Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

As the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves, the Texas Municipal League is working with state and federal officials and city leaders to limit the spread of the virus, mitigate health and economic risk, and protect our communities.

TML has compiled these resources to assist your city in controlling the spread of the coronavirus and educating the public on prevention tips. We will update this page as new information develops.

State Disaster Orders and Guidance

  • Governor’s Executive Order GA-29 (July 2, 2020): Establishes statewide face covering requirement.

  • Governor’s Executive Order GA-28 (June 26, 2020): Rolls back some aspects of Phase III of the governor’s plan to re-open Texas.

  • Governor’s Executive Order GA-27 (June 25, 2020): Relating to hospital bed availability during COVID-19. Amended by July 9, 2020 Proclamation suspending elective surgeries in over 100 counties.

  • Governor’s Executive Order GA-26 (June 3, 2020): Implements Phase III of the governor’s plan to re-open Texas.

  • Governor’s Executive Order GA-25 (May 22, 2020): Suspends in-person visitations at county and municipal jails in response to COVID-19, but provides exceptions for visitations by an attorney meeting with a client, or a religious leader or member of the clergy.

  • Governor’s Executive Order GA-24 (May 21, 2020): Terminates air travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Governor’s Executive Order GA-23 (May 18, 2020): Retains the “minimize social gatherings and minimize in-person contact” provision (referred to below in previous order as “stay home/work home”), but provides exceptions for “covered services” and “safe daily activities,” subject to the applicable conditions and limitations on the governor’s Open Texas web page.

  • Governor’s Executive Order GA-?? (April 27, 2020):  Prohibits confinement as a penalty for violating the governor’s orders.

  • Governor’s Executive Order GA-21 (May 5, 2020): Retains stay home/work home provision, but provides exceptions for essential businesses and activities, retail-to-go, and additional re-opened businesses.

  • Governor’s Executive Order GA-20 (April 27, 2020): Removes most travel restrictions for those coming into Texas.

  • Governor’s Executive Order GA-19 (April 27, 2020): Allows most health care procedures, with certain restrictions.

  • Governor’s Executive Order GA-18 (April 27, 2020): Retains stay home/work home provision, but provides exceptions for essential businesses and activities, retail-to-go, and re-opened businesses.

  • The Governor’s Report to Open Texas (April 27, 2020)

  • Governor’s Executive Order GA-17 (April 17, 2020):  Creates a statewide Strike Force to Open Texas, which “will work towards a medical architecture to test and trace, while gradually and safely returning to work and other activities.”

  • Governor’s Executive Order GA-16 (April 17, 2020):  Establishes a temporary "Retail-To-Go" model that will allow retail outlets in Texas to reopen beginning Friday, April 24. Under this model, reopened establishments are required to deliver items to customer’s cars, homes, or other locations to minimize contact. Under this Executive Order, schools — including public, private, and higher education institutions — will remain closed for the 2019-2020 school year.

  • Governor’s Executive Order GA-15 (April 17, 2020):  relates to hospital capacity and personal protective equipment (PPE) needed for the COVID-19 response.

  • Governor’s Proclamation (April 12, 2020):  The governor’s extension of the statewide disaster regarding the Coronavirus.

  • Governor’s Executive Order GA-14 (March 31, 2020):  The governor’s original stay home/work home order.

  • Governor’s Executive Order GA-08 (March 19, 2020):  Declares a statewide disaster regarding the Coronavirus.

  • State Health Commissioner Public Health Disaster Declaration

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COVID-19/Coronavirus News Articles (RSS)

  1. Could it pay to quarantine? L.A. weighs giving people with COVID-19 cash to stay home

    ...pieces. But here in California we’re looking at how can we stretch out unemployment benefits,” L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “This is really Washington’s responsibility... If they don’t step up we’ll do...

  2. The US missed a chance to control outbreak. Now it's 'impossible to predict' how long the pandemic will last, Fauci says

    ...students will return to school with safety protocols for cleaning, contact tracing and distancing, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday. "We are doing everything in our power to keep kids healthy while...

