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Court order sought to end mask mandate in Vegas-area schools

Sep. 21, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Parents of students in the Las Vegas area who filed a lawsuit last month challenging Nevada’s COVID-19 mask mandates asked a federal judge on Monday to issue an emergency order allowing children to attend school without masks. The lawsuit filed...

School administrators covering for staff out with COVID

Sep. 21, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Administrators in the Weare, New Hampshire, school district are covering for school staff members who contracted COVID-19. Superintendent Jacqueline Coe on Monday cited two clusters at Center Woods Elementary School, where at least 10 people tested...

Lenient Johnson County district sees high COVID-19 rates

Sep. 21, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The only school district in Johnson County that doesn't require masks for all students is reporting a higher COVID-19 infection rate among students than other districts in the county, health officials said. The Johnson County health department sent...

More relief funds go to Idaho hospitals, urgent care centers

Sep. 21, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little says $10 million in relief funds will be directed to Idaho hospitals, primary care provider, urgent care clinics and skilled nursing facilities because of the surge in COVID-19 patients. Little announced the additional money...

The Latest: Ramping up rapid COVID-19 tests for home, school

Sep. 21, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is betting on millions more rapid, at-home tests to help curb the latest deadly wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Surging infections are overloading hospitals and threatening to shutter some classrooms. However, the tests are quickly...

Lawmakers attempt to revive nationwide eviction moratorium

Sep. 21, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

Several progressive lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a bill that would reimpose a nationwide eviction moratorium at a time when deaths from COVID-19 are running at their highest levels since early March. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., said the...

Arizona reports dip in new virus cases; pace of deaths rises

Sep. 21, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Tuesday reported fewer than 2,000 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 for the first time in two weeks as the pace of the state's pandemic death toll rose. The additional 1,934 cases and 71 deaths reported Tuesday increased the state's...

Maine tops 1,000 deaths as delta variant fills hospitals

Sep. 21, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine topped 1,000 COVID-19 deaths as the delta variant continues to fill the state's hospital beds, and Gov. Janet Mills used the “grim and unwelcome milestone” to press Tuesday for residents to get vaccinated. An additional 18 deaths...

Mayor of small coastal Georgia town dies from COVID-19

Sep. 21, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

RICEBORO, Ga. (AP) — The mayor of a small coastal Georgia town has died from complications due to COVID-19 Riceboro Mayor Joe Harris died Tuesday, Pearlie Axson, the town's mayor pro tem, told local news outlets. Harris died at Liberty Regional...

Ohio Rep. Bob Latta contracts COVID-19 after vaccination

Sep. 21, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Rep. Bob Latta became the second member of Congress from Ohio to test positive this week for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated against the virus. The Republican lawmaker from the 5th Congressional District announced Tuesday he contracted...