On the state level, governors are also presenting their plans to gradually reopen. Mike DeWine, governor of Ohio, for example, presented his plans April 27 to begin reopening.
A Catholic school uniform company in Oregon, in an effort to assist medical personnel dealing with the pandemic, are making and providing face masks for their work.
Bishop Peter Baldacchino of Las Cruces, New Mexico is reversing his previous decision to ban public Masses due to the coronavirus pandemic and will allow Masses to resume, with restrictions.
In this time of the coronavarius outbreak, Catholics everywhere are calling upon the intercessions of saints and holy ones to get through this trying time.
Catechumens, expecting to be received into the Catholic Church during this year's Easter Vigil, will unfortunately have to wait due to the pandemic.
Spiritual health also is important though and he said that during this pandemic, it is "important to prevent social isolation" even within religious communities.
As of March 11, dozens of Catholic college and university leaders had announced plans to cancel public classes and offer online education amid concern over the coronavirus' spread.
Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, canceled its spring break study abroad program to Italy and several colleges have posted warnings about individual travel during the break on their websites.
On March 1, a man in his 40s who was on the February school trip and has not been identified as a member of the school's faculty or a chaperone, was the first Rhode Islander said to have a strain of the virus.
Census forms will be mailed in late March and the count officially begins April 1. Respondents can call, email or mail their responses.