HealthDay Reports: Final States Reopen Amid Worries That Protests Will Spark New COVID Infections
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warned that protests rampant in numerous American cities could trigger a second wave of COVID-19 infections.
TUESDAY, June 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Michigan prepared to lift its stay-at-home order on Tuesday -- one of the last states to do so. But in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned that protests rampant in numerous American cities could trigger a second wave of COVID-19 infections.
"Protest, just be smart about it," Cuomo said. New York plans to reopen all of the state, including New York City, on June 8. State public health officials urged protesters to wear face coverings, use hand sanitizer, maintain social distancing and get tested for the coronavirus, The New York Times reported.
At the same time, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lifted a stay-at-home order for the state's 10 million residents, saying that groups of 100 people or less would be allowed to gather outdoors, the Times reported. Restaurants are also allowed to reopen, though tables must be at least six feet apart.