Coronavirus Live Updates: New York City Casinos and Malls May Open September 9 with Proper Air Filtration, Governor Cuomo Says

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NEW YORK (WABC) – The CDC now predicts that the death toll in the United States from the coronavirus could reach 211,000 by the end of September. Doctors say Labor Day weekend could be a turning point in fighting the virus if Americans follow social distancing guidelines.Dr Anthony Fauci said seven states were at risk for another outbreak of the virus, including North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Arkansas.What to know about the coronavirus:
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Here are other headlines from today:

Priest and church staff test positive
Parishioners at a Westchester County church are being asked to self-quarantine after a priest and staff member tested positive for COVID-19, the Department of Health said Thursday. The priest and staff member work at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, located at 431 Bedford Road in Pleasantville. People who have attended services there may need to be quarantined.

Long Island Teachers Test Positive
Two teachers from Long Island tested positive for the coronavirus just days before the students returned for in-person learning. One case involves a high school teacher in the Islip School District and the other an elementary school teacher at Saint James Elementary School in Smithtown.

In both cases, contact tracing was carried out and anyone exposed was notified.

Long Island School Offers Simultaneous In-Person and Distance Learning
A Long Island school figured out how to offer simultaneous in-person and distance education.

Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale uses a platform called BigBlueButton, which allows teachers in the classroom to interact with students at home. Kellenberg serves students in grades 6 to 12.

Students and teachers advocate for delaying the establishment of New York schools
Students, parents and educators made a passionate appeal during a city council hearing to delay the reopening of New York City schools even later.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday that the start of the school year would be delayed amid the threat of a teachers’ strike, but now there is a call to delay the start even further.

As New Yorkers pack city parks, garbage piles up
As New Yorkers pack city parks to escape the confines of their homes during the coronvirus pandemic, garbage is piling up. But now the Riverside Park Conservancy is stepping in to clean and maintain Riverside Park – and asking for help to do so.

‘The Batman’ filming suspended
A production member of “The Batman” has tested positive for COVID-19 and UK filming has been temporarily suspended. A spokesperson for Warner Bros. said Thursday that the individual is currently self-isolating according to established protocols.

Robert Pattinson is playing the capped crusader in director Matt Reeves’ new film, which resumed filming just days ago after an almost six-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

New York college sends students home for rest of fall semester
SUNY Oneonta is sending all students home for the remainder of the fall semester after hundreds of coronavirus cases have been reported so far this school year.

All classes and in-person activities for the remainder of the semester are canceled after 389 students have tested positive for COVID since the semester began on August 24.

Mets legend Tom Seaver dies of complications from dementia, COVID-19
New York Mets legend and Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver has died at the age of 75, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has announced. The Hall of Fame said in a statement that Seaver had passed peacefully in his sleep from complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19. Seaver transformed the franchise and captivated the city, setting enduring standards by whipping his mighty right arm over his head for the Miracle Mets and messing his right knee on top of the big league mounds for two decades.

Long Island, New York, Extends Summer Season for Beaches, Parks and Campgrounds
New York State Parks, Nassau and Suffolk Counties joined Discover Long Island on Thursday to announce an extension to the 2020 summer season for men’s attractions, parks, pools, campgrounds and more. the beaches in order to give the inhabitants of Long Island a little more a glorious summer. The start of the season has been delayed this year at the height of the lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic, making many feel like summer has been cut short. But officials have gathered to say there will be plenty to do after Labor Day.

Cuomo stands firm on New York’s indoor dining ban despite lawsuit and opposition
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said he won’t let New York City reopen its restaurants for indoor dining until the city develops a plan to ensure it complies with regulations to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Cuomo is facing pressure from the restaurant industry, which has seen business collapse amid the pandemic and hundreds of workers seeking unemployment assistance.

New York’s largest charter school network remains totally remote
New York’s largest charter school network said on Thursday it would all stay away until December. Success Academy, which operates 47 schools in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan and Queens with 20,000 students, raised concerns about preparation and said that social distancing eliminates “many of the benefits of attending. school in person ”. All students have been equipped with personal laptops or tablets and receive a full live teaching program five days a week via Zoom.

Fauci says sending sick students home is ‘the worst thing you can do’
When a student falls ill with COVID-19, most colleges and universities have made efforts to return that person to their hometown. But Dr Anthony Fauci, one of the prominent faces of the federal response to the coronavirus outbreak, said campuses were wrong with the decision, telling NBC’s “The Today Show” that it would be “the worst thing you can do ”.
“Keep them at the university in a place that is sufficiently sequestered from other students, but don’t let them go home because they might spread it in their home country,” he said.

CDC tells states to prepare for vaccine
The federal government has asked states to prepare for a vaccine against the coronavirus to be ready for distribution by November 1. The schedule has raised concerns among public health experts about an “October surprise” – a politically motivated approval of the vaccine ahead of a presidential election, rather than science. In a letter to governors dated Aug. 27, Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said states “in the near future” will receive permit applications from McKesson Corp., which has passed. a contract with the CDC to distribute vaccines to locations, including state and local health departments and hospitals.

Long-running Queens event space shut down for good
A beloved event space in Queens, in operation for nearly 70 years, is closing due to the COVID pandemic. Riccardo’s by the Bridge announced on Wednesday that the venue will be closing its doors for good.

The rock has COVID
Actor and artist Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced on Instagram that he and his family are recovering from COVID-19.

LI schools see increased enrollment
School districts on eastern Long Island are seeing an increase in enrollment this fall, mostly with families from New York.

7 For your investigation: the lack of guidance, resources are the main concerns of schools
A lack of guidance and resources are top concerns for school districts in New York and New Jersey as they strive to finalize plans for the 2020-2021 school year amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to an investigation by Eyewitness News.

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