Anyone Who Wants A Coronavirus Test Can Get One, Says DeSantis

State and local officials are trying to get the word out to the public that anyone who wants a coronavirus test can get one now. They have lifted restrictions on symptoms and travel history that were previously in place to ensure supplies got prioritized for those most in-need. Health officials say…

Trial Over Felon Voting Rights Law Begins

Updated 9:08 p.m. ET, Apr. 27, 2020 The trial over whether a state law can require felons to pay back fines and fees before voting started Monday morning. Brennan Center for Justice attorney Sean Morales-Doyle says Florida’s law makes it harder for felons to vote. …

FL National Guard To Start COVID-19 Testing In Immokalee May 3

Starting Sunday, May 3rd, the Florida National Guard will activate a COVID-19 testing site in Immokalee. Immokalee Division Director for Department of Health Collier, Mark Lemke, said people won’t need a medical referral to get tested. “We will not turn anybody away who shows up to get a test, until we…

Tell Us: What Will Your New ‘Normal’ Look Like?

After weeks of stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders, many states are looking at loosening restrictions and allowing some businesses, beaches and other places to reopen. If your state reopens, are you planning to resume your old routine? Will you go back to work, socialize with friends, eat at a restaurant, or allow…

Virus Outbreak Poses Political Challenge For Republican In Key Senate Race

In what could be one of the closest Senate races this fall, the coronavirus pandemic has scrambled some of the usual political lines. North Carolina Republican Sen. Thom Tillis, who’s facing re-election to a second term, has found himself on the same side as the state’s Democratic governor, Roy Cooper (who’s…

Civilian Mariners Say Strict Navy Coronavirus Restrictions Are Unfair

The Navy has ordered members of its Military Sealift Command — a group of civilian mariners who supply military vessels around the world — to stay on their ships in an effort to prevent outbreaks of the coronavirus. A “gangway up” order enforcing the lock-down was issued on March 21. But…

A Next-Generation Coronavirus Test Raises Hopes And Concerns

States clamoring for coronavirus tests in recent weeks have been talking about two different types. First, there’s a PCR test that detects the virus’ genetic material, so can confirm an active infection. And then there’s an antibody test, which looks at the body’s reaction to that infection, so is useful in…

South Korea Reports No New Domestic Coronavirus Cases

South Korea, which waged an early battle against COVID-19 after the disease emerged from China, said on Thursday that it had no new domestic cases for the first time since a surge nearly ten weeks ago. The country experienced its first case on Jan. 20, but didn’t see infections ramp up…