Stories tagged: "coronavirus response"

Returning to In-Person Classes Poses Risks to Latino Households

The rise in COVID-19 cases and the new variants of the virus threaten a safe return to in-person classes.

Meet Xavier Becerra, Biden’s Nominee for Health Department Secretary That Progressives Are Cheering On

President-elect Joe Biden has nominated the Mexican American official as health department secretary, placing this defender of the Affordable Care Act in a leading role to oversee the new administration’s coronavirus response.

Biden to Call for 100 Days of Mask-Wearing on Inauguration Day

The president-elect has frequently emphasized mask-wearing as a “patriotic duty" and during the campaign floated the idea of instituting a nationwide mask mandate.

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Puerto Rico 911 Call Centers Are Shutting Down Because Employees Have Coronavirus

The two emergency call centers on the island are inoperative after several employees tested positive for COVID-19. Politicians criticized the Department of Public Safety for its lack of planning.

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More Than 2,000 Puerto Rican Children Have COVID-19

Since August, the increase in cases within this population group has been constant despite remote schooling.

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UPDATED: This Map Shows Where Coronavirus Is Hitting Hardest in Puerto Rico

Gov. Wanda Vázquez announced a wide reopening that allows the use of beaches and a limited opening of gyms, casinos, and movie theaters.

UPDATED: This Map Shows Where and Who Coronavirus Has Hit the Hardest This Week in PR

Gov. Wanda Vázquez will announce new safety measures and restrictions this Friday or Saturday to address the increase in COVID-19 cases.