Bringing America Back is an ABC News feature that highlights the day's top stories in economic recovery and medical preparedness amid the coronavirus pandemic. These stories delve into the key steps America is taking -- or needs to take. Stay on top of the latest developments regarding states' social distancing measures, advancements in the treatment of COVID-19 and more.
NYC sees first signs of post-COVID-19 metropolis
Between 200,000 and 400,000 New Yorkers are going back to work this week as the city begins its phased reopening. Among the new changes: All subway commuters are required to wear a face covering.
Satellite data suggest virus may have hit China earlier: Researchers
In light of new research, COVID-19 was likely brought to the U.S. by travelers from Wuhan long before it was detected, according to former acting Homeland Security undersecretary, and ABC News contributor, John Cohen.
Nearly 600 US health care workers have died of COVID-19
Lost on the Frontline, a project launched by The Guardian and KHN, aims to count, verify and memorialize every health care worker who dies during the pandemic.
12 COVID-19 cases traced to Jersey Shore gatherings: Officials
Health departments in two different states are monitoring an outbreak of COVID-19 traced to Memorial Day weekend parties in a Jersey Shore county.
A quadriplegic black man's fight against coronavirus, racism
The death of George Floyd "crushed" Paul Amadeus Lane. Because of COVID-19, he can't attend the protests that have since followed. Still, he knows how to channel frustration, isolation and boredom into positive energy.
Teacher finds mentors for graduates through 'Adopt A Senior' initiative
Since COVID-19 has disrupted in-person graduations, a Philadelphia middle school teacher has launched a Facebook group that connects 2020 graduates with those who'd like to send encouraging tokens to students. In just over a month, more than 2,000 members have "adopted" seniors.
What to know about the coronavirus:
- How it started and how to protect yourself: Coronavirus explained
- What to do if you have symptoms: Coronavirus symptoms
- Tracking the spread in the U.S. and worldwide: Coronavirus map
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