COVID-19 Resurgence Forces Mayors to Shift Strategies

Mayors of America’s major cities being devastated by the coronavirus are saying drastic measures must be undertaken to prevent the spread of the virus.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who admitted his city may have reopened too quickly, said he might initiate another stay-at-home order for residents.
“It’s not just what’s opened and closed, it’s also about what we do individually,” Garcetti said Sunday on CNN. “It’s about the people who are getting together outside of their households with people they might know. It might be their extended family; it might be friends. They might think because they got a test two weeks ago, that’s okay but it’s not.”
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner recently talked about his two-week shutdown idea with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Turner said the city needed to reset considering conversations are taking place among leaders regarding the reopening of schools.
“People are panicking, thinking I’m about to shutdown Texas again,” Turner said during a recent KPRC-TV interview. “The answer is no. That is not the goal.”
In addition, it has been widely reported about Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ conflict with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp to move her city back to Phase One reopening status because of a resurgence of COVID-19.
The mayors are considering these measures as 3.7 million Americans have tested positive for the coronavirus and at least 140,534 have died as of Monday, according to a Johns Hopkins University tracker.

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