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 help your city limit the spread of COVID-19 and educate the public on prevention. We will update this page as new information develops.

State Disaster Orders and Guidance

  • Governor's Executive Order GA-32  (October 10, 2020); Related to the further reopening of Texas

  • Governor's Executive Order GA-31 (September 17, 2020); Related to hospital capacity

  • Governor's Executive Order GA-30 (September 17, 2020); Related to the reopening of Texas

  •  Governor’s Proclamation (July 2, 2020): Provides for mayoral approval of outdoor gatherings of more than 10 people, with exceptions.

  • 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. Kansas counties reject new guidance on COVID-19 quarantines

    Two northeast Kansas counties on Thursday rejected at least part of the new federal and state guidelines for shortening the time people are quarantined after they're possibly exposed to COVID-19.

  2. California issues regional stay-at-home order to battle record Covid-19 surge

    ...will be lifted and the county will return to the state’s four-tier system of reopening. Los Angeles mayor tells residents ‘cancel everything’ The mayor of Los Angeles said the city will run out of hospital...

  3. Greek city to use Christmas money for more ICU beds

    ...additional ICU spaces, three medical monitors, and 1,000 protective suits for medical staff,” the mayor of Serres, Alekos Chrysafis, told The Associated Press. City officials said they would announce...

  4. The Latest: Virus infections in Russia hit new record

    Coronavirus infections in Russia hit a new record on Thursday, as the country’s authorities reported 28,145 new confirmed cases -- the highest daily spike in the pandemic and an increase of 2,800 cases from those registered the previous day.

  5. The US reports 3,100 coronavirus deaths in one day — 20% more than previous record

    The more recent death toll is an increase of about 20% from the previous record of 2,603 set on April 15. Over the course of the pandemic, 273,799 people in the US have died of the virus and more than 13.9 million have been infected, according to...

  6. Virus Updates: LA Mayor Issues ‘Safer at Home' Order; Experts Warn We're in Big Trouble

    "My message couldn't be simpler: It's time to hunker down," Mayor Eric Garcetti said. "It's time to cancel everything. And if it isn't essential, don't do it."

  7. California COVID-19 surge could lead to new stay-home order

    ...drastic measures. In Santa Ana, a city of more than 300,000 in Southern California’s Orange County, the City Council voted to authorize a mandatory face mask rule and for the police to enforce it. Overall, California...

  8. Hospitals call on Arizona to act as COVID-19 surge mounts

    ...limiting gatherings to no more than 25 people. So far, Tucson is the only city to issue a curfew. City council members voted unanimously Tuesday to establish a mandatory 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew for three...

  9. Couple arrested after boarding flight knowing they had COVID-19: Health officials

    ...pandemic in which residents and visitors have tried to skirt local COVID laws, officials said. Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami described a Florida man who tried to bypass the state's traveler quarantine in April...

  10. The Latest: Oregon sees 24 virus deaths, record daily high

    Officials in Silverton, a town east of Salem, are trying to monitor a potential outbreak among firefighters. The situation has underscored a weakness in Oregon’s response to the pandemic: a lack of a system for getting first responders tested...

  11. Florida's COVID-19 total passes the million mark with 8,847 new cases

    ...remote classes available as an option for the second semester of classes. In Miami-Dade County, Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said she tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms. "It's...

  12. Indiana governor ends quarantine after COVID-19 exposure

    ...Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box announced she and some family members were infected. Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and his wife are scheduled to remain in quarantine until Friday after having close contact...

  13. Los Angeles keeps open coronavirus testing site that was to be shut down to film 'She's All That' remake

    ...coronavirus Tuesday at Union Station in Los Angeles will now be able to get those tests after the mayor intervened to keep the site open following news that testing was canceled so a production crew could...

  14. BioNTech, Pfizer ask Europe to OK vaccine for emergency use

    The two companies said Tuesday that the submission, which occurred Monday, completes the rolling review process they initiated with the agency on Oct. 6. The move comes a day after rival Moderna said it was asking U.S. and European regulators to...

  15. Coronavirus Robs Biblical Bethlehem of Christmas Cheer

    ...reported a total of about 65,000 coronavirus cases in the West Bank, and over 620 deaths. Bethlehem’s mayor, Anton Salman, said the city had planned to receive 3,000 invited guests, including local scout troops...

