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Tracking the Impact of the Coronavirus on the U.S.

The coronavirus is changing how we live our daily lives. Taking a look at how the global pandemic has affected various aspects of life in the United States reveals the unique nature of this crisis.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that no gatherings of 50 people or more take place for at least eight weeks. Governments across the country enacted stricter measures, with Puerto Rico imposing a 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew and closing nonessential businesses. Against the social-distancing guidelines issued by public health experts, Representative Devin Nunes of California encouraged people to dine out at restaurants.
Two more athletes, including a Yankees minor-league baseball player and a football player in the XFL, tested positive for Covid-19. And on a day that college basketball fans had long awaited as the start of a monthlong hoops bonanza, CBS showed old games and the N.C.A.A. decided against releasing hypothetical brackets for its marquee men’s and women’s tournaments.
Even with the wide release of three new films, Hollywood had its worst weekend at the box office in two decades. Some people avoided theaters because of the virus, but others found them to be a reprieve from thinking about the outbreak
California called for all people 65 and older to shelter in their homes. Massachusetts moved to ban dining in at bars and restaurants beginning Tuesday, effectively closing Boston’s bars for St. Patrick’s Day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended no gatherings with 50 people or more be held for the next eight weeks. And Puerto Rico set some of the strictest measures in the United States, imposing a 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew and closing nonessential businesses.
As the number of coronavirus cases in the United States climbed to over 3,100 across 49 states on Sunday, and after weeks of conflicting signals from the federal government, state and local officials across the nation began enacting stricter measures to try to slow the virus’s spread.
Massachusetts said that beginning on Tuesday bars and restaurants would be able to offer takeout and delivery only. The state also banned gatherings of more than 25 people and ordered all public and private schools to close Tuesday.