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How Long Will This Last?

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States across the country are moving to lockdown public areas and restrict travel as a result of the Wuhan coronavirus. Both Blue States and their red counterparts are being affected by these decisions to help ensure the safety of their residents during this unpredictable time. Here are the states involved thus far and their varying degrees of lockdown:

Things will change as time marches on. Be aware of what orders your governors have given.


  • Schools closed 
  • All public and private beaches closed
  • Gatherings of 50 or more people banned
  • Sessions-Tuberville GOP senate runoff postponed until July

The governor of Alabama is Republican Kay Ivey.


  • Restaurant dining banned (delivery, takeout, and drive-thru available)
  • All entertainment facilities (theaters, gyms, bowling alleys, and bingo halls) closed
  • All schools are closed at least through May 1.

The governor of Alaska is Republican Mike J. Dunleavy.


  • All non-life sustaining businesses, including schools, closed
  • Philadelphia (population 1.6 million) has mandated its residents to stay home for the foreseeable future.

The governor of Pennsylvania is Democrat Tom Wolf.

Are you curious as to what qualifies as a life-sustaining business? Here’s the governor’s executive order:

20200319 Life Sustaining Bu… by PennLive on Scribd


  • Restaurants closed (delivery, takeout, and drive-thru available)
  • All other entertainment venues (bars, casinos, gyms, and movie theaters) closed for at least one month.
  • Schools closed until April 13.
  • Public venues closed
  • Mass canceled

The governor of Louisiana is Democrat John Bel Edwards.


  • Schools closed through March 31, though superintendents are being told to expect that to be extended.
  • All non-essential businesses will be shut down temporarily, starting Monday at 8 pm.
  • Gatherings of 50 or people more banned.

The governor of Connecticut is Democrat Ned Lamont.


  • A stay at home advisory has been issued to the state’s seven million residents, for all unnecessary activities starting Tuesday, March 24 through Tuesday, April 7.
  • Schools closed
  • Bars and restaurants closed (delivery and takeout available)

The governor of Massachusetts is Republican Charlie Baker.

New Jersey

  • Curfew established
  • Schools and universities closed indefinitely
  • All public venues closed

The governor of New Jersey is Democrat Phil Murphy.

New York

  • All 20 million residents are on a shelter in place lockdown until they are given an “all clear.”
  • Rideshare and cab bans continue
  • Containment area established in New Rochelle

The governor of New York is Democrat Andrew Cuomo.


  • All 13 million residents are being ordered to stay at home, venturing outside only for essential jobs and errands.

The governor is Illinois is Democrat J.B. Pritzker.


  • Bars and restaurants have been shuttered (delivery and takeout available).
  • Most schools are closed.
  • Hospitals across the state have issued strict visitor guidelines.

The governor of Kentucky is Democrat Andy Beshear.


  • Ohio has declared a state lockdown starting Monday, March 23 at 11:59 pm. All residents must remain at home until Monday, April 6 at 11:59 pm unless they have to attend “Essential Activities, Essential Governmental Functions, Essential Business and Operations.” You may read more here.
  • The in-person voting date for the Ohio presidential primary has been postponed from March 17 to June 2.
  • Bars and restaurants closed (delivery and takeout available)
  • Public events canceled
  • Mass canceled
  • Schools are closed and the closure could last for the remainder of the academic year.

The governor of Ohio is Republican Mike DeWine.


  • Schools closed
  • Bars and restaurants closed (delivery and takeout available)
  • The State Senate is on lockdown after an individual on the senate floor tested positive for coronavirus.

The governor of Oklahoma is Republican Kevin Stitt.


  • The governor has declared a shelter in place order through April 13. To see what it allows and prohibits, click here.
  • Schools remain closed through April 13.
  • Michiganders who become unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic can see if they are eligible for financial assistance here.

The governor of Michigan is Democrat Gretchen Whitmer.


