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As Coronavirus Threatens Jobs, Ask Yourself These Questions If Thinking About Starting A Side Hustle

(CBS Local) — As COVID-19 fears rattle the markets and shake the economy, it might be a good time to find yourself a new or extra source of income. An estimated 3.28 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, by far the largest number ever recorded for a single week. Analysts predict more eye-popping numbers in the coming weeks as layoffs and bankruptcies continue. The dire economic situation could lead some of us to consider launching a small business or finding a side hustle....
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Coronavirus Pandemic Upends Men’s Grooming Routines: Expert Predicts Long Hair, Beards Back In Style By Summer

(CBS Local) — You’re overdue for a haircut, but you just realized your local barbershop is one of the many businesses closed stop the spread of COVID-19. You’re not alone. It doesn’t appear the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued specific guidance on whether to get your haircut or nails done. But the CDC has advised people to avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people and stay at least 6 feet away from others. “The primary way of cutting down the potential pathway of exposu...
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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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‘Plan For Resumption Of Pre-Coronavirus Normality’: Dr. Drew Pate On Maintaining Mental Health During Coronavirus

(CBS Local)– The unprecedented circumstances revolving around the coronavirus pandemic have forced individuals and families all over the world to create a new normal at home. While a lot is changing every single day, psychiatrist Dr. Drew Pate is stressing people to create a new sense of normal in their lives. “The biggest thing is to maintain as much structure and continuity and normalcy as possible,” said Dr. Pate in an interview with CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith. “Given all the unknowns that exist...
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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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Coronavirus-Related Disruption: Creating Effective Family Routine When Homebound

(CNN) — When the official word finally came that they closed our kids’ schools “indefinitely” — my new least favorite word — my wife and I had the same thought: We need a schedule! The answer to chaos is routine, right? We can’t have the kids sitting around in their pajamas, eating cereal, watching cartoons and bickering all day, like a Disney remake of “Lord of the Flies.” We called a family meeting that very evening. And we were reassuring and honest as we talked about what we each of us neede...
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Coronavirus Isolation: Nickelodeon Launches New Content To Help Kids Fight Boredom

(CNN) — Nickelodeon has launched a site filled with (free) tips, ideas, and video content to keep kids busy at home during the coronavirus outbreak. The channel launched #KidsTogether, which uses popular characters and talent from its shows to address what’s going on across the globe. “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “Blue’s Clues & You!,” “Henry Danger,” “Bubble Guppies” and “The Casagrandes” are all featured. The new content provides “kid-appropriate, kid-directed” information using original short-for...
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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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No School? Here Are Educational Activities To Keep The Kids Busy

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Whether you’ve got a three-year-old or an 18-year-old, there’s a wealth of online educational activities to keep them busy, entertained. For younger children, PBS kids provides a great online resource for fun, quasi-educational videos and games. Visit the website or download the separate apps for hours of guilt-free content. Kick up the educational element a bit with popular online sites like ABCmouse.com. It boasts over 9,000 different activities for kids aged two to eight....
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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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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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Coronavirus Closures: US And Canada Close Border To Nonessential Travel

TORONTO (AP) — The U.S. and Canada have agreed to temporarily close their shared border to nonessential travel, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday as the two nations work to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Both countries are eager to choke off the spread of the virus but also maintain their vital economic relationship. Canada relies on the U.S. for 75% of its exports. Trump made the announcement on Twitter, saying the decision would not affect the flow of trade between the...
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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 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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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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Coronavirus Protection: Oregon Distillery Making Hand Sanitizer With In-house Alcohol, Giving It Out For Free

(CNN) — Hand sanitizer is a hot commodity right now. We all know the advice: Wash your hands often with soap and water to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. When you can’t, use hand sanitizer. But actually finding hand sanitizer anywhere is another story. Bottles of Purell and other sanitizers are few and far between on store shelves, and if you do manage to come across a solution with at least 60% alcohol, chances are it has a hefty price tag. Enter liquor distilleries. ALSO: Best Preventi...
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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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