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Compiled by Jordan Lackey and Skye Seipp
This story was updated on Thursday, March 19 at 8:08 p.m. to add information from March 14-19.
– Chinese Dr. Li Wenliang issues a warning of new virus. Chinese police tell him to stop making false statements.
– China alerts the World Health Organization to several cases of pneumonia with an unknown cause in Wuhan City, Hubei Provence of China.
– Huanan South China Seafood Market is closed.
– Wuhan Municipal Health Committee excludes SARS as possible cause for pneumonia cases.
– France confirms the first case in Europe.
– China reports first death.
– WHO announces the first case outside of China in Thailand.
– Second death reported in China
– Japanese Ministry of Health confirms Japan’s first positive case.
– First case reported in Korea.
– WHO convenes an emergency committee under the International Health Regulations.
– The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms first case in the U.S. in Washington state.
– WHO declares coronavirus a global health emergency.
– First death outside of China is reported in the Philippines.
– Chinese whistleblower Dr. Li Wenliang dies from the virus.
– WHO officially names the virus COVID-19.
– Egypt confirms Africa’s first case.
First confirmed death in Europe occurs in France.
– Afghanistan and Iraq confirm their first cases of infection
– The U.S. confirmed its first death in Washington state.
– UN releases $15 million in aid to the U.S. for COVID-19 response.
– South by Southwest is cancelled.
– Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announces he’ll self-quarantine after interacting with a man who tested positive for COVID-19.
– A resident in Frisco tests positive for the virus.
– Coachella music festival is postponed.
– WHO declares COVID-19 a pandemic.
– Trump announces a one-month travel ban from most of Europe.
– NBA suspends its season after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tests positive for coronavirus.
– German Chancellor Angela Merkel said 70% of Germans could potentially contract the coronavirus.
– Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo shut down a week into the event.
-Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell also tests positive for Coronavirus.
– Major League Soccer and the National Hockey League suspend their seasons and Major league Baseball pushes back its season opening.
– Rice University in Houston and Texas A&M announce they will move all their classes online or to remote formats for the remainder of the semester.
– Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando announces it will close throughout the remainder of the month.
– Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson issues a Proclamation Declaring a Local State of Disaster, corresponding with evidence presenting a community spread of COVID-19 within the city.
– Trump declares a state of national emergency.
– Stock market reacts positively to Trump’s announcement.
– Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declares state of disaster.
– Drive-through testing clinic opens in San Antonio.
– City of Dallas closes parks, libraries and cultural centers.
– The Catholic Diocese of Dallas cancels all public Masses.
– The U.S. House of Representatives passes the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
– Austin bans gatherings of 250 or more people.
– CDC recommends no gatherings of more than 50 people.
– Texas records the first death of a man in Matagorda County.
– Puerto Rico issues curfew, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
– The Dallas County Community College District extends spring break to March 29 and moves classes to online-only until at least the end of April.
– Dallas ISD shuts down indefinitely.
– The Harvesters baseball season is terminated after the NJCAA decides to cancel all sports for the remainder of the spring semester.
– Dallas County closes all dine-in restaurants, bars, gyms and entertainment venues.
– Saturday Night Live stops production until further notice.
– France institutes nationwide lockdown with exceptions for commuting to work, grocery shopping and picking up medicine.
– The European Union bans nonessential travel to 26 countries for 30 days.
– President Donald Trump signs Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes free COVID-19 testing and emergency paid leave.
– The first case of coronavirus is reported in Mesquite, bringing the total in Dallas County to 39.
– Gov. Greg Abbot bans gatherings of 10 or more people and closes all dine-in restaurants, bars, gyms and schools in Texas until April 3.
– China reports no new infections of COVID-19 for the first time.
-First coronavirus death recorded in Dallas, bringing the total to four in Texas.