IT’S MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND…THE UNOFFICIAL START OF SUMMER AND ALL 50 STATES HAVE REOPENED IN SOME CAPACITY.
AFTER WEEKS UNDER LOCKDOWN — MILLIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WILL BE ALLOWED TO CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND OUTDOORS.
POLO SANDOVAL HAS MORE ON WHAT THAT WILL LOOK LIKE.
PRESIDENT TRUMP INSISTS THE NATION’S HOUSES OF WORSHIP MUST RE-OPEN THIS WEEKEND.
ON FRIDAY HE DEEMED THEM “ESSENTIAL” BEFORE THE CDC UNVEILED NEW “INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR COMMUNITIES OF FAITH.”
THE PRESIDENT ALSO SAID HE WOULD OVERRIDE STATES THAT RESIST – THOUGH IT’S NOT CLEAR IF HE HAS ANY AUTHORITY TO DO SO.
SOME OF THE NATION’S GOVERNORS REMINDING THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF THAT RE-OPENING DECISIONS FALL ON THE STATES.
“It’s the governor’s decision of course and that’s why I think he said, once the CDC guides comes out, take a look at the guidance and see what might be possible and that’s the approach we’re going to do”.
THIS WEEKEND ALSO MARKING THE SYMBOLIC START OF SUMMER AND A MAJOR TEST FOR BEACHSIDE COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE BEEN PREPARING FOR CROWDS.
MANY BEACHES ARE OPEN ON THE EAST AND WEST COASTS – THOUGH YOU CAN EXPECT SOCIAL DISTANCING RESTRICTIONS AND CAPACITY LIMITS TO BE IN PLACE.
“I’m excited. I think it’s good. I think people need to be outside enjoying what nature has given us.”
“We’ve been cooped up inside for so long, it’s nice to get outside and get a little work in.”
FOR FLORIDA RESIDENTS, ONLY BEACHES IN HARD-HIT AREAS LIKE FT. LAUDERDALE AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTY WILL REMAIN CLOSED.
AS A NEW STUDY WARNS SOME SOUTHERN STATES COULD SEE A SPIKE IN COVID-19 CASES, ANOTHER ROUND OF RE-OPENINGS JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND –
SOUTH CAROLINA THEME PARKS ARE OPEN AGAIN… AS ARE BARS IN TEXAS WITH LIMITED CAPACITY, AND DANCING DISCOURAGED.
“We have to do a lot of extra precautions we didn’t have to do before. Including increased sanitation, hand sanitizing stations, our staff has to wear masks.”
OVERALL, IT’S OK TO VENTURE AWAY FROM HOME, SAYS THE WHITE HOUSE’S CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE COORDINATOR.
“Understand you can go out. You can be outside. You can play golf. You can play tennis with marked balls. You can go to the beaches if you stay six feet apart but remember that is your space and that’s a space you need to protect and ensure you’re social distanced from others.”
BUT THE WHITE HOUSE IS EXPRESSING CONCERN OVER REGIONS SEEING A HIGH NUMBER OF COVID CASES IN CITIES LIKE LOS ANGELES, CHICAGO, AND WASHINGTON DESPITE STAY AT HOME ORDERS.