  • All schools are closed at least through April 24.
  • Gatherings of 50 or more people banned
  • Restaurants closed (delivery and takeout available)
  • Most entertainment and recreational venues are closed. A full list of impacted businesses is available here.
  • Government relief is potentially available for business owners who find themselves struggling.

The governor of Washington State is Democrat Jay Inslee.


  • A stay at home order has been issued to the state’s 5.5 million residents.
  • Schools closed
  • Bars and restaurants closed (delivery and takeout available)

The governor of Minnesota is Democrat Tim Walz.


  • The governor has issued an executive order to stay home. The “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” plan will last for the foreseeable future.
  • Schools closed

The governor of Oregon is Democrat Kate Brown.


  • All 40 million residents are on a shelter in place lockdown until they are given an “all clear.”
  • Residents can go out to exercise and run critical errands; e.g., go to the grocery store and pharmacy.
  • The National Guard has been deployed to assist at food banks.

The governor of California is Democrat Gavin Newsom.


  • Governor Larry Hogan has announced an executive order temporarily closing all nonessential businesses, though it is not a shelter in place order. For a full list of businesses affected, click here.
  • Schools closed
  • Bars and restaurants closed (delivery and takeout available)
  • Spring break returnees are urged to self-quarantine for 14 days.

The governor of Maryland is Republican Larry Hogan.

District of Columbia

  • Schools closed through at least April 27.
  • All non-essential businesses have been ordered to close to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.
  • Gatherings of 10 or more people banned.

The mayor of Washington, D.C. is Democrat Muriel Bowser.


  • All schools closed through April 15.
  • Disney theme parks closed
  • Bars and restaurants closed (delivery and takeout available)
  • Beaches closed
  • Affected Floridians can contact the state’s unemployment assistance office.

The governor of Florida is Republican Ron DeSantis.


  • Schools closed
  • Casinos closed for at least 30 days.
  • Bars, restaurants, salons, and gyms closed.

The governor of Nevada is Democrat Steve Sisolak.


  • Schools closed (though many districts are continuing breakfast and lunch, via a curbside takeout option, to students in need)
  • Bars and restaurants closed (delivery and takeout available)
  • National Guard activated to assist grocery stores and food banks
  • All elective surgeries postponed
  • Navajo Nation under lockdown

The governor of Arizona is Republican Doug Ducey.


  • All schools are closed and likely to remain so for the remainder of the academic year.
  • Bars, restaurants, and other large gathering places are closed for the next 30 days (limited delivery and takeout available).
  • Rocky Mountain National Park is closed.
  • A statewide relief fund is available for businesses, families, and individuals affected by the pandemic. For more information, click here.

The governor of Colorado is Democrat Jared Polis.


  • The 6.67 million people living in Indiana have been told to stay at home from Wednesday, March 25 through at least Tuesday, April 7.
  • All schools are closed until May 1, though that may be extended until the end of the school year.
  • Bars and restaurants closed (delivery and takeout available)
  • National Guard activated to provide temporary medical facilities
  • The governor has signed an executive order to provide economic relief and protections for businesses and individuals impacted by job loss.

The governor of Indiana is Republican Eric Holcomb.

Rhode Island 

  • Restaurants and bars closed (delivery and takeout available)
  • Schools closed
  • Rhode Islanders applying for unemployment or temporary disability can read more here.

The governor of Rhode Island is Democrat Gina Raimondo.


  • Residents have been instructed to stay home, and stay safe until April 15 (though the stay at home order may be extended or shortened as deemed necessary)
  • In-person operations for all non-essential businesses are suspended.
  • Schools closed

The governor of Vermont is Republican Phil Scott.


  • All schools closed through April 17.
  • Casinos closed
  • The state capitol is closed.
  • Many entertainment venues (gyms, theaters, bars, restaurants, etc.) have closed.
  • There are severe restrictions on hospital and prison visitors.

The governor of Arkansas is Republican Asa Hutchinson.


