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Maine is the first state in the Northeast to partially reopen its economy in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

The state will allow some businesses – including drive-ins, hair salons and barbershops, dog groomers and car dealers – to reopen on Friday.

The current restrictions, including no gathering of more than 10 people and a quarantine of 14 days for foreign visitors, still apply.

Maine joins a number of other states – mainly in the South and Midwest – to lift restrictions on coronaviruses after weeks of forced closings that have forced millions of American workers out of their jobs.

Alabama, Ohio, Missouri, Montana and Iowa will slowly start opening their economies this week.

Minnesota, Mississippi, Tennessee, Colorado, Alaska, Georgia, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas have already partially reopened.

Public health officials have warned that increased human interaction and economic activity could trigger a new outbreak of infections just as social distancing measures appear to be controlling coronavirus epidemics.

Home support orders issued by the governors of the United States and subsequent decisions to slowly reopen state economies have turned into very busy political problems in recent weeks, as closures have hammered the economy of the country.

The reopening of some states comes after the death toll in the United States has reached more than 58,000 and the number of infections has risen to just over a million.

Maine is the first state in the Northeast to partially reopen its economy in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The state will allow some businesses - including outdoor movie theaters, hair salons and salons, dog groomers and car dealers - to reopen on Friday

Maine is the first state in the Northeast to partially reopen its economy in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The state will allow some businesses – including outdoor movie theaters, hair salons and salons, dog groomers and car dealers – to reopen on Friday

REOPENING OF THE UNITED STATES:

Montana: from May 4

Missouri: May 4

Maine: from May 1

Ohio: from May 1

Iowa: May 1

Alabama: from April 30

Minnesota: from April 27

Mississippi: from April 27

Tennessee: from April 27

Colorado: April 27

Alaska: from April 24

Georgia: from April 24

Oklahoma: from April 24

South Carolina: from April 20

Texas: from April 20

Here’s where each state is with current lockdowns and plans for the future:

Maine

Businesses, including movie theaters, hair salons and salons, dog groomers and car dealers, can reopen from May 1.

Certain outdoor recreation such as golf courses, marinas and public state-owned trails will also be allowed to reopen.

The current restrictions, including no gathering of more than 10 people and a quarantine of 14 days for foreign visitors, still apply.

If employees can work from home, they should continue to do so.

Restaurants and bars are always limited to take-out only.

Alabama

Alabama retail stores are allowed to reopen from April 30 at a capacity reduced by 50%.

The beaches will reopen, but residents must respect social distance, including not gathering in groups of 10 or more.

Restaurants and bars are always limited to take-out only.

Other businesses, including theaters, nightclubs, fitness centers, hair salons, hair and nail salons will remain closed.

The updated order expires May 15.

Iowa

No order to stay at home but there is a limit of 10 people on gatherings.

From May 1, restaurants can open at 50% of their capacity but no more than six people at a table.

Shopping centers, fitness centers, libraries and retail stores can open at 50% capacity.

Horse and dog racing tracks can reopen without spectators.

All other businesses remain closed until May 15.

Missouri

As of May 4, all businesses will be allowed to reopen and social events can resume as long as residents and business owners continue to distance themselves and limit their abilities.

Local governments can impose more stringent limitations if their officials feel it is necessary.

The Kansas City home stay order is expected to continue through May 15.

Ohio

Non-essential surgeries that do not require overnight hospitalization will begin on May 1.

The manufacturing, distribution and construction sectors will reopen on May 4, followed by retail and consumer services on May 12.

Businesses will require employees and customers to wear face masks and follow social distancing guidelines.

Minnesota

In Minnesota, only businesses that don’t interact with the public can reopen from April 27.

It includes those from the industrial, manufacturing and office environments. Retail stores should remain closed.

The state residence order continues until May 3 at least.

Entertainment and performance spaces remain closed and bars and restaurants are limited to take-out only.

Mississippi

Retail stores in Mississippi, including malls and malls, are now allowed to reopen on April 27 if they reduce customer capacity by 50% at any time.

Businesses that cannot avoid person-to-person contact, including gymnasiums, cinemas and lounges, should remain closed.

Elective medical and dental procedures are now authorized.

The state residence order has been extended until at least May 11.

Alaska

Reopening of restaurants, shops, hairdressing and manicure salons and other shops from April 24.

Under the new rules in some Alaskan territories, restaurants will reopen but are limited to 25% capacity and there must be 10 feet between tables and only family members can be seated at the same table.

Lounges in Alaska can only accept customers by appointment.

