Classes Coronavirus Updates: Democrats May Trim Stimulus Plan, Notre Dame Halts Classes Amid Virus Outbreak description:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested that Democrats might be willing to make more cuts to their stimulus proposal to seal a deal with Republicans and speed Covid-19 relief, then come back after the November elections with additional agenda items.
“We’re willing to cut our bill in half to meet the needs right now,” she said Tuesday at a Politico Playbook event. “We’ll take it up again in January.”
Pelosi’s spokesman Drew Hammill later said that she was referring to previous offers to meet Republicans “halfway, not cutting our bill in half.”
But both sides in the stalemate over a stimulus bill appeared to be probing for openings for a break that could restart negotiations. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Pelosi’s decision to break out $25 billion in funding for the Postal Service from the original Democratic relief plan as an opening for talks.
The University of Notre Dame on Tuesday canceled in-person undergraduate classes for two weeks after a spike of virus cases that occurred since the semester began Aug. 10.
University president the Rev. John Jenkins said there have been 147 confirmed cases of virus on campus since the start of classes for the university’s approximately 12,000 students.
Jenkins said he decided against sending students home after consulting with the St. Joseph County Health Department. Instead, university officials decided steps could be taken short of closing the campus while still protecting students’ health and safety.
The university is advising off-campus students not to visit the campus and on-campus students not to venture off-campus and is restricting student gatherings to 10 people or less. The university is allowing graduate student access to research laboratories and libraries. Athletic teams subject to surveillance testing can continue to gather for sanctioned activities, but will be closely monitored.
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