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.

  • 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. U.S., South Africa report new record coronavirus rises

    ...late at night, turning these establishments into breeding grounds for this deadly virus,” Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez said. Despite the fact that the U.S. has the highest number of infections and deaths...

  2. Britain emerges from coronavirus lockdown

    ...enormous downtown mosh pit for two days, refusing to disperse and battling with anti-riot squads. The mayor called it "heartbreaking." Meanwhile, in London, authorities have been scrambling to break up illegal...

  3. Locking Down & Masking Up: Combattng The COVID-19 Surge

    ...areas that are going to obviously be fertile ground for the spread of the virus,” says Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis. A renewed push for the use of face masks is also underway. Georgia Governor Brian...

  4. Closing bars to stop coronavirus spread is backed by science

    ...and indoor restaurant dining to close again for the next three weeks in most of the state. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio delayed the city's resumption of indoor dining. Two other factors at play in bars...

  5. Illinois, Chicago officials watching COVID-19 metrics but say they have no plans to tighten restrictions

    ...advise reinstituting previous mitigations he will not hesitate to do so," Abudayyeh said. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city tracks its data closely and will "not hesitate" to take action if they...

  6. Louisiana has largest daily spike in virus cases since April

    ...ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has recorded its largest daily coronavirus case spike since April, and the mayor of Baton Rouge announced Wednesday that she is requiring people to wear masks inside businesses in...

  7. Juarez shuts down COVID-19 checkpoints at border crossings

    ...particularly Juarez — forced authorities to redeploy the officers. “They were being underutilized,” Juarez Mayor Armando Cabada said on Wednesday. “Most of the personnel have been reassigned to public safety duties....

  8. California governor rolls back more openings due to virus

    ...Bay heartily welcomes visitors — tourism is part of our identity and an important economic driver,” Mayor Adam Eisen said in a statement. ”But coming here this weekend would be reckless and unsafe for the...

  9. Cities require face coverings as virus cases surge in Idaho

    ...violators in Hailey would be subject to a $100 fine. Gary Riedner, Moscow city supervisor, said Mayor Bill Lambert issued the order after consulting with health officials because wearing face coverings...

  10. As virus cases rise, St. Louis area requires face coverings

    ...too, prompting leaders of the state's largest metropolitan area to require face coverings. St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson announced Wednesday that both the city and St. Louis County will require face coverings...

  11. UPDATES: Tucson area coronavirus developments, July 1: Here's what we know

    ...is closing for good. • The University of Arizona steps up its recruitment of in-state students. • City Council plan distributes $95 million in federal coronavirus funding across Tucson. • Tucson's public...

  12. Despite COVID surge, Mexico avoids overwhelmed hospitals

    ...contributing factor is the reluctance of many people to go to the hospital, something Mexico City's mayor sought to counter by announcing expanded testing and a door-to-door informational campaign in June....

  13. Myrtle Beach reopened to survive the summer. Now, it's a coronavirus 'petri dish.'

    ...against public health. "For Myrtle Beach, it was a survival decision," said Brenda Bethune, the city's mayor. "We all expected once we opened up, and people started coming from other areas, that we would see...

  14. Leavenworth hospital closing because of coronavirus costs

    ...will be eligible to apply for other positions within the Saint Luke’s Health System. Leavenworth Mayor Mike Griswold said Tuesday that he was “angry and extremely disappointed about the decision to close...

  15. Tuscaloosa joins Alabama cities requiring face masks

    ...Alabama cities requiring face masks to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. City council members unanimously approved a mask requirement during a meeting Tuesday, news outlets reported....

  16. California governor hints he will tighten virus restrictions

    Gov. Gavin Newsom is hinting that he will tighten coronavirus restrictions for California’s nearly 40 million residents as a COVID-19 surge has counties rushing to close down bars and beaches ahead of the Fourth of July weekend.

  17. Toronto makes masks mandatory, citing US problems

    ...a repeat of what you see when you turn on your TV and see reports from the United States," Toronto Mayor John Tory said. Toronto city council approved a bylaw and it will come into effect July 7. Dr. Eileen...

