Some businesses in Minnesota, Tennessee, Colorado, Montana, and Mississippi were allowed to reopen on Monday as certain states continued to ease coronavirus-related restrictions.
Minnesota is allowing about 20,000 small businesses to reopen this week under a directive issued by Gov. Tim Walz. The order allows up to 100,000 Minnesotans to return to work mainly in industrial, manufacturing and office settings.
Tennessee is allowing certain restaurants to reopen for on-site dining despite seeing its largest one-day increase in COVID-19 cases on Sunday. However, this loosening of the reins doesn't include cities like Nashville and Memphis, which will set their own timetables for restaurant reopenings.
UPI notes that this group of states joins Georgia, Oklahoma, Texas, Alaska and South Carolina, where certain types of service, industrial and office-based businesses were allowed to resume on Friday.