Governors issue new public health guidelines to combat coronavirus pandemic

Governors issue new public health guidelines to combat coronavirus pandemic


President Trump says there won’t be a national lockdown or mask mandate over COVID-19 but governors are cracking down, anyway, with blue states pumping the brakes on reopening and Republican governors beefing up rules or requiring face coverings for the first time.

The upshot is a patchwork of coast-to-coast mandates and closures that hearken back to the springtime shutdown while attempting to target the places where the coronavirus likes to spread, so younger students stay in school and local economies can limp along.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday issued a statewide curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. It starts Thursday and lasts for 21 days, although people can still go to work or get food at the grocery store.

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“Retail establishments need to be closed and people should be home,” the Republican said. “We believe that this going to help. It will reduce some of the contacts that are taking place.”

Mr. DeWine told residents to figure

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