Tag: social distancing

I’m not the best one to start talking about technology.  Believe me, I am learning with everyone new ways to communicate and reach others at a distance through technology. Covid-19 has forced us to learn…

WASHINGTON — Social distancing must continue through the summer, White House coronavirus-response coordinator Deborah Birx said Sunday, even as some states began moving to ease shutdown and stay-at-home guidelines meant to stem the spread of the…

Under normal circumstances, a funeral for a member of the Riebel family would draw up to 200 mourners. The cathedral at St. John’s Catholic Church would echo with songs and scripture.  Longtime LaHarpe resident Earl…

The Outsiders Bar and Grill opened its doors in October to wild success. Five months later, the restaurant is struggling due to social distancing precautions in response to COVID-19.  Owners Parker Stapp and fiance Shawna…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bracing the nation for a coronavirus death toll that could exceed 100,000 people, President Donald Trump extended restrictive social distancing guidelines through April, bowing to public health experts who presented him with…

“I don’t want anyone to think I’m expendable just for the sake of the economy,” Ken McGuffin half-heartedly joked Thursday afternoon. With each passing day, McGuffin’s remark takes on a grimmer tone. As of Friday,…

Do you belong to a committee, board, club or other organization who needs to discuss important issues while trying to respect social distancing guidelines? Until groups of 10 or more can meet face-to-face, the Southwind…

We have seen a lot of well-meaning but bad advice floating around the internet in recent days urging us to get out and support local businesses or to somehow go shopping to support the economy.…

Dr. Steven Pergam is like a Miss Manners for the age of coronavirus. His job title, after all, is “Infection Preventionist.” His Twitter avatar is a drawing of him with virus microbes floating in the…

A pair of social service agencies will remain open, but with some changes, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Humanity House, an organization that serves low-income families from Iola and Allen County, will no…