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Disability Benefits a Relief to People Infected With COVID

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Biden administration says some long-lasting COVID-19 symptoms can be considered a disability under federal law. The White House held a virtual presentation earlier this month for people affected by so-called “long-haul” COVID-19 to explain how …

Carnival’s Princess Unable to Dodge Passengers’ Covid Suit

Carnival Corp.’s Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. failed to persuade a judge to dismiss negligence claims by 17 passengers who allege they suffered Covid-19 symptoms after being exposed to the coronavirus on a February voyage. Monday’s ruling doesn’t address the merits …

Thousands of Minks Dead in Covid Outbreak on Utah Farms

Thousands of minks at Utah fur farms have died because of the coronavirus in the past 10 days, forcing nine sites in three counties to quarantine, but the state veterinarian said people don’t appear to be at risk from the …

Purging Water System of Brain-Eating Microbe to Take 60 Days

LAKE JACKSON, Texas — A Houston-area official said Monday it will take 60 days to ensure a city drinking water system is purged of a deadly, microscopic parasite that doctors believed killed a boy and that led to warnings for …

Thermal Cameras Scanning for Virus Signs at Hawaii Airports

HONOLULU — All Hawaii airports receiving flights from outside the state are now operating thermal cameras to screen travelers for symptoms of the coronavirus. Travelers are subject to body temperature screening by the thermal cameras as part of the state’s …

Hundreds Test Positive at Tyson Foods Plant in Arkansas

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tyson Foods is looking into reports that China’s customs agency has suspended poultry imports from a Tyson facility in the United States after coronavirus cases were confirmed among its employees. A Tyson spokesman said Sunday that …

NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS Closing Locker Rooms Amid Virus Scare

MIAMI — The NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer are closing access to locker rooms and clubhouses to all nonessential personnel, including media, in response to the coronavirus crisis, the leagues announced in a joint statement Monday …

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 …