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City pays street preacher $50,000 after 30-day public park ban

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The city of Portland, Ore. agreed to pay an anti-abortion street preacher $50,000 last week after he was banned from a public park for 30 days.

Mark Mayberry, a Christian evangelist and anti- abortion activist represented by the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI), filed a federal lawsuit against the city claiming his First Amendment rights were violated when parks and police staff forced him to leave a downtown park last year.

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Mayberry was holding an anti-abortion sign, handing out related information, and talking to people about abortion and the gospel when an officer asked him to leave. He refused and was given a ticket excluding him from the park for 30 days, World Net Daily (WND) reports.

The Portland City Council approved the $50,000 settlement Wednesday in a meeting held via video conference due to coronavirus restrictions.

“The city of Portland unfortunately has a well-earned reputation for being hostile toward Christians who share their views in the public square,” Ray D. Hacke, PJI’s Oregon-based staff attorney, said in a statement.

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The city of Portland is paying an anti-abortion street preacher $50,000 after he was banned from Tom McCall Waterfront Park in June 2019 by park staff and police and was issued a 30-day ban from the public park. (Google Maps)

“But throughout our negotiations, the City’s attorney sincerely expressed that Portland truly wants to be a better, more tolerant city,” Hacke added, calling the settlement a “step in the right direction.”

Randy Stenquist, a city liability manager, told the council that the city violated the Christian evangelist’s rights when a park ranger ordered him to leave Tom McCall Waterfront Park June 1, 2019, Oregon Live reports.

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The city also violated a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling prohibiting Portland from removing people from public spaces if they engage in lawful free speech, according to Stenquist.

As a result of the Mayberry incident, the city is training the parks and police bureaus to prevent future infringement of free speech rights.

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Brad Dacus, PJI president, called it a “huge win” for Mayberry, and freedom of speech and religion in Oregon.

“It’s never too late for a city to commit itself to changing for the better and upholding constitutional rights, as they are obligated to do,” Dacus said. “I applaud the City of Portland for being truly repentant and making things right with Mark Mayberry.”

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Portland mayor declares state of emergency in response to rioting, looting

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Portland was under a state of emergency Saturday after rioting and looting raged overnight in the Oregon city’s downtown.

Mayor Ted Wheeler announced a curfew after declaring the emergency around 4 a.m. The curfew goes back into effect from 8 p.m. PT Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday.

Portland police said they were investigating three shootings tied to the protest. Details weren’t immediately released.

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Police announced two arrests in connection with the rioting in which protesters set fires throughout downtown and smashed storefront windows, according to reports.

Police, who declared the protest a riot, said they deployed tear gas after people threw projectiles at them, The Associated Press reported.

Wheeler tweeted a plea to protesters to remain peaceful and said that, while he had left Portland to attend to his dying mother, he was heading back.

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“Portland, this is not us,” he wrote. “When you destroy our city, you are destroying our community. When you act in violence against each other, you are hurting all of us. How does this honor the legacy of George Floyd?”

The looting damaged shops inside Pioneer Place mall, a Target, a CVS pharmacy, jewelry shops and many others, Fox 12 Portland reported.

At the CVS, looters grabbed what they could and started burning it in the middle of the street, the station reported

Many people marched and chanted “black lives matter” and “no justice, no peace” and “say his name, George Floyd,” according to the station.

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“There has been significant vandalism and a shooting connected to this protest,” police tweeted. “People need to go home. This event has been declared an unlawful assembly. If you do not go home now, force will be used to disperse you.”

Floyd, an unarmed black man, was killed while handcuffed and in police custody in Minneapolis. The officer who kept pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck has been charged with murder and manslaughter. Other cops involved in the incident have been fired and may also be charged.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Minnesota requests more help as riots continue there — and across US

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The state of Minnesota is requesting 1,000 additional National Guard soldiers as rioting broke out once again Friday night following the death of George Floyd earlier in the week.

