All states and cities forced to close due to coronavirus, again

Its state and local leaders gloated over the low number of coronavirus cases and announced aggressive plans to reopen. Supporters demanded that the media apologize to them for saying that reopening the orders would put residents at risk for COVID-19.

But now, a handful of blockade states that have experienced explosive growth in coronavirus cases have begun ordering companies to close again, closing beaches and bars, ordering masks, and implementing stay-at-home policies.

In recent days, several Sunbelt states, including Florida, Texas, Arizona, and South Carolina, have seen an exponential increase in coronavirus cases.

At least two governors who signed the reopening orders just a few months ago have begun to reinstate some mandatory trade closings.