Coronavirus

  Covington pools will not open this summer due to COVID-19 pandemic

Summer will look a little different this year for some residents in northern Kentucky.

COVID-19 Tracker: Check out the latest on test results around the country

  Father says Boris Johnson likely out of action for a while

  Grandma who texted wrong teen for Thanksgiving loses husband to coronavirus

  Coronavirus coverage: What you need to know for Friday, April 10

  Asian shares steady after Wall St caps best week since 1974

  Oklahoma man celebrates 100th birthday with parade

  $30 million loss possible for Cincinnati arts due to COVID-19

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  Parents of children fighting cancer plead with public: ‘You gotta stay home’

  When will federal loans arrive? Local businesses worry not soon enough

  U.S. states share, get creative in hunt for medical supplies

  16.8M Americans out of work; Easter celebrations move online

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  2 more Kentucky state parks closed as Beshear issues warning against mass gatherings

  Ohioans have done a ‘bang-up job’ at fighting COVID-19, Gov. DeWine says

DeWine said Ohio groups have come together and will be able to make and distribute a large amount of PPE across the state.

Coronavirus forces new approaches to fighting wildfires

To save lives and reduce the spread of COVID-19, people are being told to remain isolated. But in a wildfire, thousands of firefighters must work in close quarters for weeks at a time.

  5-year-old Alaska girl is serious about keeping people safe

Nova Knight is 5, and very serious about keeping others safe during the coronavirus outbreak. She recorded her own video to prove it.

  IMF head sees worst economic downturn since Great Depression

The IMF will release an updated world economic forecast on Tuesday that will show just how quickly the coronavirus outbreak has turned what had been expected to be a solid year of growth into a deep downturn.

  Indiana governor directs in-person church services to stop as death toll rises

  Summerfair Cincinnati canceled

Africa must not be ‘neglected’ in virus fight, officials say

  No social distancing in space: New crew greeted with hugs

  Pet fostering takes off as coronavirus keeps Americans home

UK prime minister out of intensive care as condition improves

Gray InvestigateTV COVID-19 Tracker surpasses 1 million views

Gray Television's county-by-county COVID-19 tracker has surpassed 1 million views, keeping local communities informed about emerging hotspots across the U.S.

Protesters gather outside of Ohio Statehouse during coronavirus briefing with Gov. DeWine, Dr. Acton (video)

A group of demonstrators gathered outside of the Ohio Statehouse on Thursday to protest against the state’s efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Senators block new virus aid, Pelosi decries ‘stunt’

Senators torpedoed quick passage of a new coronavirus aid package Thursday, with Democrats rejecting a Trump administration request for $250 billion to boost a small business payroll fund and Republicans refusing Democrats’ demand for another $250 billion for hospitals and states.

Ohio State University Marching Band performs socially distanced ‘battle cry’ (video)

The famed Ohio State University Marching Band may not be able to practice and play together in person, but that’s not stopping members from performing as a group.

  Wall Street caps best week since 1974 on latest Fed stunner

The central bank announced programs to provide up to $2.3 trillion in loans to households, local governments and small and large businesses as the country tips into what economists say may be the worst recession in decades.

  Scientists warn virus will be with us through summer

Coronavirus has already spread widely in Australia, which is coming out of its summer.

  US economy unlikely to recover as rapidly as it collapsed

The 2020 presidential and Senate elections likely will take place as the world's largest economy is still attempting to climb back from the deadly outbreak.

  Sailor from USS Roosevelt with coronavirus found unconscious, admitted to ICU

The sailor was found unconscious on March 30 and admitted to the ICU at the U.S. Navy hospital on Guam, according to a Thursday statement from the Navy.

What to know: Changes at BMV due to coronavirus

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine shut down all 181 Bureau of Motor Vehicle locations, except five, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  Start of Passover celebrated remotely, as families connect online

Being together while stuck apart, digital dinners with family and friends have helped bridge the physical gap caused by COVID-19.

  Cincinnati lighting up blue to show support for COVID-19 essential workers

The city says the iconic “Cincinnati” sign at Duke Energy Center, Fountain Square and other local buildings will “go blue” Thursday night.

