Coronavirus - News Around the World

United States

  • July 4: President Trump signs extension for small business loan program; PPP will now remain open to applications through August 8 (1)
  • July 3: US approves a new test that detects both flu and coronavirus (1)
  • Even in the worst COVID-19 cases, the body launches immune cells to fight back: study finds (1)
  • July 2: Fauci warns US lockdown restrictions were eased too soon as coronavirus cases surge (1)
  • Bandana is least effective face mask material, study finds (1)
  • Larry Kudlow: 8M jobs created in 2 months, 'businesses are going through a new beginning' (1)
  • The first US clinical trial for a vaccine by Moderna delayed until at least the end of the month, researcher says (1)
  • US will have capacity to perform 40 to 50 million tests per month by fall, official health expert estimates (1)
  • July 1: Aeromexico files for bankruptcy in the US amid coronavirus pandemic (1)
  • June 30: Coronavirus mutation may have made virus more contagious: report (1)
  • Covid-19 triggers changes in blood platelets that could be a contributing factor to heart attacks, strokes in some patients, new research reveals (1)
  • Coronavirus vaccines need to have 50% efficacy or better, FDA says in new guidance (1)
  • Colorado: bars and nightclubs that do not serve food must close during the month of July, Gov. Jared Polis announced on Tuesday (1)
  • US surgeon general urges Americans to "please wear a face covering" in public (1)
  • June 29: Coronavirus leads Arizona governor to close bars, clubs, gyms for 30 days (1)
  • New Jersey to postpone indoor dining plans 'indefinitely' (1)
  • New Hampshire testing program aims to identify symptomless carriers (1)
  • At least 14 US states have paused reopening plans. These states are: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, North Carolina, Maine, New Jersey, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Washington state (1)
  • Tennessee extends state of emergency until August 29 (1)
  • Cirque du Soleil to file for bankruptcy due to coronavirus shutdown (1)
  • June 28: Face masks, social distancing key to slowing spread (1)
  • Mammoth Mountain reopens after coronavirus shutdown (1)
  • June 26: Coronavirus could infect human brain and replicate, US study shows (1)
  • Pregnant women with coronavirus more likely to be hospitalized, CDC warns (1)
  • More than 120,000 courses of Remdesivir have been distributed to states, Health secretary says (1)
  • Tucson only has 10 ICU beds available as Arizona struggles with a surge in coronavirus cases (1)
  • Dow closes 730 points lower after spike in coronavirus cases forces Texas and Florida to close bars again, while bank stocks sink on stress tests (1)
  • June 25: US coronavirus deaths projected to reach 180,000 by October (1)
  • HHS Secretary Azar does not see new coronavirus shutdowns coming despite surge in cases (1)
  • June 24: Seattle moves to slash police budget by $20M to offset coronavirus losses (1)
  • June 23: Gilead to test a version of Remdesivir that can be inhaled (1)
  • Summer rays can inactivate coronavirus in 34 minutes, study says (1)
  • June 21: Small Business Administration and Treasury shift course, will disclose PPP borrowers over $150,000 (1)
  • U.S. banks are ‘swimming in money’ as deposits increase by $2 trillion amid the coronavirus (1)
  • China suspends poultry imports from Tyson Foods plant in Arkansas following an outbreak of coronavirus cases at the facility (1)
  • June 20: President Trump expected to suspend H-1B and other temporary work visas the until end of the year (1)
  • Number of coronavirus deaths the US down as cases spike (1)
  • June 19: Fauci doesn't see US returning to lockdowns (1)
  • 11 Apple stores will close in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Arizona due to resurgence of Covid-19 cases (1)
  • Georgia nurses accuse hospital of manipulating Covid-19 test results (1)
  • June 18: Trump says US will not be closing again as 10 states report record highs in COVID-19 cases (1)
  • Colorado woman tests positive for coronavirus for 2nd time (1)
  • Employers cannot require workers to take antibody tests, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says (1)
  • Moderna’s Coronavirus vaccine will be ready for distribution in 2021, CEO says (1)
  • June 17: Researcher says coronavirus lockdowns cost US economy $1T without saving many lives (1)
  • To protect against coronavirus when venturing out, CDC says to have cloth face covering, hand sanitizer made with at least 60% alcohol, and tissues (1)
  • Treasury Department defends not releasing PPP loan info, cites small business privacy concerns (1)
  • Retail sales surge a record 17.7% in May, but coronavirus wounds still visible (1)
  • June 16: FDA revokes authorization for hydroxychloroquine (1)
  • Having underlying health condition raises the risk of dying of coronavirus by 12-FOLD, new CDC data shows (1)
  • National Institutes of Health launches platform for nationwide coronavirus patient data (1)
  • June 15: 24 Hour Fitness files for bankruptcy, closes over 130 gyms amid coronavirus pandemic (1)
  • June 14: XpresSpa airport spa company converting locations into Covid-19 testing sites (1)
  • US trade adviser Peter Navarro says White House is targeting another stimulus package focused on manufacturing that will be "at least $2 trillion" (1)
  • June 13: CDC finally issues social-distancing guidelines as states press forward with reopening plans (1)
  • Department of Transportation to distribute nearly 100 million masks for passenger use at airports, transit agencies and Amtrak (1)
  • Georgia to remove most restrictions on restaurants and movie theaters starting June 16 (1)
  • Study: Mutation could make coronavirus more infectious, Scripps Research Institute in Florida suggests (1)
