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05/27/2020: Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Reach 69 in Cape Co. with 2 Deaths; Testing Available June 5th

Updated: May 27, 2020 at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday's total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Cape County are now at 69 with 24 probable cases, totaling 93 overall, and there have been two deaths. One death was reported in Cape County due to COVID-19 on April 7th. The second death was on May 14th. The case was a close contact to a confirmed case. There are 21 active cases, and 70 cases have recovered. Eight cases have been travel-related, 31 were exposed by close contact, and the origin of 30 cases is unknown.

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Consumer Handbook: A Comprehensive Report On The Impact Of COVID-19 On Business

While the lasting effects are unclear, the immediate economic impact of COVID-19 has been severe. Recovery still seems far off, especially as states grapple on when to reopen and how soon testing will be made widely available. In an effort to collect the latest insights and identify top challenges and opportunities, the Better Business Bureau conducted a pulse survey with businesses and customers across North America on the perceived impact of the pandemic, and how it’s changing consumer...

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New York businesses can refuse entrance to anyone who doesn't wear a face mask, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday, under his executive order that gives store owners the authority to decide whether patrons must wear a mask or other face coverings to enter.

Face masks are "amazingly" effective in slowing the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the governor said.

"People have a right to jeopardize their own health (I don't recommend it).," Cuomo said via Twitter. "People don't have a right to jeopardize other people's health."

The coronavirus pandemic has put nearly 14 million people in the Caribbean and Latin America at risk of missing meals, according to a report released Wednesday from the U.N.'s World Food Programme.

Trump administration officials defended their handling of worker safety during the COVID-19 pandemic at a congressional hearing Thursday in Washington, D.C. But they acknowledged a grim new tally of deaths among doctors and nurses is "likely to be an underestimate," according to testimony from Dr. John Howard, head of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Thursday, May 28 // Crafty Recyclables Webinar @ Missouri State Parks

Missouri State Parks will host a Facebook Live on crafty recyclables on May 17. In this virtual event, staff at the Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park will show viewers how to create a recycled bird feeder using a variety of household objects. This live stream will take place on Thursday, May 28 from 2 to 3 p.m. on the park’s Facebook event page. Facebook Event Link:

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Disney World And Other Florida Theme Parks Outline Reopening Plans

Several theme parks in Florida will open their doors to guests again over the next few weeks and have crafted plans they hope will keep employees and others safe from spread of the coronavirus. SeaWorld received approval for its plan to reopen its parks on June 11. The plans are expected to be quickly approved by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Universal Orlando has already received the go-ahead from local and state officials for its plan to reopen its parks...

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