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As cases rise, states say they'll work with Biden on virus

 

November 10, 2020

Eddie Moore – Associated Press

In this Thursday, July 23, 2020, photo, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gives her weekly update on COVID-19 and the state's effort to contain it during a virtual news conference from the state Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M. Grisham was an early adopter of aggressive pandemic restrictions that included a mask mandate, self-quarantine orders for travelers and a ban on public gatherings -- now capped at five people. And the state previously joined federal pilot project on testing and contact tracing.

The incoming Biden administration is promising a cohesive national strategy to combat the worsening coronavirus outbreak, something many public health officials and Democratic governors say they welcome after months of mixed messaging under the Trump administration.

Consistency about the need to wear a mask to reduce the virus spread is just a start. Among other things, they say they need help with testing and contact tracing, deploying an eventual vaccine and more money to shore up their budgets, including to help keep schools open.

Biden on Monday announced members of a coronavirus task force and his staff started reaching out to governors. In New Mexico, Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham praised Biden for "leading with science and de-politicizing the federal government's pandemic response."

https://www.startribune.com/as-cases-rise-states-say-they-ll-work-with-biden-on-virus/573020451/

 

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