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NOTE: Watch the press conference live beginning at 9 a.m. in the player above Chicago’s mayor and top doctor plan to deliver an update Wednesday on the city’s coronavirus response ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, which officials and medical professionals have warned may lead to a spike in cases. Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Department …

CLOSE If you can’t visit family due to the COVID-19 pandemic, host a virtual Thanksgiving dinner instead. USA TODAY The president and CEO of the Lee Health hospital system is urging Southwest Floridian’s to forgo “traditional” Thanksgiving celebrations this year to avoid unnecessarily exposing friends and relatives to COVID-19. Cases of the novel coronavirus have been increasing in …

Health insurance costs increased by around $1.2 million for the local Glynn County government in the last year, according to finance personnel. About $800,000 of the $1.2 million overage went to health care, and the remaining is related to prescriptions, interim Chief Financial Officer Tamara Munson explained to the county’s finance committee at a Tuesday …

Bay Area health officials are urging residents during the holidays to start taking safety measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus seriously amid a surge in cases and hospitalizations. Officials have warned local hospitals will reach capacity if the trend of rising numbers continue. “We are in a critical moment,” San Francisco Public Health Director …

WILLMAR — Visitor restrictions are currently in place at several CentraCare and Carris Health facilities in west central Minnesota, including Willmar. The restrictions were implemented Tuesday in response to the surge in positive COVID-19 cases and because hospitals are “reaching capacity,” according to a news release. All visitors will be screened for signs and symptoms …

It’s not too late to rethink your Thanksgiving plans. That’s one message public health commissioner Dr. Monica Bharel wants to get out ahead of the Thursday holiday, as Massachusetts continues to confront a surge in COVID-19 cases and as data indicate many travelers are still hitting the road and the skies. Download our free mobile …

BOSTON – It’s not too late to rethink your Thanksgiving plans. That’s one message public health commissioner Dr. Monica Bharel wants to get out ahead of the Thursday holiday, as Massachusetts continues to confront a surge in COVID-19 cases and as data indicate many travelers are still hitting the road and the skies. “We are …

November 24, 2020 at 12:26 AM EST Workers call on Walmart, Amazon and other retailers to bring back hazard pay ahead of holiday rush By Abha Bhattarai and Christopher Ingraham Workers at Walmart, Amazon, Kroger and other major retailers are calling on their employers to reinstate hazard pay and strengthen safety protocols ahead of the …

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BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — The number of people getting tested for COVID-19 in the last few days has shot up dramatically in Maryland. Instead of staying home for Thanksgiving, health officials believe people are getting a test, then traveling to go see family for the holiday. Maryland Health Department data shows that daily testing …