The Nasdaq Composite and NASDAQ-100 stock indices froze for an hour before resuming at around 1 PM EST.
Connecticut issues a statewide public health advisory due to the rise of COVID-19 cases, urging residents to limit non-essential trips outside the home between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. EST with the exception of those who are essential workers who must leave their home to work and anyone who has to leave their house on an emergency basis for medical care, medical supplies, food or groceries.
Two bills are unanimously approved by the Florida House and Senate Committees that propose moving the state permanently to Daylight Saving Time (UTC−04:00), and shifting most of the Panhandle west of a line from eastern Jackson County to northern Gulf County – which currently lies within the southern boundary of the Central Time Zone (UTC−05:00) – to the Eastern Time Zone, in alignment with the remainder of Florida's 67 counties. If passed by the state legislature, any changes would need to be approved by the Department of Transportation and Congress.
SpaceX launches a weather observation satellite, Deep Space Climate Observatory, at 6:03 p.m. EST from Cape Canaveral, Florida (for the US Air Force-NASA-NOAA), but postpones making of a second attempt to land a Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket on a floating platform called the autonomous spaceport drone ship, following the January 10 failure during the SpaceX CRS-5 mission. SpaceX instead, attempts a "mock" soft-landing into the Atlantic ocean