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    By DAN SEWELL and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio governor's positive, then negative, tests for COVID-19 have provided fuel for skeptics of government pandemic mandates and critics of his often-aggressive polices. “I'm sure the Internet is lighting up with ‘Well, you can't believe any test,' ” Mike DeWine said in a WCOL radio interview Friday, after a whirlwind of events the day before when the initial positive showing forced the Republican to scrub a planned meeting with President Donald Trump. Instead of seeing Trump at the Cleveland airport, DeWine returned to this state capital for new testing with his wife, Fran, through Ohio State University's medical center They then went to their southwestern Ohio farm...
    Bangkok, Aug 8 (EFE) .- Singapore begins the first phase of human testing of a new vaccine against COVID-19 and it is expected that it will be administered to about one hundred people next week in a first phase that will be extended until October. The new vaccine, which has received the name of Lunar-Cov19, is being developed by the School of Medicine of the National University of Singapore and the American pharmaceutical company Arcturus Therapeutics, reports this Saturday the Singaporean newspaper The Straits Times. At the moment, there are 26 vaccines worldwide that are being tested in humans or have received authorization to do so, while there are another 139 in research phases prior to experimentation with people. Singapore...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Ramsey County began free COVID-19 testing Saturday for anyone who wants it, whether they have symptoms or not. Greg Rhodes and his wife, Pang Foua, were two of about 600 people who got swabbed at Aldrich Arena in Maplewood. About 200 of the patients were walk-ups. No insurance or ID is needed. “As pastors, we also meet up with people,” Pang Foua said. “People are becoming more open to meeting up for counseling and prayer, so we want to make sure we’re healthy.” More than 900 new positive cases were announced Saturday in the state, the most in at least two months. Ramsey has seen the second most cases, and deaths, of Minnesota’s counties. “We’ve seen numbers...
    The White House has reportedly mandated random coronavirus testing for its staffers in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Staffers at the EEOB, which is situated next to the West Wing and houses the majority of White House offices, will be tested over the following weeks, the Daily Beast reported Saturday. Politico reported earlier in the week that all staffers in the White House complex will be subjected to mandatory random COVID-19 testing, with a few exceptions. The policy shift marks an expansion for who is required to be tested for the virus. Previously just staffers working in the White House would be required to submit to mandatory testing. The building includes offices for the National Security Council; the new testing...
    The White Home has reportedly mandated random coronavirus testing for its staffers within the Eisenhower Government Workplace Constructing. Staffers on the EEOB, which is located subsequent to the West Wing and homes nearly all of White Home workplaces, might be examined over the next weeks, the Day by day Beast reported Saturday. Politico reported earlier within the week that each one staffers within the White Home complicated might be subjected to necessary random COVID-19 testing, with just a few exceptions. The coverage shift marks an growth for who’s required to be examined for the virus. Beforehand simply staffers working within the White Home can be required to undergo necessary testing. The constructing consists of workplaces for the Nationwide Safety Council;...
    The White House has reportedly mandated random coronavirus testing for its staffers in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Staffers at the EEOB, which is situated next to the West Wing and houses the majority of White House offices, will be tested over the following weeks, the Daily Beast reported Saturday. Politico reported earlier in the week that all staffers in the White House complex will be subjected to mandatory random COVID-19 testing, with a few exceptions. The policy shift marks an expansion for who is required to be tested for the virus. Previously just staffers working in the White House would be required to submit to mandatory testing. The building includes offices for the National Security Council; the new testing edict...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium continued its important work throughout Philadelphia’s communities on Saturday afternoon. The group held its 37th free testing site for people with coronavirus symptoms at the Mander Recreation Center in North Philadelphia. The mission of the consortium is to provide advocacy for the Black community amid the pandemic, which has affected African American and Hispanic people disproportionately in the number of infections and severe outcomes. “Today, we are testing in a place where I was born and raised, which I love, North Philadelphia,” Dr. Ala Stanford, a pediatric surgeon and Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium founder, said. “This zip code [19121], and specifically in North Philadelphia, is one of our hardest-hit zip codes, and...
    On Thursday the state reported the first COVID-19 related death of a Chattooga County resident since April 28th. That one death was among the 42 Georgians listed on a daily infection and mortality report released by the Department of Public Health. Since March, the total number of Georgians who have died of the disease has risen to 4,026. Chattooga County had 19 new COVID-19 cases reported on Thursday bringing the running two-week total to 118 confirmed cases, according to the Department of Public Health. That brings the county’s cumulative case total to 231. Free COVID-19 testing available to anyone regardless of symptoms present or not. The Georgia...
    Photo via Ruth Eckerd Hall/Facebook Starting next week, Ruth Eckerd Hall will act as a drive-thru only coronavirus testing site three days a week. The new testing site is set to open 7 a.m. Monday in the Ruth Eckerd Hall parking lot at 1111 N. McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater. Pinellas County residents can be tested Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays from 7 a.m.-10 a.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis, according to a Ruth Eckerd Hall press release. Patients are encouraged to bring a referral from a medical provider; those who do not will be screened based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. The test site was put together in partnership by Ruth Eckerd Hall, BayCare, Pinellas County, the...
