Nearly 4. While efforts to contain the COVID outbreak continue, states have begun to shift their focus toward reopening their economies. Update p. EDT May Gov. Jared Polis said Wednesday that President Donald Trump has committed to sending 96, tests for the coronavirus to Colorado in the next couple of days. The Democratic governor said the supplies will help the state reach its goal of testing at least 8, people a day. Meanwhile, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is expected to deliver masks and personal protective equipment to nursing homes and senior centers across the state Monday.
Another shipment is expected to arrive later in the month. For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death. EDT May Some Hawaii hotels say they need more guidance about how to enforce a day quarantine on travelers, including what to do if guests refuse to comply or how to participate if they still use physical keys instead of cards.
The Hawaii Tourism and Lodging Association recently asked hotels to give out room key-cards that are only good for checking in, so that if a guest leaves the room, they need a new one to re-enter — signaling to hotel staff that a guest defied the quarantine.
David Ige mandated the traveler quarantine starting on March 26 in an attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus.
As of Wednesday, the state reported coronavirus cases and 17 deaths. According to the tourism authority, visitors arrived in Hawaii Tuesday.
During the same time last year, about 30, passengers would arrive in the tourism-dependent state daily. When travelers arrive, officials verify their accommodation arrangements by contacting hotels directly and giving them a heads-up that a visitor has arrived.
Call center workers from the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau and the Hawaii Tourism Authority follow-up numerous times to verify travelers are in quarantine. Of 91 open hotels contacted last week, 63 are complying with the room key program, according to a tourism report presented to the state Senate Special Committe on COVID The ruling essentially reopens the state, lifting caps on the size of gatherings, allowing people to travel as they please and allowing shuttered businesses to reopen, including bars and restaurants.
The decision let stand language that had closed schools, however, and local governments can still impose their own health restrictions. In Dane County, home to the capital of Madison, officials quickly imposed a mandate incorporating most of the statewide order. City health officials in Milwaukee, meanwhile, said a stay-at-home order they enacted in late March remains in effect.
Evers told reporters during a conference call Wednesday night that the state was doing well in the fight against the coronavirus, but the court ruling will lead more counties to adopt their own restrictions. He said the state will descend into a confusing patchwork of ordinances that will allow infection to spread.Nearly a million people in Canada have already applied for employment insuranceand analysts are predicting that coronavirus-related jobless claims in the United States could exceed three million.
These effects cascade beyond accelerating the ongoing work-from-home movement. Some of these changes could persist well beyond the pandemic itself.
In the midst of COVID and measures being taken to contain its impact, many employees are not just doing their jobs but transforming their job routines. Coronavirus is eliminating the tasks that some employees normally do. There are no clients to consult, no trips to book, no students to teach, no concerts to perform and organize, no products to deliver, no new data to input.
Eliminating positions is one possible response to this shift. Another is for employees, together with their managers and coworkers, to rearrange work and take on different responsibilities.
Many of the tasks employees are doing now were not imagined even weeks ago. People are becoming crisis managers, sanitation monitors and work-from-home co-ordinators. Meanwhile, workers in overrun government offices, hospitals, grocery stores, as well as those operating out of the public eye in supply chains, are having to find new ways of working that allow them to manage the onslaught of professional responsibilities they now face.
While these effects are widespread, they are likely to be more extreme for people working in small enterprises, and especially in startups. The CEO of one startup I have been studying has been directed by his main investor to reduce costs by 50 per cent. His days never had a predictable pattern before the pandemic but this represents a new extreme. The workers at his startup have been prepared in many ways.
With three offices spread globally and an existing policy that encouraged occasional work from home, video-conferencing and remote work were nothing new. But now all of his remaining employees are changing their work habits as they figure out how to replicate practices like face-to-face job interviews and informal contact.
Similarly, employees in more established organizations are also changing their work routines. She shifted to working on the next wave of concerts but that was soon cancelled. Finally, she offered her services to help the marketing department with short translations and editing, and doubled down on efforts to launch a symphonic-composition competition that will help artists whose livelihoods have been hurt by the coronavirus.
