Public safety concerns as states ease restrictions

Despite an increase of nearly 2,000 new cases of COVID-19 in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott green-lit barbershops, salons and other personal services to reopen.
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George, now to parts of the country trying to return to normal as some states ease restrictions, a new poll finds 63% of Americans are concerned they will re-open too quickly. This as covid cases are still on the rise across much of America. Marcus Moore is at a re-opened mall in Dallas with who are on good morning, Marcus. Reporter: Well, Amy, good you can see it on the sidewalks and the roadways here during the more traffic as these restrictions are being eased and more and more people are getting out. Some of them are concerned about their safety, other, though, saying it is high time to get life back to normal. This morning, more businesses gearing up to re-open. In Texas, governor Greg Abbott green lighting barber shop, salons and other personal services to restart despite an increase of nearly 2,000 covid cases statewide in the last 24 hours and almost two dozen more deaths. There's no law that says you have to stay in. You do what's best for you, what's best for your family. Reporter: Governor Abbott saying about 75% of the 906 deaths in the state so far are people aged 65 or over. He's confident that hospitals can handle the pandemic. Texas is fully capable of being able to manage the health care needs of everybody who contracts covid-19. Reporter: But some Texas health care workers worry what the next two weeks will bring especially as more people head to stores and beaches. Galveston packed this last weekend and more of the sick starting to go to hospitals. The people who get sick will take a few days to get sick so that's why I think we're more concerned in the next ten days than today. Reporter: Here at Houston's methodist hospital, they're using virtual icus to monitor covid patient as louing them to treat more patients at once while cutting back on potential virus exposure for nurses and doctors. Across much of the country cases still on the rise as states continue to open. Like Illinois, on Tuesday the state reporting its highest one-day fay facility count since the start of the pandemic with 176 fatalities in the last 24 There's so much pressure for us to get back to that normal but the truth is we're still in a significant war with Ang Reporter: In Missouri where they saw 386 new cases Monday, the largest single day increase in the state so far, officials announcing the youth baseball leagues can start this weekend but with a number of safety guidelines. We're also going to have only a three-player limit in the dugout. The rest of the kids we'll space out six feet apart behind the fence, behind the dugout to keep the kids safe. Reporter: Back here in Texas, you might remember the Dallas area salon owner who opened her business in defiance of the stay-at-home order. This morning she is serving seven days in jail and was ordered to pay a $7,000 fine as states begin to re-open, whit. We could see more of those crackdowns in the days to come. Marcus, thank you.

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