May 16, 2020 - Health

In photos: More businesses reopen as states let stay-at-home orders expire

In this image, a couple sits next to each other at a bar with one chair between them and a man sitting nearby
Customers at the Someplace Else II bar and restaurant on May 15 in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

More businesses reopened across the U.S. this weekend as states allowed stay-at-home orders to expire and lifted some quarantine restrictions.

Driving the news: The CDC posted six new one-page tools on Thursday that advise businesses, restaurants and bars, schools, camps, child care centers and mass transit systems on how to safely reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.

What's happening: Stay-at-home orders lapsed in Maryland, Louisiana, Arizona, Vermont and Maryland on Friday, per a New York Times analysis.

  • New York, Virginia and Oregon are extending stay-at-home orders while allowing certain regions and businesses — designated as low-risk — to reopen, per the Times.
  • Wisconsin's stay-at-home order was blocked by the state's Supreme Court on Wednesday.

The big picture: Most states are making progress on coronavirus testing and finding fewer infections, Axios' Andrew Witherspoon and Sam Baker report.

In this image, a female server carries two plastic cups of beer behind the bar counter
Customers eat and drink at the Brat Stop in Kenosha, Wisconsin, about five minutes from the Illinois border, on May 15. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
In this image, a girl sits on top of a car
Families wait for a movie at the Warwick Drive-In on May 15 in Warwick, New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) allowed drive-in theaters to reopen this week. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images
In this image, a group of people walk through a parking lot with a canyon in the background
Visitors at Zion National Park on May 15 in Springdale, Utah. The park resumed limited operations on Wednesday. Photo: George Frey/Getty Images
In this image, a woman wearing a face mask pours a glass of wine
Kim Hannon, owner of a boutique in Grasonville, Maryland, pours champagne to celebrate as she opens for business on May 15. Gov. Larry Hogan (R) allowed stores, houses of worship and salons to open on Friday. Photo: Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images
In this image, a man in a suit stands in a retail store surrounded by shirts
Jacob Schoberg in the J. Roberts men's apparel store on May 15 in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

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