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Cuomo Announces 1-Mile 'Containment Area' In New Rochelle, Closes Large Gathering Places There For 2 Weeks

Cuomo Announces 1-Mile 'Containment Area' In New Rochelle, Closes Large Gathering Places There For 2 Weeks

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — New York officials have announced “dramatic action” in their efforts to combat the spread of .Recognizing that has been and is problematic in terms of the spread of the virus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that officials are implementing a one mile radius “containment area” there.“It is a dramatic action, but it is the largest cluster in the country, and this is literally a matter of life and death,” Cuomo said.Cuomo’s move comes as New Jersey officials announced , the .(credit: Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Office)Within the containment area in New Rochelle,...

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March 10, 2020
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'We Lost To The Feds' On Coronavirus Supply Bids, Baker Tells Trump

'We Lost To The Feds' On Coronavirus Supply Bids, Baker Tells Trump

BOSTON (CBS) — Gov. Charlie Baker told President Donald Trump that Massachusetts is trying to buy supplies but is losing out to the federal government. The president talked to Baker and other state executives in a conference call Thursday.Baker said the state has followed through on Trump’s recommendation that they try to secure their own supplies like ventilators and other equipment, but it’s not working.“We took very seriously the push that you made previously on one of these calls, that we should not just rely on the stockpile and that we should go out and buy stuff and put in orders and...

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March 19, 2020
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Coronavirus Relief: Proposed Bill Would Give Americans $2,000 A Month During Pandemic

Coronavirus Relief: Proposed Bill Would Give Americans $2,000 A Month During Pandemic

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Two House Democrats have introduced legislation that would give millions of Americans $2,000 per month during the coronavirus pandemic.The new bill is called the Emergency Money for the People Act.It was introduced by Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, and Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif.Congressman Ryan says:“The economic impact of this virus is unprecedented for our country. As millions of Americans file for unemployment week over week, we have to work quickly to patch the dam – and that means putting cash in the hands of hard-working families.”The act would expand relief to more...

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April 15, 2020
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Coronavirus Latest: SEPTA Providing Masks For Riders, More Personal Protective Equipment To Employees

Coronavirus Latest: SEPTA Providing Masks For Riders, More Personal Protective Equipment To Employees

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — SEPTA is now supplying more personal protective equipment to their employees to protect against the spread of COVID-19 and the transit agency is also now offering riders surgical masks.Beginning today, the transit agency is making a limited quantity of surgical masks available on some vehicles, including buses, the Market-Frankford Line, the Broad Street Line, and at 69th Street, 15th Street, Suburban and Jefferson stations.“Masks will be metered and replenished throughout the day to ensure supplies last as long as possible. When our supply is depleted, we will no...

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April 15, 2020
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Village Of Skokie To Require People To Wear Masks In Public Spaces Beginning Thursday

Village Of Skokie To Require People To Wear Masks In Public Spaces Beginning Thursday

SKOKIE, Ill. (CBS) — Beginning Thursday, Skokie is requiring anyone within its village limits to wear a mask.Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen issued the order on Tuesday. It takes effect at 5 p.m. Thursday.Under the order, anyone living, working, or visiting in Skokie will need to have a face cover over their nose and mouth while patronizing any business open to the public such as a grocery store, pharmacy, or bank, or when in situations where they’re in close proximity to others such as public transportation or rideshares.Masks are not required when people are exercising outdoors by...

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April 14, 2020
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Coronavirus Update: San Francisco Mayor Breed Says Mass Gatherings On 4/20 Won't Be Tolerated

Coronavirus Update: San Francisco Mayor Breed Says Mass Gatherings On 4/20 Won't Be Tolerated

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Mayor London Breed warned potential revelers not to come to San Francisco for 4/20, saying any mass gatherings to celebrate the day popular with cannabis users will not be tolerated amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.“Do not come to San Francisco. We will not allow this unsanctioned event to occur this year, especially in the height of a pandemic,” Breed said at Monday’s news conference about the outbreak.Breed said the area around Robin Williams Meadow in Golden Gate Park, the site of the annual 4/20 celebration, will be fenced off and police will be patrolling...

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April 13, 2020
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Coronavirus Outbreak At Symphony Of Joliet Nursing Home Kills 22 Residents, One Staff Member

Coronavirus Outbreak At Symphony Of Joliet Nursing Home Kills 22 Residents, One Staff Member

CHICAGO (CBS) —  In what could be worst outbreak of its kind in Illinois, COVID-19 has killed 22 residents of a nursing home in Joliet. A staff member at Symphony of Joliet has also died, according to a spokeswoman.The nursing home, part of a chain in Illinois and Indiana, is located at 306 N Larkin Ave. Spokeswoman Lauryn Allison said Symphony operates 26 nursing homes in the two states. She said that before the COVID-19 outbreak, there were about 165 residents at the 200 bed facility. Allison said 37 residents who have tested negative for COVID-19 were moved to other Symphony locations....

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April 15, 2020
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Tractor Trailer Hauling Paper Towels Catches Fire On I-70

Tractor Trailer Hauling Paper Towels Catches Fire On I-70

FALLOWFIELD TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A portion of Interstate 70 in Washington County was shut down overnight due to a tractor-trailer fire.However, the fire isn’t the worst part.The truck was carrying paper towels, which are particularly in need right now due to the Coronavirus pandemic.(Source: Fallowfield Fire Department)The fire happened around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday night in the westbound lanes near the Dunningsville exit.Westbound lanes were shut down between exits 25 and 27 so the scene could be cleared and the fire extinguished.The cleanup took about five hours.All lanes have since been...

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April 15, 2020
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Crime Plunges Across LA County; Sheriff Says Jail 'Technically Safer' Than Streets

Crime Plunges Across LA County; Sheriff Says Jail 'Technically Safer' Than Streets

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Crime is down significantly across Los Angeles County as a result of stay-at-home orders related to thepandemic, authorities said Monday.Violent crime is down more than 9%, property crimes are down by over 15% and calls for service dropped 12% in what Sheriff Alex Villanueva described as “very large statistical shifts” during a briefing.A total of 429 LASD employees are currently quarantined, 33 have tested positive and 230 have returned to work, according to Villanueva.One of those is a custody deputy from the Men’s Central Jail who is currently on a ventilator due to...

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April 13, 2020
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Could Snake Venom Cure Cancer? Colorado Scientists Say Research Suggests So

Could Snake Venom Cure Cancer? Colorado Scientists Say Research Suggests So

GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) – A team of scientists at the University of Northern Colorado believe venom from venomous snakes could carry the cure to cancer. Dr. Stephen Mackessy, professor at UNC’s School of Biology, says studies show venoms in different snakes can attack human cancer cells in unique ways.(credit: CBS)To conduct the study, Mackessy’s students are given access to hundreds of snakes from around the world, all of which are stored in a secured facility on the campus of UNC. From rattlesnakes to vipers, the students are able to extract venom from each snake to study the compounds and...

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March 10, 2020
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