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U.S. District Judge Justin Walker granted On Fire Christian Church's request to ban the city of Louisville from prohibiting drive-in church services."On Holy Thursday, an American mayor criminalized the communal celebration of Easter," wrote U.S. District Judge Justin Walker in a temporary restraining order issued Saturday.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Mitch McConnell said congressional leaders reached a deal Tuesday to revive a program geared to keep small businesses from shuttering and their employees from going on unemployment because of the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
The nearly half-trillion deal will provide more funds to the Paycheck Protection Program, which was halted last week after it ran out of money.
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McConnell, R-Ky., lauded the deal as a "bipartisan agreement."
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The $484 billion bill will inject the program, which provides loans to small businesses, with more than $320 billion, according to McConnell. A portion will be set aside for smaller businesses that don't have established relationships with banks and had a harder time accessing the funds in the first round of loans. It will also bolster the Small Business Administration's disaster loan program, which had also dried up due to the coronavirus.
The deal also includes $75 billion to help overwhelmed hospitals and $25 billion for coronavirus testing, two provisions Democrats pushed for in negotiations.
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In Monday's coronavirus news, lockdown tensions grow as Americans seek normalcy. Some passengers from a luxury cruise are getting off, 15 weeks later.A driver displays an alternate opinion as she passes protesters demonstrating at the Tennessee state capitol to speak out against the state's handling of the COVID-19 outbreak on April 19 in Nashville, Tenn. Tennessee is under a stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus outbreak except for essential personnel.
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A copy of the bill was still not available as of Tuesday afternoon, as negotiators worked to finalize the text before the Senate's expected vote on the bill later Tuesday. If approved by both the House and Senate, it could go to President Donald Trump for approval later this week.
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Congressional leaders and the Trump administration have been haggling for weeks over details in the new plan. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin asked Congress earlier this month for an additional $250 billion in emergency funds to bolster the program. But Democrats objected to the GOP offer, demanding more money for hospitals, state and local governments, and food stamp benefits.
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Texas and Florida are among states instituting plans to reopen businesses and areas for the American public.President Donald Trump, who announced guidelines Thursday for states to start opening their economies, cited a handful of states taking steps toward a "safe, gradual and phased opening," including Texas, Vermont and Ohio. He is pushing to relax the U.S. lockdown by May 1, a plan that hinges partly on more coronavirus testing.
Congressional Republicans blamed Democrats for the funding lapse, arguing they were holding hostage money that was desperately needed for businesses and workers.
Healthcare workers react outside NYU Langone Medical Center on 1st Avenue in Manhattan. Emergency responders and people came out to cheer and thank the healthcare workers on April 20 in New York City, New York.
Volunteers direct traffic in Bolinas, a coastal enclave in Northern California that began testing all residents for the novel coronavirus and its antibodies on Monday, on April 20 in Bolinas, California.
Registered nurses at UC Irvine Medical Center hold a candlelight vigil at their shift change to describe conditions and the need for more N95 respirators and protective gear on April 20 in Irvine, California.
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An empty freeway intersection is seen two days before Earth Day, after Los Angeles’ stay-at-home order caused a drop in pollution on April 20 in Pasadena, near Los Angeles, California.
Signs posted on the window of the Fine Wine and Good Spirits store in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia on April 20 inform customers that the store will remain closed until further notice.
Ana Diaz, a nurse at Northwell Syosset Hospital (L) plays tennis with her husband Melanio on a makeshift court they created on the driveway of their home on April 19 in Merrick, New York.
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A customer uses the new drive-thru option to buy goods from a vendor at the Ballard Farmers' Market which reopened Sunday with new safety measures as efforts continue to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 in Seattle, Washington on April 19.
President Donald Trump holds up swabs as he speaks at the daily coronavirus briefing at the White House on April 19 in Washington, DC. New York state will begin the nation's most aggressive COVID-19 antibody testing campaign this week even as some states begin to loosen restrictions amid pressure to restart the economy.
A driver displays an alternate opinion as she passes protesters demonstrating at the Tennessee state capitol to speak out against the state's handling of the COVID-19 outbreak on April 19 in Nashville, Tenn. Tennessee is under a stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus outbreak except for essential personnel.