    PHOTO VIA ADOBE IMAGESNearly 70 percent of the state’s nursing homes will receive rapid test kits from the federal government in the coming weeks after being identified by regulators as having increased risks for COVID-19 infections. President Donald Trump’s administration announced last month that it would send “point of care” COVID-19 test kits to nursing homes in viral hotspots and to facilities the federal government considered to be at an elevated risk for COVID-19 outbreaks. Twenty-four Florida counties were included on the list of hotspots the government published. And of the 693  nursing homes in the state, 471 are included on the test-kit distribution list. “We estimate based on what we have seen, there will probably be over 400 facilities...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Urgent cares, pharmacies and doctors’ offices are urged to promptly report Oakland County residents COVID-19 test results to the Oakland County Health Division. The CARES Act requires that molecular (PCR or Abbott ID NOW) and antigen test results must be reported within 24 hours of test completion through existing public health reporting methods. Currently, any laboratories and providers who report COVID-19 test results electronically to the State of Michigan should continue to do so. “Swift reporting of test results detecting COVID-19 is essential to reducing the spread of the disease so that our region does not take a step back in the governor’s reopening plan,” Oakland County Executive David Coulter said. “We urge all our urgent cares,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two free COVID-19 testing sites will open for weekend days in August, Ramsey County Public Health officials say. Officials are working with community partners to offer the sites starting on Aug. 8 and through the end of the month. The drive-thru and walk-up testing is open to anyone, with or without symptoms. The tests are free, no insurance is required, and no ID is needed to take the test. The locations for the tests are:  Saturdays, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Aldrich Arena at 1850 White Bear Avenue, Maplewood, MN 55109 Sundays, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Washington Technology Magnet School at 1495 Rice Street, Saint Paul, MN 55117 Though preregistration is recommended, it...
    Positive test results for COVID-19 in the Hudson Valley remained steady, according to brand-new five-day data released by New York State on Saturday, Aug. 8. Of the 74,857 test results reported to New York State Friday, Aug. 7, 703, or 0.93 percent, were positive.  In the Hudson Valley, the positive percentages in the last five days are as follows: Monday, Aug. 3: 1.0 percent Tuesday, Aug. 4: 0.8 percent Wednesday, Aug. 5: 1.0 percent Thursday, Aug. 6: 0.7 percent Friday, Aug. 7: 0.7 percent A total of 703 new COVID cases brought the statewide total to 420,345 confirmed cases during the pandemic. Here's a rundown of the number of new cases per Hudson Valley county: Westchester, 44 (up 15 from...
    Positive test results for COVID-19 on Long Island remained steady, according to brand-new five-day data released by New York State on Saturday, Aug. 8. Of the 74,857 test results reported to New York State Friday, Aug. 7, 703, or 0.93 percent, were positive.  On Long Island, the positive percentages in the last five days are as follows: Monday, Aug. 3: 1.3 percent Tuesday, Aug. 4: 1.2 percent Wednesday, Aug. 5: 1.0 percent Thursday, Aug. 6: 0.9 percent Friday, Aug. 7: 0.9 percent A total of 703 new COVID cases brought the statewide total to 420,345 confirmed cases during the pandemic. There were 48 new COVID-19 cases reported in Nassau County (up two from a day earlier) with another 68 positive...
    There were just 19 new COVID-19 cases reported in Westchester in the past 24 hours. In Westchester, 413,395 residents - approximately 41 percent of the county’s population - have been tested for COVID-19, with a total of 36,107 (8.7 percent) testing positive for the virus. A breakdown of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Westchester, by municipality as of Thursday, Aug. 6: Yonkers: 7,401; New Rochelle: 3,150; Mount Vernon: 2,797; White Plains: 1,885; Port Chester: 1,296; Greenburgh: 1,212; Ossining Village: 1,093; Peekskill: 1,025; Cortlandt: 920; Yorktown: 739 Mount Pleasant: 592; Mamaroneck Village: 477; Eastchester: 461; Harrison: 428; Sleepy Hollow: 414; Somers 404; Scarsdale: 369; Dobbs Ferry: 331; Tarrytown: 298; Mount Kisco: 289; Bedford: 266; Rye City: 219; New Castle:...
    The number of places providing COVID-19 testing has expanded over the last week as Massachusetts and surrounding states pass travel restrictions for people coming in from out of state. A lot of testing places will provide free tests to people with no health care insurance, according to the Massachusetts COVID-19 online resource center. Some places require an appointment to take a test; it’s best to call ahead. Depending on the kind of test a person gets - SARS Antigen, PCR or anti-body - makes a difference as to whether a health care insurance provider will cover the cost or not. It also matters if the person being tested is asymptomatic. MassHealth and most health insurance providers will cover a test...
    The number of places providing COVID-19 testing has expanded over the last week as Massachusetts and surrounding states pass travel restrictions for people coming in from out of state. A lot of testing places will provide free tests to people with no health care insurance, according to the Massachusetts COVID-19 online resource center. Some places require an appointment to take a test; it’s best to call ahead. Depending on the kind of test a person gets - SARS Antigen, PCR or anti-body - makes a difference as to whether a health care insurance provider will cover the cost or not. It also matters if the person being tested is asymptomatic. MassHealth and most health insurance providers will cover a test...
    AZUSA (CBSLA) — Azusa City Council has approved an agreement between the City and County of Los Angeles to open a free indoor COVID-19 testing site. Starting Tuesday, August 11th, people can receive free testing from 7:00 am to 7:00 p.m. at the North Recreation Center (NRC) at Memorial Park, 340 N. Orange Place. The testing will be available to anyone who believes they need one, regardless of insurance, ability to pay or whether they have symptoms or not. Tests are free and County residents do not need medical insurance to get tested. The increased access to community testing will help the County meet an intended goal of expanding COVID-19 testing capacity by over 65% in targeted communities. “We need...
    The latest numbers on the coronavirus pandemic in Maryland look good, with the exception of the area around a popular vacation spot. The statistics released by Gov. Larry Hogan’s office Thursday show that the percentage of COVID-19 tests that came back positive Wednesday was 3.83%, bringing the statewide seven-day average to 4.03%, the lowest level since the pandemic began. The percentage of testing is considered an important metric, because it shows that enough testing is being done to find and isolate outbreaks. Montgomery County is doing even better than the state, the governor’s office said, with a positivity rate of 2.54%. COVID-19 positivity rates statewide and county-by-county for Aug. 6, 2020. (Courtesy Gov. Larry Hogan’s office) Meanwhile, the current total...