  18. NY, NJ, CT restrict access to travelers from 16 states due to fear of coronavirus spread

    ...advisory have seen a significant spread of COVID-19 in recent weeks. NYC Phase 3 could be delayed The mayor and the governor are concerned about the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases around the country. The...

  19. LA closing beaches, banning fireworks displays, limiting gatherings during Fourth of July weekend

    ...tools we have to protect each other, our families and those most vulnerable in our communities.” L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday that gatherings with people other than those you live with remain prohibited...

  20. The Nation’s Mayors Commit to Advancing Healthy Buildings in the Fight Against COVID-19

    ...assisted living facilities, affordable housing, healthcare facilities, hospitals, and our schools,” said Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, South Carolina, who introduced the resolution alongside fellow mayors...

  21. Savannah mayor to require masks in businesses or face fines

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The mayor of Savannah said Tuesday he’s ordering people to wear masks inside retail shops, grocery stores and other public places — and those who refuse could face $500 fines. “Frankly...

  22. 100 teens from DC-area test positive for COVID-19 after Myrtle Beach trip, officials say

    ...being at parties with over 100 people in the house," he said. Goodfriend reached out to Myrtle Beach City Manager John Pederson over the weekend and expressed his concerns. "If we were aware this was happening...

  23. University of Missouri to require masks in classes this fall

    ...the university in requiring faces masks when classes resume, with some exceptions. And the Columbia City Council is considering an ordinance requiring that most residents use masks outdoors, The Columbia...

  24. States Reverse Openings, Require Masks Amid Virus Resurgence

    ...large gathering in Charlotte without social-distancing measures. Less than a week after Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said there would be no mask requirement, city officials announced on Monday that coverings...

  25. What you need to know about COVID-19: As restrictions return, experts say spread is hard to control

    ...are reporting a decline in new cases: New Jersey and Rhode Island. Next two weeks are critical, LA mayor says In Los Angeles, the county health director said officials did "not expect to see this steep...

  26. Los Angeles to close beaches as virus surges in California

    ...displays will be banned, to discourage large gatherings. “COVID-19 is taking control," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “And we need to take control back.” California has greatly ramped up virus testing,...

  27. The Latest: SKorea sees COVID-19 cases spread beyond capital

    South Korea has reported 43 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 from across the country as infections begin to spread beyond the greater capital area, which has been at the center of a virus resurgence since late May.

  28. New Zealand cancels 2021 APEC summit, will lead it virtually

    ...except returning citizens and residents, who are required to spend two weeks in quarantine. Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said he understood the reasoning behind the cancellation. “I am disappointed that Auckland...

  29. Tennessee again extends COVID-19 state of emergency

    ...Currently, only Nashville and Memphis require people to wear face masks in many public settings. Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon signed an order Monday mandating that masks be worn in city-owned buildings. “Wearing...

  30. Fargo mayor says holiday will test efforts to curb COVID-19

    Fargo mayor says holiday will test efforts to curb COVID-19 Published 3:52 pm CDT, Monday, June 29, 2020 FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The mayor of Fargo said Monday that while North Dakota's most populous city...

  31. The Latest: Greece eases more coronavirus restrictions

    ...administrative complaints for allowing a street parade and dance amid a strict coronavirus lockdown. Mayor Edgar Labella of Cebu city said officials of Basak village have been ordered to explain why the religious...

  32. 7 states hit record high for new cases of COVID-19

    ...cases in Tennessee. "Face coverings help slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives," said Nashville Mayor John Cooper. "The health of our community requires every Nashvillian to do their part. While our testing...

  33. The Latest: Virus cases continue to surge in Czech Republic

    The number of new coronavirus cases in the Czech Republic continues to surge. The day-to-day increase reached 305 on Sunday, the highest number since April 3. The Czech Republic had a total of 11,604 confirmed cases of the virus through Sunday,...