The largest city in Alaska, Anchorage, where about 40% of residents live, will not begin easing restrictions until Monday.

Oklahoma

Some companies shut down to slow the spread of the coronavirus have been allowed to reopen on April 24, and others can reopen within 10 days, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt said last week.

The governor’s plan met with immediate resistance from the Oklahoma State Medical Association and Democrats in the House of State Representatives.

Hairdressers, hair and nail salons, pet groomers and spas were allowed to reopen from April 24. The move is dependent on social distancing companies, and employees and customers must wear masks if they are within six feet of each other.

“Personal care companies can only reopen their appointments if they follow strict hygiene protocols and are in communities that have no more restrictions in place,” said Stitt.

Restaurants, cinemas, gymnasiums and places of worship may reopen on May 1. The crèches linked to places of worship will remain closed.

Colorado

Colorado’s governor says elective surgeries and street-side retail delivery can begin on April 27. Hairdressers, dental offices and tattoo shops can also reopen this date with restrictions.

Other retail businesses will be allowed to reopen from May 4 with restrictions on social distancing. Large workplaces can reopen on May 4 at 50% of their capacity.

Restaurants and bars are always limited to take-out only.

The state home stay order expires April 26, but residents are always encouraged to stay home as much as possible. Finalized reopening guidelines will arrive later this week.

Montana

The churches resumed their services on April 27.

From May 4, restaurants and bars will be able to start offering catering services.

Schools have the option of resuming classroom lessons on May 7.

Visitors from outside the state must always self-quarantine for 14 days.

Georgia

The Governor of Georgia has declared that gymnasiums, hair salons, bowling alleys and tattoo parlors can reopen on April 24 as long as the owners meet strict social distancing and hygiene requirements.

Elective medical procedures can also resume. By April 27, movie theaters will be able to resume ticket sales, and restaurants limited to take-out orders may return to limited dining.

The order to set up a state refuge remains in effect until April 30, but people at risk are invited to stay at home until May 13.

Bars, concert halls and amusement parks will remain closed. Religious institutions are still invited to organize driving or online services at the moment.

Logan Nash, left, gets a manicure through an acrylic shield at Jazzy Nails in Avon, Colorado on Monday

Logan Nash, left, gets a manicure through an acrylic shield at Jazzy Nails in Avon, Colorado on Monday

Customers sit for breakfast at a waffle house in Atlanta as the U.S. state of Georgia eases restrictions on April 27

Customers sit for breakfast at a waffle house in Atlanta as the U.S. state of Georgia eases restrictions on April 27

Tables are marked for social distancing at Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries in Nolensville, Tennessee Monday

Tables are marked for social distancing at Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries in Nolensville, Tennessee Monday

A group of men have lunch on an outdoor terrace at Bad Daddy's Burger Bar Monday after the restaurants reopen

A group of men have lunch on an outdoor terrace at Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar Monday after the restaurants reopen

Caroline from the south

Department stores, sporting goods stores and flea markets are among the businesses allowed to reopen in parts of the state from April 20.

Other stores selling furniture, books, music, flowers, clothing and accessories may also reopen. Businesses are allowed to open at 20% capacity, or five people per 1,000 square feet.

The beaches were also allowed to reopen Tuesday at noon.

Bars and restaurants are limited to take-out only and non-essential businesses are limited to minimal operations or remote work.

The state decree closing all nonessential businesses expires on April 27.

Tennessee

Tennessee, which had previously announced that it would not extend its home stay order after April 30, has now presented the state’s plan to lift the restrictions.

Businesses in most counties will be allowed to reopen on April 27.

Retail stores, which can reopen from April 29, and restaurants will operate with a capacity of 50 percent of customers. Many of Tennessee’s 56 parks will open on Friday.

Businesses can expect temperature controls, reinforced face masks and social distancing.

Big cities like Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville can decide for themselves to reopen.

Texas

Retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters and shopping malls can reopen at 25% capacity starting May 1.

State parks reopened on April 20, but people must wear masks and masks and respect social distance. People also cannot visit in groups of five or more.

Hospitals were able to resume surgeries that had been postponed by the coronavirus on April 22.

Schools and universities will remain closed for the rest of the year.

Arizona

Hospitals that have enough PPE, the ability, and the ability to test healthcare workers can open for elective surgeries on May 1.

The state residence order currently runs until April 30.

