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Virus is expected to reduce meat selection and raise prices

Coronavirus

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Meat isn’t going to disappear from supermarkets because of outbreaks of the coronavirus among workers at U.S. slaughterhouses. But as the meat plants struggle to remain open, consumers could face less selection and slightly higher prices. Industry leaders ...

Health officials prepare new guidelines as restrictions ease

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Businesses should close break rooms. Restaurants should consider disposable menus and plates. Schools should have students eat lunch in their classrooms. These are some of the recommendations offered in new federal plans designed to help restaurants, schools, churches and ...

Comics keep laughs coming even with clubs closed by virus

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whenever she’s down, Tiffany Haddish says she finds a good joke can bring her right back up. That’s why the popular star of TV, film and stand-up decided to crack wise about ways to survive in the year of coronavirus in a nearly empty room recently while dressed in a ...

High schoolers head online for isolation proms

Coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — In party dresses or come as you are, with colored lights flashing in their bedrooms and teachers-turned-DJs spinning, high schoolers have turned to virtual proms to salvage at least one slice of fun and tradition for the Class of 2020. And they’re getting help from ...

After COVID-19 recovery, first responders get back to work

Coronavirus

The new coronavirus doesn’t care about a blue uniform or a shiny badge. Police, firefighters, paramedics and corrections officers are just a 911 call away from contracting COVID-19 and spreading it. With N95 masks hanging off their duty belts and disposable blue gloves stuffed in their back ...

Out to regain footing, Trump shifts virus focus to economy

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House released new guidelines Monday on coronavirus testing and reopening businesses as President Donald Trump sought to regain his footing after weeks of criticism and detours created in part by his sideshows. Trump appeared reluctant to cede the spotlight, with ...

Mifflin, Juniata counties each add a new case of COVID-19

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Mifflin and Juniata counties each added one new COVID-19 case to their count while Snyder added two more to its total, according to data released Sunday by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Mifflin County now stands at 27 total cases with 609 negative tests so far. Juniata County ...

COVID-19 UPDATE: 3 new cases in Mifflin County

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Here are the latest to-date numbers of COVID-19 cases in local counties, according to data release Monday by the Pennsylvania Department of Health MIFFLIN COUNTY: 30 cases (increase of 3 from Sunday) JUNIATA COUNTY: 79 cases (increase of 1 from Sunday) SNYDER COUNTY: 33 cases, 1 death ...