Last week, Georgia's John Kemp (R) gave a shelter in place order for people who are at risk from the virus, but not a general lockdown. Several cities, including Atlanta and some other cities in the Atlanta metro area issued a general shelter in place order. But schools have been closed, people have been working from home, and events have been canceled for longer.
As of March 25th, there have been 47 deaths and 1,387 confirmed cases in Georgia.
I think that a state general lockdown early on would've been a better approach, based upon what I've heard from medical professionals. But this is somewhat expected. Still seems odd that the biggest city by far has a general lockdown (and some other cities in the Atlanta metro area and Savannah), but the state doesn't.
snerb Where are we going, and why am I in a hand basket?
Yesterday at 8:00am WI's Governor Evers Safer-At-Home order went into place.
Currently WI has 585 cases with 7 deaths.
Given the list of exceptions in the order, I think the order itself is a bit of an overreaction for most of the state. Milwaukee and Madison are the two hot spots in WI and those cities and surrounding areas should absolutely have an 'at home' order.
His at home order doesn't really have an affect on me, I'm working from home and only going out for essentials anyway.
Sununu's response has been pretty good. He has encouraged people to stay at home from pretty early on. He was giving daily updates and he seems to be relying on health professionals to make his decisions. So far NH has 137 cases and 1 death. The one person who died was over 60 and had health complications before diagnosis.
Post by EPIC Sir Tinley on Mar 26, 2020 6:51:35 GMT -8
Executive Order 17
Yesterday, Gov. Lee signed Executive Order 17 which called for businesses across the state to utilize alternative business models to protect vulnerable populations while doing everything possible to keep Tennesseans in a financially stable position.
The executive order accomplishes the below actions, among others:
Prohibits social gatherings of 10 or more people;
Directs restaurants, bars, and similar food and drink establishments to exclusively offer drive-thru, take-out or delivery options to support families, businesses and the food supply chain;
Allows for the sale of alcohol by take-out or delivery (with the purchase of food) in closed containers to those who are age 21 and up;
Directs gyms and fitness/exercise centers or substantially similar facilities to temporarily close and suspend in-person services;
Restricts visitation to nursing homes, retirement homes, and long-term care or assisted-living facilities to essential care only; and
Encourages businesses to enact policies that take extra steps to assist vulnerable populations by considering measures such as shopping hours exclusive from the general public.