Busting myths about COVID-19

Here’s a typical email from a friend trying to be helpful, with annotations boldfaced from trusted sources that counter fake medical claims with facts. Subject: Fwd: Important to digest Good Advice on COVID-19 ADVICE from a young Chinese researcher who had been transferred from Shenzhen to Wuhan to collaborate with the task force that is fighting…

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Neighbors helping neighbors

It is heartening to know that Burlingame neighbors are stepping up to help one another during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Block leaders throughout the city have sent out emails to their neighbors asking people if they are willing to make check-in calls to neighbors who request them or help a neighbor obtain groceries, supplies…

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Record turnout for our 2019 drill

Nearly 530 individuals turned out for the Burlingame Neighborhood Network’s seventh annual Burlingame Disaster Survival Drill on Saturday, October 12, 2019, participating in 32 neighborhood groups throughout the city.  Last year, 424 people took part. The drill was supported by the Central County Fire Department, the Burlingame Police Department, Burlingame CERTs and local HAM radio…

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Free emergency supplies for neighborhoods

The Burlingame Neighborhood Network has distributed 18 out of 20 emergency caches that the Burlingame City Council has allocated for neighborhood groups that have a track record of engagement in emergency preparedness activities. The caches, valued at $550, are for use in neighborhoods in the event of an emergency. They are filled with emergency supplies…

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CERT training

CERT training provides private citizens with basic skills needed to respond to their community’s immediate needs in the aftermath of a disaster when emergency services are not immediately available. The best way you can get prepared for emergencies is to take Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, a  course offered by the Central County Fire…

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Block activity ideas

Now is the perfect time to plan a get-together on your block so that neighbors can get to know one another. Studies have shown that after large-scale natural disasters, it’s frequently friends and neighbors who are the key to survival. A neighborhood party doesn’t need to be complicated. You can set up a card table and…

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