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Air Force Academy cadets salute during the national anthem as the class of 2020 graduates six weeks early due to the coronavirus pandemic on April 18 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Saturday's graduation marks the first time a military academy is graduating a class early since WWII.
Partitions are installed between beds as work is performed to turn Sleep Train Arena into a 400-bed emergency field hospital to help deal with the coronavirus outbreak in Sacramento, Calif. on April 18. The arena, the former home of the NBA's Sacramento Kings basketball team, is expected to begin receiving patients Monday, April 20.
General view of a drive thru coronavirus (covid-19) testing site on April 18, in Springfield, Tennessee. Tennessee drive-thru testing sites now allow those without symptoms of coronavirus to receive testing.
Protesters with the group "Reopen Maryland" rally near the State House to call on the state to lift the stay-at-home orders and reopen the economy, on April 18, in Annapolis, Maryland. Most protesters rallied from inside their cars as they caused gridlock in a traffic circle and a smaller group protested outside of their cars.
Medical workers pose for photos taken by coworkers as they stand with signs saying "Heroes Work Here" that have been placed outside the FutureCare Lochearn senior nursing facility where a large number of residents and staff have reportedly tested positive on April 17, in Baltimore, Maryland.
In a protest designed to adhere to social-distancing and with care taken for safety, 1,000 pop-up signs were arranged on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building showing the faces of nurses and frontline healthcare workers pleading for adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) on April 17 in Washington, D.C.
Kitchen workers prepare bag lunches at Centro Hispano Daniel Torres to be distributed at Olivet Boys and Girls Club to help feed children in Reading, Pennsylvania on April 17.
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The eyes of the nation are on the state of Georgia after Gov. Brian Kemp announced he would reopen large swaths of the state. Sunday coronavirus news.NFL superstar Vernon Davis (C) and restaurateurs Sahil Rahman (L) and Rahul Vinod (R), through a partnership between the Vernon Davis Foundation and RASA Restaurant, help to prepare free meals for frontline healthcare workers battling the coronavirus pandemic at the George Washington University Hospital on April 24, in Washington, D.C.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis talks to the media during a press conference at the Urban League of Broward County to announce that Florida's first two walk-through coronavirus testing sites will be opening on Saturday as the pandemic continues on April 17.
A COVID-19 IgG and IgM Rapid Test Cassette is displayed on April 16, in New York City. The take home test says they can tell a person if they have Coronavirus antibodies in their system, thus indicating that they have had the virus.
A woman wearing a face mask and a plastic bag pulls a cart loaded with bags of recyclables through the streets of Lower Manhattan during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (which causes COVID-19) on April 16, in New York City.
A New York City Fire Department (FDNY) Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) wearing personal protective equipment assist a woman who was having difficulty breathing during ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID19) in New York, April 15.
An animal keeper feeds a piece of fruit to a fruit bat during a behind the scenes interactive live stream from the Oakland Zoo on April 16, in Oakland, California. Since the Oakland Zoo has been closed to the public during the shelter in place, they are offering a subscription based service that will feature five weekly behind the scenes live streamed interactive programs that will feature animal keepers and their animals. Viewers are able to interact with the keepers by submitting questions to about the animals.
Demonstrators measure out a 'social distance' of six feet as they gather in opposition to Virginia's stay-at-home order and business closures in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak during a protest against the lockdown measures in Richmond, Virginia, April 16.
Michele Pottberg, a Senior Nurse Clinician on the COVID-19 treatment ward at NYU Langone Medical Center pats a New York Police Department (NYPD) horse outside the hospital on 1st Avenue in Manhattan as NYPD Mounted Police and other units came to cheer and thank healthcare workers at 7pm during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, April 16.
President Donald Trump speaks as Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao listens during an event “celebrating America’s Truckers” at the White House on April 16 in Washington, D.C. President Trump honored American truckers for their efforts to move food and supplies around the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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A woman pregnant with twins drove herself to the hospital when her water broke. She and her husband both had COVID-19.Jennifer Laubach was battling COVID-19 symptoms the day her water broke. So was her husband, who raced upstairs to pack his wife's hospital bag, worried as she wasn't due for another eight weeks.
