Choosing his words carefully, the president-elect stepped up his criticism of President Trump and warned that the delayed transition sent “a horrible message about who we are as a country.”
“I don’t want to do this,” Gov. Kim Reynolds said, joining a wave of Republican governors issuing new mask orders as her state faces a spiraling hospital crisis.
Most were operating in a murky middle ground in which they neither gave full credence to the president’s claims of fraud nor affirmed Joe Biden’s victory.
California and Michigan moved to shut down indoor dining, and Philadelphia severely limited indoor gatherings. With more than 150,000 virus cases daily, the nation is shutting down again.
President Trump’s health secretary voiced optimism on Sunday that vaccines and treatments would soon save the day, but governors and experts issued bleak warnings about the public letting down its guard.
A shortage of chemicals needed to test for the virus is part of what is slowing turnaround times.
In just over two months, the Northeast has gone from the country’s worst coronavirus hot spot to its most controlled. “It’s acting like Europe,” one expert said.
Gov. Brian Kemp filed a lawsuit against Keisha Lance Bottoms, the mayor of Atlanta, to block the city’s mask requirement.
More retailers and states are instituting mask requirements, but tensions are mounting for people who see the rules as infringements.
Our pandemic fight requires prompt testing results — and singular cooperation among the states to achieve them.
The pandemic has put many governors of both parties under a spotlight for which none of their aides and consultants have a playbook.
It wasn’t because of our culture, it was because of our leadership.
Masks became a political cause for some in the early months of the pandemic. A growing set of Republican leaders are suddenly pushing Americans to wear them.
George Floyd’s death and the pandemic both reveal American infections. Why is the federal government undermining my fight against them?
Providing a critical lifeline while the economy gets back on its feet is essential.
Governors face intensifying pressure to reopen their economies, but experts warn it could mean thousands of new deaths.
The costs of the coronavirus shutdown, economic and otherwise, have driven many people to the breaking point. But governors are increasingly worried about the costs of reopening, too.
Joseph R. Biden Jr. said Americans should “vote their heart,” but also sharpened his criticism of Ms. Reade’s claim. And he made appearances on Thursday with two women in the running to be his vice president.
The former vice president held virtual meetings with the governors of Connecticut, Michigan and New Jersey on Thursday and sought to align himself with leaders on the local level.
With governors and mayors pressing for substantial federal help to deal with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Republicans are divided, with some reluctant to help Democratic strongholds.
Nearly a dozen states resumed portions of public life as a debate over the safety and timing of reopening grew louder.
A vast majority of Americans are confined in stagnant, stressful places whose prospects have vanished overnight.
Conservative groups making a legal assault against state and local coronavirus restrictions are backed by the Justice Department’s willingness to “take action.”
Several states, including Texas and Florida, have stay-at-home orders expiring this week. “That executive order has done its job to slow the growth of Covid-19,” Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas said.
In Colorado, Georgia, Oklahoma, Michigan and elsewhere, they face the same question: how and when to restart parts of their economies.
In both red and blue states, governors, health departments and hospitals are finding innovative ways to cope, but still lack what experts say they need to track and contain outbreaks.
Gov. Philip Murphy of New Jersey is skipping a restful recovery to lead the state in the crisis, even as he remains in Andrew Cuomo’s shadow.
The president’s criticism of Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia, a Republican reopening the state amid a viral pandemic, sent a confusing message to governors considering similar moves.
Mitch McConnell said states should file for bankruptcy, but there is broad agreement that Washington will have to bail out local governments suffering economic pain from the coronavirus.
Regional partnerships may offer a new framework for dealing with urgent issues on which Washington has failed to lead.
Almost every movie reminds Trump of … something it’s not.
The Senate passed a $484 billion relief package, after Democrats and Trump administration officials finalized an agreement.
Several mayors and employers have asked residents to ignore the Georgia governor’s declaration that some businesses can resume operation while the coronavirus lingers.
The actions Republican and Democratic governors have taken have been done to protect families from the spread of the coronavirus.
Even as some states move to restart their economies, coronavirus hot spots are emerging, including at a state prison in Ohio.
Democratic and Republican governors bristled at claims from the Trump administration that the supply of tests was adequate to move firmly toward reopening the country.
The guidelines released by the president effectively mean that any restoration of American society will take place on a patchwork basis.
In states like Michigan, North Carolina and Kentucky, people protested against rules aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. More demonstrations were planned.
Why did it take so long to do the right thing?
Trading barbs with governors about their powers over when to ease restrictions on society, the president made an assertion that lacks a basis in the Constitution or federal law.
Many governors say science will guide when they will allow a reopening, a choice they say belongs to them. “Normal it will not be,” Gov. Gavin Newsom of California said.
The president’s insistence that only he can decide if the country should reopen for business was disputed by constitutional scholars and contrasted with his earlier message that it was not for the federal government to take the lead in fighting the virus.
Northeastern governors ally to plan for lifting virus restrictions, and Western states also announce they will work together to plan for the future.
California, Oregon and Washington have shipped 1,000 ventilators to New York. Should Western states be getting more attention for their relative success in battling Covid-19?
In North Carolina, where the governor’s race is tight, and New Hampshire, where a Republican seeks re-election in a blue-trending state, incumbents could benefit from newfound star power.
For autocrats everywhere, the crisis is a chance to restrict rights.
As officials warned people to brace for a surge in cases and deaths, governors pleaded for a consistent strategy and more help from Washington.
A small number of states in the Midwest and the South are under growing pressure to order all residents to stay at home to fight the coronavirus.
A chorus of governors from across the political spectrum is challenging the Trump administration’s assertion that the United States is well-stocked to test and care for coronavirus patients.