States Begin Re-Opening after Federal Guidelines Expired
With federal social distancing guidelines no longer in place, more than half of the U.S. is now planning to re-open.
By Friday, at least 35 states will have loosened their lockdowns, some allowing movie theaters and restaurants to open with capacity restrictions.
While the re-opening process will likely help the struggling U.S. economy start to rebound from the pandemic, some lke Dr. Anthony Fauci say re-opening too soon may lead to more infections.
“Discretion is given to the governors, they know their states. The mayors know their cities, so you want to give them a little wiggle room. But my recommendation is, you know, don’t wiggle too much,” Fauci said.
While many states are moving to re-open, others are continuing to crack down on safety guidelines.
California’s governor has ordered beaches in Orange County to temporarily close.
And New York’s governor is implementing a daily cleaning schedule for New York City subways.