Coronavirus

  Airline denies mom and son, 2, after he refused to wear mask

A New Hampshire woman was not allowed to stay on an American Airlines flight with her 2-year-old son because he would not wear a mask as the airline requires.

COVID-19 Tracker: Check out the latest on test results around the country

  Pine-Sol cleaner approved for killing coronavirus on hard surfaces

  US cruises vow 100% testing in plan for resuming sailing

Watchdog: Millions in danger of missing virus relief payouts

Covington Independent Public Schools announce guidelines for students return to in-person learning

  US nears 200,000 virus deaths; Europe adopts tougher restrictions as infections surge

  Most Kentucky schools ready for return to in-person learning, governor says

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  Miami U students head back to in-person classes

  Milwaukee family of 4 evicted despite national COVID-19 eviction moratorium

  Boy, 11, warned after wearing ‘inappropriate’ Hooters face mask to Fla. school

  Biden to focus on health care in Supreme Court debate

Tadej Pogacar wins COVID-defying Tour de France

Local charity offering free COVID-19 testing Sunday

2 Cincinnati-area bars cited for violating Gov. Mike Dewine’s alcohol curfew

Two Cincinnati area bars were cited Saturday for violating health orders put into place by Gov. Mike DeWine, agents from the Ohio Investigative Unit, OIU, said.

  State releases guidance on Halloween during coronavirus

Himes is urging all Ohioans to use caution and plan ahead.

  Fort Thomas woman’s COVID-19 project now benefiting students

Debbie Luckett has made 1,000 masks since April.

Cincinnati Zoo’s first-ever virtual event begins Friday

Sign up soon for The Cincinnati Zoo’s first-ever virtual event.

  CDC drops controversial testing advice that caused backlash

UC places instructor who called COVID-19 ‘the Chinese virus’ on administrative leave

  COVID measures could keep flu in check this year

  Push is underway to test COVID-19 vaccines in diverse groups

Canada extends U.S. border restrictions to Oct. 21

  Drug shows promise in 1st largely minority COVID-19 study

  Volunteers needed for COVID-19 plasma trials at UC’s College of Medicine

The plasma treatment has been proven to be effective, but currently, the procedure is only done in hospitals, according to researchers.

  COVID-19 causing delays for families trying to get gravestones

Vine Street Cemetery is telling people a regular footstone will most likely take about four weeks longer than normal.

  COVID on Campus: At the largest universities, data vary widely and lacks transparency

Only around a quarter of the nation's largest universities publicly release active COVID-19 case information. Public health experts say the more data available, the better.

Deadline for La. residents to claim IRS stimulus check is Oct. 15

Thousands of Louisiana residents are leaving money on the table, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

  DeWine announces school dashboard to track COVID-19 cases by district

On Tuesday, DeWine announced a new initiative to help Ohioans who are looking for a job.

Twisted Sister singer to anti-maskers: Don’t use our song

In a tweet Wednesday, Snider called the stunt “moronic,” and shared a video that was recorded by an upset customer inside the Target at Coral Ridge Mall in Fort Lauderdale.

House condemns racism against Asian Americans amid pandemic

The House has voted to condemn racism against Asian Americans tied to the coronavirus outbreak.

  Infection rates soar in college towns as students return

Dozens of infections have been blamed on off-campus parties, prompting university officials to admonish students.

‘The Batman’ resumes UK production after positive COVID case

The U.K. production of “The Batman” is starting up again after being shut down earlier this month when an individual tested positive for COVID-19.

  COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high figure that reflects economic damage from the coronavirus outbreak.

  KY Supreme Court hears arguments to decide legality of Beshear’s COVID-19 orders

Some businesses in Boone County challenged the governor's authority, resulting in the state's top court taking up the debate

  August US home building slides 5.1% after months of gains

U.S. housing construction fell a surprising 5.1% in August after three months of strong gains when home builders ramped up projects following a pandemic-induced shutdown in March and April.

  In town hall, Trump denies downplaying virus, casts doubt on mask usage

Face-to-face with everyday voters for the first time in months, Trump was defensive but resisted agitation as he was pressed on his administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and why he doesn’t more aggressively promote the use of masks to reduce the spread of the disease.

