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As the world reached 5 million confirmed coronavirus cases Thursday, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said he can’t guarantee whether another round of lockdowns is coming as a possible second wave of the virus looms.
The Labor Department also said another
2.4 million people filed initial unemployment claims last week, and President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was released from a New York federal prison because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The United States accounts for 31% of the 5 million global coronavirus cases with more than 1.5 million confirmed, according to the
Johns Hopkins University data dashboard. More than 329,000 people have died globally; the U.S. death toll is at 93,500.
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Here are some highlights to know Thursday:
If social distancing in the U.S. had started two weeks before the time most people began staying at home, it could have prevented a stunning 54,000 deaths and 960,000 cases, researchers have found.
Robert Redfield, director of the CDC, says the U.S. must be as “overprepared as possible” for a second wave of both lockdowns and infections.
The CDC says the coronavirus
“does not spread easily” on contaminated surfaces or objects, nor by animal-to-human contact, or vice-versa.
As states reopen, we’re answering your questions: Can your kids and grandkids visit? It’s not safe until community transmission has been eliminated in both areas and the groups getting together have no illness and have had no outside exposures for a week to two weeks.
What we’re talking about: New CDC guidelines say the coronavirus “does not spread easily” via surfaces. “I believe (that the guidelines) are trying to reduce fear and paranoia about methods of transmission,” said Dr. Manisha Juthani, an infectious disease doctor at Yale. Here’s what else you should know about the guidelines.
Leaving your coronavirus isolation? Think about these 3 things first to minimize the risk.
Staying Apart, Together: USA TODAY brings a newsletter about how to cope with these trying times straight to your inbox. 📥 Florida makes suppressed COVID-19 data available to public
Florida is no longer suppressing information in the table of COVID-19 deaths compiled by the state’s medical examiners, according to Dr. Stephen J. Nelson, the chairman of the state’s medical examiners commission.
State medical examiners are tasked with investigating and certifying COVID-19 deaths, including cause-of-death determinations. A COVID-19 positive test result is a requirement for reporting any death as due to the coronavirus.
FLORIDA TODAY, part of the USA TODAY Network, first reported that cause of death and descriptive entries of the medical examiners database were suppressed from public record in April. The Tampa Bay Times earlier in April reported that the count of the deaths by medical examiners diverged from the Department of Health’s death count, at times by as much as 10%.
The timing of the reversal comes as the state faces scrutiny over data as it reopens.
– Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon Busy hurricane season expected; coronavirus could impact response
The federal government
expects a busy hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin, with six to 10 hurricanes forming, forecasters said Thursday. The announcement comes against the backdrop of the coronavirus, which will almost certainly impact evacuations and shelter from approaching storms.
Overall, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said 13 to 19 named storms will develop. This number includes tropical storms, which contain wind speeds of 39 mph or higher. Of the predicted six to 10 hurricanes, three to six could be major, packing wind speeds of 111 mph or higher.
– Doyle Rice Hate crimes, harassment of Asian Americans rise amid coronavirus
People of Asian descent have reported being shunned, verbally abused, name-called, coughed and spat on, even physically assaulted as the coronavirus pandemic upends American life. As the political rhetoric blaming China for the pandemic escalates, law enforcement officials and human rights advocates have seen an
increasing number of hate crimes and incidents of harassment and discrimination against Asian Americans.
New York City, for example, has seen 16 coronavirus-related hate crime incidents; many of which involved Asian victims. The city’s human rights commission has received hundreds of harassment and discrimination complaints since February, the majority of which involved anti-Asian sentiments.
Police and prosecutors are on high alert, releasing public service announcements, holding town hall meetings and opening hotlines to ask people to report hate crimes and hate speech that, while not criminal, could escalate to violence.
– Kristine Phillips Is summer vacation canceled? Depends whom you ask
annual summer travel season kicks off Friday, travelers and the businesses that cater to them face unprecedented uncertainty, chaos and concern.
Major attractions and vacation destinations remain closed, stay-at-home orders and travel restrictions are still pervasive, and some would-be travelers are anxious about the virus and crowds or put off by new safety measures, including mandatory face masks on planes. Add in steep job losses and the question becomes: Is summer vacation canceled this year?
The outlook is so murky
AAA ditched its annual Memorial Day travel forecast this year for the first time in 20 years. All officials of the automobile club and travel agency could offer was that holiday weekend travel volume will be weak. Last year, AAA projected that 43 million Americans would travel during the long weekend, the second highest on record.
There are glimmers of hope travel demand is picking up, especially for last-minute trips, as
restrictions are eased in some states and airlines, hotels, vacation rentals, car rental companies, cruise lines and attractions trot out amped-up safety measures.
– Dawn Gilbertson White House butler who served 11 presidents dies from COVID-19
One of the longest ever serving White House employees died last week from COVID-19, his granddaughter told
WTTG in Washington, D.C.
Wilson Roosevelt Jerman, 91, started working at the White House as a cleaner in 1957, during the Eisenhower administration, granddaughter Jamila Garrett told the TV station.
First fady Jackie Kennedy promoted Jerman to become a butler, Garrett said. Garrett called her grandfather someone who was “authentic” and “always about service.” He worked for 11 presidents and their families, she said.
In a statement to
NBC News, former President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush called Jerman “a lovely man. He was the first person we saw in the morning when we left the residence and the last person we saw each night when we returned.” One week could have saved 36,000 lives, researchers say
Had states across the country begun issuing stay-at-home orders just one week before they did, nearly 36,000 people would not have died and more than 700,000 positive virus cases would have been avoided,
new research from Columbia University shows.
Social distancing for two weeks before when most people began staying at home could have prevented a stunning 54,000 deaths and 960,000 cases, the researchers found.
Many states told residents to stay home in mid-March, however, research indicates the virus had already reached community spread in some places, like New York City, by then. The researchers found that at least 17,500 deaths in the New York metropolitan area alone could have been prevented had social distancing measures been enacted a week earlier.
“It’s a big, big difference. That small moment in time, catching it in that growth phase, is incredibly critical in reducing the number of deaths,” said Jeffrey Shaman, an epidemiologist who led the research at Columbia University,
told the New York Times. CDC director ‘can’t guarantee’ another round of lockdowns in winter
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Robert Redfield
told the Financial Times that he “can’t guarantee” whether or not a second round of stay-at-home orders is coming for the United States in the winter as the new coronavirus may see a second wave that coincides with cold weather and a flu season.
“I can’t guarantee; that’s kind of getting into the opinion mode, we have to be data driven. What I can say is that we are committed to using the time that we have now to get this nation as overprepared as possible,” Redfield told the newspaper in an interview.
Redfield said the spread of the virus in the southern hemisphere gives him concern about a second wave at the end of 2020 in the northern hemisphere.
Redfield also addressed U.S. preparedness in fighting the virus. The CDC and Trump administration have faced criticism for not having adequate testing capacity in the pandemic’s early days.
Another 2.4M file jobless claims
2.4 million Americans filed initial unemployment benefit claims last week, the Labor Department said Thursday, as the health and economic crisis sparked by the coronavirus ruptures a growing number of industries.
In just nine weeks, more than 38 million have sought jobless benefits that represent the nation’s most reliable gauge of layoffs.
The latest claims tally was down from the 3 million who filed claims the week before, and the record 6.9 million who sought assistance in late March. Initial applications for unemployment insurance have now steadily declined seven weeks in a row.
– Charisse Jones Fauci to new doctors: We need you ‘now more than ever’
Speaking at a
virtual graduation ceremony for medical students, Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said new doctors’ contributions will be needed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This challenge is exactly what you trained for, and a successful response requires the training that you have received,” Fauci said. “Now more than ever, we need your talent, your energy, your resolve and your character.”