  VIDEO: Julia Louis-Dreyfus PSA makes you want to be socially distant

In a tongue-in-cheek public service announcement for the State of California, Julia Louis-Dreyfus calls on her Golden State neighbors to stay at home to help curb the pandemic.

  Georgia bar removes dollar bills stapled on walls to help pay employees during coronavirus outbreak

A Georgia bar owner struggling to pay her employees spent more than three days removing stapled dollar bills from walls in order to pay workers hurting from the coronavirus outbreak.

Using ping pong balls and mousetraps ODH shows how social distancing really does work (video)

A video produced by the Ohio Department of Health is an excellent demonstration of how social distancing helps during the coronavirus pandemic.

  States struggle with coronavirus supply shortages

Nearly a month after President Donald Trump declared COVID-19 a national emergency, states are still sounding the alarm on supply shortages.

  Record 16.8 million have sought US jobless aid since coronavirus

The figures collectively constitute the largest and fastest string of job losses in records dating to 1948.

  Texas library employees use 3D printers to make protective gear for health care workers

Texas library workers are using 3D printers to help make protection gear for health care professionals fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

  Ohio jobless claims nearly double all in 2019

Record numbers of U.S. and Ohio workers have been filing claims for unemployment benefits due to the coronavirus outbreak

  Girl who inspired Charlotte’s Web marijuana oil dies

A girl with a rare form of epilepsy whose recovery inspired the name of a medical marijuana oil that drew families of children with similar health problems to Colorado for treatment has died after being hospitalized and treated as a likely coronavirus patient.

  Point of order: Congress weighs how to govern from afar amid coronavirus fight

The virus' continuing spread is raising doubts among lawmakers and aides that the House will reconvene in Washington as scheduled after April 20.

  Non-profit helping three times the usual amount of clients during coronavirus pandemic

Between March 16 and April 3, they helped 951 families, which is more than 2,000 individuals.

  Seders going virtual across Tri-State as Jewish community celebrates Passover

Thanks to Zoom, many in the Jewish community were able to celebrate the Seder Wednesday night.

Trump quietly shuts down asylum at US borders amid coronavirus fight

The government has temporarily swept aside decades-old national and international laws, saying holding people in custody is considered too dangerous.

  After mother’s death of coronavirus, two Colo. sisters forced to watch funeral over FaceTime

Families across the world are grieving for loved ones who died from coronavirus, but as the pandemic continues, they can't say goodbye in the traditional way.

  Coronavirus coverage: What you need to know for Thursday, April 9

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  Mich. woman with coronavirus asked Amazon’s Alexa for help with pain 40 times in days before her death

The nursing home says its staff followed clinical practice guidelines in managing the 66-year-old's pain. She was one of 31 residents and five staff members who had tested positive for the virus.

  83 residents at Calif. nursing home hit by coronavirus evacuated after staff fails to show for work

After staff at the 90-bed facility didn’t show up for work two days in a row, the patients had to be moved to other healthcare locations in the county.

Cleveland nurse hoping to educate African-Americans on alarming racial disparities with COVID-19 deaths

Nurse practitioner LeShelle Henderson knows firsthand about the deadly effects of the coronavirus.

Waffle House sells out of waffle mix in 4 hours

Waffle House just found out its signature product is as popular online as in its restaurants.

HHS: Federal stocks of protective equipment nearly depleted

The Department of Health and Human Services told the Associated Press Wednesday that the federal stockpile was in the process of deploying all remaining personal protective equipment in its inventory. A small percentage will be kept in reserve to support federal response efforts, the department said

Cleveland Clinic physician says Ohio’s hospitals might not reach capacity if we continue to socially distance

While the Cleveland Clinic does have a large and growing number of COVID-19 patients, Dr. Rendell Ashton believes hospitals in Ohio still have a fighting chance to avoid the nightmare we’re currently seeing in New York.

  Countries start thinking about easing up on restrictions

Even as coronavirus deaths continue to mount across Europe, New York and other hot spots, the U.S. and other governments are slowly beginning to envision an exit strategy.

  Feds loosen virus rules to let essential workers return

In fashioning the recommendations, the Trump administration appeared to be trying to balance political and public health concerns.

  New CDC guidance for essential workers during coronavirus

The guidance is focused on when those workers can return to work after having been exposed to the new coronavirus.