    In most places in America, it’s not hard to get a Covid-19 test right now. You can walk into a clinic, pharmacy, even your local Wal-Mart, and walk out again, nose swabbed, without too much trouble. Getting the results of your test, on the other hand ... well, let’s just say you should be prepared to wait, and wait. And wait. This is a largely different problem than the testing woes that plagued America’s pandemic response in the early months of March and April. Back then, supply shortages, faulty test kits, and federal regulations limiting testing to only certain kinds of labs hindered widespread availability of tests. Since then, diagnostics manufacturers have significantly boosted production of the materials required to...
    BALDWIN HILLS, Calif. (KABC) -- Free COVID-19 antibody testing is available to the public beginning Wednesday at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. "I was surprised that's why I got down here as soon as possible," said Rochelle Barlow, who was accommodated despite not having a recommended appointment. "The majority of people who have been infected don't know they've been infected. They may have had mild symptoms or no symptoms at all," said Dr. Douglas Harrington, Chairman of the GUARDaHEART Foundation, which helped organize the testing event. A positive result of the antibody blood test indicates a person had the COVID-19 virus in the past and has developed some level of immunity. Harrington says the test being used is one of the...
    SANTA CLARA COUNTY (CBS SF) – Beginning this week, Santa Clara County will provide appointment-based testing sites on a consistently scheduled, rotating basis, according to County Supervisor Joseph Simitian. Testing sites will take place in cities including Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Saratoga, and Sunnyvale. “Convenience is key,” Simitian said. “If we want more people to be tested, providing locally available and convenient sites is essential.” The new sites will require an appointment, which will be open for scheduling three days before the testing date. Appointments can be scheduled online at: https://scl.fulgentgenetics.com/appointment/screen/landing. Simitian said the county moved to an appointment-based system to ensure that people can be tested promptly without having to wait in long...
    CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - NOVEMBER 03: A football with the NFL logo before the game between the Carolina Panthers and the Tennessee Titans at Bank of America Stadium on November 03, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) The NFL is trying to make a bubble-less season work. The NFL opened training camps last week for all 32 teams, and the NFLPA release promising results from the most recent round of COVID-19 testing. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, 56 players have tested positive so far, which is a pretty good rate considering the more than 2600 players currently participating in training camps. Pelissero also reported that less than 1 percent of all tests administered to players...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. This article is republished from The Conversation. The U.S. has performed more coronavirus tests than any other country in the world. Yet, at the same time, the U.S. is notably underperforming in terms of suppressing COVID-19. Confirmed cases – as well as deaths – are surging in many parts of the country. Some people have argued that the increase in cases is solely due to increased testing. I am a statistician who studies how mathematics and statistics can be used to track diseases. The claim that the increase in cases is...
    Daily testing for the coronavirus in the United States is falling, even while the death toll rises, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. The number of tests has dropped nearly 4 percent over the past two weeks, AP reported. Experts said demand has overburdened laboratories that carry out the highly accurate molecular tests that detect the genetic code of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. These tests can give results in as little as two days. The experts are calling for a different test that people can do themselves and get results in just minutes, but the scientists say those tests are not as reliable. They include a do-it-yourself test where a patient would spit on a special piece of paper that...
    ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ten countries account for 80% of the new coronavirus testing taking place across Africa, a regional body said on Thursday, indicating that little testing is taking place in many countries around the vast continent. COVID-19 confirmed cases across Africa have accelerated and are close to hitting a million this week, and experts say low levels of testing in many countries means infection rates are likely to be higher than reported. Some governments across the continent are too poor or conflict-ridden to carry out widespread testing, while others are reluctant to share data or to expose their crumbling health systems to outside scrutiny. South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Ghana, Morocco, Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda and Mauritius have each...
    As the U.S. coronavirus death toll passes 155,000, there is still no national testing program, with widespread shortages and delays hampering efforts to contain the pandemic. This continues months after President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner launched a White House task force with the goal of establishing a national testing plan. We speak to investigative reporter Katherine Eban, whose explosive Vanity Fair report chronicles Kushner’s fumbling efforts and the sudden decision to abandon the project on political grounds. “The participants expected that at any moment in early April, the plan would be announced,” says Eban. “It vanished into thin air.” Transcript This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: As the national coronavirus death toll surpasses...
    Vijay Prashad August 6, 2020 8:49AM (UTC) This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute. Six months ago, on January 30, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). Ten days before this, the Chinese government had said — to great alarm — that the coronavirus could be transmitted from human to human. The contagiousness of this virus led the WHO to make the declaration, which came a month after the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention told their counterparts in the United States about the virus. On the day that the WHO declared the PHEIC, Trump gave a press conference, where he bewilderingly said, "We think we...
    Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador appears to be bouncing back after testing positive for COVID-19. On Wednesday, she shared a new pic of herself all glammed up and used hashtags like “#bravocommercial” and “#covidnegative” to indicate the fact she is apparently healthy again and slowly getting back to work. On Tuesday, The Inquisitr reported that Shannon had filmed a video of herself to inform fans she and her twin daughters had tested negative for the virus but still planned to lay low for a while to ensure they were safe. Shannon had to pause filming for Season 15 of RHOC after she contracted COVID-19. It was previously reported she would need to test negative at least twice...
