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-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. Virus-tracking app angers thousands in Moscow with fines

    ...technology that later drew widespread criticism. After two virus cases were reported in February, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin authorized facial recognition software to track Chinese citizens in the capital, drawing...

  2. States warn that virus may doom climate projects

    ...critical for bolstering our defenses against future disasters,” said Jainey Bavishi, director of the Mayor’s Office of Resiliency in New York City, which got $176 million to build gates along the East Side...

  3. South America ignores Europe and reopens as virus peak nears

    ...began opening their doors on Monday, though checking customers’ temperatures upon entry. Medellin’s Mayor Daniel Quintero highlighted that the city registered no COVID-19 deaths in the prior 30 days. The...

  4. Mayors push House coronavirus panel for additional federal relief

    ...budget shortfalls. “We are your soldiers on the frontline ready to take that money,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “To save our economy and save our people.” Garcetti and other city leaders advocated...

  5. Florida Keys reopen to visitors as Miami-area beaches closed

    ...restrictions, including a requirement that guests wear masks except inside their rooms. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said Sunday he would keep Miami-Dade beaches closed until a countywide curfew is lifted....

  6. MLS gives OK to small group training sessions

    ...Virginia, where the club’s USL affiliate plays. The club said it’s working with the Washington, D.C., mayor’s office on when the team can begin using Audi Field and training fields at RFK Stadium. Chicago...

  7. Alabama virus cases top 18,000

    ...long-term care facility. About 2,253 are in people who work in doctor’s offices and hospitals. Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed said last week that city may consider an ordinance to require face masks in public. ...

  8. Mexico begins to lift coronavirus lockdown, but officials say the country is still 'in danger'

    ...may reopen, but most restrictions remain in place. Some jurisdictions added stricter measures. The mayor 0f Mexico City ordered residents to wear face masks in public. Men were advised to get rid of beards...

  9. Health experts and state leaders fear coronavirus could spread rapidly during mass protests in US

    ...approach and if they do they focus on social distancing and wearing face coverings,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Saturday. The mayor said he recognized the need to demonstrate following the...

  10. States, cities plead for virus aid as Congress faces crises

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One small-town Oklahoma mayor testified before Congress she’s worried the city’s 18-bed hospital can’t handle a second Covid-19 wave. Many counties are slashing sizable chunks of their...

  11. Nepal volunteers become local heroes during virus pandemic

    ...even health workers are scared, they have dared to help people in the pandemic,” said Kiran Thapa, a city council member. They have received financial support from businesses, and have been lauded by doctors...

  12. Judge denies motion in suit over out-of-staters' quarantine

    ...of the Institute for Asian American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston who is on the mayor’s COVID-19 Health Inequities Task Force, thinks the numbers, though incomplete, show a low level of...

  13. Alaska to require testing for travelers, extends quarantine

    ...are scheduled to discuss overland travel from Canada or ferry travel protocols next week. Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz's administration has said it wants to fully analyze the new travel regulations before...

  14. Pop-up bar scene, tanning salon test shutdown rules in NYC

    ...and restaurants are very different than the phase one industries,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. The City Council is looking at trying to allow for proper social distancing by creating more space for outdoor...

  15. New York City eyes June 8 for first phase of reopening

    ...reopening. New York City is the only remaining region in the state that has yet to lift any restrictions. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the first phase of the reopening process would bring as many as 400,000 people...

  16. Roam close to home: Europe's tourists play safe in pandemic

    ...expects to lose as much as 70% of 2.6-billion euros in tourism-generated revenue this year. — The mayor of Vienna will switch on the Austrian capital's giant Ferris wheel Friday to symbolize the restart...

  17. Coronavirus live updates: San Francisco mayor extends stay-at-home order indefinitely; Boston Marathon canceled; Nordstrom closes 16 stores

    ...a second surge made me have some real reservations about can we have the marathon or not,” Boston mayor Marty Walsh said Thursday. – Eddie Timanus Study: Cancer treatment not a major risk factor for...

