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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2020, file photo, commuters wear face masks while walking through the World Trade Center's transportation hub in New York. Despite the expected arrival of COVID-19 vaccines before the end of 2020, it could be well into 2021 before things get back to something close to normal. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
AP Newsroom
November 24, 2020 - 1:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t even think of putting the mask away anytime soon. Despite the expected arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in just a few weeks, it could take several months — probably well into 2021 — before things get back to something close to normal in the U.S. and Americans can once again go to...
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A sign along the sidewalk in an area lined with bars and restaurants in the Wicker Park neighborhood encourages people to stay home on November 11, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois.
Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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November 24, 2020 - 5:28 am
Last call for Pennsylvania bars will be at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving eve to cut COVID-19 transmission during what is normally a night of heavy public drinking
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2020, file photo, travelers make their way through the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport during the coronavirus pandemic. With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation’s top public health agency advised Americans on Thursday, Nov. 19, not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with people from outside their household.(Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP, File)
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November 19, 2020 - 8:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation’s top public health agency pleaded with Americans on Thursday not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with people from outside their household. The Thanksgiving warning from the Centers for Disease Control...
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WILK NEWSROOM
November 18, 2020 - 5:25 pm
Three Luzerne County Staff members who regularly deal with criminal matters have tested positive for COVID -19. All are experiencing minor symptoms and are quarantining at home. As a result, Luzerne County Courts has closed Central Court until Monday, November 30th. All other Court related matters...
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WILK NEWSROOM
November 18, 2020 - 4:33 pm
The state will open a new drive-thru, outdoor COVID-19 testing clinic Saturday morning in the parking lot of the former Kmart in on Route 6 in Dickson City.
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WILK NEWSROOM
November 18, 2020 - 1:54 pm
The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 6,339 new, positive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. 6,339 cases set another new record high for confirmed cases during the pandemic.
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WILK NEWSROOM
November 17, 2020 - 2:06 pm
Pa. sees a record high 5,900 new COVID-19 cases. Wolf Administration announces mitigation efforts: Protecting the Health Care System, New Traveler Testing Order, Strengthened Masking Order, Recommendations for Colleges and Universities
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Who will be the first to get COVID-19 vaccines? AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin
AP Newsroom
November 17, 2020 - 3:05 am
Who will be the first to get COVID-19 vaccines? No decision has been made, but the consensus among many experts in the U.S. and globally is that health care workers should be first, said Sema Sgaier of the Surgo Foundation, a nonprofit group working on vaccine allocation issues. An expert panel...
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Jason Barsky
November 12, 2020 - 2:18 pm
November 13, 2020, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) confirmed 5531 additional positive cases of COVID-19, and 30 new deaths.
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The Hong Kong Observation Wheel is seen at waterfront in Hong Kong, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Hong Kong and Singapore say they have agreed to a bilateral air travel bubble, re-establishing travel links as coronavirus infections in both cities decline. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
AP Newsroom
November 10, 2020 - 11:51 pm
HONG KONG — Hong Kong and Singapore will establish an "air travel bubble" Nov. 22 allowing travelers from the two cities to visit the other without having to serve quarantine in a first step to stimulate tourism amid the coronavirus pandemic. Under the plan, tourists from either city must take...
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