In a brief, joint statement issued late Wednesday afternoon, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Food and Drug Administration sought to alleviate anxiety regarding the role food and food packaging play in transmission of the novel coronavirus.
In the report published Thursday, AMC Entertainment Holdings CEO Adam Aron said his company, which operates more than 600 theaters in the United States, "did not want to be drawn into a political controversy" when its venues begin to reopen in mid-July.
In a Monday memo to employees, Amtrak announced it is ending daily service to hundreds of stations outside the Northeast and warned more job cuts are looming as the novel coronavirus pandemic persists.
"It is with tremendous sadness and pain to say goodbye to my father, Nur Omar Mohamed," the Minnesota Democrat tweeted shortly after 11 p.m. EDT Monday. "No words can describe what he meant to me and all who knew and loved him."
According to the Des Moines Register, organizers of the annual Iowa State Fair, which debuted in 1854, announced Wednesday that they were scrapping plans for this year's event, originally set for Aug. 13-23. The next fair will be held Aug. 12-22, 2021.