It can be easy to get overwhelmed by the constant coverage of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on the lives of everyone in the country. But the news isn’t always bad. Hidden within the headlines are stories of hope and helping that detail all the ways we’re working together to conquer this far-reaching threat. Here are some of the best examples of good news that we saw this week.
The growth rate of COVID-19 has slowed enough that governors from several states are partnering to develop a unified approach to revisiting and potentially lessening lockdown orders. Governors from Washington, Oregon and California are working together to develop guidelines to re-open the communities in their states. Read more
Money is on the way
Economic Impact Payments from the Internal Revenue Service, also known as stimulus checks, started arriving in bank accounts this week. The IRS is expected to make an estimated 80 million direct deposits by April 15. Read more
Escape into artwork
If you’re ready for a little self-quarantine escapism, many museums across the country have online exhibits, programs and activities that let you lose yourself in fine art without ever leaving your house. Enjoy fine works of art up close, learn more about cowboys or go on safari with meerkats with the touch of your mouse. Read more
We’re all in this together
Hospitals in Germany with spare capacity welcomed COVID-19 patients from Italy and France this week and gave their overburdened colleagues in other countries some much-needed medical assistance. Read more
The Tooth Fairy is essential
Children all over the world were reassured to learn the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy are both considered essential workers and will be continuing their important duties without interruption. Read more
Find a doctor
If you feel unwell and would like to consult your doctor, consider using telemedicine options. Providence Express Care Virtual connects you face-to-face with a nurse practitioner who can review your symptoms, provide instruction and follow-up as needed. If you need to find a doctor, you can use our provider directory or search for one in your area.
You can also learn how your state’s department of public health is responding to the situation:
This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.
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