Pandemic: occurring over a wide geographic area and affecting an exceptionally high proportion of the population (Merriam-Webster)
Thursday was a huge turning point in America’s response to the coronavirus, now proclaimed by the World Health Organization as a pandemic. Cancellations began pouring in as the number of reported cases grew.
Right now, America is on pause with many school systems closed, universities switching to online classes, sports tournaments cancelled or paused, local events postponed, some churches cancelling services … and all are waiting for what will next be cancelled.
The Washington Post  has removed its paywall for coronavirus coverage, as they have in the past for emergency situations.
The New York Times  has removed its paywall for coronavirus coverage.
The Atlantic  is providing paywall-free coronavirus coverage.
Headlines and latest updates:
Sunday, March 22
-Roanoke Times: Cline says he voted on principle against coronavirus funding package 
-Washington Examiner: Ohio and Louisiana latest states to order residents to stay home during coronavirus outbreak 
-Dallas Morning News: America is getting ready to show the world what we are made of 
Saturday, March 21
-Washington Post: Anthony Fauci was ready for this. America was not 
-New York Times: Coronavirus Could Overwhelm U.S. Without Urgent Action, Estimates Say 
-Washington Post: U.S. intelligence reports from January and February warned about a likely pandemic 
-The Bulwark (Shay Khatari): The Petty President 
-The Atlantic: You Should Already Be In Lockdown 
-Huffington Post: Why You Shouldn’t Go To Your Friend’s House While Social Distancing 
Friday, March 20
-Richmond Times-Dispatch: Virginia to extend May 1 tax deadline for all individuals and businesses 
-Roanoke Times: Volvo to temporarily shut down Dublin plant 
-New York Times (Jon Meacham): We Can’t Let Coronavirus Postpone Elections 
-Cavalier Daily: First U.Va. student reported to test positive for COVID-19 
-UVA Today: UVA Health Independently Develops New Covid-19 Tests 
Wednesday, March 18
-Virginia Mercury’s Graham Moomaw: Virginia officials say all voters can cast ballots by mail for May municipal elections 
Tuesday, March 17
-Virginia Mercury’s Bob Lewis: Accountability, leadership become politics’ X factors in the time of coronavirus 
-NBC-29’s CJ Paschall: UVA researchers may have found faster way to detect COVID-19 
Monday, March 16
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Sunday, March 15
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Friday, March 13