After weeks of shutdowns to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, several states started easing their restrictions on nonessential businesses last weekend, welcoming customers back and letting some employees return to work. Data from Georgia, Oklahoma and South Carolina show people came out in trickles rather than droves, but travel, clothes and entertainment topped the list.

While retail foot traffic is still much lower than last year at this time, the three states showed a slight uptick compared with recent weekends when…

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