  Health official on leave amid political interference furor

The Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement that Michael Caputo was taking the time “to focus on his health and the well-being of his family.”

Study hints antibody drug may cut COVID-19 hospitalizations

A drug company says that partial results from a study testing an antibody drug give hints that it may help keep mild to moderately ill COVID-19 patients from needing to be hospitalized, a goal no current coronavirus medicine has been able to meet.

Gov. DeWine signs bill to prevent officials from stopping religious services

Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill 272 into law which will prohibit any public official from closing places of worship in the state.

  Trump disputes health officials, sees mass vaccinations soon

In a report to Congress and an accompanying “playbook” for states and localities, federal health agencies and the Defense Department sketched out complex plans for a vaccination campaign to begin gradually in January or possibly later this year.

  Supreme Court to stick with arguments via telephone, for now

With 87-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg being treated for cancer and five of her colleagues also age 65 or older, the court is taking no chances that putting the justices in close proximity to each other might make them more vulnerable to catching the virus.

  Ky. father finds out he has stage 4 cancer after getting tested for COVID-19

The father is determined to make memories to give his son something to hold on to when he’s gone.

  Hamilton Co. discusses vaccination preparedness

Hamilton County discussed vaccination preparedness.

  Covington Independent Schools seek mask donations

The first day for in-person classes for Covington students is Sept. 28.

  Father, daughter create candy chute to keep Halloween safe during pandemic

The candy chute took about 20 minutes to make and thrown together with supplies from around the house.

  Poll: Americans worry politics will rush vaccine

A new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows 62% of Americans believe political pressure from the White House will cause the Food and Drug Administration to approve a vaccine before it's found to be safe and effective.

  Coronavirus deaths in kids echoes toll in adults, CDC says

A detailed look at COVID-19 deaths in U.S. kids and young adults released Tuesday shows they mirror patterns seen in older patients.

  Experts worry as US virus restrictions are eased or violated

State and local officials around the U.S. are rolling back social-distancing rules again after an abortive effort over the summer, allowing bars, restaurants and gyms to open.

World Series at Arlington, first time at one site since 1944

The World Series will be played entirely at the Texas Rangers' new ballpark in Arlington, Texas, as part of a bubble agreement between Major League Baseball and the players' association, the first time the sport’s championship will be played entirely at one site since 1944.

  Pelosi: House to stay in session until COVID-19 rescue pact

Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will remain in session until lawmakers deliver another round of COVID-19 relief.

  Last call for KY bars, restaurants pushed back, Gov. Beshear announces

The governor explained this will allow people to watch sports that last late into the night.

  Gov. Mike DeWine announces new program to help Ohioans find jobs

Last week, DeWine asked Ohioans to get a flu shot as soon as possible.

Coronavirus in Ohio: Parents sue health department director over K-12 school mask mandate

More than two dozen parents have sued Ohio’s health director over the state’s mask mandate for children in schools.

Virus brings Mexican toilet paper to US

Demand for toilet paper has been so high during the pandemic that in order to keep their shelves stocked, retailers are buying up foreign toilet paper brands, mostly from Mexico.

  ‘Certified young person’ Paul Rudd teams up with N.Y. Gov. Cuomo for mask-wearing PSA

The PSA features Rudd, who is 51, dressed up in a bright yellow hoodie with sweatpants.

  Trump defies virus rules as ‘peaceful protest’ rallies grow

Democratic governors and local leaders have urged the president to reconsider the events, warning that he’s putting lives at risk. But they have largely not tried to block the gatherings of thousands of people, which Trump and his team deem “peaceful protests” protected by the First Amendment.

New system will help Ky. schools track COVID-19 cases, make information-based decisions

A color-coded COVID-19 incident rate map with guidelines will help schools decide if they should stay open from week to week.

Harshmallow: Virus prompts pause for Peeps holiday treats

Peeps treats are going on hiatus for several months — another consequence of the coronavirus pandemic.

Oxford, AstraZeneca resume coronavirus vaccine trial

In a statement, the university confirmed the restart across all of its U.K. clinical trial sites after regulators gave the go-ahead following the pause on Sunday.

