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As Economy Struggles, Nonprofits Ask Congress For Help

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| Nonprofit groups say the nation's charitable sector has been especially hard-hit amid the coronavirus pandemic. Several national groups are calling on Congress for $60 billion in emergency funding.

Surgeon General Tells U.S.: 'This Week It's Going To Get Bad'


"We don't want Dallas or New Orleans or Chicago to turn into the next New York," U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Monday morning.

Prisons And Jails Change Policies To Address Coronavirus Threat Behind Bars


Some prisons are waiving fees for hygiene supplies and county jails are releasing certain inmates early to combat the potential threat posed by the Covid-19 virus.

India Observes 14 Hours Of Self-Quarantine


Heeding a call from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, millions of people took part in a voluntary "public curfew" on Sunday to demonstrate support for the nation's medical community.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Goes Into Self-Isolation


Merkel put herself under self-quarantine after learning that her doctor had tested positive for COVID-19.

New York Governor Cuomo Calls For Army Corps To Help Build Temporary Hospitals


Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he has already identified four sites to build temporary hospitals to help deal with the surging cases of coronavirus in the state.

In Oregon, Neighbors Use Social Media To Offer — And Ask For — Help


Some Oregonians are using social media to organize care for neighbors during the coronavirus outbreak. A Facebook group in Bend is teeming with requests and offers to help with childcare and errands.

Despite Lockdown, Italy's Coronavirus Cases Continue Dramatic Climb


The death toll from the virus grew by nearly 800 to a total of 4,825, officials announced Saturday.

Coronavirus Is Isolating Some Kids In Protective Care From Parents And Services


Attempts by cities, counties and states to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus are forcing child welfare services, foster agencies, family courts and parents to make difficult decisions.