Tuesday, July 14th: Pollen levels are medium-low for all pollen producers.
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All health workers in Michigan will be required to receive "implicit bias" training under a directive issued Thursday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The governor said the mandate is intended to address the coronavirus pandemic's disproportionate impact on people of color.
Northland communities like Itasca County and the City of Superior are urging citizens to wear face masks as COVID-19 cases rise.
More than 200 scientists have called for the World Health Organization and others to acknowledge that the coronavirus can spread in the air. That change could alter some of the current measures being taken to stop the pandemic.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services awarded more than $2 million to in Ashland County, Milwaukee County, and North Central Health Care to support the development of three youth crisis stabilization facilities.
The director of the National Institutes of Health says "we are all optimistic" that there will be a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year. Dr. Francis Collins said they are optimistic about being able to provide 300 million doses by early 2021.
The Duluth City Council is poised to vote July 13 on a mask policy for the city.
A number of bars in Superior are choosing to voluntarily close their establishments after having served guests potentially infected with COVID-19. On Facebook, the Charlie Brown's Bar, Tipsy Beaver Bar, and Tavern 105 said they will all voluntarily close.
Dr. Anthony Fauci says he's "very concerned" about the coronavirus pandemic and says "we're going in the wrong direction." Fauci told a Senate committee Tuesday that he could foresee the daily number of positive cases climbing from 40,000 to 100,000.