Coronavirus

Police: Shoplifter who says she has COVID-19 charged with knowingly exposing several people at Kroger

Lauren Incarnato, 28, was arrested and charged Tuesday with exposing others to contagion, a misdemeanor, and three felony charges: two for possession of drugs and one for theft, court records show

COVID-19 Tracker: Check out the latest on test results around the country

Some doctors moving away from ventilators for virus patients

Tucson-area school districts providing free meals to children

  Engineers turn breast pumps into ventilators

  LIVE: Coronavirus task force gives update as countries consider easing restrictions

  Airlines parking planes at local airports

Dick’s Sporting Goods furloughs most of its 40,000 employees

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  Quitting smoking now could up your odds against COVID-19

  Report: Outbreak triggers drop in climate-changing emissions

  UN health agency on defensive after Trump slams it on coronavirus

Sprouts expands grocery pickup to Tucson stores

FACT FINDERS: What small business loans are available through the CARES Act?

  LIST: Businesses suspend operations, change hours due to coronavirus outbreak

  Stocks up 3.4% on Wall Street as hopes build for virus peak

Markets have been incredibly volatile in recent weeks as investors blindly guess how badly the coronavirus outbreak will hurt corporate profits amid suffocating uncertainty.

  Justice delayed: Coronavirus crisis upends US legal system

The public health crisis could build a legal backlog that overwhelms courts across the country, leaving some defendants behind bars longer, and forcing prosecutors to decide which cases to pursue and which to let slide.

Send us your photos, video for The Lost Class of 2020

KOLD News 13 would like to recognize those students for their achievements.

LOOKING FOR WORK? Here’s a list of who’s hiring in southern Arizona

Employers holding job fairs to fill open positions.

  Here’s why cats potentially exposed to coronavirus should stay inside

  Starbucks antes up $10M for employees impacted by coronavirus

  OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Tucson-area restaurants and other businesses still open during coronavirus outbreak

Mayor Romero authorizes Tucson restaurants to operate as pop-up grocery stores

NerdWallet: 7 kinds of COVID-19 relief for college students

  10 dead at Georgia nursing home as coronavirus hits facility

  UPDATE: Arizona reports 80 deaths from COVID-19, 16 in Pima County

As the coronavirus spreads across the country, KOLD News 13 is keeping tabs on the cases in Arizona.

  100 American Airlines flight attendants test positive for coronavirus

The Association of Professional Flight Attendants says the airline has agreed to start providing face masks for frontline team members.

  Coronavirus claims an unexpected victim: Florida vegetables

Thousands of acres of fruits and vegetables grown in Florida are being plowed over or left to rot because farmers can't sell to restaurants, theme parks or schools nationwide that have closed because of the coronavirus.

  Baltimore police investigating after video shows sergeant coughing near residents

The Baltimore Police Department is investigating after a sergeant was caught on camera coughing near residents of a Southeast Baltimore housing project without covering his mouth.

  CDC weighs loosening back-to-work guidelines for some exposed to coronavirus

In fashioning the recommendations, the Trump administration appeared to be trying to balance political and public health concerns.

  Insulin maker to cap out-of-pocket costs amid coronavirus pandemic

The co-pay cap will cover most of the pharmaceutical company's insulin, including the Humalog injection.

Tenn. assisted living facility connects community with residents through pen pal program

For many residents at nursing homes and assisted living facilities, the strict stay-at-home orders have caused loneliness as they attempt to stay in touch with family barred from visiting them.

  Credit rating agency says AMC Theaters is in big trouble

S&P Global downgraded AMC Theaters from B to CCC- and said it expects the company to remain closed beyond June because of the coronavirus.

  Wisconsin voters forced to choose between health, democracy

Thousands were forced to congregate for hours in long lines on Tuesday with no protective gear. Thousands more stayed home, unwilling to risk their health and unable to be counted because requested absentee ballots never arrived.

Census sends paper forms to laggards as Midwest sets pace

Starting Wednesday, the U.S. Census Bureau is mailing out paper forms to 65.6 million homes whose residents haven't yet answered the once-a-decade questionnaire.