Fauci described how the discovery of the HIV virus shaped his early career as a physician. He also noted that some of the graduates would be treating COVID-19 patients while others would be working on researching the virus and how to stop its spread.
“The road to some form of normality will be neither fast nor easy. I am confident, however, that you will be in the vanguard to overcome this challenge,” Fauci said.
Making a mask? Here’s where you can buy the material to DIY Will Belmont Stakes winner be remembered forever?
For better or worse, Kentucky Derby winners rarely get forgotten. Belmont Stakes winners? Not so much.
As the traditional third leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont is either one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year or something that barely registers beyond horse racing die-hards.
But given Tuesday’s announcement that
the Belmont will lead off the Triple Crown on June 20 – with its distance reduced to 1⅛ miles – this year’s winner may be remembered for a long, long time.
Though some hard-core horse racing traditionalists expressed some social media displeasure with the new-look Belmont, we all have to accept that 2020 is going to be a one-off and we can’t let perfect be the enemy of good.
– Dan Wolken Global coronavirus cases top 5M
At least 5 million people are known to have been infected with the coronavirus, according to the
Johns Hopkins University data dashboard, showing the massive global reach of the pandemic.
Epidemiologists say the number of cases around the world may actually be far higher than what is known as testing capacity lags, some countries may not be fully reporting data, and people sick with the virus may not seek a test or may be asymptomatic.
The virus first broke out late last year in Wuhan, China, before it traveled to Europe, ravaging Italy and Spain, then heading to the United States, where New York City became the new epicenter.
Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen released amid coronavirus fears
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer who is serving a three-year sentence, was released from a New York federal prison Thursday to serve the remainder of his term at home amid coronavirus fears.
Cohen, who had been held at a prison camp in Otisville, New York, was to be released on furlough pending a formal placement in home confinement, said a person familiar with the matter who is not authorized to comment publicly.
More than two dozen inmates and officers have been infected with the virus at the prison facility.
– Kevin Johnson and Kristine Phillips It just got a little easier to unlock your iPhone while wearing a face mask😷
trouble unlocking your iPhone with Face ID while wearing a face mask? Apple’s latest iPhone software update, iOS 13.5, released Wednesday, will make it easier for you to unlock your phone when you have a mask on.
Install the update and you will no longer have to wait for Face ID to fail several times before being prompted to enter your passcode. After Face ID fails for the first time, you can swipe up from the bottom of the screen and enter your passcode to unlock your phone or approve an Apple Pay transaction. Or, as soon as you lift up your phone, you can swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone screen right away.
As the coronavirus spread prompted recommendations from health officials to wear masks in public, many covered their eyes, nose and mouth, which must be visible for Face ID, Apple’s facial recognition software, to recognize you.
If Face ID is still too annoying, you can turn it off altogether.
– Jessica Guynn ‘Not how his story ends’: Nick Cordero’s wife shares emotional update
Broadway star Nick Cordero’s wife Amanda Kloots is sharing an emotional update on her husband’s recovery from coronavirus.
Kloots took to her Instagram Story on Wednesday to ask her followers for “mega-prayers” after sharing that Cordero’s recovery has taken a turn for the worse.
“Nick has had a bad morning,” Kloots said in a video from her car. “Unfortunately, things are going a little downhill at the moment. So I am asking again for all the prayers, mega-prayers right now.”
Cordero was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles in late March and, over the course of seven weeks, has faced several coronavirus complications, including a leg amputation and the insertion of a temporary pacemaker.
– Rasha Ali Cities close streets to allow restaurants additional space for outdoor seating
As states continue to reopen, some cities are closing down streets to allow restaurants to have al fresco dining.
The city of Cincinnati closed 25 streets in Over-the-Rhine and the Downtown area so restaurants can have additional space when they reopened last week. Indoor dining will resume Thursday in Cincinnati with some restrictions like tables being 6 feet apart and physical barriers.
In California, Long Beach was one of the first cities in Los Angeles County to approve a plan that will close streets for outdoor dining. Similar to Cincinnati, the city’s
Open Streets Initiative will close down streets in the next two weeks to allow restaurants to use, including sidewalks and parking lots, for outdoor dining.
Tampa Mayor Jane Castor created a similar program that began May 5, and has recently announced that it will extend through May 26 because of its popularity, reports the
Tampa Bay Times. Many other cities, like Chicago and Indianapolis, will also follow suit in the upcoming days. CDC publishes new guidelines for swimming pools amid coronavirus
Looking forward to hitting the local public swimming pool for the first time this summer? Prepare to put a face mask in your tote bag, although you won’t need to wear it in the water.
On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published new guidelines for operating swimming pools during the coronavirus pandemic. The documentation arrives just a few days before Memorial Day weekend, when many outdoor pools typically open for the summer season.
“There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, spas, or water play areas,” the CDC said on its website. “Proper operation and maintenance (including disinfection with chlorine and bromine) of these facilities should inactivate the virus in the water.”
Nevertheless, the agency said, “while there is ongoing community spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, it is important for individuals as well as owners and operators of these facilities to take steps to ensure health and safety.”
Here are the guidelines.
– Jayme Deerwester More coronavirus news and information from USA TODAY:
Reopening America: Indoor dining begins again in Ohio, West Virginia
Ohio and West Virginia will reopen restaurants for indoor seating on Thursday, one day after Connecticut took its initial reopening steps and Delaware reopened retail businesses by appointment only.
More changes are coming on Friday: Alaska will resume life as it was “prior to the virus,” with a full reopening of the economy without restrictions; Iowa will reopen movie theaters, museums and zoos; and Kentucky will allow restaurants to operate at 33% capacity indoors with unlimited outdoor seating.
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Mary Cruz takes a cell phone video of a coronavirus-themed mural Monday, May 18, 2020, in the arts district of Los Angeles.
A woman wearing a protective facemask walks past a paste-up by French street artist Ardif in Paris, depicting a Marianne and a member of the medical staff as a tribute to thank the caregivers, on May 15, 2020, as France eases the lockdown measures taken to curb the spread of the COVID-19.
A motorist goes past a graffiti depicting the COVID-19 coronavirus during a nationwide lockdown to fight the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Mumbai on May 16, 2020.
An artist paints a floor mural dedicated to police forces to thank their service braving all risks during a nationwide lockdown to fight the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Mumbai on May 16, 2020.
A woman wearing a face mask passes by a mural featuring William Hanna and Joseph Barbera’ s characters Tom & Jerry mentioning the safe distance to be held from each other – “One meter” – in Rome, Friday, May 15, 2020.
A person wearing a protective face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus walks by a closed storefront in Lebanon, Pa., May 12, 2020.
A woman looks at a mural of a health worker with wings holding a globe on International Nurses Day in Melbourne on May 12, 2020.
A mural to a bakers covers the back wall of a shop along Market Street as businesses creak back to life with the easing of restrictions to check the spread of the new coronavirus, May 13, 2020, in Denver.
A “Kill the Virus” mural covers plywood boards at the shuttered Evel Knievel-themed Evel Pie restaurant in the Fremont East Entertainment District amid the continuing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on May 11, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nev.
An elderly couple wearing facial masks to protect against the coronavirus walk past graffiti on a street divider calling on the coronavirus to go away, May 11, 2020, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
A person walks past a mural on a building on May 7, 2020 in New York City.
Local artist Claudia La Bianca, left, works on a mural honoring health care workers on the sides of a parking garage at Jackson Memorial Hospital during the new coronavirus pandemic, May 9, 2020, in Miami.
Danielle Glassman, New Brunswick, and Paul Lavadera, Long Branch, walk along the north end of the Ocean Grove, NJ, boardwalk, May 5, 2020, with a “Sorry We’re Closed” sign behind them. The art is signed by #JackGreenArt and stands on the border with Asbury Park near the Casino building.
