In California, residents are ready to “turn the page.” In New York, leaders are lighting off fireworks. From coast to coast, with more and more people vaccinated against the coronavirus, several states are announcing the end of their pandemic-era restrictions and the beginning of their reopenings.

The tone has been largely celebratory, with governors hailing their declarations as milestone moments in the fight against covid-19. But they’ve also struck a somber, cautious note.

As he ended social distancing requirements and capacity limits, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) urged the state to “remember those we lost.” California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) stressed that the state’s reopening doesn’t mean the pandemic is over and said he plans to continue the statewide emergency declaration. If more people don’t get vaccinated, he warned, “this thing can come back.”

Leaders in states such as Maryland and Virginia also announced the impending end of their emergency declarations. In Vermont, Gov. Phil Scott (R) lifted all restrictions after announcing that his state was the country’s first to reach 80 percent of people vaccinated. And D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) welcomed visitors to the nation’s capital for a July 4 celebration.

But the country’s progress is uneven: A Washington Post analysis found that virus infections are dropping in places where people are vaccinated, but rising in many places where people are not.

Here are some significant developments:

  • Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) announced Monday that 80 percent of the state’s 12 and older population is at least partially vaccinated. It’s the first state in the nation to reach that milestone, Scott said, and will allow him to lift all remaining pandemic restrictions.
  • The World Health Organization warned Monday that the Group of Seven’s pledge to share 1 billion doses with low-income countries would not be enough and has not come soon enough to stave off the fast-moving coronavirus.
  • Israel on Tuesday ended its requirement that masks be worn indoors, as the country’s rate of new coronavirus cases continues to decline after a massive inoculation program earlier this year.
  • The Japanese government is reportedly considering putting Tokyo in a “quasi-state of emergency” during the 2020 Olympic Games to control infections.
  • The United States reported a seven-day rolling average of 14,393 new cases Monday, a slight decrease from the previous week. The number of daily reported deaths has fallen by about 28 percent.