Monday, March 16
- Kentucky Derby postponed until September.
- Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine postpones in-person voting in state’s primary until June.
- President Trump says gatherings should be limited to 10 people.
Tuesday, March 17
- White House shows support for proposed plan to send checks to Americans in “next two weeks” to address coronavirus, Secretary Treasury Steven Mnuchin says.
- Former Vice President Joe Biden sweeps Arizona, Illinois and Florida primaries.
- Tom Brady announces he will not return to the New England Patriots.
Wednesday, March 18
- Trump says U.S. and Canada agree to close border to “non-essential traffic.”
- China expels journalists from The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal.
- U.S. Navy to send two hospital ships — one to each coast — to treat non-coronavirus patients.
Thursday, March 19
- Italy’s coronavirus death toll reaches 3,405, becoming the highest in the world, and surpasses China’s reported total.
- Labor Department reports that applications for unemployment benefits surge by 70,000 last week.
- State Department advises Americans abroad to come home now or prepare to stay put, warns against traveling outside of U.S.
Friday, March 20
- Dow plunges more than 925 points as Wall Street wraps up worst week since 2008 financial crisis.
- U.S. tax filing deadline has been pushed back from April 15 to July 15, Treasury Department says.
- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo orders all of the in-state workforce to stay home, says only essential businesses can remain open.