中国体彩官方app下载安卓The North Star https:// The student news site of Naperville North High School Wed, 08 Apr 中国体彩官方app下载安卓 17:26:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 中国体彩官方app下载安卓Naperville North students affected by new COVID-19 AP Testing changes https:///19353/2018-19/features-2018-19/naperville-north-students-affected-by-new-covid-19-ap-testing-changes/ https:///19353/2018-19/features-2018-19/naperville-north-students-affected-by-new-covid-19-ap-testing-changes/#respond Wed, 08 Apr 中国体彩官方app下载安卓 17:22:38 +0000 https:///?p=19353 Junior Shailen Doshi always squeezes into his lucky, youth large Walter Payton jersey on the day of big exams. This year, he will be putting on his lucky jersey, yet again, to take his first , AP Psychology and AP English Language and Composition. As boring and difficult as he feels standardized tests are, the part he dreads most is sitting in an uncomfortable chair for three hours. But now, with COVID-19-related test changes, he will no longer have to bear this back pain. 

“The unexpected has come to be expected over the last few weeks, and this change is only a part of a complete overhaul that has happened in the lives of high-schoolers across the nation,” Doshi said.

On March 20, College Board that these exams will not be offered in person and will instead be held at 中国体彩官方app下载安卓 amid COVID-19 safety concerns. The exams will be 45 minutes instead of the normal two to three hour length  and the exams will not contain multiple-choice questions. 

The opportunity to earn credit and placement for college is a huge motivator for students across the country中国体彩官方app下载安卓. While it is not the plan to take away something they have been working towards all year, the College Board acknowledged that health is the number one priority right now and that adjustments have to be made. 

On April 3, for this year’s AP exams included two separate online testing dates to accommodate for changes in student’s lives during the global pandemic. This allows students to take the exam earlier while the content is fresh or to prepare more prior to the test. To address this inevitable loss of instructional time, exams will be testing on a reduced range of contentmaterial that is expected to have been covered before March.

Students at North have mixed feelings about these accommodations. Junior Ellie Hall feels relieved: she expects her AP English Language and Composition test to be simpler with the shortened content and convenience of being at 中国体彩官方app下载安卓. 

“I think it is going to be a lot less stressful than the original test,” Hall said. “The fact that we get to take them at 中国体彩官方app下载安卓 is going to make the energy of the testing environment way calmer than a room full of anxious teenagers.” 

On the contrary, Doshi is slightly nervous about the content change. While there will be less material to review before the exam, he worries that the grading might be harsher.

“Often the only way to study for AP tests is by practicing the information in the form of multiple choice questions, but since the new tests aren’t going to have those, I’m not sure how prepared I’m going to be,” Doshi said. 

College Board recognizes all of these concerns. They have made more accommodations and provided resources to help students and teachers prepare for the altered tests, such as free AP , which began March 25. 

According to College Board, colleges are supporting this solution and are committed to ensuring that AP students receive the same credit as any other year. Additionally, College Board is allowing students who are already registered for an exam the option to cancel at no additional charge.

“There are varying concerns and benefits [about these changes],” Doshi said, “but I’m not sure if one outweighs the other. I guess we’ll all have to find out together.”

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中国体彩官方app下载安卓Spring break cancelled for many as COVID-19 spreads worldwide https:///19349/2018-19/features-2018-19/spring-break-cancelled-for-many-as-covid-19-spreads-worldwide/ https:///19349/2018-19/features-2018-19/spring-break-cancelled-for-many-as-covid-19-spreads-worldwide/#respond Mon, 30 Mar 中国体彩官方app下载安卓 17:24:12 +0000 https:///?p=19349 With spring break here and uncertainty regarding increasing, travel plans are up in the air for Naperville North students who have been looking forward to spring break getaways. 

The Coronavirus is no longer a far away worry; schools are closed, events are cancelled and a national emergency has been declared. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) avoiding groups of over 10 people to stay away from the virus, with the best way of doing this being self-quarantine. 

Travel has also become increasingly limited. Following the , the United States-Canadian border was also to all nonessential travel. Cases across the U.S. are rising, with California issuing the first state-wide order on Mar. 19 and following suit. On Mar. 20, Governor Pritzker announced . The U.S is now in case numbers, with 144,732 confirmed cases. 

