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A traffic message board displays a message about coronavirus prevention along northbound Interstate 94 in Chicago, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The new coronavirus cause mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Illinois delays income tax deadline as virus cases climb

Mar. 25, 2020 9:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday delayed the deadline for filing state income tax returns by three months as officials reported the state's largest one-day jump in COVID-19 infections since the first case was reported in late January. Pritzker said he was extending the tax deadline...

Dr. Lee Norman, right, secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, answers questions from reporters as an interpreter translates his comments into sign language, Friday, March 20, 2020, in Topeka, Kan. Dr. Norman says the department could all but run out of coronavirus testing kits within two days, forcing the state to rely on private labs. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas agency low on COVID-19 test kits; state offers loans

Mar. 20, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' health department is “precariously low” on coronavirus testing kits and could be forced to rely on private labs, potentially delaying results, the agency's top administrator said Friday. Dr. Lee Norman, secretary of the Department of Health and Environment, said...

Medical personnel at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, conduct drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Park Ridge, Ill., Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Ill. virus cases top 200, include 42 tied to nursing home

Mar. 18, 2020 9:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An additional 128 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Illinois, including 20 more individuals living or working at a nursing home in a southwestern suburb of Chicago, state officials announced Wednesday. The additional results bring the state's total to 288 cases in 17...

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly answers questions from reporters after announcing that she'd order all public and private K-12 schools in the state to close for the rest of the semester, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Kelly issued the order in hopes of checking the spread of the coronavirus, and her action will move learning online for students. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas issues new quarantine mandates, bars new evictions

Mar. 18, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas issued strict quarantine mandates Wednesday for people who have traveled or had close contact with those with confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, part of an effort to limit its local spread. But that local spread was inevitable, particularly in Johnson County, the state's...

A woman walks near a Seattle Times newspaper box in front of the building that houses the Times' newsroom, Sunday, March 15, 2020 in Seattle, as the headline

Inslee to order all bars/restaurants to close to fight virus

Mar. 16, 2020 12:53 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Sunday night that he would order all bars, restaurants, entertainment and recreation facilities to temporarily close to fight the spread of COVID-19 in the state with by far the most deaths in the U.S. from the disease. In a statement Inslee said the...

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf provides an update on the coronavirus known as COVID-19 on Thursday, March 12, 2020. (Joe Hermitt/The Patriot-News via AP)

Governor shutters Pennsylvania schools for at least 2 weeks

Mar. 13, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — All schools in Pennsylvania will close for two weeks, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Friday as the state undertook sweeping measures aimed at slowing the spread of the new coronavirus. Wolf on Friday also announced he was extending a day-old shutdown order affecting Montgomery County to...

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page provides an update on local coronavirus cases during a news conference at the Office of Emergency Management in Baldwin, Mo., Monday, March 9, 2020. Page spoke Monday that county health officials used the same protocol they have used for years when working with people with communicable diseases. He said he was

Missouri virus case shows 1 exposure can mean major response

Mar. 10, 2020 10:27 AM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The 20-something college student didn’t know she had the new coronavirus as she flew home from a study abroad program in Italy, landing at one of the nation’s busiest airports. She took a train to a St. Louis station shared by Amtrak and the Greyhound bus service. Her...

Missouri virus case shows 1 exposure can mean major response

Mar. 10, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The 20-something college student didn’t know she had the new coronavirus as she flew home from a study abroad program in Italy, landing at one of the nation’s busiest airports. She took a train to a St. Louis station shared by Amtrak and the Greyhound bus service. Her...

Gail Hayes, 67, a retired child care provider from Burnsville, Minn., discusses the state of the political campaign on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Burnsville, a Minneapolis suburb in Dakota County, a once traditionally Republican area that has become swing territory in recent elections. The Democrat, who voted for Joe Biden on Super Tuesday, wore her political sentiments on her lapel, with a button that read,

Suburbanites are voting and that's good news for Joe Biden

Mar. 7, 2020 9:05 PM EST

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Nearly two years after suburbanites helped drive a Democratic surge, there are clear signs these voters are engaged and primed to vote Democratic again. Turnout in the Democratic presidential primary has been strong across suburban counties, from northern Virginia to Southern...

4 new Houston-area coronavirus cases bring local total to 8

Mar. 6, 2020 7:43 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of Houston-area residents testing positive for the new coronavirus has reached eight with the positive tests announced Friday of two suburban Houston women in their 60s. The results on the two women from Fort Bend County, located just southwest of Houston, came after Houston...