Within my own university, the same as at other schools, instruction has moved from in-person classrooms to a remote format. The ripple effects are far-reaching. Read more: Coronavirus pushes universities to switch to online classes — but are they ready? Instructors are scrambling to convert materials, learning specialists are leading task forces and workshops to ease the transition and instructors with more remote-teaching experience are mentoring those who have none.
Research suggests that creating work structures on the fly is not unusual. Various unexpected events — new technologies, regulations, labour disputes — and more quotidian surprises and problems provide occasions for the restructuring of work.
Following these shocks, those on the shop floor, at the lab bench or in the C-suite scramble to rearrange work, and sometimes those rearrangements become permanent. For instance, in my research I show that, following the introduction of new automated DNA sequencing technology, work settled into different patterns across a series of labs as those using the new equipment daily created models for work arrangements.
Coronavirus is providing another requirement to restructure how we work. It remains to be seen when and how tasks will settle, and whether these changes will hurt or help workers. What is Quantum Technology? The Clockwork Universe — Portsmouth, Hampshire. Edition: Available editions United Kingdom.
Become an author Sign up as a reader Sign in Get newsletter. Lisa CohenMcGill University. A Spanish street is disinfected due to the coronavirus outbreak.Our mother and her eight sisters emigrated from Tanzania.
They grew up in a small two-bedroom apartment where the concept of social distancing would have been both unimaginable and unfathomable. Scenarios like hers, which are ultimately breeding grounds for COVID, are a reality in varying degrees for many people. Who will be able to work from home while still making enough money to pay the bills?
Who will be able to transition to virtual learning overnight? Who will be able to avoid crowded buses and trains? What about individuals in industries like construction who are less able to work remotely?
What about the Uber driver who is constantly exposing himself for the sake of bringing home dinner for his children? What does it mean to stay home if you are homeless?
What does it mean for recovery groups to socially distance themselves? One facet of social distancing involves working from home. In a Time magazine article, Alana B. Many industries are also segregated by race, education, and income, so working from home will not be a reality for many people from vulnerable populations.
For example, giant tech companies were among the first to transition to a work-from-home model. But according to statistics published by Recruiting Innovationblack and Hispanic people comprise only one to three percent of the tech sector.
So even though every person will be impacted as businesses are forced to close and the economy dwindles, the impact will not be spread equally. This time it seems the job losses will be really severe for some, while others are called upon to possibly put themselves at greater risk.
It is easy to urge protocols like social distancing from a seat of privilege. But the harsh truth is that the most vulnerable in our society will not be able to self-quarantine and maintain a standard of living, while keeping up with the demands of life.
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The spread of COVID will disseminate faster in poorer communities, with often highly dense living situations, than in wealthier ones.
In overcrowded and underfunded places like prisons and homeless shelters, even the simplest hygiene technique such as handwashing is not as simple or accessible as it seems.
Prisons and homeless shelters are operating at maximum capacity and do not have the means to practice social distancing, putting their populations at great risk. In order to combat the rapid spread of the virus, homeless shelters in California are attempting to relocate individuals facing homelessness to motels. Prisons in New York have suspended visitation hours, and some are turning to measures such as freeing inmates in order to reduce the spread. Furthermore, many states have ordered all non-essential businesses, such as coffee shops and libraries, to shut down — so individuals facing homelessness who are not living in shelters will face even higher barriers to accessing sanitation facilities they previously utilized.
By no means are we underestimating the importance of social distancing and public health measures that are being put into place. These measures are necessary to ensure the health and safety of individuals.
It is imperative to implement social policies to address barriers faced by marginalized populations, such as accessibility of hygiene, diagnostic testing, child care support, and emergency meals. Federal lawmakers have a moral obligation to innovate policies that address these vulnerable populations. Fortunately, these daunting times have also demonstrated the strength of uniting as a community.
From a petition to help those facing homelessness in the Boston area relocate into Harvard dorms to translations of COVID information for non-English speaking communities, it is important to be aware of and try to contribute to grassroots movements that can aid these vulnerable populations.
