• Four New Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in Riverside County

    Riverside County has 12 confirmed cases – 10 in Coachella Valley and two cruise ship passengers who have not returned to the region since being diagnosed. Dr. Cameron Kaiser has recommended seniors and those with underlying health issues in Coachella Valley limit non-essential travel. One of the Coachella Valley cases is considered “community spread,” meaning […]

  • Louisiana will delay presidential primary due to coronavirus

    Louisiana will delay its presidential primary next month because of the coronavirus outbreak. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said Friday he would sign an executive order later that day that would postpone the state’s upcoming elections, including its presidential primary. “The reasons include taking into account the older age of the majority of precinct volunteers and […]

  • How and when you should be tested for the coronavirus?

    Vice President Mike Pence on March 3 said that any American, with a doctor’s order, can now be tested for coronavirus. The move appears to expand criteria that had previously limited testing to patients who had been hospitalized, absent certain extenuating circumstances such as contact with a coronavirus patient. Criteria set by the US Centers for […]

  • What actually happens during a coronavirus test?

    You have a fever. You’re in respiratory distress. And you might even be hospitalized with pneumonia. Doctors worry you may have been infected with the novel coronavirus. What happens next? Ideally, you’ll be tested for the virus, which has sickened tens of thousands of people worldwide and killed more than 3,000. While US health officials originally restricted coronavirus […]

  • President Trump Declares National Emergency to Combat Coronavirus

    President Donald Trump said Friday he was declaring a national emergency — “two very big words” — to free up federal resources to combat coronavirus. Speaking in the White House Rose Garden, Trump said the action would “unleash the full power of the federal government.” Trump is under pressure to take more decisive action as the virus begins altering everyday […]

  • Coronavirus benches major sports leagues in the US

    (CNN) — Perhaps nothing illustrates the wide-ranging effects the novel coronavirus has had on the United States as the state it left major US sports in on Thursday. By the afternoon, most professional leagues and the governing body of major college sports had canceled or postponed a slew of games and major events. Some elected […]

  • McCallum Theatre Cancels All Performances Through April 30

    McCallum Theatre in Cathedral City has canceled all performances through April 30th due to the ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus. They issued the following press release: McCallum Theatre is concerned about the health and safety of our patrons, ticket buyers, volunteers and staff.  In response to the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and by order of […]

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