  34. The Latest: India reports nearly 20,000 new virus cases

    India on Monday reported nearly 20,000 new coronavirus infections, a new record for the country, as several states reimpose partial or full lockdowns to stem the spread of the virus. India has seen a jump of nearly 100,000 cases over the past week,...

  35. More Florida beaches to close amid virus surge

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said at a news conference Sunday in Pensacola that interactions among young people are driving the surge. Meanwhile in Broward County, home to Fort Lauderdale, authorities said they would be closing beaches during the busy...

  36. Worldwide coronavirus death toll exceeds 500,000 amid fears worst to come

    The world surpassed two sobering coronavirus milestones Sunday -- 500,000 confirmed deaths, 10 million confirmed cases -- and hit another high mark for daily new infections as governments that attempted reopenings continued to backtrack and warn that...

  37. Georgia reports its highest daily total of COVID-19 cases

    Georgia reported more than 2,200 additional COVID-19 cases Sunday, a new high of daily reported cases as confirmed infections continue to rise. The number of reported cases on Sunday eclipsed the previous highest daily total of 1,990 reported on...

  38. More cities consider or implement face mask requirements

    ...will discuss the idea. Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson wrote on social media that he is asking the Mobile City Council to approve an order requiring face coverings in public places. “This step was necessitated...

  39. Several areas in Florida establishing $500 fines for mask rule violations

    ...of up to $500 for repeat offenders. Miami began requiring masks in public at 5 p.m. Thursday, and Mayor Francis Suarez says Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis should do the same for the whole state. "I would recommend...

  40. Kansas City, Kansas, makes masks mandatory starting Tuesday

    ...effect at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The community made the announcement one day after Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas said that people must wear masks inside businesses and other public places there starting...

  41. The Latest: Brazil agrees to help produce COVID-19 vaccine

    The Brazilian government announced on Saturday an agreement ... to produce a promising coronavirus vaccine that is undergoing tests. Brazilian Health Ministry authorities said in a press conference that the country will pay $127 million and receive...

  42. Germany cautions virus risk still high as economies restart

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel cautioned Saturday that the coronavirus pandemic is far from over, as regional outbreaks gave rise to fears of a second wave. Two of the largest U.S. states reversed course and reinstated some coronavirus restrictions...

  43. The Latest: Flight departs UK to deliver virus aid to Africa

    Britain's Royal Air Force says the first in a series of flights taking coronavirus aid to Africa has departed for Ghana with materials for a field hospital with capacity for nearly 100 people. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in a...

  44. Nuevo Laredo has highest week, third largest single day of coronavirus positives

    ...Ministry of Health of Tamaulipas announced that Nuevo Laredo records 585 positives,” Nuevo Laredo Mayor Enrique Rivas Cuellar said in a statement. “To prevent infections from increasing, it is necessary...

  45. California governor steps up urgency of virus messaging

    ...launch a new public awareness campaign, though he gave no details. At the same time, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced the city would halt its reopening of some businesses. At a briefing in San...

  46. Judge blocks 25% capacity rule for religious services in NY

    ...gatherings are limited to 50%. Judge Gary Sharpe acted Friday to enjoin Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Attorney General Letitia James from enforcing some of the capacity restrictions...

  47. Man briefly jailed after refusing to wear face mask in court

    ...wear a mask, Kulbeth said. While Kulbeth said he had no idea a mask would be required, Sweet Home city manager Ray Towry said Kulbeth's notice to appear included a paragraph spelling out new court procedures...

  48. Texas and Florida restrict businesses to slow Covid-19 spread

    ...have to save lives at this point," he told CNN on Friday morning, before Abbott's order. Austin Mayor Steve Adler said Covid-19 beds will be at capacity in the middle of July at this rate. "Pausing...

  49. UPDATES: Tucson area coronavirus developments, June 26: Here's what we know

    ...is closing for good. • The University of Arizona steps up its recruitment of in-state students. • City Council plan distributes $95 million in federal coronavirus funding across Tucson. • Tucson's public...

  50. Reports: Philly slated to become 1st city to add retaliation protections related to COVID-19 safety

    ...pandemic. WPVI-TV reported that Councilmember Helen Gym, who introduced the measure in May, said the effort is in the best interest of workers and businesses. The mayor is expected to sign the bill.

