“In a 50-50 Senate, every vote is key. The next cloture vote will be to cut off debate on amendments. So we’ll have to see how many senators contract Covid and how long they have to stay on the sidelines (and here’s hoping everyone is ok!) If it’s just Graham, the Senate should be able to proceed with little interruption. If it’s a wider outbreak, then that would, of course, change the dynamic entirely.”
and this plays pretty well into amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell’s plans, per TPM:
…McConnell added that the vigorous amendment process “must not be choked off by any artificial timetable” from Democrats — a warning sign to Democrats that McConnell and other Republicans are trying to eat up the clock while also planning to score political points by introducing amendments that are awkward for Democrats.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer hoped to pass the infrastructure bill by the end of the week, but all that rides on there not being a wave of infections.
*My answer to the twitter question posed by Jordan