The North Carolina Health Department announced that reporting errors since April have over-reported the total number of COVID tests. But key figures, like new cases and positive percent, didn’t change.
By Lynn Bonner, The News & Observer | August 13, 2020
About three-quarters of voters in Mankato, Minn., used mail-in ballots for Tuesday’s primary. The remaining quarter voted in person and saw seamless execution as polling places were prepared with masks and sanitizer.
By Mark Fischenich, The Free Press | August 12, 2020
What’s it like to be a front-line government official in the COVID era? The mayor of Hattiesburg, Miss., talks candidly about "awful moments,” as he navigates a pandemic, an economic meltdown and racial tensions.
By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer | August 12, 2020
California has fixed a glitch that underreported the state’s COVID-19 data and the director of the Department of Public Health suddenly resigned. But many are skeptical of the response and worried they’re being misled.
By Phil Willon, Taryn Luna and Melody Gutierrez, Los Angeles Times | August 11, 2020
While it's helped a lot of Americans who are displaced from their offices get their work done, it's fallen short in areas like education and disease tracking and has once again highlighted the digital divide.
Two-thirds of Black and Latino voters reported that the virus was a major health threat while less than half of white voters reported the same. And 69 percent of voters agreed that COVID-19 is increasing inequality.
By David Lauter, Los Angeles Times | August 6, 2020
A technological glitch in the electronic data system used by the state’s health departments could be hampering California’s ability to track COVID-19 cases. Officials are uncertain as to when the issue will be resolved.
By Aidin Vaziri, San Francisco Chronicle | August 5, 2020
A group of voters have sued Tim Walz and other officials over the governor’s mandate, requiring people to wear masks when they vote in-person for next week’s primary. This is the 11th challenge to the state’s COVID-19 rules.
By Jessie Van Berkel, Star Tribune | August 5, 2020