Coronavirus

Navy carrier sidelined by virus is back operating in Pacific

The Roosevelt pulled into Guam March 27, with a rapidly escalating number of sailors testing positive for the virus.

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

NBA owners approve 22-team season restart plan

  Study on safety of malaria drugs for coronavirus retracted

JC Penney closing 154 stores in first post-bankruptcy phase

Disney World to open with no parades, fireworks

  UK hosts vaccine summit amid calls for free virus vaccine

  Autopsy report shows Floyd tested positive for coronavirus

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  How to travel safely during COVID-19

Social distancing not required at Trump Mount Rushmore event

186 COVID-19 deaths in Summit County

2,339 coronavirus deaths reported in Ohio, at least 37,282 cases statewide

Hotel Breakers, Cedar Point Beach to welcome back guests beginning June 12

Coronavirus crisis: Latest updates in Northeast Ohio for June 4, 2020

Ohio has started sending payments for kids who missed free, reduced meals during COVID-19 school closures

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said the agency has started issuing Pandemic EBT benefits for children who missed free and reduced price meals at school.

  1.9 million seek jobless aid even as reopenings slow layoffs

The diminishing pace suggests that the job market meltdown that was triggered by the coronavirus may have bottomed out as more companies call at least some of their former employees back to work.

  Protests eclipse pandemic, but White House fears resurgence

For weeks, President Donald Trump has been eager to publicly turn the page on the coronavirus pandemic. Now fears are growing within the White House that the very thing that finally shoved the virus from center stage — mass protests over the death of George Floyd — may bring about its resurgence.

Ohio Gov. DeWine cancels Thursday’s COVID-19 briefing out of respect for George Floyd’s memorial service

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said he will not be holding his previously scheduled coronavirus briefing on Thursday out of respect for the memorial service for George Floyd.

Health officials say demonstrator attended Ohio protest, despite showing symptoms for COVID-19

  Cleveland City Council sends order to Mayor Jackson to approve extended outdoor seating space for restaurants

Greater Cleveland Food Bank hosting drive-thru distribution in Muni Lot

  Euclid special needs mom says day care can no longer take care of her son because of Covid-19 regulations

Cinema chain AMC warns it may not survive the pandemic

Malaria drug fails to prevent COVID-19 in a rigorous study

Senate passes fix for small-business coronavirus relief

The Senate on Wednesday passed legislation to make it easier for businesses struggling during the coronavirus pandemic to take advantage of a payroll subsidy program that’s been a central part of Washington’s response to the corresponding economic crisis.

  Northeast Ohioans are struggling with depression and not seeking help due to the pandemic

The Cleveland Clinic is not seeing people come in for suicide-related emergency visits.

US job losses in May could raise 3-month total to 30 million

The epic damage to America’s job market from the viral outbreak will come into sharper focus Friday when the government releases the May employment report. Eight million more jobs are estimated to have been lost.

2,299 coronavirus deaths reported in Ohio, at least 36,792 cases statewide

As of Wednesday, the Department of Health said 2,299 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 36,792 cases reported statewide.

  FDA approves new NASA, Fitbit ventilators

These ventilators are less expensive, short-term options for health care providers.

AP source: NBA presents players with plan for season restart

The NBA has suspended its season on March 11 “until further notice” after Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz became the first player in the league to test positive for the coronavirus.

NerdWallet: Ask an expert: Is any travel safe?

Social distancing is still key for pandemic safety, especially while traveling.

Coronavirus crisis: Latest updates in Northeast Ohio for June 3, 2020

With strict guidelines, child care facilities and banquet centers are permitted to reopen this week.

  Decision for 'most’ Ohio zoos, museums will be 'good news’; announcement to come on Thursday

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said he is nearing the moment to share a decision on the state’s museums and zoos during the coronavirus emergency.

Curfews, pandemic test voters in primaries held amid unrest

Polls have begun to close as voters navigated curfews and health concerns in a slate of primary contests that tested the nation’s ability to host elections amid dueling crises.

Trump says GOP is pulling convention from North Carolina

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is seeking a new state to host the Republican National Convention after host North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held in Charlotte without restrictions because of ongoing concerns over the coronavirus.

