak

by Kathy Fang, Editor-in-Chief January 31, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the first person-to-person transmission of the novel 2019 coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, in the U.S., according to a press release yesterday. This...

An illustration of the 2019 novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

What to know about the 2019 novel coronavirus

by Kathy Fang, Eric Fang, and Alysa Suleiman January 30, 2020

As the 2019 novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, continues to spread across the world, Harker Aquila breaks down what you need to know about the outbreak. What is the 2019-nCoV?  The 2019-nCoV is a respiratory...

Emergency masks in the upper school office of nurse Clare Elchert. Masks like these are being used in China in public areas, where a novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, is rapidly spreading.

As 2 cases of new coronavirus confirmed in Southern California, public health measures ramp up worldwide

by Eric Fang and Kathy Fang January 28, 2020

Three new cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have been confirmed in California and Arizona yesterday, as health departments around the world increase disease control measures and as Harker recommends...

Emergency masks in the upper school office of nurse Clare Elchert. Masks like these are being used in China in public areas, where a novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, is rapidly spreading.

New coronavirus outbreak spreads globally, raising public health concerns

by Kathy Fang and Eric Fang January 24, 2020

The outbreak of a new coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, China, has elevated public health concerns as it spread globally to countries as far as the U.S. and France. The spread of this virus has also...

Measles Outbreak: What You Need to Know

Measles Outbreak: What You Need to Know

by Lucy Ge, Reporter May 26, 2019

The first version of the measles vaccine was developed over half a century ago by John Enders who, in 1963, successfully created the vaccine out of a specific strain of measles. Measles was reported eliminated,...

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