Coronavirus and the Classroom

  Positive tests stops band practices at Austin High School

According to that email, the student attended rehearsals within the last 10 days.

LOCAL COVERAGE

  Help Morgan County students by stuffing the bus with school supplies

Two people at South Lincoln Elementary test positive for COVID-19

Two people tested positive for COVID-19 at South Lincoln Elementary, according to Director of Lincoln County Schools, Dr. Bill Heath.

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  Last-ditch virus aid talks collapse; no help for jobless now

  US reports show racial disparities in kids with COVID-19

The coronavirus has exposed racial fractures in the U.S. health care system, as Black, Hispanic and Native Americans have been hospitalized and killed by COVID-19 at far higher rates than other groups.
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More counties in ‘moderate’ risk category, but we’re not in the clear yet

Some promising news from the Alabama Department of Public Health: more counties are falling under the “moderate” risk category in the state’s color-coded COVID-19 risk indicator map.
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  Last-ditch virus aid talks collapse; no help for jobless now

A breakdown in the talks would put at risk more than $100 billion to help reopen schools, a fresh round of $1,200 direct payments to most people and hundreds of billions of dollars for state and local governments to help them avoid furloughing workers and cutting services as tax revenues shrivel.
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  Postal Service loses $2.2B in 3 months as virus woes persist

The U.S. Postal Service says it lost $2.2 billion in the three months that ended in June as the beleaguered agency — hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic — piles up financial losses that officials warn could top $20 billion over two years.
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  Harleys everywhere, masks nowhere: Sturgis draws thousands

The rally could become one of the largest public gatherings since the pandemic began.
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Two people at South Lincoln Elementary test positive for COVID-19

Two people tested positive for COVID-19 at South Lincoln Elementary, according to Director of Lincoln County Schools, Dr. Bill Heath.
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  US hiring slows in July as signs of lasting damage emerge

The United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, a pullback from the gains of May and June and evidence that the resurgent coronavirus is weakening hiring and the economic rebound.
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  US reports show racial disparities in kids with COVID-19

The coronavirus has exposed racial fractures in the U.S. health care system, as Black, Hispanic and Native Americans have been hospitalized and killed by COVID-19 at far higher rates than other groups.
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Cardinals’ game against Cubs postponed after positive COVID-19 test

Major League Baseball said the game was postponed to allow more time for additional testing and to complete the contact tracing process.
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Alabama awards $100M in grants to support hospitals, nursing homes

$100 million in much needed funding has been awarded to help mitigate the public health emergency brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Kay Ivey’s office said Friday.
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  Suspension lifted of Georgia student who took crowded hallway photo

A Georgia high school student says she was suspended after she posted a photo of a crowded school hallway on social media.
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  Texas boy delivers care packages to essential workers

Five-year-old Wilburt Coleman has been going door to door, giving care packages to families with essential workers and those most vulnerable to the virus.
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  Huntsville doctor discusses COVID-19’s possible impacts on the brain

Some COVID-19 patients are experiencing neurological symptoms
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  First seeds, now people are receiving unordered masks in the mail

There are several different scams related to unordered packages.
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  Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests negative after positive test before Trump visit

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested positive Thursday for the coronavirus just ahead a planned meeting with President Donald Trump.
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  Samford University reacts after COVID isolation cottages shot down in Homewood

Samford University is proposing a unique way to quarantine students who are exposed to COVID-19 during the academic year.
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  Doctors finding more COVID-19 patients with kidney damage

A study found that up to half of COVID-19 patients in ICU treatment ended up on dialysis.
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  Playing electoral defense, Trump claims Biden opposes God

President Donald Trump is engaging in a deeply personal attack on Joe Biden, even questioning without foundation the former vice president's faith in God.
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  ‘Worst nightmare’: Laid-off workers endure loss of $600 aid

An unemployed makeup artist with two toddlers and a disabled husband needs help with food and rent. A hotel manager says his unemployment has deepened his anxiety and kept him awake at night. A dental hygienist, pregnant with her third child, is struggling to afford diapers and formula.
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  Virus talks on brink of collapse, sides still ‘far apart’

Both sides have set a goal of reaching a deal by week’s end.
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Congress urges Postal Service to undo changes slowing mail

A Democratic senator said Thursday he is launching an investigation into changes at the U.S. Postal Service that are causing delays in mail deliveries across the country just as big volume increases are expected for mail-in election voting.