In announcing a deal had been made, McConnell blamed Democrats for the delay.
"I am encouraged that Democratic leaders have finally agreed to reopen the Paycheck Protection Program and abandon a number of their unrelated demands," McConnell said in a statement. "Republicans never wanted this crucial program for workers and small businesses to shut down. We tried to pass additional funding a week before it lapsed. But Democratic leaders blocked the money and spent days trying to negotiate extraneous issues that were never on the table. I am grateful our colleagues have walked away from those demands and will finally let Congress act."
Trump has signaled he's ready to sign an agreement that comes out of Congress.
"I urge the Senate and House to pass the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act with additional funding for PPP, Hospitals, and Testing," Trump said in a tweet Tuesday. "After I sign this Bill, we will begin discussions on the next Legislative Initiative with fiscal relief to State/Local Governments for lost revenues from COVID 19, much needed Infrastructure Investments for Bridges, Tunnels, Broadband, Tax Incentives for Restaurants, Entertainment, Sports, and Payroll Tax Cuts to increase Economic Growth."
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Getting the bill across the finish line could pose some difficulties. The House and Senate are planning to keep its members home to prevent further spread of the coronavirus. Instead, the chambers plan to pass the bill by unanimous consent, a procedure that would allow just one lawmaker to object and force an in-person vote.
McConnell said Monday it was unclear whether the measure could pass through unanimously in the Senate, and he wouldn't know "until we have a product" and final text released.
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The House is set to take up the measure on Thursday but some of its members have already signaled issues with provisions in the deal.
Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., has voiced grievances as have some progressive House Democrats.
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"I am not here for a $5 bill, and I will not insult my community with that," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said Monday, explaining she wanted more and did not support the bill currently but was waiting for the final text.
The program was provided $349 billion as part of the massive economic stimulus package approved in March. It launched April 3 and processed 1.6 million loan application before funds ran out on Thursday.
The Paterson fire department COVID-19 EMS unit responds to a call for a person under investigation of having the coronavirus on April 16, 2020. Paterson has one of the highest coronavirus caseloads in N.J., with about 3,000 residents testing positive, according to New Jersey health officials.
Alma Cropper, 84, left, is given a coronavirus test near her vehicle at a walk-up testing center, April 20, 2020, in Annapolis, Md. According to the City of Annapolis Office of Emergency Management, the testing site began with a limited number of tests for people with symptoms on Monday.
People wait in line for a coronavirus test at one of the new walk-in COVID-19 testing sites that opened at the located in the parking lot of NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health Morrisania in the Bronx Section of New York on April 20, 2020.
A pedestrian uses a face cover while walking in downtown Durham, N.C., Friday, April 17, 2020. Gov. Roy Cooper's stay-home orders remain in effect as the coronavirus has not yet reached its peak in the state according to some hospitals.
IMPD cadets salute during a traditional 10-42 end of duty call for IMPD Officer Breann Leath, Thursday, April 16, 2020. "I'm just heartbroken," Hannon, who indicated she has members of her family on police departments, said about the death of Leath.
Mike Lane, a gas station attendant, tries to protect himself the best way he can to avoid the coronavirus while working at a Sunoco in Ridgefield Park, N.J. on April 15, 2020. NJ is the only state with full service gas in the country.
To reduce the number of times a patient's room door is opened and the amount of personal protective equipment required, nurses in the intensive care unit of MedStar St. Mary's Hospital communicate through a window with an erasable whiteboard from a COVID-19 patient's room on April 14, 2020 in Leonardtown, Maryland.
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This trio finds ample room to walk through a Rochester, N.Y. neighborhood on April 14, 2020 while following social distancing protocols during the coronavirus pandemic.
A woman gestures to a child in a protective face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus to pose for a photograph with the Rocky statue outfitted with mock surgical face mask at the Philadelphia Art Museum in Philadelphia, April 14, 2020.
