Lake of the Ozarks pool partier tests positive for coronavirus
A Missouri resident who arrived at the lake on Saturday "developed illness" on Sunday, according to a news release from Camden County.The Boone County subject arrived at the lake on Saturday, May 23, and "developed illness" on Sunday, according to a news release obtained by LakeNewsOnline.com, which like the News-Leader is part of the USA TODAY Network.
NEW YORK (AP) — The city that never sleeps had a curfew for much of last week. Famous stores were boarded up after days of unrest. The lights are out on Broadway theaters, and the subway no longer runs overnight. © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this June 20, 2019, file photo, tourists visit Times Square in New York. After three months of a coronavirus crisis followed by protests and unrest, New York City is trying to turn a page when a limited range of industries reopen Monday, June 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
But after three bleak months, New York City will try to turn a page when it begins reopening Monday after getting hit first by the coronavirus, then an outpouring of rage over racism and police brutality.
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With the virus in check — at least for now — New York is easing restrictions that shut down schools, businesses and much of city life in March.
Construction, manufacturing, wholesalers and previously “nonessential” retailers can resume work, with restrictions. Retailers can reopen for delivery and pickup, though customers can't yet browse inside.
It’s an inflection point as the city tries to get back to business after becoming the epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, suffering a surge that killed more than 500 people a day at its early-to-mid-April peak. Overall, more than 21,000 people citywide have died of confirmed or probable COVID-19. © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning in Game 4 of baseball's American League Championship Series in New York. After three months of a coronavirus crisis followed by protests and unrest, New York City is trying to turn a page when a limited range of industries reopen Monday, June 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
Facing problems that range from creating social distancing on the subway to restoring public confidence in police, can the city regroup? Can New Yorkers?
U.S. weekly jobless claims seen declining further, but millions still unemployed
U.S. weekly jobless claims seen declining further, but millions still unemployedThe weekly jobless claims report from the Labor Department on Thursday, the most timely data on the economy's health, will follow news last Friday of a surprise 2.5 million increase in nonfarm payrolls in May. It could reinforce views that the labor market has weathered the worst of the turbulence.
Edwin Arce thinks so. A chef at a Manhattan restaurant, he was heartened to see more customers than expected when it reopened this week for takeout and delivery.
“As a city, we are ready to be back, start going out, living life -- with the new reality, though,” of masks and 6-foot (2-meter) separation, said Arce, 31. “The new normal.”
Sam Solomon wonders how normal that will be.
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People are seen drinking and eating at a restaurant on June 6 as Pennsylvania begins to open back up after the Coronavirus lockdown, people are out shopping and eating at the restaurants again.
Race fans watch cars race at Delaware International Speedway on June 6, in Delmar, Delaware. Last week, Delaware International Speedway reopened without spectators for the first time since being closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Olympic hopeful boxer Richard Torrez Jr. pushes a tractor tire over during a training session on June 6, in Tulare, California. Torrez Jr. was one of 13 boxers selected to represent Team USA at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Boxing Qualifiers in Argentina, but the qualifier was canceled due to the coronavirus.
David Webb is tested for COVID-19 by Shaleea Mason after Webb attended a non-violent sit in at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, on June 6.
A couple prepares to put on protective face coverings before entering an outdoor shop on an almost deserted Abbot Kinney Boulevard on June 6, in Venice, California.
Everett High School graduating seniors partake in a drive-by style graduation in the parking lot across from Encore Boston Harbor, in Everett, Massachusetts, on June 6.
Tracy Casavant, left, owner of Bittersweet Shoppe on Newbury Street, sells lemonade with Cheryl Johnson, on June 6, in Boston. Gov. Charlie Baker has announced that retail stores, restaurants and hotels will be allowed to serve customers on Monday as the state moves to Phase 2 of reopening businesses that were shut due to the pandemic.
Gov. Tim Walz got his hair cut by Erin Diede as he stopped in Friday morning at Capitol Barbers in the Minnesota State Office Building, on June 5, in Minneapolis.
