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Coronavirus Relief Package: How Much Money Will You Get, And When?

(CBS News) — The $2 trillion stimulus bill passed in the Senate includes help for American families who are hurting financially due to the economic impact of the coronavirus: $1,200 checks for most adults and $500 for each of their children. The massive relief package will funnel $290 billion in direct payments to individuals and families. The measure isn’t over the line yet as the bill must now go the House, but households are expected to get a check within weeks or months. That could provide a...
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‘We Need Waaaaay More Of This’: FedEx Worker Shares ‘Thoughtful’ Care Package For Delivery Drivers

GLENDALE, Ariz. (CBS Local) — FedEx workers are the usually ones leaving packages on our porches, so it came as a bit of a surprise when a driver found a box left for couriers on a front porch in Glendale, Arizona. The cardboard package left for UPS, FedEx, USPS, and Amazon delivery drivers was filled with water bottles, Gatorade, cans of soup and rolls of toilet paper. The demand for delivery services has increased drastically as the coronavirus pandemic keeps many Americans homebound. Amazon s...
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Coronavirus Cabin Fever Can Be Dangerous, Psychologist Warns: ‘When We’re Stressed & Feel Trapped, Conflict Likely To Increase’

(CBS Local) — In times of crisis — wars, terrorist attacks, recessions and natural disasters — people typically come together. But the COVID-19 pandemic is not a typical crisis and coming together is much more difficult, if not impossible. Mental health professionals say the social distancing and isolation designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus poses a serious threat to people for whom social contact is a key element of support and treatment. But there are things you can do to maintain y...
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‘It Is Not Going Good:’ Boy Writes Hilarious Critique Of Mom’s Homeschooling Skills

VERONA, Ky. (CBS Local) — A stay-at-home mom in Kentucky is learning the hard way that home schooling her kids during the coronavirus pandemic is not going to be easy. Candice Hunter Kennedy of Verona shared her son’s brutal critique of his first day of home schooling that she found in his journal. “It is not going good,” 8-year-old Ben wrote. “My mom is getting stressed out. My mom is getting confused. We took a break so my mom can figure this stuff out and I’m telling you it is not going good....
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‘Makes Me Mad’: Young Adult Tests Positive After Attending ‘Coronavirus Party,’ Says Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear

FRANKFORT, Ky. (CBS Local) — Some young adults in Kentucky decided to hold a “coronavirus party” and now at least one of the people at the party has tested positive for COVID-19. The partygoers intentionally got together thinking “they are indestructible” and purposely defying state guidance to practice social distancing, Governor Andy Beshear said Tuesday. “This is one that makes me mad,” the governor said. “We should forgive that person but no more of these anywhere, statewide ever for any rea...
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‘This Is Not A Game’: Food Plant Workers Walk Out Over Coronavirus Concerns

KATHLEEN, Ga. (CBS Local) — Approximately 50 workers at the Perdue Farms plant in Kathleen, Georgia, walked off the job Monday morning, saying they don’t feel safe working there during the coronavirus pandemic. Kendaliyn Granville told CBS affiliate WMAZ some workers on the production line were in contact with people who tested positive for COVID-19 and the company should do more to protect workers. “We’re not getting nothing — no type of compensation, no nothing, not even no cleanliness, no ext...
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‘Oh My Gosh’: Firefighters Help Woman Give Birth In Toilet Paper Aisle Of Walmart Store

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (CBS Local) — Customers cheered after a woman gave birth in the toilet paper aisle of a Walmart store in Springfield, Missouri, last week. “We were like oh my gosh, is this actually going to happen,” store manager Jessica Hinkle told KYTV. When the woman’s water broke while she was shopping on Wednesday, she was prepared to go into labor right then and there. “We were like what do we do now?” she said. “Another lady comes around the corner and she says ‘I’m a labor nurse, can I ...
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Musician Serenades Senior Residents Locked Down By Coronavirus Outbreak