  • Schools closed
  • Restaurants closed (delivery and takeout available)
  • All entertainment venues (gyms, movie theaters, spas, and bowling alleys) are closed.
  • State beaches close today at 5 pm
  • Several testing sites across the state are available for people exhibiting symptoms and with a doctor’s prescription. Per CBS Philly: “Individuals with general questions about coronavirus can call DPH at 1-866-408-1899 or email them at [email protected]. Individuals with hearing impairment can call 7-1-1.”

The governor of Delaware is Democrat John Carney.


  • Atlanta mayor Keisha Bottoms has enacted a stay at home order for her city’s 500,000 residents. The order will last until Monday, April 6.
  • Schools and universities are closed. Some districts, including Fulton County Schools (the state’s largest), are continuing a modified version of their breakfast and lunch program.
  • Restaurants and bars closed (delivery and takeout available)
  • Cities are imposing varying restrictions on residents and other businesses.
  • All 236 members of the state legislature have been ordered to self-quarantine until March 31.

The governor of Georgia is Republican Brian Kemp.


  • All visitors and returning residents are being ordered to undergo a 14-day quarantine.
  • Schools closed through April 6.
  • Restaurants and bars closed (delivery and takeout available)
  • Famous attractions, including Pearl Harbor and Diamond Head, closed
  • Some beaches closed

The governor of Hawaii is Democrat David Ige.


  • Boise declared a state of emergency, closing all city buildings.
  • State parks closed
  • Multiple ski resorts, including Sun Valley, have halted operations indefinitely.
  • Most schools and many businesses have closed, although the governor is not ordering them to do so.
  • According to the state government’s official website: “If you have symptoms of a fever or cough, call your medical provider to find out if you should be tested for coronavirus. See if our FAQ answers your questions. If not, call 2-1-1 or your local public health district with questions.

The governor of Idaho is Republican Brad Little.


  • Restaurants and bars closed (delivery and takeout available)
  • Casinos closed
  • The governor recommended that schools close for four weeks. Most school districts have taken that advice.

The governor of Iowa is Republican Kim Reynolds.


  • At least 10 counties containing half of the state’s population have ordered their residents to stay home.
  • All schools are closed for the remainder of the academic year.
  • Public gatherings of 50 or more people have been banned for two months.

The governor of Kansas is Democrat Laura Kelly.


  • All schools are closed, though a modified meal program will continue to be provided to students.
  • Portland, the state’s largest city, has adopted a curfew from 8 pm to 2 am.
  • The tourist destination of North Haven has banned seasonal residents and visitors.

The governor of Maine is Democrat Janet Mills.


  • All casinos, schools, and universities are closed until further notice.

The governor of Mississippi is Republican Tate Reeves.


  • The state’s two largest metro areas, St. Louis and Kansas City are on lockdown. The stay at home orders have no definitive end dates.
  • Schools closed
  • All casinos, restaurants, bars, and movie theaters are closed.
  • Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited. 

The governor of Missouri is Republican Mike Parson.


  • Public schools closed for two weeks
  • Restaurants and bars closed in Billings, Missoula, Bozeman, Butte, and Helena (delivery and takeout available).

The governor of Montana is Democrat Steve Bullock. 


  • There is a limit on public gatherings in Cass, Douglas, Sarpy, and Washington counties (comprising the Omaha metropolitan area) until April 30.
  • Outside of greater Omaha, three additional counties, Lancaster, Dodge, and Saunders, are beholden to the same restrictions.
  • One million, two hundred and fifty thousand Nebraskans are affected.
  • Restaurants and bars in those counties are closed (delivery and takeout are available).

The governor of Nebraska is Republican Pete Ricketts.

New Hampshire

  • Schools closed
  • Restaurants restricted to takeout only
  • Public gatherings of 50 or more banned

The governor of New Hampshire is Republican Chris Sununu.

North Carolina 

  • Schools closed
  • All restaurants and bars close after 5 pm (delivery and takeout available)

The governor of North Carolina is Democrat Roy Cooper.

