More states ease lingering virus rules as vaccine rates rise

  • A woman plays a slot machine while wearing a face mask on May 5 at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, more U.S. cities and states are shrugging off lingering COVID-19 restrictions as vaccination rates rise and the number of infections falls.