The good times at New Orleans’ restaurants began to roll with caution on Saturday, as they were allowed to welcome restaurants for the first time since March.
Restaurants, nail salons and other businesses in the city should only take customers by booking.
Kirk Estofinal, co-owner of Can & Table in the French Quarter, said guests will be asked to wear masks when ordering and order food.
“We’re going to put the test to work in the new normal,” he said.
In Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh said the city is not ready to remove any lockdown regulations.
In Texas, where the number gradually reopened this month, the number of viruses continues to rise. The number of cases rose to 45,198 on Friday, 1,347 from Thursday, and the death toll rose to 58 on Thursday and 56 on Friday, bringing the total to 1,272 on Friday.
In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis said he would allow districts to reopen vacation rentals – but New Yorkers who want to go to the beach are out of luck.
“If you say you’re going to rent them to New York City, I’m not going to admit it, right?” he said.
In Michigan, Carl Manke, 77, was struck by two false quotes for suspending and reopening the Owosso Barber License, while still cutting hair.
“Mr. Manke, he is not a hero to me,” said State Attorney General Dana Neisel. “He is not a patriot.”
Isabel Vincent, additional reporting of wire services