  Teen depression on upswing during pandemic

Experts say parents of teens need to be looking for warning signs of depression.

Protests in top 25 virus hot spots ignite fears of contagion

Many of the protests broke out in places where the virus is still circulating widely in the population.

Protesters gather at Ohio Statehouse as Gov. DeWine address continuing civil unrest; 2,258 COVID-19 deaths reported

Gov. Mike DeWine addressed Ohioans from Columbus on Tuesday as tense gatherings resume across the state and cases of COVID-19 continue to rise.

  Cleveland Teachers Union express concerns about returning to in-person classes next fall

Northeast Ohioans are still dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, and Cleveland teachers are trying to figure out the safest way to educate their students come next fall.

  Pucker up: Man drinks lemon juice through straw in record time

David Rush is a tech company senior product manager, who also holds 149 Guinness World Records.

Coronavirus crisis: Latest updates in Northeast Ohio for June 2, 2020

With strict guidelines, child care facilities and banquet centers are permitted to reopen this week.

520 inmates test positive for COVID-19 at Ohio federal prison

According to health officials, nine inmates at the prison have died from COVID-19.

  Parisians return to cafes; Latin America sees virus surge

But as Parisians reclaimed their rhythm of city life, health experts warned that virus cases are still rising in Latin America, the world's latest COVID-19 epicenter.

  GRAPHIC: Trump threatens military force against protesters nationwide

A military deployment by Trump to U.S. states would mark a stunning federal intervention not seen in modern American history.

Coronavirus crisis: Latest updates in Northeast Ohio for June 1, 2020

With strict guidelines, child care facilities and banquet centers are permitted to reopen this week.

  Congress confronts dual crises of protests, virus outbreak

The House’s staggering $3 trillion package is mothballed in the Senate, where Republicans are focused instead on trimming unemployment benefits and getting Americans back to work. Quick action by Congress is skidding to a halt.

3 new COVID-19 deaths in Cleveland; 20 new confirmed cases citywide

Ohio’s coronavirus death toll increases by 51 to 2,206; at least 35,984 cases reported statewide.

  When there’s a pandemic, have a parade (but do it safely)

The parks and rec team took to the streets of the city dressed as a crazy cast of characters, including Scooby-Doo, Mr. Potato Head and a T-rex.

  Nearly 26,000 nursing home deaths reported as lockdowns ease

The first day of June saw coronavirus restrictions ease from Asia to Europe to the United States on Monday, even as U.S. protests against police brutality sparked fears of new outbreaks.

Gilead says drug helped moderately ill coronavirus patients

Remdesivir is the only treatment that’s been shown in a rigorous experiment to help fight the coronavirus.

Ohio’s coronavirus death toll increases by 51 to 2,206; at least 35,984 cases reported statewide

As of Monday, the Department of Health said 2,206 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 35,984 cases reported statewide.

  Italy loosens travel restrictions, reopens to tourism

Italians will be allowed to freely move about the country and European Union visitors will be welcomed without quarantine requirements.

Pier 1 closing all stores; bankruptcy approved

Pier 1 can now begin to shut down retail operations in about 500 stores across the country.

  Artist with autism thanks essential workers with balloon sculptures

During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the balloon artist has used his sculptures to express gratitude to grocery store workers, mail carriers and healthcare workers.

Ohio daycares, banquet centers reopen this week

Banquet and catering halls can now hold events like wedding receptions with a cap of 300 people if they meet required safety protocols currently in place for restaurants.

  Remains of Mont. veteran who died from coronavirus lost in mail for months

The Air Force veteran and his wife had been on a trip abroad for their 41st anniversary when he became ill, later dying in the intensive care unit at a Spanish hospital.

  Massive protests worldwide raise fears of new coronavirus outbreaks

Health experts fear that silent carriers of the virus who have no symptoms could unwittingly infect others at packed gatherings with people cheering and jeering, many without masks.

Unrest demonstrates Biden’s challenge in breaking through

Joe Biden will spend the next five months presenting himself as a calming, competent alternative to the tumultuous administration of President Donald Trump.

