A new report out Thursday claims the Trump administration shelved the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s detailed guide for slowly reopening the nation as the coronavirus continues to hammer the U.S. economy.
And the nation is reopening. Shopping malls in Hawaii can accept customers starting today. Construction, real estate and soon auto manufacturing operations can resume in Michigan. Montana will permit schools to restart in-classroom teaching at the discretion of local school boards.
As travel begins to ramp up, the Transportation Security Administration said its employees will be required to wear facial protection at security checkpoints and many airlines have announced plans to make face masks mandatory for passengers.
There were more than 75,000 deaths and 1.25 million confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. by Thursday, according to the John Hopkins University data dashboard. Worldwide, the virus has killed over 269,000 people and infected more than 3.8 million.