Daily case reports are rising in 48 states, and with little action from the Trump administration, governors and mayors across the country are taking new steps to try to halt the spread. On Monday, a sweeping stay-at-home advisory went into effect in Chicago, and Philadelphia announced strict new rules starting Friday, banning indoor gatherings and closing indoor dining at restaurants.In California, which had been credited with getting the virus under control for a time, Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, said the state’s daily case numbers had doubled in the last 10 days, the fastest increase the state had seen since the beginning of the pandemic. The state reached one million known cases on Nov. 12, and the next day issued travel advisories. California’s governor announced Monday that the state is “pulling the emergency brake” on its reopening and reinstating broad restrictions, while Iowa’s governor reversed course and announced a mask mandate.The announcements came as the United States reported its 11 millionth confirmed case on Sunday, with one million new cases over the past week alone. The country is averaging 150,000 new cases a day and will probably reach 250,000 total deaths sometime this week.- Advertisement –
Bill SirmonsBill Sirmons died on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at his home in Wellington at the age of 52.Bill was born the son of Fred and Martha J. (Wells) Sirmons on Monday, April 20, 1964 in Windsor, Missouri. His father precedes him in death.Many will remember Bill as a musician and songwriter with the band Tempest and Phat Black Willie. His gift of music was something that he loved sharing with others and allowed him to establish lifelong friends. He will be missed by many.Survivors include his daughter, Jennifer Sirmons and her fiancÃ© Sparks Leighty of Ponca City, Oklahoma, grandchildren: Krystine Sirmons, Tandym and Journey Wheeler and Braidyn Hampton; his mother, Martha Sirmons of Derby; brother, Skeet Sirmons and his wife Mardon of Wellington; sister, Barbara Coulson and her husband Mikel of Wichita; nephew, Chris Case and great-niece, Brees Case of Derby. Â Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1 to 8 p.m., Sunday, May 22, 2016 with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m.Funeral services for Bill will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, May 23, 2016 at First United Methodist Church, Wellington.A private interment will be held at a later date.Memorial contributions can be given to the Bryce Day Memorial Foundation and will assist with costs of Bill’s service. Contributions may be given online at www.brycedaymemorialfoundation.com/donate or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.