More than 11,000 virus cases are tied to three major processors and more than 60 people have died throughout the industry, illustrating the challenge of reopening the country even for essential businesses.
In a joint letter, Democratic leaders said the plan “confirms that President Trump’s national testing strategy is to deny the truth that there aren’t enough tests and supplies, reject responsibility and dump the burden onto the states.”
The quick resumption of nightlife from Milan to Naples came as a reminder that even countries deeply scarred by the pandemic might struggle to put prolonged controls on crowds and carefree socializing.
Residential centers for the aged of all kinds have been hit hard by the virus, but the disaster at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, a state-run facility in western Massachusetts, has highlighted gaps in the patchwork oversight of state-run veterans’ homes.
Following moves to close or repurpose streets from Oakland to Tampa, cities including Washington are considering ways for restaurants to space out tables by putting them on roads and for neighborhoods to close streets to traffic to make walking and biking safer.