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Mar. 30, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

The Mining Journal. March 28 2020. Engage seniors: Reaching out to those in need. As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates around the state and nation, many people might find themselves wishing for a kind word or something pleasant to occupy their minds during this period of social distancing and isolation. As the...

A group of kayakers practice social distancing while floating down the Greenbrier River Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Ronceverte, W.Va. Greenbrier County Health Department reported it's first COVID-19 case in the county Thursday. (Jenny Harnish/The Register-Herald via AP)

The Latest: Phuket closes land and sea entry and exit points

Mar. 30, 2020 3:07 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Trump extends stay-at-home guidelines for another 30 days....

In this March 13, 2020, photo, senior residents of Rice's Wiess College perform a mock commencement ceremony at the school in Houston. Due to the coronavirus outbreak it's not clear whether the campus will reopen in time for graduation. The new coronavirus causes 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. (Jeff Fitlow/Rice University via AP)

College seniors hurried to squeeze in last school memories

Mar. 29, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

It was during Act 1 of the final dress rehearsal for Puccini’s “La Rondine” at the Peabody Conservatory that the school president sent out an email canceling all nonessential gatherings because of the coronavirus pandemic. Cast members quickly messaged friends, who streamed into the theater...

Officers rescue woman who crashed car into Florida canal

Mar. 29, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff deputies in Florida jumped into a canal to pull a woman out of her car where she was sinking after a crash. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post the elderly woman was trapped in her car, which was submerging into the water in a neighborhood in Boca...

FILE - People sit in a bar in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The streets of Stockholm are quiet but not deserted. People still sit at outdoor cafes in the center of Sweden's capital. Vendors still sell flowers. Teenagers still chat in groups in parks. Some still greet each other with hugs and handshakes. After a long, dark Scandinavian winter, the coronavirus pandemic is not keeping Swedes at home even while citizens in many parts of the world are sheltering in place and won't find shops or restaurants open on the few occasions they are permitted to venture out. (AP Photo/David Keyton, File)

Off to the cafe: Sweden is outlier in virus restrictions

Mar. 29, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The streets of Stockholm are quiet but not deserted. People still sit at outdoor cafes in the center of Sweden's capital. Vendors still sell flowers. Teenagers still chat in groups in parks. Some still greet each other with hugs and handshakes. After a long, dark Scandinavian winter, the...

Tunes cheer Jackson Hole seniors isolated by coronavirus

Mar. 29, 2020 8:40 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Locals out for an early afternoon stroll gravitated towards the amplified sound of Peter Keenan’s voice and nylon-string guitar as it bounced off the glass and wood of Legacy Lodge at Jackson Hole and echoed into the valley. A crowd of impromptu onlookers gathered, with their...

In this Wednesday, March 25, 2020 photo, donuts bearing the likeness of Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, rest on a plate at Donuts Delite in Rochester, N.Y. Donuts Delite began making donuts featuring Fauci's face earlier in the week. (Shawn Dowd/Democrat & Chronicle via AP)

Shop sells 'hundreds' of doughnuts starring Dr. Fauci's face

Mar. 27, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York doughnut shop is featuring the likeness of the doctor leading the country's battle with coronavirus on its sweet treats. Donuts Delite in Rochester began selling hundreds of doughnuts with Dr. Anthony Fauci's face, surrounded by white frosting and topped off with...

Carl Shrader, medical director for the Sundale nursing home in Morgantown, said 16 residents and four staffers have tested have tested positive for the coronavirus in Morgantown, W.Va., Wednesday March 25, 2020. The nursing home with at least 20 coronavirus cases has become

Outside hard-hit nursing home, staffers find nervous public

Mar. 27, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — They can't get taxis or child care. Two were refused service at a gas station. Another's trip to a pharmacy prompted a concerned call. Staffers at a nursing home dubbed “ ground zero ” for West Virginia's growing coronavirus caseload have been treated as pariahs for...

A sign on the front door of the St. Anthony's Catholic Church directs parishioners to the availability of online mass, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. Daily masses continue to be available online in response to the new coronavirus outbreak but the church is open daily for private prayers. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Iowa governor's medical procedures order halts abortions

Mar. 27, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An aide to Gov. Kim Reynolds said Friday that an order she issued this week to slow the spread of coronavirus had outlawed abortions in Iowa, but that interpretation was never explained to the organization that performs most abortions in the state and only came to light after it was...

Mark Andersen, 60, co-director of the nonprofit organization,

For seniors, isolation changes life in varied, nuanced ways

Mar. 27, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

One remembers the polio epidemic and the hardships of World War II. One is stoic about it all — because, he says, he's already “here past the welcome.” A third, old enough to remember the aftermath of the 1918 flu epidemic, turns to her faith in challenging times. For older Americans, some...