A mural painted by artist Juliana LaChance thanks frontline workers for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa, Ontario, May 10, 2020.
An elderly man sits behind a mural of a woman wearing a face mask in Acapulco, Mexico, on May 6, 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic.
A man wearing a face mask walks past a mural in support of health workers in the window of a restaurant during the outbreak of COVID-19 in Arlington, Va. on May 6, 2020.
Street art graffiti paying tribute to the NHS, (National Health Service) in the United Kingdom, is pictured on a wall in Glynn, north of Belfast on May 5, 2020.
Street artist Lapo Fatai (R) finishes a mural in honor of medical workers, next to the Auxological San Luca hospital on April 30, 2020 in Milan, Italy during the country’s lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus.
A man looks at a mural painted over wood used to board up a closed business on Sixth Street in Austin,Texas on April 28, 2020. Owners in the area known for its shops, bars, restaurants and clubs boarded up after the stay-at-home order and artists have painted murals on the plywood.
A woman walks past a mural painted over wood used to board up a closed business on Sixth Street ,Texas on April 28, 2020.
A mural painted over wood used to board up a closed business on Sixth Street,Texas on April 28, 2020.
A man walks past a coronavirus-related mural, in Acapulco, Mexico, on May 1, 2020.
Motorcyclists go by a recently painted mural with a depiction of artist Grant Wood’s famed American Gothic painting, subjects wearing masks, April 30, 2020, in Torrance, Calif.
A boys rides his bike beside his father as they walk past COVID-19 graffiti in Barcelona, Spain on April 26, 2020 amid a national lockdown to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease.
A man walks past a mural featuring various healthcare workers wearing personal protective equipment and television show personality from “Tiger King,” Joe Exotic wearing a face mask, April 24, 2020, in Miami. Muralist Kyle Holbrook originally painted Exotic without a mask but later changed it to include the mask and added the healthcare workers to honor their work.
A man wearing a bandana on his face walks past a mural painted on a boarded up business that is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, April 27, 2020, in Austin, Texas.
A postal carrier walks past a mural on a business closed during the coronavirus outbreak, May 2, 2020, in Seattle.
A man takes a selfie photo in front of a stencil graffiti depicting US actors John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in their roles of “Vincent Vega” and “Jules Winnfield” in Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction”, wearing face masks, in Madrid on May 3, 2020 amid a national lockdown to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease. – Spain today counted another 164 coronavirus deaths, the lowest daily number in nearly seven weeks as the country begins to gradually lift its strict lockdown.
Brazilian mural artist Eduardo Kobra works on his recent work “Coexistence” which shows children wearing face masks due to the new coronavirus, COVID-19, bearing symbols of different religions (L to R) Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism and Hinduism, in Itu, Brazil on April 25, 2020.
A Palestinians man wearing a face mask walks past a mural depicting the coronavirus COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, in Gaza City on April 28, 2020.
Palestinians children walk past a mural depicting the coronavirus and a prison cell, in Gaza City during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic on April 28, 2020.
In this April 22, 2020, photo, a man in a mask rides a scooter by coronavirus inspired artwork on plywood covering the doors and windows of a temporarily shuttered donut shop in Las Vegas.
Graffiti showing US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping wearing protective mask kissing is seen during the novel coronavirus crisis on April 26, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Germany is taking its first steps to ease restrictions on public life that had been imposed weeks ago in order to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Shops across the country are reopening, factory assembly lines are restarting and high schools are holding final exams. Health leaders are monitoring the process carefully for any resurgence of coronavirus infections. The number of infections nationwide is still rising, though so far at a declining rate.
A family looks at a mural by artist Rachel List paying tribute to NHS staff battling the COVID-19 outbreak painting on a wall in Pontefract, northern England, on April 23, 2020.
A man wearing a face mask and gloves to protect from coronavirus walks past a recently painted mural by professional street artist David Speed and the Graffiti Life collective to show appreciation for the people who work in the NHS (National Health Service), in east London, Thursday, April 23, 2020. The highly contagious COVID-19 coronavirus has impacted on nations around the globe, many imposing self isolation and exercising social distancing when people move from their homes.
A graffiti mural of Louis Armstrong wearing blue gloves and a face mask on the bell of the trumpet is displayed on Frenchmen Street on April 24, 2020 in New Orleans, La. An artist has been painting plywood panels on shops and restaurants that remain closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
A woman and her dog pass a mural by artist FAKE, titled “Super Nurse”, paying tribute to all health care and medical professionals in times of the coronavirus, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sunday, April 19, 2020.
A Palestinian artist paints a mural in a show of support for Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in Gaza City on April 20, 2020.
A passerby snaps a phone photo of a Banksy mural modified to depict the current COVID-19 pandemic, on April 21, 2020 in Southampton, England.
A piece of coronavirus COVID-19 themed street art grafitti is pictured in East London on April 19, 2020, during the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
A piece of coronavirus COVID-19 themed street art grafitti is pictured in East London on April 19, 2020, during the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
A piece of coronavirus COVID-19 themed street art grafitti is pictured in East London on April 19, 2020, during the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
A piece coronavirus COVID-19 themed street art grafitti is pictured in East London on April 19, 2020, during the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
A boy wearing a face mask carries a small bowl of “githeri”, or mixed beans and maize, for him to eat as he walks past an informational mural warning people about the risk of the new coronavirus, painted by graffiti artists from the Mathare Roots youth group, in the Mathare slum, or informal settlement, of Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, April 18, 2020.
Members of the public walk past graffiti in the Meadows during the coronavirus pandemic on April 17, 2020 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
A man wearing a protective face mask as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, walks past a graffiti reading “Hard Times” in Pristina on April 16, 2020.
A cyclist passes coronavirus-related graffiti under an overpass in San Antonio, Thursday, April 16, 2020. San Antonio remains under stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
A woman shoots a picture of a mural depicting a medical worker with a mask covering her mouth and nose, wearing boxing gloves and angel-like wings on her back is seen on April 14, 2020 in downtown Denver.
A motorists stops near a mural painted as a tribute to medical workers in Depok, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, April 15, 2020.
A man looks at graffiti depicting bunting in the shape of people with the words “we’re all in this together” written above on a wall in Pontefract, England on April 14, 2020, as life in Britain continues during the nationwide lockdown to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic.
A young boy carrying a toy gun runs past a mural depicting coronavirus themes in Depok on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, April 15, 2020.
A man wearing a protective mask rides a scooter near a mural in the Wynwood Arts District during the coronavirus pandemic, April 13, 2020, in Miami.
A motorist wearing a face mask rides past a coronavirus themed mural in Depok on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
A woman, walking a dog, looks at graffiti on a wall in Pontefract, England on April 14, 2020.
This picture taken on April 9, 2020 shows mural artist Liong Fadilah posing with his artwork as local artists join the campaign in the fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Depok, West Java.
Artist Mauricio Ramirez stands in front of his new mural on April 10, 2020 at the intersection of 6th and Lincoln on the south side of Milwaukee. The new mural is dedicated to medical workers on the front lines during the Coronavirus pandemic.
A mural depicting hand washing is seen in Logan Square by artist James Mosher, April 11, 2020 in Chicago.
A COVID-19 mural is seen in Chicago’s Logan Square, April 10, 2020.
Graffiti by street artist ‘Uzey’ depicts the coronavirus and the great toilet roll grab with a lettering reading “spread love, not panic” on a wall in Hamm, Germany, on Easter Monday, April 13, 2020.
A cyclist passes graffiti as the United Kingdom continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, in London, April 13, 2020.
