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22 teachers out of one school after being exposed to COVID-19

22 teachers are out of one elementary after either testing positive for or being exposed to COVID-19. Now, a few classrooms are closed and parents are saying no one from the district let them know. Pelican Elementary School in Cape Coral currently has 22 teachers in quarantine. This is more than a third of all […]

440 Palm Beach County students forced into COVID-19 quarantine

Just two days into the academic year, 440 students in Palm Beach County were told to go into quarantine because of COVID-19 cases at their schools, reports CBS’ Palm Beach affiliate WPEC. As of Thursday, there were 131 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 26 employees and 105 students, according to the district’s COVID-19 dashboard. The […]

Nintendo profits boom as people stuck at home play games

Nintendo Co.’s profit for the fiscal year that ended in March jumped 86% on healthy sales of its Switch handheld machine as people stayed home due to the pandemic, turning to video games for entertainment. Annual profit for the Japanese maker of Super Mario and Pokemon games totaled a record 480.4 billion yen ($4.4 billion), […]

Negative COVID-19 test not enough to rely on for the holidays, health experts say

More restrictions are coming across the United States, as coronavirus cases surge. People in Chicago are asked to stay at home. Philadelphia banned indoor gatherings. California reinstated broad restrictions, and Iowa mandated masks. This comes as Florida reports more than 4,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases Monday. Over the weekend, Sunday saw the state reach its highest […]

Two Americans fined for breaking Canada’s quarantine rules

To limit the spread of the coronavirus in Canada, anyone entering the country must quarantine for 14 days regardless of whether they have symptoms. Saturday, police announced they fined two Americans for breaking the quarantine rules after being spotted multiple times in an Ontario town, according to a news release obtained by CNN news partner CTV. Ontario […]

Psychologist shares ways to cope with the “new normal”

Feelings of stress and anxiety are normal during this uncertain time. But we also need to find ways to deal with those feeling. Psychologist Dr. Bart Rossi shares some strategies to help process this “new normal.”

FGCU students, professor make hand sanitizer for dorms, health workers

An FGCU student has been getting a firsthand look at the impact the coronavirus can have after she had to self-quarantine when returning from a trip to Italy. Now, she’s working alongside her peers to get more coronavirus protection in people’s hands. FGCU student Grace Anderson is among students working alongside a university professor to […]