By STEPHEN GROVES
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem's administration announced Tuesday that it is using federal coronavirus relief funds to pay for a $5 million tourism ad campaign aimed at drawing people to the state, even as it emerges as one of the ...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Days after he crossed the country to start college, Ryan Schmutz received a text message from Utah State University: COVID-19 had been detected at his dorm.
Within 10 minutes, he dropped the crepes he was making and was ...
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By DAVID A. LIEB
Spending cuts to schools, childhood vaccinations and job-training programs. New taxes on millionaires, cigarettes and legalized marijuana. Borrowing, drawing from rainy day funds and reducing government ...
By LINDA A. JOHNSON and MICHELLE R. SMITH
Could the U.S. really see a coronavirus vaccine before Election Day?
A letter from federal health officials instructing states to be ready to begin distributing a vaccine by Nov. 1 — two days before the election — has been met, ...
By LINDSEY TANNER
AP Medical Writer
Mental health therapists' caseloads are bulging. Waiting lists for appointments are growing. And anxiety and depression are rising among Americans amid the coronavirus crisis, research suggests.
In the latest study to suggest an uptick, half of U.S. ...
SPRINGFIELD - Due to COVID-19 related reasons, Springfield City Hall will be closed to the public until Monday, Sept. 14.
Springfield City Manager Joe Stremcha said four City Hall team members tested positive for COVID-19 — one on Aug. 19, two on Aug. 24 and one on Aug. 31.
“Each (City ...
By CARLA K. JOHNSON
AP Medical Writer
As the Summer of COVID draws to a close, many experts fear an even bleaker fall and suggest that American families should start planning for Thanksgiving by Zoom.
Because of the many uncertainties, public health scientists say it's easier to forecast ...
BROWN COUNTY — Brown County COVID-19 cases jumped from 112 on Friday, Aug. 28, to 129 on Monday, Aug. 31.
As of Monday, Brown County had 129 confirmed COVID-19 cases, nine total hospitalizations, 18 active cases in isolation, 109 total recovered cases and two COVID-19-related deaths.
By JAMIE STENGLE
DALLAS (AP) — In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, communities across the country have discovered a powerful resource that has stepped forward to make a difference: America's teenagers.
They have delivered groceries to older adults, offered online ...
By MIKE STOBBE
AP Medical Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials sparked criticism and confusion after posting guidelines on coronavirus testing from the White House task force that run counter to what scientists say is necessary to control the pandemic.
The new guidance says ...
By BERNARD CONDON
NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday sent letters to the governors of New York and three other Democratic-led states, seeking data on whether they violated federal law by ordering public nursing homes to accept recovering COVID-19 patients ...
By ANDREW MELDRUM, MOGOMOTSI MAGOME and LAURAN
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Winter is ending in the Southern Hemisphere and country after country -- South Africa, Australia, Argentina -- had a surprise: Their steps against COVID-19 also apparently blocked the flu. ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota plans to more than double its coronavirus testing capacity by partnering with a national distributor of a rapid saliva test and establishing a new lab to process the results, the governor’s office announced Tuesday.
The state is finalizing a $14.7 million deal ...
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of Americans newly diagnosed with the coronavirus is falling — a development experts say most likely reflects more mask-wearing but also insufficient testing — even as the disease continues to claim nearly 1,000 lives in the U.S. each day.
About 43,000 new ...
By LEAH MARGARET WILLINGHAM and LISA MARIE PANE
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The world is settling into a new normal for everyday life amid the coronavirus pandemic: online school classes, intermittent Zoom outages, museums that will only allow about a quarter of their usual ...
By STEPHEN GROVES
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The hundreds of thousands of bikers who attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally may have departed western South Dakota, but public health departments in multiple states are trying to measure how much and how quickly the coronavirus ...
By JONATHAN LEMIRE and MIKE STOBBE
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday announced emergency authorization to treat COVID-19 patients with convalescent plasma — a move he called "a breakthrough," one of his top health officials called "promising" and other ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota is nearing 70,000 positive COVID-19 tests, health officials said Sunday.
Health officials reported 728 positive tests on Sunday, bringing the state statewide total to 69,584. Health officials said 7.715 health care workers have tested positive for the virus ...
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
WASHINGTON (AP) — One in five U.S. nursing homes faced severe shortages of protective gear like N95 masks this summer even as the Trump administration pledged to help, according to a study released Thursday that finds facilities in areas ...
By THOMAS BEAUMONT
DES MOINES (AP) — Sitting and standing shoulder to shoulder, some without face masks, hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump jammed into an airplane hangar for an Arizona campaign event this week, ignoring the advice of Trump's own health ...