UPDATE 11/19 2nd Stage Covid Lockdowns Here and Around the World

It’s not just our Governor picking on us, or trying to ruin business. The COVID issue is a worldwide problem that seems to be getting worse.

It is well documented that when the Spanish Flu (that didn’t even start in Spain) went round in 1918, the second wave which started in November was much worse than the first wave and killed many more people. Why?

One reason is that World War 1 ended on November 11 (Veterans/Armistice Day), troops came home from overseas, and the city of Philadelphia in particular had huge victory parades against the guidance that was out at the time. People were sick of being cooped up, they were jubilant that the war was over, and huge crowds packed the city. Thousands of people became infected and it spread even worse than before. Cities that did not have parades and such did much better in controlling it.

What significance does this have now?

It is November, we are facing a second stage of lockdowns here in the USA, not just here. So, I got a little list of links together of restrictions that are going into place here and around the world. It is far from complete, but it shows that we aren’t the only ones in the thick of it and that things are getting worse around the world right now.

PS: These states are going by the Federal Covid guidlines:


The USA:

**NEW 11/19**Ohio: Lucas County issues Stay-at-Home advisory

**NEW 11/19**Cleveland and Cuyahoga County issue stay-at-home advisory to residents in effort to slow coronavirus spread

**NEW 11/19** California: to enact statewide curfew

North Dakota: enacts statewide mask mandate, restrictions on businesses as COVID-19 outbreak rages

**NEW 11/19** 60 Air Force nurses heading to North Dakota to assist with COVID-19

Oregon: 2 week statewide freeze

Minnesota: MDH Encourages All 18 To 35-Year-Olds To Get Tested For COVID

Washngton: Inslee to ban indoor gatherings and dining, plus issue more COVID-19 restrictions for Washington state

Maryland: Governor adds coronavirus restrictions as cases surge across the Washington region

San Diego, Sacramento, and Stanislaus Counties in CA Rolling Back Restrictions

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds issues mask mandate after disparaging it as ‘feel good’ measure

Rhode Island: Raimondo announces series of new COVID restrictions

Michigan:  Michigan to close high schools, colleges, bars for 3 weeks as COVID spikes

Wisconsin: Governor Tony Evers ‘Please stay home:’ COVID-19 tightens grip on U.S. Midwest

Connecticut: Gov. Lamont pulls Connecticut back to Phase 2 reopening, asks residents to stay home at night as coronavirus outbreak continues

Massachusetts: Governor Baker defends new coronavirus restrictions

Illinois: State Public Health Officials Announce Additional COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigations to Take Effect in Regions 5, 7, and 8 on November 11

Colorado: Denver orders 30-day curfew in effort to curb rising COVID-19 infections

City leaders hope 10 p.m. curfew, to be enforced by public health officials, will stave off stay-at-home order

Idaho: ‘Critical juncture’: Little moves Idaho back to Stage 3 amid sustained COVID-19 surge

Florida: Florida has yet to reach the record numbers of its summertime surge, but the Sunshine State is seeing COVID numbers rise once more. Just over a month after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted restrictions on Sept. 27 and allowed indoor businesses to return to full capacity, new cases have jumped 41 percent in the past two weeks as of Nov. 10.

***11/19 Coronavirus vaccines to arrive in Florida within weeks, DeSantis says

New York: Gov. Cuomo ends quarantine list, switches to testing plan for visitors

*NEW 11/19**New Hampshire: has issued a statewide mask mandate, effective tomorrow

New Jersey: The Governor of This State Is Threatening to “Shut the Whole Place Down”

Pennsylvania: Philly Health Officials Say ‘Complete Lockdown’ Is On The Table As COVID-19 Cases Spike In City

Texas: El Paso has a 2 week stay at home order and non essential businesses closed AND they have brought in refer trucks for the dead

Kentucky: Gov. Andy Beshear instructed residents of “red zone” counties (which are nearly 60 percent of the states’ 120 counties) to follow a set of recommendations

Mississippi: Gov. Reeves issues new mask mandate for 9 Mississippi counties and issued gathering limits in nine Mississippi counties (indoor social gatherings are now capped at 10 people and outdoor gatherings can’t exceed 50 people).

Nebraska: Gov. Ricketts increases restrictions due to COVID-19 hospitalization

New Mexico: New Mexico orders two week lockdown

Nevada: Nevada hospital turns parking garage into COVID-19 surge unit

**NEW 11/20**Utah Governor extends Statewide mask mandate

Around the World

Sweden: Sweden Uses ‘Unprecedented’ Covid Restrictions as Cases Soar

: Sweden finds coronavirus in mink industry workers


Iran and Lebanon: Iran, Lebanon to impose lockdowns, curfews as virus surges

Turkey: Istanbul mayor wants lockdown to restrain second virus wave

Germany: Germany may extend lockdown as Covid cases in Italy soar

Italy: Coronavirus emerged in Italy earlier than thought, Italian study shows

There is much MUCH more going on. I hope this helps some people realize how serious this is. -JAP-