Coronavirus and the Classroom

LOCAL COVERAGE

Fayetteville City Schools employee tests positive for COVID-19

Alabama A&M Confirms 41 Positive Cases of COVID-19

  AEA rep talks about teacher concerns she’s hearing

Beverly Sims with the Alabama Education Association said she’s talking to a lot of teachers who are struggling right now.

  Arab City Schools prepare seniors for life after graduation

  Madison County Students head back to the Classroom

Huntsville City Schools COVID-19 Update

  Lauderdale County Schools updated return to school plan

  Florence City Schools release plan to transition to traditional learning

  Madison County Schools return to traditional learning

  Huntsville City Schools reopen doors to students

State releases data from parent back-to-school survey

MORE COVERAGE

  Virus cases rise in US heartland, home to anti-mask feelings

6 items to add to your packing list for COVID-era travel

  Under virus strain, Europe’s leaders plead at UN for unity

White House ordered to have sign language at virus briefings

  Drugmaker Novavax begins late-stage vaccine trial in UK

Drugmakers are rushing to develop COVID-19 vaccines with the backing of governments desperate to find a way of easing restrictions that have hammered the world economy.
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US colleges struggle to salvage semester amid outbreaks

Many major universities are determined to forge ahead despite warning signs, as evidenced by the expanding slate of college football games occurring Saturday.
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  Virus cases rise in US heartland, home to anti-mask feelings

The spread of coronavirus has created new problems at hospitals, schools and colleges in the Midwest, as well as in parts of the West.
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6 items to add to your packing list for COVID-era travel

There are several less obvious items you may want to bring when you travel that you likely have not prioritized before.
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  Under virus strain, Europe’s leaders plead at UN for unity

This year’s unusual work-from-home General Assembly comes as COVID-19 cases escalate in many regions but especially in Europe, where some of the world’s most advanced hospitals in some of the world’s richest countries are again under strain.
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White House ordered to have sign language at virus briefings

The White House and plaintiffs have “largely agreed on all terms” to resolve the matter, according to the order.
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  2 charged for handling of virus outbreak at Mass. veterans home where 76 died

Former Holyoke Soldiers' Home Superintendent Bennett Walsh and former Medical Director David Clinton were indicted by a grand jury. Each is charged with 10 counts — five counts of criminal neglect and five counts of serious bodily injury.
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  Drugmaker Novavax begins late-stage vaccine trial in UK

Drugmakers are rushing to develop COVID-19 vaccines with the backing of governments desperate to find a way of easing restrictions that have hammered the world economy.
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  Misreported Deaths: Government count of nursing home COVID-19 cases still inaccurate despite criticism

For three months, InvestigateTV has tracked federal government data on nursing home COVID-19 cases and deaths. For three months, those numbers have been wrong.
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  Democrats to redraft virus relief in bid to jump-start talks

Democrats are going back to the drawing board on a huge virus relief bill.
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  Fraud, backlogs disrupt US unemployment benefit payments

The biggest threat is posed by sophisticated international fraud rings that often use stolen identities to apply for benefits, filling out the forms with a wealth of accurate information that enables their applications to “sail through the system.”
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United to offer COVID testing for some travelers

United Airlines will offer coronavirus testing on flights from San Francisco International Airport to Hawaiian airports. Passengers with negative results won't have to quarantine for two weeks.
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  Annual Lennon tribute, in 40th year, goes online

There was no way it was being canceled, not on what would have been Lennon’s 80th birthday, not on the tribute’s 40th year.
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  Drug companies work jointly to boost vaccine confidence

The comments come as scientists scramble to develop a vaccine that would protect the public from a pandemic that has killed nearly 1 million people worldwide.
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  US experts vow ‘no cutting corners’ as vaccine tests expand

A huge international study of a COVID-19 vaccine that aims to work with just one dose is getting underway as top U.S. health officials sought Wednesday to assure a skeptical Congress and public that they can trust any shots the government ultimately approves.
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Missouri governor, opponent of mandatory masks, has COVID-19

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican who has steadfastly refused to require residents to wear masks, tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said Wednesday.
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New Year’s Eve in Times Square incorporates virtual elements

Organizers say New Year’s Eve in Times Square will incorporate virtual elements and be scaled down and socially distant on site in response to the coronavirus.
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  South by Southwest announces online 2021 festival

Officials say they’ve joined forces with the city of Austin to still plan for physical events, in case they can be held amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Urgent care and doctor’s visits may take more time than usual

If you are going to an urgent care facility with what you think might be a normal illness, prepare for the visit to take longer than normal.
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  House easily passes stopgap funding bill, averting shutdown

Democrats and Republicans in a bitterly divided U.S. House have voted to take a government shutdown off the table this fall, giving a big, bipartisan vote to a temporary government-wide funding bill Tuesday night.
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  CDC to delay vote on who will get COVID vaccine

There’s general agreement among the CDC panel that frontline health care workers should be the first to get a vaccine when one is approved, but who gets priority after that?