A cyclist passes a coronavirus graffiti reading “Happy Easter” on a wall in Hamm, Germany, on Easter Monday, April 13, 2020.
A man wearing a face mask walks in front of a mural at the Leishenshan Hospital that had offered beds for coronavirus patients in Wuhan, in China’s central Hubei province on April 11, 2020.
A mural near a hospital pays tribute to nurses amid COVID-19 concerns in Dallas, Tuesday, April 7, 2020.
A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks past a mural addressing the current coronavirus situation by artist HIJACK depicting a couple armed with hand sanitizer, rolls of toilet paper and a vacuum cleaner on April 6, 2020 in Los Angeles.
People walk past graffiti of Prince Harry wearing a hoodie reading “Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands,” on April 7, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic in Los Angeles.
The artists “SULE” and “ZitrOne” spray a graffiti with a coronavirus theme on a wall in Hamm, Germany, on April 8, 2020 amid the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
A cyclist drives past a graffiti painted by artist Kai ‘Uzey’ Wohlgemuth featuring a nurse as Superwoman on a wall in Hamm, Germany, on April 8, 2020 refering to the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
A close-up view of a recently painted coronavirus mural of lovers embracing while wearing face masks by Unify Artist is displayed in London, April 7, 2020.
A graffiti of the Star Wars character Baby Yoda wearing wearing a face mask, is painted on a wall in Guatemala City, April 6, 2020.
A couple stand in front of the “Lennon Wall” with a face mask attached to the image of John Lennon on April 6, 2020 in Prague where most activities slowed down or came to a halt due to the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
A Palestinian boy walks by a mural depicting planet earth with a face mask in Gaza city during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic on April 7, 2020.
A man walks past a Coronavirus-inspired piece of graffiti in Glasgow on April 4, 2020, as life in Britain continues during the nationwide lockdown to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic.
A man wearing gloves and a face mask walks by a mural reading “Cancel Plans Not Humanity” during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on April 4, 2020 in Los Angeles.
A painting by the graffiti artist Bandit titled Our Nurses, Our Saints is seen on a wall in the lower ninth ward on April 3, 2020 in New Orleans, La.
A man walks by a mural by Hijackhart, where soldiers wearing face masks fight COVID-19 with disinfectant and hand sanitizers during the coronavirus pandemic on April 4, 2020 in Los Angeles.
A mural by street artist Lionel Stanhope with a face mask reference to coronavirus painted on a bridge wall in London, April 2, 2020.
A woman runs past graffiti in the empty streets of Manchester on April 4, 2020, as life in Britain continues during the nationwide lockdown to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic.
A man photographs a mural of Cardi B that was updated by the artist Colton Valentine to include a face mask to reflect the coronavirus pandemic, in San Antonio, Monday, March 30, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, San Antonio an many other Texas cities are under stay-at-home orders.
A youth wearing a face mask walk past a mural depicting people wearing face masks during the first day of a 21-day government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Mumbai on March 25, 2020. India’s billion-plus population went into a three-week lockdown on March 25, with a third of the world now under orders to stay indoors, as the coronavirus pandemic forced Japan to postpone the Olympics until next year.
A woman walks past a mural that invite people to fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus in Surabaya, East Java on March 26, 2020.
A Palestinian artist paints a mural reading “By fighting the epidemic, we protect the human being and preserve the earth” as a youth watches him in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on March 29, 2020.
In this file photo taken on March 23, 2020, a pregnant woman wearing a face mask as a precautionary measure walks past a street mural in Hong Kong, on March 23, 2020. Chinese scientists reported on March 26, 2020, it is possible, although rare, for pregnant mothers with the COVID-19 illness to pass the infection down to their babies. The team followed 33 pregnant women from Wuhan, the city where the disease behind a deadly pandemic was first identified — and found that three babies were infected with the new coronavirus at birth (a rate of nine percent, albeit in a very small sample).
A jogger passes by a mural with a message reading “Achoo Covid-10” in the street on April 1, 2020, in Paris, on the sixteenth day of a lockdown in France aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19.
Motorists drive past a large graffiti drawn at a traffic junction urging people to cooperate with the a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Bangalore, India on April 1, 2020.
A man bikes by a street art mural, depicting a healthcare worker in a face mask by Belgian street artist CAZ, with a hashtag in Dutch that reads ‘thank you’, during a partial lockdown against the spread of COVID-19 in Wetteren, Belgium, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.
Graffiti artist Bram De Ceurt works on a street graffiti piece of a nurse with a mouth mask to protect against coronavirus in Antwerp, Belgium, Thursday, March 26, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.
Members of the Senegalese graffiti collective “RBS CREW” paint informational murals advising how to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, on the wall of a high school in the Parcelles Assainies neighborhood of the capital Dakar, Senegal Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.
Artist S.F., 16, spray paints graffiti inspired by the COVID-19 novel coronavirus on the roof of his apartment building in Athens Greece on March 23, 2020.
A member of the Senegalese graffiti collective “RBS CREW” paints informational murals advising how to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, on the wall of a high school in the Parcelles Assainies neighborhood of the capital Dakar, Senegal Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
A member of the Senegalese graffiti collective “RBS CREW” paints informational murals advising how to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, on the wall of a high school in the Parcelles Assainies neighborhood of the capital Dakar, Senegal Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
Aaron Darling finishes his mural at The Lodge bar on East 6th Street on Tuesday March 24, 2020 in Austin.
A graffiti artist known as ER works on his art the bar Touche on East 6th Street on Tuesday March 24, 2020 in Austin.
A pedestrian covering her face amidst fears over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus walks past a wall graffiti creating awareness about the pandemic, in Mumbai on March 23, 2020.
A pedestrian walks past an awareness graffiti in Mumbai on March 23, 2020.
A graffiti of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro wearing a face mask is seen on a wall while a delivery man rides a bike in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 24, 2020 during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The Rio de Janeiro state government is requesting people not to go to the beach or any other public areas as a measure to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
Graffiti showing Gollum from “Lord of the Rings,” holding a roll of toilet paper with note “My precious,” on March 23, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. The coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, are having a fundamental impact on society, government and the economy in Germany. Public life has been restricted to the essentials in an effort by authorities to slow the spread of infections. Hospitals are scrambling to increase their testing and care capacity. An economic recession seems likely as economic activity is slowed and many businesses are temporarily closed. Schools, daycare centers and universities remain shuttered. And government, both federal and state, seek to mobilize resources and find adequate policies to confront the virus and mitigate its impact.
S.F., a 16-year-old Greek graffiti artist, spray-paints a design, a woman wearing a face mask referring to protection against coronavirus, on the roof of his apartment block in Athens, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Greece has imposed a wide range of public safety measures to try and contain the coronavirus outbreak, including school and store closures. The vast majority of people recover from the new coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness.
A graffiti on the square in front of the cathedral reads “to the devil with corona” in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The city closed all bars and restaurants due to the coronavirus outbreak. All public and private events are banned. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.
A resident wearing a face mask amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus walks past a graffiti of Buddha wearing face mask, in Mumbai on March 16, 2020.
A giant graffiti depicting medical staff holding a figure shaped as a boot representing Italy and reading ” To you all… Thanks”, is painted on a side of the Brescia hospital, Italy, Monday, March 16, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some, it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems.
A graffiti consisting of the text “Stay Home” and a symbolic novel coronavirus has been sprayed on the ground in Munich, Germany, Monday March, 16, 2020. Berlin has closed all Bars and pubs because of the corona virus outbreak in Germany. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.
A youth walks past a graffiti with a positive message painted on a wall in a street in Mumbai on March 14, 2020.
Art student Gregory Borlein prepares his graffito with the inscription “The Corona Virus is a Wake up Call an our Chance to built a new and loving Society” on a wall in the slaughterhouse district in Munich, Germany, Saturday, March 14, 2020. Only for most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough.
