Coronavirus USA: which states are reopening and which remain under lockdown
It's Memorial Day this weekend and all 50 states have made moves towards re-opening but they are all in different stages of opening back up again.
The debate rages on in the US as to whether the country should re-open or remain closed for fear of further spikes in coronavirus cases. Some states have re-opened and some never truly shut with governors of particular states holding strong opinions on the matter.
It is Memorial Day this weekend and that means barbeques and family gatherings. Some beaches and public areas are closed, however, and there are also travel restrictions in place around the US too.
The New York Times has compiled an excellent list along with detailed explainers of the states that are re-opening and which ones remain shut. All 50 states have made moves towards reopening, however, and even the ones with stay at home orders in place have started to slowly lift restrictions.
Which states are closed and which remain open?
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, West Virginia, Tennessee,
Never had a stay at home order
Arkansas, Iowa, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska,
State at home orders in place and set to expire (at various dates in the future)
Hawaii, New Hampshire, Ohio, Maine, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, DC, Illinois, New Jersey.
State at home orders in place and no expiry dates
California, Oregon, Washington.
Meanwhile, Kentucky had a healthy at home order, which set out guidelines from the state for how to work safely. Wisconsin struck down their stay at home order.