St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth has confirmed that an employee had tested positive for COVID-19, but not as a result of their work at the hospital. The hospital says the case is travel-related and that all close contacts of the patient have been notified.
Stocks surged Tuesday as Congress nears a deal to inject $2 trillion into the economy to mitigate damage from the coronavirus outbreak.However, the market has seen other big rebounds recently, only for them to wash out immediately.
President Donald Trump is weighing how to refine nationwide social-distancing guidelines to put some workers back on the job amid the coronavirus outbreak. At a virtual town hall Tuesday, Trump said he is hoping the country will be reopened by Easter.
Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks closed their gates Tuesday, joining a growing list of parks closing. Other parks have remained open but closed shuttles, campgrounds, visitor centers and some trails to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Trump administration is slashing $1 billion in assistance to Afghanistan. It is also threatening further reductions in all forms of cooperation after the country's rival leaders failed to agree on forming a new government.
Travel is still allowed for anglers wanting to fish during Saturday's trout opener on the Brule River in Wisconsin. However, the DNR is encouraging anglers to fish waterbodies as close to home as possible and in their community.