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Coronavirus

US health officials estimate 20M Americans have had virus

July 3, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Cars are lined up at a United Memorial Medical Center COVID-19 testing site Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in Houston. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the state is facing a “massive outbreak” in the coronavirus pandemic and that some new local restrictions may be needed to protect hospital space for new patients….

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Gov. Wolf Executive Order: Masks Are Mandatory in All Public Spaces

July 2, 2020

Photo: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf/Flickr Governor Tom Wolf Expanding on the business safety order signed by Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine in April that requires the wearing of masks in businesses, Governor Tom Wolf today announced a new order signed by Dr. Levine that takes the mask-wearing directive one step further. With…

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NJ halts indoor dining restart, citing mask use, distancing

June 30, 2020

By WAYNE PARRY and MICHAEL CATALINI ABOVE PHOTO: FILE – In this May 27, 2020, file photo, visitors pass a restaurant that has reopened in San Antonio. Coronavirus cases are rising in nearly half the U.S. states, as states are rolling back lockdowns. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov….

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Europe banning U.S. travelers due to America’s soaring COVID-19 infections

June 30, 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Continent on Tuesday decided to reopen to visitors from 14 countries but not the U.S., where some of the states that pushed hardest and earliest to reopen their economies are now in retreat because of an alarming surge in confirmed coronavirus infections. The European Union’s decision came a day after…

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What is contact tracing for COVID-19?

June 29, 2020

City of Philadelphia–Public health departments around the world have several tools to combat disease outbreaks and pandemics. One of the most important is contact tracing. Health departments do this all the time, but they have never done it at a scale like we’re expecting to do over the next few months for COVID-19. What is…

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US virus cases surge to highest level in 2 months

June 25, 2020

By Nick Perry And Ken Moritsugu ASSOCIATED PRESS  BEIJING — New coronavirus cases in the U.S. have surged to their highest level in two months and are now back to where they were at the peak of the outbreak. The U.S. on Tuesday reported 34,700 new cases of the virus, according to a tally compiled…

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Texas puts reopening on ‘pause’ as coronavirus cases soar

June 25, 2020

By JIM VERTUNO and PAUL J. WEBER AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday halted elective surgeries in Texas’ biggest counties and said the state would “pause” its aggressive reopening as it deals with a surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations that has made it a virus hot spot. The suspension of elective…

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