I work at a hospital in the US and a lot of activity has been taking place at the academic level. Less, but substantial amounts, at local government levels. Almost nothing at Federal level.
Local government bans on public social gatherings are trickling in. Lots of state emergency declarations.
Hospitals are converting ground floor clinics into respiratory clinics for all people (patients and visitors) who screen positive to be sent to for testing without actually entering the hospitals.
Inpatient units are being converted to respiratory support units so as to not overwhelm the ICUs.
Universities are closing all over.
All work-related travel and conferences that I am familiar with are being cancelled. This includes national level conferences, board exams, etc. All coming to a screeching halt.
Headlines are still way off base and being presented through a political lens. This will never stop.
That's about it for now. Those in the crow's nest definitely see the storm on the horizon. Not sure everyone else does.
None of this matters. Only way to stop it is extreme social isolation which will never happen.... Or herd immunity, which eventually will.
Economy is going to suffer a gigantic recession.