Federal guidelines on social distancing are set to expire today, and President Donald Trump said he has no intention to extend the measures. Instead, governors will be in charge of them moving forward.
THURSDAY, April 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Social distancing guidelines crafted by the federal government to stem the spread of coronavirus expire on Thursday, but President Donald Trump said Wednesday he has no intention of extending the measures.
"They'll be fading out, because now the governors are doing it," Trump explained during a media briefing. More than half of the United States, at least 28 states, will be partially reopened by the end of the week when their stay-at-home orders end, CNN reported.
That is likely welcome news to the millions of businesses that have had to shut down or curtail operations during six weeks of stay-at-home orders, with 3.8 million Americans added to the nation's jobless rolls on Thursday. That brings the six-week total to more than 30 million newly unemployed, The New York Times reported.