Trump completes reversal, telling govs ‘you are going to call your own shots’ and distributes new guidelines

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Date Published: April 16, 2020

Source: CNN

On Thursday, President Donald Trump unveiled new guidelines to help states loosen social distancing restrictions and restart the economy. Plans for reopening will have three phases, with restrictions slowly being eased as benchmarks, such as sustained decreases in number of cases, are met. In the first phase, schools will remain closed and working from home is still recommended. Large venues, such as some restaurants and gyms, may be reopened on the condition of operating under strict social distancing protocols. The target date for beginning reopening is May 1st, but the decision ultimately lies with the individual governors and their states.

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