Sixty-four percent of Americans believe their local governments will loosen COVID restrictions within the next three months, while nearly 50 percent think some social distancing measures will remain permanent, according to a recent study by

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Just 8 percent believe that social distancing measures will never stop, while 79.1 percent think mask wearing will remain in place the longest. COVID measures have been in place in some capacity since March, when the pandemic hit the U.S. hard.

Many cities and states have relaxed some restrictions, while other communities remain strict inlcuding in Seattle, Wa., where Gov. Jay Inslee is considering a rollback in his reopening plan in several counties, including King County, where cases of coronavirus have plateaued after rising steeply over the past month.

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