CORONAVIRUS LOCAL STORIES

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The Kerrville Public Utility Board’s lobby and drive-thru service are still closed due to the pandemic, but there soon will be another bill payment option: self-serve kiosks.

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Chris Bynum hasn’t made too many changes to her routine, still arriving at the Finds Resale Store every day at about 9 a.m.

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Kerr County Judge Rob Kelly spent a considerable amount of time on Monday morning urging people to ask themselves if their trips out of the house were essential and necessary. 

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According to the latest information from the state health department, two people in Kerr County were among the 6,812 in Texas who tested positive for the coronavirus that's sweeping the world. 

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NEW YORK (AP) — In Montana, a father and son running a small oil business are cutting their salaries in half. In New Mexico, an oil truck driver who supports his family just went a week without pay. And in Alaska, lawmakers have had to dip into the state's savings as oil revenue dries up.

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ORANGE, Texas (AP) — State troopers started stopping and screening travelers entering Southeast Texas from Louisiana on Sunday, in accordance with an executive order from Gov. Greg Abbot.

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Kerr County Commissioners will meet Monday morning to discuss the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, hear status reports from department heads, and conduct regular business such as the paying of bills and budget amendments.

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The Texas Workforce Commission has been slammed by huge numbers of callers as the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic continues to take its toll on the state. 

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The projection models that helped convince President Trump that a longer period of social distancing could help slow the rate of spread of the coronavirus pandemic still show a frightening toll COVID-19 could cast upon the nation.

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After more than a week of being in quarantine thanks to exposure to COVID-19, my family and I emerged and came out to a world of respirators, face masks and what felt like even emptier grocery stores. 

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The phones have not let up at banks across Kerrville this week. As the federal government rolled out its $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program on Friday, small business owners across the region tried to find out everything they could about how to apply in hopes of keeping their businesses…

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The second cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kerr and Gillespie counties on Friday as the world continues to wrestle with the coronavirus pandemic. 

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The threat of the coronavirus pandemic has forced Hobby Lobby to close its stores until further notice, the arts and craft retail chain announced Friday.

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The shopping experience at Walmart will become decidedly more regulated in the days to come as the retailer moves to restrict the number inside of its stores at any one time.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says his administration is encouraging many Americans to wear face masks in public, though he stresses that the recommendation is optional and is conceding that he will not be complying with it. 

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Trips to the grocery stores these days is daunting — if not a little depressing. 

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 A coronavirus outbreak at a San Antonio nursing home has infected more than 60 residents, Mayor Ron Nirenberg said Friday, as the city ordered nursing home operators to stop allowing staff to split their time between several locations.

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Officials in Gillespie County said there is now a second positive test for the coronavirus for a resident there. 

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A second case of the coronavirus that’s swept the world has been confirmed in Kerr County.

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The Kerrville city council approved moving the city's election from May 2 to the general election date on Nov. 3 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

CORONAVIRUS NATION & WORLD

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NEW YORK — Tom Cheeseman's phone rang at 3 a.m. Friday, soon after returning home from one of the worst days he's seen in 30 years as a Brooklyn funeral director.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says about 30 nursing home residents near Houston who tested positive for the coronavirus are receiving treatment with an anti-malaria drug not yet officially approved for fighting COVID-19. He also said Texas is on a path to be well-stocked with p…

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LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to the intensive care unit of a London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened Monday, just a day after he was admitted for what were said to be routine tests

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The first national data on COVID-19 in U.S. children suggest that while the illness usually isn’t severe in kids, some do get sick enough to require hospital treatment. 

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Saturday that the country could be headed into its "toughest" weeks yet as the coronavirus death toll mounts, but at the same time he expressed growing impatience with social distancing guidelines and said he's eager to get the country reopened…

Members of the Coronavirus Task Force brief reporters at the White House on the latest developments and the administration’s response.   https://www.c-span.org/video/?470808-1/white-house-coronavirus-task-force-briefing

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