No QBs in Denver, no home for SF as COVID-19 sows NFL chaos

The Denver Broncos have no quarterbacks. The San Francisco 49ers have no home stadium or practice facility. And the Baltimore Ravens may not have enough players available for their next game, which has already been pushed back twice.

The COVID-19 pandemic caused major disruptions around the NFL on Saturday, again calling into question the league’s plan to play a full schedule after several weeks that went relatively smoothly.

Multiple people familiar with the NFL’s investigation told The Associated Press that all four of the quarterbacks on Denver’s roster were ineligible to play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

One person told the AP that starter Drew Lock, backup Brett Rypien and practice squad veteran Blake Bortles were deemed high-risk close contacts with No. 3 quarterback Jeff Driskel on Wednesday, the day before Driskel tested positive for COVID-19.

Another person said the four quarterbacks apparently weren’t wearing their masks the whole

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A trip to Guam means accepting COVID-19 quarantine

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Mark Torre Jr. and his attorney Jay Arriola react after a jury found Torre not guilty of all charges on Nov. 23, 2020.

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Traveling to Guam means accepting a 14-day quarantine, delivered meals and a coronavirus test.

The island is closed to almost everyone except incoming residents. Military escorts await arrivals at the airport. Health workers ensure travelers have filled out a declaration form and been briefed on the government’s latest safety measures.

That’s the easy part. Then comes the rest.

You wait in line — socially distanced, of course — as military and airport personnel ask you about your recent travel locations and connecting flights.

“Then you wait in a separate room six feet apart,” said Wendy De Osambela, a recent traveler from Pennsylvania.

A flight status display shows just how few flights are scheduled to arrive and depart from the Antonio B. Won Pat

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A more sweeping stay-at-home order is likely if L.A. County can’t slow COVID-19 spike

Los Angeles County officials said they are hoping a new set of restrictions can help slow the unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases but warned that a tougher stay-at-home measure will be necessary if cases keep spiking.



a man holding a sign: A COVID-19 testing site along Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)


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Barbara Ferrer, the L.A. County health director, on Saturday said officials hope the more narrowly tailored restrictions will be sufficient to slow the spread of the coronavirus without reverting to stricter stay-at-home orders like those put in place in March.

She said the county is “at a different place now than we were in March and April, when we didn’t have the science around masking and distancing.

“Now that we do, it offers us a slightly different path forward,” she said. “But I’ll be honest: It only offers us a different

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Los Angeles County Issues Three Week Stay-at-Home Order as COVID-19 Cases Rise

Los Angeles County is tightening its COVID-19 restrictions and urging residents to stay at home “as much as possible” as cases continue to rise in the region.



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On Friday, health officials issued a temporary stay-at-home order which will take effect on Monday and be in place for at least three weeks through Dec. 20.

The order will allow essential and emergency workers to leave their homes and prohibits all public and private gatherings except for church services and protests, according to the press release.

Health officials said COVID-19 cases remain at “alarming levels” and as of Friday, the county has confirmed 24 deaths and 4,544 COVID-19 cases, with a five-day average of 4,751 new cases.

RELATED: Los Angeles County Halts Outdoor Dining as COVID-19 Cases Surge

“Residents are advised to stay home as much as possible and always wear a face covering

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Los Angeles Issues Stay-At-Home Order Amid Covid-19 Spike

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The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced a new stay-home order Friday in the nation’s most populous county, which will take effect Monday, and remain in effect through December 20, banning most gatherings, including those in private homes if people are from different households.

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On November 17, L.A. County established thresholds for additional actions if the five-day average of cases rose above 4,500 or hospitalizations were more than 2,000 per day.

On Friday, public health officials confirmed 4,544 new coronavirus cases, which brought the five-day average of new infections to 4,751.

According to the new order, residents are advised to stay home “as much as possible” and always wear a face-covering

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L.A. County Announces New Stay-at-Home Order as COVID-19 Cases Climb

Los Angeles County officials have announced a new stay-at-home order to take effect Monday, Nov. 30.

The three-week order was announced on Friday, as the county confirmed 4,544 new cases of COVID-19 and 24 new deaths. This brought the county’s five-day average up to 4,751.

Though the new order is not as restrictive as the one put into place in the spring, all L.A. residents must stay at home as much as possible and wear a mask when they exit their households. The order prohibits all gatherings between people who are not residents of the same household.

“Residents are advised to stay home as much as possible and always wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when they are outside their household and around others,” the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said in the announcement.

However, attending outdoor church services and protests are still allowed. Businesses

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Los Angeles County adopts new stay-at-home order as Covid-19 cases rise

Health officials in Los Angeles County, the nation’s most populous, announced a new Covid-19 stay-at-home order Friday that will ban most public and private gatherings.



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The new restrictions, to take effect Monday and to stay in place at least until Dec. 20, will prohibit public and private gatherings except for those people already living together. Religious services and protests will be exempted.

“Residents are advised to stay home as much as possible and always wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when they are outside their household and around others,” the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said in a statement Friday.

The new rules affecting the county’s 10 million residents will limit essential retailers to 35 percent capacity and non-essential stores to 20 percent. Outdoor fitness centers and museums will be limited to 50 percent normal capacity, and gatherings at beaches

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Thanksgiving travelers try to reach destinations amid COVID-19

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Published 9:21 a.m. ET Nov. 27, 2020 | Updated 9:29 a.m. ET Nov. 27, 2020

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Despite fewer Thanksgiving travelers than years prior, Wednesday was the busiest flying day since the pandemic started despite COVID-19 case numbers and death tolls rising – and flyer numbers could increase as Thanksgiving festivities finish and travelers head back home, leftovers in tow.

Historically, the days following Thanksgiving can be even busier than the days leading up to the holiday, meaning a rise in travelers is expected in the coming days. Last year, the Transportation Security Administration reported 2.8 million travelers passed through TSA security checkpoints nationwide on Dec. 1, the Sunday following the holiday. It marked the busiest day of the 2019 Thanksgiving season and set a record for the busiest day in

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COVID-19 leads to change in architecture, design industry

We’ve seen how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed day-to-day routines, but the future could also look different in the way buildings and homes are designed.

The build of a home and the design of a building are concepts that are being forced to evolve because of the pandemic.

“Larger corporate businesses are completely changing how they think about their space,” Ersela Kripa, the acting program director in the College of Architecture at Texas Tech, said. “There will have to be a cultural change in how we imagine social interactions because architecture is always so interested in bringing people together and so what does that mean now and bringing people together now has this other layer of safety.”

COVID-19 is leading to a change in the future of architecture and traditional design ideas.

“I think even if there is a vaccine or if we feel safe for indoor spaces, I really

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27 veterans die in COVID-19 outbreak at Illinois VA home

State officials are investigating a coronavirus outbreak at a veterans home in rural Illinois that has infected nearly 200 residents and staff members, and killed 27 veterans

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office and the state’s Department of Veterans Affairs are attempting to determine what caused the outbreak at the state-run LaSalle Veterans Home in LaSalle, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) southwest of Chicago.

The department on Tuesday requested an independent probe into the facility, which was the focus of a state Senate committee virtual hearing on the outbreak.

“The tragedy of what has unfolded at the veterans’ home

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