Last week, state unemployment claims were 684,000. That's 97,000 less than the week before.
State unemployment claims peaked above 6 million in the early months of the pandemic.
The CDC has released new rules for classrooms: students in elementary schools can be taught within three feet of one another, as long as they are all wearing masks.
March 19th 07:03
Lindsay Marr, an expert in airborne viruses from Virginia Tech, says there is no significant risk difference between six-feet and three-feet distancing.
“They should really make it clear that you can go to three feet only if you have done everything else correctly," She said. "You’re requiring masking, you have checked your ventilation and added filtration if the ventilation’s not good — those types of things.”