Reopen America

D.C. Mayor Moves Reopening Target Date Up to May 29

The nation’s capital may begin a phased reopening on May 29, more than a week earlier than anticipated, after shutting down to get a handle on the novel coronavirus pandemic, Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced on Thursday, citing a low transmission rate and a decline in community spread.

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks about the District's coronavirus response at a news conference, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Washington. The District of Columbia has issued a stay-home order for all residents as the number of positive infections from the new coronavirus continue to rise. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Florida Keys Slated to Reopen to Tourists June 1

The Florida Keys will reopen to tourists beginning June 1 as the Sunshine State moves through the process of loosening restrictions, per Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) orders, which are largely in line with the guidelines released by the White House.

Despite a stay at home policy due to the coronavirus in Florida, beach goers enjoy the sun as cruise ships, without passengers, float offshore Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Although some of the county beaches remained open, with out parking, many beach goers remained at home. (AP …

Illinois Sheriffs’ Association Responds to Governor’s ‘Outrageous’ Threats

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association on Friday responded to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s (D) threats to withhold federal funding from localities that refuse to adhere to his stay-at-home order, calling it “outrageous that the Governor is threatening retaliation” and adding that it is insulting to “heroic police officers, corrections officers and local voters.”

In this March 19, 2020 photo, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker listens to a question during a news conference in Chicago. Amid an unprecedented public health crisis, the nation’s governors are trying to get what they need from the federal government – and fast. But often that means navigating the disorienting …