Coronavirus behind death of Wisconsin high school student: report


A high school student in Wisconsin has died after suffering a brief COVID-19-related illness, according to a report. 

The student, identified as Isai Morocho, was a junior at Madison East High School. The teen “unexpectedly” died during Thanksgiving break “after a brief, COVID-related illness,” according to an email sent to students and parents from Principal Brendan Kearney, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

“Isai had the most caring and excited attitude about life that made everyone around him excited to see what he was going to do with it. He was known for his empathy, humor and so much more,” reads a GoFundMe created on behalf of Morocho’s family. (iStock)

“Isai had the most caring and excited attitude about life that made everyone around him excited to see what he was going to do with it. He was known for his empathy, humor and so much more,” reads a GoFundMe created on behalf of Morocho’s family. (iStock)

“We also want to recognize this tragic loss of life as a reminder of the threat that the COVID-19 pandemic poses to all members of our community, young or old,” the email read. “Receiving news like this in a time when

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Toronto, the largest city in Canada, is moving into lockdown — its highest alert, what it calls grey status — as it tries to mitigate an increasing coronavirus emergency.

The Peel Region, just west of Toronto and including Mississauga, will also be placed in the grey status.

As part of the designation, public or social indoor gatherings are not allowed. Weddings, funerals or religious services may have up to 10 people indoors. All outdoor gatherings cannot include more than 10 people.

Also, restaurants and bars may have no indoor or outdoor service though takeout is permitted. Essential retail, like pharmacies and

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Rice University student COVID court is helping stifle virus cases on campus


When COVID-19 cases began to spike across Houston, Rice University came up with an innovative way to stem the spread of the virus across campus.  Before students could return to campus this semester, they had to sign a list of regulations and rules to honor called the Culture of Care Agreement.

If the students are found to be in violation of the agreement, serious cases could be reported to the Student Judicial Program. Less serious cases, however, are earmarked for the COVID-19 Community Court (CCC), which is run by the students. If students are caught not wearing a mask, social distancing or even going to a dorm that’s not their own, the student could be reported to the CCC. 

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Norfolk Public Schools to strengthen student nutrition programs using $200,000 from No Kid Hungry Virginia


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The coronavirus pandemic has increased food insecurity tremendously, according to No Kid Hungry Virginia.

Many students are still learning from home, meaning it’s not always easy to get the usual school lunch, and many parents may still be out of work.

No Kid Hungry Virginia is giving Norfolk Public Schools $200,000 to help strengthen the school division’s child nutrition programs. The nonprofit believes it’s crucial to make sure every child in our community is fed.

“There’s just an unprecedented number of kids facing food insecurity this year,” said No Kid Hungry Virginia Associate Director Sarah Steely.

The nonprofit has provided more than $1.5 million in grants to help school divisions and community organizations across the state since March.

Steely said, “Kids in America and kids in Virginia need the fuel the get from school meals to learn and grow and reach their full potential.”

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