  3. New Mexico extends stay-at-home order as coronavirus surges

    ...Lujan Grisham said. The governor added she was “incredibly disappointed” to learn that in Roswell, the city council has met without wearing masks and resolved not to enforce the state health orders. Television...

  4. Florida Couple Jailed for Refusing to Quarantine After Positive COVID-19 Test: Police

    ... Someone videotaped the couple and gave it to Key West police, according to Greg Veliz, Key West's city manager. “There were complaints from the neighborhood of them continuing to be outside, going about...

  5. Washington, DC, will not reopen school buildings this fall

    District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks during an announcement that District of Columbia public schools will be all virtual through Nov. 6, during a news conference, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in...

  6. The Latest: Florida tallies another record high daily deaths

    Florida tallied another record high in daily confirmed coronavirus deaths for the third straight day with 253. The Florida Department of Health says that raised the state’s total death toll to 6,586.

  7. Face mask rules may attract, not deter tourists

    ...plan to wear a mask on their trips," he told what may have been the final meeting of Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings' economic recovery task force. The panel has advised the mayor on reopening Orange...

  8. Coronavirus slammed the US Northeast and then the South and West. Now it's the heartland's turn

    Officials in the Midwest should begin preparing for a similar spike, Fauci said. "What we're seeing now is what actually took place a couple of weeks ago and what we're going to see a couple of weeks from now, is what we're doing now," he said.

  9. Australian state makes masks compulsory as COVID-19 spreads

    ...in their homes. “There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to the restrictions,” Jason Schram, mayor of Colac, which is covered by the new Geelong restrictions, told Melbourne Radio 3AW. “It just seems...

  10. Hopeful signs for LA County in fight to halt COVID-19 spread

    ...that one in 450 residents was infectious, which was down from one out of 320 last week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said. Earlier this month, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti had warned the situation...

  11. Maryland governor expands mask order, requiring face coverings in commercial buildings and outdoors

    ...increase in hospitalized coronavirus patients over the past two weeks in Maryland. District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, a Democrat, issued a similar mask mandate last week and a more strict travel advisory...

  12. Hawaii's governor wants tighter rules after virus surge

    ...the state reported a record 109 new cases of the disease. The governor said he agrees with Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s plan to close bars for three weeks. He said the state is also working with the other...

  13. Waterloo councilman calls for public mask mandate

    ...of public health. Waterloo would not be the first Iowa city to mandate face coverings. Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague issued a mask mandate last week, which was followed by a similar move by the Johnson...

  14. Alaska requiring negative virus tests for nonresident travel

    ...deaths. The Municipality of Anchorage said Wednesday it was opening five additional testing sites. Mayor Ethan Berkowitz recently imposed limits on gathering sizes and the number of people allowed in bars,...

  15. Gary closes its Lake Michigan beaches due to COVID-19 surge

    ...closed Wednesday for two weeks due to a surge in new COVID-19 cases in the northwestern Indiana city. Mayor Jerome Prince cited the beaches’ crowded conditions on Tuesday in ordering their closure. His order...

  16. Hawaii placed on Japanese list of safe travel destinations

    ...spread of infections from COVID- 19,” Democratic Gov. David Ige said in a statement. Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim said the announcement is good news for the Big Island and the state. Kim favors allowing...

  17. Small Alabama town's virus spike linked to candidate forum

    ...coronavirus cases, some of which were linked to a forum featuring candidates running for mayor and city council. The city hall, public library and several businesses in Hartford were closed by Tuesday,...

  18. US coronavirus cases down but deaths surged by 30% last week, according to FEMA memo

    ...Grande Valley, where hospitals have been overwhelmed. "We're in a dire situation," Rio Grande City Mayor Joel Villarreal said. "If we continue on the same trajectory, countless more lives will be lost."...

  19. States resist mask rules as Midwest virus uptick stirs alarm

    ...Grande Valley, where hospitals have been overwhelmed. “We’re in a dire situation,” Rio Grande City Mayor Joel Villarreal said. “If we continue on the same trajectory, countless more lives will be lost.”...

