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As Florida COVID-19 Cases Skyrocket, State Orders All Schools To Reopen Next Month

Florida’s education commissioner on Monday ordered schools to re-open for in-person instruction in August, even as coronavirus cases jam hospitals in the state. According to an “emergency order” signed by Commissioner Richard Corcoran, public school districts and charter school boards must open all kindergarten through 12th-grade schools for at least five days a week. Although schools may […]

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Russia Sets Up ‘Disinfection Tunnel’ To Protect Putin From Virus, State Media Says

MOSCOW (Reuters) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is protected from the novel coronavirus by a special disinfection tunnel that anyone visiting his residence outside Moscow must pass through, the state-controlled RIA news agency reported on Tuesday. The special tunnel, manufactured by a Russian company based in the town of Penza, has been installed at his official Novo-Ogaryovo […]

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Should You Travel To A Reopened State?

ljubaphoto via Getty ImagesSeveral factors should be considered and weighed when deciding whether to travel to another state right now and as summer arrives. When Georgia allowed businesses to reopen at the end of April, many visitors from elsewhere flocked to the Peach State to take advantage of the restaurants, salons, bowling alleys and more. […]

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Classes To Be Largely Online At California State University Schools This Fall

California State University announced Tuesday that its 23 campuses will officially be conducting classes online this fall semester, with a few possible exceptions, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. CSU is the nation’s largest four-year public university system, with around 480,000 students enrolled in schools that stretch the state and include San Francisco State, Cal […]

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California Says It’s First State To Prioritize Testing For Some Asymptomatic People

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California public health officials say local authorities should test people for the coronavirus in “high risk settings” even if they don’t have symptoms, a change aimed at health care workers, prisoners and the homeless. State officials believe the new guidelines are the first in the country to prioritize testing for people […]

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Missouri Becomes First U.S. State To Sue China For Lying, Not Doing Enough About COVID-19

Missouri on Tuesday became the first U.S. state to sue the Chinese government over its handling of the coronavirus, saying that China’s response to the outbreak that originated in Wuhan city led to devastating economic losses in the state. The civil lawsuit, filed in federal court by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, alleges negligence, among […]

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Hawaii To Quarantine All Arrivals To The State For 14 Days To Slow Coronavirus Spread

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s governor has instituted a mandatory 14-day quarantine starting Thursday of all people traveling to the state as part of efforts to fight the spread of coronavirus, Hawaii News Now reported. The order applies to returning residents as well as visitors. .@GovHawaii says he has signed a 2nd emergency proclamation mandating 14-day quarantine […]