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    ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan has visited parts of the county hardest hit by COVID-19, like the Acorn district in West Oakland."And what people said was they can't isolate, they have to keep going to work, because they don't have money," explains Chan.WATCH LIST: 38 California counties where COVID-19 is getting worseSo on Tuesday, the county's Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a pilot program that will pay infected people a one-time stipend of $1,250 to stay home. The program is expected to help thousands of people."When you have people who are going out and not being able to quarantine, when they are sick, this is going to spread the disease even more," says Supervisor Chan,...
    Iowans with felony convictions who have served their sentences can now participate in the upcoming presidential election.   On Wednesday, Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an executive order granting most ex-cons who have completed their felony sentences the right to vote, CNN reports. “When someone serves their sentence and pays the price our justice system has set for their crime, they should have their right to vote restored automatically, plain and simple,” said Reynolds at the state capitol in Des Moines. Her order excludes felons convicted of first- and second-degree murder, attempted murder, fetal homicide and some sex crimes, according to the report. These individuals are still required to apply to the governor’s office to have their voting rights restored.  Read...
    The investigation into an explosion in the harbor of Lebanon’s port city of Beirut is focusing on how 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive chemical used in fertilizers, came to be stored at the facility for six years, and why nothing was done about it. The explosion Tuesday hit with the force of xxx, killing more than 100 people and injuring thousands. Buildings were damaged for miles around the city. Some other recent deadly explosions involving ammonium nitrate: Aug. 12, 2015: A massive warehouse explosion rocked the port city of Tianjin, China, killing 173 people and injuring nearly 800. Investigators found the warehouse held illegal stores of ammonium nitrate, which caught fire and caused a series of blasts....
    The investigation into an explosion in the harbor of Lebanon's port city of Beirut is focusing on how 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive chemical used in fertilizers, came to be stored at the facility for six years, and why nothing was done about it. The explosion Tuesday hit with the force of xxx, killing more than 100 people and injuring thousands. Buildings were damaged for miles around the city. Some other recent deadly explosions involving ammonium nitrate: Aug. 12, 2015: A massive warehouse explosion rocked the port city of Tianjin, China, killing 173 people and injuring nearly 800. Investigators found the warehouse held illegal stores of ammonium nitrate, which caught fire and caused a series of blasts....
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Bus ridership is doing well, but the MTA is not charging fares from these passengers yet; on roads, traffic is back with fewer for-hire vehicles and CitiBike is thriving. All this has done little to boost ridership – and revenue – for the MTA, Port Authority or the city Department of Transportation, according to the testimony of leaders from several Tri-State agencies struggling to recover from the the COVID-19 pandemic. DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg says the agency she leads is taking a 12% funding cut that impacts their operations which mostly has fixed expenses and people are just not getting on...
    WASHINGTON (CBSMiami) – Senator Rick Scott has fired back at a comment Governor Ron DeSantis made about the state’s troubled unemployment system. In a one-on-one interview with CBS4’s Jim DeFede, which was DeSantis’ first sit-down interview since the COVID-19 pandemic started, the governor said it looked like it was designed to frustrate users. “I mean having studied how it was internally constructed, I think the goal was for whoever designed, it was, ‘Let’s put as many kind of pointless roadblocks along the way, so people just say, oh, the hell with it, I’m not going to do that’,” said DeSantis. “And, you know, for me, let’s decide on what the benefit is and let’s get it out as efficiently as...
    WASHINGTON (CBSMiami) – Senator Rick Scott has fired back at a comment Governor Ron DeSantis made about the state’s troubled unemployment system. In a one-on-one interview with CBS4’s Jim DeFede, which was DeSantis’ first sit-down interview since the COVID-19 pandemic started, the governor said it looked like it was designed to frustrate users. “I mean having studied how it was internally constructed, I think the goal was for whoever designed, it was, ‘Let’s put as many kind of pointless roadblocks along the way, so people just say, oh, the hell with it, I’m not going to do that’,” said DeSantis. “And, you know, for me, let’s decide on what the benefit is and let’s get it out as efficiently...
    A Social Security Administration office in San Francisco.Getty Images Washington lawmakers are deciding the financial fates of millions of American families with the next coronavirus stimulus package. But there's one unintended consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic they have yet to fix: potential reductions to Social Security benefits for one particular cohort of Americans. The people affected would include those who were born in 1960 or who become disabled or die in 2022, thus prompting lower benefits for their survivors. The reason why people who were born in 1960 are affected is because in 2022 they will turn 62, the age at which they first become eligible to claim Social Security retirement benefits. More from Personal Finance:Some worry HEALS Act might...
    OAKLAND — Alameda County will pay $1,250 to people diagnosed with COVID-19 to stay home and self-isolate, if they meet certain qualifications. The pilot program, approved unanimously by county supervisors Tuesday, is intended to help curb the spread of the disease in Alameda County, which has seen its number of cases rise. “This is specifically designed to encourage people who are positive for COVID-19 to shelter-in-place and quarantine,” Lori Cox, director of the county’s Social Services Agency, told supervisors. “This is intended to keep people at home and other people safe.” The money would be paid to people diagnosed with COVID-19 who are not receiving unemployment benefits or paid sick leave. The $10 million pilot project will cover up to...
    BEIRUT -- Beirut residents are confronting a scene of utter devastation, a day after a massive explosion at the port rippled across Lebanon's capital. The blast killed at least 100 people, wounded thousands and left entire city blocks flooded with glass and rubble.Lebanon putting some Beirut port officials on house arrestThe Lebanese government says it is putting an unspecified number of Beirut port officials under house arrest pending an investigation into how 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate came to be stored at the port for years.EMBED More News Videos A massive explosion shook Lebanon's capital Beirut on Tuesday, wounding a number of people and causing widespread damage. The move comes amid speculation that negligence was to blame for the explosion...
