Virus cases have been declining across the country….
The California and New York Governor’s are lifting SOME of the virus restrictions…
California’s Regional Stay-at-Home order was lifted Monday for all regions, including Southern California, the state’s public health department said.
Gov. Gavin Newsom was expected to make an announcement later Monday at a news conference about the end of the order. The move means a return to restrictions based on conditions in each county after what officials said are some positive signs about the virus’ spread.
The county-based system includes a color-coded tiered guide to reopening and allows counties to impose restrictions that are even stricter than the state-imposed order.
LA County also loosened its restrictions on Monday, allowing nail and hair salons to reopen albeit under a limited capacity and outdoor dining at restaurants was expected to reopen on Friday….
The change will allow businesses such as restaurants to resume outdoor operations, though local officials could choose to continue stricter rules. The state is also lifting a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew. In addition, the state will return to its four-tiered, color-coded system of county-by-county restrictions, state health officials announced. Under the previous stay-at-home orders, the state’s 58 counties were divided into five regions….
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said on Monday that New York can begin to loosen certain coronavirus restrictions as cases and hospitalizations improve but warned people not to “get cocky with COVID.”
The New York governor said the state was recovering from the post-holiday spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, which will allow New York to begin adjusting some of its restrictions. He said more details will be discussed “in the coming days.”
“I think we’re at a new place now, and we can start to adjust that valve and start to open up more economic activity and reduce some of the restrictions,” Cuomo said during a press briefing in Buffalo….