How Some US States Handle COVID-19

Colin Baseman

Lockdowns and closures are all around the country. The United States of America are trying to fight the coronavirus. Unfortunately, what is being done by professionals does not seem to be enough to protect the nation and stop the disease from spreading from one individual to another.

Measures for Alaska and Colorado

Mike Dunleavy, the governor of Alaska State, reported that public places such as libraries, museums, exhibitions will be closed till the beginning of April. The same rule applies to schools – students are asked to stay in and give preference to self-isolation.

Alaska is a disconnected territory. However, the virus has reached that corner of the USA because it is not always possible to stop people from moving back home after their visits in other states or even overseas where COVID-19 is active.

Jared Polis, the governor of Colorado State, urges everyone should avoid bars and restaurants as well as other places where there are a lot of people. He also asks people to keep the right distance. Crowds of over 10 people are not allowed.

How Governors Rescue Florida and Hawaii

Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida State, announces that students will not be allowed to go to schools from the mid-March. The lockdown was supposed to last for two weeks. However, later on the quarantine period was extended. Schools are to be closed till April 15. Schools are offered to continue studies online. The same should be done by universities. Occupancy of restaurants and cafeterias is restricted by 50%. Bars serving food will be open. There are limitations applied to nightclubs and people are asked to keep safe distance from each other.

David Ige, the governor of the state of Hawaii, did not stay indifferent. He takes good care of the state‘s population. Places offering takeout food will be open. Citizens should bear in mind that diners and bars will be closed. Attractions as well as parks and other public areas will be closed, too.  A mandatory 2-week quarantine will be imposed on returning residents and foreign visitors.

Kansas and Massachusetts Fight Infection

Laura Kelly, whose responsibility is to supervise Kansas, banned gatherings consisting of over fifty people. Officials also plan to close some businesses if their services are nonessential. Diners, bars, cafeterias will be closed while under quarantine. Even all the mentioned measures are not enough, according to Laura Kelly. More various ways are to be applied in the nearest future.

Charlie Baker, the governor of Massachusetts, declared that all possible measures will be taken to protect everybody from the virus and stop COVID-19 from spreading. Crowds of no more than 25 individuals are allowed. Bars and restaurants will be closed till April 6. Schools will also e unavailable for around 14 days. Hospitals will not provide non-essential procedures since the country is in a state of emergency. The measures applied in Massachusetts seem to be much stricter than in any other state.

Measures Authorities Take in Minnesota and Nevada 

Tim Walz, responsible for Minnesota,  reported that schools will be closed from March 15. Food spots will not be working from March 17. Residents involved in nonessential occupations are asked to stay home and work online if possible. Students are offered distance learning till May 4.

It was recently announced by Steve Sisolak, the governor of Nevada State, that all K-12 schools will be closed.till April 6. The lockdown period may last longer, depending on the situation and state of emergency the country is in. Las Vegas hotels won‘t allow visitors and major casinos as well as various sorts of operations are suspended. He also believes that nonessential services should be closed. Public events should be put off or cancelled. Nonessential businesses will have to offer their services using drive-through, delivery, front-door and curbside pickup.

Situations in New York State and Ohio

The most horrible outbreak of COVID-19 is experienced by people located in New Rochelle. The northern part of New York City recorded almost 400 cases in the middle of March. The number is growing and patients diagnosed with the coronavirus are in very bad condition. Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York State, explained why he intends to take serious measure. He declared a state of emergency. Most public places such as restaurants, bars and cinemas should be immediately closed. Schools were closed on March 16. This is the area where the number of infected people is the highest in the country.

Mike DeWine, the governor of Ohio State, decided to close bars and restaurants till the middle of March. Only carry-out restaurants will be allowed to operate. Crowds of over 50 people are strictly banned and people are asked to keep adequate distance from each other. It is highly advised for residents to stay home and avoid going outside unless there is an absolute need.