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Here is the White House plan to reopen American economy

4 years 2 months 1 week ago Thursday, April 16 2020 Apr 16, 2020 April 16, 2020 4:42 PM April 16, 2020 in Coronavirus
Source: ABC News

President Donald Trump laid out his administration's plan to reopen the United States economy in a video conference with the nation's governors Thursday.

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Governor John Bel Edwards participated in the call.  Friday, a day after the call, the governor said the state will move forward as quickly as possible, but with the health of people in mind.  

"We're not where we need to be," to open the state back to business as early as some other places, the governor said.

However, some medical services may return ahead of the April 30th end to the stay at home order.  The governor will release updated information about non-emergency medical procedures being rescheduled next week. 

The plan consists of three phases. The president reportedly told state leaders they could move through the guidelines at their own pace, and they are not formal orders from the federal government.

Before a state even considers following the three-step plan, however, it must meet certain "gating criteria." This includes a "downward trajectory" of reported coronavirus cases or similar illnesses within a 14-day period, as well as the ability for hospitals to "treat all patients without crisis care." Each state must also have a "robust testing program in place for at-risk healthcare workers, including emerging antibody testing."

The first phase calls for employers to "telework" when possible, return to work in phases and minimize non-essential travel. Vulnerable individuals are also called on to shelter in place, and all are still advised to continue social distancing. 

In the second phase, non-essential travel for employers may resume and schools can reopen. Gyms, bars, churches and other large venues can also reopen with proper social distancing measures in place. Elective surgeries would be allowed to resume as well.

The third phase says bars, gyms and large venues can reopen with limited social distancing and proper sanitation.

You can read the full document here: https://www.scribd.com/document/456751209/Reopening-Guidelines#from_embed

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