With traveling from state to state being , many families are reconsidering their spring break trips—even short distance ones, requiring just a car ride. 

Freshman Megan Colburn was looking forward to her trip to Minnesota until it got cancelled. However, Colburn says she would rather stay 中国体彩官方app下载安卓 to do her part in flattening the curve, and she urges her peers to make the best of the situation.

“Read a new book, start a project, do things you otherwise would have procrastinated for more time. This is more time, so use it,”  Colburn said.

Some states are even asking tourists directly to postpone their trips—Hawaii governor David Ige on March 17 that, although their economy will suffer from it, Hawaii is asking that trips are postponed at least 30 days. Although upset by her trip to Kauai being cancelled, sophomore Sophie Golobitsh appreciates the collective disappointment.

“It makes me feel better that I’m not the only person whose spring break plans got cancelled, because at least we’re all going through it together,” Golobitsh said. 

International travel is considered even more risky than local travel currently, and on March 19, the State Department issued a o avoid all international travel unless they plan to stay overseas, and told overseas Americans to return 中国体彩官方app下载安卓 immediately. This is following closure of the U.S.-Canada Border and Trump’s European travel ban.

A group of seniors planned on travelling to Jamaica, but recently cancelled their vacation. Hailey Brezinsky, who was a part of the group, said that it would be selfish of them to travel with the risk of spreading the virus. 

“I’m going to try and make the most of it, [because] being negative about it will only make things worse,” Brezinsky said.

Even in lower risk countries, travel bans have been the source of numerous cancellations. Sophomore Christina Gu’s family felt it was much safer not to go to her family’s timeshare in Cancun, Mexico, and avoid the risk of being quarantined for a longer period when they returned.

“Even if I’m not particularly worried about any immediate effects of the virus, it’s not worth it to endanger others around me,” Gu said.

Some families haven’t determined their definite plans for travel this spring break. Kaylin Ditmars, a senior at NNHS, was planning on traveling to Florida for college visits. Her family has decided that if they choose to proceed with their trip, they will drive rather than fly. Although taking public transportation out of the equation helps, there are still other factors to consider.

“We’re most worried about staying in a public place like a hotel, because there’s just no way to keep it completely sanitary,” Ditmars said. 

After they canceled their flight, sophomore Jeremy Donofrio and his family switched gears in order to proceed with their trip to South Carolina on the road. Donofrio’s family have been taking a serious precautionary measure before traveling: they have followed a strict quarantine in their household to ensure they don’t get sick before the trip. 

If your family is debating travel, be sure to read up on the latest information about COVID-19 and check . Be aware of the during stay at 中国体彩官方app下载安卓 orders and consider the CDC’s list of to ask before traveling as well. 

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中国体彩官方app下载安卓COVID-19 impacts seniors’ college decisions https:///19344/2018-19/features-2018-19/covid-19-impacts-seniors-college-decisions/ https:///19344/2018-19/features-2018-19/covid-19-impacts-seniors-college-decisions/#respond Tue, 24 Mar 中国体彩官方app下载安卓 17:37:48 +0000 https:///?p=19344 As the traditional May 1 college enrollment deadline quickly approaches, many seniors’ inboxes are flooded with notices of visit cancellations from schools they’re choosing betweens. With still two, three, even four schools riding high on many seniors’ lists, narrowing down their options and making a decision may be difficult in the midst of a pandemic.

On March 13, Naperville North joined thousands of high schools across the country中国体彩官方app下载安卓 in  to curtail the spread of COVID-19. Seniors in particular are dealing with massive repercussions: along with the cancellation of important events and missed time spent with their friends at school, many students are forced to make their decision without seeing first-hand what life is like at their potential university. 

Senior Kaylin Ditmars’ top three colleges– Florida State University, University of Florida in Gainesville and Miami University– all canceled their upcoming visits, hindering her final decision.

“I, along with a lot of people, rely on physical visits to campuses to make a decision,” Ditmars said. “I can’t make my decisions based solely off of pictures online or even financial information, because the feeling you get from the atmosphere on campus is so important to take into consideration.”

Over spring break, senior Haley Cush planned to visit one of her top colleges, Duke University, and stay with a student on campus and attend classes there. Now that the school is , the program was canceled, and she will no longer be able to pursue this opportunity.

