California, Florida and Texas report highest daily virus death tolls

  • The country's three biggest states are reporting their largest single-day death tolls since the pandemic began, and hospitals there are struggling to keep up with the rising number of patients.
  • In Florida, Walt Disney World reopened Thursday to guests who have season passes as the county where Disney is located has seen a 130% increase in coronavirus infections in the last 14 days.
  • The country's top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said he believes the country's hardest-hit states should consider pausing plans to reopen.
  • Meanwhile, Robert Redfield, the head of the Centers for Disease Control, backed off the idea that his agency would change its guidelines for reopening schools after Vice President Mike Pence suggested it would.

Staying Safe

What to do if you think you have coronavirus

Here’s what to know about the symptoms and what to do if you have them. It's important to take precautions to protect not only your health, but also that of others.

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How to make a face mask

The CDC recommends to use a cloth face covering to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Here's how to make one at home.

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How to be safe when socializing

Is there a safe way to see family or friends while following social-distancing guidelines?

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How to be safe at the park or beach

A doctor offers guidance about how to be safe at the park, the pool or the beach as distancing measures are lifted.

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What's the risk of getting coronavirus outside vs. inside?

The virus does spread more easily indoors, but you should still follow social distancing guidelines to protect yourself outside.

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What happens to your body and brain in quarantine?

Here's how your body and brain are responding to the stress of the pandemic and what you can do to practice self-care.

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How to set work-life boundaries

While it may be difficult to adjust your actual workload, experts say there are a few things you can do to make this mentally easier on yourself.

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What is hydroxychloroquine?

President Trump said he's taking a drug that the FDA says is neither safe nor effective in treating COVID-19.

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What is a clinical trial?

The medical field considers clinical trials as the gold standard for assessing effectiveness of new treatments.

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Debunking coronavirus conspiracies

Two doctors address some of the false medical claims in a popular viral video.

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Public health glossary

What's the difference between quarantine and isolation? Here's a guide to the public health terms used in the coronavirus coverage.

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WHO's FAQ guide

See the World Health Organization's FAQ guide to get informed about the coronavirus.

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Glass vial shortage could delay deployment of coronavirus vaccine

Even if a coronavirus vaccine is proven safe and effective, there are concerns that a global shortage of glass for vaccine vials could delay mass production. Imtiaz Tyab reports for the CBS News series "Racing to a Cure."
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