ACLU prods Michigan to soften restaurant contact tracing rule

Michigan adjusted its day-old epidemic order Tuesday to recommend instead of require bars and restaurants to deny entry to customers who refuse to divulge their contact information. 

The clarification was listed as an “FAQ” Tuesday on the state Department of Health and Human Services website after the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan said it worked with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration to make changes.

The FAQ guidance combined with the

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More Residents Refusing To Participate In Contact Tracing

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL — While Hillsborough County’s positive test rates for coronavirus continue to soar, health officials say their ability to trace the coronavirus has declined, placing the county at a major disadvantage in combating the spread of the virus.

That was the word from Dr. Douglas Holt, director of the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County, speaking to members of the Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group Thursday.

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The 5 key questions about Google and Apple’s contact tracing system

The tech giants were first turned away by the Government but now they are its only hope for a functioning contact tracing app - Telegraph/Telegraph
The tech giants were first turned away by the Government but now they are its only hope for a functioning contact tracing app – Telegraph/Telegraph

This week the UK government performed an abrupt u-turn on its contact-tracing technology to tackle coronavirus. 

The app it was developing with NHSX, the health service’s research wing, is set to be replaced with an app built using technology developed by Apple and Google, the

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Matt Hancock defends tracing app failure

A resident of the Isle of Wight poses with his smartphone showing the NHS Coronavirus contact tracing app - HANDOUT/AFP
A resident of the Isle of Wight poses with his smartphone showing the NHS Coronavirus contact tracing app – HANDOUT/AFP
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What happened today

Here are the big developments from today: 

  • Boris Johnson is expected to announce that deals have been put in place for so-called air bridges with a “small number” of countries which would allow families to go on foreign holidays

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Coronavirus latest news: Matt Hancock defends tracing app failure

A resident of the Isle of Wight poses with his smartphone showing the NHS Coronavirus contact tracing app - HANDOUT/AFP
A resident of the Isle of Wight poses with his smartphone showing the NHS Coronavirus contact tracing app – HANDOUT/AFP

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has defended the decision by the Government to abandon its own tracing app in favour of one provided by Apple and Google. 

When pressed by journalists at today’s Downing Street press conference on when the new technology would be put in place, Mr Hancock was unable

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