The virus brought about sudden changes to the way cities do business, some of which could stick. Local government leaders discussed this and other ways cities might transform during the final day of Route Fifty's Future Cities event.
More than 50,000 workers have taken time off for virus-related reasons, slowing mail delivery. The Postal Service doesn’t test employees or check their temperatures, and its contact tracing is erratic.
As 1.8 million Texans continue to claim unemployment, many complain they still can't reach the Texas Workforce Commission and are quickly losing trust in Congress to agree to a second stimulus agreement.
By Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff and Kelsey Carolan, The Texas Tribune
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign created a model for students coming back, including twice-a-week testing. But officials didn't anticipate that students wouldn't isolate, even after they tested positive for Covid-19.
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