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COVID-19, also referred to as the coronavirus, is sweeping the globe. It’s a pandemic the vast majority of us have never experienced. We need to hunker down, stay home, and “flatten the curve” is we want to minimize the effects of this deadly virus.

N.J. schools can start all-remote in major reversal of reopening plan – nj.com

N.J. schools can start all-remote in major reversal of reopening plan - nj.com 1As the debate continues to rage over whether schools should reopen this fall despite the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy will announce later Wednesday that public schools in New Jersey will have the option of starting the school year with no in-person classes if they meet certain criteria, NJ Advance Media has confirmed.

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US Coronavirus: More than 97,000 children tested positive for Covid-19 in the last two weeks of July, report says – CNN

US Coronavirus: More than 97,000 children tested positive for Covid-19 in the last two weeks of July, report says - CNN 2(CNN) More than 97,000 children in the US tested positive for coronavirus in the last two weeks of July, a new report says.

The report, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association, said in those two weeks, there was a 40% increase in child cases across the states and cities that were studied.

The age range for children differed by state, with some defining children as only those up to age 14 and one state — Alabama — pushing the limit to 24.

Source: US Coronavirus: More than 97,000 children tested positive for Covid-19 in the last two weeks of July, report says – CNN

New York schools are cleared to reopen for in-person classes, Cuomo says – CNN

New York schools are cleared to reopen for in-person classes, Cuomo says - CNN 3(CNN) All school districts across the state of New York are cleared to open, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a news conference by phone Friday morning.

Schools in New York and around the country closed in the spring because of the coronavirus pandemic. The state become a global epicenter early on, but has since lowered infection rates sufficiently.

“Today is the deadline to look at the infection rates and make a determination. By our infection rates, all school districts can open everywhere in the state,” Cuomo said. “Every region is below the threshold that we established.”

Source: New York schools are cleared to reopen for in-person classes, Cuomo says – CNN

U.S. surpasses 160,000 coronavirus deaths as school openings near – Reuters

U.S. surpasses 160,000 coronavirus deaths as school openings near - Reuters 4(Reuters) – U.S. deaths from the coronavirus pandemic exceeded 160,000 on Friday, nearly a quarter of the world’s total, according to a Reuters tally, as the country debates whether schools are ready to reopen their doors in the coming weeks.

The country with the most coronavirus cases, the United States recorded 160,003 deaths and 4.91 million cases. Coronavirus deaths are rising in 23 states and cases in 20 states, according to a Reuters analysis of data the past two weeks compared with the prior two weeks.

On a per-capita basis, the United States ranks 10th highest in the world for both cases and deaths.

Source: U.S. surpasses 160,000 coronavirus deaths as school openings near – Reuters

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive for coronavirus – CNNPolitics

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive for coronavirus - CNNPolitics 5Washington (CNN) Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced on Thursday that he has tested positive for coronavirus.

The announcement came shortly before DeWine, a Republican, was scheduled to meet with President Donald Trump in Cleveland.

DeWine was tested as part of the “standard protocol” to greet Trump on the tarmac at Burke Lakefront Airport, the governor’s office said in a statement. He is returning to Columbus, where he and his wife Fran will both be tested.

DeWine tweeted Thursday that he’s not experiencing symptoms at this time.

Source: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests positive for coronavirus – CNNPolitics

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