“Obviously [staying at Duke] would have given me a really good sense of if that is the school for me. [Now], not only do I have no plans, I also do not get to immerse myself in the community to that degree,” Cush said.

Not only are seniors making blind decisions, but there is some worry that attending in the fall might be different than how they expected. With so many current college students at 中国体彩官方app下载安卓 taking online classes currently, there is the question of whether or not fall will bring a similar situation. Senior Adriana Tineo is concerned about what could change in the months before college move-in.

“Once I leave, I don’t have any control over how to help my family back 中国体彩官方app下载安卓 if the virus were to continue,” Tineo said. “If classes continue to stay online, coming in as a freshman will be a lot more confusing because everything I had prepared for in college will be different.”

Despite not being able to travel to campus, students can still make by speaking with their counselors, taking virtual tours or reaching out to current students online.

“It’s going to be hard making my final decision without getting to experience what each school is like, but I’m just trusting myself and my sense of judgment that I can choose a school that’s right for me,” Tineo said.

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中国体彩官方app下载安卓COVID-19 Open Forum: Mikayla Giehler https:///19340/editorials-columns/covid-19-open-forum-mikayla-giehler/ https:///19340/editorials-columns/covid-19-open-forum-mikayla-giehler/#respond Mon, 23 Mar 中国体彩官方app下载安卓 16:45:31 +0000 https:///?p=19340 When events started to be cancelled, I just kind of pretended it wasn’t happening. Guard competitions weren’t on the District 203 events list at all and my storage was full so I wasn’t getting my coach’s emails. Although I was sad, I was in denial. 

Eventually, I had to accept that our events were cancelled, and that our season was over. I can’t think of anything to say except that guard ending so soon really sucks. I was looking forward to a lot of things, some just since this year, but some since I first started spinning. We had just made some changes to our show that I couldn’t wait to try out, and it had been weeks since our last performance! We were all so excited to host our own competition at North and get to perform for our friends and family; we have a lot of fun traditions during our last week of practices which we were all looking forward to, and finally, our championship competition is my favorite part of the year. Usually we just perform in the area, but for our last competition we typically get to hangout together in a hotel and see every guard in the midwest and perform multiple times throughout the weekend. Before our last awards ceremony, members moving on from each team get recognized and it’s a really nice moment. Unfortunately, none of this could happen.

When we left our last practice, I was pretty confident that while we might not make it all the way to the championships, we would for sure be able to perform one last time.

Unfortunately, that was not the case. I think this lack of closure (which I’m sure everyone involved in activities understands) is what’s the most upsetting. I’ve been doing guard for five years, and just as randomly as it started, it ended.

That being said, I’m so thankful for all of the friends and memories I’ve made this season, and how far we’ve come as a team. Although our time was cut short, I wouldn’t change a minute of what we did have and I’m so proud of what we were able to accomplish. I’m so thankful that I had a great last practice, even if I didn’t know it was the last one at the time. Although how our season ended is a disappointment, I would never want my enjoyment to come at the cost of someone else’s wellness. Some people’s reactions to their activities being cancelled was anger, which I understand, but I also appreciate those in power cancelling dangerous activities for our wellbeing. What I’ve learned from this is that nothing is ever guaranteed and that you need to take every opportunity and live in the moment. 

Mikayla Giehler is a senior and guard captain at Naperville North.

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中国体彩官方app下载安卓News break : Five feel-good stories from this week https:///19326/2018-19/features-2018-19/news-break-five-feel-good-stories-from-this-week/ https:///19326/2018-19/features-2018-19/news-break-five-feel-good-stories-from-this-week/#respond Fri, 20 Mar 中国体彩官方app下载安卓 17:40:57 +0000 https:///?p=19326 As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, it can be hard to feel optimistic. To keep your spirits up, here are five feel-good stories from this week.

1. Venice’s water is clear for the first time in years

One positive of Italy’s nationwide lockdown is that the country中国体彩官方app下载安卓’s air quality has improved. So much so, in fact, that the waterways of Venice are the clearest they have been in years. With less boat traffic than usual, the typically murky water is a shade of blue. Click for a video.

