New York has asked the federal government for a $4 billion no-interest loan to cover unemployment payments for people put out of work by the pandemic as states burn through funds set aside for jobless claims.182
A homebound nation is turning to the telephone to connect with the outside world amid the coronavirus pandemic. For customer-service agents and others who work by phone, that has added new tension and emotion to normally routine calls.16
The social media giant is allowing users to voice support for lockdown protests but not advocate violating social-distancing rules—a policy that injects Facebook into an increasingly polarized national debate.106
Lawmakers and the Trump administration were closing in on a more than $450 billion agreement that would replenish a program for small businesses battered by the coronavirus and related shutdowns, aiming to end a weeks-long impasse over the loan program.276
The Supreme Court ruled that defendants can’t be convicted of serious crimes under the Constitution unless jurors are unanimous, overturning laws in two states and calling thousands of verdicts into question.
New York’s largest nurses’ union filed three lawsuits against the state and two hospital systems, alleging that dangerous work guidelines and protective gear shortages exacerbated the spread of the novel coronavirus.51
The volume of organ transplants across New York state has dropped precipitously with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, falling to 23 total organ transplants during April from an average of 220 transplants.
After the Food and Drug Administration opened the door for authorized companies and labs to do virus testing, dozens of options are emerging. We are updating this guide regularly with what we learn about the state of testing and treatment across the U.S.
The Trump administration said it would allow some companies to delay payment of import tariffs due to economic hardship triggered by the new coronavirus, but the relief was more limited than many officials and business leaders had signaled.