Trump told governors he wants to reopen the economy on May 1, but they can call their own shots.
President Donald Trump released the guidelines to gradually reopen the American economy.
Trump previously said that opening up American again rested on his shoulders. However, he conceded and told governors today that they’re “going to call your own shots,” but thee federal government will “standing right alongside of you and we’re going to get our country open.”
Trump wants states to reopen on May 1, but really only those who do not have many coronavirus cases but also how many people have symptoms and hospital availability:
The guidelines don’t suggest specific reopening dates. Instead, they encourage states to base their decisions on data. The White House’s plan says states should move to the first phase of reopening after exhibiting a downward trend of documented cases or positive tests over a two-week period. States could move onto the other stages after showing that cases aren’t surging.
Under the first phase, movie theaters, restaurants, sports venues, places of worship, gyms and other venues could open with strict social-distancing guidelines in place, though bars would stay closed. Schools and day-care centers that are closed would remain shuttered. The plan recommends that vulnerable individuals remain at home during the first phase, and prohibits visits to nursing homes and hospitals. Some people could return to work in phases, though telework is still encouraged under the plan.
In the second phase, nonessential travel could resume and bars could open with some restrictions. Schools and youth activities could reopen. Vulnerable individuals would still be told to stay home and visits to nursing homes and hospitals would still be barred. Telework would continue to be encouraged.
For phase three, there would be no restrictions on workplaces and vulnerable people could resume social interactions, but should seek to follow social distancing. Visits to hospitals and nursing homes could resume, and bars could increase their standing-room capacity.
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