    Daily testing for the coronavirus in the United States is falling, even while the death toll rises, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. The number of tests has dropped nearly 4 percent over the past two weeks, AP reported. Experts said demand has overburdened laboratories that carry out the highly accurate molecular tests that detect the genetic code of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. These tests can give results in as little as two days. The experts are calling for a different test that people can do themselves and get results in just minutes, but the scientists say those tests are not as reliable. They include a do-it-yourself test where a patient would spit on a special piece of paper that...
    by Melissa Hawkins, American University Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other institutions recently published a study which estimated that the true number of people infected by COVID-19 could be six to 24 times higher than the number of confirmed cases. Melissa Hawkins, professor of public health at American University, explains what this large undercount means and why insufficient data is hampering the U.S.‘s ability to control the pandemic. What are some reasons for the large disparity between the true number of infected cases and the confirmed case count in the U.S.? We just passed 4 million total confirmed cases and over 150,000 deaths. But those confirmed cases really only tell part of the story...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Wednesday that city testing sites have now conducted more than one million coronavirus tests. A health worker takes a nasal swab sample at a COVID-19 testing site at St. John’s Well Child and Family Center July 24 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Valerie Macon/AFP-Getty) And while most of the city’s initial testing sites served Angelenos with vehicles who could travel to various sites to get tested, Garcetti said that the city was continuing to partner with local companies and agencies to bring increased testing to underserved communities. “If you are unable to drive to a test site, we are coming to you,” Garcetti said. “Our fire department has redesigned trailers...
    U.S. testing for the coronavirus is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day, a worrisome trend that officials attribute largely to Americans getting discouraged over having to wait hours to get a test and days or weeks to learn the results. An Associated Press analysis found that the number of tests per day slid 3.6% over the past two weeks to 750,000, with the count falling in 22 states. That includes places like Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri and Iowa where the percentage of positive tests is high and continuing to climb, an indicator that the virus is still spreading uncontrolled. Amid the crisis, some health experts are calling for the introduction...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – We are entering month six of the COVID-19 pandemic in Minnesota. The first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in Minnesota was announced on March 6. Since then, more than 1,600 Minnesotans have died from the virus. The latest figures released by the Minnesota Department of Health Wednesday showed 305 people are hospitalized, which includes ICU patients, for COVID-19 complications. Three weeks ago, that number was 230. “We’ve seen up and downs, but the case growth over the last month has been pretty significant,” said Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm. MDH closely tracks the positivity rate as a key in monitoring the spread of the virus. It measures the number of positive COVID-19 tests against the...
    Saying governors have “had enough,” Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam spoke Wednesday about the compact he entered into with the governors of six other states of both parties to buy coronavirus testing supplies. “This is another way that the states are leading the national response to COVID-19,” Northam said of the deal, in which he partnered with Republican Govs. Larry Hogan, of Maryland; Charlie Baker, of Massachusetts, and Mike DeWine, of Ohio; as well as Democratic Govs. John Bel Edwards, of Louisiana; Gretchen Whitmer, of Michigan; and Roy Cooper, of North Carolina. In partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation, the compact states will be able to buy a half-million rapid antigen tests each, for a total of 3.5 million — enough purchasing...
    Braunwyn Windham-Burke and Noella Bergener underwent testing before posing for a photo together. Braunwyn Windham-Burke has been spending a lot of time with Noella Bergener in recent months and on Wednesday, August 5, after enjoying a fun night in with Noella and several other women, the Real Housewives of Orange County cast member shared a photo of the two of them working with one another at the Orange County Food Bank. Hours after posting a series of group photos of her girl friends, including Noella, the mother of seven told her fans and followers that she was focused on “actions not words” as she and Noella worked behind the scenes at one of the organizations facilities. As fans may have...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — A warning in New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy says the coronavirus continues to spread too quickly and too widely across the Garden State. New Jersey is reporting a total of nearly 14,000 COVID-19-related deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. More were added to the total today on Wednesday, including an infant. The state reported eight new COVID-19 deaths over the past five days, including its youngest case. “Sadly, today, we are reporting the death of a 7-month-old baby who after death tested positive for COVID-19,” New Jersey Health Commissioner Dr. Judy Persichilli said. “However, we do not know the primary cause of this death at this point in time.” No more details were given about...
    As COVID-19 infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day, new coronavirus testing in the country is dropping. An analysis by the Associated Press found that the number of tests per day slid 3.6% over the past two weeks to 750,000, with the count falling in 22 states. That includes places like Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri and Iowa, where the percentage of positive tests is high and continuing to climb, an indicator that the virus is still spreading uncontrolled. Widespread testing is considered essential to containing the outbreak as the U.S. approaches a mammoth 5 million confirmed infections and more than 157,000 deaths out of over 700,000 worldwide. The number of confirmed infections in the...
    Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has continually stressed the importance of testing when it comes to fighting the coronavirus pandemic. The former vice president laid out a plan for free testing nationwide, expanding testing sites, having federal safety regulators enforce testing at work, and assembling at least 100,000 contact tracers to find people exposed to the virus. But it appears Biden himself has yet to be tested for the virus. As of late July, Biden said that he so far has not been tested – defending himself by saying he is holding mostly virtual campaign events and members of his staff and the Secret Service are regularly tested. BIDEN SAYS HE'S NOT 'HIDIN' - DEFENDS VIRTUAL...
    CARSON (CBSLA) — The third consecutive LA Galaxy II game has been postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak on the team, USL Championship announced Wednesday. The game against Phoenix Rising FC scheduled for Aug. 12 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson has been rescheduled for Aug. 19. The game was postponed “out of an abundance of caution” following the positive coronavirus tests, according to the league. Following testing on July 28, 11 “covered persons” with LA Galaxy II tested positive, prompting the postponement of last Wednesday’s game against San Diego Loyal SC. On Tuesday, the Division II men’s soccer league announced LA Galaxy II’s Friday game against Orange County SC in Irvine has also been postponed. The two games...