Rick Bausé of Hopewell Junction, NY., shares an Easter card with his mother Marjorie, 96, a resident at Atria on Hudson, an assisted living facility in Ossining, N.Y., during an Easter morning visit April 12, 2020. Bausé has been having what he calls "window visits" his mother at least once a week since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Finn, Thunder and Lego at the window of Ronald Boik visiting him as their owner Nicole George holds their leashes at the Cedar Woods Assisted Living in Belleville, Michigan on Saturday, April 11, 2020. Nicole and Tim George brought their three alpacas, Thunder, Finn and Lego to the nursing home to brighten up the day for some of the 110 residents that live there. Nozmi Elder, 70 of Dearborn and owner of Cedar Woods Assisted Living said most of the residents have been confined to their rooms for the past three weeks as precautions for the Coronavirus and thought the site of alpacas visiting them would lift their spirits.
Lisa Chamblee buys produce at Concord Market in Anderson, S.C. April 9, 2020. The market sells food and plants from local sources and is selling well according to the business.
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A man wearing a mask walks by St. John's United Methodist Church COVID-19 Cross of Hope in Anderson, S.C. on April 9, 2020. The cross with royal blue ribbons for each diagnosed person in South Carolina started when there were 450 cases, but as the cross was placed in front of the church Thursday morning, the cases in South Carolina are at 2,552 with 63 deaths.
Sandra Cooley waves from her window to the Easter Bunny as he visits Crimson Village assisted living community Thursday, April 9, 2020. The bunny came from Amediysis, a home health, hospice care and personal care company that serves Crimson Village. The bunny stayed outside the building to ensure safety from COVID-19 exposure to the residents.
Rabbi Dean Shapiro (left) of Temple Emanuel in Tempe, angles his laptop so others online can see their Seder plate as Shapiro's partner, Haim Ainsworth and their son, Jacob Shapiro-Ainsworth, 11, look on, as they participate in an online Seder during the first night of the Jewish holiday of Passover at their home in Tempe on April 8, 2020. The Seder which included members from Temple Emanuel was being held online because of the coronavirus pandemic.
First Responders gathered outside of Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y. on April 8, 2020, to applaud the doctors, nurses and staff for the hard work they are doing during the coronavirus pandemic.
A woman looks for a director after voting at Riverside High School in Milwaukee on April 7, 2020. The Wisconsin primary is moving forward in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic after Gov. Tony Evers sought to shut down Tuesday's election in a historic move Monday that was swiftly rejected by the conservative majority of the Wisconsin Supreme Court by the end of the day.
Becky Kops, right, uses a picker to hand her friend, Dajen Bohachek, a present as friends of Bohachek, of Bayside, held a social distance drive by birthday party for her during the coronavirus to celebrate her 44th birthday in Bayside, Wis. on Friday, April 3, 2020. The group decorated their vehicles at the Fox Point Village Hall before heading to Bohachek’s home to celebrate from the road. The stay at home order and the necessity to stay socially distant from each other has inspired creative ways for people to connect.
An Arlington County employee speaks with a woman at a drive-thru donation point created to collect unused and unopened personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies and some food items to help people responding to the coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic, in Arlington, Virginia on April 3, 2020.
Lorena Dominguez, a campus operations specialist at the IDEA Rundberg charter school in Austin, Texas, teaches math to kindergartener Reighan Holzkamp, 6, on Wednesday April 1, 2020. Ten children of first responders and essential workers are being taught at the school amid the coronavirus pandemic.
A body wrapped in plastic is prepared to be loaded onto a refrigerated container truck used as a temporary morgue by medical workers due to COVID-19 concerns, March 31, 2020, at Brooklyn Hospital Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
State Rep. Vincent Pierre, D-Dist. 44, wears gloves as he holds his hand to his heart for the Pledge of Allegiance, as legislators convene in a limited number while exercising social distancing, due to the new coronavirus pandemic, at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge, La., March 31, 2020. They assembled briefly on the last day bills could be introduced during the legislative session.
Medical personnel take people out of the Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing on Monday, March 30, 2020, in Gallatin Tenn. As of Sunday, 74 residents and 33 staff members at the facility has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a spokesperson for Gov. Bill Lee.
