Harvard: 13 States Need To Lock Down

Harvard is at odds with Washington over hotspot classifications.

A new report from Harvard University's Global Health Institute is listing 13 U.S. states it says should lockdown now to stop COVID-19. Experts at Harvard released their study yesterday using a seven-day average of new cases per 100-thousand people.

The report says these states have reached a tipping point for uncontrolled spread and must use stay-at-home orders or advisories to mitigate the virus. Joining Arkansas in the immediate lockdown category are Oklahoma, Florida, Alabama, Arizona, Tennessee, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas, Idaho, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

The institute also says local governments should be the focus as decisions should be made based on county spikes. They say locking down those areas and not the state could work.