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President Trump declared a "national emergency" on due to the coronavirus pandemic.

He said the action would "open up access to up to $50 billion," which he described as "a large amount of money for states and territories and localities in our shared fight against this disease."

Trump also urged states to set up emergency operation centers immediately.

"This is the first pandemic caused by coronavirus," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared at a briefing in Geneva. Coronavirus: COVID-19 Is Now Officially A Pandemic, WHO Says

FROM THE CDC - What is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)? Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. Can people in the U.S. get COVID-19? Yes. COVID-19 is spreading from person to person in parts of the United States. Risk of infection with COVID-19 is higher for people who are close contacts of someone known to have COVID-19, for example healthcare workers, or household members. Other people at higher risk for infection are those who live in or have recently been in an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19. Learn more about places with ongoing spread at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/ transmission.html

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MAPS: Where cases have been confirmed in the U.S. and worldwide

C-19 EVENT CANCELLATION TRACKER

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced March 17th that Americans who owe taxes can defer their payment for 90 days, interest and penalty free, up to $1 million.

Amazon to stop accepting all products other than medical supplies and household staples to its warehouses amid coronavirus crisis

For more Texas information on the COVID-19 virus:

CENTRAL TEXAS INFORMATON:

Waco-McLennan County Health District confirmed COVID-19 cases

Bell County State of Disaster and Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

A COVID-19 hotline has been activated to answer questions related to the situation by phone. The phone number is 254-616-3209. Operators are available Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Central Texas Food Bank to Hold Special Free Food Distributions for

A special free food distribution will also take place in Bell County on Thursday, April 23rd, at the Temple American Legion from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Restaurants in Central Texas offering groceries

Amended Order Directing All Individuals to Shelter at Their Place of Residence (PDF) - ADA AMENDED MARCH 24th

CITY OF KILLEEN COVID-19 SITUATION UPDATES

Where to find free lunches, activities during extended break in Central Texas

ART LOCALLY WACO RESOURCES INCLUDING THINGS TO DO FOR KIDS AND WAYS TO HELP

STAAR and SAT testing canceled for 2019-20 school year

Governor Abbott Declares State of Disaster In Texas Due To COVID-19

Dallas Morning News: Texas technology company has launched a disease-monitoring app for coronavirus cases

The American Cross "STATE OF EMERGENCY" is urging healthy, eligible people to donate blood. The organization said it wanted to prevent blood supply shortages as COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, continues to spread in the U.S. - People interested in donating blood can make appointments by using the Red Cross Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767.

COVID-19 IHR Update

COVID-19 IHR Update

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