The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued long-awaited guidance on how businesses, schools and other establishments should go about reopening safely to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as states lift stay-at-home orders
The six one-page documents, though, are much shorter and less detailed than others that the CDC developed and Trump administration shelved, media reports say.
Meanwhile, Friday will see parts of New York, the epicenter of the outbreak in the U.S., allowed to reopen but Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned residents to remain cautious. “Phased reopening does not mean the problem has gone away,” Cuomo said. “Follow the data, follow the science, follow the facts, follow the metrics.”The U.S. has the largest coronavirus outbreak in the world by far. There are almost 86,000 deaths and 1.4 million confirmed cases, according to the Johns Hopkins University data dashboard. Worldwide, the virus has killed more than 302,000 people and has infected more than 4.4 million.
Here are some of the most significant recent developments:
- The British medical journal The Lancet published an editorial calling for a president to take office in 2021 who “will understand that public health should not be guided by partisan politics.”
- The House is set to vote on a historic $3 trillion stimulus proposal that includes more $1,200 checks, but the bill is likely to get a cool reception from the Senate.
- Ivanka Trump, daughter and senior adviser to President Donald Trump, says she wears a mask at the White House — which is one reason the president does not.
- Wisconsinites are trying to understand what daily life is supposed to look like now that the state Supreme Court has eliminated the governor’s stay-at-home order. It looks like the rules will be set by city and county officials.
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