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October 1st, 2020 by


HERE ARE SOME BLOOMINGTON RESTAURANTS THAT CURRENTLY OFFER OUTDOOR SEATING 

Sept. 8, 2020

Raul Moreno, Indiana Daily Student

Due to the coronavirus many local restaurants have been forced to close their dine-in due to lack of available room. In response to this sudden change, many of those restaurants have started to offer outdoor, socially distanced seating to stay afloat.



TRUMP PIVOTS TO NARROW CORONAVIRUS TESTING STRATEGY AS ELECTION LOOMS 

Sept. 2, 2020

David Lim and Adam Cancryn , Politico

With Election Day coming up, the White House has halted trying to contain the coronavirus. Instead, it has shifted focus to restoring a sense of normalcy to the United States and its most vulnerable groups.



THE CLASSROOM AND COVID: TEACHERS SAY THEY WANT TO BE ‘TREATED AS THOUGH WE’RE REAL PEOPLE’ 

Aug. 31, 2020

Chabeli Carrazana , The 19th

While students are returning to schools and campuses around the country, amidst a worldwide pandemic, it is important for educators to also have their safety be a top priority while returning to do their job.



VIRUS LAGGARDS 

Aug. 25, 2020

David Leonhardt , The New York Times

Spain’s number of cases has surged in the last month. Health experts are still trying to figure out just how Spain’s recent outbreak of new COVID-19 cases has surpassed the United States within the last several days



BETTER TESTING CAN FIGHT MORE THAN THE PANDEMIC  

Aug. 22, 2020

Bryan Walsh , Axios Future

Testing is the important key. While coronavirus testing can eventually help end the virus, it is also possible that it helps sustain a future where even common infections could no longer go undiagnosed.



REMOTE COVID TESTERS WORKING OUTDOORS COME RAIN OR  90° F 

Aug. 8, 2020

Susan M. Brackney , Bloom Magazine

There is no breaks for the 14, all-female, front-line health care workers that make up the University Health Bloomington’s Remote COVID Test Site team. Certified Medical Assistant DeeAnna Williams says, “every single one of us volunteered.”



SEAN BUEHLER: MED STUDENT HELPING THE HOMELESS STAY SAFE 

Aug. 7, 2020

Craig Coley, Bloom Magazine

Twenty-five-year-old IU School of Medicine student Sean Buehler has been volunteering at Shalom Community Center.  Buehler offers support services and a 40-bed overnight shelter for those experiencing homelessness during a global pandemic.



LOCAL FARMERS WORRY ABOUT THEIR BUSINESSES UNDER EFFECTS OF COVID-19 

April 28, 2020

Anna Brown , The Bloomington Beat

Gabbie Hetrick, a 21 year old Bloomington resident, was full of emotions sa she found out that the farmers’ market was going to look a little different this year as it will be virtual due to the coronavirus.



MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY ‘PHYSICALLY CLOSED BUT VIRTUALLY OPEN’ AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC  

April 28, 2020

Livia King , The Bloomington Beat

Sara Plotkin is a former teacher at Bloomington’s University Elementary School. She believes that with Monroe County Public libraries being closed due to COVID-19, it will intensify disparities between students of different socioeconomic backgrounds.



INDIANA SMALL BUSINESSES STRUGGLE UNDER EFFECTS OF COVID-19 

April 28, 2020

Gillian Paxton , The Bloomington Beat

Genna Weisheit, an Ellettsville resident, former Indiana University student, and owner of Sunflower Moon Studio, is among many small business owners in jeopardy of losing their income due to the worldwide pandemic that is COVID-19