People prepare places to sleep in area marked by painted boxes on the ground of a parking lot at a makeshift camp for the homeless, March 30, 2020, in Las Vegas. Officials opened part of a parking lot as a makeshift homeless shelter after a local shelter closed when a man staying there tested positive for the coronavirus.
A postal service carrier dons gloves as he delivers mail in Jackson, Miss., March 30, 2020. The letter carrier, who asked to not be identified, said other carriers in his post office also have started to wear gloves amid concerns for the new coronavirus.
Dave Heinzel installs one of his handmade signs with the saying "Everything Will Be Ok" along with a 3D red heart that he handmade in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in front of a home on West Lawrence Avenue, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Springfield, Ill. Heinzel started taking requests for the signs on social media and the demand soared to over 200 requests. "I really think everything will be okay," said Heinzel. "It's going to get worse and it's not going to be fun and we're going to lose people we know, but it will be okay."
Gary Meyer, owner of Friedrichs Coffee, throws a bag of coffee into a car window at Friedrichs Coffee in Urbandale, Iowa, on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Meyer spent Saturday morning giving free bags of coffee to residents to help pull the community together as residents spend more time isolated in their homes due to the Covid-19 coronavirus.
Nurses stand on a hill outside the emergency entrance to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx borough of New York, Saturday, March 28, 2020, as they demonstrate with members of the New York Nursing Association in support of obtaining an adequate supply of personal protective equipment for those treating coronavirus patients. A member of the New York nursing community died earlier in the week at another New York hospital. The city leads the nation in the number of coronavirus cases. Nurses say they are having to reuse their protective equipment endangering patients and themselves.
A lone traveler enters an empty baggage claim area in Terminal Four at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix on Mar. 27, 2020. Airlines are reducing flights due to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.
Teacher Julie Dannenmueller holds her sign for the students with the help of the Caped Crusader as teachers from Bluewater Elementary school have a parade through their school’s neighborhoods to sat “hi” to their homebound students on March 27, 2020 in Niceville, FL.
Zach Tobler lifts weights in Zilker Park in Austin, Texas on Thursday March 26, 2020, the second day of the shelter in place order due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tobler said his gyms have closed but he is continuing to train for an upcoming bodybuilding competition.
Mary Lou Vignola, center, waves to her neighbors during a socially distant block party she and her husband Frank Vignola helped organize on March, 21, 2020 for their neighborhood off Hawkins Lane in Eugene, Ore. over the weekend.
Tom Giesfeldt, of Milwaukee walks his his dogs in an empty Miller Park parking lot on what would have been the Milwaukee Brewers opening day game against the Chicago Cubs in Milwaukee on Thursday, March 26, 2020. The game was postponed due to the coronavirus.
Kate Madsen, 6, displays her drawing in her window in hopes that it would cheer her neighbors up on March 25, 2020 in Sioux Falls, S.D. Madsen and her first-grade classmates are learning remotely to prevent the spread of the coronavirus at Robert Frost Elementary School. The 6-year-old says she misses her teachers, friends and art class.
Gloria Lyons, 37, of Detroit, left, sits with a mask on as her husband Kirk Myers, 32, asks questions at a meeting before they go leafleting. The Detroit Water and Sewage Department is leafleting Wednesday, March 25, 2020 to let customers know that if their water was shut off it will be restored due to the Novel Coronavirus outbreak.
Lori Glazer of Ossining, N.Y. rides an empty Metro-North train in to New York City during the morning rush hour March 25, 2020. Glazer is a registered nurse in the Children's Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. She says that riding the empty trains is surreal and that it's scary going into the city because "you never know when you're going to get sick."
A low number of vehicles travel on a normally busy Marquette Interchange in Milwaukee on March 24, 2020. Scores of businesses will close for a month under a new order from Gov. Tony Evers aimed at keeping people in their homes to limit the spread of coronavirus in Wisconsin.
Residents at The Waterford at St. Luke Senior Independent Living Community emerge from their apartments to wave flags and sing "God Bless America" on their balconies and porches in North Canton, Ohio on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, they must remain in their living areas.
