The New York Times has released a series of visualizations tracking coronavirus restrictions on a state level. Currently, New Mexico is the only state where officials are ordering most non-essential businesses to be closed, instituting a mask mandate, and instructing citizens to shelter in place. Over the last seven days, New Mexico has exceeded 1,000 new coronavirus cases, which is the most number of new cases the state has seen since the pandemic began. Other states, such as Oklahoma, have had over 2,000 cases in the past week but state officials are not requiring people to wear masks and most businesses remain open.
Visualizing Coronavirus Restrictions and Mask Mandates in the United States
Cassidy Chansirik is an intern at the Center for Data Innovation. Currently, she is a student at the University of California, Berkeley and is pursuing a B.A. in Legal Studies and a minor in Education. She is passionate about the intersections of technology, education, and law and how they impact the community.
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