Stories tagged: "coronavirus"


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This Virginia School Board Voted to Go All Virtual After Teachers Protested Hybrid Approach

After opposition from teachers and parents, the system decided to go fully virtual. As the 2020-2021 academic year approaches, several Virginia schools are reconsidering their reopening plans after an uptick of COVID-19 cases in their areas.  Goochland County Public Schools is one of those systems that went back to the drawing board. The school board...

Gov. Ralph Northam speaks during a news conference in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Republicans Try to Limit Governor’s Pandemic Emergency Powers

Their bills come as COVID cases spike in regions of Virginia.

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75% of Detained Immigrants at Virginia Detention Center Have COVID-19

Detained immigrants are begging to be released from detention centers throughout the country as coronavirus cases continue to spread inside the facilities.

A surprise display of fireworks sponsored by Macy's explode over the Hudson Yards area of Manhattan as seen from a pier in Hoboken, N.J., Tuesday, June 30, 2020. The fireworks were not announced until an hour or so before to avoid attracting large crowds. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Stay Outdoors but Avoid Large Crowds: How to Celebrate Fourth of July While Protecting Yourself From COVID-19

Medical experts have advised Americans to spend time outdoors, practice social distancing, wash and sanitize their hands, avoid large crowds, and limit contact with people outside of their household.

Motorists line up at a coronavirus testing site at Dodger Stadium Monday, June 29, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Only 17 States and D.C. Are Testing at the Level Needed to Stop COVID-19

A new analysis released by the Harvard Global Health Institute and NPR found the level of testing in many states is not adequate enough to curb coronavirus.

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Arizona, Florida, and Texas See a Surge in COVID Cases. Now Their Governors Are Singing a Different Tune.

Listen to how these governors first reacted to COVID vs. how they're talking now.

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Trump Says He Ordered COVID Testing to Be Slowed Down

Nearly 120,000 Americans have died of COVID-19 and case counts are surging in several states, including Texas and Florida, both of which recorded more than 4,000 new cases on Saturday, setting new single-day records.