“You cannot go to the beach in the city of Chicago!
You cannot drink indoors in the city of Chicago!
But they’re gonna send hundreds of thousands of students into school buildings?!” Advocates for keeping kids at home point to Gwinnett County, Georgia, the state’s largest district, as a cautionary tale.
Students there returned to the classroom last week, but by the next day, 260 of the district’s employees reportedly had been barred from returning because they either tested positive for the coronavirus or had been exposed to someone who had.
In nearby Paulding County, Georgia, Rachel Adamus sent her kids to school on the bus for the first time.
“We have kept them protected for so long, and now they’re going to be in a classroom with however many kids.
Masks are allowed but they’re not mandatory.” Even in New York, once the U.S. epicenter of the virus but now one of the few states that has controlled its spread, protestors came out in droves.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he would announce later this week whether to reopen schools in his state.
Cases nationally fell for a second week in a row but rose week-over-week in 20 states, including Missouri, Montana and Oklahoma.
The U.S. has the highest number of cases, at 4.7 million, and highest number of deaths at nearly 156,000, in the world.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday said he doesn't "trust the federal government's opinion" on a safe COVID-19 vaccine so New York State will set up a task force to conduct an independent review.
On Saturday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo his state will honor "the life and legacy of" late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg will get a statue in her native Brooklyn. Ginsburg died Friday at age 87 due to complications with metastatic pancreatic cancer. Ginsburg served 27 years on the Supreme Court. She was born in Flatbush, Brooklyn in 1933.
Actor Paul Rudd has poked fun at himself in a public service film in which heasks “fellow millennials” to wear a mask in the fight against Covid-19. Thevideo was tweeted by Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo
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Hundreds of protesters marched in New York's Midtown Manhattan toward the governor's office, calling for indoor dining to be raised to at least 50% capacity. Restaurant owners also called for more federal relief funds.
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[NFA] With President Donald Trump poised to nominate a U.S. Supreme Court justice to fill the vacancy created by the death of liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a new 6-3 conservative majority could be emboldened to roll back abortion rights. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.