    8 dead, millions without power after Isaias ravages East Coast: What we know Fast Food Breakfast Has ‘Dried Up’ As Many People Arent Commuting To Work Iowa State details COVID-19 testing process, safety measures © Provided by Ames Tribune Iowa State University Associate Vice President Pete Englin, COVID-19 Public Health Coordinator Kristen Obbink, and Interm Senior Vice President of Student Affairs and Director of Thielen Student Health Center Erin Baldwin, talk to media during a press conference at Memorial Union on Monday. Photo by Nirmalendu Majumdar/Ames Tribune Wearing masks, the first wave of Iowa State University students moved into student housing Monday in a staggered, socially distant process that will see about 9,300 students trickle in over two weeks...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Public health officials announced Wednesday that another 30 people have died of COVID-19 in Illinois, and 1,759 new virus cases have been confirmed in the past day, while the state also reported the second-most tests performed since the start of the pandemic. Illinois has now seen 15 days in a row with more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases. The Illinois Department of Public Health said there have been a total of 186,471 confirmed virus cases and 7,573 deaths statewide since the start of the pandemic. The newest cases came as Illinois labs reported a total of 46,668 virus tests in the past 24 hours, the second most so far during the coronavirus outbreak, for a one-day positivity...
    Social Distancing line outside CVS Pharmacy, Queens, New York.Lindsey Nicholson | Universal Images Group | Getty Images As the pandemic makes health care top of mind for many Americans, CVS Health said Wednesday that it's focused on providing services that are in high demand from flu shots to testing for colleges. The company has opened more than 1,800 drive-thru sites for Covid-19 testing. It's launched a new business-to-business testing program for corporations and colleges. And it's getting ready to administer flu shots, which could keep people healthy as doctors and nurses cope with the spread of the coronavirus. "Those of you who have been following us for some time know that CVS Health is much more than just your corner drugstore," CVS Chief...
    PHOTO VIA ADOBE IMAGESGroup homes and other facilities that care for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities will be required to start testing staff members every other week for COVID-19 beginning Aug. 24, under an emergency rule issued late Monday by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration. The state will provide test kits free of charge so providers, which range from community-based group homes to institutions for people with disabilities, can test employees in an increased effort to keep the virus from spreading further in the residential facilities. Jim DeBeaugrine, interim chief executive officer of The Arc of Florida, said Tuesday his association had to “work” the DeSantis administration to get the change, explaining that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are...
    PHOTO VIA ADOBE IMAGESGroup homes and other facilities that care for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities will be required to start testing staff members every other week for COVID-19 beginning Aug. 24, under an emergency rule issued late Monday by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration. The state will provide test kits free of charge so providers, which range from community-based group homes to institutions for people with disabilities, can test employees in an increased effort to keep the virus from spreading further in the residential facilities. Jim DeBeaugrine, interim chief executive officer of The Arc of Florida, said Tuesday his association had to “work” the DeSantis administration to get the change, explaining that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are...
    (CNN)Covid-19 rates are significantly higher among minority children and those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, according to a new study.The study of 1,000 patients tested at a Children's National Covid-19 testing site in Washington D.C. found that just 7.3% of White children tested positive for coronavirus, in contrast to 30% of Black children and 46.4% of Hispanic children.Three times as many Black children reported known exposure to the virus as White children, the researchers reported in the journal Pediatrics Wednesday.Dr. Monika Goyal of Children's National Hospital and colleagues used test data taken between March 21 and April 28.The testing site was available through physician referral to people aged 22 and under, who had mild coronavirus symptoms, known exposure, high-risk status or...
    ABERDEEN, Md. (WJZ) — If you’re looking to be tested for COVID-19, there are still slots available at a drive-thru coronavirus testing event at Ripken Stadium on Aug. 11. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot at 873 Long Drive in Aberdeen. However, you must register for an appointment. You must be 12 years of age or older to get tested at this location. Here’s how to get an appointment: How to register for COVID-19 testing on August 11th at Ripken Stadium: 1. Go to: https://crispcovid19.powerappsportals.com/new-patient/ to register. Once you enter all the required demographic information, please click submit. 2. You will then be asked to acknowledge that you have read and...
    Two past players were allegedly send home after mandatory coronavirus testing. Two Big Brother contestants have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. As the still-unannounced all-star houseguests undergo medical testing before entering the CBS summertime house, new reports claim that two former players have already been “evicted” from the game after testing positive for the coronavirus. In a virtual interview with a CBS Los Angeles affiliate, Big Brother host Julie Chen allegedly said she doesn’t know the “final list” of contestants, but that “some” potential players were sent home after the required testing for the coronavirus was conducted amid the global health pandemic. “I don’t even know all the confirmed 16 houseguests,” Chen told CBSN, per Us Weekly. “I know it’s...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/SF) – Group homes and other facilities that care for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities will be required to start testing staff members every other week for COVID-19 beginning Aug. 24, under an emergency rule issued late Monday by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration. The state will provide test kits free of charge so providers, which range from community-based group homes to institutions for people with disabilities, can test employees in an increased effort to keep the virus from spreading further in the residential facilities. Jim DeBeaugrine, interim chief executive officer of The Arc of Florida, said Tuesday his association had to “work” the DeSantis administration to get the change, explaining that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are...
    Students enrolled at New York’s public colleges must first pass a COVID-19 test in order to get access to campus in a bid to prevent the spread of the contagious virus. The State University at Albany and Stony Brook University sent notices to students saying they have to provide proof of having tested negative for the coronavirus before arrival on campus later this month for the fall semester. “Given reported delays for COVID-19 test results and lack of testing availability in some areas, all University at Albany students should be tested as soon as possible in order to have results prior to the beginning of fall classes,” Michael Christakis, vice president of student affairs, said in a “Dear Great Dane”...
    (CNN)As the Trump administration's coronavirus testing czar, Admiral Brett Giroir has repeatedly said the federal government is doing everything possible to address the country's unmet demand for tests and timelier results. "If there is a stone that needs to be turned that is left unturned," Giroir said on CNN's "State of the Union" on July 26, "you tell me what it is." Covid-19 testing: A spike in demand, a delay on resultsCNN asked more than 20 public health and lab industry sources whether Giroir and the administration were doing all they could to fix the country's testing problems and there was an overwhelming consensus: No. What's most needed, they said, was for the federal government to seize a larger leadership...
