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Press release from the IRS regarding the stimulus package: 

France’s coronavirus lockdown offers a preview of restrictions we may see in America

Tony Fauci says Washington ‘essentially’ recommends the whole nation stay at home as he condemns state exemptions like those for hair salons and florists

Fauci: ‘I don’t understand why’ every state hasn’t issued stay-at-home orders

About 90% of Americans have been ordered to stay at home. This map shows which cities and states are under lockdown.

Half the world in lockdown: 3.9 billion people are currently called on to stay in their homes due to coronavirus

Parents look to create a ‘magical’ Easter, as coronavirus changes the holiday celebration

71 infected with coronavirus at Sacramento church. Congregation tells county ‘leave us alone’

Health alert: One-third of coronavirus cases in Sacramento County are connected to churches

Washington governor extends ‘stay home’ order until May 4, says it’s ‘absolutely the soonest’ state could re-open

Rotting corpses litter Ecuador streets as coronavirus spreads

Some Americans could wait 20 weeks to receive stimulus checks, IRS tells House Democrats

Treasury backs off requirement that Social Security recipients, others take extra step to get $1,200 checks

Average car loan now 70 months as zero percent interest deals grow during coronavirus crisis

CDC Will Recommend Wearing A Cloth Mask Whenever You Leave Home

San Francisco reverses ban on plastic bags, now bars reusable totes

Police shut down Hobby Lobby stores in the Midwest that reopened in defiance of coronavirus restrictions despite being declared nonessential

New Jersey Man, 100, Charged With Violating State’s Coronavirus Emergency Rules

California engineer derails train over suspicion about coronavirus aid ship USNS Mercy, feds say

Man wearing ‘I have the Coronavirus’ sign sprays Lysol on produce at Joliet Walmart, causing $10K of damage: police

Coronavirus Latest: Nearly 2K COVID-19 Cases Reported In Maryland, 31 Deaths

Nation’s top coronavirus expert Dr. Anthony Fauci forced to beef up security as death threats increase

Coronavirus is now the third leading cause of death in the US, doctor says

Coronavirus hits California nursing home, infecting more than 50 people

‘We are on the verge of a massive collapse’: Ex-Energy Secretary Perry says COVID-19 will ravage oil industry

More than half of Reno-Sparks conventions canceled or postponed, RSCVA facing steep cuts

Jobless claims will be huge, but millions more are expected from the ‘earthquake shaking the whole country’

MLB to pay veteran players more than $4,000 daily during season stoppage: report

Costco changing membership policy to further control how many people are in the warehouse at one time

NFL planning to begin 2020 NFL season as scheduled

Michael Jordan series on ESPN, ‘The Last Dance,’ moved up to April

Woman, 86, dies after knocked to ground at NYC hospital for violating coronavirus social distancing: report

Study: Ibuprofen Among Drugs Found Safe To Use In Treatment Of Coronavirus

Second pastor charged with violating public orders says church doors will still be open on Sunday

Shocking moment huge line of police officers disperse 40 party-goers from one-year-old girl’s birthday in LA after citywide shutdown amid coronavirus

Man charged with assault accused of coughing on people at Santa Fe store

Fauci: Mask-wearing recommendation under ‘very serious consideration’

Wear a SCARF: Donald Trump tells people to cover their faces ‘if they want to do it’ as he acknowledges there are NOT enough masks to recommend that everyone wear one when they go outside

Dr. Siegel: Why wearing gloves at grocery store is not necessarily a good idea

German official: Wimbledon will be canceled this week — the first time since World War II

Mnuchin lays out when Americans can expect their coronavirus rescue package checks

Coronavirus stimulus check scams are out to swindle you out of $1,200: What you need to know

Macy’s will furlough the majority of its 125,000 employees

Trump tried to flex by asking a reporter about the population of Seoul. Then he got it wrong by 28 million.

