Coronavirus Roundup: Santa Clara Ramps Up For Surge; Statewide Moratorium On Evictions; New Cases, New Deaths

Sen. Kamala Harris Pushes To Close National Parks In Statesent a letter making the request to Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, National Park Service Deputy Director David Vela and Jean Fraser, Chief Executive Officer at Presidio Trust. The letter pushed for the closure of all 28 California national parks for the remainder of the […]

Fresh, local foods ready from Dish Society virtual farmers market

So far despite the decline from dine-in business, Lyons said he has not officially laid anyone off, that about a third of his employees — many high schooler students — have been taking voluntary furloughs because they don’t need the money as much some adult employees. Others, Lyons said, have given up hours and pay […]

New Orleans Woman Found Dead in Car Trunk Was Allegedly Murdered by Her Brother

“Through further investigation, detectives have positively identified Hoa Phong Nguyen — the brother of the victim — as the accused perpetrator in this incident and have obtained a warrant for his arrest on a charge of second-degree murder,” a New Orleans police press release stated.

Coronavirus has some state agencies curtailing public services

“The State of Texas continues to implement a comprehensive plan to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and that includes strategies to reduce preventable in-person contact,” Abbott said. “By suspending these rules, Texans can avoid unnecessary crowds and in-person contact without fear of being penalized. We encourage all Texans to continue practicing social distancing and to […]

Texas resident shares personal journey of testing positive for coronavirus

“The symptoms were worsening and I did not know how much worse it might get. I was being told to self-quarantine unless I needed ICU breathing support,” he said. “When do you make a decision to go in? At what point do you need to take better care of yourself?”

Texas AG says gun stores are essential, should remain open amid pandemic

— Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) March 27, 2020Texas, the country’s second-largest state by population and landmass, has not issued a “stay at home” order, though dozens have been issued at the local level across the Lone Star State, with varying interpretations of the term “nonessential businesses.”

Alabama virus cases rise as governor’s shutdown order begins

Hyundai Motor Co. announced late Friday that a closure at its Montgomery plant will extend until April 13. The 3,000 workers there must take vacation time in order to be paid. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville said Friday it was shutting down almost all onsite operations, except for security, astronaut safety and critical hardware […]

Coronavirus roils every segment of US child welfare system

The disruption of services also can heighten concern about children’s safety. Elizabeth Novotny, a social worker in Northern California’s Santa Clara County, said a boy was recently reunified with his mother, but now a drug-testing program has been suspended that would have let Novotny verify that the mom was staying off drugs.

The Meaning Behind Meghan Markle’s Wedding Tiara: How It Pays Tribute to Her New Royal Family

Prince Harry already made sure to pay tribute to his mom when design Meghan’s engagement ring. The 3-stone design features one large stone in the center, sourced from Botswana, flanked by two smaller stones, from Princess Diana’s own personal jewelry vault.

Anne Arundel Restaurants Offering Delivery, Takeout: Coronavirus

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD — Maryland bars and restaurants have shuttered per an executive order by Gov. Larry Hogan designed to slow the coronavirus pandemic. Those establishments that offer carryout, curbside pickup and delivery services are still open. The City of Annapolis has compiled a constantly changing list of restaurants that are open and serving […]