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Brewers put Josh Hader on COVID-19 list after positive test

Brewers put Josh Hader on COVID-19 list after positive test

MILWAUKEE (AP) — All-Star closer Josh Hader has joined the growing collection of Milwaukee Brewers on the COVID-19 injured list. Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Hader reported contact with someone experiencing “COVID-like symptoms.
Graham 1st vaccinated senator to test positive for COVID-19

Graham 1st vaccinated senator to test positive for COVID-19

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Sen.

Appeals court upholds Indiana University’s vaccine mandate

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Indiana University can proceed with its plan to require students and employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19, in what is the highest court decision regarding college immunization mandates
Air travel hits another pandemic high, flight delays grow

Air travel hits another pandemic high, flight delays grow

DALLAS (AP) — Air travel in the U.S. is hitting new pandemic-era highs, and airlines are scrambling to keep up with the summer-vacation crowds. Despite rising numbers of coronavirus infections fueled by the delta variant, the U.S.
The Latest: Famed Minneapolis club requiring vaccination

The Latest: Famed Minneapolis club requiring vaccination

MINNEAPOLIS — The First Avenue music venue in Minneapolis that was made famous in Prince’s movie “Purple Rain” is requiring that all concertgoers provide proof of vaccination against the coronavirus or show a negative virus test.
Mask mandate reinstated in San Francisco Bay Area amid surge

Mask mandate reinstated in San Francisco Bay Area amid surge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco and six other Bay Area counties announced Monday that they are reinstating a mask mandate for all indoor public settings as COVID-19 infections surge because of the highly contagious delta variant.
US hits 70% vaccination rate -- a month late, amid a surge

US hits 70% vaccination rate -- a month late, amid a surge

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Quebec's COVID-19 test-positivity rate at 1.4 per cent — highest level since late May

Quebec's COVID-19 test-positivity rate at 1.4 per cent — highest level since late May

MONTREAL — The positivity rate for COVID-19 testing in Quebec reached 1.4 per cent on Sunday — the highest it's been since late May. New COVID-19 infections are also on the rise, according to the Health Department.

Rays keeping players, staff updated on Fla. COVID-19 surge

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are keeping players and staff updated about the surge of COVID-19 cases in Florida.
Masks encouraged in New York, but no city or state mandate

Masks encouraged in New York, but no city or state mandate

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio “strongly” urged even vaccinated people to start wearing masks indoors. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said unvaccinated transit employees in the metropolitan area would undergo weekly virus testing.