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COVID-19

Candy company is sweet on Maine’s popular CDC director

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — A Maine candy company has a sweet spot for the state's Center for Disease Control director. Dr. Nirav Shah, Maine CDC director, served as inspiration for the "Shah Bar" created by Wilbur's of Maine Chocolate Confections. The candy bars feature an image of the ...

Utah governor: No economic shut down despite virus spread

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert says he has no plans to shut down the economy even though he shares some of the concerns of the state's epidemiologist, who warned a "complete shutdown" might be imminent if the state can't stop a prolonged spike of coronavirus cases. Herbert tweeted ...

Businesses across country benefit from at-home projects

It’s Vinnie Lavorgna’s third year running his Premier Power Cleaning and Landscaping business in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. He hadn’t expected a pandemic or the 75 percent increase in business he’d received in the last few months because of it. “It’s a lot because we’re a small ...

COVID-19 closes many summer camps

CONCORD – Parents looking for summer camps for their children will have few to pick from and almost none with overnight accommodations. The coronavirus has taken its toll on New Hampshire’s 150 plus summer camps that have seen an 80 percent reduction in their revenue stream, the ...

Coalition introduces bill to help restaurants

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-2, helped introduce The Real Economic Support That Acknowledges Unique Restaurant Assistance Needed to Survive Act with a bipartisan coalition of nine of her House colleagues. The bill would create a $120 billion restaurant stabilization grant program ...

Phoenix mandates wearing masks amid surge of virus cases

PHOENIX (AP) — The city of Phoenix on Friday approved a measure requiring people to use face masks in public to ward off the spread of the coronavirus as Arizona hit an all-time high for new daily cases. In an emergency meeting called by Mayor Kate Gallego, the City Council voted 7-2 in ...

Chileans mass produce caskets to deal with COVID onslaught

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Nicolás Bergerie's family has been making coffins for four generations, with barely any alteration. But when he saw the coronavirus ravaging Europe, he decided to roll out a new product. The "COVID" is a casket that eliminates precious woods, detailed carvings and ...

Summer vacationers weigh testing, quarantine or staying home

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Homebound travelers desperate to venture out for the first time since the pandemic are confronting a vacation landscape this summer that may require coronavirus tests for the family and even quarantines. States from Maine to Hawaii are trying to strike a balance ...

Tribes turn to musicians to raise kids’ awareness of COVID

PABLO, Mont. (AP) — The scene is the pedestrian bridge over U.S. Highway 93 in Pablo. In the midst of a gaggle of dancing children, a young hip-hop artist raps out a serious message: "I pull my mask up to my face so I know that I'm straight. ... I wash my hands in the sink, I ain't taking ...

EU leaders agree to move on quickly on virus recovery deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders found that a quick deal on the bloc's future long-term budget and a multibillion-euro post-pandemic recovery plan remained beyond their reach Friday as the coronavirus ravages their economies. Following a four-hour video summit aimed at paving the way ...

VIRUS DIARY: A pandemic, a layoff & a suddenly stay-home dad

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The day his boss looked over at the TV screen and gave a forlorn nod at the plunging red lines of the stock market, my husband could feel the layoff coming. It was a gut punch when it hit our family, like millions of others. But we didn't have much time to ponder as he ...

Hungry neighbors cook together as virus roils Latin America

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Clara Arango wakes at 4 a.m. daily and checks on the ingredients for breakfast. Eighteen pounds of oats, 13 pounds of sugar and a pound of cinnamon sticks, all ready. An hour later, Arango, 43, is using a shovel to stir 30 gallons of sweet oatmeal in a stainless-steel pot ...

California orders people to wear masks in most indoor spaces

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Thursday started requiring people throughout the state to wear masks in most indoor settings and outdoors when distancing isn't possible as the coronavirus continues to spread. "Science shows that face coverings and masks work," Gov. Gavin Newsom said ...

What are the potential long-term effects of having COVID-19?

What are the potential long-term effects of having COVID-19? It's hard to say exactly, because the coronavirus is still so new that scientists don't know much about long-term effects. The best evidence comes from patients themselves, and some experience a variety of symptoms long after their ...

Two new COVID-19 deaths Sunday, both elderly women from Hillsborough County

CONCORD – The state Department of Health and Human Services announced two new COVID-19 deaths on Sunday bringing the total to 320. They include two women from Hillsborough County, both older than 60. The state also announced 21 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been ...

208 new virus cases, 48 deaths reported in Massachusetts

The state Department of Public Health on Sunday reported 208 new cases of COVID-19 and an additional 48 deaths. That brings the total number of cases in the state to 105,603 and the death toll to 7,624. The department reported progress on the rate of positive tests and the number of patients ...

To help distance learning absentees, educators go sleuthing

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — After a knock on his door, third-grade student Jamie-Lee emerged to see his school principal smiling at him from his doorstep. She held out her arms, offering a socially distant "air hug," and told the boy how much she'd missed him since the pandemic closed their school ...

Pandemic leads to a bicycle boom, and shortage, around world

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fitness junkies locked out of gyms, commuters fearful of public transit, and families going stir crazy inside their homes during the coronavirus pandemic have created a boom in bicycle sales unseen in decades. In the United States, bicycle aisles at mass ...