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Texas governor reopens retail businesses

Emily Seiler
Timeline of LISD’s response to COVID-19

Texas coronavirus cases peaked on April 22 — April 26, with zero shortages in hospital beds, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Additionally, the state is projected to have 957 COVID-19 deaths by Aug. 4.

In consideration of these projections, Gov. Greg Abbott plans to slowly reopen businesses. Abbott allowed retail businesses to offer pickup and delivery services for customers starting April 24. This plan has been met with mixed feelings by students.

Freshman Emma Wildwing considers reopening retail businesses to be both good and bad.

“On one side of things, the nonessential businesses will be able to receive the money that they haven’t in the past month. On the other side, these businesses are nonessential,” Wildwing said.

However, senior Sanskriti Dwivedi finds the plan concerning.

“If businesses reopen, it will signal to people that it is ok to go out again. If that happens, coronavirus cases will increase even more and everything we’ve done so far will be for nothing,” Dwivedi said.

Abbott plans to announce what other types of businesses can reopen and under what conditions on April 27.

Denton County currently has a stay-at-home order issued until April 30. The county is currently seventh in the state for coronavirus cases.

Dwivedi believes this was caused by residents not properly following social distancing guidelines.

“Nothing is really enforced and people seem to still be going out and meeting friends or partying,” Dwivedi said. “People, especially at our age, are not really taking it as a serious threat.”

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Ayra Charania
Ayra Charania, Copy Editor
As a traveler of nearly every continent (sorry Antarctica) and speaker of four languages, Ayra Charania is a senior and joined staff this year, although she has had a love of writing for many years. Outside of newspaper, Ayra loves to play the violin, shop for heels so she can pretend she isn’t tiny at 5’2, and read. Her current Netflix addiction is Lucifer.  Check out her playlist here:
Madi Olivier
Madi Olivier, Editor in Chief
Madi Olivier is a senior and third-year staffer, although most people know her as the short girl who talks too much. The newsroom is her favorite place to be and she spent most of her time last year convincing Hale to let her stay after school for “just five more minutes.” However, if the door to C108 is locked, you can normally find her at gymnastics practice or in the kitchen trying to bake. Her speciality is anything burnt or overflowing from the pan. She’s so excited to be the editor in chief of The Marquee and to see what amazing, impactful stories her staff will publish this year. 
Emily Seiler
Emily Seiler, Design Editor
Emily Seiler is dead inside. She’s a senior who blames her laziness on senioritis, but it's really because she doesn't like to think. She’s always tired and rarely has the time of day to care about anything but newspaper and college applications. You should see her attempting to learn in government.

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