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The East Meadow in Central Park and a training facility at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Queens are scheduled to become makeshift hospitals while regular facilities are strained by COVID-19.
Schools have been authorized to offer spring sport athletes whose schedule was shut down by the coronavirus an extra year of eligibility so they can play an extra season.
The hospitals, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess, Brigham and Women's, and Tufts, say that 345 employees have tested positive for COVID-19.
The author and illustrator — who, by his own reckoning, worked on more than 270 titles — died Monday at age 85. Among his classics is the Caldecott winner Strega Nona, a seemingly ancient folk tale.
The World Health Organization says that a high percentage of positive tests means that local health authorities are focusing on obvious cases and not getting a clear picture of epidemic's scope.
Aetna, Cigna and Humana now say they will waive most treatment costs associated with COVID-19 that would normally be picked up by patients enrolled in their health plans. Will other firms follow suit?
The county sheriff said Howard-Browne's "reckless disregard for human life put hundreds of people in his congregation at risk."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said it could be several weeks before any bipartisan legislation. She also said she would not be tested herself, despite an apparent new case among her members.
The automaker is working with GE Health to build a simple ventilator licensed from a small medical technology firm. The government has been pushing automakers to help make the vital medical equipment.
The White House coronavirus task force convened a news conference following a concession by the Trump administration that normalcy won't be restored by Easter or maybe even this spring.
The U.S. Marine Corps won't be shipping new recruits this week to one of its two U.S. training centers. Last week four people at the Parris Island, S.C. installation tested positive for COVID-19.
Dr. Hanan Balkhy of the World Health Organization says the evidence so far is that the coronavirus doesn't seem to linger in the air. Some virus transmission experts have criticized this guidance.
Chloroquine and hydroxycloroquine got the Food and Drug Administration's go-ahead to be put in the nation's strategic storehouses. But the drugs haven't been approved to treat coronavirus patients.
Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen is expressing cautious optimism that her country will be able to begin a gradual reopening after Easter. "The Danish way of doing things is working," she said Monday.
The economic rescue package just passed by Congress will push this year's budget deficit above $3 trillion. Such huge levels of deficit spending used to set off alarm bells in Washington, but no more.
Cuomo said more than 66,000 people have tested positive in the state for coronavirus, accounting for nearly half of all cases in the U.S. About 36,000 of those cases are in New York City.
A map of confirmed cases and deaths of COVID-19 around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed thousands of people.
One of the top pieces of advice is: Wash your hands to prevent infection. But millions of people don't have access to running water.
Japan has so far avoided the explosion of cases that China and South Korea have seen. The Japan Medical Association has called for declaring an emergency that could lead to a three-week lockdown.
Domingo's reported hospitalization comes days after he posted a message on Facebook saying it was his "moral obligation" to reveal he tested positive for the disease caused by the coronavirus.
As pregnant women and their doctors consider how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting pregnancy and care, maternity wards across the country are reconsidering policies on deliveries and visitors.
One Pakistani entrepreneur is making protective gear. A Pakistani lawyer raised thousands of dollars and converted his office into a food storehouse for people in need.
Hungary's nationalist government Monday granted sweeping emergency powers that Prime Minister Viktor Orban says are necessary to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Critics say he's simply grabbing power.
Amazon workers in New York and Instacart workers nationwide plan to walk off their jobs Monday. They want more access to paid sick leave as well as protective gear and other safety measures.
Despite the rescheduling, the next Olympics will still be known as the Tokyo 2020 games, the International Olympic Committee says.
Facebook says it will give $25 million to aid U.S. and Canadian local newspapers and sites. It promises to spend $75 million in ads to pour money into newsrooms ailing financially from Coronavirus.
A large number of the workforce is staying home during the coronavirus. Alexander Urbelis, hacker-turned-information-security attorney, says the remote working environment is a hacker's paradise.
Supreme Court justices make a big effort to visit public universities. State public records shine a light on these visits, and what they cost the public.
The president repeated his claim that the U.S. is surpassing all other countries in coronavirus testing. But measured on a per capita basis, the U.S. is far behind other countries.
No matter how engaging the professors make the classes, some of their efforts will meet with the reality that online learning is not what some students signed up for.
There were no blog entries published on this date.
AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the major headlines you might’ve missed in politics news over the weekend and looks ahead to the week to come.
Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner Monday will provide an update to the community on the district's efforts to support students, families and employees while schools are closed.
COVID-19 will affect consumers in many different ways, from new pandemic-related scams and fraud to the larger issue of the economy.
Bringing The Job Home With You (And Staying There): Tips And Tricks For Working From Home During COVID-19| March 30 2020, 9:06 AM
If you’re one of the millions of Americans whose work has been shifted from an office or workplace setting to home due to COVID-19, you’ve no doubt had to navigate some changes to your daily routine and workflow.
The U.S. is now reporting more than 143,500 of the more than 740,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide as of 7 a.m. Monday.