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Coronavirus Insanity: Starting Office Romances When You’re Fully Remote, Drive-Thru State Fair Food, and More

Here’s a fresh round-up of coronavirus insanity . . .

1.  Someone wrote in to an advice column asking if, quote, “the same rules apply about companies prohibiting workplace romances if the entire firm is working remotely.”  So yeah, someone’s trying to start an office romance now that they’re fully remote.

For what it’s worth, the ban on workplace romances would still apply.

2.  The State Fair of Texas is legendary for its fried food . . . but this year, they’ll only be offering it as a drive-thru event.  You can even pre-buy packages that include things like deep-fried Oreos and sausage on a stick.

3.  A guy in Missouri reported for jury duty last week but refused to wear a mask . . . so he was put in jail for contempt of court.  And while he was there, the jail had a 55-person coronavirus outbreak.  There’s no word if he caught it or not.

4.  Lots of colleges that reopened are seeing coronavirus outbreaks on campus.  And infectious disease experts say they should keep those students contained there . . . because sending them home could spread the disease even worse.

5.  With so many people staying home in Australia, SNAKES have taken over the country again.  Oh, and lots of the snakes out in full force are deadly.

6.  Outdoor dining is okay right now, but what happens when it gets super cold?  The city of Chicago has launched a contest with a $5,000 prize for anyone who comes up with a solution for outdoor dining in the winter.

7.  Today is World Distance Learning Day, which appears to be a brand new made-up holiday in honor of what’s happening.

8.  A 25-year-old man in Nevada is the first person in the U.S. who’s been confirmed with a second case of coronavirus.

9.  Here are the updated stats on CONFIRMED coronavirus cases as of last night.

New daily cases in the U.S.:  33,981, with 371 new deaths.

Total cases in the U.S.:  6.1 million, with more than 187,200 deaths . . . and more than 3.4 million who’ve now recovered.

Total cases worldwide:  25.3 million . . . with more than 850,500 deaths . . . and more than 17.7 million people who’ve beaten the virus globally.

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