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COVID-19

Missouri health czar updating virus guidance for schools

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's health department is drawing up new guidelines to help schools keep children from catching COVID-19, the agency's new director said Thursday. The agency's new guidance will provide a clearer path for how schools can keep children from getting sick or needing ...

Lockdown lifted at 2 schools, possible threat investigated

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The middle and high schools in South Burlington, Vermont, had been on lockdown for part of Thursday afternoon after the school administration received word that some students were being threatened by other students claiming to be armed, the superintendent said. ...

Vermont says record 1-day COVID-19 cases could be IT glitch

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Health said Thursday the new, single-day record of new COVID-19 cases reported by the state, 314, may be the result of an information technology glitch. In a statement, the health department said one of its vendors had a technical problem ...

NYC’s Rikers Island jail spirals into chaos amid pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — A spate of inmate deaths. Cellblocks unguarded. Staggering staffing shortages caused by AWOL guards. Detainees deprived of food and medical care. New York City's notorious Rikers Island jail complex, troubled by years of neglect, has spiraled into turmoil during the ...

Study: Childhood obesity in U.S. accelerated during pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study ties the COVID-19 pandemic to an "alarming" increase in obesity in U.S. children and teenagers. Childhood obesity has been increasing for decades, but the new work suggests an acceleration last year — especially in those who already were obese when the ...

Outbreaks strand some students at home with minimal learning

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Within his first week back at school after a year and a half, 7-year-old Ben Medlin was exposed to a classmate with COVID-19, and he was sent home, along with 7,000 other students in the district, for 14 days of quarantine. Not much learning went on in Ben's home. On ...