Nearly deserted walking paths of the National Mall with the U.S. Capitol seen in the background on March 23, 2020 as officials urge the public to avoid the DC's famous cherry blossoms and are taking steps of closing down public streets to traffic in order to keep visitors away and prevent possible coronavirus spread.
Mail carrier Jasmine Armstrong wears a mask while delivering the mail in Peekskill, N.Y. March 23, 2020. Armstrong says the the postal service supplies gloves and a mask, and she is maintaining the recommended six feet from others in order to avoid being exposed to the Covid-19 virus.
Alba Sanchez, right, and her children, left to right, Stefanie Mendoza, 16, Alberto Mendoza, 11, and Iker Mendoza, 6, pick up their free breakfast and lunch that was delivered on a school bus to Park Place at Loyola apartments on Monday March 23, 2020 in Austin, Texas. Austin ISD continued to provide free meals to its students and their parents amid the school closures caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Palm Beach Atlantic University student Bella Langston of Dallas, Texas, carries here bedding to her car after students were asked to go home to help curb the spread of the coronavirus in West Palm Beach, Fla on March 23, 2020.
People wait in line with appropriate social distancing for the 8 a.m. opening of the H-E-B in the Tanglewood Village Shopping Center in South Austin, Texas on Sunday March 22, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Anne Peepas is blessed by Deacon Bill Shea who was posted in a window on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at St. Joseph Church in Charlton, Mass. The parishioners parked their cars at the front entrance and walked up to the windows to receive their blessings.
Daily routines must continue, Sammy Irizarry of Passaic, wears a mask and gloves as a precaution against COVID-19 while washing his clothes at Tri-City Laundromat on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Irizarry has preexisting health conditions, including diabetes and high blood pressure and is still working.
Police officers direct drivers as they enter Glen Island Park in New Rochelle, New York on March 22, 2020. The park was the first site set in Westchester County set up for Covid-19 testing. New Rochelle was the epicenter of the spread of the Covid-19 virus after congregants of a neighborhood synagogue were the first to be diagnosed with the virus.
Signs block the paths to the beach at the Okaloosa Island, Florida, Boardwalk, Saturday, March 21, 2020, as beach closure orders are in effect for Walton and Okaloosa Counties in the Northwest Florida panhandle.
A security guard walks through a sparsely populated transit hub in the downtown financial district as retail stores remain shuttered due to COVID-19 concerns, Saturday, March 21, 2020, in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced sweeping orders Friday that will severely restrict gatherings of any size for the state's more than 19 million residents and will require workers in nonessential businesses to stay home.
A sign at Ever Open Cafe references the statewide closure of restaurants in Fort Collins, Colo. on Friday, March 20, 2020. Gov.¤Jared Polis ordered all Colorado restaurants, bars and breweries close to public dining and drinking on Monday, March 16, 2020. Mandatory Credit: Bethany Baker/The Coloradoan via USA Today Network. (Via OlyDrop)
Eva's Village distributes meals to-go to hundreds of north Jersey residents in need during the ongoing coronavirus epidemic on March 19, 2020. The change from sit down meals to take away, is aimed to help minimize the spread of the coronavirus by limiting or canceling in-person events consisting of 50 people or more, according to CDC guidelines.
Two Taiwanese tourists wear masks while taking in the view at Mather Point at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona on Mar. 18, 2020. Due to the coronavirus COVID-19, park entrance fees are suspended, shuttle bus service is suspended and visitor centers are closed.
Gillian Goldman-Klein helps her son Ethan,6, with his math work as he does his school work at their Bedford, N.Y. home March 18, 2020. Ethan is a first-grader at the Bedford Village Elementary School. Students of all ages have started schooling at home as schools have closed due to coronavirus concerns.
Former employees at Redfire Grill in Hockessin, Del. come in for free to help owner Carl Georigi shut down and sort through perishable food for his employees to take home on March 17, 2020. Georigi had to lay off nearly 400 employees across his 6 restaurants after dine-in services were banned by Gov. John Carney Monday afternoon.
Ashley Layton, an LPN at St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center, communicates with a person before taking a swab sample at a special outdoor drive-thru screening station for COVID-19 coronavirus in Meridian, Idaho on March 17, 2020.
