COVID-19

During Saturday’s provincial health update, it was announced that there are 8 new cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador, bringing the total to 203. Of the new cases, 7 are located in the Eastern Health region and 1 is in the Labrador-Grenfell region. On a positive note, the number of people who have recovered […]

On Wednesday, Bill Lapschies celebrated his 104th birthday–and being the world’s oldest-known coronavirus survivor. The Oregon man and World War II veteran took to the patio at Edward C. Allworth Veterans’ Home in Lebanon to mark the occasion with a small gathering of relatives who made sure to stand a socially-distant six feet away. The party […]

Supermarkets can be few and far between out in the sticks, which helps explain why several rural police departments have dispatched their officers to deliver groceries to elderly and vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic. In Bourbon County, Kansas, which has just 14,000 residents, the Walmart doesn’t deliver–so Major Bobby Reed picks up groceries for […]

Musician Adam Schlesinger has died from coronavirus complications at the age of 52, Variety reports. Schlesinger had been in an upstate New York hospital for a week before his death. He was the co-founder of the indie rock band Fountains of Wayne, a band that earned two Grammy nominations and was best known for their […]

It was previously announced that K-9 students will move on to their next grade regardless of the outcome of the rest of the school year. Announced today by Premier Dwight Ball, students that would have graduated at the end of this school year will still graduate and have their post-secondary applications unaffected by the premature […]

A math teacher in South Dakota is being hailed as a hero after he solved the problem of long-distance learning amid the coronavirus shutdown. “My sixth-grader emailed her math teacher for some help, so he came over and worked through the problem with her on our front porch,” dad Josh Anderson tweeted this past Friday. […]

The St. John’s Edge are prematurely finished for the season as the National Basketball League has scraped the remainder of the 2019/20 season amid the current COVID-19 pandemic. The league announced the cancellation via social media, outlining that the decision came after a unanimous vote among its board of governors. “Our owners, management, support staff, […]

Lunch is on Lizzo! Multiple outlets report that the A-list artist sent a midday meal to hospitals across the country on Monday to thank healthcare workers for their efforts fighting the coronavirus. “Thank you, Lizzo, for sending lunches to the UW Medical Center,” Seattle’s University of Washington Medical Center tweeted. “Your support of our frontline […]

Who needs locks in the middle of a lockdown? The Guardian reports that more and more men are giving themselves buzzcuts while stuck at home during the coronavirus crisis. “Anyone else do a #Stayhome haircut that got outta hand?” actor Riz Ahmed asked last week on Instagram alongside a shaved-head selfie. “Least now it feels like there’s […]

Even in this current climate of coronavirus lockdown, a new dating site wants to help you continue to date, UPI reports. Quarantine Together aims to create connections between people who are social distancing. Developers Daniel Ahmadizadeh and Christopher Smeder say the site asks users at 6 p.m. each day if they have washed their hands, […]


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