A woman dressed in a former New England Patriots' Tom Brady jersey, waits in line at a food distribution site, Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Chelsea, Mass. The vessel USNS COMFORT (IMO: 7390478, MMSI 368817000) is a Hospital Vessel built in 1976 (44 years old) and currently sailing under the flag of USA . Nyasha Sarju sits as a Seattle Fire Department paramedic prepares to take a nasal swab sample to test for coronavirus at a testing site, Monday, June 8, 2020, in Seattle, after Sarju came in to be checked following her protesting over the past two weeks in the city. In their 55th season, the South Penn Baseball League resumed today after being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and following Pennsylvania Gov. Many of the facilities will now be kept on standby for a possible second wave of infections. A customer of Cosmo's barber shop receives a haircut in the parking lot in front of the shop on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Pleasanton, Calif. But this year the coronavirus pandemic has canceled performances of “The Nutcracker” around the U.S. and Canada, eliminating a major and reliable source of revenue for dance companies already reeling financially following the essential shutdown of their industry. They agreed the ship can be sent elsewhere. Burnell Franklin, of Paterson, wipes down his workout area at Gold's Gym, which reopened to the public after being closed since March due to the Covid-19 pandemic in Totowa, N.J. on Tuesday Sept. 1, 2020. OffBrnd practices a dance routine at the Boston University Beach on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. Illinois state Rep. Darren Bailey, R-Louisville, left, listens to Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs, as they speak before the Illinois House of Representatives voted 81-27 to remove him from the House floor for not wearing a mask Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Restaurant set tables on Main street, closed to traffic, to create an outdoor dining area where people can enjoy lunch in Annapolis, Maryland, on June 21, 2020 - Visitors flock to Annapolis for the start of summer 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. United States Postal Service mail carrier Frank Colon, 59, delivers mail amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 30, 2020 in El Paso, Texas. Ballet student Micah Sparrow dances in a classroom at the Texas Ballet Theatre, Oct. 7, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas. Eric Seals, The Detroit Free Press-USA TODAY. In this Aug. 20, 2020, file photo, Jemison band's flag girls wear masks as they cheer on their team at an Alabama high school football game between Jemison and Thorsby in Thorsby, Ala. Jamestown Fire Department’s 1947 Dodge pumper sending a message to residents in Jamestown, Rhode Island to mask up. Ashley Green, WORCESTER TELEGRAM & GAZETTE via USA TODAY NETWORK. “It is truly an honor and I am humbled to lead a team of world-class medical professionals,” Amersbach said in the release. Entrance of a restaurant in Austin, Texas, on June 27, 2020. Greg Abbott last week lifted the shelter in place order and allowed retail stores, restaurants and some other businesses to open to the public at no more than 25% capacity. USNS Comfort Will Leave NYC On Thursday : Coronavirus Updates The iconic vessel was intended to provide overflow capacity to the New York metropolitan area but … A postal service carrier dons gloves as he delivers mail in Jackson, Miss., March 30, 2020. No sunbathing or sitting is allowed. “What we did was prepare for the worst and if the best comes to pass then we’ll consider ourselves fortunate,” said George Latimer, county executive of Westchester, which owns and runs the center. Cars with seniors drive by hot air balloons during the 5th annual Golden Years Jamboree, a drive-through event at the balloon launch field near the Anderson Civic Center in Anderson, S.C. Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. Large shields separate hair styling stations during the COVID-19 pandemic at Salon Fusion by Loren, Agana Shopping Center. The Wisconsin primary is moving forward in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic after Gov. Devon Ravine, Northwest Florida Daily News / USA TODAY NETWORK. Pedestrians walk past a sign in front of the The Anthem, a popular live music venue, displaying a message of support amid the coronavirus pandemic, on April 29, 2020, in Washington, DC. The USNS Comfort, one of the Navy's hospital ships that has often been called on to deliver humanitarian aid, has arrived in New York City to help ease the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic. USNS Comfort enters New York Harbor on mission to ease burden on NYC hospitals. Nicole and Tim George brought their three alpacas, Thunder, Finn and Lego to the nursing home to brighten up the day for some of the 110 residents that live there. Dealers in masks wait for customers before the reopening of the D Las Vegas hotel and casino, June 3, 2020, in Las Vegas. The band Hypnotik performs out of a garage in a Northwest Oklahoma City neighborhood, for a social distance concert for neighbors, Saturday, May 2, 2020. David Wallace/The Republic/ USA TODAY NETWORK. The training we receive is among the best in the world and enabled us to provide the highest quality care to the citizens of New York and New Jersey.”