    By Andrei Makhovsky MINSK (Reuters) - Under President Alexander Lukashenko, the average monthly wage in Belarus has risen in dollar terms to $500 from $50 in 1999. For voters, there's just one problem: it hit $500 in 2010, and has been stuck there ever since. As Lukashenko, a 65-year-old former collective farm manager with a fondness for a Soviet-style command economy, seeks re-election on Sunday after 26 years in power, his economic record is being found wanting by some voters. "My daughter tells me all the time: I love my country, I want to live in my country," said Dmitry, a 53-year-old Minsk resident protesting against Lukashenko last week. "But with what is happening here, there are no prospects for...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Denver Public Schools announced it will join other area school districts in partnering with Garry Community Investments’ COVIDCheck Colorado to get regular testing to teachers and staff. (credit: CBS) “We are not going to eliminate all risk, but we can do a lot to lessen risk,” Mark Ferrandino said. Ferrandino is the Chief Operating Officer for DPS. He says it’s one tool they are using to help ensure a safe return to school, when the time is right. “It will allow us to react quickly so we can see what’s going on in a building. Do we need to quarantine?” he said. Josh Emdur is the Medical Director for COVIDCheck Colorado and Clinica Colorado. He believes this...
    BOSTON (CBS) – On Tuesday, coronavirus cases were up significantly in Massachusetts, with 438 new positive tests reported. With the uptick in cases, Governor Charlie Baker is hinting at what steps he might take in order to reverse that trend. “People in Massachusetts have done a really good job complying with a lot of the guidance and rule making that’s been put out here,” Gov. Charlie Baker said. “We’ve seen some slippage in a few places and I really hope we don’t see that going forward.” Watching a “slight uptick” in positive Covid-19 cases, Governor Charlie Baker said Tuesday he’s keeping all options on the table when it comes to reopening the Commonwealth – or not. “That could mean...
    President Trump on Tuesday said that U.S. military generals have informed him that the massive explosion that rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut earlier in the day – leaving more than 70 people dead – was likely caused by a bomb. “I've met with some of our great generals and they just seem to feel that this was not some kind of manufacturing explosion type of an event,” Trump said. “They seem to think it was an attack. It was a bomb of some kind.” The blast flattened much of the city's port, while damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. Along with the more than 70 deaths, at least 3,000 others were injured....
    President Trump referred to the Beirut explosion that killed dozens as “an attack” and said generals he consulted with seem to believe “it was a bomb of some kind.” The president made the surprising comments during his scheduled Tuesday White House press conference. Officials in Lebanon have not called the blast an attack but have said that the port where it occurred may have housed some 2,700 tons of seized ammonium nitrate. At the start of the news conference, Trump first referred to the explosion as an attack while offering his condolences and U.S. assistance to the Lebanese people while they recover from the blast, which left thousands injured and at least 73 dead, a number that is...
    Think before you click. People who get their news from social-media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are more likely to have misperceptions about COVID-19, according to new study led by researchers at McGill University in Montreal. “Those that consume more traditional news media have fewer misperceptions and are more likely to follow public health recommendations like social distancing,” the paper published in the latest issue of Misinformation Review concluded. The likes of Twitter and Facebook have increasingly in recent years become the primary sources of news, and misinformation, for people around the world, the study said. “In the context of a crisis like COVID-19, however, there is good reason to be concerned about the role that the consumption of...
    ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images The Donald Trump campaign sent out an email Monday night encouraging people to wear masks with the subject line “Patriots Wear Face Masks.” After being criticized for not more forcefully encouraging mask-wearing sooner, the president himself wore a mask in some recent public events, and sent out a tweet encouraging people to wear it, calling it something patriotic people can do. The email from the Trump campaign reads, “We are all in this together, and while I know there has been some confusion surrounding the usage of face masks, I think it’s something we should all try to do when we are not able to be socially distanced from others.” “I don’t love wearing them...
    Even as others were dying of COVID-19, Rick Wright made phone calls to his business clients. He lifted weights, did pushups and glided on an elliptical trainer. Late at night, he took his dog on long walks. “I never felt sick. Not a cough, wheezing, headache. Absolutely nothing,“ said 63-year-old Wright of Redwood City, despite testing positive for the virus – 40 days, straight — after being exposed aboard the Diamond Princess cruise last February. Seven months into a pandemic that has killed more than 667,000 people globally, scientists are searching for clues into why infected people like Wright feel just fine. Understanding the mystery of their protection may help suggest targets for vaccines and treatment. These cases also underscore...
    BOSTON (CBS) – The USDA identified some of the mysterious seeds that were mailed to homes around the country, including in Massachusetts, from China. The seeds apparently include mustard, cabbage, and morning glory. They also include some herbs like mint, sage, rosemary, lavender, and hibiscus. For weeks, people in the U.S., Canada, and United Kingdom have been receiving seeds in the mail. All 50 states are warning people who receive them not to plant the seeds.
    In this photo illustration the logo of Chinese media app for creating and sharing short videos TikTok, also known as Douyin is displayed on the screen of an apple macbook pro computer on November 20, 2019 in Paris, France.Chesnot | Getty Images TikTok star Tyler Nyx, 22, has one word on the idea of TikTok being banned in the United States. "Heartbreaking." On Friday night, President Donald Trump announced he would ban the short-form video app, whose parent company, ByteDance, is based in China. "As far as TikTok is concerned we're banning them from the United States," Trump said aboard Air Force One. The popular app that has 100 million users in the U.S. has proved especially vital to many during the...
    Congressman James Clyburn pushed back in a recent interview against Trump administration claims about mail-in voting and remarked, “I have been saying now for about three years that this president doesn’t plan to have an election. He’s not planning to give up the office. He thinks that the American people will be duped by him, like the people of Germany was duped by Adolf Hitler.” Clyburn appeared on CNN Sunday and Dana bash brought up those comments to ask, “Do you really think Donald Trump is comparable to Adolf Hitler?” Clyburn said he feels “very strongly” that Trump “has taken on strongarm tactics” and that “he is Mussolini, Putin, and Hitler.” He went on to say that he believes...
