Welcome to Documenting America’s Path to Recovery. During this period of rapid change as states issue new restrictions, we are committed to keeping you updated on everything from mask requirements to curfews. We will keep you abreast of major developments—especially those affecting your daily life. Today we look at a strengthened mask mandate in Wisconsin, a nightly curfew in California, and much more. Want to know what we covered Friday? Click here.
The next 24 hours
What is changing in the next 24 hours?
- Nevada (Democratic trifecta): On Sunday, Nov. 22, Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) issued an executive order limiting capacity in casinos, restaurants, and bars to 25% and reducing the limit on gatherings from 250 to 50. The order also requires all residents to wear a mask both indoors and outdoors when they are around someone from outside their household. The order takes effect Nov. 24 and is scheduled to last three weeks.
Since our last edition
What is open in each state? For a continually updated article on reopening status in all 50 states, click here.
- California (Democratic trifecta): Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced nonessential work, movement, and gatherings are prohibited between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. every night in purple-tier counties, effective Nov. 21.
- Connecticut (Democratic trifecta): The Department of Economic and Community Development released new guidelines for gyms and fitness centers, including a mask requirement inside fitness establishments. Gov. Ned Lamont (D) also announced a pause for team and club sports through Jan. 19, 2021. The order does not apply to professional or college teams.
- Delaware (Democratic trifecta): Gov. John Carney (D) issued additional restrictions, effective Nov. 23. Indoor gatherings at homes are limited to 10 people, with a 50-person cap for outdoor gatherings. Religious and political gatherings are limited to the lesser of 30% of a venue’s capacity or 50 people. Restaurants are also limited to 30% indoor capacity, and face coverings are required at all times in gyms.
- Kentucky (divided government): New coronavirus restrictions took effect. Restaurants and bars have to close indoor dining, and social gatherings are limited to eight people from two households at a time. Gyms, indoor recreation facilities, and offices are limited to 33% capacity. Event spaces and theaters are limited to 25% capacity. All K-12 public and private schools statewide have to stop in-person classes. Middle and high school instruction will be fully remote through at least Jan. 4. Elementary schools will be able to reopen starting Dec. 7 if their county is not in the red zone.
- Maryland (divided government): On Monday, Nov. 23, Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) had awarded 17 cities and counties $19.3 million in grants to prevent evictions.
- Minnesota (divided government): New coronavirus restrictions took effect, including a halt on indoor dining and the closure of indoor fitness centers, theaters, and bowling alleys. The order also prohibits families from holding gatherings with members of separate households. The order is scheduled to last until Dec. 18.
- New Jersey (Democratic trifecta): Gov. Phil Murphy (D) extended the coronavirus emergency order for 30 days. Starting Nov. 23, outdoor gatherings are limited to 150 people, down from 500.
- Wisconsin (divided government): On Friday, Nov. 20, Gov. Tony Evers (D) declared a new public health emergency and issued an executive order strengthening the face-covering mandate. Under the new order, anyone five years or older is required to wear a mask while indoors or in an enclosed space when around people outside of their household. The order is set to expire in 60 days.