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GOP senator’s ad on reopening Texas schools uses video of “class” in Estonia, where COVID is scarce

Sen. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican up for re-election this year, posted an ad over the weekend touting his dedication to safely reopening schools in the Lone Star state, which appears to use stock footage of a classroom halfway around the world in Estonia. The 30-second spot, called “Cares,” is meant to foreground the lengths which Cornyn has gone to in…

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Rushed reopening led to case spikes that threaten to overwhelm hospitals in some states

The Independence Day weekend concluded with dire predictions about the surge of coronavirus cases across the country and with national and local officials saying a rush to reopen fueled the spread of the novel coronavirus and outpaced efforts to care for its victims.“We’re right back where we were at the peak of the epidemic during…

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Opinion: Reopening schools safely can’t occur without racial equity

Roopika Risam is chair and associate professor of secondary and higher education at Salem State University and is currently writing a book on race in US universities. The views expressed here are hers. Read more opinion on CNN. (CNN)Universities around the US are announcing fall reopening plans that range from online learning to giving students…

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Reopening of NJ indoor dining is postponed, likely for weeks

Terrence T. McDonald, NorthJersey.com Published 2:45 p.m. ET June 29, 2020 | Updated 5:01 p.m. ET June 29, 2020CLOSE NorthJersey.com’s Esther Davidowitz dines out for the first time in three months, sharing her experience as New Jersey begins Phase 2 and restaurants reopen for outdoor dining. NorthJersey.comIndoor dining in New Jersey will not come back…

Reopening reverses course in Texas and Florida as coronavirus cases spike

By Arelis R. Hernández, Frances Stead Sellers and Ben Guarino, SAN ANTONIO — Texas and Florida — whose leaders were praised by President Trump for being among the first to end coronavirus restrictions — abruptly reversed course Friday as virus infections soared to record levels, slamming the door shut on bars and imposing other measures…

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UNH reopening plan: Reduced dorm capacity, other changes

[Editor’s note: A previous version of this story included an inaccurate figure for how significantly the university plans to reduce its residence halls’ capacity.]DURHAM — University of New Hampshire campuses will reopen to students starting Aug. 10, doing so with a number of changes and restrictions university officials say will ensure safety during the ongoing…

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Hollywood is reopening with detailed new rules for productions amid COVID-19

Hollywood’s unions have published a detailed breakdown of guidelines that television and film productions will be expected to follow in coming months as the industry works to get back on its feet after a three-month coronavirus pandemic shutdown.The joint report from the Directors Guild of America, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE and the Teamsters outlines what will be…