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DeWine won't require wearing of cloth masks in public

Apr. 4, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Saturday he won't require people to wear cloth masks in public but is strongly encouraging their use. He said he has signed an executive order removing training requirements for mental health and marriage counselors to make remote “telehealth”...

Wyoming extends shutdown of schools, businesses amid virus

Apr. 3, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon expressed frustration Friday about growing public focus on his reluctance to issue a statewide stay-at-home order rather than on his call for personal action to control the spread of the coronavirus. Gordon also announced an extension of his order shutting...

University of Delaware postpones spring commencement

Apr. 3, 2020 9:19 AM EDT

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — The University of Delaware has postponed its spring commencement ceremony because of the coronavirus pandemic. The News Journal in Wilmington reports that University president Dennis Assanis told students about the decision in an email on Thursday. The campus has been shuttered for...

A lone cyclist crosses an empty street in downtown Phoenix Wednesday, April 1, 2020 during the first full day of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. Gov. Ducey is urging Arizonans to be understanding and reasonable as people and businesses face April 1 due dates for bills such as mortgages, rent, utilities and internet service since the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has slowed the economy. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Arizona unemployment agency inundated with layoff claims

Apr. 2, 2020 10:35 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz (AP) — A tidal wave of unemployment claims triggered by mass coronavirus-related layoffs has inundated Arizona's unemployment insurance office, triggering telephone and internet filing glitches and processing delays that the agency promised to work through as quickly as possible. Some...

Colorado's virus-related jobless claims continue their surge

Apr. 2, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

Colorado unemployment claims triggered by coronavirus-related job losses continue their surge, with last week’s initial claims roughly eight times the highest recorded during the Great Recession, officials said Thursday. Nearly 62,000 initial claims were filed with the Colorado Department of Labor and...

A man walks a dog on an empty downtown street as the sun sets Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Smaller Missouri communities issuing stay-at-home orders

Apr. 2, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Smaller local governments are issuing stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of the coronavirus in Missouri, where the governor hasn't issued a statewide order. Such orders took effect more than a week ago in the state's biggest cities, including Kansas City and St. Louis, but smaller...

A road sign over Interstate 80 in Omaha, Neb., directs motorists to contact 511 for Covid-19 quarantine guidance, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Travelers coming back to Nebraska from out of state are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days. This includes snowbirds returning to Nebraska after having spent the winter in places like Arizona, Florida, or Texas, or those visiting secondary residences within Nebraska. However, the guidance to self-quarantine does not apply to commuters or workers in the transportation industry. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

State colleges also canceling May graduation ceremonies

Apr. 1, 2020 8:49 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The three Nebraska State College system schools have joined the four University of Nebraska system campuses in canceling May graduation ceremonies, citing public health concerns. “The state colleges are working to finalize alternative commencement plans as the traditional...

A road sign over Interstate 80 in Omaha, Neb., directs motorists to contact 511 for Covid-19 quarantine guidance, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Travelers coming back to Nebraska from out of state are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days. This includes snowbirds returning to Nebraska after having spent the winter in places like Arizona, Florida, or Texas, or those visiting secondary residences within Nebraska. However, the guidance to self-quarantine does not apply to commuters or workers in the transportation industry. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Virus forcing cancellation of Nebraska graduation ceremonies

Mar. 31, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of May graduation ceremonies at the state's four University of Nebraska system campuses, officials said. The Lincoln campus intends to hold an online event, and the May graduates have been invited to attend August, December, May 2021...

Lawrence Memorial Hospital personnel work at a drive-thru virus testing facility In Lawrence, Kan., Thursday, March 26, 2020. Tests are by appointment only. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Kansas coronavirus death toll rises to 4, with 202 cases

Mar. 27, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas health officials reported more than 200 confirmed coronavirus cases and a fourth death Friday, and the state's health director said he doesn't expect the spread of the virus to peak until mid- to late April. All four of the state's deaths occurred in the Kansas City area,...

Seattle firefighters wearing masks, gowns, and gloves to protect against the transmission of the new coronavirus, walk and stand near their engine after responding to a medical call in Seattle Tuesday, March 24, 2020. First responders across the country are now responding to even routine calls wearing personal protective equipment to try and slow the outbreak of the new coronavirus, which causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

WSU delays May commencement due to virus concerns

Mar. 25, 2020 9:34 PM EDT

A look at virus-related developments in Washington: CASES In Washington state, 132 people have died from COVID-19. For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health...