    SwipeSense uses sensors in badges to track the coronavirusSwipeSense Around 50 hospitals today use a technology from a company called SwipeSense to monitor whether medical staff are washing their hands when they enter and exit patient rooms. Others use it to track expensive assets, like wheelchairs or IV pumps, which have a tendency to go missing.  The system leverages sensors embedded into equipment and location beacons in hospital rooms, which connect to an online dashboard. Administrators can access the dashboard to check in, or receive reports.  Because of privacy concerns, SwipeSense has steered clear of monitoring people's movements. That is, until Covid-19.  When hospitals started reporting that their staff had contracted the virus, SwipeSense's chief executive Mert Iseri figured he...
    (CNN)We're now more than seven months into the coronavirus pandemic that has upended the lives of most of Earth's inhabitants. And while it is true that the scientific community has learned many things about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, Covid-19, there are also many gaps in our understanding. One big mystery: Why do some people get very sick and even die from their illness, while other similar people show no symptoms and may not realize they've been infected at all?We know some of the big factors that put people at higher risk of having a severe, even fatal, course of disease: being over 60; being overweight or obese; having one or more chronic diseases such as diabetes,...
    The push of more people into the outdoors as COVID-19 restrictions have eased across the Northland has been jaw-dropping, and that includes a rush on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and other remote areas of the Superior National Forest, Voyageurs National Park and Minnesota parks and forests. Canoes are selling out. Outfitters are booked. Permits are gobbled up. Not only are seasoned veterans itching to get back outdoors, and do so where it’s easier to social distance, but experts are seeing a rush of newcomers into wild areas as well. That’s both encouraging and concerning, said professor Ken Gilbertson, founder of the Environmental and Outdoor Education Program at the University of Minnesota Duluth and an expert in wilderness travel....
    (CNN)After overhearing constant racist and anti-immigrant comments made by his neighbors, Tony Martinez said he knew he needed to find a way to feel safer.He bought his first rifle last month, joined a gun club and has been visiting shooting ranges in Southern California on the weekends. "It's more for me to be safe from them," Martinez, 31, told CNN, referring to his neighbors in his Orange County community. "What if one day something happens, someone gets some idea?"Martinez is not the only Latino immigrant in the US who has recently felt more concerned for his safety -- last year's shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, jolted Latinos and immigrants across the United States. Twenty three people...
    (CNN)A new school year began this week in some communities across the United States, bringing with it the first glimpse at how the Covid-19 pandemic will shape education."Don't expect a normal school year," New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday when talking about the possibility of changing the state's school plans in light of rising cases. "Normalcy is not in our grasp right now. Let's all accept that."Jefferson City Schools reopening experiment is underway School districts have been debating how to accommodate educational needs and safety in a nation with more than 4.5 million coronavirus cases and 153,314 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. As the new school year began for some schools this week, 60 of the...
    By DAVID SHARP, Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Families trying to squeeze in a summer vacation before school starts better do some homework on COVID-19 restrictions before loading up the minivan. The web of state and local quarantines is growing more tangled by the day: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have ordered visitors from a whopping 34 states to quarantine for 14 days. Chicago and Washington, D.C., have each singled out travelers from about two dozen states. Other states have their own lists. Some have an option for visitors to get tested instead. "Complicated doesn’t begin to describe it. I feel sorry for people. They just want to go to Cape Cod. They want to go to Vermont....
    PORTLAND, Maine — Families trying to squeeze in a summer vacation before school starts better do some homework on COVID-19 restrictions before loading up the minivan. The web of state and local quarantines is growing more tangled by the day: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have ordered visitors from a whopping 34 states to quarantine for 14 days. Chicago and Washington, D.C., have each singled out travelers from about two dozen states. Other states have their own lists. Some have an option for visitors to get tested instead. “Complicated doesn’t begin to describe it. I feel sorry for people. They just want to go to Cape Cod. They want to go to Vermont. I don’t know what to tell...
    SIX areas across the north of England and the Midlands could face new lockdown restrictions over fears about their coronavirus infection rates. Meanwhile cases have more than tripled in some areas including North Yorkshire, which borders regions hit with new lockdown restrictions overnight. 6Public Health England has produced a list of areas of 'concern', 'enhanced support' and 'intervention' More than 4.5 million people across Greater Manchester, east Lancashire and West Yorkshire were told not to visit other people's homes as infection rates grow across the regions. A Public Health England 'watchlist' published today has revealed six areas classed as 'areas of concern' where restrictions could be brought in next. Eden in Cumbria and Sandwell in the West Midlands both...
    By Jacqueline Howard | CNN The immune systems of some people who have not been exposed to the novel coronavirus could have some familiarity with the pathogen — possibly helping to reduce the severity of illness if that person does get Covid-19, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, found that among a sample of 68 healthy adults in Germany who had not been exposed to the coronavirus, 35% had T cells in their blood that were reactive to the virus. T cells are part of the immune system and help protect the body from infection. T cell reactivity suggests that the immune system might have had some previous experience fighting a similar infection...
    BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian lawmakers have proposed a bill to Congress which would allow jobless people to withdraw up to 10% of their pension savings from private funds amid an economic crisis provoked by the coronavirus pandemic. Colombia's economy has been battered by the twin crisis of low oil prices and the coronavirus and unemployment has soared amid a months-long quarantine. Private pension funds in the Andean country controlled some 273 trillion pesos, about $73 billion, at the close of June. "The project seeks partial withdrawal in the face of the COVID-19 crisis, it will apply only and exclusively for some 8.6 million contributors who are inactive in private pension funds, who are generally people who are unemployed or work...
    The immune systems of some people who have not been exposed to the novel coronavirus could have some familiarity with the pathogen -- possibly helping to reduce the severity of illness if that person does get COVID-19, a new study suggests.The study, published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, found that among a sample of 68 healthy adults in Germany who had not been exposed to the coronavirus, 35% had T cells in their blood that were reactive to the virus.T cells are part of the immune system and help protect the body from infection. T cell reactivity suggests that the immune system might have had some previous experience fighting a similar infection and may use that memory to help...
