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Busting Bundy, blaming students, supporting masks: News from around our 50 states

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Update time : 2020-11-26 16:29:14

Alabama

Tuscaloosa: The college of Alabama has recorded 531 cases of COVID-19 above campus though the autumn vocabulary began final week, according to numbers the college system released Tuesday though officials attempt to clamp down above pupil parties, bars and other gatherings that could distribute the coronavirus. Dr. Selwyn Vickers, dean of the college of Alabama can Birmingham’s university of medication and co-chair of the college system’s Health and Safety work Force, attributed the spike “to pupil behavior.” Auburn college has though noise seen an uptick can cases though students returned to campus Aug. 17, according to numbers released by the university. The college reported 202 students and five employees can the leading Auburn campus tested definite though COVID-19 among Aug. 15 and Aug. 21. though mid-March, there eat been 545 cases among students and staff, though most were no above campus ago August.

Alaska

Anchorage: State health news indicates Pacific Islanders and Alaska Natives are more responsible to treaty the coronavirus and be hospitalized with the sickness it causes. Beyond underlying medical conditions, civilization and economics advance to the disparity, Alaska Public Media reports. news indicates Pacific Islanders can Alaska eat contracted COVID-19 can nearly eight epoch the estimate of the pause of the population and are more than four epoch though responsible to be hospitalized with the virus. Alaska Natives are more than one-and-a-half epoch though responsible to treaty the coronavirus and eat been hospitalized nearly twice though much. Pacific Islanders, Alaska Natives and American Indians, who though noise eat been more susceptible to the virus, are more responsible to alive can crowded, multigenerational housing where the bacteria can easily spread.

 

Arizona

Phoenix: The battle above if Phoenix-area gyms, bars, film theaters and water parks can reopen could be a moot point by Thursday if Maricopa County’s downward trend can coronavirus cases holds, the state’s sumit health officer said. Dr. Cara Christ, director of the department of Health Services, said she expects the county will beat levels though “moderate” distribute of the bacteria above that day. That path gyms that eat been seeking waivers from the department can reopen even without one can reduced capacity. Five smaller counties – Cochise, Coconino, Greenlee, LaPaz and Yavapai – already are rated can “moderate,” and other counties silent Maricopa could attain that badge this week. though noise headed can that bid are Pinal and Pima counties. Christ’s remarks came though Arizona nears 200,000 confirmed bacteria cases after condition health officials reported an additional 859 new cases Tuesday.

Arkansas

Little Rock: Gov. Asa Hutchinson above Tuesday rejected a White family work force’s progposal that Arkansas end bars and equipment other restrictions, despite the condition posting the ninth-highest estimate of definite coronavirus tests can the country. The White family Coronavirus work compel issued the progposal can a weekly explain to the condition that was first obtained by the heart though Public Integrity. Hutchinson said he didn’t exclaim on a want though shutting down bars though the condition had no linked an multiply can cases to activity can them. The Republican governor said the condition was trying to affect the accurate balance. “These are small-business nation who are hurting,” said Hutchinson, who remarkable that the condition is already limiting bars and restaurants to two-thirds capacity. The governor remarkable that the work compel had moved the condition out of the “red zone” though positivity rates though it was no longer above 10%.

California

Sacramento: More children with specialized needs, such though students with disabilities or those who are homeless, will be allowed uphold can classrooms even though most schools remain end though in-person knowledge beneath new condition guidance released Tuesday. Schools can most counties are closed though in-person knowledge though of the coronavirus. besides the new guidance used to rent the reply to university though some children can grades K-12 can groups of up to 14 students. The limited reply to university applies to students needing especial care, such those with disabilities, English vocabulary learners, kids can venture of abuse or neglect, or students who are homeless. It’s aimed can ensuring the students can access services though occupational therapy, report and vocabulary services and individualized education programs. Statewide, counties can start reopening schools though full children if they are off a condition look list that tracks bacteria cases, infection rates and hospitalizations though two weeks.

Colorado

Fort Collins: The Poudre university area Board of Education has approved the buy of thousands of laptops and other devices the area said it needed can response to the coronavirus pandemic. The board unanimously approved the more than $7.4 million can emergency COVID-19 spending though the devices and other materials during a parliament Tuesday. According to the board agenda, the approval came after Superintendent Sandra Smyser emailed the board July 2 nearly these “high-priority purchases” the area used to want to prepare though the type of knowledge environments the area could confront this university year, including remote, in-person or hybrid learning. These purchases preserve laptops, iPads, private WiFi devices and cleaning devices. The expenses were charged to though noise the district’s COVID Response reserve or to the technique refresh program budget.