10 people maximum on gatherings

Non-essential businesses are limited to a minimum of remote operations or work

Limited restaurants and bars to take away only

Arkansas

No statewide home stay orders

Limit of 10 people for gatherings – does not apply to open spaces or places of worship

Closed gymnasium and entertainment areas, hotels and vacation rentals reserved for authorized customers

Limited restaurants and bars to take away only

California

There is an indefinite residence order and gatherings in one room or one place are prohibited.

Non-essential businesses are limited to minimum operations or remote work, while restaurants and bars are limited to take-out only.

Essential surgeries are now licensed in California.

Six Bay Area counties, including San Francisco, extended their order for shelters on site until mid-May.

Connecticut

Order at home until May 20.

Limit of five people for social gatherings, limit of 50 people for religious services.

Non-essential businesses must suspend all in-person operations and bars and restaurants are limited to take-out only.

Visitors outside the state were strongly encouraged to self-quarantine.

Delaware

Home order until May 15

10 people maximum on gatherings

Non-essential businesses limited to minimum operations or remote work

Out-of-state visitors who are not just passing through must self-quarantine for 14 days

Bars and restaurants limited to take-out only

Florida

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has given the green light to reopen certain beaches and parks starting April 17 if it could be done safely

Home order until April 30

No social gatherings in public spaces – with religious exemptions

Non-essential services closed to the public – but gun stores remain open

Visitors to COVID-19 hotspots such as New York must self-quarantine for 14 days

Bars and restaurants limited to take-out only

Hawaii

The home stay order has been extended until May 31.

10 people maximum on gatherings

Non-essential businesses limited to minimum operations or remote work

Visitors from outside the state must self-quarantine for 14 days

Bars and restaurants limited to take-out only

Idaho

Home order until April 30

Non-essential gatherings prohibited

Non-essential businesses limited to minimum operations or remote work

Bars and restaurants limited to take-out only

Illinois

Home order until April 30 at least

10 people maximum on gatherings

Non-essential businesses limited to minimum operations or remote work

Bars and restaurants limited to take-out only

Indiana

The home order ends May 1.

There is a limit of 10 people on gatherings.

Non-essential businesses limited to minimum operations or remote work and bars and restaurants limited to take-out only.

Hospitals, veterinarians, dentists and other health care providers were allowed to resume operations from April 27 if they had the appropriate PPE.

Kansas

Home order until May 3

Limit of 10 people for gatherings – exemption from funerals and religious services with social distancing

Non-essential businesses limited to minimum operations or remote work

Residents who traveled to California, Florida, New York or Washington State after March 14, or who visited Illinois or New Jersey after March 22, should self-enforce quarantine for 14 days

Bars and restaurants limited to take-out only.

Kentucky

No order to stay at home, but anyone going out in public must wear a mask from May 11.

Mass gatherings are prohibited, but small gatherings are allowed with social distancing.

Non-essential businesses limited to minimum operations or remote work and bars and restaurants limited to take-out only.

Visitors from outside the state must self-quarantine for 14 days.

Dentists, chiropractors and optometrists were allowed to start taking non-emergency patients from April 27. Previously, these services were only authorized to make urgent appointments.

Ambulatory / ambulatory surgery and invasive procedures can begin on May 7. Elective and non-urgent procedures can resume at 50% from May 13.

Louisiana

The home stay order has been extended until May 15.

There is a limit of 10 people on gatherings.

Non-essential businesses are limited to a minimum of operations or remote work.

Bars and restaurants are limited to take-out only, but starting May 1, they will be allowed to let customers eat outside until there is table service.

Shopping centers can also start operating retail on May 1.

Maryland

Indefinite residence order

10 people maximum on gatherings

Non-essential businesses limited to minimum operations or remote work

Visitors from outside the state must self-quarantine for 14 days

Bars and restaurants limited to take-out only

Massachusetts

Non-essential businesses closed until May 4

10 people maximum on gatherings

Out-of-state visitors should self-quarantine for 14 days

Bars and restaurants limited to take-out only

Michigan

Home stay order extended until May 15. Public gatherings prohibited – with religious exemptions.

Garden stores, nurseries, lawn care, pest control and landscaping were allowed to resume operations on April 24.

Non-core businesses are always limited to minimal operations or remote work. Retailers who do not sell the necessary supplies can reopen for collection and curbside delivery.

Bars and restaurants limited to take-out only.

Nebraska

No home order.

Hair salons, tattoo parlors and strip clubs are closed until May 31.

There is a limit of 10 people on gatherings.

As of May 4, people can dine in restaurants, but they must be six feet apart and everyone must wear masks.