    (CNN) — The immune systems of some people who have not been exposed to the coronavirus could have some familiarity with the pathogen – possibly helping to reduce the severity of illness if that person does get COVID-19, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, found that among a sample of 68 healthy adults in Germany who had not been exposed to the coronavirus, 35% had T cells in their blood that were reactive to the virus. T cells are part of the immune system and help protect the body from infection. T cell reactivity suggests that the immune system might have had some previous experience fighting a similar infection and may use that memory to...
    BOSTON (CBS) – With long lines, it’s taking hours for some people to complete their coronavirus test at facilities in Massachusetts. “I was basically around the corner. Everybody was standing respectably six feet apart,” said Laura Krug. Krug waited more than two hours Thursday morning in Boston to get tested for COVID-19.  Krug, like many people who spoke to WBZ-TV, is getting tested as a precaution. “I just want to be sure because my parents are elderly and I don’t want to risk being around them without having been tested,” said Krug. Many people need to get tested if they want to travel, send their kids to camp or go back to work. “It was difficult to find something that...
    Model Kara Del Toro posted a pair of photos on her Instagram page Thursday afternoon that her fans fell in love with immediately. The dress that she was wearing was something she had showcased in other snapshots not long ago, but these fresh uploads gave her followers plenty more to appreciate and nobody seemed to mind the repeat of this outfit. About a week ago, Kara modeled the “Monroe” midi dress from Revolve. At the time, she teased that she was having sherbet dreams, and it seemed that she loved the garment enough to showcase it in some new snaps. Kara’s photos appeared to be selfies that she took in her bedroom. A hint of a bed seemed to be...
    (CNN)The immune systems of some people who have not been exposed to the novel coronavirus could have some familiarity with the pathogen -- possibly helping to reduce the severity of illness if that person does get Covid-19, a new study suggests.The study, published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, found that among a sample of 68 healthy adults in Germany who had not been exposed to the coronavirus, 35% had T cells in their blood that were reactive to the virus. Covid-19: What we now know about the disease caused by the novel coronavirusT cells are part of the immune system and help protect the body from infection. T cell reactivity suggests that the immune system might have had some...
    Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a news conference on the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday, March 2, 2020.Stefan Wermuth | Bloomberg via Getty Images World Health Organization officials said Thursday that young people "letting down their guard" appear to be causing coronavirus cases to surge in some countries, and while their risk of death is generally low, they may suffer from long-term symptoms even after they recover.   "We have said it before and we will say it again, young people are not invincible," WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a press conference at the agency's headquarters in Geneva. "Young people can be infected, young people can die and...
    COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Iceland on Thursday reinstated restrictions on public gatherings after finding at least two new infection clusters in the country, the government said in a statement. "The measures we are introducing now are intended to have the effect of sparing us the need for more drastic restrictions later," said Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir. The measures, which limit public gatherings to 100 people and reinstate a 2-metre social distancing rule, come just a week after the government announced further easing of restrictions, such as allowing gatherings of up to 1,000. Iceland has had large success in curbing the coronavirus epidemic since March, due to an aggressive test and trace strategy and putting the volcanic island under a full lockdown....
    WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland may reinstate quarantine for people coming back from some countries, government spokesman Piotr Muller said on Thursday. "We are considering introducing a quarantine for particular countries from the European Union and from outside of the European Union," Muller told private broadcaster Polsat News. Dziennik Gazeta Prawna daily said earlier, also quoting Muller, that the government is considering a quarantine for people coming back from Spain amid continuing worries about the coronavirus pandemic. (Reporting by Marcin Goclowski and Pawel Florkiewicz; Editing by Tom Hogue) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    Actress Jennifer Lawrence has sold her Manhattan penthouse at a multimillion-dollar loss as New Yorkers flock to new ground amid the coronavirus pandemic and other concerns plaguing the Big Apple. The 4,073-square-foot, three-bedroom condo on the Upper East Side, was last listed for about $12 million – after Lawrence bought it for $15.6 million through an LLC, according to the New York Post. It sits atop a 30-story luxury building that boasts a “paparazzi-proof garage,” the outlet reported. The “Hunger Games” star had reportedly been trying to sell the penthouse for at least a year. But the $3 million hit comes as some New Yorkers have been fleeing the city. JENNIFER LAWRENCE ASKS FANS TO DEMAND TO VOTE FROM HOME...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The coronavirus pandemic has forced some major corporations to declare bankruptcy, yet many continue to operate. Smaller businesses and people deep in debt have taken notice. “They see huge companies that went bankrupt like Hertz, Neiman Marcus are still operating. They want to know how can I do that,” said attorney Patrick Cordero whose fire is known for bankruptcy work. The economic forecast is bleak in the short term. People are out of work and there are more layoffs to come. Federal and state assistance is lacking and for some declaring bankruptcy may be one of their few options. “Most people who have called me are normal people, individuals who are concerned with what...
    (CNN)With the coronavirus running rampant within American communities, health officials have made it clear it's not yet time to ease up on precautions. Instead, governors and experts from coast to coast have urged Americans to keep face masks in indoor public spaces, maintain their distance from others and avoid crowded spaces. That's as infections nationwide have climbed past 4.3 million and at least 149,258 have lost their lives -- and some experts say the coming months could mean thousands of more deaths. During a stop in Kentucky over the weekend, White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx urged states who are seeing a concerning increase in cases to downsize their gatherings to less than 10 people, adding many of...
    By The Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s government says it will rush through new laws to allow some people to be charged for their border quarantine costs. New Zealand hasn’t had any community transmission of the virus for three months, and everybody who enters the country is required to spend two weeks isolated at a hotel. The cost of that is currently picked up by taxpayers and has already amounted to hundreds of millions of dollars. Under the new law, adults who leave or enter the country for short holidays or business trips will be required to pay about 3,100 New Zealand dollars ($2,100) toward their quarantine costs. But there will be many exceptions to the new...