Connecticut

Danbury: State and local officials above Tuesday urged the city’s residents to obtain tested though COVID-19 and choose up the phone when a confront tracer calls, saying it’s crucial to stopping the contemporary “uptick” of cases can the western Connecticut city from turning into a “runaway merchandise train.” Mayor badge Boughton, a Republican, said condition and local officials are relying above confront tracing and stepped-up testing can nursing homes and throughout the community to assistance pause farther spread. The city has though noise taken other steps, such though asking churches to contain virtual quite than in-person religious services and delaying plans though in-person knowledge can the public schools until can least Oct. 1. The city, which borders New York, has been seeing a rolling medium of 22 new daily cases per 100,000 people. That represents a nearly 6% to 7% infection rate, officials said. Statewide, the infection estimate is nearly 1%.

Delaware

Wilmington: Nearly six months into the pandemic, a full of 1,032 poultry workers can the condition eat been infected with the coronavirus, and seven eat died, according to new news released by the condition Tuesday. This path nearly 6% of confirmed Delaware COVID-19 cases embrace poultry processing plant workers. though of Aug. 25, condition health officials eat confirmed 16,962 coronavirus cases and 603 related deaths. Jennifer Brestel, a spokeswoman though the piece of Public Health, said these cases are among residents who identified though working can the poultry industry and can preserve plants based can Delaware and Maryland. According to the Centers though sickness code and Prevention, though of April, 9,411 nation worked can Delaware’s six plants. can the Delmarva region, the industry employs more than 20,000 people.

District of Columbia

Washington: D.C. Public Schools students start their university year virtually Monday, and Chancellor Lewis Ferebee said the “vast majority” of students will eat devices above appointment one, WUSA-TV reports. The only argue no full students will eat equipment access is that only 32,000 families responded to the DCPS tech survey, Ferebee said. university leaders say they are silent trying to confront families they haven’t heard from, meaning equipment distribution will responsible final into the first week of school. The chancellor said students from kindergarten across 12th degree will obtain laptops. Pre-K students will obtain iPads starting can September. A hotline and tech hind are available to families, and university leaders are can daily confront with Microsoft to form definite their platform – Microsoft Teams – runs without any glitches during virtual learning, Ferebee said. besides to something occur, he said students will receive knowledge packets from their schools.

Florida

Miami: Dorm-room parties are being blamed though a coronavirus outbreak can the college of Miami, where some students who tested definite eat been relocated into Isolation Rooms, and two full floors of a residential tower are beneath quarantine. Other students eat been kicked out of building halls and suspended though no following public health directives, said Dr. Julio Frenk, the university’s president. The university’s dashboard says 156 nation eat tested definite can the college system. though challenges are being addressed can other colleges along the state, where the department of Public Health reported 4,545 COVID-19 hospitalizations Tuesday, across with nearly 2,600 new cases. The college of Tampa began classes Wednesday besides had already temporarily suspended some students who participated can a great conference can a building hall though they were moving in. Florida A&M college is imposing curfews though residential students.

Georgia

Savannah: The beginning of the university year has been marred by bugs and glitches. The first little days of virtual university though Savannah-Chatham County public university students offered the common spate of heart university and tall university students trying to form out their schedules and elemental students trying to find their room or teachers – full online. Some periods of slow or no internet connectivity and uncommon energy outages due to storms added to the troubles. Students are dealing with logins, passwords, website links, cameras and audio issues. And a prank can New Hampstead tall university ruffled feathers when a pornographic clip appeared above the leather though a degree being held via Zoom. area officials are investigating the accident besides eat no released any details.

Hawaii

Honolulu: The state’s most populous island is returning to a stay-at-home bid nevertheless officials effort to accompany 70,000 COVID-19 tests can two weeks among a wave can cases. Oahu has seen daily triple-digit definite cases can modern weeks, an alarming spike after Hawaii had enjoyed the lowest infection rates can the state per capita earlier can the pandemic. With assistance from the federal government, Oahu officials will accompany mass testing along the island with the conclude of testing 5,000 nation daily though two weeks, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced Tuesday. The tests will be free, with no symptoms, health insurance or surgeon referral needed, Honolulu release headmaster Manuel Neves said. Starting Thursday, Oahu’s gyms and dine-in restaurants make to be closed. Religious services will be allowed to continue. radical businesses such though grocery stores, banks and baby worry instrument can remain open. The island’s parks and trails are already closed, Caldwell said.

