Coronavirus

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What advice is there for the army of new contact tracers out to find anyone who has been near a newly diagnosed coronavirus patient?

This week, NASA and the commercial company SpaceX are set to launch two astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) in a new capsule. This is the first launch by NASA of astronauts from U.S. soil in nearly a decade, but it's happening in the middle of a pandemic.

Here are some of the ways that the coronavirus will, and won't, change the plans for the space agency's latest launch.

Astronauts have been quarantining since before it was cool.

On today's WCMU Morning News Roundup, we hear an update from flood-devistated Midland County, where residents have spent much of the weekend cleaning up their homes and businesses. And we check in with hard-hit Gladwin County, which is welcoming an emergency declaration from the governor.


Widespread testing for the coronavirus is key to safely reopening the country, but the U.S. has struggled for months to get to the level of testing many experts say we need — even as states and cities begin to loosen restrictions.

On this Memorial Day weekend, beaches have reopened and people are venturing outside.

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