Clark Drobek works at processing collections of swabs taken from various patients to see if they tested negative or positive for the Coronavirus COVID-19. The pathology and laboratory medicine labs at the Henry Ford Hospital on W. Grand Blvd in Detroit , Mich. were very busy on March 17, 2020 with many medical technologists and laboratory managers working long hours.
A New Orleans Police Department cruiser drives past Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, known as the oldest bar in the United States dating back to the 1700s, as it enforces an order from Louisiana's Governor John Bel Edwards to shut bars and restaurants state-wide to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, La., March 16, 2020.
With gloves, mask and gown on, Johanna Mannone, 79, caresses and hugs her husband Michael Mannone in the front room of WellBridge of Rochester Hills, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in Rochester Hills, Michigan on March 13, 2020.She didn't know when she'd get to see him again, perhaps in a few days as the center is restricting visitors because of the Coronavirus Covid-19. She was only able to visit her husband who has lived here for 6 months for a half hour.
Kristi Rodriguez takes the sack lunches being handed out by Student Nutrition workers at Johnston Elementary School in Abilene, Texas on Tuesday March 17, 2020. Rodriguez was feeding her nine-year-old son Lucas and two other children in the back seat. The Abilene Independent School District is handing out breakfast and lunch to students at designated schools around the city.
Volunteers from the nonprofit Sponsored By Grace gathered across the street from the Vista Landing apartments on Cleveland Road in Jacksonville, Fla to distribute 11 pallets of food including dry goods, produce and meat from Feeding Northeast Florida Tuesday, March 17, 2020. According to Ron Armstrong, the Executive Director of Sponsored By Grace his organization has sponsored children in the neighborhood for some time but with the closing of schools due to the coronavirus fears and the the closing of the nearby Save A Lot, two major sources of food for the communities children, they decided to bring food to the community. "It is good that the schools are providing free lunches" said Armstrong "but 70 percent of the neighborhood does not have transportation and with the closed Save A Lot the area has become a food desert." Much of the food from Feeding Northeast Florida was donated by The Players Championship after the cancelation of this years golf tournament.
Helen Wood, a client advocate, and Nicole Davis, a special events planer, prepare food packages for client pickup on March 16, 2020. The Center for Food Action in Englewood, NJ is limiting the packing of food donations and access to the inside of their pantry to staff only in accordance to social distancing recommendations to prevent the spreading of the coronavirus. Clients picking up food are doing so outside and all employees are wearing gloves to handle food items and interact with the public. Donations are down and the request for food has increased.
A pharmacist gives Jennifer Haller, left, the first shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus,, March 16, 2020, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle.
Aranza Arteaga, 4, receives a bagged lunch at the Edison Elementary School in Port Chester, N.Y., March 16, 2020. With public schools closed due to the coronavirus, several schools in Port Chester distributed free lunch to students. (Via OlyDrop)
People entering the White House grounds have temperatures checked by officials at the northwest gate along Pennsylvania Avenue due to the coronavirus emergency before being allowed into the grounds on March 16, 2020 at the White House in Washington, D.C.
Rev. Roger Grimmett delivers his message to an empty sanctuary and a camera crew for First United Methodist Church's Sunday morning service for the first time due to restrictions of large gatherings because of COVID-19, Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Springfield, Ill. First United Methodist Church live streamed their 9 a.m. traditional service as well as their 10:30 a.m. contemporary service on the church's Facebook page because of the restrictions. It's the first time the church has closed to corporate worship since 1918 at the height of the flu epidemic.
Amy Driscoll, 45, looks out the front door of her home, Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Hudson, Ohio. After testing positive for COVID-19 on Friday, Driscoll became Summit County's second confirmed case of coronavirus.
Even for a typically slow Sunday afternoon Grand Central Terminal in New York City was quieter than usual March 15, 2020 as Coronavirus concerns kept travelers and tourists off the streets and away from popular destinations in the city.
A health care worker with ChristianaCare takes a swab from a person in a vehicle during a drive-thru coronavirus testing setup in the parking lot of Chase Center on March 13, 2020. Tests were free, and patients will receive their results in two to five days.
