Washington at a standstill, as states face the loss of federal help amid ‘the worst part of the crisis’

US Capitol pictured at dusk
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Capitol is shown at dusk (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — The number of coronavirus infections across the country is swelling at a perilous time for state governments, just weeks before federal support rushed through Congress in the pandemic’s early stages is set to end.