As States Reopen, CDC Report Shows Widespread Support For Social Distancing

By Nicholas Gerbis
Published: Monday, June 15, 2020 - 2:52pm
Updated: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 8:03am

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Arizona's average weekly rate of new coronavirus cases has more than tripled since the lockdown was lifted, placing the state on the national radar as a COVID-19 hotspot.

A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report looks at public attitudes toward stay-at-home orders.

The more than 4,000 adults surveyed in New York City, Los Angeles and the U.S. at large showed strong and widespread support for COVID-19 public health strategies, with 80% or more agreeing with stay-at-home orders, nonessential business closures and social distancing guidelines.

More than 74% of Americans, and nearly 90% of New Yorkers and Angelinos, said they wore face coverings in public.

Most said they would feel unsafe if restrictions were lifted.

The data are from May 5-12, the week before Gov. Doug Ducey's stay-at-home order expired.

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