‘We’re not playing around’: Md. Gov. Hogan says arrest for coronavirus offense sends ‘great message’

Pastor of Florida megachurch is arrested for continuing to hold Sunday services with hundreds of worshippers despite social distancing orders put in place to stop the spread of coronavirus

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issues ‘stay-at-home’ executive order

Texas governor mandates 14-day coronavirus quarantine for travelers from 7 more states, cities

Chicago cops disperse crowd at church for violating coronavirus stay-at-home order

Coronavirus: Three out of four Americans under some form of lockdown

FOX’s ‘Living Room Concert’ raises nearly $8M for coronavirus relief, attracts almost 9 million TV viewers

The stimulus check won’t be in the mail for Americans who owe child support

All You Wanted To Know About Those Tax Stimulus Checks But Were Afraid To Ask

Rhode Island begins door to door checks for New Yorkers fleeing coronavirus

500 more cops call out sick, NYPD without 11 percent of patrol

Phoenix police commander killed, 2 others wounded in shooting

China Closed All Its Movie Theaters Again

When will stores reopen in coronavirus pandemic? Not soon. Some are closed indefinitely.

Disney World, Disneyland to stay closed indefinitely amid coronavirus pandemic

Instacart makes more changes ahead of planned worker strike

ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit would be ‘shocked’ if there’s college football or NFL this fall

MLB players open to games without fans amid coronavirus uncertainty, union chief says

Polls Find Growing Agreement On Seriousness Of Coronavirus Threat

Poll: Americans want a national lockdown

Surgeon General says some states will still be battling coronavirus by LABOR DAY and that it’ll travel through the country in yet another rejection of Trump’s ‘Easter’ deadline

USPS could shut down by June: Americans may not be able to get their mail-order prescription drugs, 25% of voting ballots and Social Security checks due to coronavirus

Can your boss make you come to work during coronavirus outbreak?

GM cuts white-collar salaries 20%, furloughs 6,500 in U.S.

What Happens if You Violate Stay-at-Home Order? Police Say Warnings, Fines or Even Arrests

GM extends shutdown indefinitely; Fiat Chrysler, Ford could reopen plants by April 14

Will you get a stimulus check if you receive Social Security or disability, or didn’t file a tax return?

McDonald’s pulls all-day breakfast menu to ‘simplify operations’ amid coronavirus pandemic

Your phone can tell you how well people in your community are practicing social distancing

Pregnant women face new concerns amid coronavirus pandemic

MLB and players’ union moving closer to agreement; season could extend into late November

More police are getting coronavirus, that could be bad news for public safety in the US

FBI warns white supremacists encouraging members to spread coronavirus to law enforcement, Jews: report

40 people in Connecticut exposed to coronavirus at a party, officials say

A group of young adults held a coronavirus party in Kentucky to defy orders to socially distance. Now one of them has coronavirus

Spring break partier apologizes after viral ‘if I get corona, I get corona’ comment

Pennsylvania grocery store loses estimated $35K in food after woman’s ‘twisted’ coronavirus prank, co-owner says

Man who said he had coronavirus coughed on Wegmans worker, charged with making terroristic threat

$1,200 cash payments, help for businesses: Here’s what’s in the historic stimulus package for coronavirus

Colorado Under Stay At Home Order — What You Can And Cannot Do Under Gov. Polis’ Official Order

Preventing coronavirus spread: Walmart, Kroger, Albertsons among grocers adding sneeze guards

Lady Gaga postpones album due to coronavirus pandemic, urges fans to ‘all stay home’

Need a refund on those tickets to NBA, NHL or baseball games? Hold that thought

Roger Goodell issues memo telling NFL teams to close facilities effective Wednesday

Trump to postpone Real ID deadline because of coronavirus, giving relief to California DMV

Arizona man dies, wife critical after ingesting chloroquine phosphate in hopes of preventing COVID-19

Why Hoarding Of Hydroxychloroquine Needs To Stop

Pence: FDA approving ‘off-label’ use for hydroxychloroquine to help coronavirus patients

Scientists say the coronavirus is not mutating quickly and might respond to a single vaccine

White House, Senate reach historic $2 trillion stimulus deal amid growing coronavirus fears

Florida governor mandates self-quarantine for travelers coming from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

California’s Governor Newsom shuts beach parking lots and says lockdown will go on for THREE MONTHS

‘No functioning economy unless we control the virus’: Lindsey Graham, Liz Cheney warn Trump not to ease guidelines

US on track to become next coronavirus epicenter, but there’s time to reverse course, health official says

Trump calls for restarting economy by Easter: ‘We have to get back to work’

Plastic bag ban enforcement delayed amid coronavirus concerns

Christian blogger says God is using the coronavirus to push women ‘back into their homes with their children’

