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Governor Signs Liability Shield, Intends to Lift Mask Rule

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Saying he will lift a statewide mask requirement later this week, Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signed a bill Wednesday intended to protect businesses and health care providers from coronavirus-related lawsuits. Gianforte said the new law will …

Lawmakers in Mo., Ala. Advance COVID-19 Liability Protection Bills

State senators in Missouri and Alabama advanced bills that would shield businesses and health care providers from lawsuits over alleged wrongdoing during the coronavirus pandemic. Missouri senators on Wednesday gave initial approval to a liability shield measure after hours of …

Four States Pass Laws Giving Businesses Immunity from COVID-19 Claims

Four states have passed laws that grant businesses immunity from civil liability for claims relating to COVID-19, while legislation in at least three other states is advancing. The bills signed into law by the governors of North Carolina, Oklahoma, Utah …

Telemedicine Surges in Michigan as Doctors Close Offices

DETROIT — The closure of doctors’ offices across Michigan during the new coronavirus pandemic has spurred a statewide surge in the embrace of telemedicine, a practice that allows doctors to treat patients remotely by phone or computer, officials said. Hospitals …

Broward High School Gyms Sanitized Over Mrsa Concerns

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Officials in South Florida spent the weekend disinfecting gyms and locker rooms after learning multiple cases of wrestlers who possibly have the bacterial infection MRSA. Four or five students are suspected of having the infection, Broward …