The White House is recommending three phases for states to reopen from coronavirus shutdowns. The guidelines recommend states only start opening after weeks of downward trends in coronavirus patients or folks with similar symptoms. The phases will slowly allow healthy people to stop sheltering, while maintaining some social distancing practices. Eventually, schools can reopen and venues will be able to operate with some distancing protocols. The final phase would lift stay-at-home requirements for folks who are considered vulnerable. At that point, there won't be restrictions for people going to work either.
President Trump say governors will be able to implement their own plans in reopening their own states from COVID-19 shutdowns. In a White House briefing, Trump outlined his administration's guidelines for getting the country back on its feet. The President explained that each state has different circumstances. He said if governors determine conditions require them to keep their states closed, they can do so. However, if they feel it's time to reopen, the federal government will authorize them to do that. He also urged states to work together with their regional neighbors on reopening.
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