  • June 12: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services alerted its federal employees that furloughs are coming July 20 due to budget shortfall caused by coronavirus pandemic (1)
  • Oregon Gov. Kate Brown hits pause on lifting coronavirus restrictions with infections on the rise (1)
  • June 11: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals has begun human testing of experimental antibody cocktail (1)
  • US Treasury Secretary: shutting down US economy for a second time to slow the spread of coronavirus is not viable (1)
  • US reports 1.5 million new jobless claims (1)
  • EPA orders Amazon, eBay to stop selling unsafe or unproven pesticides and disinfectants, including products falsely marketed as anti-Covid-19 (1)
  • Genomic features that could differentiate SARS-CoV-2 from other coronaviruses identified by US researchers (1)
  • June 10: Fed warns pandemic poses "considerable risks" (1)
  • Global death toll passes 412,000, as Dr. Fauci warns that COVID-19 is far from over (1)
  • Movie theater chains plan mid-July reopening with new rules to combat the spread of Covid-19 (1)
  • Yosemite National Park reopening June 11, with some restrictions (1)
  • June 9: Pandemic pushes US into official recession (1)
  • June 8: US government's supply of the only proven Covid-19 drug runs out at the end of the month (1)
  • June 5: Coronavirus appears to be declining in potency, people are contracting it less easily, US doctors says (1)
  • U.S. nursing home population shrunk roughly 10% in 2020 due to coronavirus and fewer new admissions (1)
  • Delta Air Lines suspends service to 11 more US cities as travel is down due to coronavirus pandemic (1)
  • US unemployment rate falls to 13.3%, unexpectedly adds 2.5 million jobs amid coronavirus pandemic (1)
  • June 4: Shipment of ventilators arrives in Russia, US Embassy says (1)
  • Senate sends bill modifying Paycheck Protection Program to Trump (1)
  • NBA plans to restart season on July 31 (1)
  • Bill Gates-backed vaccine alliance raises $8.8 billion from world leaders and businesses (1)
  • June 3: NASA, Fitbit get FDA approval for ventilators designed to help Covid-19 patients (1)
  • Art Museums across the country can now sell their pieces to stay afloat amid coronavirus pandemic (1)
  • June 2: Virginia: Phase 2 of reopening begins Friday except for Richmond, Northern Virginia (1)
  • College Board cancels plans for at-home SAT test later this year (1)
  • June 1: 'People are going to go hungry': pandemic effects could leave 54m Americans without food (1)
  • US will send 2M doses of hydroxychloroquine, 1K ventilators to Brazil (1)
  • May 31: Researchers warn Covid-19 could cause debilitating long-term illness in some patients (1)
  • May 30: Combinations of antivirals, anti-inflammatories and other drugs will likely be needed to treat people with coronavirus, a team of FDA scientists said (1)
  • Acute kidney injury may be higher than expected in Covid-19 patients, research finds (1)
  • May 29: Despite bailout, American Airlines plans to cut about 5,000 jobs (1)
  • May 28: Why even a super-accurate Covid-19 test can fail? (1)
  • Texas Supreme Court rules lack of Covid-19 immunity not enough to qualify for mail-in voting (1)
  • New York City to begin Phase 1 of reopening in first or second week of June, Mayor says (1)
  • CDC offers guidelines on office reopenings (1)
  • Gov. Cuomo to sign executive order allowing businesses to deny entry to customers without masks (1)
  • Texas to let fans attend sporting events at 25 percent capacity, starting Friday (1)
  • Boston Marathon canceled for first time in its history, will be held as 'virtual event' (1)
  • May 27: Antibody tests for Covid-19 could be wrong up to half of the time, CDC says (1)
  • Covid-19 patients may suffer confusion and strokes, studies show (1)
  • TSA data show a 5th-straight week of increasing travelers per day (1)
  • May 26: Experts warn against masks for children under the age of two (1)
  • For the economy, the worst of coronavirus shutdowns may be over (1)
  • May 25: Pandemic is causing an exponential rise in the online exploitation of children, experts say (1)
  • Vehicle theft spikes during Covid-19 pandemic (1)
  • May 23: Hertz: Car rental company files for US bankruptcy protection due to Covid-19 impact (1)
  • FDA issues warning letters to Apollo Holding LLC and North Coast Biologics for selling fake Covid-19 vaccines (1)
  • Counties bordering New York City can enter Phase 1 of reopening shortly after Memorial Day, Gov. Cuomo said (1)
  • Massachusetts reports 76 new coronavirus deaths, 773 new cases on Saturday (1)
  • Navajo Nation enters strict 57-hour lockdown as virus death toll rises (1)
  • Two executives at drug firm Moderna quietly sold nearly $30 million of stock when they unveiled coronavirus vaccine and value rose - before share price went down again (1)
  • May 22: Los Angeles County reopens beach bike paths and allows indoor mall curbside pick-ups, car parades (1)
  • Las Vegas casinos getting ready to open on June 4 (1)
  • Remdesivir alone is not enough to help patients, researchers conclude in first major Covid-19 trial of the drug (1)
  • Chicago will cautiously reopen in early June, begin easing restrictions on some businesses and activities, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says (1)
  • May 21: Columbia University study says that two weeks earlier lockdown 'could have saved 36,000 lives' in the United States (1)
  • Southwest airlines to limit seats sold on each flight until the end of July (1)
  • April 12: Kashkari Says U.S. May Face 18 Months of Rolling Shutdowns (1)
  • U.S. States Prepare Test-and-Trace Programs to Reopen Their Economies (1)
  • April 11: Slow Start for Rapid Coronavirus Tests Frustrates States (1)
  • Practical and ethical conundrums behind COVID-19 ‘immunity certificates’ (1)