Bars are always limited to take-out only.

Nevada

Order at home until April 30.

10 people maximum on gatherings

Recreation, entertainment and personal care businesses, including casinos, closed

Bars and restaurants limited to take-out only

New Hampshire

Home order until May 4

Limit of nine people on gatherings

Non-essential businesses limited to minimum operations or remote work

Bars and restaurants limited to take-out only

New Jersey

Indefinite residence order

10 people maximum on gatherings

Non-essential retail businesses must close brick and mortar premises. Closure of leisure and entertainment activities

Bars and restaurants limited to take-out only

New Mexico

Home order until April 30

Limit of five people in one-room gatherings

Non-core businesses must suspend all in-person operations

Air travelers arriving must self-quarantine for 14 days

Bars and restaurants limited to take-out only

New York

Home order until May 15

Non-essential gatherings prohibited

Non-essential businesses limited to minimum operations or remote work

Bars and restaurants limited to take-out only

Masks should be worn in situations where social distancing is not possible

North Carolina

Home order until May 8

10 people maximum on gatherings

Non-essential businesses limited to minimum operations or remote work

Bars and restaurants limited to take-out only

North Dakota

No home order

Closed schools, restaurants, fitness centers, cinemas and lounges

No statewide directive on rallies

Bars and restaurants limited to take-out only

Oregon

Indefinite residence order

Limit of 25 people on gatherings

Non-essential businesses limited to minimum operations or remote work

Bars and restaurants limited to take-out only

Pennsylvania

Home order until April 30

Prohibited gatherings

Non-essential businesses limited to minimum operations or remote work

Bars and restaurants limited to take-out only

Rhode Island

Home order until May 8

Limit of five people on gatherings

Non-essential businesses limited to minimum operations or remote work

Visitors from outside the state must self-quarantine for 14 days

Bars and restaurants limited to take-out only

South Dakota

No home order

Unnecessary gatherings of 10 or more people prohibited

Utah

No home order

10 people maximum on gatherings

Companies must minimize direct contact with high-risk employees

Visitors from outside the state must self-quarantine for 14 days

Bars and restaurants limited to take-out only

Vermont

Home order until May 15

10 people maximum on gatherings

Non-essential businesses limited to minimum operations or remote work

Visitors from outside the state must self-quarantine for 14 days

Bars and restaurants limited to take-out only

Virginia

Home order until June 10

Leisure and entertainment businesses closed until May 8

10 people maximum on gatherings

Bars and restaurants limited to take-out only

Washington

Home order until May 4

All gatherings for social, spiritual and recreational purposes are prohibited

Non-essential businesses limited to minimum operations or remote work

Bars and restaurants limited to take-out only

West Virginia

Indefinite residence order

Limit of five people on gatherings

Non-essential businesses limited to minimum operations or remote work

Visitors to coronavirus hot spots must self-quarantine for 14 days

Bars and restaurants limited to take-out only

Wisconsin

The “Safer at Home” order prohibits all non-essential travel until May 26

All public and private gatherings are prohibited with a few exceptions.

Non-essential businesses limited to minimum operations or remote work

Self quarantine recommended for visitors outside the state

Bars and restaurants limited to take-out only

Wyoming

No home stay order – but social distance restrictions until April 30

Limit of 10 people for gatherings in a confined space

Limited restaurants and bars to take away only

Anyone entering the state, except for essential work, must be quarantined for 14 days

The dangers of lifting the lock too soon: San Francisco cases and deaths more than doubled in a second spike when it ended social distancing after just a month in 1918 Spanish flu pandemic

The overly rapid lifting of the coronavirus lockup could risk causing a devastating second wave of death and disease, has proven American history.

San Francisco made this exact mistake in its battle against the Spanish flu in 1918-1919 and saw the virus spread after it canceled the ban on public gatherings after only a month.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, returning to work today after recovering from COVID-19, was forced to make a statement warning the public that it was too early for the United Kingdom to exit the lockout and that now is the “ maximum risk moment ”.

Chief government scientists have confirmed that the peak of the UK epidemic has passed and that the number of people hospitalized is declining.

But experts say Johnson now has to resist calls to ease restrictions until the number of new cases, deaths and hospitalizations reaches bottom.

Meanwhile, Conservative ministers and donors are putting their weight behind calls to reopen business so the economy can get back on its feet.

100 years ago, in San Francisco, authorities ordered everyone to wear face masks and banned public gatherings amid outbreaks of Spanish flu. The restrictions worked and the number of cases and deaths fell within a few weeks.

