Coronavirus

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission building

SEC Encourages Employees To Telework After Potential Coronavirus Case

The Securities and Exchange Commission said an employee "may have the coronavirus and was referred for testing."

 | Stephanie Sandoval

Princess Cruises ship

Couple Sues Grand Princess Operator Over Handling Of Coronavirus

A Florida couple says Princess Cruises was negligent in that it did not tell passengers that people on the ship had tested positive for the virus.

 | Antoinette Miller

Medical staff inside a biocontainment unit

Inside The Biocontainment Units Caring For Coronavirus Patients

To counter the risks of the highly contagious coronavirus, health workers turn to especially sophisticated quarantine tools like biocontainment units.

 | Lindsey Theis

Harvard University

Harvard To Close In-Person Classes Due To Coronavirus

The university president told students to not return to school after spring break ends March 23rd

 | Bailey Vogt

Chinese President Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping Visits Origin Of Coronavirus Outbreak

The Chinese president visits Wuhan as China reports a decline in new cases.

 | Austin Kim

Los Angeles Lakers players sit in locker room with media

U.S. Sports Leagues Close Locker Rooms To Public

The statement reflects concerns about the health risk athletes face from the public before and after events.

 | Meg Hilling

A Delta Airlines plane flies into Portland International Airport in Portland

American And Delta Airlines Cut Flights Over Coronavirus Outbreak

Delta Airlines says it'll also park some of its planes, institute a hiring freeze and offer some voluntary leave options for employees.

 | Katherine Biek

A worker at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., wears a mask as he stacks newly arrived boxes.

DOJ Will Hold Price Fixers Accountable During Coronavirus Outbreak

The agency warned against violating U.S. antitrust laws in connection with manufacturing, distributing or selling certain public health products.

 | Briana Koeneman

Rep. Mark Meadows

Rep. Meadows, Other Lawmakers Interacted With Coronavirus Patient

The lawmakers said they directly interacted with the patient at the Conservative Political Action Conference last month.

 | Katherine Biek and Briana Koeneman

President Donald Trump speaks in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Monday, March, 9, 2020

Trump Vows To Provide Relief For U.S. Economy Amid Virus Outbreak

The president said he'll talk to lawmakers about a possible payroll tax cut for businesses, as well as assistance for hourly wage earners.

 | Katherine Biek

Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York Prisoners To Make Hand Sanitizer For State Agencies

In a press conference Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced the sanitizer that will be distributed to state agencies and facilities.

 | Antoinette Miller

Grand Princess Passengers To Leave Ship And Begin Quarantine

Thousands of passengers will be subject to two weeks of quarantine after 21 people tested positive for coronavirus.

 | Terace Garnier

Women at a coronavirus check center in France

European Countries Taking Steps To Limit Coronavirus' Spread

France has banned large gatherings and Ireland has canceled St. Patrick's Day parades. But not all countries have taken such measures.

 | Austin Kim

Man wearing mask in Vatican City

Vatican Closes Museums Over Coronavirus Concerns

The Sistine Chapel and other tourist areas will be closed until April 3 as the coronavirus spreads in Italy.

 | Bailey Vogt

Worker wears protective suit

U.S. Surgeon General Says About 75,000 Coronavirus Test Kits Available

Surgeon General Jerome Adams says more testing kits for the coronavirus outbreak will become available.

 | Meg Hilling

The Grand Princess cruise ship

Grand Princess Cruise Ship To Dock Monday In Oakland

The ship has been held off the coast of California since March 4, after a man who'd previously traveled on it died from the virus.

 | Katherine Biek

People wear masks at a supermarket in Milan, Italy on Sunday, March 8, 2020

Italy Places Millions Of People On Lockdown In Effort To Contain Virus

Thousands of people in northern Italy crowded in train stations to escape before the quarantine began.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

Protesters with photos of legal scholar Xu Zhiyong shout slogans against a Chinese court’s decision to sentence him in prison

Chinese Activist Facing Up To 15 Years For Criticizing Xi Jingping

The activist's friends told media outlets he's facing a state security charge that could put him behind bars for 15 years.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

Rescue workers after a Quanzhou city hotel collapsed.

10 Dead After Chinese Coronavirus Quarantine Hotel Collapse

Eighty people were inside of the Quanzhou city hotel when it collapsed Saturday night.

 | Antoinette Miller

An infection Control Protocol poster sits on a nursing station desk

U.S. Deaths From Coronavirus Rise To 17 With New Florida Fatalities

There are over 300 confirmed cases throughout the country.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

SXSW banners and attendees

South By Southwest Festival Canceled Amid Coronavirus Fears

Just one week ahead of the festival, city and county authorities declared a "local state of disaster" and banned events of 2,500 people or more.

 | Antoinette Miller

Greek singer Sakis Rouvas wears the uniform of the torch relay runners as he holds the torch of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Tokyo Olympics Downsize Torch Ceremonies As Coronavirus Precaution

More than 300 children will no longer be allowed to participate.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

President Donald Trump

President Trump Signs $8.3 Billion Coronavirus Spending Measure

Funds will be used to address the virus on a national and international level.

 | Meg Hilling

Tourists walk around in St. Peters Square

The Vatican Is The Latest Sacred Place Impacted By The Coronavirus

The Vatican confirmed its first case of the coronavirus, while holy Islamic sites in Saudi Arabia reopened for prayer after being closed for cleaning.

 | Austin Kim

Chicago Fire Department Paramedic Hampton wears personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect against the coronavirus

How Firefighters Prep For A Coronavirus Outbreak

Fire departments are implementing protocols to protect firefighters responding to possible coronavirus cases.

 | Cat Sandoval

South Korean solider wears protective wear

Some Health Experts Say Coronavirus Mortality Rate Will Likely Drop

Researchers from Johns Hopkins say mild cases of coronavirus are likely unaccounted for, resulting in a skewed mortality rate for the outbreak.

 | Meg Hilling

A helicopter flies over the Grand Princess cruise ship

Cruise Ship Held Off California Coast For Coronavirus Testing

​The Coast Guard dropped test kits onto the Grand Princess cruise ship after 35 passengers came down with flu-like symptoms.

 | Ahmed Jawadi

Ambulance worker with protective mask

Hospitals Brace For More Coronavirus Cases

Some hospitals are preparing to dip into stockpiles they created just for a situation like this. But others worry about crucial equipment shortages.

 | Lindsey Theis

Vice President Mike Pence delivers a briefing on expanded coronavirus testing

Pence Expands Coronavirus Testing Across The U.S.

Any American with a doctor's order can now be tested for the illness.

 | Caitlin Baldwin

A man wears a protective mask on February 10, 2020 in Wuhan, China

Death Toll From The Coronavirus Climbs Above 1,000

At least 13 patients in the U.S. have been diagnosed with the virus.

 | Katherine Biek