Tag: Covid

Santa Barbara High Computer Science Academy Zooms Ahead Despite Covid Challenges | School Zone

Posted on May 7, 2021
| 5:44 p.m.

The past year has shown the importance of computer technology in finding creative solutions to problems posed by the pandemic, from keeping people connected to each other while social distancing, to helping businesses stay afloat.

Instead of reducing programs due to the shift to remote teaching, Santa Barbara High School’s Computer Science Academy has been active this year in training the next generation of computer scientists.

Despite the challenges of a closed campus and reduced donations to the academy as grant funds have gone toward fighting the pandemic, the academy doubled down

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Computer chip shortage, lingering COVID affects economic recovery

BUFFALO, N.Y. — If you’re in the market for a new car, or an appliance or a new computer, be aware that the availability and price may be affected in the weeks to come. 

That’s because of a global shortage of those computer chips, which power all of those electronic components in our vehicles and devices. Some observers say it affects the supply chain and our national economy. 

Just like COVID affected factory production lines and supplies of big ticket items like appliances last spring and summer, now in part it’s responsible for a worldwide shortfall of those electronic brains

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How SEO Help Growth Revenue Online In COVID? –

The digital push is something that the whole world has experienced in the previous decade. The businesses have also understood the need to go digital as there have been many changes in the due course of time. One more factor that has contributed greatly to the digital push is the COVID-19 Pandemic. The global pandemic forced the markets to shut down for a considerable amount of time which forced the companies to automate themselves and start operating online. In the time of lockdown, many companies were forced to establish their digital presence as they saw this as the only way

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Marion libraries buy computers thanks to lower costs in COVID pandemic

Last week, the Marion County Library System asked the County Commission to allocate over $13,000 in savings toward buying replacement computers for the public’s use. The request was almost immediately granted with no debate and in a unanimous vote.

The money was available because the MCLS spent less than planned on events, security, operations and supplies during most of 2020. The resulting savings is something of a silver lining to the pandemic. And although everyone wishes COVID-19 had never happened, focusing on some of the positive outcomes can help.

Between February 2020 and February 2021, the library reported 68,250 patron

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No computer? No smartphone? Come to this clinic for help signing up for a COVID vaccine

Many of the older residents most at risk for COVID-19 don’t have the technology to sign up for vaccines offered by the area’s two major health networks.

That’s why a helping clinic was set up at the Boys and Girls Club of Easton.

The clinic will help folks who don’t have access to a computer or a smartphone, or those who just aren’t comfortable using either device.

The 73-year-old friend of one of the clinic organizers couldn’t figure out how to upload her Medicare card, for example.

“That was going to keep her from getting her vaccine appointment,” said

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