Coronavirus

Emmy-winning musician Adam Schlesinger dies from coronavirus

Emmy and Grammy-winning musician and songwriter Adam Schlesinger, known for his work with his band Fountains of Wayne and on the TV show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” died Wednesday after contracting the coronavirus, his attorney said.

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

Grand Canyon National Park closes to visitors amid pandemic

  Coast cities adopt curfews, stricter rules for businesses

Retired nurses may be needed to help deal with coronavirus outbreak in Mississippi

  ‘A battlefield behind your home’: Deaths mount in New York

  Business owners and residents have mixed feelings about local 'shelter-in-place’ orders

Newborn baby dies from COVID-19 related complications in Connecticut, governor says

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  Severe coronavirus cases on pace to overwhelm ICU availability in urban and rural areas

More evidence indicates healthy people can spread virus

  Stock Market Game gives students lesson in dealing with pandemic

Doctor and nurse are now TikTok famous

  Democrats proposing commission to study US pandemic response

  Jackson County offices restrict operations to stop spread of COVID-19

  Booze buying surges in US during coronavirus outbreak

Many Americans appear to be turning to alcohol to occupy their time during the coronavirus outbreak.

  Dolly Parton donates $1 million to coronavirus research

Parton said she hopes her donation encourages “people that can afford it to make donations.”

  Nearly 3,000 sailors to leave carrier amid virus outbreak

In a memo to Navy leaders, the captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt said that the spread of the disease is ongoing and accelerating and that removing all but 10% of the crew is a "necessary risk" in order to stop the spread of the virus. The ship is docked in Guam.

Gov. Edwards: “Not a pretty picture” as per capita, nation-leading 273 deaths, 6,424 cases of COVID-19 reported in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Health is reporting 6,424 cases of the COVID-19 virus in the state with 273 deaths as of Wednesday afternoon (April 1).

  UPDATE: Gov. Tate Reeves announced all places of amusement and recreation will shut down in Miss.

  Stocks skid as physical, economic toll of virus worsens

  Ingalls extends Easter holiday, makes schedule changes to allow additional cleaning

Gray Television equips employees with face masks

NFL to begin season as scheduled in September

  AP-NORC poll: Less than half back Trump’s pandemic response

  Ohio man uses bucket truck to see mom on third floor of her assisted living home

Charley Adams went out on a limb, so to speak, using a bucket truck to visit his mother.

Why health experts aren’t warning about coronavirus in food

Chicken with salmonella can make you sick. So can romaine lettuce with E. coli and buffets with lurking norovirus. So why aren’t health officials warning people about eating food contaminated with the new coronavirus?

  April 1, rent’s due: Many struggle to pay in virus outbreak

Many renters are without jobs - nearly 3.3 million people in the U.S. filed for unemployment the week of March 16, about five times the previous high in 1982.

  States largely have authority over when to shut down, reopen

President Donald Trump has the biggest megaphone, but it’s governors and local officials who will decide what type of restrictions to impose on their citizens to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Novak Djokovic and brother play tennis in living room with frying pans

The Djokovic brothers set up a makeshift court, using fry pans for racquets and furniture to make a net.

Bay St. Louis latest Coast city to announce ‘Stay at Home’ order

Bay St. Louis is the latest Coast city to announce a stay-at-home order, putting in place a curfew and other restrictions as efforts expand to stop the spread of COVID-19.

THE LATEST: Confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in La.

COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus, a family of viruses known to cause a range of respiratory illnesses.

  Home Depot, Costco adjust hours, limit number of customers amid coronavirus outbreak

Costco and Home Depot announced measures to limit the number of customers inside their stores at the same time, to promote social distancing.

  After coronavirus recovery, Prince Charles pays tribute to healthcare workers

The UK’s Prince Charles made his first public appearance Wednesday since recovering from COVID-19.

  Kroger announces ‘Hero Bonus’ for frontline employees

Grocery chain Kroger will be paying many of its employees more money for their work during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Wimbledon canceled for 1st time since WWII because of virus

The All England Club announced after an emergency meeting that the event it refers to simply as The Championships is being scrapped for 2020.

  You can’t unsee Jack Black’s TikTok video, but why would you want to?

