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COVID-19: The Latest

Pennsylvania halts school sports, bans indoor dining

Pennsylvania is temporarily halting school sports and other extracurricular activities, ordering gyms, theaters and casinos to close and banning indoor dining at restaurants as state officials respond to the worsening pandemic with new restrictions. A day after announcing his own COVID-19 ...

Michigan’s COVID-19 outbreak cancels game against Ohio State

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Citing a rising number of COVID-19 cases in its program, Michigan canceled its annual showdown with Ohio State on Tuesday as college football lurches toward the end of the season without one of its cornerstone rivalry games. The season-ending grudge match known as "The ...

DeWine: GOP bill to limit health orders can’t become law

COLUMBUS — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine tried to convince lawmakers Thursday not to pass legislation that would limit the powers of his administration and health officials as the virus' spread across Ohio reached new peaks. For the first time, DeWine designated one of the state's most ...

DeWine orders 3-week retail curfew to slow virus in Ohio

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday announced a three-week retail curfew running from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. to slow the spread of the coronavirus as cases stay at near-record high levels. DeWine said this measure, effective Thursday, is needed to reduce cases and stop the state's ...

Pennsylvania sharpens mask mandate, orders virus testing

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania is strengthening its mask mandate and will require out-of-state travelers to test negative for the coronavirus before arrival, health officials announced Tuesday, taking additional steps to address a sharp increase in infections and hospitalizations. Masks are ...

W.Va. announces new COVID-19 restrictions, delays winter sports to Jan. 11

CHARLESTON — Succumbing to pressure and the growing numbers of COVID-19 cases in West Virginia, Gov. Jim Justice Friday announced several executive orders to help slow the spread of the virus, including a tighter mask requirement. "You have to realize that we are the oldest state, the state ...

Ohio State, Maryland game canceled because of COVID-19

The Big Ten football game between No. 3 Ohio State and host Maryland on Saturday has been canceled because of an elevated number of COVID-19 cases within the Terrapins program, officials announced Wednesday. The game will not be rescheduled. Maryland has halted team-related activities after ...

DeWine to give second statewide address as virus surges

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine will give a statewide address at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, making it the second time he will make a public appeal about the severity of the coronavirus' spread to residents since the pandemic began in March. The governor will speak on "the critical stage Ohio is ...

President Trump and first lady test positive for COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, he said Friday. The positive test comes a month until the election and after the president has spent the year largely downplaying the threat of the virus. Trump's positive test ...

NFL postpones Steelers-Titans until later in season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The NFL postponed Sunday's Pittsburgh Steelers game at Tennessee until later in the season after one additional Titans player and one personnel member tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement Thursday came one day after the league said it hoped to play the game on ...