  16. Phenix City, Alabama assistant city manager dies after contracting COVID-19 virus

    ...decades. He had previously served as the Chief Financial Officer. He had also served as stint as interim city manager. “Steve was a such a genuine person,” Lowe said. “He was a such a team player and he never...

  17. California hospitalizations soar, may spur more restrictions

    ...allows $100 million in tax credits. Still, with many businesses already imperiled, Newport Beach Mayor Will O’Neill urged caution as the state considers new restrictions. “Tens of thousands of small...

  18. Tucson considers curfew to slow spread of coronavirus

    ...counties from enacting public health measures more stringent than his own. Romero said she’ll ask the City Council on Tuesday to approve a three-week curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. She said it’s critical to act...

  19. South Carolina city extends mask mandate until end of 2020

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The mayor of a South Carolina city has extended the city’s mask mandate for enclosed areas until the end of the year. Myrtle Beach's mask mandate will now be effective through...

  20. Detroit plans to vaccinate 5K people per day for COVID-19

    By Ariana Taylor The Detroit News DETROIT — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine and making sure every resident gets it will be more difficult than virus testing. "We're looking...

  21. Coronavirus updates: 2nd vaccine maker to apply for FDA authorization; NYC schools to open; Oregon nurse on leave after TikTok video

    A second vaccine maker will file for emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after more data from its clinical trial showed its vaccine candidate to be above 94% effective. Moderna said it expects the FDA's advisory...

  22. NYC school system, largest in the US, to begin phased reopening in December

    NEW YORK CITY (NewsNation Now) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday that the city’s public school system, the largest in the U.S., would begin phased reopening of schools starting in December....

  23. Detroit mayor: 5K residents a day could get vaccine in 2021

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said on a Sunday talk show that he expected 5,000 residents a day would receive vaccines once they are made widely available. He also spoke on CBS’s “Face the Nation”...

  24. The Latest: Infections level off in Italy; restrictions stay

    At a briefing, members of Italy’s government scientific advisory committee said it would be unthinkable to relax restrictions over Christmas or reopen shuttered ski slopes, saying the risk of contagion is particularly high when far-flung extended...

  25. The Latest: British govt insists virus measures are needed

    The British government is warning lawmakers who oppose strict coronavirus restrictions that the measures are the only way to avoid a surge that will overwhelm the health system. Britain has had Europe’s deadliest COVID-19 outbreak, with more than 57...

  26. The Latest: Illinois surpasses 12,000 deaths from COVID-19

    The latest 1,000 deaths were recorded in just nine days — matching the state’s deadliest period previously in the pandemic in late April and early May, according to an Associated Press review of the data.

  27. New Mexico counties in the 'red,' virus spread remains high

    ew Mexico’s daily count of confirmed COVID-19 cases has been trending down over recent days from the record highs reported earlier this month, but nearly every county remained deep in the red zone Friday as the state was just days away from launching...

  28. The Latest: Spain's new infections, deaths, edging down

    Spain's infection and fatality figures in the resurgence of COVID-19 are continuing to edge down, with the country posting 12,289 new cases and 337 deaths. The 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 of population, a recognized measure...

  29. RI allocates $100M for businesses closed during 2-week pause

    Raimondo said Wednesday that every resident who receives unemployment insurance benefits during the pause will get an additional $200 for each of the two weeks. The Department of Labor and Training will start processing payments as early as Dec. 6,...

  30. The Latest: Germany passes over 15,000 virus deaths

    Germany has seen 983,588 total cases of the coronavirus after adding 22,368 overnight, the agency said. Germany embarked on a so-called 'wave-breaker' shutdown on Nov. 2, closing restaurants, bars, sports and leisure facilities but leaving schools,...

  31. Anchorage orders monthlong restrictions to stem virus spike

    ...month of December as Alaska’s largest city tries to stem the increase in coronavirus cases, Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson said Wednesday. The new rules go into effect Tuesday and don’t end until Jan....

  32. The Latest: South Korea has most daily cases in 8 months

    South Korea has recorded more than 500 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours for the first time in about eight months as health authorities struggle to contain a third surge of infections. The Asian nation has been experiencing a spike in cases since it...

