Over the weekend, the rate of increase in COVID-19 cases was roughly the same in both rural and urban counties.Read More...
Millions of dollars in aid from the federal government are not reaching the tribes, causing the Navajo attorney general to start a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds to help elders raising grandchildren, single parents, and those with…
More than 100 rural counties reported their first coronavirus case Wednesday. Rural coronavirus cases grew 26% to 2,160.
St. Claire HealthCare in Morehead said it will furlough 300 staff “who are not directly involved in the delivery of care or participating in the COVID-19 response.” St. Claire is one of the largest hospital systems in Eastern Kentucky. Read…
Rural America’s rate of infection remains a fraction of the rate in the nation’s largest cities. But the rate is higher in rural counties that attract tourists and outdoor enthusiasts.
Newly available data – problematic though it is – offers our first chance to look at which rural counties are reporting COVID-19. So far, nonmetropolitan counties account for only 3% of the total cases.
From January 2019 to January 2020, jobs in rural areas grew at half the rate of urban areas. This data precedes the economic impact of the coronavirus in the U.S.
Before the coronavirus, Democratic turnout was up 20% compared to 2016. In Illinois, it was down 25%, with drops largest in core urban counties. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders continues to lose ground in rural areas.
COVID-19 is changing everything about the way we live. Did your house of worship alter or cancel activities this week? We’d like to hear about it.