Gov. Tim Walz and Minnesota National Guard Adjutant Gen. Jon Jensen announced the request at a news conference early Saturday, FOX 9 of Minneapolis reported.

Guard personnel already deployed in addition to state and local police just haven’t been able to control the violence and unrest that the Minneapolis-St. Paul area has seen in recent days, Walz said.

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“This is the largest civilian deployment in Minnesota history that we have out there today and quite candidly right now, we do not have the numbers,” Walz said. “We cannot arrest people when we are trying to hold ground because of the sheer size, the dynamics and the wanton violence.”

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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz addresses reporters as the Minneapolis-St. Paul region deals with continued rioting following the death of George Floyd.

Minneapolis police said gunshots were fired at police officers near the city’s Fifth Precinct on Friday night, one night after rioters broke into and torched the Third Precinct, FOX 9 reported.

Meanwhile, the Pentagon – at the request of President Trump – has placed U.S. military police on alert for a possible rapid deployment to Minnesota, The Associated Press reported. Soldiers at Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Drum in New York have been asked to be ready within four hours of a call, while those at Fort Carson in Colorado and Fort Riley in Kansas have been asked to be ready within 24 hours, sources told AP.

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Floyd’s death Monday – for which four Minneapolis police officers were fired Tuesday and one of them, Derek Gauvin, was arrested and charged with third-degree murder Friday – has sparked protests and rioting across the U.S., from New York City and Washington, D.C., to Chicago; Columbus, Ohio, Louisville, Ky., and Dallas, to San Jose, Calif.; Los Angeles and Portland, Ore.

“The arrest of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the brutal killing of George Floyd is a welcome but overdue step on the road to justice,” Floyd family attorney Ben Crump said Friday, according to FOX 9. “We expected a first-degree murder charge. We want a first-degree murder charge. And we want to see the other officers arrested.”

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This photo provided by the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office shows former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, who was arrested Friday in the Memorial Day death of George Floyd. (Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Meantime, all across the nation came reports of arson fires, looting and smashed windows and vehicles. From some cities came reports of gunfire against police officers.

And all of it happened as the nation continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 100,000 Americans.

In Portland, Ore., a crowd smashed windows and sparked a fire inside the city’s Justice Center, FOX 12 of Oregon reported.

In San Jose, police officers fired on an SUV that struck at least two people, according to the Mercury News.

“The whole crowd started chasing the car but it got away,” Saul Duarte, a protester who recorded the incident on video, told the newspaper. “After that, everyone surrounded the two injured people and tried helping but the cops started tear-gassing us.”

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In Oakland, Calif., police said several officers were injured by projectiles, FOX 2 of the Bay Area reported.

Bystanders also reported being injured.

“I got punched in the face and my cell phone was taken,” one motorist told FOX 2.

In New York, rioters torched a police van and NYPD officers reported hundreds of arrests, The New York Post reported.

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A police van goes up in flames in New York City. 

In Washington, the White House was briefly placed on lockdown as crowds reached a boiling point, FOX 5 of DC reported.

In Atlanta, a crowd stormed the entrance to CNN headquarters, at one point climbing onto the TV network’s logo outside the building.

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Demonstrators paint on the CNN logo during a protest, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Atlanta, in response to the death of George Floyd in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis. (Associated Press)

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an impassioned plea for rioters to stop their violence and simply go home.

“What I see happening in the streets of Atlanta is not Atlanta,” Bottoms said, according to FOX 5 Atlanta. “This is not a protest. This is not in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. This is chaos. A protest has purpose.”

“What I see happening in the streets of Atlanta is not Atlanta. This is not a protest. This is not in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. This is chaos. A protest has purpose.”

— Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

In Chicago, demonstrators shut down streets in the Loop, many of them chanting, “I can’t breathe,” which Floyd was heard saying on a video that went viral, showing a police officer kneeling on his neck, FOX 32 reported.

Early Saturday, Chicago police were deployed to the Trump International Hotel and Tower, where a crowd had gathered.