  • Food banks buckle under demand and warn they will run out as millions of Americans go hungry and huge lines form across country (1)
  • April 10: New federal projections show huge spike in coronavirus infections in the summer if current lockdown and social distancing measures are lifted after planned 30 days (1)
  • April 8: Farmers Are Panic-Buying to Keep America’s 95 Million Cows Fed (1)
  • Trump's top economist says economy could reopen in 4-8 weeks (1)
  • Walmart, Costco, Target are banned from selling 'non-essential' items such as clothing and electronics in parts of the US (1)
  • April 7: Pence Tells U.S. Food Workers ‘Do Your Job’ as They Fall Ill (1)
  • Hospitals say feds are seizing masks and other coronavirus supplies without a word (1)
  • April 6: President Trump Tweets Support For Second Coronavirus Task Force To Reopen Economy (1)
  • Johnson & Johnson: ‘Temporary Shortage’ Of Tylenol In Some Areas Of US (1)
  • April 4: Where will the bodies go? Morgues plan as virus grows (1)
  • April 3: FDIC announces first bank failure of coronavirus crisis (1)
  • April 2: An Outbreak Among Farm Workers Would Be Catastrophic (1)
  • The FDA Now Says It Will Allow Imports Of KN95 Masks, An Alternative To Scarce N95 Masks (1)
  • What Everyone’s Getting Wrong About the Toilet Paper Shortage (1)
  • April 1: Putin sends military plane to U.S. with supplies to fight coronavirus after talking with Trump (1)
  • March 31: Virtual reality video reveals how coronavirus damaged the lungs a critically ill American patient in his 50s (1)
  • Hospitals Tell Doctors They’ll Be Fired If They Speak Out About Lack of Gear (1)
  • The Return of the Barter Economy, Swapping Eggs for Toilet Paper (1)
  • Pence task force freezes coronavirus aid amid backlash (1)
  • March 30: Bottlenecks in coronavirus testing mean excruciating wait times for the sick (1)
  • Supplies Are Starting To Get Really Tight Nationwide As Food Distribution Systems Break Down (1)
  • Whole Foods Employees Are Staging a Nationwide 'Sick-Out' (1)
  • March 29: NATIONAL GUARD IN SEVERAL STATES STOPPING VEHICLES, INTERROGATING DRIVERS AND EVEN GOING ‘DOOR TO DOOR’ (1)
  • Coronavirus Cases Have Surged, But The US Is Refusing To Take The World’s Most Available Masks (1)
  • March 27: GM deal for ventilators stalls as White House shops around (1)
  • Bill Gates warns lockdown could last 10 WEEKS and should be ‘nationwide’ (1)
  • President Donald Trump suggested that Americans should consider giving up the tradition of greeting each other with a hand-shake (1)
  • Dogs being trained to sniff out COVID-19: charity (1)
  • Coronavirus Threatens Food Supply by Infecting Workers (1)
  • Apple works with White House to release 'COVID-19' app, website. (1)
  • March 26: Internal Emails Show How Chaos at the CDC Slowed the Early Response to Coronavirus (1)
  • Snowden warns government surveillance amid COVID-19 could be long lasting (1)
  • US: Dr. Fauci doesn't believe country will reopen by Easter (Apr 12). (1)
  • $20 trillion lawsuit against China! US group says coronavirus is bioweapon (1)
  • Dr. Fauci says in NEJM that fatality rate may be considerably less than 1%. (1)
  • March 24: ‘Imaginary clock’: Governors reject Trump’s virus timeline (1)
  • March 23: "You need to act like you have the virus right now." (1)
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  • March 22: US DOJ seeks new emergency powers amid coronavirus pandemic. Requests ability to suspend courts during emergencies and to use teleconferencing for court proceedings. (1)
  • “The best-case scenario is that we have vaccine in 12 or 18 months and then our lives go back to normal,” Jit said. “The worst-case scenario it takes a long time for a vaccine to be developed, and the world is really changed and our lives aren’t the same again.” (1)
  • March 20: US military planning to take over hotels and other builds if necessary to add to the nation's supply of hospital rooms. (1)
  • Trump eyes two-week quarantine, only drug and grocery stores open. National Guard has been activated by Washington, D.C., Wisconsin, Florida, New Jersey, and Arizona. (1)
  • Power industry may ask staff to live on site. (1)
  • March 19: 80% of coronavirus deaths in the US are among adults 65 and older (1)
  • March 18: Trump activates the Defense Production Act to support manufacture of medical supplies. (1)
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) activates to assist Health and Human Services (HHS) in response efforts. (1)
  • The CDC suggests live-streaming funerals to reduce crowds. (1)
  • US has contingency plans in case government is crippled (1)
  • US DHS Secretary Chad Wolf says current business closures and social distancing could last until late April. (1)
  • Truckers Facing Coronavirus Hurdles in Keeping Supply Chains Moving (1)
  • March 17: US Navy deploying two 1000-bed hospital ships to the US, to take on non-COVID-19 cases and allow hospitals to focus on those suffering from the virus. Military to also set up field hospitals. (1)
  • IRS and US Treasury delay tax deadlines by 90 days. (1)
  • US: Can the federal government order a national quarantine? (1)
  • March 16: CDC recommends no events of more than 50 people for next eight weeks (1)
  • March 15: US hospitals will run out of beds if coronavirus cases spike. 17 people per bed. (1)
  • Amazon announces delivery delays (1)
  • Interim Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on mass gatherings (1)
  • Nunes urges Americans to not hoard food (1)
  • March 14: Disneyland closes due to Coronavirus. (1)
  • March 11: The first U.S. layoffs from the coronavirus are here (1)
  • March 8: Scientists prep for COVID-19 vaccine test (1)
  • March 6: How testing failures allowed coronavirus to sweep the U.S. (1)
  • March 3: Vaccine at least year away (1)
  • February 17: US and Chinese companies partners to develop vaccine. (1)

