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A few weeks after most American states have started to lift their locks, parts of the country are now suspending their plans to reopen and adding restrictions in an effort to slow the dizzying increases in the number of new cases.
At least 14 states have announced they are suspending or canceling reopening measures. These include Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, North Carolina, Maine, New Jersey, Nevada , New Mexico, Texas and Washington State.
Here is a breakdown by state:
Arizona – Governor Doug Ducey said Thursday that plans to reopen the state are now “on hold” due to the surge in coronavirus cases.
Arkansas – Governor Asa Hutchinson said Thursday he was not ready to lift the restrictions as cases escalated.
California – Governor Gavin Newsom has closed bars in seven counties, including Los Angeles County.
Delaware – Governor John Carney announced Thursday the postponement of phase three of the economic reopening originally scheduled for today.
Florida – Governor Ron DeSantis said the state has no plans to continue reopening. The state has stopped drinking alcohol on the premises in bars.
Idaho – Governor Brad Little said Thursday that the state would remain at stage four of the reopening for at least two more weeks.
Louisiana – Governor John Bel Edwards officially extended the second phase of the Louisiana reopening by 28 days on Thursday as new Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations increase.
North Carolina – Governor Roy Cooper extended phase two of Safer at Home for another three weeks on Wednesday.
New Jersey – Governor Phil Murphy said on Monday that the state “should take a break” from resuming indoor dining, which is due to resume next Thursday. “Under our revised plan, indoor dining will now be reset to resume at a later date to be determined,” said Murphy.
Nevada – Governor Steve Sisolak said on Monday that there was no timetable for a further lifting of the restrictions.
Maine – Governor Janet Mills has suspended the state’s next phase, which would allow bars and restaurants to reopen on Wednesday.
New Mexico – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham said Thursday that new plans for economic reopening are on hold. “We are not quite ready to move on to phase two,” she said.
Texas – Governor Greg Abbott on Friday closed bars and restaurants to reduce capacity to 50%. Abbot said on Thursday that the state would suspend any further phase to open Texas.
Washington State – Governor Jay Inslee said he is suspending reopening as citations increase coronavirus cases