CDC: Coronavirus ‘does not spread easily’ by touching surfaces or objects
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has always warned that “it may be possible” to become infected with coronavirus by touching contaminated surfaces or objects. It just “
does not spread easily” in that manner, the agency now says, nor by animal-to-human contact, or vice versa.
“COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning about how it spreads,” says the CDC’s recently updated guidelines. “It may be possible for COVID-19 to spread in other ways, but these are not thought to be the main ways the virus spreads.”
Dr. John Whyte, chief medical officer for the healthcare website WebMD, told Fox News that the CDC’s slight update brings clarity and helps to reduce fears. “Many people were concerned that by simply touching an object they may get coronavirus and that’s simply not the case. Even when a virus may stay on a surface, it doesn’t mean that it’s actually infectious,” Whyte was quoted.
The CDC still warns that the main way the virus is spread is through person-to-person contact, even among those who are not showing any symptoms.
Donald Trump says he’s nearly done with hydroxychloroquine regimen
President Donald Trump said Wednesday he will complete his regimen of hydroxychloroquine “in a day or two.”
Trump said Monday he was taking the drug, which he has repeatedly touted as a treatment for the coronavirus despite warnings about its effectiveness and side effects, to prevent contracting COVID-19.
Trump, who according to the White House has tested negative for the disease, stirred up a storm by saying he had been taking the drug daily for about a week and a half as an added measure to avoid being infected by the virus.
– Savannah Behrmann College football, basketball players get OK to practice on campus
Football players as well as men’s and women’s basketball players will be allowed to resume voluntary on-campus workouts beginning June 1 after getting the OK from the NCAA Division I Council on Wednesday.
The move lifts a prohibition that has been in place since March, when the coronavirus pandemic resulted in a variety of actions shuttering college sports, including the cancellation of the NCAA basketball tournaments.
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Contributing: The Associated Press
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, center, and Isaiah Tsosie, right, an office specialist with the Coyote Canyon chapter, move fresh food off a truck to be distributed to community members at a food distribution point before the start of a weekend long curfew, in Coyote Canyon, N.M., on the Navajo Nation on May 15, 2020. All businesses including the 13 grocery stores on the reservation were closed during the weekend long curfew to combat the new coronavirus pandemic. The Navajo Nation has been one of the hardest hit areas from the COVID-19 pandemic in the entire United States.
Workers have nearly completed preparations for the arrival of Illinois state representatives at the Bank of Springfield Center in Springfield, Ill. on May 18, 2020, when the Illinois General Assembly returns to Springfield for three days to take up a spring session workload long delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. The House will gather at the downtown location instead of in their chamber in the Illinois Capitol building a few blocks away because it affords more space for legislators to practice social distancing.
Candace Montgomery finishes a hair cut with Ralph Duncan of Anderson at Great Clips in Anderson, S.C. Monday, May 18, 2020. Gyms, salons, tattoo parlors and other close-contact businesses in the Upstate opened their doors Monday after an executive order closing them was lifted in South Carolina.
A crew member in a mask looks on in the garage area prior to the NASCAR Cup Series The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway on May 17, 2020 in Darlington, South Carolina. NASCAR resumes the season after the nationwide lockdown due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19).
Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) helps to register families as they wait in line in their vehicles for food to be distributed by the group Empowering Culpeper at the Culpeper Sports Complex May 16, 2020 in Culpeper, Virginia.
Jayden Deltoro, left, watches “Trolls World Tour,” while wearing a protective mask amid the coronavirus pandemic, at the Four Brothers Drive In Theatre, Friday, May 15, 2020, in Amenia, N.Y.
Joe Barnes, owner of Safe Spray Services, sprays disinfectant at Rococo restaurant as he treats and cleans the surfaces on Friday, May 15, 2020, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Barnes turned his grease traps cleaning service to a COVID-19 deep-cleaning service, that includes disinfectant spay, clean-up and UV ray treatment, to contribute to the pandemic response and keep his employees paid.
Ivanka Trump, first daughter and adviser to President Donald Trump, adjusts her mask after a tour at the distribution center of Coastal Sunbelt Produce May 15, 2020 in Laurel, Maryland.
Shandrika Pritchett, an APRN with the Walton County Health Department, administers a COVID-19 test at a drive-thru testing station set up at the Van R Butler Elementary School on May 14, 2020 in South Walton County, Fla.
Hollywood police officers monitor activity along the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk during the new coronavirus pandemic, Wednesday, May 13, 2020, in Hollywood, Fla.
People wait in line as members of the US Army National Guard hand out food and other essentials for people in need at a food pantry in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on May 13, 2020.
The United States Navy Blue Angels fly over Chicago outside of Northwestern Memorial Hospital to honor healthcare workers and all those affected by COVID-19, May 12, 2020.
Lee Moore of White Plains, N.Y. picks out Mother’s Day roses at Sunshine Market in White Plains May 10, 2020. Moore was buying roses for her mother, mother-in-law, and a friend, all of which she said would be delivered while practicing social distancing, including just leaving the roses for her friend on her doorstep.
A woman dressed in a former New England Patriots’ Tom Brady jersey, waits in line at a food distribution site, Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Chelsea, Mass. The donated food was delivered to the site in the Patriots’ team truck.
Angela Hernandez has her hair washed at Kosmo Salon on Friday, May 8, 2020. Barbershops and nail salons reopened on Friday, May 8, 2020 as part of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to reopen after coronavirus closures.
Battelle decontamination technicians Zachary Leiman, left, and Rod McCollum prepare to test a Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination System on May 8, 2020 in Brighton, Colorado. The decontamination system can process up to 80,000 used N95 respirators per day using vapor phase hydrogen peroxide that kills coronavirus and allows masks to be reused 20 times without degradation.
Alice Mayes, 92, is visited by her family at Signature HealthCARE on May 6, 2020 in NewBurgh, Ind. The family, from left, Onya Rhoades, Lexi Rhoads, 3, Dylan Rhoades, 5, Kaitlyn Helmbrecht, 2, James Helmbrecht and Del Mayes were separated by a window glass on May 6, 2020 in Newburgh, Ind. The 92-year-old is a COVID-19 survivor.
Members of the National Nurses United stand among 88 pairs of empty shoes representing nurses that they say have died from COVID-19 while demonstrating in Lafayette Park across from the White House May 7, 2020 in Washington, DC. The union is protesting during Nurses’ Week to demand that their employers and the federal government ‘provide safe workplaces by providing optimal personal protective equipment (PPE), safe staffing, presumptive eligibility for workers compensation benefits and more’ during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Jurek Williamson, the owner of King’s Temple Barber Shop in Memphis, Tenn. cuts the hair of Dashawn Whiting, 16, on May 6, 2020, the first day he is able to reopen his shop during Phase 1 of the city’s plan to restart the economy after it was shuttered over fears stemming from spread of the coronavirus pandemic. (Via OlyDrop)
No need for social distancing on this day at the Whippy Dip ice cream stand in Erie, Pa. on May 5, 2020. Ed Beck, center, walks across the white X’s placed six feet apart to help customers practice social distancing due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
With senators practicing social distancing Justin Walker testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to be a U.S. circuit judge for the District of Columbia Circuit on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 6, 2020.
A sign in a store window at Greenwood Park Mall in Greenwood, Ind., lets customers know they are still temporarily closed on Monday, May 4, 2020.
Lisa Ford, right, of Kyle, gets her temperature checked by Margaret Capulin before entering EVO Entertainment on Monday. The movie theater in Kyle, Texas reopened Monday after Gov. Greg Abbott last week lifted the shelter in place order and allowed retail stores, restaurants and some other businesses to open to the public at no more than 25% capacity.