Idaho

Boise: Anti-government activist Ammon Bundy was arrested Wednesday though the second time can two days can the Statehouse. Idaho condition Police lay Bundy can a wheelchair and removed him from the Senate gallery. Bundy, who led the 2016 profession of the Malheur National Wildlife protection can Oregon, was arrested Tuesday can a committee room and charged with trespassing and resisting and obstructing officers. during that arrest, he refused to lie and was wheeled out can an office chair. Idaho condition Police say he is prohibited from coming to the Statehouse though one year following the Tuesday arrest. The yearlong forbid came after consultation with Republican Gov. Brad tiny though noise though leaders can the family and Senate. Lawmakers are parliament can a especial rally called by tiny though of the coronavirus. Bundy and his supporters are opposed to proposed legislation that used to defend businesses, schools and government entities from liability if someone catches COVID-19.

Illinois

Chicago: State officials eat expanded rules requiring masks nevertheless dining indoors, saying Tuesday that customers make to wear confront coverings during each interaction with servers and other cafe workers. condition officials said the requirements – including nevertheless servers are taking an bid or bringing a bill – proceed into consequence Wednesday and pursue a modern multiply can COVID-19 cases. Currently, customers are required to wear masks silent nevertheless eating and drinking. The revision extends the requirement to full interactions with employees nevertheless seated. “Going out though food and drinks to no be a argue or an effect to rent our guards down can the battle against COVID-19,” said the department’s director, Dr. Ngozi Ezike. Meanwhile, can Chicago, officials looking ahead to winter launched a challenge to offer outdoor dining solutions though when temperatures drop. The winners obtain a $5,000 coin prize.

Indiana

Bloomington: Fewer than 1% of Indiana college students who arrived above campus though the start of classes Monday tested definite though COVID-19, according to new news released by the college Tuesday. IU tested each pupil upon arrival to any of the system’s four residential campuses, the beginning of a huge testing battle the college plans to accompany throughout the university year can an effort to slow the distribute of the bacteria above its campuses. “Our conclude is to form it safer to be divide of the IU community than no to be,” said Dr. Aaron E. Carroll, IU’s director of surveillance and mitigation though the COVID-19 pandemic and a professor of pediatrics can the IU university of Medicine. With 81% of the 39,000 on-arrival tests processed, the college had a 0.91% positivity rate. That path nearly 300 students distribute along IU’s Bloomington, Indianapolis, South curve and New Albany campuses tested positive.

Iowa

Des Moines: The city’s university area sued the condition Tuesday, challenging a policy that army districts to contain can least half of their educational programs can person can classrooms unless their areas satisfy a tall threshold of definite coronavirus cases. The lawsuit by Iowa’s largest university area asks the gymnasium to opposite the state’s rejection of its design to start the university year with students can family and to obstruction the condition from forcing it to reopen schools “when it is unsafe to conduct so.” The lawsuit though noise seeks a gymnasium judgment that invalidates Gov. Kim Reynolds’ July 17 proclamation requiring districts to reply unless they are can counties with especially tall levels of coronavirus cases and satisfy other department of Education guidelines. The lawsuit names the governor, other condition officials, and the Board of Education, Education department and Public Health Department.

Kansas

Topeka: Some schools energy be capable to play a truncated translation of their autumn season can the fountain beneath a design that the Kansas tall university Activities university is considering. With some of the state’s largest districts canceling or suspending autumn sports and other extracurricular activities, the association’s Executive Board voted 9-0 Monday can favor of the “alternative autumn season opportunity.” Any schools that play can the choice season won’t eat a playoff. if enough similarly sized schools impress their autumn seasons, the fountain sports season though noise could be pushed uphold by nearly a month. The association’s board of directors, made up of more than 70 representatives, will receive final action Friday. though a virtual format already has been approved though argue and is pending approval though a quiz-based competition called scholars bowl, those two activities wouldn’t be affected.

Kentucky

Frankfort: The condition will pump $8 million into an effort to supply internet access to children can low-income homes though schools blank with digital knowledge though of the coronavirus, Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration said Tuesday. The investment – drawn from federal COVID-19 console assistance sent to Kentucky – is meant to end the “digital divide” that leaves some children can rural and urban areas without broadband access can home, Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman said. The initiative will assistance decrease the monthly price though low-income parents to obtain access to the internet though their school-age children, Coleman said. nearly 32,000 Kentucky children want internet access can home, she said. “We eat to conduct perfect by that remaining 5% of students that silent conduct no eat access to broadband can their homes,” Coleman told reporters.

Louisiana

Baton Rouge: As the condition has made important strides can combating its second coronavirus surge, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday that he’s keeping Louisiana’s disguise mandate, obstruction closures and other rules can put though another two weeks. The rules were put to decease Friday. The Democratic governor made the announcement can a news rally mainly devoted to the means of hurricane Laura, which was heading toward southwest Louisiana with dangerous hurricane surge, rain and wind. Edwards lamented that the impending hurricane meant suspension of community testing though COVID-19 can a crucial time – though elemental and secondary schools are opening and though students are returning to college campuses. “We’re basically going to be blind though this week,” Edwards said, referring to the want of testing. though noise worrying: The hurricane was forcing evacuations from an quarter of the condition where there has been a tall estimate of definite tests.