18 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Cleveland

2,155 coronavirus deaths reported in Ohio, at least 35,513 cases statewide.

Coronavirus crisis: Latest updates in Northeast Ohio for May 31, 2020

With strict guidelines, public pools and Ohio's Bureau of Motor Vehicles locations are among the business sectors allowed to reopen this week.

2,155 coronavirus deaths reported in Ohio, at least 35,513 cases statewide

As of Saturday, the Department of Health said 2,155 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 35,513 cases reported statewide.

  Many states scrambling to update hurricane plans for coronavirus

Hurricane season officially starts Monday, though Tropical Storms Arthur and Bertha arrived early. Forecasters are expecting a busier-than-normal season.

  NY governor signs bill granting front-line worker death benefits in coronavirus fight

Dozens of police officers, public health workers, transit workers and paramedics have died of COVID-19 in the months since New York became the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States.

15 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Cleveland

2,149 coronavirus deaths reported in Ohio, at least 35,034 cases statewide.

US food prices see historic jump, are likely to stay high

Big fluctuations in food prices began in March, when the coronavirus pandemic began to sink in for U.S. consumers.

2,149 coronavirus deaths reported in Ohio, at least 35,034 cases statewide

s of Saturday, the Department of Health said 2,149 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 35,034 cases reported statewide.

Coronavirus crisis: Latest updates in Northeast Ohio for May 30, 2020

With strict guidelines, public pools and Ohio's Bureau of Motor Vehicles locations are among the business sectors allowed to reopen this week.

  US cities fear protests may fuel new wave of virus outbreaks

As some countries have effectively lowered the rate of infections, they have been moving ahead with relaxing restrictions but are keeping a very close eye on developments.

  Partygoer at Missouri’s Lake of Ozarks tests positive for COVID-19

Health officials are seeking to “inform mass numbers of unknown people” after a person who attended crowded pool parties over Memorial Day weekend at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks tested positive for COVID-19.

Coronavirus crisis: Latest updates in Northeast Ohio for May 29, 2020

With strict guidelines, public pools and Ohio's Bureau of Motor Vehicles locations are among the business sectors allowed to reopen this week.

  CDC recommendations include employers offering incentives to employees to drive to work

Reducing public transportation usage, especially during peak times, is seen as a measure to slow the spread of COVID-19.

36 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Cleveland

2,131 coronavirus deaths reported in Ohio, at least 34,566 cases statewide.

Dr. Amy Acton signs 2 new health orders to lift some of COVID-19 restrictions in the state

Dr. Acton signed both orders on Friday.

  Lorain RV business among those seeing a surge in customers thanks to travel-related restrictions being lifted

A Lorain RV rental agency is among those reporting a surge in customers sparked by travel-related restrictions being lifted.

  Rally in downtown Cleveland to support Ohio’s incarcerated during COVID-19 crisis

A crowd gathered in downtown Cleveland Friday to support Ohio’s incarcerated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Trump takes aim at WHO as US economic outlooks worsens

In the U.S., the virus threw more than 2 million people out of work last week despite the gradual reopening of businesses, stoking fears the scourge is doing deep and potentially long-lasting damage to the world's largest economy.

  Homeless student in Florida graduates as valedictorian

Martin Folsom and his mother have been in and out of homelessness since he was a kid and throughout his four years at A. Philip Randolph Career Academies.

Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas

In the news conference, Trump also said the U.S. would sanction Chinese officials responsible for the eroding autonomy of Hong Kong.

  Virus ignited in US no earlier than mid-January, study says

That means anyone in the U.S. who thought they had the virus in December or early January probably had the flu, public health researchers said.

New York City eyes June 8 for first phase of reopening

New York City is on track to begin reopening June 8 as the state gradually loosens restrictions put in place during the coronavirus crisis, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.

  Sewage could be key in detecting coronavirus outbreaks

Germany is among several countries experimenting to see whether sewage could be a COVID-19 early warning system.

2,131 coronavirus deaths reported in Ohio, at least 34,566 cases statewide

As of Friday, the Department of Health said 2,131 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 34,566 cases reported statewide.