LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - Since the start of May, multiple states like Arizona have announced either a partial reopening or are in the process of making such plans.
But not in states like California, where a statewide stay-at-home order remains intact, and California Governor Gavin Newsom recently ordered all beaches to close.
People took to the streets of California protest their rights, in a direct defiance to Newsom's orders.
Demonstrations in protest took place from the capital of Sacramento to San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego.
NBC video depicts the crowds gathered at Huntington Beach, a recent protest after Newsom ordered beaches there to close.
Gavin Newsom has since promised “meaningful” changes to stay-at-home orders in the coming days. He said the changes would come in, "days, not weeks."
Newsom has said California is “getting very close” to making changes to how businesses, including restaurants, can operate, urging residents to be patient.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey recently released guidelines to reopen retail stores, and mentioned a plan to partially reopen restaurants in efforts to partially reopen the State.
While a majority of the United States now is in the process of reopening, it is important to note these are the states least impacted the the coronavirus (COVID-19).
States like New York, California, Washington and Louisiana are the most impacted, and remain under a statewide stay-at-home order.