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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Timeline

TAKOMA PARK, Md. — In front of baskets of tomatoes and peppers, near a sizzling burrito grill, the “promotoras” stop masked shoppers at a busy Latino farmers market: Want to test a COVID-19 vaccine? Read more

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials on Friday dropped a controversial piece of coronavirus guidance and said anyone who has been in close contact with an infected person should get tested. Read more


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday, July 29, dismissed Democratic demands to include aid for cash-strapped cities in a new coronavirus relief package and he lashed out at Republicans, saying they should “go back to school” if they reject money for a new FBI headquarters in the … Read more


WASHINGTON — As Congress and the White House resume their efforts to agree on a new economic aid package, evidence is growing that the U.S. economy is faltering. And so is concern that the government may not take the steps needed to support hiring and growth. Read more

PORTLAND — As he heads back to Washington, D.C., U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley is pessimistic about how much the Senate’s Republican majority is committed to extending higher unemployment benefits or providing more aid to states and communities in the next federal coronavirus pandemic plan. Read more


U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley says a broad shield against legal liability is unnecessary for businesses to reopen after a weeks-long shutdown prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more


WASHINGTON (AP) — Making himself Exhibit No. 1, President Donald Trump lifted off on Air Force One to visit a face mask factory in Arizona, demonstrating his determination to see the country move toward normal activity even as the coronavirus remains a threat. Read more

WASHINGTON — A member of the crew of the coronavirus-infected USS Theodore Roosevelt died Monday of complications related to the disease, the Navy said, just weeks after the aircraft carrier's captain was fired for pressing his concern that the Navy had done too little to safeguard his crew. Read more

WASHINGTON — The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on an unprecedented $2 trillion emergency bill to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

WASHINGTON — A series of missteps at the nation's top public health agency caused a critical shortage of reliable laboratory tests for the coronavirus, hobbling the federal response as the pandemic spread across the country like wildfire, an Associated Press review found. Read more

WASHINGTON — With lives and the economy hanging in the balance, President Donald Trump was weighing Tuesday how to refine nationwide social-distancing guidelines to put some workers back on the job amid the coronavirus outbreak. Read more

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