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Canada, U.S. plan to close border to non-essential travel

Politico
March 18, 2020

Canada and the U.S. are working together on an agreement to suspend non-essential travel between the two countries while sparing trade, President Donald Trump said

Global News

Will the Olympics Go On? Japan’s Businesses Would Like to Know

New York Times
March 18, 2020

An increasing number of athletes, experts and ordinary people in Japan are convinced that the Games cannot be held. But the Japanese organizers and the International Olympic Committee have steadfastly maintained that the show will go on

California News

California governor places National Guard on alert

SDUT
March 18, 2020

In the statement, Newsom said the troops should be prepared to perform humanitarian missions such as food distribution and supply.

California News

Who’s hiring in California amid the coronavirus pandemic? Here’s where the jobs are

Modesto Bee
March 18, 2020

Some businesses and industries expect to grow in the COVID-19 pandemic. Expect to see help wanted ads for home-delivery services, grocery stores and some jobs in transportation.

California News

U.S. Blood Supply Under Stress as Shutdowns Stop Blood Drives

Bloomberg
March 17, 2020

The centers are urging people to make appointments to donate after the typical venues for drives -- schools, colleges, workplaces and houses of worship -- have broadly shut down. About 4,000 blood drives scheduled for March, April and May have been canceled, reducing projected supply by 130,000 donations.

Global News

Uber, Lyft to suspend ridesharing globally to 'flatten the curve' of coronavirus

ABC10
March 17, 2020

Uber and Lyft have both stated that they would suspend ridesharing to help "flatten the curve," or prevent further spread of COVID-19. Uber is suspending the Uber Pool service here in the United States as well as Canada, London, and Paris.

National News

Trump administration announces expanded telemedicine for Medicare users

The Hill
March 17, 2020

The Trump administration on Tuesday announced expanded telehealth benefits for Medicare users, giving the country's older population access to medical care without having to leave their homes during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Senior citizens are one of the most at-risk groups to have fatal health complications from COVID-19, the other being people with underlying health problems

National News

Trump administration considering "sending checks to Americans immediately," Mnuchin says

CBS News
March 17, 2020

-- President Trump announced he and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin are working on a "big" and "bold" legislative package to address the coronavirus crisis. Mnuchin said the goal would be to get checks to Americans in two weeks to help workers cope with the economic effects of the crisis.

National News

House pares back paid sick and family leave benefits in coronavirus bill

CNN
March 17, 2020

The revised legislation would still provide many workers with up to two weeks of paid sick leave if they are being tested or treated for coronavirus or have been diagnosed with it. Under the revised bill, however, those payments would be capped at $511 a day.

National News

CDC recommends no events of more than 50 people for next eight weeks

The Hill
March 16, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday called for the cancellation of in-person events of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks to try to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

National News

Sixty percent believe worst is yet to come for the U.S. in coronavirus pandemic

NBC News
March 15, 2020

Public attitudes about the coronavirus response are split along partisan lines in a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

National News

Coronavirus screening causes massive bottlenecks at O’Hare and other U.S. airports

The Washington Post
March 15, 2020

But shortly after taking effect, the measures designed to prevent new infections in the United States created the exact conditions that facilitate the spread of the highly contagious virus, with throngs of people standing shoulder to shoulder in bottlenecks.