The Drive to Reopen to the Public

Many of the states are worried about what will happen when they decide to reopen businesses and restaurants.

Ava Lewis, Reporter

 As the coronavirus has begun to decrease and the lockdown has slowly been uplifted, many states are still worried about what will happen when we start reopening restaurants and businesses.

“We made a huge impact — we slowed the transmission,” said Seattle’s mayor, Jenny Durkan, in an interview with Mike Baker from The New York Times.

Durkan recommended that any lifting of regulations might deliver a brief upward push in new instances, and that she predicted distancing requirements to hold in some form for months.
Washington and many other states are looking to determine the great way to open up the public without large cases of the virus coming back. There may be no way to realize how great of an effect reopening the general public could be to the quantity of cases of coronavirus.

“The virus is not going to disappear,” said Dr. Anthony S. Fauci in an interview with The Washington Post.

Washington is taking into consideration the progress of other states and what their results are reopening the general public. There have been spikes of cases in numerous states which have caused Washington to begin to worry.

“I do believe we are going to see additional surges of cases from this epidemic, and that will not be contained within a state,” said public health preparedness expert Crystal Watson of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. “So neighboring states and perhaps states across the country and countries across the world are going to have cases imported from those outbreaks.”

According to The Washington Post, the coronavirus has new possibilities to spread. Part of the state of New York is reopening and the number of hospitalizations of covid-19 patients have risen through approximately 70 percent over the past 10 days and 18 percent considering reopening.

According to The Seattle Times, Governor Jay Inslee announced his four-part plan when he extended the current stay home order through May 31, while many other states are staying under the first phase.