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What’s being done to manage crowds, keep communities safe in yellow phase?

It’s the first weekend in two months that most people in our area can head to their favorite shops and parks.

All counties except for Beaver transitioned into the yellow phase Friday, relaxing the stay-at-home restrictions that were imposed for weeks.

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Shoppers flooded stores as retail shops were able to open across multiple counties.

With warmer weather and crowds expected, keeping communities safe and the curve flat is more important than ever.

From the Strip District and Market Square to shopping centers and parks, people are expected to take advantage of reopening and the warm weekend weather.

In the Strip, signs will tell you where to stand to safely social distance and which doors to go in. Plexiglass is the new norm at checkouts.

Businesses are working to keep customers safe ahead of the weekend brunch crowd, which brings business to local markets and retailers.

Local parks are open. You can play tennis, pickle ball or skateboard, but no organized sports.

While some will be taking in the fresh air, not everyone is eager to get back out there.

“I am worried about a second wave and how that's going to affect us,” said Margot Jezerc.

With Memorial Day weekend only a week away, playgrounds, pavilions and spray parks will remain closed.