Coronavirus

  Queen’s Health Systems employee diagnosed with coronavirus

The Queen's Health Systems did not say which of its facilities the employee works.

New study makes dire predictions about human toll of coronavirus in Hawaii

  Hawaiian Air scales back service, offers free interisland flights to health care workers

  Doctor kicked out of Ind. gas station for being Asian in coronavirus-related discrimination

  Help heads to NYC as experts predict over 100,000 US deaths

  Despite shutdown, businesses are hiring. Here’s how to find those with ‘help wanted’ signs

  Amid pandemic, 17 homeless people move into state’s first Kauhale village

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Man hides coronavirus symptoms to visit expectant wife at NY hospital

  CNN’s Chris Cuomo hosts show from basement after testing positive for coronavirus

  Here’s how the mandatory quarantine for inter-island travelers will work

  Hawaii’s first coronavirus-related death was older Oahu man with multiple health issues

  HFD temporarily closes Kalihi Uka station after firefighters test positive for COVID-19

  Mayor calls on president to stop all non-essential travel to Hawaii

  Kauai police arrest visitor accused of violating state’s mandatory quarantine

Authorities identified the man as 62-year-old Dwight Anthony Tucker, of Tampa.

  Should you wear mask in public if not sick with coronavirus?

Front-line health workers have the greatest need for masks. And when people are sick, wearing a mask helps lessen the chances of infecting others. In places where relatives care for the sick at home, the World Health Organization also has recommended they wear a mask.

  Florida docking plan in the works for ill-fated cruise ships

Passengers from an ill-fated South American cruise are anxious to disembark once they reach Florida, but Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state’s health care resources are already stretched too thin to take on another ship’s coronavirus caseload.

  ‘Star Wars’ actor Andrew Jack dies of coronavirus at 76 in Britain

Andrew Jack appeared in “Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi” as General Ematt, as well as “Solo: A Star Wars Story” and “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.”

Those without broadband struggle in a stuck-at-home nation

Businesses may get COVID-19 relief loans as soon as Friday

  VIDEO: Indiana woman creates goofy COVID-19 song to Beatles tune

  At least 28 test positive for COVID-19 in Texas after chartered spring break trip

Police publish FAQ on stay-at-home order after 911 dispatchers are swamped with questions

  Stocks drift, still headed to worst quarter since 2008

  Governor expands state’s mandatory quarantine to include inter-island travelers, too

The state reported 29 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the state's total to 204.

Maui’s mayor: Surfing or paddling is fine. Lounging on the beach is not

Sunbathing is a no-no.

  Economist: Recession in Hawaii will surpass anything we’ve seen ‘in our lifetimes’

“This is worse than they ever expected."

  How to strengthen your immune system to combat illnesses

Isolating due to the coronavirus is not the only way you can help keep yourself from getting sick. Boosting your immune system is a good idea to ward off illness and you can do that from the comfort of your own home.

  Amazon fires warehouse worker who staged walkout

The decision prompted a rebuke from New York Attorney General Letitia James, who called on the National Labor Relations Board to investigate.

  A guide to surviving financially as the bills come due

The coronavirus has dealt a financial blow to millions of Americans and now April's bills are coming due. Here is help navigating the biggest issues.

Prosecutor: Michigan man who claimed to have COVID-19 at Kroger tested negative

A Michigan man arrested for coughing on and touching items in a Kroger while claiming to have COVID-19 last Friday has tested negative for the illness.

PHOTOS: Hawaii honors first responders on the front lines of the pandemic

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  Tenor Plácido Domingo feels ‘fine’ after coronavirus

The 79-year-old was reportedly hospitalized in Mexico after publicly acknowledging on March 22 that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and said he was going into isolation.

  Coronavirus slump expected to rival big recessions in history

In a wide-ranging report using data that in parts goes back 800 years, Jim Reid and Henry Allen found that the downturns are in many cases set to be deeper than those endured in the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis 12 years ago — and then some.

  Amid virus outbreak, volunteers come together to serve food to kupuna, others in need

Despite the chaos and uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic, stories are emerging of people coming together to help Hawaii’s most vulnerable populations, including kupuna.

