Facts First: Trump is exaggerating. Though all of these states still have some significant pandemic-related restrictions, they are all allowing people to leave their homes and allowing most businesses to operate.
But it’s clear that Trump’s vague words inflated the severity and breadth of Democratic governors’ restrictions at the time he spoke.
Let’s go through the list state by state.
And school districts are permitted to decide for themselves whether to have in-school or remote instruction.
“The Governor has implemented a dimmer switch approach to easing restrictions responsibly that allows people to get back to work and move our economy forward while keeping people safe,” press secretary Dory MacMillan said in an email.
For example, in Los Angeles County, which was in the highest-risk classification at the time we wrote this, grocery stores, malls, government offices, pools and various other entities can open with capacity limits or other modifications. Restaurants can open for outdoor dining.
UPDATE: This article has been updated to reflect that Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ limits on indoor gatherings were put on hold by a state appeals court Friday.