The governors of the PIA Western Alliance states of Oregon, Washington, Montana, California and Arizona are urging citizens to mask up and do more to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Threats of shutting down businesses — or the actual shutting down of businesses — accompany most of those warnings.
In Washington, Governor Jay Inslee is doing a county by county analysis of the situation and is cautiously reopening the state. He’s issued information on what citizens can do to stop the spread of the Coronavirus.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown says mask up or else. She’s worried about the case uptick and has issued an ultimatum. Click here to find out what Brown wants Oregonians to do.
In Montana, Governor Steve Bullock is worried about the growing number of cases in his state. The Treasure State has been slowly reopening and successfully. Now COVID-19 is threatening to erupt. An article in Helena’s Independent Record newspaper, Bullock has asked Montanans to wear masks in public.
Click here to read that story.
California Governor Gavin Newsom is issuing orders similar to those of Brown and Inslee. Since the relaxation of the original emergency order, COVID cases have grown significantly. Newsom ordered non-essential businesses to close in 19 counties and that includes two of the heaviest populated counties — Orange and Los Angeles.
Newsom’s decision is covered in this article in The Hill. Click here to read it.
The PIA Western Alliance state of Arizona — along with Texas, Ohio and a couple of other states — has seen the highest increase in COVID cases in the nation. Governor Doug Ducey has put the state’s reopening on pause.
Click here to read his proclamation of June 30th.