The TAPS Daily - July 17, 2020


Welcome to The TAPS Daily - your source for some of the latest news, resources, and thought pieces from across the military and veteran community during the COVID-19 response.


Top 5 News Items

Today's Highlights

 

  1. Military Nears 19,000 Coronavirus Cases as Several Bases Reinstate Travel Restrictions
    (Military.com)
    The number of COVID-19 cases among troops now stands at 18,968 according to the Pentagon.
  2. Military Sends Help to Overwhelmed California Hospitals
    (Military.com)
    Teams of military doctors, nurses and other health care specialists are being deployed to eight California hospitals facing staffing shortages amid a record-breaking surge of coronavirus cases.
  3. Retail CEOs: Enough is enough. It's time for all U.S. governors to require masks in stores
    (CNN)
    21 CEOs of major U.S. retailers request state governors do their part to prioritize health and safety by requiring store patrons to wear masks as part of collective ability to defeat COVID-19.
  4. On the front lines of COVID response, this agency makes safety paramount
    (Federal Times)
    Officers in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps are deployed throughout the government to combat COVID-19.
  5. Stress rises for unemployed as extra $600 benefit nears end
    (AP)
    A major source of income for roughly 30 million unemployed people is set to end, threatening their ability to meet rent and pay bills and potentially undercutting the fragile economic recovery.
  6. Captain Tom Moore knighted by Queen after raising millions to help during COVID-19
    (CNN)
    Queen Elizabeth II knighted 100-year-old World War II veteran Captain Tom Moore, who became a national celebrity by raising millions for the UK's National Health Service (NHS).
  7. Celebrities hail 6-year-old as a hero after aunt says he saved his sister from a dog attack
    (CBS News)
    A story about a heroic 6-year-old from Wyoming has gone viral after he saved his little sister from a gruesome dog attack.
  8. Brides Across America donating wedding gowns to health care workers
    (Today)
    A nonprofit focused on helping military personnel with their wedding plans has begun donating bridal gowns to frontline healthcare workers as well in recognition of their COVID-19 efforts.

 

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