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Public Health Nurse Joli Carr asks a series of questions to someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus while conducting a contact tracing phone call on July 24, 2020, at Campbell County Public Health in Gillette, Wyo. (Mike Moore/Gillette News Record via AP)

Contact tracing means long hours for public health nurses

Aug. 8, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Behind a series of locked doors, a temperature screening area and at the back of highly sanitized pathways sits the quaint office of Campbell County Public Health nurse Joli Carr. Inside, she sits at a desk surrounded by piles of forms with contact tracing notes. It’s her...

FILE - In this  June 1, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden bows his head in prayer as he visits Bethel AME Church in Wilmington, Del. Photos in a campaign ad for President Donald Trump show that former Vice President Biden is “alone, hiding, diminished.” The ad blurs details that show Biden is praying in a church.  The ad was tweeted by @TeamTrump on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Aug. 7, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ____ CLAIM: Photos in a campaign ad for President Donald Trump show that former Vice...

Volunteers load up vehicles at the Johnstown Galleria in Johnstown, Pa. for the fourth Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank drive-up distribution event on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. (Todd Berkey/The Tribune-Democrat via AP)

Wolf roils youth sports world by urging halt until January

Aug. 6, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor said Thursday youth sports should not resume until January, a recommendation sure to disappoint students, parents and coaches preparing for fall seasons. Gov. Tom Wolf made the comment at a news conference on a separate subject, following up with a news...

Joe Lupo, president of the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City, N.J., walks through a thermal screening area where his body temperature is automatically checked, July 2, 2020, the first day the casino reopened amid the coronavirus outbreak. On Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, the main casino workers' union called on New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy to mandate physical temperature checks for all casino patrons, noting that five casinos conduct only verbal screenings before letting guests onto the property. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Workers want mandated temp checks for casino patrons

Aug. 6, 2020 3:39 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Five Atlantic City casinos are not physically checking the temperatures of guests entering the property, workers said as they pushed New Jersey's governor to require the casinos to do so to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. In an online press conference Thursday,...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus pass on a crosswalk on a street in Tokyo, Tuesday, Aug, 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest: Japan governor touts gargling product for virus

Aug. 4, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

TOKYO — A governor in Japan is drawing skeptical criticism after he touted a gargling product as effective against the coronavirus, an assertion that, despite its dubiousness, emptied some store shelves of the medicine. Shares of Shionogi & Co. and Meiji Holdings Co., which make Isojin, soared in Tokyo...

New Hampshire has small increase in virus infections

Aug. 4, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire experienced a small increase in the number of coronavirus infections over the last one to two weeks, but it's not believed to be a surge, the state epidemiologist said Tuesday. Dr. Benjamin Chan said on average, the state has reported about 30 new infections per day. He...

Fauci discusses reopening some schools, mask mandates

Aug. 3, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, on Monday warned against reopening schools in coronavirus hotspots. Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases, spoke via video conference to physicians and medical students at New...

Noem's campaign email discourages masks in school

Jul. 31, 2020 9:25 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — As South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem pushes schools to reopen, a fundraising email from her campaign says she is discouraging school districts from requiring masks and telling parents they should send their children to school without masks. The Republican governor made the argument for...

Some teachers can skip post-travel quarantine this fall

Jul. 31, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Some New Hampshire teachers who squeeze in last-minute vacations or other trips just before school starts this fall would be able to bypass quarantine restrictions under public health guidance discussed Friday. The state's general travel guidelines aimed at preventing the spread of the...

Vermont reports 1st COVID-19 death in more than a month

Jul. 30, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

Vermont reported its first new death from the coronavirus in 43 days on Thursday, bringing the state's total number of deaths since the pandemic began to 57. “We have been uniquely fortunate to have been spared such a loss for many weeks,” said Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine in a...