With in-person courses now in session for thousands and thousands of scholars throughout the nation, considerations over a fall delta COVID surge are rising.
More than 243,000 kids examined constructive for COVID-19 final week, the second-highest case week ever.
One million kids throughout the nation have examined constructive for COVID in the final month.
Here are extra of right now’s COVID-19 headlines:
‘Hamilton,’ ‘Lion King’ amongst huge musicals elevating curtain Tuesday
After 18 months in the darkish because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a few of the largest and hottest Broadway musicals are welcoming again audiences Tuesday because the Great White Way springs again to life. Hamilton, Wicked, The Lion King, and Chicago will as soon as once more elevate the curtain, this time for crowds which can be totally vaccinated and carrying masks. Previews may also start for Lackawanna Blues, with opening evening scheduled for September 28. The Broadway League launched “This is Broadway,” a historic initiative to welcome theater lovers again to Times Square following the trade’s historic shutdown.
83 COVID circumstances reported after 1st day of faculty in NYC
Thirty-three college students and 50 academics reported constructive COVID circumstances following New York City’s first day again to high school. Meantime, academics are persevering with to protest town’s vaccine mandate.
NYC COVD vaccine enforcement begins; 300,000 metropolis workers return to work
The grace interval is over, and New York City is now fining companies that don’t ask for proof of vaccination. The coverage went into impact final month for indoor public areas, like eating places, gyms, and leisure venues. Mayor Bill de Blasio says enforcement will likely be dealt with by civilian inspectors from 13 totally different companies who will likely be ensuring companies are telling clients concerning the requirement and checking for proof of vaccination.
Alabama man dies after turned away from 43 hospitals filled with COVID sufferers, household says
An Alabama man died after he was turned away from 43 hospitals filled with COVID sufferers. Across the U.S., the Delta variant isn’t slowing down. ICU beds in seven states are working out, leaving little room for different emergencies. Ray DeMonia’s household mentioned it took calls to 43 hospitals throughout three states to get the 73-year-old a cardiac ICU mattress. He later died in a facility in Mississippi, 200 miles from his Alabama dwelling. His family wrote in his obituary “please get vaccinated…to free up resources for non-COVID related emergencies.” It comes as COVID circumstances in kids proceed to rise, now making up one in 4 new infections.
Legacy of highschool coach who died of COVID lives on by way of basis for pupil athletes
Neighbors, first responders, well being care employees, academics and coaches are the sturdy, quiet heroes that make up each nook of the nation, and one Indiana man’s pep talks, booming voice and bear hugs will likely be significantly missed by his neighborhood however lengthy remembered because of a new chapter of his legacy. The pupil athletes, employees and households of North Central High School misplaced their beloved coach Paul Loggan, a towering determine in Indianapolis for extra than 30 years, to COVID-19. When his college students discovered about Loggan’s prognosis, they did what their coach had carried out so many times for them — delivered pep talks.
Met Gala set to return with star energy after pandemic delay
Thanks to the pandemic, the 2020 Met Gala and its vogue parade was pushed from its conventional May berth and morphed this yr into a two-part affair that kicks off Monday evening with a mini model of the celebrity-splashed fundraiser. Organizers promise no much less the star energy. The intimate gala coincides with the opening of “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” the primary of a two-part exhibition on the Met’s Anna Wintour Costume Center. It will likely be co-chaired by Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman and Naomi Osaka. Honorary chairs are Tom Ford, sponsor Instagram’s Adam Mosseri and Vogue’s Wintour, the latter the doyenne of the Met Gala since 1995.
NYC rec facilities reopen, provide free memberships
All of New York City’s 25 recreation facilities are again open for actions, Mayor Bill de Blasio mentioned Monday. Proof of vaccination is required to make use of them. The facilities are providing free membership by way of the top of the yr.
Parents urged to attend for vaccine approval for teenagers
The FDA is urging mother and father to not hunt down COVID-19 vaccines for youngsters beneath 12 as a result of they are not but eligible. The company famous that “children are not small adults,” and mentioned it’s nonetheless working by way of the method of making certain the vaccines are protected for youthful children.
“While of course I can understand that parents are anxious to get their kids vaccinated, it’s super important for the FDA to complete its process,” Harvard Medical School Professor Dr. John Brownstein mentioned. The announcement comes amid the uncertainty of a new college yr, with early a million New York City public college college students headed again to lecture rooms.
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