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★ VICTORY?: Has the Covid-19 virus won the war? From The Atlantic, “How the Pandemic Defeated America: A virus has brought the world’s most powerful country to its knees.” A long read and a very thorough analysis.
★ PUBLIC SECTOR: Public sector funding impacted by Covid-19, from NPR, “States Are Broke And Many Are Eyeing Massive Cuts. Here’s How Yours Is Doing”
★ LEARNING: Parents and educators. Reopening schools? From Business Insider, “Dr. Birx: Before schools can reopen, coronavirus outbreaks must get under control”
★SLOW RECOVERY: Covid-19 not just “one and done” from Science, “From ‘brain fog’ to heart damage, COVID-19’s lingering problems alarm scientists”
★ LOSS: Covid-19 and its impact of the education economy, from Brookings, “Learning losses due to COVID-19 could add up to $10 trillion”
★ UPDATE: California Employers: On July 24, 2020, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing issued the following updated FAQ, “DFEH Employment Information on COVID-19”
★ SCHOOL WAIVER: What does it take to reopen schools for in-class teaching in California? From the California Department of Public Health, “COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Learning Elementary Education Waiver Process”
★ FARM DOLLARS: Agriculture and farming: From Food Politics, “Who is getting billions in farm payments?” Whose accountable?
★ SATISFACTION: How satisfied are people with the circumstances/events of the day? Not too much of a surprise, from Gallup, “U.S. Satisfaction at 13%, Lowest in Nine Years”
★ CAUTION: Covid-19, sick leave, and family medical leave, from Reuters, “Judge rejects Trump restrictions on coronavirus sick leave for employees” Exercise caution when you consider denying leave requests related to Covid-19.
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