  Sesame Workshop enlists Elmo, Cookie Monster on hand washing

The beloved Sesame Street Muppets are featured in some of four new animated public service spots reminding young fans to take care while doing such things as washing hands and sneezing.

  Doctors say pink eye a potential symptom of COVID-19

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is recommending doctors take coronavirus precautions when dealing with patients, as several reports suggest the virus can cause conjunctivitis, or pink eye.

  Coronavirus: Walmart to take workers’ temperatures, provide gloves and masks

The company’s policy already asks workers to self-monitor for symptoms of the virus and not come to work if they don’t feel well.

  Dozens of choir members sickened by coronavirus, 2 dead, after early March rehearsal

Before businesses and schools shut down, nearly 60 people in the choir met at a church to practice. The choir said nearly everyone who had shown up was sick days later.

  Fed steps in once again to try to smooth out lending markets

The Fed is trying to facilitate lending and boost confidence that it will do all it can to support the global financial system.

  WATCH: Goats take over Welsh city while people are on lockdown

Local folks in the coastal town west of Liverpool are finding the critters pretty much everywhere, in gardens, backyards and the strolling along Llandudno’s empty streets.

  Neurosurgeon who separated conjoined twins dies from complications of coronavirus

Renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Jim Goodrich died Monday of complications related to coronavirus.

NASA offering fun activities for families stuck at home during coronavirus outbreak

NASA’s website includes dozens of tutorials on different STEM activities for kids and adults alike.

  Calif. phone case company starts making masks as need for medical gear grows

Nomad said their goal is to get as many masks to as many people who need them as quickly and inexpensively as possible.

  How will we vote? Outbreak revives debate on mail-in ballots

In some states, it would amount to a major revamp of their voting system just eight months before an election.

‘Grab-and-Go’ meals are coming to more Hawaii public schools

By Wednesday, 46 sites will offer meal service.

  Daughter says goodbye to mother dying of coronavirus over FaceTime

Knowing her patient would die soon, a charge nurse got dressed in protective gear and used her personal cell phone to help her daughter say goodbye over FaceTime.

  Some Hawaii hospitals accept homemade masks as experts urge public to wear them

The coronavirus is making our local health care system change some of its old rules. Now some hospitals are accepting donations of homemade masks and the CDC is considering guidelines that would recommend everyone to wear them in public.

  To pass the time, these kids ditched their phones and produced a play

At a home in Makakilo the backyard is the back drop for a puppet production put on by three siblings and teacher Zen Bishop, their "hanai" grandmother.

  Some Instacart, Amazon workers strike as jobs get riskier due to coronavirus

The one-day strikes had little impact on consumers, but the unrest called attention to mounting discontent among low-wage workers who are on the front lines of the pandemic.

NCAA grants extra year of eligibility to spring athletes due to coronavirus

The decision, which applies to athletes in sports like men’s volleyball, baseball and softball, effectively extends each individual’s eligibility by one year.

  If you’re struggling to pay your rent or mortgage, here’s the help available to you

Homeowners with federally-backed mortgages can delay payments for a year.

NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

The council is made up of college sports administrators representing all 32 D-I conferences, plus two members of the student-athlete advisory committee.

In bid to stop spread of virus, Queen’s hospitals will no longer allow most visitors

Exceptions are being made for obstetrics and pediatrics, end-of-life care and patients with an appointment at a clinic who are accompanied by a caregiver.

  Abortion providers sue Texas over virus outbreak order

Planned Parenthood joined other abortion providers Wednesday in suing Texas over moving to ban abortions during the coronavirus outbreak.

  US cities brace for coronavirus spread; Spain’s hospitals at breaking point

The top infectious-disease expert in the United States warned that smaller U.S. cities are about to witness the rapid acceleration in coronavirus cases that New York is seeing.

Visitor arrivals to Hawaii slow to a trickle under mandatory quarantine order

The Hawaii Tourism Authority says 167 visitors arrived in the islands Saturday.

Local distillery needs help with supplies to keep making sanitizer for first responders

But in order to keep production up, the company says they are in desperate need of a number of items.

