The COVID-19 Report – Reporting on Virus Impact on Nonprofits Nationally and Internationally

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y.,

Virus Relief Bill Remains Up in Air as Negotiations Resume

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than a thousand people showed up in downtown Portland early Saturday to peacefully protest, about ...
Andrea Larson poses at her home

Rent’s Due, Again: Monthly Anxieties Deepen as Aid Falls Off

Another month passes. The coronavirus pandemic marches on. And Americans struggling amid the economic fallout once again have to worry ...
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Can the Coronavirus Spread Through the Air?

A Republican proposal to slash the $600 weekly benefit boost for those left jobless because of the coronavirus shutdown could ...
The Amazon DTW1 fulfillment center

Amid the Pandemic, Big Tech Reports Mixed Earnings

A Republican proposal to slash the $600 weekly benefit boost for those left jobless because of the coronavirus shutdown could ...
motorists take part in a caravan protest

GOP’s Jobless Benefit Plan Could Mean Delays, States Warn

A Republican proposal to slash the $600 weekly benefit boost for those left jobless because of the coronavirus shutdown could ...
For Rent sign hangs on a closed shop

US is Expected to Report a Record-Breaking Economic Plunge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Having endured what was surely a record-shattering slump last quarter, the U.S. economy faces a dim outlook ...
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Can You Get the Coronavirus Twice?

Can you get the coronavirus twice? ...
Passengers wearing face masks

Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine is Put to its Biggest Test

The biggest test yet of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine got underway Monday with the first of some 30,000 Americans rolling ...
the exterior of the Showboat hotel

New Jersey Gives Parents More Options to Keep Kids Home

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State officials provided more details Friday on the reopening of schools this fall, including that parents ...
Motorists take part in a caravan protest

Extra Unemployment Aid Expires as Virus Threatens New States

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As public health officials warned Friday that the coronavirus posed new risks to parts of the ...
President Donald Trump

White House Drops Payroll Tax Cut After GOP Allies Object

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday reluctantly dropped his bid to cut Social Security payroll taxes as Republicans ...
A signs at the entrance to a clothing store

Hotlines Let Workers Snitch on Bosses Who Break Virus Rules

BOSTON (AP) — Feel like snitching on a boss or business not following public health rules in the COVID-19 era? ...
a woman has blood drawn for COVID-19 antibody testing

Virus Antibodies Fade Fast but Not Necessarily Protection

New research suggests that antibodies the immune system makes to fight the new coronavirus may only last a few months ...
East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project spray to control mosquitos

First COVID-19, Now Mosquitoes: Bracing For Bug-Borne Ills

Sophia Garabedian had been dealing with a persistent fever and painful headache when her parents found her unresponsive in her ...
A sign for the Otay Mesa Detention Center

How the Coronavirus Spread Through One Immigration Facility

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Gregory Arnold walked into the warden's office April 1 as the novel coronavirus ripped through one ...
Dimitris Anagnostis opens the door

Texas Coronavirus Cases Include More Than 80 Infants

Sophia Garabedian had been dealing with a persistent fever and painful headache when her parents found her unresponsive in her ...
science teachers Ann Darby, left, and Rosa Herrera check-in students

Millions of Kids Told Full Return to School in Fall Unlikely

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Millions more children in the U.S. learned Friday that they're unlikely to return to classrooms ...
President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House

Trump Talks Less About Virus, States Look Inward for Answers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has taken an increasingly hands-off approach to the coronavirus crisis in recent days even ...
A man shows bottles

In Bolivian City, People Buy Fake – And Toxic – Virus Cure

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia (AP) — Long lines form every morning in one of the Bolivian cities hardest hit by the coronavirus ...
Judge Stephen McIntosh explains updates to courtrooms

Courts Get Creative to Restart Jury Trials Amid Pandemic

It was New Mexico's first jury trial since the pandemic crippled the U.S. criminal justice system, and defense attorney Roberta ...
Onate High School is pictured in Las Cruces, New Mexico

