Coronavirus Live U.S. Updates: Stocks Plunge, Trump Urges Limits

The White House on Monday issued new guidelines for Americans amid the growing coronavirus crisis in the United States.

During the now-daily White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing, President Donald Trump urged all Americans over the next 15 days not to gather in groups of more than 10, to stay away from bars, restaurants and food courts, and to avoid travel if possible.

Trump suggested that the coronavirus crisis could last until July or August.

A short time after the president finished his remarks in the White House briefing room, the Dow finished the trading day with one of its worst one-day point drop in history.

The Dow closed 2,999 points, or 12.9 percent lower than its position at the start of the day. The S&P 500 finished down nearly 12 percent, and the Nasdaq Composite ended down 12.3 percent.

There were more than 4,200 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States and 74 deaths as of Monday afternoon, according to Johns Hopkins.

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Dow Dives 2,997 Points On Fears Virus Will Cause Recession

The U.S. stock market plunged more than 12% Monday for its worst day in more than three decades as voices from Wall Street to the White House said the coronavirus is likely dragging the economy into a recession.

U.S. Tells Older People To Stay Home, All Ages To Avoid Crowds

The White House on Monday urged all older Americans to stay home and everyone to avoid crowds and eating out at restaurants as part of sweeping guidelines meant to combat an expected surge of coronavirus cases.

SAT, ACT Tests Canceled Due To Coronavirus

This year’s SAT and ACT tests, the largest college placement exams in the U.S., are being canceled or postponed due to the new coronavirus outbreak, the groups that run both tests announced Monday.

Ohio Trying To Postpone Primary Election Until June 2

Ohio is attempting to postpone its primary election to June 2 because of the new coronavirus, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Monday. The governor said the state will file a lawsuit in the Common Pleas Court of Franklin County to extend the voting deadline because he does not have the authority to solely decide to move an election.

Coronavirus Could ‘Overwhelm’ Hospitals: Mass General ER Doctor

The nation’s hospitals would be overwhelmed if people don’t practice social distancing to help “flatten the curve” on the spread the new coronavirus, according to a leading doctor of emergency medicine.

All CA Bars Closed, Seniors Ordered Home Amid Virus Crisis

California is asking all bars to close and residents age 65 and older, along with those with chronic health conditions, to stay home in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Sunday.

Illinois Gov. Orders All State Bars, Restaurants Closed

Hours after saying he was “seriously looking at” closing the state’s bars and restaurants amid the coronavirus outbreak, Gov. J.B. Pritzker did just that Sunday afternoon.

Coronavirus CT: Restaurants, Bar Closures Scheduled To Happen Today

Gov. Ned Lamont may announce later Monday the closing of bars and restaurants — except for takeout and delivery — as Connecticut continues to try to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

Coronavirus MA: Schools Closed, Restaurants Takeout-Only

Gov. Charlie Baker announced a series of unprecedented measures across Massachusetts to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, including closing all schools for three weeks, restricting public gatherings of more than 25 people, and ordering the state’s restaurants to close to patrons but remain open for takeout or delivery. The school and restaurant measures take effect Tuesday.

NYC Schools Shut Down As Coronavirus Spreads

New York City public schools will close in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, officials announced Sunday.

Gov. Orders All Non-Essential Businesses In PA To Close

All non-essential businesses in Pennsylvania have been ordered to close by Gov. Tom Wolf as the state works to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Foreign Disinformation Is Stoking Virus Fears: Associated Press

The Trump administration is alleging that a foreign disinformation campaign is underway aimed at spreading fear in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic, three U.S. officials said Monday. Read more via the Associated Press.

Trump Says States Should Find Their Own Respirators: Washington Post

President Trump told governors on Monday that states should work on getting their own respirators and ventilators, instead of waiting for the federal government to provide them. Read more at the Washington Post.

‘Shelter In Place’ Order Issued For Much Of Bay Area, California

Several counties in the Bay Area are ordering residents to shelter in place Monday in an extraordinary attempt to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

How To Talk To Your Stubborn Parents About Coronavirus Precaution

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