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NBA Targets May 8 For Reopening Practice Facilities For Individual Workouts

The NBA has announced that it will aim to open up team facilities no sooner than May 8 in markets that have stopped stay-at-home orders. The facilities will be limited to a maximum of four players and one member of the franchise’s staff at once. Players must wear face masks at all times except during physical activity. The staff member must wear gloves and implement physical distancing of at least 12 feet.  Each franchise will also need to appoint a Facility Hygiene Officer.  ...Read more

UK Campus area road closures starting April 29

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 24, 2020) – Several road closures are coming to the UK Campus area over the next few weeks to accommodate the installation of a new sanitary sewer line. The first closure will be Bolivar Street between Mill and Upper Streets, beginning on Wednesday, April 29. On Monday, May 4, the intersection of Rose Street and Avenue of Champions will be closed for an estimated five days. That work will be immediately followed by block-by-block closures of Avenue of Champions. Starting Thursday, May 7, Upper Street will be closed from Winslow to Bolivar. Winslow will also be closed from Jersey Street to Upper. ...Read more

New York’s Daily Coronavirus Death Toll Falls Below 400 For First Time In April

For the first time this month, New York’s daily death toll from COVID-19 has dropped below 400. Speaking at his briefing Sunday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that 367 New Yorkers died from the respiratory illness the day before, which is less than half of where it was at the height of the outbreak. New hospitalizations also dropped to about 1,000 on Saturday. ...Read more

Louisiana Pastor Breaks House Arrest Orders To Hold Sunday Service

A Louisiana pastor has broken house arrest by hosting a large gathering of congregants for a Sunday service, in defiance of orders to stay at home to limit the impact of the coronavirus.  Pastor Tony Spell of the Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge was seen on a live stream Sunday walking among more than 100 congregants. Nearly all parishioners were not wearing face masks, and social distancing was not being practiced. Spell had been placed on house arrest Saturday morning after refusing to tell a judge if he’d continue to hold Sunday services.  ...Read more