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PG County Ramping Up Vaccinations

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COVID-19, One Year Later

Vaccines, dispelling myths and how to stay safe.

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DC Healthcare Worker Vaccine Portal Up and Running

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Business, Labor and Fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic

How can labor and business best work together to survive and thrive during the pandemic?

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COVID-19 Relief For DC Renters And Landlords

Financial assistance is available, but ends at the end of the month. Deadline for applying is Friday, December 11th.

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COVID-19 Restrictions Tighten In Maryland

A coronavirus surge has resulted in stricter restrictions in our region, specifically in Maryland.

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Pfizer Seeks Emergency Approval For Covid-19 Vaccine

Phizer has asked the Food and Drug Administration for emergency approval of its new vaccine.

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Maryland Gov. Ramps Up COVID Restrictions

The new restrictions go into effect at 5pm on Friday, November 20th.

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Jeremih Now Responsive In COVID Battle, Still Fighting

Let’s continue to keep Jeremih in our prayers as he continues to fight for his life. 

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COVID-19 and the Second Surge

What we must do to stay safe?

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Happy COVID-19 Halloween

Voter suppression is real.

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Co-Parenting During The Pandemic

Tips on how to co-parent during the pandemic.

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US Death Toll From Coronavirus Hits 200,000

The count is kept by Johns Hopkins University, based on figures from state health authorities.

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African-Americans And The COVID-19 Vaccine

Join WHUR News for a special two-part series of the Daily Drum as we present “Making It Plain… African-Americans and the COVID-19 Vaccine” Wednesday, September 16 and Thursday, September 17 at 7 PM.

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Apple, Google Build Virus-Tracing Tech Directly Into Phones

The tech giants on Tuesday launched the second phase of their “exposure notification” system, designed to automatically alert people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus.

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Colleges Grapple With Coronavirus As Students Return

The U.S. leads the world in the number of coronavirus cases, with 5.4 million cases reported as of Tuesday, and more than 170,000 confirmed dead, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

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US Goes Online For Pandemic Supplies, Many At Walmart.com

With unemployment in the U.S. hitting frighteningly high levels, Walmart’s ability to deliver low-priced food, clothing and electronics strengthened its structural advantages further.

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Howard University Hospital CEO Anita Jenkins

Howard University Hospital CEO discusses the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and re-imagining the hospital.

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Senior Citizen Isolation During The Pandemic

Keeping seniors emotionally and physically safe during the pandemic.

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The U.S Can Jail You For Refusing Coronavirus Vaccine

Dating back to a law initially enacted in 1905, the United States has the full authority to place anyone in jail or fine them for refusing the vaccine.

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Staying Healthy During The Pandemic

Addressing immunizations and other non-COVID-19 healthcare issues.

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Big Ten, Pac-12 Could Cancel Football Season Tuesday

Several college football conferences could cancel this year.

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MD Health Officer Reverses Private School Decision

Travis Gayles, Montgomery County’s Health officer now says private schools can decide on their own how students will return to school. It is a reversal of his previous position.

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260 Employees Quarantine After Georgia School Opens

Teachers returned to a Georgia school district last week. 260 employees have already gone home to quarantine.

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What You Need To Know About Clinical Trials

Clinical trials have begun in a search for a vaccine for the coronavirus. And why aren’t persons of color more represented in clinical trials?

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Gov. Reinstates COVID-19 Restrictions For Virginia Beach Region

The Virginia Beach region has been a coronavirus hot spot since the beginning of July.

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Finding Work/Life Balance When Working From Home

Sometimes you have to unplug from the job for your mental health.

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DC to Require Travelers from Hotspots to Quarantine

Maryland and Virginia are not included in the hotspot quarantine order.

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New Covid-19 Restrictions For Anne Arundel County & Baltimore

A surge of coronavirus cases has caused officials in Baltimore and Anne Arundel County to reinstate restrictions.

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Stopping the Educational Summer Slide for Kids

We examine what has happened and what parents and children can do to slow the summer educational slide and get back on track.

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Reporters’ Roundtable

Examining the top stories of the week.

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Update On Md. School Reopening Coming From Gov. Hogan

Specifics are expected in a news conference today at 5pm.

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DC Teachers’ Union And Maryland Education Assoc. Talk School Reopening

Last week Chancellor, Dr. Lewis Ferebee and the mayor outlined a hybrid option but plan to wait until the end of the month.

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Back to the Office During the Pandemic. Is it an Option?

What do you do when the boss asks you to come back to the workplace during the pandemic and you’re not comfortable with that?

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Two No. Va. Schools Reverse Course On Hybrid Opening

The decisions come after initially considering a hybrid of in-school and distance learning. 

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DC Delays Final Decision on ’20-’21 School Year

 Chancellor Ferebee released several hybrid proposals for school opening for all school age groups.

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Extended Tax Deadline Ends Next Week

No more delays: What to know about the July 15 tax deadline

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Social Gatherings During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Navigating the risks of social gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Fauci: US Could Reach 100,000 New Cases a Day

Fauci said areas seeing recent outbreaks are putting the entire nation at risk, including areas that have made progress in reducing COVID-19 cases.

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EU Reopens Its Borders To 14 Nations But Not To US Tourists

The list is to be updated every 14 days, with new countries being added or dropped off depending on whether they are keeping the pandemic under control.

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How Risky Is Flying During The Coronavirus Pandemic?

Flying can increase your risk of exposure to infection, but airlines are taking some precautions and you can too.

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Preparing for COVID-19 Surge

Is the University of Maryland Medical Systems prepared in the event of a COVID-19 surge?

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Surge Forcing Some Governors to Reverse COVID-19 Policies

US virus cases near an all-time high as governors backtrack.

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COVID-19 Update

What has happened since the first cases hit Washington state in January? 

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Tri-State Area to Enforce Quarantine for Some Out-of State Visitors

Travelers to NY, New Jersey, Connecticut are told to isolate.

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Phase 3 Coming for Virginia Next Week

Northam expects to further relax restrictions next week.

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Medical Workers in Prince George’s Speak Up

Maryland ICU workers urge caution as states begin to reopen.

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DC to Begin Phase One Reopening on Friday, May 29th

City-operated parks and recreation centers will open for passive recreation activities but contact sports such as football, soccer or basketball will not be allowed.

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Children and the Coronavirus

We take a look at how this disease is impacting out children.

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Northern Virginia Enters Phase One on Friday

The state’s most populated region did not open like the rest of the state because of high COVID-19 infection and death rates.  

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