In December of 2019, an outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China, and was recognized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020. The pandemic led to global socioeconomic disruption as drastic action was taken to suppress the outbreak. This up-to-date timeline provides details and key events in the crisis, focusing on its impact in the United States. This resource was created by the FRASER team at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
(Image of a selection from the timeline from March 27, 2020 regarding the CARES Act)