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8 states and cities are slowing or stopping briefly coronavirus reopening plans

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Patrons consume at Pere Antoine Restaurant after coronavirus restrictions were alleviated, allowing for 25%of permitted tenancy in shops and restaurants, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 16,2020


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As the US opens back up, the coronavirus is making the most of the new chances to spread.

Since Thursday, a minimum of 29 states are seeing increases in everyday coronavirus cases. The inclines are particularly high in a variety of Southern states, consisting of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Texas. Many are reporting more cases than they’ve ever seen every day.

” This is an extension of the first wave,” Dr. Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security, informed Company Insider “Some places that might have been reasonably spared early on in the winter and the spring are now dealing with cases greater than they had before.”

As a result, numerous states and cities are dialing back their resuming efforts, going back to earlier phases or delaying next actions.

Here are the places that are slowing down or walking back their reopening strategies.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott just paused his state’s reopening plan. It was the most recent in a series of leaders’ decisions to postpone lockdown lifts.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott displays COVID-19 test collection vials during a press conference on March 18, 2020 in Arlington, Texas.

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” The last thing we want to do as a state is go in reverse and close down businesses,” he said in a statement.

Texas was one of the very first states in the nation to start reopening from its coronavirus lockdown in early May.

Louisiana postponed its next resuming stage by a month.

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A worker stands outside of Mambo’s on Bourbon Street, after lockdown limitations were eased in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 16,2020


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” This is not the direction we want to be headed in,” Edwards said, according to WWL-TV

Louisiana has reported more than 53,400 cases and 3,100 deaths as of Thursday.

North Carolina, too, has paused its strategies to relocate to stage 3.

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Protesters hold signs at a ReOpenNC rally versus the state’s shutdown in Raleigh, North Carolina, April 21,2020


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” North Carolina is relying on the data and the science to raise constraints responsibly, and right now our increasing numbers reveal we need to strike the pause button while we work to stabilize our patterns,” Cooper stated in a statement

Nevada is likewise waiting a few more weeks prior to considering phase 3.

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John Landin of Las Vegas commemorates after winning a hand of blackjack during the resuming of The D hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 4,2020


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Given that the state resumed its gambling establishments in early June, Nevada’s seven-day average case count has risen steeply, rapidly surpassing previous months.

That revealed the state was “not ready” for phase 3, Gov. Steve Sisolak stated when he revealed the stage’s postponement on June 15.

According to White House guidelines, stage 3 might allow employers to bring personnel back into work without constraints, resume senior care facilities and medical facilities to visitors, boost occupancy for bars, and enable sporting places and theater to resume.

” Nevadans have actually made enormous sacrifices to get us to where we are today,” Sisolak said in an interview. “I don’t wish to let that all opt for naught by us needing to take a giant action backwards.”

Nevada’s case count has actually increased by 41%in the last 2 weeks.

Maine has actually postponed the reopening of indoor bars.

A bartender wearing a facemask and gloves makes drinks at Eight Row Flint in Houston, Texas, on May 22, 2020, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

A bartender using a face mask and gloves makes beverages at Eight Row Flint in Houston, Texas, on May 22,2020

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Bars in Maine can continue outdoor service, and restaurants that have bars can continue seating guests inside with appropriate social distancing and capacity constraints.

” Indoor bar service usually features crowds, frequently in close contact with one another, often without tables or other methods of keeping individuals apart,” Jeanne Lambrew, commissioner of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, stated of the announcement, according to the Portland Press-Herald

Coronavirus break outs in Michigan, Idaho, and Louisiana have actually been linked to indoor groups of patrons at bars.

Oregon halted all brand-new reopenings for a week in mid-June, and just recently mandated face masks in indoor public places for the majority of citizens.

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A nurse holds a sign at the ReOpen Oregon rally on May 2, 2020 in Salem, Oregon.


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As of Wednesday, people in 7 of Oregon’s most populated counties are needed to wear face masks in stores and other indoor public locations.

Idaho is “tapping on the breaks,” Gov. Brad Little announced on Thursday.

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A truck with an upside-down American flag in the parking area during an Easter Sunday church service organized by libertarian activist Ammon Bundy, in Emmett, Idaho, April 12,2020


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The state did not meet its own criteria for the final stage of reopening, Little stated in a interview

The state’s epidemiologist, Dr. Christine Hahn, stated emergency clinic in Idaho are seeing increasingly more patients with coronavirus-like signs. She included that more health care employees are evaluating positive also.

Twice this week, Idaho’s day-to-day new case count has surpassed its previous peak from April, with hundreds of brand-new people checking positive.

Idaho will stay in Phase 4 for a minimum of 2 more weeks, ensuring that services maintain social distancing procedures and companies make lodgings for employees susceptible to severe infection.

In two weeks, Little said, “we’ll examine the numbers once again.”

Boise and its surrounding county had already reversed course, going back to an earlier phase of the reopening plan and shuttering bars and nightclubs.

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Metal horse sculptures are fitted with face masks in the town of Hailey in Blaine County, Idaho, April 13,2020


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Ada County, which encompasses the city of Boise, broke course with the rest of Idaho and reverted to stage 3 on Monday.

The reversal required bars and nightclubs to close once again, restored work-from-home suggestions, and limited gatherings to fewer than 50 people.

The area has actually seen little transmission of the virus in the last couple of months, with less than 10 people evaluating positive every day, however that altered quickly in recent weeks. Ada County has actually seen 579 new cases considering that June 15.

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