CDC now recommends everyone to cover nose, mouth

CDC NOW RECOMMENDS EVERYONE TO COVER NOSE, MOUTH

The new guideline recommends everyone wear a face covering that's made of cloth or fabric that can be washed and reused.

Reports: Multiple Kentucky residents with COVID-19 refused to stay home, ordered to wear ankle bracelets

REPORTS: MULTIPLE KENTUCKY RESIDENTS WITH COVID-19 REFUSED TO STAY HOME, ORDERED TO WEAR ANKLE BRACELETS

Kentucky residents who tested positive or who were exposed to the coronavirus and failed to avoid others are being ordered to wear...

 
 
 
Central Florida charities trying to keep up with growing needs

CENTRAL FLORIDA CHARITIES TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH GROWING NEEDS

In the past two weeks, a local food bank claims it has provided local nonprofits with almost 3 million meals which is about double...

HUD & Congressman fire back at companies thinking about increasing affordable housing rent

HUD & CONGRESSMAN FIRE BACK AT COMPANIES THINKING ABOUT INCREASING AFFORDABLE HOUSING RENT

WESH 2 NEWS continues to investigate affordable housing rent increases during the coronavirus pandemic.

 
 
 
Sanford church holds drive-in services

SANFORD CHURCH HOLDS DRIVE-IN SERVICES

With social distancing rules in place, a Sanford church said it's got a very socially acceptable solution.

Warmer Saturday with showers Sunday

WARMER SATURDAY WITH SHOWERS SUNDAY

WESH 2 First Alert Meteorologist Tony Mainolfi has Central Florida's forecast.

 
 
 
'I'm ready for birds!' Employee says people are buying chickens because of coronavirus

'I'M READY FOR BIRDS!' EMPLOYEE SAYS PEOPLE ARE BUYING CHICKENS BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS

A lower supply of eggs at supermarkets is causing a spike in sales at a Palmer Feed Store in Orlando.

Baby tests positive for coronavirus in Osceola County

BABY TESTS POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS IN OSCEOLA COUNTY

Aaliyah's mother said after a month, the 3-month-old's symptoms are starting to clear up.

 
 
 
Florida coronavirus cases surge past 10,000 as death toll climbs

FLORIDA CORONAVIRUS CASES SURGE PAST 10,000 AS DEATH TOLL CLIMBS

Numbers released by the state Thursday morning included deaths in Orange County, Osceola County and Flagler County.

Seminole County lender working to get small businesses loans

SEMINOLE COUNTY LENDER WORKING TO GET SMALL BUSINESSES LOANS

Small business owners have been crushed by many of the same efforts put in place to stop the spread of the virus.

 
 
 
Face masks pulled from Brevard gas station after complaints of price gouging

FACE MASKS PULLED FROM BREVARD GAS STATION AFTER COMPLAINTS OF PRICE GOUGING

A Twitter post from AG Ashley Moody says Floridians complained about a gas station selling face masks for $3.99 apiece.

State to accept paper applications for unemployment as website, call center struggles

STATE TO ACCEPT PAPER APPLICATIONS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT AS WEBSITE, CALL CENTER STRUGGLES

Because of all the issues with the state's unemployment website, the agency will soon be accepting paper applications.

 
 
 
Seminole County: People positive for coronavirus have been leaving home

SEMINOLE COUNTY: PEOPLE POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS HAVE BEEN LEAVING HOME

Officials in Seminole County say people who have tested positive for COVID-19 have been leaving quarantine and traveling around the...

Showcase Central Florida businesses with 'Shop Local'

SHOWCASE CENTRAL FLORIDA BUSINESSES WITH 'SHOP LOCAL'

As COVID-19 changes daily life, we must band together to care for those around us

 
 
 
Orange County testing site hits capacity 7 minutes after opening Friday

ORANGE COUNTY TESTING SITE HITS CAPACITY 7 MINUTES AFTER OPENING FRIDAY

The drive-thru coronavirus testing site at the Orange County Convention Center reached its daily capacity seven minutes after it opened...

