Despite a Labor Day weekend warmth wave that will usually ship them flocking to the seashore, hundreds of San Diego State University students have been ordered to remain indoors as a result of of an outbreak of the coronavirus.
About 2,600 students dwell on campus from amongst 35,000 enrolled on the college. The lockdown order follows a transfer to on-line lessons solely a number of days in the past. The college has reported 120 instances thus far.
Taking a tough line, Northeastern University plans to dismiss 11 first-year students – and never refund their tuition – after they had been discovered collectively in a resort room in Boston. The gathering violated guidelines geared toward stopping unfold of COVID-19. They had been amongst 800 students staying in two-person rooms at a Westin along with a study-abroad program.
A USA TODAY evaluation of Johns Hopkins information by late Saturday exhibits one state set information for brand new instances: West Virginia. Three states had a report quantity of deaths in per week.: Kentucky, Missouri and North Dakota. The information come amid fears that Labor Day weekend events may unfold the virus.
And the coronavirus is resulting in fears that Black and Latino Americans might be undercounted as half of the Census. A USA TODAY evaluation present in 63% of census tracts there have been fewer preliminary responses than for the 2010 depend.
Some important developments:
- The members of 9 fraternities and sororities on the University of Wisconsin-Madison have been directed to quarantine themselves after 38 students examined constructive for COVID-19.
- Northeastern University dismissed 11 first-year students, with out refunds, after they violated college COVID-19 protocols.
- Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden confirmed Friday that he has been examined for COVID-19 and mentioned he’ll proceed to be examined “on a regular basis.”
📈 Today’s numbers: The U.S. has 6.2 million confirmed instances and over 188,000 deaths. Globally, there are 26 million instances and greater than 880,000 individuals have died.
📰 What we’re studying: Do you want a COVID-19 take a look at in case you plan to journey? It’s confusing. That’s partially as a result of states have totally different views on COVID-19 dangers, the function of testing and the necessity for quarantine.
Campers on the lookout for solitude within the wilderness is probably not discovering it.
“This has been the busiest camping season we’ve had in the nearly 20 years I’ve been here,” mentioned Shane Bertsch, district park supervisor on the Lewis and Clark Recreation Area close to Yankton, South Dakota.
The purpose: “I think it stems from COVID. People have just been anxious to get out,” he mentioned. And for essentially the most half, they selecting locations not removed from residence.
Outdoor recreation – tenting, mountain climbing, biking, boating, fishing, wildlife watching and extra – was social distancing earlier than the title grew to become half of the vernacular. Still, these attempting to get away from all of it at Lewis and Clark should obey security pointers geared toward taming the contagion, resembling social-distancing guidelines and group limits of not more than 10.
– Gary Garth
Britain has recorded its highest day by day quantity of new coronavirus instances since May as 2,988 new infections had been introduced on Sunday.
The U.Ok. is seeing the quantity of infections rise after lockdown like different European nations. But thus far, the quantity of hospital admissions and deaths has not proven a corresponding rise. Two new deaths had been reported Sunday.
Britain’s confirmed coronavirus loss of life toll stands at 41,551, the best in Europe.
Travelers passing by Phoenix’s airport would possibly by no means realize it, however know-how put in on some escalators is keeping them safe from the coronavirus.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has added seven UV-C mild sterilizers to some pre-security escalators in terminals three and 4, which see some of the heaviest foot site visitors. The ultraviolet mild is understood to kill as much as 99.9% of micro organism, in accordance with Sky Harbor officers.
The mild was put in beneath the escalator handrail and isn’t seen to vacationers.
“As the handrail is moving, it’s continuous sanitation of the handrail,” mentioned Gabriel Nevarez, deputy aviation director for Facilities and Services.
– Katelyn Keenehan, Arizona Republic
COVID-19, racial rigidity made for unusual Kentucky Derby
What was Saturday’s Kentucky Derby really like with out the hundreds of followers cheering on their favorites?
The consensus: One unusual day.
The somber temper was fanned by each the coronavirus pandemic and the town’s racial reckoning over the capturing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville and the greater than 100 days of protests which have adopted.
From a balcony excessive atop Churchill Downs, the place the moneyed and well-heeled are often discovered swilling mint juleps, a smattering of owner-connected attendees might be seen in a single route, surrounded by acres of empty seats.
And within the different route was a National Guard Humvees awaiting demonstrators protesting the Kentucky Derby as a logo of inequality in a time of nationwide tumult over police shootings and racial injustice.
–Chris Kenning, Louisville Courier Journal
Harris says carrying a masks ought to be a ‘normal,’ not a mandate
If Democrat Joe Biden is elected president, count on a mask-wearing to be thought of a “standard,” not essentially a mandate, Vice Presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris mentioned Sunday.
