Newly married Tyler and Caryn Suiters kiss after their wedding ceremony celebrated by Reverend Andrew Merrow at an otherwise empty Episcopal Church in St. Mary’s on April 18 in Arlington, Virginia. Reverend Merrow and his wife Cameron Merrow were the only other participants in the ceremony due to directives of social distancing.
Hundreds of New Hampshire residents gather at State House, calling on the government to reopen the state on business as the coronavirus shutdown continues in Concord, New Hampshire on April 18.
Cars wait in a queue to receive boxes of food at a food distribution site behind the wheel of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, as authorities encourage social distancing in outside the Teamsters local 572 office in Carson, California April 18.
Protesters gather at the Texas State Capitol to denounce Texas’ handling of the pandemic in Austin, Texas, April 18. Austin and many other cities in Texas remain under the command to stay home, with the exception of essential personnel.
General view of a test site for the drive through the coronavirus (covid-19) on April 18 in Springfield, Tennessee. Tennessee driving test sites now allow those who do not have symptoms of coronavirus to receive tests.
Protesters from the “Reopen Maryland” group gather near State House to call on the state to lift house orders and reopen the economy on April 18 in Annapolis, Maryland. Most of the protesters gathered inside their cars as they blocked a roundabout and a smaller group protested outside their cars.
An aerial view shows Los Angeles City Hall illuminated in blue as a tribute to healthcare workers who responded to the pandemic April 18 in Los Angeles, California.
Journalists wearing masks sit on chairs spaced apart for social distancing as Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards speaks April 17 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
A man and child cross a street amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on April 17 in Chelsea, Massachusetts.
Medical workers pose for photos taken by co-workers as they stand with signs saying “Heroes work here” which have been placed outside the FutureCare Lochearn Senior Nursing Center where many residents and staff were reportedly positive on April 17 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Uber scooters and motorized bikes are stored in a vacant parking lot in the United States Salvation Army building on April 17 in Washington.
Admiral Brett Giroir, Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, talks about the coronavirus on April 17 at the White House.
A “Now Hiring” sign announcing jobs at Lowe’s is seen as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues on April 17 in Homestead, Florida.
Banners are seen in a green bean field open to people for free harvest on April 17 in Homestead, Florida.
A woman wearing an American flag bandana joins protesters demanding the reopening of businesses and the Florida government at a rally in downtown Orlando, Florida on April 17.
As part of an event designed to respect social distances and take care of safety, 1,000 contextual panels were placed on the lawn of the United States Capitol showing the faces of nurses and front-line health workers arguing for adequate personal protective equipment (PPE). April 17 in Washington, DC
Nurses and healthcare workers at Jacobi Medical Center hold a rally against a new sick leave policy paid for by NYC Health + Hospitals that requires healthcare workers who are sick to present a doctor’s note to receive a day of paid illness April 17 in the Bronx, New York.
Volunteers help the San Antonio Food Bank distribute food to more than 2,000 people at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, April 17.
Protesters gather outside Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’s official residence on April 17 in St. Paul, Minnesota, to demand that he loosen statewide home stay restrictions due to the coronavirus.
Kitchen workers prepare packed lunches at Centro Hispano Daniel Torres for distribution to the Olivet Boys and Girls Club to help feed the children in Reading, Pennsylvania, April 17.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gives his daily media availability on the April 17 coronavirus crisis in Albany, New York. Cuomo, along with governors of other east coast states, extends the closure of his state’s non-essential activities until May 15.
Residents retrieve food distributed by the National Guard April 17 in Chelsea, Massachusetts.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks to media at a press conference at the Broward County Urban League to announce that the first two Florida coronavirus testing sites will open on Saturday as the pandemic continues on April 17.
The Elmhurst Hospital Center is hosting a vigil for colleagues and patients who died during a pandemic on April 16 in Queens, New York.
A COVID-19 IgG and IgM rapid test cassette is presented on April 16 in New York. The takeout test says that they can tell a person if they have anti-coronavirus antibodies in their system, indicating that they have had the virus.
Nancy Pedroza, 27, who is pregnant, is supported by Nichollette Jones, her doula, and Ryan Morgan, 30, her partner and father of their unborn child, while undergoing contractions while working at the home of the Pedroza’s licensed midwife, Susan Taylor, where Pedroza plans to give birth, during the epidemic of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Fort Worth, Texas, April 7.
A woman wearing a face mask and a plastic bag pulls a cart loaded with bags of recyclables on the streets of Lower Manhattan during the outbreak of the new coronavirus (which causes COVID-19) on April 16 in New York.
An emergency medical technician (EMT) from the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) wearing personal protective equipment helps a woman who had difficulty breathing during a continuing epidemic of coronavirus (COVID19) to New York, April 15.
A worker leaves the Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center April 16 in Andover, New Jersey. After anonymous police advice, 17 people were found dead in the long-term care facility, including two nurses, where at least 76 patients and 41 staff members tested positive for COVID-19.