Alabama

  • June 24: New York, Connecticut, New Jersey to require 14-day quarantine for individuals traveling from Arkansas, Alabama, Arizona, South Carolina, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Utah and Washington (1)
  • March 31: Alabama and Massachusetts Are Handing the Addresses of People With Coronavirus Over to Police (1)

California

  • July 2: California Gov. Newsom orders bars to close, restaurants to halt indoor dining in LA, other counties (1)
  • July 1: California and Florida are taking different reopening paths as Covid-19 cases spike (1)
  • June 29: Los Angeles joins Florida counties in closing beaches during July 4th weekend (1)
  • San Diego County closes all bars, wineries and breweries to reduce coronavirus spread (1)
  • June 28: Mammoth Mountain reopens after coronavirus shutdown (1)
  • June 27: Los Angeles health care system risks being overwhelmed, county health director warns (1)
  • June 10: Yosemite National Park reopening June 11, with some restrictions (1)
  • June 5: States reopen after coronavirus lockdowns: Florida joins list of states putting bars back in business (1)
  • June 3: University of Southern California to resume in-person classes in August (1)
  • May 27: California: hair salons, barber shops reopen on May 27 (1)
  • Los Angeles: all retail businesses and churches can reopen on May 27 with proper protocols (1)
  • Los Angeles: all retail businesses and churches can reopen on May 27 with proper protocols (1)
  • May 22: Los Angeles County reopens beach bike paths and allows indoor mall curbside pick-ups, car parades (1)
  • April 10: How the coronavirus lockdown might end (1)
  • Six THOUSAND families line up in their cars for hours at a food bank in San Antonio as millions across the country turn to charity organizations to keep from going hungry during coronavirus lockdown (1)
  • April 9: Mile-long line of cars outside California grocery giveaway (1)
  • March 27: US Navy Hospital Ship Mercy docks in Los Angeles. (1)
  • March 24: Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti announces water and power will be shut off for nonessential L.A. businesses that don’t close (1)
  • March 19: Newsom Threatens Martial Law as California Begins Taking Over Hospitals (1)
  • March 18: Nearly 10 million California residents are under "shelter in place" orders. Includes Solano County and Lake County in Northern California, along with other Bay Area counties and cities, which include Alameda, Contra Costa, the City of Fresno, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Sonoma, and Yolo counties. (1)
  • March 16: San Francisco on lockdown until April 7. Travel only for groceries, medicine/doctor, supplies for household members. Police enforcement. (1)
  • March 15: Los Angeles shuts down bars and clubs, limits restaurants to takeout and delivery (1)
  • California governor calls for bar closures, restaurant restrictions. People over age 65 stay home. (1)
  • March 10: California restricts all events and gatherings to 250 people. (1)

Connecticut

  • June 25: New York, Connecticut, New Jersey impose 14-day quarantine on eight US states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Utah (1)
  • June 24: New York, Connecticut, New Jersey to require 14-day quarantine for individuals traveling from Arkansas, Alabama, Arizona, South Carolina, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Utah and Washington (1)
  • June 16: Connecticut reopens gyms, museums, and indoor dining (1)
  • April 13: ‘Worst Is Over,’ Cuomo Says as 7 States Ally to Reopen Economy: Live Updates (1)
  • March 20: Connecticut Governor Lamont orders all non-essential businesses to close. (1)
  • Connecticut issues stay at home order for non-essential business workers. (1)
  • March 16: New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are discouraging travel nightly from 8pm to 5am. Banning gatherings of more than 50 people. Shutting down bars. (1)

Delaware

  • June 30: Delaware to close bars at beaches due to increase in Covid-19 cases (1)
  • June 6: Delaware coronavirus state of emergency extended through the end of June (1)
  • April 13: ‘Worst Is Over,’ Cuomo Says as 7 States Ally to Reopen Economy: Live Updates (1)

Florida

  • July 2: Top US health official urges Floridians who have been to mass gatherings to get tested (1)
  • July 1: Florida Gov. DeSantis announced Tuesday that the state will not reimpose sweeping shutdowns amid rising coronavirus infections (1)
  • California and Florida are taking different reopening paths as Covid-19 cases spike (1)
  • June 29: Los Angeles joins Florida counties in closing beaches during July 4th weekend (1)
  • Florida Keys to close beaches for holiday weekend, starting at 5 p.m. on July 2, through the morning of Tuesday, July 7 (1)
  • June 26: Disney reopening plans won't face hurdles from Florida governor (1)
  • Miami mayor says "you can't discount" the possibility of another stay-at-home order (1)
  • June 24: New York, Connecticut, New Jersey to require 14-day quarantine for individuals traveling from Arkansas, Alabama, Arizona, South Carolina, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Utah and Washington (1)
  • June 21: DeSantis hits back at Cuomo's plan to quarantine Floridians, asking they avoid nursing homes (1)
  • June 19: 11 Apple stores will close in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Arizona due to resurgence of Covid-19 cases (1)
  • June 11: Miami beach reopens after weeks of closure (1)
  • June 5: States reopen after coronavirus lockdowns: Florida joins list of states putting bars back in business (1)
  • May 30: Walt Disney World to reopen its Florida theme parks starting July 11 (1)
  • May 24: Miami-Dade County: pools in condos, apartments & private communities can reopen on June 1 (1)
  • Florida Keys to reopen to visitors on June 1 (1)
  • May 23: Former data manager for Florida’s Department of Health was told to manipulate COVID-19 data before Florida's re-opening, she says (1)
  • May 22: Gov. DeSantis lifts restrictions on youth activities, including summer camps & athletics (1)
  • March 15: National Guard activates to combat coronavirus spread in six states (1)

Georgia

  • June 19: Georgia nurses accuse hospital of manipulating Covid-19 test results (1)
  • June 13: Georgia to remove most restrictions on restaurants and movie theaters starting June 16 (1)
  • March 18: A Georgia hospital has begun making makeshift masks from surgical sheeting as they risk running out of supplies due to increased worldwide demand for medical equipment. (1)
  • March 14: Georgia postpones primaries until May; Louisiana postpones primaries until June. (1)

Hawaii

  • June 24: DOJ backs lawsuit challenging Hawaii's coronavirus quarantine for travelers (1)
  • June 11: Hawaii Governor extends Covid-19 emergency period through July 31 (1)
  • March 22: Hawaii to quarantine all arrivals to the state for 14 days (1)

Illinois

  • June 5: States reopen after coronavirus lockdowns: Florida joins list of states putting bars back in business (1)
  • May 29: Illinois moves to Phase 3 of reopening plan today; Chicago to move to Phase 3 on June 3rd (1)
  • Illinois moves to Phase 3 of reopening plan today; Chicago to move to Phase 3 on June 3rd (1)
  • May 27: Northwestern University outlines 6 steps plan for students to return to campus (1)
  • Northwestern University outlines 6 steps plan for students to return to campus (1)
  • May 22: Chicago will cautiously reopen in early June, begin easing restrictions on some businesses and activities, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says (1)
  • March 20: Gov. J.B. Pritzker issues order requiring residents to ‘stay at home’ starting Saturday. People can leave their home to get exercise outdoors and walk their pets. Residents can go to grocery store, gas stations, or the pharmacy. (1)

