LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is requiring public schools to stay open five days a week when classes resume this month, complicating efforts by some districts to limit on-site instruction because of the coronavirus. Education Secretary Johnny Key issued the guidance to schools on Wednesday as the state reported 912 new confirmed cases of coronavirus and 18 more deaths from the illness caused by the virus. Arkansas’ public schools are set to reopen the week of August 24. The state’s guidance said schools must be open all five days to comply with the state Constitution. Some districts had planned to limit on-site instruction.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas reported 2,057 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, and 20 additional deaths. The Texas Department of State Health Services said the total confirmed cases in the state is now […]
DALLAS (AP) — Texas did not report daily counts of COVID-19 cases nor fatalities Sunday as health officials worked to upgrade the electronic system they use to process lab reports. The Texas Department of State […]
By PAUL J. WEBER AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas leaders who grappled with coronavirus testing shortages for much of the pandemic are now facing the opposite problem: not enough takers. The number of coronavirus tests […]