  18. Patrons under plastic: Restaurants get creative in virus era

    ...fashion designers. "We want to fill the space with fun things," said owner Patrikas Ribas. Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Simasius called the initiative a "perfect match of communal spirit and creativity working...

  19. San Francisco orders face coverings outdoors within 30 feet of someone else

    ...spectators as of June 15 and give barbershops and hair salons permission to reopen in mid July, the city's mayor announced Thursday. Mayor London Breed said nail salons, tattoo parlors, gyms and bars are scheduled...

  20. Boston Marathon canceled; virtual race to take place instead

    ...@BAA has announced that the 124th Boston Marathon will be held as a virtual event, following Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s cancellation of the marathon as a mass participation road running event due to the...

  21. 41 million have lost jobs since virus hit, but layoffs slow

    ...since late March, saying that non-food stores, dry cleaners and repair shops can reopen on Monday. The mayor also announced that residents will be allowed to walk in the parks with some restrictions and engage...

  22. Moscow updates coronavirus statistics to show more deaths

    ...number since 2016. Alexander Zemlianichenko Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin during their meeting via teleconference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow,...

  23. Disney World aims for July reopening: Should I go?

    ...Hollywood Studios would follow along on July 15. The proposal still must be approved by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and then Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Now for the big question on everyone’s mind: Should...

  24. Coronavirus has killed more than 100,000 people in the US in less than four months

    ...into Phase 1 of reopening after it had a 14-day decline in cases of coronavirus community spread, Mayor Muriel Bowser said. But other regions did not fare as well. As of Wednesday, there were 14 states...

  25. Skiing is back in Colorado for lucky few with reservations

    ...residents $25 to spend at retail stores or restaurants to help stimulate the local economy. The Aspen City Council voted Tuesday to approve the $50,000 program as part of the city's $6 million coronavirus relief...

  26. New York City now alone in state in keeping economy closed

    ...coronavirus. Gov. Andrew Cuomo lobbied the president for help with transportation projects. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said efforts to fight the virus have left the city with a $9 billion budget deficit....

  27. Nation's capital set to begin a gradual reopening on Friday

    ...at 7:49 PM WASHINGTON (AP) " The nation's capital will begin a gradual reopening Friday, even as Mayor Muriel Bowser warns that it probably will result in more coronavirus infections. Restaurants will...

  28. Brazil's most populous state eyes reopening business in June

    ...Updated 6:48 pm CDT, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2017, file photo, Sao Paulo Mayor Joao Doria looks on during a news conference, after inspecting the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo,...

  29. Moscow to ease some lockdown measures on June 1

    ...The Associated Press Wednesday, May 27th 2020 AA Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin during their meeting via teleconference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow,...

  30. Nevada Will Reopen Its Casinos On June 4, Governor Says

    ...reopening of casinos, Sisolak said. The casinos will resume operations more than a month after Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman called for restaurants, hotels and casinos to reopen, saying her city was caught in...

  31. Coronavirus on the border: California hospitals overwhelmed by patients from Mexico

    ...largest city in the state, at least 16 deportees have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Mayor Maki Ortiz. Before becoming mayor, she was Mexico's undersecretary of health. "Why are they continuing...

  32. During Colombia's Coronavirus Lockdown, Needy Residents Signal SOS With Red Rags

    ...food, I do the same." Soacha's "red-rag" movement, which started in March, was the brainchild of Mayor Juan Carlos Saldarriaga. He manages a city of more than 1 million mostly poor and working-class people....

  33. President Trump committed to July 4 celebration despite lawmaker concern

    ...event, logistically such an event would be impossible to put on safely,” the lawmakers wrote. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Tuesday that the city won’t be issuing any permits for large gatherings in the...

  34. Virginia Beach cancels July Fourth fireworks over COVID-19

    ...Pier. “The health and safety of people who live, work and play in Virginia Beach is a top priority,” Mayor Bobby Dyer said Tuesday. "We all play a part in minimizing the spread of COVID-19.” Norfolk Festevents,...