Iowa

  • June 5: States reopen after coronavirus lockdowns: Florida joins list of states putting bars back in business (1)
  • March 15: National Guard activates to combat coronavirus spread in six states (1)

Kentucky

  • June 5: States reopen after coronavirus lockdowns: Florida joins list of states putting bars back in business (1)
  • April 4: Louisville, Kentucky placing ankle monitors on residents exposed to coronavirus who won't stay home (1)
  • March 31: Two Louisville coronavirus patients and a family member have been ordered by circuit judges to isolate and wear tracking devices after health officials learned they'd been in public against medical advice. (1)
  • March 16: Coronavirus patient under 24/7 armed guard after REFUSING to self-isolate (1)

Louisiana

  • June 5: States reopen after coronavirus lockdowns: Florida joins list of states putting bars back in business (1)
  • June 1: Louisiana enters Phase 2 of reopening on Friday but New Orleans won't (1)
  • March 15: National Guard activates to combat coronavirus spread in six states (1)
  • March 14: Georgia postpones primaries until May; Louisiana postpones primaries until June. (1)

Massachusetts

  • June 30: Massachusetts will require all travelers to quarantine except those from 7 northeast states (1)
  • June 9: Fall reopening memo for Massachusetts schools: masks required, limit class size to 10 (1)
  • Massachusetts reopening phase two begins (1)
  • June 6: Phase 2 of Massachusetts’ reopening plan begins June 8 (1)
  • June 5: States reopen after coronavirus lockdowns: Florida joins list of states putting bars back in business (1)
  • May 28: Boston Marathon canceled for first time in its history, will be held as 'virtual event' (1)
  • Boston Marathon canceled for first time in its history, will be held as 'virtual event' (1)
  • May 27: Massachusetts legislators look to offer stimulus checks for undocumented taxpayers denied Federal relief (1)
  • May 25: Massachusetts beaches reopen on May 25 (1)
  • Massachusetts: hair salons, marijuana shops, offices allowed to reopen on May 25 (1)
  • May 23: Massachusetts reports 76 new coronavirus deaths, 773 new cases on Saturday (1)
  • April 13: ‘Worst Is Over,’ Cuomo Says as 7 States Ally to Reopen Economy: Live Updates (1)
  • April 11: Massachusetts acquires system from Batelle to sterilize 80,000 masks per day. (1)
  • April 10: Boston suburb sets up one-way sidewalks to allow residents to practice social distancing - and police will hand out $100 fines to anyone who walks in the wrong direction (1)
  • April 6: Grocery shoppers ain’t gonna take it anymore… Take down Massachusetts man coughing and spitting on groceries. (1)
  • April 5: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announces recommended curfew, wearing masks outside. (1)
  • April 2: A Million N95 Masks Are Coming From China—on Board the New England Patriots’ Plane (1)
  • March 31: Alabama and Massachusetts Are Handing the Addresses of People With Coronavirus Over to Police (1)
  • March 20: Massachusetts activates National Guard to support requests from state agencies. (1)
  • March 18: Days cares and early education centers must close by March 23. (1)

Michigan

  • June 17: Whitmer to extend Michigan's state of emergency amid coronavirus (1)

Missouri

  • May 25: Missouri officials slam 'irresponsible and dangerous' behavior seen in images of Memorial Day crowds (1)
  • March 16: Moderna and Inovio to start vaccine trials (1)

Nebraska

  • June 5: States reopen after coronavirus lockdowns: Florida joins list of states putting bars back in business (1)

Nevada

  • June 29: Nevada pauses state's reopening, will remain in Phase 2 through the end of July (1)
  • June 5: States reopen after coronavirus lockdowns: Florida joins list of states putting bars back in business (1)
  • Las Vegas reopens on Thursday for the first time since March (1)
  • May 27: Nevada to begin Phase 2 of reopening with gyms, bars, places of worship to reopen on May 29 (1)
  • May 22: Las Vegas casinos getting ready to open on June 4 (1)
  • March 18: Nevada closes all non-essential businesses. (1)

New Jersey

  • June 29: New Jersey to postpone indoor dining plans 'indefinitely' (1)
  • June 25: New York, Connecticut, New Jersey impose 14-day quarantine on eight US states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Utah (1)
  • June 24: New York, Connecticut, New Jersey to require 14-day quarantine for individuals traveling from Arkansas, Alabama, Arizona, South Carolina, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Utah and Washington (1)
  • June 11: New Jersey city to allow indoor dining, against governor's orders (1)
  • June 9: Gov. Murphy lifts NJ’s Stay-at-Home order (1)
  • June 5: States reopen after coronavirus lockdowns: Florida joins list of states putting bars back in business (1)
  • June 1: Outdoor dining and nonessential retail in New Jersey allowed to reopen on June 15 (1)
  • May 22: Groups of 25 can now gather outdoors, Gov. Murphy says, as N.J. reopening continues (1)
  • April 13: ‘Worst Is Over,’ Cuomo Says as 7 States Ally to Reopen Economy: Live Updates (1)
  • March 16: New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are discouraging travel nightly from 8pm to 5am. Banning gatherings of more than 50 people. Shutting down bars. (1)
  • Two Emergency Room Doctors Are in Critical Condition With Coronavirus (1)

New Mexico

  • June 26: Coronavirus surge prompts New Mexico governor to hit pause on reopenings (1)

