The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic is spreading across the United States. People are discouraged (even banned in some places) from large gatherings, public spaces are closing, store shelves are empty, with long lines in grocery stores, and travel is limited. Here are some scenes from across America.
White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Ambassador Dr. Deborah Birx displays models showing that the United States could have up to 200,000 deaths from the pandemic during a White House task force briefing March 31. Photo by Chris Kleponis/UPI
President Donald Trump participates in a news briefing by members of the Coronavirus Task Force at the White House on March 31. The White House reduced the number of press allowed to attend the briefings due to social distancing rules. Photo by Chris Kleponis/UPI
A body wrapped in red fabric is rolled to a hearse by medical workers wearing protective masks, equipment and garments as protection from COVID-19 contamination at Brooklyn Hospital Center. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI