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COVID-19 in America

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Experts: Oklahoma, Among the Unhealthiest States, Faces Heightened Risks for COVID-19
Health experts caution that COVID-19’s impact on Oklahoma could be especially severe because of its well-documented and notorious status as one of the unhealthiest states in the country.
Oklahoma Watch
April 16, 2020
In Oklahoma, Signs Emerge of Growing Family Violence at Home
Family violence is escalating in parts of Oklahoma as the stress of the pandemic mounts. Weeks of isolation, financial strain and fear are heightening tensions, and some agencies say they have seen the effects.
Oklahoma Watch
April 13, 2020
A Florida Woman Died from the Coronavirus. Then Paramedics Found Her Neighbor.
Even before Sheila Remley succumbed to COVID-19, word of her infection spread quickly around her 55-plus community in Largo.
Tampa Bay Times
April 11, 2020
WATCH: Practicing Faith During a Pandemic
On this episode, New Mexico In Focus Correspondent Megan Kamerick talks with members of the Catholic and Jewish communities about how they are trying to adapt faith traditions to the new realities of social distancing.
New Mexico PBS
April 11, 2020
Despite Pleas, Hundreds of Oklahoma Child Care Centers Close
When the coronavirus pandemic hit Oklahoma, state officials urged child care centers to stay open for the children of first responders and other essential personnel. But as of this week, 734 child care centers have closed, according to the Department of Human Services.
Oklahoma Watch
April 10, 2020
WATCH: In New Mexico, a COVID-19 Outbreak in the Navajo Nation
Noel Smith reports on the Navajo Nation for the Farmington Daily Times. Smith is also a tribal member, and has seen her home devastated by a COVID-19 outbreak
April 10, 2020
WATCH: In Colorado, Protecting Children During Isolation Orders
Child welfare caseworkers in Denver are working to safely visit families who may be at risk during this time of social distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
April 10, 2020
WATCH: In Milwaukee, Stories of Hope, Disparity, "Helpers" and Loss Amid COVID-19
A half-hour long Milwaukee PBS special gives a panoramic view of how the pandemic is impacting the local community.
April 9, 2020
Testing: Are Long Waits for Tests and Results Over?
Oklahoma’s first case of COVID-19 was reported March 17, but until this week, only vulnerable populations and critically ill patients were being tested, based on strict guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
Oklahoma Watch
April 5, 2020
For Seniors in Florida’s Villages, Coronavirus Dangers Stack Up
Experts say the huge population of highly social seniors could crush the local health care system, which already has problems.
Tampa Bay Times
April 4, 2020
EPA Rolls Back Regulations During Pandemic, Shifts Burden To States, Tribes
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said last week that because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is allowing regulated industries to use their own discretion to report violations of clean air and water laws.
New Mexico PBS
April 3, 2020
WATCH: Colorado Economy: Business Survival
Uncertainty about how long many businesses will be closed and the inability to plan for the future has many communities concerned about both short term and long-term economic stability.
Rocky Mountain PBS
April 2, 2020