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What You Missed Overnight: Homemade Masks, Unanimous Senate Vote, And More

Flanked by Vice President Mike Pence (L) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic, in the press briefing room of the White House on March 25, 2020 in Washington, DC. The United States Senate continues to work on a $2 trillion aide package to combat the health and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Here is the coronavirus news you may have missed overnight.

Hospitals can’t accept homemade cloth masks

Two major health care providers on Wednesday said they can’t accept homemade cloth masks for their caregivers. One woman, however, is still at the sewing machine making masks for other members of the community.

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U of U Hospitals have updated their visitor policy

No visitors will be allowed in the U of U hospitals, according to its new policy, with only two exceptions: end of life care and births. Even those situations have a visitor limit, though.

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Thousands of missionaries are adjusting to being in quarantine

It’s a new day for thousands of missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who have just returned home from their missions. They’re all under quarantine for the next two weeks.

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The number of jobless claims in the U.S. is now the highest in history

A record number of Americans – nearly 3.3. million – filed for their first week of unemployment benefits last week as businesses shut down to slow the spread of coronavirus.

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The Senate passed the relief package unanimously

The Senate voted to pass the $2.2 trillion economic rescue package. Now it needs to go to the House before moving on to President Trump’s desk.

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Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are temporarily closed

All 161 operating temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are closed temporarily over concerns of COVID-19.

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