Coronavirus

  Stocks open about 1% higher on Wall Street

Hopes that a $2 trillion U.S. relief bill would ease the economic havoc brought by the pandemic did little to alleviate the gloom prevailing in many markets.

  Trump extends US coronavirus restrictions; Spain passes China in infections

COVID-19 Tracker: Check out the latest on test results around the country

  Is takeout safe to eat during the coronavirus outbreak? Experts explain.

19 News, Cavaliers, WTAM, WMMS hosting live telethon to offer COVID-19 relief for United Way of Greater Cleveland, Food Bank of Greater Cleveland

  AP FACT CHECK: Trump gets a reality check on coronavirus

  Blissful ignorance? Submariners likely unaware of coronavirus pandemic

  Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8 in 2021

  Trump uses wartime act but GM says it’s already moving fast

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Coronavirus crisis: Here are the latest updates in Northeast Ohio for March 30, 2020

Health officials discuss latest coronavirus cases in Cuyahoga County, the hardest hit area in Ohio

  Cuyahoga County Executive announces new resources for struggling businesses impacted by coronavirus restrictions

  City at center of China’s coronavirus outbreak gradually revives

Brunswick businesses giving free food to service industry workers amid COVID-19 pandemic

  Instacart workers seek strike as jobs get busier, riskier due to coronavirus

  Liberty University denies report of returning students with coronavirus symptoms

Liberty says no students in the residence halls have had “sufficient symptoms” to get tested for the virus after a report from The New York Times claimed "nearly a dozen" had shown symptoms.

  Co-writer of ‘I Love Rock and Roll’ dies from coronavirus complications

Alan Merrill, who co-wrote the song “I Love Rock and Roll” that became a signature hit for fellow rocker Joan Jett, has died from COVID-19 complications at the age of 69.

  As virus makes goodbyes hard, fears of many more rise in US

The coronavirus outbreak could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, the U.S. government’s top infectious-disease expert warned on Sunday as smoldering hotspots in nursing homes and a growing list of stricken cities heightened the sense of dread across the country.

John Prine in critical condition with COVID-19 symptoms

The family of John Prine says the singer-songwriter is critically ill and has been placed on a ventilator while being treated for COVID-19-type symptoms.

  Country singer Joe Diffie dies of coronavirus complications

11 new cases in Trumbull County due to COVID-19; 39 confirmed total cases

  Iran defends virus response as Syria reports first death

5 deaths in Summit County due to COVID-19; 100 confirmed cases in the county

29 confirmed deaths in Ohio due to COVID-19; 1,653 confirmed cases statewide

  Relief package billions can’t buy hospitals out of shortages amid coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus crisis: Here are the latest updates in Northeast Ohio for March 29, 2020

Gov. Mike DeWine signed a stay-at-home order for all Ohioans, which went into effect at 11:59 p.m. on March 23 and extends into early April.

  Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease

Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they’re far from the only ones vulnerable.

  Coronavirus makes it harder for campaigns to ask for money

With a recession potentially on the horizon, there's a question of whether wealthy donors are in a giving mood and whether grassroots supporters who chip in small amounts will still have the wherewithal to keep at it.

  World Health Organization encourages playing video games during coronavirus pandemic

The World Health Organization is encouraging people all over the world to play video games during the coronavirus outbreak.

  Dog delivers groceries to Colo. neighbor self-isolating due to coronavirus

When a Colorado woman with underlying health issues had to self-isolate, her neighbors thought of a clever way to help her get her groceries.

  Doctor sees son crawl for first time through glass door after coronavirus separates family

An Arkansas father is among the many healthcare workers separated from their families while on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump: No quarantine, but travel advisory for NY, CT and NJ

President Donald Trump backed away from calling for a quarantine for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, instead directing Saturday night that a “strong Travel Advisory” be issued to stem the spread of the outbreak.

North Korea test fires missiles amid worries about coronavirus

In recent weeks, North Korea has fired a slew of missiles and artillery shells into the sea in an apparent effort to upgrade its military capability amid deadlocked nuclear talks with the United States.

  ‘Off the charts’: Virus hotspots grow in middle America; Illinois infant with virus dies

The U.S. leads the world in reported cases with more than 112,000, but five countries exceed its roughly 1,700 deaths.