Think beyond your situation. Think about the insufficiency of healthcare resources and how these resources are rationed based on inequities. Think about how these public protective measures may actually cause some individuals to struggle even more. Although COVID possesses the capacity of infecting any human, vulnerable individuals from marginalized populations are going to be disproportionately impacted.
The social and economic impact of this virus will be felt even more by those who are already marginalized — those who are segregated by education, race, and wealth. Want to keep up with breaking news? Subscribe to our email newsletter. Law Schools Due to Coronavirus.Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing serious complications from COVID illness. More information on Are you at higher risk for serious illness.
Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options Skip directly to A-Z link. Coronavirus Disease Coronavirus Home Your Health. Section Navigation. Updated April 24, Print Page. Minus Related Pages. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
Between people who are in close contact with one another within about 6 feet. Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Some recent studies have suggested that COVID may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms. Everyone Should.
Wash your hands often Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Avoid close contact Inside your home: Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members. Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick. Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others You could spread COVID to others even if you do not feel sick.
The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected. Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
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Subscribers help us deliver trusted news, information and resources to connect the Granite State. Updated: July 19, am. In remarks to reporters at the White House, Trump appeared to confirm the possibility of further postponement of the deadline for filing federal income tax returns, already extended by three months to July We have to help people," Trump said in response to a question about the tax deadline and economic measures that would not require congressional action.
We can do delays of various files. I can see that happening," he said. Asked whether there would be more direct payments to individuals, Trump said: "Well, something could happen.
There's talk about something happening. We'll see what's going on. The coronavirus has killed more than 75, people and infected more than 1. About Trump said the greatest thing that could happen was to "get our country open again and get it going again and have people have these great jobs again.
NBC, citing a Trump administration official, reported ahead of Trump's remarks that the timing of any announcements will depend on Americans' reopening businesses and returning to work.
The three white men charged with the murder of a black jogger in Georgia pleaded not guilty on Friday in a case that led to a national outcry after a cellphone video of the shooting surfaced on the internet. Landlords in some areas of the United States are filing to evict rent-delinquent tenants at roughly the same rate they were before the coronavirus pandemic as eviction bans across the country begin to expire, research from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland showed on Friday.
Thank you for reading! Sign Up. Log In. Purchase a Subscription. You have reached the limit for free access to our important and valuable work. Your current subscription does not provide access to this content. Toggle navigation Menu.WWLP — Fitness centers in western Massachusetts are taking extra precautions to prepare for the potential spread of coronavirus. According to the CDC, the coronavirus is mainly spread from person-to-person through respiratory droplets that are produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
It is not transmitted through sweat. They have daily cleaning checklists and members and coaches are encouraged to wipe down their equipment after workouts. There are now 92 cases of coronavirus in Massachusetts.
Seven of those cases are in western Massachusetts—all in Berkshire County. My gym, They're always cleaning, Wiping and spraying.
For the record, I've always wiped down any equipment I use, Like it clean and no germs. WWLP - As we approach degrees in western Massachusetts Sunday, dog owners should consider taking extra precautions to avoid heatstrokes that are potentially fatal to their pets. According to a study from Scientific Reports, breed, age, and weight can put certain dogs at a higher risk of a heat-related illness.
Most at-risk dogs weigh more than pounds and are breeds with flat faces. Starting Monday, July 27, the grocery store is requiring all of its customers, along with its employees who already wear them to don face coverings while shopping. Skip to content.
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Raju raised the issue on the same morning that the number of confirmed cases in The City climbed to Crowley said the department has also emailed prospective visitors asking them to stay home if they are sick, have recently travelled to a country where an outbreak has occurred or have had contact with a coronavirus patient.
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She said the department will continue to provide soap for inmates to wash their hands. District Attorney Chesa Boudin said he too is concerned for the safety of inmates at County Jail as well as others in the criminal justice system.
Boudin said his office is considering new policies to help expedite release for some people and reduce the need for others to come to court in light of the outbreak. Coronavirus could be another factor for prosecutors to consider when deciding whether to recommend release for an individual at arraignment if the person is not a threat to public safety, he said.
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