  35. Los Angeles County reopens in-person shopping, worship

    ...can open their doors. “There’s a lot of people suffering, and we can do this safely,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said in announcing the county decision at a news briefing. The state’s most populous...

  36. Gov. Northam orders mask use in stores, other public spaces

    ...adjusting to this new normal,” Northam said. Also on Tuesday, Northam rejected a request from Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney to mandate that the city's churches, barber shops and hair salons stay closed when the...

  37. New York looks to ‘turn the page’ on coronavirus and focus on reopening economy

    ...new cases are spiking, and on increasing the number of contact tracers in the city. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that the city had hired more than 1,700 contact tracers, who will be trained...

  38. Mayor Of Montgomery, Ala.: 'We Have Not Won The Battle With COVID-19 Yet'

    Montgomery's Capri Theatre, seen on March 22, was closed because of the coronavirus. Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed says the city health system's capacity to manage the crisis has hit unsustainable levels....

  39. Chile's hospital ICUs near full capacity as pandemic rages

    ...and Spain: Which patient with coronavirus should be given the last available bed? Khaty Barriga, mayor of the populous commune of Maipú, said there was only one respirator free for use Tuesday at the El...

  40. The Financial Catastrophe That Coronavirus Brought to Small Towns

    ...up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Kevin Smith, the mayor of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, feels abandoned by the federal government. On Easter Sunday, a storm...

  41. Philadelphia to test, move homeless sheltering at airport

    ...threatened to file a lawsuit if the people were moved to shelters without being tested. Philadelphia City Manager Brian Abernathy said Friday that Delaware County officials also would be on hand Tuesday to...

  42. Kansas City, St. Louis leaders urge lakegoers to quarantine

    ...Department of Public Health advisory to determine a safe path forward in the workplace.” St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, both Democrats, took to Twitter to express their...

  43. Virginia Beach begins ad campaign to attract summer tourists

    ...advertising that we are transitioning that we are ready for people to visit,” Virginia Beach Deputy City Manager Ron Williams told the station. He added that officials are still being “very cautious” about...

  44. WHO warns that 1st wave of pandemic not over; dampens hopes

    ...Brazil’s largest state economy and plans to start loosening restrictions on June 1. In Rio de Janeiro, Mayor Marcelo Crivella, an evangelical bishop, designated religious institutions as “essential services"...

  45. Local officials stunned by raucous Memorial Day festivities

    ...that consequences could be dire if such behavior continued unchecked. Some, like Houston Democratic Mayor Sylvester Turner, vowed to crack down on businesses failing to enforce capacity restrictions. Turner...

  46. More than 200 COVID-19 infections at Guatemala textile plant

    ...around the plant to try to avoid further spread. But the spread has likely already occurred. Petapa Mayor Mynor Morales said the factory's outbreak had deeply worried his city. The bustling working class...

  47. Italian nightlife comes raging back, and some politicians are alarmed

    ...backsliding in its fight against the coronavirus. "This weekend has not been serene," Giuseppe Sala, the mayor of Milan, said in a message posted on Facebook. "We cannot imagine another one like it." The quick...

  48. Indianapolis businesses can seek grants for virus safeguards

    ...state capital for protective equipment to help them reopen safely amid the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor Joe Hogsett announced the $5 million program earlier this month when he unveiled the city's plans...

  49. Cities are closing streets to make way for restaurants and pedestrians

    ...more of an open city, more of a city that's usable by all sorts of people, cafes and cyclists," D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh said. "It's an opportunity to stop doing things in the old polluting and unhealthful...

  50. 2 California church services sources of virus outbreaks, officials say

    ...to show people where to sit. The park has seen large masses of people on sunny weekends, prompting Mayor London Breed to warn that she would shut it down if people weren’t more responsible. Not everyone...

  51. Tokyo Close to Unlocking Entertainment Venues as Virus Emergency Is Lifted

    ...and other cinema chains began a cautious opening of theaters outside Tokyo from May 15. The Tokyo mayor, Yuriko Koike, said that city residents would be alerted if the reopening sparked a serious new rise...