  51. Coronavirus cases nearly triple in one month in Curry County

    ...important for our community so our businesses can remain open and our schools can open.” Clovis Mayor Michael Morris said from the very beginning the city has been in compliance with all orders given...

  52. Mississippi sees drastic one-day uptick in new COVID cases

    ...the Mississippi officials are open to imposing mask-wearing requirements to temper the virus. Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton announced an intent to impose new safety orders Thursday, including masking requirements...

  53. Coronavirus surge in Oklahoma continues with 438 new cases

    ...firefighters are under quarantine because of the virus, including 10 who have tested positive. On Tuesday, Mayor David Holt described a “tsunami of cases” among people aged 18 and 49 and the city is considering...

  54. Kansas communities see dramatic spikes in coronavirus cases

    ...Aggieville district near the Kansas State University campus. “This is a huge red flag,” Manhattan Mayor Usha Reddi said. “We probably need to consider a whole lot more precautions.” At nearby Fort Riley,...

  55. Walz approves $841M in federal COVID aid to cities, counties

    ...local economies,” Audrey Nelsen, president of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities and Willmar City Council member, said in a statement. The state will use much of its share of the $2.1 billion to cover...

  56. Cities consider requiring face masks as virus cases surge

    ...Springfield City Council this week discussed requiring masks, but no official action was taken. Joplin Mayor Ryan Stanley voted against the proposal but said he had mixed feelings and that he believed people...

  57. North Carolina is one of only three states in the South to require face masks

    ...requirement, according to Masks4All, a group dedicated to making masks mandatory across the U.S. The city council in Columbia, the state capital of South Carolina, passed a measure this week to require masks....

  58. COVID-19 Infection Rate In Rio's Favelas Far Exceeds Official Count, A New Study Says

    ...de Deus, a favela made famous by the 2002 movie City of God. The survey was carried out by Rio's mayor's department in collaboration with the Brazilian Institute of Public Opinion and Statistics, a leading...

  59. Eiffel Tower reopens, ending 104-day coronavirus shutdown

    People queue up prior to visit the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, Thursday, June 25, 2020. The Eiffel Tower reopens after the coronavirus pandemic led to the iconic Paris landmark's longest closure since World War II.

  60. In disturbing trend, COVID-19 cases are surging among young people

    ...come next. “People between the ages 18 and 50 don’t live in some sort of a bubble,” Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt said, according to The Associated Press. “They are the children and grandchildren of vulnerable...

  61. New York City Marathon canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic

    ...York Road Runners for putting the health and safety of both spectators and runners first," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement. "We look forward to hosting the 50th running of the marathon in...

  62. The 3 most populous states are breaking coronavirus records, leading to fears of 'apocalyptic' surges

    ...more testing but others say community transmission is playing a key role as the state reopens. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said he'll ask the city commission to implement a civil fine of up to $250 for those...

  63. The Latest: Hawaii to let some visitors avoid quarantine

    HONOLULU — The U.S. Department of Justice says a traveler quarantine in Hawaii that was imposed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus discriminates against out-of-state residents.

  64. Reynosa, Matamoros have the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Tamaulipas

    ...unknown to me,” said Dr. Melendez, likely because both countries do not share COVID-19 data. The mayor of Reynosa Dr. Maki Ortiz said in a translated post, “our municipality is also asking that the people...

  65. Face masks required in Utah state buildings, largest county

    ...and want to protect their neighbor as well as themselves from the coronavirus.” Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson requested authority Tuesday to make face coverings mandatory in the county at retail...

  66. Record number of Tulsa virus cases not yet linked to rally

    ...those exposed during the rally, said Tulsa Health Department Director Bruce Dart. Dart and Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum said the new cases have been linked to other gatherings such as funerals, weddings and...

  67. NYC Could See 22,000 Public Employee Lay-offs Because Of COVID-19

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city has already lost roughly $9 billion in revenue due to COVID-19 and predicts the toll could rise much higher. Frank Franklin II / AP New York City could...