Jack Black's “Quarantine Dance” features high kicks, spins, and even a dodgy attempt at the “Russian Doll Dance” from “The Nutcracker.”

  Jackson Co. has highest number of COVID-19 cases on the Coast as state numbers rise to over 1,000

Jackson County is now reporting the most cases of COVID-19 out of all the coastal counties.

  1,073 cases of coronavirus identified by Miss. Dept. of Health; 22 deaths

The number of presumed positive coronavirus cases in Mississippi continues to rise.

  Truck carrying toilet paper crashes, burns on Texas interstate

Texas Department of Transportation officials said the load of toilet paper “burned extensively."

How to prep for and spend your government relief check

Now is the time to prep your finances and plan. The best use of your relief money depends on your individual circumstances.

  A nurse worked for a week while infected with the coronavirus. The hospital wasn’t testing staff.

A nurse says she worked for about seven days at two hospitals in New York City while infected with the coronavirus.

  Trump says ‘life and death’ at stake in following coronavirus guidelines

Officials described a death toll that in a best-case scenario would likely be greater than the more than 53,000 American lives lost during World War I.

  Rural areas fear spread of coronavirus as more hospitals close

While the nation's coronavirus hot spots so far have been big cities like New York and New Orleans, officials fear inadequate testing and the lack of medical resources linked to hospital failures will catch up with smaller population centers.

  Minn. state trooper gives doctor masks instead of speeding ticket

The N95 masks that health care workers need to protect themselves while treating coronavirus patients are in dangerously short supply.

  AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s misfires on virus death rates, tests

President Donald Trump is making premature assertions about relatively low death rates in the U.S. and revising history about how seriously he viewed the threat, including the need for ventilators.

  Census Day arrives with US almost paralyzed by coronavirus

The Census Bureau is required by federal statute to send the president the counts that will be used to carve up congressional districts — a process known as apportionment — and draw state legislative districts by Dec. 31.

  Coast ICU nurse: “I wish that I could show how sick these people were”

In the 14 years that RN Christy Pierce has worked in ICU, she's never experienced anything like what is being seen now in the wake of the coronavirus.

  Doctor kicked out of Ind. gas station for being Asian in coronavirus-related discrimination

Police say they have been notified of the situation, and the gas station has been advised that discrimination is inappropriate.

Reeves takes criticism on social media over shelter in place orders

Governor Tate Reeves told this morning as he has told us many times, he doesn’t respond to emotion on social media, he responds to data.

  Help heads to NYC as experts predict over 100,000 US deaths

The number of U.S. deaths could range from 100,000 to 240,000 even if Americans continue to stay home and limit contact with others, experts predicted at a media briefing with President Donald Trump.

Man hides coronavirus symptoms to visit expectant wife at NY hospital

Following the incident, the hospital system announced all workers and visitors, as well as patients displaying COVID-19 symptoms, will wear protective masks.

  CNN’s Chris Cuomo hosts show from basement after testing positive for coronavirus

Cuomo, who said he’s been experiencing coronavirus symptoms, said he had been exposed to people who had tested positive.

Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport puts new restrictions in place

Veterans at the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) are not allowed to leave the facility unless they are seeking medical care.

  Nearly 3 weeks into coronavirus outbreak, total number of ventilators in Miss. hospitals still unknown

Mississippians can’t find the number of ventilators online because the Mississippi State Department of Health hasn’t released that information.

  Should you wear mask in public if not sick with coronavirus?

Front-line health workers have the greatest need for masks. And when people are sick, wearing a mask helps lessen the chances of infecting others. In places where relatives care for the sick at home, the World Health Organization also has recommended they wear a mask.

  Florida docking plan in the works for ill-fated cruise ships

Passengers from an ill-fated South American cruise are anxious to disembark once they reach Florida, but Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state’s health care resources are already stretched too thin to take on another ship’s coronavirus caseload.

  Lauderdale Co. becomes first county issued shelter-in-place order from governor

Governor Tate Reeves is issuing a shelter-in-place order for Lauderdale County but says other counties could soon see a similar order.

  ‘Star Wars’ actor Andrew Jack dies of coronavirus at 76 in Britain

Andrew Jack appeared in “Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi” as General Ematt, as well as “Solo: A Star Wars Story” and “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.”

