Biden's chief of staff Ron Klain declined to say which posts the president-elect would announce, though Biden said last week he has already decided on a person for the key position of Treasury secretary.
The novel coronavirus has reached some 30 US states, with Oregon the latest to declare an emergency, and 60 million people in California and New York are under crisis measures.
While acknowledging that multiple people had been shot and killed, the Harford County sheriff refused to provide a number as the investigation was in the "preliminary" stage. He shared the shooter used a handgun and was in custody.
Hermine brought bad news for throngs of travelers hoping to enjoy beach time on the three-day Labor Day weekend, the unofficial end of the US summer vacation season.
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