Ma-ma-ma-my Corona!

How the US is acting to control the virus.

N.Y. creates coronavirus containment zone as number of cases in U.S. surpasses 1,000

Harvard tells students to move out and finish classes remotely after spring break in response to covid-19

University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins and nearby regional colleges to switch to online teaching because of coronavirus

The Securities and Exchange Commission late Monday became the first federal agency in Washington to clear 2,400 employees from its headquarters after discovering that an employee might be infected.

The Interior Department in Denver and NASA’s Silicon Valley research center, and other agencies have either closed or shifted to telework as some employees tested positive for the virus.

On Tuesday, the International Trade Administration started sending staffers home to self-quarantine if they had traveled out of the country. 

The State Department set up emergency teleconference drills — and is alternating who comes into the office to use classified systems, to ensure that colleagues gather only in small groups

The virus’s fast spread led many private companies weeks ago to send their staffs home to work remotely.

Colleges across the USA will be holding basketball games and other events in closed stadiums without spectators.

Uber may suspend accounts for users exposed to coronavirus

Washington state will reportedly ban events with more than 250 people

Source: Washington Post

About the author

Veteran gay writer and speaker, Doug was one of the founders of the UKs pioneering GLBTI newspaper Gay News (1972) , and of the second, Gay Week, and is a former Features Editor of Him International. He presented news and current affairs on JOY 94.9 FM Melbourne for more than ten years. "Doug is revered, feared and reviled in equal quantities, at times dividing people with his journalistic wrath. Yet there is no doubt this grandpa-esque bear keeps everyone abreast of anything and everything LGBT across the globe." (Daniel Witthaus, "Beyond Priscilla", Clouds of Magellan, Melbourne, 2014)