New York

  • July 5: New York City will enter phase 3 on Monday without indoor dining, governor says (1)
  • Covid-19 spread in New York City started in early February, new study by Mount Sinai says (1)
  • July 2: New York City may test sewage for coronavirus: report (1)
  • Pools in New York to open Fourth of July weekend, governor says (1)
  • June 30: JFK airport becomes first airport to have on-site coronavirus testing for employees (1)
  • June 26: New York City is facing $9 billion revenue shortfall, mayor says (1)
  • NYC's indoor dining will resume at reduced capacity on July 6, mayor says (1)
  • June 25: New York, Connecticut, New Jersey impose 14-day quarantine on eight US states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Utah (1)
  • June 24: New York, Connecticut, New Jersey to require 14-day quarantine for individuals traveling from Arkansas, Alabama, Arizona, South Carolina, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Utah and Washington (1)
  • June 21: DeSantis hits back at Cuomo's plan to quarantine Floridians, asking they avoid nursing homes (1)
  • June 18: New York City to enter 'Phase 2' of reopening Monday amid coronavirus, de Blasio confirms (1)
  • Cuomo to consider 14-day coronavirus quarantine for people visiting New York (1)
  • June 17: New York City to enter Phase 2 on Monday, Governor Cuomo says (1)
  • June 14: New York governor says there is a "very real possibility" state will roll back reopening if areas violate rules (1)
  • June 13: How New York’s coronavirus response made the pandemic worse (1)
  • New York Covid-19 rates reach new low as 2 more regions prepare to enter Phase 3 (1)
  • June 12: Catholic priests, Orthodox Jews sue Gov. Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio over reopening plan: ‘Blatant double-standard’ (1)
  • June 9: Cuomo urges protesters to get coronavirus tests as New York City starts reopening (1)
  • NYC subway ridership hits 800,000 for first time since coronavirus pandemic began (1)
  • June 6: New York could have taken a more targeted approach to the shutdown, researchers say (1)
  • June 5: New York City's Hart Island burials soar during coronavirus pandemic (1)
  • States reopen after coronavirus lockdowns: Florida joins list of states putting bars back in business (1)
  • June 4: New York City is still on track to reopen on Monday (1)
  • New York City unveils outdoor dining plan (1)
  • June 3: Restaurants in 7 regions in New York State can reopen for outdoor dining beginning June 4 (1)
  • June 1: Gov. Cuomo: Dentists offices to reopen today (1)
  • May 30: New York City to enter Phase 1 of reopening on June 8, governor Cuomo announced (1)
  • May 29: New York City, epicenter of US Covid-19 outbreak, 'on track' for June 8 reopening, Gov. Cuomo says (1)
  • New York City, epicenter of US Covid-19 outbreak, 'on track' for June 8 reopening, Gov. Cuomo says (1)
  • May 28: New York City to begin Phase 1 of reopening in first or second week of June, Mayor says (1)
  • Gov. Cuomo to sign executive order allowing businesses to deny entry to customers without masks (1)
  • May 27: New Rochelle, home to NY’s first Covid-19 cluster, slowly reopens for business (1)
  • New Rochelle, home to NY’s first Covid-19 cluster, slowly reopens for business (1)
  • With Long Island set to reopen on May 27, Gov. Andrew Cuomo sets his sights on New York City (1)
  • With Long Island set to reopen on May 27, Gov. Andrew Cuomo sets his sights on New York City (1)
  • May 26: New York Stock Exchange trading floor to reopen on May 26 (1)
  • May 25: Governor Cuomo announces state and local governments will provide death benefits for frontline workers who died from Covid=19 (1)
  • May 23: Counties bordering New York City can enter Phase 1 of reopening shortly after Memorial Day, Gov. Cuomo said (1)
  • Exodus from NYC: The young join the rich in leaving the Big Apple (1)
  • April 13: ‘Worst Is Over,’ Cuomo Says as 7 States Ally to Reopen Economy: Live Updates (1)
  • April 11: NY Gov Cuomo channels Winston Churchill and warns re-opening the country too fast will end more lives (1)
  • April 4: New York City Sees More Burglaries of Businesses Under Coronavirus Emergency Measures (1)
  • April 3: Store owners boarding up buildings across Manhattan (1)
  • New York City police officers arrested three people in Brooklyn over the weekend after they allegedly “failed to maintain social distancing." (1)
  • April 2: A Million N95 Masks Are Coming From China—on Board the New England Patriots’ Plane (1)
  • March 30: Coronavirus Update: A Look Inside Brookdale Hospital’s ‘Medical Warzone’ (1)
  • March 29: A Field Hospital Is Being Built In Central Park As The Coronavirus Outbreak Continues (1)
  • March 28: Trump 'considering quarantine on New York' (1)
  • Rhode Island Governor Announces National Guard Will Go 'Door-to-Door' to Identify New Yorkers to Slow COVID-19 Spread (1)
  • March 27: New York City to remain on pause through May. (1)
  • Coronavirus in NY: Video shows disturbing, crowded hospital ER (1)
  • A New York Doctor’s Warning. China warned Italy. Italy warned us. We didn’t listen. Now the onus is on the rest of America to listen to New York. (1)
  • March 26: Truckers refusing to deliver food to New York. (1)
  • March 25: NYC morgues near capacity (1)
  • New York City weighs closing parks, playgrounds and streets to enforce social distancing. Predicts hospitals will be overwhelmed. (1)
  • New York City weighs closing parks, playgrounds and streets to enforce social distancing. Predicts hospitals will be overwhelmed. (1)
  • NY will turn to experimental drugs for worst coronavirus cases: Cuomo (1)
  • Coronavirus made me DEAF: American woman, 20, who contracted Covid-19 in Italy says the virus made her lose her hearing as well as her sense of taste and smell (1)
  • White House says ANYONE who has recently been to New York should self quarantine for 14 days (1)
  • March 24: New York hospitals treating coronavirus patients with vitamin C (1)
  • March 20: 100% of NY Work Force Must Stay Home. Non-essential gatherings of any size are banned. (1)
  • ‘GASPING’ FOR AIR Shock moment ‘wheezing man collapses on New York subway’ (1)
  • March 17: New Yorkers may be ordered to stay home as medical supplies run short by Reuters (1)
  • March 16: New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are discouraging travel nightly from 8pm to 5am. Banning gatherings of more than 50 people. Shutting down bars. (1)
  • New York projected to run out of hospital beds. Asks President to have Army Corps of Engineers build temporary health centers. (1)
  • March 15: National Guard activates to combat coronavirus spread in six states (1)
  • NYC to put new restrictions on bars and restaurants, close most entertainment venues (1)
  • March 12: Governor Cuomo bans gatherings of more than 500 people. (1)
  • NYC Mayor warns outbreak could be a 6 month crisis and New Yorkers should expect major changes. (1)
  • New York declares state of emergency. De Blasio says coronavirus "could easily be a 6-month crisis." (1)
  • New York declares state of emergency. De Blasio says coronavirus "could easily be a 6-month crisis." (1)
  • March 11: National Guard to be deployed to support New Rochelle (1)
  • March 10: New Rochelle 1-mile containment area created (1)

