May 21, 2020

National parks prepare to enforce social distancing on crowded Memorial Day weekend

kellyvandellen/iStockBy STEPHANIE EBBS, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) -- As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, the National Park Service has begun reopening some big-name national parks closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, but advocates are raising concerns about crowds and limited staffing to enforce soci..
May 21, 2020

Communities of color continue to be hit hardest in most populated cities

narvikk/iStockBy SOO RIN KIM AND MATTHEW VANN, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) -- In New York City, African Americans and Latinos are two times more likely to be hospitalized and to die from COVID than white Americans, according to local officials' figures. Chicago blacks are three times more likely and La..
May 21, 2020

Ohio gyms reopen after winning legal battle against state closure orders

aceshot/iStockBy MERIDITH DELISO, ABC NEWS (COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- It only took a few hours for the first clients to arrive after Pinnacle Performance in Columbus, Ohio, reopened its doors Wednesday. "We have a lot of professional athletes who use our facility," majority owner Tim Cassell told ABC News...
May 21, 2020

2-day-old baby dies from COVID-19

narvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 329,000 people worldwide. Over 5 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data..