DODEA to open sign-ups for second semester of virtual school

DODEA to open sign-ups for second semester of virtual school

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The Department of Defense Education Activity is opening a three-week enrollment period Thursday for second-semester virtual school, officials said.

Parents have until Nov. 6 to sign up their child for the program’s new semester, which begins Jan. 19.

First-quarter report cards and parent-teacher conferences are scheduled to be done before the enrollment deadline, to aid parents in their decision, DODEA-Europe said in a statement.

DODEA is asking parents to commit to virtual school for the entire semester when they sign their children up, it said.

DODEA for the first time this school year made a full-time digital learning option available

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Metro Health Dept. reports 285 deaths, 30,957 cases of COVID-19 in Nashville

Posted: Oct 14, 2020 / 09:33 AM CDTUpdated: Oct 14, 2020 / 09:33 AM CDT

COVID-19 in Nashville – Continuing Coverage (WKRN Graphics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — There are now 30,957 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Davidson County and an additional patient has died as of Wednesday, according to the Metro Public Health Department.

Bars and restaurants are now allowed to have 100 patrons per floor with an additional 100 patrons at an outside location, including a patio or rooftop, at up to 50% capacity. All bars and restaurants must close at 11 p.m.

Nashville Phase 3

The total number of confirmed and probable cases grew by 128 in the past 24 hours. There have been a total of 285 deaths in Davidson County. An additional confirmed death has been reported in the past 24 hours, an 86-year-old woman with a pending medical history.

A reported 29,158 individuals have recovered from

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Concern over slow rise of COVID-19 cases

Mike Murphy, Messenger Post Media USA Today Network
Published 5:01 a.m. ET Oct. 14, 2020 | Updated 6:31 a.m. ET Oct. 14, 2020

HOPEWELL, NY — The Ontario County Public Health Department on Tuesday expressed concern over the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the county and is urging all residents to step up prevention efforts to reduce its spread.

The county has seen an increase in the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 — in hospitals, colleges, assisted living centers and the general public — and a slight increase in hospitalizations since Oct. 1.

“We are seeing a slow

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Governor extends health emergency

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday renewed the state’s public health emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic for an additional 60 days as the state’s count of virus cases grew by 680.

After climbing to a new high on Monday for the sixth time in seven days, the number of people hospitalized in the state with covid-19 fell on Tuesday by three, to 605.

The state’s death toll from the virus, as tracked by the state Department of Health, rose by 25, to 1,611.

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Hutchinson said the extension of his emergency declaration, originally issued March 11, would keep in place measures such as liability protections for businesses, an expansion of telemedicine and “other things that are necessary during the management of this pandemic and for life to go on.”

“We are pleased

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DeWine forecasts ‘tough winter ahead’ in battle against COVID-19

“Things will get better, but in all likelihood, things will get worse before they get better.”

CEDARVILLE, Ohio — As the number of cases of coronavirus continues to rise in the state of Ohio and the overall death count passes 5,000, Gov. Mike DeWine used the first 15 minutes of his Tuesday COVID-19 briefing to lay out some hard facts.

The Ohio Department of Health reported 1,447 new cases as of Tuesday. In the last seven days, the state has averaged 1,475 cases per day by report date. To put this in perspective, Ohio had been averaging a little over 1,000 cases per day only two weeks ago. Currently, Ohio is seeing a 4.1 percent positivity rate, which is still below the World Health Organization’s recommended threshold at 5 percent.

“Things will get better, but in all likelihood, things will get worse before they get better,” DeWine said during his

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Researchers examine mental health effects of police violence at the population level

The experience of police violence is associated with mental and emotional trauma distinct from that caused by other kinds of violence, creating a public health crisis for communities most affected.

Simply put, the experience of police violence puts Black, Latino, Indigenous, and sexual minority communities at higher risk of distinct mental health problems, in addition to greater risk of death at the hands of police, according to the paper.

The study is authored by a group of researchers at several universities, including UC Riverside, who have been examining the mental health effects of police violence at the population level for several years.

It’s a public health issue because police violence is not experienced equally in our society but instead has a disproportionate effect on the mental health of racial, ethnic, and sexual minorities. The point of our paper is to indicate

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SC Dept of Ed provides $33 million worth of PPE for schools

The money has been used to purchase hand sanitizer, gloves, masks, plexiglas and other items to make schools safe.

IRMO, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) is providing more than $33 million in funding for personal protective equipment (PPE) for schools in the Palmetto State.

Education officials announced on Tuesday they would be providing more than $33 million of the protective equipment to all 81 public school districts across the state.

Officials say they were able to make the purchases after the South Carolina General Assembly allowed them to use previously allocated Ccronavirus relief funds.

The protective equipment includes disinfecting wipes, masks, hand sanitizer, plexiglass and many other items. Some of the equipment arrived last week.

Here’s a breakdown of all the equipment the department purchased:

  • 597,585 Adult and student reusable cloth face masks
  • 2,681,950 Adult and student disposable face masks
  • 189,966 KN95 masks
  • 87,010 Adult and
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Covid-19 Live Updates: White House Embraces ‘Herd Immunity’ Declaration

Here’s what you need to know:

A crowd of commuters in the World Trade Center transportation hub, Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Credit…Mark Lennihan/Associated Press

The White House has embraced a declaration by a group of scientists arguing that authorities should allow the coronavirus to spread among young healthy people while protecting the elderly and the vulnerable — an approach that would rely on arriving at “herd immunity” through infections rather than a vaccine.

Many experts say “herd immunity” — the point at which a disease stops spreading because nearly everyone in a population has contracted it — is still very far off. Leading experts have concluded, using different scientific methods, that about 85 to 90 percent of the American population is still susceptible to the coronavirus.

On a call convened Monday by the White House, two senior administration officials, both speaking anonymously because they were not authorized to give

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Local health department sounds alarm on increasing ER visits


Group uses gong to remembers Hoosiers lost to COVID-19, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020.

Indianapolis Star

MUNCIE, Ind. — The sharp rise in emergency room visits during the COVID-19 pandemic caused Delaware County Health Department officials to sound the alarm Tuesday. 

Jammie Bane, Delaware County Health Department administrator, said that ongoing discussions with local healthcare providers have raised concerns over the status of COVID-19 in East Central Indiana. 

“Early on we talked about flattening the curve in order to protect our critical healthcare infrastructure and its ability to care for individuals needing any form of medical care,” Bane said in the release. “We’re seeing some changes to this now, with single digit hospitalization numbers in the past (increasing) to numbers approaching 50 at some points now.”

On Oct. 8, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital saw more than 170 people utilize its emergency department, about one-third of whom were coming in

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Cue Health awarded $481 mln to scale up production of COVID-19 test -HHS

Adds details of test kits

Oct 13 (Reuters)The U.S. government has awarded diagnostic testing company Cue Health Inc $481 million to scale up the production of rapid COVID-19 molecular test, the Department of Health and Human Services said on Tuesday.

The company will raise the domestic production of COVID-19 test kits to 100,000 per day by March 2021 under the deal and deliver 6 million tests and 30,000 instruments to the government to support its response to the pandemic, the health agency said.

The point-of-care test can detect the novel coronavirus in about 20 minutes with nasal swab samples collected using a Sample Wand from the lower part of the nose, the HHS said.

The system also allows results to be sent to a mobile phone via an app.

The company’s test kit was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June for emergency

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