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Bringing America Back: How to safely socialize as states reopen, and more to know

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Simple steps for safer socializing

Getting in the habit of taking your temperature daily is just one practice to adopt to protect yourself and others from the novel coronavirus as states continue to reopen.

Nightlife workers speak out about living and working amid COVID-19

Nightlife is already a vulnerable industry. As we head into summer, many workers and businesses are wondering how they will survive continued closures and reduced capacities.

Battling cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic

Cancer patients may face a higher risk of experiencing severe COVID-19 symptoms due to a weakened immune system or other underlying health conditions. "We kind of live in a pandemic daily," Bruce DeArk, a deputy fire chief in Jeffersonville, Indiana, battling stage 4 colon cancer, told ABC News. DeArk is one of 15 million Americans navigating life with cancer during the pandemic.

A spike in domestic violence calls

Domestic violence resource centers are "vital now more than ever" as hotline calls and reports are on the rise, one administrator told ABC News. During the pandemic, the centers have had to find creative ways to connect with victims.

As states reopen, a debate emerges: Are gyms 'essential'?

One gym in Bellmawr, New Jersey, thinks gyms should be considered essential, and is suing the state for classifying them as nonessential.

When coronavirus hit, these small businesses got creative

Elaborate yard designs, virtual perfume parties, personalized trace boards to help children learn how to spell: "Good Morning America" looks at how small businesses are pivoting during the pandemic.

What to know about the coronavirus:

  • How it started and how to protect yourself: Coronavirus explained
  • What to do if you have symptoms: Coronavirus symptoms
  • Tracking the spread in the U.S. and worldwide: Coronavirus map
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