  33. Two more Nebraska cities require masks amid COVID-19 surge

    Two more of Nebraska's biggest cities joined the growing list of communities that have passed local mask requirements in the face of the governor's refusal to issue a statewide mask order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

  34. Hundreds without masks packed a Hasidic wedding in Brooklyn. The organizers face a $15,000 fine.

    ...had plotted to keep it a secret. Now, city leaders say they're taking action. New York Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio said the event's organizers will be fined $15,000 for violating pandemic restrictions,...

  35. The US reported more than 2,100 deaths in a single day. Things are projected to get worse

    ...rates increasing by 128% over the past three weeks. To curb spread, more restrictions New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who last week announced public schools would be closing, said Tuesday evening that...

  36. Christmas traditions axed as pandemic sweeps rural Kansas

    ...care for a housebound friend who still believes the pandemic is a hoax. Carl Lyon, the Norcatur mayor who takes on the annual Santa role, said while most residents are “pretty good” about social distancing...

  37. Kauai seeks traveler quarantine regardless of virus tests

    The mayor of Hawaii's Kauai County said Tuesday he wants to reinstate a requirement that all travelers arriving in his jurisdiction quarantine for 14 days, regardless of whether they have obtained a negative COVID-19 test.

  38. Durant holding off on mask mandate despite having over half of COVID-19 related deaths in Bryan Co.

    ...citizens to wear masks, only city staff. Case numbers have dropped over the past two days and Durant City Manager John Dean said with the current trend of infections the city council would not support a mask...

  39. California officials issue dire warnings about virus spread

    ...to increase capacity for patients and Los Angeles has plans to set up field hospitals if necessary, Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “At this rate, our hospitals won’t have any spare beds by Christmas time,” Garcetti...

  40. Officials urge Thanksgiving caution as virus cases soar

    ...not abiding by requirements will be asked to leave the event, a city staff memo said. The Phoenix City Council last September approved a plan to reopen city sports fields and other recreation facilities...

  41. The Latest: Russia says vaccine candidate effective, cheaper

    ...cases stands at nearly 1.6 million, with more than 43,600 deaths. ——— OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday extended a city-wide mask mandate. Oklahoma City Council members voted to extend...

  42. Coronavirus cases in D.C. region stall at elevated rate after 20-day streak of increases

    ...3,000 people are hospitalized in the region with coronavirus-related illnesses. In D.C., Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser tightened restrictions Monday after similar moves earlier this month in Virginia and...

  43. Travelers to Los Angeles will have to sign quarantine form starting Wednesday

    ...self-quarantine in response to rising coronavirus rates. The form will be available at travel.lacity.org, Mayor Eric Garcetti said during a coronavirus briefing Monday. Garcetti urged people to not travel over...

  44. States impose new rules, plead with public to stop COVID-19 spread

    State and local officials nationwide are imposing new coronavirus restrictions and pleading with the public in an increasingly desperate attempt to stop the explosive spread of the disease as many Americans resist calls to limit gatherings and travel...

  45. Oklahoma City extends, 2 other cities adopt mask mandate

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday extended a city-wide mask mandate and two other cities have adopted a mask requirement in efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the state....

  46. Atlantic City (slowly) resumes live entertainment amid virus

    ...to prohibit singing this year. “We will not be able to sing Christmas carols, I am sorry to say,” Mayor Lance White wrote in a recent email to residents. “As we know, singing is one of the factors that...

  47. COVID deaths in Nebraska approach 1,000 as state sets new records for cases

    ...care system is already strained and that hospitals risk being overwhelmed by the virus. David City mayor calls on emergency power to mandate masks Many are calling for a statewide mask mandate — which...

  48. Cooper revamps N.C. mask mandate, maintains occupancy limits

    ...fine businesses that fail to enforce the mask mandate, which was first issued in June. Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan said at the news conference that businesses in her city can also be fined $100 for each...

  49. Los Angeles to discuss stay-home order as COVID cases rise

    ...weeks. “At this rate, our hospitals won’t have any spare beds by Christmas time,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti about the situation in his city. Medical centers are prepared to increase capacity and...

