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States plan to lift remaining COVID-19 restrictions

Across the country this week, governors are announcing plans to lift remaining COVID-19 restrictions and have made promises of a normal summer.

Relying on metrics that predict high vaccine uptake, Tim Walz, governor of Minnesota, said his state would end existing mask mandates by Jul 1 or earlier if 70% of Minnesotans ages 16 and older had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

On May 28, Walz said all remaining restrictions on businesses and social gatherings will end. "Let's just go get it done and end this thing," said Walz at a press conference yesterday, referring to his challenge to vaccinate 70% of the state's population.

In Illinois, Gov. J.B. Pritzker has announced a loosening of restrictions beginning May 14, because the state is

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