Video posted on social media showed people lying on the ground after apparently being struck by objects.

Hundreds of protesters filled the streets in Louisville, where they demonstrated for a second night not only against Floyd’s death but against the death of Breonna Tayler, an emergency room technician who was killed by a police officer in her home on March 13.

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Police used tear gas against the crowd, FOX affiliate WDRB-TV reported.

“This has been a very sad night for our city,” Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer told reporters just after 1 a.m. Saturday. “There needs to be ample recognition of the underlying inequity that causes so much of this frustration, but there is no excuse for the destruction of property we have seen this evening. This is not protest; it is violence.”

“There is no excuse for the destruction of property we have seen this evening. This is not protest; it is violence.”

— Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer

Although fired Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in connection with Floyd’s death, the three other officers who were fired in connection with the case have not been charged with any crimes – and it remained unclear when the protests and rioting would end.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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Senate Democrat: Mail-in ballots needed because GOP trying to stop ‘people of color from voting’

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Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., pushed mail-in voting as a way to counter alleged Republican attempts to suppress minority votes.

“It’s really a great system,” Merkley said, referring to mail-in voting. “One of those valuable things, which will become more and more important is it stops so many forms of voter suppression and voter intimidation. The Republicans are trying to stop poor people from voting, they’re trying to stop college students from voting, people of color from voting, Indian tribes from voting.”

He made those comments during a Tuesday interview with Sirius XM host Dean Obeidallah. Merkley added that mail-in balloting prevents Republicans from engaging in “tricks,” like long wait times, that would suppress the vote.

Democrats have floated mail-in voting as concerns grew about spreading the coronavirus on Election Day in November. President Trump has panned the idea, arguing that it would encourage voter fraud — a point Republicans often make when discussing things like voter ID laws.

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Merkley pushed back on that argument, arguing that the system has been “incredible” in his own state. “We’ve had essentially no scandals,” he told Obeidallah.

He added that mail-in voting was a “very, very reliable, good system and it makes sure that people don’t get disenfranchised because of traffic, because of snow, because someone rigged the precinct to have too few poll workers or because the computers went down there that night.”

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“It’s all paper so it can be recounted which is a huge factor in legitimacy,” he added.

President Trump is threatening to withhold federal funding from Michigan and Nevada over their decisions to enact widespread mail-in voting in the upcoming election, claiming the moves were “done illegally” and will lead to voter fraud.

Merkley’s comments touched on a long-running debate in which Democrats brand voting reforms as Republican attempts to suppress the vote.

Last year, former Georgia state Rep. Stacey Abrams predicted that Republicans would “intimidate” minority voters without certain protections in place.

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“They just lifted a consent decree that’s kept Republicans and the RNC from going into local communities and intimidating voters by having off-duty officers tell people that they are monitoring their votes,” Abrams told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow in August. “For the first time since 1981, the RNC will be allowed to cheat and lie and go into polling places and scare voters, particularly voters of color.”

Abrams’ comments referred to a decree that originated in 1982 with the Democratic National Committee (DNC) suing the GOP for allegedly trying to discourage African-American voters. At the beginning of 2018, one of former President Obama’s judicial appointees struck down an effort to extend that decree, saying the party did not show — “by a preponderance of the evidence” — that the GOP violated it.

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RNC communications director Michael Ahrens responded at the time by calling Abrams’ statements “totally baseless,” and claiming that the RNC tried to increase voter turnout.

“What she’s saying is totally baseless and irresponsible,” he said in a statement to Fox News. “The RNC’s job is getting more people to vote, not less. If Abrams actually cared about the integrity of elections, she’d finally concede the governor’s race she lost by 55,000 votes.”

Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report.

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Republican Cliff Bentz wins Oregon primary race to succeed Rep. Greg Walden

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Cliff Bentz, a former Oregon GOP state senator, won a crowded congressional primary race Tuesday to succeed the retiring longtime Rep. Greg Walden.