People eat outside a restaurant in the Pilsen neighborhood, on June 5, in Chicago. Chicago restaurants have reopened for patio dining amid the pandemic.
White House senior advisor Hope Hicks arrives with U.S. President Donald Trump prior to a tour of the Puritan Medical Products manufacturing facility, where swabs for the coronavirus tests are made, in Guilford, Maine, on June 5.
President Donald Trump speaks as he tours Puritan Medical Products manufacturing facility, where swabs for coronavirus disease tests are made, in Guilford, Maine, on June 5.
A sign posted at the entrance of the Islamic Center of Greater Miami reminds worshipers to wear masks to guard against the new coronavirus, on June 5 in Florida.
MLB pitcher Joe Kuzia, right, with the Rangers throws a pitch in front of (back left to right) Jakob Junis with the Royals, Nick Kuzia and Seth Blair with the Padres, trainer Seth Lintz, Clark Klitenic and Danny Hultzen with the Cubs after a backyard throwing session on June 5 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Since the MLB season was paused indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic, players have been using the back yard at Seth Blairs' house to train and work on mechanics.
A doctor raises his fist while observing the 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence during a vigil at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where many coronavirus disease patients have been treated, against the death of George Floyd, in Boston, Massachusetts, on June 5.
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly answers questions about the coronavirus pandemic as Dr. Lee Norman, the state's health secretary, watches during a news conference, on June 5 at the Statehouse in Topeka. Kelly says her administration will consider using federal coronavirus relief funds to start a program to help people struggling to pay their rent or home mortgages.
AT&T workers wear face masks during the coronavirus pandemic as they deploy fiber optic lines for a cell phone tower station in the Chinatown neighborhood of Los Angeles, on June 5.
Workers and volunteers prepare to load boxes of food into cars lined up on June 5 during a food distribution event at Greynolds Park in Miami Beach, Florida.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that barbershops and other personal-care businesses can reopen across Michigan on June 15, while those businesses and places like gyms and movie theaters that were shut down for months to curb the coronavirus can restart in northern Michigan next week in Lansing, Michigan on June 5.
People take advantage of newly lowered COVID-19 protective restrictions and have food and drinks on the sidewalk on the re-opening day for seated patrons at an eatery in Southside, Pennsylvania on June 5.
Visitors get a souvenir snapshot at Universal Studios theme park on the first day of reopening from the coronavirus pandemic, on June 5 in Orlando, Florida.
People gather at Nahant Beach in Nahant, Massachusetts on June 4. While few patrons wore their masks on the beach, many of the groups adhered to keeping their towels six feet apart.
Sarah Violano, left, and Jenna Violano walk off the stage after receiving their diploma during graduation ceremonies for Oak Park High School on June 4, in the Oak Park section of Ventura County, Calif.
Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield attends a hearing on COVID-19 response held by the House subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 4.
Guitarist James Young of Eli Young Band performs on stage during a concert at the Global Life Field parking lot on June 4, in Arlington, Texas.
A social distancing sign is posted along the sidewalk at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip as the property opens for the first time since being closed on March 17 because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, on June 4 in Las Vegas.
US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan (L) and first deputy general director of the Pirogovs National Medical and Surgical Centre Dmitry Nikitenko (R), speak to the media in front of batch of medical aid donated by the United States, including ventilators, in order to help Russia tackle the coronavirus outbreak, upon the landing of a shipment at Vnukovo International Airport outside Moscow, on June 4.
A man is reflected in the window of a business that remains closed because of the coronavirus outbreak on June 4, in Seattle.
Dominic Lombardo, owner of Domenicos restaurant, shows their outside dining area on June 4, in Cranberry Township, Pa.