  52. Mexico City virus deaths triple official toll, group says

    ...in which doctors mentioned coronavirus or COVID-19 - while the official toll is 1,332. The city's mayor agreed Tuesday that deaths have been undercounted, though without giving any estimate of the real...

  53. German governor’s plan to end blanket virus rules criticized

    ...the country’s northwest. While Ramelow’s proposal draw some praise, there was criticism from the mayor of one of the state’s biggest cities, Jena, which pioneered requiring people to wear face masks in...

  54. Role of extremist groups at California lockdown protests raises alarms

    ...arrest of a Colorado protester for having a pipe bomb. In Fresno, shutdown protesters followed a City Council member home, leading to a scuffle that ended with misdemeanor charges against the politician. Levin...

  55. San Leandro woman arrested for posting xenophobic letters on homes, police say

    ...containing anti-Asian messages at residences and public places in our community yesterday," San Leandro Mayor Pauline Cutter wrote in a message on Facebook on Saturday. "I’d like to commend our Police Department...

  56. US warns Los Angeles stay-at-home extension could be illegal

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday warned the mayor of Los Angeles and the county’s top health officer that an extension of the coronavirus stay-at-home order may be unlawful. ...

  57. HBO to Donate $1 Million to COVID-19 Relief in Lieu of Emmy Party and FYC Events

    ...to COVID-19 pandemic relief. In an announcement Friday, HBO said it would donate $1 million to the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund. “On behalf of Bob Greenblatt and myself,...

  58. GOP weighs jobless aid cuts as layoffs surpass 38 million

    ...other Americans returning to work. The District of Columbia has been under stay-at-home orders, but Mayor Muriel Bowser said Thursday the numbers are pointing to the start of a gradual reopening process at...

  59. Nation's capital aims to start reopening May 29

    ...insisting the Washington, D.C., area is not ready to end its pandemic-induced lockdown, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser now says the numbers are pointing to the start of a gradual reopening process at the...

  60. COVID-related arson believed cause of church fire in Mississippi

    ...take such extreme and violent action," he told WATN. Shirley Byers, an attorney for Holly Springs Mayor Kevin Buck, said her office was shocked and upset over the fire. "It's unfortunate any time a crime...

  61. With just one ICU bed available, Montgomery, Alabama, is sending sick patients to Birmingham

    ...left, is sending sick patients to Birmingham, more than an hour away, officials said. Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed said on Wednesday that of the four regional hospitals, one is short three ICU beds, two...

  62. Missouri mayors want lawmakers to act on online sales tax

    ...extra funding as the COVID virus has placed a huge dent in our sales tax revenues,” Pleasant Valley Mayor David Slater wrote in a letter to Parson. “This would not be a one-time revenue boost; it would provide...

  63. Colorado: Get drive-up virus testing at Denver Pepsi Center

    ...those early days when you saw hours of waiting in line,” Polis said at a news conference with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock on Thursday. “If you’re ill, get tested. You owe it to yourself and to those around...

  64. Virus cases spike in California county on Mexican border

    ...45,000. “Our malls are here because of the Mexicali consumer, not Imperial Valley,” said El Centro Mayor Efrain Silva. “We are totally dependent on them.” Even when Imperial County's economy is relatively...

  65. Brazil hits record high for new coronavirus cases

    ...vote will happen. Health system on the brink Brazil’s alarming numbers come days after Sao Paulo’s mayor warned that its health system could be overwhelmed very soon if residents don’t follow social distancing...

  66. Alaska will allow everything to reopen on Friday, governor says

    ...entirely reopen on Friday, and sure enough, not all locales seem ready to take the next step. The mayor of Anchorage — which has outlined its own plan for reopening — said in a statement Wednesday his office...

  67. European plans to use apps in virus tracking face setbacks

    ...careful. Because exposing yourselves to contagion means exposing your loved ones to contagion." Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala said he was asking local police to increase patrols of night spots, be more severe in...

  68. During lockdown, Americans are standing up for personal liberty

    ...customers a day, small businesses can do as safely. The longer lockdowns drag on, the dumber rules get. Mayor Bill De Blasio announced Monday beaches will be closed and anyone who dares swim will “be taken right...

