Coronavirus Live Updates: Labor Day Rallies Could Cause Increase in Cases


NEW YORK (WABC) – There are heightened fears that Labor Day celebrations could cause an increase in COVID-19 cases. Images can be seen across the country of crowded beaches.In Florida and Tennessee, there were crowded bars with what doesn’t appear to be social distancing, and not everyone was wearing masks. This comes as the number of states that have seen an increase in cases tripled in just a week, going from 10 to 30 states.

Experts say it could take weeks to determine how the holiday weekend will affect the number of cases.

A new weekend forecast predicted the United States could more than double its death toll and kill 400,000 by the end of the year.

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Here are other headlines from today:

University says any student at the pontoon boat party could face penalties
Indiana University says all students who partied on a lake near Bloomington over Labor Day weekend could face penalties for failing to follow the COVID-19 guidelines of the ‘school.

As Labor Day weekend began, photos and videos posted to social media showed dozens of young people crammed tightly onto three rental pontoon boats tied together on Lake Monroe, with a fourth nearby.

Brooklyn bar closed after nearly 300 people were found inside
A bar in Brooklyn was closed over the weekend when sheriff’s deputies found 281 people inside.

Fullscreen talent for the virtual American West Indies Day parade
It’s an annual Labor Day tradition, but Monday’s West Indies Day parade will be different from previous years.

The pandemic may have canceled the lively event, but the party is still alive. Celebration of Caribbean culture will take center stage for almost over 10 hours.

Couple handcuffed and received by police after refusing to wear masks on ferry
A couple were handcuffed and removed from a ferry by police after refusing to wear face masks in Brooklyn on Saturday.

Police said officers were called to Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park just after 10 p.m. on a messy call. The captain of a New York ferry told them that a 53-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman refused to leave the ferry when told to get off so as not to wear masks.

Stock de plasma NJ
A New Jersey company is figuring out a way to help people with COVID-19 across the country with the largest collection of plasma in a single drive. Streamline Verify has been maintaining plasma readers at its Lakewood head office for the past month. After seven campaigns, this plasma will help people across the country.

Bodega workers in New York say mask law puts their safety at risk
Some bodega workers fear for their lives and want authorities to do more to protect them in the face of violent outbursts from customers who do not want to wear masks in their stores.

A growing number of bodega owners are speaking out after several cases of people breaking the law by not wearing face coverings. They say they are putting themselves in danger by trying to obey a law that is not their responsibility.

NYU announces suspensions, urges students to avoid parties and bars
It’s the first weekend of the semester at NYU and the school says more than 20 students have already been suspended for breaking its safety and health rules.

Thousands of Connecticut businesses secured critical loans during pandemic
When much of Connecticut was forced to shut down during the first days of the coronavirus pandemic, state officials quickly created an emergency loan program from scratch, hoping to help small businesses – from pizzerias to yoga studios – to weather the economic crisis.

Months later, documents obtained by The Associated Press in connection with a Freedom of Information Act request show that Connecticut’s all-new recovery bridging loan program finally funded 2,123 one-year interest-free loans. , with an average value of $ 19,705 each. Due to the massive flood of applications, officials decided to cap loan amounts at $ 37,500 – half of the $ 75,000 originally pledged when the program launched in March – to help twice the number of businesses.

The change came after officials had to stop accepting applications the day after the program was announced and decided to double the investment from $ 25 million to $ 50 million, made by the organization of state venture capital.

NJ Zoo reopens

The Bergen County Zoo reopened just in time for Labor Day. It has several newly installed upgrades to strengthen social distancing and encourage good hygiene – including hand sanitizer dispensers and vision barriers. Visitors must wear masks. Customers must also purchase tickets in advance. The zoo opens daily at 10 a.m., but will close from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. for cleaning, then reopen again before closing at 4:30 p.m.

High Line is expanding
There’s a whole new reason to take to the High Line in New York. The park is now open from Gansevoort Street to 30th Street, which includes the spur of 10th Avenue and 30th Avenue. The park reopened 23rd Street in July after a four-month closure. All traffic must go in the same direction heading north.

New York takes a positive step
New York has reported 30 consecutive days with an infection rate remaining below 1%. Saturday’s positive tests were at 0.85%.
“We know from our experience that a gradual, data-driven reopening is the best way to protect the health and safety of all New Yorkers. As this virus continues to be a national crisis, it is clear that caution is a virtue, not a vice. Governor Cuomo said. “Our infection rate has been below 1% for the past 30 days, and New Yorkers can help us keep this trend going by wearing masks, socializing and washing our hands. Our actions today determine the infection rate tomorrow, as Labor Day weekend continues, I urge everyone to be smart so that they don’t see a spike in the weeks to come. ”

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