Maine

Portland: The coronavirus pandemic canceled the state’s annual fountain celebration of maple syrup, besides the accident will eventually receive put this fall. Maine Maple Sunday was originally scheduled to receive put can March, when the pandemic was intensifying nearly the country. The Maine Maple Producers university said Wednesday that the accident will receive put Oct. 9-11. The university said the weekend will preserve virtual elements though noise though traditional in-person visits to the state’s candy houses. Maine is the third-largest maple producer can the country, after Vermont and New York. Maple university headmaster Scott Dunn said the industry has taken a beat from the bacteria outbreak. “There is no doubt, the pandemic has beat our producers truly hard,” he said. Holding the maple weekend can the autumn will vary the explanation of the accident somewhat, though it typically takes put can a time of the year when sap buckets are a normal scenery above trees.

Maryland

Salisbury: Classes can the college of Maryland Eastern bank eat begun, though the campus reopened to students though the first time though closing can March due to the pandemic. UMES and other historically dark colleges and universities confront new challenges this university year with coronavirus monitoring and precautions, though noise though the virus’s impact above their budgets. Lower-income dark and brown communities eat seen a disproportionate amount of coronavirus cases and deaths, which has factored into some students’ decisions above if to reply to campus, said UMES spokeswoman Alissa Carr. Most undergraduates can UMES are Black, and nearly half of students receive federal Pell Grants. Carr said many students alive with grandparents who are can tall venture of complications from COVID-19 and feel it’s safer though their family members if they proceed uphold to school.

Massachusetts

Boston: The leading bough of the Boston Public Library is reopening to the public above a limited base though the first time though March to rent city residents to use the computers, officials say. The program will rent nation to search though jobs, behavior online classes, download e-books and fulfill other online tasks can a socially distant setting, library officials and Mayor Marty Walsh said can a statement Tuesday. can addition, the library is providing free, 24-hour, outdoor Wi-Fi access can nine bough locations along the city. “By providing computer and Wi-Fi access, we will supply a digital lifeline to many Bostonians, helping our libraries fulfill their mission to supply educational and cultural resources, release to all,” Walsh said can a statement. The leading bough can Copley Square has been closed to the normal public though March though of the coronavirus pandemic, though residents can proceed to a library to choose up reserved books.

Michigan

Lansing: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer above Tuesday urged residents to obtain the flu vaccine to console the cargo above the health system if there is a wave of coronavirus cases during the autumn and winter influenza season, announcing the condition wants can least 1 million more nation vaccinated. She received a flu shot during a news rally to “show how simple it is.” More than 3.2 million of Michigan’s 10 million residents were vaccinated against the flu final season. The state’s conclude is to multiply that amount by a third, to 4.3 million. It announced an advertising battle that will start next week, and hospitals and community health centers said they will elevate their hold efforts to encourage flu vaccinations. “When we full obtain our flu vaccine, we can assistance make thousands of patients out of the hospital and obstruction overcrowding,” Whitmer said.

Minnesota

Minneapolis: The condition plans to more than double its coronavirus testing ability by partnering with a national distributor of a hasty saliva examination and establishing a new lab to process the results, the governor’s office announced Tuesday. The condition is finalizing a $14.7 million bargain with Rutgers University-based RUCDR Infinite Biologics, which offers the country’s first saliva COVID-19 test, and grave Health, which will assistance fulfill the tests. condition officials wish to eat the new lab up and running can the St. Paul suburb of Oakdale by October. The condition is using federal funds. The lab will add 30,000 daily tests to the state’s contemporary testing ability of 20,000 per day. The condition averages nearly 14,000 examination results each day. Saliva tests are already used by professional sports teams and other organizations, besides there eat been some reports of false-positive results. The traditional molecular testing Minnesota has been using though March though noise has limitations.

Mississippi

Jackson: A tall university is shutting down though two weeks though of a coronavirus outbreak that happened after large, “unnecessary” social gatherings where distancing guidelines were ignored, the condition health officer said Tuesday. Dr. Thomas Dobbs said officials can Biloxi tall university made the “exactly accurate decision” when they announced Monday that students used to know virtually until can least Sept. 8. Extracurricular activities were though noise temporarily suspended, including some of the first football games of the season, causing some negative reactions from athletes and parents. Gov. Tate Reeves said the university made the resolution to end after among one-third and one-fifth of full students were exposed, a condition he described though a “learning experience” though Biloxi and other districts can the state. “Don’t eat parties with 150 to 200 nation there,” he said. “It’s no going to vocation out noise though anyone.”

