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Texas Governor: Coronavirus Spreading at ‘Inappropriate Rate’ in State

Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at the National Rifle Association convention in Dallas, Texas, May 4, 2018. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) Governor Greg Abbott warned Monday that the coronavirus is now spreading in Texas at an “unacceptable rate” and pleaded with residents to wear masks in public and continue practicing social distancing. “To state the obvious, COVID-19…

Texas guv mandates mask-wearing as coronavirus cases rise

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who has taken flak for not aggressively moving to contain the coronavirus rampaging through his state, changed course Thursday and made the wearing of masks in public mandatory in any county with 20 or more cases."Wearing a face covering in public is proven to be one of the most effective ways…

West Virginia governor forces out top health official, questions accuracy of state data amid outbreaks

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice forced out the commissioner of his public health bureau on Wednesday, hours after he publicly questioned the accuracy of the state’s coronavirus data and detailed growing outbreaks in about a dozen counties.The abrupt resignation of Cathy Slemp, who was also a state health officer, came after the…

Arizona Governor: ‘Arm yourself with a mask’

Skip to main content HomeCoronavirus Updates2020 Election ResultsElectionsNationWorldPoliticsFactcheckEducationInvestigationsHealthWeatherRace in AmericaImpeachmentJust the FAQsTracking 2020After telling Arizonans that many public places were again being closed amid a surge of coronavirus cases, Gov. Doug Ducey implored people to wear face masks. It was a change in tone for Ducey, who had previously been lukewarm about masks. (June 30)AP

Arkansas governor: No further reopening as infection cases increase

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday he is not ready to further ease restrictions on businesses while coronavirus cases continue surging, while the mayor of the state’s capital city ordered people to wear masks in public to prevent the virus’s spread. Arkansas on Thursday posted one of its highest one-day…

Arkansas governor: No further reopening as virus cases spike

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday he is not ready to further ease restrictions on businesses while coronavirus cases continue surging, while the mayor of the state’s capital city ordered people to wear masks in public to prevent the virus’s spread.Arkansas on Thursday posted one of its highest one-day increases…

Mississippi’s guv says he’ll sign a costs to eliminate the Confederate emblem from the state flag

Mississippi lawmakers are moving forward with an effort to remove the Confederate emblem from the state's flag.Gov. Tate Reeves said in a statement on Saturday he will sign a bill to redesign the flag."The argument over the 1894 flag has become as divisive as the flag itself and it's time to end it," Reeves said.If…

California governor grants clemency to 21 prisoners as thousands infected with Covid-19

California’s governor has granted clemency to 21 prisoners as Covid-19 outbreaks have continued to infect thousands behind bars in an escalating public health crisis. Gavin Newsom, who has faced mounting pressure to release people en masse from state prisons, announced Friday that he is granting commutations to 21 people, a move that reduces their sentences…

Texas guv states young people are driving coronavirus surge

2.74M Want to watch this again later? Sign in to add this video to a playlist. Sign in Like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in Don't like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in Published on Jun 16, 2020Texas Governor Greg Abbott said Tuesday that the…

U.S. Open will be kept in New york city City this summer without fans, Governor Cuomo says

N.Y. has lowest number of virus hospitalizations since March 20 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday the U.S. Open will be held this summer in New York City without fans. The tennis tournament will take place from August 31 to September 13 in the borough of Queens, as scheduled.  The U.S. Open is held…

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Diamondbacks’ Junior Guerra, Silvino Bracho Tested Favorable for COVID-19

Dustin Bradford/Getty ImagesArizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo confirmed that relief pitchers Junior Guerra and Silvino Bracho tested positive for COVID-19.  "The two guys I mentioned are asymptomatic and feel great," Lovullo said, per the Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro. "They're in the protocol, they're doing what they can, taking care of what they can at home and healing…

Patriots’ Cam Newton Says He’s ‘Getting Tired of All This Humble S–t’ in Video

Mike McCarn/Associated PressAs he approaches his first season with the New England Patriots, Cam Newton has a message to send.In an Instagram video, Newton said he's "really a killer" and "getting tired of all this humble s--t." He added that "they start taking advantage of you" when you're humble.Tackler Media @tacklermediaCam Newton says he’s “getting…

NASCAR at Indianapolis 2020: Kevin Harvick Wins Race for 2nd Consecutive Year

Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesKevin Harvick rolled to victory in overtime in the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Powered by Big Machine Records at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Harvick was sitting in first place at the restart ahead of Matt Kenseth. Rather than bridging the gap on the leader, Kenseth fell far behind the No. 4 car to eliminate…

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Florida requires to proceed with enforcement of COVID-19 rules

Opinion It is clear that many people and many businesses are sympathetic to protecting public health, and also understand the risks they face trying to conduct business as usual during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are too many people not practicing social distancing, and not wearing face coverings in the community. The lack of compliance…

Authorities concern warnings about toxins in shellfish

Authorities in Ireland and New Zealand have issued warnings about consumption of collected shellfish in the past week. The Marine Institute in Ireland detected amounts of naturally occurring compounds in shellfish that can cause illness in consumers. Increased levels have been found in recent weeks during a routine nationwide shellfish monitoring program along the South…

Law modification helped reduce break outs connected to catering services

Implementation of food safety management systems helped reduce outbreaks in food catering in Singapore, according to a study. However, reported food hygiene violations did not change after they were applied. HACCP-based food safety management systems (FSMS) were mandated in Singapore in June 2014 for all licensed catering services. Researchers investigated the effects of FSMS implementation…