GRADY, Arkansas (AP) — The first state prisoner in Arkansas has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. Arkansas Department of Corrections spokeswoman Dina Tyler says the man tested positive for COVID-19 at a hospital Saturday. He was being held at the Cummins Unit in Grady, about 75 miles (120 kilometres) south east of Little Rock. Other prisoners and staff who were exposed to the man have been tested for the virus, and access to his housing unit has been restricted. Tyler says that as of Friday 13 corrections employees were quarantined after testing positive.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ state parks will close to the public after officials said they had problems that included difficulty ensuring compliance with social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Texas Parks and Wildlife […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many businesses are requiring customers and workers to sign forms saying they won’t sue if they catch COVID-19. Businesses are afraid they could face lawsuits even if they follow social distancing and […]
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife have announced a $5 million donation to build community health centers throughout Louisiana. Drew Brees and Brittany Brees appeared in a video […]