The band Hypnotik performs out of a garage in a Northwest Oklahoma City neighborhood, for a social distance concert for neighbors, Saturday, May 2, 2020.
The casket of Paul Cary rests in the back of an Ambulnz ambulance at Newark International Airport where his body will be flown back to his home state of Colorado on May 3, 2020. Cary died of complications from COVID-19, he became sick while serving as a volunteer with Ambulnzís State of New York COVID Response team.
Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, Curtis Sulcer wipes down an escalator for shoppers at the North Park Mall in Dallas, Saturday, May 2, 2020. Texas charged into its first weekend of re-opening the economy with residents allowed to go back to malls, restaurants, movie theaters and retail stores in limited numbers.
Tymber Bryant, left, and Jackie Baker, with the 228 Theater Tactical Signal Brigade of the South Carolina National Guard in Spartanburg, place food in the car of Sterling Crawford of Abbeville, food from Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina at the Department of Social Services Abbeville County Government Buildings in Abbeville, S.C. on Friday, May 1, 2020. Donal Dickens, the Williamston Branch Manager of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina said there was enough food for three days for 500 families who drove through, which ran out in two hours.
United States Postal Service mail carrier Frank Colon, 59, delivers mail amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 30, 2020 in El Paso, Texas. Everyday the United States Postal Service employees work and deliver essential mail to customers.
Medical workers take in patients outside of a special coronavirus intake area at Maimonides Medical Center on May 01, 2020 in the Borough Park neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Hospitals in New York City, which have been especially hard hit by the coronavirus, are just beginning to see a downturn in COVID-19 cases.
The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort prepares to depart Manhattan’s West Side to return to Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia on April 30, 2020 in New York City. The USNS Comfort, a floating hospital in the form of a Navy ship, is departing New York after the last patient aboard was discharged earlier this week. The Comfort’s 1,000 beds and 12 operation rooms were deployed to ease pressure on New York hospitals amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Pedestrians walk past a sign in front of the The Anthem, a popular live music venue, displaying a message of support amid the coronavirus pandemic, on April 29, 2020, in Washington, DC.
Richard Frady of Hartwell, Georgia, a recovering COVID-19 patient in the Intensive Care Unit at AnMed Health in Anderson, waves a “Can’t Wait to be Home!” sign on his 32nd day after diagnosis, to his wife Sally Frady and daughter Allison Nissen of Atlanta, from his window at the hospital with medical staff in Anderson, S.C. Tuesday, April 28, 2020.
Phoenix Fire Department engineer Jake Fierros, left, receives a free antibody test for the new coronavirus, administered by Phoenix Fire Department engineer paramedic Johnny Johnson at the Phoenix Fire Department training facility in Phoenix on April 28, 2020. Antibody tests, do not test for the presence of COVID-19 itself, but detect whether someone has the antibodies in their immune system to fight off the virus. Within ten minutes after taking the test that first responder was notified by phone if they tested positive. The tests available to all members of the Phoenix Fire Department were organized by the United Phoenix Firefighters Association.
A person wears a mask to protect against the coronavirus, votes in the Ohio primary election at the Hamilton County Board of Elections on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Norwood, a suburb of Cincinnati.
AnMed Health staff and bystanders take photos and video of F-16 planes from The South Carolina Air National Guard 169th Fighter Wing flying over the hospital in Anderson, S.C. Monday, April 27, 2020. The group stated they “are humbled by the sacrifices made from our first responders and healthcare professionals. As our jets return from a training mission late Monday morning, 27 April, our six-ship formation of Swamp Fox F-16 fighter jets will split off into three groups, with each group flying over different regions of the state in a display of national thanks to all who are fighting the good fight.””Our flight planners did their best to cover as many areas of our great state that flight limitations could allow. We wish we could flyover everyone who are contributing to winning the fight against COVID-19.”
A waiter at Gloria’s Latin Cuisine in serves up lunch to patrons on the patio in Colleyville, Texas on April 27, 2020.
Shelley Craft, owner of The Men’s Refinery BarberSpa gives a haircut to Kenneth Gregory at her salon in Augusta, Ga., Friday morning April 23, 2020.
Vehicles line up to receive food during a donation drive by World Central Kitchen in the parking lot of the Camden Yards Sports Complex, Saturday, April 25, 2020, in Baltimore. World Central Kitchen conducted its food relief operation during the coronavirus outbreak to help relieve food insecurity faced by Baltimore’s vulnerable communities, at the request of Governor Larry Hogan.
Eric Jones, 15, bowls as his dad, Heath, watches in the backyard of their Oklahoma City home, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Health and his son Eric built a bowling lane in their backyard so that Eric, a competitive bowler, could continue to bowl while bowling alleys are closed.
Edwar Johnson works on making protective masks in Warren, Mich., Thursday, April 23, 2020. General Motors has about 400 workers at the now-closed transmission plant in suburban Detroit.
Caskets of Muslims who have passed away from the coronavirus are prepared for burial at a busy Brooklyn funeral home on the first day of Ramadan on April 24, 2020 in New York. Like the majority of New York City funeral homes, services that deal with the dead in New York’s Muslim communities have been overwhelmed with the large number of deceased. Around the world, Muslims are preparing to observe the holy month of Ramadan under severe restrictions caused by the coronavirus outbreak. New York City, which has been the hardest hit city in America from COVID-19, is starting to see a slowdown in hospital visits and a lowering of the daily death rate from the virus.
Cars line up for food at the Utah Food Bank’s mobile food pantry at the Maverik Center, Friday, April 24, 2020, in West Valley City, Utah. As coronavirus concerns continue, the need for assistance has increased, particularly at the Utah Food Bank.
Fitness coordinator Janet Hollander, leads a session of Balcony Boogie from outside Willamette Oaks in Eugene, Oregon for residents sheltering in their apartments during the COVID-19 shutdown Tuesday April 21, 2020. The staff of the senior housing center have modified some of the regular routines for residents, staging activities like morning stretches and aerobic opportunities while still observing social distancing protocols.
Sheila Parr and her daughters Violet Cann, left, 7, and Stella Cann, 5, donate food and toilet paper to the Little Free Library on Princeton Drive in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday April 21, 2020. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, many of the book exchange boxes around the U.S. are being repurposed as sharing boxes with free food and toilet paper.
The Paterson fire department COVID-19 EMS unit responds to a call for a person under investigation of having the coronavirus on April 16, 2020. Paterson has one of the highest coronavirus caseloads in N.J., with about 3,000 residents testing positive, according to New Jersey health officials.
Alma Cropper, 84, left, is given a coronavirus test near her vehicle at a walk-up testing center, April 20, 2020, in Annapolis, Md. According to the City of Annapolis Office of Emergency Management, the testing site began with a limited number of tests for people with symptoms on Monday.
People wait in line for a coronavirus test at one of the new walk-in COVID-19 testing sites that opened at the located in the parking lot of NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health Morrisania in the Bronx Section of New York on April 20, 2020.
A deserted 42nd Street is seen in midtown New York on April 19, 2020 during the COVID-19, coronavirus epidemic.
A woman wearing a face mask to protect herself from the coronavirus carries balloons for a birthday party on April 18, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia.
A pedestrian uses a face cover while walking in downtown Durham, N.C., Friday, April 17, 2020. Gov. Roy Cooper’s stay-home orders remain in effect as the coronavirus has not yet reached its peak in the state according to some hospitals.
IMPD cadets salute during a traditional 10-42 end of duty call for IMPD Officer Breann Leath, Thursday, April 16, 2020. “I’m just heartbroken,” Hannon, who indicated she has members of her family on police departments, said about the death of Leath.
