coronavirus

J.C. Penney Closing 154 Stores

J.C. Penney has announced it will close 154 stores across the country this summer as part of its restructuring process. The department store chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in May after temporarily closing hundreds of stores due to COVID-19.
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BLM Face Masks Meant for Protesters Seized by Law Enforcement

BLM masks meant for protesters seized by law enforcement… Four boxes each contained 500 masks and were mailed from Oakland, California by a The Movement for Black Lives.
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Tear Gas Could Increase Spread of Coronavirus Among Protesters, Experts Say

As crowds gather protesting amid a pandemic, some of the demonstrations have resulted in tear gas being used to disperse protestors. Experts warn its use could further the spread of coronavirus.
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Another 1.9 Million Americans Filed for Unemployment Last Week

Despite businesses beginning to reopen, nearly 1.9 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March, over 42 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits.
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National Parks Have Started Reopening Following Coronavirus Closures: Here's What to Know

As stay-at-home orders begin getting lifted around the country, national parks are slowly beginning to open back up to visitors looking to take in some scenic sights. Here are the latest updates from the national parks! Read now.
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Bakery Giving Away Over 1,000 Cakes to Seniors Missing Graduation Parties

The coronavirus pandemic has put a lot of milestone events on hold for many across the country. A bakery in Minnesota is giving away over 1,000 cakes to seniors missing graduation parties.
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Summerfest 2020 Officially Canceled Due to COVID-19

This announcement comes after the festival was previously rescheduled to September, from its original dates in June 2020. This is the first time the festival has been canceled in its 53-year history.
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Do's and Don'ts of Hugging During a Pandemic

If you miss hugging your friends and loved ones, you’re not alone. Many people who have been social distancing for months are craving physical affection. Here’s how to hug safely amid the pandemic!
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100-Year-Old Coronavirus Survivors Reveal the Secrets to a Long and Healthy Life

What’s the secret to longevity? Several 100-year-old and above coronavirus survivors, who also lived through World Wars and the Great Depression, reveal their secrets. Read more now.
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Fitbit Gets Emergency FDA Approval for a 'Low-Cost' Ventilator Amid Coronavirus

Fitbit is helping with the fight against coronavirus. The company, known for its wearable health trackers and smart watches, will design ventilators to ease with the shortage brought out by the imminent health crisis. Read on.
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