The spring lockout has helped prevent the hospital overflow and reduce the incidence of Covid-19 infection, saving countless lives in the process. Now, with the states reopening and the summer rally wiping out much of the progress made in decommissioning, the U.S. is worried about what doctors think will be a bad coronavirus surge. Best.
But there is little desire for more shutdowns. Instead, here’s what some governors and mayors are doing to try to catch the pandemic:
An increasing number of cities and at least 33 states require masks to be worn inside public places or under specific circumstances.
Michigan is one of the many states that is grappling with the onslaught of new Covid-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths. So last week, the state ordered residents to wear masks when gathering two or more people at locations such as shops, offices, and schools, the state health department said.
Several cities and counties are currently under curfew at night, including Miami-Dade County, Florida; El Paso County, Texas; and the Pueblo, ColoradoAll have seen a spike in new Covid-19 infections.
“What we are facing at Pueblo is a public health disaster that threatens our lives and our economy,” Mayor Nicholas Gradisar said on Thursday when announcing a two-period curfew. week.
Meanwhile, El Paso District, Texas, has carried out a two-week curfew, said Judge Ricardo Samaniego, the county’s top government official. Samaniego said that all hospitals and intensive care units in the El Paso area have reached 100% capacity.
In FloridaBy order of the County Mayor Carlos Giménez, anyone in Miami-Dade County must wear a mask when social distance cannot be created or physical barriers are not present. The mask mission is also good for business, says Miami-Dade.
In MichiganRestaurant diners and bar patrons must provide their phone numbers for contact tracking in case they come into contact with someone with a coronavirus, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said.
New York The state announced similar rules in September. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office said at least one member of each in-house restaurant banquet must provide contact information in case a contact follower needs to contact them.
Some states are also restricting crowd sizes, both indoors and outdoors.
Connecticut, once one of the most successful states in dealing with the pandemic, will limit restaurants to 50 percent of capacity, Governor Ned Lamont said on Monday.
Connecticut religious services are limited to 50% capacity or 100 people, whichever is smaller. Indoor event space is limited to 25 people, outdoor event space for 50 people and theater for 100 people.
Illinois is currently under “slightly resurgent” after testing positive rates skyrocketed in all regions of the state. Starting Wednesday, all in-house restaurant and bar service is prohibited and all meetings, gatherings or social events are limited to 25% of capacity or 25 guests in total, depending on quantity whichever is less.
In Colorado, health officials have blocked Denver’s reopening. Restaurants are currently limited to 25% of indoor capacity, or no more than 50 per room total. Worship facilities are limited to 25% of capacity or 50 people, and retail stores currently have a 25% capacity limit.