White House Issues Guidelines for Opening Up America Again
In an effort to revive America’s battered economy, The White House has released Guidelines for Opening Up America Again. The plan entails a three-phased approach with recommendations for state and regional officials, employers, and individuals, and is implementable on a statewide or county-by-county basis at each state’s Governor’s discretion. Prior to proceeding to Phased Comeback, each state or region should have a downward trajectory of new illnesses and sufficient availability of testing. This is a relief to many small businesses who have been struggling to stay alive during these unprecedented times.
Despite concern from some top officials and medical advisors, many states are pushing to relax stay-at-home restrictions and reopen non-essential businesses. Some states, such as Georgia, have already begun to reopen with an aggressive approach, while others plan to reopen more gradually with tentative dates and benchmarks in place. States and local officials are also releasing information specific to their jurisdiction.