Stories tagged: "social distancing"

A photo of the Fall Creek School District building in  Eau Claire County. Gina Kildahl, a parent whose 7-year-old son contracted COVID-19 while attending the school, recently filed a lawsuit against the district for failing to implement masking requirements and other precautions aimed at mitigating the spread of the virus. (Photo courtesy of the Fall Creek School District)
Mom Who Sued Over Lack of COVID Protections in National Spotlight

Gina Kildahl sued Fall Creek School District for not protecting her 7-year-old son and other students from COVID-19.

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 18, 2020, file photo, people remove belongings on campus at UNC-Chapel Hill, amid the coronavirus pandemic. NC's flagship university moved all classes online and plans to send thousands of students home after several coronavirus hotspots developed on campus in the last week. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
UNC-Chapel Hill Cancels In-Person Classes. Staff and Faculty Fume It Didn’t Come Sooner.

After coronavirus clusters emerged on UNC-Chapel Hill's campus, officials to move all classes online and send 4,000 undergraduates home.

Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif., will be a voting venue this November. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
Dodger Stadium Becomes Polling Site With Help From Lebron James’ Voting Group

In a bid to help safe voting in November, Lebron James and the group More Than a Vote have helped Dodger Stadium and arenas in Atlanta, Milwaukee, and Detroit become polling places this fall.

Child with ventilator
Hispanic and Black Children More Likely to Be Hospitalized With “Severe” COVID-19 Symptoms

Hispanic children were approximately eight times as likely as white children to be hospitalized for COVID-19, while Black children were five times as likely to be hospitalized, according to the report.

You can register to vote online now in NC. (Graphic by COURIER/Denzel Boyd; Image via Shutterstock)
Quarantining? You Can Register to Vote Online Now in NC. Here’s How.

NC officials are emphasizing new online registration and mail-in voting during the coronavirus pandemic. Registering to vote online takes a few minutes.

Young girl wearing a mask
UPDATED: More than 7,000 Children in Florida Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

The CDC's new guidelines exclude age as a factor for COVID-19 contagion as more than 7,000 kids test positive in Florida alone, according to the Department of Health. But that number continues to grow rapidly.

Graphics via Desirée Tapia for COURIER
Where Is It Actually Safe to Go? We Asked 6 Medical Experts.

As more businesses and public spaces reopen and Americans feel increasing social isolation, many are wondering which activities might be safe to resume.