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President Trump, coronavirus task force update – April 6

LAS VEGAS (AP/NEXSTAR) — President Donald Trump and the White House coronavirus task force held a briefing Monday to update the country on the fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus.

President Trump expressed concern for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson who was recently moved to the intensive care unit of a hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened. He said is working closely with England on this serious matter.

Regarding the Defense Production Act, it was announced by President Trump that an agreement was reached with 3M company to supply 55.5M high-quality face masks each month to the US.

1.79 million coronavirus tests have been performed in the US according to President Trump. He says we have done more testing than any other country, with the number growing by 125,000 per day... Read More

NFL going with virtual format for upcoming draft

KLAS (AP)– The NFL draft will be conducted in a virtual format, with team personnel working from their homes.

In a memo sent to the 32 teams Monday and obtained by The Associated Press, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell outlined procedures for the April 23-25 draft. The guidelines include no group gatherings.

“We have reviewed this matter in the past few days with both the competition committee and CEC (a group of league executives),” Goodell wrote, “and this will confirm that clubs will conduct their draft operations remotely, with club personnel separately located in their homes.”

All team facilities were closed on March 26 and Goodell has ordered them to remain shut indefinitely.

“We will reopen facilities when it is safe to do so based on medical and public health advice, and in compliance with government mandates,” he wrote... Read More

Police search for teen who claims she will spread coronavirus

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Police in Texas are investigating a teenager’s claims that she has coronavirus and plans to infect others.

According to Carrollton police, the 18-year-old, later identified as Lorraine Maradiaga, went on social media and said she tested positive for COVID-19 and is “willfully spreading it.”

We have identified the woman seen on social media claiming to be COVID-19 positive as 18-year-old Lorraine Maradiaga and are charging her with Terroristic Threat, Texas Penal Code 22.07.

We have not located her yet. Tips: (972) 466-3333 or CrimeTips@CityofCarrollton.com. pic.twitter.com/KySDDXL2RH... Read More

Couple planning Vegas wedding opt for next best thing

WASHINGTON (CBS) — A Washington couple was supposed to get married in Las Vegas. When coronavirus-related shutdowns canceled those plans, they took inspiration from the drive-in movie.

Melinda Cleaver and Jason DeSeranno didn’t want the virus to spoil their plans. Guests drove to the wedding and stayed in their cars to watch the ceremony. It made for a happy day while keeping with social distance guidelines.

About 30 people, close friends and family, attended the ceremony. ... Read More

A tiger tested positive for COVID-19, but what about pets? The USDA answers your questions

NEXSTAR MEDIA WIRE (WJW)– Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, multiple domestic and international health organizations have indicated that pets are not at risk for contracting or spreading the virus.

The USDA is providing some information on the topic after it was announced Sunday that a tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York tested positive for coronavirus... Read More

Nevada unemployment webinar today with business owners

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) is holding a webinar with the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce to discuss some of the questions employers and their employees might have during the COVID19 pandemic.

Over the past few weeks, more than 160,000 Nevadans have filed for unemployment insurance.

During the 11 a.m. webinar, DETR will discuss unemployment guidelines, applications, benefits, and resources available to employers and employees. This webinar will provide Nevada’s businesses guidance on how their employees can access federal and state unemployment benefits due to COVID-19... Read More

​Station Casinos donates $1 million to COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)Station Casinos LLC announced Monday that it has contributed $1 million to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, which will help first responders and healthcare professionals buy personal protective equipment and critical medical supplies as they fight the spread of COVID-19.

These essential supplies include test kits, masks, gloves and other supplies for Nevada medical workers... Read More