Coronavirus restrictions ease across America

Monday marks a new beginning for droves of U.S. communities that are loosening restrictions meant to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

At least 14 U.S. states are easing lockdown restrictions on Monday, including Florida, which will allow gyms and fitness centers to reopen at 50 percent capacity and restaurants and retailers to increase their volume to 50 percent.

In Maine, restaurants in various counties are allowed to reopen with added safety precautions including physically distancing customers, ensuring employees follow enhanced hygiene and sanitation practices, and controlling customer flow through reservations, according to Gov. Janet Mills. These counties include: Aroostook, Piscataquis, Washington, Hancock, Somerset, Franklin, Oxford, Kennebec, Waldo, Knox, Lincoln, and Sagadahoc.

At the same time remote campsites as well as sporting camps, are permitted to reopen with public health safeguards in place for the aforementioned counties.

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