People stand outside the gates of Disneyland Park on the first day of the closure of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks as fear of the spread of coronavirus continue, in Anaheim, California, on March 14, 2020.
ACT Environmental Services crews clean a JetBlue plane after a flight from New York landed Wednesday night carrying a passenger who’d been infected with coronavirus at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida on March, 12, 2020. (Via OlyDrop)
A woman moves out of Chadbourne Hall Thursday, March 12, 2020 on the campus of UW-Madison in Madison, Wis. The university is one of multiple Wisconsin universities on Wednesday took dramatic steps to ward off or curb the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, everything from moving courses online to canceling university-sponsored travel and events to extending spring break.
Tourists visit the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on the final day the U.S. Capitol will be open to the public due to the coronavirus outbreak on March 12, 2020 in Washington, DC. Earlier today it was announced the U.S. Capitol will be closed until at least April 1 due to evolving concerns about the spread of the virus.
Trader Michael Gallucci works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Stocks are closing sharply lower on Wall Street, erasing more than 1,400 points from the Dow industrials, as investors wait for a more aggressive response from the U.S. government to economic fallout from the coronavirus.
Judie Shape, left, who has tested positive for the coronavirus, waves to her daughter, Lori Spencer, right, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, as they visit on the phone and look at each other through a window at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle. In-person visits are not allowed at the nursing home. The vast majority of people recover from the new coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness.
Street performers who wear character costumes to pose for photos with tourists in exchange for tips, stand around waiting for customers, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in New York's Times Square. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. The vast majority of people recover from the new virus.
Students leave New Rochelle High School after classes are dismissed, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in New York. State officials are shuttering schools and houses of worship for two weeks in part of the New York City suburb New Rochelle and sending the National Guard there to help respond to what appears to be the nation's biggest cluster of coronavirus cases.
David Rodriguez, top, and Joseph Alberts, of the City of Austin Transportation Department, take down a South by Southwest street banner on East 7th Street outside the music venue Barracuda on Tuesday March 10, 2020, after SXSW was canceled due to the coronavirus scare.
Passenger aboard the Grand Princess celebrate as they arrive in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, March 9, 2020. The cruise ship, which had maintained a holding pattern off the coast for days, is carrying multiple people who tested positive for COVID-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus.
A patient is loaded into an ambulance at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash. Monday, March 9, 2020, near Seattle. The nursing home is at the center of the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Washington state.
A worker wipes down fare gates at the Montgomery Street Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station on March 7, 2020 in San Francisco, California. As the Coronavirus continues to spread, people are taking precautions to keep themselves and the general public safe by cleaning surfaces and wearing protective masks.
A woman who tested positive with the coronavirus is brought to the University of Nebraska Medical Center, March 6, 2020. She was transferred from Omaha's Methodist Hospital in an isolation pod inside an ambulance.
People walk through a sparse international departure terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport as concern over the coronavirus grows on March 7, 2020 in New York City. The number of global coronavirus infections has now surpassed 100,000, causing disruptions throughout the globe. The airline and travel industries has been especially hard hit by the outbreak, with both business and leisure travelers cancelling plans.
Golden State Warriors fan Noah Gutierrez 11-years-old form Littleton, Colo. holds out his hand while wearing an elastic glove hoping to get a high five from Golden State Warriors Damion Lee prior to their game against the Denver Nuggets, March 3, 2020 in Denver. The NBA has told players to avoid high-fiving fans and strangers and avoid taking any item for autographs, the league's latest response in its ongoing monitoring of the coronavirus crisis.
Larry Bowles, an equipment service worker for King County Metro, sprays Virex II 256, a disinfectant, throughout a metro bus at the King County Metro Atlantic/Central operating base on March 4, 2020 in Seattle, Wash. Metro's fleet of 1600 buses will get sprayed once a day to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
A staff member blocks the view as a person is taken by a stretcher to a waiting ambulance from a nursing facility where more than 50 people are sick and being tested for the COVID-19 virus, in Kirkland, Wash. on Feb. 29, 2020.