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Central Fall City Hall.

Central Falls will require face masks in city buildings

“We know what it’s like when COVID spreads like wildfire,” Mayor Maria Rivera says.

Utah National Guardsman Luis Gonzalez administers a Covid test on a child at the Utah County Health Department Covid testing site on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 in American Fork, UT.  The Covid delta variant is spreading in Utah, especially Utah County, which is the youngest county in a very young state. The virus is now moving through unvaccinated young people and children at summer activities like camps and family reunions.

Packed minivans line up for COVID tests in Utah as children fall sick

A steady stream of vehicles flowed through the Covid-19 testing site in American Fork, Utah, a town in the youngest county of the state that has the youngest population in the U.S. On this recent Friday, many were minivans packed with children.

People sit under Delta sign at Salt Lake City International Airport on July 1 in Salt Lake City.  Air travel in the United States hit another pandemic-era record over the weekend as vacationers jammed airports, but shares of airlines, cruise lines, hotels and almost anything else related to travel are tumbling on growing concerns about highly contagious variants of coronavirus.

Delta airlines eases ticket rules for rest of 2021 due to pandemic

Delta Air Lines is loosening restrictions on basic economy tickets to reduce the deluge of frustrated travelers facing hours-long waits on customer service phone lines.

Demonstrators hold signs during a community town hall to promote Covid-19 vaccinations with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson at Arkansas State University Mountain Home (ASUMH) in Mountain Home, Arkansas, on July 16.

Some US hot spots near point where UK’s Delta surge reversed

Some Covid-19 hot spots in the U.S. are nearing the point at which delta-variant surges in other countries flamed out.

Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island

Do you need a COVID-19 vaccine before going to school in Rhode Island?

Most colleges and universities require students and, in some cases, employees, to be vaccinated before coming to campus in fall 2021. Here’s where each school stands.

Franco Avraham who had a kidney transplant receives his third dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Sheba Medical Center on July 14 in Ramat Gan, Israel. This week the country started offering third doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to adults with weak immune systems, due to concern about the more virulent Delta variant.

Israeli health provider to offer third COVID shot to elderly

A leading Israeli health provider on Thursday said it would soon begin offering a third, booster COVID-19 shot to patients over the age of 60 who have already been vaccinated against the coronavirus.

A doctor's office advertises the COVID-19 vaccine in a neighborhood near Brighton Beach on July 26 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Due to the rapidly spreading Delta variant, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that the city will require all city workers to be vaccinated or tested weekly for COVID-19.

US doctors lose patience as they confront vaccine hesitancy

A year ago, U.S. health professionals felt helpless. The coronavirus had been identified but was poorly understood. Thousands were dying daily and the tools available -- ventilators, experimental therapies, testing kits -- were limited and often ineffective. The president was dismissive of masks and social distancing.

Max performs during the Official Lollapalooza Aftershow Wednesday July 28, at Park West in Chicago.

Lollapalooza begins in Chicago, drawing huge crowds, raising worries on virus spread

The massive Lollapalooza music festival kicked off Thursday in Chicago, drawing tens of thousands of revelers to the city's downtown and renewing worries about the coronavirus spreading in the tightly packed crowds.