Category Archives: National News

US extends social distancing guidelines to April 30. How well Americans follow them could mean the difference between 100,000 and millions of deaths, Birx says

Originally Published: 30 MAR 20 04:17 ET Updated: 30 MAR 20 11:11 ET By Holly Yan and Madeline Holcombe, CNN (CNN) — The latest projections on coronavirus in the US were so alarming, there was virtually no choice but to extend social distancing guidelines, two of the nation’s top infectious disease experts said. Federal guidelines…MORE

Amazon warehouses are getting hit with coronavirus cases

Originally Published: 25 MAR 20 12:34 ET Updated: 25 MAR 20 15:13 ET By Brian Fung and Sara Ashley O’Brien, CNN Business (CNN) — Amazon warehouses are facing a growing tide of coronavirus cases with at least nine facilities hit so far, according to Amazon and local media reports. One person who works in Amazon’s…MORE

Here are the states that postponed their primaries due to coronavirus

Originally Published: 16 MAR 20 18:49 ET Updated: 24 MAR 20 12:49 ET By Kate Sullivan, CNN (CNN) — Multiple states have postponed their primaries due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has significantly altered the daily lives of Americans. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday recommended that no gatherings with 50…MORE

Trump invokes Defense Production Act to expand production of hospital masks and more

Originally Published: 18 MAR 20 12:19 ET Updated: 18 MAR 20 16:58 ET By Maegan Vazquez, CNN (CNN) — President Donald Trump said during Wednesday’s White House press briefing that he will be invoking the Defense Production Act to help make up for potential medical supply shortages and deploy two hospital ships as the US…MORE

Trump Administration Wants $850 Billion Economic Stimulus Package

(Washington, DC) — The Trump Administration plans to ask Congress for billions of dollars, to ease the pain of the economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Cameron Fairchild reports. Cameron Fairchild/Ken Sain/sca Copyright © 2020 TTWN Media Networks Inc.MORE

States order bar closures and restaurant restrictions as coronavirus cases climb

Originally Published: 16 MAR 20 04:43 ET Updated: 16 MAR 20 04:55 ET By Susannah Cullinane and Natasha Chen, CNN (CNN) — Some states are ordering the closure of bars and restaurants and hospitality giants Disney and MGM are shuttering their resorts as coronavirus continues to spread across the United States and officials try to…MORE

Trump declares a national emergency to combat coronavirus

Originally Published: 13 MAR 20 12:16 ET Updated: 13 MAR 20 15:59 ET By Kevin Liptak, CNN (CNN) — President Donald Trump said Friday he was declaring a national emergency — “two very big words” — to free up federal resources to combat coronavirus. Speaking in the White House Rose Garden, Trump said the action…MORE

Coronavirus: LAUSD to close schools amid COVID-19 outbreak

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest in the country, joined districts around the region and announced it will close. The announcement, which made Friday, stated that LAUSD will close starting Monday March 16. The district, along with the San Diego Unified School District, released the following statement: “California…MORE

Now a pandemic, coronavirus changes life indefinitely

Originally Published: 12 MAR 20 05:04 ET Updated: 12 MAR 20 12:02 ET By Christina Maxouris, CNN (CNN) — Hours after the coronavirus was declared a global pandemic, Americans were flooded with announcements from what seemed like every corner of the country. The President announced a sweeping ban on travel into the US. The NCAA…MORE