  20. New cases rise in Midwest as they plateau in Sun Belt

    ...they continued measures rooted in wearing masks and maintaining social distance. The Columbus, Ohio City Council approved a law requiring bars and restaurants to close at 10 p.m. each night starting Tuesday....

  21. California withholds virus money from 2 defiant cities

    Newsom blocked nearly $65,000 from Atwater in Merced County and more than $35,000 from Coalinga in Fresno County, the first installments of $2.5 billion in federal funds that cities and counties across the state risk losing if they don't toe the line...

  22. The Latest: Tennessee gov prefers opening schools in-person

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Tuesday that reopening schools in-person is the “medically sound, preferred option,” but he said it’s dependent on quickly isolating those who are sick and quarantining their close contacts.

  23. Winston-Salem cancels annual fair amid COVID-19 concerns

    Officials in Winston-Salem said that with annual attendance for the newly named Carolina Classic Fair expected to approach 300,000, city leaders are concerned there is no way to eliminate the risk of spreading the virus, the Winston-Salem Journal...

  24. Virginia governor adds restrictions in Hampton Roads region after surge in coronavirus cases

    ...hard for the state to allow the oceanfront to reopen around Memorial Day, Virginia Beach Republican Mayor Bobby Dyer wrote Northam recently and suggested tightening some restrictions in response to the surge....

  25. Amid soaring Florida coronavirus cases, governor criticized

    ...are in the midst of a very, very vicious spike in our community in Miami-Dade county.” Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber said. In a scathing letter to the governor, Gelber called out DeSantis for the “unprepared”...

  26. Kansas City considers new coronavirus restrictions

    ...designed to stem the spread of the coronavirus in the absence of statewide restrictions. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said in a tweet that he participated in a call Monday with Dr. Deborah Birx of the White...

  27. New Mexico breaks records on reported virus cases in a day

    New Mexico health officials say the state has shattered its record on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in a single day. The state said Monday it has recorded 467 new cases of the novel coronavirus. That tops a July 23 report when New Mexico...

  28. Belgium unveils plan to avoid lockdown, curfew in Antwerp

    ...said. 'If we cannot contain the coronavirus, it will be a collective failure.' Meanwhile, Brussels mayor Philippe Close announced the cancellation of the 140th edition of the city's annual summer funfair,...

  29. People coming to Chicago from Wisconsin will have to self-quarantine for 14 days, mayor says

    ...24 hours in Wisconsin will soon be required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon entering Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday. Wisconsin becomes the 19th state from which travelers are being told...

  30. Florida judge denies attempt to quash Palm Beach County mask mandate

    Attorneys for a group of Palm Beach County residents filed a lawsuit claiming that the county's emergency order requiring masks in public places to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus was unconstitutional.

  31. South Dakota pushes individual actions after COVID-19 spike

    ...officials have not found any clusters of infections in the area, according to Clayton. Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken tweeted over the weekend that the surge in confirmed cases was “a reminder of just how...

  32. Indiana's mask mandate takes effect in bid to slow virus

    Gov. Eric Holcomb pointed last week to the renewed growth in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations in announcing the statewide mask order that's aimed at slowing the virus' spread. The Republican governor’s executive order issued Friday leaves...

  33. Maui mayor wants inter-island travel quarantine restored

    HONOLULU (AP) — The mayor of Maui County in Hawaii said he has asked the governor to reinstate a 14-day quarantine for inter-island travelers amid a record number of new cases for the state. Michael Victorino...

  34. Alaska sets another daily record with 231 new virus cases

    Alaska health officials have said the state experienced a record number of newly confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday, with 231. It is the first day the state has experienced more than 200 new confirmed cases in a day.

  35. The US has a fourth of global Covid-19 cases but some local leaders say they won’t enforce mask mandates

    The US currently has 4.2 million coronavirus cases, a fourth of the global total of 16.2 million, according to Johns Hopkins University. There have been more than 146,000 deaths in the US. Globally, the death toll is more than 648,000.

