By Curate Team
Curate’s commitment is to keep you informed on the important discussions happening across the country. Many communities are discussing important legislation and we thank you for staying vigilant. The database is updated regularly, with each state updated once per week.
This week we took a look at conversations relating to face covering requirements across the nation. We have compiled some heat-maps of where these conversations are taking place, you can take a look below. These heat-maps are from the last four weeks.
As shown on the heat-maps, the rate at which these conversations were happening in the middle of June was higher than the rate at which we were having these conversations in this past week.
Originally, as local governments began discussing the pandemic there was an uptick in the number of conversations at the local municipal level to require its residents to wear masks.
Unfortunately, as the country re-opened in these last couple of weeks, we have seen the rate of these conversations diminishing, consequently, we have seen the rate of coronavirus infections rise across the nation.
Below you will find the 7 day average graph of coronavirus cases across the country¹. We can tell from the graph below that there has been a massive increase in coronavirus infections in these last couple of weeks - and the lack of discussions around face coverings is troubling.
What you might find interesting from this data, is that we are seeing a decline in the rate of face covering conversations, this might indicate that local municipalities are trying to get back to "normal" and re-open their economies sooner rather than later. As well as relaxing the previous mandatory policies for face coverings.
This data also goes hand in hand with the map² below. We have seen coronavirus infections dramatically increasing in these last couple of weeks.
The map above, illustrates the current COVID-19 situation across the country³, as of July 14, 2020.
At Curate it is our priority to be sharing with the community the effects COVID-19 is having across the country in local municipalities. We hope that you found this snapshot helpful to determine what is being discussed across the nation this week.
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1,2,3: Graphs and images are courtesy of The New York Times Coronavirus Tracker.