An ordinary would not be thought of as robust as a mandate, although some cities across the nation have required the carrying of masks and are issuing citations to those that ignore the order.
“This is not about punishment. It’s not about Big Brother. It is simply about saying … what a leader says in times of crisis,” Harris mentioned on CNN’s “State of the Nation.”
She acknowledged nobody needs to put on a masks and hopes that it would not stay a partisan difficulty though governors are taking totally different positions on the problem. “The COVID, the virus, could care less who you voted for in the last election or who you plan to vote for in the next election,” The California Democrat mentioned.
As if retailers do not have sufficient hassle attempting to maintain shops open throughout the pandemic, many additionally face a brand new complication in maintaining their cabinets full.
Suppliers are actually having hassle getting what’s recognized within the trade as credit score insurance coverage, insurance policies that pay producers or distributors if a retailer cannot pay for the merchandise that was ordered.
Insurers are much less prepared to supply the insurance policies as a result of of the pandemic’s impact on the retail trade, which imply fewer shops will have the ability to get the products that must promote. Big-box retailers, chains resembling Best Buy or Home Depot, are in much better place than smaller retailers on the subject of credit score insurance coverage.
The credit score insurance coverage difficulty may result in a money crunch for producers. A household owned sock maker primarily based in New York, Gold Medal International, is one of them. “If I can’t ship $12 million worth of orders, guess what? I have a big liquidity problem.” said Paul Rotstein, who’s been president of New York-based Gold Medal for 30 years.
San Diego State University on Saturday introduced a stay at home order for students living on-campus after San Diego County introduced 120 new virus cases connected with the campus.
The move comes days after SDSU halted in-person classes for a month but kept on-campus housing open. The university, the third-largest in the state, has more than 35,000 students but as many as 2,600 students have been living on campus since the fall semester began Aug. 24.
Since the beginning of the semester, there have been 184 cases at the university, according to San Diego County.
Among California’s 10 most populous counties, San Diego is the only one with virus cases low enough to meet state standards for reopening theaters, museums and gyms, and resuming indoor dining – all with limited capacity to provide for physical distancing. But on Friday, county health officials warned of a concerning of rise cases in the county which could not be entirely attributed to SDSU cases.
Northeastern University dismissed 11 first-year students after they were discovered together in a room at the Westin Hotel in Boston on Wednesday night, in violation of university and public health protocols that prohibit crowded gatherings, the school announced Friday. They will not receive refunds on their payments for the semester.
The students were part of a study-abroad experience for first-year students that had been modified due to COVID-19 and was, instead, hosting more than 800 students in two-person rooms at the Westin, less than one mile from campus. The gathering was discovered Wednesday night.
“Cooperation and compliance with public well being pointers is totally important. Those individuals who don’t comply with the rules – together with carrying masks, avoiding events and different gatherings, working towards wholesome distancing, washing your fingers and getting examined – are placing everybody else in danger,” Madeleine Estabrook, senior vice chancellor for scholar affairs at Northeastern, said in a statement.
Many months into the pandemic, Google is making Friday a one-time paid holiday for “collective well-being” and encouraging employees to enjoy a four-day holiday weekend, the company confirmed.
Google introduced in July that staff would continue to work from home until summer of 2021.
Thousands of Black and Latino Americans could go uncounted in the nation’s census this year because of the coronavirus pandemic and different disruptions that discouraged households in poor and closely minority neighborhoods from filling out their types.
In 63% of census tracts, fewer people provided initial responses this year than in 2010, a USA TODAY analysis found. Response rates fell particularly in tracts with high concentrations of Black or Latino residents, large percentages of families qualifying for government benefits, or low levels of access to broadband internet.
People of color and poor families are undercounted every census. But COVID-19 delayed delivery of Census questionnaires for hard-to-reach populations during the spring quarantine and delayed operations since then to reach households that failed to respond.
– Theresa Diffendal
At least 7,000 health workers worldwide have died after contracting COVID-19, human rights organization Amnesty International said Thursday.
“For over seven thousand individuals to die whereas attempting to save lots of others is a disaster on a staggering scale. Every well being employee has the suitable to be protected at work, and it’s a scandal that so many are paying the final word value,” Steve Cockburn, Head of Economic and Social Justice at Amnesty International, said in a statement.
At least 1,320 health workers are confirmed to have died in Mexico alone, the highest known figure for any country, the group said. The U.S. has seen the second-highest number of health care worker deaths, Amnesty International said, with more than 1,000 deaths.
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