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Peak yet to come, as Oregon sets daily COVID case record

Jan. 21, 2022 18:58 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon health officials predict the number of COVID-19 cases will reach its peak within the next week amid a boom caused by the omicron surge. And authorities believe in early February coronavirus-related hospitalizations will likely surpass previous surge’s...

As COVID hospitalizations surge, NC asks FEMA for support

Jan. 21, 2022 17:13 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As North Carolina hospitals treat a record number of coronavirus patients, state health officials announced Friday that they're seeking federal support in the Charlotte area. With Atrium Health, the state’s largest health provider, Health and Human Services...

Rhode Island Hospital to get help from military medical team

Jan. 14, 2022 13:31 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Hospital is expecting help from a military medical team as part of a federal effort to help mitigate staffing crunches at hospitals. Lifespan, the health system that includes Rhode Island Hospital, said Friday that the team of about 20 doctors...

AG looks at high rates nursing home staffing agencies charge

Jan. 13, 2022 14:29 PM EST

Connecticut nursing home operators say a staffing crisis is being exacerbated by competition for workers with mostly out-of-state nurse staffing agencies they've been forced to hired to fill their depleted ranks. This week, the chairman of the state's nursing home association said...

Thousands of federal inmates to be released under 2018 law

Jan. 13, 2022 09:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will begin transferring thousands of inmates out of federal prisons this week as part of a sweeping criminal justice overhaul signed by President Donald Trump more than three years ago. The department, in a rule being published Thursday in...

Walz seeks $40M for hospital staffing amid COVID-19 surge

Jan. 12, 2022 17:24 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday that he wants to use $40 million in federal funding to support emergency staffing at hospitals that are straining to cope with a surge in COVID-19 cases that is expected to get worse. Walz said he asked to use the money to...

Health officials let COVID-infected staff stay on the job

Jan. 10, 2022 19:23 PM EST

Health authorities around the U.S. are increasingly taking the extraordinary step of allowing nurses and other workers infected with the coronavirus to stay on the job if they have mild symptoms or none at all. The move is a reaction to the severe hospital staffing shortages and...

Pennsylvania seeks more hospital beds, staff in COVID surge

Jan. 07, 2022 18:44 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania has begun working to boost the number of hospital beds and organize “strike teams” of extra health care workers for hospitals and nursing homes struggling with surging COVID-19-related caseloads and staffing shortages, Gov. Tom Wolf's office said Friday. ...

US prisons director resigning after crises-filled tenure

Jan. 06, 2022 00:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of the federal Bureau of Prisons is resigning amid increasing scrutiny over his leadership in the wake of Associated Press reporting that uncovered widespread problems at the agency, including a recent story detailing serious misconduct involving correctional...

US prisons director resigning after crises-filled tenure

Jan. 05, 2022 20:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of the federal Bureau of Prisons is resigning amid increasing scrutiny over his leadership in the wake of Associated Press reporting that uncovered widespread problems at the agency, including a recent story detailing serious misconduct involving correctional...