New Mexico 

  • Gatherings of more than 10 people prohibited until at least April 10.
  • Schools closed
  • All tribal casinos closed

The governor of New Mexico is Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham.

North Dakota 

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  • Schools closed

The governor of North Dakota is Republican Doug Burgum.

South Carolina 

  • Residents are being urged to stay at home (one step below a shelter in place order).
  • Public gatherings of more than three people are prohibited.
  • Schools closed 
  • Restaurants and bars closed (delivery and takeout available)

The governor of South Carolina is Republican Henry McMaster.

South Dakota

  • State Of Emergency declared
  • Schools closed; many businesses closed
  • South Dakotans out of work due to COVID-19 are encouraged to apply for assistance.

The governor of South Dakota is Republican Kristi Noem.


  • Schools closed statewide
  • All Nashville bars closed
  • Knoxville restaurants closed temporarily 

The governor of Tennessee is Republican Bill Lee.


  • Dallas County (population 2.7 million) is under a stay at home order through Friday, April 3. The governor has left those decisions up to the discretion of local officials.
  • Schools closed (most districts are on a remote learning mode)
  • SXSW Canceled
  • Austin considering restaurant and bar shutdown

The governor of Texas is Republican Greg Abbott.


  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has canceled all public gatherings until further notice.
  • Salt Lake City has shut down restaurants and bars (delivery and takeout available).

The governor of Utah is Republican Gary Richard Herbert.


  • Public gatherings restricted
  • All schools are closed for the remainder of the school year.

The governor of Virginia is Democrat Ralph Northam.

West Virginia

  • A statewide stay-home directive has been issued. All nonessential businesses are ordered to close by Tuesday, March 24 at 8 pm. The governor did not set an end date.
  • The order allows people to go out for food, medicine, and other important items.

The governor of West Virginia is Republican Jim Justice.


  • Governor Tony Evers is implementing a shelter-in-place order and will close all non-essential businesses. It’s unclear how long the order will last.
  • Restaurants will remain open, but only for delivery and curbside takeout.
  • Schools closed (virtual learning expected shortly)

The governor of Wisconsin is Democrat Tony Evers.


  • The governor recommended that schools close. However, the decision was left up to individual school boards.
  • No dine-in option at restaurants or bars

The governor of Wyoming is Republican Mark Gordon. 

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  1. The best way to control and take over a place is to corral its people just as they did in other foreign countries the use of a travel voucher to go from state to State is a good start and to say it is because of this virus. They know that Chloroquine kills it 100% this is in use if France now and is working but here they are going ahead and putting up road block and stoping us from our freedom of travel they are taking our freedom away and using the virus as a plan to do it. Ask yourself what is the best way to Control People that have the right to go anywhere in the US without check points, this would be very difficult but corral them state by state that is a different story and to make this all more believable use this virus and use the media. I’m not saying the virus isn’t real but there is a cure and instead of working on that there using the scare to shut down our country and take away our freedoms that we have fought for there is a point where enough is enough of government control. We do need some government just how much are you willing to give up of your freedom and our Constitution. there is a saying you can put a frog in a pot of water and but that pot over the fire and it will not jump out it will just stay there and boil to death. This look like what is happening now to all Americans we just need to check the water temperature before it is to late. Just like what happened with socialist governments witch we are not but if not careful could be to much government our Forefathers warned us about.

    1. Agree! And were the HildaBeast (or any of the current crop of demonRAT candidates) president the gummint would have taken-over all private businesses by now.

    2. I agree, but the news media is to blame. Trump had to go along with the charade because they already started jumping on him for not taking it seriously enough. U.S. citizens are now controlled by the socialist/communist news media. Has anyone noticed that the annual flu that killed 22,000 last year has not even been mentioned. One of the doctors said that 9 out of 10 who thought they had the corona virus did not have it, but did they mention that the other 9 must have either had a cold or the flu. No. They won’t even mention the annual flu virus. This whole this has been concocted by the media to tank the economy, so in a few months, they can say Trump caused a recession. Most of the counties in my state except for Tampa and Miami have only 1 or 2 cases or none at all. I am very suspicious of this whole thing.