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (CBS Local) — At a time when most shops are closed and performances have been canceled, a musician in Tennessee found a way for the show to go on. David DeLoach has turned a sidewalk at an assisted living facility into a stage. His audience includes his mother and some of the other residents of the Harmony at Brentwood in Brentwood, just south of Nashville. The facility has gone into lockdown as a precaution to coronavirus. However, DeLoach didn’t want his mom to feel alone duri...
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National Park Service Suspends Entrance Fees During Coronavirus Outbreak To Aid Social Distancing

(CBS Local) — In an effort to aid public social distancing, the National Parks Service is waiving entry fees at parks during the coronavirus outbreak. “This small step makes it a little easier for the American public to enjoy the outdoors in our incredible National Parks,” Bernhardt said in a news release Wednesday announcing that “entrance fees would be waived at parks that remain open.” “Our vast public lands that are overseen by the Department offer special outdoor experiences to recreate, em...
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Restaurants, Bars Giving Away Toilet Paper Rolls With Takeout Orders

CAMBRIDGE, Minn. (CBS Local) — Some restaurants and bars are cashing in on the national frenzy to hoard toilet paper amid the coronavirus outbreak by offering free rolls with takeout orders. While there is no national shortage of toilet paper, the COVID-19 pandemic has inspired “panic” buying, making it difficult for retailers to keep shelves stocked. That’s provided an opportunity for some restaurants and bars that are losing significant sales after closing off dining areas to comply with healt...
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Truckers Navigate Obstacles While Keeping Supply Chains Running During Coronavirus Pandemic

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CBS Local) — Truckers working overtime to keep supply chains moving to meet surging consumer demands during the COVID-19 pandemic are finding it more difficult to navigate a growing list of challenges. First off, there are now fewer options for truckers to find food and rest when they need a break. Truck-stop restaurants in some states have shut dining rooms and switched to drive-thru, takeout and delivery options, to comply with health orders aimed at controlling the spread of...
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Woman Finds Special Way To Share Engagement News With Quarantined Grandfather

LAKE WACCAMAW, N.C. (CBS Local) — With so many older Americans on lockdown in nursing homes and long-term care facilities, all kinds of people are finding safe ways to stay connected with society’s most vulnerable citizens during the coronavirus crisis. A North Carolina woman who got engaged over the weekend refused let anything get in the way of her sharing the special news with her grandfather, who lives at Premier Living and Rehab Center in Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina. “I really wanted to b...
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People Put Christmas Lights Back Up As A Sign Of Hope Amid Coronavirus Fears

(CBS Local) — With so many people isolated inside their homes, some residents are putting their Christmas lights back up as a sign of hope amid coronavirus fears. The nation seems to be embracing a call on the internet to get those twinkling, colorful lights back out on display to lift spirits during these dark times, according to CNN and House Beautiful. Lane Grindle, a broadcaster for the Milwaukee Brewers, posted a callout on Twitter over the weekend. “What if we all put our Christmas lights ...
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Cruise Ship Passengers Not Screened For Coronavirus-Like Symptoms Before Getting Off

CHARLESTON, S.C. (CBS Local) — More than 2,000 passengers who returned to Charleston, South Carolina, Monday morning after what for now will be the final cruise to the Bahamas were apparently not screened for a fever before leaving the ship. This, after Carnival Cruise Line said on Sunday that passengers would be screened, CBS affiliate WCSC reported. “We walked right off the boat,” one passenger said. Carnival now says after consulting with authorities, passengers and crew did not show flu like...
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Stuck At Home? Museums, Aquariums, Zoos Offer Virtual Tours During Coronavirus Outbreak

(CBS Local) — If you’re trying to balance working from home and keeping your children entertained, there’s plenty of fun — and often times educational — ways to stay busy. While the kids have assignments from school, they will need some breaks and other activities while the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. Luckily, many museums and cultural institutions around the world are inspiring people to stay curious and occupied by offering free virtual tours, exhibits, videos and performance...
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‘I Do Worry’: U.S. Gun Sales Surge As Coronavirus Fears Spread