  36. More than 2 dozen NJ lifeguards test positive for coronavirus

    ...the lifeguards are from Harvey Cedars and Surf City, neighboring boroughs on Long Beach Island. Mayor Jonathan Oldham of Harvey Cedards said island health officials alerted the borough to the cluster...

  37. Mandatory masks becoming the rule amid Europe's coronavirus uptick

    ...than bind to one's foreign invaders, like viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. Last week, the mayor of the tourist-mecca island of Capri ordered people to wear masks in the streets. Capri's main square,...

  38. US tops 1,000 coronavirus deaths 4 days in a row as experts urge the country to shut down

    ...record-breaking numbers of new cases and deaths in the past weeks. Some local leaders, including Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, have mentioned the possibility of a second stay-at-home...

  39. Spain takes aim at nightclubs and beaches as virus rebounds

    ...taken and myself and my fellow mayors feel that they are the correct measures to take,” Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau said Saturday before asking for Catalan regional police to help her municipal police enforce...

  40. The Latest: Swimming pools and gyms reopen in England

    Swimming pools and gyms in England are reopening for the first time since the U.K. went into lockdown as public health officials extol the benefits of exercise in fighting COVID-19. The government has announced a fresh attack on obesity as part of...

  41. 26 deaths in 3 US convents, as nuns confront the pandemic

    ...Sisters 'have been taking care of people in our community literally from cradle to grave,' said Livonia Mayor Maureen Miller Brosnan. 'Now we have less nuns that are available to work in the hospital, less nuns...

  42. DC orders two-week quarantine for travelers from hotspots

    Seeking to address newly rising infection numbers, Washington, D.C., is mandating that anyone arriving in the nation's capital after non-essential travel to a coronavirus hot spot area must self-quarantine for 14 days. The executive order from Mayor...

  43. The Latest: Arizona reports nearly 3,400 new daily cases

    The state Health Services Department says the new deaths bring the statewide tally to 3,142. The state reported 3,349 new cases Friday, putting total confirmed cases at 156,301.

  44. Florida tops 400,000 COVID-19 cases with 12,444 reported Friday

    ...loved ones living in your same household who are at high risk of suffering from COVID-19," Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez wrote in a Tweet. Florida says it has tested 3.28 million people since the pandemic...

  45. Roswell city council votes not to enforce public health order

    ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico city council voted Thursday not to enforce the governor’s public health mandates, including the mask requirement. “There is no reason for us to stop the way we live....

  46. Green Bay officials threatened after passing mask mandate

    ...taking public comments and deliberating the ordinance before passing on a 7-5 vote Tuesday night. Council member Lynn Gerlach called the threats “unsettling” and took them as a sign of how much the mask...

  47. East Haven extends residents-only emergency beach order

    ...she was frustrated with the Lamont administration and believes “it should not fall exclusively on Mayor Carfora or the legislative body to craft policy pertaining to beach safety when this is really a statewide...

  48. Hurricane Douglas bears down on Hawaii as pandemic flares

    ...history will either be isolated at that shelter or taken to a different site, Cummings said. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said that in “non-pandemic world” the city prepares 10 square feet (1 square meter)...

  49. Las Vegas stepping up COVID-19 response, city officials say

    ...others in the U.S. as virus trouble spots. City spokesman Jace Radke cited a July 16 letter from City Manager Scott Adams to Gov. Steve Sisolak’s office outlining “enhanced efforts” including deploying...

  50. U.S. Hits 4 Million Cases Of Coronavirus — Adding A Million New Cases In Just 15 Days

    Another day, another mind-boggling milestone: 4 million people in the U.S. have tested positive for the coronavirus. The U.S. hit the 3 million mark just 15 days ago. More than 143,700 people have died from the virus in the U.S. — nearly twice as...

  51. Judge orders mediation in Georgia mask mandate dispute

    ...spread. In a lawsuit filed last week against Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the members of the City Council, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp argued that local leaders do not have the authority to impose measures...

  52. Mayor says NYC can perform 50,000 coronavirus tests daily

    ...contact tracing effort has potentially prevented thousands of new infections, officials said Thursday. Mayor Bill de Blasio said four new clinics operated by the urgent care company MedRite will bring the total...

