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Amid a surge in COVID cases, Texas has imposed new distance requirements in restaurants, and Texas and Florida have re-closed bars.
Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Nevada, New Mexico, and North Carolina are among states that have gone back into partial lockdowns and added new rules and regulations.
Employees of the Disney Co. are urging their employer to delay the July reopening of their theme parks due to the state’s new wave of infections.
Disney reportedly is also considering postponing the 24 July release of “Mulan,” the first major movie due out since the economic shutdown was imposed.
In New York State, shopping malls, theaters, and gyms were to reopen on 26 June, but governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered a delay while the state’s health department reviews recent data about indoor viral spread.
Yesterday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy postponed indoor dining in restaurants, which had been slated to commence on Thursday, to being banned indefinitely.
King Cuomo, a.k.a. the Governor of New York, will announce his decision tomorrow about whether to allow indoor dining in New York State.
His excellency, along with the rulers of New Jersey and Connecticut, also announced today that travelers from 16 states (up from eight last week) would be forced to quarantine if they entered.
If they arrived and did not obey his rules, Cuomo will subject them with fines of up to $10,000.
Hide and Seek
In Nevada, where casino gambling resumed on 4 June, casino workers have petitioned the state to require gamblers to wear face masks.
At the Houston offices of chemical company LyondellBasell Industries, face-shielded proctors take workers’ temperatures as they arrive, and before employees leave for the day, they list everyone they had contact with during the day in case potential infections need to be traced.
The company allows only 20 percent of employees to be in the office at one time.
Many reopened retail stores are limiting the number of customers who can enter, and many now require masks and hand sanitizing before allowing customers to enter.

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