        1. ” Something more sinister’ than just wrong information ‘
          “A major source of information upon which government leaders have relied to urge or order the canceling of public events, shut down of businesses and sheltering in place has proved to be inaccurate.” 

            “Perhaps … the goal of COVID Act Now was never to provide accurate information, but to scare citizens and government officials into to implementing rash and draconian measures.”

            “The creators even admit as much with the caveat that ‘this model is designed to drive fast action, not predict the future.” 


  2. “Climate change” isn’t working for the New World Order’s effort to convince Americans to submit so are they now trying disease scares? It doesn’t look like many are buying the scam and are continuing to prep in case the other shoe of martial law is instituted – gun sales have gone through the roof.

    1. So when will we investigate collusion between the deep state and China bringing the coronavirus to the US to destroy the Trump presidency? Killing off a few fits the Climate change agenda. They always said “by any means necessary”.

      1. “Harvard Study Finds COVID-19 Fatality Rate Far Lower Than World Health Org Suggests”

      2. “Epidemiologist Behind Highly-Cited Coronavirus Model Drastically Downgrades Projection”

  3. Get your head out of the sand. Check out the Swine Ffu document films. Stop trying to push conspiracy therories

    1. The Obama news media certainly did NOT make a big deal of out of the Swine flu. I hardly remember them even mentioning it. It was over by the time Obama did anything about it. Coincidence, I don’t think so.

  4. After reading this on the Arkansas page I don’t know how much of their information to believe. Arkansas does not have casinos.

  5. Believe what you wish to believe. Sounds like a repeat of The Y2K hoax. Let’s not forget Lehman Brothers and misinformation that was fueled by government and Media and left 87% of homeowners in bankruptcy. Or the asbestos sham and W.R. Grace coverup that killed an entire community.

    I’m not a conspiracy theorist – I read and although what we are facing is a big ?, our nations reputation has been consistently compromised by 1/2 truths and the media who’s been in the business of “creating news!” Stay Safe and use common sense and check in on the many who live a lone in your neighborhoods suffering from anxiety.

  6. Darn! I wanted to find out how long the schools would be closed here in Minnesnowtah. I’m a school bus driver and was hoping to get more info. Stay well and warm my friends.

  7. I do believe the media will take ANY information they can get and make it into something it isn’t. However I believe this is real and we need to take precautions !
    I am hoping for a medical answer to all of this – after all we have some of the most
    brilliant medical researchers in the world. And I believe they are all working together.
    I am keeping a smile on my face – staying busy – going to the store and pharmacy when needs arise and staying positive that if we comply we will all get out of this and end up better for it.

  8. I live in Washington state. And we are currently in a partial shutdown. Due to this virus many businesses and schools are closed. And some reduced staff and hours. Grocery stores are low on many items. Especially toilet paper
    I am hoping that we don’t go in full shutdown. Because like many states it will have a negative impact on us. Which will create more uncertainty. And financial concerns.

  9. I believe the virus is real and appropriate action should be used . I believe the News media and politicians on both sides are fueling the panic AND shutting down the economy is NOT the answer ! Proper hygiene and sanitation and minimal government intrusion is what we need . For whatever reason the government is Totally involved , Could this be just a test run ?? GOD have mercy on this Country .

  10. Anyone with a brain. Look at the number. Here in North Texas a total of 10 dead. Several thousands tested positive but only ONE HUNDRED are hospitalized. So this is not about the safety of us citizens.
    II IS about destroying the economy. Part of that is shutting down most businesses. The rest is about 2 trillion added to the deficit Want to bet that MASSIVE inflation is ahead???

  11. Charlee Baker is a closet dem. Him and M. Healy are closet dems. and we need to get both of them out of office.

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