Charlotte, N.C. (CBS Local) — Americans are not just lining up to buy toilet paper over coronavirus concerns. They’re also flocking to stores to buy guns and ammunition. Gun shops nationwide are reporting a surge in sales, particularly from first-time gun buyers, as Americans brace for the worst amid the coronavirus pandemic. Background checks for gun purchases through the FBI system totaled 2.8 million nationally in February, a 36 percent jump compared to the same month in 2019, The New York Ti...
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Animal Shelters Seek People To Foster Pets During Coronavirus Pandemic

(CBS Local) — Social distancing got you feeling a bit lonely these days? If you’ve ever thought about fostering a pet, this is the time to do it. Animal shelters across the country are asking people to consider becoming pet fosters as some shelters are having to close as employees and volunteers get sick or need to self-quarantine. And with no way for potential new owners to actually meet the homeless animals, fewer are being adopted. “The less animals we have in house, the more we can reduce ou...
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Coronavirus ‘Patient Zero’ In TN ‘Experienced Human Kindness At Its Very Best’ After Diagnosis

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (CBS Local) — A man who identifies himself as Tennessee’s COVID-19 “patient zero” is sharing his story on social media. “For those of you who don’t know, I was patient zero in Tennessee,” Chris Baumgartner wrote Sunday in a post on Facebook. The 44-year-old father who lives in Williamson County, said physically, his case was on the “mild end of the spectrum,” but mentally, “our experience has been all over the board.” “Imagine having to confront a virus, so feared, it now has the...
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Healthy Mother Of 2 Gets First Dose Of Experimental Vaccine For Coronavirus

SEATTLE (CBS Local) — A healthy mother of two teenagers has become the first person in the United States to receive a test of an experimental coronavirus vaccine. Jennifer Haller, 43, received the first of two shots of the potential COVID-19 vaccine Monday at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute in Seattle. “I’m feeling great,” she told CBS affiliate KIRO. “The actual vaccination itself felt much like a flu shot. Didn’t hurt much. Very easy. Feeling great.” Haller, who lives in Se...
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Healthy Mother Of Two Gets First Dose Of Experimental Vaccine For Coronavirus

SEATTLE (CBS Local) — A healthy mother of two teenagers has become the first person in the United States to receive a test of an experimental coronavirus vaccine. Jennifer Haller, 43, received the first of two shots of the potential COVID-19 vaccine Monday at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute in Seattle. “I’m feeling great,” she told CBS affiliate KIRO. “The actual vaccination itself felt much like a flu shot. Didn’t hurt much. Very easy. Feeling great.” Haller, who lives in Se...
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Report: Israel Approves Tracking Phones Of Coronavirus Patients

JERUSALEM (CBS Local) — The Israeli government will track the movements of those infected with the coronavirus and those who were around them in the 14 days preceding their diagnoses using their cellphone data and other technologies. The emergency measure, which was approved by government on Sunday, will be valid only during the coronavirus crisis and for 30 days, at the end of which the information will be entirely deleted, The Times of Israel and Haartez reported. “We in the government approve...
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Businesses, Organizations Overrun Email Inboxes With Coronavirus Updates

(CBS Local) — Businesses, schools, organizations and charities are flooding email boxes with messages explaining how they are handling the coronavirus outbreak. It seems like everybody from banks to local coffee hang out spots are writing to let people know what measures they are taking to create a safe environment during the crisis. The emails are meant to calm nerves, ease fears and reassure the public that everything’s going to be OK, but the sheer volume may add to the anxiety of the outbrea...
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World War II Veteran, 94, To Graduate From High School: ‘It Means A Whole Lot’