  53. Baltimore mayor orders face mask use, halts indoor dining

    Anyone over the age of 2 in Baltimore will be required to wear a face covering in public starting Friday, the same day that indoor dining will be suspended again in an effort to stop a recent spike in coronavirus cases.

  54. In North Carolina, unpaid electric and water bills are driving families and cities to the financial brink

    ...example, about 2,500 residents haven't paid their electric bills on time, according to Richard Olson, the city manager. The late payments at one point proved so problematic that Olson said he calculated Elizabeth...

  55. DC mayor says she will order mandatory mask use outside home as coronavirus cases increase in nation’s capital

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser says she’ll issue an executive order making face masks mandatory outside the home. It’s an unprecedented step in the nation’s capital as cases are...

  56. California moves past NY, now tops in nation for virus cases

    ...losses in a state where more than 8 million people have applied for unemployment benefits. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti had warned the situation in LA has become so tenuous that a virtual lockdown may be...

  57. Ohio governor orders statewide mask mandate as of Thursday

    Starting Thursday, everyone in Ohio must wear a mask when out in public, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Wednesday. In Indiana, masks will be required starting Monday. In Minnesota, the governor is mandating that people wear masks indoors in businesses...

  58. Illinois reports July's highest one-day total of virus cases

    ...of the state's wider reopening at the beginning of the month, cases have been on the rise. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday reimposed restrictions on bars and gyms in response to a recent spike in...

  59. COVID-19 deaths surge anew in Georgia as hospitals stay full

    Surging numbers of COVID-19 deaths continued in Georgia Wednesday as the number of confirmed cases in the state surpassed 150,000. Health officials say the jump in deaths follow the increasing number of cases in Georgia.

  60. Virus slams Bolivia as hospitals say: 'There is no space'

    ...cemetery in the capital of La Paz line up daily to deliver bodies. With little space available, the mayor’s office only allows burials for people from the municipality and charges more than $100 for cremation,...

  61. US returns to 1,000 coronavirus deaths in a day and officials warn pandemic will only get worse

    ...measures,” Dr. Barbara Ferrer, the county public health director, said in a statement. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told CNN earlier this week he was on the “brink’ of issuing another stay-at-home order...

  62. 'This plan is going to kill people': Teachers, families push for distance learning

    ...groups. "It alarms me that we could allow a district to be flexible on whether or not to wear a mask," council member Jo Eva Gaines said. Teachers also raised concern about the impact on certain student populations...

  63. Louisiana mask rule, virus restrictions extended to Aug. 7

    Gov. John Bel Edwards said Tuesday that he'll keep Louisiana's mask mandate and business restrictions in place for at least two more weeks, as the number of coronavirus patients at hospitals surges in all regions of the state.

  64. Manistee's Victorian Sleighbell Parade and Laborfest canceled

    ...Manistee’s largest event of the year is no longer scheduled to commence. On Tuesday evening, Manistee City Council member Mick Szymanski announced during the council meeting that Manistee won’t have a Sleighbell...

  65. Nevada reports 28 additional deaths from coronavirus

    Caleb Cage, the state's pandemic response chief, said the spike could be caused by delays in reporting over weekends and didn't mean that 28 Nevada residents had passed away in a day's time, up from one reported Monday.

  66. Missouri reports record-breaking 1,138 new COVID-19 cases

    ...health department director has said cases among young people are driving the surge. Kansas City's mayor on Tuesday said local K-12 schools should wait until after Labor Day to reopen because of the hike...

  67. Cuomo adds 10 more states to New York quarantine list, bringing total to 31

    New York added 10 states and removed one from its coronavirus quarantine travel advisory Tuesday, bringing the list to a total of 31 states. People now traveling from nearly two-thirds of the country to New York, New Jersey or Connecticut, must...

  68. 2 judges in lawsuit over Atlanta mask rule recuse themselves

    Atlanta is among at least 15 local jurisdictions statewide that has ordered people to wear masks in many public places to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. In a lawsuit filed last week against Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the members...

