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- Connecticut (Democratic trifecta): Gov. Ned Lamont (D) extended the state’s coronavirus emergency order until April 20.
- Illinois (Democratic trifecta): Regions 8 and 9 moved from Tier 2 to Tier 1 (least restrictive) mitigation on Jan. 26. Region 4 (including Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, and Washington counties) is the only part of the state that still has Tier 2 restrictions.
- Maryland (divided government): On Jan. 26, Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced the state would open six mass vaccination sites with the assistance of the National Guard beginning next week. Hogan also announced that Safeway and Rite Aid locations had been added to the state’s vaccine partnership program as distributors.
- Ohio (Republican trifecta): On Jan. 26, Gov. Mike DeWine (R) announced that 91,000 teachers and staff will become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning next week.
- Oregon (Democratic trifecta): Gov. Kate Brown (D) announced that effective Jan. 29 – Feb. 11, 25 counties will be in the state’s Extreme Risk level, two will be at High Risk, two will be at Moderate Risk, and seven will have Lower Risk restrictions. In the current period from Jan. 15-28, 26 counties are in the state’s Extreme Risk level, two are at High Risk, two are at Moderate Risk, and six have Lower Risk restrictions. To see restrictions in a specific county or risk level, click here.