Evan Savar and Nabu Reyes, both of Nevada, bump elbows as they celebrate while playing blackjack with dealer Leah Prerost at the Red Rock Resort after the property opened for the first time since being closed on March 17 because of the coronavirus pandemic on June 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
People wearing masks to protect against the coronavirus are sworn in as new American citizens during a ceremony at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service's Kendall office on June 4 in Miami, Florida.
Employees and volunteers at a Miami-Dade County Animal Services Department Drive-Thru Pet Food Bank load pet food into cars at Lake Stevens Park on June 4 in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Jennifer Ramirez, Project Associate with the Food Trust, talks with a person as they prepare to go into the market in Reading, Pennsylvania on June 4. The farmers market opened with certain precautions against the spread of coronavirus, such as everyone wearing masks, chalk arrows on the sidewalk to indicate social distancing and which way to go.
During a graduation ceremony for seniors at Berks Catholic High School in Reading, Pennsylvania on June 4. The commencement ceremony was held in the parking lot where a stage was set up. The seniors arrived by car with their families, got out of the car, walked across the stage, and then drove off. They were unable to hold a traditional graduation ceremony due to social distancing measures taken as a precaution against coronavirus.
Guests arrive at Universal Orlando Resort on June 3, 2020, in Orlando, Florida. The theme park has reopened for season pass holders and will open to the general public on Friday.
Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield watches a video monitor before the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on "COVID-19 Response on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C on June 4.
California Governor Gavin Newsom (R) bumps elbows with Tony Jolly, co-owner of Hot and Cool Cafe, while they packed up lunches to be delivered to needy senior citizens in Los Angeles on June 3 as the state opens from the coronavirus shutdown.
Residents sit outside the Jack Satter House on June 3 in Revere, Massachusetts. Residents with family members in nursing homes and some other long-term care facilities can start to visit their loved ones again starting Wednesday, according to new state guidelines meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
State Representatives stand at their desks during the opening prayer in the Iowa House chambers on June 3, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Lawmakers returned Wednesday after suspending the session when the coronavirus pandemic surfaced in Iowa in March, prompting state officials to close the state Capitol.
A Pony handler looks on between races during the first day of live horse racing at Belmont Park on June 3 in Elmont, New York. Horse racing was shut down in New York on March 15 due to the coronavirus pandemic and has been cleared by officials to resume without fans in attendance.
Chris Dotoli wipes down surfaces on June 3, 2020, outside Kelly's Roast Beef in Revere, Massachusetts. Kelly's is open for outside delivery of food in accordance with the state's coronavirus guidelines.
Maryland election judge Cassandra Campbell helps a voter wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease cast his ballot in the Maryland U.S. presidential primary election as other voters stand in a long line waiting to cast their votes in College Park, on June 2.
Bryan Stirling, director of the South Carolina Department of Corrections, testifies via video at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee examining issues facing prisons and jails during the coronavirus disease pandemic on Capitol Hill on June 2 in Washington, DC.
People wearing masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease wait to vote in the primary election in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 2.
Maria Sosa, a graduating senior from Felix Varela Senior High School, left, and her cousin Emily Delemos, pose for photos, on June 2 in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, Florida. Most graduating seniors were unable to have a graduation ceremony due to the new coronavirus pandemic.
Joshua Lindl sanitizes a voting match as a voter casts his ballot in the Indiana primary in Indianapolis, on June 2. Coronavirus concerns prompted officials to delay the primary from its original May 5 date. Nearly 550,000 voters requested mail-in ballots, more than 10 times the number of those ballots cast during the 2016 primary.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds updates the state's response to the coronavirus outbreak during a news conference at the Statehouse on June 2 in Des Moines, Iowa.
A woman wears a face mask as she votes at McKinley Technology High School on primary election day on June 2, 2020 in Washington, D.C.
A woman, takes a break at a kiosk at Providence Place shopping mall on June 1 in Providence, Rhode Island. Providence Place was opened Monday for the first time since mid-March when it was closed in response to the coronavirus crisis.
Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, baseball fans wear masks as they wait to tour the new Texas Rangers baseball park in Arlington, Texas on June 1.