  69. Defying governor, Iowa City mayor mandates masks in public

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa City’s mayor on Tuesday ordered people to wear masks in public to stop the spread of the coronavirus, defying Gov. Kim Reynolds’ claim that cities cannot mandate face coverings....

  70. The Latest: Jordan to reopen airports to tourists in August

    The Jordanian government says it will begin reopening airports to international travelers in August after sealing its borders in March to help halt the spread of the coronavirus. Travelers from a list of approved, low-risk countries must pass a...

  71. Nashville orders restaurants to close earlier to curb virus

    ...restaurants from staying open late starting Friday in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Mayor John Cooper said Tuesday. In a virtual news conference, Cooper said an order will require restaurants,...

  72. Norwalk bans non-residents from beaches during weekends

    ...Non-Norwalk residents can’t visit the city’s public beaches on the weekends from now until Oct. 15. Mayor Harry Rilling announced on Monday that his July 17 executive order limiting non-resident access on...

  73. The Wary Traveler: Airlines cracking down on maskless passengers in quest to control coronavirus

    ...International Airport, Delta Air Lines’ main hub, masks are required. At least according to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who issued an order requiring masks when in public, including the city-run airport....

  74. California went from bending the curve to a major coronavirus surge. What happened?

    ...continue to work outside of their home. In the end the solutions are simple but devastating. Los Angles Mayor Eric Garcetti said the city is nearing the brink of another shutdown order but Rimoin said the state...

  75. US Virus Updates: Chicago, California Heighten Restrictions Amid Outbreaks

    ...virus remains under control locally. But we are again seeing a steady increase in new cases," Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a statement Monday. "While we aren’t near the peak of the pandemic from earlier...

  76. Florida teachers union sues DeSantis and state education commissioner over schools' 'reckless, unsafe reopening'

    ..."He is in intense denial," Weingarten said. "This lawsuit is about trying to get the governor, the mayor to actually do their jobs and keep people safe. ... And not pit, or make people make a false choice,...

  77. Maryland jurisdictions want to roll back reopening

    ...collect samples. We've pretty much gotten that down. But we need the labs to complete the test," said Mayor Muriel Bowser, a Democrat. "We can't have our national leadership throwing up their hands." Nesbitt...

  78. Albany tries to prevent more COVID cases from college parties

    After more than 20 people were infected with COVID-19 earlier this month at a large July 4th party, city and higher education officials said they're warning college students that they need to follow the state's pandemic safety guidelines as campuses...

  79. Governments around world eye tougher steps to fight COVID-19

    ...governments reassessing their coronavirus response were scattered around the world Sunday, with the mayor of Los Angeles saying the city was reopened too quickly, Ohio's governor warning his state is “going...

  80. Arizona reopened early to revive its economy. Now, its workers and businesses face even greater devastation.

    ...difficult for residents in so many industries, like tourism, that haven't returned," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, D. A backlog in unemployment applications still hasn't been fixed in Arizona, meaning...

  81. Here is a look at some of the latest coronavirus news and updates for Monday.

    ...governments reassessing their coronavirus response were scattered around the world Sunday, with the mayor of Los Angeles saying the city was reopened too quickly, Ohio's governor warning his state is “going...

  82. U.S. Cities Hit Hard By COVID-19 Weigh Another Stay-At-Home Order But State Leaders Are Pushing Back

    ...lie ahead as officials try to contain a virus spreading more rampant than ever. Last week, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner discussed his proposal to the state’s governor for a two-week shutdown due to the...

  83. The Latest: S. Korea has smallest rise in cases in 2 months

    South Korea has reported its smallest daily jump in local COVID-19 transmissions in two months as health authorities express cautious optimism that the outbreak is being brought under control. South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

  84. Healthcare professionals and school board members warn Arizona governor returning to school isn’t safe

    ...survived the infection, told CNN last week. ‘Parents should be mortified’ Over the weekend, Tucson Mayor Regina Romero told CNN she was “absolutely against” students returning to school in August. “Besides...

