Parents of autistic son beg Florida Gov. DeSantis to lift coronavirus mandate barring visitors in group homes

By Yael Halon, Fox News, July 22 2020 As the coronavirus pandemic continues, Americans are embracing a new “normal” and trying to adapt to everyday life in a time of fear and uncertainty. But for children with an autism spectrum disorder — which affects about one in 54 children in the U.S., according to federal estimates — adjusting to change presents a far greater challenge, as has been the case for 26-year-old Billy Caulley.

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Trump Administration Announces New Resources to Protect Nursing Home Residents Against COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2020 Contact: CMS Media Relations (202) 690-6145 | CMS Media Inquiries Trump Administration Announces New Resources to Protect Nursing Home Residents Against COVID-19 President Trump today announced several new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) initiatives designed to protect nursing home residents from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “From the moment the threat of this virus materialized, the Trump Administration has placed a priority on protecting nursing home residents,” said CMS Administrator Seema Verma.

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San Diego County conceals names of assisted living homes with COVID-19 deaths

By Jill Castelano, inewsource, July 22 2020 Empty chairs are shown in the living area of Aury’s Home Care in Chula Vista on July 19, 2020. Three residents at the assisted living facility have died from COVID-19. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource) Behind the doors of a spacious house in Chula Vista, Aury McDaniel was caring for six residents when the coronavirus pandemic struck this year.

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Rising Cases in Long-term Care Facilities Are Cause for Concern

By Priya Chidambaram, Courtesy of the Kaiser Family Foundation Over the last month, many states have seen a surge of coronavirus cases, particularly in states that have loosened social distancing requirements. Data shows that younger people make up a growing percentage of new coronavirus cases in cities and states, and much recent media coverage has focused on the resurgence of the pandemic being driven by cases among younger adults.

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