Schools, bars and restaurants in Minnesota will remain closed to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus now has caused 1,154 lab-confirmed illnesses and 39 deaths.
State officials say they have seen a troubling surge in traffic fatalities even though Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order last sharply reduced travel by motorists across Minnesota.
Local health officials warned the coronavirus is also spreading through community transmission.
Parks, trails, open spaces, dog parks and athletic fields will remain open, the city said.
They could soon become a bigger part of the plan in Minnesota.
The Strategic National Stockpile is nearly out of the N95 respirators, surgical masks, face, shields, gowns and other medical supplies desperately needed to protect front-line medical workers treating coronavirus patients.
About two-thirds of bacon sales happened in restaurants and hog farmers are suddenly losing money.
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The COVID-19 pandemic already has taken a bite out of sports revenue in universities across the country. If it lingers long enough to eradicate the football season, colleges big and small will face difficult decisions to cope with crushing financial losses.
When you think about it, the supportive communities of elder care centers can be thought of as a metaphor for healthy neighborhoods, towns, cities and workplaces.
COVID-19 isn't just a disease. It's an intelligence test. If baseball tries this, its entire management team will get a failing grade.