A series of security doors have been opened for the public to walk through in the town of Carson, Arizona.
The doors opened up at about 1:30pm (local time) on Monday, but the doors are not yet closed.
The town of about 3,300 people was placed on lockdown for three days last month after the city reported it was suffering from the spread of the coronavirus.
Local residents began arriving in droves to help the authorities contain the outbreak, and there was a temporary halt to most public gatherings.
However, a week ago, the lockdown was lifted.
Larson’s mayor, Greg Johnson, told ABC News that the town was still dealing with some “horrible” infections and that there had been some instances of “people taking advantage of that situation”.
“I don’t want to say they’ve had a very good week, but I’m sure they’re dealing with it,” he said.
“But, to put it simply, we’re not going to have any of the people coming in or going out to our stores or our restaurants, that’s for sure.”
We’re going to be a very, very small community.
“Johnson added that the lockdown had been “very, very successful” and that the people who had come to help were “getting very, much better”.
Local news outlet ABC 13 News reported that local residents had been allowed back in, although there were some who remained in lockdown.ABC 13 said the town had been the site of “the worst lockdown in the history of the county”.”
They weren’t allowed to go to their houses or to any of their businesses, and they were being monitored and were being kept under strict quarantine conditions.””
Residents were told that it was a dangerous time.
They weren’t allowed to go to their houses or to any of their businesses, and they were being monitored and were being kept under strict quarantine conditions.”
But the community remained largely peaceful, and the town has since returned to normal.