Study: Mississippi gets a D- on social distancing

Mississippi now has a D- in social distancing, a study has found.

Those without broadband struggle in a stuck-at-home nation

While more people have been connected in recent years, tens of millions still lack access to high-speed internet because phone and cable companies hesitate to invest in far-flung rural areas.

  No money for rent? You may have some cover

With so many out of work right now, and unemployment payments stalled by an overwhelmed system, many people are concerned about being able to pay their bills. Here's what you need to know.

Businesses may get COVID-19 relief loans as soon as Friday

Companies will be able to submit applications on Friday.

Gulf Shores announces cancellation of the 2020 Hangout Music Festival

City officials say they have been considering the cancellation for some time and that the decision was based solely on what was in the best interest of public health, safety and welfare.

  VIDEO: Indiana woman creates goofy COVID-19 song to Beatles tune

The 65-year-old retired worship leader came up with the lyrics while she was trying to fall asleep.

  At least 28 test positive for COVID-19 in Texas after chartered spring break trip

At least 28 out of approximately 70 people who took a chartered flight for a spring break vacation to Mexico have tested positive for COVID-19.

  Stocks drift, still headed to worst quarter since 2008

The surge of coronavirus cases around the world has sent markets to breathtaking drops since mid-February, undercutting what had been a good start to the year.

  How to strengthen your immune system to combat illnesses

Isolating due to the coronavirus is not the only way you can help keep yourself from getting sick. Boosting your immune system is a good idea to ward off illness and you can do that from the comfort of your own home.

  Amazon fires warehouse worker who staged walkout

The decision prompted a rebuke from New York Attorney General Letitia James, who called on the National Labor Relations Board to investigate.

  A guide to surviving financially as the bills come due

The coronavirus has dealt a financial blow to millions of Americans and now April's bills are coming due. Here is help navigating the biggest issues.

Prosecutor: Michigan man who claimed to have COVID-19 at Kroger tested negative

A Michigan man arrested for coughing on and touching items in a Kroger while claiming to have COVID-19 last Friday has tested negative for the illness.

  Gym in Ocean Springs asks members to donate membership dues to charity

A coast fitness instructor has taken her daily workout routine to the internet, along with a commitment to a local non-profit.

Subcontractor who worked at USM tests positive for COVID-19

The employee was a mechanical subcontractor who worked at Cook Library.

Southern Miss reschedules commencement dates

Spring semester commencement ceremonies for Southern Miss have tentatively been rescheduled for August.

  Tenor Plácido Domingo feels ‘fine’ after coronavirus

The 79-year-old was reportedly hospitalized in Mexico after publicly acknowledging on March 22 that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and said he was going into isolation.

  Coronavirus slump expected to rival big recessions in history

In a wide-ranging report using data that in parts goes back 800 years, Jim Reid and Henry Allen found that the downturns are in many cases set to be deeper than those endured in the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis 12 years ago — and then some.

  Governor announces shelter-in-place for Lauderdale County

He said he made the decision at the suggestion of health officials. The order goes into effect at 10 p.m. Tuesday and will last through April 14.

  Sesame Workshop enlists Elmo, Cookie Monster on hand washing

The beloved Sesame Street Muppets are featured in some of four new animated public service spots reminding young fans to take care while doing such things as washing hands and sneezing.

  Doctors say pink eye a potential symptom of COVID-19

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is recommending doctors take coronavirus precautions when dealing with patients, as several reports suggest the virus can cause conjunctivitis, or pink eye.

  LIST: COVID-19 testing sites now open across Mississippi

It’s now easier than ever to get tested for the flu and COVID-19. Testing sites are now open across South Mississippi, and others are available across the state.

Several test positive for coronavirus at Miss. nursing home

MS Care Center of Raleigh made the announcement Tuesday.

  Coronavirus: Walmart to take workers’ temperatures, provide gloves and masks

The company’s policy already asks workers to self-monitor for symptoms of the virus and not come to work if they don’t feel well.

  Dozens of choir members sickened by coronavirus, 2 dead, after early March rehearsal

Before businesses and schools shut down, nearly 60 people in the choir met at a church to practice. The choir said nearly everyone who had shown up was sick days later.