The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease’s grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to Idaho reel under the surge.
Most schools hoped this fall would see students make up academic ground lost last spring when the pandemic hit. Instead, districts are looking for ways to reverse plummeting grades and attendance among students learning at home.
The total number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Central Texas since the new coronavirus first appeared here in March rose to more than 24,000 Thursday and two more local residents diagnosed with virus have died.
Nearly 5,700 COVID-19 saliva tests have been administered in one Central Texas county, but after nearly two weeks of surge testing, local health officials have received results from just 2,000 of them.
Hospitals around the United States are starting to buckle from a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, with several states setting records for the number of people hospitalized and leaders scrambling to find extra beds and staff.
Federal disability law allows employees to ask their bosses for reasonable accommodations, such as temporary schedule changes, shift changes or working remotely, if an illness puts them at higher risk for COVID-19.