States Rushing to Reopen

Chinmay Goyal

Most states are taking steps to ease social distancing guidelines, but health officials warn that it is too early.

According to CNN over the next few days, at least 31 states will partially reopen.

The Washington Post said many of the reopenings will probably be chaotic and risky, since they are reopening before most infectious disease experts believe it is safe to do so.

According to TheHill coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that easing restrictions too soon will result in a resurgence in cases.

Politico said states like Georgia, Texas, and Colorado have begun lifting stay at home orders even though they lack enough public health workers.

According to the Washington Post on April 24th Georgia eased restrictions which reopened tanning salons, barber shops, massage parlors, and bowling alleys, even though Georgia has tested less than one percent of its residents.

The New York Times said Texas lifted its stay at home order on May 1.

According to the Texas Tribune Texas allowed retail stores, restaurants, libraries, and museums to reopen at 25% capacity on May 1.

The Texas Tribune said on May 2 1,293 more cases of the coronavirus were reported, the second-highest increase since the state began reporting coronavirus case counts.