Some Pentagon employees began receiving emails from their office administrators over the weekend to come to work Monday with at least one face covering to prevent the spread of coronavirus, an official who received one of the messages told CNN on Sunday.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that the Pentagon has deployed "many" of the 2,000 ventilators it committed to the national coronavirus fight, after apparent confusion last week over where they should be sent.
Former Vice President Joe Biden said the Democratic National Convention, which has already been pushed back from July to August, may have to go virtual if the coronavirus continues as a public health threat into the summer.
The US surgeon general said this week is going to be the "hardest and the saddest" for "most Americans' lives," describing the upcoming grim period of the coronvirus pandemic in the United States as a "Pearl Harbor moment" and a "9/11 moment."
Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday defended the recent removal of the commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, who warned that action was needed to save the lives of his crew from an outbreak of coronavirus, saying the move is an example of how "we hold leaders accountable for their actions."
In his closing argument before the 2016 election, Donald Trump pointed voters toward his "under budget and ahead of schedule" new Washington hotel: "A metaphor for what we can accomplish for this country."
Governors across the country have stepped up to combat the coronavirus pandemic in recent weeks, turning a group of one-time anonymous state officials into influential executives with growing national profiles.