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CDC Shortens Its COVID-19 Quarantine Recommendations

Updated at 12:50 p.m. ET The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revised its guidelines for people who may have been exposed to the coronavirus. Now, instead of the standard 14-day quarantine it has been recommending, the CDC says that potential exposure warrants a quarantine of 10 or seven days, depending on one's test results and symptoms. If individuals do not develop symptoms, they need only quarantine for 10 days; if they test negative, that period can be reduced to just one...

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'These Are Deaths That Could Have Been Prevented,' Says Researcher Studying Evictions

Like much of the response to the coronavirus across the U.S., the approach to housing during the pandemic has been an uneven patchwork. Forty-three states and Washington, D.C., put in eviction moratoriums starting in March and April, but 27 of them ended in the spring and summer. Then in September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ordered a national stop to evictions . The CDC eviction ban isn't automatic and doesn't cover everyone. Thousands of people are still being kicked out...

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51% #1636: Awakening Feminine Buddhism

8 minutes ago
Pamela Weiss
Courtesy of Pamela Weiss

On this week’s 51%, a woman who made history in New York politics takes in Kamala Harris’ victory; there’s a changing landscape in theatre arts funding and a Buddhist teacher brings Buddhist women to the fore.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand speaks to reporters
Jesse King / WAMC

As a federal shutdown looms, a group of Democratic and independent Senators are seeking to maintain funding for a federal program that provides food assistance to families. New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a press conference Tuesday to highlight the issue.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

34 minutes ago
Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Wednesday, December 2, 2020.

Vermont Statehouse
Pat Bradley/WAMC

During his regular briefing on the status of the pandemic in Vermont Tuesday, Governor Phil Scott expressed some optimism despite rising cases of the virus.

Ward 1 Councilor Ira Barbell in the Plattsburgh Common Council Chambers January 2020
Pat Bradley/WAMC

A Plattsburgh Common Councilor is resigning his seat after representing his ward for less than a year.

A rendering of the proposed biomass power plant in an industrial section of East Springfield.
Palmer Renewable Energy

       Environmental activists are keeping up their efforts to block construction of a long-proposed wood-burning power plant in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Updated at 12:50 p.m. ET

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revised its guidelines for people who may have been exposed to the coronavirus. Now, instead of the standard 14-day quarantine it has been recommending, the CDC says that potential exposure warrants a quarantine of 10 or seven days, depending on one's test results and symptoms.

If individuals do not develop symptoms, they need only quarantine for 10 days; if they test negative, that period can be reduced to just one week.

After weeks of bloody conflict in the northernmost reaches of Ethiopia, international aid groups have obtained access to its war-torn region of Tigray. The United Nations said Wednesday that it has reached a deal with Ethiopia's government, which opens the door to humanitarian groups seeking to help civilians caught in the internecine fighting.

Like much of the response to the coronavirus across the U.S., the approach to housing during the pandemic has been an uneven patchwork.

Forty-three states and Washington, D.C., put in eviction moratoriums starting in March and April, but 27 of them ended in the spring and summer. Then in September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ordered a national stop to evictions.

Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins
Jesse King / WAMC

Under a new program, the Albany Police Department will host regular discussions on police-community relations with city residents.

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WAMC’s Interviews With Gov. Cuomo

WAMC’s Alan Chartock regularly interviews New York Governor Andrew Cuomo about state and national politics, the pandemic, and more.

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