As COVID-19 Numbers Surge, Several State Leaders are Urging Residents to Stay Home
Governors of Massachusetts, Nevada, Rhode Island and Wisconsin are urging caution
Following weeks of rapid climbs in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, more state leaders have begun asking residents to stay at home in hopes of helping curb an already rampant spread of the virus. The announcements also come as Texas became the first U.S. state to surpass a million cases.
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak is asking people to commit to a voluntary plan he calls "Stay at Home 2.0" in the next two weeks in efforts to push a "significant reversal of the current trends" in the state.
"We have to go back to the basics," the governor said, encouraging businesses to return to telecommuting as much as possible and asking residents to avoid hosting groups of people over for dinners, parties and other gatherings.
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