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “New Day,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) stated that there is “some validity” to arguments that the $600 unemployment benefit disincentivizes people from returning to work and stated that Democrats do not have a position of “600 or bust” on the unemployment benefit. Host John Berman asked, “One of the things that Republicans — some Republicans say is that $600 serves as a disincentive to go back to work. It is more in some cases than they say that people were making at the beginning. So, what do you say to that?” Hoyer responded, “I think that’s an argument that is — has some validity to it, and we ought to deal with that, and...
    Questions remain over who is organizing the crowds that have filled Portland’s streets for more than 60 consecutive nights since the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Demonstrators have thrown fireworks and Molotov cocktails over a fence where federal officers are embedded to protect the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse. On Monday night, an incendiary device thrown by someone in the crowd of hundreds exploded outside the courthouse “causing a report to be heard and felt more than a block away,” according to the Portland Police Bureau. Federal officers responded by issuing warnings over megaphones, directing crowds to disperse before firing riot ammunition, pepper balls and CS gas. Though mostly Democratic officials have defended the actions of...
    States that saw a resurgence of the coronavirus weeks ago are starting to show signs of slowing their daily number of new infections. [ SEE: The Latest News on the Coronavirus Outbreak ]The seven-day averages of new cases for Arizona, Texas and Florida have started trending downward, according to data from The COVID Tracking Project. "Obviously, the southern states that really, actually had a major surge … They appear, I hope, and it looks like they may be cresting and coming back down," leading infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday. Photos: States Pause ReopeningView All 18 ImagesAlex Azar, the secretary of Health and Human Services, said Monday that these developments are due to people "stepping...
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University on Monday pushed back the start of its fall semester by a week and is switching some courses to online instruction due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. In a letter to the campus community, university President Gordon Gee said the move is aimed at reducing the overall amount of people on campus “while preserving the on-campus experience for freshmen, graduate and professional students as much as possible.” WVU had a fall 2019 enrollment of nearly 27,000 students in Morgantown. Gee said if there had been a full return of students for face-to-face instruction next month, it “would place both the campus and local communities at a greater risk” for an uptick in...
    When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Dogs are spending more time with their owners during the coronavirus pandemic. Halfpoint Images/Getty Images A dog with separation anxiety experiences a panic attack when left alone, which may include barking, destruction, and accidents. Abrupt changes in routine like stay-at-home orders can trigger separation anxiety in dogs, especially when people begin to return to work or school. Setting up a routine, getting space from your dog, practicing absences, and increasing training and enrichment may help set a dog up for a successful return to being left home alone regularly. We spoke to veterinary behaviorist Dr. Karen Sueda, separation anxiety specialist Malena...
    (CNN)The US has a fourth of global coronavirus cases and as officials work to slow its rampant spread, face coverings remain a point of contention as some local authorities are declining to enforce mandates.Police in Miami, Florida -- what experts call the country's coronavirus epicenter -- issued more than 300 citations in 10 days to individuals and businesses that aren't abiding by the local mask order. "The growth rate (of cases) has shown flattening since we implemented the masks in public rule and we're following the advice of our health care professionals and our hospital administrators who are telling us that what we have to do now is focus on enforcement," Miami Mayor Francis Suarez told CNN Sunday. "We created...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- If you've tried to scramble up some change recently, you might have noticed there is a coin shortage. Now, the federal government is setting up a task force to get coins back into circulation.You may have seen signs posted on banks, gas stations and stores saying they don't have coins to make change. A big component of the shortage is coins piling up at home that aren't being circulated during the COVID-19 pandemic.The shortage is affecting people like Alsip resident Beverly Corey, who needs quarters to do laundry."I asked my son to go to the bank to get some quarters so I could do laundry downstairs," she said, "No quarters, he went to another bank on the...
    KHARTOUM – More than 60 people were reported killed and nearly 60 others wounded during an armed attack in a village in Sudan’s restive Darfur region on Saturday, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said late on Sunday. The attack in Masteri village in the West Darfur state “was one of the latest of a series of security incidents reported over the last week that left several villages and houses burned, markets and shops looted, and infrastructure damaged,” the U.N. body added in a statement. It did not cite the source of its information. There was no official word from the government on the incident and Reuters was not able to reach officials for comment....
    By Khalid Abdelaziz KHARTOUM (Reuters) - More than 60 people were reported killed and nearly 60 others wounded during an armed attack in a village in Sudan's restive Darfur region on Saturday, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said late on Sunday. The attack in Masteri village in the West Darfur state "was one of the latest of a series of security incidents reported over the last week that left several villages and houses burned, markets and shops looted, and infrastructure damaged," the U.N. body added in a statement. It did not cite the source of its information. There was no official word from the government on the incident and Reuters was not able to reach...
    KHARTOUM – More than 60 people were reported killed and nearly 60 others wounded during an armed attack in a village in Sudan’s restive Darfur region on Saturday, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said late on Sunday. The attack in Masteri village in the West Darfur state “was one of the latest of a series of security incidents reported over the last week that left several villages and houses burned, markets and shops looted, and infrastructure damaged,” the U.N. body added in a statement. It did not cite the source of its information. There was no official word from the government on the incident and Reuters was not able to reach officials for comment. Sudan...
    By ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Lang Holland, the chief of police in tiny Marshall, Arkansas, said he thinks the threat of the coronavirus has been overstated and only wears a face mask if he's inside a business that requires them. He doesn't make his officers wear them either. So the day after Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed an order requiring masks to be worn in public throughout Arkansas, Holland made it clear his department wasn't going to enforce the mandate in the Ozarks town of about 1,300, calling it an unconstitutional overreach. “All I'm saying is if you want to wear a mask, you have the freedom to choose that," said Holland, who said he...
