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Workers Praise Disney Virus Safety, But Will Visitors Come?

ORLANDO, Fla. — Every week, it seems, Kaila Barker, her husband and their five children change their minds about whether to travel from their home in Connecticut to Florida’s Walt Disney World as planned in September. On the one hand, …

Lawsuit: 150 Cannery Workers Forced Into Hotel Quarantine Without Pay

LOS ANGELES — About 150 seasonal workers hired by a salmon cannery in Alaska are being forced to quarantine without pay at a hotel in Los Angeles after three of them tested positive for the coronavirus, a lawsuit claims. The …

At Senior Home, Staff Stays Put 24-7 to Stop Virus Spread

ATLANTA — As girls, Nadia Williams and her sister spent countless hours imagining their weddings. Now 30, Williams helped her younger sibling plan her big day, but when it came on Friday, she couldn’t be at her side as maid …

New York AG Raises Concerns About Amazon’s Pandemic Safety Practices

Amazon.com Inc may have violated safety measures and labor practices amid the coronavirus pandemic as it fired a warehouse protest leader last month, New York Attorney General Letitia James’s office wrote in a letter to the company last week. “Amazon’s …

Amazon Fires Three Critics of Warehouse Conditions in Pandemic

Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it had fired three critics of the company’s pandemic response for workplace violations, dismissals that drew sharp words from U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and a labor coalition. The company on Friday fired two user experience …

Amazon Exec Called Fired Worker ‘Not Smart’ in Leaked Memo

A senior Amazon.com Inc. executive called a fired Staten Island warehouse worker “not smart or articulate” in internal discussions about how the company should respond to employee criticism of its handling of the pandemic, according to a person familiar with …

Viewpoint: What the Government Can and Should Do in Response to COVID-19

The world-wide spread of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) presents us all with rather interesting questions about the power and role of federal and state government. COVID-19 is the illness caused by a virus strain that began spreading in people in December …

Viewpoint: In Case You Were Wondering, It’s Legal to Close State Borders

As national travel bans and local restrictions aimed at curtailing the spread of Covid-19 pile up, including an order for California residents to shelter in place, it’s time to ask whether bans on interstate travel would be lawful. In particular, …

U.S. Health Agency Suffers Cyber-Attack During Covid-19 Outbreak

The U.S. Health and Human Services Department suffered a cyber-attack on its computer system Sunday night during the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to three people familiar with the matter. The attack appears to have been intended to …

Want to Sue Because of a Coronavirus Quarantine? Good Luck

Unprecedented government restrictions being placed on public gatherings and personal behavior in the face of the coronavirus outbreak could eventually trigger civil rights challenges, but legal experts say they would be tough to win. “The idea that you’re going to …