Data Visualization Public Health
COVID Hypocrisy: Policymakers Breaking Their Own Rules

Rules for thee but not for me? The interactive map below shows the continuing hypocrisy of local, state, and federal officials who violate their own coronavirus mandates, policies, or other restrictions, with reported instances to date, and counting. Some officials have violated their own rules more than once. See the full list at bottom.

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Repeat Offenders

Officials who have violated COVID restrictions more than once:

List of Incidents

Date Public Official Location Incident

Note: Locations are approximate. This page was originally published on December 22, 2020.

Source: Heritage Foundation research of media reports.

Design and Development: Graphic produced by John W. Fleming and Jay Simon.