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Lang Holland, the chief of police in tiny Marshall, Arkansas, said he thinks the threat of the coronavirus has been overstated and only wears a face mask if he’s inside a business that requires them. He doesn’t make his officers wear them either. So the day after Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed an order requiring masks to be worn in public throughout Arkansas, Holland made it clear his department wasn’t going to enforce the mandate in the Ozarks town of about 1,300, calling it an unconstitutional overreach. “All I’m saying is if you want to wear a mask, you have the freedom to choose that,” said Holland, who said he supports President Donald Trump....
    Retired art dealer and author Forrest Fenn has revealed that his famed $3million treasure chest was found in Wyoming - after some people said the ten-year long hunt was a hoax.  In 2010, Fenn published a memoir, The Thrill of the Chase, in which he included a poem with clues to the location of a treasure chest - supposedly filled with $3million of gold and other valuable antique items - he'd hidden somewhere in the Rocky Mountains.  He announced that the treasure had been found on June 6 this year, but had refused to reveal where it was found, saying he had promised the lucky winner he would keep it a secret. But he has now revealed it was found somewhere...
    Many people are hesitant about the prospect of taking a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus, and the speed of development is one of the major reasons. “I’m a bit unsure. I’d like to, but I would not want a vaccine that is rushed to market,” said Terrell M., a Democrat from Texas. He would at least want it to be a year before he would feel comfortable getting the vaccine. Although anti-vaccine sentiments have been on the rise, a majority of people still support vaccines. However, only around half of the American public would be open to getting the coronavirus vaccine when it becomes available, an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs poll shows. “I would not...
    (CNN)Ninety-one thousand.Ninety-one thousand lives snatched by an unrelenting pandemic since the first state in the US reopened on April 24. Ninety-one thousand whose dreams were cut short, plans ended prematurely.Each one a son or daughter. Someone's uncle. A best friend. A person who left others to grieve, cry and try to carry on.Here are some of their stories:Read MoreThree siblings reunited in March. It was the last time they saw their father aliveNoe Martinez Domingues passed away July 2 in Nashville, Tennessee.Noe Martinez Domingues loved knowing how things worked. His family moved to Dallas, Texas, from Mexico in 1990. To make ends meet, his daughter, Bethzabet Martinez Amador, says her father worked in several kitchens throughout the city, washing dishes...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Ben Carson, the U.S. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development, was in Pittsburgh on Friday morning. He participated in a roundtable discussion with former foster children receiving rental assistance under a new HUD program. In an interview before the event with KDKA political editor Jon Delano, Carson — the only Black person in the Trump Cabinet — shared strong views about Black Lives Matter protests. Not all Black people think alike any more than white, Asian, or Hispanic Americans. And Ben Carson, a conservative Republican, is certainly one example. The skilled neurosurgeon worries that many young people, Black and white, are being “manipulated” by some in the Black Lives Matter movement, and he’s pretty blunt in his...
    Mayor Bill de Blasio has been touting his restaurant-reopening program as a “huge hit” — but that’s not the case on a Queens street overrun with druggies, drunks and vagrants thanks to the city’s surging lawlessness. Fahiyan Ahmed, who operates the family-owned LIC Grill in Long Island City, told The Post he eagerly embraced the city’s post-pandemic rules allowing dining tables on sidewalks and streets, only to have his dream of economic recovery shattered. “On the first day, I set up two tables outside for a test run. We got two customers that sat down, but then they came in said, ‘We’ve got to take the food to go,’ ” said Ahmed, 29. “There was crack smoke blowing in their...
    University of Kentucky faculty members call for renaming stadium, campus buildings McDonalds will require customers to wear masks in its restaurants NASCAR raced to become the first sport back during the pandemic. Then, some say, it started to fall behind. © Patrick Smith/Getty Images Fans crowd the fence after driver Chase Elliott's July 15, 2020 win during the All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Patrick Smith/Getty Images NASCAR returned to racing in May, touting itself as "the first professional sports league" to do so after a two-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The return came with strict safety protocols and eventually led to limited numbers of fans returning to the grandstands.  Employees traveling with the sport described...
    By Caroline Copley and Nerijus Adomaitis BERLIN/OSLO (Reuters) - With the summer vacation season in full swing Germany, France and Norway are taking measures to try to stop people returning from holidays abroad from spreading the coronavirus. The new restrictions, imposed as countries worry about a second COVID-19 wave, could dampen desire to travel abroad and deal a severe blow to Spain's tourism sector, which accounts for some 12% of the country's economic output. Norway said it will re-impose a 10-day quarantine requirement for people arriving from Spain from Saturday, while France advised people not to travel to the Spanish region of Catalonia. Germany said it will offer returning holidaymakers free coronavirus tests. Spain has begun a tentative tourism reopening...
    Trumps briefings were meant to show him in charge -- now they are becoming absurd An Unknown Salmonella Outbreak has Infected Over 100 People in 15 States People are really scared: Some fans brave pandemic and DC storm to celebrate MLB season start WASHINGTON — When the Washington Nationals won the franchise's first World Series title last October, fans imagined being inside Nationals Park on Opening Day to watch the championship pennant raised into the sky. Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT Fan-free baseball games no relief for Motor Citys misery Bars and restaurants in Detroit are desperately hoping people come watch ballgames in establishments as packed as possible with social distancing guidelines (July 24) Associated...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Eight “key” public pools will reopen tomorrow to help New Yorkers beat the heat during another sweltering summer, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Thursday and seven more will reopen next Friday, July 31.  The number of people in locker rooms will be limited and visitors will be required to maintain social distance when out of the water, Mayor de Blasio told reporters. “We’re gonna be careful about not overcrowding, you in the pool is a good situation, doctors will attest that fluorine is our friend in fighting the coronavirus but we still need be careful about being in too close...
