CLOSE As of Monday, the Arizona Department of Health Services approved 103 applications and rejected 202, including Mountainside Fitness. (Photo: Mountainside Fitness) Corrections and Clarifications: A previous version of this article should have included Cochise and La Paz counties among those counties that the Arizona Department of Health Services rates in […]

Kennedy Club Fitness has had to lay off, terminate or furlough “hundreds of employees” across San Luis Obispo County amid the ongoing COVID-19 business restrictions, leaving the gym in dire straits. Now, the local chain is hoping to generate community support and return to the state’s original guidelines for fitness […]

(Bloomberg Opinion) — How parents and students feel about the fast-approaching specter of college reopenings this fall has been debated — perhaps exhaustively — in the thick of the Covid-19 pandemic. Can we do it safely? Should we send them back at all? Will young adults wear masks and abide by […]

NORRISTOWN, PA — The Norristown Area School District will offer a multi-option plan for students heading into the 2020-21 school year, with families given a choice of in-person or virtual instruction, officials announced. The announcement comes as the district has waded through a net of inconsistent recommendations from local leaders […]

VENICE, CA — Amid spiking coronavirus cases, Los Angeles Unified School District campuses will remain closed when classes resume next month, Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday, defying President Donald Trump’s demand that students return to in-person instruction. “While the new school year will begin in August, it will not start […]

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Groups representing the nation’s doctors, teachers and top school officials on Friday pushed back against pressure from President Donald Trump to fully reopen U.S. schools despite a surge in coronavirus cases, saying science must guide the decisions. “Public health agencies must make recommendations based […]

President Donald Trump launched an all-out effort pressing state and local officials to reopen schools this fall, arguing that some are keeping schools closed not because of the risks from the coronavirus pandemic but for political reasons. “They think it’s going to be good for them politically, so they keep […]

TAMPA, FL — The Hillsborough County superintendent of schools has announced that students and staff returning to public schools on Aug. 10 will be required to wear face masks. After meeting with health officials, business leaders, teachers and school administrators, Superintendent Addison Davis said he believes masks are the best […]

NEWARK, NJ — Recovering from the coronavirus shutdown has been a slow process, Newark. But there’s good news: the “new normal” is getting closer. Newark’s restaurants, stores, businesses and other cultural institutions continue to reawaken from the COVID-19 shutdown that threw a devastating monkey wrench into New Jersey’s economy. A […]

With the next academic year less than three months away, and no end in sight to the coronavirus pandemic, school districts face a daunting decision: Reopen the schools they shuttered, or continue to teach students remotely? Educators across the United States are weighing their options, taking into account the quality […]