2.  Penguins explore the Shedd Aquarium

While closed off to visitors, the Shedd Aquarium was able to give some of its animal inhabitants a special tour. On Tuesday, three lucky penguins had the chance to explore the Shedd’s Amazon Rising exhibit, and seemed to be particularly fascinated with the freshwater fish. The museum brings in around two million visitors a year and plans to reopen to the public on March  29. For a video of the penguins, click

3.  Quarantined Italians come together in song

Also in Italy, a scene of unity can be found in the balconies of those quarantined, where music has become a popular way to pass the time. Singer with a balcony Opera performance, while played an energetic set for his whole neighborhood. A video of residents in the northern Italian city of Turin doing “the Macarena” also, reminding us that there is beauty even in the darkest of times. 

4.  Distilleries distributing hand sanitizer 

A more serious implication of COVID-19 is the skyrocketing price and lack of basic amenities like hand sanitizer. A decided to change that. Eight Oaks Farm Distillery, founded by Chad Butters, converted its practice into an operation line for the cleaning agent. are following suit and putting their in-house alcohol to use, with Green Mountain Distillery in Vermont, Old Fourth Distillery in Atlanta and Shine Distillery in Oregon making the disinfectant, among others.

5. Man celebrates anniversary with wife outside her nursing 中国体彩官方app下载安卓

Chivalry isn’t dead after all. Bob and Nancy Shellard have been married for 67 years, but when Nancy’s nursing 中国体彩官方app下载安卓 restricted visitors amid COVID-19 concerns, the Connecticut couple was concerned about celebrating their anniversary together on Saturday. However, , showing up to the nursing 中国体彩官方app下载安卓 with a sign that read, “I’ve loved you 67 years and still do” with balloons. A nurse relayed messages between the two, and Nancy waved from the second floor. Bob won over the hearts of those across social media in the process, with his story going viral across .

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中国体彩官方app下载安卓Graphic: Debunking five COVID-19 myths https:///19318/2018-19/multimedia-2018-19/graphic-debunking-five-covid-19-myths/ https:///19318/2018-19/multimedia-2018-19/graphic-debunking-five-covid-19-myths/#respond Fri, 20 Mar 中国体彩官方app下载安卓 16:29:09 +0000 https:///?p=19318 https:///19318/2018-19/multimedia-2018-19/graphic-debunking-five-covid-19-myths/feed/ 0 中国体彩官方app下载安卓COVID-19 Open Forum: Ann Zhao https:///19299/2018-19/opinions/covid-19-open-forum-ann-zhao/ https:///19299/2018-19/opinions/covid-19-open-forum-ann-zhao/#respond Wed, 18 Mar 中国体彩官方app下载安卓 17:48:44 +0000 https:///?p=19299

I haven’t cried about it yet.

When members of our show choirs heard that their last competition was canceled, three of them ran out of my math class in tears. Another girl quietly sobbed throughout third period. Just like that, years of anticipation were gone. 

But as they mourned, I thought, perhaps a little selfishly, of the night before, when I got a text from Midwest JSA Governor Litsa Kapsalis that all Spring State conventions across the country中国体彩官方app下载安卓 were to be canceled. 

It was 9:04 p.m. I was coming back from the kitchen, in the hallway, about to go up the stairs. My phone buzzed with the notifications.


it’s cancelled

i’m gonna cry




I called Mrs. Seubold, the JSA advisor. I called Olivia, Naperville North JSA’s chapter president. Litsa called me and the other JSA directors. Then she called me and Claire Yu, the Midwest Lieutenant Governor. 

I crumpled on the floor of my bedroom, nauseated, defeated. I could barely brush my teeth without gagging. I couldn’t fall asleep. I took a Benadryl to force my body to rest. 

For the unaware, JSA is a nonpartisan political club that aims to educate students and help foster productive political discussions where students with diverse points of view can find commonalities and empathize with each other. Spring State is the last JSA convention of the year. Students from around the Midwest all congregate in a hotel, debate nuanced issues affecting the United States, meet each other, learn from each other. And it carries some sentimentality. We hold elections for the next year’s leadership. It’s the seniors’ last big thing. It’s the last time you see a lot of people; last year, I broke down into sobs for about an hour straight at the end, and my eyes stung for the next two days. 

Spring State is closure. 

