Congressman Wittman lays out the President’s three-step plan for re-opening America.
“I support President Trump’s initiative to begin laying out a roadmap to recovery that will return us back to prosperity. The time will come again when our nation is back to full economic capacity, and the time to prepare for that is now, methodically, and with reliance on guidelines from medical and economic experts. I know our best days are still ahead, and I remain dedicated to ensuring our Commonwealth and our communities are taken care of during these uncertain times and on our road to recovery.” — Rob Wittman
This would begin after a state sees 14 days of a decline in COVID-19 cases, as well as meets essential criteria.
- Vulnerable individuals stay home.
- No groups of 10 or more in public places.
- Minimize non-essential travel.
- Work from home when possible, or return to work in phases.
- Recommended to stay closed: Schools and youth activities, senior living facilities, large venues (movie theaters, sporting venues), elective surgeries, gyms, bars.
This would begin roughly a month after a state sees a continued decline in COVID-19 cases (no rebound), as well as meets essential criteria.
- Vulnerable individuals continue to stay home.
- No groups of 50 or more in public places.
- Non-essential travel can resume.
- Work from home when feasible in business operations.
- Schools and organized youth activities (i.e. summer camps) can reopen.
- Visits to senior care facilities and hospitals still prohibited.
- Large venues (churches, restaurants, movie theaters) reopen.
- Elective surgeries can resume, as clinically appropriate.
- Gyms maintaining social distancing can reopen.
- Bars can operate with diminished occupancy capacity.
Approximately six weeks after a state sees a continued decline in COVID-19 cases (no rebounds), as well as meets essential criteria.
- Vulnerable individuals may now resume public interactions, while practicing social distancing.
- Low risk populations should consider minimizing time spent in crowded environments.
- Employers can implement normal working operations, no longer requiring telecommuting.
- Visits to senior care facilities and hospitals resume.
- Large venues, bars, and gyms, can operate as normal while maintaining high sanitation standards and limited physical distancing.
For the whole document visit the White House website.