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Florida has now joined the list of states that are ordering residents to remain in their homes for all but essential activities to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis made the announcement at an afternoon briefing. It was just a few hours after he spoke to President Trump. DeSantis said he's issuing an executive order that will direct "all Floridians to limit movements and personal interactions outside the home to only those necessary to obtain or provide essential services or essential activities."

President Trump and his top scientific advisors on the coronavirus taskforce gave a much-anticipated presentation Tuesday night, laying out the data behind the president's recent shift in tone regarding the outbreak – including his decision to extend national social distancing guidelines through May 1.

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West Virginia is the latest state to delay its primary because of the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Jim Justice announced that the May 12 primary is being pushed back to June 9.

"I want this to be the biggest turnout of all time," Justice said while announcing the change via web stream. "Because all of us should treasure the opportunity and the privilege to vote, and I want us to have that opportunity, and by moving this it will give us a lot better chance to do so."

Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal has some advice for President Trump on how to lead the nation through the coronavirus pandemic: instill confidence, tell the truth, be unified and fight it like a war.

For years, Sherry Turkle has researched how technology is pushing people apart. But in the face of a global pandemic, is technological communication the thing that’s bringing us together?

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Wednesday that Wisconsin should postpone next week's scheduled primary election amid the coronavirus outbreak, even as the state's governor said he was turning to the National Guard to help staff polling places on April 7.

To stop the spread of coronavirus, health officials have a favorite refrain: After being in a city or region where there have been a lot of COVID-19 cases, spend 14 days in quarantine even if you feel perfectly fine, — don't leave your house. Coming from New York? 14-day quarantine. Arriving in Hawaii?

For weeks, when healthy Americans asked whether they should be wearing face masks in public to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, health authorities in the U.S. have answered with a definitive no.

The threat of coronavirus in the state may be taking a toll on the mental well-being of Tennesseans, so Gov. Bill Lee’s administration is vowing to focus more resources in underserved areas.

The move comes a week after Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs announced that eight people had died by suicide in his county in a single, 48-hour period.

Gov. Bill Lee says he was stunned to learn about the suicides, which he linked to the coronavirus pandemic, describing them as collateral damage.

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