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Alaska emerges from lockdown with businesses allowed to operate at 100 per cent capacity from today

Alaska will scrap lockdown measures today and businesses can operate at 100 per cent capacity with just a handful of restrictions. 

From 8am this morning, businesses can operate with all their employees and gyms, museums, libraries and places of worship will also be open to the public.

Some social distancing measures have been implemented but, according to Gov. Mike Dunleavy, Alaska is open for business again.  

‘But for all intents and purposes, we are opening up businesses, we’re opening up entities,’ he said at a press conference on Tuesday. 

‘It will all be open,’ he added, ‘just like it was prior to the virus.’ 

Most states had agreed to follow a five-stage phased reopening of services in their journey out of lockdown. 

Alaska, which was in phase two until today, has bounded over phases three and four to phase five. 

Phase two involves the operation of retail stores, restaurants and personal care services at 50 per cent capacity. 

Religious services were operating at 50 per cent capacity. Fitness centers and bars were restricted to 25 per cent capacity. 

On Tuesday, Dunleavy said that Alaska had no new cases or deaths to report from Monday and the state’s new infections have stayed below 10 since April.    

While admitting the virus is likely to spread as the state leaves lockdown, he said officials will be changing their approach to manage individual clusters and spikes as they develop.  

‘I don’t foresee us going back to something that’s statewide,’ the governor said. 

All 50 US states have now at least partially reopened after Massachusetts and Connecticut lifted some coronavirus lockdown measures this week.  

Here is a state-by-state breakdown of what’s open in each state: 

 Gyms and salons and barber shops can reopen if social distancing is adhered to. Restaurants and bars can reopen with limited seating. 

 Retail stores, restaurants and personal care services can open at 50% capacity. Religious services can also operate at 50% capacity. Fitness centers and bars are restricted to 25% capacity.

 Gyms, restaurants, retail stores and persona care businesses can all reopen. Major league sports can also resume without spectators. Bars and nightclubs still remain closed.

 Restaurants, gyms and personal care can reopen. Bars can reopen from May 26. Theaters, casinos and stadiums can also reopen if limited to a 50 person capacity.

 Low risk businesses like clothing stores, sporting goods and florists can resume with curbside pickup. Manufacturers can commence again with social distancing. Gyms, restaurants, bars and personal care services remain closed. Sports without spectators can recommence this month.

Retail and personal care services can reopen. Restaurants and bars are still limited to takeout only.Large workplaces can reopen at 50% capacity.

Restaurants with outdoor seating, retail stores and offices can reopen at 50% capacity. Personal care services can reopen from June 1.

 Retail shops can offer curbside pick up but gyms, restaurants, bars and cinemas remain closed.

 Retail stores, restaurants, gyms and personal care services can reopen. Sporting venues can resume without spectators. Bars, nightclubs and cinemas are still closed.

 Gyms, personal care and restaurants can reopen. Bars and nightclubs remain closed for now.

 Shopping malls, car washes, pet grooming and in person retail can resume. Restaurants and bars remain closed. Beaches are only open for exercise.

Restaurant, gyms, personal care businesses, retail and places of worship can reopen. Bars and nightclubs remain shut.

Illinois: Retail stores are open for pickup and delivery and state parks are open for hiking and fishing. Gyms, restaurants, bars and personal care service are still shut.

 Retail stores, offices and places of worship can reopen. Restaurants and bars can operate at 50% capacity. Personal care services can reopen by appointment only. Gyms and outdoor recreational facilities remain closed.

 Gyms, restaurants, retail stores and personal care businesses can reopen. Bars and nightclubs remain closed.

 Gyms, restaurants, retail stores and personal care businesses can reopen. Bars and nightclubs remain closed.

 Manufacturing, construction, car dealerships and professional services can resume at 50% capacity. Retail and houses of worship can also reopen. Personal care services can start again from May 25 and restaurants and bars will likely reopen in June.

 Restaurants, gyms, personal care services and places of worship can reopen. Bars, retail stores and cinemas remain closed.

 Personal care services can reopen, as well as retail and restuarants in rurual areas. Gyms can also now hold outdoor classes. Bars and retail stores in other parts of the state remain closed.

 Retail stores can reopen, while personal care services can reopen with appointments.Restaurants, bars, gyms and personal care services remain closed.

 Construction, manufacturing and places of worship can reopen. Gyms, bars, restaurants and personal care services remain closed.

 Businesses and restaurants in parts of the state can reopen at 50% capacity. Construction industry has reopened and retail stores can open for curbside pickup. Gyms and personal care businesses remain closed.

 Retail and malls, industrial, manufacturing and office settings can reopen. Gyms, personal care services, restaurants and bars remain closed.

Gyms, restaurants, retail stores and personal care businesses can reopen. Bars and nightclubs remain closed.

Gyms, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, retail stores and personal care services are open.

 Schools, places of worship, restaurants, bars, retail stores and personal care businesses can reopen.

 Restaurants, personal care businesses and places of worship can reopen. Bars and nightclubs remain shut.

: Retail stores, restaurants and personal care businesses can reopen at reduced capacity. Gyms, bars and nightclubs remain closed.

: Retail stores and personal care businesses can reopen. Restaurants can open for outdoor seating. Gyms, bars and nightclubs remain closed.

: Gyms, restaurants, bars and nightclubs remain closed. Outdoor recreation including golf courses and parks are now open.

 Retail stores can open but gyms, restaurants, bars and personal care services remain closed.

: Curbside retail and drive-in cinemas are allowed in parts of the state. Gyms, restaurants, personal care services and other retail stores remain closed.

 Retail stores are open but gyms, restaurants, bars and personal care services remain closed.

Gyms, restaurants, retail stores and personal care businesses can reopen. Bars and nightclubs remain closed.

 Retail stores, restaurants and personal care businesses can reopen. Gyms, bars and nightclubs remain closed.

 Gyms, restaurants, bars, retails stores, personal care businesses and places of worship are open.

Some retail stores, gyms, bars, restaurants and personal care businesses can reopen in parts of the state.

 Retail stores can reopen in some parts of the state. Gyms, restaurants, bars and personal care businesses remain closed for now.

 Retail stores and outdoor restaurant dining can start again. Gyms, bars, nightclubs and personal care businesses can reopen.

 Gyms, restaurants, retail stores and personal care businesses can reopen. Bars and nightclubs remain closed.

 The state had no lockdown measures in place. Businesses have been advised to open their doors and take precautions to keep people spread apart.

 Gyms, restaurants and personal care services can reopen but bars and nightclubs remain closed.

 Retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters and malls can reopen at a 25%. In some parts of the state they can open at 50% capacity. Bars remain closed across the state.

 Gyms, restaurants and personal care services can reopen.

 Retail businesses can reopen but gyms, restaurants, bars and personal care services remain closed.

 Restaurants and bars can open for outdoor dining only. Personal care services can also reopen and gyms remain closed.

 Restaurants and curbside retail can reopen in parts of the state. Gyms, bars and personal care services remain closed.

Gyms can reopen and restaurants can offer outdoor dining. Personal care services are reopen by appointment only.

 Bars, restaurants, gyms, retail and personal care services can reopen.

  Restaurants, bars, gyms and personal care services can reopen.

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