North Carolina

  • June 24: New York, Connecticut, New Jersey to require 14-day quarantine for individuals traveling from Arkansas, Alabama, Arizona, South Carolina, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Utah and Washington (1)
  • June 19: 11 Apple stores will close in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Arizona due to resurgence of Covid-19 cases (1)

Ohio

  • June 5: Ohio's amusement parks and casinos can reopen as soon as June 19 (1)
  • May 22: Undercover agents enforcing state health rules at restaurants, bars (1)
  • March 15: Ohio restaurants and bars closing

Oregon

  • June 12: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown hits pause on lifting coronavirus restrictions with infections on the rise (1)
  • March 13: The coronavirus turns deadly when it leads to ‘cytokine storm’; identifying this immune response is key to patient’s survival (1)

Pennsylvania

  • June 10: Pennsylvania Republicans vote to end governor's coronavirus emergency, setting up battle (1)
  • June 8: Pennsylvania unveils $225 million grant program for small businesses affected by Covid-19 (1)
  • June 5: States reopen after coronavirus lockdowns: Florida joins list of states putting bars back in business (1)
  • May 23: Pennsylvania: death toll passes 5,000 as cases inch toward 67,000 people (1)
  • May 22: Philadelphia region will move to the ‘yellow’ coronavirus reopening phase on June 5, Gov. Tom Wolf announces, and some other counties will go ‘green’ next week (1)
  • April 13: ‘Worst Is Over,’ Cuomo Says as 7 States Ally to Reopen Economy: Live Updates (1)
  • April 10: Six THOUSAND families line up in their cars for hours at a food bank in San Antonio as millions across the country turn to charity organizations to keep from going hungry during coronavirus lockdown (1)
  • April 2: Pennsylvania woman faces $200 ticket from state police for violating Gov. Wolf’s stay-at-home order (1)
  • March 19: All non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close physical locations. (1)
  • March 17: Police in Philadelphia instructed to stop making arrests for crimes including: All narcotics offenses, Theft from persons, Retail theft, Theft from auto, Burglary, Vandalism, All bench warrants, Stolen auto, Economic crimes, and Prostitution. (1)
  • March 16: Moderna and Inovio to start vaccine trials (1)
  • March 15: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Orders All Bars And Restaurants To Close (1)

Puerto Rico

  • March 16: Puerto Rico implements nighttime curfew. Residents must stay home, but during day, people can only seek food, gasoline, or medical services. (1)

Rhode Island

  • June 29: Rhode Island issues mandatory 14-day quarantine for people coming from states with 5% positivity rate (1)
  • June 8: R.I. to push testing of people without coronavirus symptoms (1)
  • June 5: States reopen after coronavirus lockdowns: Florida joins list of states putting bars back in business (1)
  • April 13: ‘Worst Is Over,’ Cuomo Says as 7 States Ally to Reopen Economy: Live Updates (1)
  • March 28: Rhode Island Governor Announces National Guard Will Go 'Door-to-Door' to Identify New Yorkers to Slow COVID-19 Spread (1)
  • March 15: National Guard activates to combat coronavirus spread in six states (1)

South Carolina

  • June 24: New York, Connecticut, New Jersey to require 14-day quarantine for individuals traveling from Arkansas, Alabama, Arizona, South Carolina, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Utah and Washington (1)
  • June 19: 11 Apple stores will close in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Arizona due to resurgence of Covid-19 cases (1)
  • June 13: South Carolina governor lifts coronavirus restrictions on bowling alleys and retail business capacity limits (1)
  • May 25: Tourists trickle back as Charleston, SC reopens after Covid-19 shutdown (1)

Texas

  • July 2: Houston mayor asks people to take additional steps to "blunt the progression" of Covid-19 (1)
  • Austin mayor considering 35-day stay-at-home order (1)
  • June 26: Texas moves to close bars (1)
  • Texas governor announces extension of federally-supported Covid-19 testing sites (1)
  • June 24: New York, Connecticut, New Jersey to require 14-day quarantine for individuals traveling from Arkansas, Alabama, Arizona, South Carolina, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Utah and Washington (1)
  • June 5: States reopen after coronavirus lockdowns: Florida joins list of states putting bars back in business (1)
  • May 28: Texas Supreme Court rules lack of Covid-19 immunity not enough to qualify for mail-in voting (1)
  • Texas to let fans attend sporting events at 25 percent capacity, starting Friday (1)
  • April 10: Six THOUSAND families line up in their cars for hours at a food bank in San Antonio as millions across the country turn to charity organizations to keep from going hungry during coronavirus lockdown (1)
  • April 2: Residents in Texas city can face $1,000 fine for not wearing 'some form of covering over their nose and mouth' after new motion (1)

Vermont

  • March 15: Vermont closing all schools by Wednesday

Washington

  • June 24: New York, Connecticut, New Jersey to require 14-day quarantine for individuals traveling from Arkansas, Alabama, Arizona, South Carolina, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Utah and Washington (1)
  • Seattle moves to slash police budget by $20M to offset coronavirus losses (1)
  • June 5: States reopen after coronavirus lockdowns: Florida joins list of states putting bars back in business (1)
  • May 30: Washington State stay-home orders to end on May 31 (1)
  • April 2: U.S. Army rolls into Seattle with field hospital built for combat (1)
  • March 23: UW researchers look at how coronavirus turns body against itself and kills (1)
  • WA State Officials Quietly Deciding Who Gets Medical Care When Hospitals Fill (1)
  • March 16: Moderna and Inovio to start vaccine trials (1)
  • Two Emergency Room Doctors Are in Critical Condition With Coronavirus (1)
  • March 15: National Guard activates to combat coronavirus spread in six states (1)
  • Washington state to close restaurants and bars, and entertainment/recreational facilities. All gatherings over 50 people prohibited. (1)
  • Potential coronavirus vaccine trial set to start on Monday (1)

Washington, D.C.