  Researchers need your help tracking the movement of coronavirus in Hawaii

The questionnaire, which should take 5 to 10 minutes to complete, collects data for researchers and health professionals.

  ‘Goodnight with Dolly’: Country star to read bedtime stories to kids online

The Facebook event “will feature Dolly Parton reading a series of Imagination Library books all carefully chosen for their appropriate content at this moment in time.”

  How would overwhelmed hospitals decide who to treat first?

Health care workers are dreading the prospect of such dire scenarios as U.S. hospitals brace for a looming surge in patients who need breathing machines and other resources that could soon be in critically short supply.

  NY Rep. Velazquez diagnosed with ‘presumed’ case of COVID-19

New York Rep. Nydia Velázquez stood within feet of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic and Republican leaders at a signing ceremony after the bill was passed.

Hawaii to get $1.2B in direct cash payments to residents as part of stimulus package

The funding is part of a massive, $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package.

Photo of health care workers flying to help NY gets love

The photo shows dozens of people, some wearing masks and gloves, holding their hands in the shape of a heart.

  Entrepreneurs launch website to collect data, provide info on coronvirus in Hawaii

The group wants the site to be able to share information -- and track the virus in Hawaii in real time.

  Wall Street pushes higher, led by surging health care stocks

The relatively tentative moves in the market follow last week’s stellar performance, where the S&P 500 surged 10.2% for its biggest weekly gain since the market hit bottom in 2009 following the financial crisis.

Florida pastor arrested for violating rules amid virus outbreak

Florida officials have arrested the pastor of a megachurch after detectives say he held two Sunday services with hundreds of people and violated a safer-at-home order in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

  FBI: ‘Don’t fall victim to stimulus check scams’

Officials say don’t fall victim to phone calls, texts, e-mails or websites that ask for personal or financial information in order to receive your federal payment.

  How to avoid aches and pains while working from home during coronavirus pandemic

If you’re working from home because of the coronavirus outbreak, there are some things you can do to make sure you don’t strain your body.

  Singer John Prine is in stable condition, his wife says

The singer-songwriter's family said Sunday that Prine was critically ill.

WATCH: Italian twins strike a chord with Coldplay’s ‘Viva la Vida’ in a coronavirus world

Mirko and Valerio have racked up millions of views over the last couple of weeks after recording the song while in isolation during the pandemic.

  At least 130 test positive for coronavirus at Tenn. nursing home, including 2 deaths

At least 130 people, including staff members and residents, have tested positive. At least two people have died from COVID-19.

Power outage cancels grab-and-go meal service at Maui school for the day

The DOE said during the first week, nearly 16,000 breakfasts and 30,000 lunches were served.

  Traveling to Florida? You may be stopped at a checkpoint

People entering Florida driving on the Interstate will be screened near the state line as the state looks to stop the spread of COVID-19.

TSA screening officer at Honolulu’s airport tests positive for COVID-19

The employee is reported to be at home resting.

  Time to ‘revenge shop’: China’s coronavirus hot spot reopens

Officials are under orders to revive manufacturing, retailing and other industries while also preventing a spike in infections as people return to work.

  Macy’s to furlough majority of its 130,000 workers amid coronavirus outbreak

Macy’s says it will stop paying tens of thousands of employees who were thrown out of work when the chain closed its stores in response to collapsing sales during the pandemic.

  Student learns she’s school valedictorian at drive-thru window where she works

The high school principal didn't let her school’s closure stop her from announcing this year's valedictorian and salutatorian.

County-by-county COVID-19 tracker

We are updating this county-by-county map to illustrate the number of COVID-19 cases in each county in the United States per capita.

Telescope operations atop Mauna Kea shut down in response to virus order

The shutdown of telescope operations on Mauna Kea is expected to affect more than 500 technicians, astronomers, instrument scientists, engineers, and support staff.

Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum closed by virus

The Singer Laren museum east of Amsterdam says “Spring Garden” by the Dutch master was taken in the early hours of Monday.

  Prince Charles ends isolation period for coronavirus

Royal officials said last week the 71-year-old heir to the British throne was showing mild symptoms of COVID-19 and self-isolating at the royal family’s Balmoral estate in Scotland.