Central Florida trivia host continues services online

CENTRAL FLORIDA TRIVIA HOST CONTINUES SERVICES ONLINE

One Central Florida trivia host has moved his services to an online format due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

 
 
 
Report: 15 dead at Massachusetts nursing home from COVID-19 complications

REPORT: 15 DEAD AT MASSACHUSETTS NURSING HOME FROM COVID-19 COMPLICATIONS

A report says 15 deaths at a Massachusetts nursing home were due to coronavirus complications.

How to prevent domestic violence during a pandemic

HOW TO PREVENT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DURING A PANDEMIC

WESH 2 News spoke with officials about how domestic abuse victims can receive help during periods of social distancing and stay-at-home...

 
 
 
Signs of Help: Orlando family creates system using window signs to help neighbors

SIGNS OF HELP: ORLANDO FAMILY CREATES SYSTEM USING WINDOW SIGNS TO HELP NEIGHBORS

A family living in an Orlando neighborhood created a system in which they use construction paper to indicate whether or not someone...

Things to do online this weekend

THINGS TO DO ONLINE THIS WEEKEND

Here is a list of activities that you can do this weekend, from the safety of your own home.

 
 
 



President Trump: Government now recommends wearing non-medical face...

President Trump: Government now recommends wearing non-medical face coverings to help slow coronavirus spread

President Donald Trump said the voluntary measure could use basic cloth or fabric, which could be made at home and washed and reused. Read more ...

Brooke Baldwin is second CNN anchor to contract coronavirus this week

Brooke Baldwin is second CNN anchor to contract coronavirus this week

CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin announced Friday she has tested positive for coronavirus after being hit with a sudden onset of symptoms Thursday afternoon. “I am OKAY. It came on... Read more ...

Two members of the Kennedy family have gone missing after boating in the...

Two members of the Kennedy family have gone missing after boating in the Chesapeake Bay

Robert F. Kennedy's granddaughter, Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean and her son Gideon, disappeared on Thursday. Read more ...

Trump fired the intelligence official who handled Ukraine whistleblower...

Trump fired the intelligence official who handled Ukraine whistleblower complaint

Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson will be out of the job in 30 days, according to a letter from President Donald Trump that was reported on Friday... Read more ...

Target to limit number of people in stores as it announces further social...

Target to limit number of people in stores as it announces further social distancing guidelines

Target will begin implementing new guidelines as it tries to keep both customers and its employees safe in the coronavirus outbreak. Read more ...

‘Lean On Me,' ‘Ain't No Sunshine' singer Bill Withers dies at 81

‘Lean On Me,' ‘Ain't No Sunshine' singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean On Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain't No Sunshine,” has died. Read more ...

White House To Give Coronavirus Test To People 'In Close Proximity' To...

White House To Give Coronavirus Test To People 'In Close Proximity' To Trump, Pence

President Trump told reporters on Thursday that he had taken a second coronavirus test, which was negative. (Image credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) Read more ...

President Trump Says CDC Now Recommends Americans Consider Cloth Masks In Public

President Trump Says CDC Now Recommends Americans Consider Cloth Masks In Public

The recommendation tells Americans to cover their mouths and noses in public, though medical-grade masks are just for medical workers. President Trump said mask wearing is... Read more ...

Shoppers In Mexico Are Panic-Buying Beer During The Coronavirus Crisis

Shoppers In Mexico Are Panic-Buying Beer During The Coronavirus Crisis

To the shock of many, alcoholic beverage production was listed as a nonessential business during the shutdown to aid social distancing. Then came the beer hoarding. (Image... Read more ...

Walmart will start counting shoppers at the door and limiting how many can enter

Walmart will start counting shoppers at the door and limiting how many can enter

Walmart stores will allow no more than five customers for each 1,000 square feet of space. Walmart employees stationed at store entrances will count customers and admit them... Read more ...