A mourner attends the funeral of Saul Sanchez, a longtime JBS employee that died of the coronavirus disease, at Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Greeley, Colo. on Apr 15, 2020.
Mike Lane, a gas station attendant, tries to protect himself the best way he can to avoid the coronavirus while working at a Sunoco in Ridgefield Park, N.J. on April 15, 2020. NJ is the only state with full service gas in the country.
To reduce the number of times a patient’s room door is opened and the amount of personal protective equipment required, nurses in the intensive care unit of MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital communicate through a window with an erasable whiteboard from a COVID-19 patient’s room on April 14, 2020 in Leonardtown, Maryland.
This trio finds ample room to walk through a Rochester, N.Y. neighborhood on April 14, 2020 while following social distancing protocols during the coronavirus pandemic.
A woman gestures to a child in a protective face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus to pose for a photograph with the Rocky statue outfitted with mock surgical face mask at the Philadelphia Art Museum in Philadelphia, April 14, 2020.
Finn, Thunder and Lego at the window of Ronald Boik visiting him as their owner Nicole George holds their leashes at the Cedar Woods Assisted Living in Belleville, Michigan on Saturday, April 11, 2020. Nicole and Tim George brought their three alpacas, Thunder, Finn and Lego to the nursing home to brighten up the day for some of the 110 residents that live there. Nozmi Elder, 70 of Dearborn and owner of Cedar Woods Assisted Living said most of the residents have been confined to their rooms for the past three weeks as precautions for the Coronavirus and thought the site of alpacas visiting them would lift their spirits.
Lisa Chamblee buys produce at Concord Market in Anderson, S.C. April 9, 2020. The market sells food and plants from local sources and is selling well according to the business.
A man wearing a mask walks by St. John’s United Methodist Church COVID-19 Cross of Hope in Anderson, S.C. on April 9, 2020. The cross with royal blue ribbons for each diagnosed person in South Carolina started when there were 450 cases, but as the cross was placed in front of the church Thursday morning, the cases in South Carolina are at 2,552 with 63 deaths.
Sandra Cooley waves from her window to the Easter Bunny as he visits Crimson Village assisted living community Thursday, April 9, 2020. The bunny came from Amediysis, a home health, hospice care and personal care company that serves Crimson Village. The bunny stayed outside the building to ensure safety from COVID-19 exposure to the residents.
United Airlines’ Terminal C is nearly empty at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. on April 9, 2020.
Rabbi Dean Shapiro (left) of Temple Emanuel in Tempe, angles his laptop so others online can see their Seder plate as Shapiro’s partner, Haim Ainsworth and their son, Jacob Shapiro-Ainsworth, 11, look on, as they participate in an online Seder during the first night of the Jewish holiday of Passover at their home in Tempe on April 8, 2020. The Seder which included members from Temple Emanuel was being held online because of the coronavirus pandemic.
First Responders gathered outside of Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y. on April 8, 2020, to applaud the doctors, nurses and staff for the hard work they are doing during the coronavirus pandemic.
Nurses in the emergency department of MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital don personal protective equipment before entering the room of a patient suspected of having coronavirus April 8 in Leonardtown, Md.
A whimsical display fashioned like giant high-demand toilet paper rolls draws attention to Hub City Smokehouse’s curbside service on Main Street in historic downtown Crestview, Fla. on April 7, 2020.
A woman looks for a director after voting at Riverside High School in Milwaukee on April 7, 2020. The Wisconsin primary is moving forward in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic after Gov. Tony Evers sought to shut down Tuesday’s election in a historic move Monday that was swiftly rejected by the conservative majority of the Wisconsin Supreme Court by the end of the day.
In Austin, Texas, on April 6, 2020.
Becky Kops, right, uses a picker to hand her friend, Dajen Bohachek, a present as friends of Bohachek, of Bayside, held a social distance drive by birthday party for her during the coronavirus to celebrate her 44th birthday in Bayside, Wis. on Friday, April 3, 2020. The group decorated their vehicles at the Fox Point Village Hall before heading to Bohachek’s home to celebrate from the road. The stay at home order and the necessity to stay socially distant from each other has inspired creative ways for people to connect.
An Arlington County employee speaks with a woman at a drive-thru donation point created to collect unused and unopened personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies and some food items to help people responding to the coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic, in Arlington, Virginia on April 3, 2020.
Lorena Dominguez, a campus operations specialist at the IDEA Rundberg charter school in Austin, Texas, teaches math to kindergartener Reighan Holzkamp, 6, on Wednesday April 1, 2020. Ten children of first responders and essential workers are being taught at the school amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The City of Phoenix closes park amenities due to the COVID-19 health crisis on the first day of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s “stay at home” order at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix on April 1, 2020.
The beach in Walton County, Fla sits nearly empty on March 31, 2020 following a mandated closure by the Walton County Commission.
A body wrapped in plastic is prepared to be loaded onto a refrigerated container truck used as a temporary morgue by medical workers due to COVID-19 concerns, March 31, 2020, at Brooklyn Hospital Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
The Oculus Transportation Hub at the World Trade Center in Manhattan was all but empty March 30, 2020 as the stores that ring the site are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
State Rep. Vincent Pierre, D-Dist. 44, wears gloves as he holds his hand to his heart for the Pledge of Allegiance, as legislators convene in a limited number while exercising social distancing, due to the new coronavirus pandemic, at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge, La., March 31, 2020. They assembled briefly on the last day bills could be introduced during the legislative session.
Medical personnel take people out of the Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing on Monday, March 30, 2020, in Gallatin Tenn. As of Sunday, 74 residents and 33 staff members at the facility has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a spokesperson for Gov. Bill Lee.
People prepare places to sleep in area marked by painted boxes on the ground of a parking lot at a makeshift camp for the homeless, March 30, 2020, in Las Vegas. Officials opened part of a parking lot as a makeshift homeless shelter after a local shelter closed when a man staying there tested positive for the coronavirus.
A postal service carrier dons gloves as he delivers mail in Jackson, Miss., March 30, 2020. The letter carrier, who asked to not be identified, said other carriers in his post office also have started to wear gloves amid concerns for the new coronavirus.
Workers set up a camp in front of Mount Sinai West Hospital inside Central Park on March 29, 2020 in New York City.
Gary Meyer, owner of Friedrichs Coffee, throws a bag of coffee into a car window at Friedrichs Coffee in Urbandale, Iowa, on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Meyer spent Saturday morning giving free bags of coffee to residents to help pull the community together as residents spend more time isolated in their homes due to the Covid-19 coronavirus.
Nurses stand on a hill outside the emergency entrance to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx borough of New York, Saturday, March 28, 2020, as they demonstrate with members of the New York Nursing Association in support of obtaining an adequate supply of personal protective equipment for those treating coronavirus patients. A member of the New York nursing community died earlier in the week at another New York hospital. The city leads the nation in the number of coronavirus cases. Nurses say they are having to reuse their protective equipment endangering patients and themselves.
A lone traveler enters an empty baggage claim area in Terminal Four at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix on Mar. 27, 2020. Airlines are reducing flights due to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.
Teacher Julie Dannenmueller holds her sign for the students with the help of the Caped Crusader as teachers from Bluewater Elementary school have a parade through their school’s neighborhoods to sat “hi” to their homebound students on March 27, 2020 in Niceville, FL.
Robert Becker walks his dogs while carrying a .410 bore shotgun as a precaution due to the new coronavirus pandemic on March 26, 2020, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
A general view of a lock on the main entrance gate on what was supposed to be opening day between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Tom Giesfeldt, of Milwaukee walks his his dogs in an empty Miller Park parking lot on what would have been the Milwaukee Brewers opening day game against the Chicago Cubs in Milwaukee on Thursday, March 26, 2020. The game was postponed due to the coronavirus.
