Coronavirus

For Cities, Path to Financial Recovery Could Be a Long One

“It takes years for cities to recover lost revenue,” said one of the authors of a new report that surveys the financial affairs of nearly 500 cities across the U.S.

In a Bid to Save Local Restaurants, Cities Open Streets and Parking Lots to Outdoor Dining

The popular "Streatery" program in Madison, Wisconsin could extend beyond its current October end date.

Jail Populations Are On the Rise

While many jails acted quickly at the beginning of the pandemic to release people and reduce overcrowding, a new analysis shows those efforts have slowed.

How to Use Ventilation and Air Filtration to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus Indoors

COMMENTARY | When it comes to making indoor spaces safer, it is either a matter of bringing in more outside air or removing the virus from air inside a building.

Contact Tracers in Massachusetts Might Order Milk or Help With Rent. Here’s Why.

Massachusetts includes a specific role in its COVID-19 contact-tracing program that’s not common everywhere: a care resource coordinator.

Struggling Farmers Work With Overwhelmed Food Banks to Stay Afloat

The pandemic is showing the need for strong local agriculture.

Survey: More Than Half of Tech Employees ‘Dread’ Work Each Morning

Private-sector tech employees face growing anxiety and loneliness related to the coronavirus pandemic.

This Billionaire Governor Keeps Firing Top Officials When He Has a Crisis

Similar to President Donald Trump, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has been particularly aggressive at forcing out top officials, including most recently the state’s top public health officer, faulting others when things go wrong.

Nurses and Doctors Sick With COVID Feel Pressured to Get Back to Work

Hospital employees say they must choose between their paychecks and their health or that of their families. Returning to work with symptoms also risks infection among the patients they are meant to heal.

Do All Face Masks Offer Similar Protection? New Test Offers A Way to Compare

The limited findings raise doubts about the effectiveness of neck gaiters and bandanas in preventing the spread of the coronavirus.

Establishing Covid-19 Testing Sites for All

COMMENTARY | Racial and socioeconomic inequities continue to be exacerbated during the Covid-19 pandemic. Community leaders must engage residents who are most vulnerable to identify equitable response measures.

Feds Will Reopen Schools on Native American Reservations

Despite the outsize toll the pandemic has taken on Native American communities, the federal government said that schools on reservations should reopen in September.

Local Officials Say a Nursing Home Dumped Residents to Die at Hospitals

The deaths of 18 residents of a New York nursing home highlight the continuing controversy over the Cuomo administration’s decision not to count deaths in hospitals as nursing home deaths. The home denies the allegations.

How the Pandemic Defeated America

A virus has brought the world’s most powerful country to its knees.

Public Health Officials Are Quitting or Getting Fired in Throes of Pandemic

At least 49 state and local public health leaders have resigned, retired or been fired since April across 23 states.

Robot Chicken Butchers and Other Job Automation Brought to You By Covid

The coronavirus could accelerate adoption of automation technologies as businesses look to minimize human contact.

Cancel College

COMMENTARY | Reopening universities will accomplish little and endanger many.