States are shutting down restaurants, bars, gyms and schools to undertake to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has now killed a minimum of 110 people within the us .
There are a minimum of 6,300 confirmed cases within the U.S, with COVID-19 reaching all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
Globally, there are quite 197,490 coronavirus cases and quite 7,940 deaths, consistent with data compiled by the middle for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
10:15 p.m.: Major automakers comply with “rotating partial shutdown”
During a gathering with Ford, General Motors and Fiat-Chrysler, the United Auto Workers union said the large 3 car makers agreed to “review and implement rotating partial shutdown of facilities” amid workers’ concerns about spreading coronavirus.
The automakers also agreed to extensive deep cleaning of facilities and equipment between shifts, also as extended periods between shifts, consistent with UAW.
UAW said it had “strongly requested” that the three companies cease production entirely for 2 weeks “to safeguard our members,” but those requests were denied.
9:20 p.m.: California says schools likely won’t reopen until fall
California Gov. Gavin Newsom told parents that they ought to steel oneself against the likelihood that schools won’t reopen before the summer break.
“Plan and assume that few, if any, schools will open before the summer break,” Newsom said Tuesday evening, calling it “unlikely” many would reopen before subsequent academic year .
Newsom said currently 98.8% of faculties within the state were closed, and said the tiny , rural schools that remain open would also shutter.
Shelter in situ orders are already in effect in some California counties and Newsom projected that more counties would likely adopt similar strategies within subsequent few days. There are currently 472 cases of coronavirus within the state.
8 p.m.: Sen. Gardner to self-quarantine following contact with resident
Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., announced that he would self-quarantine after coming in touch with a Colorado resident who was visiting Washington, D.C., and later tested positive for coronavirus.
“While i’m not showing any symptoms at this point , I even have made the choice to self-quarantine out of an abundance of caution with an efficient date of March 11th at the advice of the Tri-County Health Department,” Gardner said during a statement Tuesday.
At least 10 members of Congress, including Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., have also announced plans to self-quarantine amid the continued pandemic.
None have tested positive for the disease.
7:30 p.m.: Kansas to shut schools for duration of 2019-2020 semester
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly ordered the closure of all K-12 schools through the top of the varsity year, citing “unprecedented circumstances.”
“The reality of this pandemic is that it can’t be controlled statewide if school buildings return to normal operations,” Kelly said at a news conference Tuesday.
So far, a minimum of 17 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Kansas, with one fatality.
Schools will use remote learning, though the specifics haven’t yet been figured out , she said.
6:40 p.m.: New Jersey shuttering indoor shopping malls, amusement parks. In a state known for its shopping malls, coronavirus will shut them down as of 8 p.m.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy issued the order for all indoor shopping malls and amusement parks to shut tonight until further notice.
In Hoboken, one among the nation’s most densely packed cities, the mayor has imposed a sort of a citywide self-isolation, instructing people to only leave home when absolutely necessary.
“What we do now could have lasting consequences for generations to return ,” Mayor Ravinder Bhalla said Tuesday.
6:15 p.m.: Coronavirus price surpasses 100 in US
Five more deaths in Washington state and two in Colorado has pushed the national price to a minimum of 107.
The Weld County, Colorado, Health Department identified one among the victims as a male in his 70s and warned that folks over the age of 60 and people with chronic illnesses were at “higher risk for severe illness and death.”
“Protecting our high-risk populations from COVID-19 is imperative,” Mark Wallace, executive of the Weld County Health Department, said during a statement. “We are strongly suggesting people practice social distancing so as to stop future COVID-19 deaths and protect our workforce.
Every single reduction within the number of contacts you’ve got per day will have a big impact on the virus’s spread.”In Washington, where 53 people have now died, three deaths were announced in King County and two in Snohomish County.