Six months after the virus reached the United States, it continues to disrupt virtually every aspect of daily life — with the country regularly breaking its records for single-day cases — and local leaders are pondering new stay-at-home orders.
Here are some significant developments:
- A leading experimental vaccine candidate appeared to be safe and stimulated a promising immune response during an early human trial, developers of the vaccine reported Monday in a medical journal.
- Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, while advocating wearing face masks, sided with Trump in arguing against imposing a federal mandate on masks.
- Florida’s largest teachers union sued state officials Monday over an order mandating a return of in-person schooling, drawing the courts into an increasingly politicized nationwide debate over the return to school during the pandemic.
- The emerging GOP coronavirus relief bill appears likely to embrace some of Trump’s key priorities despite opposition from within in his own party, including a payroll tax cut and measures tying school funding to classrooms reopening.
- The sports seasons for more than 800,000 California high school athletes are on pause until December or January because of the coronavirus pandemic.
- Warner Bros. said that it was taking a much-anticipated Christopher Nolan thriller off its planned mid-August release date.