    Photo via White House/FlickrAfter months of pointing to the testing positivity rate as the best tool to track COVID-19 spread, Gov. Ron DeSantis now says emergency department visits for symptoms related to COVID-19 are the best way to track the virus’ spread. The Governor acknowledged the change when asked about a recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics that schools not reopen until there is a 5% positivity rate. Florida’s positivity rate is currently above 10%. But in recent weeks, some labs or hospitals have reported testing batches with 100% positive results, indicating the labs are not reporting negative results. That has raised questions about the state’s positivity rate, including from DeSantis, who said to use the positivity rate, “you kinda gotta get...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The start of Tuesday’s game between the Orioles and Marlins at Camden Yards may be delayed as officials await the final COVID-19 test results to clear Miami to resume play, Major League Baseball said in a statement. >>WJZ has a new news app! Download it now!
    Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon Monday released Monday an Emergency Order requiring COVID-19 testing at agricultural and food processing workplaces. The order follows the state recently reporting 11 outbreaks at farms and food processing plants. “The men and women who work in our fields and food processing plants are at particular risk for COVID-19, and they need and deserve protection,” Gordon said in a statement. “Today’s order will help to reduce the spread of COVID in communities across Michigan and reduce the pandemic’s disparate impact on Latinos.” The order requires migrant housing camp operators to provide the following COVID-19 testing: One-time baseline testing of all residents ages 18...
    Six months ago, on January 30, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). Ten days before this, the Chinese government had said—to great alarm—that the coronavirus could be transmitted from human to human. The contagiousness of this virus led the WHO to make the declaration, which came a month after the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention told their counterparts in the United States about the virus. On the day that the WHO declared the PHEIC, Trump gave a press conference, where he bewilderingly said, “We think we have it very well under control.” From January 30 onward, the Trump administration’s response to the virus was incoherent and outrageously incompetent. On July 31,...
    By Lisandra Paraguassu, Pedro Fonseca and Eduardo Simões BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian officials say they can start making COVID-19 vaccines developed by British and Chinese researchers within a year. Experts say it will take at least twice as long, leaving Brazil reliant on imports to slow the world's second-worst outbreak. If Brazil's underfunded medical institutions are unable to meet their ambitious goals, it would mark the latest failure by President Jair Bolsonaro's government to control the virus. It would also leave Brazil vulnerable to a frenzied global scramble for vaccine supplies. Some of the most advanced COVID-19 vaccine candidates - including from AstraZeneca Plc in partnership with Oxford University, and China's Sinovac Biotech Ltd - are undergoing large clinical trials...
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s plan to provide every nursing home with a fast COVID-19 testing machine comes with an asterisk: The government won’t supply enough test kits to check staff and residents beyond an initial couple of rounds. A program that sounded like a game-changer when it was announced last month at the White House is now prompting concerns that it could turn into another unfulfilled promise for nursing homes, whose residents and staff represent a tiny share of the US population but account for as many as 4 in 10 coronavirus deaths, according to some estimates. “I think the biggest fear is that the instruments may be delivered but it won’t do any good, if you don’t...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a new step on Monday toward speeding up COVID-19 test result turnaround times in Florida. During a news conference at Broward Health’s corporate office in Fort Lauderdale, Gov. DeSantis announced that two state-run testing sites, Marlins Park in Miami and Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, will add a lane for antigen testing starting Wednesday. The antigen testing is for people who have symptoms of coronavirus and those 65 years of age and older He added those antigen test results will be available within 15 minutes. There will be 1,250 tests available per day at the two state-run sites. “Now we will get real-time data about the percent testing positive. I think...
    By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's plan to provide every nursing home with a fast COVID-19 testing machine comes with an asterisk: The government won't supply enough test kits to check staff and residents beyond an initial couple of rounds. A program that sounded like a game changer when it was announced last month at the White House is now prompting concerns that it could turn into another unfulfilled promise for nursing homes, whose residents and staff represent a tiny share of the U.S. population but account for as many as 4 in 10 coronavirus deaths, according to some estimates. “I think the biggest fear is that the instruments may be delivered but it won't...
    Axios’ Jonathan Swan grilled Donald Trump on the president’s mindset around Covid-19 testing and death numbers during their 40-minute interview last week. Trump largely pushed that more testing equals more cases, and when Swan pressed the president on death rates as a proportion of population, Trump brought out a series of charts that showed the United States “lowest in numerous categories.” “We’ve done 55, it’ll be close to 60 million tests,” Trump said. “And there are those that say you can test too much. You do know that.” “Who says that?” Swan asked. “Read the manuals, read the books,” Trump shot back. “Manuals? what manuals?” Swan asked. “What books?” Trump didn’t specify any readings related to his claim about...
    Dr. Scott Atlas told Fox News’ “The Story” Monday night that stopping cases “is not the appropriate goal” in combating coronavirus. As many areas of the country have experienced a surge in cases, particularly among younger people of late, most epidemiologists and politicians have focused on measures meant to curb case spread like lockdowns, social distancing measures and masking. Atlas, former chief of neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center and a senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, has argued for a different approach, protecting the higher-risk populations and allowing the virus to burn through people to whom it poses less of a risk. “I think there is a huge disconnect here in what the goal of public policy is here,”...
    Chrissy Teigen and More Stars Show Off Their Summer Eats 6 signals that now is the time to refinance your mortgage Auston Matthews calls out reporter who outed him for testing positive for COVID-19 Back in June, Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun reported Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews had tested positive for COVID-19. The report did not sit well with Matthews, who felt he had been outed.  © Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports At the time of the diagnosis, Matthews was reportedly living at home in Arizona. The 22-year-old center, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, was then put into quarantine. He recovered with no issues and is now back playing in the qualifying round. Last...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – While Miami-Dade’s coronavirus positivity rate has gone down a bit over the last few days, it’s still above where it needs to be. One doctor believes the community has a long way to go to get its act together. “We still have a lot of COVID-19 in the community,” said Dr. Mary Jo Trepka, the chair of the Epidemiology Department at Florida International University. She talked to CBS4’s Ty Russell on Monday about the latest numbers. The professor said there’s more work to do and she wants to make sure people are getting tested. “Number of tests will be low because the testing sites were closed,” the professor said. State leaders have recorded fewer COVID-19 tests recently....