  85. Virus Rebounds Around the World, Deaths Top 600,000

    ...approach to lifting lockdowns as well as the resistance of some Americans to wearing masks. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Sunday that the situation was so dire in his California city that authorities were...

  86. Florida reports more than 12,000 new Covid-19 cases, again, as governor declines to mandate masks

    A month ago, Florida reported almost 4,000 new coronavirus cases, a record increase in its numbers. On Sunday, the state reported more than triple that number -- for a fourth time. News of 12,478 additional cases and 87 deaths comes as Gov. DeSantis...

  87. In Bolivian city, people buy fake – and toxic – virus cure

    ...law authorizing the use of chlorine dioxide and traditional medicine to treat COVID-19. Cochabamba’s mayor, José María Leyes, said he favors the free distribution of the bleaching agent to treat patients....

  88. The Latest: Mexico says its COVID-19 deaths surpass 35,000

    Mexico has registered 736 more COVID-19 deaths and 7,257 more confirmed cases of coronavirus infections. Mexico now has more than 35,000 deaths from the pandemic, the fourth highest total in the world.

  89. San Francisco mayor frustrated as virus cases rise statewide

    ...down and one of the slowest to reopen, joined California's coronavirus watch list on Friday, and the mayor expressed frustration that people are attending social gatherings against health officials' advice....

  90. Oklahoma City Council approves mandatory mask ordinance

    The Oklahoma City Council voted Friday to require faces to be covered inside all public buildings in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. The ordinance requires persons age 11 and up, with few exceptions, to don face coverings or...

  91. Lincoln mayor mandates masks in public to slow virus spread

    Lincoln residents will be required to wear masks in public buildings starting Monday to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the city's mayor announced Friday. Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird said the new rules will require anyone older than 5 years old to...

  92. City of Lawton passes ordinance requiring masks in most public situations

    The Lawton City Council met in a special meeting on Friday afternoon with one topic to discuss -- masks. After much debate, and the addition of several amendments, council voted 6-1 to approve an ordinance requiring face masks in most public...

  93. NW Indiana city closes its beaches, citing virus, crowds

    MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana city’s mayor closed all of the community’s Lake Michigan beaches Friday to help stem the coronavirus' spread after large crowds gathered recently along...

  94. Mayor: NYC poised to open zoos, play ball under reopen plan

    New York City is on track to take the next step in reopening next week, allowing movie and TV crews to film, zoos to welcome reduced crowds, and professional sports teams play to empty seats, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday.

  95. Miami-Dade plans to fine people not following COVID rules

    Miami-Dade County plans to start aggressively enforcing rules designed to combat the rapidly spreading coronavirus. The county's commission unanimously approved an emergency order on Thursday that gives all code and fire inspectors authority to issue...

  96. Georgia Gov. Kemp sues Atlanta Mayor Bottoms to end defiance on mask rules

    Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is suing Atlanta's mayor and city council to block the city from enforcing its mandate to wear a mask in public and other rules related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  97. New York doctor who has not had a day off since March comes to Houston to fight virus

    ...to be able to get additional help where we can, open up additional sites is a big, big plus," said Mayor Sylvester Turner. Dr. Pena has been separated from her family for months and has had one half day...

  98. ‘We’re going to be put on the watch list any day now’: July 4 COVID-19 transmissions worry officials

    ... A pretty day at the Tahoe City Marina in May 2020. To help suppress a surge, South Lake Tahoe's City Council decided Tuesday to cancel all events through Sept. 22. "We know Tahoe is a popular tourist...

  99. More than 940 deaths reported in one day as US coronavirus cases shatter another record

    Battles over wearing face coverings intensified even as the US shattered another daily coronavirus record and health officials warned hospitalizations are getting out of control in some areas. There were 77,255 new cases reported Thursday, topping a...

  100. Charleston again closing streets for outdoor dining

    ...weekend to allow for restaurants to set up outdoor seating during the coronavirus pandemic. Charleston Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin said Capitol and Hale streets will be closed between Kanawha Boulevard and Lee...

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