The Associated Press called the GOP primary Tuesday night at 8:31 p.m. PDT declaring Bentz the winner in Oregon’s 2nd congressional district.  The seat is considered solidly Republican, so Bentz would be the favorite to win in November.

“Being elected to represent the Republicans of CD2 in the 2020 race for congress is one of the most humbling experiences of my life,” Bentz said on social media. “It’s an incredible honor to follow in Congressman Walden’s footsteps. Just as he has done, I will do my best to represent and uphold the values of CD 2 and Rural Oregon.”

Four Democrats sought their party’s nomination for the state’s largest congressional district, but that primary contest was too close to call Wednesday.

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Bentz beat former 2018 Republican Oregon gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler and former state legislator Jason Atkinson.

Oregon has five congressional seats and Walden is the lone GOP representative. First elected in 1998, Walden announced in October he wouldn’t seek reelection.

Walden congratulated Bentz on the victory and said he’s confident Bentz will excel at the job.

Also in Oregon on Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden won the state’s presidential primary, putting him one step closer to cementing the Democratic nomination.

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And in the other congressional races, Christopher Christensen won the Republican nomination for Oregon’s 1st congressional district to face incumbent Democratic Rep. Suzanne Bonamici in November. Joanna Harbour won the GOP nomination in Oregon’s 3rd congressional district to face incumbent Rep. Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat, in the general election.

Alek Skarlatos, a Republican, advanced to the November general election against Democratic Rep. Peter DeFazio in Oregon’s 4th congressional district. And Amy Ryan Courser sealed the Republican nomination in the 5th congressional district to face off against incumbent Rep. Kurt Schrader.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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First cases of possible coronavirus-linked inflammatory condition in children reported in Mississippi, Oregon

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Oregon and Mississippi this week joined a seemingly growing list of states that have reported cases of a mysterious inflammatory illness in children that experts think is possibly related to the novel coronavirus.

In Oregon, a child being treated for a COVID-19 infection at Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland has become what is said to be the state’s first case of “pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome,” which is reportedly similar to Kawasaki disease, or a condition that causes swelling in medium-sized arteries throughout the body.

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The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) on Wednesday announced the case in a young female patient. No other details were provided.

“We don’t believe this syndrome is very common, but several cases have been reported elsewhere in association with COVID-19,” said Dr. Paul Cieslak, the medical director for infectious diseases and immunizations at the OHA Public Health Division, in a statement. “This syndrome appears to be an uncommon but serious complication of COVID-19 in children.”

Meanwhile, in Mississippi, health officials announced what is also thought to be the state’s first case of pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome (PIMS). Speaking at a news conference on Thursday, Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said the state has one suspected case that officials are now investigating.

“It’s primarily in kids less than five years of age. We will start collecting case reports from physicians. It’s been becoming a reportable condition now in Mississippi. Physicians need to tell us so we can then report it on the CDC,”  Dobbs said, according to a local news outlet. “Thus far, we have one suspect case of this syndrome that we are looking into right now.”

More cases of the Kawasaki disease-like inflammatory condition are likely to pop up in other children around the country as the virus continues to spread, experts have warned.

Already this week, for instance, officials from Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital (YNHCH) in Connecticut announced three cases of the condition in pediatric coronavirus patients there. The cases are said to be the state’s first and have since been reported to the Connecticut Department of Public health, the hospital said in a news release.

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The condition has also affected several patients at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in California, as well as at least one child in Louisiana.

A 6-month-old who was hospitalized in California with Kawasaki disease last month also tested positive for COVID-19, Reuters reported at the time. Meanwhile, physicians in Washington, D.C., have also recently reported cases of the mysterious condition.

Additionally, at least three young children in New York died after being hospitalized with the rare Kawasaki disease-like illness, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said last weekend.

The news comes after British health authorities, in a warning to health care professionals in late April, said that some severely ill pediatric patients in the country — including some who were positive for the coronavirus — presented an “unusual clinical picture” that included inflammatory symptoms possibly linked to COVID-19.

