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A patient gets swabbed during Covid-19 testing at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla., Monday, July 13, 2020. Drive-thru testing at OHP continues through July 17, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m daily; appointments are not required. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

The Latest: Arizona sees record number of virus ICU patients

Jul. 13, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX — Arizona is reporting all-time highs in coronavirus patients using ventilators and occupying beds in intensive-care units. The state Department of Health Services said 671 COVID-19 patients were on ventilators and 936 were in intensive care as of Sunday. Hospitals were hovering around 90% capacity...

A class keeps social distance at the San Francisco Zoo on Monday, July 13, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

US debates school reopening, WHO warns 'no return to normal'

Jul. 13, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The resurgence of the coronavirus in the United States ignited fierce debate Monday about whether to reopen schools, as global health officials warned that the pandemic will intensify unless more countries adopt comprehensive plans to combat it. “If the basics aren’t followed,...

FILE - In this July 1, 2020, file photo, Abel Gomez waits for his order at Mariscos Linda food truck as dining tables are sealed off with caution tape due to the coronavirus pandemic in Los Angeles. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has extended the closure of bars and indoor dining statewide and has ordered gyms, churches and hair salons closed in most places as coronavirus cases keep rising. On Monday, July 13, 2020, Newsom extended that order statewide and closed additional parts of the world's fifth-largest economy, including indoor malls and offices for noncritical industries. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

California shuts bars, indoor dining and most gyms, churches

Jul. 13, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday extended the closure of bars and indoor dining statewide and ordered gyms, churches and hair salons closed in most places as coronavirus cases keep rising in the nation's most populated state. On July 1, Newsom ordered 19 counties with a...

This undated photo provided by Copper Country Intermediate School District in in Hancock Mich., shows a tiny house built by teenagers in the Upper Peninsula that is up for sale. Bids start at $29,000 for the house, which was built by students in a technical program offered by the Copper Country Intermediate School District The house stands on an 8-foot-by-20-foot trailer.

For sale: A tiny house made by students in the UP

Jul. 13, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

HANCOCK, Mich. (AP) — A tiny house built by teenagers in the Upper Peninsula is up for sale. Bids start at $29,000 for the house, which was built by students in a technical program offered by the Copper Country Intermediate School District in Hancock. The house stands on an 8-foot-by-20-foot trailer. ...

Louisiana Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley speaks to the House Education Committee about regulations governing the reopening of K-12 schools amid the coronavirus pandemic, Monday, July 13, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

Talk of mask mandate for Louisiana schools causing friction

Jul. 13, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's top school board will decide Tuesday whether to issue a face covering requirement for teachers and most students as schools reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, a mask mandate pushed by the education superintendent and opposed by the state attorney general....

Indiana school districts grapple with reopening decisions

Jul. 13, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As Indiana schools rush to release reopening plans for the upcoming academic year, one Indianapolis district has said it will only hold classes online, raising questions as to whether others will follow suit to protect students and staff from the coronavirus. Washington Township, which...

Des Moines Public Schools custodian Cynthia Adams cleans a desk in a classroom at Brubaker Elementary School, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that a one-size-fits-all reopening could drive infection and death rates even higher. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Virus spread, not politics should guide schools, doctors say

Jul. 12, 2020 3:30 PM EDT

As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that a one-size-fits-all reopening could drive infection and death rates even higher. They’re urging a more cautious approach, which many local governments and school districts are...

Remote learning poses challenges for vocational education

Jul. 12, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — The year 2020 started with a push for vocational education and hands-on learning, but this has been made difficult by COVID-19 threats and students forced into online education at home. More than 60 percent of students at Wheeling Park High School are involved in career-based...

A bottle of hand sanitizer sits on a cart as Des Moines Public Schools custodian Tracy Harris cleans a chair in a classroom at Brubaker Elementary School, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that a one-size-fits-all reopening could drive infection and death rates even higher. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

'Moving target': Schools deal with new plans, Trump demands

Jul. 12, 2020 8:53 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — With little more than a month before millions of U.S. schoolchildren go back to class, much is still up in the air - and not just because of the surging number of coronavirus cases nationwide. Last week, President Donald Trump and his administration demanded schools fully reopen right...

Thousands of SC students to get free food help

Jul. 11, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Thousands of K-12 students in South Carolina will soon get help to buy food. A one-time Electronic Benefits Transfer card, worth $330, will be mailed to students who qualified for free or reduced-price lunch at their schools between March 16 and June 3, when schools were closed due to...