  19 confirmed new cases of COVID-19 in Cleveland; brings total to 92

There are 19 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the city, which brings the total to 92 confirmed cases. The Cleveland Department of Public Health was notified Saturday.There are 19 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the city, which brings the total to 92 confirmed cases. The Cleveland Department of

  Sherwin-Williams donates 3,000 N-95 masks to Cleveland Division Emergency Medical Service amid COVID-19 pandemic

Sherwin-Williams has donated 3,000 N-95 masks to the Cleveland Division of Emergency Medical Service, the mayor’s office said in a press release.

  VIDEO: President Trump speaking before USNS Comfort ship departs for New York City

As the hospital ship USNS Comfort readies for deployment to New York City, President Trump will be delivering remarks at Norfolk, Virginia.

Coronavirus crisis: Here are the latest updates in Northeast Ohio for March 28, 2020

Gov. Mike DeWine signed a stay-at-home order for all Ohioans, which went into effect at 11:59 p.m. on March 23 and extends into early April.

Giant Eagle GetGo employee in Northeast Ohio tests positive for COVID-19

Giant Eagle confirmed on Saturday that a Brunswick GetGo employee tested positive for COVID-19.

3 more national parks close to prevent coronavirus spread

Three more of America's most popular national parks have closed their gates as pressure mounts on superintendents to prevent crowded trails that could lead to more spread of the coronavirus even as the Trump administration sticks to its decision to waive entrance fees at the parks.

Summit County Public Health warning residents no routinely available pharmaceutical products that are FDA-approved to prevent or treat COVID-19

One person is dead, and one person has recovered after using a chemical for aquarium use to prevent and treat coronavirus. It happened to an Arizona couple, you can read more from the Washington Post.

  25 deaths from coronavirus reported in Ohio; confirmed cases jumps to 1,406 statewide

There are 25 deaths from coronavirus, and 1,406 confirmed cases statewide, The Ohio Department of Health released the numbers Saturday.

Aurora City Schools transportation department staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Aurora City Schools sent out of letter to the district on Saturday confirming a staff member in their transportation department tested positive for COVID-19.

Mayor Frank Jackson reviews City of Cleveland’s prevention and response efforts to COVID-19 from this past week

After the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the City of Cleveland rose to 73 on Friday, Mayor Frank G. Jackson provided a review on the prevention and response efforts of the city.

Google donates $800 million, provides ad grants as part of coronavirus response

The tech company says it is giving the World Health Organization and global government agencies $250 million in ad grants.

Highlights of Trump-signed $2.2T economic relief package

Highlights of a $2.2 trillion package to help businesses, workers and a health care system staggered by the coronavirus that President Donald Trump signed into law Friday after the House voted final congressional approval.

  Coronavirus crisis: Here are the latest updates in Northeast Ohio for March 27, 2020

Gov. Mike DeWine signed a stay-at-home order for all Ohioans, which went into effect at 11:59 p.m. on March 23 and extends into early April.

  Trump seeks to force GM to produce ventilators; Infections worldwide top 590,000

Italy, with by far the most deaths from COVID-19, surpassed China and the U.S. to also record the most infections in the world. With numbers rising in the U.S., though, the grim distinction could be temporary.

  Lakewood man working to recruit thousands of registered nurses to help fight the coronavirus in NYC

Lakewood man working to recruit thousands of registered nurses to help fight the coronavirus in NYC

  What to do in an emergency when dental offices are closed?

Dental offices were one of the first businesses asked to close to stop the spread of coronavirus.

  Con artists taking advantage of coronavirus fears

There are a number of new COVID-19-related scams, said Justin Herdman with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Many are targeting elderly and vulnerable people.

Winking Lizard Tavern ceasing operations at all locations temporarily after business day Saturday due to COVID-19 pandemic

Winking Lizard Tavern announced Friday evening in a Facebook post they will be closing all locations temporarily after business day Saturday.

  Shaker Heights Fire Department moves crew to 90-year-old fire station

Firefighters work closely to save lives. That closeness may put them at risk of catching the coronavirus.

US government looks to continue feeding students

The U.S. federal government is turning to public/private partnerships to keep feeding students in need after the global pandemic forced nationwide school closures.

  Disposable medical gloves piling up in public places throughout Northeast Ohio amid COVID-19 outbreak

In an apparent environmental side effect of the COVID-19 outbreak, disposable medical gloves have been piling up on city streets and sidewalks.

  Clevelanders answer urgent call for blood donations; doctors work on blood transfusion clinical trials that could help coronavirus patients

Clevelanders are answering the urgent call for blood donations.

Peeps production stops, but Easter is taken care of

No more Peeps are being hatched for at least a couple of weeks — but it shouldn't affect Easter baskets.

