Daily case reports are rising in 48 states, and with little action from the Trump administration, governors and mayors across the country are taking new steps to try to halt the spread. On Monday, a sweeping stay-at-home advisory went into effect in Chicago, and Philadelphia announced strict new rules starting Friday, banning indoor gatherings and closing indoor dining at restaurants.In California, which had been credited with getting the virus under control for a time, Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, said the state’s daily case numbers had doubled in the last 10 days, the fastest increase the state had seen since the beginning of the pandemic. The state reached one million known cases on Nov. 12, and the next day issued travel advisories. California’s governor announced Monday that the state is “pulling the emergency brake” on its reopening and reinstating broad restrictions, while Iowa’s governor reversed course and announced a mask mandate.The announcements came as the United States reported its 11 millionth confirmed case on Sunday, with one million new cases over the past week alone. The country is averaging 150,000 new cases a day and will probably reach 250,000 total deaths sometime this week.- Advertisement –
INDIANAPOLIS — Registration is open for a free DNR program that teaches participants how to hunt white-tailed deer in Indiana.Hunt, Fish, Eat starts Aug. 19 in Indianapolis and Aug. 27 in Bloomington. The program is a four-session series, with an optional fifth session. Sessions are once a week and offer hands-on learning in a safe environment.Hunt, Fish, Eat helps new hunters ages 18 and older to improve their self-reliance skills and to learn to harvest a delicious source of fresh, local meat.Curriculum will focus on laws and regulations, firearms and safety, locating a hunting spot, tracking and field dressing your harvest, and handling and preparing your venison for the table.Each session includes an opportunity to sample venison recipes from instructors and examine a variety of hunting gear and resources.Participants should attend all sessions. All equipment is provided.Register at dnr.IN.gov/fishwild/7548.htm.