  69. Mayor says Mexico City will begin gradual reopening June 1

    ...reported more than 15,000 confirmed coronavirus infections and nearly 1,500 deaths. Despite it all, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said Mexico City will begin a gradual reopening June 1, when some sectors of the...

  70. Oprah Winfrey gives grants to 'home' cities during pandemic

    ...essential. That is the real essential work, I think, for people of means." After speaking with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and other leaders, Winfrey decided to give $5 million to Live Healthy Chicago, which...

  71. California to roll out protocols for resumption of film production

    ...little concerned, they will be a few weeks behind potentially everybody else." On Monday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told the Los Angeles Times he saw "no reason why we shouldn't have production back in...

  72. Hundreds of small business owners in virus-weary NYC plan to reopen, with or without permission

    ...intelligently, take it step by step, but it has to be done," Khuzami said. For his part, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio still identifies health as a key metric and driver of when the Big Apple will fully...

  73. 36,000 lives could have been saved with earlier action, model shows

    ...virus. On March 16, Trump urged Americans to limit travel, avoid groups and stay home from school. Mayor Bill de Blasio closed New York City’s schools on March 15, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a stay-at-home...

  74. As all 50 states start reopening, questions on coronavirus tracking data fuel concerns

    ...images showing graduates hugging and crowding together with no face coverings. Montgomery, Ala., Mayor Steven Reed warned that intensive care units at hospitals in the state capital were "maxed out" and...

  75. Seattle launches online marketplace to get masks to people, businesses that need them

    ...of the new normal, and it’s up to all of us to protect the health and safety of our communities," Mayor Jenny Durkan said in a statement. Durkan said this week the city has heard from several business...

  76. Baltimore mayor cancels all major events through August

    Baltimore mayor cancels all major events through August Published 3:58 pm CDT, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 BALTIMORE (AP) — All large public events in Baltimore have been canceled through Aug. 31, including...

  77. A new high for coronavirus deaths in California as counties push ahead with reopening

    ...provided enough revenue for many establishments and some restaurants just aren't set up for that model," Mayor Robert Garcia wrote in a community message. "We want to do everything we can to help restaurants get...

  78. Rhode Island communities unveil plans for beach openings

    ...because of the coronavirus pandemic. Newport is planning to open Easton’s Beach on or around June 4, City Manager Joseph Nicholson told the City Council during its weekly COVID-19 update Tuesday. A reopening...

  79. Large coronavirus cluster in small panhandle town leads to state of emergency

    ...the third-highest amount of cases by county in the state, trailing behind Oklahoma and Tulsa. The mayor of Guymon issued a state of emergency last week and issued a proclamation Tuesday with new restrictions...

  80. New Jersey, other states, work to fight virus misinformation

    ...friend texts you, or you see something up on Facebook, you can point them to the truth," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said last month when his city announced two new websites designed to offer accurate...

  81. NYC Mayor de Blasio Threatens Residents Wanting To Swim At Public Beaches

    ...over the past couple of months, this pandemic is like Christmas for the totalitarians. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is not only telling residents that there will be no swimming at the city’s public beaches...

  82. ‘Twilight Zone:’ Casino closings hurt Mississippi county

    ...residents, 78% of whom are black, live in poverty. “The casino area is a ghost town,” Chuck Cariker, mayor of the county’s namesake town, Tunica, said in an interview by email. The thousands of people who...

  83. Ludacris opens COVID-19 testing site in Atlanta

    ...via text or email. “My City of Atlanta! If you want to get Covid19 tested FREE OF CHARGE come join Mayor Brook of College Park and the Ludacris Foundation tomorrow between 10am-2pm at the Georgia International...

  84. Juarez mayor says he’s now free of virus, among 182 to recover from it

    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- Mayor Armando Cabada announced Tuesday evening that his doctor said he's re-tested negative for Covid-19 and is now officially “recovered.” He declared himself virus-free in a social...

