White House guidelines for reopening economy
President Trump unveiled guidance for a phased reopening of parts of the U.S. economy that leaves the final decisions up to governors.
The document recommends that states see a downward trajectory in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases as well as flu-like symptoms before they move to lift stay-at-home orders and other restrictions meant to curb the spread of the virus.
It also recommends that states and regions see a decline in documented cases over a period of 14 days, ensure that hospitals can treat all patients without crisis care, and have a robust testing program in place including antibody tests for at-risk health care workers before moving to the phased reopening.
The goal of the guidelines, according to the White House, is to mitigate the risk of a resurgence in cases and protect vulnerable populations, including the elderly and those with underlying health conditions.
It also explicitly states that the steps are implementable at the statewide or county-level at the “discretion” of individual governors.
The guidelines include specific recommendations for individuals and employers. They are also broken up into three phases.
Read the full text here.