ISIS tells its terrorists not to travel to Europe for jihad — because of coronavirus

India’s prime minister orders lockdown of country of 1.3 billion people for 21 days

NYC Health Department gets graphic in coronavirus sex memo

Smoking hot! Cam girl, 25, who earns $1,000 a month from SMOKING for her viewers says the COVID-19 pandemic has boosted her business as people at home look for entertainment online

Crowds packed California beaches despite shelter in place order

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

How several states hunkered down the same day Trump promoted going back to normal

Neil Diamond updates ‘Sweet Caroline’ into coronavirus PSA: ‘Hands… washing hands’

Trump: Student loan borrowers can suspend payments for 60 days without interest

Olympics CHAOS as Games chiefs delay decision on postponement for four weeks – despite admitting for the first time it could be called off – with Brits leading demands for a quicker resolution

Five students at University of Tampa test positive for coronavirus after traveling for spring break

Oklahoma governor who faced backlash over ‘packed’ restaurant tweet now declares state of emergency

Hawaii Imposes Mandatory 14-Day Quarantine For All Arrivals

More than 167 MILLION Americans are now under lockdown after Ohio and Louisiana ordered all residents to stay at home to slow the spread of coronavirus

These states are ordering residents to stay home or shelter in place. What does that mean?

Texas Gov. Abbott says he has no plans of issuing statewide ‘shelter-in-place’ order

Dallas County ordered shelter-in-place due to COVID-19, beginning Monday night

Cuomo: 100% Of New York Workforce Must Stay Home

Checks for all Americans will not be cut for at least THREE weeks says Steve Mnuchin – but if the crisis continues there will be another round of the up to $1,000 per adult

Raley’s posting off-duty deputies outside some stores during coronavirus crisis

State Department issues Level 4 travel advisory for Americans, which means don’t go at all

In Texas, Gov. Abbott issues statewide mandates in response to COVID-19

IKEA closes all 50 U.S. stores and locations around the world amid coronavirus pandemic

WWE Confirms WrestleMania 36 Will Not Feature Battle Royal Matches

‘It is unclear why quality control did not detect this issue’: Early CDC tests couldn’t distinguish between the coronavirus and water

Nurses told to use bandanas, scarves as ‘last resort’ if face masks run out, CDC says

Sportsbooks looking to Turkey, Russia and more for betting offerings

Tom Brady has already had one dramatic effect on the Buccaneers and he hasn’t even signed his deal yet

DirecTV Goes Down During Primetime as Many Americans Self-Quarantine at Home Over Coronavirus Fears

The unscripted reunion was poised to film this month and becomes the latest production to be delayed amid the global coronavirus pandemic

Facebook posts about door-to-door COVID-19 test scammers appears to be fabricated

People Are Putting Their Christmas Lights Back Up to Spread Cheer Amidst Coronavirus Scare

Trump orders HUD to suspend evictions and foreclosures

Gov. Sisolak waives work search requirement, wait period for unemployment insurance benefits

BottleRock in Napa Valley postponed to October, music festival organizers say

Gov. Kelly closes Kansas K-12 schools for rest of the year

Simon Property Group closes all of its U.S. malls due to coronavirus. See the list of closed locations.

COVID-19 job cuts: Layoffs accelerate as coronavirus disrupts American economy

Governor Sisolak Announces Changes To Unemployment Insurance Amid COVID-19

South Lake Tahoe woman is attacked, robbed of groceries at Raley’s

Trump administration contingency planning for coronavirus lasting ’18 months or longer’

Las Vegas mayor calls on Nevada governor to shorten statewide COVID-19 business shutdown

The psychological reasons why Gen X may be taking COVID-19 more seriously than boomers and millennials

Young people are getting extremely sick from coronavirus, according to new evidence

Stores designate shopping time for seniors vulnerable amid coronavirus: Safeway, Whole Foods, Target and more

Uber is shutting down Uber pool to “flatten the curve” of the coronavirus

Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue closing all stores because of coronavirus

Apple now says its retail stores are closed ‘until further notice’

Social Security offices close due to coronavirus. Here’s what that means for you

Sacramento State postponing 2020 graduation ceremonies at Golden 1 over coronavirus