Missouri

Columbia: An companion professor can the college of Missouri says he was “relieved of teaching duties” after an online degree exchange can which he said to a pupil from Wuhan, China, “Well, rent me obtain my disguise on.” Joel bad sent a notification to students Monday saying, “Today I was relieved of teaching duties, I apologize though any disruption this energy effect you.” besides college spokesman Christian Basi said Tuesday that bad was no fired and rest an employee who has been “assigned to other duties.” The Columbia Missourian reports bad was chief an online marketing degree when the exchange took place. bad afterward apologized can an email and said the reference was meant though a joke. besides many students said they build the comment racist and xenophobic. Basi said the comment was reported to the university’s Office of civil Rights and title IX though investigation. He said bad “will be provided due process.”

Montana

Billings: Officials said Tuesday that they eat suspended the touch of condition inmates out of three county jails though of COVID-19 outbreaks can the instrument that combined eat infected more than 90 inmates and staff. The outbreaks modify though authorities overseeing jails can Billings and large Falls eat pressed condition officials to shift some inmates to decrease crowding. can least 34 inmates can the Yellowstone County Detention heart can Billings and 53 inmates can two cane can the Cascade County Detention heart can large Falls eat tested definite though the coronavirus can modern days. little inmates can the great Horn County imprison can Hardin tested definite final month. The motion suspensions will remain until the jails exclaim on a “significant reduction can energetic bacteria cases,” condition department of Corrections spokeswoman Carolynn bright said. Cascade County Sheriff Jesse murder said he was “not happy” with the state’s decisions.

Nebraska

Lincoln: Lincoln Public Schools reported two new coronavirus cases Tuesday, bringing the district’s full to 10 though the beginning of the university year. The new cases were confirmed can Lux and Moore heart schools, which notified parents can a message, according to the Lincoln journal Star. university officials said they’re working to pursue where the cases originated and others who energy eat been exposed. university officials wouldn’t say if the definite cases were students, cane or visitors. Anyone deemed to be a high-risk confront will be contacted and told to self-quarantine. High-risk confront occurs when nation are less than 6 feet apart though more than 15 minutes without masks. Nebraska has reported 32,047 confirmed coronavirus cases and 383 deaths though the pandemic began, according to the state’s online tracking portal. nearly 341,000 nation eat been tested so far.

Nevada

Carson City: The condition is making plans to funnel $300 a week can federal coronavirus pandemic console funds to out-of-work residents besides won’t add $100 from the state, Gov. Steve Sisolak and condition unemployment officials announced Tuesday. The condition department of Employment, exercise and Rehabilitation said it will demand the Federal emergency Management Agency to add Nevada to the list of states seeking lost wages assistance beneath a program created this month by headmaster Donald Trump. “Nevada … anticipates no being capable to advance the additional $100 per week due to budget concerns,” the governor and DETR said can a statement. The department said qualified applicants maybe won’t start receiving payments until can least four to six weeks after FEMA approves the condition application though temporary disaster relief. Payments used to be retroactive to Aug. 1, it said.

New Hampshire

Concord: A journal of nursing homes that experienced coronavirus outbreaks build no correlation among their ventilation systems and how the bacteria distribute across the facilities, the condition health commissioner said Tuesday. The condition hired exterior investigators to journal ventilation can 28 long-term worry facilities, including the hourly air exchange estimate and how frequently filters were replaced. The systems varied widely can epoch and design, besides the results showed no patterns can condition of the virus, said department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Lori Shibinette. Investigators did recommend increasing the air exchange can residents’ rooms and normal areas, though noise though adding ultraviolet light protection can duct systems, Shibinette said. And the condition is silent encouraging schools and businesses to journal their hold systems.

New Jersey

Trenton: Gyms can reopen beginning Sept. 1, after nearly six months of being closed, if they boundary ability to 25%, Gov. Phil Murphy said can a tweet Wednesday. Masks will be required. The instrument eat been end though March, when condition officials ordered fitness centers closed to restrain the distribute of COVID-19. can modern months, though some parts of the financial eat reopened, gyms eat lagged. “It brings us no dlight to say that,” Murphy said can June nearly keeping gyms closed. “We used to passion to blank those things up. We are just no there yet. We just don’t ponder it’s the responsible material to do.” can July, condition officials said gyms could start offering individualized, appointment-only exercise sessions. Gyms were included can phase 2 of the state’s reopening, but, until now, it was unclear if the businesses used to even reopen can 2020.

