The CDC is also now advising using non-medical cloth face coverings as an additional voluntary public health measure.
The Democratic National Committee has agreed to push back their nominating convention until mid-August. Mike Bloomberg is facing lawsuits from former campaign staffers who say they were promised jobs through the general election. And the NPR Politics team answers listener questions about the coronavirus outbreak. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, demographics and culture reporter Juana Summers, and voting and election security reporter Miles Parks.
Roughly 10 million people have filed for unemployment in the last two weeks.
More than six million people filed for unemployment last week, on top of the 3.3 million claims the week prior. Analysts project the share of Americans out of work could go as high as 15 percent this year. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, chief economics correspondent Scott Horsley, and reporter Danielle Kurtzleben.
Illinois’ new record joblessness claims are staggering, but likely incomplete, as people still struggle to file new claims.
Illinois’ total number of cases has doubled since Saturday, and the new deaths announced Wednesday mark a 42% jump in fatalities in one day.
As the White House warns the American public to expect 100 thousand or more deaths from the coronavirus outbreak, the administration is deferring to states to determine the best response. Many of those governors are looking to the federal government for more support. This episode: congressional correspondent Susan Davis, political correspondent Scott Detrow, WPLN reporter Sergio Martínez-Beltrán, and Colorado Public Radio reporter Bente Birkeland.
“Those are very big decisions from the standpoint of the future of our country,” Trump said.
At the beginning of a new month during the COVID-19 crisis, residents are hoping for some leeway
Reset checks in with WBEZ criminal justice reporter Shannon Heffernan about how COVID-19 is impacting Illinois prisons.