NYC bar and restaurant owners face ARREST if they break strict lockdown rules as some establishments promise to keep paying staff amid fears that 150,000 workers face the ax

Davis asks residents to ‘shelter in place’ as Yolo confirms 3rd, 4th coronavirus cases

Expect schools to stay closed through summer break because of coronavirus, Gavin Newsom says

Gov. Reynolds issues state of public health disaster emergency, closing Iowa businesses

Ford weighing shift reductions as UAW presses Big 3 automakers to close factories

BREAKING: Sisolak announces statewide shutdown of nonessential businesses, casinos

Sacramento County residents directed to ‘stay at home’ and wait out coronavirus

Here’s A Running List Of The Latest Hoaxes Spreading About The Coronavirus

How to Keep Yourself Safe From Coronavirus Scams and Fake Health Products

Regal Cinemas to close all US theaters until further notice starting March 17th

Crowded bars and theme parks: Why won’t some people practice social distancing during coronavirus outbreak?

Urgent COVID-19 (coronavirus) updates

Jackson Rancheria casino closing for 2 weeks as Thunder Valley cuts back over coronavirus

Dollar General stores, others set specific hours for older shoppers for their protection

Amazon prioritizes household staples and medical supplies from merchants amid coronavirus outbreak

Raley’s, Safeway each ‘mass hiring’ in California amid coronavirus crisis

Millions of bar and restaurant workers face joblessness and poverty as well-wishers try to raise funds for them after shutdown in four states, NYC and LA

Canada closing its borders to noncitizens over coronavirus. How does it affect Americans?

New York, NJ, Connecticut and Maryland will shut down TONIGHT: Bars and restaurants are only allowed to do take-out, and casinos, movie theaters and gyms will all close to stunt coronavirus spread as New Jersey launches 8pm ‘curfew’

Inslee orders all restaurants, bars shut down because of coronavirus

BREAKING NEWS: White House is considering cash payments to U.S. workers, as Mitt Romney gets behind plan to give $1,000 to every American EACH MONTH during the coronavirus crisis

McDonald’s to shut seating, play areas amid COVID-19 pandemic

Chick-fil-A closing dining rooms, allowing only takeout, drive-thru or delivery amid coronavirus outbreak

A coronavirus patient refused to quarantine, so deputies are surrounding his house to force him to

Trump says coronavirus crisis could stretch into August, may look at lockdown for ‘certain areas’

CORONAVIRUS DATA: Tracking COVID-19 testing across the U.S.

Coronavirus: Washoe County, health district, Sparks not mandating business closures

Bay Area issues massive ‘shelter-in-place’ order to slow coronavirus. Will others follow?

Coronavirus in NYC: Bill de Blasio considering a shelter-in-place edict

Coronavirus Updates: 7 Million in California Ordered to ‘Shelter in Place’; Trump Says Avoid Groups of More Than 10

Coronavirus: Group hosts ‘cow urine party’, says COVID-19 due to meat-eaters

American Airlines flight from Dallas to Nashville is delayed by EIGHT HOURS after a passenger was arrested for joking about having coronavirus – with spooked crew members then refusing to fly

Woman licking plane toilet seat for ‘coronavirus challenge’ is slammed by Meghan McCain, others on Twitter

Opening of regular season to be pushed back

NASCAR postpones all races through May 3 but hopes to reschedule missed events

First Saturday in September: Pandemic delays Kentucky Derby to late summer

WWE bans fans from WrestleMania 36, will stream event from training facility in Orlando

Dana White defiant on coronavirus: Nothing will stop UFC except government shutdown

TikTok user licks toilet bowl, starts ‘coronavirus challenge’

Nevada DMV Locations to Serve those with Appointment Only

Surgeon General advises hospitals to cancel elective surgeries

States And Cities Begin To Close Bars And Restaurants Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

With new CDC recommendation, it’s looking like a long time before we get sports back

‘FAKE’: National Security Council shoots down rumors of nationwide quarantine

Schools shut down in massive numbers across California amid coronavirus fears

Coronavirus school closings: 33 states, Los Angeles’ LAUSD, New York City shut all K-12 schools

Illinois mayor signs executive order granting power to ban sale of guns and alcohol while addressing coronavirus

California governor calls for closure of all bars and wineries, home isolation of everyone 65 and older