  CPS waiting for more data before decision made on in-person class; fall sports can resume

The Labor Day holiday was brought up as a concern point wondering if there could be a potential spike in cases.

Beshear announces over a million COVID-19 tests administered in Ky., 342 new cases Monday

Beshear said that over a million COVID-19 tests have been administered in Kentucky, with 1,020,070 reported as of Monday afternoon.

More Tri-State schools change homecoming dances, parades due to COVID-19

Both schools say the hope for the possibility of dances at a later date

Dog-like robot could remotely measure vital signs of COVID-19 patients

A new type of dog-like robot could gather vital information from COVID-19 patients remotely, helping to keep down human exposure to the virus.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade ‘re-imagined’ as television-only event this year

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the 94th version of the iconic annual parade will be a television-only special presentation this year, the retailer and the city of New York City announced Monday.

  Anti-inflammatory drug may shorten COVID-19 recovery time

Eli Lilly announced the results Monday from a 1,000-person study sponsored by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The result have not yet been published or reviewed by independent scientists.

  In defiance of Nevada governor, Trump holds indoor rally

In open defiance of state regulations and his own administration’s pandemic health guidelines, President Donald Trump hosted his first indoor rally since June, telling a packed, nearly mask-less Nevada crowd that the nation was “making the last turn” in defeating the virus.

After presidents meet, Big Ten football still in limbo

Big Ten university presidents will meet Sunday to hear a presentation about playing a fall football season after all -- maybe as soon as mid-October -- amid pressure to kick off from parents, players, coaches and even the president.

  Groups turn to hotels to shelter fire evacuees amid virus

Relief groups facing the threat of the coronavirus are taking a different approach to sheltering people who have fled West Coast wildfires.

  Study: Kids infected at day care spread coronavirus at home

The findings don’t mean that schools and child-care programs need to close, but it does confirm that the virus can spread within those places and then be brought home by kids.

2nd Tri-State high school football game canceled after positive COVID-19 test

In addition to the varsity game being canceled, the JV and freshman games for Saturday are canceled.

Bengals raise $34,000 by filling stadium with cardboard cutouts

The Bengals have raised $34,000 to benefit local organizations while allowing fans to participate in the upcoming game.

Tri-State varsity football game canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

School officials have canceled the Springboro and Miamisburg varsity football game due to COVID-19 concerns.

  Daily US virus deaths decline, but trend may reverse in fall

The arrival of cooler weather and the likelihood of more indoor gatherings will add to the importance of everyday safety precautions, experts say.

2020 Oktoberfest Newport canceled due to coronavirus

The 2020 Oktoberfest Newport has been canceled due to concerns with the pandemic.

Poll: Pandemic takes toll on mental health of young adults

In the midst of the pandemic, young adults are navigating life transitions such as starting college and finding jobs, all without being able to experience normal social activities.

  Doctor explains why you shouldn’t rush to get tested for COVID after exposure

Some experts say a negative test result might be inaccurate if a person is tested too soon.

  Gov. Mike DeWine urges residents to get flu shot as soon as possible; UH doctor dispels myths surrounding shot

We’re just weeks away from the start of flu season, and doctors, along with Gov. Mike DeWine, are asking Ohioans to get a flu shot as soon as possible.

  Ohio unemployment office is stamping out fraudulent claims

It was in July when Ohio Department of Job and Family Services officials uncovered large scale suspected fraud, as some were using fake social security numbers and fake names to make claims for pandemic unemployment assistance.

  Return of football renews fears over more virus spread

The topic has led to passionate debates at the state and local level, including whether to allow high school seasons to proceed and how many fans to allow in professional and college stadiums.

In a year of restrictions, virus changes Sept. 11, too

The 19th anniversary of the terror attacks will be marked by dueling ceremonies at the Sept. 11 memorial plaza and a corner near the World Trade Center, reflecting a divide over the memorial’s decision to suspend a cherished tradition of relatives reading victims' names in person.

  Beshear delivers special update on pandemic, reports 22 new deaths

The governor credited Kentuckians for the state's success against the virus but noted there is work left to do.