Real-time maps and totals show COVID-19 cases and deaths from the local to national level

A pair of useful interactive tools have just been released that enable the public to track the spread and impact of the coronavirus.

Ohioans’ US stimulus questions answered: Am I eligible, how will I receive the money, and when is it coming?

The $2.2 trillion aid package will include government payments of $1,200 to most Americans and increase jobless benefits for millions of Americans

  Feds, states crack down on price gouging and hoarding of coronavirus supplies

Attorneys general at the state and federal level begin cracking down and investigating reports of price gouging and hoarding of critical supplies.

  Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

The House approved the sweeping measure by a voice vote, as strong majorities of both parties lined up behind the most colossal economic relief bill in the nation's history.

  Apple releases COVID-19 app, opens pandemic website

Apple released a new coronavirus screening tool on Friday, along with a COVID-19 website.

Iowa professor charged in gagging death released from jail

An Iowa college professor accused of murder in the gagging death of her husband has been released from jail because of concerns about the coronavirus.

  Stocks drop, but hold on to weekly gains after a big rally

Stocks had soared over the previous three days as the relief bill moved closer to becoming law. It passed the House Friday afternoon and President Donald Trump signed it later in the day.

4 passengers dead aboard cruise ship anchored off Panama

Four passengers have died aboard a cruise ship now anchored off the coast of Panama and two people aboard the ship have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Ohio hospitals will have to triple capacity for predicted mid-May coronavirus peak, according to Cleveland Clinic

The state’s Department of Health director, Dr. Amy Acton, gave residents hope when she provided the first look at Ohio’s COVID-19 “curve” modeling.

Gov. DeWine signs Ohio’s 1st major coronavirus relief legislation; here’s what it means for you

Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill 197 into law on Friday, providing some relief to state residents as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

  Kristen Bell hosts Nick pandemic special for kids, families

Kristen Bell is hosting a Nickelodeon special with a “kid’s-eye view” of the coronavirus pandemic to address youngsters' concerns and help families weather the crisis.

19 deaths from coronavirus reported in Ohio; confirmed COVID-19 cases jumps to 1,137 statewide

The Ohio Department of Health says 15 people have died from COVID-19, as of Thursday afternoon.

Cleveland butcher shop Saucisson can ‘meat’ your needs as grocery stores struggle to restock

Slavic Village butcher shop, Saucisson, is workinig to adjust their process and meet the meat needs of the locals during this difficult time.

Northeast Ohio animal welfare organizations helping pet owners during coronavirus pandemic

"During times of hardship, pets are even more important to quality of life and mental health for the pet owner."

  Boeing may get billions in coronavirus stimulus aid

The aerospace giant qualifies because it's "businesses critical to maintaining national security."

Northeast Ohio party centers pivot to feed the community, keep people employed amid event cancellations

La Vera Party Center, forced to cancel dozens of large scale events, is now during hundreds of take out orders each week to survive the shut down.

President Trump to grade coronavirus risk in Ohio before offering guidance on easing measures

President Donald Trump and White House officials are preparing to evaluate Ohio and the rest of the United States to determine if restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 could be relaxed.

3 COVID-19 deaths in Summit County, health officials say

The latest deaths happened on March 26.

  New flu cases drop; death toll tops 24K

While the number of confirmed flu cases in the United States is going down, the number of Americans seeking care for flu-like illness is increasing.

‘Baby Shark’ reworked for the coronavirus outbreak

Sorry parents, ‘Baby Shark’ is making a comeback — for a good cause.

  These are the Cuyahoga County zip codes with the most coronavirus cases

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health shared a map showing the most confirmed cases of COVID-19 by zip code.

  British Prime Minister Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Downing St. says Johnson is self-isolating and continuing to lead the country’s response to COVID-19.

Mercy Health suspending all COVID-19 related patient bills to remove financial barriers

“This removes any financial barriers to accessing care and treatment, which is part of our ongoing commitment to care for all people in need, with high-quality care, regardless of their ability to pay,” Mercy Health told 19 News.

  Pants optional? Walmart has more sales of tops, not bottoms in new work-from-home era

With so many people adapting to working from home during the coronavirus outbreak, Walmart said it is seeing an interesting new trend.

Republic Services make changes to garbage collection during COVID-19 pandemic

Bulk collection is temporarily suspended, to keep drivers in the cab of their trucks to reduce exposure.

North Olmsted serial purse snatcher arrested hours after officers released him due to COVID-19 crisis, police say

"Just in case you thought criminals were staying home, they are not!"