San Francisco suffered a second spike in Spanish flu cases and deaths after ending social distancing too soon, just a month after its introduction

San Francisco suffered a second spike in Spanish flu cases and deaths after ending social distancing too soon, just a month after its introduction

Encouraged by evidence that the spread of the disease had slowed down, city politicians decided to end the ban on public gatherings and events and tell people that face masks were no longer mandatory, after only four weeks.

The flu rebounded about three weeks later and caused a longer outbreak than the first, prompting the reinstatement of contempt lockouts.

Scientists are now saying that the authorities managing the blockages of COVID-19 must learn from history and avoid slowing down their efforts too soon.

London Breed, the current mayor of the city of California, told residents that they should all wear face masks when they leave their homes to stop the spread of COVID-19.

She said NBC News: “Quite simply because San Francisco is congratulated on the flattening of the curve, we are not there yet.

“And so we can’t give up just because for some reason we think we are in a better place.”

Boris Johnson said this morning in an address outside Downing Street: “ I fully share your urgency [to end lockdown].

“And yet we must also recognize the risk of a second peak. The risk of losing control of this virus and letting the reproduction rate go up by more than one.

“Because it would mean not only a new wave of death and disease, but also economic disaster, and we would once again be forced to brake across the country and the economy as a whole, and to re-impose restrictions on way to do more lasting damage …

“I refuse to reject all the efforts and sacrifices of the British people and to risk a second great epidemic.”

New York authorities have contained the epidemic better while waiting for the lowest death rate before ending the lockdown rules

New York authorities have contained the epidemic better while waiting for the lowest death rate before ending the lockdown rules

Data from St Louis, Missouri, shows the southern city also suffered a second peak from its Spanish flu epidemic after ending initial social distancing measures while the death rate was still high

Data from St Louis, Missouri, shows the southern city also suffered a second peak from its Spanish flu epidemic after ending initial social distancing measures while the death rate was still high

San Francisco was struck by the Spanish flu, known as H1N1, in September 1918, as soldiers returned home after the First World War.

When officials realized what was happening, they ordered the closure of “ all places of public entertainment ” on October 18.

Flu cases were skyrocketing and by October 21 everyone had been ordered to wear a face mask in public or in prison and fined if caught without them.

In early November, the city had seen 20,000 cases of Spanish flu – which was the last major pandemic in the world – and about 1,000 people had died, reports NBC.

But the number of infections and the obvious impact of the epidemic had started to drop by that time after a rapid acceleration in October, then a slowdown with measures of social distancing.

Spurred on by the plummeting numbers, San Francisco politicians lifted all restrictions – public gatherings and the requirement to mask – on November 21.

There have been celebrations in the streets and people are flocking to theaters and sports stadiums, according to eyewitness accounts, and the epidemic appears to have stabilized.

But a fortnight later, the disaster erupted and the outbreak started again. Influenza cases have started to recur and spread quickly. Officials have accused people traveling to the city from elsewhere of the resurgence of the disease, reports Business Insider.

Pittsburgh, although it did not experience a second peak, saw the death rate from influenza remain high for months, perhaps due to its short-lived social distancing measures

Pittsburgh, although it did not experience a second peak, saw the death rate from influenza remain high for months, perhaps due to its short-lived social distancing measures

Just after January 1, 1919, about 600 new cases were diagnosed in one day, and the city again had to try to stop the epidemic.

Officials reinstated the rule that everyone should wear a face mask in early January. But this time, many will not do so and an “Anti-mask League” has been formed to protest the return measures.

Public pressure ultimately led to the complete abandonment of the mask advice in February.

San Francisco eventually saw more than 45,000 flu cases and 3,000 people died – the statistics were more than double what was recorded at the end of the first lockout.

Other cities have fared better, and graphs showing the progression of their outbreaks show how longer social distancing measures can suppress deaths and prevent a second outbreak.

In New York, for example, social distancing was in place from mid-September to December, and was only lifted when the overnight mortality rate was at its lowest, below a tenth of what it had been at the peak.

It is exactly this second devastating peak that governments around the world must seek to avoid when trying to break out of the national deadlocks triggered by COVID-19.

Interlocks are considered less likely to work the second time due to “crisis fatigue”, in which people lose confidence in the measurements and miss the following rules.

The head of the World Health Organization, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said today: “ As blockages in Europe decrease with decreasing number of COVID-19 cases, we continue to urge countries find, isolate, test and treat all cases and track each contact, so that these downward trends continue. ”

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