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Coronavirus: How COVID-19 is affecting communities around the US

From the search for a vaccine to stories from quarantine, see how coronavirus is touching communities around the U.S.

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The novel coronavirus, aka COVID-19, is circulating in communities around the world. As of March 11, 2020, The World Health Organization (WHO) classified COVID-19 as a pandemic, meaning the virus has spread worldwide.

With over 1,000 cases in the United States, so far, communities across the country are dealing with the effects of the outbreak. We sat down with four local news reporters in Boston, Sacramento, Omaha and New York to find out what’s happening in their communities.

Watch the video above to see the full story.


We are living in unprecedented times, and as COVID-19 spreads across the nation and world, the stories about how people are coping, battling, and persevering through the outbreak have become more important than ever. Each week, “Field Notes” brings you a handful of stories about how coronavirus has impacted real people just like you, and hear more about what it’s like to cover the novel coronavirus from the local news teams that are committed to keeping you informed, no matter what.