President Trump on Thursday said the administration is working to publish new guidelines that will advise governors in states across the nation on potential changes to social distancing, based on whether certain counties are low, medium or high risk for the novel coronavirus.
“Together we are proving that no challenge can match the indomitable strength, ingenuity, and determination of the American people,” Trump wrote.
The White House, earlier this month, implemented a policy called “15 days to slow the spread,” which included social distancing, working from home when possible, and avoiding gatherings of more than 10 people in order to curb the spread of COVID-19.
States with more than 1,000 positive coronavirus cases include New Jersey, California, Washington, Florida, Michigan, Illinois, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Texas, Georgia, Massachusetts and Colorado.
At this point, New York, California, New Jersey, Connecticut and Illinois have issued executive orders that closed non-essential businesses and urged residents to work from home unless they are an essential worker.