TUSD approves graduation guidelines for seniors set to graduate during coronavirus outbreak

The TUSD Superintendent is "hopeful" they will hold graduation ceremonies next month.

  Texas woman, 18, arrested after threatening to spread coronavirus, police say

Police charged the suspect with terroristic threat, a third-degree felony, after she surrendered.

  NYC virus deaths exceed 4,000, topping toll for 9/11 attacks

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said that if Americans continue to practice social distancing for the rest of April, "we will be able to get back to some sense of normalcy."

  Wisconsin voters wait for hours, others stay home amid coronavirus

Democrats in and out of Wisconsin screamed for the low-profile contest to be postponed, yet Republicans — and the conservative-majority state Supreme Court — would not give in.

  Trump upends virus oversight, removing key official

Glenn Fine, the acting Defense Department inspector general and a veteran watchdog, had been selected by peers last month for the oversight position.

Celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine has died at 73

Americana legend, John Prine, has died from COVID-19 complications, according to the New York Times. He was 73.

  Tucson Fire Department honors retired paramedic battling COVID-19

The retired paramedic is fighting the novel coronavirus after years with TFD.

Gov. Ducey orders travelers from Connecticut, New Jersey, New York to self-quarantine

Arizona Gov. Ducey issued four new executive orders in a press conference Tuesday, April 7.

  KOLD INVESTIGATES: Sonora Behavioral Health’s CEO no longer with hospital

Michael Tacke replaced former CEO Connie Burnett who left her position shortly after our first investigation aired in May of 2018.

  One-on-one with Dr. Fauci: The next hot zones, African American deaths, and safety for factory workers

Dr. Anthony Fauci is now a familiar face to Americans as he gives daily updates at the White House. Gray Television Washington Bureau Chief Jacqueline Policastro talked to him Tuesday about what communities across the country are facing.

  Coronado K-8 teachers have parade to see students

More than a dozen teachers showed up in their cars with signs and smiles ready to see their students

  Twitter’s Dorsey sets up $1B fund; consumers get some breaks

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed.

  Fact Finders: Is cycling outdoors safe during coronavirus outbreak?

Health experts stress social distancing and solo rides.

Arizona population surveyed on response to coronavirus pandemic

The survey was conducted on March 26th through March 31st, 2020.

  Local, family-owned business gives back to first responders during COVID-19 crisis

One business wants to make sure first responders don't have to worry about their next meal during the COVID-19 crisis.

Trump seeks $250 billion more from Congress for payrolls

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said more money is needed for the popular new $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program.

COVID-19 Fact Finders: Answering Your Questions

We highlighted common questions from you and answered them with information from the Center for Disease Control.

  Trader Joe’s, others will close on Easter

Trader Joe’s is joining other stores like Lowe’s, Target and Costco in giving their employees a break during the pandemic.

Court allows Texas to ban most abortions during virus crisis

A federal appeals court sided Tuesday with Texas in allowing it to ban most abortions while the state is under an emergency order that limits non-essential surgeries during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Navy boss resigns amid uproar over firing of ship captain

Thomas Modly issued a written apology Monday hours after President Donald Trump, at a White House news conference, described his comments about Capt. Brett E. Crozier as "rough."

  Computer issues at SBA said to hold up small business loans

The SBA’s loan processing system stopped working Monday, making it impossible for loans to be approved and funds distributed, according to a trade group for community bankers and the CEO of an online lending marketplace.

  Allergies, flu, coronavirus: What your symptoms mean

How to tell the symptoms of allergies, the flu and coronavirus apart.

  Bruce Springsteen and Andrea Bocelli connect with music

Hoping to raise moods, Bruce Springsteen and Andrea Bocelli each plan to reach their fans with music — The Boss as a guest DJ and the tenor with a live performance.

Logan’s Roadhouse fires employees, closes 261 locations

The company that owns Logan's had already declared bankruptcy before the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the economy.