New Mexico

Santa Fe: A keen refuse can reports of baby abuse and neglect can the condition can the outset of the coronavirus pandemic is prompting concerns that problems are going unnoticed nevertheless children remain family from school. The accountability office of the Legislature said Monday that hotline reports of suspected baby abuse and neglect declined by 42% can April and 33% can in compared with the identical months can 2019. Analysts say university closures intend that nurses and social workers eat less confront with children that could supply clues nearly abuse and neglect. along the U.S., nearly one-fifth of suspected baby abuse complaints arise from university staff. “The loss of a key source of reporting, coupled with additional strains above families facing the financial and emotional hardships of the pandemic, has raised concerns that baby abuse is surging unseen,” Legislative Finance committee cane said can a newsletter.

New York

Albany: Unions representing New York transit workers are demanding hasty access to protective gear, perfect enforcement of mask-wearing and increased service though more businesses and schools reopen their doors. Metropolitan traffic Authority Chairman Patrick Foye told lawmakers can a Tuesday legislative hearing that underground ridership rest three-quarters beneath pre-pandemic levels. Still, transit workers are calling though even more safety measures, though making hand sanitizer widely available and perfect enforcing disguise wearing, though ridership increases. university leaders identify it’s a well controversy to make, though the MTA estimates it’s losing nearly $200 million a week. New York is trying to encourage riders to reply by disinfecting subways each evening and offering a smartphone app that lets passengers know which educate cars eat more space to distribute out.

North Carolina

Raleigh: North Carolinians will instantly obtain some much-needed console to assistance earnings their rent and utility bills across three new programs. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper unveiled a new program Tuesday to award residents $94 million to obstruction evictions and decrease electricity costs. An additional $53 million will be available to families that are homeless or confront an immediate venture of becoming homeless. Another $28 million will be administered by local governments with less than 50,000 residents and counties with fewer than 200,000 residents to farther assistance community members earnings though rent and noted utility bills. Meanwhile, the condition is grappling with a great uptick can coronavirus cases along many college campuses. during the second week of classes, the proportion of COVID-19 tests coming uphold definite can the college of North Carolina can Chapel hill was 32.2%, up from 13.6% during the first week of classes and 2.8% the week before.

North Dakota

Bismarck: Active coronavirus cases can the condition rose to another new daily tall Wednesday. Health officials said the amount of energetic cases was 1,784 above Wednesday, an multiply of 103 from the prior tall put Tuesday. North Dakota’s death toll remained can 138. The condition above Wednesday remained can the “low” venture even beneath Gov. Doug Burgum’s ND bright Restart Plan. North Dakota health officials reported 238 new definite COVID-19 cases, including 64 cases can Burleigh County and 12 can neighboring Morton County. The counties that preserve the Bismarck metropolitan quarter eat been the state’s hot place though the bacteria can modern weeks. The amount of North Dakota patients currently hospitalized was 53 above Wednesday, up three from Tuesday. There were 135 new recoveries reported, bringing the full amount to 8,545 though the pandemic began.

Ohio

Columbus: Democrats sued the state’s preference headmaster Tuesday seeking to compel an expansion of ballot descend boxes ahead of the November election. The sickness filed against Republican Secretary of condition plain LaRose outlines what Democrats exclaim on though an critical want to multiply the amount of obtain voter descend boxes can Ohio’s 88 counties. County preference boards affirm only descend boxes can each board site though an choice to mailing can an absentee ballot. The lawsuit comes two weeks after LaRose issued a directive that prohibited preference boards from installing descend boxes anywhere besides the board location, effectively limiting the amount of boxes to one per county. Voting advocates eat promoted the use of descend boxes though a key equipment to delivering absentee ballots to preference boards during the coronavirus pandemic.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City: The reported amount of coronavirus cases can the condition is approaching 55,000, and there are 19 additional deaths due to COVID-19, the sickness caused by the virus, the Oklahoma condition department of Health said Wednesday. The department reported 54,838 bacteria cases and 763 deaths, up from 54,172 confirmed cases and 744 deaths reported Tuesday. The accurate amount of cases can Oklahoma is responsible higher though many nation eat no been tested, and studies mean nation can be infected and no feel sick. The department reported 7,661 energetic bacteria cases and said 46,414 nation eat recovered.

Oregon

Coos Bay: The Oregon Liquor code committee has suspended the alcohol license of Coos bay Speedway Enterprises, saying it violated public health requirements above social distancing and confront coverings. The business, which holds a Limited On-Premises sales license, is no allowed to sell any alcoholic beverages, the committee said. above Aug. 14, the operators of the Coos bay Speedway staged an accident with a group estimated by committee cane to be 1,000 or more people. beneath Oregon’s phase two reopening guidance, venue and accident operators are required to boundary outdoor gatherings to 250 people. Inspectors though noise reportedly saw an want of social distancing among spectators, and little of the crowd chase cane or patrons were wearing confront coverings, including nation serving alcohol.

Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh: About 10,000 condition jail inmates fraudulently applied though unemployment benefits during the coronavirus pandemic, prosecutors said can announcing charges Tuesday against 33 people. “These 33 defendants represent, truly, the souvenir of the iceberg, and we are seeing unemployment deception above an unprecedented scale,” U.S. induce Scott Brady said can a news conference. Investigators recently were capable to cross-check a list of condition inmates against those who applied though pandemic unemployment benefits and build nearly 10,000 matches, Brady’s office said. across with applications by county and federal inmates, Brady said, he believes the full price of the deception can Pennsylvania is approaching a quarter-billion dollars. Those charged this week, including some who eat no silent been arrested, are a combination of inmates and nation exterior jail.

Rhode Island

South Kingstown: The city is warning college of Rhode island students that off-campus parties that violate condition restrictions above great gatherings intended to slow the distribute of the coronavirus will no be tolerated. city Manager Robert Zarnetske has issued an executive bid that imposes a $500 lovely though anyone who hosts an off-campus feast or gathering, WPRI-TV reports. The bid takes consequence Wednesday. Anyone who attends such a feast could confront a $250 fine, nevertheless landlords and parents could though noise be held apt if they co-signed the lease. “If you’re underage, and you’re drinking can an off-campus party, you can outlook to be arrested, criminally charged and fined,” Zarnetske said. “We’re no messing nearly when it comes to the public health of the community.” Students eat already started moving into campus dorms.

South Carolina

Columbia: All employees can Clemson college who form can least $50,000 a year will be required to receive can least one appointment off this year without earnings though the university deals with lost revenue from the COVID-19 pandemic, college officials said Monday. The more an employee makes, the more furlough days they will eat to take. The unpaid days off impress closer to five though employees making can least $100,000 a year. And the university’s highest paid employees with salaries of can least $400,000 – including Clemson football educate Dabo Swinney and college headmaster Jim Clements – eat agreed to receive a 10% earnings cut. Clemson estimates it will lose up to $180 million among losing fans can football games, losing fees and tuition from the fountain and autumn semesters, and having to buy protective instrument and renovate classrooms though social distancing and COVID-19 safety.

South Dakota

Vermillion: The amount of COVID-19 cases can the state’s public universities is already higher than what the health department announced Monday, according to each university’s online tracker. Those trackers emerge more than 100 energetic definite cases overall though of Tuesday. That amount does no preserve those considered can isolation or quarantine, besides the amount of those can isolation or quarantine can family or above campus has already surpassed 400, with the largest orchestra can the college of South Dakota. The trackers, or online dashboards, were posted to college websites Tuesday and Wednesday though divide of the South Dakota Board of Regents efforts to inform the normal public nearly the scope of the distribute can each of its six higher education institutions. The only dashboard no available silent was can South Dakota condition University.

Tennessee

Nashville: A conclude has ordered condition preference officials to clearly communicate above absentee ballot applications that nation can vote by mail if they trust they or someone can their worry faces a higher venture of COVID-19. condition officials promised the Tennessee Supreme gymnasium this month that they used to inform voters nearly that eligibility, asserting though the first time that underlying health conditions could qualify someone to vote absentee beneath their plan. Days later, the justices overturned a vote-by-mail choice though full eligible voters that Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle ordered can June. can court, the condition has described the process though an “honor system” can which voters determine if underlying conditions qualify them to vote by mail quite than venture infection can the polls. condition lawyers told Lyle voters can’t be charged with perjury though determining their condition makes them eligible. besides Lyle said the condition isn’t being sweep enough with voters.

Texas

Austin: Mass evacuations across the bank though hurricane Laura approached were unfolding with the pandemic though noise a material of residents and emergency officials, who urged families to hunker down can hotels instead of shelters and loaded disinfectants onto buses that shuttled families inland to safety. More than 385,000 residents were told to fly the Texas cities of Beaumont, Galveston and port Arthur. The evacuations began another examination of the state’s handling of the coronavirus, which clobbered Texas this summer and has resulted can more than 11,000 deaths. condition officials said buses deployed to the bank were stocked with private protective instrument and disinfectants, and buses used to form more trips and carry fewer passengers can bid to make nation farther apart. bacteria testing teams will though noise be deployed to shelters “as instantly though practical,” said Nim Kidd, headmaster of the Texas piece of emergency Management.

Utah

St. George: Hundreds of community members protested mask-wearing Friday, besides modify Monday, it was mainly affair though common can local schools, masks and all. Schools eat so distant seen tiny to no real pushback from students, said Washington County university area Communications Director Steven Dunham. can fact, during a modern football athletics can Enterprise tall School, students – of their hold coincide – asked community members to hind mask-wearing so they can remain can school. “The students can Enterprise truly kind of started a complete battle above social media to end down the protests,” Dunham said. “They desire to be can school.” Dunham said that above Monday, six students chose to proceed family with parents quite than wear masks. can contrast, the area has seen more schools receiving treats and thank-you notes than it’s seen protests. “People can no passion this condition we’re in, besides they’re voluntary to (wear masks),” he said.

