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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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Trump Blames China For COVID-19 Spread At Crowded Independence Day Celebration

Continuing to ignore the advice of scientists and public health experts who’ve urged Americans to remain socially distanced as COVID-19 cases continue to surge nationwide, President Donald Trump hosted a crowded Independence Day celebration at the National Mall in Washington on Saturday night. Trump, who did not wear a mask despite evidence that facial coverings […]

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Florida Coronavirus Cases Spike To New Daily Record

(Reuters) – Florida’s confirmed coronavirus cases rose by a record 11,458 on Saturday, the state’s health department said, the second time in three days that its caseload increased by more than 10,000. In just the first four days of July, 14 states have posted a daily record increase in cases of COVID-19, the disease caused […]

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‘Garbage Bag’ Gowns And Flimsy Masks Among Items Given By FEMA, Nursing Homes Say

Plastic gowns without hand holes, masks with breakable straps and child-sized rubber gloves are among the bizarre items that nursing home officials say they are being given by the federal government to help protect them and their residents amid the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s all so terrible, really,” Brendan Williams, president of the New Hampshire Health […]