The outbreak of coronavirus in the United States and around the world has many in the Local 6 area worried about their health and safety.

To help keep you updated on the virus, we have created this page.

Along with stories we have done on the virus, we will also provide links for information on the virus, its symptoms, and what preventative measures you can take to avoid catching it.


Click here to watch the latest COVID-19 livestreams.

To see a list of confirmed cases in the Local 6 area, click here.

To see a list of local COVID-19 testing locations, click here.

For information on how to check on your coronavirus stimulus check, click here.

For information on the Necessities Grant for Paducah-McCracken County families, click here.

To see a list of stores with senior shopping hours,  click here.

For instructions on how to sew face masks, click here.

To see a list of educational content to help keep your kids occupied, click here.

To see a list of local food pantries, click here.

To see a list of local restaurants providing curbside/takeout instead of in-person services, click here.

To see the total number of cases confirmed across the world, including the number of those who have died and those who have recovered, click here.

To see a list of test sites in the Local 6 area, click here

To see the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Local 6 area, click on the states below.

Want to know what symptoms to look out for? Check out the infographic below or click here.

Want to know what to do if you are sick, click here. If you are looking for other medical information on the coronavirus, click here.

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Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Carbondale, Illinois, produced a virtual Memorial Day ceremony instead of holding one in-person at the historic Woodlawn Cemetery.

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We will be updating this story as more cases are confirmed in the Local 6 area.

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Joe Biden made his first in-person appearance in more than two months as he marked Memorial Day by laying a wreath at a veterans park near his Delaware home. When Biden emerged on Monday, he wore a face mask, in contrast to President Trump, who has refused to cover his face in public as health officials suggest.

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused stress for everyone, including kids. A new study shows there may be easy ways to help your little ones stay mentally healthy during this uncertain time.

Illinois lawmakers approved an approximately $40 billion state budget early Sunday that largely maintains spending, along with a plan to push forward a Chicago casino, during an extraordinary special session held amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo dropped the state’s absolute ban on gatherings of any size Friday, issuing an executive order saying up to 10 people are now allowed to be together as long as they abide by other social distancing guidelines adopted during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Purchase District Health Department have confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in McCracken County and one new case in Fulton County. McCracken County now has 89 cases of COVID 19 and Fulton County has three cases.