Documenting America’s Path to Recovery: December 2, 2020

The next 24 hours

What is changing in the next 24 hours?

  • Oregon (Democratic trifecta): Gov. Kate Brown (D) announced the state’s risk tiers had been updated to include 25 counties at Extreme Risk, five at High Risk, two at Moderate Risk, and four at Lower Risk, effective Dec. 3-27. Brown also released a proposed state budget for 2021-2023 that projects $25.9 billion in General & Lottery Funds revenue and $25.6 billion in spending.

Since our last edition

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  • Florida (Republican trifecta): On Tuesday, Dec. 2, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced the U.S. Department of Labor had awarded the state a $28 million Disaster Recovery Dislocated Worker grant to support Floridians impacted by the pandemic. 
  • Hawaii (Democratic trifecta): Starting Dec. 2, all intercounty and out-of-state travelers arriving in Kaua‘i have to self-quarantine for 14 days regardless of whether they submit a negative test result. 
  • Indiana (Republican trifecta): On Tuesday, Dec. 2, Gov. Eric Holcomb issued an executive order extending the public health emergency related to the coronavirus through the end of December. 
  • Mississippi (Republican trifecta): Gov. Tate Reeves added 13 counties to the state’s mask mandate, bringing the total number of counties with face-covering requirements to 54. 
  • New Mexico (Democratic trifecta): The state is reopening from its Nov. 16-30 reset under a phased, county-by-county plan starting Dec. 2. At the time of the framework’s announcement, 32 of the state’s 33 counties were in the red phase, which prohibits indoor dining, limits gatherings to five people, and limits religious services to 25% capacity.