White House coronavirus task force focuses on higher education in state reports | News Headlines

(CNN) — The White House coronavirus task force placed a sharper focus on colleges and universities in its recommendations to states this week, pushing states to take measures to prevent further outbreaks as the school year begins.

CNN reached out to all 50 states for their weekly task force reports, which the White House has declined to make public, and obtained responses from 13 states as of Friday morning. Alabama was the only state to explicitly decline to provide its report. Other states referred CNN to other sources or did not respond.

This week’s set of reports, sent to states Tuesday evening, was directed to governors and their senior staff, as well as health officials, emergency managers, epidemiologists, lab directors and preparedness directors for each state.

The reports are individually tailored to each state with information on cases and test positivity and county-specific data and broadly show concern about spread

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RYB Education, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

BEIJING, Aug. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — RYB Education, Inc. (“RYB” or the “Company”) (NYSE: RYB), a leading early childhood education service provider in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter of 2020.

Impact from COVID-19

With the unprecedented challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic since late January 2020, the Company encountered disruptions of business starting from the first quarter. Following the control measures and regulations introduced by the government, the Company began in late January to temporarily suspend the operations of its facilities in China. The closure of facilities has continued through nearly the entire second quarter of this year. This had a significantly adverse impact on the result of operation in the first half of 2020 as the majority of the Company’s net revenues are derived from tuition fees collected at such facilities.

In response to the challenges presented by Covid-19, the

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