Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California will close their doors to tourists this week; shutting down operations to help combat the growing Coronavirus outbreak in the United States.
“In an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our guests and employees, we are proceeding with the closure of our theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Paris Resort, beginning at the close of business on Sunday, March 15, through the end of the month,” the company said in a statement.
The company will also suspend its cruise operations starting March 14th.
— Disney Parks News (@DisneyParksNews) March 13, 2020
“The hotels at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris will remain open until further notice. The retail and dining complexes, Disney Springs at Walt Disney World and Disney Village at Disneyland Paris, will remain open, the company said,” reports Fox Orlando.
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Source: Fox Orlando
BREAKING: Pence Confirms Insurance Companies Agree to Waive All Co-Pays on Coronavirus Testing, Treatment
Vice President Pence confirmed Tuesday that America’s insurance companies have agreed to waive all co-pays related to Coronavirus testing and extensive treatment.
“I’m pleased to report, as you requested, Mr. President, that all the insurance companies here either today or before today have agreed to waive all co-pays on coronavirus testing and extend coronavirus treatment in their benefit plans,” said Vice President Pence.
“I’m pleased to report, as you requested, Mr. President, that all the insurance companies here either today or before today have agreed to waive all co-pays on coronavirus testing and extend coronavirus treatment in their benefit plans.” –@Mike_Pence pic.twitter.com/66kaNiM6t6
— GOP (@GOP) March 10, 2020
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday the deployment of the National Guard to New Rochelle, NY to stop the spread of the Coronavirus in that city, which he described as the “most significant cluster in the country.”
“Those measures include deploying National Guard troops to a Health Department command post and setting up a satellite testing facility and one-mile containment area in the city. To date, Westchester County has seen 108 confirmed COVID-19 cases; that’s 58 percent of all tri-state cases,” reports NBC New York.
New York will establish a “containment area” in New Rochelle and call out the National Guard to help with cleaning and assist officials, @NYGovCuomo
— Jimmy Vielkind (@JimmyVielkind) March 10, 2020
BREAKING: NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces containment zone around New Rochelle, lasting until 3/25; National Guard to be deployed to assist in food delivery, cleaning.
— ABC News (@ABC) March 10, 2020
— Steven Bognar (@Bogs4NY) March 10, 2020
“New Rochelle is home to the midtown Manhattan lawyer who has been linked to dozens of cases across multiple states. He was the second confirmed case in the state and its first instance of community spread,” adds NBC.
“You calibrate your response to the time and the facts and the circumstances in that place at that time,” Cuomo said on CNN. “So parades, etc. we look at that on a daily basis.”
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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‘JUST SARCASM’: Dem Who Supported Spreading Coronavirus at MAGA Rallies Says Comment Just ‘Sarcastic’
A Democratic councilwoman from Denver deflected a growing backlash after she signaled her support for spreading the Coronavirus at ‘Make America Great Again’ rallies Tuesday; saying her comments were simply “sarcastic.”
“Councilwoman CdeBaca made a sarcastic tweet on Twitter to call attention to the Trump administration’s downplaying of the Coronavirus outbreak as a “hoax” no more dangerous than the common flu. Rather than conservative outlets making a four-day-old Tweet their focus on Super Tuesday, they should focus their energy on demanding a competent Federal response to this public health crisis instead,” said a statement from her office.
— Candi CdeBaca (@CandiCdeBacaD9) February 28, 2020
The Colorado Republican Party released their own statement shortly after, saying “Councilwoman CdeBaca praising a social media post calling for Trump supporters to be infected with the coronavirus is simply disgusting. There can be no room in our politics for wishing harm on Americans who have different political beliefs. Democrats in Colorado and across the country need to condemn this evil statement… In light of these comments, the Colorado Republican Party is calling on Councilwoman CdeBaca to resign immediately.”
Read the full report at FOX Denver.