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Teen on family trip spread the coronavirus to 11 relatives across 4 states after a negative test, CDC says

A 13-year-old girl spread the coronavirus to 11 relatives across four states this summer, despite testing negative two days before a three-week family vacation, a recent journal article released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed.

The trip occurred at an undisclosed location in June and July, and it infected family members from ages 9 to 72 who traveled to a home that was shared between five households. No masks or distancing measures were in place. The teen was exposed to an unspecified covid-19 outbreak in June before testing negative, the report says. Nasal congestion was her only

Hawaii Balances Tourism and Health in its COVID-19 Reopening Strategy | Best States

The Polynesian Cultural Center, an attraction located on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, has been closed since March 16 – when the coronavirus pandemic started to make its impact on the state.

Previously, the longest stretch during which the center – which opened officially in 1963 – shut its doors was three days. And it was due to a hurricane, according to Greg Maples, the center’s director of restaurant services. Now, Maples says the current closure will likely continue until at least September.

“The bottom line is, without tourism, we are in a world of hurt,” says Maples, who is