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Millions of people across the U.S. were able to venture out to movie theaters, retail stores, restaurants and other businesses on Friday for the first time in weeks as governors in several states allowed stay-at-home restrictions to expire.
In Texas, an executive order from Gov. Greg Abbott allowed many retail stores, restaurants, malls and movie theaters to reopen at 25% capacity amid the coronavirus outbreak, and retailers in some rural counties to open at half capacity. In Houston, some bistros remained shuttered, but others opened to patrons standing in line outside doors posted with a request that they wear masks.
In Utah, restaurants and salons and gyms also opened with some restrictions. Other states, including Idaho, Maine and Tennessee, also eased restrictions, some over the objections of local leaders.