Vermont

Montpelier: Gov. Phil Scott said Tuesday that most of the state’s schools will start the university year having students studying can family and can school. Scott said the imply estimate of infection can Vermont to form it feasible though students to reply to university safely. can a natural year, students used to be headed uphold to degree this week. besides the start of the university year was delayed two weeks, until Sept. 8, to award schools time to prepare though the year nevertheless keeping children noise and minimizing the possibility of spreading the virus. can many districts, teachers are can vocation this week preparing their classrooms and testing the instrument they will use though distant teaching. The hybrid means used to eat students studying remotely can family some days and can classes other days until conditions rent the resumption of full-time, in-person education.

Virginia

Richmond: A committee can the Legislature has halted legislation that used to form exceptions though nation who don’t desire to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine once one is available. The Roanoke epoch reports the proposal was defeated can the family of Delegates’ Democratic-controlled Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee. Proposals from Republican Delegates badge Cole and David LaRock used to eat created exceptions. The criterion included exceptions though religious reasons though noise though since nation who don’t desire to receive a mandated vaccine during a public health emergency. One proposal though noise used to eat prevented the condition health commissioner from requiring nation to receive vaccines during a public health epidemic. Dr. Norman Oliver, Virginia’s health commissioner, caused a modern stir when he told WRIC he used to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations. Gov. Ralph Northam’s office said he did no design though the condition to mandate vaccinations.

Washington

Point Roberts: The boundary closure among Canada and the United States has severely injure this city that is isolated from the pause of the country. The extended coronavirus-induced boundary closure end down two boundary crossings though the city of nearly 1,300 people, who make to commute 25 miles across Canada to obtain to the pause of Washington state. “We truly want that boundary blank to survive,” said Tamra Hansen, who owns the Saltwater cafe can Point Roberts. The financial silent depends above the flow of nation and assets to and from the border, which closed can March and will remain closed across can least Sept. 21, KING-TV reports. “I trust above about 90% of my affair from the Canadians,” Hansen said. “And we form our coin can the summer to obtain across the winter.” There is no natural ferry or air service to Point Roberts. There eat been no confirmed coronavirus cases reported can the town.

West Virginia

Charleston: Gov. Jim honesty said Tuesday that marching bands will be allowed to fulfill can public university football games among the coronavirus pandemic, reversing a governing body’s ruling from a appointment earlier. The Republican governor said the Secondary university Activities Commission’s earlier resolution was made without his input. “As a educate and someone who is can our schools full the time, I comprehend how much our extracurricular activities, including our marching bands, intend to our students, parents, and communities,” honesty said can a statement. honesty said he directed medical experts to vocation with the SSAC and the condition department of Education to “go uphold to the sample board to find a safe manner though our marching bands to conduct what they passion to do: perform.” The design will demand crowd members to affirm social distance nevertheless performing can stadiums above athletics days. Their families will be allowed to look their performances.

Wisconsin

Madison: Election officials can the state’s two largest cities are expanding the use of absentee ballot descend boxes this autumn though an influx of absentee ballots is expected and though fears ascend nearly delays with mail. Milwaukee is installing 15 descend boxes along the city – three epoch though many though it had though the April preference though condition Supreme Court. Madison will eat 14 of them. can both cities, officials say voters will be capable to restrain an online portal the next appointment to approve their ballots were received. A progression of changes with the U.S. Postal Service has slowed mail just though preference officials brace though a wave can absentee voting though of the coronavirus pandemic. The mail office has shorten overtime and taken sorting machines out of service can modern months, which Postmaster normal Louis DeJoy has said was meant to preserve money. can least a dozen machines eat reportedly been removed or targeted though removal can Milwaukee, Green bay and Madison.

Wyoming

Casper: Lawmakers are again talking nearly raising the state’s tax above wind energy and other renewable energy. little prior attempts to rise the $1-per-megawatt hour wind generation tax enacted can 2012 eat been unsuccessful. A higher tax used to rise electricity costs and deter investment can renewable energy, opponents eat said. The common revenue committee talked to Montana lawmakers Monday nearly their state’s electricity taxes and took public comment above the issue, the Casper Star-Tribune reports. “I’m no anti-wind or solar can this. I just ponder we want a beautiful deal,” said Sen. Cale Case, a Republican from Lander who has outlook supported higher taxes above wind power. Wyoming is struggling with sharply reduced revenue among a downturn can coal, fat and natural gas production, three industries that mainly hind the state’s economy.

From USA TODAY Network and thread reports

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