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AP: Most states fall short of coronavirus testing thresholds

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ATLANTA (AP) — As more states begin to relax their coronavirus lockdowns, most are falling short of the minimum levels of testing suggested by the federal government and recommended by a variety of public health researchers, an Associated Press analysis has found.
Three months into an unprecedented public health emergency, ... (full story)


Ohio tops 1M unemployment claims over 6 weeks amid virus

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COLUMBUS (AP) — More than 1 million people filed unemployment claims in the past six weeks as Ohio's stay-at-home order depressed the economy and led to widespread layoffs, the state reported Thursday, April 30.
For the week ending April 25, 92,920 people filed jobless claims, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Fa ... (full story)


52 who worked or voted in Wisconsin election have COVID-19

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More than 50 people who voted in person or worked the polls during Wisconsin's presidential primary this month have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the latest count by state health officials tracking the impact of holding the election in the middle of a pandemic.
It remains unclear how many ... (full story)


Over 70% of tested inmates in federal prisons have COVID-19

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Fleming never got to say goodbye to his father. He didn't know his dad was fading away on a ventilator, diagnosed with coronavirus at the federal prison where he was serving time for a drug charge.
His father, also named Michael, was held at FCI Terminal Island in Los Angeles and died April 19. A ... (full story)


CARES Act, foreclosures and evictions: What you need to know

In response to COVID-19, Congress passed and President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (commonly known as the CARES Act). Among other measures, the CARES Act provides relief from foreclosure and eviction for eligible homeowners and renters.
Eligibility: Who Is Covered?
Homeowner ... (full story)