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.
North Carolina health officials reported a total of 3,426 cases of coronavirus across 90 counties Monday, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). At least 53 deaths have been reported.
"I know you're bored, but do not cut your own bangs," reads one of the humorous memes on Frank Potter-Gainey's Facebook page. "We are about three weeks away from knowing everyone's true hair color," reads another.
Thousands of acres of fruits and vegetables grown in Florida are being plowed over or left to rot because farmers can't sell to restaurants, theme parks or schools nationwide that have closed because of the coronavirus.
Governor Roy Cooper has announced that North Carolina has received FEMA approval to provide shelter alternatives for those with unstable housing who may need to quarantine in response to COVID-19 or at high risk for severe illness.
Thousands were forced to congregate for hours in long lines on Tuesday with no protective gear. Thousands more stayed home, unwilling to risk their health and unable to be counted because requested absentee ballots never arrived.
Dr. Anthony Fauci is now a familiar face to Americans as he gives daily updates at the White House. Gray Television Washington Bureau Chief Jacqueline Policastro talked to him Tuesday about what communities across the country are facing.
The coronavirus is presenting challenges to parents to make sure their children are safe, and also make them aware of the reasons why they may not be able to play with their friends or go to see loved ones.
The SBA’s loan processing system stopped working Monday, making it impossible for loans to be approved and funds distributed, according to a trade group for community bankers and the CEO of an online lending marketplace.
Members of North Carolina’s House Select Committee on COVID-19 received an update on the status of the state’s unemployment applications. Members of the committee’s economic support working group participated in the meeting via conference call to maintain social distancing.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday it will provide financial assistance to help essential workers afford child care. It will also provide bonuses to child care teachers and staff who provide care during the COVID-19 crisis.
As leaders try to get a handle on the coronavirus outbreak, they are turning to numerous mathematical models to help them figure out what might — key word, might — happen next and what they should try to do now to contain and prepare for the spread.
The steep rise in coronavirus deaths in New York seems to be leveling off in a possible sign that social distancing is working in the most lethal hot spot in the U.S., the governor said Monday — a trend that appears to have taken hold more convincingly in hard-hit Italy and Spain.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday issued an executive order to delay the state’s presidential primary for two months because of the coronavirus pandemic, a move that will almost certainly prompt a court challenge and inject new uncertainty about whether the election will move forward.