    Five months to the day that Westchester saw its first positive COVID-19 case, the county has now administered more than 400,000 tests for the virus, with less than 10 percent coming back positive. During his weekly COVID-19 press briefing on Monday, Aug. 3, Westchester County Executive George Latimer said that the county has now administered 400,499 COVID-19 tests, with 36,014 (9 percent) testing positive. In total, approximately 40 percent of the county has been tested, Latimer said. “That is a significant percentage,” Latimer said. “Our testing day by day has been robust and that to some degree adds to the total number of positives, but of all those tests, less than 10 percent have been positive. “A negative test doesn’t...
    New York broke a COVID-19 testing record on Friday by conducting 82,737 tests, the highest number ever conducted in a single day in the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Saturday. “Today is five months since we had our first case, and yesterday we hit a record number of tests — 82,737 — the most tests ever conducted in a single day in this state,” the Democrat said in a written statement, noting 0.91 percent of the results were positive. State data released Saturday also showed there were 581 total hospitalizations on Friday and four deaths, for a total of 25,164.
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill (WLS) -- The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign will require all who plan to be on campus this fall to be tested for the coronavirus twice a week, the university announced Monday.All faculty members, staff and students who participate in any on-campus activities will need to be tested, whether they are regularly or for a limited time or purpose on campus for the upcoming semester, Chancellor Robert Jones said in communication to the campus community.Those who visit university facilities only occasionally, including picking up an item from an office, will also be required to get tested at a campus testing center and have test results dated no more than four days before any planned visit to any university facility."We...
    Judge temporarily blocks Virginia attempt to remove Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond Trader Joes Just Backtracked on This Big Brand Name Change Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson: Energy is high after testing positive for COVID-19 Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said he "feels great," his "energy is high," and he has "no symptoms whatsoever" one day after he was told that he had contracted COVID-19 and was sent home to quarantine. Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT Battista: NFL not ruling out a bubble for 2020 season NFL Networks Judy Battista reports the latest on players opting out of the 2020 season, her takeaways from her conversation with NFL chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills...
    There was an uptick in positive test results for COVID-19 on Long Island, according to brand-new five-day data released by New York State on Monday, Aug. 3. Of the 51,839 test results reported on Sunday, Aug. 2 to New York State, 545, or 1.05 percent, were positive. On Long Island, the positive percentages in the last five days are as follows: Wednesday, July 29: 1.2 percent Thursday, July 30: 0.9 percent Friday, July 31: 1.1 percent Saturday, Aug. 1.0 percent  Sunday, Aug. 2: 1.3 percent A total of 545 new COVID cases were reported on Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 416,843 during the pandemic. There were 58 new COVID-19 cases reported in Nassau County (up seven from a day earlier)...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — A 39-year-old man was arrested and charged with burglary of the COVID-19 testing site at 8341 Elam Road in Dallas.  Police said Thomas Glenn Prater is the man seen on surveillance video on the night the new walk up testing site at the Salvation Army’s Pleasant Grove Corps Community Center was burglarized. It couldn’t open on July 13 as planned after equipment and supplies used to conduct testing — including 2 air condition units, personal protective equipment and a computer — were stolen. Prater was identified by a Balch Springs officer who had recently arrested him and by an anonymous caller who also identified him. He’s is currently being held in the Kaufman County Jail on burglary charges....
    Head coach Doug Pederson of the Philadelphia Eagles. Doug Pederson is feeling no symptoms or uneasiness after testing positive for the novel coronavirus. The Eagles head coach updated his status on Monday by saying his “energy level is high” and he feels fortunate. Pederson confirmed that assistant head coach Duce Staley would assume the head-coaching duties in his absence and wouldn’t put a timetable on his return. According to NFL protocols, the 52-year-old could be back at the team facility in five to 10 days. Right now, Pederson is at home self-quarantining away from his family while practicing social distancing, wearing a mask, and washing his hands. “I want everybody to know that I feel great,” Pederson told...
    SAN ANTONIO – A collaborative office space in downtown San Antonio launched a rapid COVID-19 testing pilot program for its members, which is touted to be the first of its kind in the city. The program, launched on Monday, is a free, mandatory program for the members of Geekdom, a co-working space housing local startups in the Rand Building. Every member who wants to work in the space will be tested every seven days. The workers will get their results within 24 hours, according to a news release from the company. Whataburger names new CEO as restaurant chain expands “At Geekdom, we pride ourselves in being the thought leaders of our space, and we reside in the innovation hub of...
    ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — As the state prepares for heavy rains due to Tropical Storm Isaias, some COVID-19 testing sites will close Tuesday. Please be advised that #COVID19 testing operations at community-based sites will be suspended Tuesday, August 4 due to Tropical Storm #Isaias. Marylanders should monitor https://t.co/Js0RaUxowZ for updates. — Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) August 3, 2020 COVID-19 testing operations at community-based sites will suspend Tuesday due to the Tropical Storm Isaias. TRACKING ISAIAS: TIMELINE: When Will Isaias Reach Maryland? MEMA Activates Pre-Landfall Planning Team To Prepare As Tropical Storm Makes Its Way Up East Coast Tropical Storm Warnings In Effect For Parts Of Maryland As Tropical Storm Isaias Lashes Florida Coast The state is preparing for...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has announced new protocol as students and staff prepare to return to campus this fall. All faculty, staff and students will be required to undergo on-campus testing for COVID-19 in order to return to the university. Chancellor Robert Jones announced “mandatory twice weekly testing will be required for all faculty, staff or students who participate in any on-campus activities.” University officials said anyone visiting campus will have to go to a testing center and “have test results dated no more than four days prior to entering any university facility.” The university is working with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District to manage contact tracing and quarantine protocol for anyone who tests positive. Masks...
