Learn what the three phases of Trump's plan to reopen the economy are
April 17, 2020
President Donald Trump presented state governors with a plan to recover from the economic impact that the coronavirus pandemic has unleashed. The new conditions are aimed at minimizing restrictions in low-contagion areas of Covid-19 and keeping them in the most affected regions.
"Our life begins once again, we are re-entering the renewal of our economy," Trump said on Thursday, April 16, 2020, at the daily press conference. "This is a gradual process," he said.
Federal authorities confirmed that some social distancing measures will remain effective for the rest of the year to prevent a new outbreak of the virus and additionally fortify plans already developed by some governors, who are responsible for the public health of the people in their state.
In this press conference, the three phases that the government suggests to begin a gradual re-opening of the economy in low-contagion areas were also presented. States planning to re-open must also have the means to carry out necessary testing of the virus and could begin a gradual reopening of businesses and schools.
First phase: the plan suggests strict social distancing in public, thus avoiding the crowds of more than 10 people and prohibiting non-essential travel.
Second phase: people are encouraged to maintain social distancing and limit meetings as much as possible to no more than 50 individuals and should take the necessary precautionary measures; at this stage non-essential travel could restart.
Third phase: this is the phase involving a return to normalcy for most of the United States, however, new sources of contagion must be identified and isolated.
US health system standards recommend every state verify and certify data from new cases by performing COVID-19 tests for the next 14 days before moving on to the successive phase.
by Sol de Medianoche