    The gondolas are taking on water because passengers weigh more. Flickr / David Blaikie The capacity of Venice's gondolas is being reduced from six to five people due to the growing weight of tourists. The iconic boats have been taking on more water in recent years as visitors to the famous Italian city get bigger. "Tourists are now overweight. From some countries, bombs load [on to the boats]," Raoul Roveratto, the president of the association of substitute gondoliers, told La Repubblica. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. They're the most iconic symbol of one of the most famous cities in Italy, but Venice's gondolas are changing the way they work. Specifically, the capacity of the beloved boats...
    MEEK Mill said "some people aren't loyal" in an apparent response to Kanye West's claims his wife Kim Kardashian cheated on him with the fellow rapper. Meek, 33, posted a cryptic quote on his Instagram Story following Kanye's affair allegations. 12 The rapper seemed to respond to Kanye's accusations on social mediaCredit: Getty Images - Getty 12 He warned people that not everyone is loyalCredit: Instagram 12 Kanye implied that Meek had an affair with his wifeCredit: Splash News 12 Kanye said that he's been trying to divorce Kim for two yearsCredit: Zuma Press The text post read: "Some people aren't loyal to you, they are loyal to their need of you. Once their need changes, so does their loyalty."...
    A Democratic Oregon congressman dismissed that the ongoing riots in Portland are out of control, saying some in the city “have strong feelings.” Portland protests have raged in the city since the death of George Floyd on Memorial Day, including destroying public property and attacking police officers. Rep. Earl Blumenauer addressed the civil unrest Tuesday afternoon during a floor speech in the nation’s capital. "Portland, Oregon, is not out of control. To be sure, there are some people who have strong feelings," Blumenauer said. "There are some who have done things that are inappropriate and unlawful, but that is the challenge of our local officials and our state officials to manage it, not having somebody unwelcome, uninvited, and unprepared...
    A Democratic congressman representing Portland, Oregon, said the riots in the city — which have gone on for over 50 consecutive days and have resulted in police being attacked with mortars, lasers, clubs, and bottles — are "not out of control." Rather, there are simply "some people who have strong feelings," Rep. Earl Blumenauer said Tuesday during a floor speech in Washington, D.C. "Portland, Oregon, is not out of control. To be sure there are some people who have strong feelings," Blumenauer said. "There are some who have done things that are inappropriate and unlawful, but that is the challenge of our local officials and our state officials to manage it, not having somebody unwelcome, uninvited, and unprepared coming...
    Actually, that first impression is an alarm signal that our body generates to warn us that the temperature change has occurred and ensure that we are not hypothermic. In fact, the physiological system acts so that the blood goes to the internal organs, the most vulnerable, protecting us from a scare or even from a lethal reaction. Now, the way in which everyone receives shock has to do with how our brain processes the information received, and this sensation is completely subjective according to our own way of feeling. There comes into play, in addition, our limbic system, responsible for the emotional state. This gets to the point where we can sometimes feel hot or cold just from seeing someone...
    An armed man seized a bus and took some 20 people hostage in northwestern Ukraine on Tuesday, Ukrainian police said. Police sealed off the center of Lutsk, a city 400 kilometers (250 miles) west of Kyiv,. The assailant is armed and carrying explosives, they said in a Facebook statement. Police officers are trying to get in touch with the man. They have already identified him and said that he expressed frustration with “Ukraine's system” on his social media pages. IRAN SENDS BLACKBOX OF UKRAINIAN PLANE SHOT OUT OF SKY TO FRANCE Ukrainian media reported that gunshots could be heard at the scene. It wasn't immediately clear whether anyone has been injured. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said that the assailant took...
    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — An armed man seized a bus and took some 20 people hostage in northwestern Ukraine on Tuesday, Ukrainian police said. Police sealed off the center of Lutsk, a city 400 kilometers (250 miles) west of Kyiv,. The assailant is armed and carrying explosives, they said in a Facebook statement. Police officers are trying to get in touch with the man. They have already identified him and said that he expressed frustration with “Ukraine's system” on his social media pages. Ukrainian media reported that gunshots could be heard at the scene. It wasn't immediately clear whether anyone has been injured. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
    As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to climb in the United States, and the Trump administration continues to falter on any consistent, reasonable guidelines, states and cities are left largely on their own to navigate this public health crisis. We’ve come to understand that practicing social distancing, especially indoors, might be one of the most straightforward ways to slow the spread of the virus. (Of course, that’s in addition to wearing a mask or face covering and washing your hands frequently.) While many, many places of worship got on board and went entirely virtual for service, some churches are insistent on holding indoor services. The latest instance comes from Pasadena, California, where Pastor Ché Ahn, whose church held indoor service on Sunday, argued: “As...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Only on 2. They stood in line for hours Monday, trying to pick up their missing mail. In some cases, it’s letters and packages. They’ve been waiting weeks for. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports, more viewers are reaching out saying they’re getting the runaround from the post office. In the past four months, CBS 2 heard from people in Park Manor, Hyde Park, North Lawndale and Arlington Heights. Fredricka Williams had a certified letter for a July 15 court date, mailed to her on June 5th. She got the letter after the court date and a month and a half, after it was mailed. “I’ve had to pick up our own mail, simply because it wasn’t...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday said he plans to send law enforcement personnel to some major U.S. cities, as a federal crackdown on anti-racism protests including use of unmarked cars and unidentified officers in camouflage in Portland, Oregon, angers people across the country. "We can’t let this happen to the cities," Trump told reporters at the White House, referring to the often unruly protests in the historically liberal city. "The politicians out there are afraid of these people.” (Reporting by Lisa Lambert and Steve Holland) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    CHICAGO (CBS) —   Responding to an uptick in COVID-19 cases throughout Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot is putting back restrictions starting this Friday July 14 at 12:01 a.m. The new rules are aimed specifically at bars and gyms. In a news release, Lightfoot called it a “re-tightening” of the rules set in place at the beginning of the pandemic. “We have made so much progress here in Chicago in containing the spread of the virus, protecting our health system and saving lives, and in general, the virus remains under control locally. But we are again seeing a steady increase in new cases,” said Lightfoot. “While we aren’t near the peak of the pandemic from earlier this year, none of us wants...