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (CBS Local) — A veteran of World War II who didn’t finish high school in his youth will soon get get the diploma that’s eluded him for decades. Oscar Nipps Jr. of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, started boot camp “two years to the day after Pearl Harbor was attacked” and served in the U.S. Army until the Japanese surrendered. “He was on the ship right next to the Missouri when the Japanese came over to sign the peace treaty on the Missouri,” his son, Roland Nipps, told KUTL. Oscar, 9...
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Dog Waiting 7 Years For Adoption Pleads For ‘2nd Chance’ On Social Media

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. — A shelter dog that has been waiting 7 years to be adopted has received about 30 adoption applications since her story was posted on social media this week. A photo was posted on Facebook Monday showing Ginger the Labrador retriever mix sitting in her kennel at Dogwood Animal Shelter in Osage Beach, Missouri. “Hi! I’m Ginger!” a sign clipped to the kennel read. “I’ve been here waiting 7 years, 9 months, 2 weeks, 2 days. I’m a good girl! I promise! I just need a 2nd chance.” ...
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Parents Spray Children With Disinfectant As Coronavirus Fear Spreads

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (CBS Local) — Parents with children at two Tennessee schools are taking extra precautions after it was revealed a district employee came in contact with a person who tested positive for the coronavirus. Many parents at Treadwell Middle School and Treadwell Elementary School in Memphis wiped their kids down and some even sprayed them with disinfectant as they took them home Monday. “I wipe my children backpack down when I get them out of school. Sure did,” Tasha Lott told . “Got t...
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Coronavirus Concerns Force Some Las Vegas Hotels To Close Food Buffets

LAS VEGAS (CBS Local) — Another American institution is temporarily going by the wayside over concerns about the coronavirus: the food buffets in Las Vegas. Officials with MGM Resorts announced Tuesday that the company would temporarily close buffets — where diners serve themselves meals from various food stands — at multiple Las Vegas Strip properties, effective Sunday, March 15, to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19. Those properties include the MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Aria, Bellagio, M...
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Big Brother Takes Little Sister To Father-Daughter Dance After Father Stands Her Up For Second Time

ATLANTA (CBS Local) — A big brother who took his little sister to a father-daughter dance after her dad failed to show is getting kudos from across the country. Trelysia Hamerter says her 7-year-old daughter, Skylar, had her heart set on going to her school’s daddy-daughter dance in Atlanta, but he stood her up for the second year. “She cried because she had her heart set on going.” she wrote on Facebook. “I felt so bad because there was nothing I could do because I’m not a male.” That’s when he...
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Walmart Establishes Emergency Leave Policy After Associate Tests Positive For Coronavirus

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (CBS Local) — Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, announced an emergency leave policy on Tuesday after one of its associates tested positive for the coronavirus. The associate at a store in Cynthiana, Kentucky, tested positive for COVID-19, according to a memo sent Tuesday to Walmart’s 1.4 million U.S. associates. “The associate is receiving medical care, and her condition is improving. We wish her a speedy recovery,” Walmart U.S. CEO John Furner wrote. The giant re...
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‘Oh, My God’: Mom Run Over While Trying To Stop Man From Stealing Girl Scout Cookie Money

WASHINGTON (CBS Local) — A mother of triplets says she was run over by a car as she tried to stop a man stealing $1,500 of her children’s Girl Scout cookie money. Traci Brown of Washington, D.C., says she was helping two of her triplet daughters sell Girl Scout cookies to passersby Monday afternoon in front of their Capitol Hill home when two customers offered bills of $100 and $50. The customers needed change for the big bills, so she went in and brought out a money bag, made the sale, and then...
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How Long Does The Coronavirus Live On Surfaces? The Experts Weigh In

(CBS Local) — While the coronavirus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, the experts say COVID-19 can spread when you touch a contaminated surface. But how long does it live on a surface? The experts say viruses normally remain active longer whenever they fall on stainless steel, plastic, or other similarly hard surfaces, according to International Business Times, as compared to when they would fall of soft surfaces like fabrics. Professor Chris Whitty, the Chief Medical Officer of...
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