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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing cloth face coverings

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing cloth face coverings

Marta Hill and Talia Lissauer

April 3, 2020

In an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising the use of cloth face coverings and continuing to practice social distancing, according to a recommendation April 3.  “Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can b...

Fact-checking the pandemic part two

Fact-checking the pandemic part two

Gabriel Kaplan and Talia Lissauer

March 26, 2020

This story is updated as of 3:30 p.m. March 26. Earlier this month, Echo asked its Instagram followers to submit questions and we did our best to answer your concerns then, and we have reached out again and done our best to answer below. If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to co...

Governor announces stay-at-home order, further school closures

Governor announces stay-at-home order, further school closures

Marta Hill, Gabriel Kaplan, Isabel Kjaer, and Talia Lissauer

March 25, 2020

During a conference call March 25, Gov. Tim Walz ordered all Minnesotans to limit their movement outside of their homes to protect those most at risk from the pandemic — this request includes an extension of distance learning until May 4. “There is no magic around a two-week period. We ha...

Virtual dress codes strive to unify students

Virtual dress codes strive to unify students

Ayelet Prottas

March 22, 2020

Park is having virtual dress codes over time away from school March 23- 27 because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The dress codes are being used to unite the community because distance learning has made it difficult for students to connect. Administration is encouraging students to post pictures of them doing...

District implements free meal program

District implements free meal program

Ryan Barnett

March 22, 2020

Due to school closures, St. Louis Park Public Schools will begin to deliver daily meals to students who rely on free and reduced lunch starting March 23. The meals, delivered by buses to 13 locations, will consist of bag lunches for students and their families, and bag breakfast for the morning after. ...

Governor closes restaurants, bars, other public facilities

Governor closes restaurants, bars, other public facilities

Marta Hill, Gabriel Kaplan, and Talia Lissauer

March 16, 2020

This story is updated as of 6:20 p.m. March 16. At a press conference March 16, Gov. Tim Walz announced Executive Order 20-04 which closes restaurants, bars and other public accommodations for in-person services between 5 p.m. March 17 and 5 p.m. March 27 in order to prevent further spread of COVID-19. Deliver...

Fact-checking the pandemic

Fact-checking the pandemic

Gabriel Kaplan and Talia Lissauer

March 15, 2020

This story is updated as of 10:00 p.m. March 15. In hectic times it is easy to give in to the trap of fake news. To counteract this misinformation, Echo asked its Instagram followers to submit questions that we have done our best to answer below. If you have any other questions or concerns, feel f...

St. Louis Park Public Schools announce school closure March 17 through March 27

St. Louis Park Public Schools announce school closure March 17 through March 27

Marta Hill, Gabriel Kaplan, Isabel Kjaer, and Talia Lissauer

March 15, 2020

This story is updated as of 11:30 a.m. March 15. In a phone blast, St. Louis Park Public Schools announced schools will stay open March 16 for students and teachers to prepare for the closure which will begin March 17. Teachers and staff will report to school March 17 to prepare for distance learnin...

COVID-19 case in St. Louis Park

COVID-19 case in St. Louis Park

Talia Lissauer and Isabel Kjaer

March 14, 2020

This story is accurate as of 10:00 p.m. March 14. According to an update posted to the St. Louis Park Schools Public Schools website, there have been two positive cases in the Park Nicollet system. People in the same facility as the infected are currently at low-risk, according to the CDC. “Both patients were seen and test...

Governor Walz declares peacetime state of emergency

Governor Walz declares peacetime state of emergency

Marta Hill, Isabel Kjaer, and Talia Lissauer

March 13, 2020

This story is accurate as of 3:00 p.m. March 13.  In response to the spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota, state officials addressed the public at 1 p.m. March 13. During the conference, Gov. Tim Walz declared a peacetime state of emergency for Minnesota. “I've just signed Executive Order 20-01 declaring a...

District pursues plans for COVID-19

District pursues plans for COVID-19

Marta Hill, Isabel Kjaer, and Kaia Myers

March 13, 2020

This story is accurate as of 12:55 p.m. March 13. As COVID-19 continues its spread, Superintendent Astein Osei said the district persists with its planning, including daily disinfecting by custodians, limiting volunteers in buildings and barcoding Chromebooks for student use. “We're doing a lot...

Trump to declare national state of emergency

Trump to declare national state of emergency

Marta Hill

March 13, 2020

President Donald Trump is expected to declare a national emergency March 13 to provide faster and more direct relief surrounding COVID-19, according to NBC Universal.  “I will be having a news conference today at 3:00 P.M., The White House. Topic: CoronaVirus!” Trump said in a tweet.  According to the Cen...

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