Majority Want Businesses to Offer Workers Paid Sick Time for COVID-19, Poll Finds
Opinion Polls
Majority Want Businesses to Offer Workers Paid Sick Time for COVID-19, Poll Finds
2020-07-01 20:53:08
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A majority of Americans said they would feel safe patronizing a business or restaurant if they knew those who worked there were guaranteed paid sick leave if they came down with COVID-19, a new poll shows. The latest... Read More

Social Distancing Not As Effective as Hoped, New Modeling Shows
Health
Social Distancing Not As Effective as Hoped, New Modeling Shows

MINNEAPOLIS — New modeling by Minnesota researchers of the COVID-19 pandemic showed that social distancing isn’t as effective as initially expected in reducing deaths and infections, but will still help protect the state from a novel and highly infectious coronavirus.... Read More

CDC Recommends Social Distancing for Dogs, Cats, Other Animals
Health
CDC Recommends Social Distancing for Dogs, Cats, Other Animals
2020-04-29 15:00:29
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that dogs, cats and other animals keep the same social distance from their counterparts as has been recommended for humans. The recommendation came after a small number of animals... Read More

Majority of Young Adults Ignored Social Distancing Orders, Survey Suggests
Health
Majority of Young Adults Ignored Social Distancing Orders, Survey Suggests

We’ve all heard it incessantly for the past month amid the coronavirus outbreak: “maintain social distancing.” But despite shutting down businesses, working from home and traveling less, people still went out in droves to go on jogs and meet friends... Read More

White House Listens to Disease Experts, Extends Social Distancing Order
Health
White House Listens to Disease Experts, Extends Social Distancing Order
2020-03-30 16:48:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Presidential Donald Trump announced Sunday that federal social distancing guidelines that were set to expire March 30 will be extended another month, this after aggressive lobbying by his coronavirus task force. In recent days President Trump has repeatedly... Read More

Federal Social Distancing Guidelines Extended to April 30, Trump Says
Health
Federal Social Distancing Guidelines Extended to April 30, Trump Says

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Sunday that federal social distancing guidelines meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus would be extended to April 30, setting aside his calls to jump-start the U.S. economy within another two weeks and... Read More

DC, Virginia, Maryland Shutter Schools, Close 'Nonessential' Businesses
State News
DC, Virginia, Maryland Shutter Schools, Close 'Nonessential' Businesses
2020-03-24 12:54:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- All K-12 schools in Virginia will remain closed "at least" for the remainder of the current academic year, and all restaurants must end dine-in service, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday. Northam announced the new measures as the number... Read More

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