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In this July 6, 2015, photo released by Camp Kiwanis, games instructor John Griffin, right, shouts directions through a megaphone as campers look on at Camp Kiwanis in the Ocala National Forest near Ocala, Fla. Camp Kiwanis will not open this summer for the first time in 72 years due to concerns about spread of the novel coronavirus. Camps across the U.S. are scrambling to make a similar decision about summer 2020 and parents are getting a first wave of closure notices for some camps in harder-hit states. (Scott Mitchell/Camp Kiwanis via AP)
May 05, 2020 - 12:42 pm
Welcome to summer in the great indoors. Parents around the country are learning their children’s summer camps will be canceled, delayed or moved online as the fallout from the coronavirus seeps into another facet of American life. From New Hampshire to California, camps and parents are scrambling...
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This May 3, 2020, photo released by Shelly Solomon shows, from left, Steve Turner and his sisters, Carla Paull and Lisa Fishman, holding up a Mother’s Day banner emblazoned with images of their mom, Beverly Turner, in front of her assisted living facility in Ladue, Missouri. They were “practicing” how their Mother’s Day surprise will look on the holiday as their mother peers down from a window. Isolation due to the coronavirus outbreak has led mothers and offspring to find creative ways to celebrate. (Shelly Solomon via AP)
May 05, 2020 - 10:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Treats made and delivered by neighbors. Fresh garden plantings dug from a safe 6 feet away. Trips around the world set up room-to-room at home. Mother's Day this year is a mix of love and extra imagination as families do without their usual brunches and huggy meet-ups. As the...
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In this April 21, 2020, photo, a woman walks on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Hawaii has some of the lowest coronavirus infection and mortality rates in the U.S. As cases started to rise in March, the governor did something no other state can — effectively seal the borders. People who do come face a two-week quarantine. That's cut off the flow of tens of thousands of tourists a day. But it’s walloped an economy that relies on tourism, and officials say travel restrictions will be among the last to end. Of the few remaining places in the world with no confirmed infections, nearly all are islands in the Pacific. American Samoa, a U.S. territory west of Hawaii, is the nation’s only jurisdiction with no cases to date. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
May 04, 2020 - 12:33 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Flying to a faraway beach might seem like the perfect way to escape a pandemic, but for isolated Pacific islands, controlling the coronavirus means cutting off tourism. Hawaii has among the lowest COVID-19 infection and mortality rates in the U.S. As cases rose in March, Gov. David...
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In this image take on Friday, April 24, 2020 Claudio Trentani, 57, walks outside his shelter 'Baita Cassinelli', at 1568mt, at the foot of Mt. Presolana, seen in the background, in Castione della Presolana, near Bergamo, northern Italy. Of the COVID-19 pandemic he says, “It is a powerful tragedy that has touched chords that not even during the war had been touched.” (AP Photo/Luca Bruno),
May 03, 2020 - 7:54 am
CASTIONE DELLA PRESOLANA, Italy (AP) — As Italy gradually emerges from its two-month coronavirus lockdown, tourism operators in the hard-hit Val Seriana valley look ahead with trepidation at an uncertain summer season that could make or break them. An Associated Press photographer ventured into...
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Textile artist Brooke Dennis, who is originally from New Zealand, makes scrubs for NHS (National Health Service) staff to wear during the coronavirus outbreak, at her textiles and craft studio called Make Town, in east London, Thursday, April 23, 2020, as part of the Scrub Hub network of voluntary community groups. The Scrub Hub just wanted to help, but they created a movement with some 70 hubs employing the skills of more than 2,200 volunteers all over the nation responding to the coronavirus pandemic, with a template for PPE, a pattern that so far has made more than 3,800 sets of scrubs for healthcare workers. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
May 03, 2020 - 4:09 am
LONDON (AP) — They just wanted to help. But they created a movement. Four women from London's Hackney Wick neighborhood responded to the coronavirus pandemic by organizing volunteers who so far have churned out more than 3,800 sets of scrubs for health care workers after Britain’s National Health...
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In this April 10, 2020 image from video, music therapists for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, from left, Celeste Douglas, intern Abigail Parrish and Amy Love record a session in Love’s backyard in Memphis, Tennessee. The group uploads their weekly sessions to YouTube so patients can continue receiving bedside music therapy. (Courtesy of Bryan Piras via AP)
May 02, 2020 - 2:18 pm
Amy Love had to leave the Memphis hospital where she brings music to severely ill children — she and other support staff couldn't take the risk of spreading COVID-19 to these frail patients. But she was determined: The music must not stop. So her house became a recording studio, and Love, fellow...
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FILE - In the Sept. 1, 2006, file photo, Ally Henson, 1, and her mother Nicole Henson, 33, left, are helped by Debbie Lang, as they and other customers buy peaches at the Romeo, Mich., farm market. Farmers, growers and operators of open-air markets are heading into a busy time of the year, in early May 2020, as many states still are under stay-at-home orders for residents and non-essential businesses to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. Shoppers venturing out are just as likely to come across tables of hand sanitizer and face mask-wearing produce peddlers as they are to see bushels of corn, quarts of blueberries or flats of petunias. (Todd McInturf/Detroit News via AP, File)
May 02, 2020 - 12:43 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Johnny Gyergyou has been selling his farm’s meat, poultry and eggs at a Detroit farmers market for more than a decade, but like many of his regular shoppers, he’s been staying home in recent weeks to wait out the coronavirus crisis. Gyergyou, 72, said the crowds at Eastern Market...
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In this photo taken April 27, 2020, provided by Michael Kopack III, amateur bird watcher Michael Kopack Jr. holds his camera in the background while two nuthatches land nearby in Angier, N Kopack has gotten deeply involved in bird-watching during the coronavirus pandemic and put up a birdhouse for the first time this spring. (Michael Kopack III via AP)
May 02, 2020 - 11:38 am
Conner Brown, a 25-year-old law student at Stanford University, spent the early days of the pandemic following his brother as he spotted and collected characters in the Pokemon Go mobile game. Then, Brown noticed the birds. “I thought, ‘Why don’t I take up birding?’ It’s like real-life Pokemon Go...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2020 file photo, Tag, a Labrador retriever weaves, through a series of poles during Westminster Kennel Club's agility competition in New York. Labrador retrievers remain the nation’s most popular purebreds for a record-extending 29th year. That's according to American Kennel Club rankings being released Friday, May 1, 2020.(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
May 01, 2020 - 8:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — America's dogs are having their day as the coronavirus keeps many people at home more with their pets and spurs so much adoption and fostering that some shelters' kennels have emptied. But while much is changing for people and pooches around the country, here’s something holding as...
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May 01, 2020 - 3:30 am
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of the 40th annual Ernest Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West, organizers announced Thursday. The three-night competition, which had been scheduled for July 23-25, typically attracts more than 100 burly, bearded...
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