MAY 28, 2020 5:20PM EST
This is Stateside's Daily Report about State and Local Government responses to the evolving COVID-19 situation. For updates throughout the day follow us on Twitter at @StatesideAssoc.
Some of the new developments in today’s report include:
- Delaware Governor John Carney (D) announced all Delaware food and drink establishments may apply to their local municipal or county jurisdiction with plans to expand outdoor seating.
- Idaho Governor Brad Little (R) and the Testing Task Force have recommended that testing across all groups of people should be expanded. This will include testing of both symptomatic and some asymptomatic people based on priority level. The task force proposed five testing priority levels based on testing need.
- Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) announced during his May 26 press conference that he would be implementing a statewide face mask requirement. Individuals will be required to wear face masks inside public places of businesses with some exceptions including health related conditions.
Since the global outbreak of Coronavirus:
► Over 160 bills have been introduced in 42 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia on paid sick leave and worker protections as well as appropriations requests.
► Over 300 executive actions have been issued in 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the Virgin Islands related to declarations of states of emergency, school closures, prohibition of mass gatherings, retail and business closures and restrictions, and stay at home orders. Over 1,150 executive actions have been issued in total.
► Over 20 state task forces have been established by 12 governors.
► Over 25 states and the District of Columbia have issued emergency regulations on a number of issues including but not limited to insurance carriers, labor and wage, and medical licensure.
► 69 legislative chambers have either temporarily adjourned, moved to virtual meetings, or announced an early recess or sine die.