  85. Alaska to lift most virus restrictions as of Friday

    ...largest city of Anchorage has generally followed the state’s plans with a few days' lag. Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz has a news conference planned later in the week. Dunleavy’s decision also comes at...

  86. Church’s Phony COVID-19 Cure Sold From North Texas

    “It’s scary, it really is, to think about how someone might buy into this,” said John Sellers, mayor of Sulphur Springs. Sellers said he was shocked to hear his town, which is already showing signs of a rebound from statewide closures caused by the...

  87. Mexico City virus deaths triple official toll, group says

    ...official counts showed only 1,060 coronavirus deaths during that March 18-May 12 period. Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum has acknowledged there are more deaths than have officially been reported, and has...

  88. MedStar employee claims in lawsuit she was fired for tweeting about hospital's lack of coronavirus safety precautions

    ...Post. A day later, Cusick again brought the issue up on Twitter, this time tagging the District's mayor. "@MayorBowser why are cafeterias like this inside the hospitals not being held to the same standards...

  89. L.A. County Restaurants and Retail Won’t Reopen Until July 4 at Earliest

    ...Supervisor Kathryn Barger officially announced the July 4 date and there has yet to be a comment from L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Ferrer said that she believes it helpful to have a timeframe in mind in terms of reopening...

  90. South Dakota city plans 'thank you' for meatpacking workers

    ...a Smithfield Foods pork plant that closed after hundreds of employees were infected with COVID-19. Mayor Paul TenHaken is among those planning to attend. Smithfield employees have faced stigmatization...

  91. Maryland to expand coronavirus testing for asymptomatic people, another step toward lifting restrictions

    ...will test residents in one of the District's hardest-hit areas, regardless of symptoms. District Mayor Muriel Bowser, a Democrat, has said she may announce as soon as Thursday when the city will begin...

  92. Virus threat creates unease in Michigan summer tourism haven

    ...from those hot spots. That puts leaders of up-north towns in an awkward position. Jim Carruthers, mayor of Traverse City, said he “caught a lot of flak” in the pandemic's early days for discouraging outsider...

  93. 'This will kill you': People are warning others following Trump's apparent use of hydroxychloroquine

    Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto warned of taking hydroxychloroquine, saying it could kill people who are in certain health risk populations. "The fact of the matter is though, when the president said 'what have you got to lose?', in a number of studies,...

  94. California eases more restrictions; restaurants may open

    ...toward a wider reopening. “I’m very glad the governor has heard our call for change,” said San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, a Republican, who predicted restaurants could reopen there in days. “A one-size-fits-all...

  95. Global worries as infections spike in Russia, Brazil, India

    ...authorities have begun free coronavirus testing for all residents. Under the program announced by Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, tests for coronavirus antibodies, a marker of infection, will be conducted at 30...

  96. Civic group: Mexico City virus deaths 3 times those reported

    ...official counts showed only 1,060 coronavirus deaths during that March 18-May 12 period. Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum has acknowledged there are more deaths than have officially been reported, and has...

  97. States continue to roll back restrictions on businesses and stay-at-home orders this week

    ...Governor's edict. "We have to do what’s right for our people here.," said Brian Raymond, Atwater's mayor pro tempore. "We know better how to take care of the people in the city of Atwater than the Governor...

  98. Whitmer: Retail businesses in northern Michigan can reopen

    ...account for 1% of deaths. About 79% of deaths are from three counties in metro Detroit. Traverse City Mayor Jim Carruthers, who attended Whitmer's news conference in Lansing, said “our welcome mat is out there”...

  99. New Mexico's capital city forecasts $100M budget deficit

    ...million shortfall in the current fiscal year that triggered furloughs and spending and hiring freezes. Mayor Alan Webber said he didn't want to make any predictions to unnecessarily alarm employees or residents....

  100. US death toll in coronavirus outbreak surpasses 90,000

    ...hospitalizations for patients suspected of having the novel coronavirus to 48, down from 77 the day before, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news briefing Monday. De Blasio called the drop "a wonderful sign" that...

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