Kate Madsen, 6, displays her drawing in her window in hopes that it would cheer her neighbors up on March 25, 2020 in Sioux Falls, S.D. Madsen and her first-grade classmates are learning remotely to prevent the spread of the coronavirus at Robert Frost Elementary School. The 6-year-old says she misses her teachers, friends and art class.
Lori Glazer of Ossining, N.Y. rides an empty Metro-North train in to New York City during the morning rush hour March 25, 2020. Glazer is a registered nurse in the Children’s Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. She says that riding the empty trains is surreal and that it’s scary going into the city because “you never know when you’re going to get sick.”
A low number of vehicles travel on a normally busy Marquette Interchange in Milwaukee on March 24, 2020. Scores of businesses will close for a month under a new order from Gov. Tony Evers aimed at keeping people in their homes to limit the spread of coronavirus in Wisconsin.
Residents at The Waterford at St. Luke Senior Independent Living Community emerge from their apartments to wave flags and sing “God Bless America” on their balconies and porches in North Canton, Ohio on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, they must remain in their living areas.
Mail carrier Jasmine Armstrong wears a mask while delivering the mail in Peekskill, N.Y. March 23, 2020. Armstrong says the the postal service supplies gloves and a mask, and she is maintaining the recommended six feet from others in order to avoid being exposed to the Covid-19 virus.
Alba Sanchez, right, and her children, left to right, Stefanie Mendoza, 16, Alberto Mendoza, 11, and Iker Mendoza, 6, pick up their free breakfast and lunch that was delivered on a school bus to Park Place at Loyola apartments on Monday March 23, 2020 in Austin, Texas. Austin ISD continued to provide free meals to its students and their parents amid the school closures caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Joze Sola waves through a window to his 70-year-old mother, who lives at a senior citizens center in North Austin, Texas, on March 22, 2020.
Daily routines must continue, Sammy Irizarry of Passaic, wears a mask and gloves as a precaution against COVID-19 while washing his clothes at Tri-City Laundromat on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Irizarry has preexisting health conditions, including diabetes and high blood pressure and is still working.
Signs block the paths to the beach at the Okaloosa Island, Florida, Boardwalk, Saturday, March 21, 2020, as beach closure orders are in effect for Walton and Okaloosa Counties in the Northwest Florida panhandle.
Times Square in Manhattan was far emptier than usual for a Saturday afternoon March 21, 2020. Coronavirus concerns have closed almost all businesses and kept most New Yorkers indoors.
A man walks through a nearly empty Oculus transportation hub in lower Manhattan on March 20, 2020 in New York City.
Health care workers screen patients who will be tested for COVID-19 at the FoundCare drive-thru testing station in Palm Springs, Fla., on March 19.
A closed sign posted at Knotz Hair Studio, one of the several businesses closed in New Rochelle, NY due to the coronavirus pandemic, March 19, 2020.
Empty cheese and dairy shelves greet customers at the Stop & Shop in Cross County Center in Yonkers, March 18, 2020.
Jordan Cook of Anderson Interfaith Ministries Hunger Ministries, gets ready to load a car in the drive-through during food pantry hours in Anderson, S.C., March 18, 2020.
Ashley Layton, an LPN at St. Luke’s Meridian Medical Center, communicates with a person before taking a swab sample at a special outdoor drive-thru screening station for COVID-19 coronavirus in Meridian, Idaho on March 17, 2020.
A man with a face mask stands on the subway station on March 17, 2020 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City.
A medical team prepares to test people for COVID-19 at a drive through station set up in the parking lot of FoundCare, federally qualified health center in West Palm Beach, Fla. on March, 16, 2020.
A pharmacist gives Jennifer Haller, left, the first shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus,, March 16, 2020, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle.
A normally packed Cross County Parkway in Yonkers, NY carries very light traffic as seen March 16, 2020 at 7:25 a.m.
Even for a typically slow Sunday afternoon Grand Central Terminal in New York City was quieter than usual March 15, 2020 as Coronavirus concerns kept travelers and tourists off the streets and away from popular destinations in the city.
Cars line up for a drive through testing center for the COVID-19 coronavirus at the Denver Coliseum on Mar 14, 2020.
People stand outside the gates of Disneyland Park on the first day of the closure of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks as fear of the spread of coronavirus continue, in Anaheim, California, on March 14, 2020.
Customers at grocery chain HEB in Austin look for products among increasingly empty shelves as the city responds to concerns of the spread of the new coronavirus and COVID-19 on March 13, 2020.
ACT Environmental Services crews clean a JetBlue plane after a flight from New York landed Wednesday night carrying a passenger who’d been infected with coronavirus at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida on March, 12, 2020. (Via OlyDrop)
A woman moves out of Chadbourne Hall Thursday, March 12, 2020 on the campus of UW-Madison in Madison, Wis. The university is one of multiple Wisconsin universities on Wednesday took dramatic steps to ward off or curb the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, everything from moving courses online to canceling university-sponsored travel and events to extending spring break.
Trader Michael Gallucci works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Stocks are closing sharply lower on Wall Street, erasing more than 1,400 points from the Dow industrials, as investors wait for a more aggressive response from the U.S. government to economic fallout from the coronavirus.
Judie Shape, left, who has tested positive for the coronavirus, waves to her daughter, Lori Spencer, right, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, as they visit on the phone and look at each other through a window at the Life Care Center.
Voters arrive with masks in light of the coronavirus COVID-19 health concern at Warren E. Bow Elementary School in Detroit, Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
David Rodriguez, top, and Joseph Alberts, of the City of Austin Transportation Department, take down a South by Southwest street banner on East 7th Street outside the music venue Barracuda on Tuesday March 10, 2020, after SXSW was canceled due to the coronavirus scare.
Passenger aboard the Grand Princess celebrate as they arrive in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, March 9, 2020. The cruise ship, which had maintained a holding pattern off the coast for days, is carrying multiple people who tested positive for COVID-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus.
A worker wipes down fare gates at the Montgomery Street Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station on March 7, 2020 in San Francisco, California. As the Coronavirus continues to spread, people are taking precautions to keep themselves and the general public safe by cleaning surfaces and wearing protective masks.
People walk through a sparse international departure terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport as concern over the coronavirus grows on March 7, 2020 in New York City. The number of global coronavirus infections has now surpassed 100,000, causing disruptions throughout the globe. The airline and travel industries has been especially hard hit by the outbreak, with both business and leisure travelers cancelling plans.
A woman who tested positive with the coronavirus is brought to the University of Nebraska Medical Center, March 6, 2020. She was transferred from Omaha’s Methodist Hospital in an isolation pod inside an ambulance.
Larry Bowles, an equipment service worker for King County Metro, sprays Virex II 256, a disinfectant, throughout a metro bus at the King County Metro Atlantic/Central operating base on March 4, 2020 in Seattle, Wash. Metro’s fleet of 1600 buses will get sprayed once a day to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
Golden State Warriors fan Noah Gutierrez 11-years-old form Littleton, Colo. holds out his hand while wearing an elastic glove hoping to get a high five from Golden State Warriors Damion Lee prior to their game against the Denver Nuggets, March 3, 2020 in Denver. The NBA has told players to avoid high-fiving fans and strangers and avoid taking any item for autographs, the league’s latest response in its ongoing monitoring of the coronavirus crisis.
A staff member blocks the view as a person is taken by a stretcher to a waiting ambulance from a nursing facility where more than 50 people are sick and being tested for the COVID-19 virus, in Kirkland, Wash. on Feb. 29, 2020.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Coronavirus live updates: CDC chief issues stark warning on possible second wave and more lockdowns as global cases top 5 million