  New order allows 1 person per household inside grocery stores, Beshear says

The new executive order limits the number of people from a household inside of life sustainable businesses.

Coronavirus claims couple just 4 days apart

As the pandemic consumed the world, Joan and Ed Porco fell victim to it. Ed, who was 89, and Joan, who was 90, died four days apart on Long Island.

  Interactive map: Coronavirus cases by zip code in Cincinnati, Hamilton County

You can also see the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Cincinnati as well as deaths caused by the virus.

  Police: Shoplifter who says she has COVID-19 charged with knowingly exposing several people at Kroger

Lauren Incarnato, 28, was arrested and charged Tuesday with exposing others to contagion, a misdemeanor, and three felony charges: two for possession of drugs and one for theft, court records show

  Small business owners find obstacles trying to get stimulus loans

Some small business owners say they can't find a place to get a loan through the federal coronavirus relief package meant to help pay employees, rent and other expenses.

Some doctors moving away from ventilators for virus patients

Some doctors worry that the machines could be harming certain patients.

  Engineers turn breast pumps into ventilators

The engineering group is consulting with pulmonologists to make sure they’re on the right track.

Animal experts say humans wearing masks may take some “getting used to” for pets

There’s so much to think about these days - but one thing you may have not considered is how the masks we’re wearing to protect ourselves might confuse or even startle your four-legged friends.

  3 coronavirus deaths in Cincinnati, health officials bracing for ‘storm’

The City of Cincinnati reports 134 confirmed positive cases of the virus.

Dick’s Sporting Goods furloughs most of its 40,000 employees

Dick’s Sporting Goods is finding it impossible to function without any sports, so the big box retailer says it is furloughing most of its 40,000 employees.

The Heart of Cincinnati Virtual Food Drive

Please join FOX19 Now and Kroger for the Heart of Cincinnati Virtual Food Drive supporting Freestore Foodbank!

  Quitting smoking now could up your odds against COVID-19

COVID-19 is known to attack a person’s lungs and one of our best defenses against that is to make sure they’re strong and healthy in the first place. For many, that starts by stopping smoking.

  Report: Outbreak triggers drop in climate-changing emissions

Despite mocking the idea of climate change, President Donald Trump will preside over one of the country’s sharpest drops in climate-damaging emissions on record, as the economic paralysis from the coronavirus tamps down energy use, according to an Energy Department projection on Tuesday.

  UN health agency on defensive after Trump slams it on coronavirus

The World Health Organization was on the defensive Wednesday after President Donald Trump blasted the U.N. health body over its recommendations on the coronavirus and threatened to strip hundreds of millions of dollars that had come from its top single donor.

  Stocks up 3.4% on Wall Street as hopes build for virus peak

Markets have been incredibly volatile in recent weeks as investors blindly guess how badly the coronavirus outbreak will hurt corporate profits amid suffocating uncertainty.

  Justice delayed: Coronavirus crisis upends US legal system

The public health crisis could build a legal backlog that overwhelms courts across the country, leaving some defendants behind bars longer, and forcing prosecutors to decide which cases to pursue and which to let slide.

  Indiana on verge of 6k coronavirus cases as deaths eclipse 200

Indiana cases have not peaked yet, state health officials say

  Here’s why cats potentially exposed to coronavirus should stay inside

Some veterinarians are recommending cat owners to keep their furry felines inside if their home has potentially been exposed to coronavirus.

  Starbucks antes up $10M for employees impacted by coronavirus

The money can be used for things like housing and utilities, the sudden loss of home, the death of a family member or partner, and related funeral expenses.

  Acton urges caution, but celebrates Ohio’s progress: 'You have squashed this’

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said Ohio is still struggling to get face masks to people working on the frontline.

NerdWallet: 7 kinds of COVID-19 relief for college students

All students with federal loans qualify to delay payments, interest-free, through September. Some private lenders are offering forbearance as well.

  10 dead at Georgia nursing home as coronavirus hits facility

The coronavirus outbreak has hit a Georgia nursing home hard, as 10 people have died inside the facility.

  100 American Airlines flight attendants test positive for coronavirus

The Association of Professional Flight Attendants says the airline has agreed to start providing face masks for frontline team members.

  Cincinnati Museum Center offering online programs during coronavirus closures

During its temporary closure, the museum is offering free online resources for you to check out.