  • March 30: DC mayor threatens jail time for leaving home during coronavirus (1)
  • March 22: Washington, D.C., Closes Streets to Prevent Coronavirus Transmission (1)

West Virginia

  • March 23: Morgantown, West Virginia Mylan Plant to Restart Production of Anti-Malaria Drug Hydroxychloroquine for Coronavirus Treatment (1)

World

  • March 22: Dr. Andrew Bostom: THE TIME IS NOW! Use Chloroquine (CQ) as Coronavirus Prophylaxis (1)

Argentina

  • March 19: Argentina under complete lockdown. No movement in the streets. Pharmacies, hospitals, supermarkets, and other essential services will remain open. Banks will be closed next week. (1)

Australia

  • March 17: Australia calls its citizens abroad to come back home. Gatherings of more than 500 people banned. (1)

Austria

  • June 15: How lockdown is being lifted across Europe (1)

Belgium

  • March 17: Belgium under lockdown until April 5. May only visit supermarkets, pharmacies, and banks. Gatherings forbidden. People must stay 1.5 meters apart. Police enforcement. (1)

Brazil

  • March 21: Brazil's Sao Paulo braces for two-week coronavirus shutdown. All but non-essential businesses and services, including bars and restaurants, will remain closed across the country's most populous state, which includes its financial hub, for the duration. Guaranteed the continued national provision of a wide range of essential public services. These included internet, health and medical services, defense, water, sanitation and postal services. (1)

Canada

  • March 11: Sasketoon research lab receives funding to find Coronavirus vaccine (1)

China

  • February 4: The steps needed to lockdown Wuhan, China. (1)

Czech Republic

  • March 13: Czech Republic closes its borders (1)

Denmark

  • March 13: Denmark passes law to require testing and vaccination, enforcement of quarantine measures, and powers to prohibit access to public institutions, supermarkets and shops, public and private nursing homes and hospitals, and also to impose restrictions on access to public transport. (1)

Egypt

  • May 25: Egypt’s doctors criticize government over virus ‘negligence’ (1)

European Union

  • March 17: Coronavirus: Leaders agree to close EU's external borders in virus battle (1)

Finland

  • April 2: Finland is told its welfare state can't cope with virus fallout (1)

France

  • March 14: Restaurants, cafes, movie theaters, and nightclubs closed. Grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, and public transportation will remain open. (1)

Germany

  • May 26: Germany eyes lifting borders curbs with 31 European countries in June (1)

Greece

  • May 21: Greece Open to Tourists from June 15 without Covid-19 Tests or Quarantine (1)

Hong Kong

  • March 20: Second dog tests positive for coronavirus as owners warned not to abandon pets (1)

Hungary

  • March 30: Coronavirus: Hungary government gets sweeping powers (1)

Iceland

  • March 24: Scientists claim they have found FORTY mutations of the coronavirus (1)

India

  • March 25: India PM Modi announces 21-day complete lockdown (1)

Ireland

  • June 15: How lockdown is being lifted across Europe (1)

Israel

  • March 2: Israeli researchers near Covid-19 vaccine development. Expect to start producing vaccine in 8-10 weeks. (1)

Italy

  • March 11: All commercial activities, offices, cafes, shops closed, except for grocery stores, pharmacies, and transportation.

Japan

  • March 18: China Says Japan-Developed Drug Avigan Works Against Coronavirus (1)

Kenya

  • March 27: South Africa military enforcement of lockdown. Kenya issues curfew. (1)

Malaysia

  • March 25: Malaysia lockdown extended two weeks. (1)

Netherlands

  • March 23: Can a century-old TB vaccine steel the immune system against the new coronavirus? (1)

New Zealand

  • March 25: New Zealand: Fifty new cases, state of emergency declared to police lockdown (1)

Northern Ireland

  • March 18: All schools to close immediately.

Norway

  • March 12: Healthcare professionals no longer allowed to travel abroad.

Oman

  • March 13: Oman suspends tourist visas for 1 month (1)

Pakistan

  • June 10: WHO urges Pakistan to return to lockdown as hospitals struggle (1)

Panama

  • March 30: Panama to restrict movement by gender during virus quarantine (1)

Poland

  • March 14: Only grocery stores, pharmacies, laundromats, and banks will remain open

Romania

  • March 24: Romania issues "stay-at-home" order.

Russia

  • March 21: Russia testing vaccine. (1)

Scotland

  • March 18: Coronavirus is not a bioweapon created in a lab, scientists say (1)

Singapore

  • May 24: Singapore Study: Covid-19 patients not infectious after 11 days of getting sick even though some may still test positive (1)

South Africa

  • March 23: South Africa to lock down for three weeks. (1)

South Korea

  • March 16: South Korea tracking potential virus carriers through cell phones, Vietnam tracking locals and foreigners through mobile apps, Thai immigration tracking location data of those who enter the country. (1)

Spain

  • March 14: Nationwide lockdown. All stores closed except groceries and pharmacies. Hotels converted to hospitals. (1)

Sweden

  • June 6: Sweden: people with coronavirus symptoms say getting a test is nearly impossible (1)

Switzerland

  • June 15: How lockdown is being lifted across Europe (1)

Thailand

  • March 16: South Korea tracking potential virus carriers through cell phones, Vietnam tracking locals and foreigners through mobile apps, Thai immigration tracking location data of those who enter the country. (1)

Tunisia

  • April 3: Tunisia 'robocop' enforces coronavirus lockdown (1)

Turkey

  • March 29: Countries reject China pandemic product batches (1)

United Kingdom

  • March 15: Wartime-like measures will ask carmakers to produce medical equipment and turn hotels into hospitals

Venezuela

  • July 3: Venezuela will reimpose lockdown next week as Covid-19 cases spread (1)

Vietnam

  • March 16: South Korea tracking potential virus carriers through cell phones, Vietnam tracking locals and foreigners through mobile apps, Thai immigration tracking location data of those who enter the country. (1)