(UnitedVoice.com) – Much of the country has faced uncertainty over the last several months as states tried to slow the spread of COVID-19. Fortunately, it looks like the numbers are finally starting to fall and states can begin lifting restrictions. That’s exactly what some of them are doing.
On September 30, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves (R) lifted most of his state’s mask mandate as infections fell. The face-coverings will still be worn in some businesses and schools, but for the most part, residents are free of masks.
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) recently announced his state is entering phase 3 of reopening. There are very few limitations in place now. For instance, gyms are open at full capacity and don’t have to follow social-distancing protocols.
In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) allowed indoor dining to resume at 25% capacity on September 30.
The economy will almost certainly improve as the states shed their COVID-19 restrictions. Most of the struggles are directly related to the closures. Unemployment claims are already dropping, and the country is starting to bounce back. President Trump hopes to continue this success until the US is where it was before the virus began spreading. Voters will decide on November 3 whether or not to give him that opportunity.
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