The U.K. Pediatric Intensive Care Society (PICS), citing an email alert from the National Health Service (NHS) in England, said in a news release that health officials had reported “a small rise in the number of cases of critically ill children presenting with an unusual clinical picture” at the time. More specifically, it is a “multi-system inflammatory state” that may be connected to the novel virus.

“The cases have in common overlapping features of toxic shock syndrome and atypical Kawasaki disease with blood parameters consistent with severe COVID-19 in children. Abdominal pain and gastrointestinal symptoms have been a common feature as has cardiac inflammation,” the NHS notice reads, according to PICS.

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Dr. Jacqueline Szmuszkovicz, a pediatric cardiologist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, recently said that children who have a fever that lasts for four or more days should seek medical attention.

“Certainly, if they see any of the other signs — the rash, the red tongue, red eyes — we encourage them to seek care,” she told  The Los Angeles Times.

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Most of Oregon can resume limited operations, including Portland

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Oregon has given permission after nearly two months of coronavirus closures for most of the state to reopen – to some degree.

Gov. Kate Brown announced last week that counties could apply for Phase I reopening, which would allow limited business operations to resume, including dine-in services and fitness facilities. Most of the counties in the state – 33 of 36 – applied for the first phase of reopening, with 28 of the counties approved.

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In counties not entering Phase I on May 15, certain operations can still resume, including outdoor recreation areas, non-emergency medical care, and faith gatherings. Unapproved counties will only be allowed gatherings of 10 people or less, while Phase I counties can allow gatherings of up to 25 people.

In order to reopen, counties must demonstrate declining prevalence of COVID-19, testing ability of 30 tests per 10,000 residents per week, contact tracing and isolation facilities.

The governor’s office noted that applications for three counties are pending, and applications for Marion and Polk counties were denied. The state will continue to monitor those counties for seven days to see if conditions improve.

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Residents mainly expected the rural counties to receive permission, but even urban Portland has been given permission to reopen some businesses.

“In each of these counties we will continue to monitor testing rates, effectiveness at contract tracing and isolation of new cases, hospitalization rates and other metrics that are required to remain open in Phase One,” Brown said in a statement.

“I am focused on protecting the health and safety of Oregonians, while understanding that job losses have a negative impact on public health––both physical and emotional health.”

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Oregon instituted a “Stay Home, Save Lives” directive on March 23, which closed businesses and required social distancing in an effort to discourage reasons for citizens to leave their homes. Gradual easing on restrictions started on April 27 with the resumption of non-urgent care procedures.

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Oregon has suffered a relatively limited impact from the pandemic, with 3,479 confirmed cases as of Friday, with 137 deaths.

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Oregon police say they used stun gun on suspect who threatened to shoot them: report

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A suspect who police spotted allegedly trying to break into a snack shop at a Portland, Ore., train station was subdued with a stun gun, according to reports.

Matthew Joseph Medlin, 36, allegedly threatened to shoot the officers, although he was later found to be unarmed, FOX 12 of Portland reported.

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Medlin fled from the Gateway Transit station Tuesday morning after he saw that police spotted him, according to the report. The officers followed him to a nearby Winco Food store, where they found the suspect in a stockroom.

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Police said Medlin had his hands inside his jacket and threatened to shoot them but the officers deployed the stun gun and made the arrest, FOX 12 reported.

Medlin has a long history of arrests, having been booked into Portland jails at least 29 times previously, OregonLive.com reported.

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America reopening: Dozens of states including Michigan, Ohio ease coronavirus restrictions this week

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The U.S. is continuing its gradual reopening this week, with more than a dozen states easing strict lockdown measures that shuttered businesses and brought the daily lives of millions of Americans to a halt for more than a month as part of a critical tradeoff to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

States across the country believe they have “flattened the curve” of infections enough to phase in their economies under new health guidelines and restrictions to protect citizens from the COVID-19 virus.

