State Update: Coronavirus Lockdowns by State: What You Need to Know, States and Cities Pay Stimulus as Congress Delays Action, LA Mayor Implements New Coronavirus Restrictions as Cases Spike

December 3, 2020

  • Numerous governors throughout the country have reinstated safety precautions in recent weeks to combat the rapid spike in coronavirus cases just weeks before large family gatherings and getaway trips traditionally planned for the holidays. Preventive measures have ranged from halting in-person classes to limiting indoor and outdoor dining at restaurants. This article lists the rules by state.
  • Some states and cities are issuing COVID relief to residents as negotiations on a federal stimulus package continue on Capitol Hill. Alaska, Colorado, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico and New York City are among those that have paid varying levels of aid over the past two weeks. The measures include stimulus checks, extra unemployment benefits, interest-free loans for small businesses and housing assistance.
  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued new coronavirus lockdown restrictions as cases in the city continue to reach record highs. "It's time to hunker down," Garcetti said in a video announcing the new restrictions. "It's time to cancel everything, and if it isn't essential, don't do it. Don't meet up with others outside your household. Don't host a gathering. Don't attend a gathering."

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