Coronavirus

Hormel giving away bacon-scented face masks

Meatpacker Hormel Foods is getting into the PPE game, with bacon-scented face masks. Bacon-lovers who visit www.BreathableBacon.com through Oct. 28 can enter for a chance to receive a free, limited-edition package of “Breathable Bacon.”
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Save Our Stages Fest announces full weekend lineup

October 16-18, the NIVA is bringing three full days of live music to your screen with artists performing from small and indie venues across the country in order to raise awareness and funds for struggling music venues.
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Fauci reveals when he thinks a COVID vaccine will be available

We’re inching closer to a COVID-19 vaccine that may restore a sense of normalcy. Dr. Anthony Fauci revealed when he anticipates the U.S. getting the first coronavirus vaccine. Find out now.
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Families form 'pandemic pods' to maximize learning, socialization and to stay safe this winter amid COVID

As COVID-19 puts a halt to traditional learning, some families are coming up with their own ways to help their kids get not only education, but also socialization, while also keeping health guidelines in mind.
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Disney World to remain at 25% capacity, but still no time frame for reopening Disneyland, CEO says

The happiest place on Earth will continue to operate at 25% capacity amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Still no time frame for when Disneyland in California might reopen. Read more!
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‘Brain fog’ may impact more than half of all COVID patients

Some of the common symptoms of COVID-19 – fever, cough, shortness of breath - are commonly understood. But other, such as difficulty concentrating or loss of smell or taste, continue to raise questions about how the coronavirus affects patients.
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Small household gatherings are helping drive the spike in COVID cases, CDC chief says

Large gatherings have been banned or discouraged since the start of the pandemic in March. But as cases of the coronavirus continue to spike around the country, the CDC is now warning how small indoor gatherings are helping to spread COVID-19.
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Walmart breaks up Black Friday deals into three sales events amid coronavirus

Walmart is tackling Black Friday a little differently amid the coronavirus pandemic. The retailer will host three separate sales events to prevent shoppers from crowding stores at the same time. Read more now.
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Family grows by 5 children after relative dies from COVID-19

A community stepped up to support a Lawndale family – that grew by five – after a relative died from COVID-19. It was July when Rico De Alba’s brother-in-law succumbed to the disease leaving behind five children. Read more.
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37 COVID-19 cases linked to Sweet 16 'superspreader event': Officials

Thirty-seven people linked to a “Sweet 16” party held at a Long Island inn have tested positive for COVID-19, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said Tuesday, calling the gathering a “superspreader event.”
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