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Another COVID side effect: Many kids head to summer school

June 11, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Aja Purnell-Mitchell, left, stands with her three children, Kyla, 13; Kyra, 15, and Cartier, 14, right, at a local food hub in Durham, N.C., on Friday, May 28, 2021, where they often help their mother. The teenagers have been learning remotely since last March but now plan to attend summer school after being…

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US agency loosens mask guidance for summer campers

June 4, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: This Thursday, June 4, 2020 file photo shows a row of cabins at a summer camp in Fayette, Maine. On Friday, May 28, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted guidance saying kids at summer camps can skip wearing masks outdoors, with some exceptions. Children who aren’t fully vaccinated should still…

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New COVID-19 cases plummet to lowest levels since last June

May 28, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A person holds a mask while walking outside in Philadelphia, Friday, May 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) By Stephen Groves ASSOCIATED PRESS  New coronavirus cases across the United States have tumbled to rates not seen in more than 11 months, sparking optimism that vaccination campaigns are stemming both severe COVID-19 cases and the…

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Fully reopening Philadelphia: Our plan for relaxing COVID-19 restrictions

May 14, 2021

By Sarah Reyes  Board of Health, Department of Public Health After 14 months of Philadelphians working together to slow the spread of COVID-19 and due to the continuing drop in newly reported cases, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) announced a further relaxation of the current Safer-at-Home restrictions beginning May 21.  Additionally, PDPH announced that…

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Vaccine deserts: Some countries have no COVID-19 jabs at all

May 14, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: A COVID-19 patient has his temperature taken, at the Farcha provincial hospital in N’Djamena, Chad, Friday April 30, 2021. While the world’s wealthier nations have stockpiled coronavirus vaccines for their citizens, many poorer countries are scrambling to secure enough doses, and some, like Chad, have yet to receive any. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba) By…

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CDC says many Americans can now go outside without a mask

May 7, 2021

By Mike Stobbe ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to cover their faces anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers. And those who are unvaccinated can go outside without masks…

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CDC says many Americans can now go outside without a mask

April 30, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Masked and unmasked pedestrians walk along the Las Vegas Strip, Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Las Vegas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to cover their faces anymore unless they are in a big crowd of…

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Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot

April 23, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: FILE – In this Feb. 19, 2021, file photo, people wait in line at a 24-hour, walk-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic hosted by the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium at Temple University’s Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. More Black Americans say they are open to taking the coronavirus vaccine amid campaigns to overcome a shared historical…

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Tweaked COVID vaccines in testing aim to fend off variants

April 15, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Cole Smith receives a Moderna variant vaccine shot from clinical research nurse Tigisty Girmay at Emory University’s Hope Clinic, on Wednesday afternoon, March 31, 2021, in Decatur, Ga. Smith, who received Moderna’s original vaccine a year ago in a first-stage study, said returning wasn’t a tough decision. (AP Photo/Ben Gray) By Lauran Neergaard…

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Fully vaccinated people can travel safely again, CDC says

April 9, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: People walk through Terminal 4 of the Sky Harbor International Airport, Thursday, April 1, 2021, in Phoenix. (Kirby Lee via AP) By Candice Choi ASSOCIATED PRESS  NEW YORK — Add travel to the activities vaccinated Americans can safely enjoy again, according to new U.S. guidance issued Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and…

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