COVID lockdowns

Ore. salon owner fined $14K for reopening

An Oregon beauty salon owner is facing a $14,000 fine for reopening her business. Lindsey Graham, the owner of Glamour Salon in Salem, reportedly received the fee for defying lockdown orders, which have forced non-essential businesses to remain closed.

Experts raising concerns over ‘caution fatigue’

Experts are raising the alarm over “caution fatigue,” the loss of motivation to maintain safety guidelines related to COVID-19, as stay-at-home orders drag on. As many parts of the U.S. remain on lockdown, psychologists have said some people are starting to feel burnt out.

Federal court clears the way for church services to resume in Ky.

A federal court has granted a temporary restraining order in Kentucky, which will allow in-person church services to resume in the state. The Friday ruling prevented Governor Andy Beshear’s administration from enforcing the ban on mass gatherings, including in-person church services that follow CDC guidelines.

Vice President Mike Pence meets with religious leaders in Iowa

Vice President Mike Pence met with a group of faith leaders in Iowa this week to discuss the importance of religious institutions amid the coronavirus pandemic. On Friday, he thanked religious leaders in Des Moines and said they have made an incalculable difference on the nation during these challenging times.