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States Are Backtracking Amid Virus Resurgence

Some are ordering masks, others are walking back reopenings
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 30, 2020 12:12 AM CDT

(Newser) – Arizona's Republican governor shut down bars, movie theaters, gyms and water parks Monday and leaders in several states ordered residents to wear masks in public in a dramatic course reversal amid an alarming resurgence of coronavirus cases nationwide, the AP reports. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's order went into effect immediately and for at least 30 days. Ducey also ordered public schools to delay the start of classes until at least Aug. 17. Most Arizona bars and nightclubs opened after the governor's stay-at-home and business closure orders were allowed to expire in mid-May. Arizona health officials reported 3,858 more confirmed coronavirus cases Sunday, the most reported in a single day in the state so far and the seventh time in the past 10 days that daily cases surpassed the 3,000 mark. The state is not alone in its reversal:

  • Places such as Texas, Florida and California are backtracking, closing beaches and bars in some cases amid a resurgence of the virus. Read on for details.

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