New Mexico High School to Drop Spanish Conquistador Name

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico high school named after a Spanish conquistador will be renamed following nationwide ...
A health worker takes a sample for a PCR test

Virus Cases Rise in U.S. States Amid New World Restrictions

MIAMI (AP) — Arizona, Texas and Florida together reported about 25,000 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday as new restrictions aimed ...
a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

More Than 200 Schools Back Lawsuit Over Foreign Student Rule

BOSTON (AP) — More than 200 universities are backing a legal challenge to the Trump administration's new restrictions on international ...
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

Florida Reports Largest, Single-Day Increase in COVID Cases

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida shattered the national record Sunday for the largest single-day increase in positive coronavirus cases ...
A bottle of hand sanitizer sits on a cart

Virus Spread, Not Politics Should Guide Schools, Doctors Say

As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that ...
a sign sits in front of the Tyson Foods plant in Waterloo, Iowa

Worker Advocates File Meat Plants Discrimination Complaint

Several worker advocacy organizations have filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture alleging that meat processing ...
US Wholesale Prices Fell 0.2% in June as Food Costs Plunged

US Wholesale Prices Fell 0.2% in June as Food Costs Plunged

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices fell 0.2% in June as food costs dropped sharply, offsetting a big increase in ...
a prototype of their "BFS" prefilled syringe

US Bets on Small, Untested Company to Deliver COVID Vaccine

When precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally ready, jabbing the lifesaving solution into the arms of Americans will require ...
Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield

CDC Head Sticking to School-Opening Guides Trump Criticized

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal health officials won't revise their coronavirus guidelines for reopening schools despite criticism from President Donald Trump, ...
Virus Outbreak Scramble for Tests

Where Do New Viruses Like the Coronavirus Come From?

Factors smaller than a cell and as large as the planet are at play when a virus leaps from an ...
empty United Airlines ticket machines are shown at the Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla

Layoffs Stuck at High Level as 1.3 Million Seek Jobless Aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a historically high pace that shows ...
Shania Dod, right, collects a sample at a United Memorial Medical Center

‘A Hot Mess’: Americans Face Testing Delays as Virus Surges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For two weeks, Rachael Jones has stayed home, going without a paycheck while waiting and waiting ...
President Donald Trump

Trump Says He Will Pressure States to Reopen Schools in Fall

President Donald Trump on Tuesday launched an all-out effort to reopen schools this fall, arguing that some are keeping schools ...
medical personnel adjust their personal protective equipment

Protective Gear for Medical Workers Begins to Run Low Again

The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the ...
Saltillo High School seniors make their way to the football field as the sun begins to set for their graduation ceremony

Amid Pandemic, Fewer Students Seek Federal Aid for College

The number of high school seniors applying for U.S. federal college aid plunged in the weeks following the sudden closure ...
ttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath, right, inaugurates a day long tree planting campaign

Indians Keep Their Distance in Mass Tree Planting Campaign

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — More than 2 million people gathered Sunday at river banks, farmlands and government buildings in northern ...
Indians participate in a health awareness run to mark World AIDS Day in Hyderabad, India

AIDS Report: Kids are Lagging and COVID-19 is Harming Care

New numbers on the global AIDS epidemic show some big successes, such as fewer deaths and new infections. But there ...
Tricia Nora, right, a pediatric nurse practitioner, reads a book to Emilyanne Wade

Amazon Homeless Shelter Boosts Unique Program for Sick Kids

SEATTLE (AP) — After becoming homeless, Connie Wade realized she'd be missing something critical to care for her daughter ...
Stimulus Money Could Pose Dilemmas in Nursing Homes

Stimulus Money Could Pose Dilemmas in Nursing Homes

NEW YORK (AP) — Nursing home residents are among the Americans getting $1,200 checks as part of the U.S. government's ...
Olivia Chan's father helps her with a new mask she received during a graduation ceremony for her Pre-K class

Debates Turn Emotional as Schools Decide How and If to Open

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — School districts across America are in the midst of making wrenching decisions over how to resume ...