An animal keeper feeds a piece of fruit to a fruit bat during an interactive backstage live broadcast from the Oakland Zoo on April 16 in Oakland, California. Since the Oakland Zoo was closed to the public during the shelter in place, they have been offering a subscription-based service that will feature five weekly backstage interactive live programs that will feature pet sitters and their animals. Viewers can interact with the guards by submitting questions about the animals.
Protesters measure six feet ‘social distance’ as they rally in opposition to orders to stay at Virginia home and business closings following the coronavirus disease (COVID) epidemic -19) during a demonstration against the foreclosure measures in Richmond, Virginia, April 16.
Michele Pottberg, a senior clinical nurse from the COVID-19 treatment unit at the NYU Langone Medical Center pats a horse from the New York Police Department (NYPD) outside the hospital on 1st Avenue in Manhattan while NYPD mounted police and other units came to cheer and thank health care workers at 7 p.m. during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic in New York, New York, April 16.
President Donald Trump speaks as Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao listens during a “celebrating American truckers” event at the White House April 16 in Washington, DC President Trump honored American truckers for their efforts to move food and supplies across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Workers at Island Harvest and North Babylon High School prepare to serve goods to customers April 16 in North Babylon, New York.
Sun Pacific founder and CEO Berne Evans delivers Cuties to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on April 16 in Los Angeles, California.
The National Guard delivers food to some of the communities hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic in Chelsea, Massachusetts, April 16.
Protesters rally against stay-at-home orders related to the coronavirus pandemic at Capitol Square in Richmond, Virginia, April 16.
Supporters of the Michigan Conservative Coalition are protesting the extension of the state house arrest order at Capitol Hill in Lansing, Michigan on April 15.
New Jersey police and health workers are seen on April 15 at a new saliva-based coronavirus (COVID-19) testing site in Edison, New Jersey.
Dwayne Evans reads a book near his bed in a temporary men’s shelter managed by the Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, currently with 75 beds spaced at least six feet apart, in Seattle, Washington on 15 April. The shelter had two positive cases of the disease, the two people being isolated and the other tests negative.
A cleaning crew tag hangs on the doors of the office of the Senate Majority Officer Mitch McConnell in the Empty US Capitol in Washington on April 15.
On April 15, in New Hyde Park, New York, Dr. Cory Baker disinfects a colleague at a ProHEALTH Care coronavirus test site.
A man in a mask stands in front of a Coachella poster on La Brea Avenue during the COVID-19 crisis on April 15 in Hollywood, California.
A sign saying “Keep This Far Apart”, to remind people of social distance, is seen in a park on April 15 in New York.
Asuncion Esquivel uses a sewing machine to stitch an isolation gown at the Goodwill South Florida facility for doctors working in hospitals April 15 in Miami, Florida.
People protest against excessive quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic in Lansing, Michigan on April 15.
The Durham Bull bronze statue in Durham, North Carolina was dressed in a makeshift surgical mask on April 15.
On April 15 in Orlando, Florida, health workers conduct coronavirus tests at a car test site.
A mural fresco reads “Stay at home, life is good” on April 14 in Los Angeles.
Reuben Goodman, dressed in a Star Wars costume, dances outside his home on his 5th birthday while maintaining social distance in South Orange, New Jersey, April 14.
As Miami-Dade approaches 200 new coronavirus deaths, a 26-year-old man has become the first homeless man in the county to succumb to the disease, reported the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust. Slideshow by photo services
The man was a resident of the Chapman South Homeless Assistance Center in Homestead. The trust said the man, whom he did not identify, went to Chapman’s health clinic on Friday with a fever.
He was immediately taken to Jackson South where he died a few hours later.
“We are devastated and crushed. I’m so proud of the work we do, which makes this news incredibly difficult to swallow, ”said Ron Book, President of the Homeless Trust, in a statement. “Our deepest condolences go out to the family of this young man, who really lost his son, brother and friend who was homeless first and now to that. “
The Homeless Trust cares for more than 8,000 homeless people and 1,020 other shelters. Seven homeless people tested positive for COVID-19, the trust said.
On Saturday evening, the Florida Department of Health reported 25,492 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the state and the death toll at 748. Miami-Dade County reported 9,045 cases and 198 deaths.
As Book highlights the aggressive work that trust does for the homeless, a coalition of advocates has criticized trust for its inaction during the pandemic.
Book has denied the allegations and said that the Homeless Trust has been distributing brochures, masks, hand sanitizer and food for seven weeks now; he has been moving people to hotel rooms for over a month.
“It is obvious from the conditions I have seen from humans living on the streets in Miami-Dade County that we are not prepared and we are not doing enough,” said Armen Henderson, a doctor from the University of Miami who heads the coalition. “We absolutely have to do more. “
Henderson and the coalition, which includes Dream Defenders, the Circle of Brotherhood, the Miami Workers Center and Struggle for Miami’s Affordable and Sustainable Housing, distributed food, tents and toiletries during the pandemic. Organizations also collected swabs and samples from the homeless for testing.
Henderson was recently handcuffed by Miami police for placing used boxes on the sidewalk for pickup outside his home.
The Miami police chief has said the incident will be investigated.
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