Coronavirus

Fake COVID-19 live map circulating on the internet

Local law enforcement agencies are warning the community about a fake website, pretending to give live mapping updates about the novel coronavirus. West Richland and Richland police departments have posted photos of the malicious website on their Facebook pages. The…

MLS shutting down for 30 days due to coronavirus

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Major League Soccer is shutting down for 30 days because of the coronavirus, delaying the home opener for the expansion team co-owned by former England captain David Beckham. MLS Commissioner says the decision was based…

Congressional staffer tests positive for coronavirus

Washington (CNN) — An employee in Sen. Maria Cantwell’s office has tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the first publicly known case of a congressional staffer with the disease. A statement from Cantwell’s offices said the staffer had no…

Two confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Yakima County

YAKIMA, Wash.--- The Yakima Health District was informed on the evening of March 11, 2020 that test results from the Washington State Department of Health Public Health Lab determined that there are two confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in…

Governor Kate Brown announces orders on COVID-19 in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore.-- Governor Kate Brown announced urgent new rules to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon. The following measures are based on the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Oregon public health experts, epidemiologists, and…

Tom Hanks, wife test positive for coronavirus

NEW YORK — Tom Hanks and his actress-singer wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the coronavirus, the actor said in a statement Wednesday. Hanks said the couple were in Australia and felt tired, with colds, body aches and slight…

Kittitas County announces second confirmed case of coronavirus

KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. -- The Kittitas County Public Health Department announced Wednesday that a second county resident has tested positive for the new coronavirus. Health officials say the patient is a family member of a 67-year-old woman who tested positive…

KSD: Students should stay home 72 hours after fever is gone

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Per new guidelines from local health officials, the Kennewick School District says if a child has a fever, parents should keep them home for 72 hours after symptoms go away. The Washington Department of Health and the…

Trump order expected on medical supplies amid outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to announce an executive order Wednesday insisting on American-made medical supplies and pharmaceuticals in response to the coronavirus outbreak, according to a person familiar with the plan. Word about the planned announcement,…

WHO declares the coronavirus a pandemic

ROME (AP) — Expressing alarm both about mounting infections and slow government responses, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic but also said it’s not too late for countries to act. By…