  Wall Street’s rally fizzles as oil prices suddenly plunge

The market’s gains faded as the price of U.S. crude oil abruptly flipped from a gain to a steep loss of more than 9%.

Ex-MLB player finishes medical school, primes to fight virus

Hamilton played 47 games in the majors, mostly as a pinch hitter and fill-in first baseman.

  Fourth grader’s Zoom class conference interrupted by pornographic video, Fla. mom says

One Florida mother said she was shocked when her fourth grader’s class video call was interrupted by pornography.

  Matthew McConaughey hosts virtual bingo match for senior citizens

The actor calls out the winning numbers for a virtual match in a video on the Facebook page for The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living.

Lowe’s to close on Easter to give employees day off amid coronavirus outbreak

Home improvement retailer Lowe’s will be closed on Easter Sunday in order to give employees a day off during the coronavirus pandemic.

  When leaders are stricken in office, how do nations act?

The hospitalization of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the first head of government to be stricken by the coronavirus, has pushed this matter to the fore.

Banner Health seeking 100,000 homemade masks

This request is in line with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest recommendation to wear masks in public settings.

Paul recovered from coronavirus; volunteering at hospital

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday that he has recovered from the coronavirus and has started volunteering at a hospital in his Kentucky hometown.

  VIDEO: Dancing WWII vet rocks his quarantine jam

Chuck jams on his front porch to Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling.”

  Arizona Gives Day helps nonprofits struggling because of coronavirus

Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona seeing an increased demand, decrease in donations

AP sources: MLB, union discuss playing all games in Arizona

Ideas are still in the early stage, and the Arizona option would have many obstacles to overcome, the people said.

  Little Caesars donating 1 million pizzas to first responders, hospitals

Restaurant chain Little Caesars has announced it will donate 1 million pizzas to first responders and medical workers in the next few weeks as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

  Pregnancy not linked to severe forms of coronavirus, study says

The study was published Monday in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

  Social media platforms try to limit spread of false 5G coronavirus claims

YouTube and other social media platforms are trying to limit the spread of false 5G coronavirus claims after cellphone towers in the United Kingdom were attacked.

  Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny ‘essential workers,’ New Zealand leader says

New Zealand has decided there is some magic in the world after officially declaring children’s favorites the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy are essential workers.

  Modeling coronavirus: ‘Uncertainty is the only certainty’

As leaders try to get a handle on the coronavirus outbreak, they are turning to numerous mathematical models to help them figure out what might — key word, might — happen next and what they should try to do now to contain and prepare for the spread.

  Financial hits pile up for colleges as some fight to survive

Some have been pushed to the brink of collapse after the coronavirus outbreak triggered financial losses that could total more than $100 million at some institutions.

  Mich. woman recreates cruise at home after it was canceled due to coronavirus

On Facebook, the woman posted pictures of herself “enjoying the water” and drinking tropical drinks – made from apples instead of coconuts.

  Frontline photography reveals emotion behind the uniform

Tucson photographer captured 35 people from doctors, nurses, to grocery store managers amid COVID-19 outbreak.

  Truckers keep trucking to keep stores stocked but many are frustrated

Truck drivers say they don't have proper access to testing.

  Virus deaths slow in some places, British PM’s condition worsens

The steep rise in coronavirus deaths in New York seems to be leveling off in a possible sign that social distancing is working in the most lethal hot spot in the U.S., the governor said Monday — a trend that appears to have taken hold more convincingly in hard-hit Italy and Spain.

  Wisconsin moves forward with election despite virus concerns

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday issued an executive order to delay the state’s presidential primary for two months because of the coronavirus pandemic, a move that will almost certainly prompt a court challenge and inject new uncertainty about whether the election will move forward.

  Law enforcement makes adjustments to accommodate safety during COVID-19 outbreak

There have been unsubstantiated reports of people being robbed or mugged while standing in line to get groceries or to pick grocery orders.

Congress, White House reach high for next virus bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said another $1 trillion is needed, beyond the just-passed $2.2 trillion effort.