Two Years On, Employment Still Below Pre-Pandemic Peak

NOVATO (KPIX) — Small businesses navigating the challenges of the pandemic say hiring workers is the latest hurdle they face almost two years since COVID-19 changed the economy. “We keep thinking we’re made in the shade now, we’re good, and then something else will flare up,” said Brandon Henslee, store manager at the Novato location … Read more

Flint Public Schools Staying Virtual Indefinitely Due To Large Amount Of Positive COVID-19 Cases

(CBS DETROIT) – Flint students will remain out of the classroom even longer due to a surge of new COVID-19 cases. The superintendent says more than 10% of COVID-19 tests in the district are positive, which is an all-time high for the district. READ MORE: Consumer Alert: How To Avoid Fake N95, KN95 Masks Students … Read more

The omicron-driven COVID-19 surge hit some Texas restaurants and bars harder than others | Houston Public Media

Many Texas restaurants and bars have been forced to temporarily close — for days, a week, sometimes more — as this latest wave of COVID-19 causes staffing shortages and other challenges. As the Omicron variant began to spread late last year, bar owner Lee Daugherty grew concerned. He started implementing serious protocols among his staff … Read more