  68. The Latest: Oklahoma has record spike in COVID-19 cases

    Oklahoma health officials on Wednesday reported a record one-day spike in the number of positive COVID-19 cases, with 482 positive tests reported in a 24-hour period. That’s the third time in the past week the state reported record one-day increases...

  69. New Orleans to crack down as Louisiana virus cases rise

    ...don't comply with social distancing orders as Louisiana deals with a surge of new COVID-19 cases. Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced the task force — which will include representatives of city building code...

  70. Time-lapse video shows about 12% of people wearing masks on Myrtle Beach’s Ocean Boulevard

    Of the 538 people observed walking down Ocean Boulevard between 12:45 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. Monday, only 66 of were wearing a mask. That’s about 12% of those observed. The results came after Horry County saw a spike in coronavirus cases as Myrtle Beach...

  71. NY, NJ, Conn. to Require Visitors From COVID Hotspots to Quarantine

    ...states and we have to be very careful about the impact that would have on New York," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a Wednesday news conference. Nationally, NBC estimates at least 121,000 have...

  72. Utah governor: No shutdown plan despite spread of virus

    ...campaign touting the necessity to use face masks to slow the spread of the virus. Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson formally asked Herbert to grant her authority to make face coverings mandatory in the...

  73. Malls, gyms, movie theaters won't open in New York's phase four

    ...reopening in the coming weeks and months. There is no timetable for when theaters may open. Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan had asked during the call whether Huck Finn's Playland in Albany could reopen on July...

  74. Bars close, cities debate masks as Florida virus cases rise

    ...wear face masks in public. Several other municipalities are weighing the question. St. Petersburg's mayor signed an order effective Tuesday evening making masks mandatory in enclosed businesses, and mayors...

  75. New Mexico urging visitors to use masks to stop virus spread

    ...this weekend encouraging the use of face masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The Santa Fe City Council has approved a measure requiring everyone in the city over 15 to wear a mask in most public...

  76. Oklahoma City mayor reports 'tsunami of cases' among young

    ...church activities, fitness classes, weddings, funerals and at bars, city officials said Tuesday. Mayor David Holt held his first press conference in weeks to discuss the dramatic increase in the number...

  77. Countries scramble to contain coronavirus flare-ups as U.S. states remain open

    ...have prompted officials to warn that strict control measures could return in the coming days. The mayor of Seoul said this week that social distancing measures lifted last month may once again be necessary...

  78. Houston could be worst-affected city in U.S. by COVID-19, expert says

    ...began noticing the numbers going up after the Memorial Day holiday. During a briefing on Monday, Mayor Sylvester Turner reported 1,789 new COVID-19 cases, adding to Houston's total of 14,322. Monday's...

  79. State will decide outdoor plan for Lincoln bars, restaurants

    ...in Lincoln would be able to expand their outdoor areas under requests approved Monday by the Lincoln City Council, but a final decision will be left to a state agency. The council unanimously approved requests...

  80. The Latest: Russian capital emerges from tight lockdown

    ...Tuesday as the city emerges from a tight coronavirus lockdown in place since late March. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced ending the lockdown in the Russian capital two weeks ago. Sobyanin lifted...

  81. German region in new lockdown after slaughterhouse outbreak

    ...fence separate a quarantined apartment building in Goettingen, Germany, Monday, June 22, 2020. The city council has quarantined an entire residential complex to contain the coronavirus in the area. A cardboard...

  82. South Carolina beaches fill, but COVID-19 takes no vacation

    ...shook his head. “I’m not sure what normal is ever going to look like,” Chestnut said. The Myrtle Beach City Council initially imposed a limit of three people per elevator when adopting rules to reopen hotels....

  83. Health precautions a 'game-time decision' for Trump's next event, organizers say

    ...number of people allowed into the closed space, will be a "game-time decision," Kolvet said. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, a Democrat, voiced opposition to the event and said it wasn't sanctioned by the city....

