Latest Memorial Day News

All-terrain wheelchairs added at Indiana Dunes State Park

Oct. 11, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — Three new all-terrain wheelchairs have been added for guest use at Indiana Dunes State Park. The park in Northwest Indiana says the chairs were purchased by the Friends of Indiana Dunes. Two of the chairs are designed for use on trails, and one chair is designed for use on the Lake...

A jet skier passes a patriotic shanty-boat owned by AJ Crea on Pontoosuc Lake on Labor Day in Pittsfield, Mass., Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)

The Summer of COVID-19 ends with health officials worried

Sep. 7, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

The Lost Summer of 2020 drew to a close Monday with many big Labor Day gatherings canceled across the U.S. and health authorities pleading with people to keep their distance from others so as not to cause another coronavirus surge like the one that followed Memorial Day. Downtown Atlanta was quiet as the 85,000...

New Orleans officials express concern over Labor Day crowds

Sep. 6, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Large crowds in New Orleans over the Labor Day weekend prompted city officials to issue a warning that the activity could cause a spike in coronavirus cases and that businesses will face citations for violating rules. “The city is aware of large crowd activity in violation of the...

Georgia gov urges safe Labor Day as virus deaths top 6,000

Sep. 6, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia on Sunday reached more than 6,000 reported deaths from the coronavirus pandemic as officials urged people to take health precautions over the Labor Day weekend. The state Department of Public Health on Sunday reported an additional 60 COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 6,037...

Gov. Brian Kemp, left, is briefed by his press aid Tate Mitchell, right, before speaking at a press conference in a hanger at the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport in Atlanta, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020.  Kemp and first lady Marty Kemp will take part in a fly-around tour of Georgia. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Kemp: Use Labor Day caution after prior holiday virus spikes

Sep. 4, 2020 8:06 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp toured the state Friday urging Georgia residents to take health precautions over the Labor Day weekend, acknowledging spikes in coronavirus infections following prior holidays when people dropped their guard and celebrated in large crowds. The Republican governor touted...

A waiter in a face mask delivers food to the tables outside of a local restaurant during lunch on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Hoboken, N.J. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Will long Labor Day weekend mean another coronavirus spike?

Sep. 4, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Stir-crazy in some cases after the dreary Summer of COVID-19, Americans headed into the Labor Day weekend amid warnings from public health officials not to make the same mistakes they did over Memorial Day and July Fourth. The fear is that backyard parties, crowded bars and other...

Men buy face masks to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 in Caloocan city, Philippines on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to ease a mild coronavirus lockdown in the capital and four outlying provinces to further reopen the country's battered economy despite having the most reported infections in Southeast Asia. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The Latest: Philippines allows partial reopening in capital

Aug. 31, 2020 10:39 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines — Fitness gyms, barber shops and internet cafes were allowed to reopen partly in the Philippine capital Tuesday as the government further eased quarantine restrictions despite the country having the most coronavirus infections in Southeast Asia. President Rodrigo Duterte, however,...