    (CNN) — If college campuses want to remain open this fall, it may take frequent screening of college students, according to a modeling study published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open. The researchers found that screening college students every two days — even with a low-quality test catching 70% of positive Covid-19 cases — is a cost-effective regimen, estimated to keep infections at a more controllable number than screening weekly with a higher-quality test. But if students and colleges adhere to strict policies such as mandated indoor masking and handwashing, the authors said less frequent testing may be adequate. Beware false-positives The researchers also found that too much testing risks generating false-positive cases that may undermine student confidence in...
    NICOSIA (Reuters) - Cyprus will introduce compulsory testing for all arrivals from Greece from Aug. 6, health authorities said on Sunday, after a spike in coronavirus infections in Greece over the past week. The health ministry said any travellers from Greece would be required to show a negative PCR test conducted within 72 hours of travel to Cyprus. Cypriots and permanent residents of Cyprus could opt for a test at airports upon their arrival. The eastern Mediterranean island is thought to be one of the first countries to introduce the tests on arrivals from Greece since the lockdown eased. Greece still displays significantly lower infection rates than other European countries. The move comes at the height of the holiday season....
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- There are growing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic as Illinois continues to see an upward trend.Illinois health officials reported 1,467 new COVID-19 cases and 14 related deaths Sunday, two days after the state's highest one-day jump in COVID-19 infections since May 24 as the state conducted more than 49,000 tests in one day.The Illinois Department of Public Health announced that the state's total confirmed COVID-19 cases have reached 181,943, including 7,517 deaths.Latest deaths include:Adams County: 1 female 90sCook County: 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 male 90sKane County: 1 male 60sMadison County: 1 male 70sMcHenry County: 1 male 50sMontgomery County: 1 female 90sRock Island County: 1 male 90sWinnebago County: 2...
    Adriana Cardenas, a medical technologist processes test samples for the coronavirus at the AdventHealth Tampa labs on June 25, 2020 in Tampa, Florida.Octavio Jones | Getty Images Across much of the U.S., concerned citizens are lining up to get tested for the coronavirus, only to wait a week or longer for their results to arrive. With the country mired in its worst pandemic in a century, health experts are apoplectic about the length of the testing delays. In addition to the anxiety it causes patients, the lag time is disastrous for public health, because infected people aren't being quarantined in a timely fashion and it's impossible to retrace their steps to find others who have been exposed. The inability for...
    While Home Minister Amit Shah recently tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to a hospital, veteran Bollywood superstar, Amitabh Bachchan got discharged after testing negative. The Baghban actor was earlier admitted to Nanavati hospital in Mumbai after he and son, Abhishek Bachchan had developed symptoms of coronavirus. Following their positive results, they were taken to the hospital and it’s been two weeks since then. While fans continued with their prayers for this superstar icon, Amitabh too acknowledged them in his every tweet, the recent post is no different. Amitabh Bachchan Tests Negative For COVID-19, Abhishek Bachchan Remains Hospitalised Due To Comorbidities. Amitabh Bachchan took to his Instagram account to share his gratitude with all his well-wishers. “This morning I...
    President Donald Trump on Saturday took to Twitter after a game of golf to proclaim the ongoing rise in Covid-19 cases around the U.S. is due to increased testing around the country and not, as health experts have repeatedly explained, because the disease is continuing to spiral out of control around the nation. “This continued Kindergarten-level logic is why we lead the world in Covid cases and deaths,” tweeted Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) in response to Trump’s latest salvo blaming testing for the increase in cases. It doesn’t get less stupid if you say it more. https://t.co/LaG8k9mh93 — Machine Pun Kelly (@KellyScaletta) August 1, 2020 Trump, tweeting after being photographed on the golf course at his club in Potomac Falls,...
    ABC’s hit medical drama The Good Doctor was preparing to get back into production with the hopes of filming resuming by mid-August at the latest, but according to sources for The Hollywood Reporter, the pre-production plans have been halted due to issues with COVID-19 testing. A spokesperson for Sony Pictures Television told the outlet that “there is an issue with COVID-19 testing, which we are working to resolve with the BC Council.” Additional sources have revealed that the issue revolves around “how often individuals on set are tested.” Reports suggest there are certain members of the cast or crew who want to be tested more often than the BC Council allows. The Council itself is an amalgamation of “three different...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York broke a coronavirus testing record Friday by conducting 82,737 tests, the most ever in a single day in the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a tweet Saturday. Of those 82,737 tests, 753, or 0.91%, were positive for COVID-19. State data released Saturday also showed there were 581 total hospitalizations on Friday and four deaths. Cuomo urged residents to remain vigilant and to not attend crowded parties, noting Saturday marked five months since New York’s first confirmed coronavirus case. 82,737 tests — the highest number of tests ever conducted in a single day in the state. https://t.co/clJ4AN6jmC — Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) August 1, 2020 “Since then, we have brought the infection rate way...
    Getty Browns punter Jamie Gillan. The Cleveland Browns found out this week that punter and fan-favorite Jamie Gillan tested positive for COVID-19. While some positive tests were expected when the team reported to camp, what was unexpected about Gillian’s test is that he said he already had it. “I thought I was just tired (after July 4th weekend),’’ Gillan told NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. “I went and punted and kicked. I had two days of symptoms where I was achy and had a fever. The third day I had no fever or symptoms. I found out July 9th I had it. I did approximately two weeks of quarantine from the 9th and then went back to living normally. I tested...