  50. Hawaii island group distributes $7.5M in virus housing aid

    ...to provide $1.4 million more this week, said Sharon Hirota, an executive assistant to Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim. The additional money will help cover rent and mortgage payments for “as many as we could...

  51. The Latest: Croatia's capital city offers free antigen tests

    Authorities in Zagreb launched the testing Monday at twelve locations in the capital city, which has been hit hard in the latest wave of infections. Mayor Milan Bandic says 1,200 people have applied for the first two days of testing. He says 60,000...

  52. Asia Today: South Korea capital announces new virus controls

    ...out and delivery after 9 p.m., and public transportation will be limited after 10 p.m. Acting Seoul Mayor Seo Jung-hyup told reporters one-third of city employees will work from home. He recommend churches...

  53. The number of Covid-19 cases reported each week in Florida has tripled since the state reopened

    ...When the governor reopened the state, many of the local leaders raised objections. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said he intended to keep restrictions in place despite the order, and Orange County...

  54. Hundreds of bodies remain in Brooklyn disaster morgue

    Many of the 650 bodies at the disaster morgue on the Brooklyn waterfront are of people whose families can’t be located or can’t afford a proper burial, officials said. The unit tasked with identifying bodies is set up to handle about 20 deaths a day...

  55. Brazil has surge of virus cases, downplayed by politicians

    ...the first time since August, with an 18% uptick from the prior week, to 1,009. But Sao Paulo city Mayor Bruno Covas argued that despite the greater intensive-care occupancy, overall cases and deaths have...

  56. Ancient Madrid market reopens amid debate over virus rules

    ...and curios in stalls that snake down through a warren-like district next to Madrid’s majestic Plaza Mayor square. Long a traditional meeting and drinking place, the bustling Sunday morning market used to...

  57. The Latest: Pakistan's cases rise amid large gatherings

    Amid defiance of the directive to wear masks and avoid large public gatherings, Pakistan reported 59 more deaths and 2,665 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. The country's tally reached 374,173 confirmed cases. Among those being treated for the virus,...

  58. The Latest: Japan's virus cases hit record for fourth day

    Japan has had fewer than 2,000 coronavirus-related deaths so far, avoiding the toll of the harder hit nations. But fears are growing about another surge. A flurry of criticism has erupted slamming the government as having acted too slowly in halting...

  59. California enacts nighttime curfew as COVID-19 cases spike

    The newest restrictions require people to stay home from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. unless they are responding to an emergency, shopping for groceries, picking up takeout or walking their dogs. The curfew will last until Dec. 21, with a possible extension if...

  60. Some New Mexico essential business close due to virus spike

    ...There’s so much of this infection that it’s inside the very places people need to access.” Roswell Mayor Dennis Kintigh said closures create long lines of waiting customers outside remaining stories, which...

  61. Juarez ends overnight, weekend curfews but urges residents to stay home

    ...300 new infections. Across the border, El Paso, Texas, reported 22 fatalities of its own. Juarez Mayor Armando Cabada on Friday told reporters non-essential businesses will remain closed and police would...

  62. US coronavirus hospitalizations, new cases break record for second straight day

    More than 82,000 people were hospitalized, according to the Covid Tracking Project, topping Thursday’s record. More than 193,000 new cases were reported, according to Johns Hopkins University data — the first time US cases have topped 190,000 in a...

  63. Arizona reports over 4K new virus cases for 2nd day in row

    ...need is decisive statewide actions, and unfortunately we are not seeing that from Gov. Ducey,” Tucson Mayor Regina Romero said. Ducey Chief of Staff Daniel Scarpinato pushed back on the request, noting that...

  64. Mexico tops 100,000 dead as its pandemic worsens

    ...restrictions in recent weeks. In Mexico City, the worst affected area of the country, the city's mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum, has repeatedly said she may be forced to put the city back on Red Alert. New...

  65. Toronto goes back into lockdown because of a surge in cases

    ...have been since Oct. 1. “We simply cannot have a healthy economy without healthy people,” Toronto Mayor John Tory. Tory said that will only come with tougher rules and the alternative will lead to much...

  66. The Latest: Hawaii imposes new COVID-19 travel restrictions

    Anyone flying to Hawaii will be required to have a negative COVID-19 test result prior to their departure for the state, with the new rule going into effect two days before Thanksgiving, Gov. David Ige announced Thursday.