The U.S. on Sunday recorded 731 virus-related fatalities — its lowest daily number of deaths since March 29 and the first time under 1,000 deaths were reported in 42 days. As of Monday morning, there were more than 1.3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 79,000 deaths in the U.S.

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The moves to reopen come as U.S. employers cut 20.5 million jobs in April, a record-shattering number that pushed unemployment to 14.7 percent, the highest level since the Great Depression. Several states who have not given timelines for reopening have faced growing unrest.

However, dozens of states have already begun lifting restrictions to varying degrees over the past weeks.

The following states are either lifting measures for the first time or continuing their phased roadmap to reopening.

Alabama

Restaurants, bars, and breweries could reopen Monday with limited seating at tables, which must be placed at least six feet apart, and additional sanitation rules.

Barbershops, hair salons, and other close-contact service providers resumed operations under similar social distancing and sanitation guidelines.

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Retail stores began reopening April 30 in Decatur, Ala. (Dan Busey/The Decatur Daily via AP)

Gyms and fitness centers can also reopen with social distancing, although certain athletic activities will remain banned.

A ban on gatherings over 10 people was lifted, although six feet of distance is still required between people who don’t live in the same household.

Beaches reopened with no ban on gatherings but required six feet of social distancing between people.

Arizona

Restaurants and coffee shops reopened Monday with new social distancing measures.

Last week, retail businesses began reopening, and barbershops and cosmetologists resumed appointments under new health guidelines that required staff and customers to wear masks.

Gov. Doug Ducey last month extended the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected” executive order until May 15.

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Arkansas

Restaurants may reopen for dine-in services at 33 percent capacity Monday under new health requirements. Staff must wear masks and gloves, which must be changed between each customer or task. Patrons must wear masks until the food is served. Tables must be set at least 10 feet apart.

On Friday, state parks are expected to reopen cabins, lodges and RV rentals to state residents.

While no statewide stay-at-home order was imposed, Gov. Asa Hutchinson had issued restrictions that limited businesses and outdoor activities.

Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis allowed barbershops, hair salons, and nail salons to reopen in all counties currently in Phase 1 of the state’s “Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step” plan.

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Visitors to Park Avenue in Winter Park, Fla., dine al fresco on the street as restaurants and shops reopened Saturday in the popular dining district under Phase One restrictions. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

All counties except Broward and Miami-Dade were in Phase 1 as of Monday. The remaining two counties were expected to begin reopening May 18.

Indiana

Under Gov. Eric Holcomb’s “Back on Track Indiana” plan, restaurants could reopen Monday at 50 percent capacity. Bar seating will remain closed and no live entertainment is permitted.

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Barbershops in Indiana have been closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus since March 25, and were allowed to open Monday by appointment and following social distancing guidelines. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Hair salons, barbershops, and tattoo parlors resumed appointment-only services. Staff must wear masks and workstations must meet social distancing and sanitation guidelines.

Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear announced that manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain businesses will begin opening Monday. Office-based businesses could reopen at 50 percent capacity.

Construction vehicle or vessel dealerships can resume operations. Pet care, grooming and boarding, and photography businesses could also resume services.

Horse racing is allowed, although no fans will be permitted.

Other shops such as barbers, salons, and retailers were expected to open later this month.

Maine

Gov. Janet Mills allowed fitness and exercise gyms to reopen statewide on Monday for outside classes of 10 or less and one-on-one sessions indoors.

Retail stores in 12 counties could also reopen with limited capacity and new cleaning regulations.

Michigan

Michigan’s manufacturing workers are allowed to return to work Monday. Workers must wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines.

Workers must be screened daily before entering any facilities, which includes having their temperatures taken along with filling out a questionnaire covering symptoms and contact to those with possible coronavirus infections.

Minnesota

Elective surgeries could resume Monday.

Last week, Gov. Tim Walz on Monday allowed retail businesses and other non-critical businesses to begin offering curbside pick-up with restrictions. Employees and customers should continue wearing protective equipment and follow social distancing guidelines.

