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  • August 9CORONAVIRUS DAILY UPDATE: 1,789 new cases, 10 deaths in L.A. County

People of color disproportionately affected by COVID-19, according to data

Breakdown of cases by race and ethnicity as of August 7.

Sloane Bozzi, Assistant Campus Editor

August 7, 2020

Los Angeles County has the most cases in the U.S., as other hotspots like New York have experienced a decrease in the number of new cases. The Centers for Disease Control forecasts an upward trend in the number of deaths nationwide. L.A. County currently holds the record for the most confirmed cases...

California struggles with disaster relief amid pandemic

A volunteer helps distribute supplies during the Saddleridge fire last October. Southern California faces a difficult task of battling fires during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emily Holshouser, Contributor

August 7, 2020

With over 20,000 acres scorched by the Apple Fire, triple-digit temperatures and dry winds forecasted by the National Weather Service for parts of Southern California, and the ongoing threat of COVID-19, disaster relief and fire authorities across Southern California are facing a difficult summer. This...

Leaked emails show four Nordstrom Topanga employees tested positive for COVID-19

Leaked internal emails have shown that 4 Nordstrom Topanga employees tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, a employer should report when there are three or more COVID-19 cases.

Tiago Barreiro, Reporter

August 5, 2020

At least four employees at the Nordstrom located in Westfield Topanga have tested positive for COVID-19 since July 14, according to leaked internal emails. The Sundial received copies of the emails from a Nordstrom staff member, who wishes to remain anonymous to avoid retaliation by their employer. ...

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti said this week is “make or break” for handling the coronavirus

COVID-19 curve of cumulative cases in L.A. County as of July 31.

Sloane Bozzi, Assistant News Editor

August 1, 2020

As some countries celebrate a decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases, the United States continues to see an uptick of COVID-19 cases. The Centers for Disease Control forecasts an upward trend in the number of deaths nationwide. Los Angeles County currently holds the record for the most confirme...

CSUN IT department warns students of email scams

The CSUN IT department informs the campus community about recent phishing email scams. The scams have used fake job offers and information on COVID-19 vaccines to entice victims into sharing their information or clicking on links.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant News Editor

July 31, 2020

The CSUN IT department has notified the campus community of a series of email scams related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. The latest trend in the scams is emails purporting to be work-from-home programs, financial aid or job and internship opportunities, according to CSUN IT. According...

Big West postpones fall sports

CSUN fall sports are postponed until January at the earliest per the latest Big West announcement.

Andres Soto, Sports Editor

July 30, 2020

The Big West Conference announced on Wednesday the postponement of fall sports through the end of the calendar year due to health risks as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on. The postponement means that men’s and women’s soccer, cross country and women’s volleyball will have their seasons delayed un...

CSUN Student Housing announces plans for fall, cuts resident occupancy by 58%

CSUN Student Housing has reduced their student occupancy from 3,400 students to 1,400 for the fall.

Shannon Carter, Reporter

July 29, 2020

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to spike in the United States, universities have been left to reimagine campus life this fall while ensuring protocols are in place to minimize the spread of the virus within the residential environment. CSUN Student Housing and Residential Life announced...

Life during COVID-19: Gabriela Brocca – Brazil/U.S.

Gabriela Brocca, a nutrition and dietetics student at CSUN, shares her experience of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. and how her home country, Brazil, responded to the pandemic.

Tiago Barreiro and Jane Partizpanyan

July 28, 2020

When the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders started in the U.S. early March, Gabriela Brocca, a CSUN international student from Brazil, grappled with whether or not to return back to her hometown of Rio de Janeiro. Brocca was at Disneyworld Orlando during spring break. Her mother and younger sister travelled...

A list of CSUN’s in-person classes for fall 2020

CSUN's in-person class list for the fall 2020 semester is limited to 235 courses.

Samantha Bravo, Assistant Campus Editor

July 27, 2020

Due to the impact of COVID-19, CSUN will deliver a majority of its courses through virtual and alternative modalities of learning for the fall semester. There will be a limited number of face-to-face courses offered as these courses have learning objectives that cannot be met in an online environment. “Whether...

The federal $600 unemployment benefit expires today. What can we expect from the Senate?

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, said the proposal for a new stimulus package will be laid out early next week.

Sloane Bozzi, Assistant Campus Editor

July 25, 2020

Since the beginning of the pandemic, those receiving unemployment insurance have been provided with an extra $600 per week in addition to their weekly paycheck, as part of the funding from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation from the federal government. The extra $600 in weekly benefits...

L.A. County has 2,016 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, 595 of them are in the ICU

COVID-19 curve of cumulative cases in L.A. County as of July 24.

Sloane Bozzi, Assistant News Editor

July 24, 2020

As some countries celebrate a decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases, the United States continues to see an uptick of COVID-19 cases. The Centers for Disease Control forecasts an upward trend in the number of deaths nationwide. Los Angeles County currently holds the record for the most confirme...

New international students with fully online classes cannot enter US this fall semester

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced in a press release Friday that nonimmigrant students and schools should abide by the Student Exchange and Visitors Program guidance issued on March 9.

Tiago Barreiro, Reporter

July 24, 2020

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Friday that new international students with a fully online course load in the fall will not be allowed into the country. The statement also said designated school officials should not issue new Form I-20s, which certifies a student's nonimmigra...

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