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

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.

by Sara Yen, Anna Vazhaeparambil, Varsha Rammohan, Alysa Suleiman, Kathy Fang, Arushi Saxena, Aditya Singhvi, Esha Gohil, and Eric Fang

March 12, 2020

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 the novel coronavirus COVID-19.  At the moment, it is not clear who the staff member is. Classes ...

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 today.  “Out of an abundance of caution and for the safety and well-being of our community, we have...

Novel coronavirus: How to prepare for potential local outbreak

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.

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 Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health agencies encourage residents...

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

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.

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 U.S. deaths from the virus, marking an escalation in the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus...

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

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.

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 second case, an adult female, is a visitor to the county who recently traveled to Wuhan, China, and ...

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

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.

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 case involved the husband of a patient who had recently returned to Illinois from Wuhan, China, ...

What to know about the 2019 novel coronavirus

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

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 disease that causes respiratory illness, according to the World Health Organization. It belongs in...

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

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.

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 additional safety initiatives to limit the virus’ spread.  As of today, the Centers for Disease Control...

Fire season in full force as Sonoma fire rages on, wind event pushes smoke into Bay Area and worsens air quality

Spare the Air forecast for tomorrow's air quality in the San Francisco Bay Area

by Kathy Fang and Nicole Tian

October 27, 2019

This is a developing story. Check Harker Aquila for additional coverage on wildfires and outages. As the Kincade fire in Sonoma County rages on, dry, gusty winds continue to push smoke from the wildfires southward, prompting Spare the Air to issue an alert warning for tomorrow in the San Francisco Bay A...

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