Some of the states in the U.S. have eased the rules on lockdown and as a result, people immediately rush out of their homes and headed to the beach, streets and parks. However, while outside of their homes, it seems that the public has forgotten about social distancing. 

The restrictions on lockdown are not very strict anymore but still, people are advised to be cautious and observed some guidelines like the wearing of face masks and keeping a safe distance from people. The coronavirus is not yet fully wiped out and in fact, thousands of Americans are still battling the disease but people are acting like everything has gone back to normal when it isn’t.  

“It seems there are certain times of the day and certain places where it doesn't seem like social distancing is even a thing," NBC News quoted a beach patrol officer in Texas as saying after people flocked in public places. 

As summer is approaching in the U.S. and the COVID-19 some of the restrictions are being lifted by governors after weeks of confinement in homes, most of the people headed to the beach. In South Florida, it was reported that long lines formed at marinas as residents get ready to be in the water. 

With their own boats in tow, people queued as early as 6:30 a.m. last Saturday. The next day, on Sunday, the marina was forced to close down as the marina already reached full capacity status.  

“We want to get out on the water and have some fun with the family," NBC Miami quoted Terrance Dolan, a boat owner. "We’ve been locked up for quite some time now. It’s time to get out and get some fresh air.”

People in Tennessee were seen on the streets and they hang out in the resort town of Gatlinburg. On the other hand, in New York City which is the center of coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., people laid out their picnic mats on grassy spots in parks like Prospect Park.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump once stated once again that the country is now safe to reopen. There are still Americans who are afraid because they think that the POTUS is pushing the country to “go back to normal” when COVID-19 is not yet over. 

Many of them say that rushing can be harmful later on. Finally, for the protesters who want the lockdown to end, Trump clearly agreed with them and offered his support, the Washington Post reported. 

New York Park People hang out in Central Park in New York. Photo by: Matthew LeJune/Unsplash