KCMO mayor extends state of emergency, mask order

Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas said Thursday he is extending the city’s state of emergency through Jan. 16, 2021, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.— Read on http://www.kshb.com/news/coronavirus/kcmo-mayor-extends-state-of-emergency-mask-order

Sanjay Gupta on Not Sending His Kids Back to School

“This was not an easy decision, but one that we believe best respects the science,” Sanjay Gupta wrote — Read on people.com/health/cnns-dr-sanjay-gupta-on-why-hes-not-sending-his-kids-back-to-school-amid-coronavirus/

Florida Sheriff Bans Deputies and Visitors from Wearing Face Masks

Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods told his department wearing masks was no longer “up for discussion” — Read on people.com/health/florida-sheriff-bans-deputies-from-wearing-face-masks-as-state-set-new-daily-record-for-covid-19-cases/

Why One School Is Turning To Outdoor Classrooms Amid Coronavirus | Wheaton, IL Patch

Why One School Is Turning To Outdoor Classrooms… – Wheaton, IL – “When there’s a lot of stress and chaos in the world, we find that it’s really helpful to be out in nature,” Brenna McLachlan said. — Read on patch.com/illinois/wheaton/why-one-school-turning-outdoor-classrooms-amid-coronavirus

Florida’s Youngest Coronavirus Victim Identified as 9-Year-Old Kimora ‘Kimmie’ Lynum

Kimora “Kimmie” Lynum was described as a “jovial, fun-loving, and free-spirited 9-year-old child” who had no pre-existing health conditions — Read on people.com/health/florida-youngest-coronavirus-victim-identified-as-9-year-old-girl-with-kimora-kimmie-lynum-no-preexisting-health-issues/

Garth Brooks Reveals Daughter Allie Tested Positive for Coronavirus

Garth Brooks said he and his wife Trisha Yearwood had to quarantine themselves after the diagnosis — Read on people.com/country/garth-brooks-daughter-allie-tested-positive-coronavirus/

Herman Cain Took Coronavirus Seriously, Friend Insists

“This is such a partisan age and people get defined by where they stood on the political spectrum and I’m sure a lot of people will define Herman in that way — that was so much not who he was,” the friend says — Read on people.com/politics/friend-defends-herman-cain-from-trump-rally-criticism/

Surge in COVID forces a two-week lockdown of entire Bahamas | Miami Herald

Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis announced a two week lockdown of the entire Bahamas Monday, saying the country’s intensive care unit beds had reached capacity and coronavirus infections are skyrocketing. — Read on http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/article244701947.html