Trump Unveils Guidelines for Reopening the Country

President Donald Trump is sharing his vision on how the country should lift its restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. 

On Thursday, the White House released an 18-page document that lays out guidelines for how states could start to reopen their economies in a series of phases. 

Trump tweeted on Thursday afternoon that he would hold a “major news conference” to outline his guidelines.

“We can begin the next front in our war,” Trump said during his press conference. “We must also preserve the health and functioning of our economy.”

The guidelines, titled “Opening Up America Again,” do not lay out a timeline for when restrictions are lifted. However, they list criteria for states to lift social distancing restrictions and provide an outline of how states can begin to move forward. 

Check out the guidelines below:

The first phase is for states that see a 14-day downward trajectory in new cases. The second phase is for states that do not see a rebound of cases. And the third phase is for states that meet the downward trajectory requirements and do not see a spike in cases as restrictions have been lifted. 

The first phase of the guidelines recommends that vulnerable Americans continue to shelter in place. For those who do go out, the guidelines recommend that they continue to adhere to existing social distancing guidelines and avoid non-essential travel.

However, it allows for businesses such as gyms, theaters, or places of worship to reopen if they can accommodate social distancing guidelines. Although bars are supposed to stay closed.

Additionally, elective surgeries — which have been delayed across the country — can resume in the first phase.

In phase two, the White House says non-essential travel can resume. It encourages people to avoid groups of more than 50 — up from the current recommendation to avoid groups of more than ten people. 

Also, in phase two, the White House says that schools and daycare centers can reopen. And bars can open if they limit occupancy.

And in the third phase, vulnerable groups can leave their homes, businesses can return to normal staffing levels, and visits to hospitals and nursing homes can resume.

However, people are still encouraged to avoid crowded areas. 

Trump had previously declared that he has the “total authority” on the decision to reopen the country. However, in a meeting with governors on Thursday afternoon, Trump reportedly told governors to “call your own shots.”

The latest data finds that there are 658,263 confirmed cases of the virus in the country. However, officials are optimistic that strict restrictions and social distancing guidelines are working to slow the spread of the virus.

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  1. The ” money is more important than people ” MURDERING PSYCHOPATH has boatloads of rectal egress supporters willing to see 100s of 1,000s die for the economy’s life as long as they aren’t in the number who do.

    1. Please explain how this is NOT gonna be anything more than a BAD influenza year? Please give us FACTS that back YOUR WORDS, “MURDERING PSYCHOPATH has boatloads of rectal egress supporters.” You are the epitome of the saying “stupid is as stupid does”. You are NOTHING but a blithering IDIOT who can’t wait to show everybody else how stupid you really are. Thank you for showing ALL of us here that you DON’T possess a fully functioning brain.

      1. Bet you can’t explain about influenza because you have NO CLUE how many people die of the flu every year in this country, do you?

    2. “boatloads of rectal egress supporters.” Why are Trump supporters ALWAYS willing to explain their stance, but you libs just take potshots and disappear forever? Please back up your comment, “willing to see 100s of 1,000s die for the economy’s life as long as they aren’t in the number who do”. Remember, your mommy can’t help you.

    3. BUT, we will allow her to change your diaper at any time.

    4. But, your ignorance of FACTS won’t keep you from making a total ASS of yourself here, will it?

      1. WOW just WOW !

        6 asinine replies each more unhinged than its predecessor.

        You trumphucklicans really do live with your heads permanently lodged in your rectums.

        You pieces of excrement are more toxic, useless, and worthless than raw cesspool sludge.

        1. “trumphucklicans”. Your mommy gave you that one, didn’t she? Just what is unhinged here? Please provide some FACTS to back up your statement, “MURDERING PSYCHOPATH has boatloads of rectal egress supporters willing to see 100s of 1,000s die for the economy’s life as long as they aren’t in the number who do.” Just to help you out, here’s the definition of “facts”-“something that actually exists; reality; truth”. Did YOU answer ANY question posed to you? You do understand the word question, don’t you? The answer to that question is NO, you provided nothing to back up your stupid-assed comments. NOTHING! ZERO! ZILCH! You have another chance here, skippy,”Please explain how this is NOT gonna be anything more than a BAD influenza year?” And, NO, just calling me MORE names does not qualify as an answer, but it’s more than likely ALL YOU HAVE.

        2. Hey mental midget, answer this one, “How many people died of influenza during the winter of 2017-2018? How many people died of influenza during the winter of 2012-2013?

        3. You just might be the stupidest libtard here. It’s a toss-up between you, confusion and micheal. I leave philly off this list because, at least, she does her damndest to back up what she says.

          1. When given facts or details Stan ignores them.

            Get used to that around here, john.

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