And I’ve found myself thinking the last few days of what the class of 中国体彩官方app下载安卓 is all going to do without that closure. Without that space to reflect on the years of hard work we’ve been putting into organizations that exist for students to put effort into. Without the ending that we’ve been planning for, the ending that we knew was going to be the ending right when we began. Without a final goodbye. 

The future holds a lot of uncertainty. It’s absolutely terrifying. I don’t know where I’m going to college, I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up and I don’t know how I’ll live my life as an adult. 

I don’t know who will be the next Midwest Governor. I don’t know when JSA will hire a new Midwest program director, an adult who helps us kids figure out everything complicated about JSA. I don’t know what will be the ultimate trajectory of JSA, whether or not a nonpartisan political organization can survive through the exceedingly polarized nature of our current political climate. 

Spring State was one of the only certain things I had. 

I joked, before it was officially canceled, about what we’d do without the sweet, sweet catharsis of closing session. How unfortunate it is that we really won’t. 

JSA doesn’t feel over yet, and I don’t like that at all. And I know it’s not really over. Midwest Cabinet will still have some assignments to complete. JSA at North will keep on meeting for as long as we can. Elections will still happen, just not in person. We aren’t completely finished.

But as far as gathering together goes, that’s not going to happen at all. There are people in JSA that I will never, ever see in person again. I don’t get to come to terms with that at a set time anymore, nor does anybody else in the senior class. 

Seniors in organizations all over the country中国体彩官方app下载安卓 are facing the same crises. When you build much of your identity around a sport or a club that ends prematurely, what even happens to your identity? Who am I without JSA? I thought I wouldn’t have to answer that question until three, four months from now. 

For that matter, our underclassman members, our coaches and our advisors face just as much uncertainty. How long will the virus keep on wreaking havoc before they can return to business? How long will it take for business to go back to normal? Can business be normal at all next year, or the year after, with so much damage to patch up? What effect will this have on our futures, not just a few years from now, but in the long run? 

These are all questions that we won’t get the answer to for a long time. And sitting with myself, quarantined in my house (my mom won’t let us leave unless absolutely necessary), the questions keep coming. 

I also know, however, that life goes on. Humanity has moved past worse events. Our lives aren’t over just because our senior year was so incredibly chaotic. We’re all facing loss. We’re all missing out on something. We’re all currently living through what will probably be the most formative experience of our lives. Despite all our differences, COVID-19 has finally given us some common ground. 

And ironically, isn’t that what JSA is all about?

Ann Zhao is a senior at Naperville North and the Midwest JSA chief of staff.

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中国体彩官方app下载安卓Naperville declares local state of emergency in response to COVID-19 https:///19310/2018-19/news-2018-19/naperville-declares-local-state-of-emergency-in-response-to-covid-19/ https:///19310/2018-19/news-2018-19/naperville-declares-local-state-of-emergency-in-response-to-covid-19/#respond Wed, 18 Mar 中国体彩官方app下载安卓 17:31:02 +0000 https:///?p=19310 In an emergency city council meeting Tuesday evening, Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico a local state of emergency to increase city responsiveness to the COVID-19 pandemic. The city council members, sitting a chair-length away from each other and some participating over the phone, unanimously voted to extend the declaration until April 21.

The Naperville residents of certain pressures regarding the coronavirus, including waiving electric and water cut offs for missed payments and extending grocery deliveries times beyond normal hours. Additionally, city buildings will be closed to the public and city workers are encouraged to stay 中国体彩官方app下载安卓. The will continue to operate in the community, however their buildings will also be closed to the public and non-emergencies are directed to telephone and online reports. 

“I acknowledge that the events of the past few weeks have been disconcerting to many, but I urge Naperville citizens to remain calm and follow the advice of health experts,” Chirico said in a press release. “The City has plans in place to ensure that we can continue delivering critical city services, and I am confident that we will get through this situation together and come out stronger as a community in the end.”

On Monday, the Village of Lisle announced similar measures by starting Tuesday. While the Lisle Police Department will emergency services, non-emergency calls that require paperwork will be filled out over the phone and many non-essential services, like certain community service duties, have been put on hiatus. 

The local state of emergency declaration comes after Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker on a state-wide level and President Donald Trump a national state of emergency. Pritzker also ordered the closure of and to stop service for dine-in patrons, but delivery and curbside pickup options are available at some restaurants until at least March 30. Gatherings of are also banned.

