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Essential workers who have continued to work may have received temporary wage bumps. But NPR's Alina Selyukh reports many companies are ending that hazard pay.

Challenges to statewide stay-at-home orders are mounting in rural communities that have few coronavirus cases. NPR's Kirk Siegler reports on the dispute in Baker County, Oregon.

Plus, experts weigh in on the safety of different summer activities.

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The Rural/Urban Divide; Safe Summer Activities

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The Rural/Urban Divide; Safe Summer Activities

The Rural/Urban Divide; Safe Summer Activities

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People ride their bikes on the Brooklyn Bridge, amid the coronavirus pandemic, on May 26 in New York City. Angela Weiss /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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People ride their bikes on the Brooklyn Bridge, amid the coronavirus pandemic, on May 26 in New York City.

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This episode was recorded and published as part of this podcast's former 'Coronavirus Daily' format.

Democrats want another coronavirus relief bill. A sticking point for Republicans is $600 a week in federal unemployment benefits — which means some workers have been able to collect more money on unemployment than they did in their previous jobs.

Essential workers who have continued to work may have received temporary wage bumps. But NPR's Alina Selyukh reports many companies are ending that hazard pay.

Challenges to statewide stay-at-home orders are mounting in rural communities that have few coronavirus cases. NPR's Kirk Siegler reports on the dispute in Baker County, Oregon.

Plus, experts weigh in on the safety of different summer activities.

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This episode was produced by Gabriela Saldivia, Anne Li and Brent Baughman, and edited by Beth Donovan.