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9 states and cities are pausing or reversing their reopenings as coronavirus cases spike — here's how their plans are changing

Business Insider Logo By mmcfalljohnsen@businessinsider.com (Morgan McFall-Johnsen) of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 10: Texas is rolling back its reopening as coronavirus cases in the state climb steeply, and Florida has suspended drinking at bars.Many states have seen surges in COVID-19 cases after reopening, leading state and city officials to reimpose restrictions or delay next steps.Here are the 9 states and cities that have slowed or backtracked their reopenings so far.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.As the US opens back up, the coronavirus is taking advantage of the new opportunities to spread.As of Thursday, at least 29 states are seeing increases in daily coronavirus cases. The inclines are particularly steep in a number of Southern states, including Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Texas. Many are reporting more cases than they've ever seen on a daily basis."This is a continuation of the first wave," Dr. Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security, told Business Insider. "Some places that might have been relatively spared early on in the winter and the spring are now facing cases higher than they had before."As a result, many states and cities are dialing back their reopening efforts, reverting to earlier phases or postponing next steps.Here are the places that are slowing down or walking back their reopening plans.Read the original article on Business Insider

9 states and cities are pausing or reversing their reopenings as coronavirus cases spike — here's how their plans are changing


As the US opens back up, the coronavirus is taking advantage of the new opportunities to spread.

As of Thursday, at least 29 states are seeing increases in daily coronavirus cases. The inclines are particularly steep in a number of Southern states, including Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Texas. Many are reporting more cases than they've ever seen on a daily basis.

"This is a continuation of the first wave," Dr. Amesh Adalja, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security, told Business Insider. "Some places that might have been relatively spared early on in the winter and the spring are now facing cases higher than they had before."

As a result, many states and cities are dialing back their reopening efforts, reverting to earlier phases or postponing next steps.

Click through the slideshow above to see the places that are slowing down or walking back their reopening plans.

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