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'Every Single Individual Must Stay Home': Italy's Coronavirus Death Pass China's

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| The country has universal health care. But now, fighting tens of thousands of coronavirus cases, Italian hospitals and medical staff are overwhelmed, prompting anguished debate.

5-Year-Old In Maryland Has Coronavirus; Governor Announces 1st Death In State

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said the man who died from the coronavirus had underlying health issues. But he also said the state has seen an 88% increase in confirmed cases in the past 48 hours.

New York Will Waive Mortgage Payments For 90 Days Based On Financial Hardship

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"That will be a real-life economic benefit," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. He also ordered that only 25 percent of workers could be in the office, except for essential services.

Confirmed Coronavirus Cases In The U.S. Near 10,000

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The country closes in on that marker days after all 50 states reported cases of COVID-19 disease. Jobless claims across the country have also spiked amid desperate attempts to keep the virus at bay.

Tribal Programs That Prepare For Public Health Crises Readying For Coronavirus

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Native health services are preparing for the eventual arrival of the coronavirus on reservations and in Native communities, but the system is already strained.

There May Not Be Enough Well-Trained Workers To Clean Up Where Coronavirus Has Been

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Industry experts are asking whether there are enough trained workers in the cleaning business who can help stop the coronavirus from spreading.

Coronavirus Forces Bureau To Suspend Census Field Operations Until April 1

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U.S. households can respond at my2020census.gov, over the phone or by paper. But to "protect the health and safety" of the public, the Census Bureau says it's pausing field operations for two weeks.

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Coronavirus Epidemic Brings Special Challenges For Immigrants In Urban Areas

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Urban immigrant communities could be particularly vulnerable to contracting COVID-19. In New York City, public health workers are making extra efforts to reach the immigrant population.

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Can Local Governments Enforce Quarantines? Should They?

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Health policy researchers have strongly recommended that state governments update their quarantine policies to protect individual rights.