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Boston hospital probes cluster of coronavirus cases

Sep. 24, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A major Boston hospital is reporting a cluster of COVID-19 cases that has affected five patients and five staffers. The cases are connected to two inpatient units, Brigham and Women's Hospital said in a statement posted on its website. The hospital's Infection Control team is investigating...

Kansas state Sen. Dennis Pyle, left, R-Hiawatha, left, makes a point at the end of a legislative committee meeting on the state's emergency management laws as Rep. Stephen Owens, R-Hesston, watches, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Both lawmakers favor broader legislative oversight of the governor's handling of long-term emergencies such as the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

COVID-19 has Kansas lawmakers pondering broader oversight

Sep. 24, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators in Kansas have started pushing to give more of their colleagues a say in how the state manages protracted emergencies such as the coronavirus pandemic after months of conflict between them and Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly. A Republican-led legislative committee...

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...

Maine lifts restrictions on travelers from Massachusetts

Sep. 23, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine has lifted restrictions on travelers from Massachusetts that had required the visitors to produce a negative coronavirus test or quarantine for two weeks. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills said the change went into effect Wednesday. Massachusetts joins New York, New Jersey and all the...

North Dakota governor boosts COVID-19 measures for elderly

Sep. 23, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Saying it’s time to “spring into action” to handle rising COVID-19 cases in long-term care facilities, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is directing health officials to place those residents at the head of the line for testing and to shift medical personnel and supplies...

Reports note issues at veterans home with fatal virus cases

Sep. 23, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Reports on the activities at a Hawaii nursing home with a fatal coronavirus outbreak found various problems, including what one investigation called a culture of complacency among staff. The COVID-19 outbreak at the Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home in Hilo has claimed the lives of 25...

FILE - In this June 5, 2020, file photo, a surfer walks on a sparsely populated Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Hawaii's governor says that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

The Latest: Honolulu to allow some activities to resume

Sep. 22, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

HONOLULU -- Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says the city plans to allow some activities that were shut down last month to control the spread of the coronavirus to resume under new guidelines. The mayor said Tuesday the city will allow social gatherings of up to five people, including at beaches and hiking trails. ...

Ohio to permit indoor nursing home visiting as winter nears

Sep. 22, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Indoor visits with residents of Ohio's nursing homes will be allowed once again as cold weather approaches, Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday, lifting a ban on instituted at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. The Republican governor said at his twice-weekly coronavirus briefing...

Virus outbreak reported at Blair nursing home north of Omaha

Sep. 22, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An outbreak of the coronavirus has occurred at a nursing home in the Omaha bedroom community of Blair, with more than two dozen residents and staff infected, health officials said. The Three Rivers Public Health Department reported in a Friday news release the outbreak at Crowell...

French President Emmanuel Macron, right, talks to a resident at the 'La Bonne Eure' nursing home in Bracieux, central France, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. For the first time in months, virus infections and deaths in French nursing homes are on the rise again. (Yoan Valat/Pool Photo via AP)

France's weak spot: Virus infections rise at nursing homes

Sep. 22, 2020 10:59 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths are rising again in France's nursing homes for the first time in months. French President Emmanuel Macron, who visited a nursing home in the town of Bracieux in central France on Tuesday, tweeted shortly after his arrival that “our elders, more...