. A crew member in a mask looks on in the garage area prior to the NASCAR Cup Series The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway on May 17, 2020 in Darlington, South Carolina. Information. The Seder which included members from Temple Emanuel was being held online because of the coronavirus pandemic. Ivanka Trump, first daughter and adviser to President Donald Trump, adjusts her mask after a tour at the distribution center of Coastal Sunbelt Produce May 15, 2020 in Laurel, Maryland. Of four overflow hospitals built in the state, only the Javits Center has taken patients so far, according to state officials. BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN / USA TODAY Network. An instructor helps a student with her online school lesson at a desk separated from others by plastic barriers at STAR Eco Station Tutoring & Enrichment Center on September 10, 2020 in Culver City, California. “We came together from different units across the nation and were able to quickly adapt to the rapidly changing environment. The United States is closing in on 100,000 deaths in less than four months caused by the coronavirus. No need for social distancing on this day at the Whippy Dip ice cream stand in Erie, Pa. on May 5, 2020. Stylist Rachel Carter washes reporter Maggie Menderski's hair at the Neatbeat hair salon in Louisville, Ky. on May 27, 2020. The USNS Comfort will now be taking coronavirus patients, President Donald Trump and Governor Andrew Cuomo said Monday. Pictures of the Crescent High School graduating class of 2020 are seen in downtown Crescent, Okla., Saturday, April 25, 2020. Central City CSD is virtual this week after Thanksgiving to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, and McClelland and other staff members are delivering lunches to students. The Navy hospital ship, equipped with 1,000 beds and 12 operating rooms, was intended to host non-coronavirus-related patients, which would free up resources at medical centers dealing with the outbreak. They are separated from other clients by newly installed plastic dividers. Mark Beaumont participates in a vigil near Trump International Golf Club Sunday night September 20, 2020 in West Palm Beach as the United States approaches 200,000 deaths caused by Covid-19. Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman/ USA TODAY NETWORK. “HAPPENING NOW… “I’d rather be criticized generically for preparing for the worst and it not happening then assuming it wasn’t going to happen and having the worst happen,” Latimer added. AMC Theaters reopened more than 100 of its movie theaters across the United States today for the first time since closing in March because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with a 15-cent ticket price promotion and new safety precautions in place. Bob Self, The Florida Times-Union/ USA TODAY Network. With senators practicing social distancing Justin Walker testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to be a U.S. circuit judge for the District of Columbia Circuit on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. The Pinellas County Government partnered with state and local health care agencies to open a COVID-19 testing site while the state undergoes another surge in coronavirus cases. Although the overflow hospital construction was overseen by the federal government, it was coordinated with the New York Department of Health. By the time of Comfort’s departure, the approximately 1,200-person crew and 1,000-bed hospital had treated just 182 patients, of which approximately 70 percent had COVID-19, according to Capt. The cross with royal blue ribbons for each diagnosed person in South Carolina started when there were 450 cases, but as the cross was placed in front of the church Thursday morning, the cases in South Carolina are at 2,552 with 63 deaths. The Comfort's 1,000 beds and 12 operation rooms were deployed to ease pressure on New York hospitals amid the coronavirus pandemic. Throughout May and June, California reopened much of its economy, and people resumed shopping in stores and dining in restaurants. SUBSCRIBE NOW. Mykal McEldowney, IndyStar / USA TODAY NETWORK. