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President Donald Trump leaves after an event about coronavirus testing strategy, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Feds to ship millions of tests in bid to reopen K-12 schools

Sep. 29, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Monday that the federal government will begin distributing millions of rapid coronavirus tests to states this week and urged governors to use them to reopen schools for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The move to vastly expand U.S. testing...

Minnesota reports more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases

Sep. 27, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Department of Health officials on Sunday reported 1,077 new cases of the coronavirus, increasing the total to 96,734 cases since the pandemic began. Officials confirmed four additional deaths in the last day, including one person who lived in a long-term care center. The death...

Iowa reports another 804 positive COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths

Sep. 27, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa health officials reported Sunday the state confirmed 804 more COVID-19 cases and four new deaths. The new numbers raise the state's totals since the coronavirus pandemic began to 86,229 confirmed cases and 1,315 COVID-19 deaths. The state said its numbers during the weekend...

URI cancels spring break; nursing homes to take on testing

Sep. 26, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — A look at developments related to the coronavirus in New England on Saturday. RHODE ISLAND The University of Rhode Island has joined a growing number of U.S. colleges canceling spring break to reduce travel and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. University officials announced the...

Nursing homes to take over virus testing program for staff

Sep. 26, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Nursing homes in New Hamsphire will be in charge of testing their staff for the coronavirus starting next month. The state Department of Health and Human Services has been operating a surveillance testing program in long term care facilities, but in mid-October will start transitioning...

North Dakota virus task force trying to make a difference

Sep. 26, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — In the seven weeks since the Burleigh-Morton COVID-19 Task Force was created, it has increased access to testing, assisted schools with reopening plans and secured a shelter for homeless COVID-19 patients. But coronavirus cases in the region continue to spike, and there is more work...

Judge won’t extend time to count ballots from Navajo Nation

Sep. 25, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has refused to give officials an extra 10 days after election day to count mail-in ballots for Navajo Nation members who live on the tribe’s reservation in Arizona and whose ballots are postmarked by the close of voting on Nov. 3. U.S. District Judge Murray Snow said in a...

Virus tests are not required for nursing home inspectors

Sep. 25, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — State health surveyors who've been visiting Maryland's nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic are not required to be tested for the virus. The Baltimore Sun reported Friday that the lack of such a requirement concerns among some in that industry. “We have long advocated for...

Inspections found nursing home lapses as COVID-19 raged

Sep. 24, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Health inspectors found safety shortcomings at 77 New York nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic, including basic infection-control violations like failing to have staff wear masks or wash their hands, according to records and state officials. State and federal inspection...

A woman wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past a shopping mall on a rainy day in Beijing, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Even as China has largely controlled the outbreak, the coronavirus is still surging across other parts of the world. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China lifts pandemic bar on entry by foreigners

Sep. 23, 2020 11:50 PM EDT

BEIJING — Chinese officials say foreigners holding certain types of visas and residence permits will be permitted to return to China as the threat of the new coronavirus continues to recede. The decision lifts a months-long blanket suspension covering most foreigners apart from diplomats and those in...