States with coronavirus surges roll back reopenings

Hot-spot states are continuing to roll back business reopenings as coronavirus cases spike. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) ordered bars, gyms, theaters, water parks, and inner-tubing operations to shut down as infections surged.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) warned that his state would continue to roll back its reopening plans if COVID-19 continues to spike. Newsom already ordered many bars to close in seven counties.

In Florida, which also is seeing record daily infections, the city of Jacksonville in a reversal said it would require face masks at indoor public spaces where social distancing is impossible.

The Republican Party moved its August presidential convention from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Jacksonville in search of more relaxed coronavirus safety restrictions.

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