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Coronavirus News & Resources

Officials clash on boosting mail-in voting

WASHINGTON (AP) – While Wisconsin struggles to hold its primary on Tuesday, President Donald Trump and Democrats are bickering over how to provide voters with safe and secure access to a ballot as the coronavirus pandemic rages in the U.S. and threatens to extend into the fall, affecting the ...

U.S. sheds most jobs in a decade, ending record hiring streak

WASHINGTON (AP) – A record-long streak of U.S. job growth ended suddenly in March after nearly a decade, as employers slashed hundreds of thousands of jobs because of the viral outbreak that has all but shut down the U.S. economy. The unemployment rate jumped to 4.4% from a 50-year low of ...

Another cruise ship with virus victims docks in Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Another cruise ship with coronavirus victims on board, including two fatalities, docked in Florida on Saturday. Princess Cruises spokeswoman Negin Kamali said in an email that the Coral Princess ship was docking in Miami. The ship with 1,020 passengers and 878 ...

New coronavirus limits bring new religious freedom tension

NEW YORK (AP) – Despite state and local limits on public gatherings, some faith leaders have persisted in holding in-person services – a matter of religious freedom, they say, as the nation approached its fourth Sunday battling the coronavirus pandemic. The most high-profile clash over ...

Officials urge people to cover their face

NEW YORK (AP) – The Trump administration urged Americans to cover their faces in public and limited exports of medical supplies Friday as New York’s governor took his own dramatic step to fight the coronavirus – vowing to seize unused ventilators from private hospitals and ...

NFL medical officer Dr. Sills speaks of uncertain times

Days after the NFL revealed its hopes of conducting a normal regular season and playoffs, its chief medical officer warns that nothing is a certainty during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Allen Sills, a neurosurgeon who has been with the NFL since 2017, says he and other league and team ...

Fla. finally takes cruise passengers, some on stretchers

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – Passengers from an ill-fated cruise were carefully freed from their cabins and allowed to touch dry land Friday for the first time in weeks, following the removal of 14 critically ill people who were wheeled off to Florida hospitals bracing for an onslaught of ...

3M fires back at President Trump over order to produce more face masks

Manufacturing giant 3M pushed back Friday against criticism from President Donald Trump over production of face masks that are badly needed by American health care workers. The company said it has been producing as many masks as possible for the U.S. “over the last several weeks and ...

CNN’s Baldwin tests positive for COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) – CNN news anchor Brooke Baldwin has tested positive for the coronavirus, the second on-air personality at the news network to come down with the disease. In an Instagram post Friday, Baldwin said that her symptoms – a fever, chills and aches – came on suddenly Thursday ...

With facilities closed, Disney will start furloughs in two weeks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Saying they don’t know when they’ll be able to re-open many of their businesses with the coronavirus spreading, Walt Disney Co. officials announced they will start furloughing some workers in two weeks at its theme parks resorts in Florida and California. The ...

Zion is latest national park to close down

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The red rock vistas at Zion National Park were closed to the public Friday as the Utah site became the latest national park to lock its gates to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Local leaders had called for the closure, and Gov. Gary Herbert said he consulted ...

Cuomo to shift ventilators to hardest hit areas

NEW YORK (AP) – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would order the redistribution of critically needed ventilators. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a national enlistment program for doctors and nurses. And the coronavirus outbreak picked up speed with more deaths and more ...

Confirmed virus cases hit 1 million worldwide

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of coronavirus infections worldwide has hit 1 million, with more than 50,000 deaths, according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. The figures were another bleak milestone in the epidemic that has forced the lockdown of entire countries and brought ...

Those without internet are stuck

NEW YORK (AP) – In Sandwich, New Hampshire, a town of 1,200 best known as the setting for the movie “On Golden Pond,” broadband is scarce. Forget streaming Netflix, much less working or studying from home. Even the police department has trouble uploading its reports. Julie Dolan, a ...

Cuomo begs for help as death toll rises

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s governor issued an urgent appeal for medical volunteers Monday amid a “staggering” number of deaths from the coronavirus, as he and health officials warned that the crisis unfolding in New York City is just a preview of what other communities across the U.S. ...

Pastor arrested for violating outbreak rules

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Florida officials have arrested the pastor of a megachurch after detectives say he held two Sunday services with hundreds of people and violated a safer-at-home order in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus. According to jail records, Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne ...

U.S. death toll from the virus eclipses China’s official count

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus climbed past 3,500 Tuesday, eclipsing China’s official count, as the deepening crisis in New York hit close to home for the governor when he disclosed, teary-eyed, that his brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, has become infected. ...

RESOURCE PAGE: Sununu Executive and Emergency Orders

For ease of access, following are links to Gov. Chris Sununu's executive and emergency orders pertaining to the COVID-19 outbreak. The executive and emergency orders include the state of emergency declaration through Order No. 19. This links page will be updated as new orders are ...

Spring clean-up curbside collection canceled

NASHUA – The Department of Public Works announced Monday that the annual spring clean-up curbside collection has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. Essential services, such as trash and recycling collection will not be impacted. Residents may bring any spring clean-up items to the ...