Nashville’s Broadway bars react to mayor’s mandate to close

Illinois mayor can ban booze and guns under coronavirus emergency act

CDC Urges Scrapping All Mass Gatherings in U.S. For Eight Weeks

All Las Vegas MGM casinos, hotels to temporarily close

Ireland, Denmark join list of European nations in coronavirus lockdown

Ohio closes schools, limits size of gatherings to slow spread of coronavirus

CBS’ ‘Late Show’ Shuts Down Production Over Coronavirus, Joins NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show’ & ‘Late Night’, Syndicated ‘Wendy Williams Show’ – Update

100-year-old Chinese man recovers from coronavirus, the oldest patient to beat illness

103-year-old Chinese woman becomes oldest person to survive coronavirus

Coronavirus shutters Broadway, Smithsonian museums; White House tours cancelled

Live Nation, AEG Suspend Artist Touring Until April as Coronavirus Spreads

Dine out or eat in during the coronavirus crisis? Here’s what public health and food safety experts say

Lawyer: ‘Reckless’ for Big Ten to move forward with tournament in face of coronavirus

More than a third of US adults say movie theaters should close amid coronavirus outbreak

All Seattle Public Schools closed for at least two weeks starting Thursday due to coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus fears: Ellen DeGeneres’ L.A. talk show joins New York shows in nixing audiences

College closings: More than 100 colleges cancel in-person classes and move online

RodeoHouston closes, cancels several concerts amid coronavirus concerns

BREAKING NEWS: New York CANCELS its St Patrick’s Day parade for the first time in 258 years over coronavirus fears

China shuts all 16 temporary coronavirus hospitals in Wuhan

3 TSA Screeners In San Jose, Calif., Have Contracted Coronavirus, Agency Says

Princess Cruises suspends operations for 60 days; Viking Cruises cancels all cruises due to coronavirus

NBA’s season suspended after player tested positive for coronavirus

President Trump restricts ‘all travel’ from EU to US starting Friday

Coronavirus fears have prompted China to close Everest access via Tibet, climbers say

Dozens in Iran die from drinking bootleg alcohol to prevent coronavirus infection: reports

As the coronavirus epidemic spreads, the CDC says 136 kids have died from the flu this season — the highest on record in a decade

8,554 Americans have been tested for coronavirus but CDC director says there isn’t enough staff to keep up as Trump scraps insurance co-pays and the death toll climbs to 28

Walmart deploys new emergency leave policy after Kentucky associate tests positive for coronavirus

No live audience for Phoenix presidential debate as a coronavirus precaution, DNC says

LeBron James says he’ll listen if NBA bars fans over coronavirus

Opinion: It’s time for NCAA to make right call – tough call – and cancel March Madness

Coronavirus updates: Seattle may implement event ban, cases jump in Massachusetts, Michigan emergency

Tracking college closures: U.S. colleges closing, going online due to coronavirus

MGM Resorts to temporarily close buffets amid coronavirus concerns

Stay home, stock up on medicines and food, DON’T touch elevator buttons or door handles: CDC orders the elderly and sick to ‘take action’ to protect themselves against coronavirus

New York Gov. Cuomo deploys National Guard to New Rochelle, establishes containment center to stem coronavirus

DC mayor orders hundreds of parishioners to self-quarantine after priest who gave Communion tested positive for coronavirus

Break a coronavirus quarantine in the US? Yes, you could face jail time

White House considers cruise ship shutdown amid coronavirus crisis

‘Every Plane’s Going to Be Booked’: Private Air Charters Spike as Coronavirus Spreads

‘They’re getting pummeled’: Travel industry reeling from coronavirus concerns, anxiety

United flight diverted after passengers became disruptive because someone was sneezing


Santa Clara County bans gatherings of 1,000-plus after first death

Coachella & Stagecoach in Talks to Move to October Due to Coronavirus

Rob’s Soapbox: How The Coronavirus Story Ends

SXSW festival officially canceled over coronavirus concerns

Porn sites cash in on coronavirus, with dozens of films featuring people having sex in hazmat suits and masks

Panic grips the West Coast and coronavirus hotspot California, with anxious shoppers stocking up on canned food and Clorox wipes after first US death from the deadly disease in Seattle

The surgeon general wants Americans to stop buying face masks


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