Kristina Washington, special education staff member at Desert Heights Preparatory Academy, walks past a series of desks and chairs at the school on June 1 in Phoenix, returning to her classroom for only the second time since the coronavirus outbreak closed schools. Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman released guidelines for reopening the state's K-12 schools in August.
“I don’t know if it’s ever going to be like it was,” said Solomon, 22, who has a health-related job.
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After months of relative isolation, “it’s going to be an adjustment being around so many people,” said the native New Yorker, who never thought she’d have to get used to crowds.
The city has already reawakened somewhat as warm weather drew people outdoors, more restaurants offered carryout service, and most recently, as thousands of people marched in protests sparked by the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd.
Subway ridership is ticking back up after plunging from 5.4 million rides per weekday in February to under 450,000 in April, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority says.
Commuters will find subway schedules back to usual Monday, with signs showing people how far apart to stand — or try to — on platforms. The 1 a.m.-to-5 a.m. shutdowns that began in early May will continue so trains can be cleaned.
But as the city tries to recover economically, will the virus strike back?
“It’s going to be a big test,” said Dr. Bruce Polsky, a city resident who is chairman of medicine at NYU Winthrop Hospital in suburban Mineola.
Months of social distancing, mask-wearing, hand-washing, shock and fear have made New Yorkers better prepared to keep the coronavirus under control, health experts said.
Washington Officials Warn COVID-19 Cases, Deaths May Rise 'Substantially'
As Washington state continues to move through its phased reopening plan, Governor Jay Inslee and health officials on Saturday warned that coronavirus cases and deaths will increase substantially if the new disease continues to spread at current levels. The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released a new report today showing a continued increase in COVID-19 cases in eastern Washington as of the end of May and an apparent uptick in western Washington. Inslee, citing the report, warned citizens that infections and deaths will likely "soon increase substantially" in a statement.
Yet Dr. Ian Lipkin, a Columbia University epidemiologist who had COVID-19 himself in March, is concerned the virus might spread at the protests following Floyd's May 25 death.
The virus' toll — in lives, despair and exhaustion — weighs on him: “It’s very difficult to see how we recover.”
Some retailers, meanwhile, boarded up stores after demonstrations were marred by a few nights of smash-and-grab thefts in Manhattan and some other areas last week.
Saks Fifth Avenue girded its windows with plywood, chain-link fence and razor wire. Macy’s says it’s “taking things day by day” concerning when to start curbside service at its iconic flagship store, which was broken into a week ago.
An 8 a.m.-to-5-p.m. curfew was lifted Sunday, a day earlier than initially planned.
After all the loss and sacrifice, Monday’s milestone comes when public attention is focused on the protests, demands for police reform and anger over officers’ conduct toward demonstrators.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, vowed Sunday to speed discipline for problem officers and shift some money from policing to social services. But he also emphasized Monday's reopening as “a moment that every New Yorker should celebrate.”
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Urban policy expert Jonathan Bowles questions whether the city has been clear enough about what’s safe and what to expect.
“All eyes will be on New York this next couple of months,” said Bowles, executive director of the Center for an Urban Future. “The city now has to prove that it really knows what it’s doing, that it can still be a dense city like New York and yet figure this out.”
Of course, New York City has had to prove itself before — after its population decline and fiscal crisis in the 1970s, after its 1980s-’90s crime peak, after 9/11.
“You can’t keep us down,” says Carlo Scissura, president of the New York Building Congress, a construction-industry group. “We may go down a little bit, but we go right back up.”
Associated Press Medical Writer Carla K. Johnson contributed from Washington state.
California governor defends reopening, urges public caution .
Following a weekend that saw California's broadest reopening yet since the coronavirus pandemic shuttered businesses, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday defended the state's pace and said the economic harm from isolation can have negative health outcomes, too. “We have to recognize you can't be in a permanent state where people are locked away for months and months and months and months on end,” he said.