Mississippi

Hair salons, barbershops and gyms may begin reopening Monday with health restrictions, including social distancing and sanitary measures.

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves began reopening the state late last month, with most retailers allowed to operate at 50 percent reduced capacity.

Montana

Fitness studios, gyms, and gym pools can reopen Friday at 50 percent capacity. Museums and theaters can also reopen with limited occupancy.

New Hampshire

Retail stores, drive-in movie theaters, golf courses, barbershops, and hair salons reopened Monday under Gov. Chris Sununu’s guidelines to a phased reopening.

The governor’s stay-at-home order expires May 31.

Ohio

Retail stores may reopen Tuesday with a limit of 10 customers at a time.

On Friday, hair salons, barbershops, days spas, and nail salons are expected to reopen with new social distancing and sanitation rules. Restaurants are also expected to reopen Friday for outside dining, and on May 21 for indoor dining.

Customers of some establishments may need to wait in their cars until their appointments or reservations.

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Oklahoma

Funerals and weddings can resume Friday with social distancing measures.

Organized sports and bars can also resume operations with similar health and safety measures.

Oregon

Retail stores that were previously closed, like furniture stores, art galleries, jewelry shops, and boutiques, can resume operations Friday under the state’s new health guidelines.

Childcare, summer school, camps, and youth programs can also reopen with limitations and new guidelines.

South Carolina

Restaurants reopened Monday with limited dine-in services. No more than 50 percent occupancy is allowed, and tables must be spread six to eight feet apart.

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Rules for outdoor dining in South Carolina amid the coronavirus were relaxed last week. (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP)

Last week, restaurants resumed outdoor dining service, with a table limit of no more than eight people.

West Virginia

Among the next wave of businesses to reopen in the state, Gov. Jim Justice allowed gyms and fitness centers, along with drive-in movie theaters, to resume services Monday.

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Oregon’s first known coronavirus patient released from hospital after 2 months

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An Oregon resident who is the first known case of the novel coronavirus in the state has officially been released from the hospital following a more than two-month-long battle with COVID-19.

On Monday, Hector Calderon, a custodian at Forest Hills Elementary School in Lake Oswego, was transferred from Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center in Hillsboro to a skilled nursing facility, The Oregonian reported.

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Calderon, 46, fell ill in late February and was listed as the state’s first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus on Feb. 28. At the time, he was thought to be only the second patient in the U.S. to contract the novel virus via community spread, local outlets reported.

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May 4, 2020: Hector Calderon, joined by his wife, waves to well-wishers as a Mariachi band plays as he’s discharged from Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center in Hillsboro, Ore. Calderon spent many days in the intensive care unit, where he was sedated and intubated, before he recovered enough to be transferred to a skilled nursing facility on Monday, May 4, 2020. He was listed as the state’s first confirmed new coronavirus case on Feb. 28. (Jan Sonnenmair/The Permanente Federation via AP)

Local news station KATU-2 reported Calderon was sedated and intubated at one point during his hospital stay. The Oregonian also reported he was one of the first patients to be treated with Remdesivir, Gilead Science’s experimental antiviral drug that early results of a clinical study indicated can help speed recovery in COVID-19 patients.

An ICU nurse identified as Chad Cabe helped Calderon during his stay, and promised the man a mariachi band send-off upon his discharge from the hospital. That promise was fulfilled on Monday when a mariachi band played outside as Calderon was released. Staff, cheering and clapping for Calderon, lined the hallways to celebrate.

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“This has been a remarkable journey. His courage, strength, and resilience throughout has been an inspiration,” Dr. Katie Sharff, an infectious disease specialist at Kaiser Permanente, told KATU-2. “It was such a joy to see his clinical improvement and hear him asking about students and teachers at the school.”

“I would just like to let you know I miss you so much,” Calderon said to the Forest Hills Elementary community, according to The Oregonian. “Thank you for your support of me and my family. God bless you and I will see you soon.”

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