  67. California cities, counties split on enforcing health orders

    ...that have refused to make enforcement a priority. That includes El Cajon, a suburb of 103,000, whose mayor has been highly critical and dismissive of the governor's edicts. “It's just a matter of all of us...

  68. Idaho's largest city to begin enforcing mask orders

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The mayor of Idaho's largest city says local police will begin enforcing mask orders starting next week in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Boise Mayor Lauren McLean...

  69. Nashville limits gatherings to 8 people amid virus surge

    ...is tightening restrictions to fight the surging coronavirus by limiting gatherings to eight people, Mayor John Cooper announced Thursday. Cooper's office said the change effective Monday applies to public...

  70. Up to 48,000 more Americans could die from Covid-19 by December 12, according to CDC forecast

    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's ensemble forecast now projects the country's Covid-19 death toll could reach between 276,000 and 298,000 by December 12 -- just weeks after the US surpassed the 250,000 mark on Wednesday.

  71. Arizona sees over 4,000 virus cases for 1st time since July

    ...implementing any major new virus prevention restrictions or imposing a statewide mask mandate, as Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman have urged. “I want people...

  72. Key West will require everyone to wear a mask and can fine anyone who doesn’t up to $500

    ...ordinance exempts children under age 6, private workers and gymgoers, among some other groups. Key West Mayor Terri Johnson said during a weekly update on Facebook she’d asked city manager Greg Veliz to authorize...

  73. Coronavirus caseload in Washington region hits record for 16th day

    ...Maryland's most populous jurisdictions - have reimposed pandemic-related restrictions in recent days. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Wednesday that she would impose new restrictions "soon" to combat the rise in cases....

  74. New York City schools to close again as virus rate rises

    New York City is shuttering schools to try to stop the renewed spread of the coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday in a painful about-face for one of the first big U.S. school systems to bring students back to classrooms this fall.

  75. More Nebraska cities approve mask mandates to limit virus

    ...is something we need to do to defeat this. COVID is something you don’t want to mess with,” Kearney Mayor Stan Clouse said before the City Council voted unanimously to enact the mask ordinance. Kearney's...

  76. New study shows mask mandates in St. Louis, St. Louis County drastically reduced virus spread

    ...Missouri counties in the metropolitan area. Shacham’s study began in early July, when St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and St. Louis County Executive Sam Page first ordered residents to wear masks in public....

  77. UA sorority cancels 600-person farm party approved by Tuscaloosa city council

    ...hosting a 600-person party at an off-campus farm venue with 13 acres used for the event. The Tuscaloosa City Council approved the alcohol license for the farm party that would be held Tuesday, Nov. 17. While...

  78. With possible vaccine on the horizon, US is likely in 'last big surge' of the Covid-19 pandemic's toughest phase

    As of early Wednesday morning, 47 states were reporting at least a 10% increase in new cases from the previous week. 6 of those states had seen more than a 50% jump. More governors and local officials each day announce new measures to combat Covid-19...

  79. Los Angeles readies plan for curfew as virus cases spike

    ...level, and together they account for 94% of the state’s nearly 40 million residents. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday urged residents to stay home as much as possible to slow the spread. “This...

  80. Sioux Falls OKs mask mandate after push from medical groups

    ...which applies to retail businesses and public buildings, will not carry any penalty. Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken, who cast a tie-breaking vote against a mandate last week, said prior to Tuesday night’s...

  81. New Orleans: Coronavirus nixes Mardi Gras-season parades

    ...pandemic has put an end to the New Orleans Mardi Gras season as it’s long been celebrated, though Mayor LaToya Cantrell has asked the public for safe-celebration suggestions. City spokesman Beau Tidwell...

  82. The Latest: Maryland restricts hours, capacity for business

    Gov. Larry Hogan is imposing limits for operating hours and capacity of businesses amid a surge in coronavirus cases. He said Tuesday that “we’re in a war right now, and the virus is winning.” State health officials have barred all hospital...

  83. Island mayor in Hawaii wants additional COVID screening

    An island mayor in Hawaii is asking Gov. David Ige to consider new rules that would make a second coronavirus test mandatory for all arriving travelers to Kauai and require that everyone has an initial negative test before flying.