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775548277 ORIG FILE ID: 1228100578, FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE - AUGUST 20: Patrons watch a movie at AMC DINE-IN Thoroughbred 20 on August 20, 2020 in Franklin, Tennessee. David Wallace, The Arizona Republic via USA TODAY Network. A waiter at Gloria's Latin Cuisine in serves up lunch to patrons on the patio in Colleyville, Texas on April 27, 2020. Medical workers take in patients outside of a special coronavirus intake area at Maimonides Medical Center on May 01, 2020 in the Borough Park neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Fitness coordinator Janet Hollander, leads a session of Balcony Boogie from outside Willamette Oaks in Eugene, Oregon for residents sheltering in their apartments during the COVID-19 shutdown Tuesday April 21, 2020. About 900 retirees live in the John Knox Village senior community in Pompano Beach, South Florida. Richard Frady of Hartwell, Georgia, a recovering COVID-19 patient in the Intensive Care Unit at AnMed Health in Anderson, waves a "Can't Wait to be Home!" Jay Janner, Austin American-Statesman / USA TODAY Network. Like the majority of New York City funeral homes, services that deal with the dead in New York's Muslim communities have been overwhelmed with the large number of deceased. Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman added that the Comfort’s departure “is a sure sign of modest progress in mitigating the virus in the nation’s hardest hit city.”. Doug Ducey's "stay at home" order at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix on April 1, 2020. Anderson County Schools are starting on a staggered schedule on Aug. 10. A pedestrian, wearing a mask to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, walks down Miami Beach, Florida's famed Ocean Drive on South Beach, July 4, 2020. New York City enters phase one one hundred days after the first confirmed case of Covid-19. A man wearing a mask walks by St. John's United Methodist Church COVID-19 Cross of Hope in Anderson, S.C. on April 9, 2020. "Our flight planners did their best to cover as many areas of our great state that flight limitations could allow. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, more people than usual are pulling up their boats to the dock and ordering lunch while staying in their boats, said co-owner Maureen Mondello. J.D. Jonathan Lasanas, left, and Damian Pardo, right, pass out free meals during an event sponsored by the Gay8 Festival during the coronavirus pandemic, Aug. 7, 2020, in the Little Havana neighborhood in Miami. Low-level inmates from El Paso County detention facility work loading bodies wrapped in plastic into a refrigerated temporary morgue trailer in a parking lot of the El Paso County Medical Examiner's office on November 16, 2020 in El Paso, Texas. They agreed the ship can be sent elsewhere. Gov. Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, Curtis Sulcer wipes down an escalator for shoppers at the North Park Mall in Dallas, Saturday, May 2, 2020. People ride the subway on the first day of phase one of the reopening after the coronavirus lockdown on June 8, 2020 in New York City. About 100 volunteers distributed nonperishable food and toiletries to thousands of people who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Invited guests listen as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an event on protecting seniors with diabetes, in the Rose Garden at the White House on May 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL, Austin American-Statesman / USA TODAY Network. The USNS Comfort sailed to New York Harbor following the … The Army investigates a Green Beret's fatal parachute accident. Fadia Joseph volunteers at a Central Texas Food Bank drive-through distribution at Del Valle High School in Austin, Texas, on April 20, 2020. Becky Kops, right, uses a picker to hand her friend, Dajen Bohachek, a present as friends of Bohachek, of Bayside, held a social distance drive by birthday party for her during the coronavirus to celebrate her 44th birthday in Bayside, Wis. on Friday, April 3, 2020. A deserted 42nd Street is seen in midtown New York on April 19, 2020 during the COVID-19, coronavirus epidemic. Ken Ruinard, Anderson Independent Mail / USA TODAY Network. Calling it unconstitutional, Republican leaders have filed a lawsuit against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and congressional officials in an effort to block the House of Representatives from using a proxy voting system to allow for remote voting during the coronavirus pandemic. The family, from left, Onya Rhoades, Lexi Rhoads, 3, Dylan Rhoades, 5, Kaitlyn Helmbrecht, 2, James Helmbrecht and Del Mayes were separated by a window glass on May 6, 2020 in Newburgh, Ind. The Broome High School marching bands is coping with COVID-19 regulations and ready for this year's demanding band season. The U.S. is currently facing a shortage of ventilators. Counties north of New York City are reopening clothing stores as part of Phase 2 during the coronavirus pandemic. AMY NEWMAN, NORTHJERSEY.COM/ USA TODAY NETWORK. The U.S. Navy Hospital Ship Comfort makes its way past the Statue of Liberty as it sails into New York City March 30, 2020. Gyms, salons, tattoo parlors and other close-contact businesses in the Upstate opened their doors Monday after an executive order closing them was lifted in South Carolina. As our jets return from a training mission late Monday morning, 27 April, our six-ship formation of Swamp Fox F-16 fighter jets will split off into three groups, with each group flying over different regions of the state in a display of national thanks to all who are fighting the good fight." 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