    London (CNN)Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in London on Sunday to protest against the wearing of face masks, days before it becomes mandatory to wear face coverings in stores in England.A small crowd descended on Hyde Park in central London to voice their opposition to masks after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced it will become compulsory to wear them in shops from Friday.Some protesters waved placards referring to masks as "mind control" devices, while others were pictured promoting baseless conspiracy theories including the flat earth theory and a supposed link between 5G and Covid-19. Several demonstrators wore masks to illustrate their opposition to face masks.The gathering was organized by a group called Keep Britain Free, which claims on its website to...
    A woman with a face mask walks past graffiti that promotes social distancing, to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Kibera, Nairobi, on July 15, 2020. In our series of Letters from African journalists, Waihiga Mwaura asks why so many Kenyans are not taking the global coronavirus seriously. Despite global scientific data showing that Covid-19 is a deadly new strain of coronavirus, which has killed almost 600,000 people, if you publicly declare in Kenya that you have the virus then you are in danger of being castigated as a liar desperate for attention or a government stooge. This began with Ivy Brenda Rotich, the first Covid-19 patient to leave hospital in April after treatment. Ms Rotich was...
    Despite growing bipartisan support for use of masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus, several Republican figures, including President TrumpDonald John TrumpPelosi, Blumenaur condemn 'egregious abuses of power' by Trump against Oregon protestors Federal agents deployed to Portland did not have training in riot control: NYT Trump administration seeking to block funding for CDC, contact tracing and testing in new relief bill: report MORE and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) pushed back Sunday on the need for mandating face coverings.  Reeves, appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” questioned the effectiveness of a mandate. “It’s not about the words you write on the page. [It’s] not about words like mandate,” Reeves said. The governor signed an executive order requiring masks...
    (AP) – There were plenty of acorns this spring, and now the chipmunks are driving people nuts. Their frenetic activities can be entertaining. But this summer in New England the varmints are making a nuisance of themselves, darting to and fro, digging holes in gardens, and tunneling under lawns. Plentiful acorns last fall meant there was still plenty of food on the ground when the chipmunks emerged from winter and got busy breeding this spring, said Shevenell Webb, a small mammal biologist with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. The result is a bumper crop of the critters. “They’re cute. They’re fun to watch in the forest as they duck in and out of the holes and play...
    Reysie Beekmann, a NexRep agent, with her sonReysie Beekmann When Gary Britton took over Teladoc's call center operation six years ago, he shunned the outsourcing model and hired exclusively in-house so support reps could be part of the company culture. His strategy worked until surging demand early this year from the coronavirus forced Britton to look elsewhere. "Our call volume just went through the ceiling," said Britton, who lives in the Dallas area.  Teladoc offers virtual medical visits, a business that's booming as many hospitals are at capacity and patients prefer to stay home to avoid potential exposure to Covid-19. To help manage the spike, Britton turned to NexRep, which hires contractors across the country for call center work. NexRep, an...
    CHICAGO -- Chicago officials and activists condemned the actions of Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the police department after a rally escalated Friday night.Police clashed with protesters near a large statue of Christopher Columbus in Chicago's Grant Park Friday evening.Authorities deployed pepper spray on crowds attempting to pull down the statue, forcing the crowd to eventually dispersed from the area.Before that moment, protesters were seen throwing bottles and full soda cans at police, while some even shot off fireworks.Multiple officers were reportedly injured, and some were treated at the scene.The Chicago Fire Department says that at least four members of the crowd were injured and taken to a hospital in good condition, and several arrests were made.EMBED More News Videos Chopper7...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago officials and activists condemned the actions of Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the police department after a rally escalated Friday night.Chicago police clashed with protesters near the large statue of Christopher Columbus in Grant Park Friday evening.Police deploying pepper spray on crowds attempting to pull down the statue, forcing the crowd to eventually dispersed from the area.Prior to that moment, protesters were seen throwing bottles and full soda cans at police, while some even shot off fireworks. Multiple officers were reportedly injured, and some were treated at the scene.The Chicago Fire Department says that at least four members of the crowd were also injured and taken to a hospital in good condition.Several were arrested at the scene.EMBED...
    Florida gang members have supposedly been hosting massive parties at vacation rental homes with the hopes of spreading the coronavirus, according to officials. Osceola County Sherriff Russ Gibson reported that the sheriff’s office has received more than 600 noise complaints, many related to what Gibson referred to as “COVID-19 parties.” Gibson advised that over the coming weekend, his deputies plan to step up patrols in areas where the parties have been known to happen. FLORIDA MAN, 90, DONS FULL PPE TO SAY LAST GOODBYE TO DYING WIFE WITH DEMENTIA “They’re being referred to, from what I’m being told, as COVID-19 parties where they’re actually getting together and they’re trying to mingle to potentially spread the virus amongst each other if...
    IF there is one lesson Boris should have learned from the past six months it is how desperately older people need their own champion at the highest level of government.  I have been campaigning for a decade for a Minister for Older People. That urgent need has been proved a thousand times over the past weeks. 3Oldies are still in lockdown with TV their only company, writes Esther RantzenCredit: Alamy Never have so many older people suffered so much, so often, so brutally, as they have this year. And yanking away the over-75s’ TV licences at this time — when so many depend upon their televisions as their only link with the outside world — is the last straw. I...
    BOSTON (CBS) – People were enjoying the cool weather along the Charles River on Friday before the heatwave hits this weekend. “We are bundled up for today, but we’ll be in shorts and T-shirts this weekend for sure,” said Marc Eichen. On Friday, spray parks and wading pools were quiet, but they are expected to be a lot busier over the next few days. The Department of Conservation and Recreation has coronavirus protocols in place. It’s limiting capacity at the pools and asking people to stay in small groups, practice social distancing and wear a mask or stay home if you’re sick. (WBZ-TV) The Department of Conservation and Recreation has coronavirus protocols in place. It’s limiting capacity at the pools...