  84. Boston mayor doesn't rule out economic shutdown

    Mayor Marty Walsh didn't rule out shutting down Boston restaurants and other businesses again if the number of coronavirus cases reported in the city continues to rise. The city’s positivity rate for the week ending Nov. 12 was 9.6%, up significantly...

  85. Philadelphia officials announce new, stricter COVID-19 restrictions through 2021

    ...rise. Indoor dining has been prohibited, but takeout and delivery service may continue, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and city Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley announced in a press briefing Monday. ...

  86. Anchorage Assembly extends COVID-19 emergency declaration

    ...Anchorage Assembly has agreed to extend the municipality's COVID-19 emergency declaration, giving the mayor additional power to implement regulations aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19. The Assembly...

  87. Walmart again limiting number of customers in stores nationwide

    Walmart initially restricted the number of people in its big-box stores to not exceed five customers per every roughly 1,000 square feet, or about 20% of a store’s capacity. The retail giant later stopped physically counting customers as they came...

  88. US House to offer regular virus testing for members, staff

    ...arrival. Monahan said in the letter that "virtually all areas of the United States" meet Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser's threshold for pre-travel testing requirements. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...

  89. Restaurant, bar curfew issued, state employees must wear masks

    As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Oklahoma, Governor Kevin Stitt has decided to place some guidelines in effect. The first guideline announced was for all restaurants and bars in Oklahoma. All restaurants must have their tables six feet apart.

  90. As deaths spiral, South Dakota governor opposes mask rules

    South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Monday showed no sign of budging from her hands-off approach to the pandemic, despite finding herself among a dwindling number of Midwest governors holding out against mask mandates and facing a death rate in her...

  91. Philadelphia bans indoor gatherings, broadens virus rules

    Philadelphia is banning indoor gatherings of any size, public or private, as the city battles a resurgence of the coronavirus, officials announced Monday, warning that hospitals will become overrun by the end of the year without dramatic action.

  92. Alabama city moves ahead on Mardi Gras plans amid pandemic

    Some groups already have called off parades and balls because over concerns about spreading the virus that causes COVID-19, but news outlets report that Mayor Sandy Stimpson’s office has released a memo saying Mardi Gras isn’t being canceled in the...

  93. Governors are left to manage the spread of Covid-19 cases as rates are projected to get worse

    ...this blanket kind of lockdown, which did the trick then, may not be the best way now,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “It’s not about whether a store is open or not. It’s about your and my behavior....

  94. Oregon, New Mexico order lockdowns as other states resist

    ...restrictions around the country. But that strategy has its limits against a virus. In Tennessee, Nashville Mayor John Cooper said he doesn’t plan on reinstating restrictions on the city’s honky-tonks and other businesses....

  95. Michigan, Washington state order new restrictions as U.S. passes 11 million coronavirus cases

    ...hospital patients with covid-19 recently rose about 40 percent in a week, officials said, and Seattle's mayor said that nearly a fifth of the city's cases have come just in the past two weeks. Clint Wallace,...

  96. NYC virus rate stays below school-closing threshold, for now

    ...level that would trigger a shutdown of public school buildings, so schools will remain open for now, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday. “Thankfully, schools will remain open on Monday, but we have to...

  97. The Latest: France sees drop in COVID-19 hospitalizations

    ...latest figures Saturday fell under the city’s threshold for shutting down school buildings, but the mayor warned that the city was at a “crucial” point in fighting the virus’ resurgence. Mayor Bill de Blasio...

  98. Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak tests positive for COVID-19

    The 66-year-old Democrat is the fifth governor to report testing positive for the coronavirus this year. Three governors, two Republicans in Missouri and Oklahoma, and one Democrat in Virginia contracted COVID-19 this year.

  99. Italy extends partial lockdown as Naples hospitals struggle

    ...southern region of Calabria, where the health system is currently under government control. Naples Mayor Luigi de Magistris expressed relief that Campania had been designated a red zone, telling The Associated...

  100. The Latest: Connecticut governor is self-quarantining

    Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont is self-quarantining after his chief spokesperson tested positive for COVID-19. The Democratic governor’s chief spokesperson, Max Reiss, identified himself as the senior staff member who had tested positive, in a release...

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