Some of the guidelines up for review on how the United States could reopen include measures such as having students eat in classrooms instead of cafeterias, having religious groups use a stationary collection box instead of passing a collection basket and restaurants and bars using disposable menus, plates and utensils and single-use condiments.
FRIDAY, May 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Spaced-out seating in schools, virtual or outdoor religious services, and disposable menus, plates and utensils at restaurants are among U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention draft guidelines for reopening certain aspects of daily life during the coronavirus pandemic.
Six categories are included in the document-- child care programs; schools and day camps; communities of faith; employers with vulnerable workers; restaurants and bars; mass transit administrators -- and reopening in phases is recommended for each category, CNN reported.
The recommendations are being reviewed by the Trump administration and could change, according to a federal health official.
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump suggested he may be unlikely to approve guidelines that recommend a return to an altered way of life, CNN reported.
"I see the new normal being what it was three months ago. I think we want to go back to where it was," Trump said at a meeting with representatives from the restaurant and hospitality industries.
"I want to go back to where it was, that's where we're going to be," Trump said.
But Trump may face opposition on that from the American people: Despite the pain that battling the new coronavirus has exacted on the economy, an AP poll found Americans are overwhelmingly in favor of stay-at-home orders and other efforts to slow the virus' spread.