On Saturday at Howley's Restaurant the sound of music and the smell of ribs was in the air as cars lined up stretching three blocks down the street as people were welcomed by volunteers from Hospitality Helping Hands.
Law enforcement officers, firefighters, medical professionals, and other essential employees are putting in a lot of hours. Now, they’re getting help to make sure their focus can stay on their jobs and not stress at home.
A cruise ship is bound for South Florida with dozens of sick passengers and crew members onboard. Investigative reporter Katie LaGrone spoke to one Florida couple who is not sure if their return to land on Monday will happen.
Lupus patients say they are unable to get refills of their hydroxychloroquine after the announcement of clinical trials to study the drug for possible coronavirus treatment. Pharmacists say some doctors are writing prescriptions for friends and family members.
The number of coronavirus infections were set to top a half-million worldwide on Thursday as both Italy and the United States appeared poised to surpass China, where the pandemic began, and Spain’s death toll climbed to more than 4,000.
President Trump said the new guidelines are meant to enable state and local leaders to make “decisions about maintaining, increasing, or relaxing social distancing and other measures they have put in place.”
The Ferd and Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service of Palm Beach County is using its food pantry to help the community during this pandemic. Volunteers are working around the clock to package Passover boxes for clients to pick up without having to even leave their cars.
The unusual video call in lieu of a physical gathering comes as governments around the world stress the importance of social distancing to curb the spread of the highly infectious virus, which has prompted closures, curfews and lockdowns globally.
The urgently needed pandemic response measure is the largest economic rescue measure in history and is intended as a weekslong or monthslong patch for an economy spiraling into recession and a nation facing a potentially ghastly toll.