6:46 a.m. Trump waits 16 hours to tweet about 100,000 dead U.S. citizens: President Trump on Thursday morning offered his “heartfelt sympathy & love” to the families of more than 100,000 coronavirus victims in the United States, almost 16 hours after the nation reached the milestone. “We have just reached a very sad milestone with the coronavirus pandemic deaths reaching 100,000,” Trump said in a tweet. “To all of the families & friends of those who have passed, I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy & love for everything that these great people stood for & represent. God be with you!” Prior to the message, Trump spent much of Wednesday night and Thursday morning tweeting conspiracy theories. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: San Francisco financial scenarios ‘keep getting worse every week’
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Since the average performing arts company entered the crisis with less than two months of cash reserves - the average orchestra had less than 15 days - the sector has been bolstered by private donations and other short-term rescue measures. Many patrons, for instance, have not asked for ticket refunds for canceled performances. And many arts groups have forestalled more severe damage through the federal Paycheck Protection Program, which offers eight-week payroll loans, much of the amount forgivable. For example, Adam Immerwahr, artistic director of the District of Columbia's Theater J, tweeted recently that of 202 theater leaders who were queried by the Theater Communications Group, "173 of them indicated they had received PPP loans." … [Read more...] about Arts groups in distress call on a former Kennedy Center president for help
“Browsing for things that one doesn’t need fills the time and then clicking ‘buy now’ just naturally follows,” he said. “Consumers may find themselves on page 20 of a search result for a new pair of shoes, a place that when engaged and not bored, they would never reach.” … [Read more...] about Retail therapy for the pandemic: What have we bought and why?
10:33 p.m. CDC posts guidelines for reopening offices: Workstations six feet apart or separated by barriers, face covering requirements and temperature checks are among recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for reopening offices amid the coronavirus pandemic. The CDC also recommends opening windows if safe to increase airflow, prohibiting handshakes and staggering shifts and break times to avoid congregating. Employees should be encouraged to stay home if they have symptoms of the virus and commute to work by forms of transportation that minimize close contact with others, per guidance on the CDC website. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: San Franciscans mask up as 30-foot rule kicks in
11:53 a.m. White House press secretary repeats Trump’s false claim about CA mail ballots: White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Thursday repeated President Trump’s false claim that California will send everyone in the state a mail-in ballot. Earlier this month, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a plan to send all registered voters in the state an absentee ballot as a precautionary measure during the coronavirus outbreak. when asked whether Trump would acknowledge his false assertions that everyone in California was getting a mail ballot, which he has claimed will lead to election fraud, McEnany said, “To everyone including dead people on the voter rolls ... if you are not concerned about that, I am sorry.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: Supreme Court upholds California’s right to restrict religious services