  84. South Carolina city passes state’s 1st mask requirement

    ...fined up to $25. Greenville has had some of the highest COVID-19 rates in the state in recent weeks. Mayor Knox White said the city carefully chose to require masks in only businesses that everyone has to...

  85. The Latest: Miami-Dade mayors challenge Florida gov on virus

    ...university is starting to reopen this week after being closed because of the coronavirus. Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber adjusts his masks before speaking during a news conference along with other South Florida...

  86. Florida marks 100,000th coronavirus infection

    ...moment they step out of their homes. “This is a real spike. This is a real trajectory,” Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber said. “People can argue about the number of positives, being related to more testing, but...

  87. Quirky Alaska tourist town struggles for survival amid virus

    ...said Berkowitz, a full-time clerk at Nagley’s General Store, where the resident cat was the town's mayor until dying a few years ago. “It is a situation to where we will see bus after bus after bus, day...

  88. San Francisco moves up date for reopening hair salons, zoos, more

    ...San Francisco moves up date for reopening hair salons, zoos, more Back to Gallery San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Monday she's moving up the date for the city to transition into the next phase...

  89. Going back to the office? What public health experts say about using the elevator.

    ...protects me." New York plans to permit office workers to return to their buildings on Monday, Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters. Coronavirus cases continue to decline there, unlike swaths of the South...

  90. Virus cases surge in US, India, but slow in China, Korea

    ...20 in nearly a month. The recent outbreak has been centered around Seoul, the capital, where the mayor warned stronger social distancing measures may be reimposed if the daily new cases don’t fall below...

  91. Nearly half of US states are reporting a rise in new coronavirus cases

    ...while seeking medical care. In Texas, one of the first states to push forward with reopening, one mayor said he wished the state reopened more slowly while following coronavirus restrictions. “When the...

  92. From shops to dining out, NYC reopening hits 'biggest piece'

    ...retail, wholesaling and manufacturing. Monday marks just the second of four reopening phases, but Mayor Bill de Blasio sees it as 'the single biggest piece of our economy,' particularly for a restaurant...

  93. Rise in coronavirus cases brings new concerns in Alabama

    ...Alabama’s capital, Montgomery, has emerged as a hot spot for community transmission, prompting the mayor to issue an executive order requiring face masks in public crowds. The measure failed on a tie vote...

  94. Dutch police arrest 400 after virus protest turns violent

    ...exactly how many people gathered Sunday at the demonstration that was initially banned by The Hague's mayor last week. On Sunday, the mayor gave permission for a brief protest, because fewer people attended...

  95. Nearly 400 more Indiana residents confirmed with virus

    ...remotely ahead of limited in-person hearings scheduled to start on July 6, according to the Indianapolis mayor’s office. Traffic court will continue to operate remotely for the foreseeable future. Police services...

  96. Phoenix mandates wearing masks amid surge of virus cases

    ...hit an all-time high for new daily cases. In an emergency meeting called by Mayor Kate Gallego, the City Council voted 7-2 in favor of making masks or face coverings mandatory. The order goes into effect...

  97. Brazil tops 1 million cases as coronavirus spreads inland

    ...have dozens of infected workers. In Tangará da Serra, a city of 103,000 people in Mato Grosso, the mayor decided Friday to forbid the sale of alcoholic drinks for two weeks as an incentive for people to...

  98. White House says it will again host Fourth of July event, despite pandemic

    ...government cannot dictate what the federal government does on federal land, and the office of District Mayor Muriel Bowser did not immediately respond to questions on Friday about the White House's plan. As...

  99. The Latest: Virus was in Italy's wastewater before Christmas

    ...coronavirus restrictions, saying the demonstration Sunday forms a threat to public health. The city’s mayor, Johan Remkes, wrote Friday that the planned event originally was to have drawn about 100 people but...

  100. Health officials call celebrating Napoli fans 'reckless'

    ...from the coronavirus, the Campania region that includes Naples has accounted for 431 deaths. Naples Mayor Luigi De Magistris called the criticism “hypocritical.” “Either the games shouldn’t have been played...

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