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Rural Red Zones for COVID-19 Cases

A third of all rural counties are in a “red zone” for COVID-19 cases, according to a definition devised by the White House Coronavirus Task Force, reports The Daily YonderThe document was dated July 14 and found that 18 states met that definition. (The document was not officially released and was obtained by the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit news organization.) The White House report recommends that “red zone” areas “should revert to more stringent protective measures, limiting social gatherings to 10 people or fewer, closing bars and gyms and asking residents to wear masks at all times.”

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