“There are now at least 5,000,603 cases of coronavirus in the US and at least 162,441 people have died in the country from virus, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.”
The world is over 19m+ cases and 728k+ deaths.
We’ll see if Sturgis, SD ends up being a super-spreading event (it’s in the news at the moment since 250k+ people around the USA are going there, and then back to their locations in about 8 days).
The other upcoming “wait and see” are the infection rates where school is returning to in-person classes. In NYC the guidance is school until 3% positivity rate and/or of course specific positive tests for a student/staff.
Parts of NYC are still without power, it will be one full week soon, we had one team member without power for over 2 days, and many without internet access for the same period or more. the weather may continue to be intense this season.
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
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