Trump’s Friday, allowed up to $50 billion in assistance to state and local governments’ efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. The city’s measure may make it easier for the city to apply for federal relief funds in the future.


Editor’s Note: The North Star covered this story, in part, via the of the city council meeting. The North Star staff is practicing social distancing procedures during its coverage.

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中国体彩官方app下载安卓From the stock market to business closure: Here’s how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the economy https:///19306/2018-19/news-2018-19/from-the-stock-market-to-business-closure-heres-how-the-covid-19-pandemic-is-affecting-the-economy/ https:///19306/2018-19/news-2018-19/from-the-stock-market-to-business-closure-heres-how-the-covid-19-pandemic-is-affecting-the-economy/#respond Wed, 18 Mar 中国体彩官方app下载安卓 16:16:30 +0000 https:///?p=19306 COVID-19’s economic repercussions are severe. On a sunny day in downtown Naperville, the relatively empty sidewalks and streets make it clear that money is being lost in what was a lively hotspot for restaurants and stores no less than a week ago. COVID-19’s impact on the stock market could have the United States. , while its immediate human impact lies in the millions whose jobs are threatened by the pandemic. 

On a national economic scale, the Dow Jones stock market index had its of all time on Monday and third-biggest percentage drop, the largest since 1987. Many investors and experts are worried that this is an indication of an oncoming , not only for the U.S. but for the world, as . Shannan Healy, a sophomore at North, is not optimistic about the economic impacts that the virus will continue to have in the future.

“Based on what I’ve seen, the virus is not going away for quite some time and it could take even longer for the stock market to go back up. This puts a lot of stress on my family, especially my parents’ jobs, and it could continue to financially affect students my age as we go into college,” Healy said.

Only about of Americans own stock, so the threat of a possible recession is not yet as dangerous to some as lost income from not working and the resulting uncertainty of paying bills in the midst of this pandemic.

In Illinois, Gov. JB Pritzker announced on Sunday that all restaurants to dine-in customers until March 30, adding food service employees to the growing list of people whose sources of income are in danger as a result of the coronavirus. Hospitality industry workers and airlines have also taken a hard hit as domestic and international travel continue to decrease, in part due to President Donald Trump’s Europe travel ban. The airline industry as a whole is the federal government for over $50 billion in aid as a result of the damage to their sales, joining the in seeking financial help from the federal government.

As of Monday, the governor also issued an in line with the CDC’s recommendation to limit gatherings over 50 people. This order applies to fitness centers, privately owned clubs, theaters and other entertainment venues. However, it will not affect hospitals, grocery stores, gas stations, shelters or banks. The order, while in an effort to keep people safe, means more lost income, a move that could prove disastrous for low-income workers in Illinois.

Pritzker on March 9 that opened up the ability to use the State Disaster Relief Fund, which could go to supporting those unemployed by the virus. On March 11, the Pritzker administration issued a saying that workers impacted by the coronavirus could receive unemployment benefits to the full extent of the federal law, which could help ease the burden on the growing number of people financially affected by COVID-19.

With Americans buying up large amounts of groceries in preparation for quarantine, low-income people who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — food stamps — may be disproportionately affected, as their financial assistance allows only for the purchase of certain types of food that fall under federal guidelines. If these products are bought up at grocery stores, that could mean a shortage of food for people already in difficult financial positions.

The federal government is working to provide some in the quality control interviews for SNAP, which can now be done over the phone for greater social distancing if states opt into it. The program is aimed in hopes of continuing access to federal assistance for Americans who need it. As of now, Illinois has not notified the federal government’s Food and Nutrition Service that it will implement this flexibility in interviews.

On top of losing jobs and potentially losing access to food, with no federally mandated paid sick leave days, some Americans could also be losing money by staying 中国体彩官方app下载安卓 as a result of the coronavirus. Congress’ emergency coronavirus relief package, which addresses this issue, passed in the House of Representatives and is moving to the Senate. The package implements requirements regarding paid sick leave but has exemptions that could still mean no paid sick leave for .

While the government tries to balance the health and financial consequences that the coronavirus poses, United States industries, companies and individuals are currently on the economic decline. In the future, the millions of financially affected Americans will continue to look to their local, state and federal governments to manage the fallout of this unprecedented global crisis.

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